Went to the gunshop yesterday, started looking and cant make my mind up ! I want one of everyone he has !! I'am thinking about one of these, long video but fast forward toward the end ( unless you want to watch the entire video ) where he starts to use the 00 buckshot ( about 16:53 )
I think I have that pistol at the start of the video. I like it. I got for home and self defense because it’s basically point and shoot. It is my carry conceal gun. It does have a big kickback though and flames shoot out the vents on the barrel. Not a bad thing if you know about it. It gets a lot a lot of attention on the range. I would like to get a 9mm but DK wants to keep this pistol around because it is dependable and won't jam just when you need it. I'd buy another one in a New York minute. Take care, Lisa
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Ahhh, the buying a new pistol bug has bit you. I certainly can understand. The I need a 308 suppressor has bitten me. Regarding the pistol, what are your intenede purposes for the weapon, ie concealed carry, target, bedside... I would only use the Judge for things like snakes or other varmints around the house. If carry is the goal I would opt for something that has high capacity, probably a 9 in a XD or glock. Follow the statistics n gunfights and youi will see that 20 shots may be fired and only 2 or 3 actually hit. That includes the police as well. A 9 will kill somebody just as dead as a 45, there is no such thing as knock down power in a pistol, If target and plinking, I believe a 1911 is hard to beat.
I've only owned one handgun and have sold it. I had a Sig Sauer p226 9mm, 15 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. The one I had was a little older "Made in West Germany". I've shot a lot of handguns and the only one I liked better at least for hand feel was a replica p-38 that shot 22's. It was a crappy gun but it felt like it belonged in your hand. If I were to buy another I'd certainly be looking at a Sig but most likely the .40 cal instead of a 9mm.
The operation would start by inserting a magazine and charging the weapon by pulling the slide at which time the hammer would be fully cocked with a round in the chamber. At this point you can either fire it or use the decocking lever to lower the hammer, that is one feature I loved because if there was one thing I hated was guns that required you to manually lower it. When the hammer is lowered this is "safe" mode for the gun, there is no traditional safe button. Sig claims it cannot be accidentally fired without physically depressing the trigger. The firing pin is locked unless the trigger is depressed.
If you want to fire the weapon you can either give it a long harder trigger pull which will cock the hammer and fire the gun or you can manually cock the hammer into the firing position. Once fired or manually cocked it's a very slight pull on the trigger to fire the gun. You can keep on firing until the weapon is empty at which time the slide will remain in the open position, insert a new magazine and let the slide go and you're ready to fire off another magazine.
The sig is a nice weapon, alot of agencies around the world use them. But for the same reason I do not like the 1911's for a carry weapon. There is an extra step involved, cocking the gun. That is why for me it is glock or Springfield XDM. Pull the trigger and it goes bang. Under the stress of a sudden attack while clearing your garment and getting a proper grip on the weapon it is very easy to forget an additional manipulation. This is based on prior experience and alot of force on force training. When I carried 1911's they were in condition 1, other than that useless IMHO. When a bad guy jumps you he will do it quickly and covertly, so quickness to battery is very important.
Again if target shooting, an entire different situation.
Lisa, what brand shell's are you using in it ? Reason I'am asking is because i've been reading that the judge does not like to shoot certain brands, i guess alot of people say it sorta jams or hangs up ,,, have you had any troubles ?
mooseman100 wrote:That is why for me it is glock or Springfield XDM. Pull the trigger and it goes bang.
The Sig is no different at least the one I owned, it can be either double or single action for first shot. When the hammer is in the "safe" position the first pull is hard which will cock the hammer and fire the weapon. After the first shot the hammer remains cocked and it's just a light pull to fire it again. If you want to manually cock it for the first shot to avoid the hard pull you can do that too. It can't get any better for first shot potential because you have both options.
My daily carry weapon is a FEG R 61 .380. It's Double Action Semi-auto, accurate, and very easy to conceal. I also carry a Ruger P-89 9mm from time to time It is rather bulky........but, it does hold 16 rounds.