The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    I think that is a great idea. I got mine back when they were $69.00 delivered. I have shot matches with it and toted it in the hunting fields. Great gun. I must admit that it is not the best choice for hunting but it will work just fine if a bit heavy.

    I never needed to bed mine as the wood to metal fits were ok, and after adjusting some of the gas system fit, it will shoot military ball into 1.5-2" groups, and do about an inch with handloads it likes.

    I really like it, but I like the M1A a bit better.
  2. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Cool!

    Now I just need my new job to hurry up and get my background done so I can start saving! :becca
  3. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    hey buildit that's pretty good shooting with an LC9. I just shot mine for the first time and can't hit shit :lol3

    trigger felt great dry firing but keeping it on target is a different story. Going to do the usual snap-cap routine, but was wondering if you've had anything done to the trigger? It feels pretty good in my hand and I think I'm going to like carrying it- I really expected to be at least staying on the paper right out of the box.
  4. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    :deal

    Ditto- I'm not terrible with mine, but close :D
    I am improving, but it is a tough little thing with which to shoot well
  5. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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    Can anybody here speak to the notion that pre-'64 Win 1894s are necessarily of a higher quality than the later builds? I'm trying to replace my lost trusty .32 from my childhood, and since I don't even know what year it was (likely an early version), I'm not convinced that I really care that some of the parts on the newer guns were made from stamped steel.
  6. perterra

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    In my experience theres little difference in the 94's. Biggest pre 64 stuff was model 70 bolt actions.

    In the newer 94's the crossbolt safety is a pain in the ass but pre cross bolt or the post crossbolt thumb safety arent much of an issue.
  7. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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    Mine was a half-cock safety - IIRC the crossbolts didn't come out until the early 90's.

    I guess I'm just trying to decide if there's enough of a difference between the pre- and post-64s to justify the $500 or so difference in price. From what I've read, probably not, other than the purist definition of "quality".
  8. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    I'd haunt some pawn shops for a post 64 up to around the 80's after deer season is done.
  9. KSJEEPER

    KSJEEPER Long timer

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    After a few times out with the LC9, you'll be able to shoot it pretty well. I can pretty much put them where I want to with mine, but also have the LCP and can't shoot it for shit. Big difference in shootability, in trade for front pocket carry ease.
  10. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Well, I was always a revolver type guy so DA triggers have always been comfort level for me. The Glock still takes work. :lol3 Biggest thing I can say is since it's a long pull use it to your advantage and grip the gun with that trigger finger as you complete the trigger pull. Then release and reacquire. Hope that helps.
  11. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    Thanks for the reminder! I created my trust and bought a .22 can last winter just because. Had planned on getting another can this year in 5.56. Since I count on adding a 7.62 to the collection in the next year or so, going ahead and buying the 7.62 can and just skipping a 5.56 sounds like the way to go. :deal
    Building something like you pictured will be the next winters project. :clap

    Now to start silencer shopping...
  12. fishwich

    fishwich El Borbah

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    I bought the threaded barrel because I plan to get a suppressor in the future.
  13. fishwich

    fishwich El Borbah

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    .40 S&W

    A nice shooter. I rarely carry but when I do...

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  14. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    I just posted about that Sig. I'm considering the same one and a short-barreled rifle in 556/223 from Sig. What are you impressions with your .45 and do you have any experience with their rifles?
  15. FatChance

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    Come on. They didn't even teach history when you were a kid...




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  16. fishwich

    fishwich El Borbah

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    Its my 1st 1911 style pistol so I cannot compare it to any other 1911 as I have only shot a Colt Cup some years ago.
    I can compare it to my Beretta 92FS 9mm which Ive shot about 2000 rounds. They are roughly the same size and weight dimensions.
    The Sig handles better, to me, as there is less barrel climb and the trigger pull seems a bit lighter and smooth. I shot 2 magazines just past sunset and I appreciated the night sights as I was able to keep on target in the fading light. The grips may be beautiful or gaudy but they feel great. Ive got big hands and its nice not having to look for fatter aftermarket grips.
    I know this is comparing apples to oranges but I really like this pistol. I'll have a better report after a few hundred rounds but i think you could do a lot worse for the money.

    Ive got no experience with Sig rifles. If some kind soul wants to lend me theirs for a month I'll let you know. :D
  17. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    In attempting precision shooting, you can check the flex on a scope by just looking at a long range target and pushing on the front with our hand. Most scopes will flex noticeably. This doesn't matter much if it comes back to the same aim point after each shot and the scope alignment doesn't change with temperature. I actually put a third ring on one of my scopes to help with the flex, but took it off when I couldn't see any difference in groups and was worried about the thermal effect related to the third ring, which encompassed the barrel, rather than the action.
  18. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Nice!

    I highly recommend the VZ grips.

    Have you been down to CZ Custom in Mesa yet to ogle the racegun pr0n?
  19. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    from some scrap in the backyard made a HEAVY DUTY target to take to "the range"!
    Today put it to the test and it survive :clap
    It took a shot in the leg with a 12g slug, but even with that it came back home in one piece.
    The target can handle slugs and 45-70 with ease!:thumb

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  20. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    :nod
    Love both my CZ 9mms- a P07 duty, and an older 85B

    You have good taste