The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    I've owned 3...this 3rd one will not be sold. Most comfy gun I have ever fired.
  2. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    I sing the praises of John Browning. Just shot it and the new one today, boy, in spite of looking a lot different, they both shoot really well - the .40 was a gas, wish I'd had more ammo - could only lay hands on three boxes and shot two of them.

    Another note, got two boxes of TulaAmmo for the 9mm - boy is that stuff JUNK - oh, no dead rounds but sheesh, what a pain to load, several misfeeds [the first time with the Hi Power!] Crap, crap, crap.

    Now the fun part - cleaning 'em! Weekday shooting at the range is great - no one there!
  3. duckman

    duckman co conspirator

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    im with you. i will never go into dicks sporting goods again. they used the shootincg in Ct. to advertise their bullshit stores.
  4. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Background check is done when you apply for your Permit to Purchase a firearm. I have never had any other store do it's "own" background check. Walk in with your permit, current driver's license and money into any other gun dealer and you walk out with a gun.

    Unfortunately I like Dick's for some of there other sporting goods and clothing, so I will return, but I will not try to buy another firearm from them.
  5. blake716

    blake716 nine toes

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    That's a fine shooting pistol, especially in the 5.25.

    A few months ago, a friend of mine bought the 5.25 in .40 cal.

    He liked it so much that 2 days later he bought the 3.8 (sub compact) in .40 cal.
  6. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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  7. Hoots Magoon

    Hoots Magoon Hey ya'll, Watch this!

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    Why's the black dude gotta be the bad guy?
  8. tkitna

    tkitna Long timer

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    Friends were in from Virginia visiting his parents. He just retired from the military and his wife is still active. He just built this AR-10 (I think thats what it is. Shoots .308's) and we took it through its first run.

    My son, me and Steph taking a crack at it. Really fun, but it did jam twice during some rapid fire's. (Sorry for the crappy photo's, but it was freezing out and my wife was shaking.)
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    Shot some hand guns too.
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    Fun day shooting even if it was only about 18 degrees out.
  9. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Agree, if feels like they took my hand and built the gun around it....one of these days I have to buy one of those....perhaps after the crazy stops, last one I saw was $1100.

    Did pick up another 1903, gosh I really like those little things....you pick it up and one word comes to your mind.....QUALITY.
  10. Gas Hog

    Gas Hog Two Wheel Fanatic

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    All I could think about was shooting that hanging tennis ball :lol3
    Gary
  11. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    I bought a Thompson Center R-55 All Weather (22lr) for my Christmas present. I put a 3X9 Simmons scope on my gun.

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    I started out shooting off-hand and it was ugly - all around the bullseye. I decided to shoot some from a rest so I could work on my trigger control and breathing. I developed a target/game where I would shoot a few warm up shots, and then shoot at individual spots on my target for "score". Currently I am shooting from 25 yards.

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    Above is my target from yesterday. My gun was strangely off zero from the previous practice - shooting low. You can see by the warm up in the center where I walked the shots into the mark. The first 2 score shots were still low, so I adjusted the scope and shot those again. The change in zero may have been due to cold weather, or a different lot of ammo, or a change I made with my rest (2x4s and a sock sandbag), or all 3. Moving from left to right, bottom to top - the idea is to hit the intersection of the lines. I was about half way through and I saw (through the scope) a bug land on the target. Oooooo, I had to try. Struggling with buck fever, I lined up the shot. The bug cooperated and stayed on the target. I held my breath and squeezed......KILL SHOT!!!

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    I LOVE THIS GUN.:clap
  12. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    :lol3 love it. Gives me an idea for spring. old hamburg meat and a white sheet of paper and wait for the flies. maybe smear it around on the paper so there isn't a single piece for them to sit on.
  13. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    Honestly no thought given toward race, color , ect , its just that the black and white paint offer good contrast down range . That and the paint is only $0.96 a can vs $4 or more for flouresant colors .

    I suppose I'm screwed no matter what color I make the tagtes, someone will always be offended .

    And as for the tennis ball . I wanted to shoot it myself after walking into it so many times during the build . Normally it rests against the trucks windshield .
  14. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    I'm sure I overpaid for mine, but I did not a 9MM, I wanted a Hi Power, so I paid what the market demanded, plus for the walnut grip model and plus again for the adjustable rear sight.

    It's amusing to compare the slab sided design of the new FN against the nearly sensuous curves on the Hi Power. And the HP is a much more classic profile.

    I agree that it fits the hand better than anything except maybe my K22 Masterpiece, but that's in another entire category.

    Lucked out and scored 500 rounds for the .40 today - lucked out at THREE gun stores - got my ration of 3 boxes from Wallyworld, then bought 4 more at another shop [and left several boxes on their shelves] then visited my local store and they had some on the shelf so to support them I grabbed another two boxes, not cleaning them out.

    Nothing else but .40 - 9 mm was all gone, etc. Still virtually no .22 to be found.
  15. Hoots Magoon

    Hoots Magoon Hey ya'll, Watch this!

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    I was just messing with you about the black guy. If it makes you feel any better, If you can tell me how I can get my rifles into Mass. legally from Rhode Island, I'll come up and shoot with you.:2guns
  16. Gas Hog

    Gas Hog Two Wheel Fanatic

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    :lol3 Back in the day when I shot at least every week, one of my shootn pardners worked at a golf course. He would come up with a bucket of balls pretty often. We would tape them to strings and shoot them at a 100.
    A golf ball will do funny things when hit @3000fps :wink:
    Gary
  17. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    They worked fine for me. :D
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  18. xshanex

    xshanex Been here awhile

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    I almost bought a .40 the other day for no other reason than every shop I went to that day only had .40 pistols and .40 ammo in stock :lol3 .40 ammo is running about $8-10 cheaper a box than 9mm right now

    .22lr is in stock a few places but I really can't bring myself to spend $60 for a box of 500 rounds. I've been mostly shooting my mosins since it's still $100 for 440 rounds
  19. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    I believe that is known as an oxymoron . Nothing is legal in mass.

    I am not sure on the logistics of that.
  20. Me and my monkee

    Me and my monkee Out makin' Monkee Maps

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    I noticed lots of .40 arouns, so I did exactly that last week, Stumbled upon a used Sigma .40 so bought it and wouldn't you know, now I can't find .40cal ammo anywhere :huh