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I am starting this thread for people to share pictures of gun's they own or wish they did and discuss them.  This is not a thread for discussion of gun control or politics, etc.  you get the idea keep it gun related.

 

Also check out this sight if you are having trouble finding ammo, it's user submitted deal find's.

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I am pretty satisfied with all the gun's I own but I really want a semi auto shotgun!

 

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I've got a soft spot for French firearms, this 35A is the most recent addition.

If it looks familiar, that's because it's designer Charles Petter also created the superb SiG P-210.

 

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I am starting this thread for people to share pictures of gun's they own or wish they did and discuss them.  This is not a thread for discussion of gun control or politics, etc.  you get the idea keep it gun related.

 

 

I am pretty satisfied with all the gun's I own but I really want a semi auto shotgun!

 

 

 

Remington 1100's are nice but heavy ... same as the Browning A5's

 

If you have the scratch look into a Benelli Auto

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Love my 1911

Adore my Browning Hi Power

Worship my Ruger Super Redhawk which I refer to as AT&T cuz t can reach out and touch someone with 300 grains of pain

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Nice pistol, how is the trigger on it?

 

Considering the lockwork is easily removed, it's actually very good.

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Handguns I own:

  • Springfield XD .45acp full size.  Meh, dislike the trigger and the grip doesn't fit my hand properly.  Would trade it in on something else in a heartbeat.  Mainly just keep it for HD at this point.
  • Ruger MKIII 22/45 Stainless with bull target barrel.  Love it in every way.  Will probably put a new sear and trigger in it some day.
  • Iver Johnson 1911 .45acp Range Officer sized.  It's a pretty inexpensive 1911 and I got a pretty amazing deal on it.  I'll probably have the trigger reworked a bit otherwise it will work just fine until next year when I get a full size high quality 1911.
  • I also have an OK quality browning buckmark pellet pistol that I use to train with indoors.

Handguns I want:

  • Dan Wesson or Less Baer Custom 1911
  • CZ-75
  • Browning Hi-Power
  • maybe eventually some sort of big heavy revolver, probably in a .357  Probably a S&W or Ruger
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Handguns I want:

 

  • CZ-75

 

 

here's a crappy pic of mine. As you can see it's well used.

I still have the original grip slabs (and the box) the pachmayr slabs I got very cheaply and consider replaceable, unlike the originals.

 

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Its interesting to see what sort of things you go for across the sea. As a country bumpkin from Scotland our gun choice is limited to hunting arms for game and conservation.

 

While I don't own a firearms liscence myself I still do a fair bit of deerstalking every year.

 

Weapons I have used include:

 

Steyr Mannlicher Pro Hunter 2. In .243 calibre and a fairly basic scope. It wonderfully heavy and solid, so it won't bruise your shoulder, and its fantastically accurate. The lower calibre means that it loses a bit of stopping power over 250-300m and you won't get an exit wound on big deer. This isn't flaw however as it means all the bullets energy is transferred into the target.

 

Tikka T3: http://www.sportsmanguncentre.co.uk/product/284b55d9c73ac62125151403/TIKKA+T3+Lite+'28Synthetic+'2F+Stainless'29/

I used this thing only for a couple of days but it was great. Quite lightweight making it very handy and the action is superb. The one I had was in .270 calibre and kicked like a mule due to the light weight. Its the only gun I have managed a 1" grouping at 200 yards with 3 shots. I really liked stalking with this. The recoil isn't much when you consider you only plan to make one shot.

 

Browning X-Bolt: http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/family.asp?webflag_=023B

Very popular gun amongst the shooters I know but I think this is largely due to the sales package rather than the guns quality. It was comparable in weight to the T3 and was the same calibre. It shoots great, but the bolt action and safety are really, really lose. The safety didn't have a 2 stage switch and could be flicked of by brushing it with some twigs. I know guys who have hit deer at 400m with this thing and knocked them stone dead. I'm sure other guns can do the same but despite its action flaws it does shoot well.

 

The thing that makes this gun popular however isn't its quality, its the scope you get when you buy it. A duralyt scope with a 12x zoom. This thing makes dusk look like midday. It was so good we used it instead of the bino's when stalking.

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I'll have to dig through my old hardrive for pics, but for now my owned list includes:

 

M94 Carl Gustaf Swede Mauser carbine (6.5x55)

M12 Norwegian Crag Jorgensen (6.5x55)

AG42b Llungman semi-auto in 6.5x55

Model 71/84 Mauser (11mm Mauser)

1886 Kropatschek in 8mm Guedes

K98 Yugo Mauser with bayonet (8mm mauser)

Savage Stevens 12 gauge, SxS

Cooey '64 .22

 

I only own one handgun, a Cz 52 in 7.62x25 (I call it my Commie gun)

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I've got a soft spot for French firearms, this 35A is the most recent addition.

If it looks familiar, that's because it's designer Charles Petter also created the superb SiG P-210.

 

Superb might be an understatement.  The Original Sig P-210 is probably the most accurate 9mm ever made.

 

Sig is probably my favorite manufacturer for handguns.  They are well made, and i like the Double/single action style.

 

My Daily carry is a Sig P239 in .40, for a compact gun, with Houge wraparound grips, it feels like an extension of my hand it is such a perfect fit.  Crossbreed supertuck and a good belt it's 100% concealable even in shorts and tshirt.

 

I hate Glocks with a passion.  Great guns, don't get me wrong, but the grip angle feels terrible to me and they are blocky and clunky feeling, im just not comfortable with them.

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When you guys buy firearms what do you use them for? Do you hunt game, shoot targets either recreationally or competitively or just because they are cool things to have?

 

Here its such a pain to get hold of them nobody has them without a practical reason. Everybody and their mums has a shotgun though, nearly always double barrelled. We don't like semi-auto's, they aren't sportsmanlike ;)

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I don't hunt, but i do shoot competitively and keep a couple specifically for personal protection.

 

Most of mine are for Pistol competitions (USPSA, Which is ISPC in EU) and Trap shooting.

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I'm a hunter and it's why I started into buying and collecting guns (not much of a collection, but times and interests change).  Whitetail deer are the "big game" of choice where I am on the East coast.  I spent a few years in Newfoundland where moose and caribou are prominent.  Grouse, rabbit and pheasant are pretty plentiful small game.  Shoot on sight is always the order of the day when it comes to coyotes, too.

 

The pistol I bought because the gov't of the day was making noises about further restricting handgun ownership (as in, if you don't have one now, you'll never have one legally).

 

Edit to add, I tried ISPC once with a buddies rig.  Had a blast and did pretty well for a first timer with no practice.

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When you guys buy firearms what do you use them for? Do you hunt game, shoot targets either recreationally or competitively or just because they are cool things to have?

 

Here its such a pain to get hold of them nobody has them without a practical reason. Everybody and their mums has a shotgun though, nearly always double barrelled. We don't like semi-auto's, they aren't sportsmanlike ;)

 

mechanical and historic interest, with a secondary in the physics behind 'accuracy'.

 

I worked in the industry for a while, including the manufacture and sale of NFA items (artillery, machineguns and supressors/silencers).

The vast majority of my collection could be considered antique, the number of "modern" firearms (ones made within the past 20~30 years) being a tiny fraction of the whole.

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When you guys buy firearms what do you use them for? Do you hunt game, shoot targets either recreationally or competitively or just because they are cool things to have?

 

Here its such a pain to get hold of them nobody has them without a practical reason. Everybody and their mums has a shotgun though, nearly always double barrelled. We don't like semi-auto's, they aren't sportsmanlike ;)

 

My wife and I have some for different reasons.

 

A Ruger Mk III that I got for cheap plinking at the gun range. (the wife has basically claimed this as her own, lol)

 

A Remington rifle in .22, also for cheap plinking at the gun range. (the wife also has laid claim to this one as well)

 

Wife has a compact Ruger SR22 pistol as her concealed carry pistol.

 

As for the ones that are solely mine (mostly because she thinks they're "ugly" or "too heavy" LOL)

 

I have a Ruger SR9c and a couple compact KelTecs as my concealed carry pistols. The two KelTecs are much smaller than the Ruger and each has a different style of holster, so I switch em up depending on if I feel like having a Ruger digging into the side of my gut or not.

 

Oh, also an AR-15 that sleeps by the bed at night with a cheapass red dot sight and Magpul flip up iron sights.

 

 

And lest you Europeans gasp in horror at this or think it unusual, I live in a state which currently has over a million issued and valid concealed weapons and firearm licenses (CWFL). It's rather scattershot though. Most states have some form of licensing or permitting system for concealed carry of firearms. Some states have a system but in effect are no issue as officials deny practically every application unless the applicant has connections or makes certain political donations. A few other states require no license or permit and any citizen or legal resident over the age of 18 can carry a firearm openly or concealed.

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When you guys buy firearms what do you use them for? Do you hunt game, shoot targets either recreationally or competitively or just because they are cool things to have?

 

Here its such a pain to get hold of them nobody has them without a practical reason. Everybody and their mums has a shotgun though, nearly always double barrelled. We don't like semi-auto's, they aren't sportsmanlike ;)

 

Mostly for target shooting (recreational and would like to do competitive), some for hunting, a couple for self/home defense, and always just because I can.  I don't honestly ever feel like I need a practical reason or that I need to justify my rights.

 

My handgun list is pretty short (posted above).  I've got a few long guns though.

 

Shotguns:

  • Browning Superposed 12 gauge O/U Belgium Made (pre WW2) trap grade
  • Browning BPS 20 gauge field grade
  • Mossberg 500 20 gauge rifled barrel slug gun

Rifles:

  • Savage MKII BEVS .22lr bolt action (stainless steel, fluted bull barrel, AccuTrigger, laminate stock, 3x9 optics)
  • Savage Model 42 over/under .410 and .22lr
  • Marlin Model 60 .22lr, iron sights
  • Browning BLR-22 .22lr lever action
  • Savage 93R17 BTVLSS, .17HMR left hand bolt action, AccuTrigger, 3x9 optics
  • Savage Axis .243WIN left hand bolt action, reworked trigger to 3lbs, 4x14 optics
  • Remington 700 .308 WIN left hand bolt action, badger magazine  saving up for optics (want a mil/mil FFP for long range)
  • Custom(personally) built AR-15 with FDE hardware.  2 separate uppers: 5.56mm with 4x14 optics and a 300BLK with red dot

Other long guns I desire to have:

  • Browning Citori 12 gauge O/U
  • Winchester Lever Action 30/30
  • Sako or Cooper .243 WIN
  • Some sort of high end custom rifle chambered 6.5 creedmore or maybe another AR-15 in 6.5 grendel
  • Ruger 10/22 takedown
  • Quality air rifle, probably PCP
  • Barrett Model 82a1 chambered in .416 Barrett

I almost purchased a Tikka T3 Sportster chambered in .243WIN, but since I target shoot with my rifles more than I hunt with them it seemed like a poor choice to get something so light weight.  I do think they are pretty sweet though.  Basically a Sako action and barrel for the price of a browning or so.

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Well if we're talking long guns that one wants to own, I want a Mosin-Nagant carbine.

 

Deer hunting, target shooting, shoulder bruising. And surplus Russian ammo that's 80 bucks for 440 rounds. nom nom nom nom.

 

Probably gonna pick one up locally next time the local gun store gets a crate of them in. Last time they got a shipment in, had medical bills to pay instead. :(

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meh, I know and understand that as a redditor who frequents many of the firearms related subreddits that I am almost required by law to own and love a Mosin (and a 10/22) I just can't get excited about them.  I know that the rifle is fine and all, but it will never be as fine as my .308 Rem 700 that I'm going full retard with on outfitting to be a great long range tack driver.  I've shot a couple of them.  Maybe a Finnish sniper model would be more to my liking, but the standard issue Mosins I've shot just left a ton to be desired in the way of accuracy.  

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I almost purchased a Tikka T3 Sportster chambered in .243WIN, but since I target shoot with my rifles more than I hunt with them it seemed like a poor choice to get something so light weight.  I do think they are pretty sweet though.  Basically a Sako action and barrel for the price of a browning or so.

 

I can't comment on that calibre but I have used the .270 (.243 is regarded as a bit small for the big red stags you get on Skye). I spent a good hour firing 20-28 rounds to zero it and later for fun. Despite the kick it was surprisingly comfortable, at the lower calibre it may be even better.

 

By light weight do you mean calibre or actual weight? I have no idea how big your game is but with the Mannlicher (also .243) my Dad decked a 248kg stag, dry weight. That is with no legs, gralloched, and no head (it was a hummel, huge beast but no antlers). We had to cut all that off just to get it in the pickup. That shot was taken at 150m and cut through the arteries above the liver and the lungs. It dropped on the spot. IMHO its a large enough round to do the job.

 

I know another man who uses a .223. Its technically illegal to use such a small gun on deer but he likes to get close (very experienced hunter though).  The bullets tear such huge holes in the beasties that he often ruins several cuts of meat. His brother hates him for it as he sells the meat as part of his business. :happy:

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I mean the Tika is too light for my purposes in regards to the actual weight of the firearm.  For target shooting it is better to have a fairly heavy firearm that will stay put.  The weight also does tend to make experienced recoil less significant.  If I was hunting with a rifle frequently in a .243, .260, or .270 caliber I'd love to have a Tikka as they the light weight makes lugging it around the field all day so much easier.  

 

I love the .243WIN round though.  I feel like it's one of the most versatile cartridges out there.  Works great on anything from small varmints to moderate sized game (whitetails etc).  It has a pretty flat trajectory and are just plain pretty accurate.  Agreed that it's not suitable for large game (thinking elk/moose sized game in the US, questionable on mule deer), but it will handle pretty much everything in my neck of the woods.  Only reason I have a .308WIN is for long range (500+ meter).  Same would go for a 6.5 creedmoore if I get one, just a great cartridge for long range accuracy.

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When you guys buy firearms what do you use them for? Do you hunt game, shoot targets either recreationally or competitively or just because they are cool things to have?

All of the above...and then some :thumbup: 

 

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I prefer not to list all mine cause of paranoia..but i mostly shoot metal spinners...splatter targets and clays.

 

And Mosin's are accurate if you get a nice one...they vary greatly on quality.  Some get "reconditioned" by reaming the ends etc and it's just bad.  7.62x54 rounds are great, buy as many as you can cause once they are gone you aint gettin more cheap.  As long as you don't mind cleaning your gun with ammonia after your done lol.

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  • Dan Wesson or Less Baer Custom 1911
  • CZ-75
  • Browning Hi-Power
  • maybe eventually some sort of big heavy revolver, probably in a .357  Probably a S&W or Ruger

 

 

 

CZ makes great handguns. Here's a not so great pic of my CZ 75 SP01 Tactical...

 

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