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Old 10-04-2012, 06:56 PM   #26986
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What is a motoathlon?



Maybe another sport you won't see on ESPN. :
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #26987
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another customer's gun, we did this using the "pink spokes" rule,

little 870 in .410,

That's not bad, kinda fun for a kid or something. I've been thinking about painting up my Benelli M2... but then I'd be painting up a Benelli M2. I'm not sure if I'm ready for that kind of remorse.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:50 PM   #26988
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Just bought one of these two weeks ago.... love this gun !!



SA 1911 Range Officer
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Don't know much about 1911's except they were designed bu John Browning and Colt no longer has the exclusive rights to make them. Is the Springfield version a good example of the type? I see S&W makes one as well, as does almost everybody? Contemplating one. Which one is the best "bang" for the buck?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:46 PM   #26989
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1911's

When there were a lot less to choose from, I would have told you to get a Kimber. 10 or 15 years ago most of them cost about the same but Kimber seemed to offer more 'upgrades' in their stock guns and unlike a Colt, it would work reliably, right out of the box. These days there are so many choices that I am not familiar with that it's harder to say which to choose. My Kimber has been great, and I love my buddy's Wilson but just can't part with that much $$$. When I shot highpower rifle (25 years ago) many competitors referred to the Springfield Armory guys (they as well as many other big names would set up shop at Camp Perry for the nationals) as "the plumbers" because so many of their guns ceased to fire while on the line, but it isn't likely that any of those guys are still working there so that reputation should be long out of date (my M1A Super Match is built on a Springfield (TM) receiver, just not by them).
If I were in the market for another .45, I really don't know what it would be. Guess I didn't tell you much.


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Old 10-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #26990
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This is bound to start a flame, but I'd give Rock Island a shot. They may be made in PI, but for the money, I think they are the best 1911 out there. Simple, no frills, and well built.

That said though, I love my Kimber. But, if I were buying one to get into the game, Rock Island would be it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #26991
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This is bound to start a flame, but I'd give Rock Island a shot. They may be made in PI, but for the money, I think they are the best 1911 out there. Simple, no frills, and well built.

That said though, I love my Kimber. But, if I were buying one to get into the game, Rock Island would be it.
This.

Rock Island is the best bang for buck as far as 1911s go, unless youre wanting a match or competition gun.

If you really need a name brand one though the basic Remington 1911 is pretty good for the price.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #26992
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When there were a lot less to choose from, I would have told you to get a Kimber. 10 or 15 years ago most of them cost about the same but Kimber seemed to offer more 'upgrades' in their stock guns and unlike a Colt, it would work reliably, right out of the box. These days there are so many choices that I am not familiar with that it's harder to say which to choose. My Kimber has been great, and I love my buddy's Wilson but just can't part with that much $$$. When I shot highpower rifle (25 years ago) many competitors referred to the Springfield Armory guys (they as well as many other big names would set up shop at Camp Perry for the nationals) as "the plumbers" because so many of their guns ceased to fire while on the line, but it isn't likely that any of those guys are still working there so that reputation should be long out of date (my M1A Super Match is built on a Springfield (TM) receiver, just not by them).
If I were in the market for another .45, I really don't know what it would be. Guess I didn't tell you much.


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1911's are great! Good stopping power, etc. I'm sticking with my Glock 9's, as any handgun is a poor excuse for a rifle. 15 or 17 rounds is the best chance you might have for fighting your way to a better defensive position or to your rifle, carbine or shotgun. The Glock's go "bang", every time. YMMV.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:40 AM   #26993
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This is bound to start a flame, but I'd give Rock Island a shot. They may be made in PI, but for the money, I think they are the best 1911 out there. Simple, no frills, and well built.

That said though, I love my Kimber. But, if I were buying one to get into the game, Rock Island would be it.
Nothing wrong with the RIA's, they do what they are supposed to do, especially considering you can pick one up for 500.00 or less.
The Springfield RO is in at a decent price too, how much are the Remingtons going for?
Ruger has a budget 1911 out now too.

Sorry to say I haven't had any good experiences with Kimber and I stay away from them now.
Love me some DW's though...
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:48 AM   #26994
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The Springfield RO is in at a decent price too, how much are the Remingtons going for?
Somewhere in the 600s.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:47 AM   #26995
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Love my springfield 1911 "loaded".

Great gun, more accurate than I am, always goes "bang".
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:50 PM   #26996
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Ruger makes a 1911. Thoughts?
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:52 PM   #26997
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:35 PM   #26998
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Me and my buddies years ago would play a game that this pic remides me of. We would all have a can and the point was to shoot under it and "walk" it to a set point.Kind of a race i guess. Good times.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:14 PM   #26999
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Great day-
For father's day- we chased down some brass and dies, and my 13 year old son loaded 50 rounds of 300 savage ammo as a present for my dad.

We finally got a change to go test it .


Dad hadn't shot his old Savage model 99 in many years (1953 model), the scope (from the 60's) was still pretty on, just a bit high. It produced ear to ear grins all around- we had some bowling pins that made excellent targets

The boy with my Rem 700 in .223- he's 14 tomorrow


He pulled the scope off his little savage .22 for kicks


My Rem 700 on the left, Savage 93 in .17 on the right, my son's Savage 111 in .243 tucked in there, The range was a mess ,


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Old 10-06-2012, 05:35 PM   #27000
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.22lr savage 500. Meh...

Matched set of 1967 Whichester Canadian Centennial's in .30-30. Cheaper than the more beloved & all-milled "pre '64 wood grips" but 45 years later they're as good as new & the plastic stocks are almost a full pound lighter on mine... No idea what gun person decided they weren't as good as desirable as the pre '64's...
Upper one is the 20" carbine (my favorite gun ever! Soooo light! Shoots so well!)
Lower one is the full 26" rifle.

A lot of people don't like the stock irons. I do well with them. .30-30 has some drop at 200yds, but the drop matches up with the diameter of the bead. Shoot one bead high at 200yds = on target. They both still outshoot my vision... :)
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