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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/05/06 01:38:41 (permalink)
I've had to pretty much ban myself from that web site.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/05/06 13:07:47 (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.


Speaking of ammunition, you better stock up ASAP. I just tried to order 6,000 rounds of 9mm, jacketed ball ammunition from a commercial operator I've known for over 10 years. Lead is becoming scarce, he is having a hard time getting bullets. The last 10,000 rounds we bought were $150.00 per thousand out the door. Not even Wal Mart could match his price. Wal Marts here have no Winchester 9mm. The departmet manager told me there were none in the entire system, all wharehouses are out of them. Story is that Winchester refuses to sell them to Wal Mart at the price they want to pay. True???
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/05/07 21:14:40 (permalink)
3-4 months ago I was paying 15.79 a 100 for Winchester white box at WM. Now it is at 18.59 a 100.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/05/09 01:43:17 (permalink)
CSD, good for you. Is this an M-16 / AR-15 style rifle?
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/05/09 06:58:38 (permalink)
Lucky you CSD, that is one sweet rifle.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/10/15 16:07:08 (permalink)
I grew up in a non-gun family. Actually, that’s not entirely correct. My father used to duck hunt a bit but quit when I was a small boy and after that had a .22 rifle reserved for the summer ground squirrel infestations. Regardless, I was gun un-savvy. It's not that I've ever been antigun, or pro-gun control. I just grew up in a non-gun family where it was a non-issue.

Feeling like my life was somewhat stagnant and wanting to step outside my "Box" and force myself into unfamiliar and uncomfortable territory, last fall I took a "Handguns 101" class through my local shooting range. 9 hours classroom and range time, hands on exp with multiple caliber, multiple manufacturer revolver and semi-auto's. I've put in another 15 hours range time renting and trying out various makes and models and ended up buying a Glock-19. I like the weight, balance, feel in my hand. Nice trigger pull, I group well with it, just overall very comfortable and happy with it. Plus, it's pretty time tested in reliability and ease of maintenance. 9x19 ammo is cheap, common, low recoil. It seems to be my trifecta. Good range gun, easy to carry, decent home defense. Or at least a decent balance of all three.

Most of all it's opened me up to a whole new world that previously I only had an outsider's point of view, which was quite dim and critical, and I'm having a lot of fun at the range. I can pick up a gun magazine and not be lost and clueless.

My next purchase is going to be a Taurus Judge .45 Colt/.410 Shotshell revolver. I've rented one and it was a kick to shoot off 410 shotgun shells from a pistol. And you should see the target by the time you've emptied the chambers!
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/10/15 17:48:46 (permalink)

Anyone seen a LeMatt revolver replica for sale recently?. That's one heck of a civil war piece...but the updated replica is a dandy.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/10/16 07:29:47 (permalink)
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Originally posted by chicagostyledog

The sun did not shine,
It was too cold to play,
So I went to the gun store,
On this cold, cold, wet day.

And found this, which I immediately purchased.

Smith & Wesson Model 27
Unfired-New in the Box
3.5" barrel .357 magnum

CSD




CSD, you're killin' me! Very nice find.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/10/17 00:39:34 (permalink)
CSD, you lucky dog! Good for you, I'm glad you were able to get your dream gun. I have the M27 in a 6" and love it. Heavy but very accurate and eats full load .357 magnums for lunch and dinner.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/10/17 07:58:01 (permalink)
My only N frame is a 28-2 which I love. I recently saw a 6" 27-2 NIB for $600, but it was nickle and I'm not a nickle fan. Went back a few days later and it was, of course, gone.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/10/17 10:49:41 (permalink)
JUST BOUGHT MY 3RD GLOCK, THIS ONE A MODEL 36 SUBCOMPACT 45 CAL, WHAT A GUN WITH VERY LITTLE KICK FOR ITS SIZE AND GREAT FOR CONCEALMENT
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/04 17:44:20 (permalink)
My latest find. A Romanian WASR-10 with the five 30 round magazines on the left for $375.00.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/04 19:40:49 (permalink)
John..Make sure you bring this with you next time we go for lunch....
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/05 18:43:51 (permalink)
John, nice find and a great price. Buy more mags NOW!
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/06 06:40:58 (permalink)
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John, nice find and a great price. Buy more mags NOW!


Local gunshop sells them for $15.00. I have 50 brand new high cap Glock 17-19 mags stuck away.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/06 07:57:47 (permalink)
John A, I guess I'll scrap my idea of raiding your smoker.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/06 08:23:03 (permalink)
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John A, I guess I'll scrap my idea of raiding your smoker.


No problem Joe. I'll send you a map of the minefield.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/06 09:52:27 (permalink)
Interesting find, John A. You should have brought the WASR-10 to the Brickyard!

I totally forgot that you were a gun collector.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/08 21:47:03 (permalink)
Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


As I scroll through this thread it affirms why I enjoy reading posts from you all. My two favorites are my N Frame 41 mag and Detonics 45...Russ
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/09 08:41:51 (permalink)
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John, nice find and a great price. Buy more mags NOW!


And ammo, you never can tell ......
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/10 05:22:56 (permalink)
Mark, go with the XD. I love mine. 10 or 16 round mags for the XD 9mm.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/10 08:39:49 (permalink)
I thought one of you "gun guys" might be interested in this thermos. Details[url='http://www.greatbigstuff.com/shotguncanister.html']here[/url]. pb




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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/11 12:34:02 (permalink)
I just rounded up a couple of friends and placed an order for 10,000 rounds of 115 grain 9mm ammunition at $160.00/thousand. No shipping charge as I'll pick it up at the next gun show. That's about $40.00/thousand less then Wal Mart white box.

Guy that owns one of the local gunshops told me his sales are up 80% over the same period last year.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/12 00:33:34 (permalink)
JohnA.,I wish I was close enough to be one of your friends.

I just bought 1k of Blazer Alum. case for 180 with shipping. Also bought 500 of .45auto in Al.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/12 00:37:16 (permalink)
PB, I like the shotgun shell mailbox better. Thanks though.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/15 02:28:30 (permalink)
Going to a gun show this morning right on the Mason Dickson line. Where PA and MD meet on I-81. I'll let ya'all know if I find some shooting iron I can't live without. Ammo too.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/15 03:42:40 (permalink)
I don't know if this has been mentioned, but it certainly is appropriate for this topic. If the moderators feel the need to do so, delete it. For those who may be interested in working in Barack Obama's administration, one of the many questions on the paperwork to be completed by such persons is: Does anyone in your family own a gun? Uh-oh!!!!!!
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/16 00:11:16 (permalink)
^^^ Why am I not surprised?
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/16 00:18:57 (permalink)
Well the gun show was pretty much a bust. Wolf 7.62x39 which I paid as much as 169.00 a thousand last year was at 249.00. AKs were all at 550+. AK mags were 30+ apiece. These are used mags too. There were a lot of bolt action rifles. Actually there was a pretty good assortment of firearms.

One of the decent deals was a Saiga (AK platform) 12ga semi-auto shotgun for 595. Online I've seen recently they were all 650+. And hard to find. This dealer had at least 6 of them.

Harrisburg PA has a big show in early December. Hopefully they will be better.

I'm also going to look online for better 7.62x39 ammo prices.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/11/16 06:43:25 (permalink)
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PB, I like the shotgun shell mailbox better. Thanks though.


The wife and I got a chuckle out of the mailbox. I wonder whether it would upset the letter carriers?
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