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Old 07-07-2014, 01:46 AM   #981
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The 887 is completely clad in polymer. It's basically an 870 with a polymer coating. The advantage is weather resistance and durability in harsh conditions. The disadvantage is the excess weight and bulk.

Frankly, if you're looking for an HD shotgun, the Express is perfectly fine. The 887 is not worth it IMO. You won't see a difference in quality until you step up to the 870 Police Magnum models, which hover in the $600 range.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:48 PM   #982
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Word around the campfire is that the Glock 43 is going to be a 9mm single stack in the G42 frame. Rumored to be out by Christmas 2014. We'll see if this holds true or not. I'm guessing not, but you never know...
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:52 PM   #983
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That'd be sexy. My wife's hands are too small to comfortably fit around my Glock 19.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:09 PM   #984
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Word around the campfire is that the Glock 43 is going to be a 9mm single stack in the G42 frame. Rumored to be out by Christmas 2014. We'll see if this holds true or not. I'm guessing not, but you never know...
Haha that would really piss some g42 buyers off
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:09 PM   #985
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Word around the campfire is that the Glock 43 is going to be a 9mm single stack in the G42 frame. Rumored to be out by Christmas 2014. We'll see if this holds true or not. I'm guessing not, but you never know...
Sigh. This is basically the gun I'd been waiting for, for over a decade. A 9mm Glock 36.

This past weekend I just gave up waiting and purchased an XDS. Really happy with it so far.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:25 PM   #986
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Everybody has been waiting for it. Glock said they were going to do it back in 2009. Here we are 5 years later and we're still waiting. It's pretty ridiculous, which is why I have zero faith in this being a reliable timeline.

I bet some G42s will be up for sale pretty quick if the G43 comes out in single-stack 9mm. I have zero sympathy for anyone who bought a .380 the size of a 9mm Shield. Makes zero sense to me. Zero.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:18 AM   #987
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I've heard rumblings of this before and I guess it sort of makes sense (for Glock). If they released the 9mm first, no one would buy the 380s.

1) Sell a sh!tload of 380s to folks who'll buy anything Glock
2) Use owners as De Facto Beta testers and use feedback to work out kinks in the frame
3) Release a near perfect 9mm, with most of the bugs worked out (Thanks in part to said testers)
4) Profit

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Old 07-30-2014, 10:47 AM   #988
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That'd be sexy. My wife's hands are too small to comfortably fit around my Glock 19.
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If glock had had a single-stack SC 9mm out, I would have never bought my Nano. As much as I like it, I still prefer the feel of a glock. The Nano, though, has kind of been relegated to safe duty since my wife bought be the XDs .45, though. I prefer the feel of the Nano for carrying, even though the XDs is only about an inch longer, and the same width and height, but I really prefer the way the XDs shoots, which is kind of the important part.
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Random Gun talk Thread..

Stopped by the LGS to talk about price on an FNX tactical 45, they wouldn't budge below their $1350. I asked if they could get down to $1100, which is what I'd pay for one online, including transfer fees and shipping, they weren't having it. So I guess if I want it, I'll just order it.

Edit: I'll probably just transfer it to a different shop. I'll drive a bit further for a shop with better service. Every time I walk in there I'm less and less impressed with them.


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Pretty much all of my firearms purchases are done online now. Nobody sells locally for a competitive price anymore.
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yeah, I'd love to be able to support a local business, but if they're unwilling/unable to work at a decent price, I'm not giving them $300 extra just to support their brick and mortar.
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Any recommendations for a 1911 in the $550-650 range? I'm open to other similar suggestions as well. Long story short is my dad purchased a gun the year I was born that I inherited. With the upcoming birth of our first son I'm looking to do the same thing. Thanks!
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Any recommendations for a 1911 in the $550-650 range? I'm open to other similar suggestions as well. Long story short is my dad purchased a gun the year I was born that I inherited. With the upcoming birth of our first son I'm looking to do the same thing. Thanks!
You're going to need to spend more if you want something worth owning, especially a piece to pass along to your son.

If budget can't climb much higher, I'd maybe look at a revolver...would be a cool piece to inherit as well.

JMHO.

I'm sure others will chime in with specifics on the 1911 front, but it seems like $850-1000 is minimum for a piece worth owning.
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You're going to need to spend more if you want something worth owning, especially a piece to pass along to your son.

If budget can't climb much higher, I'd maybe look at a revolver...would be a cool piece to inherit as well.

JMHO.

I'm sure others will chime in with specifics on the 1911 front, but it seems like $850-1000 is minimum for a piece worth owning.
I've handled Springfields in that price range that seem nice

I don't know much about 1911's so maybe I'm off base.

For reference I inherited a Browning High Power. Not a Grail gun by any means, but still nice.
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A guy over on Bimmerforums just received his backordered shipment of 2 cases (2k rounds) of .45ACP ammo from Freedom Munitions. The first three rounds were squibs. FYI about another company you should watch out for.
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A guy over on Bimmerforums just received his backordered shipment of 2 cases (2k rounds) of .45ACP ammo from Freedom Munitions. The first three rounds were squibs. FYI about another company you should watch out for.
I just bought 500rnds of 9mm from them


Guess we'll see how that goes.
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Pay attention while shooting. Anything doesn't feel right, stop shooting and field strip the gun to check for a stuck bullet. Hopefully it was a fluke, or only related to .45ACP
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Were they reloads or new? Freedom Ammunitions sells both, and that's certainly an important distinction.
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In a conversation in another forum, a member asked about getting an ACOG. This is what I had to say, in case anyone here is looking at getting an ACOG in the future.

I ran a TA-01 in Iraq from '03-04 as a DM. The ACOG is an insanely overbuilt optic that can take a pounding, and the optical quality is exceptional. For what I used it for in open terrain, it was a fantastic optic. Having said that, I have some observations:
-the optic has terrible eye relief, even with the "extended" eye relief of the TA-11 model
-The optic has infinite focus, which is why the eye relief sucks
-the infinite focus requires your eye to adjust itself to bring the target into focus. This is fine for short-term use, but long term use in an overwatch position leads to rapid eye strain, which causes fatigue and headaches.
-the single-illuminated models (tritium) are very slow at close range
-all models (except the LED model) have horrible washout in varying light conditions, especially at twilight, but also when in a dark area like the inside of a building looking outside where it's bright, or being in the dark and aiming to an area under a street light
-The expense is tremendous
-Tritium has a half-life of 12.5 years from activation, and by the time you as the consumer buy the optic, you are about a year behind that. The tritium really is only usable for about 8-10 years, though. Tritium replacement in an ACOG costs about $400.
-The dual-illuminated BAC (Bindon Aiming Concept) does allow rapid use in CQB when using binocular vision. That said, they're by no means as simple and easy as a red dot, or a true-1x variable power scope.

When I got back from Iraq, we wound up stack-mounting a mini RDS on the ocular with the Trijicon adapter. The optic was exceptionally quick in CQB again. The problem with that was that the optic mechanical offset was around 4" above the boreline, so holding for offset at close range was a necessity and more difficult than just a standard RDS mounted to the receiver. If you run an RDS with the ACOG, it's best to run an offset RTOS (rapid transition optical sight) mounted at the 45* angle.

Having looked for alternatives to the ACOG, I learned that the newest TA648 6x48 models are probably the best for what the ACOG was designed for. Unfortunately they're very large, very heavy and very expensive. If you want a fixed-power combat optic, the Leupold HAMR is a superior optic in every way. The glass is as good or better than the ACOG, the illumination is battery powered so that it's adjustable to avoid washout, the BDC is accurate, it has a lot longer eye relief, and the ocular piece can be focused manually. The design integration with the DeltaPoint is also very good.

If you have the money for an ACOG, save up a little bit more and get the VCOG 1-6x. Otherwise, invest in another 1-4x, 1-5x or 1-6x variable power rifle scope with a true-1x and daylight visible illumination. The Leupold VX-6 1-6x MultiGun is a phenomenal sub-$1k option, and you can use the reticle to set up a drop chart. The Vortex Razor HD Gen-II 1-6x is also getting rave reviews. That one's comparable in price to an ACOG. There are other options as well, including the upcoming release of the Steiner T5Xi 1-5x, and numerous 1-4x options. All are more utilitarian for use overall.
Keep in mind that the ACOG was first introduced in 1987, and dual-illuminated BAC models came out in 1992. You're dealing with tech that is 2 decades old in an environment that is rapidly developing new technology at an exponential rate. The ACOG still does what it needs to, but it's antiquated technology and there are better options available. This is evideced by Trijicon developing the VCOG.

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