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Guns and Ammo Thread

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

  1. Revengeofthenerds

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    Personal preference. It feels good in my hand, I can shoot it well, it will eat any and all practice ammo I put through it, and the lack of a manual safety (but their ultra reliable trigger/firing pin safeties) added up to me choosing it over other options.

    Your CCW is a very personal decision. Some people carry .22s, some carry 44 magnums. All of them -- hopefully -- will go bang if they're ever needed. It's all about how comfortable the person feels with a particular weapons platform.
     
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    I view Glocks the same way I view 72 Chevelle’s, everybody’s got one. I don’t hate them, and some of the custom options look really nice, I’d just never own one.

    My CCW is a FNS9 in an AlienGear Cloaktuck, I haven’t bought a pistol in a few years and this may be the year to try a different handgun.

    I am most likely going to get a Canik TP9 just because the reviews are really good for a sub 400 pistol.

    I may just say fuck it and get a FNX 45 but I don’t have the flexible income I had pre kids. 1000 bucks is steep.
     
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    I just put 50 rounds through my glock 19 at 7 and 10 yards and I'm in love.

    I don't have the money or really the desire to have one of those $1k handguns. I'm sure they're better in some ways. I just figure if I ever get to the point where I can out-shoot the capabilities of a glock, then I'm good regardless.
     
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    I’ll end up with the Canik, a man can dream though.

    My buddy and his wife are hardcore Glock fans, they do shoot nicely, have you seen the ZEV 34 Glocks?
     
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    I haven’t shot one so I can’t really judge. But as I said a few posts above regarding my worries about the potential legal ramifications, I prefer my defensive handguns to be as stock as possible.

    Maybe law school made me paranoid. Maybe the current political environment made me paranoid. Either way, I like to hedge my bets. If I can shoot “minutes of bad guy” with stock, I like to keep it that way.
     
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    I look at them more like art pieces, from that perspective I can appreciate them.
     
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    Yeah an art piece is different from something you carry on you every day and hope to one day never have to trust your life to.

    I'd like an art piece handgun one day. In my neck of the woods they call them "BBQ pistols," something to show off. I'd like a 1911 specifically, I think they're beautiful.

    But when it comes to something that I might heaven forbid someday trust my life to? I'm hedging my bets, and I'll go with a stock glock. It isn't pretty under even beer goggles, but I bet you my life that it'll go bang if I deploy it when me or my or family have our lives threatened.
     
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    I know there's at least a few people on here who carry, and I just watched one of the better videos I've seen on the subject. Figured I'd share (anything by this guy is gold though).

     
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    Yeah, he's got a few of the "Raw Clint" videos that are somewhat interesting...

     
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    You can actually renew your firearms licence online now. So much easier then before.
     
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    Yeah... except I let mine expire for too long and have to go into the local cop shop to renew in person.
     
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    I kind of forgot my was due up on Monday my birthday, so I was like shit lets get this going. And looked online for the forms I had to print out and file to send away. And I was like wow online and done.
     
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    I think if it's more than 2 years (which mine is) then you can't do the online thing. My own fault... totally forgot about it because I haven't really been shooting/hunting in a couple of years since my dad died. Am getting back into it this winter, so started going through the checklist to get ready.

    Step 1: dig out PAL. Damn.
     
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    Yea, I haven't really shot in a long time. Used to do target pistol, then I ended up moving and didn't have my press set up. Bought a rifle just before I moved and same thing just sitting in the safe. I hope to have my shop to were I can have mostly everything I want done this winter.
     
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    Yeah, one of the "winter projects" I have lined up is to go through the arsenal and do whatever maintenance/cleaning is required, including some shooting.

    Already joined the local range, and now it's just a matter of making some time to get out there. (after I get my PAL renewed)

    I inherited a dozen old lever-action rifles from dad, so now I'm just going through and cleaning them up and sourcing some ammo for them, and hope to run a box or two through each in short order.

    I'm also wanting to get into some trap/skeet shooting so am looking for a sporting clay gun. (The last time I went and used the trusty Wingmaster I learned that those shooting with you don't appreciate pump actions standing beside them... go figure). I've got a line on a nice Beretta over/under (690 sporting black) that is practically still new in box, so here's hoping.
     
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    O/U are perfect for skeet.

    870s are perfect for everything else.
     
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    My dad got really into skeet and sporting clays before he got sick. I inherited all the different guns he went through - several different Berettas, Browning Gold Sporting Clays, and Weatherbys. I also have a couple Remington 1100s, 1187 and a Winchester Ranger. I've shot some of others at clays, like an 870, my Mossberg pump, and a Model 12. I don't own, but have shot a Benelli and multiple other 12s and 20s. Some of the ones I have or have shot are backbored and ported, cut down, stock adjusted, and other manner of custom changes.

    Hands down, without question, my favorite (and best shooting for me) is my Weatherby Orion, right out of the box, with IC chokes screwed in. All that is to say, that 690 is a great gun, but if it doesn't suit you, you may want something else. If you can go to a range / course and shoot their guns, and find out which ones are stock, you might learn more about length of pull and balance that points you to another gun. (Or you may have already done that, and why you've got your eye on it.) Ymmv
     
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    Thanks for the info... the only reason I'm onto the 690 is that a friend of my mom's lost her husband and is selling his 690 that he bought a few years ago but hardly used. She's looking for $1,500 for it, which is below half price.

    That Weatherby is under $900 brand new... I'll have to look at it for sure.

    Bass Pro in Vaughn has an indoor range where you can shoot anything before you buy, so I'll probably head up there in the next few weeks and give it a go.
     
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    When I was in my 20's, I was doing some computer-based graphic design (ad building) for a newspaper. All of my friends were getting the typical barbed wire and steer skull tattoos, but I hate needles.

    They pressured me into getting a tattoo, so I did... it cost me all of $25, and it was a full-coloured Apple Computer logo.

    [​IMG]

    That was my first tattoo... and it is small enough that a dime will cover it.

    No Ragrats.
     
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    Yep, as the many reps pointed out, drunk and posted in the wrong thread.

    I'll allow it.