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post #286 of 3143
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post
First for what? Home, range, carry?

Thousands and thousands of cops carry striker-fired pistols without an external safety (Glocks, S&W M&Ps, etc.). They're considered safe because the stock trigger is generally long and firm (though not heavy, as in a double-action revolver).

If you're starting out taking it to the range and such, that will be a good time to get used to handling it in a non-stressful situation. Before you even consider using it for defense or carry (where the safety or lack of becomes much more important) you'll want to be as proficient as possible.

So, yes, I think a Glock (or similar) is a perfectly acceptable first pistol, if you're not stupid.


I don't know if you're talking about a PX4 or 92, but either one fine. 9mm is a good caliber to start with (low recoil, cheap practice ammo), pistols from the major companies are reliable and accurate - it all comes down to which feels best in your hand.

Some folks don't like Glock grips, particularly the full-sized model (in 9mm, that would be the G17).

Something I can have fun with at the range and a secondary to the Mossberg 590 in an HD situation. I have no intention on carrying. I was considering Berettas but after seeing how easy glocks are to operate, strip, and maintain I am pretty much already decided.
post #287 of 3143
This year's gun purchases: RRA CAR A4 Glock 23 w/ Galco Concealable leather holster. Also have a Mossberg 500 & a Ruger 10/22. Next purchase will probably be a Remington 700 SPS in .308.
post #288 of 3143
Larue goodies came in - waiting on a Larue gas block and the CQB sights
post #289 of 3143
It looks as if you guys are ready for a town hall meeting.
post #290 of 3143
Ordered a .22 barrel for my Bond Arms derringer tonight. That should be fun.
post #291 of 3143
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When my grandpa died I inherited a Smith & Wesson Classic Revolver forget the model but its a beauty of a gun. Its the same gun I shot when he took me to the shooting range at the age of 6. Yes he was on the nutty side. To bad I cant legally have it in my possession since the legal age to own a handgun is 21.

Actually, according to Fed laws, you can own a handgun at 18. Just can't buy it from a dealer until you're 21. Your state laws may vary, however.
post #292 of 3143
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post
Ordered a .22 barrel for my Bond Arms derringer tonight. That should be fun.

I had one of those in .22. Lots of fun to play with, though I never felt safe carrying it loaded.
post #293 of 3143
playing around with some prototype G10 grips for the 1911
post #294 of 3143
^^ Very nice, is that a factory hard chrome or nickel finish? I'm still mourning the loss of Tripp Research, as they stopped doing factory hard chrome in June of 2008. I had my HK P7M8 hard chromed by Tripp and I love the look. Hmm, seems like I don't have any pics of it outside its holster. This is my P7M8 in an Andrews Springbreak Monarch.
post #295 of 3143
it's my pop's Caspian (Bob Marvel tuned) - i think it's polished stainless nice P7 and rig; i had an early model with the Euro mag release - lovely build quality
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post #297 of 3143
^^ I just noticed, how did you get a lower without a rollmark? Nice clean look btw.
post #298 of 3143
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Originally Posted by Ace Rimmer View Post
^^ I just noticed, how did you get a lower without a rollmark? Nice clean look btw.

you mean the top pic? It's a Les Baer, his lowers have very minimalist markings on them.
post #299 of 3143
Not in NYC of course. A day at the range with my brother back home.
Armalite AR-10T


Rock River AR 15


Colt .45 series 70 Gold Cup National Match

post #300 of 3143
I went shooting with a friend on the weekend. I just had my Lithgow Enfield and Indep/PTR G3 clone.

He left the SBR M4-clone behind and went Russian:





RPK, RPD, PKM semi-autos. The first two are home-built with unriveted receiver flats.
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