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Old 03-27-2013, 05:46 PM
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I too was raised on single action semiautos, and competed in bullseye match pistol with a S&W 745 IPSC for years. I can't get used to any typical DA-SA semi, let alone a DA only like the Glock. And the plastic overmolded frame just doesn't do a thing for me. I can handle plastic grips, but I really prefer wood and steel.

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I see significant savings and no availability problems. I shoot lead (not Glock friendly), not jacketed bullets. Currently I am still using bullets and primers bought before the glut.
9mm Lead round nose $55.50 per thousand
primers $30.00 per thousand
powder $22.00 per pound
cases Free

.0555 lead + .03 primer + .015 powder =.1005 each round or $10.05 per hundred rounds
I've reloaded and cast my own for so long that it's almost free now. I have 500+ lbs. of lead I got free, primers I got when they were $10 per thousand, and powder I bought at less than $10 a pound. I've got more than I'll use in my lifetime, especially since I don't shoot cometitively anymore.
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I see significant savings and no availability problems. I shoot lead (not Glock friendly), not jacketed bullets. Currently I am still using bullets and primers bought before the glut.
9mm Lead round nose $55.50 per thousand
primers $30.00 per thousand
powder $22.00 per pound
cases Free

.0555 lead + .03 primer + .015 powder =.1005 each round or $10.05 per hundred rounds
You have Primers in Florida??
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I don't see much cost savings reloading 9mm ammo. Maybe a Buck or two.
You obviously have not tried to find any 9mm lately. Academy is limiting one box per customer, Cheaper Than Dirt has it but they are raping people. I reload 9mm, 45ACP, 5.56mm, and 30-06. 9mm brass is all over the place at the range. It baffles me that people do not pick up their brass. Every Tuesday I picj up several hunders rounds of brass 9mm and 45 ACP. My Dillon Precision 550B was the best Christmas present yet.

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1971BB427, sounds like you're set for life!

ALL pistol calibers are scarce around here. You can still pick up ammo at WalMart but you have to be there at 7am and sort of feel out who's looking to buy what. Usually there's enough to go around so everyone gets something. Some guys I see there every time I go- doing online sales, I suppose. Or rabid survivalists.

My most recent buy at WM was .45, bought 100 Winchester 230 gr. ball for $40.00. If I wasn't going to the range w/a buddy I wouldn't have paid it, but not enough time (or gumption) to get the reloader out. They wanted $32.00 for 50 Win. 230 JHP, passed on that as I still have some factory Speer GD left if shtf.

Most rifle ammo isn't quite so bad as long as it's not .223/5.56 or 7.62x39. Shot shells can be bought.
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I carried as an armed guard off an on for years, and was raised on the farm, so firearms are part of my core values. That said...I -hate- Glocks. And not for the usual reasons (aesthetics, tupperguns "buy 'Merican" etc) It just plain doesn't feel "right" in my hand. Whenever I shoot one, I constantly have to re-adjust my point of aim, its just not natural for me.

However, one of my most prized possessions is a Sig Sauer P220 full-size from Europe in 9mm. This thing is super accurate and rock solid dependable. My daily carry was a P226 2-tone in .40 S&W. I had a CZ 52 for awhile too.

I have shot a few high end 1911 Kimbers, they make a fine gun; but for a daily carry, Id probably get a good quality Turkish/ Phillipine 1911 clone, as my P226 was fairly beat up by the time I quit, I could never justify the expense of a Kimber when there are many user-grade 1911s for reasonable money that are just as dependable.

Id also recommend the XD45 if you're on a budget. A lot of the younger guards carried these when they first came out, either in 9mm or .45

One of my friends is a Sheriff (known affectionately as Tackleberry) and he carries a 10mm full-size Glock. That thing is a bear to shoot for my 150pd frame. And 'yes' I know the .40S&W is a shortened 10mm case, but I find the P226 in 40SW, albeit a snotty round to shoot versus the fullsize Glock 10mm(G20?) to be much more controllable for follow-up shots. There is such a thing as 'overkill' for personal defense. Anything more than say 12" of penetration then becomes a liability as it will blow through a normal target and keep on truckin.

Anyway, buy it! Im not a Glock fan, but it'll hold its resale value and you'll probably make money later if you decide to get something else
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I'll add that there were only a handful of approved ammo to carry in 40S&W on our contract. 165gr and 180gr Golden Saber's (the P226 preferred the 165gr) and the Silver Tips in...I seem to remember 155gr.
I also tried CorBons 135gr. (personal use) but kept going back to the GS and ST's mentioned earlier. There was a note in my file about avoiding high pressure rounds back then; Im not sure on the specifics, or if it was a lot of sizzle and no steak. We were limited to only approved rounds and I never had an FTF or FTE with those so I kept using them LOL.
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Another thing i have found in the glocks is that the trigger reset seems to be a lot more defineddefined or noticeable than other pistols. Which will aid in faster shooting and staying on target.
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