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Old 05-25-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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I know there's a thread somewhere already started about guns and people's gun preferences. However, I can't seem to find it, but I have a few questions. There is a store that is selling a .475 Wildey for $1100 which seems like a pretty good price. I've read mixed reviews on the Wildey. Anyone own one of these or have fired one of these? I'm thinking about maybe buying it but I'm just not sure it's worth the money. I've also read that Wildey Guns has gone under even though their web site makes it look like they are a viable company. Any knowledge about this gun or the company is much appreciated.
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I found a 9mm luger bullet in my yard. It was strange. It wasn't fired. Lordy.
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A luger 9mm? How can you tell? Lugers are pretty rare...
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A luger 9mm? How can you tell? Lugers are pretty rare...
9x19mm (aka, the 9mm) cartridge was made by Georg Luger and because of that it's sometimes called the 9mm Luger.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9x19mm_Parabellum
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A luger 9mm? How can you tell? Lugers are pretty rare...
It says it on the thing. It also says W-W. I'm from the UK, I know nothing of guns.

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9x19mm (aka, the 9mm) cartridge was made by Georg Luger and because of that it's sometimes called the 9mm Luger.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9x19mm_Parabellum
uh-oh, you went all wiki on me...
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This is it, W-W on the top part, 9 mm luger on the bottom part.

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I found a 9mm luger bullet in my yard. It was strange. It wasn't fired. Lordy.
You should have moved to Aurora. Sounds like you moved to the "hood".
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You should have moved to Aurora. Sounds like you moved to the "hood".
Nah, I am in a really nice area, the guy who lived here before was a "artist". There is a dentist chair in my yard too!
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I found a 9mm luger bullet in my yard. It was strange. It wasn't fired. Lordy.
Sounds like a warning. You know how in movies they throw a brick through a window with a note attached to it. Same thing. Open the bullet and see if there is a note inside.
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I just bought a glock 23. I got it to take to the range and shoot for fun.
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I know there's a thread somewhere already started about guns and people's gun preferences. However, I can't seem to find it, but I have a few questions. There is a store that is selling a .475 Wildey for $1100 which seems like a pretty good price. I've read mixed reviews on the Wildey. Anyone own one of these or have fired one of these? I'm thinking about maybe buying it but I'm just not sure it's worth the money. I've also read that Wildey Guns has gone under even though their web site makes it look like they are a viable company. Any knowledge about this gun or the company is much appreciated.
I've actually had some inquiries into this line of weapons and about all I know about it is that it's what you might think of as the new 'cutting edge' of design. The much-reduced recoil and the weapon design itself is the principal selling point of the Wildey line, but there isn't a lot of information available related to reliability and durability.

The interchangeable barrels give it a creative versatility I guess, and they are pricey, especially the cartridges. The weapons themselves certainly have a 'space age', intimidating look to them.
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Dude for $1100 you can look just like this bad boy...

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This is it, W-W on the top part, 9 mm luger on the bottom part.

That is just th manufacturer winchester.
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I see. Thanks.
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Dude for $1100 you can look just like this bad boy...

Yah, that's the pistol's big claim to fame... kinda looks like Dirty Harry's .44 Auto Mag, only uglier, more form/function looking.
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I recommend this if you don't already have one... 45 Springfield XD with a flashlight and laser point locater...with some stainless steel cased hollow tips. you can get the entire package for less than the amount of that Widley...and you look a lot better - lol.


my favorite carry gun ever. If you haven't held one in your hands, you're missing out. It becomes an extension of your hand almost automatically and is so natural (combines the best of glok, beretta and springfield).


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I've actually had some inquiries into this line of weapons and about all I know about it is that it's what you might think of as the new 'cutting edge' of design. The much-reduced recoil and the weapon design itself is the principal selling point of the Wildey line, but there isn't a lot of information available related to reliability and durability.

The interchangeable barrels give it a creative versatility I guess, and they are pricey, especially the cartridges. The weapons themselves certainly have a 'space age', intimidating look to them.
It's a gas operated semi-auto pistol but I'm not sure how that is different than the Desert Eagle. DE's big claim to fame is that it's the only gas operated big caliber semi-auto pistol, yet Wildey is also gas operated.

It's a hand cannon for sure and yes, the cartridge cost does give me pause. I've read that if you like to load your own cartridges then it's the gun for you. I've also been to some forums where the people talking about the gun say that it's not really designed all that well, etc...

If you go to wildeyguns.com it's MSRP is $1,500-$1,600.00 which is very much in line with what a brand new DE costs. The DE and the Wildey also are similar in that with just a little work, you can change the caliber of the gun. What's gimmicky about the Wildey is that you can supposedly control the gas pressure rate too.

Seems like a good concept, it's advertised as a hunting gun (so is the DE). However IMHO I'm just not sure if it's worth it.
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I just bought a glock 23. I got it to take to the range and shoot for fun.
I'm seriously considering a glock. They make one that shoots the .357 SIG which is a great cartridge. In fact, I read somewhere that like the Tennessee Highway Patrol has made this their standard side arm because of the fantastic capacity of the .357 SIG combined with the glock platform. If you're forced to spray lead around then this is a great side arm to have.
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I recommend this if you don't already have one... 45 Springfield XD with a flashlight and laser point locater...with some stainless steel cased hollow tips. you can get the entire package for less than the amount of that Widley...and you look a lot better - lol.


my favorite carry gun ever. If you haven't held one in your hands, you're missing out. It becomes an extension of your hand almost automatically and is so natural (combines the best of glok, beretta and springfield).

Wow, I like the looks of that pistol.
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I'm seriously considering a glock. They make one that shoots the .357 SIG which is a great cartridge. In fact, I read somewhere that like the Tennessee Highway Patrol has made this their standard side arm because of the fantastic capacity of the .357 SIG combined with the glock platform. If you're forced to spray lead around then this is a great side arm to have.
If you like a plastic Gun-most LEO's are going Glock because of Price-I am a big Colt fan-why not own the original 1911?
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I'm seriously considering a glock. They make one that shoots the .357 SIG which is a great cartridge. In fact, I read somewhere that like the Tennessee Highway Patrol has made this their standard side arm because of the fantastic capacity of the .357 SIG combined with the glock platform. If you're forced to spray lead around then this is a great side arm to have.
Mines a .40cal. I was thinking about the .357Sig, but I wasn't sure how easy it was to find ammo for it and I believe it cost more. .357Sig supposly has a loader bang and larger recoil. I'm happy with my .40 cal. If you really want some "boom glock" look at the 10mm. That will stop anybody.
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I recommend this if you don't already have one... 45 Springfield XD with a flashlight and laser point locater...with some stainless steel cased hollow tips. you can get the entire package for less than the amount of that Widley...and you look a lot better - lol.


my favorite carry gun ever. If you haven't held one in your hands, you're missing out. It becomes an extension of your hand almost automatically and is so natural (combines the best of glok, beretta and springfield).

I hear Springfields are good guns. I should've done some research on them before I bought the Glock.
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I'm seriously considering a glock. They make one that shoots the .357 SIG which is a great cartridge. In fact, I read somewhere that like the Tennessee Highway Patrol has made this their standard side arm because of the fantastic capacity of the .357 SIG combined with the glock platform. If you're forced to spray lead around then this is a great side arm to have.
Those are nice guns.
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I've got my eye on the Springfield Armory, XD(M) Pistol, 40 Smith & Wesson Caliber, Polymer Frame, 16 round Magazine, 4.5 inch Barrel Length

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