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Offline backupr9

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An overdue range trip
« on: May 10, 2024, 08:39:30 AM »
Went to the range May 7 (my 81st birthday) for the 1st time in months (wife and I spending more time in hospital labs/X-ray than we would wish).  Shot the R9 4700 first…3 mags downrange at 7 yards.  The 1st mag aimed, did OK but when aiming I tend to flinch.  Second and third mags fired in my usual point/shoot quick mode with impressive center mass hits on a man target.  I love this little beast.   It does a job on my arthritic hands but that’s OK for a classic tiny “shoot little, carry a lot” belly gun.

Also shot my Sig P365.  I am not a fan of striker fired handguns, but I do like this one.  It is soft to shoot, never hiccups, accurate a rather boring (in a good way I guess).  It is harder to carry concealed in hot weather and it requires a steam jack to load the mags (or an Uplula at least).  In any case, a good birthday upright and above ground at my age!
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Re: An overdue range trip
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2024, 10:33:33 AM »
Very Nice,  I know how a range trip can relieve a lot of stress.  Good to hear that the little gun and you are still doing what you want it to do.

Now regarding the loading of your Sig, toss the other loader in the back of a drawer and forget about it.  You need one of the Speed Beez loaders.  They don't require the three hands that those other loaders do.  You can easily load it with one hand full of cartridges and the loader in the other, not needing a table top or your thigh to make it work.

I got my third loader scheduled to arrive today for a mock43x I've put together.  If it works like the one I have for the G19 and CZ75 I will love it.  Plus it is just about impossible for me to fill all 20 rounds into that 43x magazine without help.

Regarding handguns of that size, check out the FN Reflex next chance you get.  It looks like a striker fired gun but is actually hammer fired and has a surprisingly good trigger out of the box. Capacity, price, reliability, optic mounting options are similar to other guns in it's class.  However, don't see a lot of off the shelf holsters for it yet.



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Re: An overdue range trip
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2024, 02:10:55 PM »
Thanks Mike, will do!  Don’t need anymore pistols, but will check out the Reflex.
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Re: An overdue range trip
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2024, 07:20:32 AM »
Wow, backupr9! 

That's great! I'm not sure if you know I made R4700 for a very good friend of mine back in the day. Unfortunately, his adopted son developed autism at an early age and had a tough go during elementary schooling. His father had a good head on his shoulders and stuck up for him in school as he knew and understood his son's rights. The principal and heads of the district were not his friends because he knew the local laws. His son mentioned the word gun in school one day. That's all it took. They had his firearms license revoked and had to sell off his collection, R4700 included. That was a decade ago. Glad to hear that ole' 4700 is still kicking it! My friend will be pleased to hear this little story about that special R9 I built for him back in the day is still a keeper.
It would be great if he moved out of state one day and would be able to get his rights back and, perhaps, be able to acquire 4700 once again. Ya never know my friend. Things happen in life. Good shooting there Sir! Carry on now. . . . .

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Re: An overdue range trip
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2024, 10:05:15 PM »
That is a heavy trip.

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Re: An overdue range trip
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2024, 07:45:25 AM »
Eric, I did know the full story….thanks!  Should your buddy ever leave New York, I imagine we could discuss the return of 4700.  I have archived the digital pics you sent showing you putting it together.
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Re: An overdue range trip
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2024, 08:25:43 PM »
Awesome. Thank you!

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Re: An overdue range trip
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2024, 08:28:55 PM »
That is a heavy trip.

Yes it was, and still is Tracker. So sad, flipping local government people. He is such a good man and always takes care of his family.
Unjust I tell you. . . .
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