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Posts posted by wwillson

  1. I read everything I could find about this new gun and can't get excited about it.  The main 'feature' seems to be the aluminum frame, which to me is a detractor because it's going to be heavier than the same gun with a plastic frame.  A couple ounces carried all day feels much heavier.  

    What am I missing that I should be excited about?

  2. I can't imagine why one wouldn't just use a 9mm?  The external ballistics are similar, but you could get 2 more rounds into a subcompact magazine.  Does the increased round count really matter? 

    Considering the new round will likely be extinct in a couple years, I'll pass as I'm guessing most will.

  3. More is better, don't you know?

    I would hope people would look at instructor reviews, qualifications, experience.  Course material reviews and facility reviews would also give a view into the "is this a good way to spend my hard earned money?" question.  I suspect round count has become a marketing method more than it is a determination of quality.  

  4. 23 hours ago, BarryinIN said:

    The good news is maybe the selling price on these will now plummet to around $2,200.


    I'll not be in the bidding for one at these prices.  Hopefully, the early production bugs will be out of them when I'm serious about buying at a realistic price.

  5. 2 hours ago, BarryinIN said:

    I’ve learned before that a couple more layers of clothing repositions the vests/chest rigs/belts enough to create some fumbling.

    Same with trap shooting, extra clothes make the whole process more difficult.  I've learned the importance of the outer layer of clothing to have a non-grabby texture so it's easier to get the stock in the correct position.

    Pictures are a must :-)

  6. 10 hours ago, BarryinIN said:

    The valuable opportunity of a night shoot lures us out there to find and sort out cold hand and winter clothing problems.

    Brilliant.  Be exposed to as much as possible, so when the need should arise, then you're ready.

  7. The whole concept of scenario shooting at night seems like fun and a challenge.  To not have the sun beating down on you is also a bonus.  Another plus is how many self defense shooting situations happen in well lit conditions vs. low light or dark situation?  I have zero practice shooting in low light conditions.

    I too have old eyes and focus on anything less than 24" away has become impossible.  There is no way I could do a night shoot with my iron sights, without guessing at the aim point.  

    You have made me rethink my training again.  You have a way of doing that.  Thanks.  :-)


  8. You do bring up some really great points.  The pocket crude fouling an auto is my biggest concern and my biggest problem.  Like I said, my Ruger LCP will not be reliable after a week or two in the pocket without cleaning.  I think I would get a dedicated .38 and not bother with a .357.  I've fired snubby .357s and frankly I don't like the muzzle blast, as it teaches flinch.  

    I'm with you on the idiocy of snubbies as a beginner gun, no they are for experts.  It's similar to teaching a new trap shooter with a .410, just no.  A .410 is an expert's gun.  

    I'll go check out some hammerless pocket revolvers.  

  9. Sounds like a neat gun, if you like wheel guns.  Somehow I just never got the bug.  I've owned a few, but today I own exactly zero.  Maybe if I look enough on Gunbroker, I'll end up with one.  Like you, that's how I came to possess several of my firearms today, by making a lowball bid that I just knew I'd never win.  Nothing like waking up to an email from Gunbroker saying, "Congratulations!."

    With that said, can you convince me why wheelguns are a good choice for pocket carry?  Oh, maybe I could do that myself.  I've carried a Ruger LCP in my pocket for a few years and have come to learn that if it has ANY pocket dirt on it, then it won't fire reliably.  

    Ok - what modern, inexpensive wheelgun do you suggest I look for?  I really don't like the reliability of the semi-auto pocket guns.

  10. 10 hours ago, BarryinIN said:

    They had a match Wednesday evening.  I shot a personal best, but my buddy outdid me handily.  He shot the first  perfect score they’ve ever had.   

    Congrats!  That's awesome.  Anything you did different that you can attribute to doing so well?

  11. Barry,

    This sounds like an immense amount of fun.  I learned, like many, on a .22LR and probably shot a .22 exclusively for ten years, before 'graduating' to centerfire.  

    What are the limitations on the firearm?  Shoot what you bring, which means someone could bring a tricked out Anshutz and have a great advantage.  Scope limitations?  

    This intrigues me.




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