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Old 12-11-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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See why all of us guys like them in our 9mm's? Over 13" of penetration and a .355 bullet becomes a .750 bullet!
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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Excuse me, I gotta go sweep up these big scales from the dinosauer I killed in the garden last night.

I stand corrected.

You just had to go n' hurt my feelin's too, as the biggest bullets I shoot are puny little 0.735 round ball......

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Old 12-11-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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Imagine what a .45 ACP that is .451 to start with will do? LOL LOL
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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Quit throwing those quarters downrange Mac! LOL LOL LOL
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:22 AM
 
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What you spoke of is true Mac. Back in the day with 147 gr you had to shoot the perp 3, 4 or 5 times before he went down. Not anymore!
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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Well I do prefer the 45 acp, and have a few tools that use them. One is part plastic even, I was wanting to understand that idea. So I bought a Witness which is 1/2 plastic. It has the feel of a 1911 sort of, and can start in double action like a Walther, even restrike a bad primer.

I find the double wide mag isn't to my liking much, and so it is more or less a target gun.

Another is Miss Kimber, which is for those rare days I get dressed in clean jeans, dress boots and a nicer jacket to go somewhere, and at night since Miss Kimber has nice eyes at night. She is a little to dainty for my day to day use though, I would worry about her rose wood skirts getting a spot, so for my day to day work which is filthy nasty grease n' oil perhaps with pockets full of saw chips, Old Mr. R Rand come along to play. He doesn't give a whit about saw dust from the chain saw, or getting grease and oil all over the place.

He does scoff at the NAA mini back up at times though. That NAA mini convertable is made of SS and the old battle hardened Rand doesn't like bright and shiney a bit.

I suspect the long .22 mag round being taller than the .45 acp has a lot to do with that myself.

Well it is warmer here today and i am fixin to be right smack in the wood pile too. Rural livin' means gettin' ready for next year always. Wood for the stove must be done, then before i know it will be maple sugarin' season then the garden, and I gotta get that mess cleaned up good. And it snowed again.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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.45 ACP is a great round. I own several in that caliber as well. Three 1911's, Springfield Professional (FBI SWAT and HRT model) a WWII GI and a Mil-Spec. I also own a SIG P-220, a GLOCK 30 and 21. If she can handle it that round will knock someones d*** in the dirt!
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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DOWN in the Dirt Down in the Dirt

98 pound Kate could. She came on to me (buddies gal) sayin' Oh can a little woman shoot that BIG .45?
She was all big eyes and flashing them at me while asking.

I said sure and set up a target. I showed her what she needed to know, shot 1 rnd so she could see and hear (muffs on)
Stood behind her holding her hands for the first shot, making sure she wouldn't drop the gun in recoil, and after that I stood back and she blew the black off that paper.

That became a rather expensive afternoon.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:47 AM
 
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There is a good reason that was our standard sidearm of choice for 75 years. That weapon will be 100 years old next month '11. It shows no sign of slowing down either. Though the M-9 Beretta in 9MM become standard issue in '85 the 1911 is still in use with the Special Forces.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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I got a "Black Army" WW-1 vintage here, but it's not mine................ yet. Missing the proper mag, oh well.
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