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  •  .22 conversion kit! (2+ / 0-)
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    KVoimakas, Tom Seaview

    See my note downthread...

    http://www.advantagearms.com/...

    •  I like the real effect (1+ / 0-)
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      KVoimakas

      It's worth forty cents to experience the mule kick of full SAAMI-spec 10mm rounds... especially since that's what I would feel if I ever needed it.

      I've fired well over ten thousand rounds, according to my credit card statements. I like knowing exactly what will happen when I pull the trigger: I don't want to be surprised on my way out of Walgreens.

      "She's petite, extremely beautiful, and heavily armed." -1995 Michael Moore documentary Canadian Bacon

      by Tom Seaview on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 07:30:34 AM PST

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    •  Why buy a conversion kit for $275 (0+ / 0-)

      when I can get a Mark3/45 for $201? :-D

      We need another Huey P. Long and federal funding for abortion. -9.00, -4.05

      by KVoimakas on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 08:15:00 AM PST

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      •  Because it's for the training. (2+ / 0-)
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        KVoimakas, Tom Seaview

        It functions exactly like a normal 1911/Glock, so you have the same reflexes and muscle memory development.  Drawing, shooting, reloading and malfunction drills are exactly the same.

        And, to address Mr. Seaview's above point, I almost always run a box of .45 after a few hundred rounds of .22, to keep the feel of the recoil/noise fresh.

        However, the Mark 3's are fun guns as well.  

        •  I gave up .45 ACP altogether (2+ / 0-)
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          KVoimakas, PavePusher

          A friend handed me a 1911 at the range, mag already inserted. He didn't tell me it was a Kimber Custom Stainless in 10mm, filled with his full-power handloads.
          Within the year, I sold my Ruger P345 to a friend -- great gun, just shot it last month -- and bought a Glock 20. Its baby brother, the G29, followed soon after; it follows me everywhere.

          One friend of mine swears .45 slugs are slow enough that he can see them in midair. His eyes are better than mine, I guess... regardless, I prefer to deliver lead at supersonic velocities.

          "She's petite, extremely beautiful, and heavily armed." -1995 Michael Moore documentary Canadian Bacon

          by Tom Seaview on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 03:55:37 PM PST

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          •  I haven't shot anything in 10mm yet. (2+ / 0-)
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            KVoimakas, Tom Seaview

            But I think I'd like it...

            What I really want is a 9mm and a 10mm conversion for my 1911.  I'm hoping that the Taurus 9mm 1911 slide/barrel assembly and magazine will be a drop-in on their .45 frame, but I haven't been able to call and ask them yet.

            .22, 9mm, .45 and 10mm, now there's a set to introduce new folks to shooting with...  

          •  I'd love a 10mm (1+ / 0-)
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            Tom Seaview

            BUT my problem stems from this.

            Good 1911 in 10mm > money I'm willing to spend.

            I looked at the Razorback as my next purchase, but dropping a grand on a pistol: wife != happy.

            We need another Huey P. Long and federal funding for abortion. -9.00, -4.05

            by KVoimakas on Wed Jan 20, 2010 at 11:03:38 PM PST

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            •  I "settled" for a Glock (1+ / 0-)
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              KVoimakas

              I had clearance from 'Mrs. Seaview' to buy a 10mm Kimber for $995, but I chose the Glock 20 instead for less than $700.

              I'm glad I did: I was never a Glock fan, but that big 10mm cannon converted me. Once you get used to the trigger -- it happens quickly -- those 15-round magazines seem just right.

              "She's petite, extremely beautiful, and heavily armed." -1995 Michael Moore documentary Canadian Bacon

              by Tom Seaview on Thu Jan 21, 2010 at 04:02:25 AM PST

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              •  Not for me. (1+ / 0-)
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                Tom Seaview

                I've shot a few Glocks and I have two issues.

                Natural point of aim: right on with the 1911, yet not so much with the Glock. The grip angle just doesn't do it for me.

                When you hit someone with a plastic gun, it just doesn't do the same damage. A huge chunk of steel (about 3 lbs worth) helps out though. ;-)

                We need another Huey P. Long and federal funding for abortion. -9.00, -4.05

                by KVoimakas on Thu Jan 21, 2010 at 04:34:07 AM PST

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