The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    If you're right handed and the shots are going to the left, you're probably pushing them there with your trigger finger. Try taking up any slack and then slowly increase trigger pressure until it fires. I find myself doing that occasionally, and it's easy to correct.
  2. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    Makes. Google Stan Chen. :thumb

    It is worth coming out of retirement. :nod
  3. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    Looks like a good job there.
  4. FatChance

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    :nod Great job!
  5. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    what happen with shell 4 and 7!!?
    there were all the same, some old looking Federal Champion #8 I bought in a garage sale sometime ago.
    They go boom, but for some reason some more than others..:huh
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  6. Speedo66

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    Maybe you got someone's reloads.
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    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    blake716 nine toes

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  9. chriso

    chriso Been here awhile

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    Cheers! I hate big scopes and if I can hit a pig or bigger with either of those rifles and set ups inside 100m it isn't worth the shot or I get closer
  10. TheOtherBart

    TheOtherBart Long timer

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Taurus PT709 Slim? I went into the local gun shop asking about DAO pistols and that was one he pulled out of the case. It felt great in my hand, seemed to point well, so I was seriously thinking about going back and picking it up. But when I got online to research a little more about it I see that Taurus lists it as DA/SA but has some confusing language about the trigger setting in SA mode when a round is chambered. So that means it's a DA pistol when the chamber is empty? I'm not sure that makes any sense.

    Anyway I want something that has the same trigger pull for every round, but I'm not interested in a 1911-style SA at this point. How does the PT709 trigger actually work?
  11. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    The one we had in our rental counter ran about 15k rounds before it puked the guts. Shipped it back, got a new replacement and it's still ticking along.
  12. urbancowboy

    urbancowboy Vicious Cycler

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    any particular reason you'd go with that brand? if you ask me, if you're looking for a home defence/carry gun, why try to reinvent the wheel?

    i would recommend one of the many options that have been carried and tested by lots and lots of people over many many years.

    i'm talking about glocks, s&w M&P series, (obviously their revolvers as well), springfield XD, and sig.

    in terms of holster options, magazine availability, replacement parts, aftermarket parts, i think it's worth it to stay mainstream unless you have a compelling reason not to. and i don't think saving $100 bucks is a compelling reason in this case.

    if you just want a toy for the range, get whatever floats your boat.

    :ear
  13. TheOtherBart

    TheOtherBart Long timer

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    Glocks and S&W generally just don't seem to fit my hand well, and price becomes an issue for me with a lot of the higher end brands. What floats my boat would be something DAO, which is why I asked the question I did. But I appreciate the advice, it's definitely in the spirit of the typical "Does anyone know how well Brand X panniers fit on a KLR?" / "You should think about buying a BMW instead" internet input. :thumb

    Commander, did you shoot it? Can you explain how that particular trigger action works?
  14. CrashDummy

    CrashDummy Long timer

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    Ruger SR9 and SCCY CPX2 are DAO. I've got both, but prefer SCCY. It's a little thicker, but not enough that I notice it even inside the waistband, and 10 rounds instead of 7.
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    Well, in that case, if you really like the Taurus PT709 Slim you should probably buy a 6-round .38/.357 Ruger revolver :D
  16. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Damn! They told me my pistol would be a two week turn round and here it is 5 weeks later. I HATE waiting for a gun I had to send in the post. It was checked in and not sent back yet so I know it is still there but geez! And all it REALLY went back for was to refinish it since the coating was defective.
  18. urbancowboy

    urbancowboy Vicious Cycler

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    not really. i didn't recommend that you buy an H & K.:lol3

    KLRs work and are reliable. just not as sexy or as fast as other options.

    i'm recommending that you get a KLR instead of a hyosung or whatever chinese/korean cheap crap is out there if you want to use that analogy.

    when it comes to a gun that you are going to rely on, i wouldn't let that $100 keep you from getting the better option. you're better off waiting another month or two, save up some dough, and get the right pistola.

    buy once, cry once.

    don't take this personally, i don't know the OP or his background, but i just think it's funny how people who have very little experience with guns are so picky about what "fits their hand."
    yet entire military units, police departments, and government agencies are somehow able to issue one or two handgun options to thousands of people and train them to be competent with them.

    as i said before, i'd rather take advantage of the wealth of testing and experience that others have done and choose a weapon that has passed those tests.

    i'd rather have the effin thing WORK than have it be super comfortable. with enough training it will become comfortable.

    rant over.:D
  19. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Ergonomics can be very important, especially for those with smaller hands. A 1911 is almost borderline for me. I need thin grips, a straight mainspring housing, and a short trigger. I am very happy with a Browning HP in spite of the fact that it has a double stack magazine because the grip is shorter back to front than the 1911.

    One size does not fit all. The military has options, and elite units use weapons other than the issue Beretta. Many police agencies provide for women and others with smaller hands by having alternative weapons choices.
  20. urbancowboy

    urbancowboy Vicious Cycler

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    "One size does not fit all. The military has options, and elite units use weapons other than the issue Beretta. Many police agencies provide for women and others with smaller hands by having alternative weapons choices."


    exactly. glock and glock again.

    :hide


    now if the glock is too big, find another hobby. or learn karate.