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Old 07-05-2013, 04:33 PM   #29956
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Well, I thought about saving my new high capacity 9mm for future investment value, but realized I'd rather shoot the mofo.

So I took the FNS-9 out to the range and ran 100 rounds thru it. I really like the way the FN's point, the grips are fab and the triggers are...robust - which is to say, striker fired so it's a rather long draw. Did not shoot against the big brother, decided to take the PX4 [it was already dirty - lousy excuse]

Now my Browing Hi-Power in 9mm seems rather tame in the recoil department compared to the .40's but the FNS-9 is fully recoil equipped - nice and robust - about the same as the PX4 I think.

One thing I have learned though, is that I've learned a bad habit - I'm pulling every shot off to the left side of the paper...I know this because when I used the rest, I could put 'em all in the black at 25 yards but standing I was not nearly as close.

Coach time I guess. Must be my trigger release, and it's as bad on the single action PX4 as it is on the FNS.

One thing I really, REALLY love about the FNS is how easy they are to clean - Slide, barrel, spring and guide, frame and that's it. not a lot of crevasses and easy to lube up on reassembly.

Oh, now if ammo would be more available - the LGS had three or four cases of 9mm on Tuesday, I bought two boxes then and today I got the LAST box. And that was at $25/box. Sheol. And I don't think he's ripping us off, I think his distributor prices are way up as well.

And I had the range to myself today, and that always makes for a better experience - weekday shooting for the win!
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:50 PM   #29957
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Well, I thought about saving my new high capacity 9mm for future investment value, but realized I'd rather shoot the mofo.

So I took the FNS-9 out to the range and ran 100 rounds thru it. I really like the way the FN's point, the grips are fab and the triggers are...robust - which is to say, striker fired so it's a rather long draw. Did not shoot against the big brother, decided to take the PX4 [it was already dirty - lousy excuse]

Now my Browing Hi-Power in 9mm seems rather tame in the recoil department compared to the .40's but the FNS-9 is fully recoil equipped - nice and robust - about the same as the PX4 I think.

One thing I have learned though, is that I've learned a bad habit - I'm pulling every shot off to the left side of the paper...I know this because when I used the rest, I could put 'em all in the black at 25 yards but standing I was not nearly as close.

Coach time I guess. Must be my trigger release, and it's as bad on the single action PX4 as it is on the FNS.

One thing I really, REALLY love about the FNS is how easy they are to clean - Slide, barrel, spring and guide, frame and that's it. not a lot of crevasses and easy to lube up on reassembly.

Oh, now if ammo would be more available - the LGS had three or four cases of 9mm on Tuesday, I bought two boxes then and today I got the LAST box. And that was at $25/box. Sheol. And I don't think he's ripping us off, I think his distributor prices are way up as well.

And I had the range to myself today, and that always makes for a better experience - weekday shooting for the win!
If you're right handed and the shots are going to the left, you're probably pushing them there with your trigger finger. Try taking up any slack and then slowly increase trigger pressure until it fires. I find myself doing that occasionally, and it's easy to correct.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:58 PM   #29958
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Makes or modifies 1911's?
Makes. Google Stan Chen.

It is worth coming out of retirement.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #29959
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Makes. Google Stan Chen.
Looks like a good job there.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:07 PM   #29960
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Looks like a good job there.
Great job!
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:22 PM   #29961
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what happen with shell 4 and 7!!?
there were all the same, some old looking Federal Champion #8 I bought in a garage sale sometime ago.
They go boom, but for some reason some more than others..


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Old 07-07-2013, 08:39 AM   #29962
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Maybe you got someone's reloads.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:41 AM   #29963
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It is worth coming out of retirement.
Yes, I would say so. What quality stuff:


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Old 07-07-2013, 12:49 PM   #29964
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Available in handguns chambered for .380, 9mm, and .45 ACP (And Im told that .40 Smith is on the way), ASYMs ammunition covers the gamut of popular carry, duty, and competition calibers.
I'll have to wait to check out the .40
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:47 AM   #29965
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Cheers! I hate big scopes and if I can hit a pig or bigger with either of those rifles and set ups inside 100m it isn't worth the shot or I get closer
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:09 AM   #29966
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Does anyone have any experience with the Taurus PT709 Slim? I went into the local gun shop asking about DAO pistols and that was one he pulled out of the case. It felt great in my hand, seemed to point well, so I was seriously thinking about going back and picking it up. But when I got online to research a little more about it I see that Taurus lists it as DA/SA but has some confusing language about the trigger setting in SA mode when a round is chambered. So that means it's a DA pistol when the chamber is empty? I'm not sure that makes any sense.

Anyway I want something that has the same trigger pull for every round, but I'm not interested in a 1911-style SA at this point. How does the PT709 trigger actually work?
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:37 AM   #29967
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Does anyone have any experience with the Taurus PT709 Slim? I went into the local gun shop asking about DAO pistols and that was one he pulled out of the case. It felt great in my hand, seemed to point well, so I was seriously thinking about going back and picking it up. But when I got online to research a little more about it I see that Taurus lists it as DA/SA but has some confusing language about the trigger setting in SA mode when a round is chambered. So that means it's a DA pistol when the chamber is empty? I'm not sure that makes any sense.

Anyway I want something that has the same trigger pull for every round, but I'm not interested in a 1911-style SA at this point. How does the PT709 trigger actually work?
The one we had in our rental counter ran about 15k rounds before it puked the guts. Shipped it back, got a new replacement and it's still ticking along.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:21 AM   #29968
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Does anyone have any experience with the Taurus PT709 Slim? I went into the local gun shop asking about DAO pistols and that was one he pulled out of the case. It felt great in my hand, seemed to point well, so I was seriously thinking about going back and picking it up. But when I got online to research a little more about it I see that Taurus lists it as DA/SA but has some confusing language about the trigger setting in SA mode when a round is chambered. So that means it's a DA pistol when the chamber is empty? I'm not sure that makes any sense.

Anyway I want something that has the same trigger pull for every round, but I'm not interested in a 1911-style SA at this point. How does the PT709 trigger actually work?
any particular reason you'd go with that brand? if you ask me, if you're looking for a home defence/carry gun, why try to reinvent the wheel?

i would recommend one of the many options that have been carried and tested by lots and lots of people over many many years.

i'm talking about glocks, s&w M&P series, (obviously their revolvers as well), springfield XD, and sig.

in terms of holster options, magazine availability, replacement parts, aftermarket parts, i think it's worth it to stay mainstream unless you have a compelling reason not to. and i don't think saving $100 bucks is a compelling reason in this case.

if you just want a toy for the range, get whatever floats your boat.

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #29969
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any particular reason you'd go with that brand? if you ask me, if you're looking for a home defence/carry gun, why try to reinvent the wheel?

i would recommend one of the many options that have been carried and tested by lots and lots of people over many many years.

i'm talking about glocks, s&w M&P series, (obviously their revolvers as well), springfield XD, and sig.

in terms of holster options, magazine availability, replacement parts, aftermarket parts, i think it's worth it to stay mainstream unless you have a compelling reason not to. and i don't think saving $100 bucks is a compelling reason in this case.

if you just want a toy for the range, get whatever floats your boat.

Glocks and S&W generally just don't seem to fit my hand well, and price becomes an issue for me with a lot of the higher end brands. What floats my boat would be something DAO, which is why I asked the question I did. But I appreciate the advice, it's definitely in the spirit of the typical "Does anyone know how well Brand X panniers fit on a KLR?" / "You should think about buying a BMW instead" internet input.

Commander, did you shoot it? Can you explain how that particular trigger action works?
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:27 PM   #29970
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Glocks and S&W generally just don't seem to fit my hand well, and price becomes an issue for me with a lot of the higher end brands. What floats my boat would be something DAO, which is why I asked the question I did. But I appreciate the advice, it's definitely in the spirit of the typical "Does anyone know how well Brand X panniers fit on a KLR?" / "You should think about buying a BMW instead" internet input.

Commander, did you shoot it? Can you explain how that particular trigger action works?
Ruger SR9 and SCCY CPX2 are DAO. I've got both, but prefer SCCY. It's a little thicker, but not enough that I notice it even inside the waistband, and 10 rounds instead of 7.
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