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Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/13 07:32:54
quote:
Originally posted by MikeS.

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.

Have you checked <cheaperthandirt.com> ? They have good ammo prices.
tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/13 13:06:49
quote:
Originally posted by V960

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.


A few years ago, Penn from "Penn & Teller" (sp?) wrote a piece that I saw in a magazine. It turns out that his act is just part of his life. For his day job he is a member of some think tank. As I recall the title was "Let the terrorists do the profiling". His premise was that rather than take weapons from the 99.999% of good folks who fly, we should let the bad guys worry. "Will that little old lady jam a knitting needle through my kidney?", "will that little old guy pull out a pistol?". It has been a long time since I saw it but the theory has been widly repeated.
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/13 13:26:30
I have not had a chance to get to the range in two weeks and I'm shooting an IDPA match Sunday.

John
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/13 15:31:21
Much hope on many shots in the ten ring.
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/13 20:24:34
Good shooting to you John. I ordered some new ammo this week from Buffalo Bore: 38 special, defense full wadcutter. More powerful than 38+p with less recoil and less flash.868fps@251ft.lbs from a 2" barrel and 1005fps@336ft.lbs. from a 4"barrel. 14-16 inches of penetration as it cuts/crushes a "cookie cutter" full diameter hole with a hard cast bullet that won't deform or mushroom. This round is properly lubed and won't lead the barrel as typical target wadcutter.

CSD
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/14 07:20:49
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

Good shooting to you John. I ordered some new ammo this week from Buffalo Bore: 38 special, defense full wadcutter. More powerful than 38+p with less recoil and less flash.868fps@251ft.lbs from a 2" barrel and 1005fps@336ft.lbs. from a 4"barrel. 14-16 inches of penetration as it cuts/crushes a "cookie cutter" full diameter hole with a hard cast bullet that won't deform or mushroom. This round is properly lubed and won't lead the barrel as typical target wadcutter.

CSD


Thanks CSD. I've always felt that wadcutters would be devestating..

John
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/14 11:59:26
If you hand load look at a standard wadcutter bullet. Invert it and it becomes a super hollow point. Do this and stand by the concept of "better to be tried by twelve than carried by six".
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/14 13:30:01
Here's the Buffalo Bore info: www.buffalobore.com/ammunition/default.htm#standard38 Item 20D is the defense round.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/15 03:01:36
V960, for over 20 years I've heard stories of how DAs hate handloaders and love to prosecute people that use them. Even more so then people that used factory ammo.

I know that I'd never chance it, I always use factory ammo in the HD firearms. Range use is a different story though.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/15 03:21:14
One of the gun boards I particapate in, www.xdtalk.com, has been discussing ammo prices and the balloning cost thereof. WM still seems the cheapest place to buy from for most ammo, when you can find it. My local WM is always low on stock. I made it to another WM Friday night and they had a better selection. When they have what you want the prices beat on-line ordering that then charges you shipping. Shipping ammo is expensive.

The XD board has been discussing Blazer Brass ammo at WM for 9.97 a box of 50 .45acp fmj. Some people have been finding it at that price and others like me have found it at 10.97. This other WM had 4 boxes, I bought all 4. This beats the Wolf steel cased stuff I bought at 12.00 a box. I'll be looking for more of the Blaser Brass stuff.

I also found another online store off of the XD board that has the Speer Gold Dot at great prices, I'll let ya'all know more when my order comes in.

MikeS.
desertdog
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/17 14:20:08
quote:
Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

I used to include a handgun in my Airplane luggage when I traveled.. The laws have made that a very complex activity So I don't do it now. It is even hard to be aware of all the various state laws when you travel by car from state to state. Carrying a gun in a vehicle unloaded is not going to help in that emergency "self defense" situation, but carrying a loaded weapon may be a felony in some states.
I used to have a great concern about those things (more than now) because if a teacher (in California) is convicted of a felony (even a weapons felony) they will lose there Teaching Licence permanently. Thus being convicted of carrying a loaded gun in my car could have cost me my ability to work in the state in my career field. Somehow that doesn't balance against the freakin' gangbanger who robs me with a TEC 9 in my face and gets 'probation' for a sentence.





Too bad a teacher wasn't packing at Va Tech. There would be a lot more kids alive today....




tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/17 14:30:32
quote:
Originally posted by desertdog

quote:
Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

I used to include a handgun in my Airplane luggage when I traveled.. The laws have made that a very complex activity So I don't do it now. It is even hard to be aware of all the various state laws when you travel by car from state to state. Carrying a gun in a vehicle unloaded is not going to help in that emergency "self defense" situation, but carrying a loaded weapon may be a felony in some states.
I used to have a great concern about those things (more than now) because if a teacher (in California) is convicted of a felony (even a weapons felony) they will lose there Teaching Licence permanently. Thus being convicted of carrying a loaded gun in my car could have cost me my ability to work in the state in my career field. Somehow that doesn't balance against the freakin' gangbanger who robs me with a TEC 9 in my face and gets 'probation' for a sentence.





Too bad a teacher wasn't packing at Va Tech. There would be a lot more kids alive today....






If that teacher had stopped the killing at 5 kids, he would still be in a heap of trouble.....
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/17 15:00:40
quote:
Originally posted by desertdog
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Too bad a teacher wasn't packing at Va Tech. There would be a lot more kids alive today....






The law in Virginia prohibits anyone, even those with concealed carry permits, from carrying a firearm on campus. The Virginia legislature recently voted down a proposal to lift that ban. The lawmaker leading the fight against the bill proclaimed, after it was defeated, that now our campuses will be safe.

You might recall a 2002 shooting at another western Virginia college -- Appalachian School of Law -- where two students rushed out to their cars to retrieve their legally-owned pistols and confronted Peter Odighizuwa, a student who had just killed three people including two professors and one student, and was apparently going after more people. When he saw their guns pointing at him he dropped his own.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/17 15:33:36
I rec'd this from a friend today;

Subject: Sighting In Your Expensive Deer Rifle

New, high-powered deer rifle.............. $800.00

Quality, high-powered scope............... $500.00

Bore sighting device.......................$40.00

Forgetting to remove the bore sighting device prior to shooting, and
lucky to be alive... priceless







MikeS.
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/17 16:15:17
I wouldn't call myself a firearm lover, but I do feel more comfortable knowing this (S&W .357 Model 28-2 Highway Patrolman) is in the nightstand drawer. A New Jersey cop gave me the blackjack about 35 years agp and I used to keep it in my car until I found out I could get in more trouble over it than the handgun (in Florida anyway). So far, never had to use either one. pb





Dude111
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/18 05:23:33
People are complaining about Firearms even more yelling about "Gun Control" since 33 people were killed the other day in Virginia!!

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/04/16/vtech.shooting/index.html

They dont realize GUN CONTROL wont stop CRIMINALS from getting and using guns!!

My heart goes out to all the families of the vics....


Here is Bush with a statement on the shootings (Audio)

http://podcast.medianext.com/stations/kyw/media/mpeg/President_Reacts_To_Va_Shootings-1176754376.mp3
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/19 07:40:04
Way to go CSD, enjoy it.

John
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/20 00:04:49
About time you bought that!

MikeS.
porkbeaks
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/20 16:24:10
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

What a great looking gun. The 28's have become collector pieces and now command big bucks. If that were mine, I'd never sell it and give it a work out once a month.

CSD


Thanks for the info. I had no idea it was anything special. I bought it in a Florida pawnshop in the early 80's for (I think) $200.

What do you think of these other two? The first is a .22 single shot made by J. Stevens A & T Co, Chicopee Falls,Mass USA Serial #46858. It came to me after my father died.

The second is a Ruger .22 long rifle Mark II Target with a Burris 2X scope. I bought it with 3 clips, ammo, and a guncase in the late 80's from a friend who needed the cash. I'm pretty sure I gave him $250.

I've never fired either one. pb





MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/22 09:33:01
I've never seen anything like that 1st one, very interesting. The ruger is just like 1 I had minus the scope.

MikeS.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/22 09:40:50
I spent a few hours outside enjoying the great weather Saturday cleaning several of my handguns. Not a chore I like to do but the weather and the need to do so was great. My new XD was a breeze to clean which is always a good thing.

MikeS.
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/25 07:18:40
I have a N-frame Mod 57 .41 Mag for sale if you're interested. 4" BBL and only 20 rounds fired thru it.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/25 08:59:06
Oneiron, I'd be tempted but for 2 reasons, it's a 41 and PP would shoot me. I've bought 2 firearms in the last 33 days plus a bunch of extras for my new .45. Oh well.

MikeS.
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/25 16:03:05
Oneiron, I appreciate the offer. I've never owned a 41 caliber revolver. Like Mike, I've made two purchases in the last few months and need to keep a low profile with my gun buying with Mrs. CSD. However, I'd still like to see a photo of your 57.

Thanks,

CSD
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/25 18:49:48
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

Oneiron, I appreciate the offer. I've never owned a 41 caliber revolver. Like Mike, I've made two purchases in the last few months and need to keep a low profile with my gun buying with Mrs. CSD. However, I'd still like to see a photo of your 57.

Thanks,

CSD


Me too.

Thank you,

John
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/26 07:18:04
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

Oneiron, I appreciate the offer. I've never owned a 41 caliber revolver. Like Mike, I've made two purchases in the last few months and need to keep a low profile with my gun buying with Mrs. CSD. However, I'd still like to see a photo of your 57.

Thanks,

CSD

Coming up soon.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/27 17:36:56
I was out at my local gun club range today and another member showed up as I was getting ready to leave. We had seen each other before at the local gun shop but hadn't really met. I asked what he was going to be shooting and he replied a Glock 17. OK nothing to get excited over but then he said a S&W 500 too. The revolver is actually a Taurus Raging Bull chambered for the .500S&W cartridge.

WOW, I'd seen magazine ads for this hand cannon but never in the flesh so to speak. I asked if he minded bringing it out so that I might look at it, he cheerfully did so. Once he brought it out he offered to let me shoot it. Very nice of him, of course I accepted. I asked for 2 rounds, I sure didn't want to shoot up a bunch of that expensive ammo.

Here is a couple pics of the revolver;





With my 2 shots the 1st went into the upper right shoulder and the 2nd was perfectly centered COM. He said I shot it better then any other 1st timer. What a nice fellowIt is ported at the top of the barrel at the muzzle and I didn't think the recoil was all that bad. For hearing protection I used some 32db foam inserts and a pair of full ear muffs. Not loud at all with that.

You can see the round in the pics, it is a 300 grain hollow point, he said he has some 700 grainers on order.

MikeS.
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/27 20:57:04
Mike, the porting and long barrel help reduce recoil on a cannon that large. I have factory S&W model 500 impact absorbing Hogue square butt conversion grips on my 29 Mountain Gun(44 Mag). They were specifically designed to reduce recoil when using 44 magnum ammo. I shoot 44 special and with that grip, I can shoot one handed. However, I believe in gun control and always use two hands.

CSD
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/27 21:33:41
I've killed two whitetails, one mule deer, an elk and a bear with a Model 500 with a ten and a half inch barrel. But this past fall I took a couple of deer with a nine and a half inch barreled Ruger Super Redhawk in the new .480 Ruger. I prefer the Ruger. A couple of weeks ago I spent some time at the range with a S&W rep shooting their new 460 XVR. I got to put both .460 and .454 Casull rounds through this beauty. I'll likely take one of those on a deer hunt come fall, if I can pry one away.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/29 10:34:29
Michael, for a crusty old crumdungeon you sure are fast becoming my firearms hero. Before this thread I'd have never thought you to be such a firearms person. You know how we, well some of us, get this idea in our heads how another will look or act w/o every meeting them? I just never pictured you this way.

I'm happily surprised and wish I could spend a day or two picking your mind.

MikeS.
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/29 10:55:41
Same here Mike. Maybe we could organize a Roadfood Firearm Lover's Tour:

Breakfast
Range Time
Lunch
Range Time
Dinner

CSD
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/29 12:39:25
quote:
Originally posted by MikeS.

Michael, for a crusty old crumdungeon you sure are fast becoming my firearms hero. Before this thread I'd have never thought you to be such a firearms person. You know how we, well some of us, get this idea in our heads how another will look or act w/o every meeting them? I just never pictured you this way.

I'm happily surprised and wish I could spend a day or two picking your mind.

MikeS.

I've been making my living writing about hunting, shooting, fishing, etc. for a lot of years. I also do consulting work for law enforcement agencies on firearms, firearms training and tactics -- although I've cut way back on that during the past few years.
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/30 08:55:53
quote:
Originally posted by chicagostyledog

Same here Mike. Maybe we could organize a Roadfood Firearm Lover's Tour:

Breakfast
Range Time
Lunch
Range Time
Dinner

CSD

Count me in.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/04/30 12:50:13
I dug out my Colt Double Eagle last night to give it a good through cleaning. Meaning instead of just the barrel and slide and the top of the frame I took it all apart. The Double Eagle is basically a double action 1911, this one is in 10mm and I love shooting it.

Well I hit a problem, 2 actually. When I took off the right grip panel the top screw goes into a screw bushing which in turn screws into the frame. Actually all four screws go into a bushing. The top right one holds a part of the transfer bar system down. The bar is what goes from the trigger to the hammer, the system has the bar, a spring and the piece that is supposed to be screwed down. I'm going to call it a retaining clip.

So when I take off the grip I get about 30 seconds to see what is there and how it is laid out. Then the spring takes over and the 3 pieces go flying. Fortunately they were easy to find. I was able to figure out how to fit them back together on the frame with a little bit of effort. Except the screw bushing is still on the grip and the grip screw and it are fast together. I can't get them apart, Ive dethreaded the bushing now using needle nose pliers and vise grips. I also noticed that the transfer bar has been rubbing against the inside of the grip panel. Don't know yet what I'm going to do about that now.

MikeS.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/01 08:27:56
I was able to replace the screw bushing last night and the pistol is now operational. I talked to Colt about the grip and they want me to ship it in. I don't think I'm going to do that because of the cost. it's a lot cheaper to get a new grip.

MikeS.
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/05 19:41:36
I do not wish to tell you what to do but let me tell you the Colt shop will do many things to your weapon at NO cost. They send it back w/ a short "we did this that and polished that and we hope you like it" note. They don't go as far as turning it into a race gun but they come close.
EliseT
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/06 06:20:43




At my dad's cabin, my brother used to put golf balls on the hill. After you hit one, it would start rolling and bouncing. You had to try to hit is as many times as you could before it rolled to the bottom.

I am wearing one of our "sidekick" hats. When you wore a "sidekick" hat, you had to talk like a cowboy sidekick, running into the room and shouting things like, "There's a fight in the saloon!" and "There's a fire in the barn!" Walking with a limp was optional.

I miss the cabin.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/06 10:01:06
New board name Elise "Festus" T. Way cool picture of you shooting that Ruger Mk II. Do you still do any shooting?

MikeS.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/06 10:02:38
V960, thanks for the info. I've since found that I can ship it through my local shop for about 20 bucks. I'll probably do that.

MikeS.
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/07 23:27:44
quote:
Originally posted by EliseT






Nothing more sexy than a fine woman with a gun...
EliseT
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/08 00:44:49
Bushie...as long as it's not pointed at you, right?

I have always preferred the Germans, not sure why. The boys like the bigger semi-semi-barely-legal automatics, but I don't like the kick. What's funny is that it wasn't until I was in my 30s that someone taught me about lining up the "sights". It sure improved my aim. My brothers just handed me a rifle when I was 11 and got out of the way.

Now that my dad is gone and we've sold his cabin, I don't shoot anymore. There is an indoor range nearby, but it's not the same. Plus, they don't let you drink beer.




John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/09 09:30:52
G-34 on top - IPSC & IDPA game gun.
G-19 in middle - Carry gun, have two of them.
G-26 On bottom - Wifes gun


Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/09 13:04:02
quote:
Originally posted by MikeS.

I was able to replace the screw bushing last night and the pistol is now operational. I talked to Colt about the grip and they want me to ship it in. I don't think I'm going to do that because of the cost. it's a lot cheaper to get a new grip.

MikeS.

Mike, I agree with V960. Colt will make it like new.
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/11 14:03:54
I was at the range last evening and a friend wanted me to try his new "toy"... a S&W 460 XVR in .460 S&W Mag caliber. I am not a great fan of hand cannons, a .44 Mag is about as big as I wish to shoot and I prefer a .357 Colt Python as a mag. I bit and fired five rounds.

The cartridge is so massive it is only a five shot revolver but still a handful. Firing this weapon is NOT fun. This thing should be able to stop a truck, rhino (maybe) or just about anything outside of Africa. I think even a grizzley bear would go the other way if you pulled out one of these puppies.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/11 16:24:34
Here is a great picture of what NOT to do. The only way I can figure out how to show it is have you click on the link.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/SeaOx/Funny/2batf.jpg
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/11 16:54:21
quote:
Originally posted by V960

I was at the range last evening and a friend wanted me to try his new "toy"... a S&W 460 XVR in .460 S&W Mag caliber. I am not a great fan of hand cannons, a .44 Mag is about as big as I wish to shoot and I prefer a .357 Colt Python as a mag. I bit and fired five rounds.

The cartridge is so massive it is only a five shot revolver but still a handful. Firing this weapon is NOT fun. This thing should be able to stop a truck, rhino (maybe) or just about anything outside of Africa. I think even a grizzley bear would go the other way if you pulled out one of these puppies.

I love that 460XVR. I shot one a little while back. Definitely good for the big bears, and certainly for all dangerous African game. I'll be using it for deer, and possibly elk come fall.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/11 23:45:22
I liked that Ruger in .500S&W I shot a couple weeks ago, what a piece.

MikeS.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/13 08:43:20
I talked to a cousin in Calif. last night that I know collects single shot .22lr rifles. I wanted to buy a youth model for Ava's 6th b'day next month. He happened to have 4 of them in his "collection" I asked if he'd sell me one of them and he said NO " /> Not what I expected to hear, for sure.

He said I'll give her one though as a present. He doesn't have any kids and said he'd love to pass along a nice rifle to someone that will use it for years to come. Way Cool! It should be at my FFl's the end of this week. I'll have to stash it in the safe until June 22nd.

I have no idea what model or make it will be. I'm sure it'll be old though, like 50+ years.

MikeS.
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/13 10:32:40
I picked up one of thesemodel 230, for my grandson .http://www.crickett.com/CrickettRifle/crickettrifle.html

John
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/13 14:43:15
John, how is that cricket? WM carries them for 99.99 most of the time.

MikeS.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/13 16:14:42
The first .22 I bought for my grandson was a Kimber, but they no longer make that youth model. The closest thing to it that I know of is the Chipmunk. http://www.roguerifle.com/index.htm
John A
Filet Mignon
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/13 17:17:42
quote:
Originally posted by MikeS.

John, how is that cricket? WM carries them for 99.99 most of the time.

MikeS.


It's a great little gun for teaching youngsters how to shoot, well worth the money. That cousin of yours is a nice guy.

John
Catalase
Junior Burger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/13 18:03:41
I have heard many good things from acquaintances with children or grandchildren about the Crickett... apparently that pink finish is so popular as a gift for little girls it tends to sell right out of stock in many locations around Christmastime.

Warms my heart, that does.
KOK
Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/16 13:14:54
I was a little afraid to reply here as most everyone has an American made Colt, S & W, Ruger etc, but I have a Norinco 1911 .45 for almost fifteen years with many thousands of rounds through it. It was purchased for $225 and has been very reliable since day one.

I also have a Taurus 617 model .357 (the 7-shot) and if I didn't live in the Peoples Republic of Maryland where only the super-privileged may obtain carry permits, it would be my carry gun.

Thanks,

Kevin
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/16 17:33:23
Kevin, no worries, I think we love all firearms no matter where they are made. I have a Hungarian made PPK clone and it is a great little piece.

A river separates Md and Va or Md and WVa but what a difference in culture, especially gun culture.

MikeS.
KOK
Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/17 09:11:05
quote:
Originally posted by MikeS.
....A river separates Md and Va or Md and WVa but what a difference in culture, especially gun culture.....
Too true. Montgomery County (which just banned trans fats) has made it illegal to have ammunition shipped to county residents. Maryland has a longstanding ban on high capacity magazines, not to mention the requirement that handgun manufactures must ship a fired shell casing with each gun to Maryland dealers. Many friends of mine are planing to purchase guns soon in fear of what the new Governor along with the legislature may pass in gun-ban laws.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/17 11:44:28
KOK, I didn't know about Montgomery county and the ammo shipment ban.
KOK
Cheeseburger
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/17 12:03:54
quote:
Originally posted by MikeS.
KOK, I didn't know about Montgomery county and the ammo shipment ban.
It's gotten NO press, and I likely would never have known except I called Cheaper Than Dirt to order and the woman asked if I lived in Montgomery County. Seems Annapolis is 'city non grata' for ammo as well. However Maryland WILL provide in-state tuition for illegal aliens.

Kevin
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/17 19:44:47
Md sounds more like Kalif. all the time.

MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/05/17 20:16:31
I spent a couple 3 hours at a state run range today it's about a 30 minute drive from my home up in the hills above my house. I go there because my membership range doesn't allow rapid fire. I wanted to test out the Ram-Line 50 round 10/22 mags I have. I have 2 that are 10+ years old and 2 that are brand new. The 2 new ones worked fairly well but the 2 old ones were crap. They didn't want to bring the bullet high enough to feed.

MikeS.
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