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    "Miss America" has arrived!

    I think I'm going to call this one "Miss America" - she already has a sash on!



    I'm ready for my closeup Mr. DeMille!



    Had to drive through a virtual flood to go pick her up. And it only takes one idiot to bollux everything up for everybody else. Finally had to go around the *nice* *person* who didn't understand that flashing red is a stop sign...

    The LGS was flabberghasted at the price I paid!
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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    Real good ammo the pistol MEH.
    good luck with it.
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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    Maybe you should stick to the orange mag only,
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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by NN View Post
    Maybe you should stick to the orange mag only,
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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    Feels good to have freedom, doesn't it? You Suck!
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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    Looks more like a " Dorothy" to me....
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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyrlf3 View Post
    Feels good to have freedom, doesn't it? You Suck!
    Sure does. The amount of hassle and the amount of money involved were both minimal. I bought the pictured ammo from the LGS 'cause I kinda felt bad for not buying the gun from them - he told me he couldn't even buy that gun wholesale for what I paid for it ($239).
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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    Well, I ordered an overpriced 9 round mag from ShopRuger.com with my 20% new owner coupon. "2 more rounds of prevention" as somebody's ad used to say.

    The manual states:
    "Your new RUGER (R) LC9s (R) pistol arrived from the factory properly lubricated and ready to fire. You do not need to clean the pistol before using it for the first time."
    Uh, kinda. Properly lubed, yea - looked good to me. But when I field stripped it and inspected the barrel, there was all kinds of dust, dirt, lint, and Goddess knows what other detritus inside. So I ran a patch through it. Mo' bettah!
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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    I hope it shoots better than it looks.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    The manual states:

    "Your new RUGER (R) LC9s (R) pistol arrived from the factory properly lubricated and ready to fire. You do not need to clean the pistol before using it for the first time."
    You also don't need to check that your issued parachute isn't just a backpack before jumping out of an airplane. Used to be that the P-89's came with about half a teaspoon of what appeared to be Vaseline in-artistically distributed throughout the innards - - sometimes they even got it where lube SHOULD go. I don't know how many of those I handled coming through the LGS that had been shot ad infinitium without having been taken apart once. You can have white cake, yellow cake, or chocolate cake for your birthday; these guns were a gift of black cake.

    Looks like you got a slightly chunky Glock 43 with a thumb safety. Should be a decent workhorse for ya.
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    Good luck with her Zorbie, and lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigslug View Post
    Looks like you got a slightly chunky Glock 43 with a thumb safety. Should be a decent workhorse for ya.
    Should be. It was a choice between this one and the G43 - they both felt and shot pretty much alike. So when this one came up on a screaming deal, I pounced - thanx to Big Chief!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    I think I'm going to call this one "Miss America" - she already has a sash on!



    I'm ready for my closeup Mr. DeMille!



    Had to drive through a virtual flood to go pick her up. And it only takes one idiot to bollux everything up for everybody else. Finally had to go around the *nice* *person* who didn't understand that flashing red is a stop sign...

    The LGS was flabberghasted at the price I paid!

    Cool grab. Hope it does well for you.

    And I was patrolling in that monsoon. It was something.
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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonMPD View Post
    Cool grab. Hope it does well for you.

    And I was patrolling in that monsoon. It was something.
    King St/520 between 1 and the HH Causeway was a bit dicey in the westbound direction. Other than that, not much problem - just avoid the deep spots!
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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    Sure does. The amount of hassle and the amount of money involved were both minimal. I bought the pictured ammo from the LGS 'cause I kinda felt bad for not buying the gun from them - he told me he couldn't even buy that gun wholesale for what I paid for it ($239).
    At that price, I'd have bought it too.
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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    I bought one when they were new, paid $379. Darn nice trigger.
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    Yep - darn nice trigger indeed.
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    Great deal buddy. I keep thinking I want a light small 9mm as a belly gun but somehow, even with all the current awesome deals out there, I keep buying anything but a darn little 9mm...
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    Tell BC - he'll find you the next deal!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    Tell BC - he'll find you the next deal!!
    Oh no thank you! I get in enough trouble all on my own...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wambli Ska View Post
    Oh no thank you! I get in enough trouble all on my own...
    That's true enough - what with all that "downsizing" and whatnot!
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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    Sho' is small compared to my CZ!





    In the safe with Wife's carry piece:

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    Re: "Miss America" has arrived!

    "Two extra rounds of prevention." But why can't I get one that matches my gun?

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    Hey Congrats

    No complaints with mine and I suspect you will be a happy camper with yours too.

    Don't listen to the color haters on here...................like that ole Col told us in the Army, his college GF asked him who he expected to please with that little thing.........he said ME

    Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Chief View Post
    Hey Congrats

    No complaints with mine and I suspect you will be a happy camper with yours too.

    Don't listen to the color haters on here...................like that ole Col told us in the Army, his college GF asked him who he expected to please with that little thing.........he said ME

    Enjoy.
    I have a kid who likes her guns pink Chief. Blue is a walk in the park on a gun in my opinion. Pink not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorba View Post
    "Two extra rounds of prevention." But why can't I get one that matches my gun?

    It's a nice contrast..... don't give it another thought...
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    Matches the top! Like a black gun with a blue stripe! Yea, that's it - that's the ticket!!
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    Think of it as a pistol with a racing stripe......
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    I have the first issue LC9 with a horribly long crapper trigger pull but with some practice I have her figured out pretty well. She is my constant companion in a DeSantis Nemesis holster in my right hip pocket ( the reason I mostly wear carpenter jeans ).
    I have been concidering the LC9 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    I have the first issue LC9 with a horribly long crapper trigger pull but with some practice I have her figured out pretty well. She is my constant companion in a DeSantis Nemesis holster in my right hip pocket ( the reason I mostly wear carpenter jeans ).
    I have been concidering the LC9s though.

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