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  1. I have made numerous posts at-length on this forum about my S&W M&P 22 Compact... as I have stated before, I was lucky to get one the week before they "hit the market" and therefore was one of the first to experience how awesome this "little" gun is... and as I have also stated before, the whole "Compact" deal is not to be taken as if the gun is some CCW-sized pocket pistol. The M&P 22 was made by Walther-Umarex and imported into the USA for S&W as their .22LR-caliber M&P. When Smith and Wesson & Walther-Umarex dissolved their partnership in its entirety last year, S&W decided to make a .22LR in-house (to be able to continue selling .22LR M&P really, because the "full-size" would no longer be made and once the existing world's stock goes, it's gone)... they therefore needed to change it up some to be substantially-different-enough to be a separate, new and different gun - so they made it exactly 87.5% scale-sized of the 'full-size' M&P ... thus we have the M&P 22 "Compact". And I absolutely love mine! It has been a literal and figurative blast for me... plenty of fun, perfect trainer for both general shooting and the fact I carry a M&P Shield every day, it's both lightweight and slim in the hand to be great-feeling and great shooting and it tucks extremely nicely in the waistband for carrying around the property or getting the mail, letting the dog out, carrying at home when you're wearing relaxed-type clothing and not strapping on your belt and CCW-rig. Highly, highly recommended. I am not a Ruger guy but i know and respect their products and certainly their history with top-selling .22LR pistols (and rifles of course). I am a big Smith and Wesson fan and absolutely love the M&P 22 Compact and can't imagine anyone not enjoying theirs.
  2. No problems with pain when using that angled foregrip? I put a AFG on my 870 Tac w/ Magpul furniture etc. ... someone on this very forum said they tried and hated it, very painful when shooting... I thought, yeah right, that's not going to be a problem... ....sure as sugar by the end of the first mag-full of shells, I hated it . Really uncomfortable upon firing and not a big benefit for pumping, and the more i shot the more it got worse to become particularly painful on the hand. After 25 or so rounds, I literally went to the desk and borrowed a screwdriver to remove the damned thing. Just wondering if it's not a problem on the KSG or you just don't mind it etc?
  3. I typed out a post yesterday and decided not to post it but I thought about it and figured ,why not. I can't speak about the regular M&P line because both my M&Ps are smaller versions, the Shield 9mm and the 22 Compact. My Shield absolutely loves 147 gr ammo ... absolutely more than 115 gr ammo. I have tested a bunch of 115gr cheap and higher quality ammo, and while the better stuff shot more accurately it still didn't compare to the 147 gr. I can't really give an informed opinion on 124 gr because the bulk of the 124 gr ammo I have shot were superpremium duty/defense ammo. I have shot probably 350+ rds of Speer Lawmen 147gr ( I think they call it, "tmj" total metal jacket). It loved that ammo and shot very well for a "range use ammo". I also have had the pleasure to shoot a significant amount of Winchester 147gr. Black Talons in my Shield, those are superb rounds that have superior accuracy and have maintained excellent quality through the last 20+ years of storage. I in fact carry my Shield w/ 7+1 147gr. Black Talons in the gun and 2 8rd mags of Federal HST 124gr.. ,, I am in the position of being much more concerned with animals and predatory critters on my 30 acres of Florida woodlands and having to particularly worry about defending my dog when he's running around etc. For that reason I carry 147gr loaded because I want that heavy bullet in case of hogs (especially hogs) and/or coyotes, rattlesnakes etc. However I as many others probably know have found the Federal HST and Hydra-Shok loads to be supremely accurate and effective, so I carry them as backup as well. As far as 115 gr ammo, I only would use that for busting caps for fun on my range etc. I like the 124 and 147gr ammo in 9mm and especially in my Shield, which I carry virtually all day nearly every day. (Especially from April through about November down here... Dec through March I might get to wear pants and carry my Glocks).
  4. The thing about knockoff ACOGs is that it doesn't have any and I mean ANY of the actual features that make an ACOG an ACOG. Trijicon ACOG optics made their bones on the fact that they have incredible toughness, excellent glass, radioactive-decay tritium nighttime illumination and in many models fiber-optic light pipe day-time illumination. Knockoffs have *nothing* In remote resemblance to those. Newer models from China have a "fiber optic tube" on them now claiming to be fully functional but you have to take that with a proverbial grain of salt. Now as for the Bushnell model you mention, it's actually a red-dot sight (nonmagnified reflex-style) in an ACOG-style housing. I always loved them but they're just too expensive for me and my casual use. Whereas, $400 Aimpoints (non-magnified optics but still very tough and incredible battery life) feel like you've got your monies worth... $1-2000 is just over my personal level of comfort for a carbine optic. YMMV totally , of course, as could your intended use or personal / professional needs, in which case an ACOG might be perfect for you.
  5. Congrats I think you will find it's a blast , lots of fun, and tucks into the waistband for letting the dog out at night or mornings in shorts/light pants etc. Also you got a great great price. I think I paid $360? or something the week before it was released. Not that I like blowing money but still, worth every dime, 280 is a steal.
  6. 00 Buck - end of story.
  7. You will like an 870 and like a 500 the same, a 590 or 590A1 you might like a little extra for the added toughness of being the whole MilSpec test approved etc. You will absolutely love a Nova/SuperNova - I have 4 premium combat shotguns, and the Benelli is far and away the silky, sexy, super smoothest. Just so amazing. I have detailed the comparisons at length on this forum many times and it brings out a lot of hate and vitriol and people get upset, and I am not going to argue nor detail my case again- I will just say, that Benelli produces an amazingly nice firearm- just another class versus 870/500s.
  8. I have had one since the week before they hit the market in August, and previously had bought a Shield a few weeks prior. Amazing gun. I want to stress that the Compact in the term is relative- it is not and I mean not some small, teensy weensy pistol that is of no use to a manly man. It is Compact due to the fact that it is exactly 87.5% scale size of the M&P 22/ aka Full-size M&Ps. This is due to the fact that the M&P22 was made by Walther Umarex. Smith and Wesson had a longstanding partnership with Walther Umarex and had them make the M&P22s for importation and sale in the USA. However, when that parternship was dissolved, Smith and Wesson decided to bring this rimfire production in-house and needed obviously to make the new product substantially different so they made their new model "compact" - thus the 87.5% size of the full-size M&P. So while it's SMALLER, it's not necessarily SMALL per se. It is however an amazing pistol. AWESOME. I love it. I absolutely love it. Shoots lights out, rarely gives you any malfunctions and nearly all the malfunctions I have ever had were with lesser-than-premium ammos... and it comes threaded with an internal thread protector so you could use a suppressor out of the box (which is nice for me here in FL if I ever get my NFA game on.) It feels a little bit different than the Shield, and it's a very very light gun due to the Aluminum Alloy slide rather than steel like the Shield and M&Ps etc. but it's a great gun. I got a LaserMax Genesis micro usb rechargeable green laser on mine and it's both fun and laser-lights-out effective.
  9. POF is releasing an awesome 7.62x39mm variant as well, it was just on The Firearm Blog, while the CMMG Mutant made me click on it and say, hmm, look at that , the POF one made me say, THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN BOUT! Not saying I'm getting one but I sure would like one.
  10. Scrap

    870 Ejection issue.

    Just for the record : http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/03/23/new-volquartsen-edge-extractor/ Volquartsen just came out with an "Exact Edge Extractor" for the 870 and 1100 series shotguns; that is, they are the best of the best. I have two Volquartsen internals upgrades in both of my Remington 597s including their Exact Edge Extractors. Simply amazing. AMAZING. Despite the fact my previous post still rings true, and the polishing of the chamber is the real key to extraction issues, I may just very well buy the VQ EEE for my 870 because they are that good.
  11. Love the 4506 and their stainless steel autoloading pistols of that style - the 4506 reminds me of corrupt Detective Vic Mackey from The Shield, wielding that thing like it's nobodies bidness but his own dang bidness. Also love the Pro Series 1911 ... I had my eye on one around Christmas, fell through.
  12. Big Smith and Wesson fan! first two are my personal Bad Mofos... Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 9mm and M&P 22 Compact. I carry the Shield all-day every-day for nearly 8+ months. The M&P 22 Compact is an awesome trainer, utility gun, and fun-gun, and I was lucky to get one before almost anyone else (through sheer luck!). The bottom two are very very special to me and very important, family heirlooms really. The top, bigger of the two is a Smith and Wesson Model 10, which was issued to my father upon joining the department in the early 1970s and he carried it on duty and at times off for a long time, until he became a "plainclothes" officer/Detective - at which time he bought himself a Smith and Wesson Model 36 aka "Chief's Special" with a 3" bbl. The Model 10 remained his official duty weapon until his department made the switch from .38 Special revolvers to the new-in-country Glock 9mms, at which time he purchased his Model 10 (which would have been retired from service and sold to the dealer) and continued to use his Chief's Special often as a backup or carry/off duty piece. Now that he is retired, both have become heirlooms, shot once a year or two ... but remain awesome ! [/url] [/url] Edit- Forgot, as far as mods- my Shield has had TruGlo TFO Brite-Sites installed , awesome awesome Day/Night glowing sights. Tritium and Fiber Optic combine to give you an amazingly bright sight picture, day or night. Amazing and half the price, less than half sometimes, of Trijicon (which are great but come on, there comes a point they just are so expensive.). My M&P 22 Compact is also stock except for the LaserMax Genesis micro-USB rechargeable green laser I got for it... and got it new for $70 bucks from someone desperate online. It works great and is a fun shoot and probably helpful for plugin animals on my property day or night. The two revolvers have had some rebluing done by an amateur gunsmith but while some parts are shiny and some are very old, they retain both grace and elegance while having plenty of character.
  13. Just for the information of some who may care - I carried the Shield 9mm in my pocket for 1 full month and it was never a problem, and regularly when I would set out to go to my property or for a John Deere Gator ride etc (you can ride for miles and hours in my area) , I'd be asked, "Did you remember to take a gun???" or "aren't you going to carry if we're going out there??!" when I already had it in my pocket - so it obviously wasn't noticeable in any real way. I simply picked up a Blackhawk Inside-the-Pocket holster from Walmart for $10.97 - it specifics being sized for "Glock 26/27, Kahr PM9, and most SubCompact 9/.40s" - it worked perfectly. And to add to the details here, I bought my Shield on the first of August I believe, last year. When I arrived in Florida the first of April last year, it went to 88-90 degrees that day, and didn't dip below the 80s until October and 70s until November. So from April 1st - November/December, literally every single day I was in shorts and either a t-shirt or collared/Polo shirt. Generally I wear LA Police Gear cargo shorts 4 days out of the week, with the other 3 some form of nicer shorts. I would carry the Shield in my right front pocket in the pocket holster and I was fine. Now the only issue was, I have a place for everything and everything goes in it's place as far as my pants/pockets and everything I carry everyday. Normally my right front pocket is reserved so for the month of August (during the pocket carry time) I had to do some revamping of my style and EDC method. By September I was ready to buy a quality, fairly premium holster for every-day-carry and I gave up pocket carrying. Furthermore , I am only 5'8" and I weigh about 145lbs. now, with 5-10 lb. of winter weight / laziness on me. I am not going to be confused for a big guy, not even average. So if *I* can pocket carry the Shield, just about anyone can. Is it ideal, or the recommended/primary method? No, and I would not and am not suggesting that. Simply that it can be done, can be done with a high degree of proficiency, and is not at all prohibitive nor terribly difficult. I say this all because I feel that the G43 would fall in basically the exact same category and situation; hopefully, this helps someone in their choices and methodology.
  14. CCI Blazer is fine ammo, Blazer, Blazer Brass, Aluminum, heck even Blazer .22LR is great IMHO. I have also had outstanding results with Speer Lawmen (and of course Speer Gold Dot HP defensive ammo, perhaps the single best choice for defensive (or offensive..... should the need arise.....I'm not sayin, I'm just sayin...) and in fact my old man's department used Speer Lawmen as their range round for many years with great results. I have only used S&B in my shotgun and .308, not my pistol, but they worked good, too.
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