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  1. I travel quite a bit and have never really considered this, but am now thinking about getting a 2nd permit (nonresident, in addition to Tennessee) to help fill in some of the gaps that have been created by Tennessee allowing 18 year olds to get permits (when they are Military). Can anyone guide me towards which state is the most bang for the buck and or cheapest and or easiest. I would love to get one by mail and not have to actually travel there? Advice?
  2. I've looked everywhere and can not find the subcompact Jericho (all steel, no rail, frame safety) even on auction sites. The Canik Shark C and Tristar T100 look similar aesthetically, does anyone have any experience with them?
  3. Seems like these small pocket sized pistols have been very popular as of late ... And seem to be a must in a carry rotation... This article has been floating around for awhile .. But for someone looking to purchase a small 9mm it would be worth a look .. Myself .. I picked a Taurus PT709 Slim before watching this .. And Im happy with my choice !! http://www.gunsandammo.com/handguns/compacts/single-stack-9mm-shootout/
  4. Has anyone found a night sight that will fit a XDM 5.25? I have looked at the usual sources , Optics Planet, Cabello's, Brownels and others. Lots of options for XDM, but not the 5.25 model.
  5. The U.S. Army has chosen the Sig Sauer Pe20 as its next pistol: https://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2017/01/19/army-chooses-sig-sauer-p320-as-next-service-pistol/ http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/19/politics/army-new-pistol-sig-sauer/ http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/01/19/army-picks-sig-sauer-replace-m9-service-pistol.html Army Picks Sig Sauer's P320 Handgun to Replace M9 Service Pistol Sig Sauer's P320 full-size pistol is shown in this photo. The pistol can shoot multiple calibers including 9mm, .357SIG and .40SGW. (Photo courtesy Sig Sauer) Sig Sauer's P320 full-size pistol is shown in this photo. The pistol can shoot multiple calibers including 9mm, .357SIG and .40SGW. (Photo courtesy Sig Sauer) 1 2 Military.com | Jan 19, 2017 | by Matthew Cox and Hope Hodge Seck LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. Army on Thursday awarded Sig Sauer a contract worth $580 million to make the next service pistol based on the company's P320 handgun. Sig Sauer beat out Glock Inc., FN America and Beretta USA, the maker of the current M9 9mm service pistol, in the competition for the Modular Handgun System, or MHS, program. "We are both humbled and proud that the P320 was selected by the U.S. Army as its weapon of choice," Ron Cohen, chief executive officer of Sig Sauer, said in a statement to Military.com here at SHOT Show, the world's largest gun show underway in the city this week. "Securing this contract is a testimony to Sig Sauer employees, their commitment to innovation, quality and manufacturing the most reliable firearms in the world," Cohen added. The Army launched its long-awaited XM17 MHS competition in late August 2015 to replace its Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol. "By maximizing full and open competition across our industry partners, we have optimized private sector advancements in handguns, ammunition and magazines, and the end result will ensure a decidedly superior weapon system for our warfighters," Army Acquisition Executive Steffanie Easter said said in a press release. One of the major goals of the effort was to adopt a pistol chambered for a more potent round than the current 9mm. The U.S. military replaced the .45 caliber 1911 pistol with the M9 in 1985 and began using the 9mm NATO round at that time. In their statements, Army and Sig officials didn't specify what caliber the new Sig Sauer pistol will be. Sig touts the P320 model product as "modular" and "adaptable," with interchangeable grips, multiple sizes and calibers that can be converted between 9mm, .357SIG and .40SGW. "From calibers, to pistol size, to the grip fit best suited for the shooter, the P320 is the most adaptable pistol available today," the company says in promotional materials. Two sources confirmed to Military.com that Sig submitted to the Army .40-caliber and 9mm pistols for consideration. One source said the Army ultimately selected the 9mm version. Shortly after the contract announcement, Sig officials celebrated here at the show. Staff at the Sig Sauer booth set out champagne flutes for a celebratory toast. The Army in December down-selected to two finalists for the competition: Sig and Glock, which had submitted its Glock 17 and Glock 19 models for consideration. Given the size of the contract, Glock is widely expected to protest the decision. Brandie Collins, communications manager for Glock, said she had not been briefed on the contract award but wished the winners well. Army officials informed Beretta USA and FN America at the show that they had been dropped from the competition in the recent down-select decision, according to a service source who is not authorized to speak to the press. But confusion reigned as reporters informed company officials of the Army's announcement. The decision formally ends the Beretta's 30-year hold on the Army's sidearm market. Gabrielle de Plano, vice president of Beretta Defense Technologies marketing and operations, said staff were still reading through the contract announcement to fully understand it. "It's going to have to be a no comment from us for now," he said. Beretta has fought hard to remain to remain the Army's pistol maker. In December 2014, Beretta USA submitted its modernized M9A3 as a possible alternative to the Army's Modular Handgun System program. But the Army rejected the improved M9A3, which featured new sights, a rail for mounting lights and accessories, better ergonomics and improved reliability. The company, however, wasn't finished yet. It developed a new striker-fired pistol, the APX, and entered it into the competition. Kristina DeMilt, public relations for FN, said officials at the show hadn't been informed of the award and were not immediately prepared to comment. The Army began working with the small arms industry on Modular Handgun System in early 2013, but the joint effort has been in the works for more than five years. It could result in the Defense Department buying nearly 500,000 new pistols. Current plans call for the Army to purchase more than 280,000 handguns, according to Program Executive Office Soldier officials. The Army also plans to buy approximately 7,000 sub-compact versions of the handgun. The other military services participating in the program may order an additional 212,000 systems above the Army quantity. "As MHS moves forward into operational testing, the due diligence taken by all of the stakeholders will ensure a program that remains on-budget and on-schedule," Easter said. Lawmakers may be eager to hear such an assessment. During last week's confirmation hearing for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to become defense secretary in the Trump administration, Republican Sens. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Thom Tillis of North Carolina took turns criticizing what they described as an overly bureaucratic effort, with technical requirements totaling several hundred pages. -- Brendan McGarry contributed to this report. -- Matthew Cox can be reached at matthew.cox@military.com.
  6. Anyone have any experience with a GSG 2lr pistol like the one pictured? Good, bad, mediocre? Thanks. I have looked around and it seems like reviews are mostly for the 1911 model they make. Plus first hand knowledge from you guys carry so much more weight.
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    M&P 2.0

    Picked up one of the 2.0 M&Ps today in .40 and a 5 inch slide. Initial impressions are out of the box it is a nicer pistol and the changes are thought out well. BUT it is probably offers little that a well set up original design does not offer. If your 1st design already has an Apex trigger and stippling , etc. then do not loose any sleep over not having the latest version. You are not giving up anything to someone with a 2.0 model. My interest in the 2.0 is for a thumb safety on a 5 inch slide model. Before the 2.0 I had to buy 2 pistols and make my own 5 inch thumb safety model and then I ended up with a 4.25 I did not really use. I used the 4.25s to arm up with women folk in the family come Christmas time.
  8. Over the years , It seems I always have at least one S&W SD series pistol ... Over the years they have improved and the Sigma stigma has worn off ... I have a SD40VE now .. Good solid pistol size wise closer to a 19/23 than a 17/22 but has the capacity of the 17/22 sized pistols ... SS slide .. Decent sights a trigger that has improved over the years .... Still not a light trigger but breaks clean and consistent but it is a self defense pistol ...boreingly dependable .. great ergonomics.... comes with 2 SS magazines and all at great price ..
  9. Off the bat, I'm NOT posting this as a "gun reviewer/blogger". If you spend the time to read this, that will become obvious. I just had a hard time finding any info on the Sig 290rs when I was considering this purchase. My intent here is to share some basic thoughts and information in case someone else might be considering this as a carry gun. Last month, I started looking for a single stack 9mm. I started out with the normal players in this field; Shield, XDS, LC9, Glock and CM9. All good, solid guns but I wasn't totally satisfied. I really wanted something smaller. I wanted to be able to pocket the gun as a absolute last resort but I still wanted something I could shoot 200 rounds at a time without any discomfort. This lead me to the Sig 290rs. I was able to find one of these "used" locally and decided to give it a try. This "used" gun had been fired appropriately ten times. So, i treated it as a new gun and cleaned it up good before my first trip out. On the initial range trip, I had a few issues. The gun was VERY tight as was the magazine. Nearing the end of my range session, I realized I wasn't properly seating the top round in the magazine. You almost have to make a concentrated effort to push the round all the way back. Hard to describe but the failures seemed to stop. I would chalk this to user error, new mag springs and a 10 degree outdoor temperature. So, 100 rounds in, 4-5 failures. Not sold at this point. Trip two; 55 degrees. 250 rounds and no failures what so ever. The gun ran much smother. I finally figured out the trigger and started getting pretty decent groups. The best trigger comparison I can make would be that of a Smith 642. Long but predictable. This is the only real negative I have on the gun now. It's a steep learning curve but worth it. Factory SIG night sights are a real selling point in this segment. One thing to note, this gun is heavy! I feel like it weighs almost the same as my FNS9c which is my primary carry. Although this maybe a negative for some, I like the extra heft. It allows for a really soft shooting 9mm. Capacity is 6+1 which I think is adequate for the scope of use. The gun ships with a extended magazine which I am yet to takeout of the box; It defeats my purpose for the gun. The factory grips are very aggressive or my hands are overly sensitive. Talon grips solved this problem. I would recommend spending $15 on the grips to save you skin and shirts. I've posted some pictures below. Comparison is with a FNS9c. The FNS9c fits right in between a Glock 19 and a Glock 26. Barrel length of the G19 with a handle slightly larger than a G26. I think the size of this gun was a good match for me The gun shoots much better than I do so I omitted the target pictures. After a disappointing first run, it appears the SIG has redeemed itself and I've found my new summer/deep concealment carry gun.


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