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    New guy from Ohio looking for a 9mm for range fun/home protection

    Just found this site two days ago and liked it right off the bat. I've been looking for a 9mm for fun on the range and home protection on and off for years (decades!) but never take the dive. Started looking again recently. I am currently spending time reading about the FNH FNP-9, Ruger P95, and Stoeger Cougar. Last year included the CZ 100 as well. Anyway, I'll be digging into the related threads in search of more info. Great site.
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    Welcome to the forum!

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    Welcome to the forum! I'm a new member here as well, and from Ohio originally. I used to shoot at a range just north of Canton called A&A Shooting and gun club. It was/is way out in the middle of nowhere on Fenstermaker road, just near Nelson Ledges Road Course. In between courses of fire we would listen to all the racing going on in the background!

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    Hey jfmartin25, it's been a few years now but my first 15 working years were spent as a racecar mechanic. I have travelled around the world but Nelson Ledges is still one of my favorite layouts! I am trying to get my bro in law to take his nearly-done FFR Cobra replica up there next year (to learn how to drive it!). I do vaguely remember a range in Garrettsville. Maybe that's your place?

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    Welcome SP3

    ...for anything that can arise, you'd be hard pressed to beat the Ruger P95...and you can find the stainless, pre-rail, safety or decocker models for around $325 even after gun prices have shot up...with 15-round magazines you've got a hard-working, very reliable weapon without breaking the bank...and money left over to start stocking ammo....

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    ... so it would only make sense that the p95 was the only one that Gander Mtn. did NOT have upon my visit yesterday!! More about my visit is attached to a thread in the FN forum here.

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    P95

    ...I've bought seven Rugers in pawn shops...one from indiv...one from gun store new..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP3 View Post
    Hey jfmartin25, it's been a few years now but my first 15 working years were spent as a racecar mechanic. I have travelled around the world but Nelson Ledges is still one of my favorite layouts! I am trying to get my bro in law to take his nearly-done FFR Cobra replica up there next year (to learn how to drive it!). I do vaguely remember a range in Garrettsville. Maybe that's your place?
    Oh man, I'm a huge FFR Cobra nut too...I just haven't made taken the plunge and bought one yet. I was getting set up to do a 289FIA style with under-body exhaust and roll bar through the passenger footwell, and planned on shaving the 427 fender flares...had the 289 Block on an engine stand in my garage, APR hardware, JE Pistons, etc. etc., was about to order the kit and then the economy tanked. I still check their website for "specials" all the time, but my inner voice keeps telling me not to do it until the time is just right!

    Anyhow, could be the same range...I just looked at Google maps and it seems to be about the only gun range in the area. The most memorable part about it was that it seemed like someone's house with a garage up front where you'd go in and pay and then hop back in your car and drive through some wooded areas, cross over what looked like an airstrip for crop-dusters and then arrive in the woods where it was marked "Rifle" on one side and "Pistol" on the other. Then you'd walk a ways and be in the pistol area which had a little half-shelter and a "range" with a bunch of trash around since nobody would police it. It was fun, but I shot a clothes dryer that someone had left out there to shoot once, heard the ricochet and never shot at it again! Good times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdog View Post
    ...I've bought seven Rugers in pawn shops...one from indiv...one from gun store new..
    I haven't been in a pawn shop for some time and hadn't even thought of it. Time to make some calls/stops.



    Quote Originally Posted by jfmartin25 View Post
    Oh man, I'm a huge FFR Cobra nut too...I just haven't made taken the plunge and bought one yet. I was getting set up to do a 289FIA style with under-body exhaust and roll bar through the passenger footwell, and planned on shaving the 427 fender flares...had the 289 Block on an engine stand in my garage, APR hardware, JE Pistons, etc. etc., was about to order the kit and then the economy tanked. I still check their website for "specials" all the time, but my inner voice keeps telling me not to do it until the time is just right!

    Anyhow, could be the same range...I just looked at Google maps and it seems to be about the only gun range in the area. The most memorable part about it was that it seemed like someone's house with a garage up front where you'd go in and pay and then hop back in your car and drive through some wooded areas, cross over what looked like an airstrip for crop-dusters and then arrive in the woods where it was marked "Rifle" on one side and "Pistol" on the other. Then you'd walk a ways and be in the pistol area which had a little half-shelter and a "range" with a bunch of trash around since nobody would police it. It was fun, but I shot a clothes dryer that someone had left out there to shoot once, heard the ricochet and never shot at it again! Good times!
    The FFR has been a long time building - family lives, working lives, other hobbies, economy. What should have taken a year or so is now in its 4th. But!!! it is now down to bodywork and paint. Inspected, titled, registered - just ugly.

    I'll be talking to my bro in law deputy sherrif today to see what kind of deals he might know about. Father in law just showed me his collection including a new Glock 20. Known him for 15 years and never knew he owned a firearm. Funny how things work.

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    Welcome to the forum from North Central Texas - I think you'll like it here.

    The 9 mm I own are :

    S&W 5906 - my concealed carry gun as a LEO - a little large by today's standards, but I good shooter and I run in to them at gun shows & pawn shops sometimes.



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    Found out last night that my LEO bro in law got his LEO wife a compact XD9. Got to look it over and while I haven't looked into compacts (large hands) hers felt very comfortable. Not much different in feel than the service version to my untrained hands. He is going to give his usual contact a call with my short list to see what kind of deals he may be able to work. Not sure about state to state transfer at this point (PA to OH) so the whole idea may be moot. I also have a (police detective) friend who has said he has a few guys he can call as well. No sales at the local shops currently and no shows scheduled for a while.

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