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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #280 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 #281 on: June 24, 2014, 10:15:26 AM »
Here's a couple of mine:


Nice. 8-)

That looks like a 4" 686 I sold a few years back. Man I miss that gun. I had a full action job done to it and it broke at about 2.5 lbs on single action pull. I've still got a ton of ammo for it so I hope to replace it soon.
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #282 on: June 24, 2014, 12:49:43 PM »
that one has a 6" barrel.
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #283 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 #284 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?
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #285 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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« Reply #286 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 #287 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 #288 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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« Reply #289 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.
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #290 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 #291 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 #292 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 #293 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 #294 on: December 23, 2017, 06:53:16 PM »
"Fear the man who only has one gun, he probably knows how to use it!"


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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #295 on: January 02, 2018, 04:30:24 AM »
well just did some of my best shooting yet and that is with a pistol that I find really hard to shoot.. It's the 9mm H&K USP pistol, I personally do not like the trigger-feel on that pistol at all - but the hard trigger did force me to focus extremely on my trigger pull if I wanted to hit anything smaller than a car door at 16 yards.. and that actually ended up with some nice tight groups - way better than what I can do with the Colt Phyton, and I love the single action trigger on that revolver - funny how complex something as simple as shooting really is  :D
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #296 on: January 23, 2018, 11:39:57 PM »
True...and some days, you're just "in the groove" and it all feels right, others is a real push to do a good group.
I'm glad you like the Python......They don't fit my hand properly, grip doesn't work for me.
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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #297 on: January 25, 2018, 05:35:11 AM »
True...and some days, you're just "in the groove" and it all feels right, others is a real push to do a good group.
I'm glad you like the Python......They don't fit my hand properly, grip doesn't work for me.

I like the trigger on the python and the build quality, but you are right about the grip - I end up holding it really high and not that comfortable - but I am sure that a larger aftermarket grip could improve that. Also I don't like the sights on the Phyton that much, I find them small and harder to use than on a lot of other guns - again something that could probably be improved with aftermarket parts..

well life is apparently a quest of upgrading stuff, cars, guns, computers, bikes, woman - you name it  :D

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Re: Anyone here into handguns?
« Reply #298 on: January 26, 2018, 07:04:00 PM »
I enjoy target shooting.  I don't have to many photos of my guns except for some insurance reason photos.  I like the vintage stuff, one of my favorites is my Winchester 1873.  The Colt 45 Army model 1917 is bad azz too.







Re: Anyone here into handguns?
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