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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #400 on: January 02, 2014, 04:08:37 PM »
Article says the Remington R-51 will list at $389.
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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #401 on: January 02, 2014, 06:52:58 PM »
That's msrp, retail will probably be less. It looks pretty sweet for what it is!
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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #403 on: September 22, 2014, 06:11:23 AM »
Yep, Always comes down to shot placement.  Hit's with anything count a lot more than misses with everything. 



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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #404 on: December 11, 2014, 08:59:52 AM »
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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #405 on: December 11, 2014, 07:07:12 PM »
Cci shotshells are alot of fun from one of those watcher

I had one a few years ago in 22lr that was fun to plink with

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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #407 on: January 04, 2015, 04:27:46 PM »
Great article. Ernie and CVO have been my go to gun shop for 10 years. real good guy.
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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #408 on: November 16, 2015, 03:11:28 PM »
Hard to believe I have had my CCW permit for almost 5 years now, so I was up to renew. Took a quick (about 20 minutes) shooting "class" over the weekend where you had to show proficiency with a hand gun. I picked up a few pointers and was comfortable with the test.


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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #409 on: November 16, 2015, 03:12:58 PM »
Great shootin tex  ;) keep those skills honed.
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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #410 on: November 16, 2015, 05:51:34 PM »
Nice tight pattern is that two or three clips worth

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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #411 on: November 16, 2015, 06:49:13 PM »
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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #412 on: November 17, 2015, 08:48:14 AM »
Great shootin tex  ;) keep those skills honed.
Thanks.  I ran through about 20 rounds that morning, but had not had the chance to even admire my G19 for a month or so before that.

Nice tight pattern is that two or three clips worth
3 mags (not clips) - 45 rounds.

For the test, there were two command types:

"Up" - this would mean 2-5 rounds at center mass (the grey rectangle in the center)
or
Call out a number - one shot at the number called.

I rushed the one shot at #3 (it hit on the shoulder of the silhouette) and the two that drifted right of center.  The two low on center, I anticipated.
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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #413 on: November 17, 2015, 05:32:49 PM »
I just watched this and thought it was great. We actually did this in TKD class (with a rubber gun and knife) with the same results.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_KJ1R2PCMM
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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #414 on: November 17, 2015, 06:20:06 PM »
Most definitely needs to be taught


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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #415 on: January 23, 2017, 12:31:27 AM »
Ok gun people's, bringing back an old thread here but...what are your thoughts on the beretta 92a1?
Also looking at the Springfield xd mod 2 tactical.
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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #416 on: January 23, 2017, 06:30:21 AM »
I was in the Army when they switched from the 1911 to the Beretta.  Having spent a lot of time on both platforms, I never cared for the Beretta as much. It's a good gun, but it just never felt quite "Right" in my hands.    On the contrary, I bought my wife an XD subcompact, and after shooting hers, I was so impressed by the weapon that instead of buying one of the other 3 or 4 pistols I had narrowed my choice down to after a year of research and shooting, I bought the XD for myself.   

I have not had the chance to handle either the A2 or the Mod 2, but based on the changes from previous versions of each,  The Beretta doesn't seem to have changed much except for the internal frame buffer, time will tell if that's a big deal or not, but rounding the trigger guard seems like a step backward to me, particularly if the guard wasn't increased in size to handle gloves.  The XD didn't change much to the Mod 2, (Which is a good thing, hard to improve on the platform).  The updated factory sights are probably the best new feature on the Mod 2.   

I was one of those guys who didn't want an XD, I wanted a 1911 or an S&W M&P, but once I shot that XD, I changed my mind.   

Now take that with a grain of salt, I love the XD Sub compact (With a pinky extension it fits my hand perfectly and I have big paws), I didn't care for the grip on the full sized XD quite as much as the subcompact, but I had no complaints either.   

I don't think you can go wrong with either, but my preference definitely sits with XD platform. 

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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #417 on: January 23, 2017, 11:49:29 AM »
Thanks for the info.
Grip size is one of my concerns, I don't have huge hands. Is the beretta much bigger than the xd?
I do like the m&ps too. Problem for me is I can't even look at any of these guns unless I drive 6 hours down the road to the nearest gun shop that stocks them. So I basically have to make a decision based on research rather than experience.
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Re: Handgun thoughts
« Reply #418 on: January 23, 2017, 12:58:20 PM »
Going strictly off the XD and 92, the XD just feels better.  The edges of the grips are rounded a bit better on the XD, plus the scallops on the XD just slide your thumb and hand into a perfect grip without any thought.  The Beretta still has the same panel type grips on a straight rounded back-strap.  Both are nearly identical in size so hand size I don't think you'd notice a size difference.  But comfort is night and day.   (Again, this is the 92 vs the XD, not the 92A1 vs XD mod 2 as I don't have either available).  But they both are similar enough to their previous models to make the comparison fairly close. 


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