anybody here own any Walther handguns? if so, can you tell me how you like it compared to other brands (colt, taurus, s&w). are they good weapons or low quality?
I had the Smith / Walther combo, P-99.40 cal, position of the mag (amidextrious) release sucked and and the decocker was too far back to comfortably or easily use.
Only put about 300 rounds through it till I switched to a Sig 229 in .357
I am in no way in the know about this stuff like Geezah or Durandal and other board members, I just didn't like the weapon, even down to little red dot thing that told you if you were in single action. Was easy to maintain and clean.
Noobs opinion here my friend, you'll get better ones I am sure.
it would be for occasional shooting but also for carrying. i was looking at all the smaller, compact pieces and trying to do some research. lemme tell you though, i am somewhat a virgin with handgund, i've shot plenty, but i don't know **** about them. so is 9mm the same as .40, or just closely related?
my buddy carries a 1911, but im a believer that you dont need a .45 to stop a mugging. plus 1911 are much more expensive
357 sig is call a signature round, a sig arms developed round and put their name on it. It suppose to copy the ballistics of a 357 Mag. It is like a 9mm Super mag, it uses the 9mm bullet (0.355) in a bottleneck 40 S&W case.
Neat thing about it, you can convert many of the 40 S&W to 357 Sig, by changing the barrels, about a $120.00 conversion.
I never understood the die hards on 9mm, it is ballistically the same as 38 Special. The advantage of 9mm are the autos pistols and extended capacity mags over the 38 Sp wheel gun. 357 became the replacement to the 38 sp because of power.
1911, you got to love them but the autos are NOT the best carry for police. Sa/da autos are better. Leaving it cocked can allow dirt and stuff to fall in that space between the hammer and firing pin. Cocked and locked violates one of the first safety issues on gun, never trust the safety of a firearm, the only safety is the shooter.
With development of 40S&W, 41AE, etc, you have a better round than a 9mm in taking a person down.
As with everything there are trade offs, the bigger the round, the less rounds in a magazine, control becomes more of a issue, and some shooters get left behind. Plus there is added cost.
Muzzel breaks have really added new deminsions to BIG calibers, reduce recoil makes it more shooter friendly.
I have not heard much on 357 sig replacing any of the police side arms. I have heard it is a little trickey to reload. I guess I will find out, I have 2 40 S&W glocks that I bought 357 sig barrels for. Next it is, I need to get dies.