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Mulling a new toy
« on: December 26, 2016, 08:35:29 AM »
Gettin' the itch for a new toy again.  You know how that goes...once the itch starts it's almost never satisfied until...well, it's satisfied!  ;D

Would like a smaller item I could stash just about anywhere, something in at least 9mm if not higher...but the stash possibilities get more problematic the higher you go.  And while I don't have enormous hands they ain't small, more long and wide than thick and meaty, so I am not sure a small tight grip like that of a pocket pistol will work, so scratch LC9 or a Nano.  Springfield XD-S's look like a nice option and come in 9, 40 & 45...but every time I look at them I end up getting a Glock, cause I figure why not?  I like the SIG P290 though some don't like the weight, I like the weight as it can mitigate felt recoil and might be a better grip for me, though the weight rules out any thought of an ankle stash, not that I am a fan of that method. 

Anyway, still mulling...still window shopping...

I wish AMT's were still around...
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 09:26:38 AM »
Until my boating accident where I lost all of my guns, I had an AMT .22 bull barrel MKII clone in stainless. Loved it.
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 04:25:36 PM »
Have you looked at the S&W Shield?  If the grip is too small, take a look at the M&P 9 Compact.  Nearly the same size as the Shield, but has the wider double stack grip.

I have a Shield 9mm.  Like it a lot.
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 07:26:50 AM »
Until my boating accident where I lost all of my guns, I had an AMT .22 bull barrel MKII clone in stainless. Loved it.

They made solid smei-auto's back in the day, stainless, single-stack mags...I wish I would have gotten my hands on one of their .45's!   ::bashing::  Dumb, stupid!   ::bashing::

When you're young, you think everything will always be there...can get it anywhere anytime you like...

Dumbass kid!  ::facepalm::
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 07:36:19 AM »
Have you looked at the S&W Shield?  If the grip is too small, take a look at the M&P 9 Compact.  Nearly the same size as the Shield, but has the wider double stack grip.

I have a Shield 9mm.  Like it a lot.

I'd love to keep the same flavor of ammo...when I can dive into the lake and retrieve some that is...9mm would be a new flavor for me I would have to acquire and toss overboard...the 9mm is just a 1/3" shorter than the .45acp variant...I'm not entirely sure why both in tritium night sights the .45 is cheaper than the 9...but if I can get a good retail price it looks attractive.  I'll have to put one in my paw and check it out.
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2016, 02:37:36 PM »
Yeah I am thinking about getting a Shield 45 for variety.  I have slowly settled into the philosophy that with semi-auto pistols, 9mm and .45 Auto pretty much cover the bases.

I have been carrying the Shield 9mm in a Stealth Gear inside the waistband holster.  Now that is the nicest holster I have ever used.  It does not dig into you, it's lightweight, and you simply forget you're wearing it. I think the mesh backing is what sets it apart, it's comfortable even if it does brush against bare skin.
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 07:27:05 AM »
Interesting...wonder how those compare to the N82's I have?  I have the Professional for the G30SF and the Original for my Bersa Thunder...which sadly are wet and cold at the moment...  ;)

The Original is just an elastic pocket to snug small frame things like a Bersa into, the Pro has the plastic part customized to hold your model...both clip the same and the tuck is comfy as the skin-side is leather...the only difference is with the plastic part you have to give a slight twist to release your weapon.

Does the Stealth require similar approach for draw or is that more just snug and straight?
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2016, 08:02:59 PM »
The Stealth doesn't require a twist or anything to release.  The pistol is held in place by tension, so it's a clean draw.  A lot of makers are using this hybrid holster design, so they're all probably pretty equivalent really.

The thing I like about the Stealth is that it has some rigidity without being uncomfortable or digging into you.  The skin side has the type of mesh football jerseys are made of.
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2016, 07:01:43 AM »
Well, that settles it then...if I get a new toy, I'll get a new jacket for it too!   ;)
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2017, 04:49:39 PM »
I think next time I go to the range I'll look into renting a Springfield XD-S to try out, maybe something else like an M&P and/or PX4 in .45ACP to compare to before I decide on a new toy.

Speaking of ranges...anybody in North Carolina ever go to this Blackstone Shooting Sports place in Charlotte?  Bought a 2017 buyer's guide and they had an article in there about this place, man, what a nice club to go to!  Looks like a shooters Disney World! 
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2017, 05:32:59 PM »
Speaking of North Carolina, where the hell is Glock?
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2017, 08:02:12 PM »
Speaking of North Carolina, where the hell is Glock?

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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2017, 07:17:06 AM »
Speaking of North Carolina, where the hell is Glock?

     ::thinking::  ::whatgives::

Only three possibilities as I see it...

1) Just plain busy.

2) Trouble (insert guess here - _____________).

3) Found a girl.

 :D

I am purposely ruling out anything "bad"...positive thinking!   ::praying::

I'll hazard a guess on #3!
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2017, 12:27:30 PM »
3) Found a girl.

The ruination of another good man. ::exitstageleft::
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2017, 03:16:02 PM »
3) Found a girl.

The ruination of another good man. ::exitstageleft::

Depends on the girl, I'd say.

I hope he shows up soon.
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2017, 04:10:19 PM »
I can confirm that rumors of my demise were premature!
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2017, 05:11:51 PM »
Good!
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2017, 05:47:49 PM »
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2017, 07:34:08 PM »
Been rather preoccupied these past few weeks.  Work has been especially hectic, we're trying to navigate the process of moving away from an outside IT vendor, which has in the short term meant a bunch of extra stuff on my plate, stuff normally outside my job description.  But they did give us really nice Christmas bonuses last month, so I can't complain.

I have also sadly had to endure the loss of a pet.  My dog had an aggressive type of cancer and had to be put to sleep.  I've been pretty much shunning the Internet until the past couple days.

But I do appreciate being missed!  ::curtsy4::
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Re: Mulling a new toy
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2017, 10:11:27 PM »
Sorry about your dog, Glock.  It's never an easy thing.

We have missed you and I'm glad to "see" ya.
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