What's your next handgun purchase going to be?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Rifling82, May 12, 2019.

  1. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Smith and Wesson 500. 8 3/8" barrel. m/n 16350.
    Its waiting for me at my local GS. Now to find some rounds.. 163501_01_lg_1.jpeg
     
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  2. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Well-Known Member

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    I've posted that it will be the new Kel Tec P17 .22 pistol,,,
    But no one has any for sale except for way over-priced ones on Gunbroker.

    So I thought I would buy a Hi-Point 9mm Pistol just for grins,,,
    So I can case it with my Hi-Point 9mm Carbine,,,
    Can't find one of those either.

    There's really nothing else I'm in the market for right now,,,
    I would stock up on more ammo but that's rare as well.

    Dang!

    Money burning a hole in my pocket,,,
    Nothing worthwhile to spend it on.

    Maybe I'll just buy a case of good beer instead. :D

    Aarond

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  3. PANDEMIC

    PANDEMIC Well-Known Member

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  4. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Have you shot it yet!?
     
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  5. Diesel3

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    Glock gen5, G22.
    Supposed to be out in October.
     
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  6. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member

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    Dang. I really shouldn't head to the LGS very much. They had these in stock, including the -SK (subcompact) variants.

    H&K VP9, H&K P30. Have only owned the H&K P2000, but these two (the VP9 & P30) have such stellar ergonomics by comparison. Similar guns, but oooooh! that grip shape.

    Handled a P30SK a bit. Smaller hands, so reach to the controls is vital for me. Nice, fat, easily-reached ambidextrous slide release. Easy to grip and rack the slide, without undue force required.

    The plastic used for the frame material on the VP9/P30/P2000 models is a bit, um, hard and slippery. IMO, H&K would do well to rough-up the texture significantly, such as a great stippling job yields. But otherwise these are great guns.

    Have never owned a striker-fired sidearm. The VP9 is, of course. Prefer hammer-fired, myself, but I could get used to this.

    The P30SK was a tad short, but then the -SK models are small. Nice feature of swappable backstrap and side panels, to alter the grip shape for smaller or larger hands.

    Loved the P30. What a sweet sidearm. Easily racked slide. Easily reached and manipulated controls. They've resolved the tougher-than-nails magazine release paddle that the P2000 had in its early form, so it's now much easier to push. (But hopefully not too easy that it allows for unintended mag drops.)

    Hmmm ...
     
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  7. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not yet, I haven't even picked it up yet. And its killing me. But, work comes first.
     
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  8. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Follow up. I finally have passion of it. Just no time to shoot it, along with a few others..(S&M 629, 2 from heritage, one LCPII, plus the 500) Gotta bring home the bacon.. Work is first.. Then play time.... I need a range day just for NEW stuff.. There adding up..
     
  9. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

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    Send me your excess $. I can spend it, no problemo!
     
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  10. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Well-Known Member

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    I already spent it,,,
    On Beer!

    Aarond

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  11. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

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    Well at least you didn't squander it foolishly on food and gasoline!
     
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  12. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I made my mind up, my next one is going to be a Rock Island 1911

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  13. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member

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    Picked one up. (Actually found one that someone had available. Go figure.)


    Heckler & Koch P30 9mm, V1 "Lite" LEM -- compact size, ambidextrous slide release, no manual safeties, 15+1. A half-dozen magazines.

    Very easy to rack the slide, and to reach and operate all controls. H&K Has cured the stiff magazine release lever that the original P2000 had. This one's moderately easy to move. Magazines easily dropped and loaded into the mag well. Swappable backstrap and grip panels, to customize grip shape. Simple disassembly. Made in Germany. If anything like the P2000, it'll be bomb-proof, reliable, and very accurate.

    Might consider doing a custom stippling job on the frame, to roughen-up the texture. The plastic that H&K uses is fairly slick, and (at least IMO) it's not grippy enough. We'll see.

    About the only thing I was looking for, if I could have my druthers: "Night" sights. But those can always be added. Probably better, this way, since my older eyes are going to need more "oomph" (larger and brighter, for visibility) than the factory-standard night sights offer. Wasn't going to come on a factory unit.

    Holster to come later.

    Specs:

    • 9x19mm
    • 15 rounds
    • Action -- SA/DA, with a heavier first-pull and lighter pull thereafter
    • Weight -- 26.08oz, + 3.2oz magazine
    • Length, overall -- 7.12"
    • Height, overall -- 5.43"
    • Width, with lever -- 1.37" (not the slimmest around)
    • Barrel length -- 3.85"
    • Sight radius -- 5.84"
    • Loaded-chamber indicator
    • Sights -- 3-dot


    Don't do photos to the internet, so no pics forthcoming.

    But I'll be exercising it at the range a few times in the coming weeks. Hopefully it'll be as easy to handle and accurate to shoot as I remember the P2000 was.

    Review @ Hickock45, on youtube: click.

    A few H&K factory pics. Ignore the one with the manual thumb safety, which is not on the V1 LEM model.

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  14. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Now I’m thinking about a Colt competition 1911 45

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  15. SRK97

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    I want to grab one of these Ruger Bearcat Shopkeepers, would make a nice knock around the woods gun Screenshot_20200809-180149_Chrome.jpeg
     
  16. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    Whats the caliber?
     
  17. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    .22 lr
     
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  18. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    Cool,

    I like the grip, it holds 8 yea?
     
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  19. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    Next pistola for my son, an Armscor 10mm 2011
     
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  20. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think just 6
     
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