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Guns and Ammo Thread

Discussion in 'Permanent Threads' started by ILikePie, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Revengeofthenerds

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    My personal opinion is that if you're shooting an absolute TON, it might be worth it for the cost savings. But steel is really dirty so you gotta clean out your barrel after you shoot it (in theory, we all should clean our guns every time we get back from the range, but in practice, if everyone was honest, we don't). So if the cost savings of shooting steel casings is greater than the time expense of cleaning your gun every time, then go for it. But if it isn't worth it to you, then just stick with brass.

    Here's a really good break down on it.
     
  2. ODEN

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    In theory, you could also take up reloading as well if you are looking to save cost (long term) and want a new hobby.
     
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    Only way to do it if you are pistol target shooting. bit of cost upfront bit tons of long term savings.
     
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    Yeah... when I got into IPSC with a .38 Super, store-bought was not really an option for long. If you do any kind of shooting, even a simple progressive reloader will pay for itself pretty fast. Sure, it takes a bit of time, but a couple nights a year and you've got a few thousand rounds piled up.
     
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    I did, and should get back into it with a 40sw couldn't imagine how much 38 super cost from the store
     
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    Yeah, when I bought mine, I didn't look that up.

    I should have... first you have to find it, and then it's crazy expensive.

    I ended up having to by it by the case just to get local suppliers to sell it to me because hardly anyone else was using it.
     
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    And all the guys i know that ran 38 super running open ipsc, full out race guns, compressed loads. Really expensive guns.
     
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    Yeah, I've got an STI Trubore... full on race gun, a few years old now, but a shit-ton of fun.
     
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    I'm usually with you on that, but I like the look of this... call me crazy. Having done a ton of hunting in the rain, that 45 red dot is really fucking handy. Sure, you can go open sights alone, but if you have a scope, I'm not against another option for when shit gets fogged up.
     
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    Speaking of beautiful looking stocks, whatever happened to Katokoch?
     
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    Saw some of his work on reddit a couple of weeks ago. Some pistol grips I believed. Saw the picture and was like that looks like kato's work, looked up at the user and it was him.
     
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    I think him and Todamus bailed around the same time. They were friends who seemed to go fishing together, so who knows. Too bad, really.
     
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    Yeah, good guy. Still posts occasionally.

    I like that rifle, Nett.
     
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    Katokoch did some work to a 10-22 that I won in a raffle a couple of years ago. He does damn nice work. Real nice guy too.
     
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    Just got my new CCW rig. Glock 19 gen 5.

    The place I went had a range attached to it, so I got to try it out (the only glock I've shot before was the mini 43 gen 4). I was astounded by the improvement in the trigger on the newer gen 5, and I was sold.

    Had them throw on some ameriglo sights because the stock field goal post was giving me a migraine just looking at it. Ordered a Concealment Express kydex holster and talon grips, both of which I already run and I'm just familiar and comfortable with them. Beyond the sights, which had to go, I intend to keep it stock, just because I think that the more you tinker with something the more you induce chances for failure. Absolutely beautiful handgun though. I mean, looks like shit, but shoots beautifully, which is all that really matters.
     
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    I have one of those. I love it.
     
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    I also wonder why people customize pistols they intend to use defensively (either as a CCW or for home defense). God forbid it'd ever come to that, but in the event you had do, wouldn't having a pistol with, say, the punisher logo on the magazine not look good in court? Or even a ported slide, or a aftermarket barrel. Couldn't -- and more importantly, I guess, wouldn't? -- a defense attorney use all of that to prove intent? The stereotype of someone out looking to shoot somebody, to show off their gun (in the even of a brandishing case), looking to murder under the guise of defense?

    Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but I don't like changing anything with a defensive weapon that I couldn't also easily defend in court.
     
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    I don’t know why anyone would choose a glock for their ccw but hey this world is a mysterious place.