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Old 08-15-2014, 07:57 PM   #6176
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Hey guys Need some advice

I own a Glock 17 & Mossberg 500 Tactical ( love both of them).

Thinking of picking up one of the following guns ( keep in mind I live in CA)

Glock 23
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I need opinions.

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For carry or just for fun?

For fun, I would go with a nice 1911-style .45 ACP. I have a Colt Govt. model and it's a sweeeeet gun. AR's are a lot of fun, too, but the ammo is expensive. You know you're gonna buy them all eventually
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Old 08-16-2014, 01:10 PM   #6177
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Hey guys Need some advice

I own a Glock 17 & Mossberg 500 Tactical ( love both of them).

Thinking of picking up one of the following guns ( keep in mind I live in CA)

Glock 23
AR-15
45 ACP

I need opinions.

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First I need to know why you are considering those firearms; CA is a big place and it has cities and countryside so

I am a fan of the 1911 pattern pistol as well but remember, when you buy a Glock, Glock made it. When you buy a 1911, dozens of manufacturers make them. Buying a '1911' is like buying a car. If you just pick any old car, that car might not work right.

The 1911 is robust and simple. Maintenance is easy. I have heard people argue against that. They don't seem to understand the 1911 was a military pistol, and dummies are supposed to be able to maintain those.

I own two Colt 1911 types, an original 1911 made in 1918 by Colt, and a Series 70 made in 1978 by Colt. Both are great range pistols although I shoot the 1918 pistol very infrequently; metallurgy and heat treating were not the same in 1918 as they were later in the century and the 1918 Colt has no hardened breechface so it can get peened.

While I like Colts other makers make good 1911s too. But if you consider a 1911, read up on the Series 70 types and the Series 80 types. There are differences.

That's not to say Glock doesn't make fine firearms, by the way. I don't subscribe to the "Glock or 1911, make your choice" newsletter.
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:17 PM   #6178
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As much as I love 1911s I'd say get an AR. You have a pistol and you have a shotgun, get a rifle!
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:07 PM   #6179
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Everyone needs a few 1911's in 45ACP
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:19 PM   #6180
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If the Zombies come after you underwater, the 1911 functions flawlessly there also.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:39 PM   #6181
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I would say AR... but youre in Komifornia and your ARs are controlled more strictly than drugs...

Just come to Arizona, get yourself a real AR, and then just be a closet lawbreaker like most people in the USA
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:56 AM   #6182
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:44 PM   #6183
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:07 PM   #6184
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Anyone on here use Gibbz arms upper?

http://shop.gibbzarms.com/G4-CAR-Upp...m1plqscsfapp01

Thinking about building my first AR, and this doesn't seem like a half bad way to go. Side charging handle, and the ability to use any bolt.

Thoughts?
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Old 08-18-2014, 12:23 AM   #6185
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Anyone on here use Gibbz arms upper?

http://shop.gibbzarms.com/G4-CAR-Upp...m1plqscsfapp01

Thinking about building my first AR, and this doesn't seem like a half bad way to go. Side charging handle, and the ability to use any bolt.

Thoughts?
What do you mean any bolt?

Ive always thought of side charging ARs as kind of a gimmick. The charging handle would be sticking you in the ribs while you carry it.
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:29 AM   #6186
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The charging handle would be sticking you in the ribs while you carry it.
It will be facing away from you, not towards you.
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:03 PM   #6187
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I had one in this design, with the folding handle, worked great with scope mounted.

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Old 08-18-2014, 07:28 PM   #6188
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What do you mean any bolt?

Ive always thought of side charging ARs as kind of a gimmick. The charging handle would be sticking you in the ribs while you carry it.
Not an issue for bolt actions rifles issued to the USMC and US Army for a few generations. or the M1 rifle with a charging handle sticking out the right side for...a couple generations. Or for the M14 with the same style charging handle, same place for...a few generations. If a doughboy in 1918, a GI in 1945 or 1953, or a grunt in 1967...1990...etc, didn't mind it, it's probably not an issue.

And think about a Sten gun. Big old mag sticking out of the left receiver. No problems slung.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:06 PM   #6189
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It will be facing away from you, not towards you.
Yea, if you're left handed....

We're talking about an AR15. The charging handle would be on the left side of the rifle. If you're a righty and enjoy not being able to efficiently fix malfunctions, yea you could have it on the right side. There was a reason they put the charging handle where they did, when the M16/AR15 was designed.

I guess if you're just doing some target shooting or hunting, the right side charging handle would be ok. you'd be screwed vs Zombies though
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