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Wishful Thinking.
« on: April 05, 2019, 06:48:39 AM »
If you could sit down with the gun, and ammo manufacturers and offer input on either new guns you would like to see, or offered in calibers that they never did, or a cartridge idea you would like to see in production. What would it be?

I'd like to see Marlin bring back the Camp Carbine, in some newer pistol cartridges. like the 357 Sig, or the 10mm as well as the original 9mm and 45 acp.

I'd like to see a cartridge based off the 308 Winchester, necked down to a 25 caliber. more like a shorter 257 Roberts cartridge. Something that fit a short action rifle.

I'd like to see the Marlin X7 series return, and add some magnum calibers like the 300 W.M., and the 7mm R.M. to the line-up.

I'd love to see Ruger bring out their SR1911 in 38 Super, or even Springfield Armory bringing one out as well. I'd probably buy one in a heartbeat!

Those are some of my ideas.
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Re: Wishful Thinking.
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 06:50:39 AM »
I would love to see more options in handguns and rifles for the 5.7x28mm round. Something in DA/SA in a handgun

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Re: Wishful Thinking.
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 09:25:48 AM »
I would love to see more options in handguns and rifles for the 5.7x28mm round. Something in DA/SA in a handgun
A 5.7 (as witnessed by several of you) made the biggest hole on the top right. Boomer and a 9mm mad the others.
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Re: Wishful Thinking.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2019, 10:18:41 AM »
Yup that was my FN 5.7 that did that. Haven't shot it since that day. Indoor range here doesn't allow that caliber and I usually only take my long guns to the outdoor range.
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Re: Wishful Thinking.
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 10:29:21 AM »
Yup that was my FN 5.7 that did that. Haven't shot it since that day. Indoor range here doesn't allow that caliber and I usually only take my long guns to the outdoor range.

So Alte,  I guess the moral if the story is if you want to stop a bad guy use a 5.7 and not a.50 BMG?
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Re: Wishful Thinking.
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2019, 05:05:35 PM »
You know I bought a OWB holster for it and planned on using it as an EDC but couldn't stand the thought of the five billion to one chance that I would have to use it and have a $1000+ handgun sitting in an evidence room for an extended period of time or, with my luck, not being returned. It has a nice place on the top shelf of my safe.
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Re: Wishful Thinking.
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2019, 01:05:45 AM »
I would love to see Savage bring back out the Model 99 lever-action rifles in some new calibers.
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Re: Wishful Thinking.
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2019, 09:23:23 PM »
You know I bought a OWB holster for it and planned on using it as an EDC but couldn't stand the thought of the five billion to one chance that I would have to use it and have a $1000+ handgun sitting in an evidence room for an extended period of time or, with my luck, not being returned.

You have a better chance of being bitten by a shark in B/CS.

If it saved my keister or my families.. It was worth every cent and dont really care how/if I get it back.

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Re: Wishful Thinking.
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2019, 10:54:10 PM »
You know I bought a OWB holster for it and planned on using it as an EDC but couldn't stand the thought of the five billion to one chance that I would have to use it and have a $1000+ handgun sitting in an evidence room for an extended period of time or, with my luck, not being returned.

You have a better chance of being bitten by a shark in B/CS.

If it saved my keister or my families.. It was worth every cent and dont really care how/if I get it back.

I agree - my nightstand gun is not a cheap gun. My carry gun was not that cheap. I agree with Sean. If it is my favorite - it is my favorite for  a reason. If it saved my life, it was worth it.

I want the best - or what "I" consider the best and my favorite - if my life depended on it

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Re: Wishful Thinking.
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2019, 10:56:40 PM »
Yup that was my FN 5.7 that did that. Haven't shot it since that day. Indoor range here doesn't allow that caliber and I usually only take my long guns to the outdoor range.

I owned one years ago. ANd, I would like another. I think it is a cool carry gun. Light - 20 round magazine. and all polymer covered (even the slide) - great for the Texas heat. No worry of rust from sweat.

But, I just can't bring myself to carry one because it is basically a SAO gun. And, the safety is in an unusual place. I wish someone made one in DA/SA

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Re: Wishful Thinking.
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2019, 12:50:01 AM »
Yikes you guys are reading way to much into my post about why I don't carry my 5.7. Not wanting to lose it is one reason the other is I just don't shoot automatic pistols as well as a revolver. I found this out 50 years ago when I first entered the military. I learned to shoot the 1911 well enough to qualify but never felt comfortable with it.
Over the years I've shot some automatic pistols better than others but have always preferred revolvers. I rotate a Colt and a Ruger revolver out as my EDC as that is what I prefer. Not to say I don't like automatics as I have several. Some automatic handguns I buy because their is something a little different or they just appeal to me for one reason or another. My FN , PMR 30 in .22 WMR , AR 15 pistol in 300 Blackout and my CZ 50 .32 ACP and a couple of others fit that niche.
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Re: Wishful Thinking.
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2019, 04:45:11 AM »
I've played too much Gears of War to not mention that it's a damn shame nobody makes a good quality reliable 12 gauge lever action shotgun.

Your choices are either a really rough soup can metal Chinese clone of the Winchester 1887 that has a crap warranty and terrible fit/finish/reliability, or an actual Winchester 1887 that can't safely shoot modern ammo and is insanely rare/expensive/a collector's piece. There might be a few others, but they just aren't "there" in terms of desirability.

Also, a stainless CZ-75 SP-01 with the manual safety in a titanium nitirde finish like that limited edition sub-compact SIG that was running around loose a while back, would be cool.

I've carried a Zippo lighter in my pocket every day for the last 10 years and aside from some scuffs where it was dropped, the finish hasn't worn, rubbed, or been sweated off even a little bit, which is saying something given that this is Texas, and I work in the heat. If the gun's finish can hold up to the same, it'll be about the toughest finish I could personally think of.

Also, more revolvers like the Taurus Raging 500 series, but with a polished stainless finish rather than matte or brushed, and from a manufacturer whose reputation is NOT only a few rungs up the ladder than Hi-Point. I like the slab-side look, but I'd prefer it without the huge gaudy "TRACKER" or "RAGING BULL" laser inscription on the side.

I wouldn't mind either if somebody could start producing license-built semi-auto PKM's again too; VLTOR arms were there last guys I knew of that did it, and even they eventually called it quits. It would solve the problem of no new parts kits ever being imported anymore, and what few being available still going for for like $3,500 or more.

The last thing I could think of right now would be a Ruger GP-100 in either an 8" or even a 10" length with the awesome wood/black rubber duo-tone grips and in stainless.
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Re: Wishful Thinking.
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2019, 02:55:09 PM »
Gilgondorin, I'm liking the ideas you are coming up with!  :th_thicon_idea:
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Wishful Thinking
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2019, 03:02:21 AM »
It sure does sound like a pretty big prject. Not to sound mean or anything, but to go through all of that stuff to get the cam out, are you pretty happy with your choice of cam?

Oh, and let us know when you are going to do it.