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My Latest Purchase (or just pictures of your current guns)

nittany03

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So I went to the range today, and realized I had Christmas ammo. 😆

Hornady ELD Match on the left, and my own creation on the right with 168gr Sierra Tipped Matchkings on top of 42 grains of IMR4064 in Lapua brass. The latter made a nice ragged hole over about 35 rounds or so . . . this reloading thing is fun!

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CAMike

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So I went to the range today, and realized I had Christmas ammo. 😆

Hornady ELD Match on the left, and my own creation on the right with 168gr Sierra Tipped Matchkings on top of 42 grains of IMR4064 in Lapua brass. The latter made a nice ragged hole over about 35 rounds or so . . . this reloading thing is fun!

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Yes it is! Interesting choice in powder. It's in the same burn rate ball park as Varget, H4895 BLC-2 etc.. Just wait until you discover neck turning, donut removal and some of the finer points of tweaking. I bet you'll end up buying a SAKO TRG-22 or you end up building your own precision rifle. That's when your knowledges and attention to detail begins to shine. Enjoy!
 

nittany03

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Yes it is! Interesting choice in powder. It's in the same burn rate ball park as Varget, H4895 BLC-2 etc.. Just wait until you discover neck turning, donut removal and some of the finer points of tweaking. I bet you'll end up buying a SAKO TRG-22 or you end up building your own precision rifle. That's when your knowledges and attention to detail begins to shine. Enjoy!
I bought it for my M1, and decided to try some .308 with it because I read somewhere it's what they used in FGMM, which was what I'd always shot before the 2020 ammo supply insanity. If anything, the Hornadys were the ones who seemed to be having a bit of a rough time. No cratered primers or anything, but it looked like the ejector was pounding heck out of the case head.

Then I looked at the box and saw it was 2840fps at the muzzle . . . the Sierra manual doesn't even list loads that high.
 

Gatordev

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This was my first entry into the Glock world in 2011 (albeit not in this configuration). It's at over 9K rounds. I'm thinking the main spring is about done. Last week, I decided to clean it, since it had been at least 1K rounds since the last cleaning. Today it didn't even hiccup at the monthly 2-gun competition. I'd love to take the spring to 10K, but I'm thinking I should probably order a new one either way. Regardless, it only misses when the shooter makes it.

 

wink

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I have never liked Glocks from a personal shooting perspective, but you can't argue with the record. They are reliable as hell. Gotta give'm that.
 

ChuckMK23

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I have never liked Glocks from a personal shooting perspective, but you can't argue with the record. They are reliable as hell. Gotta give'm that.
There is so much awesome innovation happening in the pistol world these days, Its pretty amazing. As a fairly active USPSA guy, I've watched CZ, Walther, Sig absolutely explode in what people bring to matches - and truly custom level guns at not-custom prices. Shot a Sig X5 and was super impressed.

FBI seems to be the leaders on things that go bang - the fact that they went all in on Glock gen 5 9mm tells me that for duty use, Glock 17/19 is the gold standard.
 

Rocketman

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I'm a 1911 guy at heart. It was my TO weapon at times when I was in. Somehow I always qualified expert with one of those rattletraps. That said I long ago came to believe that a G19 may be the best tool weapon ever produced.
 

wiseguy04

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Same. If I could only buy one, it would be the Glock 19. Super reliable and versatile, with an aftermarket that eclipses all other handguns. My friend’s gun store sells 10 Glocks for every Sig, HK, Ruger, CZ, or S&W that leaves the shop.
 

GroundPounder

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My agency is transitioning away from Glocks in .40 to Sig Sauer in 9mm. I have carried a Kimber 1911 for years, but will try the Sig for a few months to get some insight on their product. I am interested to see how it compares to what I am familiar with.
 

scoolbubba

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My agency is transitioning away from Glocks in .40 to Sig Sauer in 9mm. I have carried a Kimber 1911 for years, but will try the Sig for a few months to get some insight on their product. I am interested to see how it compares to what I am familiar with.
Sacrilegious, I know, but:
SigP229 -> 1911 -> Glock. At least for me.

I like all three, but the sig is just as reliable as the glock and has better ergonomics and pointability for me. I really like mine.

I ditched all my .40, too, with a barrel swap on the glock. I enjoy shooting 45 and 9 more than .40. I shoot them more often, which leads to more proficiency, which leads to more enjoyment, which leads to shooting the caliber more. Repeat ad nauseum and I eventually just simplified the collection. Didn't like the snappiness of the .40 in the glock.
 

ChuckMK23

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All our SF folks on base have received their shiny new M17's

I built my system around the M&P in 9mm - mags, holsters, ammo, accessories. From competition to carry, to response/defense, that's my system. It works but I get distracted by all the shiny new toys available...

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