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  1. hiro

    SR9c first time

    Yeah, I think I'd still put my thumb on the hammer even if using a decocker. This is probably good for target shooting! https://youtu.be/AZD1KLe6Nw4?t=43
  2. hiro

    SR9c first time

    Looks pretty nice. I saw that there is some law enforcement version with a scary light trigger, even though the pull is long. The wife and I passed NC concealed training today. I'm not sure if I will apply right away, but my wife is now interested in completing the process. Costs $100 with 2 sets of fingerprints out here. (Works out to only a $1.67 per month. heh) If nothing else, it would make transporting the gun less trouble. There had a rep from US LawShield there. How you peeps feel about carry insurance?
  3. hiro

    SR9c first time

    What is the model? Isn't AZ a gun-free zone? Meaning, anyone can have guns freely?! Just have to work working the safety into the routine at home and at the range so it becomes routine. Yeah, I think having a longer, heavier DA or DA/SA trigger would be a good alternative. Maybe the better alternative. A semi-cocked striker with a lighter, shorter trigger pull without a manual safety doesn't feel safe enough to me. Being ready to shoot for self-defense is one thing, but more than 99% of the time, the issue will be NOT shooting. Next thing I need to do is drift the rear sight to the right a little. Even though I'm not /that/ accurate, we have shot enough to see that it hits high-left at close range. The elevation is nice and easy to adjust using a screw driver, and it has detents. Just wish my eyes were better able to focus on the sights. (I've given in to using reading glasses, but that's as far as I'm willing to go right now!) Planning to work with a Brock String to see what my eyes are doing.
  4. hiro

    SR9c first time

    No, I never tested the SR9(c) before I bought one. Not the best approach, but I solved the safety abrasion issue. It was pretty good advice in general to start with a larger range gun, then get a smaller conceal gun later if necessary. The SR9c is kinda in between those two. Maybe in some strange way, taking the gun off of safe is like cocking a hammer to me. When did striker fired guns come into existence anyway? Maybe I'm one of those people who would choose a 1911 over a Glock? Actually, I'm more like a cheap person who will only spend so much! haha
  5. hiro

    My wife’s knee replacement

    Oh, and keep ahead of the anti-constipation measures! Fluids, maybe magnesium, and/or whatever drugs they suggest. I think mineral oil helps?
  6. hiro

    My wife’s knee replacement

    Yeah, no, you'll be needed for a couple weeks! Went through this with my wife. Drugs will be her best friend. You're just a helper! ^_^
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    First Gun out of these?

    Put in some work. Made 100 holes, plus two using Critical Defense. (They 83.6 cents/round vs 20 cents for target ammo and I'm cheap.) Put one at the bottom of a mag and another at the top of a mag, just to see how they would chamber. And filing the edge of the thumb safety seems to have solved the blistering/gouging issue, unless it was my scar protecting my skin. heh
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    First Gun out of these?

    Right, the grip overlay was only $11 though, and it does feel better. Poor gun has only had 167 rounds through it so far. I do a lot of dry fire, but there IS a lunch special today! heh That would be an easy 100, and my "defense" ammo does need to be tested. Tomorrow another 60 rounds for concealed carry qualification.
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    First Gun out of these?

    Seem like pretty good deals? Not as stealthy as black, but I like the silver and the tannish LC9s. I thought I found a good deal at $300 just a few weeks ago. These prices are from a local shop even. I learned that Hornady Critical Defense "Lite" could be used to keep the recoil of the LC9s lower--uses a 100 grain (pink tipped) bullet. If they had a deal on an LC380, I mighta got one!
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    SR9c first time

    This is an excellent article on the thumbs-forward grip. Maybe having a blister was a benefit by forcing me to learn! http://www.handgunsmag.com/editorial/tactics_training_combatg_100306/138866 (Left) Brian Enos believes one of the keys to a successful grip is having no contact by the thumbs along the side of the gun. The grip should happen strictly in the palms and fingers. (Right) Dave Sevigny does touch the side of the gun with his thumbs and also considers that an important part of his technique. I was doing the technique on the right. The pressure of my rearward thumb combined with the shape and position of the thumb safety caused the blister, but I wonder if it also shifted my shots to the left a little. What feels good to me now is to allow the rearward thumb go wide and the forward thumb to lightly touch the frame. I mean, I need to actually shoot with that new grip still, but it seems promising.
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    SR9c first time

    First time shooting the Ruger SR9c. Might need to adjust my grip? That safety was chewing on my thumb! Only shot 75 rounds total. Below is 25 rounds of Federal Champion at 7 yards. It actually grouped better than the other stuff I hesitantly agreed to buy. Had to hold low at the lower edge of the 7-ring and a little to the right. Not sure why it was hitting left, but I'll shoot more before worrying about it. (It wouldn't hurt to have glasses or something. heh My near vision can get a little fuzzy these days, and I could use some convergence exercises.) Below is 25 rounds of Field & Stream (Maxxtech) at 7 yards. I did take a few faster shots which explains the high hits, but that lateral spread... Can the ammo actually make a difference in accuracy? Not even going to show my first 25 of Field & Stream. haha
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    First Gun out of these?

    Got my SR9c today. Thinking of adding Tractiongrips. Anyone like rubber sticker grips?
  13. hahaha Nice! Well, nice to find out in advance before depending on it!
  14. hiro

    First Gun out of these?

    I thought she was not extending her arms all the way and holding lower after I said to just point without aiming. Like shooting from the hip, but with two hands. heh
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    First Gun out of these?

    Ah, OK. I did ask her later if she knows about taking up the slack in the trigger before squeezing it. She said she didn't do that. (Too much to deal with at once, I guess.) I picked up some snap caps which could help with training trigger pull and seeing if someone is reacting to anticipated recoil. Is it OK if someone reacts AFTER the shot? Is that even a thing? Like reacting to push the muzzle back down, or is that just about a good grip?
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