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Gun Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Hayward

    Hayward Well-Known Member

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    That's actually pretty ingenious. Thanks for sharing.
     
  2. A Harris

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    Yeah, modding a 10/22 is a slippery slope. You could always grab yourself a CZ 452, trigger kit and nice optic. That would get you pretty close to my setup at nearly half the price!
     
  3. Huntsman

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    I have not been doing much (enough) shooting, Like at all. So I took a few minutes and grabbed two favorites, both Smiths:

    I forgot how much I absolutely love to shoot this gun, Smith's amazing homologated IPSC gun, the .3566 Team Smith & Wesson Limited. . I've shot a lot of autoloaders and can't imagine a more elegantly functioning pistol. When I can afford it, I will have to send it in to Smith and have them fit me a 9mm barrel so I don't shoot up my two cases of .356 ammo:

    [​IMG]

    And of course my favorite, the 1970 vintage Model 41 in .22:

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    ~ Huntsman
     
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  4. A Harris

    A Harris Well-Known Member

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    Love that 41. I wonder how it compares to my favorite gun, a High Standard Victor. I have a hard time imagining a better shooting pistol than the Victor, it is freakishly balanced and accurate.
     
  5. JLibourel

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    For whatever reason, I find that I can often shoot tighter groups, in slow fire, anyway, with my K22 Masterpiece than with my Model 41.

    The .356 TSW was a cartridge with a lot of interesting potential. It's too bad it came along just as the 1994 capacity ban was enacted. There would be few problems chambering any 9mm pistol for it. It would be more potent than the 9mm and would have offered increased firepower over the .357 SIG or .40 S&W. I had a Colt Gold Cup in 9mm (the limited-run Elite IX) rechambered to .356 TSW. After the .356 tanked, I had another 9mm barrel fitted to the pistol. I still have the .356 barrel, in the highly unlikely event this cartridge ever enjoys a revival.
     
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  6. brokencycle

    brokencycle Well-Known Member

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    Went sporting clay shooting for the first time. Took the wife. It was awesome.
     
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  7. Cold Iron

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    Good on you, especially for taking the wife! 2 of the best SC in the country are near you, Horse and Hunt and Caribou. They both host national shoots and FITASC. I shoot both places when I can but it is a bit of a drive for me, was at Caribou 2 weekends ago which is 2 hours from me. Sunday was a perfect day for shooting and I was in Lewiston at a small SC course. Last time this year I will shoot my target clay gun
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    With Grouse opener only a month away I will switch to the Benelli Ultralight for the next month on SC courses then be in the Arrowhead most of Oct. with it, then SD phez hunting the first 2 weeks of Nov.
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  8. brokencycle

    brokencycle Well-Known Member

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    That's a nice looking gun. We went to the South St Paul Rod and Gun Club. It is close to us, so we're considering joining because shooting clays 5-10 times a year would be enough to pay for itself. I want to go check out the Horse and Hunt club one of these days though.
     
  9. Cold Iron

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    Thanks. Horse and Hunt is worth checking out IMO. They have 5 courses, the clubhouse burned down this spring and the new one is supposed to be completed soon. They have 2 packages available on groupon right now, the third one is sold out. They are good for 1 year but you can't use them on the weekends in Sept. and Oct. That is when they get swamped with all the hunters that go out once a year right before hunting season to shoot a round of clays and call it good. Lunch is provided with the packages which from what I heard last weekend is a half pound hamburger, they have a tent set up until the club house is finished.

    https://www.groupon.com/biz/prior-lake-mn/the-minnesota-horse-hunt-club

    For $55 you can get 200 birds (100 each) and 2 lunches. If your just starting out or your wife is there is another package that is $69 and has a 30 minute intro lesson from one of the pro shooters there and 100 birds (50 each). The packages are about half price of the normal cost, pretty decent deal.
     
  10. retronotmetro

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    I am coming down with 1911 fever. Bought a Dan Wesson CBOB and it made me immediately run out to chase down a Specialist. Someone help me before I end up in the poorhouse, lol.
     
  11. brokencycle

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    Yeah, I saw it. In fact, last time my dad was in town we were going to get one, but it was sold out at the time.

    I'm just a bit hesitant to go there because I imagine most people there take it very seriously and be a bit intimidating to a beginner. I mean, we have two shotguns, I use a Mossberg 500C and I bought my wife a Stoeger Condor. Both are in 20GA. I did okay my first time out - 25 out of 50 without ever seeing the course, and I always went first. Those true pairs are a challenge when you have to pump.
     
  12. Cold Iron

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    Oh you will be fine at Horse and Hunt, or pretty much any Sporting Clays course. One of the things I enjoy about SC over other shotgun sports venues is that most shooters are there to have fun and are generally very helpful. I would encourage you to try H&H, you will see many others that are just starting out too. We all had to start some place at one time [​IMG]

    50% out first time out with a pump is not bad at all! I grew up was raised shooting pumps, Ithaca 37's and 870's. I also have a 500 20 ga. I purchased for my youngest son when he was old enough as a first shotgun. I still shoot the 870 once in awhile just for fun. You will see many shooters using a 391 semiauto and doing very well with them. Good luck on those true pairs, with practice you'll get it down. Well some of the times, we all still miss some in SC. Tell everyone your just leaving a bird or 2 for seed LOL. In trap and skeet it is all about not missing a single target. Sporting Clays is the same but not quite so much, many times it is about trying to just hit the dang thing [​IMG]

    But most importantly it is about having fun with the people your with. It has certainly helped my wingshooting.
     
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    How are you liking it? I've got a Nightmare Carry (nice gun, dumb name) that I just started shooting.
     
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  14. brokencycle

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    So far so good. I love the 1911. I should have cleaned it before taking it to the range for the first time because the first couple of rounds had a bit of an issue ejecting - a lot of friction on the slide. After that, I haven't had a single issue.

    Very accurate and the wife is a pretty good shot with it too.

    Is the carry version just an inch shorter? Or is there something else?
     
  15. dcg

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    An inch shorter (well, 3/4"), fastback frame, no rail. This model: http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/1911carry-nightmare.aspx

    I was going to ask how the reliability had been for yours. I also hadn't cleaned it before the first trip - had one FTF on the 5th round. I now have 200 rounds through it, and haven't experienced any other failures. Only issue I've had is that my rear site has drifted to the left while shooting. I can't move it by hand, though. May have to try some blue loctite on the screw.

    I've been interesting in shooting for a while now, but only recently joined a range and started shooting, so I can't speak too much to accuracy. So far, I've shot guns four times in my life, and have shot the Sig on three of those occasions. Saw a big improvement between last week's trip and this week's. Hopefully, I'll get to the point where I'm embarrassed to have posted these targets:

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    Last week on the left, this week on the right. I practice equally with both hands. These are at 7 yards, 12x18" target. Last week was 5 rounds with the left hand at the upper left bullseye, 5 rounds with the right at the upper right, and 32 at the bullseye on the body (16 left, 16 right). This week was 5 left handed at the top left (I was pretty happy with my result there), 5 right handed at the top right, 35 at the body (split left/right), and 5 left handed at the head.
     
  16. Piobaire

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    Think I'm going to go with a revolver for my pocket carry. I plan to get it before Xmas and am looking at one of the small S&Ws. Thoughts on which one? Pocket holster suggestions also welcome.
     
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    The 642 is the gold standard of snubbies. I have one that I like well enough for the purpose. I don't find DAO J-frames to be that fun to shoot in general (though they are helped by a good trigger job), but I know it'll work every time I need it to work so I always make sure to get a few rounds through it when I get to the range. Whatever you do, go hammerless. Protruding hammers are too likely to snag in your pocket by all accounts.
     
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  18. Piobaire

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    Nice looking model. I've never owned a revolver: do they have a safety?
     
  19. Nil

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    Nope. The simplicity of it is the major selling point. The double action trigger is safety enough.
     
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  20. Piobaire

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    I have to admit, even though it's just five rounds, I'l be tempted to carry an empty cylinder for it to be in my pocket. Just think of that idiot cop that shot himself in the leg in front of school kids and want to avoid my own painful youtube moment.
     

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