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Nice collection Mike. My wife has both of those Smith & Wessons. That compact use to be her conceal carry but she's since replaced it with the Glock 42.
 

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Nice collection Mike. My wife has both of those Smith & Wessons. That compact use to be her conceal carry but she's since replaced it with the Glock 42.
I'm a big fan of the M&P line of guns from S&W... great guns. The M&P 9 compact in Flat Dark Earth is my main gun, but I also pocket carry the shield a lot of the time. my wife also carries the M&P 9 compact as well (just in black not in Flat Dark Earth)... I TRIED the glock 43/42 line, but I have giant palms and those stubby little 2x4 grips made holding onto it very difficult.

my bedside guns are a Ruger 1911 commander and a Sig P220 in .45 as well. I have a weakness for good old steel guns, but they are a bit heavy for extended carrying
 

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S&W makes some nice guns and my wife likes the way they fit in her hand. That Glock 42 is a tiny gun and I've been eyeing the 43 for her. I personally like Springfield Armory and own several such as the XDS (CCW) and the XD. I think my next purchase will be a Sig P226. Do some research on the testing done to that gun. It's pretty amazing and if the Secret Service and Seals trust it well…
 

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S&W makes some nice guns and my wife likes the way they fit in her hand. That Glock 42 is a tiny gun and I've been eyeing the 43 for her. I personally like Springfield Armory and own several such as the XDS (CCW) and the XD. I think my next purchase will be a Sig P226. Do some research on the testing done to that gun. It's pretty amazing and if the Secret Service and Seals trust it well…
yeah, the glock is just TOOO tiny in the grip for my palms... I haven't tried an XDS but I hear great things about them. if I grabbed an XDS for CCW it would be the .45 version for sure.

The Sig P226 is an amazing 9mm and probably better than even the venerable CZ-75. One of my next purchases if I can swing it. ATM I have the Sig P220, which is basically the .45 cal version of the 226 and it's a dream to shoot. I can only imagine how the lower kick of the 9mm cartridge would do with an all steel frame like that
 

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Mike... I finally got me a ported Shield and use it as my CCW now. Very smooth shooting gun.
 

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Mike... I finally got me a ported Shield and use it as my CCW now. Very smooth shooting gun.
I'll bet it is. I hear it shoots smoother than the regular shield and I LOOOOVE my 9mm shield. I got lucky with this one (I had one in the past that I gave my mother). I got one of those gems that has a fantastic fit to the barrel and makes for probably the most accurate subcompact I've tried. It's almost like I can't miss with it. My mom's shield I'm a little less accurate with so I guess it was just pure luck of the draw to get a dead accurate one. It's one of my favorite of the subs (besides the Sig p938 and that's only because I like the size plus the 1911 style). You're making me want to check out that thing and spend MORE money (don't tell my wife). /sigh


and wow, that ISSC didn't even TRY to hide the fact that they're copying a glock lol. And while I hate Taurus as a company in general I DO have to say that the PT111 G2 is a great gun (Taurus copied a great design, like with their original P92's which were Beretta 92fs clones). It shoots well and is a steal at $200... looking for a cheap backup or a car gun and that or the S&W SD9ve can't really be beat for the price.
 

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I bought the Walther for my wife because not only did it fit her hand well, but she was able to pull the slide back.
Nice gun.
 

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I bought the Walther for my wife because not only did it fit her hand well, but she was able to pull the slide back.
Nice gun.
which walther? the p22?? be warned it IS a bit picky on ammo

seeing that it's the threaded barrel version. I REALLY am considering getting a suprressor for one of my .22's... would be just plain fun.
 

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which walther? the p22?? be warned it IS a bit picky on ammo

seeing that it's the threaded barrel version. I REALLY am considering getting a suprressor for one of my .22's... would be just plain fun.
I am sorry, my post should have said I bought he "A" Walther. PK380
 

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I am sorry, my post should have said I bought he "A" Walther. PK380
aaahhh gotcha. The Pk380 shoots nice if you can find one that works... I've never been a fan of the Umarex made "Walther" guns as Umarex has had a bad track record. luckily Walther instituted the lifetime warranty about a year and a half ago so if you DID get a dud they'll fix it. the pk380 is a bit bulky for what I like in a .380, but as you said. super easy slide racking which is great for someone with softer hands like a wife... I don't own a .380 yet, but the ruger LCP is calling to me as a pocket pistol.
 

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aaahhh gotcha. The Pk380 shoots nice if you can find one that works... I've never been a fan of the Umarex made "Walther" guns as Umarex has had a bad track record. luckily Walther instituted the lifetime warranty about a year and a half ago so if you DID get a dud they'll fix it. the pk380 is a bit bulky for what I like in a .380, but as you said. super easy slide racking which is great for someone with softer hands like a wife... I don't own a .380 yet, but the ruger LCP is calling to me as a pocket pistol.
Thanks for the information Mike. My wife wanted a hand gun and we looked and tried for a good bit until we came across this Walther here in town. It fit her and yes she could pull the slide very well, she has weak arms.
We have not had any problems yet and we mainly...and luckily just do target practice to keep in shape so maybe we got a good one.
 

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Thanks for the information Mike. My wife wanted a hand gun and we looked and tried for a good bit until we came across this Walther here in town. It fit her and yes she could pull the slide very well, she has weak arms.
We have not had any problems yet and we mainly...and luckily just do target practice to keep in shape so maybe we got a good one.
I wouldn't worry too much. if you've tossed 300-400 rounds down the pipe and it's good you probably got one of the good ones. the PK380 is NOT a complex gun and actually one of Umarex's better ones. if it was the CCP I would have told you to burn it immediately and make a sacrifice so it doesn't infect your other guns!!! it was a fantastic aesthetic design, but a NIGHTMARE for reliability. Walther's best ones are still the P99 (Brosnan's Bond used that one and I have it too, amazing gun that's been in production for 20 years) the PPQ and the subcompact PPS (have them all lol)... still made in the ULM Germany plant and INSANELY reliable.
 

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Sonnie, any chance you can get your hands on some Rick Henderer knives?
I think it is possible. I sent them a dealer inquiry, but probably won't hear back from them until Monday or Tuesday. If their minimum buy-in isn't astronomical, we should be able to get on board with them pretty easily.
 

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I think it is possible. I sent them a dealer inquiry, but probably won't hear back from them until Monday or Tuesday. If their minimum buy-in isn't astronomical, we should be able to get on board with them pretty easily.
Let me know I'd be interested.
 

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it's been a while, but I thought I'd share some newer acquisituions.

the latest is a CZ 75 Compact SP-01 (or at least we're dubbing it that). CZ international actually made 1500 of these guns specially for a military or police contract in the East side of the globe and whoever their client was skipped out on the bill and left them with 1500 specialty guns that they had to unload. Well, they decided to let the U.S. have a crack at them and I snagged a pair of them ... Basically a CZ 75 P-01 with a full steel frame instead of the Aluminum Alloy one they usually come with, an ambi safety (usually a docker or right handed safety), upswept beaver tail and a light rail.... stunning gun that pretty much has NO recoil.



Brand new Glock 17 Gen 4 to compliment the Glock 19 that Sonnie sold me last year (I used Glock 17 mags in my glock 19 and had about 10 of them lying around so I figured why not add the actual 17 to the mix, I had the mags :D )



an M&P Shield in .45 cal to replace the 9mm shield I got from Sonnie a while back for my personal carry gun (because if you can get a bigger bullet, why not)



and I don't have a picture of it, but for my wife's Xmas present I built her a custom AR-15 with a pencil barrel and red dot so she can have rifle of her own that she doesn't have to keep borrowing from me.

EDIT: looks like I did find a pic of it, forgot I had one stashed on my email sent folder




oh, and a Sig P220 Carry Elite Dark (found it in a pawnshop for only $600 including tax, and they had NO idea what they had.... $1200 gun new)




and once again a plug for Sonnie. He's always been amazing whenever I message him about picking up a new gun. Prompt service and I always get the gun within 3 days of emailing him.
 
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