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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Sig Sauer P232
« on: October 04, 2015, 06:20:28 PM »
Sho nuff :p

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Sig Sauer P232
« on: October 04, 2015, 05:37:02 PM »

Newer PPKs made by S&W just are pure suck. And older ones routinely needed to be throated, and had no drop safety. I'd rather have a Sig 220 personally.
220 or 230?

230 or 232... Sorry - too many damn model #'s to remember for Sigs :p

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Sig Sauer P232
« on: October 04, 2015, 04:31:01 PM »
Newer PPKs made by S&W just are pure suck. And older ones routinely needed to be throated, and had no drop safety. I'd rather have a Sig 230/232 personally.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Sig Sauer P232
« on: October 04, 2015, 12:52:07 PM »
I think the Sig is better than a PPK, personally.

General Gun Discussion / Re: Grandson's first gunshow and gunrange trip
« on: October 04, 2015, 10:14:39 AM »
Very fun day, it looks like!

Optics, Lights, Lasers, Holsters & Accessories / Re: Bore sighting
« on: October 04, 2015, 08:58:49 AM »
I'd rather do it myself. It takes just a couple of minutes...

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Sig Sauer P323
« on: October 03, 2015, 10:10:41 PM »
Nice. I almost bought one of those many, many times over the years

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: End result on the DA trigger pull weight
« on: October 03, 2015, 10:10:19 PM »
The DA trigger pull is off the scale(!) - I'm guessing it's in the neighborhood of 10 -12 pounds.  I'd like to drop that down to something a little more manageable...

Not in the habit of responding to my own post but in case someone runs across this thread in the future that has an interest in making their PX4 Storm 9mm Compact trigger pull weight a bit lighter, here's my search results. My testing is more fully documented in the Beretta Forum, under the 'Beretta-smithing & maintenance' thread group.

To cut to the chase, I estimated my DA trigger pull weight as being over ten pounds. As mentioned here, the SA pull weight came in at just over 5 lbs (per my Wheeler Engineering spring trigger gauge which tops out at eight pounds).  I have reduced the DA pull weight down to 7 lbs and the SA to 5 lbs (even). This has resulted in an overall smoother trigger travel and less struggle to keep the muzzle on target during that first critical initial shot (in a self defense scenario).

I am providing this information for general reference and not to encourage anyone to mess around with their pistol: if you do, it's on you!   Here's what I finally settled on as the best choice for me.  I bought from Brownells a Beretta Cougar 8000 Series D Hammer Spring (their SKU #913100120). I cut four coils off it with a Dremel Aluminum Oxide Cutting Wheel.  I replaced the original Beretta PX4 hammer spring with the modified Cougar hammer spring and obtained the results mentioned above.  This does not decrease the amount of 'take up' or pre-travel of the DA trigger, it stays as it was originally: long.

When you get around 1500-2000 rounds, it will be interesting to see how it does then... If you get light hammer strikes at that point.

With a D spring in a Beretta I used to have - I found that after I hit 3k thru that gun (all with the D spring), the DA pull went down another 1/2-3/4 of a pound. So, springs break in a little and get a little lighter. I hope yours stays reliable

The 4 I have now are like 2 months old, and yea... Not cheap...

Had a damn screw in my tire today - I saw the sensor light on my dash all week, but as none of the 4 tires looked flat, I thought one was just a little low. However, after all week, I decided to deal with it today. Just as I was going to put air in 1, I saw the damn piece of metal sticking out. Got it fixed, but still a waste of time..

FS in Bryan/College Station area (I'm not that far from Houston).


Great carry gun - S&W M&P 9mm Shield handgun. Comes with 3 dot sights. I am including SIX factory magazines with the gun... Four 7 round mags and Two 8 round mags!

The gun is in great shape. I only ever carried it in a cloth Smart Carry style holster - so, It's never been holstered in leather or polymer.

Gun includes factory box as well. Only selling the gun to help pay off my new Wilson Combat Beretta Brig Tactical that I bought 2 weeks ago.

My price is $410 (this is a great deal for all the factory mags and the gun)

Please email me at [email protected] and the first "I'll take it" with an exchange of information gets it.

FACE TO FACE sales only.

Optics, Lights, Lasers, Holsters & Accessories / Re: Bore sighting
« on: October 03, 2015, 01:55:49 PM »
I use a Bushnell laser bore sighter that goes on the end of the barrell. I zero it at 7 yards in my house. That gets me on paper at 25 yards at the range right away. I adjust it at 25 yards and then back it up to 50 yards for final adjustments.

Easy as pie. Like $30.

Be aware there is no boresighter that will be perfect. They just get you on paper.

Rifles & Shotguns / Re: Picked up a new hunting rifle.
« on: October 03, 2015, 10:42:40 AM »
Congrats on the gun!

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Review: Walther PPQ M2 in .45 ACP
« on: October 03, 2015, 09:45:14 AM »
9mm P99s and PPQs are a bit snappy compared to other 9mms of that size. I am surprised to read in that review that the recoil wasn't that bad...

Handguns and Revolvers / Review: Walther PPQ M2 in .45 ACP
« on: October 03, 2015, 09:43:32 AM »
Review: Walther PPQ M2 in .45 ACP

The Walther PPQ 45 is fed by a steel 12-round magazine (where legal), and two magazines are provided. The magazines have polymer base pads that flare slightly at the bottom, which helps if you have to strip a stuck magazine. They have numbered index holes at the rear at the four-, seven-, 10- and 12-round marks.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: The OFFICIAL Ruger Thread!
« on: October 03, 2015, 09:23:39 AM »
Very cool!!!

I don't like her.
Tell me why please.

Years ago, I used to have a subscription to the Houston Chronicle for many many years. There were many, many stories about HP and Compaq and her as a CEO - during her time there. I read them all because I was at a previous job that had a lot of free time. So, I read almost every story in the paper at the time... Based on what I read, I think she did a crappy job. In the end, I think she was fired. Although, I'll admit that most CEOs don't stay in 1 place forever - I think she didn't do that good of a job, however.

I personally don't care for her much.

She also seems to be trying to walk the line on this Planned Parenthood issue. I don't agree with her.

It's too bad you can't shoot man. Those guns are going to waste...  :th_thicon_lol:

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Any other SG1 fans here?
« on: October 02, 2015, 10:14:37 AM »
I watched Stargate SG1 when it was on, but they don't play the reruns anymore.

More recently, they released DVD sets that arejn't as huge of a box as the originals. I've been buying them new on Ebay for like $10-$11 each, shipped. Been rewatching Seasons 3,4,5,6 and on 7 right now. Season 8 will be here soon...
Enjoying watching them everyday while I'm stuck on the treadmill. I miss that show...

Honestly, I previously mentioned that years ago I was once a democrat. At a job I worked at many, many years ago, a co-worker had his radio show on in the office all the time. I got hooked on it and listened to it for many, many years. That sorta spun me towards where I am at today in my views. So, I credit him a bit for changing my views...

However, over time - O'Reilly seems to be two faced in his views. Many times countermanding what he said previously.

I know he is concerned about possibly being "too" conservative... But over the years - some of the things he has said I don't agree with. At this point, I don't find him to be a true conservative, and I disagree with him over many issues. I gave up watching his tv show a few years ago...

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