At the range with 2 new toys....

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by soberups, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Fun Time!.jpgIts tough to beat a warm, sunny Saturday at the range with new toys. My two new acquisitions; a S&W M66-3 .357 Magnum and a Glock 26 9mm. Old school meets new school, side-by-side.

    The Glock is a better overall carry gun; its lighter, more compact, and it has 10+1 capacity. It can also use Glock 19 mags, which hold 15 rounds instead of 10. It is a piece of precision Austrian engineering made of space-age polymer. Its accurate, reliable, and it just plain works.:thumbup1:

    The Smith and Wesson is a classic stainless-steel six-shooter. You can plink all day with cheap and easy .38 Specials, then stoke it full of 158 gr. .357 Magnum hollowpoints for defense against predators of the 2 or 4-legged variety. The recoil and muzzle blast are impressive. It is a mean looking, bad-assed gun.:devil:

    If guns were cars then the Glock would be a BMW 325i, while the Smith and Wesson would be a 1969 Camaro with a built 327, a 4 barrel carb, and cherry bomb mufflers.

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  2. cosmictrucker

    cosmictrucker counting the months

    I'll take the Glock/BMW 325i please. :)
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Which gun would be the Maybach??
  4. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    i prefer the old colt model 1911 , i personally don't need a 15 shot cllip and i like the fact that 1 of those 45 cal. rounds will knock someone down even if you hit them in the pinky finger.
  5. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    When Chuck Heston died I was very upset I love the N.R.A.
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I don't like Glocks EXCEPT they say you can roll them around in the mud and they'll always function! Very reliable, they say.

    Like Jimstud, I like a .45. Now in the middle of summer tho, I carry a .380. Hard to hide that P345 in my speedo
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Carry a .380 but not in my Speedo ... main is a S&W 9 mm / 11 clip
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2010
  8. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Glocks are admittedly quite ugly...but for me the beauty lies in proper function. My Glock is the most accurate gun I have ever owned, and the easiest to shoot well. The trigger pull is long but with a little "catch" right at the end that tells you when its about to break. And they have a Tenifer coating that is even more rust-resistant than stainless steel. They just plain work.

    I'm not a fan of the little .380 autos, a lot of them have reliability issues and I dont trust the .380 rounds to stop some tweaker. My summer "pocket gun" is a Ruger LCR .38 Special airweight snubbie. It weighs just 13.5 ounces and if I stick it in a Galco Pro pocket holster I can drop it into the front pocket of my khaklis or denim shorts and it just vanishes. It will never jam, and loaded with 158 gr. +P hollowpoints it is equal to the 9mm and just a step down from the .357 Mag in terms of stopping power.
  9. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I thought you would at least show us some of your range skills. How about uploading some picks of you firing those things? Video would also be nice.:happy2:
  10. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I dont own a video camera or a tripod, and there was no one else at the range that day to take pics of me with my cell phone.

    And I make no claim to having exceptional range skills. I am a reasonably good shot, but far from being an expert. I am more of a casual plinker who likes to release his frustrations by blowing holes in pieces of paper or unsuspecting pop cans.
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Funny videos to be sure, but...

    I am proud of the fact that in almost 14 years of having a concealed-carry permit, I have never once had to draw my weapon. There have been a handful of occasions where I found myself in situations that were starting to seem threatening...and in all of those occasions I chose to simply leave the area peacefully and without incident. In my entire 43 year lifetime, I have never been in a fight of any kind.

    I have an ego and I have a gun....but I never carry both of them at the same time.:peaceful:
  12. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    I have an ego and I have a gun....but I never carry both of them at the same time.
    words to live by
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  14. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I have a Dan Wesson .357 thats fun to shoot, although I haven't taken it out in a while. I have been thinking about selling or trading a Winchester Model 94 .375 rifle I don't shoot anymore for .40 caliber automatic of some kind.
  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

  16. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I have 2 .45's. Colt MK IV Series 70 Government Model and a Thompson.
    This is the Colt. I love my .45's.

  18. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    What's with the Orange?

  19. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I love those grips, Dilli!
  20. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Thanks but I can't take credit for them. That is the way I bought the gun. I do love it. It's a beautiful gun and sweet to shoot.