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Old 03-18-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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I've been away for a while, on account of having recently had brain surgery. Right before I went in, I purchased a Ruger P85, 9mm, 15+1 capacity, DAO. It's in excellent shape and I even found the documentation from the original owner (feels like accidentally finding a carfax report, lol).

I've been open carrying it the past couple of weeks. I went up to the local range and have, so far, put about 300 rounds through it. I feel comfortable enough to with the operation and my accuracy to be carrying, so don't worry about that. I've spent a LOT of time practicing and drilling at home, and I also purchased a couple of nickel-plated, high capacity magazines (17 cap instead of 15) and a double mag holster. With the two spare magazines fully loaded, the regular mag in the mag well full, and a round in the pipe, it occurs to me that I'm carrying 49+1 - a full box of ammo.

Also, as a project (cabin fever was setting in the first week I was stuck at home to recover), I bought some extra grips online and when they came in, I painted them a couple of different colors. One pair is dark red, another is hunter green, and my personal favorite, which is on it all the time, is blue.

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I'm going up to Tanner's with the girlfriend this weekend to see about finding a .45 that will fit both of our hands, so we can both carry when she feels comfortable with it. Also, I am going to help her through the process of obtaining a Pennsylvania LTCF, starting today with getting the paperwork ready for her.

All in all, I've had a pretty eventful month, and I just thought I would share.

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Old 03-18-2010, 02:38 PM   #2
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Enjoy your pistol!
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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Welcome back!

Looks like you didn't skip a beat. Keep up the great work. Made a purchase - hit the range - customized her! - Semi-Auto Handguns
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Nice buy.

When its holstered, does it look like a training gun? (red/blue gun)
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I don't think so - the training guns are ALL blue or ALL red - mine just looks like it has colored grips. So, you tell me.

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That's a nice pistol. I'm glad you are doing better and up and at em!

Congratulations and good luck on getting that license and new .45.

Anyone in particular you're looking at?
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That looks like a very nice buy. =)
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Nice! A buddy of mine has one of the p95's with a very similar holster & LOVES that pistol. He actually found a magazine for it that holds ~30 rounds, for target shooting at the pits.

Consider the XD45, i love mine, especially the grip's angle, but i do have fairly large hands.
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Paint job on the grips looks good! What kind of paint did you use?
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Just Krylon Fusion, followed by a layer of clear coat laquer in an attempt to protect it from retention strap wear.

I am looking into picking up that little Taurus 24/7 as my .45. We shall see!
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