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Old 09-05-2010, 01:00 AM   #11
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XD subcompact with a pearce grip extension. Get yourself a crossbreed supertuck and one of their belts. You can wear shorts and a t shirt and forget youre even carrying. here's mine in .40
NEVER forget that you're carrying it! It might be pedestrian to say this here, but Live your Life in Condition YELLOW.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:23 AM   #12
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I still have a jennings .380 that is a "one shot wonder" despite much work!
However, "Bryco", did "once" produce handguns in the late 1990's that
worked! Mom still has an original .380 that she is deadly accurate with & my
junk one provides springs & pins & other spare parts if needed. I had an old
Bryco m59 in 9mm Luger that worked flawlessly,(as long as you used ball-
ammo) & it was very uncompfortable to shoot! I sold it in the fall of 1999 for
$125 towards the purchase of a Mossberg 500A 12Ga pistol grip model with some
#4 buckshot as a "Y2k special"!

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NEVER forget that you're carrying it! It might be pedestrian to say this here, but Live your Life in Condition YELLOW.
You are taking my post too literally . Good advice though.
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NEVER forget that you're carrying it! It might be pedestrian to say this here, but Live your Life in Condition YELLOW.
+1 RDW!

You know why we never hear stories from those that didn't stay in Condition YELLOW?

They're all DEAD!
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My cousin knows that I am well versed in handguns and 3 or 4 years ago asked me to recommend a 9mm pistol that would be small enough for everyday carry, lightweight, and relatively inexpensive.

I recommended three types from the cheapest I would trust with increasing expense. The first was a Kel-tec PF-9 9mm for around $300, the second was a Taurus PT111 for between $350 and $400, and the last was a Glock 19 or 26 for around $500. He didn't want to spend more than $500.

The prices are from a local store in my area.

Two days later he said that I was totally wrong he got a 9mm for $140. He was bragging. I said "its a Jennings isn't it."

He said a "Bryco Model 59." I simply responded same thing, and have fun while it lasts.

Two weeks later he set me this image:
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He said he took it shooting and after 18 rounds this happened.
I re-recommended the same three guns and said listen to me this time.

He did and now owns a Taurus Pt-111 and a Ruger SR9c (that he just bought).

I the reason I mention the Jennings, Bryco, Jimenez, Raven, whatever "ring of fire" gun is to warn people to avoid them.
If you don't mention it to newbies then they won't know its a potential problem!

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You probably want a firearm that (1) the manufacturer is still in business, (2) has a reputation to work reliably, and (3) fits your hand.

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is a pic of their "last improvement"! That gummy red plastic plug flew off the
firing pin,(or jammed the action) & rendered the gun useless! I replaced the
one on mine with a press-fit aluminum one to no avail...the thing will barely
fire 3 shots & then the barrel started to "come loose"! I re-barreled the thing
with some barrel-stock I had & improved the sloppy locator pin with a larger
one with the aid of an "edm machine" that still made no improvement!!! Scrap
the thing (before it hurts the wrong person)!

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My Cousin uses it as a paper weight now
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Not my FLGS, but a large gun store within driving distance just got a shipment of unused Bulgarian-made (Arsenal) Makarovs, still in the packing grease and everything. They're asking a little over $200 for them, what do you folks think?

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The makarov is a great carry gun. More powerful than a .380 and very accurate and reliable. I own two, a Russian and an East German model. I say go for it!

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