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JReedEsq last won the day on November 27 2016

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  1. Andrew Sharits with Realty Executives. We have used him 3 times and he did a great job every time.
  2. I don't suppose you want to share the name of the instructor?
  3. The title of this thread is a total letdown. After the hectic day I have had, I thought it was about Megan Fox. What a bummer...
  4. While it is purely entertainment, I think it is interesting to see the AR pass the test that the conventional "wisdom" said it should fail. While I certainly believe that the old thought that AKs are inaccurate is probably B.S. too, this just shows how useless most of the gun store "wisdom" may be.
  5. https://www.full30.com/video/30a1f036a5143172f5da39cf50f46360
  6. JReedEsq

    Ruger LCPii

    Nope. I had to get a new one. The trigger guard is shaped differently.
  7. JReedEsq

    Ruger LCPii

    Update- Got to shoot the LCP ii this morning and no malfunctions with 50 rounds of WWB; about 40 rounds of Remington FMJ and about 25 rounds of Freedom Munitions loaded Hornady XTP hollow points. Ejection was a little erratic but I am optimistic that it will smooth out over time. My impressions: 1) I did shoot it a little better than my old LCP likely due to the better trigger and the sights don't get lost on me as much. Slow fire accuracy is probably about the same, but the larger front sight (more space for the white nail polish I put on) and the shorter reset, let me speed up and still keep things on a paper plate size at about 5 yards. 2) .380 can still have recoil in a small enough pistol. Despite a few reviews I read, I did not notice a reduction in perceived recoil due to the increased grip diameter. I also put about 50 rounds through the Glock 22 I am carrying today, and even with the bark of the .40 it felt like a very soft shooter in comparison. I like this LCP a little better than the first gen models but it isn't a gun I would enjoy putting 200 rounds through at a time. 3) I always people talk about recoil for a certain caliber which never makes sense to me. The size of the pistol seems to have a much more of an impact on recoil than caliber. when I shoot multiple pistols, I am reminded that regardless of caliber, I should carry the largest one I can comfortably conceal. For me, the bigger ones are just a lot easier to shoot well.
  8. JReedEsq

    Ruger LCPii

    If you shoot a lot of revolvers etc... or it's going to be your primary carry (and you will practice with it a lot). I really agree that the original is a better value. It it's an occasional carry and you are used to "riding the reset" on other pistols, I think the new one is worth not having to worry about "short-stroking" it under stress. I really liked the look and feel of the Ruger LCR we used to have around, but I wasn't that comfortable carrying it since it was the only revolver in the house I was concerned I'd short stroke it under stress if I ever had to use it. I lived with the long reset of the LCP just because it can be carried when not other viable pistol can be. I am no Cowboy and I honestly believe I'd be better off with a knife or fists than one of those NAA mini-revolvers. To each his own you know...
  9. JReedEsq

    Ruger LCPii

    I broke down and bought the one at SIA yesterday. Friendly folks and a price $30 less than Gander. For me, the combination of a slightly better grip, better sights, last round hold open, and the short-reset trigger are worth the money (and the 1 ounce of weight) as long as it eats a wide variety of ammo like my last LCP did. I hope to get it to the range next week. Thanks TGO,
  10. I just bought my 3rd LCP. An LCP is really nice to have around as a "workout" carry. This time I bought the LCP II which has a completely different trigger. If you are coming from a striker-fired gun, I think you are far less likely to "short-stroke" the trigger with the short reset of the LCP II. If you regularly shoot revolvers, it may not be worth the price difference.
  11. JReedEsq

    Ruger LCPii

    Thanks. I haven't been in there before. I will have to check it out.
  12. JReedEsq

    Ruger LCPii

    Has anyone seen the LCPii for sale in stores near Knoxville? I am interested in handling one but I am not interested in paying an inflated price for one.
  13. Sure doesn't, but I am just pointing out that every person's EDC is always a compromise. No offense intended.
  14. If I knew I would be in trouble, I would stay home...

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