The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. ZzyzyxRd

    ZzyzyxRd Home of the odds

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    Oil it, empty mag, uncocked at half hammer. :deal
  2. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    quick question,
    I tried for the first time 200 yards with my 17HMR and wasn't able to get target (3" steel plate) and all bullets hit the back metal plate withing 4 inches of each other. That sounds pretty bad.

    My question is, when shooting at that distance is a MUST to shot with a shooting rest?
    Any tip to improve my grouping.!
    I was just using a V in the front barrel and the back to my shoulder.

    Thanks in advance.
  3. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    Not at half hammer. That can cause damage to the hammer.
  4. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Assuming it's been oiled, I see nothing wrong with slide down, hammer down.
  5. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Man, I want a Colt 1911 .45ACP. That's been at the top of my list for a few years..
  6. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    They made 4000 like they were back before WW1. I think thats the only Colt I would want. You need to shoot my Ed Brown.:deal
  7. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Yes, I do. :D
  8. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Got a fired shell casing with my new Ruger 1911. This is to prove it goes "bang", right? Does the factory put one round through every new pistol before they ship it?
    This thing fits my hand so well, I can't wait to fire it. It's a natural pointer. No bloody wonder they're so popular.
    Lyle
  9. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    There are states that require that the dealer submit a fired case to them from every new gun sold. So far, it's never been effective in identifying a weapon used in a crime.
  10. Dysco

    Dysco Diaper slinger

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    Improve your grouping with that rifle by moving the target closer or moving it indoors. :lol3

    For accuracy, you want the heaviest bullet possible, a 20gr, and you can't expect miracles outdoors past 100 yards because wind can cause some pretty big swings. Our range usually has a big crosswind and I'm usually inside of a 2" circle at 100, and I'm happy to be on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper at 200 with a 17gr bullet here.
  11. Dooga

    Dooga Adventure Tourer

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    Outdid myself macho-dude-testosterone-wise: out riding XRL while legally concealed-carrying my Glock G26 IWB in my PJ Holster. Bikes and guns. Now that's a great day.
  12. straightrod

    straightrod Long timer

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    ^ That is why I train left handed so I can putt around in second gear on forest trails casually blasting away with my Desert Eagle
    .44mag! (just kidding)
  13. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Black weapon Friday :lol3

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  14. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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  15. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    Who knows 1863 Springfields?

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    I was gifted this gun. It will never be for sale, so I don't care about Value except for insurance.

    The PO's mother purchased it for him at age 13 in 1935. He told me he used to sit on the front porch of the farm and shoot marbles out into the field. Of course the first thing he did was (lightly) carve his initials in the stock, but I forgot to get a pic of that.

    Never did get the "burn story'.... and too late now. might have been there when he got it.

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    He did say that the rear sight had always been missing. I guess the screw hole goes all the way through, because someone filled the hole.
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  16. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    Can't find a serial #, though. In this pic, you WANT to see a number. But the closer I look the less it looks like a number. Is this where it should be?
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  17. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    And...

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    Looks like it's had a rough life. And yes, I did get out the q-tips and finish dusting it off.
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    But I would like to shoot it, eventually. Maybe just w/ marbles.:lol3

    First problem; shined a flashlight down the bore and... no light at the nipple hole. Ruh-Roh. Then I put the loading rod down the bore, and it hit something hard near the bottom. Loaded maybe? :huh Now what? guess I'll get or borrow a borescope and see what's going on in there.


    Anyway, any thoughts y'all have would be appreciated. I have been trying to find a Gunsmith 'round here that KNOWS these guns AND isn't backed up 6 months! If I do, I'll get it gone over and maybe add a reproduction rear sight.


    Thanks!
    Otis
  18. Rustynuts

    Rustynuts Adventurer

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    My son having a little target practice with the Springfield Armory Socom 16....

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  19. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Wish my dad had taken more time to teach me about loading and care of the Springfield. However, this is one of the few I've seen with a bayonet.

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  20. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    :clap Nice - always wanted one a'them.