Gun Appreciation Thread

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

  1. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

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    ^Looks like a fun range. Is that a Dragunov in the second pic? Kinda looks like one but kinda doesn't. Maybe the wrap is throwing me off
    Yup, that's my mate's Drag in snow camo - he was trying it out before going to Spetsnaz sniper school in PA next weekend. The range is fun - shooting out of and on top of those school buses is a hoot!
     
  2. crazyquik

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    O' the Drag. I've always wanted to shoot one. At the same time, I don't really want to because I think the mystique is probably better than the actual gun. Don't want to be let down by it.
     
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    Fun at 300 yards, private range:

    Screw you Justin....you couldn't have picked up the phone![​IMG]
     
  4. JustinW

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    O' the Drag. I've always wanted to shoot one. At the same time, I don't really want to because I think the mystique is probably better than the actual gun. Don't want to be let down by it.

    I never had much interest in them .... until I shot one. I have never shot tighter groups > 250m with anything and with such ease. I attribute part of that to the rifle, the ammo and also the optics. The Drag scope rocks.

    Within the next few years I hope to pick up a Chinese NDM86 if we don't see a new batch of Russian Drags imported here (there are currently only the 100 KBI brought in years ago).
     
  5. JustinW

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    Screw you Justin....you couldn't have picked up the phone![​IMG]

    I'm angling to get a membership of my own there (it's invite only) and then you can come with me evry weekend! [​IMG]
     
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    TotesMcGotes Senior member

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    I'm about to purchase my first gun... That being said I have a lot of experience with pistols, being around them since I was 12, I'm 21 now. I've shot everything from Glock 19 to Springfield XDM to a Knighthawk Talon. I've done a good amount of research and since I am getting this as a gift I have a decent amount to spend...
    Just wondering what you guys thought about an HK P30 as the first one I actually own.
    Any suggestions on other guns or on the HK are welcome. Just wanted some feedback really.
     
  9. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Have you shot one? Does it fit you? If it blows your mind, then okay.

    Besides that, speaking as one who bought the latest Sig police-type service auto when it was new (SP2022) I would not suggest buying anything that is that new of a design. It is a major pain to get accessories. Spare mags are not real cheap, holsters are hard to find, parts have to be ordered, etc.

    If I could go back and do it again I would put ubiquity much higher on my list of priorities. I would probably see if I can shoot a Glock well and start from there, with a compact or subcompact 9 or 40.

    FWIW.
     
  10. TotesMcGotes

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    I plan on shooting it this weekend at my local range. But I have a lot of experience with Glocks because my Dad has a few and its not my favorite pistol I have shot...

    How do you feel about the Sig now?
     
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    I feel ambivalent about it. It is a great pistol on paper, but it doesn't do much for me. I'm not very good with it, and maybe it doesn't fit me right. I don't shoot it much though, so it could be that. I shoot a lot better with other guns, and I feel like I should have gotten one I am better with - it would be more fun, I would practice more, I would get better, etc.

    Speaking of which, I really should go shooting soon, it's been way too long.
     
  12. TotesMcGotes

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    These guys have shown up at my local range.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. JustinW

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    ^ Nice

    Thanks, it was my great, great grandfather's.
     

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