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post #2101 of 3143
You could always spend some money on lightening the 10/22 - though this could get expensive! Look at VQ's 16" carbon fiber barrel and one of the light Boyd stocks. At least with a 10/22 she can continue to mod it as she grows into it.
post #2102 of 3143
^Couldn't your daughter simply content herself with her Cricket until she grows into a 10-22 or something similar? I mean, I've got a passel of guns and never particularly felt any need or longing for such a rifle. I have one--it was given to me by the importer after I reviewed it--but I haven't shot it in many a year. I'd much prefer my Savage-Anschutz bolt-action .22 to any rimfire autoloader on the market.
post #2103 of 3143
have any of you guys ever been in a situation where you had to use a gun on an attacker? i would like to read about that if any of you would like to take the time and write about it.
post #2104 of 3143
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post

have any of you guys ever been in a situation where you had to use a gun on an attacker? i would like to read about that if any of you would like to take the time and write about it.

I once shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
post #2105 of 3143
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post

have any of you guys ever been in a situation where you had to use a gun on an attacker? i would like to read about that if any of you would like to take the time and write about it.

Plenty of stories in the news, google is your friend.
post #2106 of 3143
The nearest I have come to actually using a gun in defense is as follows:

For about 14 years I lived in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. Over the years the area got increasingly rough. Gunfire and screams were not uncommon sounds. Drug dealers and prostitutes became common. In an apartment adjacent to mine lived a fairly attractive middle-aged woman some years my senior. One night, not too long before I moved out of there, I was awakened by this woman screaming my name. I quickly grabbed up my Smith & Wesson heavy-barrel, round-butt Model 10 Military & Police and rushed to the rescue. It seems that a man had been trying to break into her apartment, but I guess her screaming and the possibility that rescue was at hand scared him off. I stayed with her until after the police had arrived.

There have been a few other occasions when the presence of a gun was mighty comforting: One time when a guy in a pickup tried engage me in some crazy road duel on a lonely 2-lane somewhere in the Southwest one night (I don't think he liked the way I had passed him or something), another time when I was staying with my aunt and a gun battle broke out in the street a few feet from where I was sleeping. As I recall, 12 shots were exchanged. Fortunately no-one was hurt. Although I was not immediately threatened in the latter event, having a gun of my own in the presence of such violence was nonetheless reassuring. In both of these incidents, the gun I had with me was my 3-inch, square-butt Smith & Wesson Model 36 Chiefs Special.
post #2107 of 3143
Tricking out the 10-22 can get expensive. She could wait butI think she likes the idea of the semi because she sees everyone around her using a semi. Don't get me wrong she loves her cricket but giving her an option isn't really a bad idea, I think. I want her to want to go shooting all the time and a semi might push her into that route. If that makes sense.
post #2108 of 3143
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

The nearest I have come to actually using a gun in defense is as follows:
For about 14 years I lived in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. Over the years the area got increasingly rough. Gunfire and screams were not uncommon sounds. Drug dealers and prostitutes became common. In an apartment adjacent to mine lived a fairly attractive middle-aged woman some years my senior. One night, not too long before I moved out of there, I was awakened by this woman screaming my name. I quickly grabbed up my Smith & Wesson heavy-barrel, round-butt Model 10 Military & Police and rushed to the rescue. It seems that a man had been trying to break into her apartment, but I guess her screaming and the possibility that rescue was at hand scared him off. I stayed with her until after the police had arrived.
There have been a few other occasions when the presence of a gun was mighty comforting: One time when a guy in a pickup tried engage me in some crazy road duel on a lonely 2-lane somewhere in the Southwest one night (I don't think he liked the way I had passed him or something), another time when I was staying with my aunt and a gun battle broke out in the street a few feet from where I was sleeping. As I recall, 12 shots were exchanged. Fortunately no-one was hurt. Although I was not immediately threatened in the latter event, having a gun of my own in the presence of such violence was nonetheless reassuring. In both of these incidents, the gun I had with me was my 3-inch, square-butt Smith & Wesson Model 36 Chiefs Special.

Man if were you I'd move, ... to a civilised country.
post #2109 of 3143
And the Diamondback DB9 fiasco continues. I'm now on my second gun and fifth trip back to the factory for repair. This time around the trigger didn't break, the rear slide block did. 3000 rounds, two guns and it seems I can't get past 5 or 600 rounds without something breaking. I knew I should have went with a Kahr PM9. It's a great concept but unfortunately the execution is a complete train wreck. IMO the entire bottom half of the gun needs to be redesigned and they need to use Ti or machined parts instead of MIM junk.
post #2110 of 3143

^^^ You went further with the DB9 than I would have.  I bought the Springfield XD as soon as it came out and sold it after 250 rounds.  I pre-ordered the Sig P229 with the then new K trigger.  After waiting several weeks for delivery and was extremely disappointed with the trigger reset.  I ordered the parts to switch it back to standard DA immediately.  I applaud your patience with the DB9 but humbly suggest you move on to the Kahr or something else.

post #2111 of 3143
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

The nearest I have come to actually using a gun in defense is as follows:
For about 14 years I lived in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. Over the years the area got increasingly rough. Gunfire and screams were not uncommon sounds. Drug dealers and prostitutes became common. In an apartment adjacent to mine lived a fairly attractive middle-aged woman some years my senior. One night, not too long before I moved out of there, I was awakened by this woman screaming my name. I quickly grabbed up my Smith & Wesson heavy-barrel, round-butt Model 10 Military & Police and rushed to the rescue. It seems that a man had been trying to break into her apartment, but I guess her screaming and the possibility that rescue was at hand scared him off. I stayed with her until after the police had arrived.
There have been a few other occasions when the presence of a gun was mighty comforting: One time when a guy in a pickup tried engage me in some crazy road duel on a lonely 2-lane somewhere in the Southwest one night (I don't think he liked the way I had passed him or something), another time when I was staying with my aunt and a gun battle broke out in the street a few feet from where I was sleeping. As I recall, 12 shots were exchanged. Fortunately no-one was hurt. Although I was not immediately threatened in the latter event, having a gun of my own in the presence of such violence was nonetheless reassuring. In both of these incidents, the gun I had with me was my 3-inch, square-butt Smith & Wesson Model 36 Chiefs Special.

That's some very scary stuff, is it much better where you live now? I hope so frown.gif
post #2112 of 3143
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

^^^ You went further with the DB9 than I would have.  I bought the Springfield XD as soon as it came out and sold it after 250 rounds.  I pre-ordered the Sig P229 with the then new K trigger.  After waiting several weeks for delivery and was extremely disappointed with the trigger reset.  I ordered the parts to switch it back to standard DA immediately.  I applaud your patience with the DB9 but humbly suggest you move on to the Kahr or something else.

The problem is they have no resale value. It's been relegated to range toy status and trigger time is still trigger time so it's not a complete disaster. I'll pickup the PM9 after the holidays when things slow down a bit. It's not like I'm lacking in the CCW gun department.
post #2113 of 3143
I regret buying a Kahr (CW40). After reading good things about it I bought one, but from the first time I shot the gun it would not cycle completely, the magazine would fall out while shooting, and the slide would not lock rearwards after the last round. After further research I found that this is a common problem with some Kahrs. I called Kahr and they sent me a new magazine release button; it did nothing to fix the problem. I called them back and they had me send the gun in so they can test it out.

I'm waiting now to get it back but from what I've read from other peoples experiences they said Kahr told them that they could not replicate the problems and that nothing was wrong with the gun, so I'm not really expecting much. As far as I'm concerned Kahr makes an inferior product. Utter crap. I've since purchased a Glock and I haven't had any problems what so ever.
post #2114 of 3143
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Originally Posted by John Doe View Post

 I've since purchased a Glock and I haven't had any problems what so ever.

 

It's unusual to have a problem with a Glock.  Really rare in my experience.  All of the the "problems" I've seen over the last 10 years were operator error.

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