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      Curious of gun, ammo and grain

      I've had some experience with firearms. I'm looking to purchase my first handgun. Came across tha FNS-9 and liked the ambidextrous ability it has. I'm left handed and my wife right. This was a big plus for me. Any opinions on this weapon. Also does anyone have any favorite of ammo and grain for there guns? Thanks

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      Quote Originally Posted by SRose1219 View Post
      ...[D]oes anyone have any favorite of ammo and grain...? Thanks
      Grain? I kinda prefer wheat, over oats and rye. Barley makes the best soup...and whiskey.
      And Hornady makes good ammunition, but so do several other manufacturers.

      Do you want to know about bullet weight? Or about powder-charge weight? Or really about wheat versus oats or rye?
      Please be somewhat more specific.

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      Curious of gun, ammo and grain

      Ok Steve, now the important question... Beans or no beams in Chili?
      While barley is good in soup, a good corn chowder is very hard to beat.

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      Guns, ammo and malted barley. It's got my attention! Could we include some tobacco?

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      ...And explosives?


      BATFE, here we come!

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      Quote Originally Posted by SRose1219 View Post
      . . . Also does anyone have any favorite of ammo and grain for there guns? Thanks
      To the absolute and utter amazement of the regulars here, I am going to forgo my usual piling on with additional "snark".

      Currently, I'm loading both my nightstand Beretta FS 92 Centurion and my CCW SIG P290 with the same 9 mm ammo.
      The last of my supply of Remington Golden Saber JHP (Jacketed Hollow Point) 124 grain +P (higher pressure, higher velocity).

      I plan on trying Hornady Critical Defense next. I won't be using any more +P in the 15 oz (unloaded) SIG. Kinda hot for an old guy.

      OK, you guys just KNEW I just HAD to sneak in SOME snark.
      Quote Originally Posted by SRose1219 View Post
      . . . Also does anyone have any favorite of ammo and grain for there guns? Thanks
      There's no "there" there, because it's "their" there.

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      Curious of gun, ammo and grain

      Don't pay any attention to these wise-guys. Check out this link for some solid recommendations: http://www.ar15.com/ammo/project/Sel..._FAQ/index.htm

      I lean toward 147gr Gold Dots & HSTs in my Glock, Sig and CZ.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DanP_from_AZ View Post
      ...OK, you guys just KNEW I just HAD to sneak in SOME snark.
      There's no "there" there, because it's "their" there.
      There, there, Dan. There, there.


      Quote Originally Posted by Easy_CZ View Post
      Don't pay any attention to these wise-guys...
      On the contrary, pay close attention.
      Why?
      Because a question that's a comprehensible, complete thought will get better information and the most useful answers.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
      . . . On the contrary, pay close attention.
      Why?
      Because a question that's a comprehensible, complete thought will get better information and the most useful answers.
      Common Steve, cut it out !

      I just hate it and it makes near insanely jealous when you fire off another pearl of wisdom. Cut it out ! OK, how about knock it off ?

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      Quote Originally Posted by DanP_from_AZ View Post
      ...[I]t makes near insanely jealous when you fire off another pearl of wisdom. Cut it out ! OK, how about knock it off ?
      Look, at my age, what else have I left to do?
      Sure as heck, I'm not gonna floor you with my weight-lifting ability.


      At least Jean is nice enough not to laugh too loudly, as we slip into bed.

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      I can just smell the senility setting in.

      If you are considering a quality weapon that fits you and suits your intended use, why would you need "options"? Re. ammo, most any factory defense load will work just fine. Personally I prefer Winchester Silver Tip.

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      Quote Originally Posted by rdstrain49 View Post
      I can just smell the senility setting in.

      If you are considering a quality weapon that fits you and suits your intended use, why would you need "options"? Re. ammo, most any factory defense load will work just fine. Personally I prefer Winchester Silver Tip.
      That's not senility, that's incontinence........

      A grain is a unit of measure for weight, where one ounce equals 437.5 grains. a 115 grain bullet is a frog hair over a quarter ounce in weight, or for the more metrically inclined, about 7.45 grams.

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