The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. milq

    milq Been here awhile

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    I'd say get what you want. A Hi-Power is on my want list, just because.

    A potential option for you is the CZ SP01, I have a factory model and love it. Trigger could be a little better but I'll correct that some day. I sold my Sig P226 and bought this 2 years ago and don't miss the Sig, other than the CZ is heavier.

    For under a grand you can get a fairly well massaged one called the Shadow (trigger job, no firing pin block and better sights) from CZ Customs. If I had it to do over, I'd save up a bit more and get that package, it's basically what mine will end up like anyway.

    Aside from my love affair with the 1911 platform the CZ is my favorite handgun to shoot and frankly it fits my hands better than a 1911.
  2. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    The way you say that makes it sound like it is your first one. Congratulations! :clap
    You can find a zillion rules about safety, if you remember Cooper's rule you and your friends should live to be old.

    "Never let the muzzle cover anything that you are not willing to see destroyed"

    It sounds simple but even if you are familiar with long arms, handguns require more care and concentration. There are more rules and you should learn them but if you only remember that one, no one will be hurt.

    Beyond that, buy all the ammo that you can afford and go practice. Don't spend extra $$$ on more powerful +P stuff for practice, learn to hit single action, move on to double action when you get some confidence. Let speed increase only as fast as you can still hit your target, safely. You can never miss fast enough to get a good score or as Wyatt Earp put it "Speed is fine but accuaracy is final"

    Remember to have fun!


    Bruce
  3. Squidward

    Squidward At home in my jammies

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    I just purchased a High Power. It fit my hand better than anything I've recently held. Maybe an impulse buy, but I 'needed it'.... 4 days left until pick up. I also saw one with a tangent sight. If I like this first one, I may have to get another... :wink:
  4. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    They all do that. Enjoy your pistol. :)
  5. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I have been eye balling one for years, the bits just never fell into place....but like others have said it fits my hand like it was made for me.
  6. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    Got this
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    80% scale of 1911 in. 380
    Sweet little gun
    Read up on how the Colt .380 came to be

    [​IMG]

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  7. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    That thing looks pretty compact. Ever carry it?
  8. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    A Hi-Power was my first handgun

    This is my current one
    It's FN USA, not Browning marked
    Much more better sights
    SFS trigger system from the factory (read up on it)

    [​IMG]

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  9. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    Yeah
    It was refinished in something that looks like parkerizing
    But much more durable

    Got a old Ahern shoulder rig I use with it, haven't found a good belt rig

    It's a gooood shooter
    Actually found new factory mags on gunbroker still in packaging

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  10. 00SS

    00SS Always a vicious cycle

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    That's pretty much what i figured, the reviews i read were a love or hate.. relationship. I'll get it to the range and give my thoughts after i run a few shells through it. Hopefully the wife will like it, if not it'll be another to add to the collection.
  11. PMC

    PMC riding rider

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    Super cool even without the scope
    I had a chance at a real nice one that looked identical but with the wood grips, didn't pull the trigger fast enough and it was gone :(:
  12. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    safer way,

    Be kinda funny to let someone touch off several .45-70's and then, without telling them, give them the .17 and watch them flinch.:1drink
  13. Motor31

    Motor31 Long timer

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    I had one. I got it for the then girlfriend who also liked to shoot. It was a well made gun, decent fit and finish. It was as accurate as I could be given the short sight radius. At the time it was the smallest 9mm I could find as I wasn't then and am not now a fan of the 380 or smaller calibers.

    The only negative I have for it was the availability of magazines and the weight if you plan on carrying it concealed. Yup it will fit inside a pocket but it's heavy and you will definitely feel it there. It also has a milder recoil than you'd expect for a gun that size. All in all, I'd get another, just for grins.
  14. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    And the ammo actually protrudes into the barrel a bit:

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  15. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Yes, they have a great feel and the ones made in Belgium are such great metal work. Mine is an early (1963) and has been super accurate, even with cast bullets. In recent years it has had a few feed problems but easy to fix. Never needed adjustable sights and the smoother top slide area make it a great quick concealed carry weapon.
  16. tommyg

    tommyg Long timer

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    Own many 9mm's and my browning is my favorite, its made in belguim in 1977. 1000s of rounds,never a jam.
  17. 00SS

    00SS Always a vicious cycle

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    That is the first thing i said, pretty heavy for a compact frame. But it does feel solid and well built (fit). Couple quick pics i just snapped:

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  18. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Nagant pistol is a fun little gun...but it does have the worst double action pull in history.....russians, and the commies loved them. I have one dated 1930, and it does shoot pretty well.

  19. Phat

    Phat Banned

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    Thanks for the DIY answers regarding home reblueing folks. Took a scothcbrite pad and knocked down the surface rust. Gun has no value to me (it was free....came with the wife) so I'll just keep it oiled.
  20. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    On the subject of the Browning HP:


    I'm on my 3rd HP. Favorite handgun, hands down. Slim given the size of its magazine. Accurate & not at all finicky about ammo in my experience. Like everyone else says...fits my hand perfect, although I'll admit to installing a set of Hogue grips on my current HP (this one isn't going anywhere, either). I am not a big fan of the factory sights, so I had a set of AO Sight Sytems Big Dot tritium sights installed. Rear V notch sight, from post with a big arse dot. In low lght, these are the fastest, most natural sights I have ever shot with. AWESOME. My XD has them now, and my Millenium Pro will have something very similar soon.