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  1. I love the M1 Carbine in .30 Cal so much that I started looking for a handgun in the caliber to match. My search led me to both of these. An AMT/IAI Automag III and a Ruger New Model Blackhawk - both in the awesome .30 Caliber Carbine.
  2. This thread is dedicated to photos of your Dan Wesson 1911's gents (and ladies). Post them up. I'll start with . . . . . The Twins - Dan Wesson Classic Bobtails - CBOB's - 10mm & .45 ACP (yea, I'm a lousy photographer)
  3. In my case, I guess not. I would have to say my favorite handgun is my PPQ... but the one I find in my holster most often is my SR9c. I think the flexibility is the thing. The Ruger is really 3 different sizes. With the 10 rd mag with the flat baseplate, it fits perfectly in the Sneaky Pete I had made back when I had a PPS. Yeah, it fits in the same place a single stack 6 rd pistol did. With the pinky extension, it's easy to conceal the butt, and it feels like a full size grip, all 3 fingers have support. With the 17 rd mag, well, it IS a full size 9. Regardless of anything else I've ever had, I keep coming back to it.
  4. Good morning! With what seem to be multiple good Handgun Carry class options in the Nashville area, I'd appreciate any comments/thoughts on the strengths (or, if appropriate, weaknesses) of the different offerings. Thanks. C. Andrew Dunning
  5. I haven't added a Smith and Wesson to my collection for quite some time, but recently, I ran across three different ones I just couldn't pass up. top: model 38 no dash middle: pre 34 kit gun bottom: 14-3 (came with box and papers)
  6. The COP - 4 Barrel .357 Magnum Derringer
  7. Would someone with a S&W reference book help me out with the year these two Model 10-6's were manufactured? C753XXX (Think it is 64 or 65) D881XXX (" " " 75 - 77) Thank you!
  8. I've had my current Ruger Mark II for going on 20 years and can only take a wild guess at how many rounds have gone thru this lil work horse of a pistol. All I know is that there were some summers where it saw a 550 round box of Federals EVERY single weekend. Conservatively I'd estimate it's about 5K rounds/yr, so I don't have a damn thing to complain about. You can't put that many rounds thru any gun without replacing a worb out spring here or there. I've also upgraded to a set of Hogue target grips, Volquartsen extended mag release, and FO front sight. Every other part is original. Yesterday I was indoctrinating a co-worker from CA, err, introducing a first time shooter to the wonderful world of firearms and of course the Mark II comes out first. We put about 400 rounds thru the old gal with zero issues. However, when I got home to clean it, the mainspring was stuck. It took me about 30 minutes to take it apart (this was the normal reassembly time back when I first got the gun and there weren't such thing as a YouTube video to show you how to do it right). I found that the bolt stop pin had broken just above the mainspring. The bottom part is still attached to the mainspring by the pivot pin. I'm guessing the love taps with a rubber mallet over the years to unjam the mainspring or align the bolt stop pin holes finally had their toll. I'm not whining, the replacement parts are $15 including shipping from Ruger. I just thought after all these years this thing was indestructible.
  9. Kimber new 6" 10mm hunting 1911. Personally I think this is sexy AF. Then the MRSP of $2688 brings me back to reality.
  10. A new pistol in 9mm that looks like a Glock. http://www.schmeisserusa.com
  11. Hey guys. I started a conversation previously regarding handgun laws and I got great answers that helped a lot. But I have one more question that I didn't think of but would've been helpful to know today. The castle doctrine extension enables me to carry a loaded handgun in my vehicle without an HCP as long as I am not unable to own a handgun by law and if I'm in lawful possession of the vehicle. My question is....if someone I am riding with (friend,relative etc.) is in lawful possession of their vehicle, would that be covered by the castle doctrine? Or is it only if I myself am in possession of the vehicle and am driving? Thanks for the help!
  12. I have now put several thousand rounds through my Glock 20 and I am just not in love with the trigger. It is a bit too spongy for me and doesn't break like I want it to break. Can any of you recommend someone in the Nashville/Murfreesboro area? I'm looking for first-class work so I'm willing to open the wallet. I hardly ever modify a stock Glock but this is going to be the exception. Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
  13. Like I said in the other thread, I went ahead and ordered the Smith and Wesson Model 60. Well, I went to pick it up today. As I was checking the action, I could see it had a pretty decent trigger for a "straight from the factory" gun. But, when I went to check the single action, the hammer wouldn't stay back. Wouldn't lock on single action. Probably something wrong with the sear. Dave at TN Gun Country was on it immediately. I can say after years of doing business with them that they do take care of the customer and I like those guys there. I have zero problem with them. They were apologizing for it, but that was nothing they could have controlled. Dave is sending it back to Smith. Sort of leaves a sickening feeling, but I know between Gun Country and Smith it'll be taken care of and made right. I'm just anxious to get it back. Anyone else ever had this happen with a new Smith? I'm curious as to what would cause that.
  14. New guy here, but not new to forum discussions. Thought I would throw this out there. Is any forum better/worse for posting 1911 related topics, questions, photos, etc? Just curious. Off to bed, I'll get your replies in the morning.
  15. Use Code FEB15 to get 15% off of Firearms and Ammo online and in Gander Stores. Expires tonight at Midnight (Sat Night)
  16. ... iffen you buy one of their heaters, now through last of June. http://www.springfieldpromo.com/ - OS
  17. Not sure if this is the right place to post this. But....... Where is the best place to find a good Smith 640 or especially the 640 Pro? I've been wanting one for a good bit, but the Pro is usually pricey. It wouldn't hurt my feelings to go for a used one at all, but you just don't see them come up very often.
  18. I am sure most of you know this but entering the code NRA10 at checkout at Gander Mountain gets you 10% off on the website.
  19. I recently acquired a S&W 686-2 that is purported to be a TN state issued law enforcement duty weapon from the late '80s. Does anyone know the significance of following markings located on the frame below the cylinder?
  20. Picked up a new Sig 229R Saturday. Nice pistol, Sig fat, accurate. So far ordered a Galco holster and 2 mags to go with it. The only thing is it has a E2 grip and you have to slam the mags in fairly hard to get them to seat. Put around 500 rounds thru it so far.
  21. It strikes me that human nature is to reject change, and in the case of weapons--this is clearly evident. I am old enough to remember Vietnam Vets hating m-16's (AND the 5.56) active duty military absolutely despising Beretta M9 9mm 92's (AND the 9mm in general), cops FURIOUS about the change from wheelguns to Glocks, etc etc. But when we look back, those become the MOST popular weapons of a generation. I had a conversation with a NYC cop who told me that his usual "MO" was to carry a Glock 17 as his sidearm, and his old S&W duty revolver on his ankle. When in a confrontation, he said he would draw his revolver, if necessary empty it, THEN draw his Glock, tossing his revolver on the ground. He referred to it as a "New York Reload". He said he never trusted his Glock and still does not. Fast forward one Generation and the Glock is considered (arguably) by many as one of the most reliable weapons ever invented. I am saying all this to refer to the change to the Sig 320 as announced by the US Military. I can recall VERY few that were happy about going to the Baretta M9 (92). Now people are upset about the change to Sig with MANY MANY ex-Military guys exalting the Beretta (and curiously several versions of the Beretta selling for CRAZY prices). I predict that in a Generation, the Sig 320 will be considered "up there" with the 1911, the Barettta 92, and the Glock 17 as an all time favorite. Any input? (this is intended to be a post about "human nature" and rejection to change--not saying that one is "better" or trying to get into a senseless caliber war)
  22. Thinking hard about an AR pistol for us as a truck gun. I already have one, but its kinda high end and I dont want to use it for that. Anyone seen any good deals on a really inexpensive AR pistol anywhere?
  23. I'm starting my studies on the 226. I've owned one before, but it's been a long time ago. I'm thinking I want another one. I'm going to gather my Glock 19 FDE and all the crap together at some point and get ready to put it toward a Sig (or?). Looking a while down the road. I have owned somewhere north of 1,459,726 1/2 Glocks (it seems) of various calibers over the years, and I've been issued Glocks for the last 20 years, and I've gone through the Glock armorer's course. So I KNOW the Glocks. I know there mostly reliable, and I know there have been some problems. (Thought I'd get all that out of the way first) But I am TIRED of them! And I mean really tired of them. So tired that I seem to be developing some kind of angst agin 'em that's been gathering steam for quite some time (years) now. So maybe it is time for something different. I like the Beretta's I've owned, and there's certain things about them that I dislike, just like any other gun. Pretty well know the platform. I believe I like the Sig 226 or 228 better. And, of course, when my lustful eye falleth upon a CZ 75 I get a........well never mind that, but I really like them. I'd have to decide between the standard and omega systems. So, my choice is twixt these three. I know there are fans of the newer Sigs, and fans of the older west Germans. Amongst the Sigs, what do I need to look for, and which ones do I need to stay away from? Or would I be better off just concentrating on Beretta or CZ? Obviously I just thought I'd come here and vent and be considerate enough to allow ya'll to take part in my misery.
  24. 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?
  25. I'm wondering if anyone has experienced the same issue I've had. When trying to chamber a round from a fully loaded 30 rd magazine I'm finding that the bolt doesn't go completely forward like it should. If I try using the bolt release it will get hung up just about every time. If I do the slingshot method using the charging handle it will work correctly but only if I really let it rip. Anyone else experiencing this? I really don't think I would trust this gun if I had to do a defensive reload. Other than this issue it feeds all types of ammo without fail

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