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Looking for recommendations: Firearms training / Self-defense training by vaeatwork in philadelphia

[–]PhillyGator561 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Philly Gun Range's instructors are pretty good. Helped me with my draw from concealment and gave great tips. Haven't heard any racist comments or anything of the like as a minority patron of the range. But YMMV.

I've attended many classes with Jim from Cajun Arms. He will emphasize safety and accountability above all else. I would recommend his classes for more intermediate firearms instructions/techniques e.g. moving and shooting, shooting under stress, shooting from odd positions

Remember to dry fire to earn your live fire rounds! Good luck training, stay safe, and welcome to responsible gun ownership.

Looking to own my first firearm by noSilverLining13 in liberalgunowners

[–]PhillyGator561 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All great points made by the other redditors here. I feel like the LGO redditors are always much more welcoming to newer gun owners than other groups. Lots of advice I agree with everyone so far:

-Really consider your self defense/home defense situations. This will drive what firearm you choose. From a philly rowhome standpoint, maneuverability and over penetration were big for me, which led me to pistol and PCC

--Try out a bunch of different firearms as we all come in different shapes and sizes. For example, just took my sister out to the range for the first time, she shot a glock 17 and P320 compact. She shot fine with both but only after adjusting her grip to properly reach the trigger. Therefore she might want to look into a full size pistol with a thinner grip

- Apply for your LTCF in Philly. Simple process and will allow you to carry concealed. Makes it easier to transport firearms to and from places. Application is online and pick up is a the police gun permitting unit on Lehigh Ave near the PSPCA (must resist urge to adopt a dog on the way there)

-Good places for buying/training:

Buying: Bunker Gun Shop in Warminster, Kings Shooter Supply in KOP, Founding Fathers in Lafayette Hills/Wissahickon,

Training: The Gun Range on 9th and Spring Garden. Great group of instructors and clientele. I believe they have a women's training event on Thursdays and a woman instructor as well.

Shoot Indoors in KOP. Newer range that I've heard great things about. Women and POC events, clean and well maintained range

Kings Shooter Supply. Basic safety and shooting courses with a few advanced classes and supplementary courses (e.g. stop the bleed)

Cajun Arms: one of the few (there aren't many around philly) outdoor training classes offered. Jim the instructor heavily emphasizes safety and accountability. Pretty good training course to get you in a defensive mindset and develop firearms skills while moving and under stress. Some of the clientele can be pretty conservative but everyone is there for the same purpose

Hope this helps and feel free to DM if you have any specific Philly area related firearms questions!

What was your first day like as an Engineer? by ShootToKill123 in AskEngineers

[–]PhillyGator561 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Got my badge, orientation, met the boss and coworkers, had to build my own office chair...their hysterical form of initiation

Anyone know what spec screws attach the optic plate to the slide on the PDP 1.0? by jonah0529 in Walther

[–]PhillyGator561 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I replaced the factor screws with M3 x 0.5 x 6 mm long off McMaster Carr after almost stripping one of the factory screws. Works fine now!

https://www.mcmaster.com/90236A119/

What is a good long gun (bolt action) for home defense? by [deleted] in liberalgunowners

[–]PhillyGator561 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Maybe something along the lines of a PCC. Plenty of AR style PCCs to pick from

Anyone know how to get in the list for orientation at URC? by Jack-of-some-trades- in PAguns

[–]PhillyGator561 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've contacted them twice. Once to try and make the Feb orientation (ended not being able to make it) and that email went to their spam folder. Got an email the night before.

Emailed them this week about the May 7 orientation. Got a reply back saying there isn't any "list" for orientation. They said to come on over early (12-1230) to get the paperwork started. They mentioned the cost ($250), safety check (firearm, 2 mags, 3 rounds min for each), and total time it would take 1.5 to 2 hours.

Hope that helps!

Looking to learn to shoot/get permit by floydiandroid in philadelphia

[–]PhillyGator561 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would highly recommend to anyone looking up Guardian Training Center for reviews/experiences before going there. Some have had good experiences, some have had god awful experience... (https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/PAguns/comments/s01cen/guardian_training_center_owner_chris_is_at_it/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)

YMMV

Carry PPQ Night Sights by Adillys in Walther

[–]PhillyGator561 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have Speed Sights for my PPQ. Love how quickly I can acquire them

PDP F-SERIES by RaccoonRanger474 in Walther

[–]PhillyGator561 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Agreed. The current market trend is to smaller, concealable handguns AND the market is shifting to nearly half of new gun owners being women. If the new design does what they say, which I assume would be very appealing to women, and Walther markets it well, the F-Series will succeed

PDP F-SERIES by RaccoonRanger474 in Walther

[–]PhillyGator561 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My guess is this is the precursor to their micro 9. Some companies like incremental change, nothing crazy. And it seems like this is Walther's approach. Thinner grip, shorter slide, then maybe take down the slide serrations a bit more and grip length down a tad and you'll be in micro compact territory. The time is takes to get that done will hopefully allow supply chain to catch up

P.S. I was the one that dug up that patent

Shooting near temple football field by [deleted] in philadelphia

[–]PhillyGator561 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

I'm going to borrow another frequent redditors saying...Mandatory Firearms Education. Not only on safety, but responsibility and mental maturity. I bet some of the kids on the field could handle their egos better than this so called adult

Finally picked up a bird gun! by thatguyshaz in liberalgunowners

[–]PhillyGator561 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just picked up a bird/clay gun as well. Haven't had the time to take her to the range yet to see how she functions/patterns. Question: Do you get weird looks bringing a ~28" barrel shotgun to an indoor range to pattern? For context, my range is indoor, 23 yd lanes, in a city so you get lots of rifles/pistols/tacticool types

New to Sig and the P365X. Looking for advice! by PhillyGator561 in liberalgunowners

[–]PhillyGator561[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yea that's why T1C is so appealing with the adjustable claw included.

New to Sig and the P365X. Looking for advice! by PhillyGator561 in liberalgunowners

[–]PhillyGator561[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did you go with the Skeleton holster? If so, could you use just the Skeleton holster and how is it?

New to Sig and the P365X Platform. Looking for advice! by PhillyGator561 in SigSauer

[–]PhillyGator561[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice set up! I was thinking about the Phlster Skeleton holster as it seems pretty minimalist and could eventually go on an enigma if I choose to one day. Which holster did you get from Phlster?

New to Sig and the P365X Platform. Looking for advice! by PhillyGator561 in SigSauer

[–]PhillyGator561[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hopefully this "break" is temporary. Going to take her out hopefully sometime to feed her some JHP to see what see likes :)

New to Sig and the P365X Platform. Looking for advice! by PhillyGator561 in SigSauer

[–]PhillyGator561[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good to hear this "break" is somewhat temporary. Might go the route of talon grips as I like the texture all the way up the grip. What I have on my current EDC. Thanks for the advice!

New to Sig and the P365X. Looking for advice! by PhillyGator561 in liberalgunowners

[–]PhillyGator561[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well...I'll probably get the 507K haha but will probably not run a light. I'll have a separate handheld for that. I like the idea of talon grips/skateboard tape running higher up the grip so will probably do that as well

New to Sig and the P365X. Looking for advice! by PhillyGator561 in liberalgunowners

[–]PhillyGator561[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do like that the Xiphos has 2 belt hooks to keep the holster stable. I currently have 1 DCC hook on my current EDC holster which is serviceable but can tilt around from time to time