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Hello from Tacoma WA

#1 Post by RussellB » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:10 am

Greetings, new here. I've been an off and on gun owner for most of my life but as a Progressive I don't really fit in with the NRA crowd. I have recently purchased my first new gun in decades for self defense, since our beloved Doberman passed away I felt I should probably have something else in the house with a bark.

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#2 Post by bigbass4me » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:32 pm

Welcome from blue dot veteran in NC


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#3 Post by SubRosa » Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:34 pm

Welcome home!

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#4 Post by lurker » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:23 pm

well? wadja get?

oh, and :welcome:
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#5 Post by senorgrand » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:46 pm

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#6 Post by Hiker » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:49 pm

Welcome from Lexington KY
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#7 Post by Bucolic » Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:37 pm

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#8 Post by Mandaliberal » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:07 pm

Welcome from Florida! You’ve come to the right place


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#9 Post by lurker » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:09 pm

Mandaliberal wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:07 pm
Welcome from Florida! You’ve come to the right place
the left-ish right place!
creepy stalker dude :hmm: aka lurch.

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#10 Post by Mandaliberal » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:10 pm

lurker wrote:
Mandaliberal wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:07 pm
Welcome from Florida! You’ve come to the right place
the left-ish right place!
Yes, what lurker said


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#11 Post by autovon » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:47 pm

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#12 Post by highdesert » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:34 pm

:welcome:
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#13 Post by RussellB » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:10 pm

Thanks everyone for the welcoming words. I just purchased a M&P Shield 45 with the laser sight, got a smoking deal on it. Funny the last two 45s I shot were a 45 Webley revolver and 45-70 rifle.

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#14 Post by Mandaliberal » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:19 pm

RussellB wrote:Thanks everyone for the welcoming words. I just purchased a M&P Shield 45 with the laser sight, got a smoking deal on it. Funny the last two 45s I shot were a 45 Webley revolver and 45-70 rifle.
Is it first generation or the MP 2? I own a MP 2 9mm compact. 4 in barrel, 15 round mag. I absolutely love it. Was thinking of getting the 45 version but was curious about the shield 45. Let me/us know how it shoots. Cheers!


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#15 Post by lurker » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:40 pm

RussellB wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Thanks everyone for the welcoming words. I just purchased a M&P Shield 45 with the laser sight, got a smoking deal on it. Funny the last two 45s I shot were a 45 Webley revolver and 45-70 rifle.
cool! i own a trapdoor in 45/70, and have handled but not shot a webley. big handgun.
creepy stalker dude :hmm: aka lurch.

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#16 Post by Buck13 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:39 am

Howdy from Ballard! I didn't even know there was a Shield .45 now. Interesting. I've been paying little attention to the market for the last couple of years. I'll have to look up the dimensions...

Almost any kind of dog as an early warning device is probably at least as valuable as a .45. i've never had a dog since teenage years, but I'm getting more and more tempted to get one again.
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#17 Post by RussellB » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:52 am

lurker wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:40 pm
RussellB wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Thanks everyone for the welcoming words. I just purchased a M&P Shield 45 with the laser sight, got a smoking deal on it. Funny the last two 45s I shot were a 45 Webley revolver and 45-70 rifle.
cool! i own a trapdoor in 45/70, and have handled but not shot a webley. big handgun.
The Webley is a really fun gun to shoot with the top break and half moon clips. To get the most out of the experience I recommend wearing a pith helmet. :D

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#18 Post by lurker » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:57 am

RussellB wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:52 am
lurker wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:40 pm
RussellB wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Thanks everyone for the welcoming words. I just purchased a M&P Shield 45 with the laser sight, got a smoking deal on it. Funny the last two 45s I shot were a 45 Webley revolver and 45-70 rifle.
cool! i own a trapdoor in 45/70, and have handled but not shot a webley. big handgun.
The Webley is a really fun gun to shoot with the top break and half moon clips. To get the most out of the experience I recommend wearing a pith helmet. :D
i'll do that, thanks!
creepy stalker dude :hmm: aka lurch.

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#19 Post by RussellB » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:59 am

Buck13 wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:39 am
Howdy from Ballard! I didn't even know there was a Shield .45 now. Interesting. I've been paying little attention to the market for the last couple of years. I'll have to look up the dimensions...

Almost any kind of dog as an early warning device is probably at least as valuable as a .45. i've never had a dog since teenage years, but I'm getting more and more tempted to get one again.
I miss our Dobie, at 86 pounds she defiantly got people's attention. As for size of the 45 M&P, it's not that much bigger than the 9. I have the hands of a twelve year old girl so the single stacked clip is a good fit.

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#20 Post by RussellB » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:08 am

Mandaliberal wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:19 pm
RussellB wrote:Thanks everyone for the welcoming words. I just purchased a M&P Shield 45 with the laser sight, got a smoking deal on it. Funny the last two 45s I shot were a 45 Webley revolver and 45-70 rifle.
Is it first generation or the MP 2? I own a MP 2 9mm compact. 4 in barrel, 15 round mag. I absolutely love it. Was thinking of getting the 45 version but was curious about the shield 45. Let me/us know how it shoots. Cheers!


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Here is the link https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/a ... laserguard

The specs say it is the M&P 2.0 but it looks like mine is an older version with a bolt-on laser accessory The latest version looks like it uses a laser that is more integrated into the frame.

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