Trying to buy a used gun

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  1. HEAVY-D

    HEAVY-D Eh?!

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    Some of the gun people might like this.

    [video=youtube;WnboKrvzcig]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnboKrvzcig[/video]
  2. Mince

    Mince Never Dice, Always Mince!

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    After hanging out with Fiddy... I definitely would want to purchase a gun in the future. Not sure what I would get but some kind of rifle...
  3. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    Funny y'all should bring this up. Lately(within the past few weeks) I've been really wanting a gun for concealed carry.

    The more I think about, the more insecure i feel in my home. If someone were to break in, I've got literally no means to defend myself. Not to mention if I were away from home and in a shady area (ie Houston).

    I really want a P99 in the .40 with the A/S trigger. I've wanted one since I first shot it last summer. I may finally pull the trigger, so to speak.

    Anyone else who has a CCW, please chime in.

    edited because iphone autocorrect is a piece of shit.
  4. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    I have mine, and I carry a Glock 19 (9mm). Well, I really don't carry. I've done it maybe half a dozen times in about a year, just because I can ;)

    I haven't shot very many handguns, but I do love the feel of my Glock. Of all the handguns I have shot, it has been my favorite, and I swear it's not just because I own it :p In the perfect world, I'd probably carry a .40, but 9mm ammo is so much cheaper I went with the 9. In reality, I'm not convinced the difference between even 9mm, .40, and .45 is that different, I think it's mostly internet BS. If you can, try a few different handguns, and decide based on what feels the best to you. It only takes one or two full magazines (with my Glock, that is 30 rounds) to be able to defend yourself, so ammunition price isn't a huge deal, other than being able to get enough practice with the firearm to be proficient in a self-defence situation.
  5. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    well, I've fired a P99, a colt 1911, flock 19, 21, and ruger 9mm.

    The P99 is like sweetness in your hands. I di9dn't like firing the glocks. They were better than firing the ruger, but still pretty bleh in my book. The P99 was the most ergonomic and controllable. I'm just a bit worried about the size for a daily carry. Even in a .40, it's still almost sub-compact size, but I really need to feel some of the actual subcompact guns before I can make a decision.

    I plan on checking out the HK USP and USP subcompact, the PPK/s, the walther p999c, the walther PPS .40, the Kahr m9, and I'll probably give the glock another try, just to be sure.
  6. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I need to get out and fire off a few rounds.
  7. ShadowWolf

    ShadowWolf New Member

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    I have an H&K USP Compact in .40. I have no major complaints. If anything, the trigger feels a little bit static... its not as smooth as something like a glock. You have to remember though, H&K's are meant to be able to be fired by someone with tactical gloves on. The compact version isn't quite as accurate as the full-size but obviously you gain the possibility of concealed carry. Plus, it still can hold 14 rounds including one the chamber!

    I second the notion on 9mm ammo being cheaper. In my estimation .40 is about twice as expensive as 9mm and i don't know about .45. Though i'm quite happy with it, if i could do it all over again... I'd probably get a Springfield XD in 9mm. Smoothest trigger I've ever fired. The comfort and slickness of a glock but you can get a thumb safety if you like - which I do. I could never carry a glock comfortably with one in the chamber.... there needs to be at least two degrees of separation between the round going off and not.
  8. Panzer

    Panzer Not a bitch any more

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    I carry a Springfield xd .40 or a sig p6 or even a beretta tomcat .32 depending on what I'm wearing, and it's concealablity. I LOVE the xd smoothest gun I've ever shot, And I can't begin to list of different shit I've shot. My recommandation is to go with what ever your most accurate with, and practice shooting. Practice at a distance of 7 yds, if your mostly using it for home defense because it will be very very unlikely any part of your home shooting distance is longer then 7 yds. practice in low light conditions if possible, as well as your close proximity shooting stances.
  9. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    There's not much use trying to conceal my old school weapon:
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    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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  11. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    accurate too with the 9" barrel. It sounds like dirty harry's .45 and gets attention when I touch it off. I used to love strapping it on and walking into the supermarket. Women would pull thier kids behind them for shelter and stuff.
    last time it was used, the neighbor was gone and left her 17 year old daughter home. they had a drunken party and were out shooting the family uzi while drunk. I squeezed off a few rounds and they instantly ceased and desisted like a mofo!