I need a new handgun...lets talk guns today. :D

Discussion in 'General' started by Kris87, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. That’s awesome.

    Doesn’t matter here in TN. Every one sold needs a background check. They don’t even ask to see my CCW; it doesn’t make a difference.
  2. ....except right now, you cant hardly find any.

    I’ve got 2 “go to” sources online, and one of them has 10 pages of 40 items per page of 9mm....with only 2 items in stock (and those are +P versions).

    They only have 3 different .45ACP options in stock.

    The other site I use doesn’t have any, of either.

    Bass Pro and Academy, neither have any 9mm or .45 in stock.

    I can go to my local gun shop and they will have a very small inventory, with a 2 box max per customer. I’ll do that in a bind, but I typically order it online, in bulk.

    The bad part is, that includes range ammo. They don’t have any of that either. I typically go to the range 2-3x per week, and will go through ~300 rounds each time.

    I have a lot of ammo now, but at some point I’ll have to make a decision to cut back on range time, if places dont start getting shit back in stock.
  3. RonR

    RonR Well-Known Member

    That’s what I’m saying. As bad as it is now it’s going to get worse before it gets better. My buddy just bought 3500 9mm from a couple different sources for an average of 50 cents a round. As insane is that is I was surprised he could locate 3500 rounds. In two months I’ll bet that’s impossible to duplicate. Hope not but it seems to be headed that way
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  4. I’ve browsed online and seen some places as much as $1.20 per round, for defensive 9mm. :confused:
  5. RonR

    RonR Well-Known Member

    Yeah I just paid a dollar a round. I don’t shoot much of those but apparently more than I thought. Plus the more carry guns you get the more ammo out there in mags
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  6. I have a set routine.

    Everything stays loaded and chambered 24/7 (just me and the wife in the house), plus each one has an extra magazine loaded and sitting beside it (wherever it is stationed).

    Each time I go to the range, I’ll pick 3-4 guns to take with me. Then I shoot the two magazines worth of defensive ammo (already in them), and I’ll have the other spare magazines filled with range ammo. Then I’ll continue with range ammo until I get done/tired.

    Go home and clean them, refill with defense ammo.

    Rinse and repeat.

    The only that routine varies is if I’m going to change/try a different defense ammo. Then I’ll bring it and run at least one box of it through each gun, before I will utilize it at home.
  7. Jedb

    Jedb Professional Novice :-)

    You may want to revisit the thought of a .22lr upper..
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  8. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

    Y'all waste way too much ammo.
    I take a shot, any range, any weapon and usually bullseye that first round so, I'm done. Next gun, please. :D
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  9. wsmc42

    wsmc42 Well-Known Member

    Anyone have or shot both a FN509 compact tactical and a Sig P365? My wife bought the Sig back in June and loves it. The gun had a great feel to me, but I have not got a chance to shoot it. I had wanted the 365, but since she got it, I started eyeballing the FN. I just talked to my cousin yesterday who is a FFL and he has a 509 Tactical compact in FDE. I am super tempted. Any feedback on the FN or both guns in comparison?
  10. Jaketheone46

    Jaketheone46 Well-Known Member

    I don’t have that specific FN but absolutely do love the FNX45 which has made me want to try other FN products.
  11. Jaketheone46

    Jaketheone46 Well-Known Member

    Back in the day I was the same way growing up living where I could walk out and shoot. It had been quite a long time for me a few years back and I came back a little rusty.
  12. Jaketheone46

    Jaketheone46 Well-Known Member

    My wife’s a bit iffy about the one in the chamber thing and I always tell her, you won’t be iffy anymore if some freak kicks our door in.
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  13. CB186

    CB186 go f@ck yourself

    Ok, Quigley.
  14. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

    A little WD40 and gettin' back on that bicycle is right as rain. :D

    Few people have it, I'm blessed to be one of the 'em. When I was in the Navy, I got assigned to a detachment that was based on a weapon not in the Navy's wheelhouse so, off to Ft.Bliss to train with the Marines and their FIM-92 Stinger missile. My final grade (<ahem> cue the report card comments :D) was 100%. I didn't miss a fucking thing academically, training or live. In fact, I set the time record both for locking on to and downing a target. "If it flies, it dies" was our motto. I had some arrogant Tomcat pilots argue otherwise but I was able to shut them up by asking "Why would you even be in my airspace?"
  15. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

    "This one shoots a mite further." - Mathew Quigley
  16. sbk1198

    sbk1198 Well-Known Member

    Sooo....where's that not-ridiculously-priced 9mm ammo at?? lol Prices are out of control these days!
  17. No shit. You are doing good if you can’t find it for <$1/round.
  18. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    I figure the dog will tell me when to chamber a round.
  19. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    I need to introduce you to Mr. Rigby. If you don't pull the first shot just a little, you'll be the only one so far. I guess I could hand the gun to someone already loaded, tell them it's just a .243, and see what happens.

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