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Gun Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Mauro

    Mauro Well-Known Member

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    NICE SHOTGUN!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!
     
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  2. Mauro

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    I had a miserable day at the club today. It started with wobble. They must have fixed the trap or something the damn clay where flying out of the bunker at moch 1 and if they got any lower to the ground they would have been considered rabbits. Then went to shoot a round of skeet. It was horrifying. The interesting thing is I still left happy. If I do poorly in MMA I beat myself up. If I do poorly in gold I beat myself up. I don't do that with shooting, maybe this is the sport I should be in?
     
  3. Cold Iron

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    Mauro that is why we keep coming back to shoot [​IMG] I call those low wobble birds "worm burners".

    Just remember (unfortunately) no matter how bad you shoot that you have yet to shoot your worst round. And as soon as you think it couldn't happen it will. Then other days the birds seem to be the size of trash can lids and seems like you can't miss. It is a strange sport indeed....

    I consider skeet mental masturbation, it is bubble gum for my mind and relaxing for me. If I don't walk up to 8 with 3 shells left I'm pissed at myself for not running them. But every once in awhile I end up shooting in the teens and wondering who stole my gun out of the safe while I was sleeping and replaced it with something foreign.

    I hope you make smoke balls out of them all- and if you don't keep it fun!
     
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  4. Piobaire

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    After extensive reading and pricing think I've settled on the new .920 barrel and trigger group I will be buying in the new year. Both will be Kidd and the trigger group will just be a single stage group in silver. I was able to try someone's Kidd two stage a few weeks ago at the range and wow was it a light pull. I'm going to go with the single stage because I'm cheap and I'm not a match shooter. I've read extensively on the barrels and it seems the consensus is that any difference between Kidd and Vorquartsen is very minute and we're talking about 50% of the price for Vorquartsen.

    Gun show first weekend of January and I'll be starting my hunt. Ambidextrous stock (I shoot left due to my eyes), Kidd 18" bead blasted .920 barrel, and Kidd single stage trigger group. All I'll have left stock is the receiver and bolt. Sort of kicking around replacing those eventually and basically reassembling my original carbine just for shytes and giggles.
     
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  5. Mauro

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    I would never buy anything at a gun show unless I was trading something. Prices are absurd. Should got me for your SS but Edina fucked that up pretty good.
     
  6. Piobaire

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    I've never been to a gun show but have heard ammo is expensive there. I figure there's a bunch of people hitting Walmart every morning at 7am and reselling it at these gun shows for triple the price. Have to say I would probably grab a few bricks just for ease of acquisition.

    Part of why I'm going is I hope to see IRL a few of the stocks I'm thinking of. I always wonder about fit and finish from a webpage.
     
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    I bought a handgun at a gun show and it was priced right, but the seller was a store with a local presence and 8 locations in the state.
     
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    My experience w gun shows has been. Firearms at ridiculous prices for the most part, ammo hit or miss and the only advantage is the possibility to see and may be score some old gun at a reasonable price (not cheap though).
     
  9. JLibourel

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    Why I don't go to gun shows: I am not into overpriced guns, Indian junk jewelry, books on how to kill with piano wire, Nazi paraphernalia, "Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out" T-shirts, Lucite block paperweights with real rattlesnake heads embedded in them and secret chili-powder formulae. And I won't even talk about most of the attendees!
     
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    Ack! Okay, you guys have scared me off the gun show idea.
     
  11. Mauro

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    You should go at least once just have the experience and then we can say " we told you so".
     
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    Nah, I have better ways to spend a Saturday. I was going to hopefully see IRL a few things I have my eye on and maybe get a slamming deal. Seems like the concept of a "slamming deal" is not a good one so I'll just relax that Saturday morning vs. mixing with the plebs.
     
  14. Krish the Fish

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    Got my Smith & Wesson and my Ruger back from their trigger jobs (Apex for the S&W, Galloway for the Ruger). The gun store owner whose gunsmith I get work done through was raving about the Galloway kit, and said it's the first he's seen and after seeing mine he's going to put one on his SR9 and stock them in the store.

    Going to the range later today to see how they shoot
     
  15. Mauro

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    Considering how you did on your medical tests maybe you should skip the range and hit the books.
     
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    But...the beef jerky...
     
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    This is not quite correct. Sporting Clays often lets you use two, hence the proliferation of over/unders. Skeet and Trap are always single rounds unless you are shooting doubles. Otherwise you are doing it wrong. Skeet and Trap are consistency games.

     
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    Who sucked it at "wobble" today. It would be one Mauro Farinelli. I would like to blame it on the wind and cold but that would be a lie. Shameful day today, gents.
     
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    Can't believe I'm having trouble finding a PM9 locally. Being that it's on the expensive end of the subcompact options, most places are out of stock. Gander Mountain isn't, because they're asking $899.99 :laugh:

    edit - ended up finding a really small shop that was able to order one for me and get it by the 24th for a great price. Can't wait to get it to the range.
     
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