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Old 10-12-2012, 04:14 PM   #2701
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I should sell my extra (almost new) Nordic 18" rifle length SS match grade barrel...

And my JP lightweight BCG....

Who wants some nice parts for a race gun?
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:14 PM   #2702
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I can get one for msrp (less my discount) but it's gonna be a few weeks. I can get .40 Glock today no problem but the 9 is the golden dick apparently.
Educate me:
Why does the .40 S&W round get so little love while the the 9mm is fetishized?
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:18 PM   #2703
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Educate me:
Why does the .40 S&W round get so little love while the the 9mm is fetishized?
Unless you handload, it really is a snappier round. It is also more expensive.

I found for me that 9mm was the sweetspot of cost/competition classing and availability. Oh and since A LOT more people shoot 9mm, I can scoop TONS of free brass up at the range when no one is looking. Makes my reloading even cheaper.

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Old 10-12-2012, 05:36 PM   #2704
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I find .40 to be kind of an unhappy compromise. I'd rather shoot 9mm or .45 ACP.
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I'm looking for a new toy. Something "tatical". Preferably in 9mm, but I'll consider just about anything. Anyone looking to sell, send me a PM with a pic and price.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #2706
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I'm looking for a new toy. Something "tatical". Preferably in 9mm, but I'll consider just about anything. Anyone looking to sell, send me a PM with a pic and price.
If Pusha gets a line on a few Sub2ks.. I'd suggest that route I'm first in line though!
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:38 PM   #2707
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I love it, did you guys not watch this a few pages back?



Also: Packing & the Friendly Skies
Thanks EO, somehow I've missed that video for many years. It did force me to reevaluate carrying my 2 small cases inside my checked baggage. Both cases are equivalent in size to phone books, so I'm fairly confident they won't walk off easily... but from now on, I'm locking them together inside the bag until I can get a new luggage.

There's really no reason I can't use a medium sized Pelican as my primary checked bag for all my travel needs. The im2875 is about $225 shipped, and looks like as big as you can go and not be oversized... and it's plenty big.

It looks like the biggest Pelican rifle case that isn't oversized is the 1700... both the 1720 and 1730 are the other 2 standard rifle cases, but they're both big enough to be "oversized" on almost all airlines, so expect extra baggage fees.

I've looked at a bunch of pictures of 1700's online, and it looks like I can easily fit all the guns I need... will need to take the barrel off my shotgun (5 second operation) and maybe separate the upper/lower of my AR to massage/squeeze everything in place, but it'll all fit including pistols and magazines if I want. Everything absolutely will fit if I opt for no-foam and just use garage towells to pack everything like I do with everything else in life.

The dimensions of the im2875 also looks like it'll fit all my guns too if disassembled... hmmm....
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:06 PM   #2708
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Educate me:
Why does the .40 S&W round get so little love while the the 9mm is fetishized?
It's not as "popular" as 9mm due to rap music and the overwhelming consensus in many circles that the larger carrying capacity of 9mm supercedes any reason you could give for buying .40. It's also a fairly young cartridge. I think the .40 could easily have gone the route of the .327 Federal Magnum (which is essentially never got off the ground) if the FBI had decided after a year or so that it really didn't like it and went to 9mm or just bit the bullet and went 10mm.

You can read all about the .40 here: .40 S&W - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I don't own a .40 because I believe that shot placement is overall what determines the effectiveness of stopping a threat... so I shoot a lot, and .40 is expensive. Somebody who thinks they need a bit more power than 9mm, but doesn't want to sacrifice the ammo capacity required for a .45, will choose .40 and they will be making a good choice. If .40 was as cheap as 9mm, I'm certain that you would see MANY more people make the switch.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:27 AM   #2709
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Of course you can also custom load 9mm to match 40mm. Just don't plan on much reuse of the brass

Let alone using handloads for self defense... don't do that (not a reliability thing... but a legality thing)
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It's not as "popular" as 9mm due to rap music and the overwhelming consensus in many circles that the larger carrying capacity of 9mm supercedes any reason you could give for buying .40. It's also a fairly young cartridge. I think the .40 could easily have gone the route of the .327 Federal Magnum (which is essentially never got off the ground) if the FBI had decided after a year or so that it really didn't like it and went to 9mm or just bit the bullet and went 10mm.

You can read all about the .40 here: .40 S&W - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I don't own a .40 because I believe that shot placement is overall what determines the effectiveness of stopping a threat... so I shoot a lot, and .40 is expensive. Somebody who thinks they need a bit more power than 9mm, but doesn't want to sacrifice the ammo capacity required for a .45, will choose .40 and they will be making a good choice. If .40 was as cheap as 9mm, I'm certain that you would see MANY more people make the switch.
Guess im a hypster. I own a .40 S&W and a .327.


Give the 327 a chance, it was only introduced in 2008, cant expect it to phase in instantly. It has proven to be better in ballistics, in recoil, and additional round count than the 357
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I wish Taurus hadn't stopped production of .327 guns. Right. Now, I think there's only one model of Ruger that is still being made... could be another.
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my waifu CCs the .327 when she goes out, its the only high ballistic caliber in a revolver (her favorite type) she can comfortably handle and fire since she has a tough time with slides on the semi-autos I have atm, I need to get her a Kimber .45 to tryout but we still love our taurus .327, and maybe its just here in reno, but we can find the ammo easy and kinda cheap
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I'm looking for a new toy. Something "tatical". Preferably in 9mm, but I'll consider just about anything. Anyone looking to sell, send me a PM with a pic and price.
Sounds like you need a FN 5.7. Very tactical.

Also, I have an olive green hand sanitizer dispenser that I got in bootcamp thats kinda tactical in a way I guess.
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I'm looking for a new toy. Something "tatical". Preferably in 9mm, but I'll consider just about anything. Anyone looking to sell, send me a PM with a pic and price.
get a Kriss Vector
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got bored, found some hard enamel white gloss paint, meant for appliances... decided to penguinfy things.

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Strangely enough, I kinda like it.
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My GSG is all camoed out - looks like crap. That's pretty slick - makes me think you snow outside the window.

WTF is up with the Sparkle Unicorns in space??
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Looks like something a storm-trooper would carry.
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Looks like something a storm-trooper would carry.
Thought the exact same thing!
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My GSG is all camoed out - looks like crap. That's pretty slick - makes me think you snow outside the window.

WTF is up with the Sparkle Unicorns in space??
because its a motherfuckin unicorn in space
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