Gun Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

    Messages:
    3,561
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    One shop had a well used 340PD for $525 (no laser), which seems like a good deal. Not sure if it's the best choice for me, but any concerns buying a used S&W? Seems like they have a pretty good warranty department and I wouldn't be buying it for the looks, anyway.
    How would you rate it's condition? S&W supposedly has great customer service. I'm not opposed to used firearms, for the most part, there's some great deals out there. However if you're stuck on the idea of picking up a snubby. A new 642/442 (with discount) would be more than adequate, especially when loaded with +P ammo. There are few things less fun than popping off full-house Magnum rounds from a lightweight compact handgun.

    Depending upon how you dress them, Snubby's can be rather attractive. All you need to do is search google for 'J-frame grip' images. I'm currently awaiting a set of Rosewood grips to arrive via UPS, however if I had the extra cash to blow, I would own me a set of Esmerelda's.
     


  2. i10casual

    i10casual Senior member

    Messages:
    721
    Likes Received:
    31
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Location:
    Texas
    Checked out the Storm but the body is too fat. The g26 is plain and works everytime. You have to get the pinky extention or it doesn't feel right in your hand. The XD is nice but not too sure there are alot of holsters to choose from out there.
     


  3. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

    Messages:
    3,561
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Checked out the Storm but the body is too fat. The g26 is plain and works everytime. You have to get the pinky extention or it doesn't feel right in your hand. The XD is nice but not too sure there are alot of holsters to choose from out there.

    I take it you're looking for a high capacity subcompact. You should find a good share of accessories available for the XD, also don't forget to check out the Smith & Wesson M&P
    SC (it's comparable in features and price to your mentioned choices). Another consideration would be the Ruger SR9C, the main disadvantage is the fact it's new to the market, so finding available accessories might be somewhat difficult.
     


  4. milosz

    milosz Senior member

    Messages:
    4,083
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    For anyone searching for thin and polymer, I'll reiterate my suggestion for the Walther PPS. 9mm instead of .380 (bonus for ballistics and ammo cost/availability), thin, very shootable. I sold mine because my hands are just too big for any of the true mouseguns and there were no aftermarket night sights for the PPS at the time - but other than that, it was a great, reliable gun.
     


  5. milosz

    milosz Senior member

    Messages:
    4,083
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    The Sig P238 is nice as well, particularly in the HD/all-steel configuration (if you're not looking for pocket carry). I question the tiny little safety in terms of high-adrenaline situations, but with enough practice it might be workable.

    Slightly larger and quite expensive, there's the Springfield EMP in 9mm and .40. Not pocketable, but I suspect it would be fairly comfortable for IWB carry. Wish it had checkering on the grip, though.
     


  6. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer Senior member

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Location:
    Philadelphia PA
    Kahr PM9 is also an option for a slim, single stack micro 9mm. For those who feel the Glock 26's grip too blocky (and I agree), the Kahr is worth a look.

    NB there was a recall on the Kahr PM9 barrels a few years ago so make sure you've got one post-recall.
     


  7. dcg

    dcg Senior member

    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    501
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Location:
    Philly
    That's a fair price on the 340 (you may find it a little cheaper if you are will to wait for months). If you want a DA-only revolver, then maybe you should grab bit.

    I liked my Kel-Tec P3AT, but I know other people have had issues with theirs (though everyone has been happy with factory repairs and customer service). If I were to get another pocket pistol it would be the Micro Desert Eagle.

    This is a useful chart for exploring some of your options:

    http://www.mouseguns.com/PocketAutoComparison.pdf

    It is good for .380s but I think it's missing the Ruger SR9C and the Taurus slim. Beretta Storm SC is another good concealable 9mm - if you like plastic pistols.


    Thanks, cool chart.

    How would you rate it's condition? S&W supposedly has great customer service. I'm not opposed to used firearms, for the most part, there's some great deals out there. However if you're stuck on the idea of picking up a snubby. A new 642/442 (with discount) would be more than adequate, especially when loaded with +P ammo. There are few things less fun than popping off full-house Magnum rounds from a lightweight compact handgun.

    Depending upon how you dress them, Snubby's can be rather attractive. All you need to do is search google for 'J-frame grip' images. I'm currently awaiting a set of Rosewood grips to arrive via UPS, however if I had the extra cash to blow, I would own me a set of Esmerelda's.


    Quite a bit of finish worn off; appeared to have been carried a lot but perhaps not shot very much. As you say, I think a 642 will suit me just fine and can probably be had for ~$150 less (w/o laser) - plus I can get one without that stupid lock.

    I'm not discounting those that have mentioned autoloaders, but having handled a few none of them feel anywhere near as comfortable to me as a revolver, and I like the simplicity as well.
     


  8. milosz

    milosz Senior member

    Messages:
    4,083
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Christmas came early, in the form of a 9mm EMP. I need to see about changing the sights - those small silver-ringed tritiums are terrible. Hopefully I can make a 10-8 rear, front tritium with white outline work.
     


  9. madstaxbro

    madstaxbro Senior member

    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    Location:
    JBLM
    Really want one of these. [​IMG] 11.2mm rounds though, where would I even get a box.
     


  10. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

    Messages:
    6,237
    Likes Received:
    512
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Location:
    Chasing tornadoes across the plains.
    Good luck getting ammo for that Gasser revolver. If you are really lucky you can get someone to make you brass and a bullet mold. The cartridge it should take is called the 11.25x36Rmm Montenegrin.
     


  11. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer Senior member

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Location:
    Philadelphia PA
    Primary Arms is having a Cyber Monday sale on their M3 (?) red dot sight -- $49 for the base model (with 30mm ring) or $59 for the one with the cantilever mount. Offer expires at midnight tonight! This is about $20 off the regular price.
     


  12. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

    Messages:
    9,199
    Likes Received:
    100
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Primary Arms is having a Cyber Monday sale on their M3 (?) red dot sight -- $49 for the base model (with 30mm ring) or $59 for the one with the cantilever mount. Offer expires at midnight tonight! This is about $20 off the regular price.
    Cool. Overall I wasn't that impressed with the seasonal sales this year (at least so far). Best I've seen is MD Arms Saiga 12 drum mags: http://mdarms.com/ Crimson Trace are also doing $30 off now
     


  13. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer Senior member

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Location:
    Philadelphia PA
    ^^ Yeah, I'm with you there. In 2007 Bushmaster and Armalite had some really good Thanksgiving and Christmas deals. I scored two complete Armalite uppers (with bolt carrier groups) for under $400 apiece. Maybe now that the post-election frenzy has died down we will start to see some better deals in 2011.
     


  14. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

    Messages:
    9,199
    Likes Received:
    100
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    CDNN are doing the $999 flat-top STG556 again.
     


  15. dcg

    dcg Senior member

    Messages:
    4,113
    Likes Received:
    501
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Location:
    Philly

    Crimson Trace are also doing $30 off now


    Is this in the form of a rebate, or do dealers just have them marked down? Don't see it mentioned on their site.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by