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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #280 on: May 23, 2014, 10:32:57 PM »
It's a short barreled .45...  it feels like at barks, (compared to a full frame/length .45) but the recoil isn't bad with a practiced, good,  proper grip.  It's really quick, has a LIGHT, SHORT trigger and returns to a good firing/sight plane easily. I added tritium sights because I can see them better. Its a LOT more responsive than anything else I have.  Tactical training is fast, fun, and I tend to enjoy it more with the Kimber compared to the others I occasionally fire.

With that being said...The Ultra isn't for everybody but I really like it.
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #281 on: May 24, 2014, 12:25:28 AM »
Beretta PX4 in 9mm for when you break into my house.

Love the Beretta. Took me some time to get used to getting it in ready position quickly but now it's second nature. The handling and accuracy is great.

The PX4 Storms are fantastic handguns!


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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #282 on: May 24, 2014, 03:58:36 PM »
Little family shot. :D

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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #283 on: May 26, 2014, 08:31:58 PM »
Not competition,
But many, many handguns (among others lol)
Latest addition is a Steyr M9A1,
Incredible firearm, esp with the trap sights.
I'm also a huge fan of the Springfield Armory XD's.
I've owned/own many, Glock, Taurus, Beretta, Colt, S&W, Remy., etc etc
Had my C&C license for several years now...


Ive got the Steyr 9mm too. Love it! I dont run into to many guys who have them. Also have a S&W .44 mag with 6" barrel.
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #284 on: June 22, 2014, 04:11:58 PM »
Little family shot. :D


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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #285 on: June 23, 2014, 12:35:36 PM »
I'm a competition shooter(ICORE), and my choice of guns is the Colt Python.

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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #286 on: June 24, 2014, 10:15:26 AM »
Here's a couple of mine:


Nice. 8-)

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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #287 on: June 24, 2014, 12:49:43 PM »
that one has a 6" barrel.

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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #288 on: July 26, 2017, 08:28:35 PM »
Resurrecting this thread, been getting more into guns in the last few months, primarily handguns as that's what I'm most familiar with. Did a lot of research before buying my first gun and I wanted to get a Walther PPQ because I'd read a lot of great things about it, especially in regards to the grip and trigger. Ended up going with their single-stack PPS M2 so I could better conceal it and carry it in the shop and on the property without everyone knowing it. The PPS M2 is a great concealed carry piece, but today I finally got the one I've really been wanting, the PPQ 5" shown here with a factory target at 15 meters:

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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #289 on: July 26, 2017, 10:02:12 PM »
Excellent choice on the Walter,  I done a fair amount of shooting over the years, combat trained , shot competitively, been shot at in anger :).

I don't own any guns myself , but if I did I would carry a Glock 19 ( standard issue for special ops). And for summer a Glock 43 , single stack but light and easy to conceal

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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #290 on: July 28, 2017, 07:43:18 PM »
Thanks airpirate, got a chance to shoot it today, put two mags through it. I rigged up a cheap target (a sheet of printer paper that I drew a target on) and with the first mag I'm pretty sure I put six rounds in this ragged hole about 3/4 of an inch to the left of the center of my target at 10 yards out. Not bad for the first time. Really couldn't be happier with the gun. Very accurate, and as I said before, excellent ergonomics and trigger.

Side by side of my PPS and PPQ for comparison:


And my favorite angle of the gun:

Hey, what's that in the background?...   8-)
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #291 on: November 10, 2017, 04:23:01 AM »

I have just started going to the local gun range recently, borrowing their handguns at the moment.

It is amazing how mixed results I am getting with the same gun, some days I am able to do a 10 shot group about the size of a hand palm at 16 yards, other days my grouping is more the size of a firebird steering wheel no matter how hard I try to focus on the correct firing techniques. My state of mind seems to have a lot to do with the results, my worst results are usually after a long frustrating day at work trying to solve complicated problems, and my best shooting has been after vacations or weekends
 
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #292 on: November 11, 2017, 11:24:57 PM »
Yeah, you have to be relaxed. Don't worry about how you're shooting, pay attention to your rhythm regarding breathing, deep slow and relaxed....exhale 1/2-2/3 of your breath on the bringing the pistol on target....hold breath and squeeze....if you find yourself chasing the target or shaking, don't fire....relax and try the cycle again, perhaps with a couple of cleansing breaths to oxygenate your blood.
I found trying to hold and improve my sight picture was a pointless exercise....for me, the sight picture doesn't get any better than when I'm relaxed and first engage the target. Practice your finger control so you squeeze the trigger without inducing shake in your hand by trying to squeeze all the muscles.
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #293 on: November 13, 2017, 03:34:24 AM »
The best advise ever given to me.

Dry Fire drills!
Google Ben Stoeger and take it from there. I've managed to cut down my par times and accuracy issues with dry fire drills.
Although it would be a challenge if you don't have your own handgun so you can practice at home.
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #294 on: November 13, 2017, 06:58:53 AM »
The best advise ever given to me.

Dry Fire drills!
Google Ben Stoeger and take it from there. I've managed to cut down my par times and accuracy issues with dry fire drills.
Although it would be a challenge if you don't have your own handgun so you can practice at home.

well getting a gun license takes at least two years around here.. so dry firing would have to be with a drill gun - not sure if it is possible to get some with a real life trigger pull, that might work.
Greetings from Northern Europe :-)

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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #295 on: November 13, 2017, 07:10:26 AM »
Just do what the criminals do and get one off the streets!
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #296 on: November 17, 2017, 02:44:26 AM »
Just do what the criminals do and get one off the streets!

I don't really think prison is my thing.. Driving the firebird would get a bit difficult  :D
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #297 on: December 02, 2017, 11:06:46 PM »
If you are legally authorized to carry a weapon, always carry a weapon



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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #298 on: December 04, 2017, 12:12:13 PM »

If you are legally authorized to carry a weapon, always carry a weapon - I like this statement - but.. that is not always the case..

I have my license - I can not carry my weapon to work...  Legally I can, but it is against the company policy and is grounds for termination.  We have had cars broken into in the parking garage.  So I like my job and like my gun..
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #298 on: December 04, 2017, 12:12:13 PM »
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