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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2023, 05:33:01 PM »
is ammo still exceptionally expensive?

i wish i had an FFL and could get rid of some early pandemic purchased brass

It's come down in price significantly and is actually stocked on shelves again (Upper midwest), but more expensive than it "used" to be, but what isn't. . .

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2023, 06:52:40 PM »
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is ammo still exceptionally expensive?

i wish i had an FFL and could get rid of some early pandemic purchased brass
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It's come down in price significantly and is actually stocked on shelves again (Upper midwest), but more expensive than it "used" to be, but what isn't. . .

Looking online 9mm brass seems to range from 40-50CPR. Crazy
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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2023, 04:24:13 AM »
It's .28-.30 a round if you buy bulk. Peak mania it was closer to .60 and higher

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2023, 05:18:57 AM »
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Honestly don't need more guns but local store has a cz75bd for sale for $500 and I really want to pick it up and sell my beretta 92fs. If you've never held a cz before, they feel so good in the hand.
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What did you not like about your 92fs? I've never had one, but would like one down the road, pretty much because Leon had one in Resident Evil 2.

I always wanted one because of Die Hard and because they are objectively good looking but when I rented one I hated it. The ergonomics are terrible - the grip angle and width of grip are very uncomfortable.

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2023, 01:26:25 PM »
I know it's not a gun gun, but I've been wanting a decent BB gun for plinking cans and targets in my back yard.
Anyone know a good brand or place to pick one up? Preferably steel BB, not airsoft. Don't want neon yellow balls all over my yard.

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2023, 07:16:01 PM »
I know it's not a gun gun, but I've been wanting a decent BB gun for plinking cans and targets in my back yard.
Anyone know a good brand or place to pick one up? Preferably steel BB, not airsoft. Don't want neon yellow balls all over my yard.


Any of the Daisy or Crosman variable pump BB/.177 rifles should be fun. My kid has the Daisy 880 Powerline and itís decent. We got it a Walmart for less than itís advertised on the Daisy site.

I have an older Crosman 66 Powermaster thatís great but Iíve heard people complain about the more recent budget models being chintzy. Might be worth springing for the 1000 or 2100 models.

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2023, 06:51:19 AM »
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I know it's not a gun gun, but I've been wanting a decent BB gun for plinking cans and targets in my back yard.
Anyone know a good brand or place to pick one up? Preferably steel BB, not airsoft. Don't want neon yellow balls all over my yard.
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Any of the Daisy or Crosman variable pump BB/.177 rifles should be fun. My kid has the Daisy 880 Powerline and itís decent. We got it a Walmart for less than itís advertised on the Daisy site.

I have an older Crosman 66 Powermaster thatís great but Iíve heard people complain about the more recent budget models being chintzy. Might be worth springing for the 1000 or 2100 models.

Hey thanks, man!

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2023, 11:37:50 AM »
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I know it's not a gun gun, but I've been wanting a decent BB gun for plinking cans and targets in my back yard.
Anyone know a good brand or place to pick one up? Preferably steel BB, not airsoft. Don't want neon yellow balls all over my yard.
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Any of the Daisy or Crosman variable pump BB/.177 rifles should be fun. My kid has the Daisy 880 Powerline and itís decent. We got it a Walmart for less than itís advertised on the Daisy site.

I have an older Crosman 66 Powermaster thatís great but Iíve heard people complain about the more recent budget models being chintzy. Might be worth springing for the 1000 or 2100 models.
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Hey thanks, man!


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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2023, 11:57:27 AM »
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I know it's not a gun gun, but I've been wanting a decent BB gun for plinking cans and targets in my back yard.
Anyone know a good brand or place to pick one up? Preferably steel BB, not airsoft. Don't want neon yellow balls all over my yard.
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Any of the Daisy or Crosman variable pump BB/.177 rifles should be fun. My kid has the Daisy 880 Powerline and itís decent. We got it a Walmart for less than itís advertised on the Daisy site.

I have an older Crosman 66 Powermaster thatís great but Iíve heard people complain about the more recent budget models being chintzy. Might be worth springing for the 1000 or 2100 models.
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Hey thanks, man!
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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2023, 05:50:28 AM »
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Honestly don't need more guns but local store has a cz75bd for sale for $500 and I really want to pick it up and sell my beretta 92fs. If you've never held a cz before, they feel so good in the hand.
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What did you not like about your 92fs? I've never had one, but would like one down the road, pretty much because Leon had one in Resident Evil 2.

cz's grip just fit my hand better. And also this one picture on reddit of a cz75 with wood grips had me sold lol https://i.redd.it/sao6pdi1yrq31.jpg

The trigger on the beretta is really far back to actuate, which is safer when you carry hammer down with a round in the chamber, but I don't really plan to carry it and it just makes it hard to actuate the trigger.

Nothing wrong with the gun itself though, very reliable and more accurate than I am.

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2023, 05:55:17 AM »
I also have a CZ 452 Trainer (.22) which is my favorite, period. Just solid and accurate. It really made me disinterested in anything that couldnít shoot really tight groups.

I got a savage mkii and unfortunately the groups I get with it are pretty awful. I suspect the chamber is oversized bc all my shell casings are bulged in the middle. I contacted savage and they said they'll fix it... if i send it to them on my dime and even then I don't even really know how the warranty works.

I got it super cheap though, so it might not even be worth it. I'm thinking of getting a .22 conversion for my ar15 instead

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2023, 04:40:17 PM »
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I also have a CZ 452 Trainer (.22) which is my favorite, period. Just solid and accurate. It really made me disinterested in anything that couldnít shoot really tight groups.
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I got a savage mkii and unfortunately the groups I get with it are pretty awful. I suspect the chamber is oversized bc all my shell casings are bulged in the middle. I contacted savage and they said they'll fix it... if i send it to them on my dime and even then I don't even really know how the warranty works.

I got it super cheap though, so it might not even be worth it. I'm thinking of getting a .22 conversion for my ar15 instead

Did you buy it new? I donít know if the warranty is transferable but if Savage is offering to fix it then it would probably be worth it. It ought to be giving you decent groups at 50 yards.

I know a lot of people who like those AR conversion kits. I put them more in the ďfunĒ category. Itís fun to rapidly waste ammo once in a while but I really do find it more satisfying to have a rifle where every miss is your fault.

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2023, 07:03:12 AM »
Did you buy it new? I donít know if the warranty is transferable but if Savage is offering to fix it then it would probably be worth it. It ought to be giving you decent groups at 50 yards.

I know a lot of people who like those AR conversion kits. I put them more in the ďfunĒ category. Itís fun to rapidly waste ammo once in a while but I really do find it more satisfying to have a rifle where every miss is your fault.

Yeah I got it new. Shipping an entire firearm seems like such a hassle. I bought a barrel on ebay and hopefully i can just punch out 2 pins and swap that out.

super bummed I got the one rifle that slipped thru QC...

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2023, 02:09:33 PM »
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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2023, 01:44:28 PM »
kind of want to pick up a carry gun, but seems most everything is like glock-style now where they're single action striker fired and no manual safety. Most of my other handguns are da/sa and I would feel a lot better about carrying with a DA trigger if it's going to be pointed at my nuts all day.

Was thinking about a p2000sk, but really what i want is a shield or a p365 with a DA/SA trigger.

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2023, 02:43:33 PM »
Might get kooked to oblivion, but as a euro this thread and enthusiasm towards guns is wild.

Carry on.

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2023, 09:10:24 AM »
Might get kooked to oblivion, but as a euro this thread and enthusiasm towards guns is wild.

Carry on.

my man if u ever come to the states ill take u shooting sometime. It's pretty fun, and if you're just target shooting its not like an inherently violent thing or anything. I've taken quite a few of my 'non-gun' friends shooting and most of them come out of it having enjoyed it.

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2023, 03:31:13 PM »
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Might get kooked to oblivion, but as a euro this thread and enthusiasm towards guns is wild.

Carry on.
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my man if u ever come to the states ill take u shooting sometime. It's pretty fun, and if you're just target shooting its not like an inherently violent thing or anything. I've taken quite a few of my 'non-gun' friends shooting and most of them come out of it having enjoyed it.

Oh, I have shot many a weapon in my day.
Hunting rifles with dad and grandpa as teen, handguns and assault rifles in the mandatory(ish) military service, the occasional shotgun, so I do get fun part.

Guess what I donít get is the idea of owning guns for personal protection, let alone the fact that itís legal for anyone to buy a semi-automatic rifle while gun violence is the leading cause of death for US children and teens.

In my humble opinion, people should be realizing that they are not doing a very good job at protecting themselves with their guns, and itís way too easy for a mentally ill person to acquire a deadly weapon to use on others.

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2023, 04:38:14 PM »
kind of want to pick up a carry gun, but seems most everything is like glock-style now where they're single action striker fired and no manual safety. Most of my other handguns are da/sa and I would feel a lot better about carrying with a DA trigger if it's going to be pointed at my nuts all day.

Was thinking about a p2000sk, but really what i want is a shield or a p365 with a DA/SA trigger.

There isnít much available I can think of. Maybe the recently discontinued Springfield XD-E?

There are a few beefier ones similar to the p2000sk, like a CZ PCR, Beretta PX4, Walther P99c that are all nice. There are also some older, all steel models like a PPK, Mak, CZ 83, Beretta 80 series, but theyíre all rather hefty.

I was thinking similarly a few years ago and thought Iíd really like one of the 3rd Gen S&W autos. I canít remember the model number but there was one aluminum framed single stack (also called the Lady Smith) that looked perfect. Never did find one though and I kind of ditched the shooting hobby soon after.

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #49 on: June 28, 2023, 07:12:53 PM »
I just got a crossbow and shoot it in my backyard

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2023, 08:58:30 AM »
Picked up a Ruger Wrangler and broke it in yesterday. This thing rocks.



Got some improvement. Wrangler helps with getting basic stuff down better and it transfers over to the Glock. 15 yard groups now look similar to my 7 yard groups which is great for me; I haven't shot since January.


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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2023, 02:03:06 PM »
yeah I think getting a 22 rifle and pistol is the best move for learning to shoot better. I got a ruger mkiii target and made me a much better pistol shot.

also its fun to be able to mag dump something without having to pay out the ass lol.

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #52 on: September 06, 2023, 03:22:08 PM »
For the gamers on this forum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OYAqku7aoE

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2023, 10:44:15 AM »
Pretty proud of making the Wikipedia page for the Ruger Wrangler (guess my favorite gun at the moment) more complete. Previously it only had one paragraph. I also included the reason why it's banned from sale in Minnesota (tldr it's due to the materials used in the frame and grip).

https://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruger_Wrangler

The mods haven't nuked the page (yet) which should mean all the edits I made are correct and backed up with proper sources. I'm thinking of adding a table that properly lists all the variants (different barrel lengths, color, etc).
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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2023, 03:47:03 PM »

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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2023, 03:47:19 PM »
I have two WWII German K98 bolt-action rifles, and an M1 Garand. Donít shoot any of them as much as I would like to.
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« Reply #56 on: September 14, 2023, 09:22:34 AM »
Shooting guns can be fun. Iíve done it and had some fun blasting targets at close range, but thatís where it ends for me. I own a two handguns that were gifted to me after my grandfather passed. Theyíre just .22s and they stay locked in a box in my closet

People who open or conceal carry for ďprotectionĒ are just incredibly afraid individuals. You have to have a lot of fear in your mind if you feel the need to carry a gun on your person. Like what are you so afraid of? Or are you just hoping you get the chance to shoot someone one day? The gun obsession in the US is insane IMO

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« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2023, 09:35:54 AM »
ÖLike what are you so afraid of? Or are you just hoping you get the chance to shoot someone one day? The gun obsession in the US is insane IMO

As a gun owner, 1000% agree with this.
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Re: "anyone shoot guns?" V2
« Reply #58 on: September 14, 2023, 11:50:17 PM »
People who open or conceal carry for ďprotectionĒ are just incredibly afraid individuals. You have to have a lot of fear in your mind if you feel the need to carry a gun on your person. Like what are you so afraid of?

Excluding "because they want to and it's legal to do so," there's a variety of reasons why someone would want to carry:

1. They live or work in a high crime area.
2. They live or work in an area where emergency services don't have a quick response time or is unavailable.
3. Fear of being robbed, kidnapped, raped, hurt, murdered, etc.
   - This is especially true for women who are typically smaller and weaker than men.
     - https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/courts-law/2023-04-15/women-concealed-weapons-license-on-the-rise
     - https://www.wtae.com/article/firearms-purchases-increase-women/43920964
     - Female Youtuber's perspective
4. Fear of being victims of hate crimes.
   - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-people-are-looking-safety-gun-ownership-rcna32150
   - https://abcnews.go.com/US/rise-gun-ownership-people-color/story?id=80008877
   - https://www.vnews.com/-You-have-to-be-dangerous-back---Why-some-LGBTQ-people-in-New-Hampshire-are-taking-up-arms-50053240
   - https://chicagoreader.com/news-politics/queer-gun-owners-are-american-as-fuck/
5. Fear of stalkers, who tend to be armed.
   - https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/taylor-woolrich-stalking-victim-concealed-weapon-dartmouth-university/65322/
   - https://www.wavy.com/news/investigative/court-docs-two-jccpd-officers-fought-over-location-tracking-software-before-shooting/ (Ongoing court case, so everything is alleged)
   - https://katu.com/news/local/stalking-suspect-shot-by-ex-girlfriends-family-member-outside-her-sherwood-home-oregon-washington-county-sheriffs-office-shooting-deadly-gun-sw-207th-pacific-highway
   - https://nypost.com/2022/02/17/tiktok-star-ava-majury-reveals-how-father-fatally-shot-armed-stalker-at-florida-home/
6. Defense against mass shooters.
   - Two examples of mass shooters being stopped by CCW holders:
     - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61615236
     - https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/19/us/eli-dicken-indiana-mall-shooting-bystander/index.html

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Or are you just hoping you get the chance to shoot someone one day?

I'd say the average responsible gun owner hopes they never have to shoot someone in their lifetime, like me. I personally want a CCW permit (my state requires one) but moreso for camping or when I'm in an isolated area in the woods or something. I don't have a personal need to carry one in daily life, but others may have their own reasons (ie the ones I listed above). People who CCW always stress the importance of taking CCW classes, and from what I understand a CCW class will teach to deescalate the situation, prevent ego and emotions from escalating the situation, avoid/escape dangerous situations, and to only use the gun when it's absolutely necessary to save their or others' lives. "I really want to shoot someone" is NOT a valid reason to carry, and saying that in a gun shop/range/etc is a very easy way to get kicked out.

In a second hand anecdotal experience, one of my friends lived on the road for a few months as a change in lifestyle and traveled through a number of states. As a solo female traveler, she bought a compact pistol for the third reason I listed and concealed carried it with her at all times.

As for open carry, in an urban setting I think it's dumb since it paints a target on the person doing it. It can also freak people out who may not know it's legal in their state but this can vary depending on the state and culture.

Not looking to argue or derail the thread, but all of this is basically why I support the choice to carry for responsible gun owners.
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