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Old 04-13-2017, 02:52 PM   #1
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Flip Side, what guns have you been most pleased with?

Of fairly recent purchase I would say out of the box the Colt LE6920. The CZ line, I only met one I didn't like. I bought the rest. The Advantage Arms Glock 21 and CZ kadet adapter's. A half dozen Yugoslavian M59/60 SKS's new, for a ridiculous price. Three Excellent Yugoslavian M48A's and 3500 rounds to shoot out of them. Alas, the Curio & Relic well has pretty much dried up. I still have the license, but the gun's are no longer there. I console myself that I did jump on the band wagon when it was rolling hot.
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:53 PM   #2
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Rock Island 45s are great for the price, have several in all three sizes. Never had a problem with any of them, replace springs an shoot. Did checker some of them an replaced the ugly grips. Couple had trigger jobs. Two more 9mm commander length on order.
HiPowers always work. Of course all the Smith revolvers an the one auto (a model 41) are perfect! And they get shot, a lot. Will never own any other auto Smith, too many bad memories, think 39s & 59s.
All the ARs I built work flawless. Never a problem with M1A.
 
Old 04-13-2017, 07:42 PM   #3
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Recent favories - smith m&p's and kahr cm9 & pm9's.

Favorite ever - detonics combat master. Not the most practical choice compared to what's available nowadays and I don't use it a lot anymore, but I'll never get rid of it.
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Old 04-15-2017, 03:02 PM   #4
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Springfield Armory Trophy Match in .45acp (in the last 12 months) & a 1915 manufactured Mauser Model 1896 in 6.5x55mm.
 
Old 04-16-2017, 06:05 PM   #5
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i've been pleased with almost all the 1911's, especially the lwc's. , browning P 35's, the browning Nomad .22, the S&W revolvers, the Star 380's. Many others, too, at the TIME that I bought them, but few kept me happy for more than a few weeks, especially if it was not winter and I could really shoot them, and especially not once I got into IPSC. There's very few guns can compete with a 1911 at the really fast stuff, and doing as well with those other guns is a helluva lot more work. There's no reason to bother with other types, , really, when you can just carry a lwc 9mm. IF you're gonna bother with a belt gun, that is.
 
Old 04-17-2017, 10:04 AM   #6
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...here's very few guns can compete with a 1911 at the really fast stuff, and doing as well with those other guns is a helluva lot more work...
I'm certainly faster with a 1911 than with most guns. But the M&P's with trigger jobs come very close, and at the same time offer the advantages of a polymer-framed, striker-fired gun over the 1911's - lower maintenance, higher capacity, and lighter weight being chief among those.

Still love my 1911's, but I accepted in the 90's that they're not as practical as a more modern design can be.
 
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I like the M59/66A1 ... If any of your new acquisitions have some corrosion related gas bleed /cycling issues;CNC Warrior has stainless replacement gas plugs.. I got lucky with mine:a heavy pig compared to a standard SKS but accurate,reliable and comfortable to shoot.
Six of them,huh? What'd that run you??
 
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I like the M59/66A1 ... If any of your new acquisitions have some corrosion related gas bleed /cycling issues;CNC Warrior has stainless replacement gas plugs.. I got lucky with mine:a heavy pig compared to a standard SKS but accurate,reliable and comfortable to shoot.
Six of them,huh? What'd that run you??
$720.00 and around $30.00 shipping. Hers a picture of a few.
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:57 PM   #9
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:05 AM   #10
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Fabrique Nationale FiveseveN in 5.7x28 FN!

Forget factory squibs!

Stoked with proper 40 grain FMJ (formerly American Eagle) at 2074 fps, it will put a hole clean through a car door, lexan window, soft TL3A armor....
 
Old 05-13-2017, 12:00 AM   #11
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$720.00 and around $30.00 shipping. Hers a picture of a few.
Nice little collection you have there.
 
Old 05-18-2017, 06:10 AM   #12
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I've found the M&P handguns to be more than what I was expecting.

I've humidity and temperature tested some, and they just work fantastically even with rust and some insane frame warping. They stay up even under deliberate abuse and neglect. FWIW, Glocks pitted faster than the M&Ps did, which I was surprised about. Not that it mattered, but I was surprised.

Then again, I was also equally surprised that other sampled handguns didn't exhibit symptoms of corrosion found on both the M&P and the Glock, despite being in the exact same test. I don't find much value in the proprietary BS marketed by either platform, but as it stands the M&P did better (though only conclusively in regards that didn't explicitly affect performance from either platform). I greatly question the process controls involved in the finishing technologies employed for both products.

The M&P frame definitely deforms more than a Glock's under environmental stress, but it keeps ticking.

I don't think there is a better pistol for the money at this point, though I prefer other more expensive handguns. I think they are a great idea for someone trying to get into a striker design but not readily performing with a Glock.

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Old 05-18-2017, 09:04 AM   #13
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I have had the good fortune to have participated in the "Gun of the Month Club" The DOJ was going through years back. Smith's, Ruger's, Sig's, Glock's, even the HK 13 shot squeeze cocker. I general carry a CZ product.
 
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