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The Gun thread

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Just sent in for a Kimber M82 from the CMP. And bought a shotshell reloading press, too. Nice M1 you have there. One of the last ones made.

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def have to see pics of the kimber when it arrives...in like august or something ;)

Love my springy M1- has winchester bolt and milled trigger housing so its def a "springchester" but I really don't see the point in correcting it. To me, it's a perfectly correct CMP piece. Has the birch stock however, so as always, in the eternal search for a nice USGI walnut stock. Consider yourself lucky..

Going forward, I need either another old/cool centerfire, like a mosin, lee or mauser- or my first handgun. Was thinking a used .22 revolver for plinking, then maybe a 9mm for blammo/ccw action.

Kind of a longarm guy, was raised in a handgun = evil environment, so I'm a bit perplexed as to how to really dip my toe in the water here. I know I want one to aid the rifle, shotgun, 22lr lever complement I've built up, but so many choices- so little $.

gun people, help? lol

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def have to see pics of the kimber when it arrives...in like august or something ;)

Love my springy M1- has winchester bolt and milled trigger housing so its def a "springchester" but I really don't see the point in correcting it. To me, it's a perfectly correct CMP piece. Has the birch stock however, so as always, in the eternal search for a nice USGI walnut stock. Consider yourself lucky..

Going forward, I need either another old/cool centerfire, like a mosin, lee or mauser- or my first handgun. Was thinking a used .22 revolver for plinking, then maybe a 9mm for blammo/ccw action.

Kind of a longarm guy, was raised in a handgun = evil environment, so I'm a bit perplexed as to how to really dip my toe in the water here. I know I want one to complement the rifle, shotgun, 22lr lever complement I've built up, but so many choices- so little $.

gun people, help? lol

Yeah, the Kimbers are selling like hotcakes, even more than the Garands, apparently.

It looks great as it is. I was surprised to get USGI wood, guess my notewriting skills are pretty good. I mean, why go for "Correct" when you can just enjoy it the way it is, a great rifle. My rifle has most of the parts matching, HRA bolt, barrel, trigger group(I think), etc. Which doesn't really matter to me, it's just cool that most of the rifle stayed that way since 1953.

A Heritage Rough Rider is a good start, cheap, single-action, .22. it eats all ammo, since it's a revolver, and it's a single action, which means it'll last forever. Other than that, take a look at Rugers, and S&W's. Do you have a FFL 03?

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have to strike while the iron's hot on this post-

My grandfather actually just purchased a Heritage Rough Rider about a month shy of his 79th birthday. 6.5" barrel, wood grips, fiber optic sight. Apparently it comes with a .22WMR cylinder as well. So, it'll take 22 S/L/LR and magnum. For about $250 it looks like a steal. Pretty sure I'll get some trigger time on it when we head to the range soon- but it looked beautiful. S&W's are a bit out of my price range- I was looking at the ruger LCR but I hate the fact that it's double action only. I really do like to cock the hammer to mitigate some trigger pull.

No C&R license for me- yet, but eventually. It's suprisingly easy to find older guns at LGS' in NC. There are a distinct lack of ranges however, so most of the time I'm looking at em', not shooting. Good for the wallet when the cost of ammo seems to have no ceiling, but it's kind of like having a classic car that sits in the garage year-round too.

Nevertheless, I doubt I'll be able to resist a 91/30 and a spam can of 7.62x54R for too long while the price remains right... D:

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have to strike while the iron's hot on this post-

My grandfather actually just purchased a Heritage Rough Rider about a month shy of his 79th birthday. 6.5" barrel, wood grips, fiber optic sight. Apparently it comes with a .22WMR cylinder as well. So, it'll take 22 S/L/LR and magnum. For about $250 it looks like a steal. Pretty sure I'll get some trigger time on it when we head to the range soon- but it looked beautiful. S&W's are a bit out of my price range- I was looking at the ruger LCR but I hate the fact that it's double action only. I really do like to cock the hammer to mitigate some trigger pull.

No C&R license for me- yet, but eventually. It's suprisingly easy to find older guns at LGS' in NC. There are a distinct lack of ranges however, so most of the time I'm looking at em', not shooting. Good for the wallet when the cost of ammo seems to have no ceiling, but it's kind of like having a classic car that sits in the garage year-round too.

Nevertheless, I doubt I'll be able to resist a 91/30 and a spam can of 7.62x54R for too long while the price remains right... D:

Mosin's are always a great choice.

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If you're going to get a handgun do not waste your time getting a .22, they are just not fun. I don't know why anyone would get one.

I'd get a Beretta, Walther or Sig if I were you. My personal favorite is my CZ75 SP01.

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I just wish those big names didn't command such high prices : (

I kinda want a M-1934 but the allure of the 9mm luger caliber is pretty high.

edit/ Maxx, I do like the CZ compact models too. Gotta get to a local shop and see what's there.

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9mm Luger is my personal favorite, man. My Glock 17, My SP01, and my Beretta CX4 Storm carbine. Great fun, nice power and cheap.

If I may ask what is your target price range for a pistol?

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If you're going to get a handgun do not waste your time getting a .22, they are just not fun. I don't know why anyone would get one.

Wat. They're very fun. The most fun thing about them is shooting thousands of rounds without paying much.

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9mm Luger is my personal favorite, man. My Glock 17, My SP01, and my Beretta CX4 Storm carbine. Great fun, nice power and cheap.

If I may ask what is your target price range for a pistol?

Right now, if i spend more that $500 on one I've spent too much. I realize that MSRP varies widely from the actual shop price, but yeah.

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I almost feel dirty saying it, but a Glock 17 Gen 3 or 4 with RTF is actually a really good bang-for-buck deal.

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I almost feel dirty saying it, but a Glock 17 Gen 3 or 4 with RTF is actually a really good bang-for-buck deal.

RTF?

The Czech CZ pistols can be had cheaper, though I've heard mixed things from them in terms of reliability and quality control. Accuracy is generally well-regarded at least. As a carry piece, if that's something that interests you (or anyone else reading), forget about it. For a range pistol though, you can do worse than the Czech CZ pistols. S&W SDs are Glock clones and they're a bit cheaper, while still being generally quality. They also make the Sigmas. Don't know about the quality of those, but every S&W I've used or heard much about is usually pretty solid. Aside from those, basically the only pistols you're going to get for like ~$400 and under are either pocket pistols, pieces of shit, or both. You could do worse than Hi-Points for something that's like $180, so you could spend the rest of the dosh on ammunition. Problem is, Hi-Points are blocky as shit, a tad unwieldy, and heavy. Definitely not carry guns, like the CZs, except actually worse for carry. Still, they work, and they have a life-time warranty. You just have to pay shipping to get those shits repaired.

I would advise going for either a CZ or S&W for a budget gun.

If you could cough up $550-$600 for a Gen 3/4 Glock, that's a good idea. The 19 I use is damn solid. Only three malfunctions in probably a thousand or so rounds, and that was probably the result of budget ammunition quality control failures (not able to replicate those failures). It's a Gen 4. No problems with the stock grip stippling, running stock everything. Stock sights are decent, although replacing them with some tritium insert sights would be smart. Trigger runs well, mags are reliable, and the three stock 15-round mags run like champs of course.

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I also bought a Stoeger coach gun last week. Still waiting until I can pick it up, though.

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Tons of people conceal carry hi-powers and CZs just fine.

A CZ isn't an FN High Power. Quality control differs vastly.

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RTF = Rough Texture Frame it's a type of gripping built in to the plastic of the handle.

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took the m1 to the range. they think my HXP is armor piercing D: did not take me up on the offer to split a pulled bullet down the middle to show that it is lead core, steel jacket. Long story short, had to buy fuggin green box SP @ $24.99/20. There goes my whole 'buy em cheap stack em deep' strategy :(

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well fuck, that's a waste D:

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Currently, I have a single-shot 12 gauge shot gun. Along with that, we have a 30-06 scoped, bolt action, rifle, a 30-06 scoped, lever-action Winchester, and a pump-action 20 gauge.

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I ran into this tidbit and thought it was worthy of sharing. I own #5941420. Apparently, the very next serial'd M1 produced by Springfield Armory was chosen to be preserved in their museum!

http://ww3.rediscov.com/spring/VFPCGI.exe?IDCFile=/spring/DETAILS.IDC,SPECIFIC=12146,DATABASE=80313979,

So much for trying to get sequential serial numbers :P

cool to know that its brother rifle still exists, and probably will exist far into the future.

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That is really fucking cool!

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That's pretty freakin' neat.

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