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Gun Appreciation Thread

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

  1. A Harris

    A Harris Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks JLibourel, I am going to take that as quite a complement coming from you! Pics:

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    I am going to sell it because my .22 needs are covered by an Officers Model Special, but it was fun shooting for a bit!
     
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  2. dcg

    dcg Distinguished Member

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    ^Want!
     


  3. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Distinguished Member

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    For my birthday coming up in a couple months, I think I want to get my first gun. I know it's all about feel in hand, how the gun shoots for me, what I intend on using it for, and trying out enough guns to know what I want, but anyone have any suggestions as to how to get the process rolling? Should I just show up to a local range/store and tell them, "Here I am, I want to buy my first handgun, what now?" Should I read anything first? Take shooting lessons before I take a CCW class?

    Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
     


  4. JustinW

    JustinW Distinguished Member

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    Sounds like you really want a handgun, though I would suggest starting on a rimfire rifle.

    Start here: http://www.amazon.com/Gun-Digest-Bo...5254/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1324500842&sr=8-4

    And also maybe this: http://www.amazon.com/Best-Defense-Season-1/dp/B002T04NDE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1324500994&sr=8-6

    Ignore 99% of what you read on the Internet until you have some basic experience with which to view other people's opinions with a critical eye and a sense of perspective.

    Do an NRA-type firearms safety and shooting course

    Once you have narrowed what you are looking for down to a shortlist of handguns or handgun types, go to the range a few times to rent them and see how they feel.

    Buy a home handgun safe

    Don't worry about the concealed carry permit until you are very comfortable carrying, safely handling and shooting whatever you opt for.
     


  5. JustinW

    JustinW Distinguished Member

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    Re-united with an old friend at last.

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    One more pic for sizing reference:

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    OAL is a smidge over 27" with the 16" barrel attached.
     
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  6. cahlersmeyer

    cahlersmeyer Senior Member

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    +1
    Very nice collection!
     


  7. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Stylish Dinosaur

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    That's a steyr aug, correct?
     


  8. JustinW

    JustinW Distinguished Member

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    Correct - it's a semi-auto Steyr AUG, which is very similar to the F88C Austeyr that was entering service in the ADF just as I was leaving.
     


  9. cahlersmeyer

    cahlersmeyer Senior Member

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    Anyone have any experience with the Ruger SR9c? I'm a great fan of Ruger products and it fits great in my hand. Anyone here get to shoot one?

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  10. brokencycle

    brokencycle Stylish Dinosaur Moderator

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    My two year anniversary gift to my wife. She loves it, and we put about 600 rounds through it a few weeks ago.

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  11. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    Nice! I've thought about getting one of those myself.
     


  12. brokencycle

    brokencycle Stylish Dinosaur Moderator

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    It is a lot of fun, and apparently there is a large modding community for the gun.
     


  13. HgaleK

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    I'm planning on getting a lot of shooting time in at the range this next semester, so I'm going to need a lot of ammo. Does anyone have a recommendation for bulk .223/5.56 that's brass case and as cheap as possible without being corrosive? I'm looking for about 1000 rounds.
     


  14. JustinW

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  15. HgaleK

    HgaleK Distinguished Member

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    Awesome- thank you!
     


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