GUN I think I'm having second thoughts about my Warthog

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  1. Slick26

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    Which would be a first for me... being the one that buys a gun and holds on to it forever, not wanting to let them go.

    I finally just got it on Sunday (came in Saturday, but I was working).
    Took it to the range today and couldn't get past 150 rounds. Even after the first 100 rounds my hand was done. It was shaking so bad I couldn't keep the gun on target.

    It's a beautiful gun and I love the Milt Sparks VM2 I got for it... but something tells me this might not actually be a good carry gun.

    For those that may not have ever shot one... its fucking brutal. I love 45 acp, but I think this just may be a little too small for that kind of power.

    I don't know. Should I hang on to it and try to get used to it, or should I just dump it and find something better?
    I realize it was just the first time out, and just 150 rnds... but after only 150, I couldn't shoot anymore. Lame, I know... it was just that hard.

    What say ye?
     
  2. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    First thing I would do is make sure I was using the proper grip. If I was sure there was no way to comfortably shoot the firearm then I'd probably get rid of it. No sense in carrying something that you won't want to train with.
     
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    I checked my grip countless times. It's so small that you can only hold the grips one way, its either right, or it wont fire. It's so small.

    Maybe I should look into a rubber Hogue-style grip first. Hmm...
     
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    or a Glock 36 :)
     
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    This is what our friend has. He loves it. :) However, he just picked up an HK P2000SK which he likes even more.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I love how positive you always aren't.
     
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    Straight up trade...G36 for the Hog :naughty:
     
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    LOL. I might actually consider that if I can't find myself in agreement with this beast.

    But we'll see. I just got it.
     
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    I think a fairer trade would be the Hog for the P2000sk :hsugh:
     
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    Give it a few more trips to the range. Remember, you don't have to put more than 100 rounds through it in one trip. Or shoot your Para then switch to something else for a while then go back to the Para.
     
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    Yeah I agree with you 100%.
    I brought my G17 and Cougar with me, but focused just on the Hog because I just got it, and had limited time before I had to go to work.

    I think I may look into some kind of rubber grip to slide on there and see if that doesn't soften the blow a little and help my grip.

    I do love the concept of 11 rounds of 45 acp, you really can't beat that for firepower in my opinion.
    It is a little heavy when fully loaded though, for a gun its size.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    yes
     
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    ya warthog kicks pretty hard... i did not like it, but then i dont like small frame .45 at all. is there a pricebreak if you get out of it soon? if not, hold it and think about it... no hurry to make a decision.. 150 rds is alot for a 1 gun range trip. i usually dump 100 rds when i take a single gun there.
     
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    Is the warthog any smaller than a g30? I never figured they'd be that rough to shoot.

    Of course on the other hand if its your compact carry gun, maybe your expectations are just too high for how many you can run through it at once. Maybe do 50 and be happy. Thats what I do with my p3at, any more than that and my hand hurts and turns all pink and girlie.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Because of the bulk, the G30 is kinda hard for me to hang on to. Needs a little skateboard tape FTW
     
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    You should sell one of those 1911's and buy a pair of man hands.




    :love:

    ps: i rented a kimber this week at the range out of boredom.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    :nono:

    My hands are big, but I have short fingers :wtc:
     
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    Haha, you have nubs like me.
     
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    keep in mind that it is a carry gun as well. Its not a plinker like a .22 or a .38
    you only have to put enough rounds through it to be able to know that you could stop a threat
     
  21. Werm

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    I was looking at the pera "carry 9" the other day.

    For the life of me I can't remember if it was DOA or not.

    I think the largest I could comfortable carry is a .40 compact. But it all really depends on the gun, I'd have to try each. I agree with you... if you're not comfortable with it, don't carry it.
     
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    Yeah, true. I guess the main focus should really be reliability.
    Can it cycle a full mag without malfunctions? Check.
     
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    Para calls their DAO "LDA", or Light Double Action.
    It's essentially the same thing as their Carry 12, but only holds 9 rnds of 9mm, instead of 13 of 45. (Yeah yeah, I know you already know.)

    Nice gun though.
     
  24. Werm

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    So no hammer? I want to try and shoot one of these. I know para makes great guns and I like "smaller" calibers like 9mm and .40 (at biggest)
     
  25. Sarge21

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    maybe its just that model....

    I've put 84 rounds through my kimber ultra carry II (just bought it) and I could have kept shooting all day. Most comfortable handgun i have ever fired. Not a single failure to feed or fire using both the shitty factory kimber mag and 2 chip mccormick match mags

    Maybe the design of your gun just doesnt fit your hand. But i can assure the simple size of the gun isnt a factor in making the .45 not comfortable. Could be the recoil spring mechanism making it unwieldy. Or you could just be a sissy :mamoru:
     

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