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07/06/2019 8:21 pm  

@sunshine-shooter

I follow both your blog and Matt’s.   Your post on desert brutality was good.   I’d love to do something like that but financially that match is not in the cards for me.  I’m trying to get into some of the  2 gun outlaw run n gun matches here in the Midwest.


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17/06/2019 11:17 am  

@bdover

Well first off, thanks for reading!  I'll admit, going to Desert Brutality was a bit of a stretch for me.  I had to split some costs with a shooting buddy of mine and I also depleted my red dot fund to do it.  I need to start planning out how I'm going to pay for DB2020 soon.

I think that getting into local, "club level " matches is really a solid idea.  Don't be afraid to start your own, even.  The same guy I went to DB with is planning on starting up his own 2 gun match here local to me in the fall.

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17/06/2019 11:34 am  

After mulling things over a bit, I’m still town between a P320 Compact or the M&P 2.0 Compact to fill the striker 9mm niche for me.

I handled both over the weekend. I feel like the M&P has the nicer trigger and fit for my hand, but the P320 wasn’t terrible. To complicate it, I also handled the 320 X-Carry, which felt the best of all

Since the 320 is modular, I could buy it outright and then stick it in the x-carry grip module for $50. The trigger can be worked on.

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21/06/2019 7:43 am  

I have as S&W M&P 40 I use for edc and a Taurus G2C I've been using as a camp gun. I may actually switch those two since the Taurus gives me more rounds per magazine (12 vs 7) and I'm not one of those caliber Nazis that has to use one caluber over the other. I'll end up switching to 9mm permanently just due to simplicity and cost.

I also have a 1911 in .22 that I like to use for general plinking and varmint control!

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01/07/2019 8:48 am  

Nighthawk Custom Compact in 9mm.


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01/07/2019 3:14 pm  

@justinc

You sir have good taste!


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01/07/2019 7:12 pm  

@bdover

Thanks! It's a little eccentric for a daily carry choice. It was a gift to myself, and I've dedicated myself to developing the skill to use as much of its potential as possible.


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01/07/2019 8:08 pm  
Posted by: BDover

@justinc

You sir have good taste!

Indeed!

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02/07/2019 7:33 am  

@justinc

I have to ask, what do you carry in in holster wise?   Also, what do you use for carry ammo?  I've read that 1911 (& the 9mm version specifically) can be picky with JHPs.   I'll openly admit Ihave no experience with a a 1911 in 9mm so I have to ask.


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02/07/2019 9:32 am  

@bdover

I carry it in a Precisions Holsters' Ultra Appendix.

I carry 124-grain +P Federal HST. I think most modern 1911s have feed ramp geometry and polished feed ramps that work pretty well with JHP ammo. I've had zero malfunctions in ~200 rounds with the HSTs.

Generally speaking you're correct; Ken Hackathorn calls the 1911 the "king of feedway stoppages". This is even more problematic with 1911s chambered for scaled-down cartirdges like 9mm that is shorter than .45 ACP. This gun runs really well, especially with Wilson ETM magazines.

I wrote a review of this gun on my blog back in December, and am working on a 5,000-round field report now (probably won't be out for a couple more months). Here's a link to the original article:

First Look: The Nighthawk Custom Carry

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02/07/2019 3:43 pm  

FNS-9. I like the longer grip. It was basically the Glock 19x before it existed.

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02/07/2019 8:17 pm  
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FNS-9. I like the longer grip. It was basically the Glock 19x before it existed.

You know what's funny about that is that I remember when it came out and I purchased mine, all of the magazines and gun sites were complaining about how backward it was that it had a compact-sized slide and a full-sized grip. Then when Glock does it a few years later it's the greatest thing ever...

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09/07/2019 10:23 pm  

Glock 19 G4 with Amerigo sights if I recall correctly...so I should be in the majority but am I really?....

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11/07/2019 11:58 am  

CZ PCR! Deeply fond of  83 also, that little .380 is a tack driver but it has some ammo sensitivity


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11/07/2019 12:57 pm  

Oh man, I’ve been eyeballing a PCR for years. I can never find one locally to handle, though. Same for the P01

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