March 02, 2014

Sunday Gun Thread
— Open Blogger

Stupid Gun Laws Are Stupid

It looks like many aspects of the NYSAFE Act are unenforceable.

Wojdan was accused of violating the SAFE Act's restriction concerning the number of rounds of ammunition in a magazine. Police said Wojdan had 10 rounds in a gun, which exceeded the new limit of seven in a magazine.

During a traffic stop, Watson ruled, police have a right to ensure their safety by taking the magazine out of the pistol — but they cannot see how much ammunition is in the weapon without a warrant. That's what Wojdan's attorney James Tresmond argued in court.


Dozens Of Guns Lost By The ATF

I'm sure the agents responsible will be held responsible. /sarc

The incidents were catalogued in a report Wednesday by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Internal records obtained by the newspaper reportedly show ATF agents had their guns lost or stolen at least 45 times between 2009 and 2013.

But don't worry, they've recovered some of them.


Smart Gun Owners Don't Need Smart Guns

The latest smart gun models are receiving high praise from those who most likely blanch at the thought of ever even touching an actual dumb gun. Who knows, maybe they will soon become the next must-have celebrity fashion accessory, replacing diamond-studded iPhone cases and small hairy purse-dogs that remind me of Muskie lures.

Despite the cacophony of pro-smart-gun propaganda, I won’t ever own one. My reason is simple: They’re dangerous, unproven junk.

I’m a firm believer in the KISS principal: Keep It Simple, Stupid – especially when it comes to personal security. The more complex the plan, the more you rely on technology, the greater the likelihood it can fail.

Gun Of The Week

(answer below) Marksmanship Award
A home intruder should have listened when the home owner told him she was armed.

The criminal apparently chose not to take her warning seriously and continued to attempt to gain entry into her house. Detroit Police 3rd Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson said the woman “told him to stop, but he didn’t listen.”

She then fired one shot at the suspect, hitting him in the chest. She immediately called 911 after the shooting.

The man fled on foot and was found near the house shortly after.

“He was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival,”

Gun Of The Week Answer
That there is the Beretta Silver Pigeon I.


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1 Kinda wide here

Posted by: Grover's at March 02, 2014 08:13 AM (9aKQB)

2 How en-widening.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 02, 2014 08:13 AM (cK0tU)

3 That's an awfully wide shotgun ya' got there, Tex.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Rounding Error Extraordinaire at March 02, 2014 08:15 AM (e/RrC)

4 That ain't yer daddys' wide shotgun, Cowboy...

Posted by: GySgt Hartmann at March 02, 2014 08:18 AM (e/RrC)

5 PSL: Nice.

Posted by: toby928 tries laconic at March 02, 2014 08:18 AM (QupBk)

6 If you shoot much Russky ammo, you might want to order some more. Obama May order imports from Russia stopped. Just ordered 1K for .24 a round. 124 gr soft points.

Posted by: Agitator at March 02, 2014 08:19 AM (UCw9w)

7 I give a wide berth to potential victims packing wide double barrel shotguns.

Posted by: Obamas' Son #XXXIV at March 02, 2014 08:20 AM (e/RrC)

8 "Smart Gun" linkie is kludged.

Posted by: Kirk at March 02, 2014 08:21 AM (GBnWt)

9 The dems in NJ are making noises about introducing bills to lower clip sizes and restrict weapons, hopefully this will give them pause.

Probably not.


Posted by: Kreplach at March 02, 2014 08:21 AM (Xkr8I)

10 What does he mean forged not machined? Even a forged part needs machining. Forging alone cannot give you the tolerance you need for anything other than a horseshoe.

Posted by: toby928 at March 02, 2014 08:21 AM (QupBk)

11 Finally got my carry license, have my copy of The Law of Self Defense that I need to get busy and elevate to the top of my reading stack, but for the time being I can keep a pistol in my car now and not worry about the popo taking it if I get pulled over. No, I do not live above the Mason/Dixon line.

Posted by: Gmac-Pondering the coming implosion, and hoping its 404care at March 02, 2014 08:22 AM (baiNQ)

12 Since I have a chance to get a question in early: Do any of you have any experience with S&K no-drill mounts for the 03A3?

Posted by: toby928 at March 02, 2014 08:26 AM (QupBk)

13 Third week of using ammo bot sites to find my ammo. Am now turning down alerts due to having procured over 5k rounds of various flavors in three weeks through the mail. Another 2.5k of 22 back ordered. New ammo safe is full. Mrs VIA's fluffy came home Friday. Other than putting buffer tube and stock on second lower, and ordering the MK III, we are done for a while. Well, my birthday is next month...so.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2014 08:30 AM (iYeAD)

14 @ 11 Gmac, Good at ya! Congratulations!

Posted by: Judge Roy Bean at March 02, 2014 08:30 AM (cCxiu)

15 SIL bought my daughter a Springfield XD in .40 as an early birthday present. She loves it. I might have picked out something different for her, but he paid for it, so good on him. I think I'll keep him.

Posted by: That SOB van Owen at March 02, 2014 08:31 AM (GLmwR)

16 You gun-bitches make me sick.

Posted by: Average Democrat at March 02, 2014 08:32 AM (JQuNB)

17 "You gun-bitches make me sick" Barako, is that you?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2014 08:35 AM (iYeAD)

18 Silver Pigeon! Have one in .20 ga. Got it for $650. Unfired in the Box!

Posted by: garrett at March 02, 2014 08:37 AM (qE/jJ)

19 Smart Gun, Broken Link need trimming.

Posted by: toby928 at March 02, 2014 08:38 AM (QupBk)

20 So BATF is very good at losing guns.  What are they supposed to be good at?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 08:43 AM (GKbOt)

21 That is one awesome looking double-barreled shotgun, just the right kind for Slow Joe Biden to fire into the air or through a door to frighten off intruders.

Posted by: Cycomiko66 at March 02, 2014 08:46 AM (x/MmU)

22 And 33 people were stabbed to death in an apparent Uighur terrorist attack in China. But don't dare bring that up to lefty, because racist.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 02, 2014 08:48 AM (olDqf)

23 Howdy Horde!



Has anyone seen the Remington R51 in person?  If so is it as nifty as it looks?

Posted by: Steck at March 02, 2014 08:48 AM (5i94q)

24 Let an FFL lose just ONE gun and see what happens.

One set of rules for the peasants, one for the aristocracy.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 08:49 AM (celt+)

25 The necessary characteristic of a self-defense weapon is reliability. It has to work every time, rain or shine, light or dark, hot or cold, and it has to work if you haven't touched it for a year, and it has to work at a moment's notice. And it has to work in the most bizarre of circumstances, and for whomever you need it to work. Frankly, we're a long way away from technology that can do that electronically while recognizing good guys from bad - and even then, people will work to defeat that technology (EMPs, RFID jammers, or generically what's called ECM). People can go ahead and work on the technology, but trying to mandate it is like trying to ban air travel because some scientists think someday they'll crack quantum teleportation.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 02, 2014 08:50 AM (qyfb5)

26 Has anyone seen the Remington R51 in person? If so is it as nifty as it looks?
Posted by: Steck

------------------

Here's a not-so-promising review. As always, let someone else do the beta testing. I dig it, but I'll wait a couple years and see how it shakes out.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/02/foghorn/gun-review-remington-r51/

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 08:51 AM (celt+)

27 Sure, the ATF "lost" those guns, right.

Posted by: [/i][/b]KG at March 02, 2014 08:51 AM (IPz9m)

28 Suggested topics: How the AR 15 is a woman's gun, while the AK47 is a gun for men.  Also, a great topic would be how liberals most hated guns are all black. Coincidence? I think not

Posted by: Dick Nixon at March 02, 2014 08:52 AM (VrVBw)

29 J.J. The argument becomes that if they would have had guns, the death toll would have been higher. There is no amount of logic that can change their view. Of course it is telling that the first effort by Ukrainian rebels was to make it legal for citizens to have guns.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2014 08:52 AM (iYeAD)

30
"Smart Gun" linkie is kludged.

Posted by: Kirk at March 02, 2014 01:21 PM (GBnWt)








*snort*

Considering the subject matter, that's funny.


Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 02, 2014 08:52 AM (aYjRw)

31 Oh and the ATF has been losing guns for decades, though most of them have been guns they confiscated, with or without legal cause, and were later unable to account for. Sold, stolen, lost, destroyed, comfortably in the safes of ATF employees.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 02, 2014 08:52 AM (qyfb5)

32 What does he mean forged not machined?>>

He probably dropped a word from that sentence It is forged not "just" machined. Someone in the design or metallurgy department told the Ad guys to highlight that the receiver is "forged". Since forging steel imparts higher strength by changing the steel's microstructure.

Posted by: The Hickster at March 02, 2014 08:53 AM (TI3xG)

33 31 Sold, stolen, lost, destroyed, comfortably in the safes of ATF employees.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 02, 2014 01:52 PM (qyfb5)

All these stories are false.

Posted by: Harry Reid at March 02, 2014 08:53 AM (YgTB4)

34 I love guns, the bigger the better. but I like air guns and airsoft guns too, maybe we could do a air gun or airsoft thread one day? just a suggestion

Posted by: Shoey at March 02, 2014 08:54 AM (vA94g)

35 That gun of the week is beautiful.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 02, 2014 08:55 AM (A98Xu)

36 12 Since I have a chance to get a question in early: Do any of you have any experience with S&K no-drill mounts for the 03A3? Posted by: toby928© at March 02, 2014 01:26 PM (QupBk) I don't have any experience with that particular mount, but I have experience with screwing up a classic military rife. If your O3A3 is pristine with matching numbers and has never been modified you should leave it alone. Don't modify the bolt or the stock even if you don't have to drill the scope mount. You'll be glad you didn't.

Posted by: Franklly at March 02, 2014 08:56 AM (ylvmo)

37 re: Detroit story.

What does a THIRD Deputy Chief do?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 08:56 AM (GKbOt)

38 What are CT unregistered gun owners going to do when the police start going door to door?

Posted by: Seems legit at March 02, 2014 08:56 AM (A98Xu)

39
Suggested topics: How the AR 15 is a woman's gun, while the AK47 is a gun for men. Also, a great topic would be how liberals most hated guns are all black. Coincidence? I think not

Posted by: Dick Nixon at March 02, 2014 01:52 PM (VrVBw)







No such thing as a woman's gun. Or a man's gun. There's only guns and shooters.

When it comes to guns, the differences between us as men and women are miniscule compared to the differences between us as individuals.

And yeah, black guns.......

http://tinyurl.com/pxw4xv4

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 02, 2014 08:56 AM (aYjRw)

40 What are CT unregistered gun owners going to do when the police start going door to door?>>

Relay horrible boating accident stories.

Posted by: The Hickster at March 02, 2014 08:58 AM (TI3xG)

41
Here's a not-so-promising review. As always, let someone else do the beta testing. I dig it, but I'll wait a couple years and see how it shakes out.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/02/foghorn/gun-review-remington-r51/

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 01:51 PM (celt+)


Taro, Ouch!  Thank you.

Posted by: Steck at March 02, 2014 08:59 AM (5i94q)

42
What are CT unregistered gun owners going to do when the police start going door to door?>>







There's a reason that 80% receivers have become insanely popular.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 02, 2014 08:59 AM (aYjRw)

43 Let's not forget that jacktard Cuomo rushed NYSAFE law through and initially forgot to exempt the NYPD. 

Posted by: Titanium at March 02, 2014 08:59 AM (IgOQg)

44 20 So BATF is very good at losing guns. What are they supposed to be good at? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 01:43 PM (GKbOt) Trampling on our constitutional rights.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, used to be MrCaniac at March 02, 2014 09:00 AM (HxSXm)

45 What are CT unregistered gun owners going to do when the police start going door to door?>> Fire a warning shot through the door!

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 02, 2014 09:02 AM (qE/jJ)

46 Fire a warning shot through the door!

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 02, 2014 02:02 PM (qE/jJ)


Better make it two, right Joe?

Posted by: [/i][/b]KG at March 02, 2014 09:03 AM (IPz9m)

47 I am going to relate smart gun technology to dishwashers.  I just replaced my dishwasher.  The previous dishwasher was four years old.  The controller card failed.  It was a Bosch Dishwasher and I had paid over $800 for it.  Yes it was very quiet and it got the dishes very clean.  I replaced it with a Whirlpool dishwasher for less than the cost of the replacement electronics.  It is not quite as quiet but it cost less than the replacement controller card.  Several years ago in a different house I had a Kitchen Aid dishwasher that required a new controller card after about four years.  And another one after about two more years.


It seems that the electronics are the likely failure point in modern appliances.  The old electromechanical appliances would last for twenty years or more although they had fewer features.  There are very few features I want in a gun and those features are provided pretty simply and reliably by mechanical means.


I want the gun to shoot when I pull the trigger and not shoot if I don't.  That is it.  That is the functionality I want.  I don't want any other features.  Electronics will not improve on that.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at March 02, 2014 09:06 AM (PD6iL)

48 Stop the hate, you homophobic faggots!

Posted by: Average Democrat at March 02, 2014 09:09 AM (JQuNB)

49 Nice over/under gun eh? I have a Remington 1858 Carbine I am ruminating over converting.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 02, 2014 09:10 AM (TE35l)

50 23 Steck, There's a review of one at The Truth about Guns... It seems to be a very nifty CCW pistol.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 02, 2014 09:12 AM (TE35l)

51 Anything that has the gall to call themselves "Smart _____s" I instinctively distrust. Never found one worth crap. "Smarties" candy doesn't count as a refutation of my point. ("Smarty" is a term usually used with sarcasm not praise anyways.)

Posted by: Sister Sestina at March 02, 2014 09:13 AM (Em6d4)

52 It seems that the electronics are the likely failure point in modern appliances.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at March 02, 2014 02:06 PM (PD6iL)


Electronics are a primary failure point in almost anything, especially since we have Chinese making them for us. You know, the guys who allow lead in baby food.

Posted by: [/i][/b]KG at March 02, 2014 09:14 AM (IPz9m)

53 It looks like many aspects of the NYSAFE Act are unenforceable.

Good. Written by clowns, for idiots' benefit.

And Duh!1 is dumb as a rock. Can't point that out enough....

Posted by: backhoe at March 02, 2014 09:14 AM (ULH4o)

54 Fixed link for "Smart Gun Owners Don't need Smart Guns"

http://tinyurl.com/mglcdm2

Posted by: The Hickster at March 02, 2014 09:15 AM (TI3xG)

55 I was going to grab myself a Mech Tech 1911 carbine upper this month, then realized that I have to buy new exhausts for both my car and motorcycle this spring.

Grrr. White man's problems.


Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 09:19 AM (celt+)

56 black guns are why gun control was first instituted.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 02, 2014 09:20 AM (TqU4s)

57 for an AK apparently a coal shovel is an 80% reciever

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 02, 2014 09:22 AM (TqU4s)

58 39?
Cur?

All of the women dear to me could shoot anything- like a man. If anything they were better shots with pistols & rifles & shotguns & full-auto stuff than a lot of men I've known.

Women can be deadly. That does not make them unfeminine. Far from it. They knew I would step up to any threat to them. And I knew if I fell they would grab my weapons & fight to the death.

Posted by: backhoe at March 02, 2014 09:23 AM (ULH4o)

59 Gun of the week: AK-47, or an AR-15

Right?

Posted by: Jay in Ames at March 02, 2014 09:27 AM (n1pvU)

60 Well, it is a bit tough to simultaneously handle a 9 mm, an oar, and a picnic basket whilst out on the family boat.

Posted by: Sharkman, Ex-ATF Agent at March 02, 2014 09:27 AM (0hpEX)

61

What are CT unregistered gun owners going to do when the police start going door to door?

 

 

1. Best Case:  Refuse entry to nice policeman and get their lawyer on the phone. 

 

2.  One likely case:  Survive SWAT Breaking down their doors with out anyone dying, except may be thedog.  Only bumps and bruises with destroyed doors, furniture, gunsafe.  Find out the warrant was bad, but cops not disciplined and no civil suit possible.

 

3.  Possible case:  Shot by SWAT who saw cell phone in homeowners hand, and "officer safety!"

 

4.  Eventually:  SWAT raid met by armed homeowner.  Multiple funerals.  And then the fallout happens.  Someone decides to go full Dorner.  Police get scared, panic and overreact.  Innocents get shot and many are killed.  Others decide to retaliate.  State and Feds go full facist. 

Posted by: What could possibly go worng? at March 02, 2014 09:29 AM (D+lxs)

62 That looks like the 88mm fully automatic assault rifle.

Posted by: MSM at March 02, 2014 09:30 AM (sOtz/)

63 "Smart" is the new Obviously Wrong Label, just like internet sites and political groups that use the words "Real" and "Truth." The label almost guarantees what's behind it is rubbish, i.e. "9/11 Truth Group" or "Reality-Based Community." Or "Smart Car."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 02, 2014 09:30 AM (qyfb5)

64
Which one of you evil right wing 9/11 surviving ex-military tea party members is packing?

Posted by: Liam Neesom at March 02, 2014 09:30 AM (gorVZ)

65 "28 Suggested topics: How the AR 15 is a woman's gun, while the AK47 is a gun for men. Also, a great topic would be how liberals most hated guns are all black. Coincidence? I think not

Posted by: Dick Nixon at March 02, 2014 01:52 PM (VrVBw)"



Is this in the category of longbows are for women but a crossbow is a man's weapon?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at March 02, 2014 09:31 AM (PD6iL)

66 You can have your damn guns. I'm the world's greatest Pan-flautist.

Posted by: Zamfir at March 02, 2014 09:31 AM (JQuNB)

67 That Silver Pigeon is a gorgeous shotgun. Hey, I got my IL FOID card after only a few weeks! Thought it would be backed up for nine months or more. Needed it to be able to order ammo shipped in.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at March 02, 2014 09:32 AM (tmFlQ)

68 long bows arent for women becoz bewbs

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 02, 2014 09:33 AM (GQpui)

69 Meanwhile five San Francisco cops have been indicted by federal grand juries.  Charges include theft.  To whit - a $500 Apple gift card that one used to buy an iPhone and an iPod Nano.

http://www.newsoxy.com/world/five-san-francisco-cops-indicted-155079.html

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 09:34 AM (GKbOt)

70 Did the ATF look under the sofa cushions?  That's where I find stuff.


Posted by: alexthechick - come for the Global Warming stay for the SMOD at March 02, 2014 09:36 AM (Gk3SS)

71 "68 long bows arent for women becoz bewbs

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 02, 2014 02:33 PM (GQpui)"



Katness Everdeen and that girl in the Narnia movies disagree.  So does Darryl Dixon.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at March 02, 2014 09:36 AM (PD6iL)

72 I got a gun topic. Flying guns. The A 10. Designed for use against tanks. Recent events in the Ukraine demonstrate it has not outlived its usefulness.

Posted by: Thunderb at March 02, 2014 09:36 AM (zOTsN)

73 55 I was going to grab myself a Mech Tech 1911 carbine upper this month, then realized that I have to buy new exhausts for both my car and motorcycle this spring.

Grrr. White man's problems.


Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 02:19 PM (celt+)

Why do you need a new exhaust for your motorcycle?  I don't usually hear of those going bad.

Posted by: Titanium at March 02, 2014 09:37 AM (IgOQg)

74 69 Meanwhile five San Francisco cops have been indicted by federal grand juries. Charges include theft. To whit - a $500 Apple gift card that one used to buy an iPhone and an iPod Nano. http://www.newsoxy.com/world/five-san-francisco-cops-indicted-155079.html Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 02:34 PM (GKbOt) Well it's not like they raped anybody or shot anybody's dog.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 02, 2014 09:37 AM (UAMVq)

75 Someone tell that Nazi-marked Radom Vis at Cabela's to stop trying to seduce me.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 09:37 AM (celt+)

76 Smart Guns?  The Only Ones demanding that they be exempted tells me all I need to know about their feasibility, reliability, and safety.

Posted by: butch at March 02, 2014 09:40 AM (m12IB)

77 I got a gun topic. Flying guns. The A 10. Designed for use against tanks. Recent events in the Ukraine demonstrate it has not outlived its usefulness. Posted by: Thunderb at March 02, 2014 02:36 PM (zOTsN)


I do not comprehend the push to get rid of the A10.  It might not be sexy but it's effective.

Crappity.  Just checked the weather and we're (NWNC) getting ice and snow tomorrow night.  Noooooo. 

Posted by: alexthechick - come for the Global Warming stay for the SMOD at March 02, 2014 09:40 AM (Gk3SS)

78 Why do you need a new exhaust for your motorcycle? I don't usually hear of those going bad.
Posted by: Titanium

-------------

Well, I don't NEED it. I want it. Because it's black and it sounds a tad throatier (not loud, just fuller) than the stocker, and it's a bit lighter and freer-flowing. When you've got less than 50 HP, you need all the help you can get.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 09:42 AM (celt+)

79 Hey, guys!  Just finished with my Sunday morning, aka "3 Hours a Slave."  Laundry is done, taking a break before the dusting, vacuuming and cat box funfest.  I need to get more .38 ammo, we are going to the range again on 3/16, can't wait!!  I saw a box of 100 at Big 5 for $50, but it seemed a little pricey.  Should I just get it?  I want lots and lots and I did shoot 100 last time.

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 09:42 AM (8lmkt)

80 Posted by: What could possibly go worng? at March 02, 2014 02:29 PM (D+lxs) Yes, that's what I was thinking.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 02, 2014 09:43 AM (A98Xu)

81 "75 Someone tell that Nazi-marked Radom Vis at Cabela's to stop trying to seduce me.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 02:37 PM (celt+)"



We are attracted by different oddball guns.  The Nepalese surplus stuff at Atlanta Cutlery is what wakes me up in the middle of the night softly calling my name and begging me to take them home.  Surely if I had a Martini-Henry and a Snyder conversion Enfield I would be truely happy.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at March 02, 2014 09:44 AM (PD6iL)

82 I need a gun

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 09:44 AM (t3UFN)

83

NY Safe Act?

 

During a traffic stop, Watson ruled, police have a right to ensure their safety by taking the magazine out of the pistol

 

WTF?  Does anyone think that removing a mag from a gun is a good idea?  Especially considering it will be a policeman with little or NO familiarity with the gun?

Posted by: Over/Under on Negligent Discharges? at March 02, 2014 09:45 AM (D+lxs)

84 82 I need a gun Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 02:44 PM (t3UFN) So go buy one!

Posted by: Insomniac at March 02, 2014 09:46 AM (UAMVq)

85 I want an AR but I live in the People's Republic of CA and don't want a gimped one... blah.

Posted by: [/i][/b]KG at March 02, 2014 09:46 AM (IPz9m)

86 Hi, Nevergiveup.  If you don't have a gun, I can just tell you that buying my first one last summer was one of the most exciting things I've ever done.  And, the morons were extremely helpful and generous with their advice.  I even retained a bunch of emails and tips.  Happy to send them to you, if you want to share your email address.  If  you don't want to put it on the blog, just e me at carolinvenice and the hooya thing.   

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 09:46 AM (8lmkt)

87 peaches on the road right now, so links are hard. use WikiArms, Slickguns or ammoseek as online search bots. Register, then set up email alerts for what caliber and at what price you want to be alerted. that price seems high, if you have time to look for bargains.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2014 09:47 AM (iYeAD)

88 "82 I need a gun

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 02:44 PM (t3UFN)"



Wrong.



You need several guns.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at March 02, 2014 09:47 AM (PD6iL)

89 KG, when we were at the range a few weeks ago, my buddy basically made me shoot his AR.  Seemed like a pretty fine piece of weaponry to me.  Are they altered for "safety" purposes here in stupidland?

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 09:47 AM (8lmkt)

90 Ammo prices are just bonkers. I gave a box of 50 .38 Special to my Dad a while back, the price on the box was $9.99. I don't remember the year but it wasn't *that* long ago.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 02, 2014 09:47 AM (qyfb5)

91 Sorry to sound like a conspiracy nut (no, I'm not), but any "smart" item can be made "stupid" any time the government wants to hit the off switch.

Posted by: RKae at March 02, 2014 09:48 AM (kvKl6)

92 I need a gun You will find it hard to stop at agun.

Posted by: toby928 at March 02, 2014 09:48 AM (QupBk)

93 Got an Enfield .303? Get 'em while they are hot: http://www.sciplus.com/p/BELGIAN-AMMO-POUCH_54300 Although I am surprised (confirmation needed) that the Belgians carried Enfields. Sounds suspiciously like the Brits unloaded WWII Enfields on to the Belgians.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at March 02, 2014 09:48 AM (aDwsi)

94 "I need a gun." More paranoid middle American racism. Probably clings to bibles.

Posted by: MSM at March 02, 2014 09:48 AM (sOtz/)

95 >>>::>12 Since I have a chance to get a question in early: Do any of you have any experience with S&K no-drill mounts for the 03A3?<<<<
.
I have one for a 1917.  Been on there for almost 30 years with no problems. Not a whole lot of use recently though.

Posted by: Javems at March 02, 2014 09:48 AM (ZnvRl)

96 Mero, my buddy gave me a box of 50 when we were at the range last time.  He's had it a while, but it was marked $8.97. 

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 09:49 AM (8lmkt)

97 One of my favorite shotguns that I have shot. Is my Fathers Ted Williams over under 12 gauge. Great feel and for whatever reason I always hit more shooting it.

http://tinyurl.com/ldaakhy

Posted by: The Hickster at March 02, 2014 09:50 AM (TI3xG)

98 You will find it hard to stop at agun.

Posted by: toby928© at March 02, 2014 02:48 PM (QupBk)


This is true, Nevergiveup.  I am already hankering for a small, lightweight automatic, after shooting my buddy's and plinking every time, which I could not do with the beast I call fluffy.

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 09:50 AM (8lmkt)

99 Peaches, they tried to make them completely illegal, but the legislators couldn't even get that right, so you can still get them in crippled form. The limitations are complicated (because the law was dumb), but basically your biggest limitation is dinky magazines. There will be more lawsuits. Because it's all unconstitutional anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 02, 2014 09:50 AM (qyfb5)

100 85  So my CA AR's are gimps???  Howya figure???

Posted by: MAx at March 02, 2014 09:51 AM (b7yum)

101 Yeah I'm here in NJ. It's a lot of paper work. I'll go into the Police this week to get the ball rolling

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 09:51 AM (t3UFN)

102 KG, when we were at the range a few weeks ago, my buddy basically made me shoot his AR. Seemed like a pretty fine piece of weaponry to me. Are they altered for "safety" purposes here in stupidland?

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 02:47 PM (8lmkt)


I am not 100% sure, I thought I read that they passed a law that such guns cannot have the regular magazine release, but have to be "difficult" or something to remove. Maybe it was just pending legislation... Haven't done much research into it, since the price of the things has also kept me out of the market to date.

Posted by: [/i][/b]KG at March 02, 2014 09:52 AM (IPz9m)

103 At one point I planned to buy an Enfield, when the .45 conversions came out, and convert it to .460 Rowland. And then mysteriously, Enfield prices *tripled* overnight. Well, there went that plan.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 02, 2014 09:52 AM (qyfb5)

104 Nevergiveup, I sat and read the rules and regs on the CA state website and dashed straight over to the gun store and I aced that thing.  Then it was, iirc, 10 days before I could pick up fluffy.  Hard to believe it's less complicated here than in other states because, well, land of the tiny-brained and all.

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 09:53 AM (8lmkt)

105 101 Yeah I'm here in NJ. It's a lot of paper work. I'll go into the Police this week to get the ball rolling Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 02:51 PM (t3UFN) Ah, you're in the People's Republic of New Jersey. I understand now.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 02, 2014 09:54 AM (UAMVq)

106

99  Hahahahahaha more for me I guess.

So I guess a CA AR that still has double the capacity of a Springfield or a Mauser is a "gimp".  Good to know.

Stacks of bodies may disagree

Posted by: MAx at March 02, 2014 09:54 AM (b7yum)

107 So my CA AR's are gimps??? Howya figure???

Posted by: MAx at March 02, 2014 02:51 PM (b7yum)


I am probably wrong, I heard that ARs had to be modified to be sold here. Is that wrong then? I would be glad to be wrong. There's still the price issue though.

Posted by: [/i][/b]KG at March 02, 2014 09:55 AM (IPz9m)

108 Ah, you're in the People's Republic of New Jersey. I understand now. Posted by: Insomniac at March 02, 2014 02:54 PM (UAMVq) Yeah. I understand it takes months

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 09:55 AM (t3UFN)

109 Californika has the button magazine release requirement. Basically says that the magazine release needs a tool to depress. A 223 round qualifies as a " tool" to depress the center of the mag release.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2014 09:55 AM (iYeAD)

110 Maybe in Jersey they just expect you to carry an unregistered piece . . .

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 09:55 AM (8lmkt)

111 110 Maybe in Jersey they just expect you to carry an unregistered piece . . . Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 02:55 PM (8lmkt) That would never happen.

Posted by: Tony Soprano at March 02, 2014 09:56 AM (UAMVq)

112 Californika has the button magazine release requirement.
Basically says that the magazine release needs a tool to depress.
A 223 round qualifies as a " tool" to depress the center of the mag release.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2014 02:55 PM (iYeAD)


There we go, that was what I heard. That, to me, is gimped.

Posted by: [/i][/b]KG at March 02, 2014 09:56 AM (IPz9m)

113 I haven't lived in Jersey in decades and that was only for a few years, but I don't remember a lot of people being too worried about pesky rules!

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 09:57 AM (8lmkt)

114 The A-10 is going the way of anything in USN Ghost Gray that did not say F/A-18.  To fund the JSF beast and because 'anything can drop smart munitions' it is being axes.
 
Hagel the sub-optimal bagel says the A-10 can't survive in an environment of heavy air defenses and fighters.  Hey genius explain the third wing spar.  Or the titanium tub the pilot sits in that sneers at 23mm.  Or the windscreen that can survive 7.62mm AP strikes.

$3.5 billion in savings is what they say over five years.  Um, when will the F-35 reach the front lines?  That still seems more than five years away.

F-35 only has 140 rounds of 20mm vs 1,350 rounds of 30mm in the A-10.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 09:57 AM (GKbOt)

115

102 FFS you're talking about the bullet button.  Been that way for decades.  Hasn't stopped CA from becoming AR wonderland.  There are workarounds for all of this.

Don't be the only grownup CA resident who doesn't have one

Posted by: MAx at March 02, 2014 09:58 AM (b7yum)

116 If your primary use for a handgun is plinking for accuracy, you can't beat a Ruger Mark .22 target pistol with the heavy barrel. Just buttah. Which is proof of the probably more than one rule. Ten shots of .22 is a lot better than nothing, but better options for self defense exist in droves. Then, what about hunting, clays, long range, just for kicks, value? (Ten years later) Arsenal of freedom

Posted by: Beagle at March 02, 2014 09:58 AM (sOtz/)

117 F-35 only has 140 rounds of 20mm More than enough to take care of Tea Party protesters, who are the real existential threat to the regime.

Posted by: Chuck Hagel at March 02, 2014 09:59 AM (UAMVq)

118 The Calguns "flowchart" of CA Laws relating to semi-auto rifles (well, the ones we're discussing): http://bit.ly/1hCYsEu

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 02, 2014 09:59 AM (qyfb5)

119 Peaches Slickguns has 38 special at .30-.40 per round falling off the shelf.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2014 10:00 AM (iYeAD)

120

KG go to Calguns and see how stupid cheap they are.  Lotsa people selling after panic buying last year.

And i still contend that you save on ammo what you might spend on the rifle.

All these people praising the mauser whatevers are sure gonna be sad if their friend Obama restricts surplus ammo imports

Posted by: MAx at March 02, 2014 10:01 AM (b7yum)

121 The Lee-Enfield .303 was widely produced.  Some 6 million were made in WWII IIRC.  And if you were a government in exile in UK with forces, you got British kit for your forces.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 10:02 AM (GKbOt)

122 Hagel the sub-optimal bagel says the A-10 can't survive in an environment of heavy air defenses and fighters hagel is a fuckin idiot. The A-10 is not an air superiority fighter and that is why we have a an F-22 and an F-15 to clear the skies of enemy fighters. Then the tanks and tank busters move in. Does that dope know anything?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 10:02 AM (t3UFN)

123 VIA, but how do I get it?  I have really bad mail service here and don't have anything shipped to the casa.  Can't really ship to my  new office, either.  Or does it ship to the local gun store and then I have to pay them a handling charge?  Sorry, I'm new at this.

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 10:03 AM (8lmkt)

124

120-year-old designs aren't "gimped" because they just suck in comparison anyways.

So why all the enthusiasm for the 120-year-old technology???

Posted by: MAx at March 02, 2014 10:04 AM (b7yum)

125 Just a thought RE: CT civil disobediencers.  Not original to me, saw it posited maybe at WRSA.  The grabbers *need* the bad guy for a federal grab to be bubbas, not Northeasterners.  Therefore, they don't bust down doors in CT, they merely wait until a DL or business license needs renewing, and refuse renewal until SBRs are registered.  Less busting down of doors, more compliance, bides time for bubbas to do something awfully awful.  I've long thought that busting doors down middle of the night will be among the last things done, noy the first.  Lot of pressure can be applied via the above scenario, locking one's banking ability, among other pressure point type tactics.  Then you're left with much less opposition (with fighting capability), and MFM can paint as a handful of knuckledraggers.  OTOH, given the call made the other day to the CT trooper, they may be champing at the bit to bust doors.  Predictions ate hard, esp about the future.

Second on an air gun thread.  Fun, cheap, and useful as a SHTF tool.  I may recall a thread done a year or so ago, but repeats are helpful to those newly reading.

Posted by: bikermailman at March 02, 2014 10:05 AM (kuSIa)

126 The A-10 is going the way of anything in USN Ghost Gray that did not say F/A-18. I'm not sure I agree with the comparison. An A6 or A7 couldn't just drop it's ordinance and become a F-14 like the A-18 can. The Hornet is a good bird still.

Posted by: toby928 at March 02, 2014 10:05 AM (QupBk)

127 “Support us, America!” a handful of protesters chanted outside the U.S. Embassy in Kiev. One young girl held up a placard reading: “No Russian aggression!” There was a time, There was a time. No more

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 10:06 AM (t3UFN)

128 Surely if I had a Martini-Henry and a Snyder conversion Enfield I would be truely happy.
Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole

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Oh, yeah. That's some goodness right there. Whattaya say me and you find out where Garry James lives. I'm sure he has extras he won't miss.


Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 10:06 AM (celt+)

129

123 Having done this in CA a buncha times, it has to go to a home.  But can't if you're in l.a. CITY. (County is o.k.)

Freedom munitions is your friend.  Watch out for s and h charges from back east.

Posted by: MAx at March 02, 2014 10:06 AM (b7yum)

130 127 “Support us, America!” a handful of protesters chanted outside the U.S. Embassy in Kiev. One young girl held up a placard reading: “No Russian aggression!” There was a time, There was a time. No more Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 03:06 PM (t3UFN) This truly makes me sad.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 02, 2014 10:07 AM (UAMVq)

131 The Hornet is a good bird still. Posted by: toby928© at March 02, 2014 03:05 PM (QupBk) Yes it is, but they are also cutting the funding to upgrade them and mantain them and they are all nearing the end of their original flight times. And the F-35 is still no where in sight.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 10:08 AM (t3UFN)

132 Peaches Ammo will always go UPS or FedEx. often try will hold packages at the local drop off point for a few bucks, or free. Then you just drive to the FedEx store and get it. Like I said, using the smartphone keypad right now. makes informative writing hard. Three weeks ago, I knew shit about this online stuff. was somewhat intimidating for me. Now, I order it in 500 round chunks, no problem. will be back home later and can walk you through it. For every problem you might have, there is a solution, as long as you have a credit card. And nothing I suggest should be on the wrong side of the law.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2014 10:08 AM (iYeAD)

133 120-year-old designs aren't "gimped" because they just suck in comparison anyways.
So why all the enthusiasm for the 120-year-old technology???

Posted by: MAx at March 02, 2014 03:04 PM (b7yum)


Is that directed at me? I only don't like the bullet button, no comment on anything else. My dad does have a mauser, but I would not want to fight with that thing...

Posted by: [/i][/b]KG at March 02, 2014 10:08 AM (IPz9m)

134 “Support us, America!” a handful of protesters chanted outside the U.S. Embassy in Kiev. South Vietnam, Republic of just emailed...

Posted by: toby928 beating memes to death since 2006 at March 02, 2014 10:08 AM (QupBk)

135 GA isn't perfect but when I read what some of you have to go through to order a fucking box of ammunition......

Posted by: Adam at March 02, 2014 10:09 AM (Aif/5)

136 "120-year-old designs aren't "gimped" because they just suck in comparison anyways.
So why all the enthusiasm for the 120-year-old technology???"

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You're asking the wrong guy. I ride a Harley.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 10:10 AM (celt+)

137 Here in Alabama, the Fed Ex guy just drops ammo off on my front porch without a signature since I told him it was okay to do that.

Posted by: toby928 beating memes to death since 2006 at March 02, 2014 10:10 AM (QupBk)

138 Why is the NBA wearing pajamas with spanish on their jerseys today?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 10:11 AM (t3UFN)

139 Wait, i type Fed Ex, I meant UPS.

Posted by: toby928 beating memes to death since 2006 at March 02, 2014 10:11 AM (QupBk)

140 Same thing here Toby, 300 rounds of 5.56 should be on my front porch by the end of the day tomorrow.

Posted by: Adam at March 02, 2014 10:12 AM (Aif/5)

141 I had to sign for Mrs VIA's AR 15/22 upper with UPS. The same UPS that droppped 500 rounds of 5.56 off on the front porch glider without a problem.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2014 10:13 AM (iYeAD)

142 *bangs head into keyboard*

The F-35 has a 25mm cannon.  The F-22, F-18, F-16, and F-15 use the tried and true M-61 in 20mm.  So Hagel wants to get rid of one special ammo for the GAU-8 for a different special ammo that only the USMC Harrier IIs has.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 10:14 AM (GKbOt)

143 "114 The A-10 is going the way of anything in USN Ghost Gray that did not say F/A-18. To fund the JSF beast and because 'anything can drop smart munitions' it is being axes.

Hagel the sub-optimal bagel says the A-10 can't survive in an environment of heavy air defenses and fighters. Hey genius explain the third wing spar. Or the titanium tub the pilot sits in that sneers at 23mm. Or the windscreen that can survive 7.62mm AP strikes.

$3.5 billion in savings is what they say over five years. Um, when will the F-35 reach the front lines? That still seems more than five years away.

F-35 only has 140 rounds of 20mm vs 1,350 rounds of 30mm in the A-10.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 02:57 PM (GKbOt)"



If we are not going to fly them any more, maybe Poland and Ukraine would like them.  The Poles are already flying F-16s.  The A-10 also uses the same 1553 bus so they can share external pods like LANTIRN and Sniper and smart munitions.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at March 02, 2014 10:14 AM (PD6iL)

144 Well, I discovered that I really, really, REALLY don't like a vertical foregrip on an AR. Into the spares bin...

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 10:14 AM (celt+)

145 I'm waiting for Palmetto State to put up another free-shipping special. Last week or the week before, one of the morons pointed them out and I went over and looked at their 54R and after putting 5 crates in my shopping cart, sure enough, free-shipping. I was debating with myself as to whether to order 10 crates and thought I would sleep on it and the next day when I went to place the order, that special as off. Great disappointment. I won't make that mistake again.

Posted by: toby928 beating memes to death since 2006 at March 02, 2014 10:15 AM (QupBk)

146 I can't believe how huge the F-14 Tomcat is in person compared to other military aircraft. Dwarfs other historical fighters and rivals. Had the biggest radar and missile as well. Other planes must have felt inadequate.

Posted by: Beagle at March 02, 2014 10:16 AM (sOtz/)

147 hagel should be impeached. is that possible?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 10:16 AM (t3UFN)

148 Taro, are you using the foregrip to index or actually holding it?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i][/b][/s][/u] at March 02, 2014 10:16 AM (qyfb5)

149 Aug 6/13: Combat. An engagement in Afghanistan illustrates the A-10′s strengths, and underscores why high-altitude bombing simply isn’t going to replace what it does on the front lines:

    “Even with all our (top-of-the-line) tools today, we still rely on visual references,” said the lead pilot, who is on his first deployment from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. “Once we received general location of the enemy’s position, I rolled in as lead aircraft and fired two rockets to mark the area with smoke. Then my wingman rolled in to shoot the enemy with his 30 millimeter rounds.”…. “We train for this, but shooting danger-close is uncomfortable, because now the friendlies are at risk,” the second A-10 pilot said. “We came in for a low-angle strafe, 75 feet above the enemy’s position and used the 30-mm gun — 50 meters parallel to ground forces — ensuring our fire was accurate so we didn’t hurt the friendlies.

    The engagement lasted two hours that day, and in that time, the A-10s completed 15 gun passes, fired nearly all their 2,300, 30-mm rounds, and dropped three 500-pound bombs on the enemy force.”


http://tinyurl.com/mhlkzga

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 10:17 AM (GKbOt)

150 125...I'd like to see an airgun thread as well. Other than the range the only thing I can plink with is an airgun off the back porch. Found a guy who tweaks the chinese lower end ones and picked one up that I'm pretty happy with. If it ever gets above freezing the balls off a brass monkey here I'm ready.

Posted by: dumbartist at March 02, 2014 10:17 AM (ahBY0)

151 Posted by: MAx at March 02, 2014 03:06 PM (b7yum)

Thanks, MAx.  I am in City of LA, so probably can't avail myself of this stuff.  And, yeah, the stuff is so heavy, I imagine the shipping gets a little pricey.  Too bad it isn't on Amazon (or maybe it is, eh?), where you can have it sent to one of those Amazon lockers at the 7-11. 

I have a lot of friends who are completely firearm savvy.  One or two even have badges that get 'em a 30% discount.  I will work on this.  For now, the bff probably has almost as much ammo as homeland security!

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 10:17 AM (8lmkt)

152 Toby any word from DCintowson? Last I heard, he was gonna try to give his delivery guy a hernia.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2014 10:18 AM (iYeAD)

153 Peaches. Amazon does not sell ammo. Me being a prime member, if they did, I would be.loving life.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2014 10:19 AM (iYeAD)

154 147 hagel should be impeached. is that possible? Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 03:16 PM (t3UFN) Now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are.

Posted by: Your Marxist Overlords at March 02, 2014 10:19 AM (JQuNB)

155 We will not sell or give any defense dept cast offs to the Ukraine or Poland. The JEF is busy coming up with economic sanctions against Russia. Pffffffttttttt. If I were Poland I would be on high alert. The world will ignore it.

Posted by: Thunderb at March 02, 2014 10:21 AM (zOTsN)

156

Posted by: Thunderb at March 02, 2014 03:21 PM (zOTsN)

 

Poland shares a border with Ukraine.  So do three other NATO members. 

Posted by: rd at March 02, 2014 10:23 AM (D+lxs)

157 Last I heard, he was gonna try to give his delivery guy a hernia. My UPS guy knows me by name now and even has my cell phone number in his truck. Of note, Mrs928 made me move all my gun stuff, except for the gun safe itself, out of the Man Cave and into my shed this week. Too much gun stink for in the house she says. I tell her CLP and Hoppes is Eau de Cologne for men.

Posted by: toby928 beating memes to death since 2006 at March 02, 2014 10:23 AM (QupBk)

158 Amazon does not sell ammo.

Me being a prime member, if they did, I would be.loving life.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 02, 2014 03:19 PM (iYeAD)


Well, they should! 

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 10:23 AM (8lmkt)

159 for the next 3 years, at the very least, all freedom loving people in the world are on their own. Good luck. And as an aside, good luck to the freedom fighters in NYC also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 02, 2014 10:23 AM (t3UFN)

160 I'd love to hear more discussion of airguns. I have a cheap Chinese Beeman that isn't very good, but it's something I can shoot any time I want to. I'd really like to own a good airgun, but they're awfully pricey.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at March 02, 2014 10:24 AM (JQuNB)

161 NATO schmato. We have an agreement with Ukraine too. The world will ignore it

Posted by: Thunderb at March 02, 2014 10:25 AM (zOTsN)

162

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 03:17 PM (GKbOt)

 

Just one example of many as to why we should keep that platform. The sheer numbers of groudpounders saved by this plane is amazing.

Posted by: PMRich at March 02, 2014 10:26 AM (KDUNf)

163 When did Crossman acquire Benjamin Air Rifles?

Posted by: toby928 beating memes to death since 2006 at March 02, 2014 10:26 AM (QupBk)

164 Hoppes is Eau de Cologne for men. It's certainly true of me. I love the smell of that stuff.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at March 02, 2014 10:27 AM (JQuNB)

165 148 Taro, are you using the foregrip to index or actually holding it? Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith

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Not sure what that means. It's a short grip, so I sort of grip it fairly loose with the bottom three fingers and let my index finger point ahead along the forend and my thumb ride up alongside the forend. Whether holding it like that or actually wrapping my hand around it, I found the position to feel weird, and when I put the gun to my shoulder and tried to get on target quickly, the sights didn't align (the front sight was off to the left). Using a standard M4 or carbine forend, my sights align naturally when doing this.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 10:28 AM (celt+)

166 @149 The only possible replacement for the A-10 I see based on what the modern DoD seems to favor would be a big loitering drone armed like a Spooky. Or several drones. Time will tell if there is a replacement and if it works. Now the biggest threat to the troops is strategy and RoE.

Posted by: Beagle at March 02, 2014 10:29 AM (sOtz/)

167 *blinks at Global Security*

USAREUR is down to 2d Cavalry Regiment with Strykers and the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team?

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/usaeur.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 10:31 AM (GKbOt)

168 147 hagel the bagel should be impeached toasted and then covered with schmear.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 02, 2014 10:32 AM (FlRtG)

169 USPS isn't *supposed* to ship ammo, guns yes, to an FFL.  A while back I ordered 1k of .223, the guy put it in a flat rate box and taped the hell out of it.  People ship steel parts in those all the time, plus I'm guessing since the seller was in the rural South, the PO clerk winmed and nodded.  When the package arrived, the dist clerk brought it over to me (perks of tbe position, I get my stuff 1st thing in the am), be asked if I'd bought a bunch more silver.  "Nope, lead!"

Posted by: bikermailman at March 02, 2014 10:32 AM (kuSIa)

170 A10s are not vulnerable to hacking like drones are

Posted by: Thunderb at March 02, 2014 10:32 AM (zOTsN)

171 165  THAT bin has only just begun.  Sell it/trade it for something you like

Posted by: MAx at March 02, 2014 10:34 AM (b7yum)

172 Well time to scoot.  Work around the house will not take care of it self.  Alas.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 10:36 AM (GKbOt)

173 And there are HUGE differences between different vert foregrips.  I like the magpul cuz I have shoulder and hand probs

Posted by: MAx at March 02, 2014 10:36 AM (b7yum)

174 Beretta 687 Sliver Pigeon II I had two, but gave them to sons two years ago for Christmas. Dicks was getting out of the high end guns and sold me one for $2400, the list for the II was $3200. I found a second one in AL and they shipped it to me free. The guy told me their wholesale was $2800 and they just want to get them out of the stores. I was happy to help them. The II are better than the I's. Really nice guns.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 02, 2014 10:36 AM (0FSuD)

175 160...I did too but I only have 100s not 1000s to spend. Plus, I'm limited to 1000 fps or so to keep the evil black rifle people away. I'm real happy with the one I had tweaked trigger wise, etc. It'll hit pretty accurate at 50 yards if I can hold it.

Posted by: dumbartist at March 02, 2014 10:36 AM (ahBY0)

176 Interesting write up(s) regarding the SAW and it's evolution. 'The SAWs that never WAS. http://tinyurl.com/n5r64l6

Posted by: RWC at March 02, 2014 10:37 AM (MtC8f)

177 The google says 1991-92 for Crossman acquiring Benjamin-Sheridan. Mine is older than that.

Posted by: toby928 beating memes to death since 2006 at March 02, 2014 10:39 AM (QupBk)

178

Heh.

 

Failure to fire - link in nick

Posted by: rd at March 02, 2014 10:39 AM (D+lxs)

179 Prayers up for that Navy flyboy who crashed the F/A-18C in Nevada yesterday.  They are still reporting his condition as "unknown," but are withholding his name for 24 hours, which doesn't bode well, I don't think. 

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 10:42 AM (8lmkt)

180 I've read good things about the Crossman 1077, CO2, with a scope, $95 at amazon.  In my wishlist, to pick up at a later date.  Pump has advantages as well.

Peaches, amazon does have all sorts of accesories, just about all common firearms, from holsters to lasers, cleaning supplies, et al.  I just picked up cleaning mats that have exploded diagrams (detail of all the parts and how they go together) for an AR and an XDM.  Basically a big mousepad with the diagram printed on it.

Posted by: bikermailman at March 02, 2014 10:43 AM (kuSIa)

181 So I don't know whether I can recommend the Crossman-Benjamin-Sheridan 392 or not. My 392P has been great though.

Posted by: toby928 beating memes to death since 2006 at March 02, 2014 10:44 AM (QupBk)

182 Not sure what that means. It's a short grip, so I sort of grip it fairly loose with the bottom three fingers Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 03:28 PM (celt+) Badonkadonk (celt+) That would be holding it. I wasn't entirely clear, I meant indexing *against* the grip, as in holding your hand on the forend but against the grip to make sure your hand rests in the same place each time. That's one of the reasons they have stubby little grips (and Magpuls angled forward grip). At least some people find the forward grip useful just for the consistency of hand placement. You can also use a flashlight or other accessory for that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at March 02, 2014 10:46 AM (qyfb5)

183 bikermailman, that is hilarious!!!  fortunately for me, fluffy is a double-action 5-shot and stupidly easy to clean.  no tearin' it all apart and wondering why there are extra pieces left over when I'm done!

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 10:46 AM (8lmkt)

184 Peaches, for ammo also sign up for emails from Sportsman's Guide.  They've had some good ammo deals at times, deals on a lot of other stuff as well.  Yearly $35 vip club gets you % off with every purchase and other deals as well, I've gotten more than my $ worth from it, and have had good customer service from them.

Posted by: bikermailman at March 02, 2014 10:50 AM (kuSIa)

185 Never tried the CO2s. I suppose they're more accurate than break barrels but I kinda like the pace of cocking and firing them. One thing I learned real fast is not to let the barrel slip out of your hands when you're cocking it. Bent the crap out of the barrel so much I couldn't shoot it.

Posted by: dumbartist at March 02, 2014 10:51 AM (ahBY0)

186 "155 We will not sell or give any defense dept cast offs to the Ukraine or Poland. The JEF is busy coming up with economic sanctions against Russia. Pffffffttttttt. If I were Poland I would be on high alert. The world will ignore it.

Posted by: Thunderb at March 02, 2014 03:21 PM (zOTsN)"



Oh, I agree.  I am pointing out that it is well within the abilities of the US to respond to Russia's aggression without starting WW III like all the lefties on the internet are claiming.  Just because the US is not going to be flying the A-10 does not mean that the A-10 could not be used to oppose Russian aggression.  Pointing that out helps to underline the fact that TFG is not particularly unhappy with Russian aggression.



I read in "The Gun" that over 100,000,000 Kalashnikovs were manufactured during the Cold War and then stockpiled.  I would guess that both Poland and Ukraine could hand them out, one to a customer, to anybody who wanted one.  It would be more effective if they don't ask any questions and don't record who they give them to.  The main downside to this would be that it would really freak out the EUnuchs and it might make gaining EU membership a lot more difficult.  On the other hand, having a government of Russian puppets and Russian troops on your soil would also be an obstacle to EU membership.  One of the things that led to the current problems in Ukraine was financial difficulties.  Perhaps the Ukraine government could sell Kalashnikovs to any Ukrainian citizen for ten Euros apiece.  That would work to solve two problems at once.




Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at March 02, 2014 10:52 AM (PD6iL)

187 12, 36

Never used an S&K, but I do have a B-Square no-drill on one of my '03s, I replaces the magazine cutoff lever. Been on there for fifteen years with no issues.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, Vermont at March 02, 2014 10:52 AM (Hvsud)

188 What does a THIRD Deputy Chief do? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 02, 2014 01:56 PM (GKbOt) Run bake sales? More realistically, I'll bet Detroit is divvied up into Kreis districts, and each one has their own Kreisleiter Deputy Chief.

Posted by: Bill H at March 02, 2014 10:53 AM (3sZO1)

189 184 - yep, when Sportsman's Guide has ammo, a sale plus the Buyer's Club membership makes for a pretty good deal when you're buying large quantities.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 10:54 AM (celt+)

190 Nevergiveup, if you're still here, I just ran across this really sweet review of my fluffy, which calls her a "perfect beginner's gun."  Didn't see it before I bought her, just went into the gun shop, put her in my hand and said, this, this one's mine.  But, according to this guy, I did a good thing!

oops, pixy trod on me.  will try a tiny url in the next comment

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 10:55 AM (8lmkt)

191 Ruger SP101

http://tinyurl.com/7qfeocg

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 10:56 AM (8lmkt)

192 Guess there's not a lot of itty bitty parts on that...lol  Should you get an AR, or a semi auto handgun, field stripping isn't a big deal either.  That CA legal AR you shot fires just like any other.  They limited mag capacity, aesthetics like a bayonet lug, and the aforementioned "bullet button".  Silly crap, because it doesn't change how it fires a bit.  If you liked it, and a lot of women do, gitcha one!  They've fallen in price in recent months from a ramping up of production.

Posted by: bikermailman at March 02, 2014 10:58 AM (kuSIa)

193 We will not sell or give any defense dept cast offs to the Ukraine or
Poland.>>

I would be much happier if we gave the no longer needed MRAPs to either of those countries. Than giving them to police depts here in the US. The cops here at home are already too militarized.

Posted by: The Hickster at March 02, 2014 11:02 AM (TI3xG)

194 #128, I DO know, but I won't tell you. He doesn't live in the hills outside LA anymore, I'll tell you that much.

Posted by: SGT Dan's Cat at March 02, 2014 11:11 AM (Hvsud)

195 Dear Ruger:

Please make the Wiley Clapp GP100 a standard catalog item, and add a 4" barrel option. I do not yet own a double-action revolver. I want this one.

Thank you.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 11:14 AM (celt+)

196 Finally Mary's identity is known!

Posted by: RWC at March 02, 2014 11:19 AM (MtC8f)

197 > 123 ... Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 03:03 PM (8lmkt) I live in an apt building, and don't want the FedEx guy dropping ammo off in the lobby. I've made friends with the local pawn shop owner (who also does internet FFL transfers) to act as the ship-to address. He's happy with $5 in his lunch fund, for his ammo transfer fee.

Posted by: luddite at March 02, 2014 11:27 AM (ZU0qC)

198 luddite, as MAx shared upthread, you can't get it shipped to an address within the city of LA, so I pretty much can't even use the little PO box place a couple of blocks away.  i'll just pay the money for the .38s.  be nice to get some .357 for her, but you can't find those anywhere around here.

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 11:33 AM (8lmkt)

199 > 191 ...Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 03:56 PM (8lmkt) I've got that exact model right by my side. 3" makes all the difference with 357's, over the 2 1/2" snubbies. The factory grips were too small for me, I added some Hogue nylon grips to fit my hand. tinyurl.com/kuw9btp Thinking about an XS Big Dot front sight replacement, too... http://tinyurl.com/kevj5w3

Posted by: luddite at March 02, 2014 11:38 AM (ZU0qC)

200 luddite, I have the 3.06 inch barrel.  It actually shoots pretty sweet with the .38s.  Haven't had a chance to try any .357 yet.  Probably don't need that but it would be fun to pop a couple off at the range just for reference purposes.

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 11:50 AM (8lmkt)

201 196- I wasn't the original Mary and there are others.

Posted by: SGT Dan's Cat at March 02, 2014 11:57 AM (Hvsud)

202 > Probably don't need that but it would be fun to pop a couple off at the range just for reference purposes.

Heh. Reference is the way to put it. Just one word for you, before you do: Ears!

Don't be surprised if, after the first one, the entire range goes silent, then someone yells "Are you OK?".

Posted by: luddite at March 02, 2014 11:59 AM (ZU0qC)

203 oh, this range is pretty serious, luddite.  and teh bff has these ear protector things that he loans me.  they're kinda cruddy, but work well and it beats spending moar money.  it's just super funsies!  2 weeks we go again, so excited!

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 12:03 PM (8lmkt)

204 Peaches' enthusiasm is one of the funnest parts of the SGT.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 12:05 PM (celt+)

205 Peaches, there is an old trick you can try when you first try .357. All shooters have a tendency to death-grip and flinch when they know there is a significant recoil coming, so you can train yourself by pouring out three .38's and three .357's, then looking the other way as you chamber them, for a random mixture.

Your hold, sight picture and trigger take-up are "supposed" to be the same no matter which one you're shooting, so the random aspect helps you to avoid anticipation. You will hate yourself the first time, but quickly learn the value of the exercise.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 02, 2014 12:05 PM (xq1UY)

206 I think it's just great that you're having fun, and I want you to continue to enjoy it. I've got to warn you again- the difference between the polite "Pow" from a normal 38, and the "Ka-Blam!" from a hot 357 in a short gun is potentially a loss of hearing.  Cotton balls for ear plugs will not be enough. Of course, I'm stupid enough to be speaking from experience. Firing a small 357 revolver indoors will definitely change your frame of reference for "loud".

Posted by: luddite at March 02, 2014 12:14 PM (ZU0qC)

207 @206 Agreed. In addition to the noise difference, the felt recoil of 38s plinking with a short barreled .357 is very manageable, less than nines. Jump up to some hot 158 grain .357s and it's a hand cannon.

Posted by: Beagle at March 02, 2014 12:20 PM (sOtz/)

208 http://glavcom.ua/news/189474.html anacronda left this link according to gogle translate. it say Keyy to arrive in Kiev on the 4th also Poland is amassing equipment at their border.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2014 12:21 PM (nqBYe)

209 Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 02, 2014 05:05 PM (xq1UY) 

Interesting, Stringer . . . if I ever get my hands on some .357, I will remember that and try it.  After blowing off 100 rounds of .38, I really thought I'd have some shoulder soreness, was very surprised when I did not.  But, the first time I ever shot a gun, it was a 30.06 and I ended up 5 feet back on my dainty ass. 

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 12:22 PM (8lmkt)

210 Cotton balls for ear plugs will not be enough.

No these are like headphone-style thingies.  They work quite well.

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 12:23 PM (8lmkt)

211 Oh, and we go to an outdoor range.  One side is long guns, the other side handguns.  The noise is crazy!

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 12:24 PM (8lmkt)

212

Peaches, when you start shooting .357, you'll be grumpy when you have to go back to .38.

 

Having said that, whatever your gonna keep in Fluffy between visits to the range is what you should spend quality time together with cause that's what she'll have when you need her. 

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 02, 2014 12:25 PM (osdNx)

213 COJ, me, grumpy?  You might be confusing me with some other gun-totin' byatch. 

Posted by: Peaches at March 02, 2014 12:26 PM (8lmkt)

214 Polish army at the border in Ukraine regrouped, the General Staff explained that the planned exercises, reports NaTemat. Alert rearrangements in the Polish army unveiled Kresy.pl. UserAlert rearrangements in the Polish army unveiled Kresy.pl. People sent photos of western and norther so planned exercises perhaps nothing to do with Ukraine. gah google nevermind "It has absolutely no connection with the events in Ukraine. Suspicion that the recent actions of the Polish army are relevant to this situation completely unfounded "- explains spokesman M

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2014 12:27 PM (nqBYe)

215 I use foam plugs and headphones for shooting ever since I saw Dangerous (hearing loss) Toys open for the Cult in 1989. That is a real one. Indoor ranges with large handguns are crazy loud.

Posted by: Beagle at March 02, 2014 12:27 PM (sOtz/)

216 i hate that.

Posted by: willow at March 02, 2014 12:27 PM (nqBYe)

217 Any sporting goods store, or even wally world will have over the ear protection, and they also make models that allow in talking volumes, but higher volume kicks in the noise supression.  Def recommend decent earpro for shooting .357.  Never shot it in a short barrel, and strangely, never shot .38 in it.  Dad has a 6" Ruger, which I was glad to have with me on a camping trip 20 years ago that involved close contact with a bear.  Twice in the same night/morning.  Didn't have to use, but shocked the campground by only yelling and scaring him off instead of shooting him, after he shredded a convertible top and was tearing through the back seat to reach the trunk.  Ah, good times.

Posted by: bikermailman at March 02, 2014 12:37 PM (kuSIa)

218 Beagle, I wore foam plugs (loosely seated) to see Godsmack and Metallica a few years ago.  Sixth row, lot of damage from the Cult among other 80s bands!

Posted by: bikermailman at March 02, 2014 12:40 PM (kuSIa)

219 @218 Three of us were shouting over the tinnitus in the car about the name Dangerous Toys on the way home. So they meant that literally it turns out. Theirs went to eleven. Clarity was not a priority.

Posted by: Beagle at March 02, 2014 12:52 PM (sOtz/)

220

Shooting .357 will readily identify any loose fillings. Shooting a .357 in a hallway at night will blond and deafen you, in addition to identifying any loose fillings.

 

I love .357 almost as much as .45ACP

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 02, 2014 12:54 PM (32Scy)

221 220>> will BLIND.... Pinché Windows phone

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 02, 2014 12:57 PM (32Scy)

222 220...what do you think of the cheaper 1911s that are out there...I saw a vid from hickok45 (he test shoots a lot of guns on youtube if yr not familiar with him)where he test shot an Army copy made in South America I think. I've always wanted a standard issue version but the prices are nuts.

Posted by: dumbartist at March 02, 2014 01:11 PM (ahBY0)

223 > 222

I know your post wasn't addressed to me, but I've always wondered about the Turkish Tisas and Girsan 1911's, available from budsgunshop.com

Anyone out there have first hand experience with those?


Posted by: luddite at March 02, 2014 01:17 PM (ZU0qC)

224 222>>  I bought a Rock Island Armory 1911, paid less than $500 for it. Have almost 1k rounds through it and other than black on black sights, I love it. Its a great entry level .45. I would highly recommend it.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 02, 2014 01:24 PM (jNNPU)

225 223...hell, I'm just glad someone is still here...I guess the Tisa was what I meant...I'll have to look up the Girsan...if you are interested in a vid about the Tisa, type in hickok45 on youtube. thx

Posted by: dumbartist at March 02, 2014 01:26 PM (ahBY0)

226 Thanks Crotchety...the Rock Island was the one I was looking at before I saw the Tisa. Entry level is what I'm looking for.

Posted by: dumbartist at March 02, 2014 01:29 PM (ahBY0)

227 I don't know anything about Tisa or Girsan. RAI has a lifetime service warranty and parts are readily procurable. Grips are a little skinny but you can get aftermarket grips anywhere. A little hi-glo nail polish for the sights...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 02, 2014 01:39 PM (Os+6p)

228 > 227
I've seen reviews stating the internal components of Tisas and Gisan are inferior. Have you taken a peek in your RAI, and seen good things?

Posted by: luddite at March 02, 2014 01:45 PM (ZU0qC)

229 Good point...I like the lifetime warranty. I wonder how easy it is to get parts from Turkey with the Tisa.

Posted by: dumbartist at March 02, 2014 01:46 PM (ahBY0)

230 222 - Armscor (Rock Island Armory & Citadel) are decent entry level (~$400) 1911s.  Just bought a compact (3-1/2" barrel) in .45ACP. 

My only gripe is the finish started wearing after 200 rounds.  Getting it Cerakoted flat black ($100).  Also adding Trijicon night sights (~$120). 

I looked at Springfield Armory, and the prices were >$1100.

Posted by: butch at March 02, 2014 01:48 PM (m12IB)

231

I took it apart before I took it to the range. Cleaned and oiled it and looked closely at everything. Had some very minor scuffs on the bolt but nothing some 0000 steel wool didn't fix. I use Hoppes #9 oil and solvent to clean it and it works very time. I shoot Federal or Winchester 230 grain FMJ at the range.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 02, 2014 01:55 PM (rSIYI)

232 230...finishes aren't near as important to me, something has to give at $400...I can always get the trigger or whatever tweaked. If it's made well to begin with.

Posted by: dumbartist at March 02, 2014 01:56 PM (ahBY0)

233 My concern about the finish isn't cosmetic: it is a pathway for rust, even though I am fanatical about cleaning.

Posted by: butch at March 02, 2014 02:03 PM (m12IB)

234 Next pistol is gonna be a .357 for the Grumpy Grandma. She likes shooting a .38 round so a 2-3 inch barrel will do.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 02, 2014 02:03 PM (Os+6p)

235 Mechanically, my Armscor/Rock Island/Citadel 1911 works well. 

Posted by: butch at March 02, 2014 02:04 PM (m12IB)

236 thanks for your opinion butch...I think I'll go with the Rock Island.

Posted by: dumbartist at March 02, 2014 02:30 PM (ahBY0)

237 Hear nothing but good about Rock Island.

Be aware that Remington has a $75 rebate on R1's. Locally they're $625, so you're looking at $550. Remmie has QC issues with a lot of their line, but I've heard good things about R1's.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at March 02, 2014 02:42 PM (celt+)

238 I have lovingly held a Silver Pigeon in my little hands, want it for sporting clays. Ahh, will have to keep trying to rack up the points on the Cabelas card first, LOL. In regards to the Detroit shooting, that Blaze article is very incomplete. The dead perpetrator had a history of trying to break into homes and his family stated on camera that they kept trying to convince him to stop his life of crime In this instance, he had a brick in his hand and was trying to break a window. The woman who shot him warned him twice that she would shoot him and finally did it, not sure if she shot through the window or if he had already broken the glass out. She shot him twice, then called 911. I saw the video of the incident, the police were actually pretty accepting of the woman's story and sympathetic, the woman did not appear on camera and the police officer(female) said she was quite upset to learn the man died. Something that is discussed in both Andrew's book from a legal perspective and in other books from a mental perspective is the struggle survivors often have with knowing they have taken a life. I've read that men often have more difficulty with this aspect than women, because they don't get the help they might need, they tend to think they are supposed to just suck up their feelings about this.

Posted by: Jen at March 02, 2014 03:22 PM (XkXzn)

239 Impressed you put a fine gun up to look at.

Posted by: butternut at March 02, 2014 05:10 PM (+8yte)

240

Gun Of The Week Answer
That there is the Beretta Silver Pigeon I.
One of my favorites, bought our youngest daughter one when she turned 12.


Posted by: 2nd Amendment Mother at March 03, 2014 05:54 AM (L4CWX)

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