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Old 01-19-2010, 07:55 PM   #81
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:05 PM   #82
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I'm thinking of putting a light on the FNP. I'm leaning towards the Streamlight TLR-3, I want something that doesn't protrude from the front of the gun.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:10 PM   #83
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You guys with .45's have small dicks. Try shooting several attacking zombies at night and live to tell me about second shot aquirement.

Hammer knows 16 rounds of Corbon .40 is warm comfort under the pillow.

Nice guns y'all, I don't have any but enjoy looking at yours.

If'n you keep sweet-talkin me, Larry ...... Santa will surely leave a Glock under your pillow.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:11 PM   #84
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Profireguy, how does that FNP45 shoot? Looks a lot like a HK45, for example. Is it DA/SA? I like my HK45, but I don't love it.
I'll know how it shoots tomorrow, hopefully. The USG has a bit of a unique action, it has a safety, and a de-cocker. I can carry it cocked and locked, or DA with the safety on, or just DA as it has a nice heavy DA trigger. It will double strike and also fire without the mag in.

I carried it today in a holster I had the kinda fits it, just to see how it would be, and thought I might get to the range. I didn't have time to get to the range, but I like that I can carry it condition one, then hit the de-cocker when I get home and put the safety back on for nightstand use.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:15 PM   #85
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I DO like the de-cocker on my HK USG 45.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:24 PM   #86
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I DO like the de-cocker on my HK USG 45.
It is supposedly very comparable size wise, but the HK has no safety, right? I like that this will "act" like a 1911 in carry, with SA trigger. Not as nice of pull as a 1911, but still the same muscle memory. Release safety, pull trigger.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:26 PM   #87
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Yep, the HK has a safety. Dual use, safety and de-cocker.

And agree, I like having my self-defense guns all in the same condition. Loaded, cocked, locked.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:34 PM   #88
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Yep, the HK has a safety. Dual use, safety and de-cocker.

And agree, I like having my self-defense guns all in the same condition. Loaded, cocked, locked.
HMmm. I thought the HK just had a de-cocker, like the normal FNP. Maybe USG means the same in both, built to be considered for military use, and I just looked at a different HK.

If the freezing rain holds off, I'm going to try to put some rounds through it in the morning, if nothing more than 100 straight-through to rule out any manufacturing issues. I could do that at my house, if I have to.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:36 PM   #89
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I guess this is the newest, put it together in the fall. First AR that I started with a stripped lower so it was a great learning experience getting all that together. Built from parts I collected so it is a mix of stuff. Basically an M4, CMMG upper 14.5" barrel Superior Arms lower but with Rock river parts, Rock River stock, UTG sight, until I get some cash for some type of red dot. I bought the bi-pod for my varmit gun but put it on this to sight it in and it has stayed on, still handy at the range even with the short barrel. Probably put a forward grip on it and return the bi-pod where it belongs some day.
It doesn't like crappy ammo, well who does anyway, still pretty tight anyway. Lots of fun.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:42 PM   #90
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The old goodness and the new hotness.

Left = Sig P226 in 9MM
Right = HK P2000SK in 9MM.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:07 PM   #91
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Bradd, nice lookin' AR. If you don't mind to share, what did it cost you to put that together?
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:47 AM   #92
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Bradd, nice lookin' AR. If you don't mind to share, what did it cost you to put that together?
For everything you see there I came up with $840, bought most of the stuff over the summer, I know I could do it for a little less now. I bought the stripped lower at a gun show last winter when they were hard to find. My local dealer now has complete lowers for less than what I paid for all the parts to build that one. But I would build it again anyway just for the learning experience.
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:58 AM   #93
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Yeah, the "I built that" is worth the little bit more you paid.

My next gun purchase really should be a rifle, because I'm lacking. But if I could get a sub-compact .45, I'd have a small, medium, and large...

I also can't walk past a 1911 without looking at it. So weak.
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I've had concerns about the sub-compact 1911's...my limited experience is they are difficult to keep running w/o problems. (Mr. Browning just never thought about such a short and fast slide cycle.)

BUT, I'd love to have a reliable one...in 9mm even!
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For everything you see there I came up with $840, bought most of the stuff over the summer, I know I could do it for a little less now. I bought the stripped lower at a gun show last winter when they were hard to find. My local dealer now has complete lowers for less than what I paid for all the parts to build that one. But I would build it again anyway just for the learning experience.
Hmmm....I was thinking of a 1911 build this winter...but, an AR build might be fun. It'd be a BIG learning experience for me.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:18 AM   #96
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I've heard those concerns, from many knowledgeable sources. If I go SC in .45, it probably won't be in a 1911 style. If the XD ever gets that treatment, it's on the short list. Like we discussed in the other thread, lots of good options out there, but I'd like to find someone with a high mileage one to weigh in.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:28 AM   #97
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I can recommend the HK P2000sk (sub compact) in my second post if interested in 9MM.

Bought it for my wife, but I love shooting that thing. She tried 4 different models and felt most comfortable with the ergos on the HK. Dead solid reliable so far. Still has a ways to go to keep up with the Sig. I've had that thing for close to 20 yrs and its never had a jam of any kind.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:34 AM   #98
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I can recommend the HK P2000sk (sub compact) in my second post if interested in 9MM.

Bought it for my wife, but I love shooting that thing. She tried 4 different models and felt most comfortable with the ergos on the HK. Dead solid reliable so far. Still has a ways to go to keep up with the Sig. I've had that thing for close to 20 yrs and its never had a jam of any kind.
That's a good review, thanks. With ammo prices what they are, I'm trying to un-diversify my collection. I limited myself on SC handguns when I picked the .45 acp caliber, but I always admired the 1911. I had a Ruger P89 in 9mm that I sold to get into the one caliber club. I'll keep your recommendation in mind if I hear of somebody looking for a 9mm.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:27 AM   #99
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I already posted pics of my newest aquisitions in another thread. I would love to join in but I don't know how to repost the pics...Help?

http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99925
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:39 AM   #100
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Let's see...

Right click on those images in the other thread, choose "Properties," and copy the URL displayed. Come back to this thread, open up a new reply, choose the "Insert Image" selection, and paste that URL to post the pics in this thread...

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