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RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 06/1/09 8:01 PM (permalink)
You know for me, actually roadfood and firearms are a somewhat related topic.

I tend to avoid states where I can't carry legally,  so my roadfood experiences are somewhat curtailed, for example, in Maryland. 

Of course since I met my wife in Western NY when I was working up there , I don't have a choice about visiting  up there every so often ;) 

Also in Virginia I have to be careful , if a restaurant has a wine list or sells beer I can't legally carry concealed, not even to pick up a pizza and  leave, even if there is no one else in the restaurant because it is before the dinner  hour. 

Once I walked into a hamburger places (Foster's Grille) unaware that  they had an ABC license.  Since then I try to be very careful to research ahead of time.

Of course, that was before , back when I had guns.  I lost all my firearms and my ammo in a tragic shrimp boat accident in Oklahoma a while back. 

 
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    RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 06/1/09 8:12 PM (permalink)

    Goochland? Any connection with Virginia's Bob Gooch?
     
      NascarDad

      RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 06/1/09 8:45 PM (permalink)
      Michael Hoffman


      Goochland? Any connection with Virginia's Bob Gooch?


      Good question I have wondered that myself.  It is possible

      Goochland County was named after the royal governor of Virginia in the early to mid 1700s, Sir William Gooch.  Gooch was of some repute, having served under the Duke of Marlboro,  and the  county was named after him, some say on his prompting.

      I have seen maps that suggest at one point Goochland county technically stretched all the way to the  mountains or even the mississippi river. Thomas Jefferson was therefore technically born in  Goochland county, and he did grow up went to school at the Tuckahoe plantation which is still part of Goochland county today.


      Now, Bob could be related to Sir William but I do know  he returned to England with his wife and has a number of descendants there. 

      I am guessing Bob knows a bit more about game hunting than the former governor though.
       
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        RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 06/1/09 9:52 PM (permalink)
        NascarDad


        Michael Hoffman


        Goochland? Any connection with Virginia's Bob Gooch?


        Good question I have wondered that myself.  It is possible

        Goochland County was named after the royal governor of Virginia in the early to mid 1700s, Sir William Gooch.  Gooch was of some repute, having served under the Duke of Marlboro,  and the  county was named after him, some say on his prompting.

        I have seen maps that suggest at one point Goochland county technically stretched all the way to the  mountains or even the mississippi river. Thomas Jefferson was therefore technically born in  Goochland county, and he did grow up went to school at the Tuckahoe plantation which is still part of Goochland county today.


        Now, Bob could be related to Sir William but I do know  he returned to England with his wife and has a number of descendants there. 

        I am guessing Bob knows a bit more about game hunting than the former governor though.

        Bob was a good friend of mine. We hunted and fished -- and sat round drinking together at night -- many times over the years. Bob died a little over three years ago. He was a good man.

         
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          RE: Firearm lovers. Tue, 06/2/09 12:08 AM (permalink)
          Michael, you need to teach the grandson how to reload for himself. When he gets home from the army that is.
           
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            RE: Firearm lovers. Tue, 06/2/09 5:32 AM (permalink)
            You know I heard the weirdest thing yesterday from my Brother Rick who lives near Ironton, Ohio, he was mentioning that it's hard to buy bullets down where he lives ?!?! From what he was saying, that I guess, like if you went to a local Wally World down there to buy bullets for your guns , they are like hen's teeth to find them. I was totally baffeled. You can buy the gun, but getting bullets is the hard part  lol 
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              RE: Firearm lovers. Tue, 06/2/09 7:58 AM (permalink)
              pamelakrest


              You know I heard the weirdest thing yesterday from my Brother Rick who lives near Ironton, Ohio, he was mentioning that it's hard to buy bullets down where he lives ?!?! From what he was saying, that I guess, like if you went to a local Wally World down there to buy bullets for your guns , they are like hen's teeth to find them. I was totally baffeled. You can buy the gun, but getting bullets is the hard part  lol 
              Pam

              There are shortages around the country of some calibers.


               
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                RE: Firearm lovers. Tue, 06/2/09 7:59 AM (permalink)
                MikeS.


                Michael, you need to teach the grandson how to reload for himself. When he gets home from the army that is.


                I know.
                 
                  NascarDad

                  RE: Firearm lovers. Tue, 06/2/09 8:45 AM (permalink)
                  pamelakrest


                  You know I heard the weirdest thing yesterday from my Brother Rick who lives near Ironton, Ohio, he was mentioning that it's hard to buy bullets down where he lives ?!?! From what he was saying, that I guess, like if you went to a local Wally World down there to buy bullets for your guns , they are like hen's teeth to find them. I was totally baffeled. You can buy the gun, but getting bullets is the hard part  lol 
                  Pam


                  Tell me about it.  I was about to venture into the world of 9mm ownership for a holdout/small CC gun until I realized nearly all my sources of affordable 9mm luger ammo were exhausted. ( I can get reloads from Georgia Arms when they have em, but the defensive stuff is also hard to find.  I like to have a good basic supply of ammo for any gun I happen to own.  Mostly I have a lot of .22 since I can shoot that in the back yard. )

                  In the interest of keeping politics out of it, lets just say the shortages are not an isolated incident.  Don't go to the gun show these days if you don't like big crowds.

                  Actually I know some of my friends are having a problem not only finding ammo, but even just the  bullets for reloading.   I shoulda gotten into reloading myself earlier and laid in a big supply but I didn't.  Too late wise. 

                  For myself besides the 9 I couldn't find when I wanted it, I have had a heck of a time finding .357 magnum lately. 


                  <message edited by NascarDad on Tue, 06/2/09 8:47 AM>
                   
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                    RE: Firearm lovers. Wed, 06/3/09 1:56 AM (permalink)
                    I saw in early 07 the constantly rising prices of ammo and started stocking up. Bought a good deal of 9mm and .45acp I was able to buy fairly easily through January 2009. Then ammo just dried up.

                    I also started buying reloading supplies. Brass, bullets, powder and primers. Unfortunately I forgot to buy all the reloading dies I needed. I didn't buy 9mm or .45acp. Fortunately I had bought a good supply of those 2 calibers and don't HAVE to reload for them. I've since gotten .45 dies and have 9mm on the way.

                    .380acp, 9mm, .38spl, .357 and .44 magnum are almost impossible to buy everywhere in the country. Some rifle countries are hard to get as well. Reloading supplies, especially primers, are very hard to get.
                    Although I'm reading on some gun boards that ammo and supplies are getting a bit easier to buy.
                     
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                      RE: Firearm lovers. Tue, 09/8/09 8:59 PM (permalink)
                      CSD, you DOG you! You do like your blued revolvers don't ya. Good for you and happy b'day.
                       
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                        RE: Firearm lovers. Tue, 09/8/09 10:11 PM (permalink)
                        We went to an estate auction nearby last saturday. Among all the usual housewares and tools and 'junk' they had a couple of 22 cal revolvers and one Ruger Super BlackHawk 44 mag with 6" barrel. It had been shot some, but was in pretty good shape...factory sights and grips. I watched it go for a final bid of $210, which I considered pretty reasonable in this day and age. We see guns go fairly cheap when they are sold in a 'total House Auction' like this one.  I recently picked up another 22 semi-auto rifle with a nice variable scope for $150. Good for shooting gophers from 100 yards away !
                         
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                          RE: Firearm lovers. Thu, 09/10/09 10:32 AM (permalink)
                          Greetings!

                          I used to "collect" german small arms from the WWI, and the WWII, back in the late 1970s, and up to the 1980s. Here in Germany, always somewhat illegal to collect such weapons...

                          I had the chance, to fire a MP40, several german Machine-Guns, the Sturmgewehr 44, and so on...

                          In the german Bundeswehr, it was the Heckler & Koch G3, the 9mm UZI, given to us tankers, as a "Veteran", I am allowed to have a G3 (Semiautomatic) right here.

                          G3:
                          http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckler_%26_Koch_G3


                          Michael



                           
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                            RE: Firearm lovers. Thu, 09/10/09 7:11 PM (permalink)
                            No  handguns for us paramedics, but we used to fire the UZI, the MG-3, the "Panzerfaust" very often, my personal  handgun was a Walter P3.



















                             
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                              RE: Firearm lovers. Thu, 09/10/09 7:35 PM (permalink)
                              Michael_Germany


                              No  handguns for us paramedics, but we used to fire the UZI, the MG-3, the "Panzerfaust" very often, my personal  handgun was a Walter P3.



                              I'm not sure I understand. The MG-3 is a squad automatic weapon similar to the M240 and firing the same cartridge. The Panzerfaust was a War Two single-use anti-tank weapon similar to the American Bazooka, but capable of just one shot.

                               
                               
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                                RE: Firearm lovers. Fri, 09/11/09 1:40 AM (permalink)
                                Al, that Ruger was stolen at that price.
                                 
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                                  RE: Firearm lovers. Fri, 09/11/09 5:19 PM (permalink)
                                  The commercial reloading company I deal with tells me the ammunition manufacturers are holding back on primers to fulfill their own needs.

                                  At the Orlando Gunshow a couple of weeks ago I saw .380 reloads going for $550.00 per thousand, that's not a typo. Looks to me as though it's loosening up a little and some folks are taking advantage of it.
                                   
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                                    RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 09/12/09 12:55 AM (permalink)
                                    550 per thousand! Wow, my last batch that I reloaded cost me 19 cents per round. or 189.70 per thousand. Not figuring anything for labor, profit or expenses other then reloading materials.

                                    My local store did get in another batch of primers almost 2 weeks ago. I was able to get 1k small pistol (SP), LP, SPM & LPM. I bought 2k more LP today. I've been loading a lot of .45acp, .44 mag and will soon start on 10mm. All whick require LP primers.
                                     
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                                      RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 09/12/09 1:01 AM (permalink)
                                      I bought my 1st Glock today, a model 21 in .45acp. I'm going to buy a carbine kit for it but in 10mm. The Glock frame for the 45 and 10mm is the same. The magazines and barrel differ.

                                      With the carbine kit you use the Glock lower aka receiver and mount it to the carbine. The carbine has a 16.25" barrel and an M4 stock.
                                       
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                                        RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 09/12/09 4:39 PM (permalink)
                                        I'm not sure I understand. The MG-3 is a squad automatic weapon similar to the M240 and firing the same cartridge. The Panzerfaust was a War Two single-use anti-tank weapon similar to the American Bazooka, but capable of just one shot.
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                                        Greetings, Michael!

                                        The Bundeswehr MG3 is the successor of the MG42, (Maschinengewehr 42).

                                        MG3:
                                        http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG3

                                        MG42:
                                        http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/MG42

                                        The modern Bundeswehr Anti-Tank Weapon, the Panzerfaust 3, is still named a Panzerfaust, but has nothing in common with the Panzerfaust, used by the german Wehrmacht before 1945.

                                        Panzerfaust 3:
                                        http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerfaust_3

                                        Panzerfaust / Wehrmacht:
                                        http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerfaust

                                        Regards


                                        Michael










                                         
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                                          RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 09/12/09 5:04 PM (permalink)
                                          @ Michael!

                                          I am sorry, I mixed up all the pistols, the 9mm Para Walther Pistol we used to carry was the Walther P1, not a Walther P3, my fault.

                                          Walther P1:
                                          http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_P1

                                          Walther P38:
                                          http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_P38

                                          Regards

                                          Michael




                                           
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                                            RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 09/12/09 5:26 PM (permalink)
                                            And to complete all the confusion about our Bundeswehr weapons...

                                            As a paramedic unit in our Panzerbataillon 1./74  http://www.daseisenschwein.de/
                                            our standard weaponry was the P1 (Pistol), the G3 (Sturmgewehr), and the UZI (Submachine Gun).

                                            Several times we/I had the chance to fire a MG3, and also the Panzerfaust 3, me also a H&K snipers rifle, on a 500 meters shooting range. Also an american M16, and russian AK47s, and the AK 74s.

                                            Nowadays, I stay away from such kind of "tools", I am not interested in any guns anymore.


                                            Michael
                                             
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                                              RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 10/17/09 2:25 AM (permalink)
                                              I recently bought 2.5 more firearms. I bought a Glock 21 (.45acp) and then bought a Mech-Tech Carbine Conversion Unit (CCU). You use the Glock lower and mate it to the CCU. The CCU I bought is in 10mm auto. The Glock 20/21 uses the same lower for .45acp and 10mm. So there is 1.5.

                                              The lower is easily attached or detached to the CCU. When detached it can be mated back to the Glock upper.

                                              This has been a blast to shoot. The CCU has a 16.25" barrel. I'm shooting 1.25" groups at 100 yards with my handloads.

                                              The next one I bought is a FN PS90. FN stands for Fabrique Nationale, a Belgium company with a USA subsidary. FN manufactures a lot of the machine guns for the US military here in the states.

                                              The PS90 started life in the late 80s as the P-90, a sub-machine gun for NATO. The PS-90 came later as a semi-auto for the US civilian market. They both fire a high velocity 22 caliber round. Known as the 5.7x28. A VERY mild recoiling weapon.

                                              The P-90 is probably best known as the weapon Stargate SG-1 actors used on the show.

                                              This bullpup carbine is very accurate out to 200 yards. I'm getting 0.5" groups at 50 yards. Right at 1.25" at 200 yards. It has a 16.04" barrel and is, I think, 26" overall. A very fun weapon to shoot. There isn't a can around that is safe at the range.
                                               
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                                                RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 10/17/09 10:35 AM (permalink)
                                                Moin Forum!

                                                Decades ago I owned a "Tommy-Gun", a WWII Edition, the M1A1. At that time illegal to own here in Germany, but who gives a ****...!

                                                .45 Ammo back then was 1,- German Mark per Round, and we wasted very much Money on this "American Toy". 

                                                "Millers Crossing":   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IEet3GLWzs

                                                Nice Gun, thank you America for this "Tool"...


                                                Michael

                                                P.S. Later sold to another german Collctor, for 1550,- German Marks.


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                                                  RE: Firearm lovers. Wed, 10/21/09 3:41 PM (permalink)
                                                  It is not a deal, to get a Tommy-Gun, over here in Germany, this just depends on the Money, you like to spend...

                                                  Waffengesetze, (Gun-Laws...),  a Joke, all this "Stuff" is already here, everywhere...


                                                  Michael
                                                   
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                                                    RE: Firearm lovers. Sun, 04/18/10 11:43 PM (permalink)
                                                    Well Spring has sprung, sorta... Can't tell it by the weather the last couple days. I've made a few trips out to the range and am planning a bunch more.

                                                    I've started reloading ammo for the year and have decided to practice with my rifles more. I've never been much of a rifle shooter but I figure I might as well start.

                                                     
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                                                      RE: Firearm lovers. Mon, 04/19/10 10:42 AM (permalink)
                                                      My grandson recently purchased a scoped Russian VEPR in .223 at a gun show. Basically, it's an AK upper built on an RPK lower receiver. He took it out to the range at Fort Leonard Wood where he's now stationed and said it outshoots the M-16 in terms of reliability and accuracy by a wide margin. He told me that it's three times as accurate at 600 yards as the M-16.
                                                       
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                                                        RE: Firearm lovers. Sat, 04/24/10 11:08 PM (permalink)
                                                        Michael, interesting. I'll be going to a gun show in the morning and will have to look at 1 of those, if they have any.
                                                         
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                                                          RE: Firearm lovers. Sun, 04/25/10 12:00 PM (permalink)
                                                          MikeS.


                                                          Michael, interesting. I'll be going to a gun show in the morning and will have to look at 1 of those, if they have any.


                                                          I remember seeing one once at a show a couple of years ago. I can't wait to try out my grandson's.
                                                           
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                                                            RE: Firearm lovers. Sun, 04/25/10 12:43 PM (permalink)
                                                            I know that no one here is seeking or even needs my approval of their gun ownership. This is just to inform  you all that this particular liberal/progressive, and, I'm sure, a lot more of us - like Tiki, has no problem with private gun ownership and use. 

                                                            Cheers, John  
                                                             
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