Gun Appreciation Thread

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

  1. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

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    I was in Austin over the weekend and had a chance to check-out a few gun shops. The biggest surprise to me was the Kimber Solo, which had mostly sailed under my radar to date (maybe because I am not into 1911s). This is a very impressive pocket pistol indeed. I am now thinking I might need one as a companion to the new 6906.
     


  2. Unregistered

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    I still quite honestly think that the only production 1911 I'd ever buy is an STI.

    Handling quite a few different 1911, they all rattle and feel imprecise - apart from the STI.

    And at the price you can find the Spartan at, I don't see the reason for any other brands.
     


  3. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    I am a shotgun guy but picked up a few handguns past month cos they all go bang!
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    Will add the rest in a few days.

    Regards.
     


  4. Mute

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    Nice collection Huntsman. I've regretted selling my Sig P210 back in the late 80s. It turned out to be the most accurate 9mm I've ever shot.
     
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  5. JustinW

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    I'll do some nicer staged pics with some 80s Soviet field gear, specs and maybe a review later - but I just needed to show-off for now. :icon_biggrin:

    Fed Ex delivered this to me 90 minutes ago:


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  6. lonestarteacher

    lonestarteacher Senior member

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    Did you go by McBrides? That's kind of my humble home away from home it seems like. I love the 1911 platform, but it's not for everyone. If you like the Solo I'd advise you to check out the Kimber Aegis. They're pretty slick running machines. The only thing I'd caution with Kimbers is it seems their quality control isn't what it used to be so I'd get a used one, they're quality and they'll last longer than you will.


     


  7. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

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    So, I guess I really was bitten by the 5.45 bug this last: year:


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    Russian/Bulgarian RPK74 with 1P78 Kashtan scope
    Bulgy SLR105 in AKS74 guise
    Izhmash 109/Saiga 12 in AK74 guise
    Tula AKS74U with Vortex Sparc scope

    I just need a Tigr or NDM86 and I am done. Then I want to try puting together a clone of the new EF88 Austeyr ... once a few more prototype pics get leaked ;)
     


  8. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

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    I'm surprised you got to handle one, I can't seem to find a store that has one on the shelf.
     


  9. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

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    McBrides had one for display purposes and about 60 on back-order.

    I really need to get a membership at Impact Zone so we can do some rifle shooting together! I probably also should shoot handguns again before re-qualifying for my CHL at the end of this year - I think the last time I was at a handgun range was with you, last year!
     


  10. lonestarteacher

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    My two carry pieces. Colt Mustang and a customized Rock Island 9mm GI

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  11. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

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    Big and little 5.45:


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  12. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    McBride's in Austin brings back a lot of memories. I was very much a "regular" there when I lived in Austin. Some of my most cherished guns were purchased at McBride's. Jack McBride was a really nice guy. In those days the gun store was sort of an annex to his house. Met some interesting people there, including Bill Jordan, with whom I later became pretty good friends, Marine general McGhee (sp.?) and now largely forgotten gun writer Tom Hayes. Hayes seemed pretty ancient to me at the time although he would have been considerably younger than I am now. This all would have been about 42 years ago.
     
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  13. JustinW

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    I got my Vortex Sparc sighted in (with the doubler attached) on my new krink:

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    I have a mate who just ordered an AWO Yugo M76 8mm sniper. I know there were a lot of issues with these last year (bad ORF receivers, lack of bullet guide, poor finish, etc) but I heard all issues have now been addressed. If his looks good, I might get one for myself.
     


  14. Southern-Nupe

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    We really do need to set something up soon. I love shooting, unfortunately I hate buying ammo.
     


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    I've promised myself I won't buy any firearms for the next year unless I also sell something - I want to concentrate on stockpiling ammo while it is cheap. It helps that I am now focused on 5.45 and 9mm, though I'll also get more .45 and 12G. And if I do buy an AUG, that will open me back up to 5.56 .....
     


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