Your choice of pistol

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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Kaine » 27 Nov 2013, 1:48 pm

Norton wrote:Revolvers with the under slung barrel definitely have that little 'something' to them.


That and I love the auto-revolving mechanism.
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Blackened » 27 Nov 2013, 2:56 pm

Kaine wrote:That and I love the auto-revolving mechanism.


Looks particularly bad-ass sitting on top of a box of .357 mags ;)
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Bugman » 27 Nov 2013, 4:47 pm

For general plinking and a bit of target work...the S&W Model 41
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Norton » 27 Nov 2013, 5:15 pm

Mmmm, nice.

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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Kaine » 27 Nov 2013, 5:33 pm

Blackened wrote:Looks particularly bad-ass sitting on top of a box of .357 mags ;)


There are not that many things that wouldn't look bad ass, whilst perched atop a box full of magnum rounds. :P
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Monty » 27 Nov 2013, 7:16 pm

Kaine wrote:There are not that many things that wouldn't look bad ass, whilst perched atop a box full of magnum rounds. :P


Sadly we Aussies have to make do with pictures only in most cases :(
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Kaine » 27 Nov 2013, 8:14 pm

Monty wrote:Sadly we Aussies have to make do with pictures only in most cases :(


Out of curiosity, we are allowed .357 magnum right? I'm never entirely sure what they count as high/large calibre or indeed what the cut-off is.
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Eduardo » 28 Nov 2013, 12:38 am

My Dad has the Model 41. He also has a Hi Standard Victor and Colt Woodsman Match Target. They are also in my name because the way it works in New York is that if my Dad were to pass away (God forbid) the state would take his guns. So we have dual ownership legally but they are his.
That being said, I tend to get the tightest groups with the Colt. But that might be because my Dad has the grips custom fitted for his hands on the Victor and 41. They are awkward in my larger hands.
One cool thing with the Model 41 is that it comes with two barrels that you can swap out in seconds. The long one comes with a compensator. I’ll get pics sometime.


Bugman wrote:For general plinking and a bit of target work...the S&W Model 41
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Monty » 28 Nov 2013, 8:08 am

Kaine wrote:Out of curiosity, we are allowed .357 magnum right? I'm never entirely sure what they count as high/large calibre or indeed what the cut-off is.


Yes, sorry.

I was referring more to pistols in general and the hoops/restrictions that go with them.

Not the .357 cartridge specifically.
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Eduardo » 30 Nov 2013, 1:44 pm

I'm going to answer this question more seriously than my last post with the AK, which was more tongue in cheek.

The following pistols will be mine. It's just a matter of time and money, both of which are forth coming. There are others that I like of course, and may own someday. But the three below are all but locked in. The others are subject to my ever changing whim.

Ruger Single Six Convertible, Stainless.

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CZ 75B Tactical Sport, 9mm

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Walther PPK\S Stainless 380

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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Deco » 30 Nov 2013, 7:56 pm

Eduardo wrote:Ruger Single Six Convertible, Stainless.

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That's a smart looking revolver.
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Prettybird » 16 Dec 2013, 9:25 am

Eduardo wrote:The following pistols will be mine. It's just a matter of time and money, both of which are forth coming. There are others that I like of course, and may own someday.


Don't tease us you bastard :P
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Re: Your choice of pistol

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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Keith » 18 Dec 2018, 9:42 am

I have shot & carried a variety of handguns over the years, but my favourites are muzzle-loading flintlock pistols. Partly I prefer them because of my interest in 18th century Living History, but also because they are harder to shoot; they take more skill to use & therefore are more of a challenge.
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by bladeracer » 18 Dec 2018, 12:47 pm

Keith wrote:I have shot & carried a variety of handguns over the years, but my favourites are muzzle-loading flintlock pistols. Partly I prefer them because of my interest in 18th century Living History, but also because they are harder to shoot; they take more skill to use & therefore are more of a challenge.
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Urastus » 18 Dec 2018, 1:54 pm

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I also usually want what I can't have. In this instance it is because the ammo isn't available, but the firearms are (doh!). Ruger GP100 in .327 federal magnum (6" barrel, 7 rounds). I'll probably end up with GP100 in .22 (5.5" barrel, 10 rounds) and .357 (6" barrel, 6 rounds). Or something with a true 5.5 or 6" barrel (not including the chamber) auto in .57 x 28mm. Neither the ammo or the pistol exists for that one. FN has 5.5", but minus the chamber there isn't much barrel at all. I like the idea of flat shooting to 100m :)
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by bladeracer » 18 Dec 2018, 2:53 pm

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I also usually want what I can't have. In this instance it is because the ammo isn't available, but the firearms are (doh!). Ruger GP100 in .327 federal magnum (6" barrel, 7 rounds). I'll probably end up with GP100 in .22 (5.5" barrel, 10 rounds) and .357 (6" barrel, 6 rounds). Or something with a true 5.5 or 6" barrel (not including the chamber) auto in .57 x 28mm. Neither the ammo or the pistol exists for that one. FN has 5.5", but minus the chamber there isn't much barrel at all. I like the idea of flat shooting to 100m :)


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Buy what you want and make the ammo yourself.

Why do you want a specific barrel length?

Are you aware that pistol shooters regularly shoot metallic silhouettes at well over 100m, with cartridges that aren't known for flat shooting?
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Re: Your choice of pistol

Post by Urastus » 18 Dec 2018, 4:50 pm

bladeracer wrote:
Ammo availability is never an excuse!
Buy what you want and make the ammo yourself.

Why do you want a specific barrel length?

Are you aware that pistol shooters regularly shoot metallic silhouettes at well over 100m, with cartridges that aren't known for flat shooting?


I wasn't aware of that for the .327; there really is nothing around though, so I'd have to reload straight away. Re other calibers and 100m - for sure there are lots of calibers that shoot that distance. For range shooting though I think there are better calibers. I believe the US drives the pistol / hand gun market; Australia wouldn't be 1% of their market. The US market is predominantly driven by self defense. Re barrel length: a compromise between wasted energy, sight radius, club legal, weight, accuracy.
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