The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Me being me would hate to do it, paint eye glasses and a stash on the mona lisa.....and Garand people are really all over the place, some look down upon the Korean vintage rifles like the IH and think that the WWII are the only way to go. Personally I think that all garands....heck all military rifles should be left as they are....why mess with them. You can get something new(er) that will shoot better for less money.
  2. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    I was really close to getting one of those, but changed my mind at the last minute to an AR for flexibility and also familiarity and ambidexterous capability for the gf.

    I figured as much, or else they'd be failing left and right.
  3. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    What's not ambidextrous about an M1A ??
  4. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    I've got an AR too, Mini 14 & FNFAL, lots of evil in my safe. :lol3
  5. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    i hate to ask but can I get some intel on the long handled personal defense implement or the edged utility device, what ever you want to call it:lol3
  6. RonS

    RonS Out there...

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    No comments on this so I decided to find out for myself. I like. So far it appears to be a tack driver. Need to get the mount for the red dot (those four holes are drilled and tapped for it on each side). Think I'll put a Burris fastfire on rather than a C More though.
  7. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Charging handle, but that's not the only reason.
  8. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Swamp Rat Rodent Waki, I don't think they make that model anymore, but make something similar.
    http://swampratknifeworks.com/
  9. allonsye

    allonsye ("lets go!")

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    Out of stock everywhere and of course presently exorbertenly priced. Should I simply give up on the notion of owning one of these for the indefinite future; for that matter, ever?

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  10. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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  11. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    I decided to go with the Hi Point 955ts, OTD for $300 even with tax and a fun firearm. Yeah, it's not collapsable but it's still 9mm and a fun gun.
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    With the nice weather I decided to pull out the M44 and fire off some rounds at 100+ yards. I couldn't help but think about the recent gun law in New York and the desires of antis to ban certain weapons. It all makes no sense to an experienced shooter and responsible owner. Why can't they see that banning guns for features or the way they look is like banning cars because they are crashed more often and have distracting features in them or bright colors? Oh well, if you don't enjoy my musings I hope you enjoy the firing of an old favorite. :egrin:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX0F-wzXPWA
  12. allonsye

    allonsye ("lets go!")

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    I considered this one but the Sub K is 2 lbs lighter. Also, the fact that it folds means I could tote it in my side case (with concealed permit of course).

    Lot of folks dising these pistol chambered carbines but what with the rising cost of ammo, I think its the way to go.:wink: Besides, I don't have need to shoot targets beyond 150 yrds nor am I hunting.

    Those of you that have the guns you want be grateful. The market is totally absurd right now.
  13. Gas Hog

    Gas Hog Two Wheel Fanatic

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    Thank you Mr Brownell :bow
    Although I'm not sure my mag holder is mill spec..:hmmmmm Probably going to have to make another order..


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  14. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    You can hang it on the side of the receiver to catch the brass.:deal
  15. xshanex

    xshanex Been here awhile

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    I've been shooting rifles more because the pistol ammo is so expensive :lol3
  16. Otis the Sasquatch

    Otis the Sasquatch Long timer

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    P.O.S. Alert!
    Since I can't find the "I Hate This Gun!" thread.:D
    Just a quick heads up. Watch out for the M-1 Carbine variant made by the now-defunct (for good reason) Universal Firearms, especially the "later" ones.
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    I bought one back in 2001 off a co-worker's Mother after the death of his Father. My fault; she and he knew nothing about guns, and I did no research first. Think I paid $225.

    He said it had never been shot, and it looked like it hadn't. Well, 2 weeks later after the 5th round through it.... :eek1
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    Pardon the dust. I got pissed off and threw it in the back of the closet, where it's sat ever since. Finally bought a $6 sleeve to store it in. And to add insult to injury, almost NONE of the parts work w/ ANY other M-1!
    http://www.maxicon.com/guns/universal_m1/universal_m1_carbine_production.htm

    Oh well, I've got two 20-round mags and two bandoliers of Korean-made ammunition (at a 2001 price), and a few other usable parts. Someday I'll get a REAL M-1.:lol3

    Otis
  17. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    In doing a M-1 Carbine get a GI....everything else is.....well....just not that good.
  18. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    It was delevered just an hour ago, but I already love it - From the CMP, M1 Garand, Springfield Armory, Service Grade

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  19. Gas Hog

    Gas Hog Two Wheel Fanatic

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    Well done Andy! :thumb
    So much history and just so cool.
    Gary
  20. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    Thought I had a picture of mine around here, somewhere... :1drink
    Nice Garand!