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  1. youngolddude

    Shield Plus just went up $70

    I've been looking at the Shield Plus for a while now and was hoping for a nice sale. Instead, the price went up $70 at the nearest big box sporting goods store. :cry:
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    What mini reflex with a Shield footprint?

    Price range up to $250 +/-. Prefer shake on. I've done a lot of reading and it doesn't inspire confidence. I'm not spending $500 for one, for that much I'd put it towards another gun. This would be for my Max 9. Reliable, warranty, easy to see...... I'm old school, so I can wait until...
  3. youngolddude

    2022 Resolution

    I never make resolutions because I feel bad when I break them. This next year will be different. No more impromptu purchases until I find my bucket list gun. Honest! I swear!
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    OK, you bought what you wanted, is it as good or better than you thought?

    We've apparently had some disappointments, but how about success stories? When the first S&W Shield came out, I wanted it bad. I went in the store one day that they just got their shipment in. 15 or so people were milling around when I came in, bought it and walked out in about 10 minutes...
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    If you bought the gun you wanted, why are you now disappointed?

    I guess I have to experience a little bit of everything to truly learn some of life's lessons. Here are some of the reasons why I was disappointed in gun purchases: painful grip texture warranty issues trigger pull sale price just after purchase Are there other reasons the shine was lost on...
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    I would like to see a subcompact comparison

    Everyone knows the subcompact gun segment is hot. Wouldn't it be useful and/or interesting to see a comparison of the top subcompact models? Years ago I enjoyed a comparison by Guns and Ammo (?). They had multiple guns that were briefly reviewed and shot by multiple testers. At the end, they...
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    Do sales influence your buying habits?

    I'm not a gonna a buy a gun just because it's on sale, but I have purchased several that were on sale. :oops: Some guns get on my radar, so when I see a nice price with or without extras, there's a high probability it's gonna follow me home. My 1911 and 629 were at MSRP, but the rest were on...
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    Based on past production, how long does it take for new model to widely hit the market?

    Just curious as to the time it takes a new model to be readily found in stores. 4 months? 6 months? A year? I'm not sure how Springfield currently manufactures their products. Do they do continual runs of each model? Do they run x number, then change over to another? Inquiring minds would like...
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    Could SA develop a short barreled Hi Power next?

    I like the new SA-35 and want one bad. While waiting, I'm wondering if they could develop a shorter barreled Hi Power. A 1911 was first developed as a 5 inch model and then a commander, so why not a "commander" Hi Power? Examine pictures of the new model. Can you imagine one about an inch...
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    Home address or public location when selling a gun?

    I need to sell a gun or two to finance my next one. So you invite strangers to your home to do this or do you go to a public area for safety reasons?
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