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YOUR FAVORITE HANDGUN, QUA ACCURACY ?????

 
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 08:33 am
@H2O MAN,
H2O MAN wrote:
Cute, how's the recoil?


smooth, almost none at all
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 08:36 am
for accuracy i use this
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2639/4123216669_1cc96f1896.jpg
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 09:04 am
@djjd62,
Why do you need accuracy?
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 09:26 am
@H2O MAN,
when me and my friends are playing cowboys and indians, i don't want hear no **** about "you missed me" Wink
wandeljw
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 09:32 am
@fresco,
fresco wrote:

Shocked
As a Brit, I find the use of "favorite" in the title of this thread lying somewhere between the bizarre and the distasteful. But carry on by all means !




What surprised me is that David normally spells qua -- KWA!
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 10:06 am
@djjd62,
Try playing Infidels and Muslims.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 02:13 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

.44! Hell, there is on brand that comes in .44 - 70. At my age and condition,
I wouldn't set one of those off in a ten pound rifle!

Yes, in a defensive handgun, reliabililty is the highest priority.
I have a feeling we will continue to differ on this subject.
We will not differ on the subject of the value of MECHANICAL RELIABILITY.

By that criterion, I favor revolvers.





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 02:18 pm
@wandeljw,

fresco wrote:

Shocked
As a Brit, I find the use of "favorite" in the title of this thread lying somewhere between the bizarre and the distasteful. But carry on by all means !


wandeljw wrote:
What surprised me is that David normally spells qua -- KWA!
That is false; I 've always adopted the Latin rendition verbatim.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 02:23 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

when me and my friends are playing cowboys and indians, i don't want hear no **** about "you missed me" Wink
As children in Arizona, we played that game,
but we had separate n distinct guns (obvious imitation guns) for that purpose.
We also had imitation cars n trucks, but we never got them
confused with the real things.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 02:41 pm
@H2O MAN,
H2O MAN wrote:
My .45 ACP Glock 21s are very reliable and accurate.

http://cheaperthandirt.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Glock21.jpg
I know that Glocks r held in high esteem,
but a friend of mine got a new Glock 19
and he took it to a gunnery range,
to try it out. I invited him to try my guns
and vice-versa. Out of the first 15 round magazine,
his brand new Glock jammed on me 3 times.
(I was well aware of keeping a stiff wrist, and did so.)
None of my revolvers did.

Most of my gun collection consists of revolvers
tho I have a few automatics, notably a 9mm Luger P-'08,
from 1940 (whose provenance I know not) which renders good service,
but 9mm lacks sufficient stopping power to be used as a defensive weapon.
For stopping power (and for jamlessness) I favor my 2 inch .44 special
Taurus Model 445 in stainless steel mirror.
I have it loaded with hollowpointed slugs, with W - I - D - E cavities.

I am not sure if our English friends on this thread approve
of this defensive strategy. I wonder what Churchill 'd have thought of it.





David
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 03:25 pm
Many revolver shooters have had this jam experience the first time or two shooting a Glock.
It's not a Glock problem, it's a trigger puller problem. I could have you shooting Glocks jam free in no time.

That said, find something your are comfortable with and stick with it. Muscle memory is a wonderful thing.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 03:26 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Awright, if you mean to load it up right out of the box and trust it with your life, I concede, though you surely recall the story I related of a new revolver with a major malfunction.

Now, if we follow the sensible procedure of checking it out with a couple hundred rounds of the type of ammunition you intend to use for defensive work, well, we can afford one major disagreement.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 03:32 pm
@H2O MAN,
H2O MAN wrote:
Many revolver shooters have had this jam experience the first time or two shooting a Glock.
It's not a Glock problem, it's a trigger puller problem. I could have you shooting Glocks jam free in no time.



That said, find something your are comfortable with and stick with it.
Muscle memory is a wonderful thing.
That is excellent advice.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 14 Dec, 2010 03:44 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
Awright, if you mean to load it up right out of the box and trust it with your life, I concede,
though you surely recall the story I related of a new revolver with a major malfunction.
That does not ring a bell.
Perhaps u will re-iterate ?

There is another, unrelated problem
qua the victim of a crime being identified to the event, to wit:
if the victim injures the predator, then the victim might be civilly and criminally prosecuted, if the D.A. is a liberal.


That raises a question qua the wisdom of a swift clandestine departure from the scene.

Will his Id. be revealed by marks on discarded shells in the area ?
FBM
 
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Reply Wed 15 Dec, 2010 12:33 am
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb192/DinahFyre/taurus_192015117.jpg

I got adjustable rear sights and after about 5 practice rounds, tweaking here and there, was able to keep a tight grouping. Picked a squirrel off the side of a tree once on a camping trip. I was hungry.

I later bought a Llama .45 Mini Max, but was disappointed in the accuracy and range. The recoil also made it necessary to sacrifice speed to maintain accuracy.
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 15 Dec, 2010 01:11 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Sure.

For some unknown reason, I bought a Ruger Super Blackhawk. First shot was fine, and so was the second. The action got a little tight on the third, I had to give up. In fact, it was so tight I was barely able to rotate the cylinder enough to unload it.

What happened is that it got out of the factory with too much headspace. Recoil moved the fired hull too far to the rear, allowing all that pressure to expand the case just forward of the rim. The case could not move far enough into the cylinder to permit normal rotation. Of course, Ruger fixed it free of charge. I don't recall who paid the postage. This was a .44 Magnum, of course.

Now, this kind of problem might be no big deal, in a sense. If it worked right, right out of the box it isn't the kind of malfunction that would pop up later. It was either right or it wasn't. It might (or not) have been possible to shoot .44 Specials without a problem, only to try the magnum loads some years later.
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roger
 
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Reply Wed 15 Dec, 2010 01:12 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Yeah, them autos do have the unsanitary habit of spitting the hulls all over the place. Definately something to keep in mind. Bullets may be lost or shattered to the point of being useless. Those firing pin and extractor marks are there forever.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 15 Dec, 2010 03:33 am
roger wrote:
Yeah, them autos do have the unsanitary habit of spitting the hulls all over the place. Definately something to keep in mind. Bullets may be lost or shattered to the point of being useless. Those firing pin and extractor marks are there forever.
Even if u WIN both civil and criminal litigation,
u 'll never see your legal fees again; many $$1000s take wing.

Thay r the practical equivalent of large fines
for offenses of which u were innocent (unless u have GOOD castle doctrine laws in effect).
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 15 Dec, 2010 08:51 am

.22s don't usually have much STOPPING POWER,
but thay tend to be more accurate.





David
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 15 Dec, 2010 03:20 pm
Merry Christmas from TIGER Valley
 

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