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PT-790 Family by ScrewfaceRomeo PT-790 Family by ScrewfaceRomeo
Developed to meet the specifications of the Cordian National Guard (the nation-wide police force, not "national guard" in the american sense), the Castle Arms International PT-790 is a Double Action Only, striker-fired, polymer-frame handgun. The frame is made of CAI's patented high-impact polymer, re-enforced with carbon steel, and the slide is made of high grade carbon steel as well. The frame has a clear polymer insert that allows the user to quickly check their remaining ammuniton, a feature requested by the National Guard. It is a gas-delayed blowback weapon, similar to the HK P7, and as a result is very accurate, with remarkably tame recoil. The weapon has three safeties: a manual safety, an automatic firing pin safety, and an integral trigger safety. On Military and Law Enforcement models, it also has a fire select switch on the slide, which can cycle between semi-automatic, two-burst, and full auto. All of the controls, including the slide release, are ambidextrous. The pistol has elevated, adjustable partridge sights for use with a suppressor or slide-mounted red dot, and the military model has a ported barrel to allow for more controllable automatic fire. The backstrap is interchangeable, and the weapon can be fitted with a backstrap that allows the mounting of a stock. The weapon has a NACO STANAG 1913 PCAP mount under the barrel, and can be provided with a light, laser or foregrip.

The weapon is offered in a number of calibers: 10x22mm NACO (16+1), 9mm Luger (18+1), 7x22mm WBJ (16+1) and 7.9x24mm "Nathair" (20+1)
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BETA368 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
A feature such as a mag window is intuitive, but it's better to have more room for aggressive rubber textures that the palm can more easily coexist with. Anything's better than a Hi-Point grip though, those things are SLICKER THAN SLICK from what I hear, you don't want that in a grip.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That didn't seem to be a problem for the hundreds of handguns made before rubber grips were a thing. I also find that most of my gripping power is in my fingers, and in the heel of my palm, both of which are contacting polymer, rather than the center of my palm, which is touching the window.

But yeah, fuck the Hi-Point. The Hi-Point is a piece of shit on many levels, not the least of which being that it's even uglier than a GLOCK. And that's hard to do.
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BETA368 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Hi-point's a budget handgun, mind you, $150 of whoop-ass (when the magazines don't fail), Plus the grip problems are easily solved through the use of textured paint or rubber grip sleeves. Now why are you judging a gun by it's looks? Guns are not meant to look good, they're meant to function without blowing up in your face. Plus Hi-points need to be blocky, since the slide is a Zinc alloy, and it's blowback operated, the essential components are steel however. Not to mention the CSP of the manufacturer from what I hear, lifetime warranty, no questions asked, trigger lock at no extra cost, and if it does break, you can send it back, they'll repair it for free, and send back an extra mag for your trouble (though the mags cause the jams as far as I know, so what's that really worth?).
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd rather spend more money on a more compact, ergonomical weapon I trust to go bang every time.

Key word there being "when"

When it offers no advantage over other designs? When asthetics are just another number on a long list of complaints? Hell yeah I can judge it on looks.

The Makarov handgun is also blowback operated, and it's not a fucking brick on a stick.

Which is nice and all, but I'd much prefer to spend my money on something I don't have to send back to the shop after I buy it.
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BETA368 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Like I said it uses a zinc alloy in the slide. Makarovs use steel, like most other guns, which means they have to make it a brick on a stick. I'm not saying they're the best guns on the planet, I'm saying that anything beats a friggin' Saturday Night Special.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And that gives it a massive slide, with no real benefit except cheapness.

I mean, if you want to go down that road, a zip gun beats a saturday night special.
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BETA368 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Exactly. They're not budget guns for no reason.
I never really hear a lot about zip guns.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't believe in a budget gun. I believe in paying for quality, and trustworthyness. But, that's just me.
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unspacy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
what the caliber 10 MM ???12 mm???
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
10x22mm (.40 S&W)
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