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Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Any interest in size comparison photos? I can do a g42 v g26, and can prob pester drav to let me borrow a g17 too.

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Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Yeah for bad triggers I think my P64 as it came to me wins out. The DA pull was so bad that I could not pull it all the way. SA was fine, and after some major cleaning DA worked, but was still super hard to pull.

If forced to choose only one gun between that P64 and a Lorcin I'd take the Lorcin.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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rifles posted:

I have held in my hands a 9mm Lorcin that exploded from a round of WWB in my great uncle's hand the first time he tried to fire it.
Still would.

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Jun 9, 2006

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Sixgun Strumpet posted:

Remember, this isn't a duty weapon, this is insurance. In my judgement what matters is having enough cartridge to stop someone, in a gun that I can shoot accurately, that no-one knows I have (jframes conceal like no other by the way), and most importantly that I will actually carry.
I carried an airweight j-frame for several years and while it is super concealable it doesn't have poo poo on the current pocket .380s.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Well there are the Remora holsters, but after using mine for a bit I'm kinda so-so on the whole concept. Even with a belt the thing can shift on you, and then there's the issue of having to remove it before you can use the bathroom since nothing is holding it. AKA the "I don't want to be one of those morons that forgets their pistol in a stall" issue.

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Jun 9, 2006

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Sixgun Strumpet posted:

If you can't see well enough to see your sights, how can you be sure of your target?
You are at the dark end of a hallway. At the other is someone who just broke in and is illuminated by your porch lights, light from another room, or whatever.

They are well illuminated but you can't see your sights for poo poo.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Sixgun Strumpet posted:

Won't they then be outlined against the bright target?
What would you have an easier time finding quickly, some outlines or two or three glowing dots? Personally I think the latter would be easier for me to pick up quickly. But if you feel the other way and don't want them on your gun that's cool.

ed: I don't give a hot gay gently caress what congress says we should have on our guns.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Sixgun Strumpet posted:



You pick it up, it just points right.
Point shooting has its place and I do think it should be practiced when it can be done safely. Mainly because it's a fun change up from the norm.

On the other hand training can help you bring up to a reasonably consistent sight picture from draw...but counting on grip shape to do it is kinda a bad idea given the growing world of plastic framed guns that are essentially one size fits all with maybe some variation in backstraps.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Bigass Moth posted:

Why a Bodyguard when Shields are available and IIRC roughly the same price?
Because for whatever reason he feels the Bodyguard meets his needs in a way the other doesn't ding dong.

PRESIDENT GOKU posted:

And how do I use the laser? Do I leave it on while I carry it? Because gently caress trying to mash that little button on the draw.
Don't worry about using the laser, it's a neat idea but like you found out already hitting that button reliably and quickly is a pain in the rear end.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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There was some temptation earlier today to start making a ccw holster for the Savage 1907, but the G42's the same size with the extended floor plate so,
Let's not even get into the Ortgies and its whopping inch of penetration into a pack of printer paper.

I'll reiterate in this thread my love for the Tangodown/Vicker's glock slide locks. They are much, much easier to use than the originals.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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ed: on second thought this isn't the sort of thread for posting about posting.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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The caliber thing kinda popped up when I was mulling over carrying the Ortgies or Savage 1907 occasionally for shits and giggles. The conclusion was 'better than throwing a rock, but not by that much.'

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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OWLS! posted:

There we go. A rock v2.0 is better than a rock v1.0, but it still doesn't make it not a rock.
The real question is since the guns are basically the same size am I better off with ten rock v2.0s with the Savage or six rock v2.7s with the Glock?

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Jun 9, 2006

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Butch Cassidy posted:

Crosspostin'




Glocks 27 and 42 with a Shield
Have you tried the Vicker's slide locks? I have them in my 26 and 42 and am quite fond of them. Looks like I can get away with putting one in my 34 as long as I stick to USPSA Limited so I'll likely do that soon too.

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Jun 9, 2006

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Butch Cassidy posted:

Nope. I just crank on the slide and am happy to have the slide lock stay out of my way.
That's cool. I prefer to be able to thumb it easily regardless of if I actually do or choose to slingshot. Part of what I like about it over the 34 style extended release is the Vicker's doesn't add that much size really, it just sticks out a little more at the top so you can hit it easily. Maybe like 1/16th-3/32nds of an inch more than stock.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Juice posted:

OK.



That is the gold standard in leather IWB holsters. We don't talk about it a lot here because the 10 posters who produce 75% of our content don't own one and thus don't recommend it. Also, it costs more than whatever they recommend. However it doesn't cost more than buying whatever they recommend first, and then figuring out it's an average product and buying something else searching for a good holster.

It's the Milt Sparks VM-II. Holsters are all very personal and what works for one person won't work for another. So I can't promise it will work for you. From a quality standpoint, it's among the best (there are probably equivalent and better holsters - I just don't have experience with them...but they don't have "tac" in their name).
On that holster is the flesh side of the leather on the outside with the smoother side in?

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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I've been reluctant to carry at work since it's not allowed by corporate policy and if the owner found out I'd be immediately canned, but yesterday we had a driver get jumped, sucker punched, and robbed. And tonight I had to be escorted back to my car by a customer because their unrestrained psycho rear end dog was acting like if the lady moved away from me it would attack.

This is in addition to previous similar problems I've personally had with psycho dogs, an incident with a younger female driver where a butt naked man answered the door (likely as a prank, but still holy poo poo dude), and one of my other coworkers having had a gun pointed at him on three separate occasions now.

So gently caress the owner's opinion. He doesn't pay me enough to get mauled, shot, or molested.

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Jun 9, 2006

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The job market sucks balls and I've gotten exactly zero callbacks on poo poo related to my degree so for the short to mid term I am stuck here in the mcjob. Longer term I am trying to expand my client base for photography* and adding graphic design & basic CNC to my skill set. Oddly enough the last two combined would give me an edge in the photography biz that as far as I know no one else in my area can compete with. Also they're fun as gently caress so yay.

QuarkMartial posted:

I reload 38spl is the main factor behind those guns in particular. The Glock is definitely too thick, so swapping to a 26 or a 19 won't really help in that regard. Something slimmer could potentially work, but I frankly see myself going with a revolver as that's what I am most comfortable and confident with.

At the same time I'm poor, so I won't necessarily be running out to go grab anything. It's something I'll just keep thinking on for a while and seeing what I prefer as far as shooting and handling and all that jazz.

E: Saying that I was going to get a revolver this Spring was a poor choice of words on my part, sorry.
Check out the glock 42 if you can. It's waaaay smaller than the 26, but you get a max capacity of 7 (when running +1) and mag swaps are way faster than revolver loading in my limited experience. And since you've already got glock experience going to the 42 will be piss easy -- trigger breaks the same and all that poo poo, it's just way smaller. Disassembly is marginally different as some parts have been changed.


*lol not only has my liberal arts minor in photography made me more money than my hard science major over the last 5 years but at this point so has the delivery job several times over my major in 1. really feeling that summa cum laude now boyos

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Butch Cassidy posted:

Guns donít kill people. Itís impossible to be killed by a gun. We are all invincible to bullets and itís a miracle.
I shot myself with .22 until I built up an immunity so I'm good through 500 mag.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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You really shouldn't be using intoxicants of any sort while carrying anyways so while it'd be nice to have a clear legal standard...

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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PRESIDENT GOKU posted:

Say you have to use your gun, and it's found out you had alcohol in your system.
It's worse than just that, if you are intoxicated or impaired while carrying then you really are putting other people at risk. Legal ramifications are really just the second issue.

It's a really really loving dumb thing to even think about.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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QuarkMartial posted:

In other news, I just picked up a blued S&W model 36 for CCW. Shot my LCP alongside my nickel 36 and an airweight 442. Loved the airweight and my 36, but I'm just tired of the LCP.
Clearly the answer is to sell the LCP and use the funds to have the revolver modded for moon clips.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Craptacular posted:

5. All Glocks explode, no matter what.
There are only two types of Glocks. Those that have exploded and those that haven't yet.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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rifles posted:

If I bought a modern gun that I intended to carry to defend myself and I tried to load Ranger Ts in it and it won't feed them, but it will feed Gold Dots, I'd consider the gun to be defective.

I can 100% understand a gun not liking a handload, but a gun that I intend to protect my life with not feeding the highest quality factory ammo available? Not acceptable in my mind in any way.

If I bought a modern gun that didn't feed Ranger Ts reliably but would feed Gold Dots and other good stuff reliably I'd just stick with Gold Dots and other good stuff.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Swung by a friend who is a leather worker's shop today and got myself a sweet rear end gun belt and a holster for my G17.

Will post pics eventually.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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You can find not-+p self defense loads, though it can take a bit more searching. Online is usually easy, though local might be tricky depending on what stores think will move.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Wendigee posted:

sure but... maybe at least require a loving test to see if you can aim a gun?
There's a several concerns with requiring a test.

1. If a person needs to protect themselves NOW because of a stalker or whatever they can't legally since they haven't taken the test.
2. Does the test cost money? How much? Who pays? A couple hundred dollar test that the applicant has to pay for would create a pretty significant barrier for a lot of lower income folks.
3. Who is setting up the test's standards and do they have any kind of agenda? If some rear end in a top hat who hates the idea of people being able to carry gets to make the decision you could find the test requirements to be so absurdly high that few people could pass without some serious training and practice, or requirements could be deliberately creeped up slowly to an absurd level, with the same results.

It's better to not have a test but make sure it is quite clear that if people are reckless, harm others by shooting wildly, or deliberately inject themselves into situations that basically guarantee a fight that their asses will be nailed to the wall.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Craptacular posted:

Actually no, she was indicted for securities fraud but was only convicted of conspiracy and making false statements to LE.

I do have to wonder why those specific crimes were excepted though. It's not like those are the only non-violent white collar felonies out there, and when the law was written the feds still budgeted for firearms rights restoration.
"Skeezy accountants are people too!" -- a guy up for reelection

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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The GAP Enterprises floorplates are nice for the G26.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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On those "minimalist" holsters that just cover the trigger guard and usually have a paracord pull -- has anyone here tried or heard of someone trying to redo the paracord so that it has a belt loop you can run your belt through and then using that for a pocket holster?

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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There are other glock barrel companies than lone wolf like KKM.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Kommienzuspadt posted:

the LWD Barrels I've seen are super sketch. I'd go with KKM or Storm Lake.
Only issue I've had with my KKM barrel was that it had a little bit of a break-in period, though it was one of the G34 ones so I think it was aimed at match stuff anyways. Still has worked flawlessly after that minor break in.

Since it is good I'll buy one eventually for my G20, but that's low on my priorities right now.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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I'll keep you in mind but right now my gun money has been allocated already.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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I think I've changed the sights on something like 5 glocks now and while it works I'm getting tired of the hammer and punch way. But there's no way in hell I'm paying $100 for a sight pusher. I might try to make one if I ever feel the need to swap sights again though.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Well you already have kids so it's not like you need your dick anymore anyways.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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A pocket 380 would be a handy thing, you don't have to stick with either just appendix or pocket, you can alternate as necessary or desired. All around they are easy as poo poo to carry.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Ran across a holster company I hadn't heard of today at a local store. L.A.G. Tactical is the name. Picked up a G17 holster so could not use my nice leather pancake one when hunting again and further screw it up. Neat thing about the L.A.G. holster is it is convertible from OWB to IWB and includes the clips to do the swap. There's also some adjustment for cant and ride height. Gonna wear it in the house for a bit and see how it feels.

This is the company: http://www.lagtactical.com/

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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I bet when you're riding no car drivers will pass too close to you.

Also please don't fall on your back.

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Kommienzuspadt posted:

The g42 has good sights, too (when you replace them with an aftermarket model)
The factory ones are fine if you can't immediately drop the cash on swapping them out.

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Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

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Sammyz posted:

Anyone have experience with Sticky Holsters?
Had one for something small and it didn't stick to clothing like it was supposed to at all.

I have a Remora and it works nicely though after some use I'm not really sold on the clipless thing. I'm sure they'd make a nice pocket holster though.

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