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Postby Lassen Forge » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:26 am

.45... $170... ??!!

I'll take a dozen of those, thank you! Pink grips or not.

Yeah, for that price I'd be suspect. Either it has a wonky history or is worn out...

Or maybe it was the pink grips? Woohoo!!!
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Postby ygmir » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:27 am

maybe the 170 was for the "pink grip", and, perhaps, it was an offer?.............
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Postby gyre » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:42 am

I found a new 45 for $160.

Some decent ones for $340 to $400 new retail.
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Postby ygmir » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:49 am

yeah, but, quite often, quality and price go together in handguns, IMHO.
I'm suspect of guns that are "to cheap"........
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Postby gyre » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:06 am

It's important to know why a gun is cheaper.
Keltec avoids machining waste by design, and detail finish work.

Ruger P345 45 ACP Fixed Sights
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Cannot be sold to residents of California. (Why?) wtf

I found Bersa and Taurus in the $400 range too.
And others.
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Postby ygmir » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:18 am

good name brands, are usually good guns.
Everyone has a preference, and,
the arguments usually mimic the "Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge" type.

I was more referring to "really cheap" stuff.
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Postby gyre » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:23 am

I don't recommend the $160 45.

It is safe though.
They save money by using heavy metal to compensate for steel quality and treatment.
Probably not long lived or accurate, but a decent self defense gun for some.
But heavy.
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Postby Lassen Forge » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:45 am

I bought an S&W 915 quite a few years ago... I remember them marketing it to various LE agencies as a budget service pistol... Want to say it weighed in right about 300.

Wasn't a pretty gun by any means (part of the price was finish), it did hit what I aimed at, but after a few thousand rounds the POI was off - thought it was a loose sight, but it turned out the barrel was worn. ???!!!

Sent it back to Smith... they went thru it and replaced what needed to be replaced, got it back, this time it started to go soft after prolly couple a dozen boxes or so of ammo. Eventually stabilized, so I kept it... but still, is true, you get what you pay for.

I guess if you are OK with 4-5" gropes, er, groups, it's OK... I rather prefer knowing that what I'm shooting at will be hit where I'm pointing the pistol.

Oh yeah... This was about the time we were getting fraq'd about mag capacity - you could get the pistol with a pair of 10 round mags for $300 + or minus, but the 15 round mags (which was still OK) "option" would set you back ANOTHER $200!!!, never mind that's what they shipped with.

I'm glad I didn't get taken for $500 for this thing.... for 5" gropes. Fracking california...
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:19 am

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Postby geospyder » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:42 pm

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:I bought an S&W 915 quite a few years ago...


So did I. Sold it a couple years later. I now carry a XD40 from Springfield Armory.
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Postby Lassen Forge » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:30 pm

Prefer my M1911... better grouper than the 9, more stable in the hand, feels like it would accomplish the job... tho anything would be better than a knife at a gunfight!!!
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Postby TomServo » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:37 pm

P .08 needs a comeback! Germans always made better guns! Our A1 Abrams sport a german main gun.
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Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:50 pm

TomServo wrote:P .08 needs a comeback! Germans always made better guns! Our A1 Abrams sport a german main gun.


do you mean P38?

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Postby TomServo » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:58 pm

No, the P08 Luger
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Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:38 pm

why I questioned it, is that although, a fine, wonderful piece of machine work, the Luger, was prone to jams and such.........so finely made, it was less tolerant of dirt and all.
Where, the P38 was built more like our 1911, sloppy but, much more reliable.

just wonderin'..........
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Postby TomServo » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:21 pm

ygmir wrote:why I questioned it, is that although, a fine, wonderful piece of machine work, the Luger, was prone to jams and such.........so finely made, it was less tolerant of dirt and all.
Where, the P38 was built more like our 1911, sloppy but, much more reliable.

just wonderin'..........


I owned an AK for dirt. The Luger id wear a velvet glove to shoot. They issued hardshell cases, for just such problems. Regardless, they are beautiful firearms..
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Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:23 pm

TomServo wrote:
ygmir wrote:why I questioned it, is that although, a fine, wonderful piece of machine work, the Luger, was prone to jams and such.........so finely made, it was less tolerant of dirt and all.
Where, the P38 was built more like our 1911, sloppy but, much more reliable.

just wonderin'..........


I owned an AK for dirt. The Luger id wear a velvet glove to shoot. They issued hardshell cases, for just such problems. Regardless, they are beautiful firearms..


totally agree... IMHO, the finest handgun ever.......even the toggle action was cool.

and, stupid me had one, but, was young and dumb, and, wanted a .357 for hunting...........
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Postby TomServo » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:43 pm

Watching the military channel, I learned any GI captured with a P08 (Luger is the American version) was executed on sight.
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Postby TomServo » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:44 pm

Watching the military channel, I learned any GI captured with a P08 (Luger is the American version) was executed on sight.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:40 am

Oh, those funny krauts!
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Postby TomServo » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:01 am

Yeah, they're not renowned for their sense of humor.... although that little episode at the Maginot line was pretty funny.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:25 am

Tom, you mean to tell me that Himmler and Goering weren't the opening warm up act for Burns and Allen?
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Postby TomServo » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:19 pm

Don't you mean Himmler and Heydrich? They were the original duo.
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:32 pm

They were indeed hilariou-SS.
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Postby TomServo » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:37 pm

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