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Getting my grandfather's Winchester 1897 Riot Gun completely restored. It was in pretty bad shape, and I plan on passing it down to my kids. Should have taken a before pic. I will have it back in a couple months. Also picking up a Glock 43 today and it will be taking the place of my PM9 as my regular carry piece.
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Also: I will get a picture of the revolver up when I get a minute to get it back out. 

 

Come along, then!

 

 

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Winchester 1897 Riot Gun...should have taken a before pic.
Glock 43 today will be taking the place of my PM9

 

Yes, you should!  Look forward to the "after" pics, anyway.

 

And, what were your reasons?

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Have you ever used the gun to shot or threat someone? I just don't get the purpose to have one, and it scares me a bit tbh to visit the US thinking that people looking normal are probably armed.
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Come along, then!



Yes, you should!  Look forward to the "after" pics, anyway.

And, what were your reasons?

I like the PM9 overall, but I don't like the field stripping method. The pin that pops out requires the use of something - be it a key or some other small metal object that can pry it out. It's too tight to extract with my fingers. I'd rather be able to field strip my carry gun without using anything other than my hands. I liked the way the G43 felt. It fit my hands better than the PM9. It is slightly larger so that explains why. If and when she learns to shoot, handle, clean and properly defend herself with a firearm, the PM9 might end up with my wife. She is showing more interest in learning.

I considered trading the PM9 toward the G43 but I've come to accept that trading in a used gun is almost pointless. It's like pawning a diamond ring.
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Interesting.  I am surprised it's that big an issue, in that I can't understand wanting to "field strip" your daily carry away from your happy and tool-equipped home.  Maybe if it were a weapon you used on long hiking/hunting trips or similar excursions from civilisation, being able to take it apart and clean it with no resources, would be a more pressing issue.

 

Not that I'm saying you shouldn't buy a new gun.  I just suspect that you have a horn for a new gun more than anything, and simplicity and reliability are not bad reasons for choosing one!  Feeling better and more natural in your hands sounds like absolutely the right reason for you.  Maybe I'll think of a reason for having fifty pairs of shoes.  Or maybe I don't give a shit and neither should you.  Hope you enjoy your new tool, and that it only ever sees action at the range.  :)

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Have you ever used the gun to shot or threat someone? I just don't get the purpose to have one, and it scares me a bit tbh to visit the US thinking that people looking normal are probably armed.

you dont use a gun to threaten someone. If you dont get the purpose to have one, dont get one. Frankly, it scares ME to know that entire coutries are running around completely defenseless.

#murica
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I like the PM9 overall, but I don't like the field stripping method. The pin that pops out requires the use of something - be it a key or some other small metal object that can pry it out. It's too tight to extract with my fingers. I'd rather be able to field strip my carry gun without using anything other than my hands. I liked the way the G43 felt. It fit my hands better than the PM9. It is slightly larger so that explains why. If and when she learns to shoot, handle, clean and properly defend herself with a firearm, the PM9 might end up with my wife. She is showing more interest in learning.

I considered trading the PM9 toward the G43 but I've come to accept that trading in a used gun is almost pointless. It's like pawning a diamond ring.

i absolutely love the 43. I got the 42 and carry that way more often than i thought i would. The 43 is nearly perfect....great caliber, great size for carry, and its still enough to be a joy to shoot at the range.
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Interesting.  I am surprised it's that big an issue, in that I can't understand wanting to "field strip" your daily carry away from your happy and tool-equipped home.  Maybe if it were a weapon you used on long hiking/hunting trips or similar excursions from civilisation, being able to take it apart and clean it with no resources, would be a more pressing issue.

Not that I'm saying you shouldn't buy a new gun.  I just suspect that you have a horn for a new gun more than anything, and simplicity and reliability are not bad reasons for choosing one!  Feeling better and more natural in your hands sounds like absolutely the right reason for you.  Maybe I'll think of a reason for having fifty pairs of shoes.  Or maybe I don't give a shit and neither should you.  Hope you enjoy your new tool, and that it only ever sees action at the range.  smile.gif

I should have clarified - by field strip I'm not necessarily implying that I would be taking it apart in my car, or somewhere on-the-go. I simply meant that when I'm cleaning my firearm it's annoying to have to use a tool to get the slide off.

Having said that, I'm a collector and I plan on building my collection over the years, especially as we have access to outdoor shooting on our own property.
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i absolutely love the 43. I got the 42 and carry that way more often than i thought i would. The 43 is nearly perfect....great caliber, great size for carry, and its still enough to be a joy to shoot at the range.

Hoping to shoot it this weekend. I was surprised that Glock released a single stack .380. I have to imagine sales for the 42 plummeted after the 43 came out, which is why they released the 42 first.

I have the P380 and pocket carry it when I can't carry IWB. I bought it before the 42 came out, although I think the 42 would be too large for pocket carry in dress pants.
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Having said that, I'm a collector and I plan on building my collection over the years, especially as we have access to outdoor shooting on our own property.
Hoping to shoot it this weekend. I was surprised that Glock released a single stack .380. I have to imagine sales for the 42 plummeted after the 43 came out, which is why they released the 42 first.

I have the P380 and pocket carry it when I can't carry IWB. I bought it before the 42 came out, although I think the 42 would be too large for pocket carry in dress pants.

Ive sold probably 3x as many 42s as 43s. Strange i know. I personaly advise a 9mm for a myriad of reasons most of which is ammo cost and availability. But women tend to prefer the size over the 43. Very subjective since its just one person speaking of selling a dozen pieces vs the multiple thousands that are being sold.

i was going thru my safe this weekend and realized i dont have anything in 9mm anymore. that needs to be rectified soon.
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Come along, then!

Here's a quick camera phone shot. I will try to get something better.

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EDIT: ugh. On my computer screen that's a terrible picture. Sorry.
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On my computer screen that's a terrible picture. Sorry.
 

Great gun though, and witty juxtaposition after the comparison of 9mm and .380 semi-auto six shooters: needs the caption "9mm my ass!"

 

Just kidding..horses for courses...kind of...

 

@suited, I sensed that the collector itch was the most powerful force, and sympathise - whatever your thing, the disease is the same.  The G43 seems to be getting rave reviews all round anyway; congrats! 

post #3432 of 3773
Glocks have always felt extremely uncomfortable to me, but the G43 changed my mind. Haven't had a chance to shoot one yet, but I sense that one will be coming home with me sooner or later.
post #3433 of 3773
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you dont use a gun to threaten someone. If you dont get the purpose to have one, dont get one. Frankly, it scares ME to know that entire coutries are running around completely defenseless.

#murica

I meant threaten someone in a defensive situation. Anyway, I'm sorry, I kept my judgement for myself but I just was curious. I didn't want to offend you.
post #3434 of 3773

The Ruger is a good solid revolver. I've got an ancient Police Service Six that I've fired all manner of .38 and .357 Magnum through without any problems at all. I even fired some rounds that were way overcharged handloads due to a bad scale my brother was using. The casings stuck in the cylinder and you could have cooked hot dogs on the muzzle blast but no ill effects. i could probably use that pistol for a hammer and it would not break or malfunction.

 

Also, a firearm should never be used to "threaten" someone in any situation IMO. If you are taking it out it better be to use it and use it effectively.

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Have you ever used the gun to shot or threat someone? I just don't get the purpose to have one, and it scares me a bit tbh to visit the US thinking that people looking normal are probably armed.

You clearly need to educate yourself before posting. I understand you are trolling. However , you are right. You probably should stay where ever you leave home and stay away from the states.
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