Monday, October 24, 2016

Talk me down

No gun out there has given me a case of the 'wants' in some time.

And I always liked my simplified inventory control with ammo by not clouding it up with a buncha different things.  I've even been offloading .40 cal now that I have a 5.56 gun.  So no extra complication, just a shift around.


All the cool kids are getting 9mm.  I am training in .22 only, and coming off that to big-boy centerfire, it might be better to go push the Easy-Button of recoild control.  And I doubt the ghost of Jeff Cooper will haunt me too much.

So, I've been looking and dreaming.

"Time for that Glock 19, T-Bolt?"

Nah.  While the simulator is all Glock, and I don't despise the platform as much as I once did, that wasn't what I was thinking.

"S&W M&P then, T-Bolt?"  In .45 maybe.  But no.

"Then what?"

THIS!  RIA's .22 TCM 1911 single stack

I can get the trigger done myself in a 1911 class, and it comes with a 9mm barrel too.  So I get the practical 9mm and the fun little fireball .22TCM.   Plus, a light rail.  And not all that expensive.

Crazy, I know.

The other option is a double stack 1911 like the STI Guardian, but different.  For extra bangs.  RIA makes a twofer.  Or fourfer.  Double stack AND .22TCM/9mm combo.

Plus I get to take 1911 classes with Sam to tune up the gun, either way.

So...  why, why not?


Marty said...

Buy a Glock 17. They are inexpensive. They are common. They are cheap to shoot. They can be abused. It's the old pickup truck of handguns. Damn handy to have when you need it and you don't care if it gets scratched up. Buy one used.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Yeah, but they are too fat around the middle. I got plenty of that already.

Marty said...

It's the 21s in .45 that feel like a 2x4 of a grip! The 9mm grip feels dainty by comparison. You need to shoot my Glock 26 as well.

Tam said...

Why don't you take that gun money and give it to John Murphy at FPF Training and take a couple days of gun school?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Oh doncha worry, Tam. My training budget will not be impacted a wit. Maybe not that particular class just yet. But that Langdon guy you talked about...

Tam said...

I think you'd be better off with John to start with. Have you worked from a holster under time pressure? Concealed? Can you draw and hit a 3x5 index card at seven yards on command?

Tam said...

(I bring this up because there are a lot of classes I wish I could go back and take again now that I'd actually be able to get something out of them. I mean, that Todd Jarrett class was great, for instance, but I was in no way able to make use of a tenth of what he was saying because I frankly sucked too badly.)

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Culpepper, Virginia, eh? I thought you might have been referring to a New Mexico location. Interesting...

abnormalist said...

Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!
oh Sh!t, I didnt realize rule #1 was in play.

Rule #1, always listen to Tam, she generally knows better.

Ok, go to class, then
Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! :-D