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2007/03/22 11:43:28 (permalink)

Firearm lovers.

Let's see if we can keep this civil.
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One of my passions have always been firearms. They, bowling and SCUBA have been my sport since I was a teen. I sucked at ball, whatever kind of ball other then bowling. There I can usually break 200, barely.

But I can shoot up a storm and usually hit what I'm aiming at. I own a few guns but I really prefer my handguns. .357 magnum is my favorite but I shoot a lot of .22lr because it's cheap.

For my birthday Tuesday I bought myself a new pistol, a Springfield Armory XD in .45acp with a 4" barrel.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 12:20:15 (permalink)
I use to enjoy firearms although I rarely shot them. My father left me a bunch of them and I bought a lot more. Recent events dictated I remove stress from my life and I had my firearms appraised and I am selling about 25 various pieces. Some were very good and some were just average or less.

I got one that I probably will not sell. My dad shot a deer at 450 yards with it. I guess it was a accidental shot as he aimed really high and dropped it in.

I oiled them several years ago and stored them.

Aidios stress.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 12:21:07 (permalink)
Glad to see a "firearms" post begin with, "Let's keep this civil."
So, I will civilly ask- what does this have to do with ROADFOOD?
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 12:28:42 (permalink)
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Glad to see a "firearms" post begin with, "Let's keep this civil."
So, I will civilly ask- what does this have to do with ROADFOOD?


I gotta agree. Like it or not, guns are a heavily politically charged issue, and are always going to arouse strong sentiments from both sides. So what is the point of inviting more of that on this board? There's a thousand other places on the internet to talk about guns (and religion and politics, etc...). I think we have enough bickering on Roadfood when we talk about FOOD.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 12:30:32 (permalink)

This thread appears in the "Off-Topic Forum" with others like the NCAA Basketball Tourney and How to Garden. It is in the right place for this sort of exchange of information. It is indeed 'off-topic'.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 12:35:05 (permalink)
I also love to shoot. I have a 9mm, 38 S&W 2", Ruger Mark 22lr, 2 25cal., Winchester Mod. 94 30-30, Sears and Robuck 30-30 lever. I try to make it to the range at least once once a month. I use shooting to relieve stress and stay proficient to keep my CHL. The 22lr are cheap to shoot and fun. My 30-30s I keep clean and oiled and put away, I haven't shot them in many years.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 12:38:22 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Pigiron

quote:
Originally posted by rongmtek

Glad to see a "firearms" post begin with, "Let's keep this civil."
So, I will civilly ask- what does this have to do with ROADFOOD?


I gotta agree. Like it or not, guns are a heavily politically charged issue, and are always going to arouse strong sentiments from both sides. So what is the point of inviting more of that on this board? There's a thousand other places on the internet to talk about guns (and religion and politics, etc...). I think we have enough bickering on Roadfood when we talk about FOOD.


As long as we discuss firearms as a sport, there is nothing wrong with it. One can politicize any topic and turn it into an argument.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 12:47:50 (permalink)
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Mike, I'm also a hand gun enthusiast. I prefer revolvers and my revolver of choice is Smith & Wesson. Currently I own a S&W 340pd HiViz, which is currently the strongest and lightest .357 magnum made. I also have a S&W 29 Mountain Gun, which is a .44 magnum with a 4" barrel. These are not safe queens. I go to the range once a week with a friend to shoot. Practice ammo for the 340 is Federal Match Wadcutter 148 gr. I aslo shootSpeer Gold Dot Short Barrel 38+p and the gun wears Pachmyar Compac grips. Mountain Gun ammo is CCI Blazer 200 gr. 44 special for practice. My other ammo of choice is Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel 200 gr. 44 magnum, The 44 wears grips off the S&W .500 bear hunter model, which greatly reduces recoil. The 44 is more pleasant to shoot than the 357. My range buddy is an ex-navy fighter pilot. He was a member of the professional navy shooting team and has been my personal instructor. He owns a series of competition and self defense guns and I've had the opportunity to shoot many of them. He has a laser equipped, custom built Ruger ruger competition .22, which is my favorite target gun.


Ranges will not let us use Blazer ammo. They say it is dangerous, I think they just don't want to fish the aluminum casings out of their brass.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 12:52:45 (permalink)
Joe, the aluminum cased CCI Blazers are the least expensive 44 special ammo and since I don't reload, they're my ammo of choice.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 12:53:00 (permalink)
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Originally posted by MikeS.

Let's see if we can keep this civil.

One of my passions have always been firearms. They, bowling and SCUBA have been my sport since I was a teen. I sucked at ball, whatever kind of ball other then bowling. There I can usually break 200, barely.

But I can shoot up a storm and usually hit what I'm aiming at. I own a few guns but I really prefer my handguns. .357 magnum is my favorite but I shoot a lot of .22lr because it's cheap.

For my birthday Tuesday I bought myself a new pistol, a Springfield Armory XD in .45acp with a 4" barrel.

MikeS.

Wow! You treat yourself very nicely when it comes to birthdays. But really. Plastic?
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 12:56:39 (permalink)
I know of one range around here that doesn't permit Blazer ammo, and it is because of the brass-Blazer mix.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 13:25:46 (permalink)
i have been called a raving liberal MANY times and i really am an old hippie--but i also like firearms--as a kid i shot about 600-800 rounds a week--.22 target --and hunted--deer,but most-my favorite-pheasant and quail--still have the have the 12 gauge pump i got my first buck with--it was my dads--it was passed on when he got his Ithica Deerslayer--(Mass has a Shotgun only-No Rifle Policy)Since there no pheasant in the area i am now in i am thinking about getting into turkeys--there LOTS of them! Had a pistol for a while--a S&W 38--but i was never really comfortable with them.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 13:28:25 (permalink)
CSD: Unless you need something to tote around bears while fishing in Alaska I don't know why you'd want that Model 29 with a four-inch barrel.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 13:28:36 (permalink)
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Originally posted by chicagostyledog

Joe, the aluminum cased CCI Blazers are the least expensive 44 special ammo and since I don't reload, they're my ammo of choice.


I agree with you, I have 2 boxes of Blazer 9mm in my gun case. I just have to wait until I go to the country to use it up.

joe
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 14:53:48 (permalink)
I've killed a couple of brown bears in Alaska with .44 Magnum revolvers -- one with a Super Blackhawk with a 7 1/2-inch barrel, the other with a Model 29 with a 6 1/2-inch barrel. Last year I put 100 rounds through a Ruger Alaskan with a 2 1/2-inch barrel during some testing over three days, and despite the Hogue grips and the PAST glove it hurt. I also tested the Alaskan in .480 Ruger. I would choose the Alaskan in .44 Magnum for a sidearm while fishing or hiking in bear country.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 16:24:44 (permalink)
I am also a handgunner, who prefers revolvers. I have S&W model 29 44 mag, model 19 357 mag, and model 17 22lr, all with target hammer, trigger, and sights. I'm looking at the .500, but haven't quite justified it yet. I've taken several deer with the 44 and 357, and umpteen squirrels with the 22.

Most of the remaining ranges in my area are under pressure from urban sprawl. I belong to two clubs, one in place since the twenties, and the other from the forties. Both are facing lawsuits from new neighbors who object to the noise or supposed stray bullets, which they can never actually verify. Since this a civil post, I won't say what I really think about people who build their big new house on a half acre next to a sportsmans club, then try to sue to close it down.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 16:50:58 (permalink)
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.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 17:01:37 (permalink)
I hunted whitetails with the 500 two years ago -- a 10 1/2-inch barrel. I liked it. This past season I used a 9 1/2-inch Super Redhawk in .480-Ruger.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 17:05:27 (permalink)
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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.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 18:03:40 (permalink)
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Originally posted by rongmtek

Glad to see a "firearms" post begin with, "Let's keep this civil."
So, I will civilly ask- what does this have to do with ROADFOOD?


Not a thing. It is in Off topic and lighter fare for that reason.

MikeS.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 18:29:17 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

quote:
Originally posted by MikeS.

Let's see if we can keep this civil.

One of my passions have always been firearms. They, bowling and SCUBA have been my sport since I was a teen. I sucked at ball, whatever kind of ball other then bowling. There I can usually break 200, barely.

But I can shoot up a storm and usually hit what I'm aiming at. I own a few guns but I really prefer my handguns. .357 magnum is my favorite but I shoot a lot of .22lr because it's cheap.

For my birthday Tuesday I bought myself a new pistol, a Springfield Armory XD in .45acp with a 4" barrel.

MikeS.

Wow! You treat yourself very nicely when it comes to birthdays. But really. Plastic?


For my 50th I sure did.

Have you tried one Michael? I too scoffed when the Glock came out 15+ years ago but they really have proven themselves. This XD has been tortured tested by 150 degree heat, -25 cold, frozen in water and buried in sand. That same pistol shot over 20k rounds before a pin broke. It has a 13 round magazine. Thats a lot of bang with a .45acp
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 18:42:59 (permalink)
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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.
That's an excellent idea and one I'll be adopting for my grands.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 18:43:41 (permalink)
I started this thread knowing it could turn controversial easily. I also knew we had several people out here that like to shoot. There are more who haven't chimed in yet, I'm sure we'll be hearing from them as well as the opposition

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 18:59:21 (permalink)
(Shameless hint follows)

Speaking for myself, I wouldn't post in a thread that was entitled "Broccoli Lovers" or "Vinegar Lovers". I despise those things.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 19:00:26 (permalink)

I have shared the enjoyment of target and recreational shooting with my sons for many years. On the desert of SoCal it was easy to find safe sites for setting up targets and enjoying the sport. In the expand population explosion out there it has become a bit more difficult finding open space in "shooting zones" that still allow the activity. Here in Indiana we have enough open space and controlled access land that we can do some small caliber and shotgun shooting, but the big-bore stuff needs to be on a real-range, so we don't do it as much as we used to.
Other than some military nostalgia stuff (Tokarev 30 Mauser and a couple of M1's) I limit my personal arsenal to a 357 snubby and 12 ga. trench shotgun for anti-crime duty at my house. The big-bore stuff is secured in long-term storage and will go to my hunting sons soon.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 19:14:54 (permalink)
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For my 50th I sure did.

Have you tried one Michael? I too scoffed when the Glock came out 15+ years ago but they really have proven themselves. This XD has been tortured tested by 150 degree heat, -25 cold, frozen in water and buried in sand. That same pistol shot over 20k rounds before a pin broke. It has a 13 round magazine. Thats a lot of bang with a .45acp

Yes. I've shot a couple of them, and they are fine pistols. But I'm a steel and wood guy. Too damned old to change my ways. I have a chief of police and an assistant chief who are always ticked off because I constantly kid them about their "plastic toy" guns when I work with them on firearms training stuff.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 19:31:59 (permalink)
I will have my inventory of firearms shortly. I am ridding the stuff with the exception of a few pieces that were personal.

Paul E. Smith
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 19:33:23 (permalink)
real quick here................a long story short, While flying between Vietnam and Cambodia the Navy issued us 38 S&W police specials ..."what a piece of crap"
so while on a side trip to Hong Kong we all ditched our 38's and got these Belgium Browning 22LR
The ammo was specially made for the humid climate with stainless steel casings and note the tips of the slug.............. "hollow" ...........that could rip a hole in a VC's gut the size of a softball and with a little added surprise stuffed in that hallow point "stuff" that would put the recipient to sleep for ever more... if you catch my drift.
I love this gun for it accuracy and it fit so well in my survival vest.

PS. yes I still have it .it's in my desk even as we speak............... I whipped it out for the pic and it's back in the drawer waiting for ............. whoever pisses me off....lol
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 20:59:20 (permalink)
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(Shameless hint follows)

Speaking for myself, I wouldn't post in a thread that was entitled "Broccoli Lovers" or "Vinegar Lovers". I despise those things.


I think you have suggested a wise course for all.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2007/03/22 21:12:57 (permalink)
I love target sports, golf, darts, bowling, shuffle board (the bar variety), bocce ball, lawn bowling, horse shoes, and shooting. Target shooting is what I really love to do, Skeet is challenging and a fun social sport. Steel targets are a blast; this rapid fire challenge gives you instant feedback as you knock over the steel targets.

The best thing about shooting is it is easy on my knees!
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