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Re: Help me pick a fun range gun

#26 Post by atxgunguy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:20 pm

Ok, if we're talking OUR favorite range toys...it's hard to beat shooting my S&W 686 with a 6" with full power magnum loads. You immediately get all the attention on indoor ranges. :)
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#27 Post by Benredbeard » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:22 pm


atxgunguy wrote: You immediately get all the attention on indoor ranges. :)
That's my 10mm with the defensive loads :)

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#28 Post by TrueTexan » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:55 pm

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Ok, if we're talking OUR favorite range toys...it's hard to beat shooting my S&W 686 with a 6" with full power magnum loads. You immediately get all the attention on indoor ranges. :)
Love my 686 plus with the 6 inch and my 3 inch, but for real fun it is my Ruger SRH and Alaskan 44 mag. Full 44mag Keith loads gets other to have a flinch reflex. Even shooting on an outdoor range if I’m on lane one next to the berm others tend to move further down the range to other lanes.
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#29 Post by Bisbee » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:18 pm

Yeah, if “recoil” is your idea of fun I guess
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#30 Post by Bisbee » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:25 pm

YankeeTarheel wrote:
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Graham Baates just did a side-by-side of the Polymer vs. Steel. The steel version is very classy. It's the 1911-style without the grip safety.
Heresy!!! Calling a striker gun anything remotely like a 1911.
Shoots straight, self-reloads, uses magazines. What's the problem?
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#31 Post by YankeeTarheel » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:28 pm

OK. Let's stop playing patty-cake here! Time to bring your Sherman Tank to the (outdoor) range! BOOOOOMMMM!!!
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Re: Help me pick a fun range gun

#32 Post by TrueTexan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:59 am

YankeeTarheel wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:28 pm
OK. Let's stop playing patty-cake here! Time to bring your Sherman Tank to the (outdoor) range! BOOOOOMMMM!!!
All I can say is "Go ahead make my day." :roflmao:
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Re: Help me pick a fun range gun

#33 Post by 7N6Wolf » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:26 am

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For inexpensive range fun I don't think you can beat 22LR, but if I was getting a centerfire range toy it'd be this CZ. It has my preferred action (DA/SA with decocker), suppressor ready (I'm in a free state), and an unusual and to my eyes appealing color:
https://cz-usa.com/product/cz-75-sp-01- ... sor-ready/ If you haven't already got a CZ 75 derivative in your safe, be warned -- they can be habit forming.
I will echo a recommendation for the CZ-75 (in my opinion, this is hands down the most underrated handgun on the US market). I recently purchased a CZ-75 SP-01 Tactical, although it is the plain black one lacking a threaded barrel (even though they are legal in Minnesota, I have no intention of ever purchasing a suppressor). Of all the handguns I have ever fired, nothing feels or shoots better than the CZ-75. Unfortunately, I had to send my CZ-75 back for warranty work, and I seem to be suffering from withdrawal symptoms, as I was told that the turnaround time could be up to four to six weeks. :no: I am already enamored with the full-size CZ-75 I own...will this new addiction eventually lead to me getting a P01 and a 2075 RAMI for concealed carry purposes? :P

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#34 Post by Bucolic » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:35 am

I have a CZ 75 B, an Sp-01 Tactical, and a RAMI. I love them all. By all means, consider a full size 75.
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#35 Post by TrueTexan » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:54 am

It is hard to beat a 1911 for fun shooting, but my Sig P-227 comes close.
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#36 Post by spara » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:44 pm

I've been shooting the piss out of the Canik TP9 SFx with an Leupold Delta Point since last year and I still like my Tanfoglios but the gun that really makes me smile is my STI DVC Limited. I haven't shot it much in competition for a couple of years but I still take it out to the range regularly.

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#37 Post by Johnnn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:09 pm

I live my ruger mark iv standard
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#38 Post by max129 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:59 am

YankeeTarheel said:

The cowboy gun is simply the most fun ...
Ditto - when I want -fun- I take my SAA clone and my lever rifle. I agree they are slow to reload, but that may be part of the therapy. The inverse, semi-auto 22.lr with high capacity (like a Ruger 10/22 with a big magazine) - wow, what fun for a few seconds, but after a few magazines, I don't feel nearly as 'at peace' as I do when I have gone through 30 rounds in a SAA six shooter.

The lever rifle is in a class by itself. There is something so visceral about the cycle, load, airmailing, shoot sequence.
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#39 Post by Bisbee » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:43 pm

Dang, Spara, is your STI DVC Limited a 9?

That gun is easily worth twice what I can get for my Corolla... and my Corolla runs great!

I have to say that I luvs me some CZ-75’s and the full sized ones are indeed a pleasure to shoot. But the trigger is nowhere a clean-break as the 1911, which to me affects my consistency and accuracy. Which is why I wrongly thought the Browning Hi-Power was my answer. And then eventually migrated to a 9mm 1911.

Now if I could only steal someone else’s Corolla and sell both on Craigslist...
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#40 Post by eelj » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:11 pm

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Dang, Spara, is your STI DVC Limited a 9?

That gun is easily worth twice what I can get for my Corolla... and my Corolla runs great!

I have to say that I luvs me some CZ-75’s and the full sized ones are indeed a pleasure to shoot. But the trigger is nowhere a clean-break as the 1911, which to me affects my consistency and accuracy. Which is why I wrongly thought the Browning Hi-Power was my answer. And then eventually migrated to a 9mm 1911.

Now if I could only steal someone else’s Corolla and sell both on Craigslist...
What didn't you like about the Hi Power? I had one in the70s and only sold it because it was a 9mm.

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#41 Post by Marlene » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:18 pm

I love my Hi Power, now that I removed the mag safety so that it has the kind of trigger pull Browning intended rather than the heavy trigger of lax French training standards.
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#42 Post by JaxTeller » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:14 pm

If it hasn't already been recommended, I recommend the S&W Victory in .22. I have one, and love it. Fiber optic sights. 4" bull barrel. Dead on accurate.

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#43 Post by atxgunguy » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:33 am

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If it hasn't already been recommended, I recommend the S&W Victory in .22. I have one, and love it. Fiber optic sights. 4" bull barrel. Dead on accurate.

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I shot LGC’er Catalyst’s Victory a while ago. Great gun. All of the 22s in that spectrum are great these days. I think I’d still go with the Ruger MkIV as the takedown feature is hella cool and slick.
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#44 Post by Stick655 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:32 am

atxgunguy wrote:
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How about the Walther PPQ Q5
I hadn't seen it til just now
Graham Baates just did a side-by-side of the Polymer vs. Steel. The steel version is very classy. It's the 1911-style without the grip safety.

https://youtu.be/oAaEcY_tJCM

This is awesome that you referenced Graham Baates, he's a friend of mine and we shoot together.

To the OP, one of my funnest range plinkers is my Ruger MK IV Lite, but I also just saw that Kel-Tec is coming out with a unicorn pistol that holds 30 rounds of .22 LR. I suppose if you had a mechanical reloader that would be a hoot. My second funnest is my Sig MPX 9mm w/wrist brace, but that might take you over a thousand bucks.

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#45 Post by spara » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:04 pm

Bisbee wrote:
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Dang, Spara, is your STI DVC Limited a 9?
It's a .40, but I wouldn't mind another STI in 9. Though this year I'm shooting a police turn-in Sig P320 that I bought from a black Friday sale for $350. I just mounted a red dot on it and it shoots pretty well. Trigger is a bit mushy but not terrible enough at the moment for me to monkey with it.

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#46 Post by senorgrand » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:31 pm

I know you said pistol, but S&W 617s are crazy fun.

If you want more bang, I just put xframe grips on my 627...8 shots of full house 357s as fast you can pull the trigger.
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#47 Post by Bisbee » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:31 am

S&W 627... proof positive that too much of a good thing exists.
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#48 Post by eelj » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:20 pm

senorgrand wrote:
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I know you said pistol, but S&W 617s are crazy fun.

If you want more bang, I just put xframe grips on my 627...8 shots of full house 357s as fast you can pull the trigger.
Handguns have been called pistols since the 30 yrs war, Samual Colt called his revolvers pistols, have no idea when the new rule about what we call them came about but it is correct to call revolvers pistols.

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Re: Help me pick a fun range gun

#49 Post by Eris » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:09 pm

eelj wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:20 pm
senorgrand wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:31 pm
I know you said pistol, but S&W 617s are crazy fun.

If you want more bang, I just put xframe grips on my 627...8 shots of full house 357s as fast you can pull the trigger.
Handguns have been called pistols since the 30 yrs war, Samual Colt called his revolvers pistols, have no idea when the new rule about what we call them came about but it is correct to call revolvers pistols.
This. Pistol = handgun.
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Re: Help me pick a fun range gun

#50 Post by senorgrand » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:28 pm

Really? To me "pistol"=bottomfeeder.
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