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Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Post by LivelyToaster » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:32 am

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Post by UndeadInfidel » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:17 pm

Very nice. That makes my USP45t look outdated.

I really like how those new grips feel.
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Post by LivelyToaster » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:28 pm

UndeadInfidel wrote:Very nice. That makes my USP45t look outdated.

I really like how those new grips feel.
The grip on the P30 and HK45 is just awesome. All kinds of awesome. I could do without the finger grooves (just a personal preference) but other than that...

Unfortunately the HK45 Tactikewl supressor sights are "under development" so the current package does not come with them... bastards... according to the manual future packages will have them. Comes in black, tan, and OD green.

I compared it to a USP at the shop, overall the hk45 is slimmer, but about the same silhouette size as the USP. Mag release is significantly larger and easier to engage as well. And of coarse the standard 1913 rail is a welcome upgrade.

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Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Post by RTF_Squared » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:03 pm

Can you use the mag release effectively with your thumb? My thumb could never reach the one on my USP so I would engage it with my middle finger on the right side of the gun. For whatever reason, I really liked using a mag release that way, and years later still feel like I kind of miss it.
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Post by PistolPete » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:50 pm

RTF_Squared wrote:Can you use the mag release effectively with your thumb? My thumb could never reach the one on my USP so I would engage it with my middle finger on the right side of the gun. For whatever reason, I really liked using a mag release that way, and years later still feel like I kind of miss it.
When I've shot USP 45's, I used them the same way. I couldn't get to the mag release with my thumb, so I'd use my trigger finger. It works well once you get used to the motion.
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Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Post by docdredd » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:05 pm

Added a G34 slide release to my 19. Loving it so far. Lets me manipulate the slide one handed with out having to shift my grip. (Little girl hands)
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Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Post by LivelyToaster » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:35 pm

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RTF_Squared wrote:Can you use the mag release effectively with your thumb? My thumb could never reach the one on my USP so I would engage it with my middle finger on the right side of the gun. For whatever reason, I really liked using a mag release that way, and years later still feel like I kind of miss it.
When I've shot USP 45's, I used them the same way. I couldn't get to the mag release with my thumb, so I'd use my trigger finger. It works well once you get used to the motion.
If your hand is big enough you can thumb it. I can and my hands are say medium size.

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Post by UndeadInfidel » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:26 pm

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RTF_Squared wrote:Can you use the mag release effectively with your thumb? My thumb could never reach the one on my USP so I would engage it with my middle finger on the right side of the gun. For whatever reason, I really liked using a mag release that way, and years later still feel like I kind of miss it.
When I've shot USP 45's, I used them the same way. I couldn't get to the mag release with my thumb, so I'd use my trigger finger. It works well once you get used to the motion.
I do similar. My motion is more like a pinch between my thumb and trigger finger to drop a magazine. I had to go pick up the pistol and double check because it's become second nature for me.
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Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Post by UndeadInfidel » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:29 pm

LivelyToaster wrote:
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RTF_Squared wrote:Can you use the mag release effectively with your thumb? My thumb could never reach the one on my USP so I would engage it with my middle finger on the right side of the gun. For whatever reason, I really liked using a mag release that way, and years later still feel like I kind of miss it.
When I've shot USP 45's, I used them the same way. I couldn't get to the mag release with my thumb, so I'd use my trigger finger. It works well once you get used to the motion.
If your hand is big enough you can thumb it. I can and my hands are say medium size.

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You can't be talking about a USP45... I wear size XL tactical gloves, and my thumb barely even brushes it if I do it from my normal shooting position.

http://www.hkparts.net/shop/pc/Extended ... -p1669.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

These look similar to the HK45 release. I think I'll add it to my short list for future upgrades.
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Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Post by LivelyToaster » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:44 pm

UndeadInfidel wrote:
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PistolPete wrote:
RTF_Squared wrote:Can you use the mag release effectively with your thumb? My thumb could never reach the one on my USP so I would engage it with my middle finger on the right side of the gun. For whatever reason, I really liked using a mag release that way, and years later still feel like I kind of miss it.
When I've shot USP 45's, I used them the same way. I couldn't get to the mag release with my thumb, so I'd use my trigger finger. It works well once you get used to the motion.
If your hand is big enough you can thumb it. I can and my hands are say medium size.

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You can't be talking about a USP45... I wear size XL tactical gloves, and my thumb barely even brushes it if I do it from my normal shooting position.

http://www.hkparts.net/shop/pc/Extended ... -p1669.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

These look similar to the HK45 release. I think I'll add it to my short list for future upgrades.
Bad clarity on my end. If your hand is big enough with the HK45, yes you can thumb it. With the USP45 my thumb would have be the length of my index finger to thumb the mag release.

That mag release is actually the same on the HK45 CT has, but not the same as the fullsize.

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Post by Maverick299 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:39 pm

UndeadInfidel wrote:
LivelyToaster wrote:
PistolPete wrote:
RTF_Squared wrote:Can you use the mag release effectively with your thumb? My thumb could never reach the one on my USP so I would engage it with my middle finger on the right side of the gun. For whatever reason, I really liked using a mag release that way, and years later still feel like I kind of miss it.
When I've shot USP 45's, I used them the same way. I couldn't get to the mag release with my thumb, so I'd use my trigger finger. It works well once you get used to the motion.
If your hand is big enough you can thumb it. I can and my hands are say medium size.

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You can't be talking about a USP45... I wear size XL tactical gloves, and my thumb barely even brushes it if I do it from my normal shooting position.

http://www.hkparts.net/shop/pc/Extended ... -p1669.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

These look similar to the HK45 release. I think I'll add it to my short list for future upgrades.
Those extended mag releases are nice. I bought one for my P2000SK and after installing it, immediately ordered another one for my USP Tac.
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Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Post by Rednex » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:12 pm

docdredd wrote:Added a G34 slide release to my 19. Loving it so far. Lets me manipulate the slide one handed with out having to shift my grip. (Little girl hands)

I just got a G19 , so how is the G34 slide release differ from the G19?
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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:30 pm

Rednex wrote:
docdredd wrote:Added a G34 slide release to my 19. Loving it so far. Lets me manipulate the slide one handed with out having to shift my grip. (Little girl hands)

I just got a G19 , so how is the G34 slide release differ from the G19?
G34 is extended. Not as much as the G17L, but bigger and sticks out more. I'm partial to the Ghost tactical (Bullet, IIRC) or the Vickers myself. Extends enough to thumb it, but doesn't get caught on stuff.
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Post by Rednex » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:45 pm

Cool thank you Doc Fab. I haven't played with the G19 to much yet to see how bad a extended slide release is needed. I can work it ok so far same as my G17.
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Post by spanningtree » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:18 pm

LivelyToaster wrote: A week more than 48 hours old but my latest purchase anyhow.
Sharp looking gun! The two tone looks really cool.
Maverick299 wrote: Those extended mag releases are nice. I bought one for my P2000SK and after installing it, immediately ordered another one for my USP Tac.
Holy shit, I've not seen those before. I use my middle finger on my USPs. I just finished up a 4 day class and the middle finger on my right hand has a new pad on it from reloading and malfunction drills. I'm going to pick up a couple of these releases tonight!

My right thumb also has a raw spot from engaging the slide release repetitively during some of the drills. Anybody have thoughts on minimizing this?

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Post by RTF_Squared » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:55 pm

spanningtree wrote:
LivelyToaster wrote: A week more than 48 hours old but my latest purchase anyhow.
Sharp looking gun! The two tone looks really cool.
Maverick299 wrote: Those extended mag releases are nice. I bought one for my P2000SK and after installing it, immediately ordered another one for my USP Tac.
Holy shit, I've not seen those before. I use my middle finger on my USPs. I just finished up a 4 day class and the middle finger on my right hand has a new pad on it from reloading and malfunction drills. I'm going to pick up a couple of these releases tonight!

My right thumb also has a raw spot from engaging the slide release repetitively during some of the drills. Anybody have thoughts on minimizing this?
I think your middle finger has the answer, grow a new pad. I'm growing a huge callus on my right thumb from sanding Kydex all the time, too bad it wasn't the other side or it would be extra handy for slide stops. I feel like less of a freak knowing everybody uses the USP mag release about the same.

On a serious note, maybe check out some of that rock tape all the HSLD instructors are talking about? I won't buy it, but I could see why others would.
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Post by northernxposure » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:39 pm

Gah....

I held a Sig 938 and a Kimber Solo tonight in the funshop. That Kimber. That. Kimber..... :crazy:

Trigger dry firing was a step over meh, but nothing to jump up and down about. But she was just so smooth.

I do like my friend's Sig 238, so there's nothing new on that front, so I have high hopes for the Sig. Just felt like a slightly more chubby version of the 238.

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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:56 pm

northernxposure wrote:Gah....

I held a Sig 938 and a Kimber Solo tonight in the funshop. That Kimber. That. Kimber..... :crazy:

Trigger dry firing was a step over meh, but nothing to jump up and down about. But she was just so smooth.

I do like my friend's Sig 238, so there's nothing new on that front, so I have high hopes for the Sig. Just felt like a slightly more chubby version of the 238.

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Post by LivelyToaster » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:04 pm

Not so much firearms, but it is "tactikewls gears"... I stumbled across this while looking around for gear.

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My wallet thanks me for not wanting to order this stuff. Although I do admire the fact this coat and pants can probably entirely eliminate the need of a BOB.

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Post by LivelyToaster » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:49 pm

Since people asked about the mag release.... can see the trigger grooves too.

Thumbing mag release without shifting grip, its a hard photo to take a full visual of.
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Post by Gingerbread Man » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:51 pm

NXP, stay on course, Glock 26. Those kimmys don't have a reputation of reliability.
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Gingerbread Man wrote:NXP, stay on course, Glock 26. Those kimmys don't have a reputation of reliability.
I fell victim to the "Shiney". Happens to the best of us, resetting course back to Austrian sub-plastic, sir. All ahead full....

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Post by Sledgecrowbar » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:50 pm

Anyone ever shoot .300 RUM? Is it everything the figures make it sound like? I came into some parts and am now building a Rem 700 chambered for it if I can find a bolt and all the small parts like screws and trigger guard.

In other news, if anyone has extra 700 parts, or knows of a wrecked 700 somewhere, please PM me.
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Post by RickOShea » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:55 pm

Sledgecrowbar wrote:Anyone ever shoot .300 RUM? Is it everything the figures make it sound like? I came into some parts and am now building a Rem 700 chambered for it if I can find a bolt and all the small parts like screws and trigger guard.

In other news, if anyone has extra 700 parts, or knows of a wrecked 700 somewhere, please PM me.
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