California Says One Gun a Month, So...

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  1. TheBurgerKing

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    My 92FS came with a standard cap and a cali mag, just for the hell of it I got one of the 33 round mags the other day, but I usually just use 18 round MEC-GARs. Got to shoot the m9A3 a while back and it shoots just so much better. Deleting that fat backstrap works wonders for the platform. Also, @Elwood, I've never seen one of those chainsaw shottys in the wild, didn't the main guy in the purge use one? If the clip for the minishells will fit in it it might be worth the pickup, though mossberg has a mag fed shockwave out...

    https://www.mossberg.com/product/590m-shockwave-mag-fed-pump-action/

    although...

    https://www.mossberg.com/product/shockwave-spx/
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  2. Paladin

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    Stocked up on handgun ammo (actually did late last year before new regs in California made it impossible to mail order, and it's been in storage)...12 cartridges I actually shoot and 2 I may in the future:

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    From left to right:
    .327 Magnum, .380, 9mm Luger, .38 Super, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .40 S&W, 10mm, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, .45 ACP, .45 Colt, .454 Casull Magnum, .500 Magnum.

    I don't have guns in .327 or .38 Super yet. I also aspire to shoot .357 Sig and 5.7x28, but I don't have that ammo on hand. I suppose I also technically shoot .45 Winchester Magnum (I have an Automag IV), but only technically since ammo is very hard to find and I last shot the gun over 20 years ago.

    Also, didn't count rimfire (.22 Long Rifle, .22 WMR) since rimfires don't count. :diacanu:
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    Not the forum for that. :nono:
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  5. TheBurgerKing

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  6. Paladin

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    Godammit. The Black Friday sale at my local shop found my price on this one...

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    So, it's my Christmas present to me this year.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    I like the color!
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    Oooooooh:Oooo: let me know how it shoots.
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    I'm pretty sure this year will tie my personal record for purchases at three, but really only because two of the guns were deals I couldn't pass up (the Rossi .22 and the R51). Today I picked up another PSA lower because when I took my CAR15 out to shoot a few weeks back I discovered a couple of problems that need some gunsmithing. I bought the lower as a replacement. When the original lower is repaired, I'll probably used it as the basis for an old school A1 rifle with the triangular handguards to go along with the other four AR-types I've got.

    If I bought as many guns as Paladin I'd need to buy at least one more gun safe. :lol:
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  10. Paladin

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    I'm going to have buy an additional safe. Don't think I'll have as many as @Elwood though.

    This is an extremely unprecedented acquisition of guns for me. In my life, I've probably never bought more than 2, maybe 3 guns in a year, and in most years it was 0. Over 30 years, I'd accumulated a fairly modest collection (approx. 20 pieces, half handguns, half long guns).

    It's only happening because I've always wanted a gun collection and I'm in a spot financially where I can finally pick up some of the things I've always wanted. My collection has essentially doubled in size in the last year. 2017-18 way outpaces 1989-2016.
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    Oh I hated those triangular hand guards when I first joined the army. And some units I was in kept the A1 around forever. :brood:
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    First AR I ever shot--years before I owned one--was a rental at the shooting range. I was, maybe, 13 and with my dad, who was NOT a shooter in any way shape or form (though was a WWII vet), but who indulged my enthusiasm for the sport. (Reminds me of the parents in Galaxy Quest: "At least he's outside.") He rented it and got me 60 rounds to shoot through it. Pure awesomeness.

    And, yep, it had those triangular handguards. Whenever I see a vintage AR/M16 with those, I always think of that day at the range with my dad. :)
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    My best friend is old school and loves that style of AR. Doesn't believe in holosights or anything, except on his duty carbine (and even then he'd ditch it if he could).

    I had no intention of ever buying one because that era is covered by the CAR15 clone I have, but now that I'll end up having a lower in need of an upper I'll probably get an A1 upper to go with it at some point.
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    I like the retro-ARs that Brownell's is doing. They're even making copies of the original AR-10! Can't get one in California, but I think I'd buy one of the A1 types if I could, just for the nostalgia. (Okay, I also want to leap over walls with it while humming the SWAT theme.)



    Brownell's Retro AR-15A1 Upper.
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    Yeah, I've got that one on my Brownell's wish list in case I can't find one cheaper elsewhere.
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    Though this company actually makes more authentic uppers (fiberglass handguards instead of polymer).

    https://retrorifles.com/collections/m16a1
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    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    Bah: "Modifications to the M16A2 were extensive. ... The front grip was modified from the original triangular shape to a round one, which better fit smaller hands and could be fitted to older models of the M16." :nyer:

    I used the proceeds from the sale of my M16A3 as the down payment on a house when I got married. In hindsight, I wish I'd kept the rifle. :bergman:

    As for AR15/M16 style rifles and carbines, well, I have more than one and fewer than the United States Marine Corps. No one but me will ever know. :?:
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