The Gun Thread

Discussion in 'Politics and other "Messy" Stuff' started by MCS02, Aug 15, 2014.

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  1. MCS02

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    Ok a lot of us like to go shooting. It is a time honored sport. So I thought I would start this thread to give the shooters among us a place to talk guns and Minis.
    All I ask is please lets not turn this in to a thread to argue about gun rights. I love a good second amendment debate but this is not the forum for it.

    So if you enjoy the shooting sports this is the thread for you.

    I'll start. I have been a member of USPSA for some time and of course the NRA. I love to compete in USPSA matches. Altho I don't have the time to do it lately. I have done a few IDPA matches but prefer USPSA.

    Welcome to USPSA.org - Home of the United States Practical Shooting Association
     
  2. vetsvette

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    Between my guns and cars I seem to stay broke. Expensive hobbies for an old retired guy. I need to take up scrapbooking, whatever the heck that is. :biggrin5:

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    Guns have not been an expensive hobby for me, I'm the guy in the family who likes guns, so guns come to me when a family member doesn't want them around anymore. One of the few I've bought is a C-96 Mauser (Broomhandle) pistol, I've wanted one since I was a kid and a guy I sometimes shoot with at the range had one he wanted to sell. Come to think of it, that gun found me also. I wasn't really actively looking for a broomhandle Mauser, I just came across it for a good price. Maybe an M1911 will find me someday.
     
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    I love to go shooting. My current favorite is my 1911. Everyone needs one. I wouldn't mind starting to shoot IDPA OR USPSA but I need to find the time.

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    Have not shot in probably the last six months but I have a S&W 9mm and

    a Savage short barrel, pistol grip 12 gauge.
     
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    I've got a couple... ;)
     
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    I have these BIG GUNS! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

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    Yes, I like to shoot, I am a recent returning shooter.

    When I was a kid, I lived on a small ranch in the country, it was normal for me to go out and shoot rabbits and other general varmits. I am talking under 10 in those days, I started plinking when I was 7.

    When I was in the service, I did some range shooting but my field weapon was a camera, so not much shooting.

    Currently I enjoy target shooting with my Browning Buckmark Micro 22LR, I have a cheap 1911-22 that is a good practice firearm, I get lots of jam clearing practice.

    For the home, I keep a Beretta 9mm Storm, always handy, when kids are about everything is locked up in the safe.

    For some reason I like the odd caliber stuff, I have been wanting a bolt rifle, so this week the opportunity came for me to get on the order list for a 22 TCM Bolt rifle, it is a new offering from Armscor Rock Island. We shall see if it is a good shooter or a POS.

    Plan is to enjoy some range shooting and maybe a varmit or two with the proper licenses.

    Thought, if folks are comfortable, post a picture of your favorites.

    Also, since I do not own a revolver, I have to ask what folks enjoy and collect.

    Don
     
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    My smallest pistol... Remington .41 Rimfire

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    My largest... Custom Remington XP100 in 7MM IHMSA

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    Apologies for the quality of the photos. I don't do my best work at zero dark thirty.
     
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    This is a great idea.
    I just visited the NRA museum Friday. I'll post some picks when I get home. They had my High Standard 22 'space gun' in the precision shooting display. I started shooting it when I was 6 and it still my favorite gun to shoot.
     
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    Here are 2 of mine, DIY Water Dipped Hi-Point 45 ( sure it's big and heavy, but it was cheap and it works ) Also my Mossburg 22 Rifle.. It has the angled adj sites on the side for when not using scope. Don't have any pic of the H&K 45
     

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    Thought I would share a shot (pun) from the range.

    Left is my recently worked over Chiappa 1911-22lr, much smoother now.

    Right is Browning Buckmark Micro Bull 22LR, simple reflex sight! If the shooter was better, I could rise to the challenge by one of our range-masters, 10 into a quarter at 30.

    Don

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    I hope this image shows up, let me know.
     
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    Mostly a bump! I did get to the Loveland Tanner Gun Show today and found some nice ammo.

    Found a cheap MINI Red Dot Scope from Ospreyscopes.com, local rep selling some old stock and versions I suspect.

    I will report back after I get a chance to play and mount it up on the Browning. Might be good, might be a piece of crap but the price was right.

    :)

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    If any of you are in an area without a gunsmith and need some work done, let me know (pm me) My son is a master gunsmith and I'll get you in contact with him.
     
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    My oldest daughter wanted to go shooting yesterday. After she sends a few down range she said,"I have one question, does it come in pink?".
     

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    My girlfriend is using my Sig P238 as her daily carry. She asked if we could get the frame Ceracoated in pink. :nonod:
     
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    It's available with engraved pink rubber grips.
     
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    My wife's lcr has pink grips. Yes, any of them can be redone in pink.
     
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    Pink really only make it more deadly.
     
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    Is that how your daily carry is set up w/ ChickMini engraved on the grips? :D
     

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