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Where to find an optic plate cover?

I lost my slide cover on my Arex Zero 1 T. And they have been out of stock for months on their website, anyone got info on where I could look to find another?

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2024/07/10
20:16 UTC

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Gun with wide range of loads for different recoil

TLDR - looking for gun with range of loads for lighter recoil for wife to train with but also packs a punch for woods defense

Hi all - I am an avid outdoorsman (hunting/hiking/ultra running/climbing/bc skiing/ essentially anything out there) I have always felt extremely comfortable in the back country (utah/idaho) and know that mountain lions and bears are there and have always been quite comfortable with it. I have seen them and they have for sure seen me but theyre 99.9% not interested. I am starting my Elk Scouting now and the other day I had a mountain lion stalking me for awhile which perhaps because I was being a lot stiller and quieter moving around? This came after i had a decent pack of coyotes not leaving my van site alone after me trying to scare them off down some national forest roads about a month ago. So for my quieter pursuits I have admittedly gotten a bit rattled. from reading I know a good woods gun is a 10mm but I would also like a gun that could carry lighter loads for my wife to also be able to train with. I have seen a lot of arguments online that a 9mm withe deep penetrating ammo has worked (not generally in brown or griz country) but curious if there are other options. I know no gun does it all and everything will have pros and cons but curious if anyone has a gun has advice for this type of situation.

Key decision making facts:

  • 80% of time will be used by me hunting/glassing
  • wife is about 120 lb but quite athletic
  • no gun ranges around me rent a 10 mm (and no one i know has one) though do have 45 acp which i understand is similar but can only shoot their ammo
  • most likely wild targets would be mountain lion or black bear though i know statistically a person is a higher danger.

lmk if any more information and once again I know nothing does it all but some do more than others.

9 Comments
2024/07/10
15:30 UTC

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Full sized 9mm with a manual safety, 15+ rounds capacity, ambi, and optics ready under $800?

I'm looking for a handgun for a very specific use case. Any recommendations?

42 Comments
2024/07/10
15:13 UTC

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What brand and model is this automatic pistol that the carjacker used?

From this story (link) what is the pistol pictured in the article that the carjacker used in his attempt to carjack Sotomayer's bodyguard?

https://preview.redd.it/b1hcn5xzylbd1.jpg?width=1600&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=4625b7c7c437396d141f84fbf32cfe3ed6f5cbf0

3 Comments
2024/07/10
03:12 UTC

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My granddad's weapon during the war. Made in 1919 issued in WW2.

3 Comments
2024/07/10
02:49 UTC

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On a budget

Looking for a cheep but decent torque screwdriver for optic screws. Any recommendations?

2 Comments
2024/07/10
01:19 UTC

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My current handgun collection

I might be a Cz and ruger fan. Could use some more rugers for sure.

19 Comments
2024/07/09
21:58 UTC

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Opinion on HS produkt compact 9mm

Rate it out of 10 and whats the difference between HS produkt compact and Springfield xd-9

1 Comment
2024/07/09
18:29 UTC

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Anyone know what these plates are and if they are worth anything. . Got them w an HS407C gr xr and they don’t fit mine so I’m just planning on sellin em cheap if yall know what they are worth any help would be appreciated. I know they don’t fit my p10F that’s for sure.

12 Comments
2024/07/09
17:44 UTC

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Bad pic but is this fake?

Saw this on instagram the lettering on the slide looks off to me and idk much about glocks but it’s a bad pic who knows

18 Comments
2024/07/09
06:29 UTC

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Stoeger STR-9C Extended Magazine

I bought an extended magazine for my str-9c, and its advertised everywhere as a 16rd but it only holds 13rds.. What makes it even more confusing is it has a whole baseplate but the mag with just the pinky extension is a 13rd. Am I missing something?

0 Comments
2024/07/09
05:59 UTC

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365 madness

Pretty much any combo is cool. The fuse shoots really nice. The legion grip module feels the best but the icarus is amazing as well. Just so many combos.

8 Comments
2024/07/09
05:51 UTC

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Compensated Compact or Full Size Pistol?

Looking at a possible upgrade or change to my CCW. During my search, something came to mind. Comparatively speaking, would you say a compact pistol with comp would have less felt recoil or "snappiness" over a full size handgun or would they be comparable?

7 Comments
2024/07/09
05:11 UTC

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G17.3 slide

2 Comments
2024/07/08
23:10 UTC

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Target Range Groupings/ Guess My Gun

just thought i’d share my groupings from the 3rd time ever shooting handguns at the range. please see the distances are 20ft chest, 30ft left target, 50ft right target, and 75ft headshots and number of shots per group. i’ve owned my handgun for quite some time but rarely go shoot. only ever been shooting 3 times so more experienced shooters let me know: is this average, good, or exceptional for a beginner shooter? i’m left handed no lessons. i think it would be interesting for y’all to also guess what gun i own. hint: 9mm 16+1 mag

11 Comments
2024/07/08
16:59 UTC

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What gun is this?

16 Comments
2024/07/08
15:56 UTC

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Dutch Loading magazines.

Yeah, I know it's kind of a Fudd question, but around 10 years ago this was a thing. I just wondered if it fell out of favor because it really didn't provide any benefit, or the trend just changed. I'm talking about defensive handgun distances, and dropping your attacker as quickly as possible.

4 Comments
2024/07/08
13:45 UTC

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Best starter?

Hi I'm a 21M who moves in and out of my parents home due to going to university. Since I'm on my own in University I have talked to my parents about getting my own hand gun and taking courses since I'm new to fire arms. My mom has been really iffy on guns in general so my dad never looked into them until recently since me and my brothers are grown.

I've been looking into Glocks because I've heard they are reliable. I'm looking for something that is reliable, good for a starter, good for home defense and is able to me modified. I've also been looking into conversion kits for just fun as I'm not going to be looking for an AR or anything of that caliber till I'm fully on my own out of my parents house.

TLDR; best Glock suggestions for new gun owner? Looking for best all around and can be heavily modified.

34 Comments
2024/07/08
01:52 UTC

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22f, never owned a gun, often run alone at night, looking to buy one for the first time.

What do I need to do beforehand to be as safe as possible? Should I take a gun safety class? Should I carry it unloaded? Should I make sure to buy a gun with a safety? Not looking to spend more than $300 if possible. Dont need something super elaborate just want it for self defense.

70 Comments
2024/07/08
00:37 UTC

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Can’t beat the G17.5

21 Comments
2024/07/07
23:07 UTC

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Spent some more quality range time with my SAR

Every time I get back from the range with this gun I love it more and more

8 Comments
2024/07/07
22:44 UTC

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Anyone Use ShipMyGun ?

17 Comments
2024/07/07
20:31 UTC

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Sig P365 XL and S&W Shield Plus OR

Which one do you like more between the two and why?

13 Comments
2024/07/07
18:34 UTC

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Beretta 80x cheetah .380

Hey guys,

Just bought my first handgun. Here in Europe .380 is pretty rare but i couldn't keep myself from buying this gun once i held it.

4 Comments
2024/07/07
17:58 UTC

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Big, bad and heavy.

Simple Sig Emperor Scorpion 1911.

1 Comment
2024/07/07
15:26 UTC

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Sig Sauer M17 9mm vs Springfield XDM Elite 4.5 9mm

I am looking between these guns, and have an Sig SP2022 (DA/SA) that is my conceal carry, the striker world is new to me. I will be open carrying this out west working on a ranch, and doing fence work so there will be some movement while carrying. I will also carry it fishing in remote parts of idaho. Given that my SP2022 has no safety, but a DA first trigger pull, I am not sure what of the two safety options is better. I like the idea of the XDM‘s two ‘no-think’ safety features (trigger and palm) but I also like the idea of the Sig M17’s manual safety. Does anyone have a preference between these two?

0 Comments
2024/07/07
12:35 UTC

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What’s missing in this collection?

Been having the itch for a new pistol lately, so I thought I’d bounce some ideas off of Reddit. As you can see in the photo, I currently have 3 hammer fired SA/DA, and one striker. 2 polymer frames and 2 metal. My current EDC is the canik, and honestly it’s been great, but I’m wondering if an upgrade to my CCW shouldn’t be next in priorities. The 365X definitely feels good in my hand. If I continue carrying the Canik then I’d probably go with a range toy, something full size like a beretta 92 or a Springfield 1911. I know these are two completely different use cases, range toy vs CCW, but in your guys opinion what would you say? Or any other pistols I’m haven’t mentioned that I should consider?

71 Comments
2024/07/07
03:12 UTC

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Bought an SRO so decided to 3D print this.

Figured I’d celebrate by 3D printing this SRO multi tool. One side for battery and the other for W/E adjustments.

5 Comments
2024/07/06
22:47 UTC

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