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General Gun Discussion / Crate vs Can
« Last post by Texas@Last on Today at 01:28:03 AM »
I got 1000 rounds of 7.62 x 39. They are in boxes of 20, stacked in a wooden crate that is lined with wax paper.

I want to store them long term.  Are they better off in the wooden crate they came in, or should I move them to an ammo can?

Thoughts please. . .
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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: How many carry guns do you use/rotate through?
« Last post by Texas@Last on Yesterday at 10:05:12 PM »
...the Storm looks good if you want to stay in the same family.

Yeah, I came really close to buying the PX4 in 45 cal.  It’s offered only in “full size” with the rotating barrel design; not that much larger than my ‘compact’.  I got a chance to handle one at the Dallas NRA show.  I liked it. 

But then researched it a bit and decided against it.  Not that I’d ever likely shoot 30K rounds through it, but a guy in the Beretta forum has shot his 45 that much (appears to be well documented).  His rotating barrel cam lug broke at ~30K round count.  Pictures are in the Beretta forum.

As I recall, his damage was limited to just having to replace the barrel - so that wouldn’t be that much($).  But it got me thinking the Beretta steel or the rotating barrel design itself just might not be up to snuff for the power of 45ACP rounds.  (No such issue like that has occurred with the 9mm). 

So for now, I thought I’d see just what other platforms might be available.

I'm thinking if you can get 30,000 rounds from a rotating barrel you've got your money's worth, no?
But it's true how it works, you find something out about a gun and it just turns you away from it somehow. I had a Browning Challenger that in the first 100 rounds the slide cracked. I was told that the slide is very short on a Luger which greatly increases the shock in the metal. I found out years later, that may not even be true. But I have never looked at a Luger since.
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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: How many carry guns do you use/rotate through?
« Last post by busykngt on Yesterday at 09:50:36 PM »
Check out the HK45c. I had one years ago

Thanks for that ship, I’ll go take a serious look at HK.  (Not sure why I haven’t already done so).  Thanks!
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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: How many carry guns do you use/rotate through?
« Last post by busykngt on Yesterday at 09:43:04 PM »
...the Storm looks good if you want to stay in the same family.

Yeah, I came really close to buying the PX4 in 45 cal.  It’s offered only in “full size” with the rotating barrel design; not that much larger than my ‘compact’.  I got a chance to handle one at the Dallas NRA show.  I liked it. 

But then researched it a bit and decided against it.  Not that I’d ever likely shoot 30K rounds through it, but a guy in the Beretta forum has shot his 45 that much (appears to be well documented).  His rotating barrel cam lug broke at ~30K round count.  Pictures are in the Beretta forum.

As I recall, his damage was limited to just having to replace the barrel - so that wouldn’t be that much($).  But it got me thinking the Beretta steel or the rotating barrel design itself just might not be up to snuff for the power of 45ACP rounds.  (No such issue like that has occurred with the 9mm). 

So for now, I thought I’d see just what other platforms might be available. 
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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: How many carry guns do you use/rotate through?
« Last post by Shipwreck on Yesterday at 09:19:46 PM »
Sig P238 (380ACP) when pocket carry is needed.  And Beretta PX4 (9mm) Compact when holster carrying.  For the last year, the Storm has been my primary EDC.  For the five or six years prior, the P238 was my primary carry (due to work/dress requirements).
Most recently, I’ve been thinking (always a dangerous thing for me), I’d like to find a suitable 45ACP carry pistol.  Open to suggestions - preferably hammered fired.  I’ve got a few 1911s, they’re all FS 5” and I do use a couple of them for HD.  But I’d like to entertain the idea of a different platform (lighter/smaller for carry purposes).

Check out the HK45c. I had one years ago
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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: How many carry guns do you use/rotate through?
« Last post by Texas@Last on Yesterday at 09:12:49 PM »
I’d like to find a suitable 45ACP carry pistol.  Open to suggestions - preferably hammered fired.  I’ve got a few 1911s, they’re all FS 5” and I do use a couple of them for HD.  But I’d like to entertain the idea of a different platform (lighter/smaller for carry purposes).

My 2˘
I  am partial to Beretta and they have a nice variety from sub to full with hammer. the Storm looks good if you want to stay in the same family.
http://www.beretta.com/en-us/pistols/#a=HomeDefenseTactical&c=Compact&mpp=24
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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: My new to me Walther P1
« Last post by 308nato on Yesterday at 08:20:46 PM »
That is one great looking pistol there. :th_thicon_idea:
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General Gun Discussion / Re: What was your last gun you bought?
« Last post by dred on Yesterday at 07:08:17 PM »
Not counting the stripped lower I just bought from Primary Arms (will pick up my $29 AR tomorrow), I stumbled across a 1997 manufactured Marlin 1894CS on Friday.  Looked at it for 30 minutes and could not identify a reason not to claim it as mine. Put it on layaway and planned to go back and try to talk myself out of it this week.

Well pops decided it would be too hot for the fishing trip we had planned for today while the shop was still open yesterday. Loaded up the girlfriend and grabbed it yesterday.



Took it to Bayou this afternoon and I am still smiling. I should have taken a revolver, but I'll have one out next weekend. LOVE the
357 lever that's hovered at the top of my list for a couple years. I was surprised though.  38 spl through 18.5 inches felt like 22 short at <900fps. But the 158gr .357 pushed around 1800fps. Both loads were Federal.   That was a bigger difference than I imagined

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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: My new to me Walther P1
« Last post by DCD327 on Yesterday at 07:04:15 PM »
Pretty nice.  :thumbsup1:
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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: My new to me Walther P1
« Last post by satx78247 on Yesterday at 06:31:58 PM »
Alte Schule,

NIFTY. = I LIKE.

I would buy one EXCEPT I cannot hit anything with the P38/P1. = That's why I love the BHP & its "clones".

yours, satx
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