need a unique gun

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Re: need a unique gun

Postby mkiker2089 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:21 pm

Please just ignore the ballistics talk. It's irrelevant anyway.

I have decided on three candidates for a little unique

Smith and Wesson Performance Center Ported 9mm to see what a large expensive full size is like. The Sccy may not have been my best first choice since I tried to go for budget over range function.

Chiappa Rhino - a lower bore axis changes the perceived recoil from the usual muzzle flip to more controllable push. This gun is a little hard to find and the price is up there. I could settle for a ported Taurus instead.

Bond Arms Texas Defender- just for the fun of it.

Honorable mention goes to

Boberg - for a new take on loading that allows a longer barrel but ends up being finicky about bullets (according to reports I've read anyway.)

Super Comanche - for being cool, cheap, and weird all at the same time. If it was a 357 instead of a 410 I might have one now.
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Re: need a unique gun

Postby Jirover » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:15 pm

Whatever works for you. My favorite handgun in the world is the FNX-9. On principle, I don't like thumb safeties for carry. It's a bad idea to add one extra step that you might forget in a high stress situation. The LAST thing I want is to pull that trigger and have nothing happen in a life or death situation. So I just leave the safety off while carrying.
Bottom line, the best gun is the one that works best for you. If no safety makes you feel uncomfortable, then it's important that you have a safety. If the opposite is true, then you should avoid guns with safeties.
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Re: need a unique gun

Postby Mr_Flintstone » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:33 am

A kind of unique gun I recently bought is the Zastava M88A. It's based on a Tokarev, but looks more like a Colt 1908.

It's an all steel 9mm single stack.
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Re: need a unique gun

Postby chico » Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:43 pm

If you have an interest in 1911's try the RIA in 22tcm it also comes with an extra 9mm barrel .
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Re: need a unique gun

Postby jeff7181 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:56 pm

jeff7181 wrote:How about a Daewoo DP51 or the modern version of it, the Lionheart LH9?

For what it's worth, Lionheart's Black Friday sale is still going... you can get the basic LH9 for $399.
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Re: need a unique gun

Postby sand1303 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:45 pm

cop derringer is my dream "unique gun"
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Re: need a unique gun

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Re: need a unique gun

Postby toymachine » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:50 pm

I picked up a Taurus Curve a while back, as a range toy and curiousity. With a little practice, it's surprisingly easy to get good groups.

Also, Gunshot Wounds Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques is available on Amazon, a good read if you want to avoid getting lead astray by the "CSI effect" or gunshop lore.
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Re: need a unique gun

Postby CB236 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:53 am

I will call my Schmidt-Rubin m1911 a fairly unique gun. 7.5 x 55 Swiss round
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