The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    Awesome. I think the Ruger Blackhawk is one of the all time greats. Just an awesome handgun in any caliber.
  2. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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  3. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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  4. sect8dr

    sect8dr ride them all

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    Sorry for the auto being in the shot. After shooting the .500 everything else feels like a toy.
  5. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    Can I be in this picture party?

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  6. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Especially Stainless 5 1/2 inchers. Does Ruger make a 4.2 inch? I'd be all over one of those.
  7. ridered3000

    ridered3000 Adventurer

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    I know, there's nothing sexy about a GP100, even in Blue .357 variety, but I still like this thing a lot.[/QUOTE]

    I had a stainless one and foolishly traded it.I like the look of the blue version better though.
  8. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    I picked up this Les Baer Custom Carry not too long ago:
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    My first two mags, sixteen rounds:
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    This 1911 make me a better shooter than I am.

    Mike
  9. urbancowboy

    urbancowboy Vicious Cycler

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  10. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    My 1911 is a plain Janer with some fix-up done. Not sexy at all compared to all those shiny ones but it shoots pretty accurate and always reliable.

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    Bought me another Glock the other day, and took two of them out to the range to play, and brought the 1911 along. I'll be damned if that 1911 isn't just the funnest one in my battery to shoot. I just love the thing.
  11. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    Very nice, I have a SA also, but without the hammer, trigger, and grip safety mods. The grips look like the Hogue grips that are on mine. Very comfy. But I agree, just the most fun weapon I have to shoot.

    I've had the gun for a few years, and while cleaning it sometime last year, I noticed the serial number began with "NM". I was convinced I had a national match 1911. I was disappointed when I learned that was simply the code for Brazilian manufacture.:lol3
  12. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Got this Shield 9mm today! :clap

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  13. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Damn! There are none of those around this whole area. Been looking for weeks and all the gun stores just laugh when I ask them. Range report asap please!
  14. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Yes they're Hogue grips, which swell out on the sides. Very comfy. I love the looks of wood but doubt I would like the feel of it as much.

    I'm so busy screwing around with all the pistols I have I don't take it out that much. But every time I do, I think to myself, this is the only one I really need.
  15. AZstrommer

    AZstrommer Long may she wave!

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    I don't mean to hijack his post butÂ…

    Range report - S&W M&P Shield 9.
    Purchased/Delivered April 2012.
    Approximate rounds - 1000+, All types and brands of ammo.
    Daily carry ammo - CorBon Powerball +P or Hornaday Critical Defense.
    Malfunctions - ZERO
    Carried everyday.
    Customers who have shot my gun - At least two dozen.
    Accessories - Extra 8 round mag, Masters Leather pancake holster for Glock 26/27.

    I work at a gun range as a sales/customer service rep, Range Safety Officer and Basic Pistol Instructor. I carry my Shield every day and shoot it at least twice a week. In my 1000+ rounds, I've had no malfunctions or abnormal wear. It's accurate enough for me to score 285/300 on my monthly qualification with timed shots from the holster as far as 45 feet. The CorBon Powerball ammo is pretty speedy (100gr bullet traveling 1425 fps) and spendy ($1.50/round) but it has great reviews. Everyone that shoots my Shield wants one. I've had customers offer me $650 for mine but I won't sell it. It's just too comfortable to carry and too hard to get another one. I was shooting mine a week after they were introduced because I stayed up almost all night on the internet the day they came out to order it. I got mine from Kentucky Gun Company and had it shipped to AZ.

    I can comfortably pocket carry it with the seven round mag installed. If you get the 40 cal version, you can buy a 9mm barrel and mag and shoot cheaper ammoe(s).

    We haven't received any Shields at the store for sale. We're waaaaay too small a dealer to get one anytime soon. Shoot, we just got a Ruger SR1911 the other day after ordering some 2 years ago!

    Bottom line, if you see one, buy it!

    AZ
  16. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    Very nice. I've never actually seen one of his in person. I have a Brown and think one of his Thunder Ranch's might be next.
  17. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    I rented one at a local range to try one out before I bought this one.
    I went to the Smith & Wesson M&P forum in my search, there are some threads there where folks list dealers that they find with Shields in stock, they don't last long. A guy posted that Gary's Pawn and Guns in Mississippi had some, I called, ordered, by the afternoon they were gone. I suggest you sit on that site and look for a lead.
    http://mp-pistol.com/
    I also found an 8 rnd mag on ebay, not cheap, but I'm set for now.
  18. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    I really considered an Ed Brown. They're fine weapons!

    Mike
  19. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    I inherited a Ruger 6mm PPC when my Dad died several years ago and am not into re-loading. Is there much interest in these guns? I just started thinking I might sell it and replace it with something I can buy ammo for.
  20. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Thanks for the report, this confirms my hunch. I will have one of these soon as I see one. :clap