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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/12/29 00:44:44 (permalink)
John, hasn't she grown since you saw her summer of 07?

I started both of my daughter shooting when they were 5. My oldest, Ava's mom, still shoots regulary and has to qualify 3 times a year for her prison job. My younger 1 doesn't get to shoot very often but when she comes to visit we usually manage to get out to the range.
 
Ava started shooting with me when she was 5. When I pass on I'll leave most of my guns to Ava.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2008/12/29 01:05:50 (permalink)
That is so cute! I bet she was thinking, "Please make it not be a pogo stick"

My father is a big gun collector. I have no clue about guns, although I will be inheriting them, someday (hopefully not too soon God-willing). My Mother would have no part of letting me ever handle a gun. I guess it is because I grew up in the city, and she was too afraid of the thought of me, with a gun in my hand.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/01/04 21:19:24 (permalink)
I have a .22 Semiauto, a Breakdown single shot 12 guage, a bolt-action 410 and a double barrel, rabbit ear hammered, Belgium twist barrel in 16 guage.  My 19 year old son has a pump 12 guage, a 30.06 bolt action and a .22 lever action.  He killed his first deer in Nov. a 5 point that weighted 193 lbs.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/01/04 21:39:16 (permalink)
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I have a .22 Semiauto, a Breakdown single shot 12 guage, a bolt-action 410 and a double barrel, rabbit ear hammered, Belgium twist barrel in 16 guage.

I would recommend that you not fire any modern shotshells through that 16 gauge until after you've had it proofed. A shotgun with a Belgian twist barrel is a fine wall-hanger, but actually shooting it could prove deadly to the shooter.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/01/04 23:29:09 (permalink)
BioTeacher, Welcome to Roadfood! Please heed Michael's advice about the shotgun though.
 
What big city are you close to? I don't know AR very well but the wife has cousins South of Little Rock.
 
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/01/04 23:32:18 (permalink)
I had Ava out shooting again Saturday. Took her to a public range where we could shoot full cans of soda. They make a nice spray when hit the 1st time. I get cans of them for free from my neighbor who works at a bottling plant. They are the rejects for whatever reason.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/01/05 00:23:33 (permalink)
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    The 16 guage has not been fired in about 50 years.  It was my Grandfather's and will go to my son when he gets a home where it will be safe.

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    I am in Maumelle, just to the north and east of Little Rock.  I teach in the Southeastern part of Little Rock

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/01/05 06:03:39 (permalink)
John, hasn't she grown since you saw her summer of 07?

 
She sure has Mike, still as cute as ever.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/01/05 10:03:15 (permalink)
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I had Ava out shooting again Saturday. Took her to a public range where we could shoot full cans of soda. They make a nice spray when hit the 1st time. I get cans of them for free from my neighbor who works at a bottling plant. They are the rejects for whatever reason.

When introducing kids to shooting I always set out at least one full, unopened, can of some soda for starters. The result of the hydrostatic shock caused by the bullet striking the can is very impressive, and clearly demonstrates the destructive power of even a .22. My grandson, who's in the Army now, still has that first can on the dresser in his bedroom at home.


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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/02/07 03:52:46 (permalink)
Have any of you tried to buy ammo recently? It has gotten scarce and what you do find has gone way up in price.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/02/07 05:56:27 (permalink)
I checked three Wal-Marts and a large gun store yesterday. No 38's, 9mm, or 22's.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/02/07 17:38:14 (permalink)
Both Walmart and Dicks sporting goods were out of 38's but the local gun shop had several dozen boxes.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/02/07 18:45:05 (permalink)
Same here at our WM no 38's or 9mm

but lots of bulk 22's
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/02/07 23:23:42 (permalink)
1st half of 08 my local WM had very little ammo. Then about July/August they were well stocked. Come 1st week of December and they are getting thin again. By late December they are wiped out.

I haven't looked for about 10 days but I'm betting they are still pretty thin.

Thats OK, I bought a lot of ammo 2 years ago before all the price increases and shortage hit.

I went to a gun show in Nov. Wolf x39 was 249 per 1k. About 80 bucks higher then a year before. Today it was 300 per 1k.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/03/04 20:50:24 (permalink)
Has anyone noticed that the president has boosted firearms sales so high there's now a backorder situation for certain guns?

With the word last week from the attorney general that Obama is serious about quickly imposing a ban on sales of semi-automatic firearms and large cap magazines, as well as a ban on the private sale of firearms, such firearms are scarce as hen's teeth.

During the past two days I've been trying to buy an AR type rifle in 7.62 NATO (.308 Winchester), and I came up with nothing at seven gun shops. The best I was able to do was get promises from a couple of places that they'd be willing to order one for me, but the wait was at least four months.

Finally, I called a manufacturer I've done lots of business with over the years and I was promised one of the ones coming off the line in the next several weeks, to be shipped to one of the dealers near me.

I guess that when Obama said he'd fix the economy he was speaking about the firearms industry, only.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/03/05 05:41:21 (permalink)
What kind of prices did you find, for what brands?
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/03/05 05:51:19 (permalink)
I bought an AK-47 and five 30 round magazines about three months ago for $375.00. Sold it two weeks ago with a total of nine 30 round magazines for $950.00.
 
That's a right pretty gun CSD, good find.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/03/05 11:57:45 (permalink)
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What kind of prices did you find, for what brands?


The stores were quoting prices of $1,200 for the DPMS and $1,300 for the Armalite. I got a wholesale price of $960 for the DPMS from DPMS, so I ordered it. The dealer is charging me $50 to take it in and do the NICS check.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/04/04 15:55:40 (permalink)

There's been quite a lot of talk in the firearms industry about the shortage of ammo -- especially .45 ACP, .40, 9 mm, .223 and .308. This afternoon I stopped by a gun shop and bought 400 rounds of .223 at $34.99 per 100, and 300 rounds of .308 at $34.99 per 100.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/04/04 17:45:51 (permalink)
Around here bricks of .22's are very hard to find. Naturally the biggest retailer is Wal Mart, even they seldom have them. When they do the cost is around $18.00 + tax. I went to Bass Pro Shops in Orlando last week and they were charging $31.00 + tax.

A large local gun shop will only sell .380 ammunition to people that buy a corresponding handgun.

To date .223, .308, .40, and .45 are no problem other then the price increases. 9mm is available but its cost is accelerating at a faster rate as people are dropping down from the .40's & .45's.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/04/05 00:57:38 (permalink)
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Scored my first Colt this afternoon at a local gun store. Born in 1978, this Colt Diamondback 38 special came with a leather Bianchi shoulder holster, a dual leather Bianchi speedloader holder, two speedloaders, a soft case, and boxes of assorted ammo. BTW, guns and gold are the two best investments for 2009.

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CSD, very nice revolver. I know you like those lovely blued revolvers.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/04/05 01:05:17 (permalink)
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I bought an AK-47 and five 30 round magazines about three months ago for $375.00. Sold it two weeks ago with a total of nine 30 round magazines for $950.00.
 
That's a right pretty gun CSD, good find.


Nice profit John. Do you have an AK or 2 for yourself? Several weeks ago I was present when my local gun store brought out a WASR-10 with a price of 450. Instead of wipping out my credit card I opened my mouth. I told the owner (a guy about 55) that he could make a lot more on the internet. He did sell it about a week later for 925. I should get a cut... :)
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/04/05 01:08:01 (permalink)
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What kind of prices did you find, for what brands?


The stores were quoting prices of $1,200 for the DPMS and $1,300 for the Armalite. I got a wholesale price of $960 for the DPMS from DPMS, so I ordered it. The dealer is charging me $50 to take it in and do the NICS check.


Michael, do you do much business with this shop? My local shop charges 20 for a transfer. Or does Ohio have fees tacked on as well?
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/04/05 01:17:33 (permalink)
Ammo, primers and powder are now restricted in volume at my local store. WM hasn't restricted it yet. They just don't have any in stock.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/04/05 02:45:33 (permalink)
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What kind of prices did you find, for what brands?


The stores were quoting prices of $1,200 for the DPMS and $1,300 for the Armalite. I got a wholesale price of $960 for the DPMS from DPMS, so I ordered it. The dealer is charging me $50 to take it in and do the NICS check.


Michael, do you do much business with this shop? My local shop charges 20 for a transfer. Or does Ohio have fees tacked on as well?

I do quite a lot of business with this store. I'm the one who insists on paying a fee. They have to do the whole 4473 for each transfer, tying up their fax line and taking sales time away from whoever does it, and using their license, I figure I should pay for the help they provide.


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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/04/05 02:58:23 (permalink)
But 50 dollars for about 15 minutes work and a phone call?

When I lived in Calif. I bought firearms from my cousin, an FFL holder. I paid him 10% of the purchase price for running it through his books and the Calif licensing.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/04/05 12:09:11 (permalink)
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But 50 dollars for about 15 minutes work and a phone call?

When I lived in Calif. I bought firearms from my cousin, an FFL holder. I paid him 10% of the purchase price for running it through his books and the Calif licensing.


He's in business, and so am I. I run a good number of firearms through his store each year for my work in testing and evaluation. I get paid for my work so I pay him for his.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/04/06 02:02:29 (permalink)
If you are both happy, good enough then.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/04/25 01:11:24 (permalink)
I bought this last week. Mine is a 5 shot .22 magnum, not the .22lr this picture shows.



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RE: Firearm lovers. 2009/04/25 01:13:10 (permalink)
If any of you own a Marlin Camp carbine CHANGE the bolt buffer. I trashed a stock when the buffer failed on my 9mm.
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