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MiamiDon

RE: Firearm lovers. Wed, 03/5/08 9:53 PM (permalink)
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Originally posted by MikeS.

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.


I really don't shoot much anymore, but back in the day a fellow used to come around the popular shooting sites with a truck, sort of like a lunch truck, with all sorts of reloads for sale. It was really a good deal if you were not looking for the finest loads.
 
    MikeS.

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    RE: Firearm lovers. Fri, 03/7/08 1:39 AM (permalink)
    Oneiron, they have just recently come out for the XD.
     
      Oneiron339

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      RE: Firearm lovers. Fri, 03/7/08 7:11 AM (permalink)
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      Originally posted by MikeS.

      Oneiron, they have just recently come out for the XD.

      Outstanding! I'm going to check it out. Thanks.
       
        douginvirginia

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        RE: Firearm lovers. Fri, 03/7/08 7:50 AM (permalink)
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        Anybody here try the Crimson Trace sights? I'd like to hear some comments. Do they make one for the Springfield Armory XD?


        I have CT grips on my S&W 640 pocket gun. Target acquisition is very fast. I heartily endorse them for one's carry piece.
         
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          RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 03/8/08 1:48 AM (permalink)
          Oneiron, the site I buy most of my XD stuff from is;

          www.pistolgear.com

          They are decently priced and very good to do business with..

          Are you familiar with www.xdtalk.com ? A good website for all XD and other firearms talk/forum.

          As a heads up, CDNN has XD mags on sale at 16.99 for all calibers except .45acp. Those are 19.99 each. About the best price I've ever found.
           
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            RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 03/10/08 12:00 AM (permalink)
            Had some fun today, went to a friends house and reloaded about 300 rounds of .357 magnum. Hoping for a decent weather day, 50* or better and little wind, this week so I can shoot some.

             
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              RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 03/17/08 1:50 AM (permalink)
              Went to a big gun show in Harrisburg, Pa yesterday. Saw a lot of nice guns but didn't bring any home. Did bring home powder and primers though.
               
                John A

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                RE: Firearm lovers. Fri, 04/11/08 7:47 AM (permalink)
                Another win for the 2nd Amendment. The “Bring Your Gun to Work” bill is sitting on the Governors desk waiting to be signed. It prohibits employers from not allowing Concealed Permit holders to leave their gun in the car while at work and parked on company property. Now we’re waiting for SCOTUS to rule on the big one.
                 
                  KOK

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                  RE: Firearm lovers. Fri, 04/11/08 11:12 AM (permalink)
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                  Another win for the 2nd Amendment. The “Bring Your Gun to Work” bill is sitting on the Governors desk waiting to be signed. It prohibits employers from not allowing Concealed Permit holders to leave their gun in the car while at work and parked on company property. Now we’re waiting for SCOTUS to rule on the big one.
                  I am envious. Here in the Peoples Republic of Maryland, a bill (with much greater support than in the past and almost no opposition) to remove the 'good cause' provision from the CCP law was denied a vote in committee (for the 3rd straight year) by the committee chairman. The legislature won't pass laws allowing citizens to protect themselves but they will pass laws protecting 50s and 60s Doo Wop groups from band impersonators.

                   
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                    RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 04/12/08 1:40 AM (permalink)
                    The PRM and the PRC are running neck to neck in denying lawful firearm owners due rights.

                    All I can hope for is that SCOTUS rules that the 2nd is a personal right. Some states are going to have a rude awakening. If they rule otherwise then I'll be truly sad for this once great country. Well, I already am that. I'll be even sadder.

                    MikeS.
                     
                      Oneiron339

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                      RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 04/12/08 6:20 AM (permalink)
                      Mike S. - move South. We have some decent gun laws here. And they have even loosened them up in GA and Fl for CCP holders like me.
                       
                        John A

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                        RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 04/12/08 6:40 AM (permalink)
                         
                          MikeS.

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                          RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 04/12/08 6:59 AM (permalink)
                          Oneiron, WV isn't too bad. I can get a CCW here w/o issue. I can open carry. I can walk into a gun store and walk out after I pay and they make a phone call. Not too shabby. Not at all like Kalifornia.
                           
                            John A

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                            RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 04/12/08 8:11 AM (permalink)
                            Florida no longer requires you to retreat before defending yourself and prohibits civil suits in a justifiable shooting.
                             
                              Oneiron339

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                              RE: Firearm lovers. Sun, 04/13/08 6:40 AM (permalink)
                              Going scattergunning today, getting ready for a sporting clay tourn. next week. I'll have a sore shoulder tomorrow.
                               
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                                RE: Firearm lovers. Sun, 04/13/08 12:45 PM (permalink)
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                                Originally posted by Oneiron339

                                Going scattergunning today, getting ready for a sporting clay tourn. next week. I'll have a sore shoulder tomorrow.


                                Yeah but it's worth it. Good luck in the tourn. I shot a State IDPA match last Sunday, still waiting for someone to post the results.
                                 
                                  MikeS.

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                                  RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 04/14/08 12:21 AM (permalink)
                                  Early this year I bought my very 1st single action revolver. An old model 3 screw Ruger single-six convertible 22lr/22wmr. It has been well used and very slightly abused but boy does it shoot. I got it real cheap.

                                  I had never liked the feel of an SA in my hand but this 1 just cried out to me. I've since bought a 2nd 1. A new model single-six convertable in stainless steel. I bought it for my b'day present back in march.

                                  I'm now looking for a deal on a blackhawk in .357 magnum. .357 / 9mm would be a blast!
                                   
                                    John A

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                                    RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 04/14/08 8:12 AM (permalink)
                                    You're putting together quite a collection Mike, keep it up. I stumbled upon an Iver Johnson M1 Carbine yesterday in excellent condition for $350.00. Decisions, decisions.
                                     
                                      MikeS.

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                                      RE: Firearm lovers. Tue, 04/15/08 6:18 AM (permalink)
                                      John, get it! They are getting harder and harder to find in that condition.
                                       
                                        brickie

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                                        RE: Firearm lovers. Thu, 04/17/08 7:18 PM (permalink)
                                        Hey boy!
                                        JB. made a shootin video. BOY!
                                        http://youtube.com/watch?v=8Z6JVUUC8XY
                                         
                                          John A

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                                          RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 04/21/08 12:58 PM (permalink)
                                           
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                                            RE: Firearm lovers. Thu, 04/24/08 9:50 AM (permalink)
                                             
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                                              RE: Firearm lovers. Sun, 04/27/08 9:49 AM (permalink)
                                              Both my wife and I are very involved with shooting sports. We go to the pistol range about twice a month, yes, we take our infant daughter with us. One of us goes in to shoot, the other babysits, then we trade off. The range owner is her adopted uncle! As a present for my wife going through a challenging pregnancy, I got her the pistol she had been wanting for a long time, a H&K SOCOM, .45ACP. Both of us also have our concealed carry permits, and we do carry pretty much whenever we legally can. She carries a Glock 27, the "baby" 40 caliber. I carry a SigSauer P229, also in 40 caliber. Both of us spend a lot of time shooting 22lr, both because its so cheap, but also it's just plain fun! She has a Browning Buckmark 5.5 Target. My 22 is a Kimber slide replacement I put on a Colt 1911. I was really glad to see a firearms thread here! A fun roadtrip for me is a trip to the range then to a place to eat! Best target chooses where we eat, worst target pays!
                                               
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                                                RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 04/28/08 12:25 AM (permalink)
                                                Hey karjoe, welcome to Roadfood. We have several here that actively support the 2nd. And our local gunshop(s).

                                                I've got a new buddy that owns a bar and grill. I'd stopped in for lunch a few weeks ago on the way to the gun club. We got to talking and I invited hom to go with me. At the time I didn't know he was the bar owner. Anyways, I got his number and we set up a time to meet the next week. We did and while shooting he asked if I had time to stop by his bar for dinner and a drink. His bar I asked? Yep.

                                                So now we do pretty much the same. 1 round of 10 shots from 15 yards, Ruger Mk IIs, low score pays. So far we are even.

                                                MikeS.
                                                 
                                                  John A

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                                                  RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 04/28/08 7:48 AM (permalink)
                                                  Welcome karjoe. Yep, you're among friends. Go back and read through the entire thread, it's interesting.
                                                   
                                                    KOK

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                                                    RE: Firearm lovers. Thu, 05/1/08 3:55 PM (permalink)
                                                    Has anyone used (or know someone who has used) the website gunbroker.com?

                                                    It seems pretty legitimate (all gun deals must go through FFLs), and it might be a way for those of us in the Peoples Republic of Maryland to get used handguns (that are on the Landespolizei approved list) otherwise unavailable, or maybe new ones, provided they come with a fired shell casing for the crack Ballistic Fingerprint Database.

                                                    It also seems like a there are good deals on some rifles, like the Mini 14, and the Henry AR-7. Little competition in Maryland drives prices way up.

                                                    Thanks for any input.
                                                     
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                                                      RE: Firearm lovers. Fri, 05/2/08 2:45 PM (permalink)
                                                      Kevin,

                                                      I have sold many guns on Gunbroker with no problems. That's the easy side of the deal so I cannot relate any experiences about buying. If I were a buyer I would not send any money until the seller puts the gun in the hands of the FFL that is going to ship it to my FFL. After being notiified by my FFL that the other guy has the gun I would enclose the money in the same envelope my FFL sends his copy in. Not perfect but better then sending the money in the blind.
                                                       
                                                        Oneiron339

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                                                        RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 05/5/08 8:04 AM (permalink)
                                                        I have bought and sold a few items on Gunbroker with no problems whatsoever. Just buy from a reputable dealer or seller.
                                                         
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                                                          RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 05/5/08 9:21 AM (permalink)
                                                          I've been tempted to purchase from Gunbroker many times. Unfortunately, I'm always out bid by those with very deep pockets. I purchase all my Smith & Wessons at gun shows or gun stores, where I know I can bargain with the seller, walk away with a great deal, and know I can resell what I purchased for a profit, should I decide to resell, which I don't. Some guns on Gunbroker are immediately resold by dealers on line for a hefty profit. When something is NIB (new in the box), bidding wars drive prices too high, since people are willing to pay the price. I won't.

                                                          CSD
                                                           
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                                                            RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 05/5/08 4:29 PM (permalink)
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                                                            Originally posted by chicagostyledog

                                                            I've been tempted to purchase from Gunbroker many times. Unfortunately, I'm always out bid by those with very deep pockets. I purchase all my Smith & Wessons at gun shows or gun stores, where I know I can bargain with the seller, walk away with a great deal, and know I can resell what I purchased for a profit, should I decide to resell, which I don't. Some guns on Gunbroker are immediately resold by dealers on line for a hefty profit. When something is NIB (new in the box), bidding wars drive prices too high, since people are willing to pay the price. I won't.

                                                            CSD

                                                            That's true with anything. In an auction, you set your limit as to what you think it's worth - then don't exceed it. Just like e-bay - but only for guns. I have gotten some good deals in a few guns and particularly ammo, on Gunbroker.
                                                             
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