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    Buying a handgun, part 2 - bought

    Well, I picked it up today. Taurus PT-111 9mm Millenuim Pro.

    2 12 round clips

    It's small, and affordable, and should make for a nice beginner gun.





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    cute. wonder how accurate it is.
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    nice have u fired it yet
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    You planning on shooting someone at pizza night to break it in?
    Do you like Fish Sticks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    You planning on shooting someone at pizza night to break it in?
    Did someone mention a shoot-out at the O.K. Corral? I'll bring my "crowd pleaser" Remington 870 with 18 1/2" barrel and pistol grip.

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    Man I don't want to get shot by anything but a street sweeper shotty blast has got to sting. Sounds like a day of shooting is coming up.
    Do you like Fish Sticks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    You planning on shooting someone at pizza night to break it in?
    I don't plan on shooting anyone if i can help it..... besides, why would i need a gun for a pizza night? lol.

    Going shooting tommorrow here in carson, and possibly hitting the gun show in reno...
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    good purchase Taurus makes some nice stuff. Eric I have a Remy 1187 Police lots 'o fun!
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    Nice, How much did it set you back john?
    and where did you get it at?
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    Anyone know where to get a nice .36 cal blackpowder single action 6 shooter?

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    Exclamation Gats

    The Taurus looks nice - now oil it up, and pick a day next weekend for some break-in on it. Do you prefer the Carson Range, Pyramid Range, or find your own range in the hills?

    As for the blackpowder - go to the Gunshow at the Hilton..they will have it.

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    Put 100 rounds through the gun today. Started off pulling low and to the right, but as I got used to it and corrected my procedure, I was grouping shots in 4-5 inch clusters close to the bullseye. Shoots great and reliably.

    Also shot a Desert Eagle 9mm. Less recoil, and very accurate. I may look into one of these as a full size part of my future collection. Also shot my friends AK47. Surprisingly had alot less recoil than I was anticipating. I was fairly accurate with it, excluding the clip I went through shooting from the hip Rambo style.... lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoHiltonGambler
    your own range in the hills?
    Found a great spot to shoot today less than 10 minutes from my house. There is a spot to shoot directly into a dirt wall, almost like a circle that surrounds you. We used some real esate signs, cut some cardboard out and taped the targets to the signs.
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    Where's it at? I'm in your neck of the desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigNorm
    Where's it at? I'm in your neck of the desert.
    If you are in the Mark Twain area, head east towards Silver Springs on Hwy 50. Just after the casino and gas station on the left, hwy 50 turns towards the right. Just before that right turn, you will see a dirt road going north. Turn onto it and follow it back about 2 miles. The shooting area is quite obvious.....
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    desert eagle 9mm?? explain. I thought desert eagle meant .50
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    Magnum Research, Inc. make a few guns under the Desert Eagle name....

    http://www.magnumresearch.com/Baby_Eagle.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by kairo
    desert eagle 9mm?? explain. I thought desert eagle meant .50

    the baby eagle series. looks nothing like the "desert eagle"

    very well made israeli handguns.

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    if you really want to learn your weapon find some schools that teach tactical pistol fighting.

    most folks that own a gun don't understand it's potential.
    by that I mean , it's like martial arts, if you don't train it's pretty much just talk and just enough knowledge to get yourself really hurt,

    just like owning a pet, you have to feed it (ammo), clean it, take it for walks (shoot it), train it to do what you want (actual real life training, not static range time) and buy it toys, like extra mags, holsters, cleaning kit, and usually better sights.

    but all in all your choice was not a bad one for a statrter pistol. when you outgrow it, don't sell it, just buy a better weapon (upscale)

    oh and 8 rounds of 45 suck when your faced with 10 attackers, but most folks will never see even one so just have fun with your toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulletproof View Post
    but all in all your choice was not a bad one for a statrter pistol. when you outgrow it, don't sell it, just buy a better weapon (upscale)
    Way to bring up some old posts...lol.

    I don't even have the Taurus anymore. Sold it to buy a Springfield XD-9, and I own 2 other handguns at this point, a Walther p22, and a KelTec P3AT, all on my permit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulletproof View Post
    if you really want to learn your weapon find some schools that teach tactical pistol fighting.

    most folks that own a gun don't understand it's potential.
    by that I mean , it's like martial arts, if you don't train it's pretty much just talk and just enough knowledge to get yourself really hurt,

    just like owning a pet, you have to feed it (ammo), clean it, take it for walks (shoot it), train it to do what you want (actual real life training, not static range time) and buy it toys, like extra mags, holsters, cleaning kit, and usually better sights.

    but all in all your choice was not a bad one for a statrter pistol. when you outgrow it, don't sell it, just buy a better weapon (upscale)

    oh and 8 rounds of 45 suck when your faced with 10 attackers, but most folks will never see even one so just have fun with your toy.
    Holy old thread batman!

    You've made some excellent points here. Do you have any recommendations for tactical training here in town? I would love to get some more training above and beyond the basic ccw class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulletproof View Post
    if you really want to learn your weapon find some schools that teach tactical pistol fighting.

    most folks that own a gun don't understand it's potential.
    by that I mean , it's like martial arts, if you don't train it's pretty much just talk and just enough knowledge to get yourself really hurt,

    just like owning a pet, you have to feed it (ammo), clean it, take it for walks (shoot it), train it to do what you want (actual real life training, not static range time) and buy it toys, like extra mags, holsters, cleaning kit, and usually better sights.

    but all in all your choice was not a bad one for a statrter pistol. when you outgrow it, don't sell it, just buy a better weapon (upscale)

    oh and 8 rounds of 45 suck when your faced with 10 attackers, but most folks will never see even one so just have fun with your toy.

    Good advice from Bulletproof! A good place to shoot is the range out on Pyramid hwy. The range Master is Dick Beck, he's friendly and very knowledgeable.

    The way to become a better driver is to burn gas, the way to become a better shooter is to throw lead!

    http://www.ipsc.org/whatipsc.htm Years ago there was a club that shoot in Reno, I have no idea if they still exist. This stuff is great fun. Check into shooting a match! Also http://www.uspsa.org/
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    ok, well I'm new to this site and I guess some threads are a lot older than I thought :scratch:
    and yes there is a great school that comes to town from time to time. the school is Tactical Response. they're out of tennessee, but travel the country / world, giving classes.

    they are NOT a static shooting school. be prepared to go through about 1000 to 1500 rounds in a weekend, get real dirty, a little bloody, and tired. you run, shoot, dive, get yelled at drill instructor style, (it's fun, not demeaning) and learn if your pistola is worth a crap or just a paperweight. the school is $400.00 for two days of serious training.

    look them up on the web at www.tacticalresponse.com.

    I love the XD9, I have one but I am moving to the glock platform myself.

    good luck and good shooting.
    if it jams, force it. if it breaks, it needed replaceing anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulletproof View Post
    oh and 8 rounds of 45 suck when your faced with 10 attackers, but most folks will never see even one so just have fun with your toy.
    Hehe I just got one of the XD45's springfield is putting out and it holds one more round at 13 in the mag, than my XD.40 holds, and seems to have less recoil, strange eh? The best part is the grip isn't even any bigger than the XD.40's grip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulletproof View Post


    I love the XD9, I have one but I am moving to the glock platform myself.

    good luck and good shooting.
    haha. You're the first person I've ever heard of going FROM the XD to the glock. Usually it's the other way around
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