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Old 12-20-2010, 02:08 PM   #31
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I don't know. I've seen people who were left handed shooters get nailed in the forehead a number of times with ejected cases from pistols that eject to the right. And some Glocks, depending on how their ejector is set up, will also hit right handed shooters in the forehead when they eject. When that happens I tell the shooter to ship that gun back to Glock or take it to a good gunsmith to have the ejector fixed. The needs of a left handed shooter are often forgotten by some companies that make firearms. One really good example is Stag Arms and their left handed variants of the AR rifles. Stag Arms has a good reputation for making high quality rifles for lefties.

Now think about it... A Mauser P-38. The gun that set the standards for double action semi-automatic pistols. A little piece of history. A gun with some class to it. They come in different barrel lengths and their triggers can be smoothed out real nice by a good gunsmith so that they're smooth as silk too. The Mauser is a very high quality firearm and it is known to be very accurate too. When I saw my first one on a range a number of us got around the guy with it and were impressed by it. They are a great conversation piece. I don't think I would want one with Nazi markings or anything but maybe one of the later production model pistols. And from your post that type of handgun was what I thought you were looking for: something interesting that you could carry that would still be good for personal defense. If you don't like the idea just move on. You don't have to be rude about it.

Now here's something that I'm thinking about. The barrel on a P-38 is fixed to the lower frame. They made or make an artillery model of the P-38 with a longer barrel. I keep wondering just how accurate can those pistols be made and I keep imaging a long barrel pistol updated with polymer technology. I wonder if such a thing might be worth it. Would it do any good for anybody? It was just a thought I threw out there for you to consider. Nothing more.

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Old 12-21-2010, 02:13 AM   #32
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Recon, No intent on being rude. The suggestion IMO seemed way off, I have never heard of or seen someone carrying such pistol consealed for the past fourty + years. I expect there is a good reason for that. It is a great conversation piece at the range but not what I would consider a reasonable expression for what I am looking for.

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Okay. Just an idea that I thought I'd run past you that you might enjoy or at least think about for a while. Oh, and the P-38 has been used for concealed carry many times. It's just that nobody has been using them recently.

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