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Excalibur 06-21-2019 03:46 AM

Seriously considering the AK-V

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lGK03Gy2tQ&t=406s

S&Wshooter 06-23-2019 12:21 AM

The 9c shoots great, even with a shorter grip than what I'm used to; I might EVENTUALLY invest in an Apex trigger but honestly it's fine as-is. First mag through it was as fast as I could at a head size target at 7 yards, and I grouped decently although I have to hold a little left, but that's normal for me; overall it's a pretty small gun for me, with a short grip, so that considered I'm fairly satisfied with it, and that it's ergos are just about right for me. I'm looking forward to getting more used to it and pushing that target back further and further

Excalibur 07-07-2019 02:22 PM

I just bought a new handguard for my CZ Scorpion. I'll post pics when I've installed it

Spartan198 07-08-2019 01:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 44665)

I'm wondering if Kalashnikov Concern (stupid name, IMO) will release commercial versions of the AK-12 and AK-15 at some point.

Ultimate94ninja 07-08-2019 03:10 PM

It's funny you asked; this was revealed two weeks ago: https://en.kalashnikov.media/video/w...karabin-ak-tr3

Excalibur 07-11-2019 01:10 AM

I was gonna say that they are already planning to

S&Wshooter 07-16-2019 10:55 PM

Midway gave me a discount bc it was my birthday recently so I got some finger rest baseplates for the 2 flat based M&P9c mags I have (not having that finger space makes my hand start to cramp when shooting), 3 S&W 3900 mags (2 OEM, 1 Promag to test), a 4500 mag (promag, to test), a magpul AR trigger guard thing, and another extended 7rnd LCP mag

Excalibur 07-26-2019 10:40 PM

So these are my current favs

http://www.imfdb.org/images/b/b7/ExcalBM4.jpg

http://www.imfdb.org/images/4/49/ExcalScorp.jpg

http://www.imfdb.org/images/6/61/ExcalAR3.jpg

S&Wshooter 08-03-2019 02:03 AM

the Pro Mag S&W 39 mags work fine enough for the range (as in, flawlessly even with garbage ammo but I'm still gonna only use them at the range)

S&Wshooter 08-04-2019 10:47 PM

Bidding on a Rossi Model 69 right now, 3 inch barrel .32 S&W Long bc idk it's cool and really cheap

EDIT: I won

Jcordell 08-15-2019 12:17 AM

The post-72 (top) was made in 75 and purchased by my grandfather that same year. He gifted it to me for my 16th birrthday in 1984. Somehow I have managed to hold onto it over the past thrity-six years. Many years ago ,before my department changed the weapon policy, I qualified with it and carried it for a couple weeks during my first stint as a detective (2003-2006) just for the heck of it. The bottom DS I won in an auction about a month ago. It was manufactured in 1967. I had to purchase the wood grips separately, but they were worth it.


https://i.postimg.cc/06gQn8Ks/675549...87616768-n.jpg

Jcordell 08-15-2019 12:23 AM

I have longed for a Colt 3-5-7 revolver (.357 Magnum) for many years. Colt only made about 15,000 of this particualr model from 53 - 61 and then Colt just added the 357 caliber to the Trooper. I won this 3-5-7 at an estate auction a few days ago. My winning bid was $390 and after I paid the sales tax and auction fee it rounded out to $450. No complaint considering that I would pay between $800-$1,000 for the same specimen in a gun shop. I used to own an early 1960's Trooper in .38 Special and was content with it for awhile, but what I've wanted for many years is a genuine Colt 3-5-7 with the six inch barrel. It appeals to my sense of aesthetic. It took a few years but the search is over. The serial number is in the low 2000 range and the Colt Proof House shows it as a first year gun. The bore is very clean and mechanically it's excellent. Unfortunately the wood target grips didn't come with it, but you can't get everything. I'm very pleased though.

https://i.postimg.cc/2bMXbXX2/image-47036.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/xNmpKywY/image-47037.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/F1k65N7q/image-47038.jpg

Jcordell 08-15-2019 12:28 AM

Picked up both the Savage 1907 (mfd 1910) pistol and the Smith & Wesson .32 Safety Hammerless (mfd. 1900) at the same auction for a combined total of $375.00. There was no interest in either handgun so I snagged them. They are both in excellent shape and though their finishes show a little wear we should all hope to look so good at 109 and 119 years of age. I've replaced the spring in the Savage (Wolff springs) and have taken it to the range. It burned through an entire box of 32 auto (10 round magazine) without any hiccups.
https://i.postimg.cc/sGBdbhb0/twopockets.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/bSvNrrWQ/672348...75375104-n.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/SYL5BfDd/IMG-5614.jpg

S&Wshooter 08-16-2019 04:46 AM

Ok so this Rossi is basically a S&W Model 30 knockoff, and is mechanically in super good shape besides the cylinder being stiff to turn (the more I turn it the more it loosens up so I'm going to give it a little penetrating oil) but a little worn externally. No pitting, good bore, good lockup, insanely tight cylinder gap

MT2008 09-21-2019 09:38 PM

Nearly 12 years after I sold the Taurus PT92 that I inherited from my grandfather, I now have a new(er) one, which I impulse-bought from a pawn shop today. This one was made probably around 1996-97 (all I know is that the original owner bought it in March 1997, according to the receipt in the box), so it's more than a decade newer than the one I had previously, but still fairly old.

I'll post pics later. First reaction: Nice to have a frame-mounted safety/decocker on a Beretta 92-pattern firearm (unlike my Beretta 92FS Inox); I've always seen this feature as the single biggest advantage that the PT92 has over the 92FS. But...I forgot how hard it is to reach the mag release on the Taurus compared to the Beretta - especially with Hogue grips installed, which is what my gun has.

UPDATE: Found a Taurus forum topic on date coding; mine has "TNB" as the first three letters of the serial identifier. That means it's a 9mm (duh!) made in February 1994.

Jcordell 09-25-2019 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by MT2008 (Post 44748)
Nearly 12 years after I sold the Taurus PT92 that I inherited from my grandfather, I now have a new(er) one, which I impulse-bought from a pawn shop today. This one was made probably around 1996-97 (all I know is that the original owner bought it in March 1997, according to the receipt in the box), so it's more than a decade newer than the one I had previously, but still fairly old.

I'll post pics later. First reaction: Nice to have a frame-mounted safety/decocker on a Beretta 92-pattern firearm (unlike my Beretta 92FS Inox); I've always seen this feature as the single biggest advantage that the PT92 has over the 92FS. But...I forgot how hard it is to reach the mag release on the Taurus compared to the Beretta - especially with Hogue grips installed, which is what my gun has.

UPDATE: Found a Taurus forum topic on date coding; mine has "TNB" as the first three letters of the serial identifier. That means it's a 9mm (duh!) made in February 1994.

My father owned a Taurus PT92 for several years in the Eighties. He purchased it shortly before it was announced that the Beretta was going to replace the M1911A1. Of course there were no Beretta 92 pistols to be found, but he was able to get hold of the Taurus and even that was a matter of luck and timing. I shot the hell out of that Taurus for a couple of years and never had any issues with it. Eventually dad traded it for something (can't remember what he got) and in 1999 he purchased an actual 92FS that I now own.
I like the Beretta, but the Taurus was a good pistol.

S&Wshooter 09-27-2019 04:06 AM

I've had to really hold myself back from buying one of the Beretta 81's that've popped up recently. I can certainly afford it, I'm just being a miser right now so I can buy a car; in all honesty I could probably go buy a used one outright next week but I want to have extra. THEN I start buying old revolvers and pocket guns like a madman

Jcordell 09-27-2019 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by S&Wshooter (Post 44753)
I've had to really hold myself back from buying one of the Beretta 81's that've popped up recently. I can certainly afford it, I'm just being a miser right now so I can buy a car; in all honesty I could probably go buy a used one outright next week but I want to have extra. THEN I start buying old revolvers and pocket guns like a madman

I love gun buying binges. This year I purchased four handguns (three revolvers and one auto) in a four month period. I had the money and my wife kept winning the bidding for them at ridiculously low prices - leaving me more money. I'm tapped out now, but it was a blast.

S&Wshooter 09-27-2019 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Jcordell (Post 44756)
I love gun buying binges. This year I purchased four handguns (three revolvers and one auto) in a four month period. I had the money and my wife kept winning the bidding for them at ridiculously low prices - leaving me more money. I'm tapped out now, but it was a blast.


I've bought 2 since June

Jcordell 09-29-2019 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by S&Wshooter (Post 44757)
I've bought 2 since June

Sticking it to Beto. :D

S&Wshooter 09-30-2019 12:38 AM

I have never talked to a single person that's actually from here that supported that turd. It's always out of towners, or people who consider themselves to be Mexican over anything. I know people from where Beto's family is from, word is they are involved with some cartel shit

Jcordell 09-30-2019 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by S&Wshooter (Post 44761)
I have never talked to a single person that's actually from here that supported that turd. It's always out of towners, or people who consider themselves to be Mexican over anything. I know people from where Beto's family is from, word is they are involved with some cartel shit

I was surprised when he got up at the debate and flat out said that he would confiscate firearms. Couldn't believe I was hearing that from a Texas politician, but times are pretty wacky now.

S&Wshooter 10-03-2019 04:45 AM

He's propped up heavily by Californian money; IIRC out of all the dems his campaign has dumped the most into ads (reportedly like 9.5 mil) and such the past few months by a several million dollar margin. I'd have to find the source, though, could be horseshit

Jcordell 10-04-2019 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by S&Wshooter (Post 44765)
He's propped up heavily by Californian money; IIRC out of all the dems his campaign has dumped the most into ads (reportedly like 9.5 mil) and such the past few months by a several million dollar margin. I'd have to find the source, though, could be horseshit

Good old California.

MT2008 10-14-2019 03:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Jcordell (Post 44751)
My father owned a Taurus PT92 for several years in the Eighties. He purchased it shortly before it was announced that the Beretta was going to replace the M1911A1. Of course there were no Beretta 92 pistols to be found, but he was able to get hold of the Taurus and even that was a matter of luck and timing. I shot the hell out of that Taurus for a couple of years and never had any issues with it. Eventually dad traded it for something (can't remember what he got) and in 1999 he purchased an actual 92FS that I now own.
I like the Beretta, but the Taurus was a good pistol.

Interesting. Your Dad's gun wasn't by chance one of the very early models which had the magazine release button on the lower part of the grip, rather than near the trigger guard? (The first one I owned was the older style, because it was a mid-80s model.)

Here's my new(er) PT92, photographed, once again, on my yoga mat:

http://www.imfdb.org/images/f/f1/MT-...reduced%29.jpg
http://www.imfdb.org/images/9/99/MT-...reduced%29.jpg

MT2008 10-14-2019 03:26 AM

While I'm at it, I might as well post some pics of my current AR-15 setup:

http://www.imfdb.org/images/1/13/MTDDM4A1-3.jpg
http://www.imfdb.org/images/a/a9/MTDDM4A1-4.jpg

Major config changes (relative to the last time I posted pics):
- At home, I'm now running an Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic as my go-to sight. I still mostly run the rifle with my EOTech when I actually shoot it, but I decided that I needed an optic with better battery life that I can leave on for days at a time (whereas I've already changed the battery in my EOTech since I originally bought it). I initially considered either the T-2 Micro or the CompM5, but didn't want to spend the cash, so I chose the PRO instead. As of now, the EOTech is my range optic, while the Aimpoint is my home defense optic.
- I've swapped the Magpul vertical grip for an AFG-2, again, mostly for the range. Since I'm getting more comfortable C-clamping the rifle compared to when I first began shooting it, I prefer the AFG over the vertical grip.
- My Surefire light now has a pressure pad. I initially considered swapping the light to the 9:00 position so that I could just activate it with my thumb, but eventually found the pressure pad that I wanted on sale, so I splurged and bought it.
- I replaced the factory charging handle with a BCM Gunfighter (Gen 2 with a Mod 3B latch). Again, I bought it because it was on sale, but I'm actually not sure it was the best choice; it's kind of a dated design, and the extended latch tends to catch on the PALS webbing on my vest. I may soon replace it with one of Daniel Defense's new Grip-N-Rip charging handles, or another ambidextrous charging handle from BCM or Radian.

Excalibur 10-15-2019 11:59 PM

I take it you're ok with the A2 grip. A lot of guys would change that first

MT2008 10-16-2019 01:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 44772)
I take it you're ok with the A2 grip. A lot of guys would change that first

Haha, no, actually, I plan to change out the A2 grip at some point. Just haven’t decided yet what will replace it (either a Magpul grip of some kind, or maybe BCM).

I also need to replace the trigger and get some work done on the selector (it has severe creep when flipped to SAFE).

Excalibur 10-17-2019 05:01 AM

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Originally Posted by MT2008 (Post 44773)
Haha, no, actually, I plan to change out the A2 grip at some point. Just havenít decided yet what will replace it (either a Magpul grip of some kind, or maybe BCM).

I also need to replace the trigger and get some work done on the selector (it has severe creep when flipped to SAFE).

Basic Magpul MIAD because you can switch parts of it around and there's nothing wrong with getting a geissele triggers

Jcordell 10-17-2019 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by MT2008 (Post 44770)
Interesting. Your Dad's gun wasn't by chance one of the very early models which had the magazine release button on the lower part of the grip, rather than near the trigger guard? (The first one I owned was the older style, because it was a mid-80s model.)

Here's my new(er) PT92, photographed, once again, on my yoga mat:

http://www.imfdb.org/images/f/f1/MT-...reduced%29.jpg
http://www.imfdb.org/images/9/99/MT-...reduced%29.jpg

It was one of the early ones with the heel release and the rounded trigger guard (found an old picture of shooting it along with our old Colt SP101). He purchased it from another officer who was also an FFL. I don't know where Chuck found it at. Both Chuck and dad are now gone so it will always remain a mystery. I shot it more often then the Colt Commander due to 9mm being more affordable. Perhaps it is because of my positive experience with the Taurus that I have always been fond of the Beretta 92FS. Back in my Army days guys would badmouth the Beretta constantly. I never had any heartburn with it. But I think it's the nature of soldiers to constantly bitch about their weapons no matter how good they are.
Dad was in the Air Force (military police) in the sixties and he heard many an airman griping about the 1911A1. It never changes.

Excalibur 10-19-2019 03:41 AM

I am looking to buy a police trade in Beretta 92FS. The price is 350. I'm feeling lucky

MT2008 10-19-2019 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Jcordell (Post 44775)
It was one of the early ones with the heel release and the rounded trigger guard (found an old picture of shooting it along with our old Colt SP101). He purchased it from another officer who was also an FFL. I don't know where Chuck found it at. Both Chuck and dad are now gone so it will always remain a mystery. I shot it more often then the Colt Commander due to 9mm being more affordable. Perhaps it is because of my positive experience with the Taurus that I have always been fond of the Beretta 92FS. Back in my Army days guys would badmouth the Beretta constantly. I never had any heartburn with it. But I think it's the nature of soldiers to constantly bitch about their weapons no matter how good they are.
Dad was in the Air Force (military police) in the sixties and he heard many an airman griping about the 1911A1. It never changes.

Ah, OK, my old one actually had the flared trigger guard, but also the heel release. I think it was around 1985 that Taurus started making the PT92 and PT99 with the mag release on the trigger guard, so I figure that my pistol was made just before that time. My Grandfather, like your Dad, also purchased the gun from a friend, so I never knew when his friend bought it. My grandfather got it sometime in the early-90s, and it became mine in 2006 - then I sold it just 18 months later. And I regretted that decision so much that I had to get another.

The Beretta and Taurus will never be my favorite firearms (and I own one of each), in part because they're so gigantic and heavy for 9mm pistols that were originally designed for 15-shot mags, but I do think they're well-made, reliable, and fun to shoot. Not that I've ever been a serviceman, but I do wish the military had adopted an M9 which had a frame-mounted safety like the Taurus. It's the one thing that the Brazilians really nailed, and it should have been a no-brainer for the M9 program.

MT2008 10-19-2019 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 44774)
Basic Magpul MIAD because you can switch parts of it around and there's nothing wrong with getting a geissele triggers

So I actually ordered a BCM Mod-1. I stopped by Magpul's booth at AUSA this week, and I held some ARs fitted with MIAD grips. Decided I like the feel of the BCM better (based on my experience checking out BCM rifles at gun shows). Even though my rifle is already fitted with a lot of Magpul products, and even though my BCM charging handle was not the best choice, I intend to try out more BCM products moving forward.

For the trigger, I agree that I'm probably going to go with a Geissele SSA, as they're the semi-auto equivalent to the SSF triggers that are popular in SOCOM right now.

Jcordell 10-20-2019 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by MT2008 (Post 44778)
Ah, OK, my old one actually had the flared trigger guard, but also the heel release. I think it was around 1985 that Taurus started making the PT92 and PT99 with the mag release on the trigger guard, so I figure that my pistol was made just before that time. My Grandfather, like your Dad, also purchased the gun from a friend, so I never knew when his friend bought it. My grandfather got it sometime in the early-90s, and it became mine in 2006 - then I sold it just 18 months later. And I regretted that decision so much that I had to get another.

The Beretta and Taurus will never be my favorite firearms (and I own one of each), in part because they're so gigantic and heavy for 9mm pistols that were originally designed for 15-shot mags, but I do think they're well-made, reliable, and fun to shoot. Not that I've ever been a serviceman, but I do wish the military had adopted an M9 which had a frame-mounted safety like the Taurus. It's the one thing that the Brazilians really nailed, and it should have been a no-brainer for the M9 program.

I carried the Beretta for awhile in the Army, but it was on my equipment belt ,which was part of the old load bearing system (suspenders), so the bulk of the pistol wasn't as much an issue as it can be with my leather patrol belt. I don't even own a holster for the Beretta. It's strictly a range gun, but I like it.

Jcordell 10-20-2019 02:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Excalibur (Post 44776)
I am looking to buy a police trade in Beretta 92FS. The price is 350. I'm feeling lucky

That's not a bad price and you can buy many parts and pieces directly from Beretta on the company's website. I suppose I could pay a little less, but I know that I'm getting genuine Beretta parts and the company backs up it's product. I've purchased magazines, stainless steel guide rod and recoil spring, and an oversize steel magazine release button. Good luck.

https://www.berettausa.com/en-us/

MT2008 10-20-2019 06:56 PM

TBH, I don’t think I’ll ever buy a police trade-in pistol again, unless it’s from unissued stock (AIMSurplus gets those sometimes). My Glock 19 is a police trade-in, and it’s so worn out and beat to hell that I’m hesitant to shoot it. I’ve only fired 100 rounds through it so far, and I’ve had it for almost a year.

Jcordell 10-21-2019 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by MT2008 (Post 44782)
TBH, I donít think Iíll ever buy a police trade-in pistol again, unless itís from unissued stock (AIMSurplus gets those sometimes). My Glock 19 is a police trade-in, and itís so worn out and beat to hell that Iím hesitant to shoot it. Iíve only fired 100 rounds through it so far, and Iíve had it for almost a year.

Kind of flies in the face of the old saying about cop guns being "fired a little, carried a lot."

Excalibur 10-23-2019 01:13 AM

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Originally Posted by MT2008 (Post 44782)
TBH, I don’t think I’ll ever buy a police trade-in pistol again, unless it’s from unissued stock (AIMSurplus gets those sometimes). My Glock 19 is a police trade-in, and it’s so worn out and beat to hell that I’m hesitant to shoot it. I’ve only fired 100 rounds through it so far, and I’ve had it for almost a year.

Dude, I've seen Glock gen 2s that have lasted a long time. I mean, you COULD just replace some of the important internals.

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Originally Posted by Jcordell (Post 44783)
Kind of flies in the face of the old saying about cop guns being "fired a little, carried a lot."


Maybe he got unlucky and got a cop gun from a bad part of LA

Spartan198 10-23-2019 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Jcordell (Post 44783)
Kind of flies in the face of the old saying about cop guns being "fired a little, carried a lot."

And dropped only once. ;)

Jcordell 10-24-2019 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Spartan198 (Post 44791)
And dropped only once. ;)

I've dropped mine five or six times that I can remember.


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