The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    You are exactly right about the Universal Carbine later models. I have one of the very early ones and love it. With the microgroove barrel it shoots super accurately and I have run 1000s of handloads, including cast bullets through it with no problems. There web sites you listed explains what Universal starting doing to the action rods, etc. to make them fail catastrophically.
  2. tkitna

    tkitna Long timer

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    This ammo shortage is starting to piss me off. I didnt know how bad it was until a few days ago. Wife and I went to Cabela's because I wanted to buy some 110GR or 148GR WC's for her .38 revolver. None. Ok, i'll just pick up some 90GR 380 Fiocchi's since they have a rounded head and I wanted to try them in the Sig since I think the flat headed ammo is getting stuck on the feed ramp and causing the jamming issue. None. Ok, screw it, i'll go home and order it online. None. Out of stock everywhere. I'm beginning to wonder if it will ever get back to normal.

    If there was any positive to the trip though, is that I got to check out the Springfield XDS .45 a little. I would love to shoot it as i'm looking for a compact .45 now that I dont trust the Sig P238. Eh, i'll do some more homework.
  3. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    Really sucks big time. I was on Cabela's today. No 9 MM Luger, no .308 except top tier hunting loads. No .22 at all - they don't even have listing for them anymore! Not even backorder options.

    It's just beyond stupid, since no one has called to restrict ammo sales. This is just panic stupidity driving up the price for the respectible shooters.

    Ugh. What a lousy time to rekindle my love for shooting.

    One has to wonder if the supply of ammo is being artifically controlled now.
  4. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    I had a business trip last week that took me from NC to PA and back. I decided to check every Wally World store I saw for .45 ACP, 5.56 & 9mm. None had what I needed. Finally, in Kennett Square, PA, I found two boxes of .45 and grabbed them. Thank goodness they were 250 round boxes. I paid $108 each for them. The last time I purchased 250 round of the same cost $90 and that was about six weeks ago.

    Mike
  5. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Been here awhile

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    careful, guys. Mods have already cautioned about CS&M style rants on this thread.
  6. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Interesting family tree.

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  7. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    Damn, you got a beauty! I didn't see anything that nice when my son and I visited Camp Perry during Xmas break. They did you right.

    This morning I installed an adjustable gas plug on my son's. Not because I want to shoot commercial ammo, just because I want to adjust the action so it doesn't throw the brass so far. 30-06 brass is expensive enough that I want to retrieve every piece of it for reloading.
  8. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Here are my JMB pieces:
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    Top to bottom: Les Baer Custom Carry, Colt Officers Model (highly modified), Browning Hi-Power (Belgium)

    My dad, a US Army medic at the Battle of Luzon, brought back this 8mm Nambu:
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    Dad recalls taking it from a wounded Japanese lieutenant. The holster appears to be a cut-down US issued model for a 1911. The grips were altered, perhaps with aircraft plexiglass and there photos of American girls were inserted. Time and mold are taking their toll on the photos, as you can see. I fear this weapon has a grim history.

    Mike
  9. Fe Man

    Fe Man I am Iron Moran!

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  10. mustang

    mustang Lurker Extraordinaire

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    If you are eligble for a CMP Garand it comes in that case right to your front door . No FFL required .:evil
  11. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    Went to a local Wally World on the off chance they might have some pistol ammo...and a long held suspicion was confirmed. While they had some, they have placed a 3 box limit on ammunition purchases. They did this because a local gun--the largest private gun seller in the area--store was sending employees into walmarts and cleaning them out of 9mm, .40, .45, .223 & .308...then they were marking up prices & reselling.The 9mm HP ammo Wal mart sold for 13.97 per 20 (I think)...they were marking up $10.00.

    This same store was selling $15.00 Pmags for $60.00 I knew the owner was a douche, but he certainly won't be getting my money ever again. I'll jump on the KLR and travel to Columbia to PSA, or to one of the other local shops from now on. Not saying that people aren't stupid for freaking out and buying everything in sight, but to buy up all the reasonably priced ammo and stick it to everyone is just low.

    Picked up some buckshot and 2 boxes of Winchester white box .40 jhp.
  12. Fe Man

    Fe Man I am Iron Moran!

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    Fe Woman took a handgun class yesterday:

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    They shot the usual humanoid targets; this was their certificate which was attached to the top right corner of the target.
    Not bad for 5 yds!
  13. John E

    John E Been here awhile

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    the name and location of the store in question.

    Thanks.
  14. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    watched "the world at war" this morning, episode 22/23/24 whatever, either 'the pacific' or 'japan' episodes, and it showed a clip of an island hopping marine with a garand definately on full auto, but either i dont remember seeing it or his left arm covered whether it had a box mag or not (filmed from his left side)
  15. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    You probably saw him firing a BAR, the only full auto service rifle issued at that time.
  16. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Jesus, was she shooting a 20mm?
  17. flyinfuzz

    flyinfuzz 2 Quarts low

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    My Father in law was in the forward artillery at the battle of Luzon.
  18. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer

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    Amazing. I'd be interested in any more details.
  19. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    I really wish I could give more details. Dad is still here but Alzheimer's is robbing the old medic of many memories. Some years ago, a acquired an antique display case. In it is a little "museum," of sorts, that contain the Nambu pistol, an Arisaka carbine, dad's old "Ike" jacket uniform, a flight suit (he washed out of flight training), many photos, Nippon/Filipino currency and a few letter he wrote to his mother. I think it's kinda cool.

    Mike
  20. MrBob

    MrBob Out there

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    I have a nearly new handgun I'd like to sell. I want to do this responsibly and not see it fall into the hands of bad guys.
    I don't imagine dealers will offer as much as a private sale. How does one go about this?