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Member Introductions / Re: Greetings from Philadelphia
« on: December 04, 2017, 06:42:35 PM »
Keep up the good work!!

Member Introductions / Re: Well hello there... trans and in Texas
« on: December 04, 2017, 06:41:03 PM »

Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Saint Louis
« on: November 20, 2017, 08:53:43 PM »
These are what we have

Taurus PT111 G2

and our Shotgun H&R Pardner Tactical Shotgun
Welcome to the group!!

I just picked one of these up from my local FFL.

Ruger Mini-14 Tactical Stainless.

"transervative"?? Please explain what you mean.  And BTW, thanks for at least trying to present the pro-gun side.  Many modern liberals are extremely intolerant of differing opinions. 

I hope you at least got a good meal out of it.   ;D

General Pink Pistols Discussion / Re: ????????????
« on: October 31, 2017, 06:30:14 AM »
i post stuff, get no replies.  no point in talking to myself.
I know the feeling.  Anyway, I've been doing a lot of shooting with my rifle lately.  I have a couple of CZ 527's one in 223 and the other in 7.62 X 39 Soviet. Hows about you?

General Pink Pistols Discussion / ????????????
« on: October 30, 2017, 02:05:20 PM »
Where in the heck is everyone?  Kidnapped by aliens or something?

Member Introductions / Re: hello! from ohio
« on: October 13, 2017, 07:27:46 PM »

What, if any, firearms do you have now?

General Pink Pistols Discussion / Re: Prevent another victim
« on: September 29, 2017, 06:07:40 PM »
Missouri authorities say they don't believe the killing of a transgender teen was motivated by the 17-year-old's gender identity, despite the horrific details of the gruesome death.

Reach out to somebody you know, tell them about the importance of not letting themself be a victim to a crime like this.
Agreed.  If the person is of age and is not otherwise disqualified, in most states they can apply for and get a license to carry firearms concealed.  I urge anyone to at least consider this option if it is available to you.

Guns 'n Gear / Re: Walther PPK/s 22
« on: September 16, 2017, 06:40:38 PM »
My PPK/s definitely seems to like the Remington ammunition, as I have put about 400-500 rounds (actually a lot more than that, but I am being conservative) throught it without a problem. 

Actually, there was one misfire, but a quick second squeeze of the trigger made it go 'bang'. 

Now, like I said earlier, this gun, while it has points in its' favor, also has some rather obvious limitations.  It is very inexpensive. Also, it is accurate and easy to shoot, and has almost no real recoil, so a person who has arthritis should be able to handle it.  That leads into the chief limitation:  that it's a 22, with almost no real power.

Is it useless for SD?  No; but please recognize its' limitations.  The gun  has to be kept clean, and it seems to be very picky about what it is fed.  Mine does well with Remington, and from I hear, this is not unusual.  I have yet to ry Federals and I KNOW it does not like Winchester.

So, keep these things in mind and the PPK/s should serve you well. Plus, it is also a hell of a lot of fun.

Member Introductions / Re: New Trainer In Oklahoma City
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:25:48 PM »
I sincerely wish you success.  I am in Northern Oklahoma.

Guns 'n Gear / Chiappa M1 Carbine 22 LR
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:15:40 PM »
I picked this little carbine up about four years ago and had heard some negative things about it expressed in other gun fora.

And to be honest, I had a few fears concerning this carbine as well, and they, along with the shortage of 22 rimfire caused me to not shoot this gun until today.

First, a description of the gun itself. It is a blowback rifle (carbine actually) in 22 Long Rifle that very closely resembles the Carbine, US, Caliber 30, M1. It even has the pseudo bayonet lug on it. I should say that it is the Standard M1 Carbine and not the folding-stock paratrooper's model, (the M1A1).

Like many blowback operated 22's, this gun is very picky about the type of ammo it likes. At first, I tried the Winchester and they jammed more often than not, although to be fair, I just tried 20 of them and then switched to Remington, which was much more reliable. Still not quite perfect, but much better than the Winchesters that I loaded and kept in the magazines for more than four years.

Today, I finally tried it out and except for the Winchesters that had been in the mags, the function-firing went well. I didn't bench test it today, although I likely will soon just to see what I and the carbine can do. Loading the rounds into the magazines was actually pretty easy and once I got the hang of it went fairly fast. Inserting the loaded magazines into the gun was a bit tricky, but once I figured out how to do it, they went in smoothly. (The bolt has to be held completely to the rear, unless you don't load it fully.) A note: even though it says ten rounds, the magazines I have actually hold eleven cartridges.

Functioning was not flawless, but keep in mind that the carbine is brand-new in terms of actual use and it still has to be broken in.

In short this little gun shows promise and if it breaks in well, I'll enjoy the heck out of it. It is intended primarily as a fun gun. It should do admirably in that capacity.

Guns 'n Gear / Re: Walther PPK/s 22
« on: September 03, 2017, 03:36:01 PM »
Interesting. I'm ready to reconsider my EDC gun and method and my two most likely guns I'm leaning toward would be either a little Smith snubby in .38 or .32, or else a very compact semi-auto in .380 or 9mm such as a Walther PPK or M&P Shield. I shoot a lot (and I do mean *a lot*) of .22lr (as well as .38 and .45) for Bullseye training and competition, so I too know well how finicky most any .22 will be.
I went through many brands and loads before finding the one my Smith Model 41 likes best of all.

I'll give the .22 Walther a look.
Thanks for the review.
Thank you for the kind words. I was 'shooting' it today and since I have plenty of Winchester ammo on hand, I decided to try that.  Not a good move. There was hardly a magazine-full that did not have BIG problems.  Failure to extract, for the most part, but also FTF.  I guess I'll have to stick to brands other than Winchester for this little Bond gun.  It just doesn't seem to like it.

Guns 'n Gear / Walther PPK/s 22
« on: September 03, 2017, 09:54:57 AM »
One of the things that I go by when picking up a new gun is does the manufacturer have a good reputation? Walther is a name with a sterling reputation among shooters including me and having shot two other Walther pistols (a P-38 in 9mm, and a PP in 32 ACP) I was expecting to sail through the function-firng session with flying colors.

The pistol proved unreliable, with scarcely a magazine full that didn't have a stoppage, or two.

All-in-all, I was disappointed in this pistol, but it could just be that it is new and needs to be worn in. Or possibly this particular gun does not like Winchester ammo. When it comes to ammo, I understand that 22 pistols are very finicky, so I'll experiment with various types and brands of rimfire ammunition. It is a good-looking pistol, and it is German-made, with a nice nickel finish, but the reliability issue has me somewhat concerned.

When it functioned properly, the pistol was great fun to shoot, and once this reliability issue is taken care of it will likely be one of my favorite plinkers. But that is job one: improving the reliability. Without that, the pistol is nothing, no matter whose name is on it.

This was reported some time back on another forum.

Here is a picture of the gun from the Walther site.

It seems that the feeding problems were taken care of by a gunsmith near me, and now the gun is a joy to shoot.  They were fixed, the smith said by deburring the frame and slide, and also by the breaking-in process.  Since the 22  ammo shortage has ended, I am now able to shoot it regularly, and after deburring, it is a joy to shoot.

I have over 500 rounds through it, and there have been very few problems.  One was probably when I did not hold it firmly enough and the slide malfunctioned.  Blowback (recoil-operated) pistols have to have resistence in order to function correctly, otherwise the frame moves back with the slide, and the case fails to eject.  A couple of others have been failures to fire (relatively common in rimfire rounds) but another hammer strike was all it took.

So, I think that the reliablity issue has been resolved, and now that I can depend on it going 'bang' reliably, it is a great little plinker. 

As for carrying it, there are a few things in favor of that idea.   Ten rounds, plus one up the spout, very accurate, and also very low recoil, and inexpensive ammo to boot, so a lot of practice can be had for relatively low cost.  Thoise are the plusses.  Overriding these very major advantages, is an almost total lack of stopping power.  Against (speaking rhetorically here) mice, rats, squirrels, it is good, but not as a self-defense cartridge against humans unless shots are placed very precisely or you just pour rounds into your adversary.

This said, it is better than nothing, and on those occasions when a bigger gun is notv prectical, it is oine option to consider.  When I see my healthcare provider, I have carried the PPK/s in a pants pocket and left it in my auto when I saw her.  Much easier than taking a belt holster off and replacing it when I'm done.

In short, if you are sensitive to recoil, as in arthritis or something similar, this pistol would be worthy of consideration.  But you have be aware of its' limitations.

Guns 'n Gear / Re: Friendly Dealers
« on: September 01, 2017, 05:49:27 PM »
after 3 days, likely none.

but throwing around insults and smears with no basis in fact is easy, lets you be part of the "cool" crowd, and requires no facts or reason or thought.

i'm shooting a match tomorrow.  anyone else hitting the range?
I wonder how that is being cool.  Probably the same way that a person who has never met me says quite dogmatically on the Kansas forum that I'd be better if I used his choice of 'efficient' equipment.

I'm shooting my Walther PPK/s a lot more now that we can get 22 rounds, so I might.  It depends on what the weather does.  Nothing formal, you understand;  I just have a few pizza boxes that need killing. I got back home a few minutes ago from Stilllwater where I had lunch with my girlfriend and her mom, and stopped at the WallyWord in Ponca City, picking up 1,000 rounds.

General Pink Pistols Discussion / Re: No parade for YOU!
« on: September 01, 2017, 07:24:40 AM »
everyone should be banned who support Trump. I don't like this guy and I think in the deep of my heart he will be cause of the problem on the global range. Sorry for my English.
Why a ban?  I don't understand your reasoning here.

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