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  1. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Dec 5, 2019

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    Yeah, all steel guns are better than plastic guns! ::stirthepot::::popcorn::
    Seriously, it's whatever you can hit your intended target with, right?
     
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  2. noelekal

    noelekal Dec 5, 2019

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    Yeah, you're right. They really are great ... for someone else.

    I'm just too hidebound to take them seriously. My failing and not the guns.

    Quartz watches and plastic pistols just go together somehow.
     
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  3. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Dec 5, 2019

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    My second pistol was a G17 in or around 1989 (beretta .25acp tip up barrel was my first). When my grandpa died around 1987 I got his Rolex and my little brother got his 1911 from the Korean war. The Rolex was stolen from us in 2011 but my brother never told us where the 1911 went.

    Since then I've owned Springfield, Wilson Combat, and Kimber 1911's, and my favorite was my Kimber Compact CDP in 4" officers model. I sold them all to get the household using only DAO or DA on 1st shot, since I had too much trouble teaching the wife and daughter's about cocked and locked (all they cared about was target practice, not learning how to quick draw and take off a safety).

    Having 15 round mag capacity and decent accuracy and trigger, they seem to work well for us (and the P229 is not plastic).
     
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  4. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Dec 5, 2019

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    Personally, my rule for guns. If it doesn't have the propensity to go up in value I don't buy it. Tools like polymer never increase in value, collectable firearms do.
    I typically never, ever pay full retail for a gun unless it's just one I really, really want really, really bad.
     
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  5. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Dec 6, 2019

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    "Quartz watches and plastic pistols just go together somehow."

    Amen to this.
     
  6. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Dec 6, 2019

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    Anybody like 10mm? I have only two. S&W 1066 and a 1076. The 1076 is brand new, never been fired out of the factory (it appears) and the 1066 was kinda scuffed when I got it so I did a complete polish on internals, Wolf spring kit, swapped out the hammer for a spurred one and freshened up the finish a bit.
    The 1066 trigger and action is slicker than owl snot on a wet elm branch now, if you have any experience with the 3rd gen 10mm from S&W, that "boingy, boingy" feeling in double action is completely gone now.
    1076 on left/1066 on right
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    1066 refinished.
    1066-C.jpg 1066-F.jpg 1066-G.jpg composite1066.jpg IMG_20140123_132611_079.jpg IMG_20140123_132718_505.jpg With spurred hammer
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  7. 10mmauto

    10mmauto Dec 6, 2019

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    Oh boy, 10mm......
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  8. 10mmauto

    10mmauto Dec 6, 2019

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    Not an Omega, but 10mm!
    Bullets.JPG 10mm.JPG
     
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  9. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Dec 6, 2019

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    No Delta, yet! I really like that one, normally they're all stainless when you see em.
     
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  10. Wryfox

    Wryfox Dec 6, 2019

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    My Omega 10MM Longslide submitted to y'all for double points...Omega AND a 10MM...BAM!:eek:
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    Tightest pistol I owned until I recently got a Les Baer

    Made by Peters Stahl, Germany
    6" Ported Polygonal Match Hammer Forged Barrel(Linkless locking)
    Hammer Forged Slide
    Dual extractors (unique capability to fire 40S&W as well as it headspaces on the rim).
    All hand fitted
    Solid and heavy...std 1911 is about 40ozs, this one is 50ozs.

    Rare as hens teeth here in the US, the longslide being unobtanium(rumor is they made under 300)
    Springfield Armory sold them for a couple years in the late 80s.
     
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  11. noelekal

    noelekal Dec 6, 2019

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    Fix ya' right up.

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  12. Mtek

    Mtek Dec 6, 2019

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    Dan Wesson 10mm Razorback

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  13. jimdgreat1

    jimdgreat1 Dec 6, 2019

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  14. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Dec 6, 2019

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    Here is my Delta.
     
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  15. 10mmauto

    10mmauto Dec 6, 2019

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    Yes. But originally, they were blued.
     
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  16. 10mmauto

    10mmauto Dec 6, 2019

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    Wow. And Pachmayr grips!

    You are dating yourself! ;)

    (FWIW, I have a bunch of old Pachmayrs. If anyone wants them - for the price of shipping - shoot me a PM!)
     
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  17. 10mmauto

    10mmauto Dec 6, 2019

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    Love those grips!
     
  18. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Dec 6, 2019

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    Thanks. Those are the originals, I also have a pair of stag stocks for it.
     
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  19. Professor

    Professor Dec 7, 2019

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    A friend has a late model Colt 1911 type, don't remember the model.
    Its chrome plated and originally came with the wrap around rubber grips. The front part of the grips had been cut away before he got it and it exposed the front strap of the frame which for some reason was not chromed at all and only roughly finished.
    The rest of this pistol looks like new.
    Guess to do it up right the front strap should be chromed to match the rest of the frame and some nice two piece grips installed.
    I'm wondering what they were thinking when they left the front strap unfinished.
     
  20. noelekal

    noelekal Dec 7, 2019

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    Sitting here in an exhibit hall doing my all-night security gig for some gun show promoter friends of mine. Provides for extra hobby funds in retirement and provides contacts and leads on "real deals" on collectible guns and sometimes coins and watches too. I

    Totin' the 10mm Delta Elite all weekend.