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    Did I create a new mall ninja?

    So I went to Dick's in Gainesville tonight looking for some Hornady Critical Defense rounds for my .45 ACP (I bought the last 20 round box).

    The sales guy asked about my G-21 (is that a 9mm?) and asked if I could get extended mags (aka 33 rounds) for it. I told him no and then mentioned the 33rd magazine is for the 9mm not the .45. He then went on about shooting the 33rd mag.

    We then talked about the 9mm and he mentioned that he has LEO family members that shoot .40.

    Not really thinking I said maybe a Glock .40 would be a good fit because if I remember correctly the Glock .40 frame can also shot a 9mm and .357 sig with a barrel/mag change "But don't hold me to that because I am not sure" stressed multiple times.

    Overall it was a great O/C experience but as I was driving home I realized I probably should have not been so quick to offer advice.

    Thoughts?

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    Woudln't worry about it unless he looks like this




    Just because someone wants 33 rounders for their glock or other gun doesn't make them a mall ninja, or huge edc pack.


    I got one of those 33 rounders for my glock, used it once. Big waste of ammo.
    The term "mall ninja" is throw around losely imo.


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    A person who claims to be an expert on weaponry and likes to brag about their supposed expertise.
    Last edited by ocholsteroc; 02-24-2012 at 01:05 AM.
    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
    If you don't support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what other parts of the Constitution do you reject?
    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    The big mags can be fun and functional. Buddy of mine did the Glock 19 + Sub2000 carbine that takes the Glock mags as a home defense/survival option and bought the 33 rd mags primarily for the carbine, but at the end of a sub-par range day, blowing through 66 rounds as quickly as you can with only one reload can be kind of fun...

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    My KRISS takes Glock21 mags and they came out with a 30-round magazine for it.

    The LEA's can get the full auto version where a 30 round makes more sense but I have a few 30 round magazines for home defense.
    If I have to reload after 30 rounds of 230grain .45acp Federal Hydrashok I figured having another one around was a good idea. :-)

    I have often toyed with the idea of picking up a Glock21 so I could use them more. :-)

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    33 rounders for my glock, Big waste of ammo.


    Not if you're using a carbine or one of these.
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    http://vimeo.com/user1054894/glock-18-slow-motion
    The gent in the video is a personal friend.



    Did I create a new mall ninja?
    "Mall Ninja" because they enquired about a large capacity mag
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent19 View Post
    Sure am glad I don't have to chase that brass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Sure am glad I don't have to chase that brass!
    The Brass wand is a must.
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    If you think like a Statist, act like one, or back some, you've given up on freedom and have gone over to the dark side.
    The easiest ex. but probably the most difficult to grasp for gun owners is that fool permission slip so many of you have, especially if you show it off with pride. You should recognize it as an embarrassment, an infringement, a travesty and an affront to a free person.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 45acpForMe View Post
    If I have to reload after 30 rounds of 230grain .45acp Federal Hydrashok I figured having another one around was a good idea. :-)
    If you have to reload after 30 rounds, you're doing something wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roscoe13 View Post
    If you have to reload after 30 rounds, you're doing something wrong...

    Roscoe

    I see your point, unless a flash mob attacks my house in which case I may be using the AK 30 round magazine instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45acpForMe View Post
    I see your point, unless a flash mob attacks my house in which case I may be using the AK 30 round magazine instead.
    On the flip side, if you've used 30 rounds against your attacker(s), and haven't eliminated the threat, and are still alive to reload, they're not doing any better than you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by roscoe13 View Post
    On the flip side, if you've used 30 rounds against your attacker(s), and haven't eliminated the threat, and are still alive to reload, they're not doing any better than you are

    Roscoe
    In that case Roscoe.....YOU NEED A BIGGER GUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    In that case Roscoe.....YOU NEED A BIGGER GUN!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3A7J898wgs
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    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
    If you don't support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what other parts of the Constitution do you reject?
    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocholsteroc View Post
    No, wrong gun.
    gun? what gun? was there a gun in the vid i linked?
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    Just maybe he cannot shoot so good and needs extra ammo?

    I am feeling the need right now to OC my Glock with a ultra high capacity magazine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWC_Glock View Post
    So I went to Dick's in Gainesville tonight looking for some Hornady Critical Defense rounds for my .45 ACP (I bought the last 20 round box).

    The sales guy asked about my G-21 (is that a 9mm?) and asked if I could get extended mags (aka 33 rounds) for it. I told him no and then mentioned the 33rd magazine is for the 9mm not the .45. He then went on about shooting the 33rd mag.

    We then talked about the 9mm and he mentioned that he has LEO family members that shoot .40.

    Not really thinking I said maybe a Glock .40 would be a good fit because if I remember correctly the Glock .40 frame can also shot a 9mm and .357 sig with a barrel/mag change "But don't hold me to that because I am not sure" stressed multiple times.

    Overall it was a great O/C experience but as I was driving home I realized I probably should have not been so quick to offer advice.

    Thoughts?

    Just be assured your probably ok unless he spewed like this character: http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/
    Last edited by stickslinger; 02-24-2012 at 06:06 PM. Reason: grammer fix :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem View Post
    Just maybe he cannot shoot so good and needs extra ammo?

    I am feeling the need right now to OC my Glock with a ultra high capacity magazine!
    I'm hurt! :-)

    Some people say that most encounters only take 2-5 shots. I believe that this number is under normal Rule of Law conditions where the bad guy, seeks a softer target and runs away most of the time. Now change scenarios to mob rule, when people haven't eaten in a week and see whether they are going to run away or fight to get what you have. Under these circumstances you may need to defend your home from several determined attackers (who make good fertilizer by the way for your victory garden).

    Given that people miss 50-80% of the time under stress, the more ammo I have the happier I am. If I have 28 rounds left in my magazine when it is over so what!

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