Gun Appreciation Thread

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

  1. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    So much for those cheap Carbines and Garands [​IMG]

    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news...205_71329.html


    One wonders what kind of shape they'd be in, anyway. I liked the blooper that the M1 Garand was first manufactured in 1926--off by a decade (or maybe a typo, to be charitable.)
     
  2. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I read elsewhere that you retired today. Happy retirement?


    Previously missed this. Thanks for the kind words. So far I am enjoying being retired immensely. I have done more shooting in the few weeks since I retired than I did during my last year as editor of Gun World, paradoxical as that may seem!
     
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    Two purchases.

    Benelli M4:
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    Sig P239 SAS Gen 2 .40:
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    Damn Kronik. That Benelli is a beast. How much does one of those puppies run?
     
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    Damn Kronik. That Benelli is a beast. How much does one of those puppies run?
    Ramz, 1500 before rebate. They're running rebates on all tactical shotguns until, I believe, December. The rebate on the M4 is the highest at 200 bones.
     
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    Went to the gun show with my dad today - he wound up finding a near-mint Series 70 Government Model in 9mm for $1100, traded a used Sig 226 and $500 cash for it. Blue Book puts it at $1100ish, but every one of them I've seen in person has been more along the lines of $1800-2000 - Government 9s are even less common than Commander 9s and they're not easy to find.

    We're thinking about getting him on the waiting list at Heirloom Precision (Ted Yost/Jason Burton) for a full custom job. 2-3 years is a long wait, but with the stock sights he couldn't see well enough to shoot it anyway.
     
  9. Huntsman

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    The 9mm Series 70 is very nice indeed. They trade around $1500 here, but $1100 is still quite a good price. Unless it is in poor shape or has been reblued already, I'd hate to mod it.

    For his birthday this year (it's early) I got my father on the waiting list for the gunsmith who used to work for Evolution Gun Works (Koenig's former pistolsmith) -- not doing a full job, but $1000 woth of work on a Series 80 Gold Cup in Stainless -- the gun wasn't perfect and hat a bit of a takedown scratch (which we both abhor), so we figue it is ok to mess with.

    ~ H
     
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    Ramz, 1500 before rebate. They're running rebates on all tactical shotguns until, I believe, December. The rebate on the M4 is the highest at 200 bones.
    Ouch. A bit too rich for my home defense needs.
     
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    I finally took my Gen4 Glock 22 to the range - probably the softest recoil I've felt in a .40, the interchangeable backstrap thing is a bit gimmicky compared to the M&P line or HK's P30 but it's functional.

    I hate shooting Glocks and M&Ps back to back, though - the M&P feels so much better in the hand, but the reset is so weak and indistinct after using a Glock I end up short-stroking half the mag.
     
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    I'll probably be purchasing my first HD firearm when I move for work. I have a feeling the location won't be as safe where I'm living as of late, nor next to my close friends. I was hoping a family member would transfer over his Remington to me, but he's afraid he can't because it has a pistol grip. If you purchase a shotgun with one before the laws changed in CA, do you have to retrofit your gun to abide by the current laws?

    Living in CA sucks for gun ownership, but some of the ones I hope to eventually own are:

    • Hk USP .45
    • SA Operator or Kimber Tactical
    • S&W .357

    ...and an RPG-7. Anyways, I have fired all those at the range (sans the RPG :p) a few times and a really enjoyed the way they handled. I also wouldn't mind getting my hands on a nicely used Sig or P9S. Random question, but what exactly is the reason the Beretta 96G Elite II is outlawed here in California?
     
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    Two purchases.

    Benelli M4:
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  14. JLibourel

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    Went to the gun show with my dad today - he wound up finding a near-mint Series 70 Government Model in 9mm for $1100, traded a used Sig 226 and $500 cash for it. Blue Book puts it at $1100ish, but every one of them I've seen in person has been more along the lines of $1800-2000 - Government 9s are even less common than Commander 9s and they're not easy to find.

    We're thinking about getting him on the waiting list at Heirloom Precision (Ted Yost/Jason Burton) for a full custom job. 2-3 years is a long wait, but with the stock sights he couldn't see well enough to shoot it anyway.


    In my experience with the breed--and every pistolsmith I've consulted on the matter concurs--it's a lot harder to get stake-your-life-on-it reliability with a Government-sized 9mm than with a .45. A pity, because they can be extremely sweet shooting guns.

    I have a 9mm Gold Cup--the limited production Elite IX--nice gun, but I do occasionally get some nasty hang-ups with it.
     
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    The only really reliable 9mm 1911s I've heard of are Paras /troll
     

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