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Old November 9th, 2009, 05:28 PM
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Jonathan, on a side note, I noticed that you have a Blackhawk Serpa holster (from the FN sale post). I'm looking to replace some of my leather holsters and I was looking at the molded ABS - Kydex kind like the Serpa, Fobus, and Mikes. Do you use a Serpa often and if so how do you like it? Also, I have heard some people talking about having the finish on their guns scratched up by these type holsters after just a little use. Have you noticed any extra wear?
The Serpa is nice, but a little bulky for true CC. I don't do any quick draw with it, so I have not noticed any wear. I do like the positive retention though.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 05:49 PM
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The Serpa is nice, but a little bulky for true CC. I don't do any quick draw with it, so I have not noticed any wear. I do like the positive retention though.

I hear you about the CC but, I'm a fatass, so anything on my side is going to stick out like a sore thumb unless I'm wearing a jacket. Could probably get away with it on my back though. I like the retention as well which is why I was looking at them. Looking at the Safariland ones too but, they are about 4 times more money. I'll probably buy one SERPA and one Fobus and see which I like better. All the pistols that I have are pretty much full frame so they aren't real CC friendly to begin with.

Maybe instead of a NOVA happy hour would should do a NOVA range outing some time?
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Old November 9th, 2009, 07:46 PM
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Good carry guns for newbies:

-a six shot mid frame .38/.357 with a 2" or 2 1/2" barrel (you're less likely to have an unintended discharge with a revolver, IMO)
-a Glock 19 (autos only if you're willing to put in the time necessary to learn to use it)

There are several out-of-production pieces that are great newbie guns. S&W 3953 9mm, S&W M10 or M12 .38 Special, Colt Detective Special, Agent or Cobra are the best IMO.

I can't emphasize enough that autos are not for everyone. Every guy likes to think he's 007, Jack Bauer or John McClain. Sadly, having a PPK, HK USP Compact or a Beretta 92F does not make you a defense badass (I'm proof of this).

Owning a super-duper high speed low-drag tacticool whizbang operator pistol doesn't make you a pistolero any more than owning a Stradivarius or a Stratocaster makes you a musician.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 09:16 PM
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Jon, I am asking 4000.

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I like the laser. It is easy to just look for the dot and not down the sights, which is the complaint of many. I practice looking down the sights and try to force the issue. That is looking down the sights and seeing my red dot on target.

By the way I have no problem seeing the laser even in bright day light.

Practice is key for sure.

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Old November 9th, 2009, 10:57 PM
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Fawk...2nd amendment right in my corner of Ulster County NY just went from 6 month app easy to 8 months-4 trips to classes, certifications, sign offs, then a court session where a judge gets discretion to choose whether you get a a home gun or not. CC permits? just about *not a chance*. The real bawl buster is that my land is right on two county lines. Walk 5 minutes one way, and handgun permits easy as pie. Since I still dont feel like expending over 1K in fees and a year of time for a *maybe if the judge feels good* , recently got another rifle.

I'm in God's country up here in the mountains, takes cops 1 hr to get to where I'm at..
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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:10 PM
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Fawk...2nd amendment right in my corner of Ulster County NY just went from 6 month app easy to 8 months-4 trips to classes, certifications, sign offs, then a court session where a judge gets discretion to choose whether you get a a home gun or not. CC permits? just about *not a chance*. The real bawl buster is that my land is right on two county lines. Walk 5 minutes one way, and handgun permits easy as pie. Since I still dont feel like expending over 1K in fees and a year of time for a *maybe if the judge feels good* , recently got another rifle.

I'm in God's country up here in the mountains, takes cops 1 hr to get to where I'm at..
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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:18 PM
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1 or 2 year mandatory slammer in the state of NY for illegal poss. of handgun... so not likely would I ever entertain getting one illegally. In my neck of the woods, shotguns are a good thing.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 07:59 AM
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Maybe instead of a NOVA happy hour would should do a NOVA range outing some time?


Not a bad idea.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:06 AM
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Lasers are great for letting you know just how badly your hand is moving while your aiming/shooting. I have a factory one on my Walther .40 P99 and I think I use it more for practicing correct grip and trigger pull then I do to actually aim with it.
my father made me put a dime on the end of his 357 snubbie for that. good practice with a 13 pound trigger pull. maybe.... maybe its like giving a child with cold a shot of whiskey and wrapping bacon around his neck. im not sure where half that shit came from growing up.....
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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:27 AM
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Old November 10th, 2009, 07:05 PM
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I have a North American Arms 22L revolver http://www.naaminis.com/lrifle.html that has been in my safe for years. It was a gift, and I always thought of it as a novelty gun. Just ordered an ankle holster for it. Yes it is a 22, but what a cool backup....
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