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Discussion in 'Home, Auto, and Computer Tech' started by Gatordiddy, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. playzwtrux

    playzwtrux Wait,... what?

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    was in TN for the weekend firing my first rounds thru the Shield 9. shoots good, but I need more range time with it. :)

    Mrs. Trux had a Walther P22 - .22 LR pistol. she said that she's been looking for a larger caliber to carry and the shop had a
    used Kel Tec PF-9 there. we worked out a deal and traded straight up.

    I shoot the Kel Tec more accurately on the first pull, but it has a substantial "kick" compared to my Shield. I don't miss by much with the Shield, but I'm deadly accurate with the first on the pf-9. The second for each is another story. I'm real close on the Shield, but not so much on the other.

    This has to be one of the smallest 9mm pistols on the market and overall it's smaller that the P22 & my Shield.

    I'm really looking forward to putting more rounds thru both.
     
  2. Detroitgator

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    Get yourself one of these...
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  3. Swamp Donkey

    Swamp Donkey #mcelnussonabus imurgandfranksbitch
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    Maybe, maybe not.

    Poor training or poor grip form (not strength) is a common cause also. Frankly, I didn't realize I had issues until an instructor corrected me to hold a much firmer grip with my offhand and to lock that wrist. Thumbs forward grip is also excellent for rapid followup shots.
     
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    I agree and I'm a thumbs forward guy
     
  5. Swamp Donkey

    Swamp Donkey #mcelnussonabus imurgandfranksbitch
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    I think Detroit is my Daddy.

    If not, he should have been my team daddy.
     
  6. playzwtrux

    playzwtrux Wait,... what?

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    I've invested in a couple of holsters so far. picked up a Crossbreed Super Tuck for IWB concealment,
    https://www.crossbreedholsters.com/supertuckr-deluxe.html?nosto=frontpage-nosto-1-fallback-nosto-2

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    and also a BlackHawk Serpa CQC with the locking mechanism.
    http://blackhawk.com/products/holst...ed/serpa-cqc-concealment-holster-matte-finish

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    I really like both, but typically wear the Crossbreed for better concealment. The Blackhawk is nice because there's not enough room for it in some of the pants/shorts that I have. I've also noticed that I need to wear a larger shirt to better conceal the grip.

    I'd like to hear more about what holster y'all wear also.
     
  7. Detroitgator

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    Sadly, I find holster reviews/recommendations the hardest because I think they are so dependent on individual body types/builds... for me, it's like shopping online for clothes... I'd LOVE to be able to do it straight up, but I HAVE to be able to try it on before I know. Thank God internet returns are so simple these days! ;)
     
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    Go to the 5:00 mark for the thumbs! I'm picking mine up at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning, then need to go "polish the trigger" with 300 rounds... It honestly requires that before it settles in and CZ should be more clear about it (they told me at the factory)... and I owe G2 a review. Oh, and CZ actually put a nice little checkered square on the frame above the trigger guard for indexing the thumb!
     
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    All clean and ready to break in tomorrow morning
     
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    OK, it's like Christmas Eve!! I'm so jacked to go shooting in the morning!! I just spent the last hour dry firing on the tv!
     
  11. URGatorBait

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    yea umm :ugh:....you know what, nevermind :lol:
     
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    ;) But honestly, if you don't drill like that, you really aren't in the game. Think of it like watching TV while on the treadmill... same thing. Drawing and dry firing on the TV is good stuff.
     
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    Buddy of mine (former DEA, and a Gator) says the same. Taught me to put a coin on the slide and dry fire without dropping the coin to eliminate jerkyness.

    He also recommended practicing pulling it out of the concealed holster and operating the safety over and over again while watching TV.


    Alex.
     

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