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Sadly, my KC may have to go bye-bye.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Hokie1911, Jun 6, 2011.

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  1. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

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    Recently, my job situation took an unexpected turn for the worse. This may force me to make a change in my shooting as well. I may have to make the jump from .45 back to 9mm. Right now, I shoot maybe 150 rounds of .45 a month, but that is really pushing what I can afford to shoot. As much as I love the KC, to me it is only a tool. If I can't adequately train with it, it doesn't serve as much of a purpose. I have considered getting a .22lr conversion, but I don't think I want to train with that as the bulk of my shooting. Too much of a recoil difference, etc. 9mm would allow me to shoot twice as much (or more or less) and I have full confidence in it as a defensive round for carry.

    So talk me off of the ledge, or PM me an offer. :supergrin:
     
  2. Rman 585

    Rman 585 Chip Maker

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    Im getting a STI TROJAN 9mm 5"......you reccomended to me the other day....why dont you get one too....:cool:
     


  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Keep the EB Hokie. Get a BB pistol. I'm dead serious. I did it a couple of years ago and recently a buddy of mine bought the same gun. It's a Daisy 15X IIRC, I'll find it online and send you a link. It's the same size as my Rock Island 3.5". It weighs less of course, and the trigger is more like my LCP, but it's still practicing with a handgun. I bought it when ammo was hard to find and I didn't want to shoot up my stash, yet I had cut back to 50 rounds a week and had started shooting every other week. It kept my shooting skills honed and was really fun too. You can shoot it in the yard, or if you build a BB trap, you can shoot it in the house. The gun was about $30-35 at Wal-Mart, 25 CO2 cartridges are about $15 and 1000 BB's are $5-6. That's alot of shooting on the cheap. :cool:
    Here it is. The 15XT.

    http://daisy.com/shopping/customer/product.php?productid=16155&cat=259&page=1
     
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  4. Hokie1911

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    I would probably look at a DW Guardian or EMP as a replacement since it will be my EDC. Glad to hear you are going Trojan. It's a great gun.
     
  5. bac1023

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    Wow. That sucks, Paul.

    Hopefully, you can find a way to keep it.
     
  6. Hokie1911

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    Tell me about it, Brian. I may just suck it up for a while and shoot a lot less, but I don't know.
     
  7. Rman 585

    Rman 585 Chip Maker

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    Ya Going to get it from dawson......
    This will be my 2nd 1911...
    I started with the RIA 9mm and i love it....now its time for a better quality pistol...Thanks for telling me to check out STI:cool:
     
  8. Rman 585

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    What is your job?
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    As you remember I basically went from a KC to a EMP.
    My move was based upon the fact of the slide peening issue. The EMP came about
    due to a local guy selling one. I DO plan on getting another Kobra Carry after the move to Kansas.

    Keep the Ed Brown,.........save up buy a 9mm shooter, work overtime, quit eating out
    pack a sack lunch, quit smoking, quit drinking,........KEEP the Ed Brown!
     
  10. Hokie1911

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    You're welcome for the help on the STI. That's my other option I was considering. Picking up a 9mm RIA Tactical for about $450. That would handle the bulk of my rangetime, while working in a box of .45 after 100-150 of 9mm perhaps.

    My last job was doing intermodal transportation logistics when I was laid off. Been at home with my kids for about 2 years as a house-husband.
     
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  11. Bob469

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    IMO, If $60.00 (tops) a month is even close to being out of your price range. The $2400.00 dollar Kobra Carry should defiantly be out of your price range. I kinda see it like the people that buy the ferrari that whine about the $1500.00 oil changes and service. The whole reason why I have 3-4 "cheaper" guns and 3-500 rds on hand of each caliber for when a friend calls to go to the range Im ready for a days worth of fun. Instead of having one beautiful gun I cant shoot or carry ALL the time.

    But then on the other hand,

    I dont really fully believe in the guns as tools thing simply because when it comes to 1911's theres art and beauty. Yes, I'd say a glock is more of a tool. I also dont believe that you must train constantly to carry. Shooting a gun is like riding a bike. You may go 3 months without shooting, and you may have lost your 2" group but you can still hit the target ( i hope ) which will be enough to stop a threat which that "tool" was made for.

    I think it was Samuse who recently posted a little flame about everyone being Zombie crazy and all this nonsense about having to train and carry one platform and this and that... If you have to skip a few months of "training" to afford the KC then you'll be alright when the zombies come, perhaps you wont be making head shots from 25yrds but Im sure within the standard 7yrds you'll be fine...

    You could always sell the KC and buy a CBOB/VBOB and have "almost" the same gun as far as your "training" goes... But we all know you didnt buy the KC simply because its a tool, because well their are cheaper tools that do the exact same thing out there. You bought the 2400 dollar KC because its pretty haha
     
  12. Hokie1911

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    No job at the moment so OT is out. :rofl:
    I rarely eat out.
    I don't smoke.
    I rarely drink and sadly, stopped buying microbrews and went to Bud. :crying:
     
  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Dress Quack up in a mini-skirt and pumps..............

    Get me point? Financial issues resolved in a day or two! :thumbsup:
     
  14. Hokie1911

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    First of all, you don't know me or know dick about my situation. Secondly, you don't know me or dick about my situation. Thirdly, my initial plan was to pick up the gun then start reloading. My job situation changed in the past month and is preventing the reloading from happening so that has changed the landscape of my shooting. Did I mention you don't know me or dick about my situation? Thanks for your astute observations. It had nothing to do with "pretty", but thanks for chiming in. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Mr. Gekko

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    Sorry to hear Hokie. I'd stick with the KC, you waited too long for it to give it up so soon, but I get your point.


    I have a family friend who couldn't afford to shoot as much as he would like so he got in contact with my father since he reloads. As far as I know, he saves as much brass as he can and buys what he needs in bulk to save some cash. Once or twice a month, he goes to my parents house and he and my dad reload so he can shoot on the weekends. I'll try to email him to see if it allows him to shoot more than he did before for the same cost.

    Of course, you would have to have access to a reloader and the dies needed...
     
  16. Hokie1911

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    Greg, you may be onto something here...
     
  17. craig19

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    Damn, that sucks, you just got it. I hope you find something soon.
     
  18. drc767

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    I "eat out" as often as possible, but don't go to restaurants often.
    I don't smoke.
    I drink as much as I can to quiet the voices in my head.

    :)

    Paul.....chances are you are going to take a several hundred dollar beating on a trade value for a used Brown as opposed to what you have in to it. Take that beating and get a G19 or something. When things turn around, you still have a nice 1911.
     
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  19. Hokie1911

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    That may be an option down the road. RSX lives about an hour away and has a 650 and offered to load for me, but it would be a while before I break even of the upfront for brass, etc, etc, etc...

    Thinking the RIA 9mm may be a better short term option, or I could sink that $450 into 1000 rounds of say Blazer Brass, shoot through that, and have Bobby reload for me and keep reusing that brass and so on.
     
  20. glock2740

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    My GF does that for JB Hunt. I know that they have let some people work from home. Try seeing if you could do some work from your house for one of the many companies out there. Maybe waive insurance benefits and maybe some other benifits, to become less of an overhead burden on the company, while still producing for them the same as if you were in the office. I still say to go the BB gun route and just shoot your EB less until things turn around for you. :thumbsup:
     
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