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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/09 02:01:30 (permalink)
Some good news from the front of the 2nd amendment fight.

By Robert Barnes
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, February 9, 2008; Page A01

Vice President Cheney signed on to a brief filed by a majority of Congress yesterday that urged the Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that the District of Columbia's handgun ban is unconstitutional, breaking with his own administration's official position.

Cheney joined 55 senators and 250 House members in asking the court to find that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess firearms and to uphold a lower court's ruling that the D.C. ban violates that right.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/08/AR2008020803802.html?hpid=topnews
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/09 07:18:56 (permalink)
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@theedge, I'm in the same boat as you. I don't know diddly about the ar-15 platform. I've never had any intrest in them. I have been to www.ar15.com a few times. They have a ton of information that might help you out.


I don't have one, but I got to borrow a buddy's often back when I was in an informal shooting club in the 80's. I was just thinking yesterday that, with the changing political winds, sales might get banned in the not-too-distant future. Perhaps it is a good time to buy a box-magazine, semi-automatic, center-fire rifle.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/10 01:42:22 (permalink)
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I was just thinking yesterday that, with the changing political winds, sales might get banned in the not-too-distant future. Perhaps it is a good time to buy a box-magazine, semi-automatic, center-fire rifle.

Yep, if you have any inkling you'd like to have 1 you have about 1 year to buy it. Although prices might jump a lot after November.

Same with hi-cap mags.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/10 01:43:20 (permalink)
CSD, where is the pics of your new baby? Or am I not seeing them here at work?

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/11 07:36:49 (permalink)
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Oneiron, I did use some .44 specials and they were good. Locally the specials are more expensive then the magnums.

You gotta make your own. Then you can adjust downward as needed. ANd they'll be cheaper as well.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/12 14:52:04 (permalink)
CSD, I'm gonna have to try that shooting position.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/12 16:30:32 (permalink)

Happy shooting, Mike.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/12 16:40:38 (permalink)
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Happy shooting, Mike.

Good target aquisition and maintaining skills!
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/13 14:31:15 (permalink)
That chimp needs some hearing protection.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/13 16:34:13 (permalink)
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That chimp needs some hearing protection.

He's only a monkey, besides I didn't hear anything, he was shooting silent blanks?
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/13 23:41:43 (permalink)
CSD, where are you finding all these great deals???

I had a 66 2.5" but wound up selling it to a cousin. Oh well.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/14 23:44:53 (permalink)
Well good for you! You've picked up some nice pieces.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/15 07:22:53 (permalink)
Mike and CSD, do you guys ever go here:

http://smith-wessonforum.com/

Very informative, and a great for sale section (members only). Many great finds on the fs board, but they go quickly.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/15 12:21:34 (permalink)
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Mike and CSD, do you guys ever go here:

http://smith-wessonforum.com/

Very informative, and a great for sale section (members only). Many great finds on the fs board, but they go quickly.


I'm a member of the S&W Forum and you have to be on line religiously to snatch a great find.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/16 01:41:56 (permalink)
I just found that forum this week. I haven't joined yet but will soon. Same user name as here.

Thanks Doug.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/16 01:47:52 (permalink)
Here is the pic of my Model 27 S&W 6" N frame .357 magnum. And the Ruger single action 22lr / 22 magnum I bought Friday for 100 bucks. Poor guy needed the bucks. I got the original box, the pistol and both cylinders. This is my 1st SA, I've never really cared for the feel of the SA grip. But it sure shoots nice.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/17 00:51:33 (permalink)
So, when do you bring it home?
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/22 02:04:14 (permalink)
CSD, what differs with a -1 and a -2 model?
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/22 08:04:35 (permalink)
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CSD, what differs with a -1 and a -2 model?


-1 1960 change extractor rod to left hand thread

-2 1961 cyl stop changed, eliminate trigger guard screw

-2 1967 6-1/2" barrel dropped

-2 1968 delete diamond insert grip

-2 1969 change to N serial prefix

-2 1975 target trigger & hammer, partridge front sight on 6 and 8-3/8" barrels, Gonco Alves target stops and case

-2 1979 3-1/2" and 5" barrels dicontinued, 4" introduced red ramp

-2 1980 target stocks standard

I would only buy one with diamond grips - '68 or earlier. Around here, $700 would be a good price for an older one, especially NIB.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/22 09:48:41 (permalink)
Nice score, CSD. I used to have a Taurus imitation 66 with a 4" barrel (it was a gift). I never liked the action, so I sold it. they just didn't make than as nice down in Brazil.

I just remembered that I got to use a S&W 66 with a short (2-1/2"?) barrel, an it was sweet. I was using .38 ammo in it, and could'nt seem to miss.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/02/23 00:47:57 (permalink)
Thanks guys, good info on both guns.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/03/01 00:28:41 (permalink)
Do any of you reload? I'm starting to, trying to save some bucks on ammo.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/03/01 09:20:24 (permalink)
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Do any of you reload? I'm starting to, trying to save some bucks on ammo.


Mike, I do not know if you've heard the old saying - "Some people reload to shoot, others shoot to reload". I reloaded to shoot for many years when I was shooting 15,000 - 18,000 rounds a year, that's not a typo. Anymore I'm down to 7,000 - 8,000 rounds a year so I've gotten together with a couple of guys and we buy 10,000 rounds of match grade 9mm, jacketed HP at a time. It costs us $150.00 a thousand, not much more then the componets to reload it myself. Another thing I'm doing is buying an Advantage Arms .22 caliber conversion kit for one of my Glock 19's. Top shelf .22 ammo is still under $15.00 a thousand, that's cheap shooting.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/03/02 01:32:33 (permalink)
John, since I don't have anyone yet to go in with for such a group buy I'm paying retail for ammo.

A year ago this time I was paying 11.50 for a 100 rnd box of Winchester white box 9mm 115grn fmj. It then went to 12.75 a 100 and then to 15.72 a 100. It is now 16.57 a 100. So 165.70 a thousand plus 5% tax.

I've been able to buy 9mm 115grn bullets from Midway for 30 a thousand. (3 cents apiece). I bought 1,500 pieces of 9mm brass for 20 bucks. 1.33 cents each. A lb of Bullseye powder was 15.00 and primers were 26.00 a thousand. 2.6 cents each. So for about 7 cents each or 70.00 per thousand and a couple hours of my time I have a lot of practice ammo.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/03/02 09:45:22 (permalink)
I used to reload because I got my accuracy SO much better that factory - when I was shooting competitively. But I stopped competition and the reloading became so time consuming - so I sold the equipment. I really enjoyed the reloading and the competition. But golf took over my free time. I still buy ammo by the case - it's cheaper that way.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/03/02 12:18:07 (permalink)
My local gun store sells 38 sp 148gr match wadcutter reloads for a fraction the cost of new ammo and it shoots pretty clean too.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/03/03 10:38:06 (permalink)
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John, since I don't have anyone yet to go in with for such a group buy I'm paying retail for ammo.

A year ago this time I was paying 11.50 for a 100 rnd box of Winchester white box 9mm 115grn fmj. It then went to 12.75 a 100 and then to 15.72 a 100. It is now 16.57 a 100. So 165.70 a thousand plus 5% tax.

I've been able to buy 9mm 115grn bullets from Midway for 30 a thousand. (3 cents apiece). I bought 1,500 pieces of 9mm brass for 20 bucks. 1.33 cents each. A lb of Bullseye powder was 15.00 and primers were 26.00 a thousand. 2.6 cents each. So for about 7 cents each or 70.00 per thousand and a couple hours of my time I have a lot of practice ammo.


I was reloading 9mm, 147 grain, jacketed HP for about $90.00 a thousand. I just checked my old source and the projectiles alone are pushing $100.00 a thousand " />. CSD has the right idea, find a local commercial reloader and deal with them. That's what we did. As a commercial guy he gets the componets a lot cheaper then we can and selling 10,000 at a time allows hime to blend our stuff in with his for an even better discount. Keep them in the ten zone.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/03/03 17:42:28 (permalink)
Actually they blow, hot gases, lead & copper.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/03/05 14:02:41 (permalink)
Hi, my name is Mike and I'm a gunaholic. I keep buying new ones, well new to me anyways. Just bought a Marlin camp 45 as the big brother to my camp 9. I should have it end of next week, pics then.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/03/05 16:34:02 (permalink)
Anybody here try the Crimson Trace sights? I'd like to hear some comments. Do they make one for the Springfield Armory XD?
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