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My new Elsie Pea with my car key and a Fenix L0D.




Sig Sauer P226 with Surefire C2 LED and some Winchester Ranger Ts




Walther P22




Next to come... a nice .22lr pistol, probably a Ruger. The P22 is fun, but definitely not a target pistol.
 

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Very nice Rev. I am a Walther fan also. I have the P99 in 9mm and a compact in .40. The latter is having its finger groove removed better knowns as a fingergrooveectomy by Accurate-Iron.

By the way, you didn't steal the idea of taking a photo of your gun with your car keys from Jocko did you? He did the same thing with the keys to his '75 Plymouth Volare (or was it a Dodge Aspen?). No flashlight though. I don't think flashlights were around back then.
 

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The Walther is IMHO, the most under-valued polymer gun sold in the US. Under-marketed by S&W the distributor (they don't want anything to interefere with sales of the M&P), it is the sleeper of all sleepers. Few people realize how good the Walther polymer line is, particularly the P99. Just a fine gun.
 

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Yeah, the Walther is a lot of fun. Not very easy to shoot accurately, and it throws brass everywhere, but every time I consider trading it I remember how much fun it is.

Didn't intend to steal any ideas... on thefiringline people have pictures with everything (and I mean EVERYTHING), so I don't think anything can be considered original anymore. I was trying to find something to show the size, so I did my keys and a nice pen, but my wife told me the pen looked retarded.

Thanks for the compliments!
 

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Just before the boating accident, that's when all my guns that I was transporting to my camp sunk with the boat, I was telling my wife that I should take some pix of my guns.
 

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There is a longer barrel you can buy for the P22 for target practice. I have the P22 also without the longer barrel, my 8 year old daughter loves to shoot it ;D
 

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RobR369 said:
There is a longer barrel you can buy for the P22 for target practice. I have the P22 also without the longer barrel, my 8 year old daughter loves to shoot it ;D
Its not really the barrel length that makes it so lousy for target shooting, its the wide tactical sites, heavy trigger pull, and very light weight that makes it very difficult to shoot accurately (at least for bullseye shooting @ 25 yards). Those I know who have the longer barrel actually dislike it a lot, it is a pain to clean because you have to remove the fake compensator, it increases the chances of slide breakage, and nobody I have spoken to who has both can tell any noticeable difference from the increased sight radius. That is why I got the shorter barrel.

As everyone else has said, it is still a lot of fun to shoot.
 

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Richard X said:
revance your photos look great! how are they lit, what kind of camera are you using--seriously you could publish these...
Thanks!

You really want to know?

I am taking them in natural light from a window with a cruddy Kodak 6MP point and shoot with the flash turned off. It really is a junky camera that almost never produces good pictures, however it seems to do well with black guns. Half the time I find myself having to put my finger over the light sensor on it when taking indoor pictures because otherwise it won't have a long enough shudder speed and the pictures will be really dark. The LCP picture is a little darker because it was a cloudy day, but I could probably lighten it up a bit in photoshop if I wanted to take the time.
 

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kensteele said:
nice pics. what is that black background? table, mat, rug?
Now you want all my secrets ::) Actually, I think this is really the only secret, because I haven't seen anyone else use it before.

I guess I will share. Its a black mousepad... a BIG mousepad.

I originally got it to be a cleaning mat, but it works perfect for pictures because it is really matte and lays perfectly flat.
 

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ragu1macrider said:
Just before the boating accident, that's when all my guns that I was transporting to my camp sunk with the boat, I was telling my wife that I should take some pix of my guns.
I was on a camping trip snorkelling and found a whole crap load of guns in the water!!! Can you believe how lucky I was. If only there'd been a camera as well, I'd post some pics of them ;D
 

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Its not really the barrel length that makes it so lousy for target shooting, its the wide tactical sites, heavy trigger pull, and very light weight that makes it very difficult to shoot accurately (at least for bullseye shooting @ 25 yards).
I use a Ruger MKIII 22/45 with fiber sights for target shooting. A friend of mine owns a P22 & when shooting we often trade pistols. I've found that I am almost as accurate with the P22 as the MKIII. I have problems with my eyesite & the wide sights help me. The P22 is a blast to shoot!
 
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