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A Request From a Lazy Friend

Post by raptor » Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:21 pm

I seem to have a bunch of lazy friends or they have poor search foo...anyway their laziness is rubbing off on me so I thought I would pose the question to the ZS hive mind.

A friend is retiring a S&W 3900 (DA/SA bobbed hammer) in 9mm and is looking for a more modern preferable a "plastic" frame 9mm with similar properties (i.e. DA/SA external bobbed hammer or a fully enclosed hammer with an external safety) and wants to know what he should go see. I wanted to tell him ...I am F'ing busy and go look in a gun store :P .... instead I told let me think about it :roll: . He is not too price sensitive. He uses it for CCW about once a year and just likes to say he CCWs. The reason for the retirements is he wants a new firearm and no other reason. He just wants a newer version of what he has now.

BTW The DA/SA restrike ability is a must.

So anyone want to help me point him in the right direction?
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Re: A Request From a Lazy Friend

Post by RickOShea » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:13 pm

IIRC, some of the HK USPs can be had in DA/SA with a bobbed hammer.
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Re: A Request From a Lazy Friend

Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:16 pm

HK USP compact, off the top of my head. I -think- there are some CZs that fit the bill, but I can
T tell a P07 from a 75, so I could be wrong. IIRC the Taurus 24/7 line, though I wouldn't recommend them.
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Re: A Request From a Lazy Friend

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Re: A Request From a Lazy Friend

Post by JeeperCreeper » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:35 am

Plastic... in SA/DA... with a bobbed hammer.... in 9mm... that's kinda tough


Baby Eagle: Hammer is basically bobbed as it is uselessly small and comes in 9mm and plastic (slick shooters, btw)
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S&W: he has it
HK: they already said it
Taurus: not really bobbed, but similar to baby eagle with a baby hammer

Wildcards: SIG and CZ have huge custom stuff... I'm 99.9% sure he can buy a new hammer. I've also seen them done on EAA Witness/Tangfolio lines

Wildcard's wildcard: Something like a SIG 250 or Walther PPX that is a DAO kinda gun since his criteria is unicorn-like
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Re: A Request From a Lazy Friend

Post by emclean » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:22 am

recomend a FN FNX tactical, and some custom gun smithing to bob the hammer.
once he sees the price, he might do some of his own reserch.

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Re: A Request From a Lazy Friend

Post by TDW586 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:37 am

Hm, not easy. The FN FNP fits all the criteria except the hardest one, bobbed hammer, and this guy did a pretty decent home chop job and bobbed the hammer on his.

Might also want to suggest the SIG SP2022. Not truly a bobbed hammer, but it's pretty low profile and it hits the rest of the qualifications perfectly, if you can find the manual safety version. Plus, very inexpensive and a surprisingly good pistol.

I think maybe some variant of the HK P2000 meets all of those qualifications? Maybe not the external safety.

My bet, he's going to have to go with a small amount of custom work. A FN FNP 9mm (random sale link: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =464948739) and some dremel action.
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Re: A Request From a Lazy Friend

Post by raptor » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:35 am

Thanks Gang! I passed along all your suggestions to him. They were great.

IMO the HK and Sig exactly fits bill from the factory, but it is his choice.

BTW I also told him if he likes the S&W he has just sent it out to be duracoated and tell everyone it is a new firearm. :lol:

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Re: A Request From a Lazy Friend

Post by manowar1313 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:30 am

Just tell him to buy a Glock and forget about all that other stuff.
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Re: A Request From a Lazy Friend

Post by raptor » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:29 pm

He has Glock. :D

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Re: A Request From a Lazy Friend

Post by ashwednesday » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:12 pm

I would say maybe check out that... is it Lionheart? But it isn't polymer.
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