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Can't beat a SIG for quality and reliability!
Uh, Better rethink that. Get back to me when SIG turns 500 yrs old, and held the US Military Contract for 30+ years.
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Uh, Better rethink that. Get back to me when SIG turns 500 yrs old, and held the US Military Contract for 30+ years.
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Remington used to manufacture quality firearms too. Past performance rarely guarantees future results and what used to be may no longer be
 

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Remington used to manufacture quality firearms too. Past performance rarely guarantees future results and what used to be may no longer be
NOPE ! Not in this case.
 

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NOPE ! Not in this case.
I have five Sig pistols. No, make that six now and they all are great little guns. Doesn’t mean all Sig pistols and carbines are great guns, but they’ve made me a happy shooter, so far. And I’m sure you realize we’ll all be a long time dead by the time Sig turns 500. They have a reputation for quality and innovation, though. A lot of people who know guns, like Sig. I probably should add that I have owned only one Beretta, which is long ago traded away. There was nothing wrong with it, really, except that it was bigger than it needed to be.
 

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I have five Sig pistols. No, make that six now and they all are great little guns. Doesn’t mean all Sig pistols and carbines are great guns, but they’ve made me a happy shooter, so far. And I’m sure you realize we’ll all be a long time dead by the time Sig turns 500. They have a reputation for quality and innovation, though. A lot of people who know guns, like Sig. I probably should add that I have owned only one Beretta, which is long ago traded away. There was nothing wrong with it, really, except that it was bigger than it needed to be.
The Berettas I have are built like tanks and just about as heavy to carry! It's a man's gun!
 
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I have five Sig pistols. No, make that six now and they all are great little guns. Doesn’t mean all Sig pistols and carbines are great guns, but they’ve made me a happy shooter, so far. And I’m sure you realize we’ll all be a long time dead by the time Sig turns 500. They have a reputation for quality and innovation, though. A lot of people who know guns, like Sig. I probably should add that I have owned only one Beretta, which is long ago traded away. There was nothing wrong with it, really, except that it was bigger than it needed to be.
Just remember, I'm prejudice / bigot-ted toward Berettas in pistols coming from a S&W Model 39 in the '70s.
 

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The Rock Island pistol I posted about earlier has a $50 rebate...
 

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Just bought one of these guys. I’ve been wanting one for a long while, but they’re expensive and are not necessarily rare, but sometimes tough to come by. I was in a big local gun seller’s store yesterday, helping a friend make a decision on whether he wanted a Taurus Judge or a S&W Governor. I helped him choose the Governor. It’s more expensive, but Smith builds a better gun, with better handling and shooting characteristics.

While I was in there, I noticed that hey! they had a Ruger 10MM in the case. I went back this morning and snagged it. Haven’t had a chance to shoot it yet. These aren’t my photos, but this is the gun. Nice, huh?

The safety is very nice and crisp. The trigger is sweet! I would say four pounds. Beautiful Barstow style sights. Rubber grips. I would rather have G10, but they’re rubbery and grippy. Skeletonized hammer and trigger, with an overstop adjustment. A bit of a pain to disassemble and reassemble. Good looking pistol!
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Ruger's always been a solid manufacturer. I watched Hickok's review and it turned out to be a very well made reliable 1911. Nice purchase and good job steering your friend to the Smith!
 

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Ruger's always been a solid manufacturer. I watched Hickok's review and it turned out to be a very well made reliable 1911. Nice purchase and good job steering your friend to the Smith!
Thanks! I watched Hickok’s review and several others, before buying the Ruger. His opinion matters, as does Quinn on Gunblast and Tim on Military Arms Channel, a couple more. They all really liked the Ruger 10MM and so do I. I liked it so much I got really jazzed about the gun and bought another. It runs as good as the first. I don’t really like too many guns, so when I find one that “trips my trigger,” I keep buying. I have three Browning Hi Powers and four Sig P938’s, all different configurations. I see them as kind of investments.
As for the Smith Governor, I thought he would be much better served with that gun than the Taurus, who I have personally found to be inferior quality. Just my experience.
 

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So, it’s 10AM and I just got done putting about 150 rounds down Range, at 25 yards. Fifty each for the little Smith, the big Smith and the Ruger. I am rusty, plus my shoulders have been hurting like mad for awhile, so I’m not going to post target photos. I had those FBI reduced man type targets and every round went on the paper, but that’s all I can say for my performance. I was shooting high and I was shooting low, but I wasn’t dead on at all. It’s shameful, but not absolutely horrible, I guess. Honest accuracy analysis, there.

As far as the guns are concerned, the little Smith was fun to shoot, as I expected it to be, both single and double action. The only problem I had with it was, after I had put about half a dozen cylinders through it (8 rounds per cylinder), it started binding up, like the production tolerances were too tight. Something was off. Maybe the shell casings started backing out of the cylinder a bit and locked it up. I’m not sure. Yeah, now that I think more about it, it wasn’t tolerances, it was locking up. The cylinder wasn’t grinding, it was just stopping.

The big Smith 686 was joy. That is all I can say. I loved it! It was very satisfying to shoot and the single and double action was very nice. Perfect function! I’m sorry my friend didn’t like it, but I’m glad he gave it up to me.

The Ruger. Wow! I’ve never had a Ten before. Did I say wow? Holy cow, does that thing get your attention. Bam!! Actually, it reminded me a lot of 45 auto. I’ve had three 45’s over the years and it felt like 45, only snappier. Sharper and more sincere, I guess. I was shooting Sig FMJ 10MM ammo, 180 grain. Standard stuff. I don’t even know how that Buffalo Bore heavy bullet/hot load stuff would feel. I’m gonna try it!

I like all three guns. I’m glad I got them and I will enjoy owning and shooting them, going forward. I just need to figure out the problem with the little Smith M63 binding up on me. There has to be a logical reason and a reasonable fix for it. It’s a nice little gun. Very fun to shoot. That’s all for now.
I just wanted to post an update, for anybody who’s interested, about that little S&W M63, 22LR revolver. That thing was binding up on me, the first two times I shot it. I put roughly fifty plus rounds through it, both times and it would stop functioning after about five or six cylinder loads through it, just locking up.

I think I figured the problem out. It was ammo. The first two times I shot it, I was using Remington Golden bullets and those things were peeling lead, somehow, into the works. Was it peeling in the cylinder? In the gap between the cylinder and forcing cone? I’m not certain and I couldn’t figure it out. But, I kind of had an inkling that the problem might be ammo; at least that’s what I was hoping.

I was out yesterday and put some more rounds through the 686, then started on the M63, using CCI Minimags, instead of the Rem bullets. I put almost 100 (12 cylinders times 8) rounds through it and there were zero problems. It was that crappy Remington ammo. I’ll never buy that garbage again. Very happy! I like that little gun.

Oh yeah, I forgot. I went to the gun store and bought a Sig P229 Legion SAO pistol, after I was shooting. I can’t wait to take it to the range. Anyway, I wanted the Legion, because they offer it in single action only format. It looks cool as hell, too.

I’ll be going into the poor house, real soon, but I will be well armed.

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I just wanted to post an update, for anybody who’s interested, about that little S&W M63, 22LR revolver. That thing was binding up on me, the first two times I shot it. I put roughly fifty plus rounds through it, both times and it would stop functioning after about five or six cylinder loads through it, just locking up.

I think I figured the problem out. It was ammo. The first two times I shot it, I was using Remington Golden bullets and those things were peeling lead, somehow, into the works. Was it peeling in the cylinder? In the gap between the cylinder and forcing cone? I’m not certain and I couldn’t figure it out. But, I kind of had an inkling that the problem might be ammo; at least that’s what I was hoping.

I was out yesterday and put some more rounds through the 686, then started on the M63, using CCI Minimags, instead of the Rem bullets. I put almost 100 (12 cylinders times 8 rounds) rounds through it and there were zero problems. It was that crappy Remington ammo. I’ll never buy that garbage again. Very happy! I like that little gun.

Oh yeah, I forgot. I went to the gun store and bought a Sig P229 Legion SAO pistol, after I was shooting. I can’t wait to take it shooting. I’ll look for some photos. I wanted the Legion, because they offer it in single action only format. Looks cool as hell.

I’ll be going into the poor house, real soon, but I will be well armed.

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When they come to drag you out of your house you'll be well prepared and practiced. Jus' Sayin'
I’ll be practing, buddy, but I plan on going out shooting. There will be no fema camp for SOG. I’ve already informed Mrs. SOG.
 

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So how you liking your big 10 SOG? I've had a Delta Elite for a long time now, sometime late 80's early 90's. Got 2 now one in all stainless. Here is one with CT wrap around laser grips. I took this one to a indoor range over the winter with some friends and shot circles around them. This one's always been dead accurate and easy to shoot. The lasergrips just take the sport right out of it.

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So how you liking your big 10 SOG? I've had a Delta Elite for a long time now, sometime late 80's early 90's. Got 2 now one in all stainless. Here is one with CT wrap around laser grips. I took this one to a indoor range over the winter with some friends and shot circles around them. This one's always been dead accurate and easy to shoot. The lasergrips just take the sport right out of it.

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that would be a hard gun to outshoot CT grips or not....how does it compare to your newer one?
 

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Been thinking of a pair of 40's or 357 sigs, but not keen on adding another die to the reloading bench, my go with berertt 92 OR A PAIR OF GLOCKSIN 45
 

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Beretta 92 Centurion and Px4 Storm " Woo-Hoo'!!
Staying in and with the easier to find ammo categories: .22, 9mm, 12ga, 5.56/223. In case of SHTF ending in scavenging situation.
I don't want my last words on my headstone being 'Damn, Ran out of Ammo".
 

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if they do on my headstone they will have to bulldozer n truck the bodies away first :)
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Beretta 92 Centurion and Px4 Storm " Woo-Hoo'!!
Staying in and with the easier to find ammo categories: .22, 9mm, 12ga, 5.56/223. In case of SHTF ending in scavenging situation.
I don't want my last words on my headstone being 'Damn, Ran out of Ammo".
Not to worry, GB. If things get that bad, there won’t be anybody to make your headstone. But, I get your point.
 

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So how you liking your big 10 SOG? I've had a Delta Elite for a long time now, sometime late 80's early 90's. Got 2 now one in all stainless. Here is one with CT wrap around laser grips. I took this one to a indoor range over the winter with some friends and shot circles around them. This one's always been dead accurate and easy to shoot. The lasergrips just take the sport right out of it.

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I haven’t been out to the range for awhile to shoot my new Ruger. I’ve been accumulating 10MM ammo, which is a good thing, but haven’t had the opportunity to get out to shoot, but that time is fast approaching again. If only it would quit raining here.

That is a sweet looking CDE! I bet that thing is a pile of fun to shoot, just like my Ruger.
 

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I haven’t been out to the range for awhile to shoot my new Ruger. I’ve been accumulating 10MM ammo, which is a good thing, but haven’t had the opportunity to get out to shoot, but that time is fast approaching again. If only it would quit raining here.

That is a sweet looking CDE! I bet that thing is a pile of fun to shoot, just like my Ruger.
Cool thing about a 10mm is they shoot flat as a pancake. 5 feet or 50 yards you just point and shoot. And fast? Whew!

 

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Just for fun I looked up my Delta Elites serial number on Colt's website. Two tone was made in 1988. Yep that sounds right I was 21 and finally legal to buy handguns.

Year of Manufacture 1988

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Combat Delta 10, 5" Barrel, 10 mm, Stainless/Hard Chrome


Now the stainless one my Dad bought used sometime in the late 90's early 2000's. I only shot it maybe once or twice way back then and haven't shot it since.
It's mine now so I'll shoot it sometime this summer. Ah ha, it's a 1991. Back then the first 2 of the serial number was the description.
DE was blue, DS was a stainless gun.

Year of Manufacture 1991

Model Delta Elite


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Cool thing about a 10mm is they shoot flat as a pancake. 5 feet or 50 yards you just point and shoot. And fast? Whew!

And some very serious muzzle energy. Right ammo, you have about 700 FP’s of energy. Wham!
 

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Just for fun I looked up my Delta Elites serial number on Colt's website. Two tone was made in 1988. Yep that sounds right I was 21 and finally legal to buy handguns.

Year of Manufacture 1988

Model Combat Delta 10, 5" Barrel, 10 mm, Stainless/Hard Chrome


Now the stainless one my Dad bought used sometime in the late 90's early 2000's. I only shot it maybe once or twice way back then and haven't shot it since.
It's mine now so I'll shoot it sometime this summer. Ah ha, it's a 1991. Back then the first 2 of the serial number was the description.
DE was blue, DS was a stainless gun.

Year of Manufacture 1991

Model Delta Elite

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Very nice. You have some good taste. 10MM autos and BG Sovereigns. I’m with ya on those two items.
 

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For my fellow 10mm aficionados, in case anyone is looking for ammo at a 'reasonable' price:
Federal (not American Eagle) Champion 180gr FMJ for $340/1000 shipped.
Not sure what the speed is. Website lists 1200fps, Midway shows 1060, and I can't even find it on Federal's website.
Lots in stock at the moment, 3 week wait as well.
https://www.targetsportsusa.com/federal-premium-10mm-auto-ammo-180-grainfmj-wm5221-p-110525.aspx
Would be good range ammo, I imagine. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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highly illegal to knowingly purchase a gun for someone else i bet the seller puffed up like a blowfish.....(strawman purchase).....i have had them do that when buying a gun once as a gift for my daughter.

i would really like your feedback on the Ruger and 10mm itself....i have been considering getting one ...but cant find anyone to let me sample one.....i shoot 9mm,45acp regularly......allso shoot 357 and 44mag out of revolvers regularly
Tman,
Actually given that the new owner ACTUALLY filled all the paper work out for the Governor, it was not a straw purchase. Buying (or giving) a firearm is not illegal, as long as the rest of the laws are not bent - and given the new owner is the one that filled out all the purchase paperwork, no harm no foul.

That did not happen. The purchaser actually filled out all the paper work and though SOG did not say it, he implied that the guy who filled out the paperwork passed the background check, because in a later post he said he took the 686 out to the range and the guy who bought the governor went with him...
 

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Tman,
Actually given that the new owner ACTUALLY filled all the paper work out for the Governor, it was not a straw purchase. Buying (or giving) a firearm is not illegal, as long as the rest of the laws are not bent - and given the new owner is the one that filled out all the purchase paperwork, no harm no foul.

That did not happen. The purchaser actually filled out all the paper work and though SOG did not say it, he implied that the guy who filled out the paperwork passed the background check, because in a later post he said he took the 686 out to the range and the guy who bought the governor went with him...
Yeah, you’re right. My friend filled out the NICS paperwork and passed the background check. The gun was walked down to the checkout for us and I attempted to purchase it for him, in exchange for the 686, which he decided he didn’t like. The girl at the checkout wouldn’t let me buy it for him, but she did let me buy a gift card for the exact amount of the purchase, which I then gave to him so he could use it to buy the Governor. It’s crazy, but true. These laws are nuts!
 

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I agree 100% that it wasnt a technically "strawman" purchase....... but what is technically correct vs how the laws are interpreted is for retail another......dont be draggin up these old threads it takes me a while to figure out what i actually ment :hunt:
 

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I agree 100% that it wasnt a technically "strawman" purchase....... but what is technically correct vs how the laws are interpreted is for retail another......dont be draggin up these old threads it takes me a while to figure out what i actually ment :hunt:
That was what she was afraid of. The possibilities for interpretation of the law. She was being smart.
 

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SoG, I know you like the 10mm. I stumbled upon this little beauty on Utube and thought of you. Enjoy, If you haven't already seen it.
 

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SoG, I know you like the 10mm. I stumbled upon this little beauty on Utube and thought of you. Enjoy, If you haven't already seen it.
That is a mean little subgun, you can tell it's got some horsepower it's kicking the shooters a bit!



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SoG, I know you like the 10mm. I stumbled upon this little beauty on Utube and thought of you. Enjoy, If you haven't already seen it.
Thanks GB. I think I saw that one, awhile back, but I could be wrong, so I’ll give it another look. I would love to have one of those things, but if I remember correctly, they’re expensive little booger’s. But, man oh man, would it be a hard hitting defensive weapon. You load that little gun up with the right ammo and you’ll be set to take care of any “two leggah’s,” as Scorp calls them, or any four ”leggah’s” too.