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Re: What flavor is your collection?
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2017, 09:01:50 PM »

I'm a sucker for two-toned guns and the deal they made me on this P229 9mm was too good to pass up.

I’m not a huge fan of the Hi-Viz fiber-optic front sight, but the factory one is in the case, so no big loss there. The only thing that’s missing is the factory grips but I’m thinking about grabbing some Hogue G10s for it anyway. I like the feel of the Piranha pattern that come on the Scorpion models, so that’s likely the way I’ll go.

Beautiful. You're seriously making me regret trading my P228.

9mm? .40? .357 SIG?

He said 9mm  ;).
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Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #51 on: January 16, 2017, 10:25:47 PM »
    He said 9mm  ;).

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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #52 on: January 16, 2017, 10:35:01 PM »
    :facepalm

    Oh man. Between WTA and FB, my thread reading comprehensions skills are doing horrific tonight. I think I'm just gonna sit here for the rest of the night and use a crowbar to pry my shoes out of my mouth.

     :rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

    No worries, Raptor. Considering I commented on the AOW shotgun thread without even watching the stupid video, I'd say we're about even  :P.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #53 on: January 16, 2017, 11:44:24 PM »
    Wait...  Who ever watches the videos before making judgmental comments?  Never heard of that.  :P
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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #54 on: January 23, 2017, 12:33:12 PM »
    New member here. I've become a 3rd generation Smith & Wesson semi-auto collector without knowing it until the past year or so. I have and like other guns but am always on the lookout for a nice condition 3rd gen Smith.



    The above is a very nice S&W model 410 Special order two-tone and therefore very rare.



    S&W model 3913NL this gun has had a full action job by "T" and refurbished slide.



    My shooter and carry gun a model 4040PD Scandium frame .40 S&W

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    « Reply #55 on: January 23, 2017, 12:45:03 PM »
    Although I do like the 3rd gen semi-autos of Smith and Wesson I also like their revolvers.



    The 360PD above is a .357 but I run +p .38 spcl's due to the violent recoil and huge muzzle blast with .357 magnums out of the less than 2" barrel. This little J frame is my constant carry gun, it is always on me, usually AISW but also ankle carry when dress dictates. My back-up gun is generally the 4040PD shown in the previous post.



    The model 69 above is for when I think I might need a long shot. Like the 360PD it has a Crimson Trace laser grip and on top sits a FastFire III for that long shot. Very effective for deer out to 100 yards with a good rest.

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    « Reply #56 on: January 23, 2017, 08:44:51 PM »
    Nice stuff.   :cool   Welcome to the forum, BTW.  Glad you could join us.   :thumbup1
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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #57 on: January 23, 2017, 08:52:22 PM »
    What kind of appendix holster is that Digiroc?

    It looks nice, and I myself have a j frame  :cool.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #58 on: January 23, 2017, 08:56:38 PM »
    ... Welcome to the forum.  Glad you could join us...

    Thanks for the welcome coelacanth, I hope I can contribute to the diversity here.

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    « Reply #59 on: January 23, 2017, 09:03:03 PM »
    What kind of appendix holster is that Digiroc?

    A cheap Kydex I bought at a gun show. It broke into 2 pieces when I dropped it out of a tree (the gun was OK) so I replaced it with a carbon fiber model I bought from eBay. I can look up the vendor when I get to my main computer.

    I also use a cheap Uncle Mike's fabric ISWB holster that I wear with sweat pants around the house.

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    « Reply #60 on: January 23, 2017, 09:53:39 PM »
    Thanks for the welcome coelacanth, I hope I can contribute to the diversity here.

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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #61 on: January 23, 2017, 11:58:47 PM »
    It didn't start OUT this way...





    And there is a non CZ too...



    But the most fun range time is with this one.



    Sorry, got carried away, Love that group of 1911s, there, very drool worthy.

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    « Reply #62 on: January 24, 2017, 12:09:40 AM »
    It didn't start OUT this way...





    And there is a non CZ too...



    But the most fun range time is with this one.



    Sorry, got carried away, Love that group of 1911s, there, very drool worthy.

    One of the cooler collections I've seen.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #63 on: January 24, 2017, 06:20:17 AM »
    What kind of appendix holster is that Digiroc?...

    Do a search on eBay for "Gunner's Custom Holster" here is the carbon fiber model:



    Note the bobbed hammer on my 360, I used an angle grinder and just whacked it off.

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    « Reply #64 on: January 24, 2017, 02:08:12 PM »


    I saw a Dark Star J Frame holster for AIWB discussed on another site. Here's a photo and a link

    http://darkstargear.com/kydex-gear/aiwb/
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    Re: What flavor is your collection?
    « Reply #65 on: February 06, 2017, 09:29:54 AM »
    Multiple flavors of semi automatics

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    « Reply #66 on: February 06, 2017, 08:48:01 PM »
    Utilitarian flavor. 

    Mostly LEO and military weapons with a sprinkling of "cowboy" guns. Nothing fancy.

    No exclusively-for-hunting weapons.
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    « Reply #67 on: April 04, 2017, 01:15:34 PM »
    I've been a bad boy again...... Nothing like a couple of target models to make the months go by...




    Ruger MKII Competition Target. I had to sell my original one right out of college to be able to move back to East Tennessee. Found one that still had the factory packing grease on it. Gotta love Gunbroker!

    Then this little sweetheart caught my eye at the local store:



    Smith 617-1 (pre-lock) 6-shot. She will make a perfect match for my 686 4". I've already got a 6" 686 and 617 combo, so it only seemed "right" to get another "matched-set". She's currently in layaway and coming home in a couple of paychecks.

    And now, the pièce de résistance. Something I never even knew existed until I started really wanting a true target-grade 9mm. I had the opportunity to shoot it's "little brother" a couple of months ago (the Expert model) and was amazed at the accuracy. I was about to order one of those when this Unicorn popped-up.







    Quite literally unfired after it left the factory. The gentlemen who had it on consignment bought two and stuck this one in the safe as a back-up. There it sat since 2004, quite forgotten. He decided that, since he was retiring and no longer shooting bullseye, he would send it on down the line. And there I was!

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    « Reply #68 on: April 04, 2017, 02:57:52 PM »
    What flavor?  Left-handed, mostly.



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    « Reply #69 on: April 04, 2017, 07:29:02 PM »
    I am mostly a 'prepper' collector. It used to be WW2 so I have a Garand and an M1 carbine, but everything else is .22lr, 9mm, 12 ga or 5.56mm and my son has some 7.62/.308. But that's because he can still see past 100 yards.

    So, I collect by common agreed to calibers. Pistols are all Sig or Berettas except a S&W M&P .22lr compact which is a GREAT walk the property with the dogs gun amd my HiPower that i had in VN. Rifles are M4geries, a Henry .22lr , an M&P 15-22 and a 10/22 takedown which will share the silencer with the M&P 22 compact. Shotguns are both 870s one from the Mad Ogre (my son has another one from George) and a second one that was also a police trade in.

    Oh, wait! uhhhhhhhh................I lost all my guns in a tragic canoeing accident:

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    « Reply #70 on: April 04, 2017, 11:04:09 PM »
    Now that it's finally done, I think I can officially say now that my taste has expanded to include rifles.

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    « Reply #71 on: April 04, 2017, 11:09:33 PM »
    I'm moving into the battle rifle stage now. saving for a garand.
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