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Old February 26th, 2014, 08:43 AM   #461
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FlatFender....how did taking your wife shooting for the first time go? Once it warms up i need to take my girlfriend (she's 32...never even held a gun) for the first time. That's a big part of me wanting a XDs 9 4.0...my plan is let her start with my Nagant revolver which is about like shooting a .22. From there though the only other pistol i have is my XDs in .45 and while i have no doubts she can handle it i would rather have something a little tamer. I figure buy the 9mm version....if she likes shooting great....if not the gun is something i would like to own anyway.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 08:56 AM   #462
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FlatFender....how did taking your wife shooting for the first time go? Once it warms up i need to take my girlfriend (she's 32...never even held a gun) for the first time. That's a big part of me wanting a XDs 9 4.0...my plan is let her start with my Nagant revolver which is about like shooting a .22. From there though the only other pistol i have is my XDs in .45 and while i have no doubts she can handle it i would rather have something a little tamer. I figure buy the 9mm version....if she likes shooting great....if not the gun is something i would like to own anyway.
Stuff came up at work, so we didn't end up going unfortunately. Hopefully sometime in March.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 10:19 PM   #463
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Old February 27th, 2014, 03:42 AM   #464
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Old February 27th, 2014, 07:18 AM   #465
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So my CAI M1 Garand is somewhat fixed, other than it ejecting the clip halfway through 8 rounds. I'm thinking of taking the loss and selling it instead of putting money into it. I paid $700 for it (chastise me all you want). What would be a reasonable price to sell it off to someone who may want a project? I'm thinking $500.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 07:21 AM   #466
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$500 is a good price.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 08:38 AM   #467
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Thinking about getting a Blackhawk Serpa level 2 holster. Anybody have experience with them?
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Old February 27th, 2014, 08:46 AM   #468
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Thinking about getting a Blackhawk Serpa level 2 holster. Anybody have experience with them?
Yep. Good holster. I've been using them for a long time (including deployed).

Prepare to be bombarded by people claiming you'll shoot yourself all the time while drawing the pistol from it though.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 08:53 AM   #469
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Yep. Good holster. I've been using them for a long time (including deployed).

Prepare to be bombarded by people claiming you'll shoot yourself all the time while drawing the pistol from it though.
Blackhawk has the Serpa Sportster and then the level 2. Is there a difference besides price? I tried the sportster last night and I really liked it, but I wanted to try the level 2 before I made a decision. They didn't have the level 2 though.

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Looks to be about the same thing that I have but in a paddle configuration instead of drop leg. Can't really go wrong with it. Extremely good retention, easy draw and durable.
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I will add though:

If you tend to immediately curl your finger around the trigger the second the pistol is clear of the holster... find another one or fix your bad habit.
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Looks to be about the same thing that I have but in a paddle configuration instead of drop leg. Can't really go wrong with it. Extremely good retention, easy draw and durable.
I'm not cool enough to have the drop leg config

How about the CQC holsters? I guess they are made with stronger polymers compared to the Sportster?
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I'm not cool enough to have the drop leg config

How about the CQC holsters? I guess they are made with stronger polymers compared to the Sportster?
Are you going into combat? Plan on falling hard on it, dragging yourself through the dirt with it, etc?
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Good to know on the 930's.....i already have one picky semi auto 12ga (Remington 58)...don't need another.
I love my 58. Mine is a magnum, so it is VERY picky about what it will cycle. I'm pretty much stuck with 2-3/4" High brass on the "L" setting or 3" on the "H" setting. The only thing that really bugs me is the 3 round limit(not an issue other than when goofing off trying to walk a coffee can) . Other than that I've put thousands of shells through it and it has held up great.
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Are you going into combat? Plan on falling hard on it, dragging yourself through the dirt with it, etc?
I see your point. Maybe I'll just get the Sportster I tried yesterday. Really felt good and it came with a belt mount which is what I want.

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I love my 58. Mine is a magnum, so it is VERY picky about what it will cycle. I'm pretty much stuck with 2-3/4" High brass on the "L" setting or 3" on the "H" setting. The only thing that really bugs me is the 3 round limit(not an issue other than when goofing off trying to walk a coffee can) . Other than that I've put thousands of shells through it and it has held up great.

Mines not too bad....only thing i ever had an issue with was some reloads my buddy had....wouldn't cycle for anything. It will cycle every factory load i have ever tried
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I'm here to bombard you by telling you it's a shitty design, it's been banned by many Law Enforcement departments, trainers, FLETC, ranges, and more. If you need retention, look at the Safariland ALS holsters.

In hundreds of competitive shooting matches, shooting thousands of stages, I've seen exactly two people fire their gun while drawing from their holster, both were running SERPAs.

One guy Texas Grebnered his leg, and the other guy had the round impact just in front of his big toe.

Any holster design where I have to train myself not to shoot myself is a shitty design.
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Or you can simply keep your finger off the trigger until you have the pistol pointed at your target.

If you can't manage that you shouldn't have a firearm at all.
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Or you can simply keep your finger off the trigger until you have the pistol pointed at your target.

If you can't manage that you shouldn't have a firearm at all.
Trouble arises when stress is induced. The persons finger slips off of the edge of the holster, right onto the trigger. Bang.

ALS is a better design, and a higher quality holster.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 03:20 PM   #480
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My finger always slid off onto the trigger guard.. Even when I started with a Fobus, I didn't have to do anything different with the Serpa with the lock. Its just the spot my finger always went to.
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