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Nov 24, 2013 20:51 |  #2266

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Nov 25, 2013 09:53 |  #2267

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Because shooting twice at anything that walks the face of the earth is just silly. :D

Because it kills both the shooter & the shootee at the same time? :lol: :p


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Nov 25, 2013 09:57 |  #2268

Snarky but true. Freakin' wrist snapper!


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Nov 25, 2013 11:09 |  #2269

Fitness Freak wrote in post #16477370 (external link)
I agree, but that's not the easiest weapon for a woman especially to carry concealed.


My wifes edc gun is a XDS in 45....


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Nov 25, 2013 11:09 |  #2270

You guys slay me ! :lol:
I don't shoot it often, or many rounds when I do .... but it always leaves a smile on my face. :)




  
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Nov 25, 2013 13:07 |  #2271

jakefreese wrote in post #16478761 (external link)
My wifes edc gun is a XDS in 45....

My biggest concern with a .45 that small is the recoil. I read a bunch of reviews on this gun, one guy said the recoil wasn't too bad but the rest say it's substantial. Here's there review I found probably the funniest when referring to the recoil, "Did I mention recoil? Yeah, there’s a lot of it. You have to make sacrifices in order to have a .45 this small. You feel each and every shot in much more detail than you would with a full-sized carry piece. To steal a line from a guy on Reddit, it’s like high-fiving a hammer, albeit a small one." and "I had two of my colleagues run the XD-S to make sure I wasn’t being a pansy. They agreed with my assessment. After a few mags, you’ll feel a soreness creeping through your hands that’s typically reserved for those who like to punish themselves by regularly shooting .357 J frames."

If your wife is carrying it around, obviously she doesn't mind the recoil, but I think it would deter a lot of women. Heck, based on the women in the first handgun safety class that I took (which was specifically FOR women), I wouldn't want most women lugging a .45 around. Some of us could handle it, but I don't think the "average" woman is ready for it. ;-)a
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Nov 25, 2013 15:02 |  #2272

Fitness Freak wrote in post #16479032 (external link)
My biggest concern with a .45 that small is the recoil. I read a bunch of reviews on this gun, one guy said the recoil wasn't too bad but the rest say it's substantial. Here's there review I found probably the funniest when referring to the recoil, "Did I mention recoil? Yeah, there’s a lot of it. You have to make sacrifices in order to have a .45 this small. You feel each and every shot in much more detail than you would with a full-sized carry piece. To steal a line from a guy on Reddit, it’s like high-fiving a hammer, albeit a small one." and "I had two of my colleagues run the XD-S to make sure I wasn’t being a pansy. They agreed with my assessment. After a few mags, you’ll feel a soreness creeping through your hands that’s typically reserved for those who like to punish themselves by regularly shooting .357 J frames."

If your wife is carrying it around, obviously she doesn't mind the recoil, but I think it would deter a lot of women. Heck, based on the women in the first handgun safety class that I took (which was specifically FOR women), I wouldn't want most women lugging a .45 around. Some of us could handle it, but I don't think the "average" woman is ready for it. ;-)a
http://www.thetruthabo​utguns.com …gfield-armory-xds-45-acp/ (external link)

We have a XDM in 9mm and 45 she didn't want to wait for the 9mm version when the XDS came out, she says its not worth buying another one just to get the 9mm now.


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Nov 25, 2013 15:29 |  #2273

The recoil in the XDS .45 really isn't bad IMO. Obviously you feel more than you do in a 5" all steel 1911, but it is very manageable for such a small pistol. I can drop all 5 rounds into a canelope size group at 20' pretty quickly. And if I slow down I can put all 5 through one jagged hole.

As a side note, I need to do some work with my new laptop. All of my pictures look great when I edit and upload, then crappy when I view on another device like my phone. Apparently the backlight on my laptop screen is WAY too bright.


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Nov 25, 2013 16:36 |  #2274

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i stripped the stock with mineral spirits and very very fine stand paper then heated the stock up to remove some of the cosmoline that was soaked into the wood. Then one final sand then used cheese cloth to remove and fine debris then i used 4 coats of stain sanded between each coat then used 3 coats of poly sanded between each coat as well

the sights on the ar15 are 45 deg for close targets im waiting on my optics to come in

Thanks a lot for the detail and yes I knew it can't be easy to make it so nice.
Wonder if I should go with mine. It has many scars including Russian scripts carved on stock that might actually be interesting to find out who did it and what it says.


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Nov 30, 2013 12:39 |  #2275

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Nov 30, 2013 12:48 as a reply to  @ ssracer's post |  #2276

I'm a nub at this stuff but will try.

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Nov 30, 2013 13:01 |  #2277

I used to have a G27. It was my EDC until I decided to drop .40 and switch to 9mm. Now somehow my EDC has become a .45...lol

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Nov 30, 2013 18:11 as a reply to  @ ssracer's post |  #2278

Sean, funny how that seems to happen:P

I have switched my EDC about 5 times. The only reason I went to Glock was the rear sight believe it or not. I can just pick it up faster than 3 dot with my tired old eyes.
I also have the 9 and 357 sig barrels.


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Nov 30, 2013 23:22 |  #2279

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Dec 02, 2013 20:56 |  #2280

hotled wrote in post #16490615 (external link)
I'm a nub at this stuff but will try.

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