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    As I stated in an earlier post, I picked up a new 4" S&W 686P about 2 wks ago and I love it. It will be my primary HD gun and is sitting on my nightstand loaded with Fed. 158gr JHP's. This Saturday I pick up an almost brand new Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail .45ACP for a second HD/SD gun. I'll carry it in my vehicle when I get my CCW permit. My next gun will be a 9mm auto for less expensive range practice...maybe a new Para Tac 5? I should then be set for awhile...uhhh, right.

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    Gunshows are bad for my budget. Got this S&W 686-6 on Friday night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jwkimber45
    Dang!!! thats a good deal!!!!
    That's the second 1300 I've bought there for $100.

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    Hello. It's been a little over a week, but I did buy a new pistol.


    This is STI's Legacy. I've not shot it but a few hundred rounds so far, but it's proven itself reliable and accurate with a very nice trigger pull.

    Best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam
    As I stated in an earlier post, I picked up a new 4" S&W 686P about 2 wks ago and I love it. It will be my primary HD gun and is sitting on my nightstand loaded with Fed. 158gr JHP's. This Saturday I pick up an almost brand new Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail .45ACP for a second HD/SD gun. I'll carry it in my vehicle when I get my CCW permit. My next gun will be a 9mm auto for less expensive range practice...maybe a new Para Tac 5? I should then be set for awhile...uhhh, right.

    Tom
    I own the 686PP (Power Ported) that I keep in my nightstand. I load it with 38+P ammo for a little less noise (I think) if I ever had to use it in a inclosed room. Other wise you might want to keep some ear protection close by so you can hear the sirens.
    I'm not sure if the 686P (P=Ported or Plus?) is a ported gun or not but if it is and you had to shoot it in a dark room make the 1st shot count since you will be blinded by the blast through the port.
    I love my 686 but I am thinking of changing it's HD roll from night stand to office HD roll. I'll replace it with my S & W, M & P 40 or my 9mm Sigma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen A. Camp
    Hello. It's been a little over a week, but I did buy a new pistol.


    This is STI's Legacy. I've not shot it but a few hundred rounds so far, but it's proven itself reliable and accurate with a very nice trigger pull.

    Best.
    I don't suppose you want to trade it for a brand spankin new Winchester 1300, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2400
    I don't suppose you want to trade it for a brand spankin new Winchester 1300, do you?
    Uhh... Nice try but I think yer not gonna win this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter
    Uhh... Nice try but I think yer not gonna win this one
    Maybe if I threw in a box or two of ammo??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen A. Camp
    Hello. It's been a little over a week, but I did buy a new pistol.


    This is STI's Legacy. I've not shot it but a few hundred rounds so far, but it's proven itself reliable and accurate with a very nice trigger pull.

    Best.
    That is sweet - I also like having dark triggers on a 1911 instead of the silver ones

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    Hello 2400: No, I think I'll hang on to the pistol a bit longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen A. Camp
    Hello 2400: No, I think I'll hang on to the pistol a bit longer.

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    I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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    I picked up a gently used Smith & Wesson 65-5 3" .357mag at the end of July. My first S&W in over 30 years. I really like this gun. Bought some nice grips for it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen A. Camp
    Hello. It's been a little over a week, but I did buy a new pistol.


    This is STI's Legacy. I've not shot it but a few hundred rounds so far, but it's proven itself reliable and accurate with a very nice trigger pull.

    Best.
    Stephen,

    I love the clean lines and dark trigger on that STI. You have quite an eye for a bueatiful gun....congrats!!

    Tex

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    Shipwreck, ...if I could find the wife's dig-camera (and wasn't so technically challenged, LOL) I'd post a pic., but it looks pretty much like the "little brother" to Stephen's STI, minus the ambi-safety. Nice shooter.
    Good Luck

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    "I own the 686PP (Power Ported) that I keep in my nightstand. I load it with 38+P ammo for a little less noise (I think) if I ever had to use it in a inclosed room. Other wise you might want to keep some ear protection close by so you can hear the sirens.
    I'm not sure if the 686P (P=Ported or Plus?) is a ported gun or not but if it is and you had to shoot it in a dark room make the 1st shot count since you will be blinded by the blast through the port.
    I love my 686 but I am thinking of changing it's HD roll from night stand to office HD roll. I'll replace it with my S & W, M & P 40 or my 9mm Sigma."

    Hey TxPhantom,

    You make a very good point there. Maybe I should think about making my 686P my "truck gun" and my .45 Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail my night stand gun. The only thing that concerns about that is waking up from a dead sleep, fumbling around in the dark and on the night stand for a gun that's cocked and locked, and accidentally firing off a round. What do you or others think about that as a possible scenario? Is it pretty unlikely?

    Tom

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    No perfect solution....

    Hey Bam-Bam:
    I don't think there is a perfect solution for having a home protection gun that there is not a element of risk involved. If you are too careful the bad guy might get you 1st and if you are less careful you might get yourself 1st. I love a very light trigger when shooting on the gun range but for a every day carry gun or even a H.P. gun I like a trigger that only pulls when I intend for it to pull. I usually keep my SW9VE Sigma as a night stand gun because of the harder trigger pull. I also use it as a car gun a lot. Very dependable pistol.
    I just bought a S & W MP40 that, believe or not, I haven't even been able to shoot yet due to a complicated schedule lately. The trigger is much lighter on the MP so I'll have to wait untill I can fire it to get a feel of what role it will play in self defense.
    I have a very dim night light in my bedroom that illuminates just enough that I can see well enough to pick up my gun by the right end. I usually wake up fairly alert so that should not be too much of a problem. But, everyone is different and should adjust accordingly.
    While at the gun range, slip your ear protection off when the Range Grinch isn't looking and fire that 45 to see if you could handle the discharge noise in a closed room. Most guns are pretty noisy anyway. Some are just noisier than others.
    Whatever gun you use is better than depending on 911 to protect you. I would rather be temporarily deaf & blind than permanently dead!

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