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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    The two LE agencies I have worked for issue Glocks. I have personally seen and experienced numerous extractor failures, so I would replace it as a matter of course. Magazines are another area of concern, check the springs frequently.

    If you are going to trust your life on a Glock (or any other auto pistol, for that matter) keep up with malfunction drills, so that clearing jams is second nature.

    However, if the extractor breaks, tap, rack, bang won't mean much.

    Usually, limp wristing results in a stovepipe, but in extreme cases can cause short stroking causing the pistol to close on the spent case.
  2. Powers77

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  3. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    Buddy of mines 23 was doing that. We cleaned it and lubed the shiny spots and that seemed to clear it up when he holds the gun tightly., He tends to load rounds to the higher side of performance (too damned hot in my opinion) as to ShadyRascal's lightening up. I think that affects his shooting as the battering gets the gun loose in his hand. I have never had a hang-up while shooting his gun with his loads- I refuse to shoot them in my 22,35,or 26.

    I call bullshit on the mag springs being bad or set or whatever the catchphrase being used now-They are like unicorns, people talk about them but unless its an older gun with the flat spring in the mag, they just don't hardly happen
    Maybe a dirty mag.
    If I have a mag fail to feed it gets one chance, I take them apart, clean them and reassemble them. If the mag lips or follower are jacked they go away.
    My armorer once brought me a box full of Beretta mags and told me he had to destroy them because they'd been left loaded too long and had taken a set. He began to demonstrate by thumbing rounds out of the magazine and after 3 or 4 rounds the follower would hang inside the mag. Some other armorer was checking some mags and this occurred. He documented this horror and sent it to higher higher resulting in a message to check for this horrific problem and follow up with a message acknowledging it had been done and corrective action taken, including number of replacement mags needed. This was his proof that the mags springs were all bad.
    I took the mag and bumped it way less than it would have bumped in a firing gun and the follower threw the bullet right up to the top of the mag. I told him to unload all of them, disassemble and clean them, reload and hand check and then run a mag through each during pistol quals. NONE FAILED.
  4. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    So I had a chance to try your idea today. Not bad but I think the cost in materials is more than it would cost to just buy the targets at Walmart. :D I think it's a great idea for specialty targets with a unique shape. I'll post up some video in a bit.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsbFRCKBZIU
  5. theothersean

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    glad you liked them , as for cost , I usually buy the cheap paint , under $2 a can and a roll of tape usually goes a long way, and on the plus side I can make the targets typically larger than I can buy them .

    this was my latest home made target , made from scrap I had around the garage .


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F540Y8RWZY4&feature=player_detailpage
  6. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    That is way cool. You need to patent copyright whatever and make that baby your own. That is slick.
  7. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    I can't take credit for the idea, I saw a few different designs for it on line that do the similar thing , the shape, size etc of mine is unique , but the idea came from cowboy action shooting , usually they pair a pepper popper with a flipper arm of some sort . I had fun shooting it yesterday , and my cheak is tender to prove it .
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    Tmaximusv Been here awhile

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  9. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Nice. I'm not a shot gun user but I could see some fun applications for that. :evil
  10. jules083

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    Went to Cabela's today to check out a lever action Henry .22 that I've been wanting, and planned on possibly buying a scope for my Marlin 22.

    This thing followed me home. :lol3


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    Got it cleaned up a bit tonight, going to test fire it tomorrow. Ammo was high, bought a box for $20. :eek1 Ordered some surplus a little bit ago, just had to buy enough to shoot it now. Impatient I guess.
  11. Andyinhilo

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    Call BS all you want. I personally have had 2Glock mag springs fail, breaking in two pieces about a third of the way down. I have also had my duty magazines replaced twice because the gun failed to pick up rounds (according to Glock because of bad springs unable to keep up with the slide). The second replacements (done for the whole dept.) was a redesigned magazine with VERY heavy springs.
  12. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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  13. jules083

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    Yep, that's the one.

    I have a hard time buying a 22 since I already have 2 perfectly functional ones. The 7.62x54, well, I didn't have that. Plus the gun was $150 and ammo is dirt cheap.

    I have to learn a bit now on cleaning, I keep hearing that the surplus ammo is hard on them if you don't clean it right.
  14. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    Hey man if you saw it that's one thing I respect your firsthand knowledge and obviously it can happen. My experience has not been the same. They recall cars all the time because of defective parts and just as surely it can happen with anything else mechanical including guns, which is why you and I and others have been taught never to trust a safety because as a mechanical device it can fail. Thanks for stating specifics in your situation as I did in mine. I'm glad we were both able to present actual facts instead of blindly posting something we heard or that we may have overheard or read on the internet. By the way, the agency I worked for just replaced all the extrators on their gen4 model 22.
  15. VegasKLRider

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    Dead easy- buy yourself 2 .30 caliber "mop" cleaning brushes. Pull the bolt out, soak one mop in soapy, hot water and run it through the bore 5 times. Rinse and repeat for 2-3 cycles. Use the other mop to dry the bore. Then switch to regular cleaning equipment- bronze brush, bore cleaner, patches, etc. Last off, make sure to oil it before you put it away.

    BTW- you can use a heat gun to melt the inevitable cosmoline and then use brake cleaner to take off the remains. Just avoid getting the stock too wet with brake cleaner- it will melt the varnish.
  16. urbancowboy

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    said his glock is from 1992. i think he could benefit from all new springs, especially mag springs.

    quality mags are also definitely important with 1911s. call bs all you want.

    personal example with glock mags: when i started reloading 9mm several years ago, i had a load that seemed ok but my glock 26 wasn't feeding 100%. probably closer to 50%. asked around, experts told me to try new mags first (those mags were 5 years old and always loaded). worked like a charm. never had a failure since then. last year i replaced the second batch of mags with new ones. cheap insurance.
  17. FPGT72

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    I do this a great deal....my way is even more simple if that is possible. Funnel, water pour.

    All you are really tying to do is get the salts out of the bore....and make no mistake they do rust up quick....how quick you may ask. Go to range in the morning, shoot till 11 or so, go out to eat with the guys at the little country bisket and gravey place, get home and you have rust already...about 4 hours from last round to starting to clean the thing.

    If you get into playing with these surplus guns....well surplus guns of all kinds that they can be all over the place. This one will shoot great....that one will shoot all over the paper....if it hits the paper 5 out of 5 times. It all depends on how Ivan took care of it during the war and how Olga packed it away.

    You will have fun with it....I just love old military hardware.
  18. FPGT72

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    I wanted to add....check out this forum if you are intresetd in these types of firearms in general:

    http://forums.gunboards.com/forum.php

    Pretty much the go-to place on the 91/30....but lots of other info as well.
  19. jules083

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    Awesome, thanks. Doesn't sound nearly as hard as some make it out to be.

    I bought this Remington cleaning stuff last night when I got the gun, I'm pretty sure it's just overpriced brake cleaner. It didn't do too terrible of a job getting stuff off though. I got it cleaned fairly well then sprayed it with Rem oil. I'm going to run a few rounds through it then tear it back down and clean again. Hopefully I got a good shooter, guess I'll find out.

    Now I just have to figure out what to do with this thing. Too bad we can't rifle hunt deer in Ohio, this would be an interesting one to take hunting.


    Thanks for that forum link also, I'm heading there now. Can't say I'm really 'into' these guns, just thought that it was a cool gun to own.

    There were quite a few others, but I didn't feel I was educated enough to make a decision. 8mm Mousers mostly. This one was easy. I texted a friend that had one, he said buy it.
  20. FPGT72

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    Old military stuff is where my intrests lie....be carefull it can be a slippery slope.

    One last thing on these, every once and a while a "special" one will get into the normal shelf...check out what all the little marks and numbers actually mean. It is amazing what some of these rifles go for....and on the surface they all look the same.