What is the last gun that you bought?

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  1. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Sure did!
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    Ejection has been a bit iffy.....got much better after a good deep cleaning, but still has a weird tendency to stovepipe the last round. Accuracy has been excellent, however, so Itll be hanging around a bit I think.
    Replacement buffers are still available and inexpensive, so I do recommend throwing a new one at it if its a keeper.:thumbup:
     
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    Then Ruby autos were made by a number of different Spanish and French concerns, chief among them Gabilondo Y Cia, who later became Llama. Llama produced a range of revolvers under both names as well. They are generally considered decent quality guns. My Dad has one of the autos and its pretty darn nice.
     
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    Oh ok. I've seen Llama .45s that kinda look like a 1911 but with no grip safety and I don't think the mags interchange
     
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    Defender series Springfield XD-9 Mod2 Subcompact. Only one 10 rd. mag, but 3 free on a promo on the way.
     
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    I went to a local gunshow looking for flat bottom 1911 grips and ended up walking out with this Ruger Redhawk 2.75" barrel in .41mag.
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    A Glock 17L that appears to be unfired and a Springfield 1903 20220827_175535.jpg 20220827_175540.jpg 20220827_175606.jpg 20220827_180510.jpg 20220827_180558.jpg
     
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    Love it!
    For some reason, the .44 just doesn't appeal to me, but I would definitely like to snag a .41 big brother for my .357 Redhawk.
     
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    I have had my eye on a Derringer for a very long time. I finally picked up this Bond Arms Roughneck in 38/357 a few weeks ago. It's been a hoot to shoot. So much so that I just got new barrels for 40 S&W and 45 Long Colt / 410 Ga. 40 S&W I reload, as I do 38/357. But I don't reload 45 Long Colt nor 410 Ga. For those two, I'll just keep a box of ammo on hand as a novelty.

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    Was planning on hitting a gun show about a week ago. Before going, I hit local pawn shops & LGS just to see what they had, to compare against what I might see at the show. Found this Dan Wesson 715 at a pawn shop. It was a bit scuffed up ( I'm a bit OCD about condition ). But these can be a little hard to find, so I figured I could clean it up. The shop manager said to make it more attractive against what I might see at the show, he'd drop the price $150. So right after the show, I went and bought it. Too bad, no box, barrel tool, etc. The 1st pic shows some of the scuffing. The others after I rubbed on it a few days. I always like recessed cylinders. New grips are already on the way.
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    Not quite the last gun I bought, but very close. I got this Rossi 357 Lever Stainless about six weeks ago (before I joined this Forum), just before I aquired the Bond Derringer I posted previously.

    I have always been a fan of Westerns, and lever action rifles. I had a 44 magnum Marlin in the early 2ks, but it was too much gun for my purposes. I am not a large game hunter and I don't need quite that much firepower in a rifle, nor a pistol. So I sold the Marlin and finally got this Rossi 357 Lever. I will mostly shoot 38 Special target rounds.

    I also looked at a Henry. Great gun. Very well made, but too heavy for my needs. And I did not like the brass finish on the model my gun store had. The Rossi fit the bill, at a very reasonable price. I was not too excited about the stainless finish. I told a firend of mine "A Cowboy would not have had a Stainless Winchester."

    His response was perfect. He replied, "Well, they WOULD have had a stainless rifle if they COULD have had a stainless rifle." No doubt. A gun was a tool for Cowboys. Stainless would have been less work to keep serviceable if it had been available back then, so they indeed would have opted for stainless. I'm happy with the acquisistion now.

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    Today I picked up an early Ruger P85 in pretty good condition... In my opinion anyway... Not sure if it was worth $300 out the door but it's big, bulky, clunky, old looking, seems like a miniature tank... The only difference between me and the gun is that it's internals looked perfect... My internals probably not so much anymore...
     
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    Picked this up from Bud’s Guns Wednesday. They’ve gone up $100 since I ordered it. I love me some CZ 75’s and their clones! This is a Sarsilmaz 2000 in stainless. The quality is amazing!
     

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    Just bought the new springfield prodigy 2011.
     
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    44 mag rossi 92 lever , which along with a 22 and 223 constitute all the guns I use. However also put a deposit on a chiappa little badger in 22LR. Bit of an impulse buy as a pack gun, no idea how well they perform. If it does okay that will tie off my collection.
     
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    Greetings, fellow beta tester!

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    I bought one yesterday. It will be my second Tisas 1911. They are very well made and are tough as nails. Someone said "but they aren't made in America." Neither are any of my Glocks, Mausers or Lee Enfields. Enjoy your pistol.
     
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    I have one in 44 mag. The fit and finish is amazing. Enjoy!
     
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    Nice...
     
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    Wish mine was here. Did a pre-order, they said hopefully in a few weeks. Got for 1400.
    Springfield makes solid 1911s, I gotta believe this thing will be too.

    What's your first impression of it?
     
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    I didn't get a chance to shoot it yet, sadly. I happened to take Thursday off of work because I had parent-teacher conferences in the afternoon, and around 10 a.m. I see on Facebook that my local gun store has Prodigies, so I thought I'd mosey on over and take a look. So around noon I go over, and lo and behold, they have two, one Commander and one Government. A couple people have come by to look at them already, but nobody bought one. $1,500 is relatively cheap for a 2011, but it's still a hefty chunk of change, so I went home, packed my range bag, and brought some guns to trade in that I hadn't shot in a while or had another gun to fill the same role. I was thinking I'd buy it, and then I would bring 100 rounds of ammo and test it right there.

    Well, the gunsmith was the only one who could price trade-in guns, and he was busy mounting a scope for someone, and then I had to run back home to get the original grips for a revolver I traded in, and then the sales guy running my background got caught up helping several customers, and before you know it, I don't finish the purchase until 2:12 p.m., and I had to be at parent-teacher conferences at 2:30 p.m., and that was almost 20 miles away.

    So I didn't get to the range, and then today I'm seeing my kids, and tomorrow I'm out of town, but hopefully Sunday I'll get to shoot it.

    My initial impressions just from handling:

    1. I wouldn't have bought it if I hadn't been able to handle it first. SA makes some good 1911s, but I wasn't going to give them $1,500 without knowing that the fit and finish exceeds that of their $800 1911s. In that it broadly does. Particularly, the grip safety and thumb safety are blended into the frame and grip module pretty well. This isn't always done well on Staccatos that cost $800 more, but again, I would want to inspect the actual gun I'm getting rather than trusting in an online purchase, unless I saw pictures of the exact gun I was getting. The slide-to-frame fit is pretty good, as is the barrel fitting. The ejector is flush. The extractor is a little proud, but not much, and clearly within SA's specs because the extractor is beveled around the edge.

    2. The trigger is not the greatest for a 1911, but in my opinion a not-the-greatest 1911 trigger is still way beyond all but the very best striker-fired triggers, which often require custom work. Plus at the $1,500 price point, you could get a great trigger job done and still be saving $600 over a Staccato P even if your trigger job is expensive and you have to ship the gun. There is some mushiness and creep, and it is perhaps heavier than it needs to be. I don't have a trigger pull measure, but it seemed on the high side for a 1911, maybe 4.5-5 lbs? My Dan Wesson trigger is better. That being said, I got my DW used, so perhaps the Prodigy trigger will smooth up with time even if you don't have trigger work done.

    I do think that the Prodigy has the feel of a $1,500 gun. That is, I can see some small differences between it and a $1,800 or $2,500 1911 for sure, but it is also much nicer looking and feeling than an $800 1911 proportionate to the relative prices.

    3. The grip frame is a big improvement to me over the Gen 2 Staccato grip, which I find unnecessarily sharp in the process of being grippy. The wraparound texture is identical to the Hellcat texture, and it's real nice. Obviously it's a double-stack 2011, so the grip is fairly chunky, but it's not too much so. I thought it felt very full in my hand but not as uncomfortable as I personally find stock Glocks. The fit and finish on the grip frame was quite good as well. I have seen a Staccato or two with some ragged finishes on the plastic molding seems, and some recurring minority of Staccatos seem to have poorly blended grip safeties into the grip module, but that was not the case on either Prodigy I handled.

    4. A Staccato overall is definitely a better gun in terms of trigger and overall fit and finish, and if you were buying either the SA or the Staccato in person you can make sure you get one with a good grip safety blend and good QC on the grip module.

    BUT...

    ... I'm not convinced that the Staccato (P model, since that's the one comparable to the SA 1911 DS commander-size gun) is an $800 better gun. This actually puts Staccato in a bind, since now if the SA 1911 DS becomes popular and successful, a lot of people will choose to lose 10% quality to Staccato in exchange more than a 33% price reduction, while others will bite the bullet and pay more to go to Atlas Gunworks instead.

    5. The big concern I have is reliability. Dura-Mag is the magazine OEM, and 2011s are, from what I hear, famously dependent on quality magazines to run reliably. I'd never heard of Dura-Mag, and I don't think they've made a 2011 magazine. So I have a sneaking concern that magazine quality may negatively impact the gun's reliability, so I'd really like to see an extensive shooting review from someone who has both a Staccato and a Prodigy so they can compare them and see if any reliability issues with the Prodigy resolve by using Staccato magazines.
     
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    20220902_184106.jpg Oh... just another French rifle, Mas 49-56. Also got 3 boxes of ammo to-go with it. Might go blast that away 20220902_184049.jpg
     
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    Just picked up this week from Sportsman’s Warehouse and fired for the first time this morning. Flawless with 230 gr FMJ (CCI Blazer brass and Winchester) and handloads with Wolf 230 gr FMJ (4.5 gr Titegroup and 4.7 grBullseye).
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