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Just bought a Pistol

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by LS1Steve, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Jun 21, 2010 at 11:00 PM
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    LS1Steve

    LS1Steve [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I researched and researched and decided the Glock 30 SF was the gun for me. I wanted lightweight, reliable, accurate, and primarily a camping/wilderness sidearm. With 10rd mag limit in CA, needed the shots to count so a .45 was a must.
    Went to buy, rented one first, shots were ALL OVER the place at 15yds... I'm talking 12" groups, inconsistent. I was also shooting a Kimber TLE II and was dead on so I was concerned, but soon learned that this particular rental had seen over 1 million rounds through it with infrequent cleaning. So I went to look at the new ones. After feeling and going back to shoot a few others, $600 later and I'm now an owner of a Springfield XD45 ACP. I could have dealt with the SF grip but the XD felt so much better. It's not a carry weapon so I didn't mind the extra weight. It felt better, sighted quicker, and seemed like the better deal for the money, and I went in wanting to spend under $700. 9 more days of cool-off till she's in my hands. Still love the Glocks, they are proven guns but I guess that grip is just a personal thing. Grip is too important a characteristic to settle for.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    cool man. if you posted this under guns and hunting you'd have gotten a lot more responses.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

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    Moved for just ^ that reason.

    And you are right- You can't settle on grip-If you end up needing it for real-You want everything to be as perfect and comfortable as possible.
    Can't wait for some photos!!
     
  4. Jun 22, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    stupid cali and its waiting period :rolleyes:

    congrats on the sweet purchase though:D
     
  5. Jun 22, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    Andrew H

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    I have the SA XD40SC. its a suhwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet gun!
     
  6. Jun 22, 2010 at 6:54 AM
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    Brunes

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    I'm getting ready to buy a shotgun (I'm thinking a Remington 870P Max- but I'm not sure) and a pistol (Likely a SIGP220).
    The wife and I are probably moving off base- so it's time to set up the proper home defense.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    kilted1117

    kilted1117 I smell corn

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    Nice! I love my XD45 (dark earth). You're right, not a carry gun at all.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    Great choice, congrats.
     
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