California Says One Gun a Month, So...

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  1. oldfella1962

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  6. Paladin

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    Started the background check/paperwork on these two today...

    The S&W 29 I had on layaway...

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    (Am shopping around for vintage grips.)

    And the Ruger Mini-14, a semi-automatic, magazine-fed .223/5.56mm that should upset no one as it looks nothing like an AR-15.

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    Next month's handgun is...a Sig P239. It's not really the best gun in its class (single-stack 9mm), but I rented one at the range a few months back and really liked it. Just a range toy.

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    DROSed the P239 today; in 10 days I bring it home.

    Next month's gun--this year's birthday gun--is...

    ...sigh...

    ...a Desert Eagle. .44 Magnum. Cerakoated in Burnt Bronze.

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    My first ever handgun was a .44 Desert Eagle. I bought it 'cause in all the action movies of the time (late 80s/early 90s), all the bad guys were packing one. Of course, I still have that first one and will never part with it. Silly and impractical as it is, I love it too darned much.

    Now it will have a brother of another color. And this brother will be even stupider when I get the .50AE conversion for it.
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    Congrats, soon you will be able to dual weild deagles like an mlg pro.
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    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    Slow your roll there, @Jeriko ...
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  10. Paladin

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    Couldn't help myself. It was just soooo pretty. And I've always wanted a Sig P220. This one is the Equinox.

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    I've had a second generation* stainless P220 for years. It is second only to the venerable 1911 as my favorite type of side arm.

    * - Today's historical tidbit from Uncle Elwood. The first production run of stainless P220's were off a little. They did something squirrely at the factory and the dimensions were off. Thus, they wouldn't fit any leather designed for P220's. It was a right pain in the rear until I could get a second production run replacement.
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  12. Paladin

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    I'm glad I jumped on that P220 Equinox; SIG no longer lists it on their website, so it's probably out of production.
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    Yep, SIG's discontinued several models. The P220 Equinox (July's gun) is gone, leaving the P220 Combat and full-size Nitron as the only P220 models available in California. Glad I jumped on the Equinox, though I wouldn't have been unhappy with the Combat.

    The P239 (April's gun, IIRC) is also gone. The entire product line. I can understand why. It's not a very competitive product in the single-stack, concealable market. It's biggish, heavy, and expensive compared to smaller, cheaper striker-fired guns. Still, I love mine.

    This next one (August's gun) is also apparently discontinued: the SIG 1911R (stainless 1911 with rail). It's been on my prospective hitlist for a while now because (1) I've always wanted a stainless 1911 and (2) I absolutely love the look of dust cover rails on a 1911, even if I never intend to use it. If this one is gone, only two SIG 1911 models are left in California: the more plain-jane stainless 1911 and the target model.


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    In the last year and a half, I've picked up the SIG P238, P239, P220 Equinox, and 1911R. I'm thinking I'll finish off the SIG wing of my collection with either a 226 or a 229.
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    Sig pistols are fucking outrageously priced.

    I’ve been considering getting another 9mm as a “truck gun” and thought about maybe getting a P226.

    Fuck that shit.

    The cheapest Bud’s sells them for is more than $800. :wtf:

    Looks like I’ll settle for an M9.
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  15. Paladin

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    Definitely too expensive and the DA models are, if not obsolete, getting very trailing edge.

    In an all-metal SA/DA, the Beretta is tough to beat. And the 92/M9 is a very well-proven design. My 2nd handgun was a 92FS (it's what John McClain and Martin Riggs use!) and it's been nothing but solid all the years I've owned it.

    Just curious, because you have a much bigger set of choices than I, why not polymer/striker-fired?
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    I've already got one (Walther PPQ M2) and I'm looking for an all-metal heater to keep in my pickup.
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  17. Paladin

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    :doh: Forgot you had the PPQ.

    M9 FTW!
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    No reason not to get a 92, @shootER, though just letting you know that beretta makes a few extra parts that might be worth springing for, the "d" spring especially.
    On a related note, got to shoot the M9A3 the other day. they cut down the size of the grip severely and holy shit does that make a difference in controlability.
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    I'm just looking for a plain Jane M9. Something to keep in the glove box or console in my truck that has some firepower.
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    And I'm more interested in an M9 than a 92F because I'll likely buy some GI holsters for it and I want to make sure it fits (the 92F has a different dust cover than the M9).
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    Fair enough, ive just been tinkering with mine recently. If you do ever decide you want to do more with it, let me know.
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    The M9 tribute pistol or a military M9?
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    Civilian M9.
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    Also, the grip size shouldn't be an issue for me because I've got decent-sized hands (as in a 1911 is no problem for me to paw).
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    a 1911 fits fine in my hand, but the beretta is just chunky in comparison.
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  26. Paladin

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    DROSed the Equinox today...I can pick it up in 10 days.

    For next month, I stuck a long gun that I've wanted for a very long time on layaway...

    Remington 870 Marine Magnum

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    I don't think Remington builds 'em like they used to; they've really gotten a black eye for quality issues the last few years (their R51 pistol was a complete disaster, and they had a number of other hits), and they're now headed into bankruptcy. The last 870 Marine Magnum I saw on the shelf a few months back did not impress me in terms of finish, but this one seems very decent. May put some different furniture (Magpul?) on it.
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    I think they've solved the R51 issues. A friend has one and it runs like a top. I'm thinking about buying one, but it's down my list.
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    BTW, am I becoming a dirty commie because I like the paddle-style magazine releases like on the PPQ Classic? My HK USP is the only one I own that has it, and I just...really like it...
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    Oh, that's good to hear, because they SHOULD BE really sweet little guns.
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    And correction: Remington is out of bankruptcy.