Also: The current SDs are 2nd-gen so to speak, as the first ones that came out had Melonite finish available as well and came standard with night sights but sold at a slightly higher price. The current offerings are only in black frame/stainless slide and stardard 3-dot sights, but I believe any sights for the M&P work on these.
Also, 9mm is a lot cheaper than 45 and I can 'borrow' from my family members' stocks as well.
Price-wise: figure $430 OTD after taxes and fees for the SD and $20 for the Apex kit. I've got around $850 in my M&P as far as pistol, Apex parts, sights, spares, etc are concerned.
However, I do want to try one of the new FNSs though. Here in CA, we only have the original FNPs on-roster and readily available, even the FNXs aren't on-roster.
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Girlfriend picked this up while she was port stopped in Antalya back in July, finally got to bring it home today
Now for the unveiling.
Such intricate carvings, supposedly all handcrafted.
It's a Huglu 103c, but better still, it's a bird gun from Turkey
Thanks! If I had a bit more cashflow I would have told her to pick up a couple more, sort of a "his and hers" pair and a side-by-side. I might talk to the importer to see about doing things online since the g/f will be on shore duty for the next 4 years. Nevertheless, it'd be a shame to leave this locked away and out of view, so my next order of business will be to figure out a display case
Tried to take some pics of the rifle and pistol. Came out ok for a cell phone.
I like the new rifle config. I had a cheap reddot on there for a while and recently traded for these magpul sights.....which arent great either but there will be a 0-4x24 sight on there this winter. In the meantime I will acclimate myself with my new backup sights.
Trusty xdm9 recently crossed the 10k round mark. Yet to have a malfunction with it.
abawp: Gorgeous O/U!!
Went to the range to help a buddy search for a his first handgun; we rented Glock17, XD9, SR40, Sig226. After all was said and done, he liked the soft and smooth shooting of the SR40, but likes the size of the compact model. I found out I like the SR40 in fullsize... Think that may be next pistol; not 9mm so it doesn't help caliber commonality, but it shoots softer than the M&P9C... Also, have a chance at a decent deal on a Yugo M48- roughly $250 OTD after tax and DROS, looks to be unfired and still bathed in cosmoline. So... .40S&W or 8mm Mauser?
As for the Yugo, it'd be ~$260 OTD... Looks unfired and unissued. Very tempting. Hardest part is getting all the cosmoline out... Are the commercial 8mm loads (PPU, Federal, WWB) ok to shoot in it or will I have to track down milsurp?
It should shoot everything fine. If you buy milsurp though it'd be a good idea to remove to corrosive salts from the bore after each shoot. I've seen forum threads on Yugo 8mm "sniper" ammo being far and away the best quality stuff you can get and the Yugo Mausers supposedly shoot very tight groups with it. Becoming harder to find, though.
I don't think you can wrong with either.
I still need to order a few more parts, but have a LT111 mount and 4 Pmags on order. They should arrive by the end of next week then I can at least shoot it.
Still need to decide which bi-pod I want, then a sling and sling mounts, and I want to get some offset sights for it. Debating between the KAC 600m offset sights or the Deuck Defense one.
Yep, they're getting up into Knights Armament price range (ie. the pricing stratosphere). My buddy just placed an order for his OBR sometime last week.
The skinny is that it's a fantastic rifle, so I guess it should be worthwhile - particularly if you hold onto it for 20 years.
Makes certain other rifles look like a bargain.
Yep, I agree...but I mean I'm seeing the price of many "excellent" AR rifles in the $2400 range now, and I think "damn that's expensive"...then I see the $3K+ guns and think "okay, not so bad...".
I think the best price point for a competent rifle (something the OBR is heads and tails above) is about $1500. I think for around $1500 you should be able to buy or build a very competent, reliable, mil-spec or better fighting gun. Anything beyond that should be bells and whistles or customized stuff.