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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: What is your favorite sub compact handgun?
« on: August 18, 2016, 01:23:42 PM »
Right now I have two  --  Kahr CM9 and a Taurus 327 Federal snubbie.  Both work quite well, in fact I'm trying to work out a way to carry both on my person.  There's nothing like a "N.Y. reload" if you ever need it.  Also carrying a Spyderco Matriarch most days.  If not the Matriarch, then I carry a Spyderco Stretch.  I've given up on purse carry  --  it's just too slow.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« on: April 11, 2014, 01:07:29 PM »
Hammer. I hate my Glock 26.

I'm not a fan of the Glock 26 either - but, that's not the totality of striker fired pistols.  My Glock 17 and 32 , along with the XDm Springfield can be rather nice pistols.  Granted, they are better if you have a good trigger job done but so are most Sigs and 1911's.

In addition, there are quite a few pistols that have second strike capabilities - esp some made by Taurus.  They are rather interesting.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Striker or Hammer fired?
« on: March 20, 2014, 10:46:40 PM »
Striker  --  esp. Glock and Xdm Springfield.

Ammunition / Re: Anyone try that Guard Dog Ammo?
« on: January 29, 2014, 11:39:26 PM »
Guard Dog is either the same as, or similar to Federal EFMJ (expanding full metal jacket).  I've used both the 124 grain +P 9mm and the 200 grain +P 45ACP.  It shoots well.  The 45 works well in 1911's that don't like hollow points.  It's certainly going to expand - and hopefully will not overpenetrate.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: One favorite 9mm handgun?
« on: November 19, 2013, 11:35:32 PM »
My Gen 2 Glock 17.  Set to my liking.  I've owned Sig, Beretta, CZ, Springfield XD, etc  --  I still go back to my old Glock.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: What's Your Bump-in-the-Night Gun
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:58:02 PM »
Glock 17 with 9BPLE +p+ ammo.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Why would I want a revolver?
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:51:46 PM »
Why a revolver?  Because it's lighter to carry when my purse is loaded with other stuff.  In addition, I enjoy shooting my 327 Federal snubbie more than any of the "small" semi-autos I've shot.  I have more power than any .380, and more than most 9mm.  I can train with lighter loads like a .32 H&R, 32 S&W, etc.  Much easier to save brass, etc., etc., etc.

So, even though I like my mid size and full size semi-autos better, a revolver fills a specific need, can be a lot of fun to shoot, and is better (for me) than the itty-bitty-double-action-only-looong trigger pull semi-autos.

Fios.  I like it better than DirectTV or cable.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Kel-Tec PLR-16 Reviews
« on: July 11, 2013, 07:26:00 PM »
Back when they first came out, we bought two  --  shot them a few times  --  sold them both.  Loudest darn things I've ever shot.  Had a Yankee Hill flash suppressor, etc.  In other words had them totally tricked out.

Short barrel, lots of noise, big old flame, power drops off sharply beyond 50 yards.  After shooting it a few times, I truly wondered what I was thinking to buy such a thing.  I suspect I was channeling my inner 16 year old boy.

I count that purchase as one of my huge mistakes in gun buying.  As always, YMMV.   

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Glock upgrades
« on: July 06, 2013, 11:47:52 PM »
I'd suggest going to Glocktalk.  They suggest a "fluff and buff".  In addition some of the Glock armorers can do wonders with a trigger.  Be careful what you ask for  --  I have a Glock with a VERY light trigger.  Range and target only.  Requires very precise trigger control

General Gun Discussion / Re: Rifled pistol barrel.
« on: June 08, 2013, 07:56:47 PM »
And ............................. the fact it's still considered a "shotgun" (even though the barrel is rifled) makes it legal to hunt Deer with in "shotgun only" states.  So, you get more range, quite a bit of knockdown power, and are still within the law.

Ain't progress wonderful?

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Glock vs. 1911
« on: June 01, 2013, 12:35:03 AM »
"Luxury pickup with a sports car engine.  :p"

That's not a pickup truck, it's a "pick 'em up".

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Glock vs. 1911
« on: May 29, 2013, 03:09:28 PM »
I really no longer understand the Glock vs. 1911, etc., etc., etc. stuff.  They are very different.  How you can compare a Glock 17/19/26 to any 1911 is beyond me.  I happen to like my 17, but I also like my Kimber Pro Carry II.  They are both reliable and accurate.

They are very different.  If you prefer one to the other  --  so be it.  If you hate them both  --  O.K.  In other words, shoot what YOU like, and what works best for YOU.  To avoid ANY firearm simply because someone else doesn't like it makes no sense to me.

I tend to use what I call "the orphan test".  If I NEVER shoot it  --  it's time to get rid of it.  Doesn't mean it's a "bad pistol"  --  just means I'd rather shoot something else.  If I had lots of money, I'm sure I'd hold on to more pistols, but in this time of reduced circumstances, I think it important to keep those guns I shoot a lot, that I (not some unknown "expert") actually enjoy shooting.

Introduce Yourself / Re: What age group are you?
« on: May 23, 2013, 12:32:35 PM »
Now 74 and feel like  - well, it depends on the day, etc.

To all of you who say stuff like 28 going on 58, or 54, or whatever  --  I doubt it.  You just do not know what your 50's, 60's, 70's feel like until you get there. 

One thing most young folks don't realize about getting older is that almost any illness, "syndrome", or "condition" can affect you in ways you never imagined  --  going from feeling GREAT to blah in a matter of months.  Once you lose that strength and vitality  --  it does not come back the way it did at 20, 30, 40, and even 50.

You will not be old until you're old  --  and it will surprise you.  Enjoy what you've got   ----   and keep on trucking (as we said way back in the 60's)

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Favorite nightstand gun?
« on: April 02, 2013, 11:31:58 PM »
West German Sig 226

General Gun Discussion / Re: Gun show question
« on: April 01, 2013, 10:59:09 PM »
Dallas Market Hall and Mesquite sell powder  --  they cannot at Fort Worth.  Because of that, I tend to avoid fort worth.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: The OFFICIAL Glock Thread
« on: March 08, 2013, 10:03:39 AM »
I've got a Gen2 17 and a Gen 3 32 with a KKM 40S&W barrel.  Both the 17 and the 32 have really nice triggers for a Glock.  17 is very smooth and the 32 has a nice light, just under 3 lbs. trigger pull.  Also very smooth. 

Back about a month ago, I had the opportunity to trade my 17 for a friends Gen 3  --  she was selling, and would have sold my Gen 2.  Shot her pistol at the range and her trigger bite was totally unacceptable.  I was not ready to get another pistol to the point where I was happy with it.

She sold her Gen 3, and I kept my Gen 2, which I bought used, as a factory refurb, back in the dim past.  Still a great gun.

Over the years I've had a 26, a 27 and a 21  --  sold them all for various reasons (usually because I needed the money).  The only ones I lust for now are a 19 and a 34 or 35 - or both.  Then again, unless my eyesight improves a lot after cataract surgery, I'll just stay with what I've got.

25 cereals from the 80's I never heard of, and (of course) never ate  --  then again, I was 40 in 1979, so why would I have heard of those things?

I'll bet you never heard of a "Lone Ranger Atomic Bomb Ring"  --  well, I had one way back when (around 1948-49, or somewhere around there).  I looked it up, it's a "spinthariscope".  Like every other thing no one ever kept, it is now "collectable".  I bet someone has boxes of various cereals, just waiting for them to become either "priceless" or eaten by various pests.

Ammunition / Re: There's no .22LR ammo anywhere
« on: February 17, 2013, 10:28:51 PM »
I ordered 2100 rounds of 22lr on 12/05/12 from Cabela's  --  I picked it up yesterday.  There are still about 1500  more rounds of 22 on backorder, expected to come in around the middle of March.

Unfortunately, I did not order any 9mm, 40, or 45.  Next time - if there is a next time - I will.

General Gun Discussion / Re: Mesquite Gun Show today.
« on: January 27, 2013, 12:13:21 AM »
They had part of the crew at the show in Houston.  Jeff was in Houston.  There were two  sales people, and two checking forms and calling them in.  When we got there, only one guy was watching the tables - and three were at the phones.  They were just overwhelmed.  There was no way one person could handle the tables alone. 

Also saw an awful lot of folks walking around with various AR's and AK's.  Most asking a LOT of money for them.  Did not see many changing hands.  Some folks were trying to sell two or more.

I even said to one person, "gee, folks are afraid they won't be able to shoot anyone" (it's a JOKE, before anyone gets too upset).  I saw guys selling various AK's for $1000.00 and up (private sellers, not dealers).

At least some of the small folks at the shows are making some money for a change.   

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