Gun Appreciation Thread

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

  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Been reading a few pages and seriously, you carry your guns with you? WTF?!
    The lightest policeman I could find was still over 150 lbs. heavier.
     


  2. JLibourel

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    I'm in love with traditional bolt actions - preferrably pre-War. Here are my two babies, one newly made, one original.

    [​IMG]

    The top rifle is a R.F. Sedgley, made in Philadephia in the 20's. Sedgley was the "poor man's Griffin and Howe" and made lovely, serviceable sporting rifles on the 03 action. This one's a 30-06 and has the original Ziel scope, all pretty much mint. [​IMG]

    The second is a 1909 Argentine Mauser I had built for myself by a gunsmith in San Antonio as a grad school graduation present to myself. 7mm Mauser. Took a nice buck on a friend's farm last winter. A better all around hunting rifle for everything up to grizzly I couldn't imagine. [​IMG]



    Now those are my kind of rifles. The 7mm on the Argentine Mauser action is a lovely piece of work. Is that a see-through mount you've got on it? What's the scope?
     


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    Some guy shot himself in the parking lot of the gunshow I attended on Saturday. I pulled into the parking lot shortly after it happened. .
    That's awful. Was that the SAR show?
    I'm in love with traditional bolt actions - preferrably pre-War. Here are my two babies, one newly made, one original. [​IMG] The top rifle is a R.F. Sedgley, made in Philadephia in the 20's. Sedgley was the "poor man's Griffin and Howe" and made lovely, serviceable sporting rifles on the 03 action. This one's a 30-06 and has the original Ziel scope, all pretty much mint. [​IMG] The second is a 1909 Argentine Mauser I had built for myself by a gunsmith in San Antonio as a grad school graduation present to myself. 7mm Mauser. Took a nice buck on a friend's farm last winter. A better all around hunting rifle for everything up to grizzly I couldn't imagine. [​IMG]
    Very, very, nice, especially the Sedgley, though the walnut on you Mauser is stunning. ~ H
     


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    It isn't terribly useful locked up in a safe, so yes, I carry it on me.
    Now, I don't know where u live but I suppose you carry it for protection, is that really necessary? I mean, sure, I get the shooting at a range thing, but isn't it a bit weird to walk around with a GUN? [​IMG]
     


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    Now, I don't know where u live but I suppose you carry it for protection, is that really necessary? I mean, sure, I get the shooting at a range thing, but isn't it a bit weird to walk around with a GUN? [​IMG]
    Some people carry a expandable baton, pepper spray, or electrical weapon such as a taser or stun gun for protection. Those are all decent options that have their uses as well as limitations. However, none of these are necessary either. Most people will never find a use for a weapon of any kind, but I think with correct training and the right mindset, it doesn't really hurt to have it available to you. That said, if you have no training with a weapon and are not prepared to use it correctly, you are probably better off carrying nothing or a whistle. If you are impulsive or otherwise have extremely poor decision making skills, you are also better off without it. It is not weird to walk with a firearm, provided that it is carried in a comfortable way and well concealed (if a civilian). I have carried a handgun for a while now, as an Army medic, armed guard, and also off duty. It actually is the opposite for me. It feels weird to not have a gun.
     


  7. gnatty8

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    Bought a classic over the weekend, the Walther PPK. I was a little spooked about buying a .380 given how hard it is to find ammunition of this calibre, but this firearm is just such a classic, I had to have it. Anybody have one of these?
     


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    Now, I don't know where u live but I suppose you carry it for protection, is that really necessary? I mean, sure, I get the shooting at a range thing, but isn't it a bit weird to walk around with a GUN? [​IMG]

    Here is just one reason I am considering carrying a weapon in certain limited circumstances..
     


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    Here is just one reason I am considering carrying a weapon in certain limited circumstances..

    So that you can shoot a dog that you didn't know was about to bite you?
     


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    So that you can shoot a dog that you didn't know was about to bite you?

    Something like that, yes..
     


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    Eye doctor says I have to take a break from studying every once in a while to look far away or law school will ruin my eyes. So I took this incredible Smith out for a 15-minute, 50-round respite from Civil Procedure: [​IMG]
    Bought a classic over the weekend, the Walther PPK. I was a little spooked about buying a .380 given how hard it is to find ammunition of this calibre, but this firearm is just such a classic, I had to have it. Anybody have one of these?
    No, but the Sig P232 is pretty close. Be careful that the slide does not get you in the web between your thumb and forefinger as it comes back -- if you have large hands this can really be an issue. Painful. [​IMG] Is .380 really that hard to find? I tend to specialize in really out of the way calibers (and I also collect antique amunition) so .380 is dead common to me. Now .22 Jet, .256 Win Mag, .300 Whisper, .17 Bumble Bee. .38-45 Bain and Davies, those calibers are just starting to get out of the way for me. ~ H
     


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    Is .380 really that hard to find? I tend to specialize in really out of the way calibers (and I also collect antique amunition) so .380 is dead common to me. Now .22 Jet, .256 Win Mag, .300 Whisper, .17 Bumble Bee. .38-45 Bain and Davies, those calibers are just starting to get out of the way for me.

    ~ H


    Bought my PPK at Bass Pro Shops, and they had one box of .380 that they sold to me with the gun. I stopped at another store on the way back to my place and they had none. I was told that if I am patient and don't mind ordering online that it can be found, but does not seem to be very easy to find in the bricks and mortar stores..

    Thanks for the tip on the slide, I'll watch for that (ouch)
     


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    Bought a classic over the weekend, the Walther PPK. I was a little spooked about buying a .380 given how hard it is to find ammunition of this calibre, but this firearm is just such a classic, I had to have it. Anybody have one of these?

    While it is a classic, I would not recommend it except as a collection piece. First off, only the real Walthers are worth it and the Smith & Wesson licensed copies have quite a bad reputation. Also, the slide of the PPK tends to slice and dice hands, as Huntsman remarks. In .380, the Sig 232 is a much better choice of pistol. Also, a Makarov would be a better choice IMO (in 9x18 Mak). However, all of these are heavy and without much ammo capacity. For a carry pistol there are better options, and I would probably move to 9mm as well.
     


  14. JustinW

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    Bought a classic over the weekend, the Walther PPK. I was a little spooked about buying a .380 given how hard it is to find ammunition of this calibre, but this firearm is just such a classic, I had to have it. Anybody have one of these?

    Nice one!

    I love my Browning/Beretta .380. You can get some good defensive rounds from Cabellas (incl. Buffalo Bore +P, if your PPK is rated for it) and some cheap plinking Monarch JHP and FMJ ($14ish) and Winchester White Box at Academy.

    A lot of people rubbish the .380, but it a nice round to shoot and relatively lethal.
     


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    Thought about moving the vert grip farther forward? That close, you might as well be using the magwell.

    a close up vert. grip is good for room clearing and clearing your way up a stairwell. it gives you quick target acquisition and quick muzzle direction changes (multiple targets, etc). pretty much useless long range IMO, but in confined areas its great.
     


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