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Got my .45 Osprey! Now what?

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by chemist, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    It took exactly one week shy of six months for my Form 4 to come back, and boy am I ready for a .45 can. I've got three hosts, a Glock 36, a Glock 21, and a Mech-Tech carbine upper on a Glock 21, all threaded and ready to go.
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    But how am I going to carry this G21+can around the property? The Hogue Powerspeed Universal holster would work, since it's front-break:
    Hogue PowerSpeed Universal Speed Holster fits Full Size Semi-Automatic
    but it's belt-mounted, so the darn thing would hang down below fingertip length. Is there a shoulder holster that would fit it? With its 6.6" LWD barrel, it really is a monster at 14" of barrel length.

    Thanks for any and all recommendations!
     
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  2. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    I got to look at my future Osprey last weekend - it was lighter than I expected but I have a long wait ahead of me.

    That barrel looks to be about an inch too long. The length issue is always a pain with suppressors. I usually just put them on when I get to where I am shooting and then take them off when letting them cool down.

    It will be interesting to see what others do.
     
  3. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    I deliberately bought the longest one that LWD had for the G21, to get the extra pressure reduction before the slug crowns. It also adds a few percent to the muzzle velocity, especially when shooting +P. Really, the aiming/carrying difference between 12½" and 14" is not enough to forgo the potential benefits.
     
  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    You will also find that can works great on a lot of 9mm pistols also; also subsonic 300blk ARs, if you are so inclined.
     
  5. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Right-o. Any pistol round small enough to fit should be okay, although it would look "interesting" to hang that can off my PPK!
     
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    madmax woodburn Active Member

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    thats a LONG barrel. I have one thats a bit short for a g21 and threaded
     
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    mattdomes Newberg Active Member

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  8. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Gnarly lookin' little mother, that one. I'm surprised that those forward rails don't count as a grip, making it an AOW.