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I earned enough grey hair to not have to be carded. :biggrinjester:
Heh, I hear ya. I've had a full head of grey hair (thank God it's just grey and not falling out) since I was in my early 30's. I usually roll my eyes and point to the hair, and that sometimes gets me off the hook of fishing my license out of my wallet. :)

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With one of these being an ex-sniper I'm debating on drilling those holes back out and converting it back to a sniper. But, as a history buff that irks me a bit so I may not. I can tell you that it'll be babied and the other one will be the shooter. I'm chomping at the bit to fire these. I thought I knew a reasonable amount of info on Mosins but just learned something new. Apparently some of these are sighted for 300 meters and some aren't. That's going to be weird having to aim way off the target at only 100yds. People will think I'm shooting at the ground. :biggrinjester:

Heh, I hear ya. I've had a full head of grey hair (thank God it's just grey and not falling out) since I was in my early 30's. I usually roll my eyes and point to the hair, and that sometimes gets me off the hook of fishing my license out of my wallet. :)
Exactly. My dad was salt and pepper in high school and fully grey by the time he was 21 so I should be fortunate. I usually try and do the pointing to the grey hair a bit but that never works because people are douche bags around here and use that as a sort of power trip. Unless they are an older person that is, they seem to be nicer and more easy going.
 

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Working on two AR builds with the help of a very knowledgeable friend - a stealth grey .223/5.56, and a basic black .458 SOCOM.

Started in on the first, and somehow let my friend talk me into building a .458. Why? I’m still asking myself that question. That said, I’m really looking forward to pulling that trigger for the first time.

Expect both to be finished in the next couple of months.
 

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Finally got my former sniper Mosin back with a clean bill of health. Though I'm beginning to suspect the first gunsmith didn't actually remove all of the cosmoline and I wasn't about to pay the second gunsmith $150 to do it. So I'll need to bring some rags to the range to clean the drips up once I start shooting. I'd debating on whether to use the newspaper+plastic garbage bag+hot car trick to try and remove as much from the stock as I can before I take it to the range.

I'm also going to be shopping for a flashlight for the AR. There are too many choices out there...

I’m really looking forward to pulling that trigger for the first time.
I'd say so. Somehow an AR chambered in .458 seems cooler than an AR10 in .308. Maybe its a testosterone thing? Especially since it serves no real purpose other than a range toy or home invader head remover. :rocket:
 

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I'd say so. Somehow an AR chambered in .458 seems cooler than an AR10 in .308. Maybe its a testosterone thing? Especially since it serves no real purpose other than a range toy or home invader head remover. :rocket:


Could be testosterone. In any case, it should make a glorious sound!

I’ve heard that some folks like to use them for hog hunting.

Mine will probably be used as a range toy. Hope I don’t have to use it for that other thing.


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Along with new stripped Anderson lower I just picked up for the .458 build, also got this.



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It’s a G40 MOS. Have been thinking about it for a few months. Had a GSSF certificate that expires at the end of April, so I went ahead and took the plunge.


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Had Glock guys at work tell me they like that G40 so I know you'll like it. Not a Glock guy myself but I can appreciate the engineering and usefulness as a tool and for HD/SD. Next time I'm in Alaska I'm going to have a go with my brother's 10mm Glock...no idea what it is since I'm not a Glock guy and the model numbers confuse the shit out of me. :biggrinjester:

On another subject I am thinking about getting one of these for my "holster" (as is my wife). Anyone have any experience with them? Just know I won't be able to use some holster styles due to various factors like weight and physical ailments plus I do not wear pants, jeans or other such clothing. I wear a ton of shorts and t-shirts/polos (regardless of the weather) haha so that also limits what I can wear for concealment. I had be considering just pocket carrying a .38sp/.357 snubnose in my pocket but I hate stuff in my pockets.

 

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Had Glock guys at work tell me they like that G40 so I know you'll like it. Not a Glock guy myself but I can appreciate the engineering and usefulness as a tool and for HD/SD. Next time I'm in Alaska I'm going to have a go with my brother's 10mm Glock...no idea what it is since I'm not a Glock guy and the model numbers confuse the shit out of me. :biggrinjester:



On another subject I am thinking about getting one of these for my "holster" (as is my wife). Anyone have any experience with them? Just know I won't be able to use some holster styles due to various factors like weight and physical ailments plus I do not wear pants, jeans or other such clothing. I wear a ton of shorts and t-shirts/polos (regardless of the weather) haha so that also limits what I can wear for concealment. I had be considering just pocket carrying a .38sp/.357 snubnose in my pocket but I hate stuff in my pockets.



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That holster/belt rig looks like it may be the ticket for what you describe. I’ve not talked with anyone that has one, and will be interested to hear how you like it, if you decide get one. As for pocket carry, if you go that route, there are some nice pocket holsters available. I’m not a fan of pocket carry, but I suppose at some times it’s the best solution.

Funny, I don’t consider myself a Glock Guy, but I now have three of them. Hmmmm.

My favorite plastic handgun is still the Walther PPQ 5” 9mm. The ergonomics and trigger are hard to beat.

Anyway, I put a couple of mags of target ammo through the new G40 yesterday, with the stock sights, and - oh my - I like it very much. Definitely has some oomph, but really pleasant to shoot. Fits my hand nicely. I get why some people like this gun, and I’m glad I bought it.

The Burris Fastfire III red dot sight arrives Wednesday.

My guess is I’ll be spending some quality time with the G40 - time to order some 10mm ammo online.


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Glocks seem to be a love or hate thing. :) I've never been into them, but lots of folks swear by 'em.

My only foray into plastic pistols is the Sig P320. I like it a LOT, especially with the romeo optics.

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That holster/belt rig looks like it may be the ticket for what you describe. I’ve not talked with anyone that has one, and will be interested to hear how you like it, if you decide get one. As for pocket carry, if you go that route, there are some nice pocket holsters available. I’m not a fan of pocket carry, but I suppose at some times it’s the best solution.
I would only be a fan of pocket carry if I could somehow not be tethered to a cell phone. I already don't carry anything but my keyfob in my other pocket. I prefer to be lightweight in my pockets. :bigthumb:

Funny, I don’t consider myself a Glock Guy, but I now have three of them. Hmmmm.
You are only "a glock guy" if you hate on the steel frame stuff (aka 1911). That's the admission requirements for "the glock guy" club.

My favorite plastic handgun is still the Walther PPQ 5” 9mm. The ergonomics and trigger are hard to beat.
^ This. The PPQ is my favorite polymer...or plastic...handgun. That trigger is quite possibly the best factory trigger I've yet to use. Felt great in the hand and was a breeze to load very quickly by hand in the dark. My wife loves it as well, and is likely to be her EDC.

Anyway, I put a couple of mags of target ammo through the new G40 yesterday, with the stock sights, and - oh my - I like it very much. Definitely has some oomph, but really pleasant to shoot. Fits my hand nicely. I get why some people like this gun, and I’m glad I bought it.
Glad you enjoy it. That's my number one thing is wanting people to find what works best for them and not to go with the crowd.

BTW, my brother's 10mm Glock is a 29--not that I know what that is or what the dimensions are.

Glocks seem to be a love or hate thing. :) I've never been into them, but lots of folks swear by 'em.
Same here. I cannot stand their triggers and how it feels when I shoot them. Some "plastic" handguns feel more balanced in my hand, but, the Glocks tend to feel too top-heavy for my taste. Of course mostly this stems from my experience and love for steel frame handguns.
 

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You are only "a glock guy" if you hate on the steel frame stuff (aka 1911). That's the admission requirements for "the glock guy" club.
Guess I don’t qualify, as I love my 1911, and don’t feel the need to put down other peoples’ preferences for handguns. I never got that Glock vs 1911 thing, at all.

Yeah, Glock triggers are not my favorites, either. But they work well enough for me. I’ve thought about doing a trigger mod on my G21 (full-size .45), but am reluctant to do so. I’m thinking I may ask my gunsmith to see what he can do with it. Or not.

In any case, the G40, based on my admittedly limited experience, is more pleasant to shoot than my G21 or G43 (single stack 9mm), or my former G22 (full-size .40). Time will tell.






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Guess I don’t qualify, as I love my 1911, and don’t feel the need to put down other peoples’ preferences for handguns. I never got that Glock vs 1911 thing, at all.

Yeah, Glock triggers are not my favorites, either. But they work well enough for me. I’ve thought about doing a trigger mod on my G21 (full-size .45), but am reluctant to do so. I’m thinking I may ask my gunsmith to see what he can do with it. Or not.

In any case, the G40, based on my admittedly limited experience, is more pleasant to shoot than my G21 or G43 (single stack 9mm), or my former G22 (full-size .40). Time will tell.
Isn't the G40 beefier? That would lend itself to a more balanced and pleasant shooting experience me thinks. And yes, I just don't get the steel vs polymer thing either. Both groups have a purpose and are fantastic tools for the jobs at hand.

Not sure what glock the father-in-law has (G23 maybe if that's a thing?) that I fire often but the .357 sig barrel isn't as much fun as the 9mm to shoot likely due to the things I mentioned earlier about my preference for non-top heavy handguns and considering the added recoil. Even with a proper grip it still feels like its all over the place. I think those are his only two barrels for his glock otherwise I'd like to try a .40 in that same frame.

I do recommend seeing what your gunsmith can do with your G21, it might just be worth it. Aren't there drop-in triggers you could get aftermarket for your glocks?
 

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Isn't the G40 beefier? That would lend itself to a more balanced and pleasant shooting experience me thinks. And yes, I just don't get the steel vs polymer thing either. Both groups have a purpose and are fantastic tools for the jobs at hand.

Not sure what glock the father-in-law has (G23 maybe if that's a thing?) that I fire often but the .357 sig barrel isn't as much fun as the 9mm to shoot likely due to the things I mentioned earlier about my preference for non-top heavy handguns and considering the added recoil. Even with a proper grip it still feels like its all over the place. I think those are his only two barrels for his glock otherwise I'd like to try a .40 in that same frame.

I do recommend seeing what your gunsmith can do with your G21, it might just be worth it. Aren't there drop-in triggers you could get aftermarket for your glocks?


Yes, the G40 is beefier and for that reason it shoots nicely. Once the sight shows up, and I get more ammo, I’ll spend some quality time with it so I can more fully appreciate it!

There are plenty of drop-in triggers available for Glocks, but I’m thinking I‘ll have my gunsmith smooth out any rough spots he finds in there, at least as a starting point. He did a trigger job on my 1911, which made a subtle but positive difference in how it shoots. If it works out for the G21, then I may have him do the G40 as well.


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I recently acquired a Beretta 92A1. For as big as it is, It feels really good in my hand. I can punch through 16 rounds in just a few seconds, staying on target, and it just feels good. The last pistol I had that felt this good was a Springfield XDM 5.25 Competition 9mm with a Crimson Trace laser on it. That was a smooth shooting tack driver! The more I put through this Beretta, the more I like it. I did some comparison shooting with this Beretta and a Sig P226, trying to decide which one I preferred. The Sig is just a bit too big in the grip. My stubby sausages were stretching just a bit too much to get a comfortable grip on the trigger in the double action position. I will say this, walking into that dark theater with the weight of the Beretta on my belt was much more reassuring than the Kel Tec I usually carry in my pocket! Especially when some knuckle head headed for the emergency exit half way through the movie! Tritium sights are a cool thing in a dark theater!
 

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Well, here it is the end of June, and my AR builds are incomplete, and my G40 MOS still isn't sighted in. Sigh.
How does that saying go? Life is what happens when we're making other plans. Something like that.
Moving, decluttering, and helping a friend get one of her rental houses ready for occupancy has sucked up a bunch of time. That and work. :crying:

Enough whining. When it dries out a bit, I'll have to go to the range again.
Of course, the range needs a bit of work also...
 

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Well, here it is the end of June, and my AR builds are incomplete, and my G40 MOS still isn't sighted in. Sigh.
How does that saying go? Life is what happens when we're making other plans. Something like that.
Moving, decluttering, and helping a friend get one of her rental houses ready for occupancy has sucked up a bunch of time. That and work. :crying:

Enough whining. When it dries out a bit, I'll have to go to the range again.
Of course, the range needs a bit of work also...
Life does have the capability of sucking all your time. I barely have time to get on the internet anymore to post on forums. I'll probably end up just not bothering anymore. Hope you get some time to finish those things! :beerchug:
 

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Top firearm? Sig P210-2 Swiss military 9mm... then Dan Wesson M1911a1 models (Specialist). Looking for something new in a polymer frame, check out the Ruger American. Soft and level shooting - an outstanding pistol.

Carry? S&W 9mm Performance Center Shield; Kydex IWB holsters.

Reload? Yes - most pistol calibers.

I'm also a multi-certified NRA (basic through tactical classes) and state CCH permit instructor, and involved in firearms rights work in our state. I also help moderate the Luger forums.
 
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