Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Miami_JBT, Apr 13, 2021.
They had soul. Not like alot of the guns today. I miss the old guns.
I have a 4506 from the late 80's and a 6" 686 from the early 80's, so I have a similar pair. I'd probably take the 4506 as I prefer the round.
I recall this American Handgunner article from Mike Venturino on "The Best Ever Revolver Cartridge" where he picks the .45 Auto.
(Also similarly have a 19 in the cage, just for fun. Have carried maybe a dozen times, mostly when to and from the range I just don't change. But 6 at a time as a belt gun? Naw.)
With full access to my gun cage: I never ever carry it. Today I can strap a light and RDS on, and shoot even better — and shoot at all with my bad eyes. I like the 59xx too much to cut into it and bolt things on, so thats all on the M&P. As much as that is different and plastic it's got the soul of the 59 series in there, as I shoot it the same, whereas many other guns I have shot I do not.
If CCW, I agree, 639 or similar
If outdoors, no-brainer; 625. But 45 AR, loaded with bullet 255 grains using 2400 powder, 1029 fps, see http://smith-wessonforum.com/138309974-post3.html . If I remembered correctly there is excellent article about reloading 45AR in Handloader #254, August 2008.
Sorry ...... I like reliable autos.
The G30 is a wonderful package and a true sleeper in the Glock lineup.
They are nice and very easy to carry but I wish so bad they had stuck with a full 19 length grip, even keeping the fat frame/mag instead of the annoying hybrid subcompact/compact frame. I'd still have one of it was that size.
Heck then they could have made one the size of the actual Glock 30 and called it a subcompact.
I do wonder if I am the only guy who has flashbacks whenever he sees an early S&W auto.
I don’t disagree with you. I rotate between a G22 and my G30 according to the weather and clothing. Time changes in November and I stop shaving and start packing the G30 until March then I shave the beard and go back to packing the G22. YMMV
As a diehard Smith guy, embraced the big autos to shoot, Mine was star-crossed; ringed a barrel (my fault), and it was stolen, twice, after it was traded.
Like the lower bore axis of a 1911 much better.
Still have some 25s; great revos.Both are real tanks to carry...try a 325 to solve that.
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