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Since I couldn't decide, my wife flipped a coin!

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by edison bulb, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I believe in the "two is one and one is none" philosophy. In the interest of having at a minimum two firearms chambered in the same caliber, I had a weighty decision to make:

    Ruger GP100 6"
    Glock 30​

    Since many days have gone going back and forth...at the suggestion of a friend to "toss a coin!"...I did just that. Just a few moments ago my wife flipped a quarter...and the best two out of three was:

    GLOCK 30 AKA "The 230 Grain Sledgehammer"

    So I'm going shopping on Wednesday :)This will satisfy a minimum of two firearms in .45acp
     
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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Right on:) Congrats!

    Personally took my GP100 out today and was just hitting dead on with .38sp in it.

    Hardest recoil in a handgun I've shot was in an M&P 45 with some hot factory loads - felt like I was lucky to hit the paper much less the middle. Couldn't figure out where my first
    2 shots went until I got up to the target and saw a giant hole in each of my metal clips that hold the paper up top lol.
     
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  3. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm a bit concerned with rapid fire with a G30 because it is much lighter than my Kimber Pro TLE II which I'm good on followups with. Practice makes perfect though!

    The GP100 will be my next gun. I need this beast because the SP101 2.25" isn't suitable for me using 357. Carry load is Hornady Critical Defense 38 Spec + P.
     
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  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I EDC a G30, and (for me) its quite controllable for rapid fire and that's with +p rounds. ;)
     
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  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    SP101 is a great gun, we've got one with a 3" barrel. It can be a bit punishing with .357 rounds. I'm looking forward to adding a 4" GP100 one of these days myself.
     
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  6. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Lol :D

    The worst pistol I've shot us a 329pd with full power 44 mag loads, apparently 28oz does nothing to tame recoil :D
     
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  7. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I was shooting my buddies 454 Alaskan with some 45 colt granny loads when he slipped a 454 hornady 300 grainer on the 6th round, it about flew out if my hands :D
     
  8. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm looking at a smith 460 xvr 3.5" :eek: It should make a nice pea shooter :D
     
  9. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The 460 with an 8-3/8 barrel is a ( dirty harry can kiss my aspen ) :D
     
  10. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    i love shootin some stout .357 loads that i handload for my brothers sp101.

    14.8gr 2400
    158gr Lswc

    YEAH BABY.
     
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  11. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I can't wait! The 6" Ruger is on the "to get list" for sure. Really looking forward to the G30 though for another EDC piece after becoming proficient with it. 10+1 plus an extra magazine is more than enough to take care of a deadly problem. Don't think I'll be trading much carrying it over the G19.
     
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  12. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Ain't nothing wrong in a G19 w/15 rounds of 124/147-gr. JHP +p+
     
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  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Now, that's the best of both worlds! Loading hot .357's and shooting them in your brothers revolver!
    I do love shooting max loads in a .357! I eventually split the forcing cone in my favorite! My buddy's said "now you can cook the critter when you shoot it!";)
     
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  14. edison bulb

    edison bulb Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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  15. Marine Airedale

    Marine Airedale Central Oregon Coast Member

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    I went away from 2400 a long time ago, been using 296 in 'Magnum' .357 loads for a long time. Years back when I did burn up a pound of 2400 it seemed to be much dirtier.
     
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  16. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    ive got some h110 maybe i'll try that. was saving it for my 300blk tho.
     
  17. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    you will be surprised at the 30's ability to harness recoil

    45 acp is not hard recoiling.....it is not snappy but has a good push
    I run a G29 for my EDC, exactly the same as the G30 but in 10mm auto. 10mm auto is like shooting two 45 acp but snappier and the sub compact Glocks handle it fine and follow up shots are there if your technique is there

    alaskan_zps6892a74b.jpg

    love mine, will rattle your fillings a little
     
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  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, and the concussion will leave you sterile for a week!':eek:
     
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    jdaddy15911 Shelton Member

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    My 460 S&W's come out of a TC Pro Hunter. Kicks like a mule stung by a bee, but at least I don't have to worry about shooting myself.
     
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  20. jdaddy15911

    jdaddy15911 Shelton Member

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    Go with the 45/70. Especially if you reload, but even if you don't. The range of loads is bigger. The cost is half as much per round, and if you reload, you can build 45/70 to be a wicked round. A word of advice, though get a walnut forend for it. The recoil trashes the polymer ones pretty quick.
     
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