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I picked a Stevens' Tactical 12 gauge today on the cheap. 200 bucks new.

I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet but will in the next week.

 

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Never heard of it. My 2 6920s should be here later this month, plus I ordered a new Liberty safe Presidential 35 gun model. Will fit nicely in the closet of my new house. That should be done in 2 more months. Lots of good thengs happening here. Yay me!
 

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Oh yeah, I am going to get issued a new Glock 22 in 40 cal this month too. Then I can purchase the Sig 226 I've been carrying for the past 2 years.
 

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My next gun purchase: something I can buy ammo for.

Shit is ridiculous.
 

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Is that a gun that Hostiles fake plastic soldiers would use?
 

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ETA...7 days.
That's nice. What caliber are you getting?

I just finished putting this one together. Colt LE6920, optics are a Burris red dot X3 and a Burris holographic. Changed out the front guards to a quad picatinny rail and added the fore grip/bipod. Haven't decided if I'm going to add a tactical light. Probably will sooner or later. Just bought 1000 rounds of Federal 5.56 FMJ for it, too.


 

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That's nice. What caliber are you getting?

I just finished putting this one together. Colt LE6920, optics are a Burris red dot X3 and a Burris holographic. Changed out the front guards to a quad picatinny rail and added the fore grip/bipod. Haven't decided if I'm going to add a tactical light. Probably will sooner or later. Just bought 1000 rounds of Federal 5.56 FMJ for it, too.


That's a great looking setup.

This one is 5.56. I already have a 300 Blackout.

I'm going with an EOTech w/ magnifier on this one. No iron sights.

I'm going with this tactical light: http://www.haleystrategic.com/store/inforce_wml_hsp.php
 
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EOTech makes great optics, and maybe the best holographic out there. This is the first holo I've owned and didn't want to drop the 5-600 hundred on the EOTech unless I knew I liked it. I'll probably end up selling this one and going with the EOTech, I really like it so far. The bipod I have took me awhile to find. It pivots 45 degrees side to side and up and down to widen field of fire w/o raising off the bipod. Searched on all the tactical sites I could find and they were always out of stock. Finally found it on amazon of all places. :lol

I left the front sight on this one because I'm a sucker for iron sight shooting with these. It doesn't interfere with the optics. Takes about 30 seconds to drop the optics off and replace the carrying handle w/ rear sights. I never fired less than expert with my M-16, but never shot hawkeye, either. (40/40) A few 39's best I could do. Still like to go out and shoot long range target with iron sites.
 

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I just picked up 2 of the Colt 6920s today. I think one is going to my Dad if he wants it.



If not, it will find a home in my safe. For one of them I bought the Aimpoint PRO and some small stuff. Bag, Night sights, sling for on duty etc. I'll post pics later, but I'm excited. Nodak, if you don't mind me asking, where'd you get the 1000 rounds. Hard to find here in FT worth right now.
 

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I just picked up 2 of the Colt 6920s today. I think one is going to my Dad if he wants it.



If not, it will find a home in my safe. For one of them I bought the Aimpoint PRO and some small stuff. Bag, Night sights, sling for on duty etc. I'll post pics later, but I'm excited. Nodak, if you don't mind me asking, where'd you get the 1000 rounds. Hard to find here in FT worth right now.
Sorry, just saw this. I bought it from NAPA here in town of all places. The guy that runs NAPA, his son has a gun store attached to the business. He ordered it for me, took a month to come in. There are places you can go online to buy in bulk, but it is WAY overpriced. Just google search ammo sales and a shitload of sites will show up. Some more expensive than others, and a lot of times they're out of stock anyway.
 

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I bought a Gamo Whisper Fusion air rifle this weekend. Ho-lee-shit, this is not like the pellet guns we grew up with. It shoots .177 sized pellets at 1300 fps. I was shooting gophers at over 50 yards and flipping them over when it hit 'em. This sucker is awesome. Really quiet, with no recoil at all. I had my 7 year old daughter shooting it.

You only cock the barrel once, and load a single pellet while it's broke over. Snap the barrel back up in place and fire. I have no idea how it can generate that much force off a one-time cocking of the barrel and a single lead pellet with no other propulsion.

 

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Just bought this for my concealed carry. My Kimber Custom II w/ 5" barrel was just too big for CC.

Kimber stainless Ultra Raptor II

Specifications
• Caliber: .45 ACP
• Height (inches) 90° to barrel: 4.75
• Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 25
• Length (inches): 6.8
• Magazine capacity: 7
• Ambidextrous thumb safety
• Recoil spring (pounds): 18.0
• Full-length guide rod


Frame
• Material: Aluminum
• Finish: Satin silver
• KimPro II™ frame finish
• Width (inches): 1.28


Slide
• Material: Stainless steel
• Finish: Satin silver


Barrel
• Length (inches): 3
• Material: Steel, match grade
• Twist rate (left hand): 16
• Ramped


Sights
• Tactical Wedge Tritium night sights, fixed
• Radius (inches): 4.8


Grips
• Zebra wood, scale pattern

Trigger
• Aluminum, match grade
• Factory setting (approximate pounds): 4.0 - 5.0
 

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Dumb gun questions: when you buy guns from private owners and gun shows do you have to register them? I'd like guns but I'd rather do a private sale.
 

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Dumb gun questions: when you buy guns from private owners and gun shows do you have to register them? I'd like guns but I'd rather do a private sale.
No. At least in North Dakota, you don't. Check your local laws, but considering you're in Texas, I doubt that you do.
 

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Also, it's a good idea to handwrite a bill of sale. Put the serial# of the gun on it and have the seller date and sign it. (check their ID to ensure it is same as signature) Keep this as long as you own the gun. Better safe than sorry, if this gun were to ever show up as being used in a crime. You'd have proof of when you acquired the gun and from whom. If the seller is legit, they shouldn't have any problem doing this. If they do, I wouldn't buy from them.
 

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These are two AR's I've been building over the last few months. The first I've done from complete stripped lowers.

The top one is a Spike's Tactical lower and Spike's mid-length upper 1:7 twist with an Eotech 517. I did the duracoating on the metal parts with Lauer Tactical flat black as well as the color fill on the receiver. The duracoat on the furniture was done by Hillbilly 223 customs in Arkansas.

The bottom one is an Umbrella Corporation lower and PSA mid-length upper 1:9 twist. It has an Eotech 517 as well. And I did all the duracoating in Tactical flat black and mixed my own gray from flat black and Tactical light gray. I also removed the triangular A1 front fixed sights on both guns and installed Yankee Hill flip sights.



 

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Dumb gun questions: when you buy guns from private owners and gun shows do you have to register them? I'd like guns but I'd rather do a private sale.
You don't have to register them, but you are supposed to do a transfer of ownership. Most people do so if the weapon they sell is ever involved in any illegal activity it won't be traced back to them.
 

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You don't have to register them, but you are supposed to do a transfer of ownership. Most people do so if the weapon they sell is ever involved in any illegal activity it won't be traced back to them.
It all depends on your state. Creating a bill of sale is probably a good idea but I can buy a gun from one private citizen and turn around and sell it to someone else without exchanging anything but cash. As long as it's an in-state transaction it's perfectly legal at least in Indiana. There's no such thing as registration here so the only way a gun can be traced is to the original seller which is probably a gun store or private FFL dealer and they will only have a record of the person they originally sold the gun to. Any second hand sales after that are not recorded or illegal as long as you don't knowingly (and knowingly is a key word) sell to someone who can't legally own a firearm. I usually just check a Driver's License to make sure they're a state resident and old enough and then ask if they're allowed to own a gun. As long as they say yes I'm not legally responsible if they aren't.
 

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It all depends on your state. Creating a bill of sale is probably a good idea but I can buy a gun from one private citizen and turn around and sell it to someone else without exchanging anything but cash. As long as it's an in-state transaction it's perfectly legal at least in Indiana. There's no such thing as registration here so the only way a gun can be traced is to the original seller which is probably a gun store or private FFL dealer and they will only have a record of the person they originally sold the gun to. Any second hand sales after that are not recorded or illegal as long as you don't knowingly (and knowingly is a key word) sell to someone who can't legally own a firearm. I usually just check a Driver's License to make sure they're a state resident and old enough and then ask if they're allowed to own a gun. As long as they say yes I'm not legally responsible if they aren't.
Skid lives in Texas, so I was telling him about Texas law. It is encouraged that you do a transfer of ownership, but it's impossible to track with private sales.

Oh, and don't fool yourself. There's a gun registry. You may not have to officially register it, but your background check attaches your name to that gun sale. But, there is no way to track private sales unless there is a transfer of ownership done.
 

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These are two AR's I've been building over the last few months. The first I've done from complete stripped lowers.

The top one is a Spike's Tactical lower and Spike's mid-length upper 1:7 twist with an Eotech 517. I did the duracoating on the metal parts with Lauer Tactical flat black as well as the color fill on the receiver. The duracoat on the furniture was done by Hillbilly 223 customs in Arkansas.

The bottom one is an Umbrella Corporation lower and PSA mid-length upper 1:9 twist. It has an Eotech 517 as well. And I did all the duracoating in Tactical flat black and mixed my own gray from flat black and Tactical light gray. I also removed the triangular A1 front fixed sights on both guns and installed Yankee Hill flip sights.



Very nice. I've been leaning towards building one with a Mega, Noveske, or Seekins upper/lower setup.
 

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Very nice. I've been leaning towards building one with a Mega, Noveske, or Seekins upper/lower setup.
I'd like a Noveske but I don't have that kind of money. Definitely top of the line. I've heard a lot of good things about Seekins too.

I want to either build or buy a .308 AR and the lowers Mega makes may be an option I go with. I think there was something about their .308 lowers that put me off though. May have been that they don't accept pmag SR-25 mags. I can't remember exactly.
 

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I'd like a Noveske but I don't have that kind of money. Definitely top of the line. I've heard a lot of good things about Seekins too.

I want to either build or buy a .308 AR and the lowers Mega makes may be an option I go with. I think there was something about their .308 lowers that put me off though. May have been that they don't accept pmag SR-25 mags. I can't remember exactly.
I have an H&K G3 I'm very proud of, got it for 1000 before the first Obama gun scare drove prices into the stratosphere.
 

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Can I ask a legitimate question; why does any of this matter to you. I am not causing trouble, I am seriously curious. I just don't understand. Help me out.
 

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I'd like a Noveske but I don't have that kind of money. Definitely top of the line. I've heard a lot of good things about Seekins too.

I want to either build or buy a .308 AR and the lowers Mega makes may be an option I go with. I think there was something about their .308 lowers that put me off though. May have been that they don't accept pmag SR-25 mags. I can't remember exactly.
From all accounts I've read, the Mega uppers and lowers are simply beautiful. And, its not priced badly at all....I'd venture to say at this point its cheaper than the Spikes stuff.
 

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H&K makes some really good stuff, IMO. Its one of my favorite manufacturers.
I bought a USP .45 when they were first released and it was an amazing pistol. It was the only modern style semi-auto that I found could compare to the accuracy of my 1911's.
 

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My wife just got her CC license. :unsure


Yesterday, I bought her a Springfield XDs 9mm. The main reason she chose it was the slide was easy for her to use, and you can adjust the back of the grip to fit her hand better. I've never owned a Springfield before. First time I've ever fired one, actually. This is a sweet handgun.

 

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Just came from my local Wal-Mart and there was a guy walking around the store with a rifle strapped to his back. Didn't bother me because I'm used to being around guns but I was half expecting someone to call 911 and for police to have the place surrounded.

Not too long ago in one of the neighboring cities an Army Master Sergeant was walking around the city with a rifle across his back and someone called the cops on him. It turned into a big issue because he wouldn't cooperate with the cops when they arrived.
 

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My wife just got her CC license. :unsure


Yesterday, I bought her a Springfield XDs 9mm. The main reason she chose it was the slide was easy for her to use, and you can adjust the back of the grip to fit her hand better. I've never owned a Springfield before. First time I've ever fired one, actually. This is a sweet handgun.

Let me know how that works out. I've been on the fence with these. I really like the .45 in this gun, but read there were a few early production issues with them.
 
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Well, its not a gun, but I picked up a Leica laser rangefinder last week. I have an upcoming hunting trip, and most of my shots will be out around 400 yards.

Holy shit is this thing sweet. I ranged a stray dog in the neighborhood at 345 yards, my neighbor walking at the front of our development :unsure at 602 yards and a water tower at 987 yards.

Its supposedly good on animals out to 1000 yards and solid objects to 1500 yards.

Whats really cool is it tells me the temp and barometric pressure, along with the angle of the measurement.



 

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I bought one this past spring. A Leupold RX-1000i TBR. It has True Ballistic Ranging to automatically calculate shot angles. I friggin love this thing. Takes all the guesswork out.

I even took it golfing this summer. Read the flag distance like a champ. Even showed the degree angles I was above or below the pin. :lol
 

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I bought one this past spring. A Leupold RX-1000i TBR. It has True Ballistic Ranging to automatically calculate shot angles. I friggin love this thing. Takes all the guesswork out.

I even took it golfing this summer. Read the flag distance like a champ. Even showed the degree angles I was above or below the pin. :lol
I looked at the Leupold too. Also the Vortex.

I almost got the Leupold and then got a 12% off coupon in the mail from Gander Mountain so I went ahead and took the plunge.

The Leupold is an awesome little RF too.
 

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So, got me a Ruger .380 LCP. Will be my new carry weapon. Came in yesterday. Will go this morning to pick it up. Got it pretty cheap at the Kentucky Gun Company. They have some reasonable prices. I will be shooting it tonight out back. Will let everyone know how well it shoots.


 

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I picked up a ATI FX45 couple days ago from Grabagun, wanted another Rock Island but were out of stock. Fit and finish look pretty good.
 

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I picked up a ATI FX45 couple days ago from Grabagun, wanted another Rock Island but were out of stock. Fit and finish look pretty good.
I really want to get me a 1911. Gotta let the water settle a little with the wife after this last gun buy before making another gun purchase. :lol
 

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I really want to get me a 1911. Gotta let the water settle a little with the wife after this last gun buy before making another gun purchase. :lol
I love 1911's, there's so many aftermarket parts available to make it anything you want. It's like the Jeep of the gun world
 

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Just bought a Browning 7mm-08 X-bolt with a composite stock for my 14 year old daughter. Put a 4.5x14x40 Leupold scope on it. This thing is a sweet shooting gun. I've never owned or fired this caliber before.
 

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Just bought a Browning 7mm-08 X-bolt with a composite stock for my 14 year old daughter. Put a 4.5x14x40 Leupold scope on it. This thing is a sweet shooting gun. I've never owned or fired this caliber before.
That was my first rifle when I was young (after the .22). My dad got it because it has little recoil, and I was a bit of a wuss. :lol
 

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I took my Remmington 7mm to Wyoming in Oct. Bagged an 11 point Muley and a cow elk. That thing with a suppressor on it shot like a 22 LR. Sweetest shooting rifle I have ever shot. I'll post pics shortly
 

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Just bought a Browning 7mm-08 X-bolt with a composite stock for my 14 year old daughter. Put a 4.5x14x40 Leupold scope on it. This thing is a sweet shooting gun. I've never owned or fired this caliber before.
7mm-08 is a great round. Ammo is cheap, better ballistics than the parent case .308 and will cleanly kill just about any game animal in the US. I know you already know that but it's a really overlooked cartridge.
 

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I bought my own Xmas present...I upgraded my Leica 1600 to these new all in one Rangefinder Binoculars....the Leica HD-B 2200.

It has a place to upload your own ballistic curves that then is used to calculate your dope (drop in mils/moa) and also uses the elevation, barometric pressure and temp to calculate everything. It is the shit.

 
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