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Old 11-20-2013, 02:57 PM   #3961
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a p99 is more than enough for me and my environment
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:51 PM   #3962
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a p99 is more than enough for me and my environment
More than enough what? Which caliber and version? What does your "enviroment" consist of? How is this gun used? Do you carry?

I've shot the full-size 9mm version a year or so ago (duo-tone model a buddy got on a trade) and it was fine. The sights were better than factory Glock, but not as good as factory M&P. It shot as well as any other duty-size pistol and felt good, but it was damned ugly... granted, nothing is as ugly as the Springfield XD series, but the Walthers came out way before.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:00 PM   #3963
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I think the walthers were built for comfort of the hand... they are the first I can think of when it comes to factory-made comfort grip. Sure, they are the *** spawn of guns when it comes to looks, but they fit my hand pretty will without any upgrades, as opposed to the other guns on my "comfort" list.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:25 PM   #3964
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My wife wants a PPK, but I don't think she is willing to relinquish her Beretta Cheetah to get one lol.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:28 PM   #3965
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My wife wants a PPK, but I don't think she is willing to relinquish her Beretta Cheetah to get one lol.
I have an American made PPKS. One day when I have money I want to pick up a German made PPKS. I love the way that the pistol fits into my hands.

I am a huge Walther fan. Everyone I have picked up has always fit perfectly in my hands and felt amazing.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:33 PM   #3966
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I am sure we will end up with one. I have a Sig P238 I have been really happy with. I am not a huge fan of polymer framed pistols, just personal preference.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:13 PM   #3967
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My Grandpa Just finished building this Beast. Its a .338 Lapua, everything was pieced together to his own preference.... looks kinda futuristic.
Thats my sister holding it

Looks wicked.......and the recoil will be. It'll kick the **** out of whoever fires it. That would be a nice rifle in something like .300 Blackout, but doing it in a .338 Lapua is a waste of the cartridge's benefits and advantages. Plus, with that short barrel, it'll look and sound like a 105mm Howitzer when you pull the trigger.

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WTF is that? Dude, I gotta hate. That thing is absurd.
Agreed. Platform has merits, but wrong chambering.

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The .338 craze is a fad that will end soon.

I speak from experience, having just spent the entire week with a Desert Tactical SRS-A1, that the .338LM round is a bad-*** long distance bomber. After morning of loading and working up dope, we put about 10rds under 12" at 1280yds, almost putting holes in 3/8" plate. I'll get a picture.

On the other hand, my buddies off-the-shelf W70 in .300wm was shooting just as tight at 1000yds with blind handloads... pissed off my first buddy to no end that his $8000 .338 was neck and neck with $700 20 year old wood-stock deer gun.
I think they'll stay popular (.338 Lapua), they have their place, but I think you are correct, the .300 Win-Mag can be just as effective out to 1000 yards. It doesn't carry quite as much energy, but unless you're trying to knock down an elephant at that range, it's plenty. The Army chose the .300 WM over the Lapua for it's "official" sniper rifle caliber. I used to own a Mossberg in .300WM, selling it was one of the stupider things I ever did. Trigger pull around 2 lb, glass smooth sear, just breathe on it. Had it Magnaported, 6x24x40mm Swarovski scope, nice bipod. Here, kick me again, I need it.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #3969
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Still, the most abhorrent part of that rifle is the ban-state grip.

I'm back to irons-only and loving it:

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stock notch handle on a ar platform? What a total POS.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:08 AM   #3971
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I'm seriously considering selling all my AR parts. I consider the fact that I haven't been bothered to even put the thing together an indication that it's utility is not that significant and there is some opportunity cost with the money being "tied up" + the complication of having to get a standing safe for it.


Are ARs like modified cars in that selling individual components is likely to fetch a better price or should I put it all together and try to sell as a complete unit? All components are quality parts, but not top of the line (MEGA, Bravo Company, Mag-Pul, etc).
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Are ARs like modified cars in that selling individual components is likely to fetch a better price or should I put it all together and try to sell as a complete unit? All components are quality parts, but not top of the line (MEGA, Bravo Company, Mag-Pul, etc).
I think it depends on the parts. If you have a lot of generic or low-end parts (eg, Magpul MOE stuff), then it's probably worth more as a complete rifle. If you have high-end name brand parts, then I don't know if it's worth more either way, but it'll probably be easier to sell as parts. If guys are spending that much on their AR, they probably want to select individual parts, not buy someone else's rifle.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:17 AM   #3973
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I may be looking for a complete upper in the next few months. Sell me your upper and keep the lower incase you change your mind someday. Or you may consider that someday, some idiot will do something stupid with his ar, and there will be another scare, and you can get top dollar then.
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Still, the most abhorrent part of that rifle is the ban-state grip.

I'm back to irons-only and loving it:
What rear sight do you have? I have a magpul popup and I don't like it at all. The hole feels to big or something. I'm worthless with it outside of 50yards. Of course it also doesn't help that my ear protection is big and bulky and gets in the way of properly holding the rifle.
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What rear sight do you have? I have a magpul popup and I don't like it at all. The hole feels to big or something. I'm worthless with it outside of 50yards. Of course it also doesn't help that my ear protection is big and bulky and gets in the way of properly holding the rifle.
My sights are Daniel Defense fixed front and rear. You can switch the rear between two apertures. I'm very happy with them.
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Still, the most abhorrent part of that rifle is the ban-state grip.

I'm back to irons-only and loving it:

Jesus, is that a MI SS Rifle length rail on a 16" barrel? Daniel Defense sights? Because I think we built the same ******* rifle
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High end parts are worth more than a high end gun.

A low end gun is worth more than low end parts.
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Jesus, is that a MI SS Rifle length rail on a 16" barrel? Daniel Defense sights? Because I think we built the same ******* rifle
It's 13" Troy TRX on a 14.5 BCM upper with the FH pinned and the FSB cut down. Mega lower, Geissele trigger, LMT stock, DD sights. It's simple, light, and very handly. Great recoil impulse, hardly any muzzle raise. One of my better builds.
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Because of the new laws in California. I broke down and bought a Anderson arms lower in 5.56 today. My first one ever . Very excited to start my build up. This California law has started a scare here and everyone is bumm rushing to buy up all the lowers. Prices almost don't matter .. they are selling everything overnight. Nothing left on the shelf for tomorrow. Hell they made me even buy a new lock because of some stupid law. You have to have a lock that you have a receipt that is less then thirty days old. $126 was my damage out the door.
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