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Old July 4th, 2016   #151
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I use a glock 19 and 17. Here is a good article comparing the two of them Glock 17 vs 19
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I use a glock 19 and 17. Here is a good article comparing the two of them Glock 17 vs 19
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I use a glock 19 and 17. Here is a good article comparing the two of them Glock 17 vs 19
School holidays are on, so I like to keep my Rapid Point handy in case of craft emergencies.

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School holidays are on, so I like to keep my Rapid Point handy in case of craft emergencies.

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Guess it depends on what I'm wearing and the event. Ideally FNP .40 unless I need an ankle rig then it's a Ruger .380.


Then there's what's in the drawers of my vehicle (Ready for Deash)

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I've decided I need a new hobby (or at least picking up an old one)and am in the process of getting back into 'production' IPSC shooting matches.

All but decided upon a Gen IV Glock 23 for my standard IPSC weapon in 0.40Cal S&W.
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I've decided I need a new hobby (or at least picking up an old one)and am in the process of getting back into 'production' IPSC shooting matches.

All but decided upon a Gen IV Glock 23 for my standard IPSC weapon in 0.40Cal S&W.
I hated the Glock .40cals they made club reloads unusable in my Tanfoglio XL4, used factory for comps but had to spend ages sizing reloads through the chamber and would still end up with failures to feed.

Looking at doing metal silhouette, already doing bench rest .22

Actually, how you going to get .40cal, I know its ok for metal silhouette but thought ipsc was still limited to 9mm/ .38
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I've decided I need a new hobby (or at least picking up an old one)and am in the process of getting back into 'production' IPSC shooting matches.

All but decided upon a Gen IV Glock 23 for my standard IPSC weapon in 0.40Cal S&W.
Let us know how you go mate, I'm sure you've got a few hours on the old Glocks by this time... not tempted by the full size frame at all? I've always been interested in trying out .38 Super myself for competitive pistol shooting, although it would limit the possibilities a little more than the ubiquitous 9mm...
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I hated the Glock .40cals they made club reloads unusable in my Tanfoglio XL4, used factory for comps but had to spend ages sizing reloads through the chamber and would still end up with failures to feed.

Looking at doing metal silhouette, already doing bench rest .22

Actually, how you going to get .40cal, I know its ok for metal silhouette but thought ipsc was still limited to 9mm/ .38
Nope, limited to a minimum of 9x19 calibre. 10mm 0.40all the way up to 0.45 is fine if you truly want.
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Let us know how you go mate, I'm sure you've got a few hours on the old Glocks by this time... not tempted by the full size frame at all? I've always been interested in trying out .38 Super myself for competitive pistol shooting, although it would limit the possibilities a little more than the ubiquitous 9mm...
Yeah I've put quite a few rounds downrange with Glock 22, 23 and 27 over the years.

I find the mid-sized frame fits my hand better than the full size frame and I invariably shoot better with the 23.

Ammunition is much the same prpice as 9mm and I find I shoot better probably through experience with the 0.40Cal round.
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I would really like a Sphinx, all 9mm x19 I think or another Tanfoglio, they com in a range of calibre but .38 Super sort of catches my imagination and would be suitable for regular target use, metal silhouette or even ipsc (if I can get fit enough)
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I think another good way of self protection is through wearing body Armour. So we are not harming anyone but will remain safe and protected till an extent.Visit the range of same onBody Armor Manufacturers Companies,Armouring Company in UAE
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Possession / use of body armour is offence in some countries, including Australia, therefore not an option.

It is a justifiable argument that the ready availability of high power semi automatic weapons and body armour can provide criminals and terrorists with a local overmatch compared to local law enforcement, let alone members of the public, meaning more people could be killed or injured in any incident, but in particular those in densely populated areas, such as schools, shopping centers and transportation hubs before adequately equipped first responders could respond. It has been sadly demonstrated that first responders can struggle to adequately handle a single mentally impaired person armed with a knife, even with an over match of a service pistol, taser, capsicum spray and batons, how could the average patrol officer hope to protect the public from a heavily armed, armoured and determined individual?
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30 years in Victoria Police. In 1960 we were using .32 auto's, mainly Brownings, but different stations had the occasiona l Colt or Beretta. In 1966 I went to the Wireless Patrol, at that time the shock troops of Vic Police. We still had Brownings, but they had a 2" extended barrel. Whoop. We also had access to shotguns, tear gas guns and carbines, the carbines were 2nd World War vintage, and had been used by Prison Officers, and they, like the .32 Brownings issued to the Police Statiions, were well worn and loose. The only time I remember having anything to do with the tear gas guns were on the annual pistol practise day at Williamstown rifle range when they made sure you got a gutful of tear gas. They did the same thing to us in Natcho. About 1969 they came out with .357 Special Smith and Wessons, which initially were issued to the Crime Squads (Previous Wireless Patrol) and CIB Offices where I was by then. A couple of years ago they went to Smith and Wesson.40 autos, where they are today.
I never fired a handgun in the Army, closest thing to it would have been the Owen and F1. I was a marksman with the Owen at Puckapunual. (I think about 4 soldiers beside me were hitting my target. )
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also covered under import and local reseller restrictions under firearms sub clauses.

ie you have to have a special license to sell ballistic SP gear
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