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  1. ebow2

    Coonan Arms .357 magnum 1911

    I've gotten into a much better paying career field, and have decided it's time to really play with some firearm ideas. I've always ever had a 1911, and a .357 magnum revolver. I've decided I like the idea of only having to worry about 1 caliber. I really like the 1911 platform, and really like the fact that somebody makes one in .357 magnum but frankly, it's not cheap. Does anybody here have any experience with one and can let me know if it's worth it?
  2. p220

    Good holster threads?

    Pretty much what the title says. Looking to see if there is that "gold standard" thread about holsters. Just bought a sig p320 subcompact with accessory rail and wanted to see what holster(s) everyone likes for their pistol (I know what is right for one person is awful for the next, but it gives me something to narrow the search). Thanks so much!!!
  3. Am I the only one having a heckuva time figuring out how to post a new classified here ? Seems like 47 years in IT left me unprepared for such technical things. LOL ! But, I'll see if this works. Y'all tell me how I goofed. ****Use of the Trading Post is reserved for Benefactors and Authorized Vendors****
  4. tercel89

    Glock 36

    How's the Glock 36 now days ? Originally the 36 was hit and miss and it didn't have a light rail. I see now that it is still being produced by Glock and now has a light rail. So I assume it is better since it is still produced and all. Anyone here own one ? I am wondering about getting the 36 or the Shield 45 . The only thing I hate about the Shield 45 is the fact that the rear sight has to be removed to detail strip it as it holds the trigger/firing pin safety guts. I guess Glock has spoiled me .
  5. I'm starting a thread to chronicle my efforts to build a semi-custom M&P M2.0 Compact to rival the Glock 19 in my EDC suite. As Smith & Wesson are currently offering a $50 rebate on the M&P series of handguns, I purchased another 4-inch M2.0 Compact 9mm strictly for the purpose of sending its slide off to Primary Machine to be milled for a Trijicon RM07 red dot. It should be delivered to them tomorrow (Friday, Aug 10) and will then be in their queue for the next 2-3 weeks. The configuration I have specified for it is as follows: Mill slide for RMR and for Glock rear sight dovetail behind the RMR. Install plain black suppressor-height sights. Glock rear, M&P front. Proper height for co-witness. Cerakote slide Graphite Black This will be in addition to the other 4-inch M2.0 Compact 9mm that I have been carrying for several months now. I'll leave it with iron-sights only. This unit with the red dot sight will very likely become my new EDC. I will post updates here as I learn more about the ETA for its return to me. This photo is not mine but it is similar to what I have in the works. Mine does not have the thumb safety and the front sight is different. Friday 10-AUG-2018 The slide and RMR arrived safely at Primary Machine's location today and was signed for by their staff. The 2-3 week [estimated] countdown begins!
  6. tnhawk

    Another DW Valor

    After having several Dan Wesson pistols in 45 acp and 10mm I added a second valor in 9mm to the group today. I had several 9mm pistols but the only full size 1911 was a Rock Island. after a few hour drive getting home it's too late for a range trip today. However in the morning it expect it to fire a few hundred rounds without a failure as all the other DW pistols have done.
  7. Moped

    Ruger LCP

    Just picked one up on auction this week. Used, in the box, but looks like it has never been fired. Anything I need to know about them? Best place to get an extra mag for it? I already I figure it's not going to be a fun gun at the range. Any thoughts on a concealed carry belt holster for one? I've been pocket carrying a Keltec P32 and the holster for it, fits the LCP. They are virtually the same pistol, but the LCP is a little beefer and has a better quality finish. But it only cost me $27 more.
  8. Howler

    I added a CZ to the mix

    I took the plunge and ordered and picked up my new CZ Custom SP-01 Shadow. Friday evening after work I was able to put it in my hands. Because of the gully washer rain there was no chance to shoot it on Friday. So Saturday I took the gun to a local IDPA match just to show it to some of my fellow shooters. Next thing I knew I had on a borrowed holster and mag pouch. It's first shot was going to be on stage one. Man is that thing sweet. Zero problems out of the gun, one mental mistake (procedural- down3) , and two bad shots (down 5 X2) put me in 19th place. I've shot so much with the Glock that all the moves are drilled in my head, reload, seat the mag, drop the slide and get on target. At least three times my body tried to drop the slide using the CZ's safety lever. And not one time did it work...and I tried hard!
  9. Gotthegoods

    Walther PK 380, pre range review

    I recently met HiPower and ended up driving away with the Walther he had in the trading post. Odd timing on the acquisition as I had recently posted in the gun burn out thread. Strange how we justify stuff... Hopefully this review won't suck and add value to the extensive reviews and posts i read on line before buying. Finish: stainless steel slide with nicely finished edges. Nothing sharp detected to snag or cut. Roll marks are clean. No wear to finish on safety. Glock like barrel to frame lock up. Sights are good, made of metal. 3 dot set up; red dot on front light silver post, 2 white on dark gray rear. The color pips appear to be some kind of tube inserts, but not luminescent. I like the light colored front post, curious to shoot. Here is real picky: casting marks are visible under close inspection on the rear sight and hammer. Frame finish is just as good with the centerline seam being only slightly detectable. Carl Walther, Made in Germany along with Walther logo on grips is cleanly imprinted. Hard to make out in picture. .380 Auto is clearly engraved / etched (?) on the exposed part of the chamber in the ejection port. It is comfortable in my hand, well contoured, is full ambi with paddle mag release. Interior finish is good, neat and tidy with no apparent unfinished edges. I can see a bit of machining on the feed ramp and it is rough to touch. Surprised they cheaped out here. The other cost saving on finish is the unexposed part of the chamber. Maching marks are visible and not polished to same level. Picture shows no effort to polish underside of breach. A non issue since I'll see it when I clean it. Metal guide rod with a twisted wire coil spring (pictured) It looks like the barrel is placed in the breach, then the breach is hammered to hold the barrel in place. Picture shows two blows to the breach. Fit: I may have read it and missed it, but discovered the barrel is flared for better lock up with the slide. Hard to see in picture. Slide to frame is looser than my Kimber Micro or G2 G19. Since I've been shooting CZs for so long, it seems a rattle trap. When the safety is on, the hammer is blocked from striking the firing pin, all other action continues to work. I guess you could carry SA, safety on. If I carry, it will be safety off, hammer down, speaking of which, it has a half cock position. 12# DA trigger is long with noticeable stack in slow motion. Comparing it to my CZs in the high 6s, it will require some getting use to. Advertised at 4# SA, it too is heavier than recent experience, but not so much as compared to DA. In both actions, it is suprisingly smooth, no noticeable metal to metal / pastic contact for increased friction. Almost as smooth as my two improved CZs. Best I can tell is very light round count, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it truly wears in. I would compare the break to a snap vs. the crack of a good SA, with virtually no slack on the reset. Not put off needing a take down tool, as anything can be repurposed. Planning on shooting tomorrow, will report back. Forgot: it has no manual slide stop. Only way to lock open it to insert an empty mag or shoot it dry. Manual of arms, sling shot to charge. One reviewer said it closes on a loaded mag every single time, design feature. Not so sure about that at this point.
  10. Earlier this evening I was riding around with my wife and little girl listening to Guns And Leather Radio Hour. My little girl got to talking loud and I only caught a little of they said , but they were saying that a certain Taurus semi-auto in 9mm would go bang every time you pulled the trigger. I don't think it was the larger Taurus shaped like the Beretta 92 , I think it was a smaller 9mm. They were talking to a caller who asked how the smaller 9mm guns were selling and the Taurus was mentioned. Anyone know which one they were talking about ?
  11. Walther has recently put this pistol on the market. I've had a hankering for this since David posted about it some months ago on Shooters Nation. The RMSc is a compact version of the Shield used on larger pistols. Walther mills the slide at the factory, comes complete with RMSc mounted, plus a plate to use if you need to remove the sight. Your standard iron sights will co-witness with the RMSc installed. The PPS M2 RMSc is the same pistol as the PPS M2. MSRP is $699, tho you can get it a few $$ less from a dealer. My problem is, haven't been able thus far to lay my hands on one. I want to see if this will work for me. My old eyes aren't what they used to be, as far as focusing on iron sights. Possibly the red dot will help, maybe not. Reviews on the Walther forum from those who have bought one, really like it. We'll see,......if I can get my paws on one for a few.
  12. Grayfox54

    Shipping a handgun within the state?

    I believe I read somewhere that its legal to ship a handgun from one individual to another if its within the same state. No FFL transfer needed. Is this true? If so, can anyone provide details or cite the law?
  13. msliger

    Gun identification

    Can anyone help me indentify this. Caliber, year, make ; value? Thanks in advance
  14. DaveTN

    CMP 1911’s

    CMP 1911’s This is amusing. http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/1911-information/
  15. While researching for a post on another forum, I ran across this site and it brought back some memories. Mousegunner was a member here and use to post a lot about pocket pistols and other firearms. I had forgotten he had started a web page with his thoughts and opinions on pocket pistols and other firearms. Someone else took it over after his death in the Summer of 2011 (with the permission of his family, I am assuming)and it's still available and has been updated with guest reviews. I saved it to my tool bar. You all might want to do the same. http://www.mouseguns.com/index.htm
  16. Classic is running the Star BM 9mm surplus pistols for $150. That's really a pretty good price for a nice compact size 9mm. They are 1911 style. I've got one I purchased from AIM several months ago and it's been a great shooter and fun gun. It's a little heavy compared to the polymer frame guns, but still I think a good value. It's pretty accurate and an easy shooter. I've updated a few things on mine and plan to give it a try for CCW. If you order one be sure to grab a couple of spare mags for $20 ea. https://www.classicfirearms.com/star-model-bm-9mm-8rd-original-box-manual-fair-condition?utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image:+Star+Model+BM+SA+9mm+Semi-Auto,+4"+barrel,+8+Rd+Mag,+Original+Box+and+Manual+-+Surplus+-+Fair+to+Good+Surplus+Condition&utm_content=Special+Deal+On+Star+Model+BM+Pistols&utm_campaign=2018-07-23_StarModelBM&_bta_tid=08000453255476413427172220921536826126798580852209224883258073704786410786312845113842627835126078035207
  17. Anyone here have a Security 9 with a high round count and usage ? I am just seeing how they are doing. Any problems ? How is function ? Any premature rust on them ? I was about to get one back the first of this year but held off in case there were any teething problems.
  18. Defender

    S&W .380 Bodyguard Laser

    I have the model that came with the Insight laser. I had issues with it form the beginning. The battery would drain really quick. Sent it back to S&W the first time and not sure what they did besides replace the batteries. Sent it off again a few weeks ago after readiung on a web site that they would replace the entire laser with a Crimson Trace model at no cost. Contact their customker service and confirmed that, removed the laser form the gun and mailed it back. Got a new CT model in the ,ail about 3-4 weeks later. Drop in installation and it seems fine.
  19. mootw

    Steyr GB

    Any other Steyr GB fans out there? They stopped making these fine pistols in 1988. These two are--by far--my favorite 9mm handguns.
  20. Smith55

    New Revolver

    I just bought a Ruger SP 101 sa/da in 9mm. Fun to shoot. Good for winter carry or car carry. The only negative, it uses moon clips. First revolver for me with moon clips. I don't think i like them.
  21. Strange question from a new guy, but just looking for advice. I currently carry a Colt Mustang XSP for EDC and a Beretta 96A1 for open carry while on the farm, in the woods, etc...I often debate myself if the .380 has sufficient stopping power (I know this is arguable from both sides). I'm also not nearly as accurate as I'd like to be with the xsp I can shoot a fist size group with the xsp at 10yds and about the same group with the 96A1 at 30yds. Looking for a pistol as close to concealable as the xsp with close to the accuracy of the 96A1 in a larger caliber than .380 I realize the xsp is a 3" barrel and the 96a1 is almost 5". I also carried a Beretta 92 every day in the military for 10 years and the thousands of rounds help with the 96a1 accuracy, but it is NOT concealable. I've also debated a laser for the xsp, but I dont like to rely on too many moving parts. So...advice? Shut up and practice more? A new pistol?
  22. LINKS2K

    Sig P365

    I recently purchased my second P365 from Arms Fair. It has a born date of June 2018. My first P365 was purchased from Buds, and was born in March 2018. i never told my wife about the first P365, so when she saw the second pistol, see says “that’s more my style, I want a laser on it”. See previously had a Ruger LCR .22 with Crimson Trace laser, and a M&P Shield with a green Crimson Trace laser. I guess I’m in the market for a third P365. Thirteen rounds of 9mm in such a small package is a beautiful thing.
  23. RatchetyClank

    An Educated choice in a first Handgun

    Hey guys, I've lurked off and on for a bit and have been contemplating on purchasing my first firearm, and after my ample research and polling, I've had a particular pistol catch my eye and I've found a reputable reseller through gunbroker that will ship to a local FFL, I just thought I'd open this up to a public forum. That handgun, is the Jericho 941 by IMI. Now from a practicality standpoint I know this is off the wall. Cowboy Bebop references aside, this handgun was used by Israeli special forces, uses CZ mags, and has the ability to swap barrels to rechamber in 41 AE. While yes, nobody shoots 41 AE, its unique and packs a punch. It's a bit heavier, but has a really nice grip and shoots pretty accurately. Now insight into me, I'm an engineer and tinkerer by nature, I've grown up around firearms my entire life, shot several, cleaned several, passed by Concealed Carry, but have never owned a firearm other than a shotgun. Now I open up the floor to you guys as a review, with all my research and effort into vetting this as a first gun, do you guys recommend?
  24. Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact 9mm I have owned a variety of M&P semi-autos since they started producing them back in 2005. I bought my first M&P, a full-size .40SW, from Guns & Leather 12 years ago when the pistol first came out and quickly followed it with an M&P 40c and then several other versions joined them over the years. The 40c and the 9c were never really a favorite of mine as they seemed to suffer from the same things that the Glock 26 and 27 sub-compacts did. Namely, they weren't small enough to really be a pocket gun but they weren't large enough to be very versatile either. Just like with Glock, if I was going to carry a double-stack 9mm, I was going to go for the Glock 19 instead of the 26 and with the M&P it meant the full-size 9mm. The M&P Shield was a huge step in the right direction for Smith & Wesson for those who wanted a slim 9mm for deep concealment. It also really put the spotlight on the fact that the 9c was, in my opinion at least, really not good enough at any one thing to make it a compelling option. If only S&W would just listen to their customers and build something exactly the same size as the Glock 19/23. We just wanted them to give us 15rds of 9mm in a package slightly shorter in the slide and grip than the full-size. Apparently someone at S&W has finally listened. The new M2.0 Compact scratches all of the itches in all the right ways. It is as if Smith and Wesson's lawyers finally relaxed and gave the engineers the green light to go ahead and build a better Glock 19 than Glock does. And boy did they get it right. And they kind of snuck it in on everyone. The M2.0 Compact version really doesn't seem to have received the fanfare or enjoyed the publicity blitz that its full size brother did. The release wasn't timed to coincide with any of the major industry shows. The internet wasn't ablaze with rumors of the new gun until it had essentially been announced by S&W. I only saw the "leaked" promotional slick for the new gun maybe 48 hours before the company published it officially. And yet the paradox seems to be that the lack of hoopla over the gun is significantly the inverse of just how good it is. The new M&P Compact no longer occupies a weirdly confusing spot in Smith & Wesson's lineup. It no longer tries to follow in the equally awkward footsteps of the Glock 26/27 platform. Instead, it has taken the Glock 19/23 platform squarely in its sights and blown the center out of that target with a better option. The new Compact gives a platform that is perfect for concealed carry, with superior ergonomics, a better feel and a sexier look than its Austrian competitor. And, just as the Glock 19/23 will fit into a holster made for the larger 17/22, the new M2.0 compact fits even better into holsters made for the larger M&P full-size. Carrying the M2.0 Compact in a TT Gunleather "Mike's Special" leather inside the waistband holster made for my M&P 9mm Full-size yields an extremely comfortable and potent concealment package. The shorter Compact fits the longer gun's holster as if it were made for it. The slide is only 1/4" shorter at the muzzle but otherwise identical in dimension to the larger gun. The trigger guard is exactly the same size. The grip is of course shorter in length at the cost of giving up two rounds of 9mm, but 15 rounds is hardly inadequate and the shorter grip deftly avoids printing against a t-shirt when concealed. So, how does it shoot? It was no problem at all to keep the first two magazines (30 rounds) that I ever fired from the gun inside the head kill zone of a man-sized target at 15 yards. The pace of fire was slower at first but I quickly ramped up the speed to my normal cadence for defensive shooting (2-3 rounds in rapid succession) with only marginal widening of the pattern. I found the trigger's break to be crisp and predictable. I haven't measured the pull yet with my Lyman gauge but i expect that it is somewhere between 4.5lbs and 5.5lbs based on the way it felt. I haven't bothered to check to see what S&W specs it at despite the ease of finding such information with Google. The trigger reset is no more exciting than any other M&P that I have ever owned. For those who like the extremely tactile reset of the Glock pistols, you won't find the M2.0's reset to be quite as audible or authoritative. It's a little on the limp and soggy side, but I've never found that to be a bother or to hamper my ability to shoot the M&P platform quickly and reliably. I tend to subscribe to Rob Latham's philosophy that if you "ride" the trigger you will find it hard to pick up an unfamiliar gun and cycle it reliably. As a result I've spent the past 20 years learning to keep my grip firm and sight-picture correct rather than relying on riding the trigger's reset to keep my groups small. Your mileage might vary and the soft reset may drive you nuts, but Apex Tactical Specialities has all of the trigger and ignition parts you need to make your M&P feel a little more Glock-like if that is what you are after. Another thing that I noticed with the M2.0 Compact is that, with mine at least, the slide lock seems to have been improved by S&W so that lefties can finally release it with their dominant hand's thumb and not pull a hernia in the process. I am not a lefty so I am at a disadvantage any time I try to do lefty-things, but the slide lock lever is no trouble for me to manipulate with my thumb left-handed. My hands are built like that of an ogre with shorter, stronger fingers, but I still think that almost any lefty will be able to release the slide with the lock lever and that it will only get easier as the gun breaks in. Final thoughts... None of us ever buy a handgun with the idea in mind that we are going to publicly tell the world how big of a mistake we made. I have read many glowing reviews of handguns only to follow up with the author's writings later to see that they had parted way with that new wunderpistol once the honeymoon was over. I guess it is just human nature to want everyone else to think that we always make good choices and aren't careless with our money. That being said, I have bought some real turds over the years. I have spent money on guns that were nowhere near as good as the magazine pundits or YouTube pimps said that they were. I've taken new guns to the range and immediately knew that I had made a serious mistake, and already had an idea of how I was going to sell them before I ever got through the second magazine of ammo. HOWEVER. This isn't one of them. Hands down, the M&P M2.0 Compact is a winner. It's riding my hip right now in that TT Gunleather IWB holster. It is replacing my Glock 19 for daily carry. It is going to cause a lot of other guns in my library to spend lonely days in the safe. It is really that good. I found it to be incredibly accurate and flat shooting. The size is perfect. The texture on the grip is perfect. The trigger feels just fine to me. The only thing I changed, and I did it immediately as I do with almost every handgun for which they are made, was to install a set of Ameriglo Pro i-Dot sights with orange outlined tritium front dot and simplistic black rear sight. In this case, the rear has the U-shaped notch that I prefer and a single dimmed tritium dot. Perhaps the most powerful statement that I can make about the new Compact is that I will be buying at least one more of them to have as a backup. And I am probably going to sell some other guns that I won't be shooting anymore.
  25. Defender

    S&W .380 EZ

    Anyone shot this yet or know much about it?

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