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#212376 - 06/20/08 02:39 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: crewst]
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
 Originally Posted By: crewst
Interesting. I shoot multiple cylinders at a time, and I'm by no means a huge guy (6' and currently 190lbs). I've shot the full range of loads for it (handloading), and I've had people shoot it for the first time, several rounds and even a full cylinder their first time. Perhaps it's intimidating for people who don't shoot large calibers. Back on topic though, I think Taurus has "the judge" which does .45 and .410... I'd love to have that as a home defense piece.
Guess it depends what you use it for. I shoot one handed bullseye - if I can't control it to at least 9 ring accuracy with a bullseye grip - it's not for me.

I'm sure I could have held it Chapman stance and gotten a fair torso sized grouping, but that's not a result I'm happy with.

Bren R.

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#212387 - 06/20/08 04:00 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: BrenR]
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Remind me not to take part in an invasion of Winnipeg.
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#212413 - 06/20/08 05:54 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: pmbuko]
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Remind me not to take part in an invasion of Winnipeg.
Nah, it's the defensive pistol guys like crewst you have to worry about then... I have to take my stance, check my stance with my eyes closed, put it down... control my heart rate, take a few good deep breaths to be sure I don't go even slightly hypoxic, breathe in... let it out a little and hold, sight picture, gentle pressure rearward - no pinky, no thumb... if anything moves, stop, put it down and start over... if it stays on - force focus to the front sight, hold the sight picture right through, surprise break... take the recoil straight back to the shoulder, no wrist.

By that time you would have pillaged and looted all you wanted to.

Bren R.

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#212442 - 06/20/08 09:56 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: BrenR]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6722
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

With my defensive weapons all I look for is a good torso shot. With a .40 or.38 cal defensive load that's all ya need.

When shooting the .22 I try a do a better job at control but I just shoot the .22 for the fun of it and it's cheap. I took the scope off my Ruger, can't say I cared for it. If I ever try optics again I think it would be a red dot. For now I'm going to stick with the iron sights.
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#215754 - 07/20/08 06:51 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: Wid]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6722
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Finally got the Ruger set up they way I wanted. It's a real fun gun to shoot, cheap too seeing she took a liking to cheap Federal ammo.



I put about 700 rounds through it today. Next up a trigger job.
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#215768 - 07/20/08 10:58 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: Wid]
JohnK Offline
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Well Rick, you certainly must have had a good time; 700 is about 10 times what I've shot of anything in one day. Any feeding or extraction problems? Not familiar with that Barska sight, although it looks a little bit similar to one of those Bushnell holographic sights that I was able to try briefly a couple years ago and liked.
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#215774 - 07/21/08 07:10 AM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: JohnK]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6722
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

No feeding problems at all John and only 1 stove pipe nearing the end of the session. This pistol is one well built machine. The only real gripe I can find is the LCI really collects a lot of gunk around it and it is hard to get it real clean. The Barska sight is nothing to special, just an inexpensive sight that seems to work fairly well. I didn't want to spend to much not ever using this type of sight before without knowing if I would like it.

I also did 150 rounds out of the Kahr. No problems at all to report on that one, none.
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#216358 - 07/25/08 05:00 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: Wid]
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
 Originally Posted By: wid
she took a liking to cheap Federal ammo.

I shoot Federal Gold Medal when available (currently everyone's waiting for Fed to make another batch here) and Federal's budget American Eagle the rest of the time. Both shoot just fine.

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The only real gripe I can find is the LCI really collects a lot of gunk around it and it is hard to get it real clean.
LCI?

Bren R.

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#216363 - 07/25/08 05:34 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: BrenR]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6722
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Loaded Chamber Indicator. The damn thing is just a hindrance when trying to keep the pistol clean.
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#216394 - 07/25/08 11:23 PM Re: Reommendatios for a compact pistol [Re: Wid]
merchman Offline
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Registered: 02/01/08
Posts: 834
Loc: WI
Wid, I have a very similar pistol to the one in you photo. Mine is a Mark I. Bought it from a co-worker about fifteen years ago for $175. Not sure if it was a good deal at the time. Came with the original grips and a very nice set of wood grips with some good checkering on the bottom half. The left grip has a rest for the thumb. Also came with two clips and a few hundred rounds of ammo in a leather case. Shot it a bit when I got it and found it very accurate and easy to shoot. I think it's time to break it out again for some fun and inexpensive plinking. Thanks for the post to remind me to take it out of the gun case.
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