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Old 09-16-2011, 08:52 AM   #20266
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Here is a pretty good list of books with a like topic.

http://www.vietnamgear.com/bookstore.aspx
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:40 AM   #20267
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another one i can contribute to



ruger 10/22, my first gun, bull barrel, polished innards, new extractor, sweet 22 scope (not the best scope, but i can still keep 8 out of 10 shots in a dime at 100 yrds)


Saiga 20, my first shot gun, 3 five round mags for 2 3/4" shells, 1 five round mag for 3", red/green dot and illuminated reticle


M91, pitted barrel, i call it my broom stick, not to be confused with boom stick


Not pictured is my boom stick. its a 1953 polish m44, mirror bore, needs a new extractor (it just broke). it shoots the tell tale 10 ft flame every time its fired. i love it. my best man and i were cutting down 6 in pine trees at his farm in northern MI. his gun is the twin of mine.

and this just has to be posted...

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Old 09-16-2011, 09:48 AM   #20268
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I was in my back yard yesterday after work feeding my goats. I had been shooting at a couple golf balls from the fence line last week (my back acre is fenced for my goats, and I live on ten acres) and decided to see if I could hit the furthest one with the newly tricked out RIA Tactical. The ball was about 80m away. I put in some .45acp rounds for ear plugs, had my glasses on, and aimed POW!` The golf ball is no longer of this Earth! Super Lucky shot but made me laugh since I actually hit it on the first try. I reholstered and finished feeding my goats and chickens.
Any recent pics of it?
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:26 AM   #20269
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Sig556

Or

Colt AR-15 with Ciener .22lr conversion kit?
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:10 AM   #20270
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Sig556

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Colt AR-15 with Ciener .22lr conversion kit?

Colt w/ kit
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:22 AM   #20271
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Anyone who really and truly loves his guns is ….???

I don’t consider myself a true “GUN LOVER”, usually preferring women instead.


But I have to admit I’ve had a few relationships with a few guns over the years,

and that the smell of Hoppes can sometimes have a strange effect on me.

In my misspent youth, I was involved with the Canadian Armed Forces, and ended up as an Infantry Officer [ aka a “leader of infants” ] and this sordid experience in my formative years left me with a life long craving for things that go bang. Or BOOM!. Or better yer, bangbangbangbangbangbangbang!!!


So it is no surprise that I eventually ended up spending a decade as a professional gun smith [ aka GUN SMITER! ] and also a licensed gun dealer. Mostly I sold guns to support my own addiction, and mostly I built PRACTICAL pistols for the IPSC crowd. I also built practical and target M14 rifles and AR 15 and AR 10 rifles. And I used these weapons of mass destructioin in active competition, shooting at carboard cut outs of pipples [ at least before IPSC lost it's balls, went politically correct, and cut the heads off of the sils ].


So, I know which end of a gun you are NOT supposed to look into.


These days, after owning over a hundred Colt Govt model type pistols, and competing with that type pistol in IPSC for a decade, including several times at the Canadian Nationals, my favorite handgun is a Glock. Best of the breed, any Glock in .40 S&W, with the wider breech face, so I can screw around with several caliber conversion barrels ... 9mm, .357 SIG, .40 S&W in the same gun, PLUS a .22 LR Action Arms conversion kit. And maybe sticking the Glock into a side folding stock, to turn it into a CQB carbine.





My favorite rifle is the AR 10, with a shorty AR 15 for close encounters of the socially unacceptable type.






I still enjoy the M14 rifle as well, and am always shoving them into the 3/4" Balvar bench grinder to shorten the barrel to 18.5" [ Canuck street legal length ] and weirding them out with all sorts of add ons.








As for "loving" my guns,
I don't think we should be discussing that on a public forum ... think of the children who might get corrupted.
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:02 PM   #20272
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As for "loving" my guns,
I don't think we should be discussing that on a public forum ... think of the children who might get corrupted.
d00d, you need to spend less on gunz and more on carpets.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:05 PM   #20273
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d00d, you need to spend less on gunz and more on carpets.

you have your priorities out of whack. new carpet is for when you sell the house, or maybe when all the kids move out and the dogs run away.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:15 PM   #20274
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Hmmmmm. Not the biggest fan of Glocks but one in 10mm and this bit of kit looks fun....with a longer (if possible) barrel.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:26 PM   #20275
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Don't be dissin' my importerd carpets man ...

The wife brought those wild and wacky carpets back from India.
Some of her carpets are well over a hundred years old, and are worth MANY thousands of dollars.
You would NOT believe the SH!T I got into when one of my guns got one of her carpets a bit dirty.


Oh,
and you should see some of her very old heirloom Indian paintings too.
And you would NOT believe the SH!T I got into when I let the fireplace smoke up the living room a bit too much.

This woman has no perspective at all ...
she thinks my guns are ugly, and her carpets are beautiful.
Women ...
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:09 AM   #20276
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One thing I can say about the reviews is, no kidding the book isn't 100% factual. One can only research to a point, and also has to do some creative writing for a book or else it becomes a written documentary which probably won
t sell anywhere near as well. I can say that out right lies about a mission if it is known one is writing a lie about it but this book is probably written both from John PLasters best knowledge of the facts, and a little creativity and maybe some embellishment. So what, it makes it all the better IMHO. SHoot, look at any supposedly factually correct book about any of the gunfighters of the old west. They are all so embellished and full of inflated stories that they are downright factually incorrect. I saw a bunch of items in his book Ultimate Sniper too, but most were just little things that change in Sniper Training over the years. I can tell you first hand that Sniper Training is proabably 50% different now due to the equipment than it was when I went thru it (US Army Sniper School) in 1980.
I was laughing about the guys who were actually in the books who wrote reviews. "...and were absolutely astounded to learn from Plaster's book what a couple of bumbling heroes we were."

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Old 09-17-2011, 11:31 AM   #20277
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Blame it on the rain

I was planning on riding the hills this morning but it was raining. I didn't want to hang out at the house so I decided,to go check out the gun/pawn shops because I was going to get my little boy a shotgun and mabe a rifle for deer season. Something about this old model 19 made me want to hold it. I got the story from the owner and it turns out that the old man who used to own it was a hunting buddy of my Dads and I remember him letting me shoot it back at the truck when we were done quail hunting.

My target was a spent 12 ga shell and it was only about 10 yards away but I nailed it.This was the first centerfire pistol I ever shot and it was right here 35 years later. I made a deal and bought 2 guns. This one makes me smile just holding it. Old school No serial #'s just awesome.I'll be back with the other gun I bought.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:46 AM   #20278
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Sig556

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Colt AR-15 with Ciener .22lr conversion kit?
too many dollars. Stag with a 22 kit and a second upper
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:35 PM   #20279
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\Something about this old model 19 made me want to hold it. I got the story from the owner and it turns out that the old man who used to own it was a hunting buddy of my Dads and I remember him letting me shoot it back at the truck when we were done quail hunting.

My target was a spent 12 ga shell and it was only about 10 yards away but I nailed it.This was the first centerfire pistol I ever shot
Whatever you paid, that was a hell of a deal.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:49 PM   #20280
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Just a couple of photos from today.


luger w tak 55mm reversed by coloradocj, on Flickr


luger by coloradocj, on Flickr
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