The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the additional info urbancowboy. I have noticed some failure to feed with the baby Glocks. I've had mine shot by others and they had problems but it was operator induced, small hands, weak grip,not holding gun tight enough. I had a lady in a carry class 2 weeks ago who every 4th and 5th shot had a failure to feed on 5 shot strings fired at her pace (2 year old gun and with all 4 mags). When I had her return to the ready position then aim and fire she had no failures to feed. Seems after 3 consecutive shots with the baby glock in .40 cal her grip loosened up from the recoil and the gun movement in her hands affected the slide operation (limp wrist).
    Again you and I have shared first hand knowledge just as Juanjo_NY did. What's sad and amusing is some tacticool armchair shooter will read our three posts and arrive at the conclusion that 66% off all glock owners have mag problems.
  2. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Cool deal man, thanks for all of the help. At this point I need to educate myself more, and probably any others I buy would be gun show, online, or private party. I have a friend with an FFL, so online shopping is pretty easy. I need to look at a lot more and get a better idea what I'm looking at.

    For $150 I think I got a good starter though.
  3. ndcent

    ndcent Banned

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    I want a Kimber 45, the small carry one with the crimson trace grip. OOO yeah.
  4. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    They're coming out with a green Lasergrip very soon. I'll get one as soon as it's available. It's much brighter than the red one I have now.
  5. tkitna

    tkitna Long timer

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    It's official. I think there is something wrong with the sig. Shot 15 rounds threw it today with Winchester shells and two jams. I'm going to try a new magazine and different shells and if the problem happens again, it's gone. I'm getting rid of the s&w 642 too. It kicks way to hard for my wife. Will be trading it in next week for something else. Bummer.
  6. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    That is a bummer. How many rounds have you put through it? They've gotten so high you can't just go run 300-400 rounds through them like you used to be able to do to knock the rough edges off.
  7. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Do a detail strip and clean it thoroughly using cotton swabs and an old toothbrush with some solvent. I like acetone or lacquer thinner. Take the magazines apart and wash them out, then check for bent feed lips. Get the bore and chamber squeaky clean with a wire bore brush. Inspect for problems, then reassemble, lubing as you go. And try some different ammo.

    If you still have the little stock grips on the 642, I wouldn't blame her for not liking it. Try some bigger rubber ones, maybe Pachmayrs. There's also nothing wrong with using .38 Special wadcutter target loads. They will reduce felt recoil and still be effective.
  8. tkitna

    tkitna Long timer

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    I've cleaned this Sig down to the nitty gritty couple of times, but i'll do it again.

    Yeah, its stone stock, but she hates it. We did run the .38+p's through it, but its in her head now. She needs something less then that.
  9. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    Man o man. 38+p's are absolutely brutal in those little guns. 158 gr SWC are not a lot of fun. Yeah, shoot the 148 gr WC rounds in that bad boy.
  10. 3DChief

    3DChief "Moto therapist"

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    Always practice with light target loads in it, save the +P stuff for the real deal. When the adrenaline is pumping, the noise and recoil won't even be noticed. Any other time, you're just abusing yourself and the gun for no reason!

    Tim
  11. Rustynuts

    Rustynuts Adventurer

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    Well these came in today, and within an hour after picking them up, one is a 9mm carbine :clap

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  12. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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  13. mustang

    mustang Lurker Extraordinaire

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    Cheaper than dirt showed stock yesterday for PMAGS, they are not cheaper than dirt though ...............$79.95 each.:lol3
  14. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Nice. If all of this gun ban stuff blows over and prices go back to 'normal' I want to build a few ar's. I haven't really decided on caliber yet. 22 and 5.56 for sure. 9mm sounds interesting. I wish now I hadn't put this off, I kept saying 'one day I'll build one' Well that's biting me in the ass now, like a lot of people.
  15. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    I hear ya,

    I was able to get 2 lowers before things went full retard, assuming it was the lowers that would be the hardest to obtain in a ban. Who knew the simplest parts would also become unobtanium?
  16. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    I must admit that I've not been surprised but the run-up in prices and scant availability of firearms, parts, ammo, etc. I recall the last ban. Yesterday, a friend who knows I've a Bushmaster 30th Anniversary model AR, offered me $3000 for it and all accessories. That's just nuts!

    Mike
  17. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    Capitalism. It's great when it's a buyer's market, and sucks when the advantage goes to the seller.

    We had a local gun show this past weekend. Garden-variety AR's were selling for $2700. I saw the same gun sitting in the nearby shop a month ago for $900.00 :huh
  18. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    Our M22 extractors (gen2) were all replaced several years ago, after several failures. I don't recall any since then, but as you say, any mechanical device can fail.

    As much as I have tried to get behind the Glock thing, since that is what we are mandated to carry, I have never had as poor performance from any guns I have ever used extensively. I know that there are those that swear by them, but I have had too many failures to be comfortable with one.
  19. xshanex

    xshanex Been here awhile

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    I can't even get .22lr at this point anywhere around me. The only stuff around is either monster handgun stuff, stupid expensive self defense, or oddball rifle ammo. The insanity and fear people have is making it really hard to enjoy being into shooting. I can't even go practice with my home security and carry guns monthly any more or go out to the range with my mother and uncle



    I'm really surprised that gun manufacturers can't scale up their manufacturing/shipping to take advantage of the highest sales rate in history since it's anyone's guess if they're going to be lose large part of their model lines and profitability going forward. If I were one of the smaller manufacturers that specialize in stuff thats getting banned I'd be running 2 or 3 shifts 7 days a week to cash in before my company went tits up
  20. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Keeping quantities low keeps prices high. Why make more if you can sell half as much for twice the price?:cry