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Spats McGee

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  1. Spats McGee

    G19 replacement?

    I'm holding out and I do hope you're right! If they don't have the button release by the time I get some gun money scrounged up, I'll likely just go ahead and buy one (maybe just a VP9) with the paddle release.
  2. Spats McGee

    Dumbass. He should have more than one loaded magazine.

    Nothing like a Class Y felony arrest to mess up your chances of going pro . . . .
  3. Spats McGee

    G19 replacement?

    Nah, I'm not "royalty." Just a guy that agreed to do some of the scut work on TFL and was able to join TBS pretty early.
  4. Spats McGee

    New CZ P07

    Excellent! Congratulations.
  5. Spats McGee

    New "assault rifle" arrived...

    Congratulations on the new 10/22! And condolences on the new law....
  6. Spats McGee

    G19 replacement?

    Thank you all for your input. As it stands right now, I"m going to keep the G19. I'm hoping to add to the stable rather than replace. Specifically, something that wasn't even on my list has moved to the top of it: the HK VP9SK. The VP9 has been released with a button mag release (rather than the paddle), and I'm hoping that the VP9SK comes out with a button by the time I get enough money saved. I wouldn't mind the paddle on a range gun, but I want a button mag release if I'm ever going to carry the new pistol.
  7. Spats McGee

    G19 replacement?

    I posted this on several boards and have been truly astonished at the number of people that thought this was about how well I shoot that Glock.
  8. Spats McGee

    G19 replacement?

    While I am still interested in looking at alternatives to the G19, I'm pleased to report that I no longer need to sell mine.
  9. Spats McGee

    1911 Happiness

    Very nice, indeed!
  10. Spats McGee

    Even Cheaper Ammo

    I saw Remington Thunderbolts at WM here yesterday for $14.59 + tax for 500.
  11. Spats McGee

    Bought a 10/22.

    Excellent choice and a good-lookin' rifle!
  12. Spats McGee

    G19 replacement?

    As some of you have undoubtedly realized, I like to start my overthinking early. I guess I like to beat the holiday rush. A little over five years ago, I bought a Glock 19, and I've considered replacing it a handful of times. For a variety of reasons, I believe the time has come to part ways with my G19, not without a little twinge of sadness. As of this posting, I actually have listed my Glock for sale, and I hope she finds a good home. With that said, I still believe that the 9mm compact is quite possibly the best all-around pistol to be had. It is my hope that I will be able to replace her in fairly short order. I know I've done this dance before, but I'd still like your opinions on possible replacements. If I've missed one that you think I should consider, speak up now. Before I get off into this, yes, I know I'll have to get to a range and shoot a few handguns. I'd be looking at this one mostly for the range, but also occasional carry, particularly in colder months. Here's my current list: 1. Another G19. I have no complaints about my current G19. I'm ~2000 rounds in, and it's been a beast in terms of reliability. I had one spring break at ~400 rounds, and a handful (probably <10 other failures to feed). I would not feel bad about going this route again, but I will also admit that I've never been entirely satisfied with how well I shoot my G19. My current one is a Gen 4, and I'd also consider going with a different Gen to see if I shoot it any better. 2. S&W M&P 2.0 Compact -- This is the siren that has tempted me to cheat on my Glock since the day she came out. Going strictly by the numbers, it's almost identical to the G19, being slightly heavier and longer. Especially when you consider the 4.0" version. Would I shoot it any better than the G19? I don't know. I do know that I have a Shield that I really like. I also know that the grip texturing is really aggressive, but that sandpaper can solve that. 3. Springfield Armory XD(M) 3.8" Compact 9mm -- This one's been on my Contender List before. It gives up a round the #1 and #2, as well as a little barrel length. A little heavier, too. I like the idea of a grip safety, though. (Clearly, I don't like it well enough to make it a requirement . . . ) 4. CZ P10C -- Again, almost identical to the G19, but I don't know that my local range will have any for me to shoot. How's this one doing out in the real world? I looked at HK and Sig. I really like the idea of owning one of those, but I could not find anything that fits what I'm looking for. Too heavy, too expensive, has a thumb safety, blah, blah, blah. Maybe I'm just too Goldilocks about this. What models am I missing in creating The Long List?
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    22LR ammo prices

    Wow. That's cheap! I have a few boxes of Thunderbolt stashed away somewhere. I think I picked them up during the Great .22 Drought, and probably at higher prices than that (though not scalpers' prices). I'm just happy that .22LR prices have gotten back to reasonable levels. I spent way too long worried that if I shot my .22s, I would not be able to replenish my supply.
  14. Spats McGee

    New M&P40c arrived today.

    Congratulations! Looks like a great setup.
  15. Spats McGee

    New variation of the Heckle & Chuckle VP9

    Maybe not, but I'd sure like to try! (Trying = wearing one out, not abusing it.)