Something for the Gun Guys...

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    Jun 07, 2010 9:47 PM GMT
    I realize this topic is not popular, but I really don't care since I know there are several members that enjoy the shooting sports (and probably many more closet cases). icon_razz.gif

    This Colt M1911 is a recent addition to my collection. I loaded up 60 rounds of National Match Ball equivalent (5.0gr Bullseye - 230gr FMJ - OAL 1.267" - 0.470" crimp) and hit the range. My best 25 yard group was 1.616". I wish the United States Armed Forces still issued equipment this nice...

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    Jun 07, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    Realize, the continual effort to disarm Americans is by no stretch over. Many do not seem to realize this nor are they informed about it. I remember months back certain neighborhoods in the Chicago area were being targeted for many to turn in their fire arms based off of solely where they lived, regardless if they had a permit or not. Of course Obama was asked about this, given "he's from there" yet again the question was not only unanswered by him it was eluded all together as well as the topic.
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    Jun 07, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    ReformedOrder saidRealize, the continual effort to disarm Americans is by no stretch over. Many do not seem to realize this nor are they informed about it. I remember months back certain neighborhoods in the Chicago area were being targeted for many to turn in their fire arms based off of solely where they lived, regardless if they had a permit or not. Of course Obama was asked about this, given "he's from there" yet again the question was not only unanswered by him it was eluded all together as well as the topic.


    I imagine it's difficult for you to make friends in Seattle, WA talking like that. icon_eek.gificon_wink.gif
  • tazzari

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    Jun 07, 2010 10:32 PM GMT
    Well, I do hope they don't shoot the piano player! icon_biggrin.gif

    More of a rifle person, myself; worked for the US Biathlon Team for years, Dad was a gunsmith, etc.... When I was young, Dad gave me a muzzle-loading .38 squirrel rifle. Because it took so long to load (45 seconds was my best) it really made me learn how to shoot, while my friends were all spraying .22 rounds all over the place. I still love the smell of black powder...

    My brother is a pistol shooter; do you ever do pin shooting?

    I've got pretty bad eyes now, but I do miss it!

    Nat
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    Jun 08, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    That wood grip looks a little strange for some reason. Is that what originally comes with the gun? Or was that something you added.
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    Jun 08, 2010 12:38 AM GMT
    Nat,

    I compete in pin shooting, steel matches, USPSA, IDPA, and high powered rifle competitions. Black powder is messy but fun. I do my own gunsmithing unless the job requires a mill.

    xrichx saidThat wood grip looks a little strange for some reason. Is that what originally comes with the gun? Or was that something you added.


    Double diamond checkered walnut grips are standard for the Colt M1911.
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    Jun 08, 2010 1:38 AM GMT
    It's quite nice.


    Do you always use ball ammo to target shoot, or is that what this particular gun likes?
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    Jun 08, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    I love the M1911! This will be my next pistol purchase. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 08, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
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    Jun 08, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    I suggest everybody applaud at his next recital. ... just a suggestion ... icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 08, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    I've got the Kimber Tactical Custom HD II on my christmas list, but I don't know if it'll happen.

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    Jun 08, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    I don't have a photo as yet (it has not been delivered), but my latest acquisition is a Wilson Combat Hunter in 460 Rowland.

    Have fun with the M1911. A great gun.
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    Jun 08, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    Sweet icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 08, 2010 3:40 AM GMT
    What's so special about guns? I'm seriously puzzled. I don't know anyone who owns a gun... and I've never really talked with anyone about guns.

    I'm just curious. And don't mean to get into a debate... I'm not talking about the 2nd Amendment... just your interests guns.
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    Jun 08, 2010 4:34 AM GMT
    conscienti1984 saidWhat's so special about guns? I'm seriously puzzled. I don't know anyone who owns a gun... and I've never really talked with anyone about guns.

    I'm just curious. And don't mean to get into a debate... I'm not talking about the 2nd Amendment... just your interests guns.


    Shooting, owning, and generally being around people who do things with guns (legal things) is something you will likely never understand and most certainly will never find fascinating. That is something that is quite normal for you as an individual.

    Now I did not place a photo of a gun as my main picture. But I did notice that you enjoy paitning and placed artwork as your main photo. Just assume that the guys who own guns are similar to you, but with a different focus.

    I have noticed over the years that people who are least knowledgeable of firearms tend to have lived in tightly packed urban communities or are in heavily developed areas such as New York, the New England states further north or perhaps California. Reality is there may be more of a need for a firearm in rural areas. I know that was my case over one week ago when I was on my old farm and ran across a rather aggressive eastern diamond back. They are not unlike some of the irritants on RealJpck who battle in the flame wars but with venom. They'll not hesitate unlike you to ask for explaination but will rant. Or make some uninformed dumb-ass comment.

    Another use tends to be anytime I'm moving around in most major cities or even say in Mexico. Anywhere in Mexico. (Or depending on the day when I'm in Arizona and all those freindly spanish speaking folks become knowledgeable of how the kidnapping routine of their brothers down south unfolds.) You ever know anyone who was kidnapped in Mexico? I do. It is not like law enforcement is going to be there before the crime to keep the thugs at bay. They come along after the fact to clean up the mess.

    Part of my hobby with guns comes from the engineer in me. Materials, manufacturing techniques, the chemistry of powders, the list goes on. Familiar with the technology of sintered metals? Maching colbalt alloys such as Stellite? Liners for some barrels used by U.S. troops all over the world are made Stellite. They will carry projectiles down the shoot for hours on end with ever increasing temperatures and do this for days on end, if the need be.

    I may not agree with ones choices in life, but I do respect those choices as long as they do not directly affect me. I think you did the right thing here. You asked for an explaination.
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    Jun 08, 2010 4:54 AM GMT
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    conscienti1984 saidWhat's so special about guns? I'm seriously puzzled. I don't know anyone who owns a gun... and I've never really talked with anyone about guns.

    I'm just curious. And don't mean to get into a debate... I'm not talking about the 2nd Amendment... just your interests guns.


    Shooting, owning, and generally being around people who do things with guns (legal things) is something you will likely never understand and most certainly will never find fascinating. That is something that is quite normal for you as an individual.

    Now I did not place a photo of a gun as my main picture. But I did notice that you enjoy paitning and placed artwork as your main photo. Just assume that the guys who own guns are similar to you, but with a different focus.

    I have noticed over the years that people who are least knowledgeable of firearms tend to have lived in tightly packed urban communities or are in heavily developed areas such as New York, the New England states further north or perhaps California. Reality is there may be more of a need for a firearm in rural areas. I know that was my case over one week ago when I was on my old farm and ran across a rather aggressive eastern diamond back. They are not unlike some of the irritants on RealJpck who battle in the flame wars but with venom. They'll not hesitate unlike you to ask for explaination but will rant. Or make some uninformed dumb-ass comment.

    Another use tends to be anytime I'm moving around in most major cities or even say in Mexico. Anywhere in Mexico. (Or depending on the day when I'm in Arizona and all those freindly spanish speaking folks become knowledgeable of how the kidnapping routine of their brothers down south unfolds.) You ever know anyone who was kidnapped in Mexico? I do. It is not like law enforcement is going to be there before the crime to keep the thugs at bay. They come along after the fact to clean up the mess.

    Part of my hobby with guns comes from the engineer in me. Materials, manufacturing techniques, the chemistry of powders, the list goes on. Familiar with the technology of sintered metals? Maching colbalt alloys such as Stellite? Liners for some barrels used by U.S. troops all over the world are made Stellite. They will carry projectiles down the shoot for hours on end with ever increasing temperatures and do this for days on end, if the need be.

    I may not agree with ones choices in life, but I do respect those choices as long as they do not directly affect me. I think you did the right thing here. You asked for an explaination.


    Well, my painting is better than my face! (not sure if that's egostitical of me).

    Anyway, I didn't grow up around guns... but I have watched a lot of documentaries on the evolution of guns... and I am a military history enthusaist... but I don't think I could ever fire a weapon. Who knows though.
  • Greygull

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    Jun 08, 2010 7:19 AM GMT
    I just got back from the range after shooting this BARETTA 92FS!
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    Semi Automatic yay!
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    Jun 08, 2010 7:40 AM GMT
    I'll agree... the grip looks odd... not the style I go for, i'm a smaller guy so that entire thing seems like it would be a bitch to hold...
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    Jun 08, 2010 7:42 AM GMT
    conscienti1984 saidWhat's so special about guns? I'm seriously puzzled. I don't know anyone who owns a gun... and I've never really talked with anyone about guns.

    I'm just curious. And don't mean to get into a debate... I'm not talking about the 2nd Amendment... just your interests guns.


    You live in maine and you dont know anyone who owns a gun? I think you probably do... not everyone brings it up in conversation though...
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Jun 08, 2010 8:37 AM GMT
    Shoot blackpowder myself :-)

    I used to do pistol and clay pigeon shooting before 1997 when anything bigger than .22 calibre for hand guns and full bore were made illegal in Britain.

    Due to the recent shootings in Cumbria there have been calls for anyone appart from Police and members of the Armed Forces to be de-armed. Watch this space....
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    Jun 08, 2010 9:59 AM GMT
    I don't shoot too often, however when I do I really enjoy shooting my brother's AR-15 assault rifle. Quite fun!
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    Jun 08, 2010 12:35 PM GMT
    Greygull said I just got back from the range after shooting this BARETTA 92FS!
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    Semi Automatic yay!


    I used to have a stainless steel 92FS... factory sights were ridiculously inaccurate, and I couldn't hit a paper plate at 10'. As inept as I am with a handgun, I traded it in on a .260 bolt action hunting rifle. The only semi-auto I own now is my 10-22 plinker rifle.
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    Jun 08, 2010 12:43 PM GMT
    That gun gave me a boner. <3
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    Jun 08, 2010 1:13 PM GMT
    I know this thread is primary about handguns... but have any of you ever shot this?

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    A Springfield Armory M1, .30-06 caliber circa WWII. One of the funnest, best shooting, and insanely accurate guns I have ever shot.
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    Jun 08, 2010 1:26 PM GMT
    ^^ M1 Garand.. I did WWII reenacting and have a lot of experience with that, the carbine, and B.A.R.

    I love guns. I'm more of a rifle/shotgun man myself though. Growing up in Kentucky rifles and shotguns are pretty common to come by, but pistols are pretty heavily policed so never had a lot of experience with them. Just a few .45s and a .22 snub.

    My favorite guns I've owned are a .342 and a oooolllddd savage semi-auto shotgun. They were both a .. blast icon_lol.gif