Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. S2P

    S2P Been here awhile

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    I have a 1911 series 70 ,but I was looking for a DA/SA setup so I don't have to carry with the hammer back.I don't like the Glocks handle geometry,I had no problems with performance just uncomfortable for me to shoot. I thought about the M&P,but most of the guys I have talked with,feel the FN is a better weapon. I waited until they released the tactical,but it wasn't what I thought and don't need the barrel ext.and a nylon bag for another $400. I haven't read anything bad about the FNP,just haven't got to shoot one.
  2. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Well, obviously I chose it so I'm gonna disagree with that...the M&P is a superb tactical pistol platform, and it's gotten nothing but better since the first gen. Smith carries the stink of its former ownership to a lot of guys who remember the Sigma or think the M&P is somehow connected to it, I hear it from time to time, but it's too bad because it's undeserved and untrue.

    Trouble with the M&P's are very rare, they're accurate and reliable as hell, and for me at least offer the workings of a Glock with a much preferable grip angle and more customizable ergos. Luckily now the aftermarket is catching up too. Accuracy wise, if there's a difference between the two I couldn't see it. If you're carrying, the M&P's slightly thinner too, if that matters to ya. Trigger both are a little crappy from the factory, but that's to be expected. Trigger jobs on the Smith are easy, don't know about the FN but it looks straight forward.

    I prefer the consistency of striker fired weapons from a trigger standpoint, but I own DA/SA guns too, nothing wrong with that either.

    I've got 4 M&P's, and haven't had a hiccup with a single gun...and to say I use them a lot is an understatement, the 9mm full size I have is going on 20k down the pipe. I see a lot of them out here at my place, several of the LE guys carry them, some of the tactical trainers I know like 'em alot too.

    Like I said, I have nothing against the FN...it's a quality gun for sure, more traditional SA/DA than a striker-fired M&P or Glock. If it fits ya and you like that's all that matters. The best gun is the one that suits ya.
  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Sparkster would probably back up your claims...

    I never much cared for the MP.
  4. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    I'm that way with Glocks, I love the idea but they just don't fit me.
  5. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    A tough looking biker was riding his Harley when he sees a pretty girl about to jump off a bridge so he stops.

    "What are you doing?" he asks.

    "I'm going to commit suicide," she says.

    While he did not want to appear insensitive, he didn't want to miss an opportunity, so he asked "Well, before you jump, why don't you give me a Kiss?"

    So, she does.

    After she's finished, the biker says, "Wow! That was the best Kiss I have ever had. That's a real talent you are wasting. You could be famous. Why are you committing suicide?"

    "My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl......"
  6. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    A lot of biker chicks probably say that. :rofl
  7. jitterymonkey

    jitterymonkey Been here awhile

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    Hell of a drive home from work tonight at 12:30am.
    Road was solid ice :eek1

    A lot of people I talk to say 4 wheel drive don't help Ya on ice, but I disagree.
    Kept me rolling up hill more than once & helped out quite a bit with
    steering through the turns.

    If your going to work today... Be Careful!!
  8. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Just took my wife to work 25 miles all ice. Subaru plows through just about everything. Had to get new wiper blades. The ice destoyed them.
  9. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    The weather really sucks today so I thought a couple pics from the museum might help a little- '54 Cushman

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  10. Sparkster

    Sparkster Live seriously.

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    You're right of course. I can vouch that you'll hit who / what you're aiming at with an M&P :evil
  11. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Combat tested.

    :clap
  12. S2P

    S2P Been here awhile

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    I can't disagree with that, I fortunately only hit what I'm aiming at. I hope I never need the who part. The guys who told me they liked the FN better have military background ,maybe they used them more than the LEO guys.I just can't decide, which is my biggest problem.I'd also like to get a new varmit rig. With all the stuff happening with wack jobs shooting people, I'm worried I won't be able to get the high cap sidearm.Not that I need it,just another toy,which we all know you can never have enough toys.
  13. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Westerville's Winchester demo trailer got moved back a day. Come?
  14. Sparkster

    Sparkster Live seriously.

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    :nod
  15. EJV

    EJV My Dashcam Amuses me

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    I went to Cleveland on Sunday.

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  16. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    That seat sure looks comfortable.
  17. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    Not for me.:norton

    I found that the seat sloped forward too much. Hate that.
    Pro'ly so that those of shorter inseam can reach the ground at stops.
  18. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Pretty much every bike's factory seat is like that. Had the same issue with my FZ1, Bandit, and Strom.
  19. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    You guys just don't weigh enough to compress the real shock to where the seat is level. I hope to experience your problem some day. :lol3
  20. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Yup, my experience too. Luckily my massive balls counterbalance this and I'm left level and comfortable.

    :lol3