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I used to have a p239 with 40s&w, 357sig and 9mm barrels. Was a nice bit of kit that was reasonably cheap and very reliable. I've gotten to where non-standard calibers aren't a draw tho. 9mm and .45acp cover it for me, with 44mag thrown in when I want to aggravate my carpal tunnel

My first two guns were P239's in 40S&W. One was a limited edition. They looked and felt great in my hand, but I wasn't a fan of the trigger pull.

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Time to revive this thread with a little shooting fun. Tonight's flavor was the infallible H&K USP .45!

Edwood says it practically shoots for you....

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....and look, it does! His first grouping, on his first time shooting in 15 years!

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The more experienced Jasper994 gave it a run as well.

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Man, it's loud. The big thing that got me was feeling the impact from the sonic boom of the gunfire in my entire body from even a distance, particularly in a indoor range. Kind of freaked me out a bit at first seeing as this time is the first time I've shot a pistol in over 15 years. (I think the last thing I shot was a .22)

But I was amazed at how steady and quickly it returned to center from the recoil, was very consistent and straight.

But yeah, quite a big "boom". Took some video of it too, and turned out quite well once I got the microphone levels set.

I think I have a new hobby now. :)

-Ed

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(Dusty approves of the color scheme of the first three)

I actually thought the following thought before catching myself: "What color is that, gunmetal?"

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Visited the family in Cincy for Thanksgiving and went to the range with a friend. Rented a USP45 there and shot with his Glock 17. I'm definitely an "H&K Snob" as he calls it. :)

If only I could convince my gun-hating wife, I'd love to get an H&K P7M8. Very interesting design and safety features. Although not a very good range gun given that the gas piston system makes it heat up very fast.

Very interesting little gun.

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Pretty P7

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Bling Bling P7

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Chris's Unofficial H&K P7 Website

Nice 3 part documentary about the P7

YouTube - Best H&K P7M8 P7M13 video Part 1 of 3

Quite small, but since it's all steel, it's quite heavy. Weighs about as much as a full sized USP 45 unloaded!

Unfortunately, it's long been discontinued and is becoming more of a collector's item.

-Ed

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Thanks for the gun p0rn. I would really like to get a HK Mark23 someday.

LOL, now that's a big fucking gun. More like a hand cannon.

But MK23's are not Cali-legal in stock form because of the threaded barrel. Sigh.

-Ed

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LOL, now that's a big fucking gun. More like a hand cannon.

But MK23's are not Cali-legal in stock form because of the threaded barrel. Sigh.

-Ed

WTF is wrong with CA anyway. You guys need to have a revolution/rebellion or something.

All my firearms have threaded barrels except my S&W 637 and PM9, so I can use a suppressor with my Glock, Beretta, Walther, AR-15, etc. So, I guess I can never move to Cali. I thought suppressors were legal in Cali, so how does that work if you can't have a threaded barrel?

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WTF is wrong with CA anyway. You guys need to have a revolution/rebellion or something.

All my firearms have threaded barrels except my S&W 637 and PM9, so I can use a suppressor with my Glock, Beretta, Walther, AR-15, etc. So, I guess I can never move to Cali. I thought suppressors were legal in Cali, so how does that work if you can't have a threaded barrel?

Suppressors are illegal in Cali.

-Ed

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I've got an olympic arms ar15 chambered in .45acp that's fun at pistol ranges...

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Can anyone recommend a good, fun, reasonably priced beginner rifle for solely target practice? Can't get a handgun in NYS until I'm 21, but I still interested in getting one foot in this hobby. Preferably a more precision-oriented one, I may end up fitting a scope. Something like a Remington 597 (.22 rimfire) is cheap with cheap ammo and includes a scope, but I could budget for a bit more, and I'm not restricting myself to .22 caliber. Perhaps a Remington 700 of some caliber would be good too.

I'm not a total newb, I can handle a rifle, just never owned one.

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