The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Anybody ever try this with a mini?

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  2. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    I want to see someone with a mini do that.

    Hell, if I had one and the ammo I'd try it.

    Assuming the mini used had no previous reliability issues, I think it'd be fine.
  3. GoGo Gadget

    GoGo Gadget Long timer

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    It is a double stack magazine, front to back instead of staggered side to side.
  4. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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  5. 00SS

    00SS Always a vicious cycle

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    ready to go sight in (not that i don't trust bore sighting from academy) :deal
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  6. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    I was so happy the gun is clean and working again. Not to mention the grouping at 220+ft.

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  7. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    read our in house (British MoD) magazine today and there was an article about how in helmand they now have a tailor made machine to incinerate out of date small arms ammo. six months shelf life, thats it. up to 18 tons of it every month. incinerator cooks off the primer and powder, the bullet even stays in the case. then its sold as scrap metal, brass, steel, antimony in AP rounds.
    i can understand propellant going off with humid/dry cycles etc and squaddies need tiptop stuff at all times, but someone must be willing to pay over scrap value for what must be 99.9% perfectly good ammo.
  8. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Yellow brass, what most shells are made of, is currently around $1.70 a pound.:evil
  9. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    That's crazy. Just another way to ream the British public. If that ammo goes bad after 6 months, someone is screwing the government by selling them shoddy ammo. I have German 7.9 X 57 that is headstamped 1936 that is still reliable. Same goes for the WWII 30-06 I have. I also have 1962-63 7.62 NATO and .45 ACP, and they're still OK.

    Military ammunition is loaded using a sealant for both the primer and projectile, and for all practical purposes, it's waterproof. It's also packed in waterproof packaging and is regularly inspected in storage and repacked.
  10. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    I know the british "used" to know how to make ammo correctly. I have some vintage .303 that works just fine. :D
  11. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    Even if the ammunition was not still entirely useable (which would be a "crock", shelf life of even commercial ammo is measured in decades rather than months, military ammo is sealed even better), there would be far more value in the components than as scrap. This is the same BS that our own Clinton administration put into effect, they were destroying fired military brass and scrapping it (despite that actually costing them money) rather than sell it to be remanufactured. That came to a halt but if our current 'Pantload-in-Chief' gets another term it will probably return (and then some).


    Bruce
  12. SAPenguin

    SAPenguin n00b

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    I have a thing for shiny new guns (who doesn't?!) :clap

    Here is a Wilson Combat Classic .45, with a host of custom features. Bought this on the last day of 2011, to comemmorate the 100 year anniversary of the 1911 design. :deal

    Probably the most accurate and precisely made handgun that I own (and definitely the prettiest). Target shot at approx 10 yards / 21 feet (Please excuse iphone pics - will get the SLR out and take some better ones soon)

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    And here is a modern take on the 1911: high capacity, competition type gun, made by STI in Texas, which they call a '2011 Edge". It has been tweaked by a gunsmith for better trigger pull, fiber optic front sight, mag well, action work, etc etc. Calibre 40S&W - can get 21 rounds into the magazine.

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    What is interesting is that both of the guns above are nearly identical internally, both being 1911 type firearms. The 2011 just takes the 100 year old 1911 design and modernizes it a little for competition purposes...

    Will post more pics of my rifles and shotguns a little later... :wink:
  13. Chuck289

    Chuck289 Air cooled

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    Another gun question.
    I see many pistols where the front of the trigger guard is shapped and grooved as if it was meant for your finger to go there. I never quite figured out the intention of this design. Anyone know what its for?

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  14. EvilGenius

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    A common shooting technique in europe before the fairly standard grip that most use now had the shooters weak hand index finger wrapped around the front of the tigger guard.

    Some agencies/folks still prefere this grip style so a lot of european/eastern european manufacturers leave the squared groved trigger guard on there.
  15. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    we still do just fine, but the bastards who make it are making money hand over fist replacing it needlessly and some moron politician doesnt know any better and even gives them an "industry award" for recycling or some BS like that. i read on here some of you guys find pre war moisin ammo goes bang satisfactorily.

    not much use to us here, you go to court if you do a stinky fart in Britain, so they dont let us have guns, but how long would 18 tons of win.308, rem.223, S&W.40, 9mm, .50BMG, maybe some .338lapua, take to sell in the states at $1.70/lb? oh yeah, dont forget plenty of captured 7.62 and 5.45 too.
  16. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    :wink: I'd buy that
  17. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    +1. I can has?
  18. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    no mate, they burned it :huh
    are burning it :eek1
    will burn more of it :cry
  19. Fire Escape

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    Coincidentally, I read an article today in the newest issue of 'Shooting Times' where the author remarked on the subject of storing ammo. His comment was rather casual (as though it was common knowledge, certainly not to me) that ammunition loaded with 'lead free' primers had a short (couple of years) shelf life. If this IS really the case it certainly SHOULD become common knowledge. I am not big on 'conspiracy thoeries' or the like but there ARE many in our government here in the US who would love for our ammo to degrade to uselessness over a period of years. The premise for lead free priming was purported to be for the safety of those shooting on less than well ventilated indoor ranges, perhaps there IS a more sinister reason for it as well. I certainly don't know but I might be more inclined to save my old ammunition and shoot up the newer stuff.


    Bruce


    Bruce
  20. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    quick, maybe dumb question:

    will a .22 magnum break action single shot rifle be able to shot .22 LR or Long?