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At a certain point there just isn't practicality to rifle caliber handguns. They aren't that much lighter than a 16" lever, and you can certainly shoulder and accurately fire the rifle faster than effectively drawing and firing said revolvers.

I mean a BFR weighs around 5 pounds, a S&W 500 and similar revolvers start around 4 pounds and go up quickly, and a 1895GS is 7.

Ballistics for large rounds like 45-70, 460 or 500 S&W they loose velocity so fast from shortening barrel length that anything below 6" is too small and you really need at least 8 or 10 inches of barrel (insert adolescent humor).
 

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I wouldn't mind shooting something like a .50 desert eagle or other hand cannon just to have shot the dang thing, but yeah, the only reason I'd ever buy one is as a collector, if I've already own a bunch of others and I just have extra cash burning a hole in my pocket lol
 

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Try out a 10mm pistol loaded with buffalo bore. 10mm is my favorite pistol round, it packs a manageable punch.


In other news I ordered 2 new scopes. One is delivered and mounted, the other will be here friday.
 

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I was signed up for Gunsite Academy's 3-day pistol course in Nashville in the middle of January, but I just got an email last night saying it was cancelled due to low enrollment.

I have really been looking forward to that class.
Thats unfortunate, I heard it's one of the best classes available.
 

CANMAN

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Try out a 10mm pistol loaded with buffalo bore. 10mm is my favorite pistol round, it packs a manageable punch.


In other news I ordered 2 new scopes. One is delivered and mounted, the other will be here friday.
I have a G20SF that I carry in a Hill People Kit Bag when in the back country for bear protection, loaded with Underwood Hard Cast ammo. I love shooting that gun.
 

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I have a G20SF that I carry in a Hill People Kit Bag when in the back country for bear protection, loaded with Underwood Hard Cast ammo. I love shooting that gun.
I have a 20, 29sf, and a RIA 1911, and Ive been eyeing the new cmmg banshee carbine in an SBR.
 

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I have a 20, 29sf, and a RIA 1911, and Ive been eyeing the new cmmg banshee carbine in an SBR.
Nice! I was just looking over doing an AR pistol type setup, but decided to go with the Scorpion Micro and have a few more days to wait before I can pick it up. Already got my optics in for it, new charging handle, and going to load out a Haley Strategic SMG bag for it.
 
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I have a 20, 29sf, and a RIA 1911, and Ive been eyeing the new cmmg banshee carbine in an SBR.
Nice collection. I recently shot a RIA 1911 in 10mm and plan to buy one of those and a G20 in January.

Im betting I would love the RIA 10mm HC (double stack), but I want to handle one before I order it, and no one around here has one in stock.

I kind of plan to eventually have two G20’s. One will have a light and be my house gun, and the other will live in my truck.

Some day I’ll pony up for the Colt Delta Elite in 10mm. Don’t see myself ever getting any fancier than that.
 

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Try out a 10mm pistol loaded with buffalo bore. 10mm is my favorite pistol round, it packs a manageable punch.
That’s it right there.
G20?
 

CANMAN

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Nice collection. I recently shot a RIA 1911 in 10mm and plan to buy one of those and a G20 in January.

Im betting I would love the RIA 10mm HC (double stack), but I want to handle one before I order it, and no one around here has one in stock.

I kind of plan to eventually have two G20’s. One will have a light and be my house gun, and the other will live in my truck.

Some day I’ll pony up for the Colt Delta Elite in 10mm. Don’t see myself ever getting any fancier than that.
That is my nightstand gun Remi. It’s a perfect setup. Also if anyone is looking for a great nightstand safe I have been really really pleased with my Vaultek.
 

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That is my nightstand gun Remi. It’s a perfect setup. Also if anyone is looking for a great nightstand safe I have been really really pleased with my Vaultek.
Is that the fullsize safe? Ive been in the market for a new one for a while now, just got tired of reading crappy reviews so I gave up.
 

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Is that the fullsize safe? Ive been in the market for a new one for a while now, just got tired of reading crappy reviews so I gave up.
That safe that is in my nightstand is the VE20 and easily fits the G20 with light and a spare mag. I have had it for a year now and it's been flawless. I bought the extended battery pack for it which just secured on the exterior and has give me 6 months of worry free opening, although I don't open it daily. Can open it within two seconds and has an internal light which makes the pistol easily visible at nighttime in the dark. Also the keys light up if you wave you hand over it, another nice nighttime feature.

Prior to this I had a gunvault and I will never own another one of their products again. Unreliable junk. I also stay away from anything bio-metric for a home defense pistol setup.
 

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That safe that is in my nightstand is the VE20 and easily fits the G20 with light and a spare mag. I have had it for a year now and it's been flawless. I bought the extended battery pack for it which just secured on the exterior and has give me 6 months of worry free opening, although I don't open it daily. Can open it within two seconds and has an internal light which makes the pistol easily visible at nighttime in the dark. Also the keys light up if you wave you hand over it, another nice nighttime feature.

Prior to this I had a gunvault and I will never own another one of their products again. Unreliable junk. I also stay away from anything bio-metric for a home defense pistol setup.
Kind of where im at with things reference biometric.

And thanks, looking at these on amazon, the reference chart says I need a VE but I figured thats probably playing it safe on size. A VE20 is over $100 cheaper and id be putting the same set up in it.
 

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Biometric is no good?
 

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Biometric is no good?
They can be, but their similar to a Pyxis machine in a hospital, or the iPhone with fingerprint reader in the fact sometimes it takes more then one attempt to open it. Excessive dirt, grease, sweat, blood, etc. all could hinder rapid opening of it if you don’t get the fingerprint just right. For those reasons I will never have a bio safe as my bedside gun safe because I want it to open quickly 100% of the time. I do have a bio-safe, but it’s for other guns and stuff I’m pulling out at a leisurely pace and not under duress.
 

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They can be, but their similar to a Pyxis machine in a hospital, or the iPhone with fingerprint reader in the fact sometimes it takes more then one attempt to open it. Excessive dirt, grease, sweat, blood, etc. all could hinder rapid opening of it if you don’t get the fingerprint just right. For those reasons I will never have a bio safe as my bedside gun safe because I want it to open quickly 100% of the time. I do have a bio-safe, but it’s for other guns and stuff I’m pulling out at a leisurely pace and not under duress.
Roger. Sounds like solid tactics.
I like the RFID chip openers with battery backup. More secure than a magnet and safe form the kids.
 

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Thoughts on a single-action revolver for HD?
 

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I’d ditch a revolver for HD. I mean they’re not obsolete by any means but most modern semi autos will trump a revolver with round capacity and follow up shots any day. Especially a single action only revolver where you have to cock the hammer every time you want to shoot.
 

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