The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    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.
  2. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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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!
    Lyle
  3. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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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.
  4. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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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
  5. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    That is really a rare occurance. The people behind those gun 'Buy Back' programs usually want any and every firearm they can collect to be destoyed. Of course the individual officers assigned to the project might not share that sentiment. Generally the programs run in a 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' atmosphere, in order to get illegal and stolen firearms turned in they don't ask information or record where anything comes from, they just take the firearm and hand out $$$. Someone had to take the time to look into this particular firearm. Nice to see that happen these days.

    The programs are really a great success, unknowing widows lose out on hundreds or thousands of $$$ for their spouses collection and crooks get to 'fence' the guns that they have stolen without any worry of being caught.
    :huh

    It was a pretty quick glance, but at the beginning of that video the was an M-14 on the table. In shooting condition that should be worth at least a couple K. Wonder if it hit the shredder?


    Bruce
  6. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    So much for anonymous gun turn ins.

    I was at one in Brooklyn and a guy handed in a US marked single action Colt in excellent condition. I almost started moaning. :lol3

    The turn in was at a church, but staffed by members of the NYPD firearms unit. I asked them if that gun would be destroyed, and was told it would be taken back to their HQ and kept for historical purposes, as in their firearms museum. I saw several other collectibles including M-1's, M-1 carbines, and lots of rifles with expensive scopes being turned in. A huge pile of gun cases also started growing on the floor. Would have been nice if they gave the scopes and cases back to the owners to sell separately.

    I often wonder if that Colt ever made it back to their HQ.

    I handed in a couple of junk .22 rifles, a starter pistol, and a broken BB rifle, and got back enough to buy my son a new Mossberg pump shotgun, and myself a Marlin Papoose. :clap
  7. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    Ya' know I'm thinking if that German gun had never been registered with BATF and gotten a stamp, it would have been illegal to possess, so how could they just give it back to her?
  8. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I'm not gonna say anything. :1drink :lol3
  9. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    I saw one with german marks for sale on line but it was at a premium, and really, something like that is more of a collector piece. I'm planning on shooting mine.

    Thanks - I'm sure I'll be back to report on it as soon as I get it out to the range.
  10. Phat

    Phat Banned

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    Built this back in the 80's when Para Ordnance was selling only frames. Frame is Para Ordnance P13 and all the upper bits are Springfield Armory 1911-A1.

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  11. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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  12. Phat

    Phat Banned

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    Ruger P85. Bought it when it first came out (had an FFL in the day). Haven't bothered to send it in for the recall yet. And no, that's not rust.

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  13. Dooga

    Dooga Adventure Tourer

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    Get the CZ 75B. I have one. Tack driver. Will sell all my Glocks. Well, most. The CZ isn't the pistol I would choose for my CCW. Very few feed issues but in personal defense, any fail to feed, fail to eject, or fail to load is fail to shoot and fail to live. So, keeping my G23. But the CZ is my favorite.

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  14. 00SS

    00SS Always a vicious cycle

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    Had a neighbor back in 89' (iirc) that went to show his wife how to 'uncock' it and boom.. almost shot her in the leg.. thankfully he only managed to kill his couch.
  15. tommyg

    tommyg Long timer

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    I own both and as much as I love the look and feel of my hi-power, in reality the cz75-duty is a better gun, mainly for the modern design, increased capacity and DO/SA and half the price. Cant really go wrong with those two choices
  16. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    I own both a CZ 85B and a Duty, both in 9mm. Love them both

    The 85 mostly goes to the range anymore, the Duty goes with me into the sticks
  17. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    I may be the only one in this thread who doesn't like Browning Hi Power 9mm's. While they feel wonderful in your hand, I could never get used to how it felt when the shot actually occurred. :dunno

    Perhaps some funky recoil?
  18. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    I don't like DA/SA :nah
    First shot with a heeeeavy loooooog trigger pull?
    I can deal with every shot being like that, but why?

    Try a single action gun with SFS :nod

    Or carry Condition one

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  19. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Buddy of mine had one back in the 80's.....he bought the ruger, I bought a beretta....I still have the beretta he has long sole the ruger....best part was, aside from the rattle when you shook it, was how he could flick his wrist and rack a round into the chamber.....that was a very loosy goosy gun.

  20. Dooga

    Dooga Adventure Tourer

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    The CZ75B is NOT DAO -- you can treat the CZ like a SA (rack the slide, set it up SA every time) and also set it up cocked and locked, condition 1, and keep it holstered like that. But, BONUS: if you're not comfortable with condition one, you can also carry it Condition 2, "Condition 2 refers to traditional Double Action / Single Action pistol with a round in the chamber, the hammer down" but not with the safety on because you cannot activate the safety unless the hammer is back. So, it really is the best of both worlds. I have a CZ75B and have never fired it double action, but if my gun fails to fire because of a light strike for whatever reason, I can fire one more time on DA before I eject the round by racking the slide.