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post #3586 of 3773
Got my CCW & life is so much better with a small pistol at hand. I live in the murder capital (large cites) of the USA. smile.gif
post #3587 of 3773

Quiet here lately...

 

Found the 16 ga. Ithaca 37 26" IC I was looking for. Need to refinish the stock and pull the oil that has entered the wood around the head of the buttstock. Shot it a number of times in SC and what a blast. It will see some time hunting ruff grouse this fall. I was having so much fun shooting it at clays the rest of my squad accused me of playing with my food. I was breaking dropping targets right before the hit the ground waiting till the last second and hitting crossing doubles with a single shot. Will rust blue the receiver and barrel while I am doing the stock. Made in 1949 looks to have some decent grain in the black walnut under that old varnish. Pic from the original owner I'll have to do a before and after. 

 

 

One thing led to another, as long as I picked up a MEC 9000 to load the 16 ga. decided might as well have another 16 ga. gun to load for. Especially when this FAIR New England Arms 500 came along on gunbroker with a 28" hunting and 30" target barrel with 7 chokes, 5 factory and 2 skeet. Shot it at the 3rd Annual Sweet 16 shoot this weekend and it handles like a magic wand.

 

 

When I went to the old little gunshop to do the FFL transfer he had a Marlin 90 in 16 ga. sitting there on consignment. Not the sleekest of lines with the heavy front trigger guard but the wood is better than most. And a good opportunity to get into a double trigger at a really decent price. Another stock refinish project coming up on a 70 year old gun. Going to send the barrel off to open up the chokes for grouse and skeet.

 

 

This week will pre order the new Browning A5 Sweet 16 that is coming out in a couple of months. Anyone else still shooting the 16 ga?

post #3588 of 3773
Anyone see the news from Nighthawk? partnering with Korth to do a revolver...priced around $3500 which is half the MSRP of a Korth.
post #3589 of 3773
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Anyone see the news from Nighthawk? partnering with Korth to do a revolver...priced around $3500 which is half the MSRP of a Korth.

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post #3590 of 3773
I forgot to mention that I picked up a S&W Shield 9 a few weeks ago. I've been out to shoot it a couple of times and it appears to be breaking in nicely. The trigger seems a little gritty but it's a lot better after some use than it was right out of the box.
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I forgot to mention that I picked up a S&W Shield 9 a few weeks ago. I've been out to shoot it a couple of times and it appears to be breaking in nicely. The trigger seems a little gritty but it's a lot better after some use than it was right out of the box.

shield is a great carry piece. Look into an apex trigger kit.... really feels nice on those. I took an armorers class for s&w and the rep was talking a lot of shit about the stock M&P triggers... said he couldnt figure out why they wouldnt just send it out with the apex already on it.
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I have an M&P full size and I love the Apex trigger on it. It's so much better than the factory trigger. I don't know who came up with putting a joint in the middle of the stock trigger but that's a terrible idea.

post #3593 of 3773
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I have an M&P full size and I love the Apex trigger on it. It's so much better than the factory trigger. I don't know who came up with putting a joint in the middle of the stock trigger but that's a terrible idea.


Appealing to paintballers?

post #3594 of 3773

I can't imagine. 

post #3595 of 3773
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I have an M&P full size and I love the Apex trigger on it. It's so much better than the factory trigger. I don't know who came up with putting a joint in the middle of the stock trigger but that's a terrible idea.

it is odd. never thought about that. IN the past few years, ive found mytself moving from M&Ps/Glocks to revolvers and 1911s. Personally, i like the feel much more.
post #3596 of 3773

I agree. I still like polymer pistols, but I've been collecting 1911s and Hi-Powers much more. A few revolvers also find their way into the mix, especially old police and single actions.

post #3597 of 3773
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I agree. I still like polymer pistols, but I've been collecting 1911s and Hi-Powers much more. A few revolvers also find their way into the mix, especially old police and single actions.

I had a chance to handle the nighthawk hi power... holy shit it was stellar. Ive yet to buy one though.

as for revolvers, i have such a burning love for old blued smiths..... if i had the funds, id have thousands.
post #3598 of 3773

I haven't seen that Hi-Power yet, but I'd love to put some rounds through one.

 

If you are into old Smiths you might check to see is Gun Broker has any of those used police revolvers knocking about. I got one a while back for something like $300. The blueing was pretty worn, but if you are into DIY fixes as I am, a re-blue kit and some steel wool does wonders.

post #3599 of 3773
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I haven't seen that Hi-Power yet, but I'd love to put some rounds through one.

If you are into old Smiths you might check to see is Gun Broker has any of those used police revolvers knocking about. I got one a while back for something like $300. The blueing was pretty worn, but if you are into DIY fixes as I am, a re-blue kit and some steel wool does wonders.

there was a guy i knew that owned a local gun store years ago.... early -mid 2000s.... the local PD were selling off their model 19s for $100 apiece.... he bought all of them and was reselling for 175-200. At that time, they were going for 300ish online. Wish i had a crystal ball..... in my area its nearly impossible to get a 19 for under 500...and a nice one goes for the 900 range.
post #3600 of 3773

Seriously? $900? I can't imagine paying that much for one. Although I'd gladly pay that for a 686-plus.

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