The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. NoelJ

    NoelJ Long timer

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    622's were a great design. Ugly, but nothing else is as light/flat, and they had the great adjustable sights a lot of small 22's lacked back then.
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  2. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    I sold a 422 that had an adapter for my Pilot. Still looking for another one.

    On a related note, anybody have the factory top strap for a Buckmark they’d like to sell?
  3. Mowhair

    Mowhair Been here awhile

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  4. Backlund

    Backlund Been here awhile

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    A quick little internet research shows that my 'new' Astra Cadix .22 revolver was manufactured in 1962, while the Llama .380 was made in 1973.
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    The Llama .380 is definitely a downsized 1911, feels very nice in the hand, but whoever over there in Spain thought that disfiguring this pistol with a vented rib on the slide was a good idea should have been sent into exile. Too bad. I think it also could use a pair of flat, 1911-ish, grips of some sort. I may see if I can find a set.
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  5. Noone

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    You have a very short Christmas buying list don't you.
  6. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    More than likely, a stocking full of coal. :dunno
  7. Noone

    Noone Long timer

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    I always thought that could be a good thing if you lived in a cold climate and had a stove or fireplace :)
    But then, I try to be practical and look on the bright side.
    I hate being cold.
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  8. gratefulJED

    gratefulJED long strange tripper

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    new gun day...
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  9. gratefulJED

    gratefulJED long strange tripper

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    About 20 years ago I traded a Ford van for these 4 beauties. They are still running great, I doubt the van is...Valmet M76, Valmet M78, FNH Para .223 and .308..seems like they are worth a bit more now.

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  10. gratefulJED

    gratefulJED long strange tripper

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    thanks fellas, does nachtflug play in this thread? :lol3
  11. tominboise

    tominboise Long timer

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    I would say you got the better end of the deal. Easier to store, don't drip on the driveway, etc, etc
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  12. gratefulJED

    gratefulJED long strange tripper

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    yessir, I agree. The van was a 2k affair at the time and yes, storing it was , I mean who wants an old van hanging around?...If gunbroker is any indication...Those Valmets mags, on the other hand, no aftermarket mags, and if you can find one it is $400...crayzeee
  13. Paulie M

    Paulie M Been here awhile Supporter

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    Good trade! Love the FAL PARA.
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  14. Noone

    Noone Long timer

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    And..... with those rifles you can always get a van; or a car; boat; plane; food, etc.

    The summer of 1999 I bought a new rifle. The "Y2K" was the big topic. Some people were stocking up on 50 lb bags of raw wheat.
    A fellow at work told me that if shit hit the fan I could trade my rifle for food. I told him I could use my rifle to take his food, and keep my rifle. I'm not sure if he connected the dots.
  15. Noone

    Noone Long timer

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    Compact 9MM.
    I am contemplating getting a compact 9MM for carry. I want to like Glock but I am not over not having a manual safety and a hammer. Who has what and what do you like? Pros and Cons?
  16. SJSharkfan

    SJSharkfan Long timer

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    You might look at Springfield XD-E series.
  17. Nytebreed

    Nytebreed Need more braaap

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    I have a 152, which is very similar, wood folding fore end instead of composite.
    I've noticed feed issues with some aftermarket mags. Usually supporting the mag with the offhand will make it feed flawlessly. My retention clip could be a bit tired as well.
    All in all a real fun plinker that will absolutely rip through a mag.
  18. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Un-plated and Unscrewed

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    I have a Glock 19 a Glock 22, i have a sig P whatever SAS. I will take the Glock anyday. Sig is way heavy. Load up the weapon you think you might like with ammo and put it on your person and ask yourself if you want to carry that around.
  19. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    Well I like the Springfield XD-S, mainly because it does not have a manual safety and/or a hammer. :dunno
  20. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    lol current carry gun is a Les Baer SRT, a double-stack 1911.
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