Discussion in 'Camp Wordforge' started by Paladin, Aug 12, 2017.
F**king A. That additional order was from MidwayUSA. I made it an hour ago.
It's already shipped!
Glock 21SF just went to the top of the hitlist, though if any order with Glock 19 mags comes through, that will go first.
Well, some will get through for sure.
F**k you, California.
Stating the obvious, but be sure to hang on to the invoices for those orders so you’ll have proof of purchase dates.
The 33 round Glock mags have shipped.
If the tap hasn't been closed by tomorrow, I'll order more from Midway.
gotta get those freedoms in while you can.
Brownell's order shipped. June's gun will be a Glock 19. And May's gun--Sig P229--will now have standard capacity mags.
The place I have the big order with (two orders, actually) is lagging, but says it's still processing.
Just to be sure, I hit MidwayUSA again. I'll be covered for everything (and then some!) except the Five Seven until the lagging orders come through. Five Seven magazines are sold out EVERYWHERE. Don't know if there just wasn't a big supply, or if a lot of people in California have the Five Seven and jumped on it.
Well, I'll never need more AR-15 magazines, that's for sure.
Okay, I'm done now.
Really, I am.
This is getting obsessive.
So, no more magazines.
What gets through now is what I get.
Unless you know where I can get some Five-Seven magazines. Or some of those 20-round Beretta M9/92 magazines.
Incidentally, it looks like the California AG is willing to overlook the magazines slipping through this window in order to get an injunction suspending the ruling.
I'm sure the judge will eventually give the AG his injunction, but I hope he takes a good long time to do it.
Don't let your freedoms go, folks. It's murder getting them back.
Only place I know that has Five-seven mags is a local shop with no website. It's the place I get all my oddball ammo.
While there are some big distributors that undoubtedly still have stock, I'm hearing that California is currently vacuuming up the entire supply of standard cap magazines in the country.
I have a list of vendors selling to California that's got around 40 names on it. I've checked most of them. They're running out of everything.
Brownell's must have a shit-ton of AR-15 magazines, though, because they're still not running out of several varieties of those.
The one place that's got my big order still hasn't shipped , though I've now got duplicates of most everything that's on that order...except the damn Five-Seven magazines.
Brownell's always seems to have AR15 magazines. Even when everyone was sold out and backordered for weeks (or longer) right after Sandy Hook, I was able to buy thirty Brownell's GI magazines (which are top-quality).
Just contacted Grabagun (my two big orders) and they say they'll ship by Friday, Monday at the latest.
I hope so, because this window is going to close very suddenly within the next few days.
I actually wrote this yesterday? Foolish, foolish child.
A preview of forthcoming gun-of-the-month posts:
Never underestimate the sheer number of people making AR mags. When I did my AR mag tests I had to stick to the 10 most abundant mag models at my local gun shops. One of the bigger sporting goods stores here had literal barrels full of cheap poly mags.
A friend of mine who doesn't actually own an AR-type rifle (yet) can't seem to grasp why those firearms so damned inexpensive these days, no matter how many times I point out to him just how many places are manufacturing them now, which has dramatically driven down the cost.
25-30 years ago even an inexpensive AR would cost several hundred dollars because you only had Colt, Bushmaster, DPMS, and a handful of other places making them. Now there are dozens and dozens of companies in the mix and you can literally buy a good quality carbine for $400 or less.
@Paladin I just got an email from https://www.aeroprecisionusa.com that says they are shipping magazines to California.
Just in case you want to have more magazines than you do DVD's.
There's a decent quality upper fully complete floating around for $250, a stripped lower is running about $85-100 parts kit for $75 and stock and buffer for about $50. From that you can upgrade at your leisure.
I really am done now unless I find Five Seven or SP-01 mags. I should still get Five Seven mags if my Grabagun orders come through, but I didn't jump on the SP-01 mags when I had the chance.
That's what I'm doing.
I got the stripped lower, magazines, and the lower parts. Up next is the upper.
PSA will sell you a complete lower (including stock and buffer) for $149.99 and an upper (with BCG) to go with it for $219.99. A mid-length upper is running only $199.99 right now.
I don't know anything about Five Seven magazines but this website says they have 301 in stock if this is the type of magazine you're looking for:
I've been thinking of changing up my home defense gun.
For years, it was a Beretta 92FS.
For the last decade or so, it's been a S&W M&P 45. I switched from the Beretta and decided I wanted polymer striker-fired and a bigger bore.
But the M&P 45 is a big handful. I'm thinking the Glock 22 (.40 S&W, 15 shots ) may be next choice.
I like Glocks and I like the .40 round, so it seems a natural fit.
That's for the correct gun, but those are the same restricted 10 rounders that came with the pistol.
I own a Glock 22. (Gen 3)
It's big and heavy like the M&P 45.
Except of course it carries more rounds being the only big difference between the two guns.
I have a G17 (same size as G22, no?) and I haven't made a direct comparison, but in my mind's eye, the G17 seems smaller than the M&P 45...but perhaps you're right.
In any event, it's still a gain of 5 rounds. Also, the Glock doesn't have the manual safety that the M&P has, another plus.
I will say the M&P has been a terrific gun, I'm just thinking there are better choices than .45 ACP, especially when higher capacities are in play.
Yes. the G17 and the G22 are essentially the same gun. You could take a G22 barrel and put it in the G17 (along with switching the mags of course) and you'd have a G22 without buying a G22. Same for putting a G17 barrel into a G22 if you wanted to switch to 9mm without buying a new gun.
I can't sing the praises of my G31 enough, It's my EDC pistol, but for home defense I use a long gun. Remember, a pistol is what you use to get to a rifle.
I thought the barrel diameters were different. I'm pretty sure you can turn a G23 into a G19 (sorta) with a conversion barrel, but you can't turn a G19 into a G23 because the hole in the slide's too small. And I think you have to change the spring, too.
I was even thinking of turning my future G22 into a G31 (.357 Sig) with a barrel replacement (believe that's all that's required, at least per a Hickok45 video). Although the .357 Sig is probably not ever going to be a popular cartridge, and good defensive ammo may be hard to find especially here in California, I think the bottle-necked design does make feeding more reliable...
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