The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    Buddy of mine has a Bushmaster AR-15 in .223 with 6 mags (20 to 40 rounds, with most being 30 round) he wants rid of for less than $1,000.
    He's also got a nice Ruger Blackhawk .44 Mag stainless for under $600, and that includes some reloading stuff (dies, primers, lead, and empty brass)

    I've got no use for an AR, but that .44 would look good next to my .357 Mag.

    Thoughts?:ear
  2. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    If you are going to use muzzle brakes, plan on shooting alone most of the time because you'll make the shooters on both sides of you pissed off due to the noise and muzzle blast. A better solution is to make up a leather bag containing a couple pounds of lead shot and put it between the buttplate and shoulder when shooting off the bench. It increases the effective weight of the gun and reduces felt recoil.
  3. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Good thoughts-
    FWIW, 2012 had just over 19.5 million firearm background checks done (obviously a record). gotta be a lot of first time
  4. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    This Just In -- market prices rising fast :lol3

    Went to a local sportsmans/surplus place yesterday for their annual gun auction (floor models, some used, some older models they wanna move, etc). Their "hook" is they (post bidding) give away 3 or 4 of the auctioned guns :evil

    All 60 firearms went for OVER their sticker price :huh (several with models in stock at the counter :dunno). Folks really got caught up in the auction it would seem.

    I let a Ruger #1 in .270 get away (stainless, laminate stock)- I bowed out when it hit $850 (went for 950).

    They gave away a browning BAR in 30-06 (high bid was $1200)- THAT guy was pumped :lol3
  5. 3DChief

    3DChief "Moto therapist"

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    True about the noise and muzzle blast. It's weird that my 300wsm isn't too bad for either, but my wife's .270 Win is painful to be around when she shoots. Both rifles have identical muzzle brakes, but hers is very harsh compared to mine.

    Dealing with recoil is a learned experience. You can get used to heavy recoil with enough exposure. I spent a bunch of bench time at work testing different 12ga slugs, averaging about 250 rds per day over the course of several months. After that, I don't notice recoil much anymore!

    The biggest factor is getting the noise level down. The other factor is shooting position. Offhand is the best for absorbing recoil, sitting or kneeling on the ground is next best. Shooting from a bench doesn't allow your body to move much and it is forced to absorb all the recoil. Prone is the worst, absolutely no flex at all and your body is inline with the recoil.

    Tim
  6. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    You can shoot prone all day if you sling up military style and wear a shooting glove on the forend hand. It absorbs most of the recoil. You'll also need a shooting jacket with elbow and shoulder pads.
  7. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    Cool deal. Bet you'll like it. I've had one for several years now and it shoots good.
  8. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    I know what the chart says but there are a lot of things involved. I do know if I have a chance to shoot my .270 or .308- The .308 gets the nod EVERY time. The 30-06 class rounds have a substantial whomp and I've shot thousands of .308.
  9. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    Try to get a combo deal and turn the bushmaster. You should be able to get 1200 for the bushmaster with mags and offset some of your ruger outlay
  10. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    Never shot .270, but I'll pick .308 from a bolt gun over .30-06 in a bolt gun every time. The '06 is about as enjoyable as 3" magnum shotgun shells to me.
  11. Dooga

    Dooga Adventure Tourer

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    There are quite a few legal advantages to having your concealed carry permit even of you don't plan on carrying. For example, you can keep your range bag in your car instead of the trunk of you have your CCW. Weird loopholes are out there in gun laws and the CCW closes quite a surprising few of them.
  12. Jays-f800gs

    Jays-f800gs Been here awhile

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    Good info to know, I'm all new too this so all info is appreciated.
  13. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Wandered into the local gun store on Friday, and they had just put an M&P Shield in their display case. I'd been looking for one for a while, and they are seemingly backordered everywhere forever, even Cabela's and other big places laugh when you ask them.

    But here it was, and I shelled out $395 and took the little darlin' home. Shot it this morning, the target on the table is my first go at 20 yards. I like this gun! :clap

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  14. tkitna

    tkitna Long timer

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    Is it the 9mm or the .40? I've been looking at them online for awhile too. Nice looking gun. I've fed about 200 rounds through my Sig P238 and i'd be lying if I said I wasnt concerned with the misfires once in awhile. I'm going to run some more ammo through it and if it persists, i'll try another magazine. Anyways, I wouldnt trust my life with it yet and that bums me out with a $600+ gun.. I'd love a Shield in the 9mm though.
  15. Powers77

    Powers77 2009 GSA

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    Something is wrong with the P 238. I have shot mine a lot and not had one misfire. Never seen it listed as an issue before. My glock 23 on the other hand has started failing to extract. Trying to sort that out.
  16. tkitna

    tkitna Long timer

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    I've read that some have come with bad magazines. That was supposed to be with the earliest models though and I just bought mine late last year. I dont know. Every now and then it just misfires and I have to manually eject the shell. Doesnt matter what ammo i'm using. I usually use Winchester .380's, but do use various brands also. I'm going to really start working it out when the weather breaks. If it keeps happening, i'll trade it in.
  17. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    My Shield is a 9. Probably would have still bought if it were a 40. I reload so can tailor to my liking. I shot maybe 30 rounds without error. Comfortable to shoot with 147 grain hollow point over 4.0 grains of Universal Clays.
  18. Dooga

    Dooga Adventure Tourer

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    Wow, is the M&P really $100 less than a Glock? I never even considered that the Shield would be less expensive. Is that normal?
  19. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    $400-ish is the regular street price on the Shield. However they have been in short supply since introduced last April or so, and many places charge a premium, I've heard of mid-$500's prices.
  20. Powers77

    Powers77 2009 GSA

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    Have you verified that it is assembled correctlly? I found some good YouTubes showing breakdown for cleaning etc... I know without a visual I would likely botch reassembly. The spring backwards or something like that could cause a problem. Otherwise I'd contact Sig, they are supposed to be pretty good on CS.