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RE: Firearm lovers. - Mon, 12/31/07 9:31 AM
Hi Don,

Yes it's synthetic. I've bought a Butler Creek folder for it as well.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Mon, 12/31/07 1:20 PM
I LOVE!!! guns!!!. Love to hunt, deer and elk. Also birds, especially grouse on Mt. Hood and in Eastern Oregon. Love to target shoot, indoor or outdoor.

We have an arsenal of freedom.
45's, 44's, 357's, 38's, 9mm, 30-06, 54 calibur muzzel loaders, 12 guage shotguns, 4 - 22's, BB gun with a scope for starlings, I know I am forgetting something!
We bought our 19 year old son a Springfield 9mm semi automatic.

Yes, Smith and Wesson, genuine feminine protection.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Mon, 12/31/07 1:43 PM
LoveMyLab, welcome to the gun nut thread! I say that very tounge in cheek too.

My shooting regimin has been curtailed due to winter. My local gun store was supposed to have had an indoor range opened for summer 07 but that still hasn't happened. Oh well.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Mon, 12/31/07 1:48 PM
CSD, can you get both? I didn't know that a Mod 27 or 28 came in nickel. I have a very nice blued mod 27 that I bought ~1978, a 6" .357 magnum. A very nice shooting .357 magnum.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Mon, 12/31/07 1:56 PM
Talking about S&W revolvers, not too long ago I acquired both a model 586 and a 629. Both are 6" barrels, the 586 is in .357 magnum and the 629 is in .44 magnum.

The 629 is the 1st .44 magnum I've ever owned. The 586 is the 1st nickel plated gun I've owned. I'm definetely going to keep the 629 but I might trade the 586 for a nice 686 or 66 if the right deal were to come around.

I'm half-heartedly looking for a Marlin 1894 SS if any of you stumble across one at a good price. This is a .44 magnum stainless steel lever action BTW.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 01/25/08 5:45 AM
Well it took me awhile to find one but I did find the Marlin lever action I mentioned above. I should be able to pick it up today.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 01/25/08 7:20 AM
I'd take the 6" M27 unless you're looking for a shorter gun. BTW, my M57 4" blue is still available, if anyone's interested. I don't need it now that I got the XD 45.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 01/25/08 7:11 PM
Last year I sold both my H&K .223 assault rifle, and H&K P7M13, both for about twice what I paid for them. They were fun, but I needed the cash, and I just have a hard time finding a range in SoCal where I can run the .223. I have a cute little Beretta .25, very tiny and reliable, a S&W .38 Bodyguard Airweight (5 shot), and a Ruger 6".357. That's all I really need. I have an indoor range here in Downtown Los Angeles that I can walk to. But it can get pretty expensive, so I don't go often. When I do, I always invite a woman who hasn't shot before. Most women I know really get a charge out of it.
-Scott Lindgren

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 01/26/08 12:24 AM
Scott, you're the man! Always nice to take a lady shooting.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 01/26/08 12:28 AM
Here is a pic of my new babies. The SS lever is the Marlin 1894 in .44magnum that I picked up Friday. The revolver is a S&W 629 SS .44 mag and the blued lever is a Wards Westernfield (Marlin 336) .30-30.

I paid too much for the SS Marlin but then I paid too little for the .30-30. Good balance there I think.



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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 01/26/08 3:43 PM
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Originally posted by MikeS.

Here is a pic of my new babies. The SS lever is the Marlin 1894 in .44magnum that I picked up Friday. The revolver is a S&W 629 SS .44 mag and the blued lever is a Wards Westernfield (Marlin 336) .30-30.

I paid too much for the SS Marlin but then I paid too little for the .30-30. Good balance there I think.

MikeS.


I don't see the pic?

Do you know of any carbines that will fire a .44 Special?

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sun, 01/27/08 12:20 AM
MD, better? Guess I forgot to add the link.

AFAIK, any of the .44mag lever actions will also shoot .44 special. Same with the .357mag lever actions and .38 specials.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sun, 01/27/08 2:39 AM
MikeS. is correct. Any .44 Remington Magnum will chamber and fire a .44 Special cartridge.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sun, 01/27/08 4:36 AM
I can't wait until I get a chance to fire the .44 leveraction. Maybe today. I'm going to attend a firearms safety class, a prerequisite to obtaining a CCW.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sun, 01/27/08 7:51 AM
my pocket holds
monday sig 226 9mm
tues glock 23 .40
wed springfield xd45
thurs keltec mini 380
friday gov issue gold 45 1911 colt
sat springfield xd 40
sunday s&w 38 airweight

ak sks and mossberg in the safe

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sun, 02/3/08 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by MikeS.

MD, better? Guess I forgot to add the link.

AFAIK, any of the .44mag lever actions will also shoot .44 special. Same with the .357mag lever actions and .38 specials.


Thanks. I know that they have the same casing and bullet diameter, but I wondered whether they would feed properly, because of the shorter length.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sun, 02/3/08 5:20 PM
Nice finds Mike S. and CSD, happy days are here again

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Mon, 02/4/08 12:26 AM
CSD, Pictures! Where are the PICS???

You post up your M28 and I'll post up mine. It's a really great revolver.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Mon, 02/4/08 6:19 PM
The intersection of Roadfood and this topic: DIRTY HARRY. Eastwood eating his hot dog while blasting the robbers.
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RE: Firearm lovers. - Mon, 02/4/08 7:40 PM
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Originally posted by MikeS.

MD, better? Guess I forgot to add the link.

AFAIK, any of the .44mag lever actions will also shoot .44 special. Same with the .357mag lever actions and .38 specials.


The Ruger with the rotary magazine looks like it would not work.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Tue, 02/5/08 2:52 AM
"The Ruger with the rotary magazine looks like it would not work."

I don't understand, what wouldn't work about it?

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 02/8/08 6:20 AM
Well I have decided I don't really like shooting .44 magnum out of a handgun. Too much recoil for my old arthritic bones. I do like it out of a lever gun though. Oh well I guess the m29 can sit in the safe.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 02/8/08 7:11 AM
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Originally posted by MikeS.

Well I have decided I don't really like shooting .44 magnum out of a handgun. Too much recoil for my old arthritic bones. I do like it out of a lever gun though. Oh well I guess the m29 can sit in the safe.

Just practice with light special loads - keep the elephant magnum loads for the (hopefully, never) late night intruder.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 02/8/08 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by MikeS.

"The Ruger with the rotary magazine looks like it would not work."

I don't understand, what wouldn't work about it?

Ruger Model 96/44M


This is the magazine for the 96/44 Ruger. It would seem that length issues might interfere with feeding. (?) What do you think? I also noted that the Ruger web site does not mention compatibility with the 44 Special, unlike the Marlin and others with a tubular magazine.

Marlin 1894 Cowboy


http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/Cowboy/1894_45Colt.aspx

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 02/8/08 11:55 AM
Well, I bet you guys can help me. I used to be into hand guns, I’ve got quite a few and on occasion go out to the range. I purchased a nice safe from Cabela’s a while back and it has a spot for some long guns…well, a person can’t have empty spots just sitting there. I always wanted an AR, but Jeeze there is a huge variety to choose from. I was looking at a magazine the other day, I would have no idea what to get. Are there a couple of choices that are considered king?

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 02/8/08 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by MikeS.

Well I have decided I don't really like shooting .44 magnum out of a handgun. Too much recoil for my old arthritic bones. I do like it out of a lever gun though. Oh well I guess the m29 can sit in the safe.

Try these: http://www.gunaccessories.com/PAST/

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 02/9/08 12:27 AM
@theedge, I'm in the same boat as you. I don't know diddly about the ar-15 platform. I've never had any intrest in them. I have been to www.ar15.com a few times. They have a ton of information that might help you out.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 02/9/08 12:30 AM
CSD, I had shot the m29 back in the fall and after ~18 rounds my right middle finger was getting banged up by the trigger guard. So I bought the Houge grips and put them on Wednesday before going to shoot. The finger was ok but the wrist still took a pounding.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 02/9/08 12:33 AM
Oneiron, I did use some .44 specials and they were good. Locally the specials are more expensive then the magnums.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 02/9/08 12:34 AM
Thanks Michael, I'll take a look .

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 02/9/08 2:01 AM
Some good news from the front of the 2nd amendment fight.

By Robert Barnes
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, February 9, 2008; Page A01

Vice President Cheney signed on to a brief filed by a majority of Congress yesterday that urged the Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that the District of Columbia's handgun ban is unconstitutional, breaking with his own administration's official position.

Cheney joined 55 senators and 250 House members in asking the court to find that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess firearms and to uphold a lower court's ruling that the D.C. ban violates that right.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/08/AR2008020803802.html?hpid=topnews

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 02/9/08 7:18 AM
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@theedge, I'm in the same boat as you. I don't know diddly about the ar-15 platform. I've never had any intrest in them. I have been to www.ar15.com a few times. They have a ton of information that might help you out.


I don't have one, but I got to borrow a buddy's often back when I was in an informal shooting club in the 80's. I was just thinking yesterday that, with the changing political winds, sales might get banned in the not-too-distant future. Perhaps it is a good time to buy a box-magazine, semi-automatic, center-fire rifle.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sun, 02/10/08 1:42 AM
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I was just thinking yesterday that, with the changing political winds, sales might get banned in the not-too-distant future. Perhaps it is a good time to buy a box-magazine, semi-automatic, center-fire rifle.

Yep, if you have any inkling you'd like to have 1 you have about 1 year to buy it. Although prices might jump a lot after November.

Same with hi-cap mags.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sun, 02/10/08 1:43 AM
CSD, where is the pics of your new baby? Or am I not seeing them here at work?

MikeS.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Mon, 02/11/08 7:36 AM
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Originally posted by MikeS.

Oneiron, I did use some .44 specials and they were good. Locally the specials are more expensive then the magnums.

You gotta make your own. Then you can adjust downward as needed. ANd they'll be cheaper as well.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Tue, 02/12/08 2:52 PM
CSD, I'm gonna have to try that shooting position.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Tue, 02/12/08 4:30 PM

Happy shooting, Mike.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Tue, 02/12/08 4:40 PM
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Happy shooting, Mike.

Good target aquisition and maintaining skills!

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Wed, 02/13/08 2:31 PM
That chimp needs some hearing protection.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Wed, 02/13/08 4:34 PM
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That chimp needs some hearing protection.

He's only a monkey, besides I didn't hear anything, he was shooting silent blanks?

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Wed, 02/13/08 11:41 PM
CSD, where are you finding all these great deals???

I had a 66 2.5" but wound up selling it to a cousin. Oh well.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Thu, 02/14/08 11:44 PM
Well good for you! You've picked up some nice pieces.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 02/15/08 7:22 AM
Mike and CSD, do you guys ever go here:

http://smith-wessonforum.com/

Very informative, and a great for sale section (members only). Many great finds on the fs board, but they go quickly.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 02/15/08 12:21 PM
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Mike and CSD, do you guys ever go here:

http://smith-wessonforum.com/

Very informative, and a great for sale section (members only). Many great finds on the fs board, but they go quickly.


I'm a member of the S&W Forum and you have to be on line religiously to snatch a great find.

CSD

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 02/16/08 1:41 AM
I just found that forum this week. I haven't joined yet but will soon. Same user name as here.

Thanks Doug.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 02/16/08 1:47 AM
Here is the pic of my Model 27 S&W 6" N frame .357 magnum. And the Ruger single action 22lr / 22 magnum I bought Friday for 100 bucks. Poor guy needed the bucks. I got the original box, the pistol and both cylinders. This is my 1st SA, I've never really cared for the feel of the SA grip. But it sure shoots nice.


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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sun, 02/17/08 12:51 AM
So, when do you bring it home?

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 02/22/08 2:04 AM
CSD, what differs with a -1 and a -2 model?

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 02/22/08 8:04 AM
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CSD, what differs with a -1 and a -2 model?


-1 1960 change extractor rod to left hand thread

-2 1961 cyl stop changed, eliminate trigger guard screw

-2 1967 6-1/2" barrel dropped

-2 1968 delete diamond insert grip

-2 1969 change to N serial prefix

-2 1975 target trigger & hammer, partridge front sight on 6 and 8-3/8" barrels, Gonco Alves target stops and case

-2 1979 3-1/2" and 5" barrels dicontinued, 4" introduced red ramp

-2 1980 target stocks standard

I would only buy one with diamond grips - '68 or earlier. Around here, $700 would be a good price for an older one, especially NIB.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Fri, 02/22/08 9:48 AM
Nice score, CSD. I used to have a Taurus imitation 66 with a 4" barrel (it was a gift). I never liked the action, so I sold it. they just didn't make than as nice down in Brazil.

I just remembered that I got to use a S&W 66 with a short (2-1/2"?) barrel, an it was sweet. I was using .38 ammo in it, and could'nt seem to miss.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 02/23/08 12:47 AM
Thanks guys, good info on both guns.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 03/1/08 12:28 AM
Do any of you reload? I'm starting to, trying to save some bucks on ammo.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sat, 03/1/08 9:20 AM
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Do any of you reload? I'm starting to, trying to save some bucks on ammo.


Mike, I do not know if you've heard the old saying - "Some people reload to shoot, others shoot to reload". I reloaded to shoot for many years when I was shooting 15,000 - 18,000 rounds a year, that's not a typo. Anymore I'm down to 7,000 - 8,000 rounds a year so I've gotten together with a couple of guys and we buy 10,000 rounds of match grade 9mm, jacketed HP at a time. It costs us $150.00 a thousand, not much more then the componets to reload it myself. Another thing I'm doing is buying an Advantage Arms .22 caliber conversion kit for one of my Glock 19's. Top shelf .22 ammo is still under $15.00 a thousand, that's cheap shooting.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sun, 03/2/08 1:32 AM
John, since I don't have anyone yet to go in with for such a group buy I'm paying retail for ammo.

A year ago this time I was paying 11.50 for a 100 rnd box of Winchester white box 9mm 115grn fmj. It then went to 12.75 a 100 and then to 15.72 a 100. It is now 16.57 a 100. So 165.70 a thousand plus 5% tax.

I've been able to buy 9mm 115grn bullets from Midway for 30 a thousand. (3 cents apiece). I bought 1,500 pieces of 9mm brass for 20 bucks. 1.33 cents each. A lb of Bullseye powder was 15.00 and primers were 26.00 a thousand. 2.6 cents each. So for about 7 cents each or 70.00 per thousand and a couple hours of my time I have a lot of practice ammo.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sun, 03/2/08 9:45 AM
I used to reload because I got my accuracy SO much better that factory - when I was shooting competitively. But I stopped competition and the reloading became so time consuming - so I sold the equipment. I really enjoyed the reloading and the competition. But golf took over my free time. I still buy ammo by the case - it's cheaper that way.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Sun, 03/2/08 12:18 PM
My local gun store sells 38 sp 148gr match wadcutter reloads for a fraction the cost of new ammo and it shoots pretty clean too.

CSD

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Mon, 03/3/08 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by MikeS.

John, since I don't have anyone yet to go in with for such a group buy I'm paying retail for ammo.

A year ago this time I was paying 11.50 for a 100 rnd box of Winchester white box 9mm 115grn fmj. It then went to 12.75 a 100 and then to 15.72 a 100. It is now 16.57 a 100. So 165.70 a thousand plus 5% tax.

I've been able to buy 9mm 115grn bullets from Midway for 30 a thousand. (3 cents apiece). I bought 1,500 pieces of 9mm brass for 20 bucks. 1.33 cents each. A lb of Bullseye powder was 15.00 and primers were 26.00 a thousand. 2.6 cents each. So for about 7 cents each or 70.00 per thousand and a couple hours of my time I have a lot of practice ammo.


I was reloading 9mm, 147 grain, jacketed HP for about $90.00 a thousand. I just checked my old source and the projectiles alone are pushing $100.00 a thousand . CSD has the right idea, find a local commercial reloader and deal with them. That's what we did. As a commercial guy he gets the componets a lot cheaper then we can and selling 10,000 at a time allows hime to blend our stuff in with his for an even better discount. Keep them in the ten zone.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Mon, 03/3/08 5:42 PM
Actually they blow, hot gases, lead & copper.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Wed, 03/5/08 2:02 PM
Hi, my name is Mike and I'm a gunaholic. I keep buying new ones, well new to me anyways. Just bought a Marlin camp 45 as the big brother to my camp 9. I should have it end of next week, pics then.

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RE: Firearm lovers. - Wed, 03/5/08 4:34 PM
Anybody here try the Crimson Trace sights? I'd like to hear some comments. Do they make one for the Springfield Armory XD?

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