I guess we're not allowed to be completely confident in our EDC choices. Who knew!?!Then why are you here?
Dayum @LESTER I think you may have struck the nerve or hurt the feeling or both. Hard to tell these days with all the confusing self-identity crises.Great question. Peace out
I was thinking it just popped up as Recommended Reading at the bottom of a threadThen again, I knew absolutely nothing of the 509's hydrolock issue until a few hours ago while researching Glocks current metal treatment. That search for whatever reason led me to this thread.
No Sir, I wasn't even logged in nor did I have the forum active in a tab. Just a link that caught my attention then drew me in, in hindsight I wish it hadn't. Spent the following hour watching videos that did not bestow in me a warm and fuzzy feeling.I was thinking it just popped up as Recommended Reading at the bottom of a thread
All well and good BK. Some of us veterans feel a weapon designed to compete for a military contract should meet or exceed DOD requirements. One of those current requirements is OTB (over the beach) capability for all light weapons. If you're unfamiliar with what that means, it means you are able to walk out of the ocean and shoot. No shaking, no opening bolts to break vacuum or hydrolock all of which take time, valuable time wasted on the two-way range.Well, all i'm saying is i'm not too concerned with the hydro lock issue. But hey, that's me...I did watch the youtube videos AFTER I bought my 509m. Did it give me pause? Sure, I don't like it, but it really doesnt take away from what the 509 offers for me. I'm not in the service on missions OR worried about falling in the water at my local boat ramp then having to instantly use my 509m. From what I understand a quick shake of the pistol and you should be good to go. But yea, it would be best if there was no hydro lock issue to begin with. It's a pretty good pistol otherwise imo. Perfect? I doubt that. FWIW, I'm a hunter and my main area of knowledge is bolt action rifles and optics. I just signed up here to learn. Peace.
Agreed, the 509 damn sure should, shouldn't it? The fact I overlooked this ticks me off since I spent time and money on a platform that never would have made it to the final contract awarding.Fair enough SeaMac....and yes I see your point about being specifically designed for that military contract that the Sig p320 won. In my humble opinion, the FN 509m "looks" higher quality than than the Sig xcompact I had last year. I will say the trigger has room for improvement. At this time i'm not interested in a MRD. I'm good with iron sights. But yes, the 509 you would think should be able to pass the water immersion test. Have a good one.
Just don't IWB it in your Speedo while swimming. If you do, please, no photos or videos and all will be well. 👌Agree 100% on the Sig p320 or variants....went with the xcompact thinking one and done for 9mm anyways. But just didnt gel with it like you say. I can see why it won the contract though. I have nothing against glocks or the 19 for sure. My best friend has about 6 different models I believe. Swears by them, like alot of people, including military/LE. This 509m seems really sweet right now for my needs...for now haha
If only someone could invent a device onto which one could place their camera/phone and have it stand... (hey, we can call it a "stand"!!!) there while it's recording a scene.If my bud or his wife is available to video that will work but he's a deputy and she's a nurse and both work nights.