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Questions for a possible FAQ thread

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 9mmepiphany, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    This is only a feeler thread about establishing a FAQ sticky for the Handguns: Autoloaders sub-forum.

    Items included shall not be things like
    1. caliber wars
    2. steel frames vs. polymer
    3. which condition (0-3) to carry a gun in...but would likely include the definition of those conditions without preference commentary

    I would likely include the existing thread Trigger Mechanisms - a Guide; either the original post without additional commentary or a link to the original.

    If you have a question, that you think should be included, please post on this thread.

    I will not suffer arguments like "that's not true" or "no it isn't" to questions posted with answers. :cuss: This isn't a discussion thread, it is informational only. If you disagree, explain what you disagree with and facts supporting your differing point of view. A Question need not be accompanied by an Answer...I'll be happy to make one up :p

    The moderators will be the final arbiters of what is included and which are the correct answers to be offered. I would be happy to attach credit to submitters if they would like. I also retain the right to edit submitted Questions for clarity...including, but not limited, to spelling and grammar

    I'd likely start with something simple like the different Shooting Stances or Correct Sight Alignment :what:
  2. Magoo

    Magoo Well-Known Member

    How about how to grip an autoloader? I know there is a lot of discussion already on the board (with a lot of input from you) that could be cut and pasted in there. I think links to videos, of which there are tons, would be appropriate and helpful also.
  3. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    do springs get tired?
    (all variations, magazine, hammer, striker, recoil)

    what gun do I get for my wife/GF/mom?
    Reference to Cornered Cat and be done with it, once and for all

    where can I get a small, light, cheap, accurate, heavy-hitting, high capacity, concealable death-ray knockdown powered handgun?

    does knockdown power exist?


    Also, while we're on the subject of the kludge the handgun forums seem to be becoming, how about a sub-forum of HG:G titles "handguns, concealing and carrying" to seperate out a category that doesn't really fit into holsters, wheelguns or autoloaders?
  4. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    "Frangible ammo"
    Link to the testing and leave it at that until someone gets some better testing published

    "best .22 defense ammo"
    Again, link to testing and be done with it

    "best .22 handgun"
    Just stop, nobody cares about your agonizing over a target pistol, and everyone is amused by the concept of only owning one .22 pistol in the first place.
  5. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    1. The grip question is a thread I have started more than once...it might be time to roll it out.
    2. Springs will be addressed...worked vs. compress...spring changes
    3. I like the reference to the cornered cat
    4. I guess I could quote Newton's law
    5. I like the frangible ammo links idea (I copied yours from the other thread)
    6. I'm not sure I'm ready to advocate for using an underpowered round for defense
    7. I think folks get a lot out of Best threads. Either because it gives them a chance to post their favorites or if posters include reasoning, it can be educational
  6. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    I'n not advocating .22LR as an EDC round, but there's only so many types of ammo out there, and only some of it is optimized for handguns. All I'm saying is that there's too many threads on the subject and they all circle the same drain in the same way.

    I'll concede the possibility of there being some educational value, I'm just annoyed by people using the forum for the purpose of window shopping when they should be out handling and/or shooting stuff and then asking questions like "I like shooting {model xyz} and would like something that has {feature 1} but not {feature 35} from {model xyz}.
  7. Erik M

    Erik M Well-Known Member

    Could we have something regarding the best types of ammo for each caliber based on hard evidence and research? Something along the lines of the best technology available in bullet designs.
  8. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    Erik M, you mean brassfetcher?
    "best" depends on too many factors anyway, no ammo is awesome enough to make misses into hits, and almost all the duty loadings are designed to pass the FBI test anyway, there aren't any magic bullets because they are all designed to do the same thing, feed reliably in a variety of semiautos and punch ragged holes in gel to 12-18" depth.
  9. 2WheelsGood

    2WheelsGood Well-Known Member

    How about an all-inclusive acronym glossary.
  10. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    I gather you're referring to things like RN, FMJ, TMJ?

    I hadn't thought of that, but it does make sense...thank you for a good idea
  11. 2WheelsGood

    2WheelsGood Well-Known Member

    Those things for sure. But I'm also talking about things that even experienced shooters wouldn't know. Things that are more common as "board speak" like EDC, or BUG. Things people wouldn't necessarily know even if they had been shooting for a long time.
  12. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Are you referring to the Basic Abbreviations in the General Gun Discussions section or were you thinking of something specifically related to Autoloaders?
  13. 2WheelsGood

    2WheelsGood Well-Known Member

    My apologies, I did miss that. So yeah, Autoloaders specifically. :)
  14. rtn

    rtn Well-Known Member

    How "accurate" is XYZ gun? Then maybe an adjoining discussion on trigger control.
  15. LCPor9mm

    LCPor9mm Well-Known Member

    I like this sticky aready

  16. LCPor9mm

    LCPor9mm Well-Known Member


    I second the idea of ammo links: which has the best penetration, reliablity, accuracy, etc. in the more popular calibers. We could even post who has the best price, or where it can be found in a given State or region.
  17. Kleanbore

    Kleanbore Moderator

    What is a ramped barrel; pros and cons.

    Different types of 1911 guide rods and bushings.

    What do DAO, SA/DA, and striker fired mean....

    Blowback vs locked breech.

    Which cartridge designations refer to the same chambering.
  18. 2WheelsGood

    2WheelsGood Well-Known Member

    That can be a very lengthy and confusing topic. Massad wrote a great piece about it: CLICK!
  19. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect Well-Known Member

    1.) 1911's factory vs. semi-custom vs. custom/high-end. Why some cost more, what to look for, etc. etc.

    2.)Sights. Stock vs. Nightsights vs. Warren and Dawson FO competition style. Modern sight combonations for IDPA etc.

    3.) SA vs. DA vs. Striker fired. And why DA/SA is obsolete.

    4.) List of know proper training options. Discussion about class recommendations.

    5.) Modern grip stance. Links to youtube examples.
  20. Smaug

    Smaug Well-Known Member

    How about an encouragement to clarify what one means by "Best".

    For example, we often see questions like: "What is the best 9mm?"

    The answer would be that when phrasing such a question, one should include as many details as possible about what sort of features and situations one is looking to cover, for example: ...for pocket carry? For concealed carry in shorts and a T-shirt? For range and home defense only? Budget? Willing to consider used? Willing to buy online and have shipped to local FFL? Size of hands? Lefty or righty? For a woman or a man?

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