New (to me) Pistol Day

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  1. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

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    P-32? Really?

    The P3-AT is just as small and costs only a couple of dollars more, but carries a much more useful .380 load.

    Not that I'd want to stand in front of either of them, mind you!

    This is mine:

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    It snaps like a turtle, but you can hide it in a front pocket and it's never not gone "Bang!" when I pull the trigger. (Although, that is after doing all the "fluff and buff" that's recommended on the KTOG Kel-Tec forum!)
     
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    People who are really sorry go back and delete the contents of the offending post. Just sayin'.
     
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  3. Caillon

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    Just what I did a few minutes ago...
     
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    I've got a few guns. I've never thought of them as weapons.
     
  5. soulgeezer

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    Thank you! We don't want to see another fun thread get deep sixed for no good reason. This one's been fun -- I hope we can keep it going!
     
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  6. soulgeezer

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    Guns can be weapons, just as Telecasters can be weapons. It all depends on context.

    But, I agree: My guns are not weapons and I hope they never have to be used as such!
     
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  7. Caillon

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    Ok really sorry about that. No offense. Enjoy your thread!
     
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    Who in the world would...

    Oh wait, never mind.
     
  9. soulgeezer

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    Quick off-topic question...

    If you're the "good Texan," does that imply that all the other Texans are bad Texans?... ;) :D :D :D
     
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  10. Caillon

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    As a Frenchman I'm not into guns but I do appreciate nice historic ones!
     
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    I collect 20th century military firearms. I wish I could afford some of the French ones, but they are very expensive around here! So, I end up collecting mostly Russian and Eastern European guns. They're cheap, there are lots of them, and it's really fun to learn about them and their history!
     
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    I know they are, not that much around here though. People in France get confused between the terms weapons, arms and guns. Historic guns are just part of History.
    In the end it is just a question of wisdom. But having none or fewer in France is a blessing. IMHO.
     
  13. Scooter91

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    For pocket carry I've got an S&W Shield in .40 caliber. Talk about snappy! Every time I shoot it I wonder why I didn't go with the 9mm.
     
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    I don't carry (hell, I rarely leave the house when I'm not working), but I try to get to the range at least every other week. Currently I have a Springfield XD Mod.2 in .40 S&W, but I've been jonesing hard for a Sig P226 Stainless Elite in 9mm (40 gets expensive when you run 400 rounds each trip to the range-did I mention I was hooked on shooting?)

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    Question: are these little semis double action? As in, you can safely keep one in the chamber without the danger of the internal hammer dropping?
     
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    Most of the smaller .380s (Ruger LCP, Smith/Wesson BG 380, Kel-Tec P3-AT) are double-action only (DAO).
     
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    Some are DA, some are not. Essentially all will have some sort of internal safety so that the firing pin/striker cannot hit a primer unless your finger is 1) on the bang switch (trigger), and 2) actively engaging said switch. In other words, the gun will not go off for trivial reasons with a round in the chamber. I consider that safe enough to carry with one in the chamber.

    Ironically, I believe the OP’s gun (which is a 1911 clone and is single action) does not have a firing pin block. I think that Wilson still builds on what are known as series 70 platforms. The series 80 has a firing pin block. Many Kimber pistols are built with a different type of firing pin block. The series 70 relied on the fact that the inertia of the firing pin kept it safe (as well as an external thumb safety and a grip safety, both of which block the trigger and not the firing pin). I never worried about that in practice, and I personally know of zero 1911s firing on their own with the safeties engaged (or really, without...). 1911 triggers are the best! Although, for a carry piece, I like other guns better.
     
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  18. Frodebro

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    When my uncle was cleaning out my grandfather's house to prep if for selling (my grandfather had moved into an assisted living facility), he found a WWII Japanese rifle. Being as my grandfather was in the Marines in the Pacific theater during the war, I'm sure that there was a story attached to that rifle. Sadly, my grandfather passed before anybody thought to ask him about it.
     
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    Yeah, I guess especially with that behind-the-handle switch and the little micro switch on the trigger, it's safer. I think for peace of mind, I'd prefer DA.

    I have an older Beretta 84b that's just not practical because of the hammer and I wouldn't want to fidget with a flip safety.
     
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    sounds like my kinda store.....id shop there.
     
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