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Most of my guns – a day with @shmurnoff

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wynfrith hat auf deine Fotoserie geantwortet:

Walther PP (.32 ACP), made in 1982 in Ulm. Holster…

Can we see the pistol I unholstered? I like pocket pistols, and I want to acquire one more in something better then .25acp, but not larger then 9mm Markov.

Here is it, back with its Nill grips. I took my P220 out of the safe to provide you with a size comparison. Note the PP is really not a pocket pistol, but is a very good choice for an IWB holster carry due to its thinness.

In that category, I’m quite fond of the Beretta 7x and 8x series (and I would very much like to try the tip-up barel 86) and the SIG P23x (I’m looking for a .32 ACP P230 with blue finish at the moment). Makarov pistols are very comfortable too. 

With my meaty hands, anything smaller than a Beretta 7x is problematic, I have troubles reaching the trigger for double taps and I have reliability issues (i.e. with Kel-Tec P32 or Glock 42).

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SIG-Sauer P226 with steel frame. I still prefer my SIG P220 over this fat beast, even with its 9 rounds magazine versus 17 rounds of the P226 one because my pistol is far lighter, its trigger is better (but I honestly don’t know why), the handle is much more confortable for my hands (and more versatile, for friends with bigger or smaller hands than mine), it’s no less precise and it doesn’t have a stupid accessory rail.

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jeep42willys:

laurentbelkacem:

r3druger reblogged your photo and added :

Where’s the mag release for the P220?

At the heel of the pistol grip (which  is the correct location for a service pistol).

laurentbelkacem

Americans love to bash this setup.  You see it all the time in gun reviews.  It will go like this:

“Yeah the “insert gun here” is a great shooting gun with excellent ergonomics, sweet recoil characteristics, and great accuracy, but most shooters will have a hard time with the ‘Euro’ style mag release.”

Or, on on your average gun forum:

“Sure, that’s a great pistol, but that stupid heel mag release is so slow, a total deal breaker, etc & etc.”

Training, people…….training.

I really think the Browning mag release is slightly more ergonomic, since you don’t need two hands to eject your magazine (on most pistols).

But anyway, you need two hands to insert a fresh magazine, so the advantage is very relative. In any case, this simple system was, until recently, the only one taking care of the 10% left-handed population without forcing them to some acrobacies or shooting with their weak hand.

It’s maybe a little bit slower to work with for people used to the Browning configuration, but it got an advantage : your magazine “tap” is systematically included in the sequence of the reloading, improving reliability.

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r3druger reblogged your photo and added :

Where’s the mag release for the P220?

At the heel of the pistol grip (which  is the correct location for a service pistol).

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Can you tell at a glance which one is the P220, which one is the P226 ?

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Wood & style : two Browning-system 9mm pistols, the manual-safety, single action, double-column magazine, rounded triggerguard FN GP 35 and the decocker-only, double action, single-column magazine, squared triggerguard SIG P220 (Swiss Army Pistolet 75). It’s not gun porn when it’s art.

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Fast shooting smiley group

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simplestupide:

Perotti’s Commander is back in stock! 

Acier : MOX27
Trempe : Intégrale
Emoutures : Saber Grind
Longueur totale : 21,8 cm
Lame : 11 cm
Epaisseur : 3 mm
Plaquettes : G10 noir
Etui : Kydex
Made in France by Tony Lopes

CHF 160.-

Better than an Opinel

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My P210 got a new dress : a vintage Nill pair of walnut grips, with a kitschy Swiss enamel coat-of-arms probably set by the former owner. I’ve got it for a steal (about five times less than retail price) and I really like the fact they are used, they compliment nicely the light wear of the metal).

Please note that I only put back the loaded magazine for the gripless pictures (in order to highlight them with the brass of the cartridges), all maintenance manipulations were done with a checked, unloaded weapon.