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Old 12-07-2012, 09:17 PM   #27706
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not to start an oil brand type argument here, but if i was going to own just one handgun, and expect it to go bang every time, i wouldn't want to be a beta tester. i wouldn't want to try out a new design.

kimber makes some beautiful 1911s. they have lots of happy customers. but to make a motorcycle comparison, i would stick with the honda equivalent (glock, XD, M&P) in this case, not ducati (kimber, HK, walther, etc). reliability vs "performance".

http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/...ry-review.html

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http://theprepared.com/content/view/90//administrator/
Glock G27 in .40 Proven reliability, .40 caliber was chosen by most LEO agencys for a reason.. My carry gun is a 27!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #27707
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Beautiful

Thanks Signal! Saved a while for this piece!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:38 PM   #27708
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Thanks Signal! Saved a while for this piece!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:43 PM   #27709
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Bi-Mart had a sale on stainless/synthetic Ruger 10/22 for $199.97. Snagged the last one in stock.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:48 PM   #27710
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Bi-Mart had a sale on stainless/synthetic Ruger 10/22 for $199.97. Snagged the last one in stock.
I saw that, damn near grabbed one myself.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:16 PM   #27711
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Picked this up yesterday from a coworker... He was going to try and build one, then bought a house and decided he didn't need this
Built a Mega billet Ma-Ten a while back and I love their receivers, they machine a nice product....


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Old 12-07-2012, 11:18 PM   #27712
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Built a Mega billet Ma-Ten a while back and I love their receivers, they machine a nice product....


18" bbl? What handguard is that?
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:31 PM   #27713
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18" bbl? What handguard is that?
Barrel is a Rainier Arms 18" SS Ultramatch mid lenght gas system and the handguard is a Apex Machining. *I LOVE the Apex and will be using on all future builds, it's very modular as far as adding rails and isn't big and bulky

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Old 12-07-2012, 11:35 PM   #27714
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I see that the handguard clamps onto the bbl nut. Does it have any wobble? What length is that?
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:45 PM   #27715
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I see that the handguard clamps onto the bbl nut. Does it have any wobble? What length is that?
The clamp is a very precision (extremely snug) fit in the stock barrel nut, then the handguard slips ove the clamp ans bolts on and there is absolutely NO movement at all. The one on my rifle is a 12.5"
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:28 AM   #27716
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i can't argue with that.

i should add, even with the most reliable semi-auto, you should replace the mags every few years. especially if you keep them loaded. or at least replace the mag springs.

only have one revolver, SW model 10. not a revolver guy. i've shot it, but haven't fallen in love with it yet.

are the internal hammer ones as reliable? (e.g. SW #640).
That S&W Model 10 was the standard duty piece for most Canadian LEOs for just about ever. Now they've all gone for SIGs (I think) in .40. We can't buy Model 10's because of the 4" tube. Ruger markets it's DA revolvers with a 4.2" tube, so they're CDN legal.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:12 AM   #27717
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Pulled the trigger, so to speak.

Well, I did it, I ordered the Hi-Power in Walnut with adjustable sights.

They are not in stock very many places, new. Would have considered used if I could have found one to put hands on first, but I won't buy used sight-unseen.

Well, it should be here just in time to put under the tree! I can't wait!

Not the cheapest 9 on the market. I looked yesterday at a buddy's S+W MP. I actually shot it a few weeks ago. It's nice enough, and light, but I really don't like not having a 'real' safety on it, although in truth, I have no plans to carry the thing around L+L.

Also joined the local shooting sports club so I can have access to all their ranges - it's a nice club from the looks of it and they have a variety of events including cowboy shooting.

This is the first new gun I've gotten in a long time indeed - heck I think the last new one I bought was the .22 bolt action and I know that was 20 years ago at least. The rest I inherited from my grandad and father.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:45 PM   #27718
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Congrats. Love the Hi-Power. It fits my hand really well. I'm in the market for a 9, and it's between the Hi-Power and the CZ series. Still have a little more research to do though. Don't like poly pistols. Hate the way a Glock feels in my hand, Enjoy the Hi-Power!
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:13 AM   #27719
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Wound up some years ago when I first got on the job with a WWII Colt 1911 and a Fabrique National 9MM (Browning Hi-Power), which was a war souvenir with Nazi markings. Both were bring homes from WWII vets I was working with. Also got a Luger the same way.

I wound up selling the Colt first because it didn't feel as nicely made, or fit my hand as well as the FN. Also was loose as could be and not very accurate.

The FN was a great gun, never failed to fire and held 17 rounds in the German stamped mags. It had come with 2 mags and the original holster.

I eventually sold it many years later to a collector because it was too big, as far as I was concerned, for off duty carry. Sold the Luger to a collector also.

Still have fond memories of the FN.

Good luck with yours.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:35 AM   #27720
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I looked, but I can't find the story shown on TV, on the station website but a gun buy back was held in Hartford, CT and a couple days later the police returned the weapon to the person who turned it in. It was a WWII German assault rifle that they said was worth $30-40,000. They showed a picture of it. Talk about a nice thing to do. I couldn't believe some of the nice stuff being turned in. The people could have gotten much more for many for the guns from a local gun store.

I always figure the people running the buy back take the good stuff home anyway. $75 gift card for a nice stainless Ruger revolver. Whattta deal.


found this: about story

http://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comments/14i188/woman_turns_in_sturngewehr_44_in_hartford_ct_gun/

here's a video I found later:

http://www.necn.com/12/08/12/WW2-weapon-turned-in-during-gun-buy-back/landing.html?blockID=811359&feedID=11106
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