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Lurking, waiting, hoping

Discussion in 'The Bull Dawgs Club' started by Kilted Cossack, Jun 23, 2010.


  1. Kilted Cossack

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    Like the title says, I'm lurking, waiting, hoping. I've always been a .45 fan. .45 Colt, .45 ACP, heck, .45-70. I like the balance provided by .45 rounds: decent ballistics at moderate pressures.

    I've become a fan of Glocks. Good solid pistols at good solid prices.

    I want a .45 GAP, probably a G38.

    But man oh man, do I ever want decent blasting ammo at a reasonable price. I want Georgia Arms to get past the component shortage, and offer their 185 grain/875 fps canned heat ammo.

    I wait, and I lurk, and I hope. I figure there's a G38, a 4th Gen, in my future. The idea is so wonderful, for me it fulfills the promise of the .40 S&W without the downside (i.e., pressure). Got to see the ammo in stock, before I'll buy a G38 I want to be able to confidently order a thousand or two thousand rounds of ball ammo for a decent price.

    I'll be honest: sometimes I've carried a 1911 or a G21 (mine, cut down to G30 butt dimensions) with hardball, or with 200 grain SWCs. I've done that with 9mm as well (well, you understand me: 115 or 124 grain FMJ) but I've never felt as comfortable with it. Maybe I'm a fool (I'm a fool I'm a fool!) but I trust a .45 more with hardball/softball than I trust a 9mm with hardball.

    I do trust premium 9mm hollowpoints, but dang I hate paying for them. We've come a long way since the 1986 Miami Massacre.

    I want a G38, oh boy howdy. Got to see the ammo, though. I made the mistake of falling in love with the 6.5x55mm back when no one except Norma loaded it, and Norma is apparently Swedish for "really 'spensive."
     

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  2. jeffreybehr

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    :rofl: I have a Porsche Cayman S that I bought used. When I tell people it's an 'S' model, I often say that I think that stands for 'Spensive.

    The G38 is a fine carry gun if you prefer .45s, and GREAT ammo like the Speer Gold Dot is available for it.

    But if you reload, ammo costs go down to about one-third, which allows you to shoot a bunch and/or shoot better ammo. I have and love a pair of 37s that I shoot (very poorly*) in USPSA competition; they are a pleasure--instead of a test of endurance--to shoot a bunch in a day.
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    * I tell people I'm in no danger of shooting my way out of Class D.
     

  3. amazingphotos

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    As much as I appreciate GAP Glocks, I wish training ammo was available at prices comparable to more "popular" calibers. I can and do reload but it is hard to find time when I have so many hungry 45-70's that need frequent doses of black powder (Winchester Single Shot, Sharps 1878, Siamese Mauser, Remington Rolling Block, Marlin 1895, and BFR revolver).
     
  4. Kilted Cossack

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    I do reload, and I don't mind reloading. I do hate chasing brass, though!
     
  5. Kilted Cossack

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    Marlin Guide Gun (the old, ported one), Ruger No. 1-S.

    I'll stock up on the Georgia Arms stuff if it ever makes it back onto the production line.
     
  6. Lotsa Glocks

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    When I ordered 1K rounds of canned Heat, it wasn't in stock and they couldn't say when I might expect it. It arrived at my door about 3 weeks after ordering it. I was a happy camper! :supergrin:
     
  7. Kilted Cossack

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    How'd you like the Heat?
     
  8. Lotsa Glocks

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    It has worked very well for me, in fact, I save all my brass and will reload it when I get set up for reloading. It has only been fired once previously so should be good for 8-10 reloadings from what I have read. GA is a quality producer from what I have seen. I have bought 2000 rounds (1K 9mm and 1K .45 GAP) and will buy from them again if the reloading thing doesn't work out for me.
     
  9. amazingphotos

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    Glad to hear it worked well for you. Since their advertised velocity with 185 grain bullets is less than Speer's for 200 grain, I was concerned that it might not have enough recoil for reliable function.
     
  10. Kilted Cossack

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    Good news! One day soon, then . . . .
     
  11. Thx-1138

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    To be sure, GA CH is a soft-shooting round, but I've never had problems with it.
     
  12. fasteddie565

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    I just bought 1k rds of Remington 230 grn 990 fps from Chealer than Dirt for $410 delivered (+-)

    I also bught a case of 1k Speer Gold Dot 200grn JHPs for $440 delivered on Gun Broker. Not a bad way to build up a load of brass.
     
  13. Electric Porkchop

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    i have a like new g37 for sale, pm me if interested