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post #3181 of 3193
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Originally Posted by Mauro View Post

I really to like the front sight post are the rear sights blacked out?

They are indeed. But given how popular they are for IPSC/USPSA, you can find a plethora of parts for them. Different grip panels (thin, thick, rubber, aluminium, skateboard tape), different sights (plain front, optic front, tritium front, single dot rear, double optic rear, serrated plain rear), and many many more. That particular picture has the thin aluminium grips on.

These guns were designed for competitive use. They're too heavy for carry/duty. But coupling the full length steel frame with a slide that fits into the frame (rather than the typical reverse) means that the recoil is dampened very nicely.

I don't own one myself. But literally 95%+ of IPSC production division shooters use that exact gun. I've shot it many times before, and they definitely shoot very nicely.

I'm a open division shooter myself. This is my blaster smile.gif

post #3182 of 3193
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post

They are indeed. But given how popular they are for IPSC/USPSA, you can find a plethora of parts for them. Different grip panels (thin, thick, rubber, aluminium, skateboard tape), different sights (plain front, optic front, tritium front, single dot rear, double optic rear, serrated plain rear), and many many more. That particular picture has the thin aluminium grips on.

These guns were designed for competitive use. They're too heavy for carry/duty. But coupling the full length steel frame with a slide that fits into the frame (rather than the typical reverse) means that the recoil is dampened very nicely.

I don't own one myself. But literally 95%+ of IPSC production division shooters use that exact gun. I've shot it many times before, and they definitely shoot very nicely.

I'm a open division shooter myself. This is my blaster smile.gif


HAHA. Ported barrel , compensator , and optics. Can you miss? The recoil must be zero.I do like the grip a lot.
post #3183 of 3193
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Originally Posted by Mauro View Post

HAHA. Ported barrel , compensator , and optics. Can you miss? The recoil must be zero.I do like the grip a lot.

Hah... misses do happen! Thing is, when a gun like that runs smoothly, you tend to go hyperspeed. Which is where mistakes can happen!

Recoil is still present, but there really isn't much muzzle flip to the gun because of the compensator. Which makes aimed follow-up shots rather easy compared to a non-compensated firearm.
post #3184 of 3193
That thing is amazing more details? And explanation of what they do to a gun newbie.
post #3185 of 3193
While that gun is cool, I just can't imagine competing where I would need something like that.

I don't know how to articulate my feelings on it very well, but I guess it is like classic menswear or classic cooking. While I can watch a modern chef cook in what looks like a chemistry lab or understand some of the modern styles/fashions, I just know it isn't me.
post #3186 of 3193
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That thing is amazing more details? And explanation of what they do to a gun newbie.

The red dot optic on the top projects a holographic red dot on to the lens. This means that the dot can be simply placed on top of the target (allow for full target focus) - no sights to align, or shifting focus from the front sight to the target depending on the difficulty of the shot.

The compensator on the end of the barrel redirects gas from the burning gun powder upwards and rearwards. This serves to mitigate the upward muzzle flip and the backwards recoil of the gun. These are commonly found on large calibre rifles, where the immense amount of free energy from recoil makes them unshootable off-shoulder unless you have such a muzzle device.

There are other little things that optimize the firearm to the purpose of shooting fast - the cuts in the slide lighten the amount of reciprocating mass which helps to further reduce recoil, and to allow the gun to "cycle" faster (that is, for the slide to eject the brass, pick up the next round, and return to lock). The large magazine well aids in fast reloads, as it provides a much larger surface area to catch the incoming magazine.

Whilst the "gold" plating looks cool, it actually serves a function. It's a Titanium Nitride coating, which is amongst the hardest of surface coatings available. Since these guns are rather violent in their action from shooting high powered loads, and a competitive firearm like this easily sees 2000-3000 rounds a month, the hard coating preserves the timing of the barrel locking lugs to the slide by preventing premature wear.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

While that gun is cool, I just can't imagine competing where I would need something like that.

I don't know how to articulate my feelings on it very well, but I guess it is like classic menswear or classic cooking. While I can watch a modern chef cook in what looks like a chemistry lab or understand some of the modern styles/fashions, I just know it isn't me.

I do know what you mean. My pistol collection also consists of some nice Colt 1873 SAA revolvers and classic 1911 pistols. They definitely are beautiful firearms that I bring out to the range fairly frequently.

That race pistol really is purpose built for one game alone... doing this! (this is my old gun)
post #3187 of 3193
Must...not...look. Will fight the urge to drop 1.5k into a custom 10/22.
post #3188 of 3193
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post

The red dot optic on the top projects a holographic red dot on to the lens. This means that the dot can be simply placed on top of the target (allow for full target focus) - no sights to align, or shifting focus from the front sight to the target depending on the difficulty of the shot.

The compensator on the end of the barrel redirects gas from the burning gun powder upwards and rearwards. This serves to mitigate the upward muzzle flip and the backwards recoil of the gun. These are commonly found on large calibre rifles, where the immense amount of free energy from recoil makes them unshootable off-shoulder unless you have such a muzzle device.

There are other little things that optimize the firearm to the purpose of shooting fast - the cuts in the slide lighten the amount of reciprocating mass which helps to further reduce recoil, and to allow the gun to "cycle" faster (that is, for the slide to eject the brass, pick up the next round, and return to lock). The large magazine well aids in fast reloads, as it provides a much larger surface area to catch the incoming magazine.

Whilst the "gold" plating looks cool, it actually serves a function. It's a Titanium Nitride coating, which is amongst the hardest of surface coatings available. Since these guns are rather violent in their action from shooting high powered loads, and a competitive firearm like this easily sees 2000-3000 rounds a month, the hard coating preserves the timing of the barrel locking lugs to the slide by preventing premature wear.
I do know what you mean. My pistol collection also consists of some nice Colt 1873 SAA revolvers and classic 1911 pistols. They definitely are beautiful firearms that I bring out to the range fairly frequently.

That race pistol really is purpose built for one game alone... doing this! (this is my old gun)

Nice time and shooting!
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http://www.statista.com/topics/1287/firearms-in-the-us/

 

some interesting numbers for you to look through:)

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Does anyone have any knowledge around the difference between the Ruger 10/22 models? @Piobaire what version do you have? I saw a good deal on the collector edition, and I'm thinking about picking it up. Now if 22 ammo gets reasonable again...
post #3191 of 3193
Glock releases their long awaited single stack 9mm.

http://youtu.be/O6E7qRJsE2Y
post #3192 of 3193
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Does anyone have any knowledge around the difference between the Ruger 10/22 models? @Piobaire what version do you have? I saw a good deal on the collector edition, and I'm thinking about picking it up. Now if 22 ammo gets reasonable again...

To my knowledge, there's a "take down" model where the barrel comes out easy and goes in a backpack, a blackened version, an SS version, and some sort of "target" version but not sure what that's about. I've got the plainest of plain Jane's which is the black and Mrs. Piob has the SS version. Paid about $210 for each of them.
post #3193 of 3193
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Does anyone have any knowledge around the difference between the Ruger 10/22 models? @Piobaire what version do you have? I saw a good deal on the collector edition, and I'm thinking about picking it up. Now if 22 ammo gets reasonable again...

Just print your own, brah.

http://www.printedfirearm.com/3d-printed-ruger-10-22-rifle-step-by-step/
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