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post #2011 of 3167
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Originally Posted by xpress View Post

Any of you guys have experience with the new breeds of "tactical" .22's?
They're basically big gun reps, without the big gun costs.
Looking at something fun to shoot in Canada (range-only), non-restricted, and fun.
The Mossberg 715t has been pushed on me, but I'm reading mixed reviews...
Needs:
Tactical style (thanks, COD)
Attachment friendly
Relatively inexpensive (sub $600)

I have an ATI (American Tactical Imports) MP5 clone in 22. The thing is a blast to shoot: it has a 22 round magazine and there is a huge modding community around it. Laser sights, collapsible stocks, 100 round drums, etc. I think it only set me back $200 too.
post #2012 of 3167
If I move to America, how long would it be before I could own an assault rifle?

I have a friend who has moved to Chicago and I've been thinking about moving for a while.
post #2013 of 3167
If you are a Legal Permanent Resident Alien then you can own a firearm in the U.S. excluding any state restrictions, I don't think Illinois has any.
If you are a non-immigrant alien then you may not own a firearm in the U.S.
post #2014 of 3167
Sounds like your gun is defective.

I have a Kahr .40 that works perfectly. Well over a thousand rounds through it, and I don't think I've had more than 2 or 3 jams ever.

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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

Well I put 200 rounds through it this past weekend with disappointing results. I chose this gun because of positive reviews on the YouTubes/internets, small size, and the bargain price I got. While I like the feel, size, and the longish but smooth trigger pull of the gun the thing consistently would not fully cycle rounds. I had to continually rack the slide because after one, two, or three shots the following round would not fully seat itself.
When I got home I got on the internets and found that this is a problem in some Kahrs that 1) stops after a break in of 200 rounds, 2) sometimes is corrected by various fixes including sending it back to the manufacturer, 3) does not occur if you break down the gun and thoroughly clean and oil before initial shooting (which I didn't do) and 4) only happens to some of the guns. Other Kahr owners love them and never had problems.
I'm going to give it another go this weekend (I've since cleaned and oiled it) and see how it goes. If it does it again I think I'm going to trade it in for a Glock 27. I really want to keep this gun because of the size and feel but I need to trust it because I'll be using it for concealed carry. I know Glocks are great reliable guns but I'm hoping to keep the Kahr because it is so much smaller and thiner.
post #2015 of 3167
I think my initial problem was that I didn't clean and oil the gun before I shot it the first time. I took it to the range again last week and the initial cycling problem did not occur anymore (I cleaned and oiled it after the initial shooting) however the magazine would randomly drop out of the well when firing and the slide wouldn't lock back after the last round. I got on the internets and it seems this is caused by the magazine release. I called Kahr and they are sending me a new release. It appears that after the new release is installed the magazine problem is fixed, according to Kahr owners who have had the same problem. Once I get and install the new release I am going to put a bunch of rounds through it and make sure it is reliable before I start to carry it.

I've since looked at the Glock 27 and I like it overall but I'm not crazy about its thickness. If I can thoroughly resolve this last issue with the Kahr I am going to keep it, at least for the foreseeable future. Later on I may decide to switch to the 27.
post #2016 of 3167
I can not, for the life of me, get my Ruger Mk 3 barrel off of the main body....
post #2017 of 3167
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I can not, for the life of me, get my Ruger Mk 3 barrel off of the main body....

Find yourself a plastic mallet and give it a whack. It'll come off. My MK2 is still sticky like that after all these years.

I had some fun at the range today speed shooting my replacement DB9 (long story) at 21 feet and 10 yards. I like ringing steel.

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DB9 on Target by DYSong Photography, on Flickr
post #2018 of 3167
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Which would you rather get shot with a 9mm or a 45ACP?
depends on where im gonna get shot. all about placement. I carried a colt commander for awhile...great pistol, but i was far more accurate and comfortable with my 9mm G26 or 19. Hell, if i shoot a .22 better id rather have that than a .45 im not confident with. People have die from a .22, people have walked away from getting shot with a .45. All about placement and personal ability. And with ammo prices, i can spend far more time at the range with my 9mm than with any .45.
post #2019 of 3167

All excellent points.  My argument is that ^^^^ is a trick question.  I don't want to get shot with anything.

post #2020 of 3167
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Find yourself a plastic mallet and give it a whack. It'll come off. My MK2 is still sticky like that after all these years.
I had some fun at the range today speed shooting my replacement DB9 (long story) at 21 feet and 10 yards. I like ringing steel.
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DB9 on Target by DYSong Photography, on Flickr

I'll try that. I tried a rubber mallet but I don't think it is hard enough. My wife tried calling Ruger to see if we were doing something wrong and the lady on the phone just said "hit it with a book or something. Honey you ain't gonna hurt the gun."

Otherwise, I think I can get a good cleaning with the barrel on and everything else out.
post #2021 of 3167
Originally Posted by DressedWell View Post

I like the .45 better, but the 9mm has an advantage in +p+ rounds. It has a higher velocity with a smaller diameter. The 9mm mass is less than the mass of a .45, but a +p+ will transfer more emergy to the target.

Selection of ammo is just as important as selection of firearm.

Sorry, but the larger/more mass bullet & slower the bullet travels,  the more ft/lb of force it'll apply to the target. Yep, I checked my Ammo Bible on this .  .44 & 41 mag are two of the handguns that have the most ft/lb behind the bullet, and travel the slowest of most all other handgun bullets , with .45 trailing 3rd on the list IIRC.

 

And why I prefer large caliber guns, if ya don't get a 'kill" shot in the target is still wounded & badly.

post #2022 of 3167

The advantage of the .45 is that it leaves a larger permanent wound cavity.  On the other hand kinetic energy is proportional to the square of the velocity squared.  Hence a faster bullet that penetrates and stops will transfer more energy and cause greater temporary cavitation or shock load to the surrounding tissue.  Split the difference, you are always better off hitting the vital areas regardless of caliber.

post #2023 of 3167
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

The advantage of the .45 is that it leaves a larger permanent wound cavity.  On the other hand kinetic energy is proportional to the square of the velocity squared.  Hence a faster bullet that penetrates and stops will transfer more energy and cause greater temporary cavitation or shock load to the surrounding tissue.  Split the difference, you are always better off hitting the vital areas regardless of caliber.

Yep. The more you know about terminal ballistics the less important kinetic energy becomes in the scheme of things. Shot placement is still king and always will be.
post #2024 of 3167
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Originally Posted by smokeyfan1000 View Post

Sorry, but the larger/more mass bullet & slower the bullet travels,  the more ft/lb of force it'll apply to the target. Yep, I checked my Ammo Bible on this .  .44 & 41 mag are two of the handguns that have the most ft/lb behind the bullet, and travel the slowest of most all other handgun bullets , with .45 trailing 3rd on the list IIRC.

And why I prefer large caliber guns, if ya don't get a 'kill" shot in the target is still wounded & badly.

That has to be about the dumbest statement I have ever seen in a discussion of this sort. Can't you even read a ballistic table?
post #2025 of 3167
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Originally Posted by smokeyfan1000 View Post

Sorry, but the larger/more mass bullet & slower the bullet travels,  the more ft/lb of force it'll apply to the target. Yep, I checked my Ammo Bible on this .  .44 & 41 mag are two of the handguns that have the most ft/lb behind the bullet, and travel the slowest of most all other handgun bullets , with .45 trailing 3rd on the list IIRC.

And why I prefer large caliber guns, if ya don't get a 'kill" shot in the target is still wounded & badly.

Bad news, bro. Force isn't measured in ft/lbs. In fact, I don't even know what ft/lb is. If you are referring to ft-lbs, that is a measure of energy which is directly and proportionally related to lbs of force, but not a force measurement.
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