Just a shout out...

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by VegasGunGirl, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. VegasGunGirl

    VegasGunGirl New Member

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    Really love my guns. Waiting the 120 days for Nevada CCW permit is taking forever. I just wanna carry now. Won't do open carry cause to me as a woman that's just asking for trouble. Come on August get here already. :))
     
  2. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    I applied mine on early this year. Only took about 30+ days. Best part is for us wont have to pay anymore background checks! ;)
     

  3. MrWray

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    Congrats on getting your permit,enjoy being able to exercise the 2nd amendment. Everyone has different opinions about open carry, if someone wants to open carry "go for it", it creates to much attention for me. Oklahoma has had concealed carry for 10+ years now, but open carry has just passed in May.
     
  4. VegasGunGirl

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    I'm so tired of that $25 fee. They just need to get rid of it. I have a few more guns I want to buy but holding off till I get that much anticipated envelop In the mail.

    I don't want to carry a revolver ever. I love my striker fire hand guns. Is that bad? I didn't even test with a revolver. Just not my thing.
     
  5. Shoobee

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    Different people lean opposite ways on this.

    Those who really understand handguns tend to prefer the semi's, especially 9mm's.

    Those who are really new at it tend to prefer revolvers, especially 38's.

    So in that sense you have instead gravitated to the more complex of the two right away, as well as jumped right up to the heaviest calibres of all the choices available.

    That is extremely unique.

    After you have been shooting awhile it remains to be seen if you will move down to a lighter more manageable calibre.

    I was really enthusiastic about the 44 rem mag revolver at first.

    After awhile I just wished I had my old 45ACP back however.

    Now I have both, and I love the 45ACP more, but there are things in the woods that the 45ACP simply will not do. And for those things I hang onto the 44 mag.

    One thing to remember is that you also need to be able to quickly draw and shoot. And it may not be as easy to quickly fire a big pistol compared with a smaller one.

    Another thing to remember is that if you are ever up against several assailants at once, you need to be able to fire rapidly. And it may not be as easy to fire rapidly with a heavy calibre pistol or revolver.

    You skipped testing the lite 9mm's. Next in line is a tie for the 40 and the 45. After that comes the 10mm. Then the 357. Then the 44. Then finally the 50. Maybe you can handle the 50 just fine, but one of the smaller loads may be better for drawing quickly and shooting, and for continuing to shoot.

    It's just a matter of time though. You will eventually find out. It's not necessarily "bad."
     
  6. ellwood45c

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    I had a hard time getting my wife to shoot, she wanted to but was intimidated by my full size 1911's. Wasn't crazy about my saa either, so i got her a charter arms 38 in the lavender she loves it. We have been out 6 times each time she puts about 300 rounds thru it. The last time she shot she picked up my full size 1911 and asked how it worked. So we went thru everything and she put about 100 rounds thru it.
    I should add my wife is 5' 9" and weighs about 117 pounds. Just watching her with my 1911 makes me happy. She started small but is going to the bigger guns, but the 38 is always in her purse next to her ccw.
     
  7. VegasGunGirl

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    I plan on carrying either my 9mm or my .45, I am shopping around now for a .40 I was looking at the HK cause its ambidextrous and I'm a south paw. It's pretty nice and love that the magazine can be switched out making it sub compact. My DEagle is just for fun and my most favorite gun. I could never down grade the barrel size even though I know it can be done. Shooting a .50 cal is to damn awesome.
     
  8. 3spur

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    What kind of guns do you have?
     
  9. Quentin

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    50 caliber, wow what a woman! Anyway I hope your permit comes early. There are a lot of fine guns to get and really everyone should have a 357 revolver, I guarantee you'll like it. And think about an AR, too! :D
     
  10. VegasGunGirl

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    Well let's see. I have my Desert Eagle .50 I have a Glock 21c .45acp I have a smith n Wesson 9mm. A parabellum 9mm. I have a Remington 30-06, a mossberg 500 12 gauge. I have a Saiga 12 gauge and a savage .22.

    I want to get a .40 cal. A .38 cal and my next rifle will be an AR 15. I been looking at one that's all polymer lower. It's made by local gun store here in Vegas. Its a really nice gun.

    I hope I get my CCW early to as well but this is Vegas. Everything but the casinos run in slow motion in this town. I am also getting my Utah CCW cause it's reciprocity for 32 states. Yay. :)
     
  11. okdonk

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    Apply the Florida as well. I got both the Utah & Florida
     
  12. Flat4sti

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    A bunch of people around here are not big fans of the polymer lower AR's...ask opinions before you buy. or there are plenty of threads about them already.
     
  13. Quentin

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    I agree with Flat, you can do better than a polymer AR. The lower receiver is about 5oz lighter than a standard 7075 T6 aluminum but still it's not so hard putting together a very lightweight AR using quality parts that will last.
     
  14. Shoobee

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    The 9mm and the 45ACP are perfect self defence and carry weapons.

    If shooting either one is the same for you, then of course go with the 45ACP.

    Good luck.
     
  15. Gonzilla

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    Agree - there is just something about the simplicity and reliability of a 357 revolver. For home defense or self defense there is an intimidation factor of seeing those hollow points in the cylinder pointed at the BG that makes them find religion - in a hurry. Lasers seem to have a similar effect.

    AZ is open carry & it does draw a lot of attention & hassle - you don't need. Blue States - tend to get excited when they see a gun so CC is essential.
     
  16. therewolf

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    Hi VegasGunGirl,

    Welcome to the FTF.

    My DE44 is manly enough for me.

    I guess I'm getting old.

    How much are the 50AE rounds running these days?

    Do you reload yet?
     
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  17. VegasGunGirl

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    Bass pro sells them for about $32 for a box of 20 rounds. It's next to impossible to find them though. Seems like every place is always out of stock

    I haven't tempted to load my own bullets. I don't have the time for it.
     
  18. therewolf

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    So, about $1.60 per round. That's less than I expected.

    I've paid more for high-end Hornady .44s.
     
  19. VegasGunGirl

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    I think it's still pretty damn expensive for a single bullet. I just wish more places stocked it. It's a popular gun and more and more people are owning them. Really should be able to buy it like buying .22s. IMO. :)
     
  20. UrbanNinja

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    The problem is supply and demand. Even though it may becoming a more frequently owned round.. the demand still isn't high enough. Same thing goes for smaller rounds, such as .380 you would think that the .380 being a somewhat small round (less brass, less powder) that it would be a less expensive purchase. Although common, it isn't a very popular round. Supply is high, demand is low. Ammo companies need to make their money off of it somehow.