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Basic, Reliable Pistol?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Hotdog, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Aug 3, 2008 at 11:10 AM
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    4x4x4trd

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    The target says it was from a machine rest. Dan is only pointing out that he is proud of that custom pistol and that it is capable of that degree of accuracy. Don't think anybody would consider putting a stocker up against that one for score.

    My Les Baer might give you a run though Dan. ;)
     
  2. Aug 3, 2008 at 11:37 AM
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    The target was shot from a sand bag rest. No matter, pistols like that just do not happen everyday. I don`t care how good you are.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2008 at 8:03 PM
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    I always wondered if this thing would get attacked by states like Calf. or D.C. maybe...
     
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    i am very familiar with fire arms, i suggest a revolver due to your situation, if you have any questions about anything guns just let me know, this goes for anyone with questions!
     
  5. Aug 3, 2008 at 10:05 PM
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    I would look into the Springfield XD series as well as the HK .45 / HK USP series. Extremely reliable with great round capacity as well as be incredible accurate out the box. I've put about 10,000 rounds through my XD .45 4" so far without a single mis function.

    But like I said at the start don't take my word for it get out there and shoot them yourself so you can decide what feels good to you. If you have any questions at all feel free to ask.[/quote]

    There are many gun shops with ranges and rental guns. Try many, ask questions, and get comfortable with whatever you buy. While a revolver is simpler in operation the key is your comfort when the need arises to use it. As for me it is an XD .45 and a Remington 870 with #4 shot. Both secure and quickly accessible to my wife and I only.
     
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    Why do you consider .38 special underpowered? id rather have that then a 9mm any day. a snub nose .38 special revolver is highly efficient for self defense.and with the proper loads will do anything I need them to. Now the .357 is a great middle ground
     
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    thats AWESOME! but i bet the thing kicks like a mule when you load it with 410
     
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    I`m just showing what a pistol can do.
    I`ll show you 1980. I chose that ser. # for my DOR.
    If you do the math, you are in serious trouble at 300 yds.

    Custom one of twenty by Bill Wilson,2 MOA`s.jpg
     
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    Only some SAA designs need an empty chamber. Most do not.
    A mag loaded in WW1 will work fine today.
    Todays`s springs are better.
    I prefer the 1911. If you know how to run one; they are very safe and effective.
    DA/ SA revolvers are fine, safe and reliable. I own lots of them. and , indeed, simpler to shoot. I like to keep the SA option. A bad trigger is hard to shoot with any hope of putting the bullet where you see.
    I AM Admin. now. And I like light triggers.
    There a couple of cops that should have a 12# trigger. But they do not belong to me. I would not stand it.
    An SMG requires a lot of trigger control. The Sheriff blocked full auto on the M16 A3`s that he borrowed from the Army. Only one deputy is qualified to handle full auto. And he is a 03 in the Army Reserve.
    Happiness is belt fed.

    Custom one of twenty by Bill Wilson,2 MOA`s.jpg
    .45 ACP at 50 yds.jpg
     
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    In Lt. Inf. combat every rd. counts. You packed it. Absent suppressive fire, you know where the rds. went. You even try to count them. In contrast, civilian cops miss 87%.
    ABN Rangers, SF get solid hits the first time.
    I have tried teaching deputies that there is no second place winner. But it will never happen to them.
    You can lead a horse to water.




     
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    I read "most" of the posts here and everyone has a very valid point -

    A shotgun is the "ultimate" home defense weapon.....But because of it's size it's not very practical, especially for mobility reasons.

    A revolver is definatley more dependable and easier to clean.....But has limited ammo capacity and as you get older, the trigger pull will only get harder and harder. I have arthritis in my right hand, so I can only fire a revovler single action only, which takes more time.

    So, anyway, with all this said, I decided to go with an automatic with (2) 17 round magazines. A Taurus PT92. It is a Baretta copy, still made in Brazil in an old Baretta factory and distributed by Taurus out of Miami, FL. Even though it is only a 9mm, with limited stopping power, range rounds are cheap and I keep Winchester personal protection ammo loaded (147 grain). I was able to purchase this new for $399.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Aug 13, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    It really irks me all this talk about reliability and hardly a mention of Sig Sauer. One of the finest combat pistols in the world but no one can hear over the slobbering of glock fanboys. Rather than the tacoma of pistols, glock is more like the ipod of pistols. Indisputably fine guns, but I hate the grip and the take down lever is retarded. Hold a Sig or an XD before you settle on Glock. Actually, hold as many as you can before you settle on anything. I was thinking Glock for my backpacking piece but held the XD40 and never looked back. But my home defense is and always will be the Sig 220.
     
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    I'd be wary buying anything of recent manufacture from SIG. Their QC has gone down the drain after their new CEO took over.

    I would have no problem with any SIGs made in Germany or any of the older SIGs.
     
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    I have a police 870 short bbl. with pistol grip. But I prefer a hand gun. They are so handy.
     
  17. Aug 13, 2008 at 12:52 PM
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    does anyone know if glock fixed the unsupported barrel problem?
     
  18. Aug 13, 2008 at 3:19 PM
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    Not to my current knowledge. I have a supported .38 Super and a supported .45 Super.
    With a spring change, I shoot unsupported. We are dealing with rifle brass here.
    I have had no mals with either. Bill Wilson made them for me.

    M1911 .38 Super.jpg
    Tactical Elite, 10 mm 1 of 2.jpg
     
  19. Aug 13, 2008 at 3:29 PM
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    Addemdum.

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    Detonics by Ross Carter.jpg
     
  20. Aug 13, 2008 at 3:50 PM
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    now now...just because the sig or xd fits your hand better doesnt mean it fits all of us

    i have both a Glock 22 and an XD-40 and i prefer the glock...it fits me better...

    do i like my xd? absolutely and i most certainly trust my life with it...but the glock is more comfortable to me and therefore 90% of the time will be the gun i carry with me wherever i go
     

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