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  1. #1
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    Some pics of the New Gun

    I just got my first handgun, its a Sig Sauer P229 SCT

    I know this one is a little dark but its still ok


    And then some Macro Shots





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    twisted spring...weird

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    One shot, one kill
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    Lightbulb Twisting in the wind

    You know, Steve ...

    that "twisted" spring might be a terrific engineering twist on the old standard coil spring. I know my Desert Eagle clips do not like to fully extend (causing the subsequent jamming, as you might expect) if they are fully-packed for any length of time (a month or two). The .50 & .44 cal rounds are of significant weight and can easily wear down the clip spring. Even the 9mm 17-shot clips tend to suffer from this issue, too.

    I usually have to unload and work them up a bit, causing them to internally 'heat up' and "grow" back into full extension. Even that exercise is fraught with unreliable loading, at the seventh or eighth shot. At $46 each, re-engineering them with this kind of spring idea might be worth looking at. Mechanically, it is tough balance for properly loading a high-speed automatic weapon. Too much thrust ... jam ... to little, likewise.

    I take it you are using "speed loaders" with your revolver.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-29-2011 at 08:28 PM.
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    don't have a problem with my baby eagle...it is always loaded

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    I Shot 100 rounds out of it today and didnt have any miss fires or failure to loads or anything.

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    Sig is solid

    I have to admit, Des Plaines Finest are big on Sig.

    These guys/gals are betting their lives on their sidearm ... and I know they make informed decisions, but that being said, when I hop into the fray, BIG ain't Sig. It's Israeli Machine/Magnum Research's Desert Eagle or Smith & Wesson's 50. Cal kickmasters. Yeah, you can toss in the Ruger .454 Casull ... because you know you have fired a serious round when that baby let's go!

    In my defense, I say let's go to the range, you toting your favorite 9mm and me sporting a big boy gun. One round, pull the trigger, and check out where the crowd runs to ... or from.

    That's what I call "bang for the buck", because it literally costs a dollar every time you pull the trigger on a big round. That'll keep you shooting on budget.

    If you shoot BMG-50 ... standard load ... the cost escalates to ten dollars a trigger pull. No wonder they only use it for a target a half-mile away. Long distance charges!

    A 16-lb single shot pistol! After you shoot this thing and they've finished casting your arm ...


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    And you thought the SONY 300mm f/2.8 G SSM lens was a tote!

    Good luck and shoot straight!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-30-2011 at 07:32 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    God bless america. Lol
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    +1 Lol
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