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    I'm with the OP. I am a long time shooter and collector, since the early 70s. Gunshops today are mostly boring as hell. ARs and Glocks, maybe a 10/22 sprinkled in. I used to love going into new shops, you never knew what you would find. Now I like older/unusual stuff....I'm with our Swiss friend..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegademiC View Post
    Guns arent cool, skills are.
    Have you tried competing?
    I have shot IPSC in the past.

    Plus for my career I was lucky and was paid to shoot.

    I tried to shoot competition a few years ago, and didn't like it. I found it to be in many ways to be a game and I still shoot to keep my skill level at a certain level, so that I can survive the next gun fight or war that life may bring my direction.

    Billy Waugh is one of my heroes as he has yet to stop fighting.

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    B&T is the only company in 2022 that is making guns that aren’t lame as ****.

    Don’t @ me.

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    Not gonna find much in the 6 inch semi auto class, especially in .357 SIG. This is mostly the result of our successes in the CCW area, most handguns are made for those who carry. Even the Glock 34 was an "exception to the rule" competition gun.

    Might have to learn to love 1911s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoni View Post
    I have shot IPSC in the past.

    Plus for my career I was lucky and was paid to shoot.

    I tried to shoot competition a few years ago, and didn't like it. I found it to be in many ways to be a game and I still shoot to keep my skill level at a certain level, so that I can survive the next gun fight or war that life may bring my direction.

    Billy Waugh is one of my heroes as he has yet to stop fighting.
    It's how you train, not the dojo you train in.

    I was in more than a few handgun / carbine clubs and they were all some flavor of IDPA. While everyone else mentally preplanned to the course and determined a strategy that became "shooting games" to me. So when I came to a new stage, I tried to not even look at it if possible and only to understand the course of fire and requirements that I'd have to satisfy. Then I did my best to let the targets present to me as they appeared to me so it would be a little more "real world."

    As a result, I rarely broke the Top 10, but I became a much better shot and more importantly my training stayed "challenging."
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

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    At the end of the day, guns are tools...

    I fell into the AR trap a few years ago and it ran it's course. Built a few. It was cool. Helped a few buy/build their own. Also cool, but at the end of the day...My $130 Snap-on Ratchet does the same thing as most ratchets. Just like my pistols and AR's do the same thing as the other ones next to them...if that makes any sense.

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    I would like to introduce anyone bored with handguns to the CZ Tactical Sport line.

    Barrels don't quite make the 6 inch requirement, they are heavy compared to other options and the triggers are on the light side for carry.

    20 round TS magazines are flush fitting and work great. 26 rounders can need slight tuning.

    Grips can be swapped if you don't like the loud colors.

    Tactical Sports are single action only and anyone with 1911 muscle memory will feel at home.

    I've been training for the November Games with a blue for about a month. Weight is already less noticeable and the trigger doesn't feel as overly light as it once did.

    I've had the blue awhile but I was reluctant to put it up front for dynamic matches. Figure I'll put in some time and see if I still have reservations or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoni View Post
    Maybe I need to carry a SW model 10 with round nose 38, for a while. Then all semi autos will look good again.
    Quote Originally Posted by sinister View Post
    Yikes.That would do it.
    Style points, for sure. I'm thinking dump-pouch, maybe loops instead of a speedloader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoni View Post
    The Alien is very cool, but it is a gun for games. If I remember correctly Vickers has one and it will not feed hollowpoints.

    The Atlas is also a nice gun, but it doesn't meet my criteria for barrel length.

    But thanks for your input I really appreciate it.

    Maybe I need to carry a SW model 10 with round nose 38, for a while. Then all semi autos will look good again.
    Armory craft and a few other dealers have some 226X6 floating around w/ 6" 9 or .40 slides but I remember Bruce Gray mentioning issues in a video. Esp at the $4-6K price point.

    If you really want to evaporate something in the $250-300K range: https://markforged.com/3d-printers/metal-x
    Have Bar-Sto make the barrel and print what ever you want...

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    I was striker fired for a while then I drifted back to DA/SA about 10 years ago. Now I only shoot strikers to keep up general proficiency. But I have also gotten more into a collector mode as I have gotten older.

    I will say, I have not been able to make myself get into the super guns with compensators, flash lights and red dots. They are just too fiddly for me. I keep up general proficiency with red dots with my Ruger 22, but I still love irons.
    Reminder, we don't need to ruin every thread with social/political commentary and thread drift. Sometimes, it's okay to just talk about the topic.

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