Timber's New Hand-Cannon
So, what do you think? Will it take down a grizzly bear?
I've been in the market for a .22lr handgun for a while now and finally dropped some money on this little honey.
I was more interested in a .22 revolver and will most likely be purchasing one in the future but I thought I'd give this Browning a try.
I don't really expect to do much hunting with it. I'm thinking of putting a red dot up top and using it for some plinking fun. What I want to know is if any of you think a .22lr handgun is a good choice for a backpack gun?
Would it be worth adding the extra weight or would the space and weight you'd use up be better spent on extra ammo for your primary sidearm or other gear?
Model : Weapon name Weapon history; year it entered/ended production, creator, country of origin, interesting facts, general description of the weapon and what it's used for, miscellaneous information, etc. Add a picture to the top left, then
Nov 5 2012, 11:24 PM EST by
My Brother's 1911.
A Springfield Armory Operator 1911 with all the goodies. Pretty slick 1911.
Sep 2 2012, 8:41 PM EDT by
Sep 2 2012, 8:42 PM EDT by
Handgun Nomination Thread 2012
Hola everyone! The time has come again for the annual ZSDW Weapon Election! On this thread, you can nominate the handgun you think is the best choice for when the SHTF.
A few rules:
1. You must provide reasons as to why you think so. Simply saying "Because I said so" isn't good enough.
2. The handgun must be reasonably available to the public. Let's try to keep the prices under 2K.
3. For designs that are extremely prolific, just nominate it under a series. E.G. Instead of nominating "Glock 34" or "Kimber Super Carry Pro", just go with Glock series or 1911 series.
IMPORTANT! If there are any questions, I ask that you please read the attached Election page first. PM me with any further questions.
Thanks, and happy nominating!
Voting will commence on August 16th.
For my nomination, I will nominate the S&W L-frame series of revolvers (581, 586, 681, 686, etc.) It combines the comfortable grip of the K-frame with the sturdiness of the N-frame, and IMO is a very nice weapon. Accurate, powerful, fires common ammo, and is extremely reliable.
Nominations so far:
Colt Detective Special
Springfield Armory XD series
Ruger P series
Browning Hi Power
Walther PP (includes PPK and PPK/S)
MAC Mle 1950
Model : MAC Mle 1950 As the name suggests, the MAC-50 entered was accepted in 1950 as a replacement for the old Mle 1935 pistols in French service. This new 9mm handgun remained in service until 2010, when it was completely superseded by the
Mar 23 2012, 10:53 PM EDT by
Newest member of the JMB club
Well, today I bought a Dlask 1911 .45 from one of the range officers at the range I am a member of. I shot it this evening, I LOVE IT!!
I have 7) 8 round mags for it, and 1) 10 round mag, 150 rounds of ammo (Not much, but a start) I think the sights are Novak, blade-tech holster and 2 Blackhawk double mag pouches.
Mar 7 2012, 11:06 PM EST by
Sharpie's Dlask 1911
My new range puppy, Dlask 1911 .45
Mar 7 2012, 11:01 PM EST by
Mar 7 2012, 11:02 PM EST by
ODB37's new toy: The Glock 19.
So I got paid last week and indulged a little today at a gun show. As the title says I bought a Glock 19 with 3 mags and 100 rounds of ammo for a little over $500.
To cut to the chase I'm in love with it.
About 20 minutes ago I put a couple dozen rounds through it to give it a good run through; here's what I found.
Pros. The grip lacks the obnoxious hump that the 17/22 have; thus it fits my hand much better. It feels really good in hand. Despite it's compact size it still holds 15 rounds. The standard sights on mine are metal and the bucket and ball sight pattern is decently easy to hit with. I shot the gun like it was made for me; I hit a 6x5" target square in the middle every shot during a rapid fire session. Lastly, it broke down easier than any other centerfire handgun I've ever owned for cleaning.
Cons. The magazine realease is stubby and not as easy to use as my 1911's. It's snappy at first because of it being much heavier on the slide than the frame. The grip needs some texture (skateboard tape or a Talon grip would be awesome).
Aside from the few cons I mentioned I'm really liking the 19. It ran like a top (for the few rounds I put through it) and it pointed good; which is about all you could really ask of a handgun.
Pictures coming soon.
Feb 25 2012, 6:56 PM EST by
Solved my 9mm and .22 dilemmas in one swoop.
Recently, you may have been inconvenienced by threads looking for feedback on what 9mm I should buy, and if I should sell my Walther P22. A couple weeks ago, at Fleet Farm, I came across a gun I was thinking of ordering from the internet. I decided the price was right and it had the features I wanted, so I put my Walther up on armslist. The following day, I had sold the P22 for roughly the same amount that I wound up paying for the 9mm. Convenient.
I went with a gun I mentioned a while back and have been reading about for months now. The Arcus 98DAC. Its essentially a compact Hi-Power clone made in Bulgaria. It met my criteria of being fairly compact and concealable, metal framed, low cost, having decent capacity, and a manual safety.
I'm not going to get into great detail with everything yet. I'll post a review later. So far, I've only ran 200 rounds through it, but I am pleased with its balance and surprising accuracy I had no jams, but I did have the first round in a mag fail to chamber a couple times when I would drop the slide. I want to run at least another 3-400 rounds through it before I start carrying it.
The same day I christened my Arcus, I dressed my Ruger MKII with some Hogue ampidexterous grips. Its like a different gun now. Recoil is non-existent and I honestly believe they aided my accuracy. I hit the same water bottle about 7 out of 10 times from maybe 60 yards away (don't know, I'm a bad judge of distance) using only the hood of my Tahoe as a rest. That's good for me, since I practice most of my pistol shooting in the under 25 yard range. Don't think I'm going to miss the Walther much, except on a tacticool level.
Feel free to hate on me for not buying a big name polymer 9 or opting for a .40. More rounds will tell, but I believe I got a winner on my hands, and I paid zero out of pocket.
Bersa Thunder 380 VS Arcus 98DAC
Dec 26 2011, 6:52 PM EST by
Dec 26 2011, 6:54 PM EST by
FU Santa, I'll buy my own sh!t
Dec 26 2011, 6:51 PM EST by
Dec 26 2011, 6:52 PM EST by
Model : AMT Backup The Backup is another member of the large category of pocket pistols, small handguns meant to be carried in a pocket or a small, concealed holster as an emergency weapon. It's been through a number of manufacturers and sell
Jan 1 2012, 2:52 PM EST by
All the Red Neck want fire power and lot's of beer. Me quiet, Spear Gun, Sling Shot, Traps and defending my space with out drawing any unwanted. easy stuff if u think about it.
Dec 11 2011, 7:19 PM EST by
What CC gun should I buy?
Not long ago I asked what rifle I should buy for my bug-out bag. That has been but on the back burner now that I can legally carry a concealed weapon. I have been carrying my Bersa Thunder 380 for a couple weeks now. I'm looking for something larger and more powerful. I realize that a gun does not need to be the size of a bar coaster to be able to effectively conceal it.
Here are the guidelines that I am trying to stick with:
Needs to be 9mm
Needs to be concealable, but doesn't need to be as small as a Thunder 380. Thin as possible would be nice
Needs to hold more than 7 rounds.
Needs to have a manual safety
Needs to cost less than $450 new or used
Prefer steel frame, but may consider polymer.
Needs to have moderately affordable mags and holsters available
I'm looking for any experiences and suggestions you have to throw at me. Right now I'm looking at hi-power clones and I've thought about the Stoeger Cougar, Jericho 941 and Taurus 911. But I've never fired any of these weapons and there are no rental ranges in my area. Any input on concealed carry in general is going to be greatly appreciated.
Nov 28 2011, 2:07 AM EST by
Glock Fans: Which Glock Do You Want for the Zombie Apocalypse?
There are a great variety of Glock handguns available to the well-prepared zombie apocalypse survival types out there, all of which filling a different niche. Some folks love 'em, some folks hate 'em, but let's face it, the Glock is not going to go away anytime soon.
That being said, if you had to pick a single Glock handgun, which would you go with? Why?
Oct 11 2011, 4:36 PM EDT by
S&W Model 39
Model : Smith & Wesson Model 39 Developed for the US Army's attempt to replace the M1911 in 1954, the Model 39 was the first American double-action pistol to be marketed in the United States; the weapon was designed after ordnance personnel i
Sep 18 2011, 9:22 PM EDT by
what would be the best handgun for an apocalyspe? I would think of something with a larger ammo clip, little recoil, and decent power.
Handgun Nomination Thread.
Same drill as the other two. Nominate your choices for best post-SHTF handgun. Include reasons as to why.
Edit: Because of requests, a price cap has been created. Recommended price is under $1500, but exceptions can be made if good reasons are said.
Edit: I forgot to mention, for guns that are extremely prolific, it is just better to say "series." E.G. instead of Glock 17, just say "Glock series" in general.
Edit: Didn't do my nomination. While my #1 choice is the 1911, most people will nominate that (as John already has), I will nominate something else. In this case, the S&W Model 27. It is the original .357, and IMO still the best. It's accurate, reliable, powerful, had the standard advantage of being able to fire .38, and its large size helps a lot with recoil.
Nominated so far:
S&W N-frame (model 27, 29, etc.)
S&W L-frame (586, 686, etc.)
Springfield Armory XD/XDM
Beretta 92 series
Ruger .22 pistol series
AMT AutoMag II
Colt Detective Special
Beretta Px4 storm
Re: What handgun should I buy?
Glock ! They're notoriously reliable, user friendly with almost no learning curve, plus they're usually chambered in commonly found calibers. 9 mil is good and common. If concealment is desired, get a glock 27.
cap n ball revolver
Thru 85 meters or so, my 1860 model army 44 is as lethal as a handgun needs to be for the first 6 shots. Reloading for the next 6 rounds, while hoards of zombies shamble towards you would give you time to reflect how custer felt at Little Bighorn.
Jun 9 2011, 3:54 PM EDT by