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Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/24 13:45:37
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

quote:
Originally posted by Davydd

If I was going to buy a pistol I would start here...

http://www.magnumresearch.com/Desert_Eagle.asp

I'm not sure why though other than it's from my town, it's big and it is the epitome of what I would want.

It's a fine pistol, but you'll need suspenders to hold up your britches if you ever want to strap one of those on your belt. Better yet, get one of those concealed-carry wheelbarrows.


Ha. You bet. Was it them or another who made similar in .50 cal? I believe it only holds six rounds...
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/24 14:00:38
Magnum makes a .50 calibre Desert Eagle.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/25 01:31:13
I knew the Black Talons had come back called something else, so know I know, Ranger. I still have 2 boxes of BTs in .357 magnum. It's what my revolvers are fed at home.

Anyone else notice how much ammo prices have been jumping? WOW!

MikeS.
phatphil
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/25 08:16:35
hey guns are related to roadfood because restaurant owners get robbed in back alleys going to their car or at counterpoint, life is a vicious circle.
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/25 10:06:26
I was lost in Round Rock and stopped at Bushie's house to ask for directions, when I saw him in his back yard.


Bushie happily showed me where to go.

Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/25 11:04:25
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

I was lost in Round Rock and stopped at Bushie's house to ask for directions, when I saw him in his back yard.


Bushie happily showed me where to go.




Oh, really??? ======>>>>>



John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/26 08:46:41
quote:
Originally posted by MikeS.

I knew the Black Talons had come back called something else, so know I know, Ranger. I still have 2 boxes of BTs in .357 magnum. It's what my revolvers are fed at home.

Anyone else notice how much ammo prices have been jumping? WOW!

MikeS.


I just picked up some Ranger ammo yesterday to Chronograph against Speer Gold Dot.

I go in with a couple of LEO's and buy 15,000 rounds of custom, match grade ammunition, from a manufacturer via a Department letter head, when necessary. I reloaded all of my own ammunition for many years but with this deal it doesn’t cost me anymore and takes up zero of my time.

John

the grillman
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/26 14:06:02
Guys, I own no handguns, and frankly, don’t want to; BUT, I’m a bird hunter and a sucker for Browning shotguns, especially over and unders. Love sporting clays, skeet and trap.

Still have some Browning rifles, too, although I haven’t hunted big game in a while…..
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/26 15:58:25
Anybody know if Crimson Trace makes a grip laser sight for the Springfield Armory XD.45? If so, how much?
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/26 17:08:44
I'm in the same mind set as Sundanger (sorry but I love that wrong way of your name) and am selling almost all my weapons. I have two daughters, who are crack shots (my wife is not a happy camper about that) but only want their fav weapons (youngest wants the Colt 1911a1 and the oldest wants the Remington 11-87SP...great wing shot).

I hate to see many years of collecting go away but I must face reality.

I'm NC lifetime sportsman and a NRA lifetime memeber...God gave me daughters...and I am MOST thankful for it but the weapons go away.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/26 17:12:28
quote:
Originally posted by Oneiron339

Anybody know if Crimson Trace makes a grip laser sight for the Springfield Armory XD.45? If so, how much?

I don't believe they do, but here's where you can request them: http://www.crimsontrace.com/default.asp?id=581
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/26 23:44:30
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

I was lost in Round Rock and stopped at Bushie's house to ask for directions, when I saw him in his back yard.


Bushie happily showed me where to go.




LOL

I trust you found your way, CSD.
douginvirginia
Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/27 07:08:55
A word of caution regarding personal protection ammo for your carry, truck, or nightstand guns. In the event you ever had to use it, you'd be better off with a good civilian pp cartridge, like Gold Dot or Hydra Shock. A zealous prosecutor could, if inclined, have a field day if you had fired an LEO load.
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/27 07:59:55
Could you document that please? I can find no reference to anyone being more aggressively prosecuted due to the ammunition being used.

An excerpt from a Firearms Tactical Institute publication in 1998 indicates tha distributors sell supposed LEO only ammunition to the civilian market.

http://www.firearmstactical.com/ammo_data/ammodata.htm

(Part III lists data for several cartridges which have been discontinued, such as the Winchester Black Talon, .38 Special 147 grain cartridges, and several others. We're well aware that many of you might have some of this discontinued ammunition and this information is of value to you.Also, we expect to see a flood of law enforcement only Winchester Ranger SXT [the law enforcement only version of Black Talon] on the civilian market as law enforcement agencies opt to purchase the newer Ranger Talon and distributors sell off their stocks of unwanted Ranger SXT ammunition to the civilian market. Therefore, if you do not see a cartridge listed in Part I, this doesn't mean that we haven't published data for it in the following sections.)

I bought some Ranger SXT last week to compare against Speer Gold Dot through Chronograph testing, the retailer did not ask for LEO ID.

Thank you,

John

chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/27 09:49:54
quote:
Originally posted by Bushie

quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

I was lost in Round Rock and stopped at Bushie's house to ask for directions, when I saw him in his back yard.


Bushie happily showed me where to go.




LOL

I trust you found your way, CSD.


Bushie, by following the trajectories of your bullets, I was able to locate down town Round Rock. Thanks for your assistance.

CSD
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/27 10:31:13
Whatever type of ammunition you use for personal protection do not, under any circumstances, use reloads. Prosecutors are much more likely to consider charges if a shooter uses "ammunition made especially to kill and not wound." You might win in court, but you'll have had the opportunity to spend every dime you have defending yourself. Prosecutors have made that argument in seeking indictments against people who use home-rolled ammo, and even purchased reloads. And, as they say, you can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, so think how much easier it is to get one to indict an actual person who put a bullet into a miscreant -- I mean a fellow wonderful human being who made a silly mistake. Stick with commercial stuff. Oh, and using your own is also a good fodder for civil suits by shootees and shootees' families.
rouxdog
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/27 16:03:44
Well come on down! I no longer have to go to a range to shoot. Set up a decent safe place here on our ranch. When our sons(late 20's) come to visit, they find time to unlock the gun cabinet and have a little fun.
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/27 17:51:34
rouxdog, I'm going to rename you luckydog, you dog you.

CSD, two beauties, is the AirLite Scandium?

John
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/27 23:36:11
quote:
Originally posted by Oneiron339

Anybody know if Crimson Trace makes a grip laser sight for the Springfield Armory XD.45? If so, how much?


I don't think so, but a good resource is www.xdtalk.com

MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/27 23:49:57
Federal markets their hydra-shocks as "Personal Defense Ammo" thats what my carry/house guns are fed when not at the range.

I bought 1,000 rounds of Wolf 230grn ball ammo today for 210 + tax. A pretty good price in todays market. That should give me some good practice time on the new XD.

MikeS.
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/28 01:10:26
CSD, that .44 is one FINE looking pistol!!

After looking at that, I almost feel like having a cigarette...

Seriously, that's a work of art.
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/28 08:02:55
quote:
Originally posted by Bushie

CSD, that .44 is one FINE looking pistol!!

After looking at that, I almost feel like having a cigarette...

Seriously, that's a work of art.


LOL, that's a good one Bushie. You're right, they are two great guns, CSD treats himself very nice.

John
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/29 14:40:47
Had one back then and sold it when prices went through the roof. Dirty Haryy movies made me a nice chunk of change. The handgun would drop a whitetail in two steps.
sizz
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/30 19:32:46
"...He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one." - Jesus, Luke 22:36
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/01 05:26:11
I got out to the range again Saturday, I'm liking my new pistol more and more. The shop where I bought it at had an open house today, free food and soft drinks! We got to see the indoor range they're building, SWEET!

MikeS.
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/03 16:09:30
If it's a good price, go for it. Otherwise, revolvers are becoming passe, just like the English long bow.
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/03 17:49:05
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

I stopped at a local dealer yesterday and found a NIB(new in box) Smith & Wesson Model 66-7. This is a 4" pinned and recessed 357 that was discontinued in 2005. It became famous with many police departments in 1980 because it's stainless finish resisted pitting and corrosion better than a blued gun, especially when exposed to humidity and air conditioned squads.

The big question is: Do I want it or do I need it?

CSD



CSD,

This is the only thing I can find on the net right now:

http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?ItemNum=7933547

Of course you do not need it, the only questions is "Do you want it?" Of course, LOL.

John
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/03 20:22:59
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

John, the 66-7 I'm looking at is 4". The price is $499+tax+$8 fed check. I really don't need it. I've always had a soft spot for K/L or N frame 3.5" or 4" pinned and recessed 357 and this NIB version happend to come my way.

CSD

They charge you for the check? You need a new gun shop.
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/03 20:44:10
All Wisconsin gun shops and FFL's charge and $8 is a bargain. Some charge as high as $24.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/03 23:42:28
I carried a mod 66 no dash for many years as a carry/car piece. It had the 2.5 inch barrel and was easy to carry. CSD, buy it.

MikeS.
callmebruce
Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/04 00:18:25
Cool looking stuff. I like to target shoot my 22. Me and the kids enjoy going to a local WMA, setting up camp, doing some hiking, fishing and spending some time at the range. I'm trying to decide between hitting the WMA for some pond fishing and range time, or head out to a trout stream this week.

I'm seriously wanting to pick up a pistol in 22LR. Saving those pennies.
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/04 06:23:00
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

John, the 66-7 I'm looking at is 4". The price is $499+tax+$8 fed check. I really don't need it. I've always had a soft spot for K/L or N frame 3.5" or 4" pinned and recessed 357 and this NIB version happend to come my way.

CSD


Yep, saw the difference. Wanted to give you a little more incentive to buy it, we only go around once; enjoy it.

John

BTW. I'm heading out to do some chronograph testing with my new AR-15 in 9mm that will accept any of the 30 or so standard Glock magazines that I have. For those not aware, standard is not the 10 round magazines but the so called original high capacity magazines that the guns were designed around.
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/04 07:18:48
quote:
Originally posted by John A

quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

John, the 66-7 I'm looking at is 4". The price is $499+tax+$8 fed check. I really don't need it. I've always had a soft spot for K/L or N frame 3.5" or 4" pinned and recessed 357 and this NIB version happend to come my way.

CSD


Yep, saw the difference. Wanted to give you a little more incentive to buy it, we only go around once; enjoy it.

John

BTW. I'm heading out to do some chronograph testing with my new AR-15 in 9mm that will accept any of the 30 or so standard Glock magazines that I have. For those not aware, standard is not the 10 round magazines but the so called original high capacity magazines that the guns were designed around.

What's the effective range for the 9MM AR-15? It has to be relatively close, is it not? My question stems from the fact I have been getting away from 9MM as the .40 and the .45 have evolved. My XD 45 will shoot rings around anything but an accurized Gold Cup, and my .40 has more power than 9MM's. So I've gone in that direction away from 9MM's.
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/05 09:09:12
It's difficult to find any studies that definitivelty state a major advantage of any one handgun caliber over another.

I've owned just about every type of .45 there is including some of the multi thousand dollar models. At the current price of components that gets rather expensive when you shoot 15,000+ rounds per year, even reloading. FDLE stats indicate that most urban gun battles involving long guns are under 50 yards, well within the effective range of a 9mm carbine. The 9mm is also a good choice for home self defense as it's not as likely to exit your walls and enter your neighbors, as will a .223. Naturally I'm referring to hollow point rounds, not jacketed.

John

V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/05 11:21:00
I guess I'm a cheater. For home protection my wife has a 20ga coach gun (I love her but even a pump would confuse her) and I have a 12ga pump riot gun. I firmly believe that w/ the exception of incoming artie or incoming fast movers (neither commonly heard in America) that the sound of a pump shotgun chambering a round is the most fearful sound on the planet. Chunk-chunk and people stop in their tracks.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/05 12:12:16
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

All Wisconsin gun shops and FFL's charge and $8 is a bargain. Some charge as high as $24.

Wow! That's amazing. I know of not a single place in Ohio where they do that. Granted, I'm often charged a small fee -- it's never been more than $25 -- when I have a firearm shipped from a maker to a gunshop for my use, but that's really for use of their license.
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/05 15:58:39
Chunk-chunk, amen. Best short-range weapon there is #00 buckshot in a sawed-off 12 ga.
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/05 16:46:53
Sawed off? Never. We just buy 18 1/4" barrel length from the manufacturer. Never had to use one and pray to the Lord I never do.

I have on occasion used the chunk-chunk to settle down situations. We live in the middle of nowhere (not like Wyoming middle of nowwhere) but a day to get to you is the same as an hour when you have a sucking chest wound. My wife used to tell me to carry my cell phone w/ me when leaving my office in a rather bad part of town..."Yes dear". I carried a Colt 1911A1. Never pulled it, never used it but made me feel better than a cell phone.

sop that
Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/05 19:28:00
Dropping the slide on a 1911 is almost as good as cycling a shotgun!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/05 19:46:53
quote:
Originally posted by Oneiron339

Chunk-chunk, amen. Best short-range weapon there is #00 buckshot in a sawed-off 12 ga.


Oneiron, I hzve always agreed with you but I have recently had conflicting opinions indicating that birdshot was better?

I do not know.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/06 07:35:08
quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

quote:
Originally posted by Oneiron339

Chunk-chunk, amen. Best short-range weapon there is #00 buckshot in a sawed-off 12 ga.


Oneiron, I hzve always agreed with you but I have recently had conflicting opinions indicating that birdshot was better?

I do not know.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

Many folks in law enforcement have told me the #00 was a better short range load than others simply it would kill anything in a "door-sized" area at 25 yards. Birdshot would do the job at closer range, but might just make someone angrier at longer range. We used #00 in the military many moons ago also. Personally, I'm going with the #00.
Easydog
Junior Burger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/06 10:14:04
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

quote:
Originally posted by enginecapt

I'm a military arms collector who recently handed down his collection of Korea and before firearms and edged weapons to his son, a man with enough brains to not live in the People's Republik of Kalifornia.

Also a life member of the NRA and CRPA.

I'm an NRA life member. I recently got a Legacy Life Membership for my grandson. In fact, I just sent off the information so they can send him his credentials and subscription to American Rifleman. I had to wait till I got his APO address for Korea.


Hello from a fellow NRA Life Member!
EliseT
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/06 10:32:50
quote:
Originally posted by lleechef

My first Christmas in Alaska.....gifts consisted of a down parka with coyote fur hood and a .22 Ruger. Strangest gifts I ever received. It's a nice little gun for shooting ptarmagan. Our house in Alaska is like an armory. He has guns for everything. We never travel (except through Canada) without the .44 Magnum (Maggie). I bought him a Snake Charmer one year for his birthday........oh, we're BIG into guns. I'll see if I can get Zman to post the specifics of all of his treasures.


Who's Ptarmagan and what did he do to piss you off???
EliseT
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/06 10:36:30
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

Whatever type of ammunition you use for personal protection do not, under any circumstances, use reloads. Prosecutors are much more likely to consider charges if a shooter uses "ammunition made especially to kill and not wound." You might win in court, but you'll have had the opportunity to spend every dime you have defending yourself. Prosecutors have made that argument in seeking indictments against people who use home-rolled ammo, and even purchased reloads. And, as they say, you can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, so think how much easier it is to get one to indict an actual person who put a bullet into a miscreant -- I mean a fellow wonderful human being who made a silly mistake.



Guns don't kill people. Ham sandwiches kill people.

MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/08 03:00:06
quote:
From oneiron;
My XD 45 will shoot rings around anything but an accurized Gold Cup, and my .40 has more power than 9MM's. So I've gone in that direction away from 9MM's.


Do you have the service or the tactical model of the XD .45? How many rounds have you fired from it?

I've now have 150 rounds through mine. Should get another 100 or so through it this week.

MikeS.
phatphil
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/08 08:05:52
GLOCK MODEL 23 .40
GLOCK MODEL 19 9MM
AK47 PISTOLGRIP 88 ROUND DRUM
MOSSBERG PISTOLGRIP 12 GA.
LLAMA MAX 1 .45
S&W AIRLIGHT SNUB .38
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/08 10:15:34
quote:
Originally posted by MikeS.

quote:
From oneiron;
My XD 45 will shoot rings around anything but an accurized Gold Cup, and my .40 has more power than 9MM's. So I've gone in that direction away from 9MM's.


Do you have the service or the tactical model of the XD .45? How many rounds have you fired from it?

I've now have 150 rounds through mine. Should get another 100 or so through it this week.

MikeS.

I have the tactical - it came out last year, with about 2-300 rounds through it. I really like it.
phatphil
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/08 17:39:12
SPRINGFIELD MAKES NICE AUTOS PERIOD
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/09 03:33:44
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

Mike & Oneiron, I have yet to own a semi-auto. The new Springfield 4" XD45 Compact seems to be calling. Opinions? http://www.gunblast.com/images/Springfield-XD45/XD45.mpg


CSD, check out www.xdtalk.com it has a ton of info on the XD in general and a forum devoted to the .45 auto XD. Yes, I'm a member there too. The compact .45 is the 4" service with the grip cutoff .7 of an inch I believe. It comes with a 10 rnd magazine that fits flush and a 13 rnd that has an extension to make an even fit. But you already knew all that, didn't you???

These pistols seem to be very reliable, very few reports of problems. Thousands of rounds have been fired through a single pistol w/o a single jam. They like bare lead & swc bullets too.

Get it!

MikeS.
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/09 07:13:34
Mike, thanks for the info. I think they may have one at my local range. If so, I'll rent it and purchse a box of ammo. What ammo are you using? I'm partial to Speer, but will try others. Speer makes a 230gr short barrel for the 45 and like all their ammo, it's more costly. Would I be better off using a 200 grain?
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/09 07:28:03
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

Mike, thanks for the info. I think they may have one at my local range. If so, I'll rent it and purchse a box of ammo. What ammo are you using? I'm partial to Speer, but will try others. Speer makes a 230gr short barrel for the 45 and like all their ammo, it's more costly. Would I be better off using a 200 grain?

Depends on what you're using it for. I usually get cheap ammo by the case for target shooting (since I stopped reloading) and get the best stopping power rounds for home protection - 230 gr. Speer are good, 200 gr. JHP are pretty fast but less energy.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/10 00:11:51
CSD, I'm not really the 1 to ask about 45 ammo, this is my 1st one. I'm using Wolf 230grn fmj for range work right now as I learn this new pistol. I did buy a box of gold dot for home Sunday.

MikeS.
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/10 07:27:02
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

The Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel has been my defense ammo of choice. It's clean and costly, but I found a local FFL that gets me the stuff for $3.00 above cost/box. I've been using Federal Match Wadcutters for the range. Just recently, Buffalo Bore came out with a 38 special defense full wadcutter showing better stats than the Speer 38+p GDSB. I plan to order some this week. Next week I'll check out a XD45. My local dealer is asking $485 for a NIB 45 4" Compact, before taxes and fed check. Seems like an okay price.

Have you ever checked GunBroker.com? They have some good auctions. I got my XD last year at a great price compared to local shops. Also, good prices on ammo.
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/11 11:46:59
I prefer gun shows to buy weapons. Currently I'm on the other side of the bell curve and am selling mine.

But I've always prefered the Colt 1911A1 (mid sixties manufacture date) as a carry, a Brazilian copy as a practice piece, a Ruger 22/45 MkIII as a low cost trainer and a S&W Bodyguard .38 as a backup. Of course the shotgun behind the seat of the van might get pulled also.

Never had to use any of them and I think that having them caused that result. Had one young man remark "Don't F*** w/ that crippled up old man". I took it as a compliment.

Thing is I feel naked when getting on an airplane now. I remember a Archie Bunker episode where he advocated everyone boarding an airplane be issued a handgun. Comical but...I'm just joking.
prisonchef
Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/11 23:40:23
well it's been a while since i lasted visited this area.
got a 45/70 marlin just cause my grandmother was native american and this cartridge was adopted for use in a trapdoor springfield to shoot native americans with.
got a 45acp just cause that's what i carried when i got drafted in 69 altho i liked my 12 ga wingmaster better (opps darn i violated the geneva convention there and thanks dad for sending the ammo in my monthly care package)
got a bull barrel ruger 22 pistol for squirell hunting (head shots only) but that was too easy
so
i built a 32 cal cva blackpowder rifle for the same purpose (handcast balls,10 thou patches and spit lube. was much more sporting). i later built my daughter a 3/4 scale northwest trade gun fairly much from scratch and we had some fun there.
wife has an sw6904 9mm belly gun and out to 25 yards she is getting 3 inch groups with norinco ammo and she loves her uzi!!!!!
but what i really love is black powder or archery. there is nothing like fabricating a rifle with your own hands and then testing it.
jack
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/12 12:49:36
What seems like a million years ago I built a rifle from a Dixie Gun Works kit. Must have looked ok as I sold it the first trip to the range.

I do like building potato cannons...more fun than a barrel of monkeys...never understood that term...what would be fun about a barrel of monkeys?
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/12 14:53:11
quote:
Originally posted by V960

What seems like a million years ago I built a rifle from a Dixie Gun Works kit. Must have looked ok as I sold it the first trip to the range.

I do like building potato cannons...more fun than a barrel of monkeys...never understood that term...what would be fun about a barrel of monkeys?


I do not know about a barrel of them but I do know about a C-118 full of them. Caught a MATS flight from Winnepeg to Ft. Dix in 1960 that was carring a load of them, between the noise & smell there nothing funny about that flight.

John
bo charlie
Junior Burger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/12 15:49:54
NRA Lifetimer. Lots of upland bird hunting in Tx, Ks, the Dakotas etc. Collect and use 12,20 and 28 bore over and unders.

Be safe out there!

bo
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/12 16:36:42
quote:
Originally posted by John A

quote:
Originally posted by V960

What seems like a million years ago I built a rifle from a Dixie Gun Works kit. Must have looked ok as I sold it the first trip to the range.

I do like building potato cannons...more fun than a barrel of monkeys...never understood that term...what would be fun about a barrel of monkeys?


I do not know about a barrel of them but I do know about a C-118 full of them. Caught a MATS flight from Winnepeg to Ft. Dix in 1960 that was carring a load of them, between the noise & smell there nothing funny about that flight.

John


I have to confess the thought of a cargo plane full of monkeys fills my mind's eye and makes me bend over w/ laughter.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/12 20:42:59
Hey Bo, welcome to Roadfood!

I've been buying 9mmLuger ammo at WM the past couple weeks, getting Winchester WB for 7.97 a box of 50. About the cheapest centerfire I can buy for practice ammo. For my new .45 I bought 500 rnds of Wolf ball at 12 bucks for 50 rnds. I warm up with the 9 for about 100 rounds then hit the .45 for 100. Tomorrow is range day, I'll be using my 9mm, the .45 and my Ruger 10/22. I also have a Ruger M77 in .22lr that I need to sight in with a new scope.

I just love range day!

MikeS.
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