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  • #51428
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
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    Been using a Glock 23 for nearly a year and a half again.
    And while it’s been decent, it’s just not everything I need.

    So back to the drawing board.

    Simple fact, I shoot a 1911 better.
    I prefer the .45 cartridge.
    Time to start building again.

    #51433
    Tolik
    Tolik
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    If it works for you , stick to it , you will be better off in the long run . Same with rifles , AK , AR , etc . If it works well for you , master it .

    #51435
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    Brulen
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    For a month now I’ve been doing hand exercises. I use one of those 9 pound grip masters. Moving up to a 13 pound in a few days. It will probably help my shooting. I see these things go up to 100 pounds so don’t call me a sissy, lol Sometime this summer I’m hoping to buy a new S$W 460 XVR. Birthday present of course. It will compliment my 2 inch baby ES bear gun. Ever since a big black bear left its claw marks on a spruce tree virtually outside my back door I think bigger is in order. Just what you need WB. Living out in the boonies. As I will also be someday. S$W has a book they provide Bear Attacks of the Century -case studies. Mueller & Reiss. Seen to many you tube videos not to hike without it anymore.

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    #51438
    Tolik
    Tolik
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    I always wanted to make the bear extinct in North America . Same as sharks , the only good one , is a dead one .

    #51439
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    Brulen
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    Two things in ny to beware of: casino Indians and garbage can bears.

    #51443
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
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    I live in the boonies the way I like to, occasionally. Generally only when I set up a tent or four.
    I live in a town of 12K, but I still have deer, antelope and moose wandering through my front yard.
    The elk avoid it for some reason.

    I have to consider the wolves that are seen outside town, as well as the little gang bangers that were just hanging out in the local grocery while waiting to make a delivery.
    I have to consider that my wife or kids may need to use the guns, and the wife hates Glocks and plastic in general with a passion, and the kids have small hands.

    30+ years of .45 use has me just not liking other cartridges, with the 10mm being an exception, I really like it but got out of it a while back. Same with many other cartridges.
    I have grown to appreciate the .40 again. Can’t say I really like it, but for teaching and lighter guns I am growing to like it again, especially after the 23.

    For me, the .45 splits the needs well. A hard cast 200gr LSWC works well for hunting at 650 and 1050 fps. Depends on the target which I use.
    And loaded with HST or HydraShoks or pretty much any decent JHP, there’s little it can’t do in the urban environment.

    First another sleeper .45 1911. Good barrel, fit right, Caspian frame and slide “old school” style with a handful of modern concessions added to accommodate middle age eyes. But nothing that will stand out as flashy or trick, except the finish, going with the DLC, it’s just amazing.

    Probably end up making a swap top LW Commander eventually, .38 Super and .40 barrels with one top and a .45 with a compensator for the other just because I can. Might do this one first, with summer coming sometime. Still playing with the slide/barrel length configuration, we shall see.

    Got to play with a customers .460 while making a holster for it.
    Several words came to mind, but the most common was “no”.
    Just too much of a good thing.
    Too much time behind .44 Mag’s over the years to be able to handle those cannons anymore. The wrists don’t appreciate it.

    #51454
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    Brulen
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    WB

    I have a glock 20. Once upon a time I hand loaded some 10mm up to full spec. It hurt like hell. My hands were sore. I switched to a .40 fire dragon barrel. Much better. I practice with 45 colt in my 460es. Cheap and plentiful.

    #51470
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    sledjockey
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    I am not all that fond of Glock pistols due to the chamber not being fully supported, thus adds an additional step when reloading the brass. My 9mm “battle pistol” is a 92 frame Beretta. Just like you WB, I went with what I put the most rounds through and can shoot by sheer muscle memory and no thought.

    One of my carry pistols (in a shoulder rig) is a 1911 by Para Ordinance. I got a great deal on it and then did all sorts of upgrades. It is now a really nice, accurate, and extremely dependable piece of gear. The 1911 is a time honored classic that has proven itself in some of the nastiest places on Earth, so I can’t fault you for your choice. My social loads for that are Hornady XTP 230 gr hollow points pushed by H-110 if I remember right. I actually use XTP for my SA .44 mag as well. There are better, but these are nasty enough for my purposes.

    My Pops has a 460 S&W. It is just a completely insane, hand cannon. I will stick with Elmer Keith’s assessment that the .44 mag is more than sufficient in a pistol.

    http://ageofdecadence.com

    #51471
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    benjammin
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    I have three cartridges I prefer in handguns. Well four if you count 22 lr. But for gp, my first love is 45 ACP. Just old school from my Navy days I reckon. I like the 1911 platform and have owned many, my current production being a higher end Para-Ordnance stainless model that outshoots me. But I also have a Glock 21 that I’ve carried for a couple decades now. The funny thing is, while the 1911 is a better shooter, it hurts the webbing between my thumb and forefinger, as have all 1911s I’ve shot. The Glock is far more comfortable, but does not group nearly as well no matter what ammo configuration I put through it. I’ve not had a single round fail in either gun, except for one handload I tried to load in the 1911 that I hadn’t seated the bullet properly.

    For trail work, I stick to my Super-Redhawk. I am shooting those buffalo bore hot rod 340 grain hard lead flat tops in it, and those are as much as I can stand. I’ve not been able to match the performance on that round with anything handloaded, and with the broken bones in both hands now, anything stronger than that I will flinch from the pain. It is a fine load for black bear, but there is no handgun load combination suitable for defense against big griz/brown/Kodiak. I learned that from my time in Alaska well enough. If you are in big bear country, your best bet is 12 gauge pump shooting slugs.

    From a purely tactical perspective, I have a collection of Gen 4 Glock 22s, which I and the wife (and others from time to time) will carry. That’s primarily because in most of the jurisdictions I’ve found myself in, the LEOs are carrying the same. This is mostly because of the ease of resupply if SHTF and I am away from home. LEOs are likely to be some of the first casualties and/or allies, and if they carry what I carry, I can resupply from them if need be. Resupply in such a situation can become a BIG consideration.

    #51502
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    Brulen
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    A Way back when, I found out that Sig made a short trigger for their 226 and 229. i don’t have very large hands. Or rather they increase or decrease in size / meatiness quite a bit depending on what I’m doing. Large guns are ok but I mostly prefer a smaller gun for carry. A short trigger and rubber grip on my 226 make it very comfortable. If I was going to be putting a lot of ammo thru a gun that’s what I would choose. A 460 xvr or 44 mag I couldn’t shoot with wood grips. A glock with plastic ridges, no way for extended shooting. For that matter a small pistol like the ppk will eventually be uncomfortable to me. Everyone has their own gun. Comfortable or not. The more guns I try the better. There’s a gene for adapting to gun tech, I’m certain of it. :-)

    #51503
    Tolik
    Tolik
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    I have a Sig 232 , if it was a full 9mm . it would be my favorite handgun , period . The look , the comfort , etc .

    #51512
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    Brulen
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    I would have gotten the sig p232 if it had been offered in .32 auto.

    #51514
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
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    I would have gotten the sig p232 if it had been offered in .32 auto.

    Just get the 230.
    You have to dig, but they are out there.

    #51573
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    Brulen
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    No actually they’re not WB. That is one scarce PPW. No doubt one could acquire p230 but the price…eek.
    Are they suppressable ? Or just really accurate.

    #51576
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
    Survivalist
    member10

    No actually they’re not WB. That is one scarce PPW. No doubt one could acquire p230 but the price…eek.
    Are they suppressable ? Or just really accurate.

    It’s a Sig,, it ain’t gonna be cheap.
    Suppressable? Yes by either threading on or sweating on an extension of the original barrel.
    Or swapping out the barrel.
    One can also inside thread the barrel, but there aren’t many smiths I’d trust to do the work. C”.
    Fixed barrel, gonna be accurate.

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