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  1. Blasphemy! You should be hung for not having a .22! Run immediately to the nearest gun store and buy the first used 10/22 you see! Speer has quit selling the old 200gr 'flying ashtray' in +P form (unless you're refering to the Gold Dot). You can still get it in the Blazer line, but only loaded to 950fps. Slow. I'm planning on using it myself, but only in home brewed stuff. Makes me more than a little ticked off that no one loads it hotter. Now, if you want some really hot .45 ammo, check out Double Tap http://doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/index.php He has one load that he says is just below +P rating but pushes a 200gr Gold Dot to 1100fps out a 5" 1911 barrel. Sounds good and McNett (owner) isn't one to exagerate.
  2. You have to smell it to understand, but everyone recognizes it. Pick up some of their .22 ammo sometime and find out for yourself. As I said, I don't know if the centerfire stuff exhibits the same 'qualities.' Ruin, I believe the .45 ammo with the best record of one-shot stops (by Marhsall and Sanow) is the Federal 230gr Hydrashok. Something to consider at any rate. I'd also go with +P just for the extra velocity and be sure to do some shooting with your defensive ammo of choice before you use it. Whisper, 14 rounds? Had a Para or something similar?
  3. Go with PMC. I know it's quality. I don't know about Aguila centerfire ammo, but I have some of the rimfire stuff. Let me say this: It's good stuff but some of the nastiest smelling ammo I have ever shot. They make it in Mexico, but they must use bat guano for priming components. It's also dirty as well.
  4. I rarely read the gun rags anymore. Most of them seem to show the same fluff over and over. You get better and more up to date info off the good gun forums (like THR).
  5. Any cheap ball ammo is good for general practice. American Eagle, Blazer, and Winchester white box are fairly common. They're major brands (Federal and Speer for the first two) and won't cost you an arm and leg. For defense ammo in a .45, I'm partial to the 200gr Speer HP. Makes sure it feeds in your gun before buying more than one box though. The large HP has a habit of choking some handguns. Otherwise any 200-230gr HP with a modern bullet should suffice (Hydrashok, Golden Sabre, Gold Dot, SXT).
  6. Hot. It's a 10mm necked down to .355". DT has ammo for it and conversion barrels for Glocks. 115gr bullets hit about 1800fps from a 5" barrel. http://doubletapammo.com
  7. I played with my cousin's S&W Simga in .357 for a bit. The gun was terrible as far as feel/trigger, but it functioned fine. I loved the cartridge though. The thing to remember with the Sig is it maches the .357 mag in velocity of light bullets, like the 125gr. Get they heavier ones and velocities drop fast. It's meant for flesh work, not barrier penetration. I'd still go with a properly loaded 10mm or .38 Super instead, or even (dare I say?) 9x25.
  8. I haven't got the money for an expensive 1911, otherwise I'd bought a Dan Wesson Razor. Retrofitting a slide/barrel should be less than $500. Besides, it would be fun to build it myself. Sure, send them an email and ask. I haven't looked at the catalog yet to see what they offer, but a 6" barrel and possibly 6" slide would be perfect.
  9. http://www.geocities.com/mr_motorhead/10tech.html That should be helpful. I've even considered doing a 10mm swap on my RIA, with a new slide. It would be tempting if I could fit the slide/barrel myself. Got any info on that? Whisper, there is a reason the Bren Ten isn't made anymore. It had 'teething' problems that were never quite fixed. If you can afford one of those that do exist, more power to you, but most modern 10mms are infinately better.
  10. It's reliable so far, but then I haven't found any 200gr Speer HPs to shove through it yet (that will be THE test). As for accuracy, couldn't tell you. It's been too cold or wet (rained again today) to get comfy and shoot for groups with those awful GI sights.
  11. Me and my dad stopped by the gun shop this afternoon, I just couldn't pass it up for $270"
  12. Gaming has turned to consoles almost exclusively, I could care less about that because I'm a computer gamer. They keep making these games for the consoles and they either delay and/or just half-ass port them over to PC, it makes me not want to buy the product. Currently I'm waiting on TES: Oblivion. Nothing else on the PC interests me atm and I'm not into playing online games that charge a monthly fee.
  13. G18? Well, seeing as US civies can't even own any (there weren't any in country and registered to civies before the '86 ban), it's a moot point. Still, using any FA firearm for defense is a big risk when it comes to liability. Double-stacks aren't that bad for concealing, but a lot of that comes down to your stature. People with different builds can hide certain size guns better than others. A slim, small stature person is much better off with a small, single-stack auto. Big guys can pack a full-size double-stack or even a large frame revolver. That's something you'll have to figure out for yourself. Just make sure the gun feels right to you before you buy it. Also, polymer frame guns are great for weight savings and keeping you comfortable for extended wear. As for caliber, bigger is always better. End of discussion. Capacity: More is better, but not at the expense of concealment or handling. You don't want to find yourself shorthanded just because someone says you only needed 5 shots. Find the firearm you like first, worry about the capacity problem later.
  14. I'd buy a SCAR and even an XM8 if HK made one for civilian use (they'd gain some respect back from me) so long as that kept it in the <$1500 bracket sans optics.
  15. FN is between in friendlyness. Notice that their Five-seveN pistol was restricted from civilian sales until just recently. The only thing that changed their minds on that was the slow LEO sales, so they needed somewhere to hunt profits.
  16. Why a class III dealer? The guns to be sold won't be NFA weapons, unless you cut the barrel on the P90. Either way, save those pennies. Reported MSRP on the PS90 is expected to be $1200 and $1400+ for the FS2000.
  17. No idea. I don't own any HKs and haven't held one in a long time.
  18. It's a Tanfoglio from Italy, they're almost exact clones of the CZ. In fact, the best forum for the Witness is on a CZ forum, go figure. It's definately beefy, but not too bad thanks to the sculpted grip and overly curved trigger. It is all steel though, and you can tell when you hold it (over 40oz with a loaded mag).
  19. Finally fixed the digital camera dilema: bought a new one. Here's some pics, better late than never.
  20. I prefer to buy locally, because I support the small businesses and can walk out with the product in hand. The problem comes when they overcharge or don't carry a product.
  21. Yes - SPEER BULLETS 10MM .400 DIA. 180GR GOLD DOT HOLLOW POINT ← But the gun shop didn't have any in stock. I'll be buying some 200gr XTPs later on. Phantm is right on the DA, they just don't fit right. At least my Witness can be carried cocked and locked.
  22. Ditto. I'm gathering supplies for handloading mine (and I need to buy a 22lb recoil spring). I got dies, some 165gr Gold Dots, and primers. Now I just need the brass and powder... Seems I can't get the brass locally.
  23. Only 1911 I've ever shot was a Colt. Most people around here don't have the money for expensive 1911s and we shoot on our own property, so no ranges where you could rent one.
  24. It's the SA, and it's heavy enough with 14+1 & 4 spares, if you can get them to the point that they feed reliably(mine always has) then I can't see a reason for a single stack. ← Anything that carries 14+1 will be heavy. The 10mm I got has 15+1 capacity in a full-size all steel frame. Fully loaded it weighs more than my 4" 629. Now I'm having a hell of a time finding supplies locally for handloading, looks like it's time to resort to Midway or some other retailer with online access. Heck if I'm going to pay the $18+ they want locally for a box of 50 for the 'cheap' stuff. Not to mention it's underpowered. PS: Still looking for the stupid camera cord.
  25. I'd rather read some Elmer Kieth or Skeeter Skeleton.
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