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Old January 12, 2012, 07:33 AM   #5526
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Dave, get ready; the PF9 is a true "pocket rocket". Being the smallest possible envelope for the 9x19, "snappy" is a good word. If you have large hands, it may be a bit of a challenge--just focus on an extra-tight grip to keep it from twisting around in recoil.
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Old January 12, 2012, 08:38 AM   #5527
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Old January 12, 2012, 11:38 AM   #5528
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Dave, get ready; the PF9 is a true "pocket rocket". Being the smallest possible envelope for the 9x19, "snappy" is a good word. If you have large hands, it may be a bit of a challenge--just focus on an extra-tight grip to keep it from twisting around in recoil.
I'm familliar with small-for-chambering pistols, in fact I sort of have a thing for them.
I learned long ago to shoot with a two-finger grip, and it is just my default setting now, I expect the pf9 will be a snappy little bastard, but not to the point of being difficult to handle.

Range time today if I can squeeze in a quick cleanup of the gun and get moving towards the range!
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Old January 12, 2012, 12:43 PM   #5529
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Dave, that's good. You will be able to appreciate and enjoy your new blaster. I think of mine as a "rat gun", because of its small size and big bite!
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Old January 12, 2012, 09:48 PM   #5530
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My newest piece I traded an AR15 for... I think I came out well. It'll be my new daily carry... MUCH better than that 5 inch gun I always lugged around. LOL



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Old January 12, 2012, 10:16 PM   #5531
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Old January 12, 2012, 10:19 PM   #5532
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Hey Dave, one more thing: a slip-on grip adapter such as the Hogue Hand-All Jr can make a very positive difference in how the PF9 handles.
Some people have also used sections of bicycle inner tube to good effect.
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Old January 12, 2012, 11:39 PM   #5533
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Purchased this today for my wife. $639 NIB OTD S&W Governor 45LC, 45ACP, and 410.
The fact that the Smith offers this in .45acp makes it a bit more enticing to me than the Judge. Congrats on a nice piece indeed!

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Old January 13, 2012, 10:18 AM   #5534
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don't want or need, the gun was bought to be as small as possible, I won't be adding anything to it, although I will probably use a fingerless motorcycle glove for extended range sessions.

As predicted, it is a snappy little bastard, but nothing that I can't handle with the factory grip. Amusingly, I couldn't get a reliable trigger reset with a gloved hand, my mongo fingers plus the fabric/leather of the glove were just too big ... not an issue, really, I planned it as a once-in-a-while summer pocket gun or ultra-lightweight vacation gun ... not a winter carry gun at all. Truth be told, I rarely find a situation or outfit I can't just carry a reasonably sized gun IWB, the pf9 is down in the BUG category.
Next up, more magazines, a nicer pocket holster, and a T.I. .22lr conversion kit!
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Old January 13, 2012, 11:46 AM   #5535
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Dave, you found what works for you, and that's all that counts!
For me, the most I could handle was 50 rounds at a time. Much more, welts were raised on my hand. After hundreds of rounds through my P11, it was a shock. For the PF9's purpose, though, that was acceptable.
Here's hoping you never NEED it!
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Old January 13, 2012, 02:30 PM   #5536
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Oh, I put on a glove after 3-4 magazines, I just wouldn't add to the gun for carry.

And I dearly hope I never NEED that particular pistol, but it is more than sufficient as a "get off me" gun or a "surprise" for someone with poor victim selection skills. Much like the KT p32**, SIG p238**, NAA mini**, NAA .32acp guardian**, or other little bitty guns ... not something you'd ever WANT in a gunfight, but it beats unarmed by a unmeasurable amount and beats a mugger's contact weapon if you can get it into action ... purely defensive usefulness.

**(bought at various times to remove any excuse to NOT carry a gun when not in a prohibited area, the pf9 just makes a larger one handy, bridging the gap between the true mouseguns and the PPS or larger sidearms ... these days I carry the PPS or a 3.5" officer's size 1911 the most, occasionally strapping on the XD45c heavy! or something more exotic.)
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Old January 13, 2012, 03:04 PM   #5537
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Old January 13, 2012, 06:34 PM   #5538
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So many options...It's obvious that you have given it all a lot of thought and experimentation.
When I shoot, especially my CC guns, I shoot them first, so they are fired "cold", so to speak, as it would be if I had to defend myself. That's also why I fire bare-handed; if I have time to put on a shooting glove, I have time to beat feet! As a matter of fact, about 50 rounds is my max per gun; it seems that the quality of shooting with that gun goes downhill after that, and I'm just burning powder.
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Old January 13, 2012, 06:48 PM   #5539
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after searching for the perfect deal on a 22 pistol...my Ruger MkII competition slabside.
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Old January 13, 2012, 08:15 PM   #5540
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Picked up my Norinco SKS from layaway today.
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Old January 13, 2012, 08:20 PM   #5541
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Picked up my Norinco SKS from layaway today.
Sweet--Just in time for a three-day-weekend (hopefully your schedule is such).

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Old January 14, 2012, 11:06 PM   #5542
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Just bought a Sig P238 Copperhead edition Saw it in the shop and fell in love with it. My second .380. I consider these my "wedding" guns, for when I'm well dressed.
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Old January 14, 2012, 11:31 PM   #5543
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cheap, reliable, and dont have to depend on a .22 caliber when the <removed> when the end of the dollar comes

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Old January 15, 2012, 12:08 AM   #5544
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cheap, reliable, and dont have to depend on a .22 caliber when the **** hits the fan when the end of the dollar comes
Quite the 'prophetic' post for a new member. However, I can't say I differ with you on either the fragility of the dollar/system or, conversely, the utter reliability of the AK (even in the Saiga 12 as well).

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Old January 15, 2012, 03:59 PM   #5545
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Added a Remington 870 Police mag. Not dissapointed.
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Old January 15, 2012, 04:10 PM   #5546
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After looking for years, finally found a good condition '41 byf Luger. Poor thing just had to follow me home. Sure hope it finds comfortable surroundings with the 1911's and Garand sisters!


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Old January 15, 2012, 05:06 PM   #5547
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Just added a Ruger Single Six with 22LR/22WMR 9 1/2" into my collection.
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Old January 15, 2012, 05:26 PM   #5548
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Could not stop myself! Fri.nite got 2 NAA ROV.S A Black Widow & a Wasp. Love em.
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Old January 15, 2012, 05:54 PM   #5549
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Old January 15, 2012, 07:06 PM   #5550
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RIA M1911A1 FS Tactical in 9mm Luger. Brand new in the box, the seller bought it and never fired it, $420 FTF private sale. No taxes, no shipping, no FFL fee, no paper trail.



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