Gun Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

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    I heard a rumor today that Beretta USA are in the final stages of development of a pocket-size 6rd polymer .380 (like the Keltec, Ruger, Taurus, new S&W, etc.).

    Makes sense as this is a big market opening up since the P3AT came out, but aside from the Beretta badging I don't know what will make this one any different or better. Has anyone else heard about this?
     


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    ^I still like the Seecamp the best of those tiny guns, but then I hate, positively hate, plastic guns!
     


  3. Southern-Nupe

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    I heard a rumor today that Beretta USA are in the final stages of development of a pocket-size 6rd polymer .380 (like the Keltec, Ruger, Taurus, new S&W, etc.).

    Makes sense as this is a big market opening up since the P3AT came out, but aside from the Beretta badging I don't know what will make this one any different or better. Has anyone else heard about this?


    That might be interesting. I remember reading in another thread about the possiblity of them developing a small sub compact (smaller than the PX4 SC), that was supposed to utilize a single stack magazine for a thin profile. I initially chalked it up as a mere rumor, but it'll be interesting to see how they do a pocket .380 (though I'm sure price won't be anywhere near as comfortable as a Ruger or Keltec). In the past I flirted with the idea of picking up a Beretta Cheetah, but the desire was not enough to overcome the price.
     


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    I'd like to try shooting the Sig P238 HD. The steel frame should provide a bit of recoil damping, and the trigger is bound to be better than the various DA models.
     


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    Pretty sure you can't hit shit like that, but it still looks badass.
     


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    That might be interesting. I remember reading in another thread about the possiblity of them developing a small sub compact (smaller than the PX4 SC), that was supposed to utilize a single stack magazine for a thin profile. I initially chalked it up as a mere rumor, but it'll be interesting to see how they do a pocket .380 (though I'm sure price won't be anywhere near as comfortable as a Ruger or Keltec). In the past I flirted with the idea of picking up a Beretta Cheetah, but the desire was not enough to overcome the price.

    Well, my dream would be for a Chetah-sized alloy-framed pocket pistol that uses 84 or 84 magazines .... but I won't hold my breath on that. [​IMG]
     


  7. JustinW

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    Biggest PITA was launching the little springs and detents across the room, losing them, and having to wait a week to get a replacement part that only cost like $.50 [​IMG]

    PING! [​IMG]

    Let's hope I can find that little bugger tonight.
     


  8. JustinW

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    UPDATE: I now have a complete, assembled M16A1 clone. [​IMG]

    I went with a 1:7 twist barrel for convenience.

    I plan to test-fire it next weekend to make sure all is well, before stripping it down again so I can strip the anodizing from the lower receiver and refinish both upper and lower with Aluma-Hyde dark grey parkarize finish.
     


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    Local dealer had M&P15 MOEs on sale for under a grand, plus the $100 S&W rebate. Couldn't resist, and I figure I'll shoot this until I need something bigger better stronger faster etc..

    Grabbed a couple of pictures while I was taking pics of a couple I'm going to sell (CZ VZ58 Military, pre-lawsuit GSG-5), along with my Sig 522 (that now has the Aimpoint clone I had on the GSG-5).

    EDIT: oops, I made them private so they wouldn't show up on my Flickr stream. Um, imagine a Flat Dark Earth M&P15 MOE and black Sig 522 here.
     


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    Beautiful, makes me wish I lived in America.
     


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    I respect the practicality of Magpul stuff, but for some reason their aesthetic is just a little too clean for my taste.
     


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    I respect the practicality of Magpul stuff, but for some reason their aesthetic is just a little too clean for my taste.

    That's why I like it. Futuristic and industrial = my taste when it comes to gunzz
     


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    Handling it, I can tell that on my next AR I'm going to want a midlength gas system and 12" rail. Support arm feels very cramped on the carbine length MOE handguard.
     


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    I respect the practicality of Magpul stuff, but for some reason their aesthetic is just a little too clean for my taste.

    Just get the parts in black. CTR, MIAD, Pmags and maybe rail covers.
     


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