The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. 3990

    3990 Adventurer

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    My latest aquisition...

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    Sabre defense lower with an American Gold Trigger... JP 18" Upper.
    Leupold VX-6 1-6x24

    'Should serve well as my primary 3-Gun rifle
  2. cms81586

    cms81586 Been here awhile

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    Yeah they're typically overpriced. I have a friend that works there and he's been giving me a heads up when stuff comes in stock...even though I'm in AZ now. The good news is they're consistent...and while they were overpriced before the panic...they are now a bargain as they haven't jacked up their prices any more than normal. Got two sequentially serial numbered Stag lowers for $150/each. I'm not complaining. Now I can build an AR for my father in law. Of course he didn't want an AR until after all the ban talk started...so now it's going to be much harder to find the parts to build one for him. Glad already got mine built years ago. Here's the most recent...registered stamped SBR for those worried about it being "too short"...as are the suppressors...

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  3. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    I'm now leaning towards the CZ for my first C&R. My reasoning is that the CZ supplies are starting to dry up, whereas the P1s look like they will still be around later. Also, the P1s I see currently do not have the pinned frame, so I may as well hold out for that feature. Als, the CZ is almost a hundred bucks cheaper...:deal I do appreciate your comments.
  4. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Decided I am going to sell my AR-50 and one other of my rifles.

    I had always wanted a .50 BMG so I got one a couple of years ago, but there is no place to shoot it around here. The only club that had a range to shoot it (only 600 yards) shut it down for .50 BMG due to safety concerns (they are "evaluating") and the only other range is hundreds of miles away. So that leaves going over into the desert someplace on the dryside and shooting on public land - which pretty much means it won't happen either (too lazy and too much time).

    I didn't even get a scope for it - that was the other thing; I wanted a good long range scope and that would have been another $2K.

    I just decided that I have better things to put my money into now that I have a house and shop and land, and I would not get around to shooting this rifle until I retire (probably at least another 5 years now that I have a mortgage).

    Oh well... :(:
  5. Gas Hog

    Gas Hog Two Wheel Fanatic

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    Back when that was my only bushiness I built a fair amount of 50's. I heard the same thing many times, no place to shoot them and the cost (cheap compared to now), Plus the fun meter dims pretty fast with a little range time.
    You picked a good time.
    Gary
  6. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Sources for both are getting thin, and who knows what the future brings.

    The CZ is a GREAT little gun...little on the heavy side, double action...that funky poly-whatever the heck barrel and not regular rifling.
  7. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    The main thing is that there is no place to shoot it safely - not at the distance they are meant to shoot at - IMO 600 yards is minimal for that rifle and would not be a whole lot of fun. My original intention was to keep it until I retired and then go in search of a place to shoot it when I had nothing but time on my hands.

    But yeah, for the cost, unless a person has the time and place to shoot it and liked to shoot at really long distances with really large cartridges, it probably wouldn't be as fun as just plinking with a .22 (my fave).

    I don't know about it being a good time to sell - everybody wants an AR-15 or AK or something like that. Few people want a 50 BMG. But we'll see...

    I am not inclined to get a table or go hauling it around a gun show so I guess I will put a sign on my back while hauling around the other rifle at a gun show.
  8. tcs06

    tcs06 The Clueless Wonder

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    Newest addition to my collection. Tough to find in this configuration and this one is used but nearly pristine condition. Can't wait to get it dirty! :evil
  9. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Funny, it looks just like my single six. :D Nice to see a revolver amongst all the semi autos.:clap
  10. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    A couple of years ago, I put this together for my former commanding officer in Vietnam:
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    I posted these photos when I did a ride tale about taking the trip from NC to WI. Sorry for the duplications.

    Mike
  11. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    love the "bomb disneyland"
  12. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    I think the stainless steel Ruger single actions are wonderful handguns. That one is particularly desireable. And I agree with the guy who posted above...it is nice to see these amongst the sea of steel stampings and plastic that dominate the market today.
  13. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Dave, I can't believe you noticed that. The last line is "bomb everything." Back in those days, the US would cease bombing as a result of the Paris Peace Talks. Every time that happened, the VC & NVA would be very active and we'd get in more fights with them. A long time ago . . . . . .

    Mike
  14. rollinrob

    rollinrob Long timer

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    Agree 100%, Model 66-2 and a K22 Masterpiece

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  15. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    And yet today I was out eyeballing this
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  16. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Hunting for one with a 4&5/8 or 5.5 inch tube. The 45 IS the classic caliber in a SA, yes?

    Thoughts on a Vaquero in .45 Colt? I've fired the Blackhawk, and wonder how the different grip shape would compare. That, and no rear sight?

    Lyle
  17. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    that whole pic is so cool mate. is that a period cover or something you put together for the shot?
  18. 3DChief

    3DChief "Moto therapist"

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    Had both in .45LC, got rid of the Vaquero and still have the Blackhawk. Didn't care for the Vaquero at all. I like good adjustable sights and the fixed sights on the Vaquero were very crude and not very accurate. It also had horrendous felt recoil compared to the Blackhawk with any given load. I have since picked up a Super Redhawk in .454, so I tend to shoot light loads in the .45LC mostly and save the .454 for the big boomers and hunting loads. The heaviest .45LC hunting loads feel like a target load in the .454 because of the weight, and since the .454 makes a better hunting cartridge, I am giving the Blackhawk an easy life of light cowboy loads anymore.

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    Tim
  19. tcs06

    tcs06 The Clueless Wonder

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    Like this?

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  20. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Dave, I just put it together for the shot. The old C-ration cans, my "boonie" hat, helmet and a medics bag I used for camera equipment were all carried in combat in Vietnam. The boots were a recent find. I purchased my parent's home and found my old combat boots. My mother had saved them. A long time ago, I was a photographer with the 1st Infantry Division.

    Mike