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Brand, spakin' new Detonics USA Combat Master is on the way from Impact Guns. Have only been here a short while, but would I be correct in my assumption that a certain apelike member here will have the sweats over this post?

Sheesh, somebody STOP me!

... or actualy, don't!

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Ahhhhhhhhh NICE gun ya got coming there! I've enjoyed the Detonics guns for quite a long time. I had a Combat Master, in the Mk V version. I've had a couple of the others as well.......great cary guns, and VERY reliable too!
Try the 185 Gr JHP and 230 Gr JHP Federals in it
 

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Have only been here a short while, but would I be correct in my assumption that a certain apelike member here will have the sweats over this post?
:rock:, we need pics, lots of pics. Congrats
 

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Cool. Ive never heard of Detonics before. The grip looks bigger that my Springfield, from the pics I saw. I really like that, cause I have long fingers.
 

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Detonics

I owned one of the original "Way Back When" Detonics pistols.
It was a great firearm. Very reliable and mine was amazingly accurate for a chopped .45 ~ I need to see if I can locate an old receipt and find out exactly how much $$ I paid for that firearm back then.

OH....BTW BigJon...Welcome to the forum! :smile: :unitedsta
 

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Cool. Ive never heard of Detonics before. The grip looks bigger that my Springfield, from the pics I saw. I really like that, cause I have long fingers.
ya never heard of the Detonics before? They were around in the mid 70s and went for quite a while. Then they went under (the Seattle Wa guns were the early lones and very desireable too :biggrin:
I traded a Stainless Mk5 for a H&K PSP (the H&K was an even money swap, as the PSP sold for 357.00 at that time in 1980) I still have that PSP too :biggrin:
 

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ya never heard of the Detonics before? They were around in the mid 70s and went for quite a while. Then they went under (the Seattle Wa guns were the early lones and very desireable too
The mid 70's? I was born in 1977!!! Of course I don't remember.
 

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The mid 70's? I was born in 1977!!! Of course I don't remember.
:biggrin: Yeah, I'm a fossil, :biggrin: One old buck here at almost 53 :biggrin:
 

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congrats. I'm sure it will be a great gun.
 

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Another fossil here - more so than Class3 too!!!

Back in 80's a guy at my then club had one and it was a fascinating piece. For me it was probably the first real compact I had come across. Really wouldn't mind having one either.

Definitely Jon - mucho feedback later!
 

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Another fossil here - more so than Class3 too!!!

Back in 80's a guy at my then club had one and it was a fascinating piece. For me it was probably the first real compact I had come across. Really wouldn't mind having one either.

Definitely Jon - mucho feedback later!
Now Chris..you shouldn't have said that, as I can put my greedy fingers on 3 of those Detonics guns....(1 blue Mk4 and 2 stainless Mk 5s)...and you know where :biggrin:
 

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I can put my greedy fingers on 3 of those Detonics
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :biggrin:

Yes Bob - I kinda thought after I'd posted last you might come back with that ! I might dream but being realistic - it ain't priority. Do tho send me one for long term test tho by all means LOL!

George Hill did a nice write-up in CC Mag a few issues ago. Very objective.
 

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The prices Ive found for the older ones are between $400-$800 on Guns America Classified. It would be cool if I could fondle one of these bad boys
 

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Greg - no prob - just get your butt up to Kittery ME - and ask for ''Uncle Bob'' :biggrin:
 

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Ill be in Syracuse N.Y. toward the middle of Dec, but Maine would be a heck of a road trip.

Besides I already have one 1911 thats a "problem child", I wanna at least Get that one fixed, so I can take the pic of John Browning off my dart board.
(Oops... methinks I just ticked off several hundred 1911 fans, with that last remark:eek: :redface: )Uhmmm, ahh, I think I should be taking that pic off my dart board NOW!
 

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Greg - quick - PM Bruce - make sure to get his hit man off your case.

Shucks man - you's treadin' on thin ice :biggrin:
 

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Well heck Chris.you knew it was coming....LOL........"Uncle Bob" can fix yer right up with one of them Detonics .. Uhh Yuhhh <Maine accent>
 

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Here's an observation that occurred to me while I was researchin' the old (Washington) Detonics guns. The negatives I found on the internet appeared to me to be posted by folks who may not have been very experienced shooters, and here's why: the typical, recurrring statements that made me think that were about new guns (meaning new weapons, not new manufacturers) that folks had only put a few rounds through, and included such statements (loose paraphrases here) as: "It jammed on the first magazine", or "It didn't lock back after the first magazine" or "It kicked real hard, and it failed to eject (a/k/a had a stovepipe jam)".

It has appeared to me, correctly or not, that folks who post comments like this about brand-spankin'-new, straight-outa-the-box pistols may not understand the concept of breaking in a new pistol and its mags, or more importantly what to expect during the process - especially that even the best-quality guns sometimes do NOT perform flawlessly right out of the box and take a few hundred rounds to settle down. And, if it's true that they are not knowledgeable about this fact, then they probably also may not be far enough along with shooting to be using decent form (e.g.: limpwristing), which can really show up on tiny and powerful guns like the Combat Master. Nothing wrong with that - we all have to start somewhere, and I'm not that much farther along, so not a value judgement - just point out something that sorta occurred to me. I found very few (and in fact I can't specifically remember any) negative comments about these guns from folks whose posts suggested to me that they have substantial shooting experience.

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Jon
 
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