California Says One Gun a Month, So...

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  1. oldfella1962

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    :D yep! That recoil would knock your hat in the creek! When we loaded those into the A-10 one of my jobs was standing in the ammo trailer and holding up the belts so they wouldn't twist & jam going into the conveyor contraption that took the rounds into the A-10. As luck would have it I was the weakest guy on the crew too. :brood: My scrawny noodle arms really got a workout!
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    Izzat 30mm and 20mm in the back? They give the .50 BMG feelings of inadequacy...
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    Si.
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    It's fairly common with the stripper clips I've used with my Mosin. It could be that they're cheap Chinese repros, but I'm not willing to shell out for "authentic" Russian ones. The Lee-Enfield clips are a little better, but I can have some trouble with those from time to time, too. The only ones I've gotten to be smooth with no problems are the ones like the Mauser, which use rimless cartridges and have a much simpler clip. Both my VZ-24 and Type 99 Arisaka are nice like that. Of course, the one issue Russian guns have that basically no one else does is that while most guns' bolts will just knock the empty clip out of the way if you close them, on the Mosin you have to take the extra bit of time to pull it out, or the bolt will just hit it and stop. Looks like that Winchester was the same way.

    Yeah, a friend of mine from California had a laugh at that a few years back at the comeback of old tech thanks to the silly laws there. To us this simply illustrates the pointlessness of these laws, because the first military semi-autos also were designed with either integrated magazines, or at least ones that were only meant to be removed for cleaning purposes and were all loaded with clips in some form or other.
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    DROSed November's guns today. The Marine Magnum I had on layaway:

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    And a Ruger LCR-X in .357 Magnum, because I guess I like recoil:

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    December's gun is a California-friendly AR-15 (S&W M&P Sport II), a cheapie I'm going to keep in L.A. and teach some friends to shoot with...
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    (See, it's not a bad gun because I can't wrap my thumb around the pistol grip.)

    I also got a cool little Aimpoint holosight for it that will co-witness with the sights.
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    that reminds me that I need to SBR my ar lower. Putting together a .300 blk supressor upper.
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    I love mine. I took it on a camping trip last weekend and it runs great.

    I wish I could've gotten one with a green stock instead of black. I ended up painting a green/black camo pattern on mine. :marathon:
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    Does that have a last round hold-open?
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    Si. :yes:
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    oh shit......I hate that style of flashlight! :shakefist: Granted the different colored filters are okay but overall......two thumbs down. Bulky, undependable, heavy and noisy. :no:

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    Picked this up today on a whim.

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    It's a 590 shockwave in .410
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    Me likee! I'm not a huge fan of .410, but that's a very manageable little piece of boomstick you got there.

    *grumbles to himself about California's stupid gun laws*
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    I rented the .12 ga version, it's managable, but unpleasant. The .410 is where the platform really shines. I can shoot the 3" 000 buck my range had all day. You don't want to flinch or dread pulling the trigger, and with the .12ga, you will. Not good for home defense or if you're out camping and have to defend yourself from a hungry coyote or wolf.
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    Did a spread comparison for the curious. Left group is at 3 yards, middle is at 5 and right is at 7. Notice the holes from the shot cup. the couple of holes at the top is from 10 yards. Shot shells used were Federal 3 inch 000 buck. also to note, point of aim was putting the bead on the bottom of the target circles.
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    :lol:

    I'm so not shocked. Find the most oddball thing you can possibly imagine and @TheBurgerKing will be on it like white on rice. Good on you, man.
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    It's true, I love picking up little oddball things. That little .410 is just plain fun to take out to the range.
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    It moved to the top today.

    Picked one up from Classic Firearms for only $219. Way cheaper than even Bud's has them for ($270). I couldn't pass it up.

    I'll probably give it to my wife.
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    Suh-weet. Let us know how it runs!
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    I think it might okay for home defense firing slugs (as long as you don't live in an apartment of course). I'm thinking a 20 gauge version might be a good compromise between no pain shooting and lethality. Okay "no pain shooting and lethality" might sound ironic for somebody not familiar with guns! :lol:
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    Yeah, i wouldn't use the .410 for home defense. Honestly, i threw it in my camping bag, it's just the thing for snakes. Next paycheck i might get the 12ga version and that mini-shell clip and load it up with minishells.
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    whoa! Why you wanna kill a snake?