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post #766 of 3072
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Please take your ranting to CE or somewhere else.


+100

Justin...I believe you still need to consider letting go of that Ruger. If you happen to discover another on the used market, please contact me. I'm in the market for a nice steel gun, preferably not too expensive.
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Wow, I want this.


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post #768 of 3072
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Justin...I believe you still need to consider letting go of that Ruger. If you happen to discover another on the used market, please contact me. I'm in the market for a nice steel gun, preferably not too expensive.
Sorry, I can't see myself ever parting with that one! They regularly turn-up on Gunbroker for cheap! I got mine from my cousin, who was working security on the San Antonio River Walk, for around $300 with holsters and some ammo. The P90 in stainless and alloy is a great pistol - way over-engineered for a single-stack .45 because it was originally going to be a 10mm. Definitely not a compact, but a wonderful shooter, nice ambi decocker SA/DA action that has not yet jammed with 1,000+ assorted rounds through it for me. EDIT. Here is one for $345: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=155563266 And an auction with an undisclosed reserve: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=155405262
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post #770 of 3072
Picked up an untanned repro flap holster for my Baer 1911. Should be fun to suntan and oil a new holster, I haven't encountered that option before.
post #771 of 3072
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Picked up an untanned repro flap holster for my Baer 1911. Should be fun to suntan and oil a new holster, I haven't encountered that option before.

Nice one ... that will be a very enjoyable little project!
post #772 of 3072
Charles Daly/ KBI are closing-up shop.

While this might set-back the Tavor project, expect some cheap Jerhico pistols on the market soon!
post #773 of 3072
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Thankfully, the bill is not likely to even get out of the committee; according to Seattle Times ( http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...uncontrol.html ).
post #774 of 3072
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Thankfully, the bill is not likely to even get out of the committee; according to Seattle Times ( http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...uncontrol.html ).
Yeah, I read that. Still amazing what they will try to do.
post #775 of 3072
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Sorry, I can't see myself ever parting with that one! They regularly turn-up on Gunbroker for cheap! I got mine from my cousin, who was working security on the San Antonio River Walk, for around $300 with holsters and some ammo. The P90 in stainless and alloy is a great pistol - way over-engineered for a single-stack .45 because it was originally going to be a 10mm. Definitely not a compact, but a wonderful shooter, nice ambi decocker SA/DA action that has not yet jammed with 1,000+ assorted rounds through it for me. EDIT. Here is one for $345: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=155563266 And an auction with an undisclosed reserve: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=155405262
Now I'm going in a completely new direction. I've been checking out the Ruger SR9C, but have yet to handle one. From what I've read, it seems to be a nice carry compact, at an amazing price, with lots of features.
post #776 of 3072
I don't really get buying a striker-fired pistol that isn't a Glock or M&P. They have the market cornered in the ~$450-500 range - dead reliable, excellent service, wide product lines (in terms of size, caliber, etc.), aftermarket support, etc..

The savings on a Ruger (or Taurus, especially Taurus) aren't worth the QC concerns (IMO) if you're planning to use it for a carry gun or bedside weapon.
post #777 of 3072
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Now I'm going in a completely new direction. I've been checking out the Ruger SR9C, but have yet to handle one. From what I've read, it seems to be a nice carry compact, at an amazing price, with lots of features.
Sounds nice - I am a BIG fan of Ruger autos. I have been looking at a DAO Beretta Cougar in .357Sig. Beautiful pistol at a fair price, but I know when it comes to daily carry the little stainless alloy J Frame will always win-out for me.
post #778 of 3072
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Sounds nice - I am a BIG fan of Ruger autos. I have been looking at a DAO Beretta Cougar in .357Sig. Beautiful pistol at a fair price, but I know when it comes to daily carry the little stainless alloy J Frame will always win-out for me.
I wish you the best of luck..... as you know .357 Cougars are not an easy find. If you come across one at a reasonable price, you shouldn't hesitate picking it up. BTW...I understand your love for the J-frame.
post #779 of 3072
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I don't really get buying a striker-fired pistol that isn't a Glock or M&P. They have the market cornered in the ~$450-500 range - dead reliable, excellent service, wide product lines (in terms of size, caliber, etc.), aftermarket support, etc..

The savings on a Ruger (or Taurus, especially Taurus) aren't worth the QC concerns (IMO) if you're planning to use it for a carry gun or bedside weapon.
For some reason, I've always considered the XD or XDM to be the best competition to Glock for striker-fired plastic guns. Ruger has had a few issues with the LCP, otherwise they're a very reputable company with an extensive history (never group them with Taurus). I even consider them to be one of the only two choices when choosing a present day revolver.
post #780 of 3072
I don't think the XD is a particularly bad gun - but I don't see what it offers that the Glock or M&P don't. Grip size/angle may run against the Glock for some people - but the M&P's grip angle (like the XD) mirrors the 1911 and is fairly small, and gives you a lower bore axis than the XD. Aftermarket support and factory parts availability goes strongly to the Glock/M&P. And in terms of reliability, it's not getting picked up by any major law enforcement agencies.

Market segmentation in handguns is somewhat irrational IMO. At every price point there's a clear leader in functionality. For anyone to upset the big four (Glock, S&W, Sig, H&K) they need to offer a unique feature set or outstanding quality to price ratio, and no one I've seen does that.
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