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Legal and Activism / Firearms Confiscation During Crisis
« on: April 17, 2020, 10:25:20 AM »
This is the newest article printed in the HHAA newsletter:

Q:  Can my firearms and ammunition be confiscated during a crisis?

A:  In 2010 a law was passed to protect owners of firearms and ammunition.  Seizure and confiscation are prohibited under state law in a time of a crisis or emergency such as COVID-19.

134-7.2 HRS:  " person or government entity shall seize or confiscate,under any civil defense, emergency or disaster relief...or during any time of national emergency or crisis...any firearm or ammunition from any individual who is lawfully permitted to carry or possess the firearm or ammunition...."

There is also a federal confiscation prohibition (42 US Code Sec. 5207)

Well, whoda' thunk it in this state?
General Discussion / LOCKDOWN
« on: March 23, 2020, 08:39:10 AM »
OK, now that fearless leader has "locked down" Oahu (and this probably applies to the neighbor islands as well) what are your thoughts and concerns?

Will HPD suspend permitting and registration?

Will gunshops close?

If panic buying was bad before (rice and toilet paper), what's it like at the stores today?
Firearms and Accessories / Would you buy a true "suicide"special?
« on: December 21, 2018, 05:22:30 PM »
Over the years I've seen a few used (estate) or consignment handguns in lgs that had obvious signs of blood staining, which leads me to believe that the previous owner committed suicide with that handgun.  Some of the guns were great deals but for me I would not buy such a gun.  Would you buy a handgun that you strongly suspected was a "suicide special?"
Deals and Sales / Ruger BX trigger on sale at Brownells $49.95
« on: October 26, 2018, 10:37:46 AM »
Brownells has the Ruger BX trigger on sale for $49.99.  I used code VB5 to get free shipping (thanks to someone at Rimfirecentral for the heads-up)
Reloading / Blown up Glock
« on: July 26, 2015, 01:56:36 PM »
I heard from one of the RO's at the pistol range today that someone blew up a .40 Glock this morning.  Apparently it was a double charged reload that split the barrel open--a "banana split" was how the RO put it.  I guess no one got hurt.  Anyone witness the "event" today?
Events / 2A Xmas Party 12/17
« on: December 07, 2014, 05:41:30 PM »
2A Xmas party at Dexter's--Wednesday 12/17 6 p.m.

If you need directions, ask MACSAK.

Bring a $10 (minimum) grab bag gift.

See you there!
Preparedness and Survival / What are you prepping for this weekend?
« on: August 07, 2014, 07:00:30 PM »
OK, forget about overpriced water and expired MRE's.  What are you loading up for this weekend?

Me--every AR platform cleaned and oiled, every single magazine loaded with good ol' ball ammo.

1911 .45s stashed here and there with loaded mags, .38 J-frame loaded with FBI rounds in pocket at all times.

Sharpened every kitchen knife and a few Randall bowies.

Go-bag:  overnight toilet kit, meds for the week, 1911 in holster with extra mags and ammo, Randall Model 14 with diamond sharpening rod, flashlights, sewing kit, bandaids, couple bottles water and a few energy bars, lots of $20 bills.  Roll of duct tape, coil of baling wire, pliers, scfrewdrivers, hammer and socket set.  Machete strapped to packframe.  300 feet paracord in 100 foot hanks.  White terrycloth towels.  Couple of 5 gal buckets with lids in the car.  Tank's full, case of water in the trunk, 2-3 army blankets, 2 folding chairs, bag of charcoal and lighter fluid, hibachi grates, matches, Zippo lighter with spare flints and fuel, stogies,   Bottle of Jameson's, plastic cups, plastic bowls, wooden chopsticks.  Change of clothes, extra BVD's, socks, soap, bath towel, extra shoes and slippers.  Large blue tarp, box of garbage bags.   Box of vienna sausage, no MRE's--sold them all to aieahound a while ago.

I'm ready, how about you?
Technical Support / What's going on with the sign-in
« on: November 02, 2013, 10:12:55 AM »
There's something funny going on with the sign-in/log-in--whenever I navigate to another site then return to 2A I'm having to sign in all over again, even though I've set the session time to "forever." 

Anyone else having the same problem? 
Technical Support / Vendor Classified
« on: August 20, 2013, 09:05:25 PM »
Since it's been nearly 3 years since the last vendor posting, and since they all seem to have their own thread/site, don't you think it would make sense to delete the vendor classified section?
General Discussion / ARMSLIST Scam Alert
« on: August 11, 2013, 12:00:40 PM »
I know there was a thread about some guy from Kauai (supposedly) who was scamming guys on Armslist--now it seems like the scammer has "moved on" to Oahu/Honolulu.  There's a "Polytech M-14" for sale and it sure seems like a scam--the "guy" replies in stilted formal English, doesn't give a local phone number or address, and always wants to do business through an FFL (you have to send funds first, of course).  The other rifle ad I saw was for a Colt 6920, similar spiel--the "guy" claimed to be "too busy" to meet but he'll go through an FFL dealer no problem (send $$$ first).

I got a really good deal on a CMMG carbine, which is why I still check Armslist, but the last two "deals" turned out to be too good to be true. 

Anyone else have this same experience?
Off Topic / GAME 3
« on: June 14, 2013, 01:20:20 PM »
OK, here's game 3:  guess what's buried under the .22s:


1 guess per member per day

3 guesses total, contest ends Monday 1:30 p.m.

I will provide clues periodically.

To win, your guess must contain 3 specifics--for example, "knife" is too generic, "Gerber Paraframe Folder" meets my criteria.  "Fishing lure" too generic, "Rapala diving lure" meets the criteria, got it?

PRIZE:  NIB Gerber Paraframe Folder:

FIRST CLUE:  It is not the Gerber Paraframe folder (thanks hnl.flyboy)
Off Topic / How many .22 in this container?
« on: June 11, 2013, 12:48:30 PM »
OK, here's my second game:  how many rounds of .22 LR are in this tofu container?  Winner will be the exact number or closest guess (above or below the actual total).

There IS an object buried in the container (Game 3 is figuring out what is the object, but that game will not start until after Game 2 is concluded).

RULES:  one guess per member, per day.  I'll give everyone 3 chances at it, so the game will end in 3 days (Friday 8 p.m.)

If someone is within 2 rounds (above or below) of the actual total on the first day I will declare them the winner.

At the beginning of Day 2 (whenever I get to my computer that day) I'll announce whomever is the second closest to the actual total (that will narrow it down some, but not give it away). 

At the beginning of Day 3 I'll announce whomever is the closest to help narrow it down further.

Winner will be announced at 8 p.m. Friday.  Prize will be one box of Norinco steel cased 7.62 X 39 ammo I found in my ammo boxes. 

Pictures will follow in the next post due to technical difficulties:

Off Topic / How much is 25 pounds of coins?
« on: June 09, 2013, 08:04:35 PM »
I just finished cleaning up my place and found that I had 25 pounds of u.s. coins stashed away in various jars, trays, etc.  I'm going to cash it in tomorrow and maybe buy something at an LGS (maybe 25 pounds of .22 ammo, if I can find it!).

How much do you think it will come out to?  Closest guess without going over the actual amount will win a 50 ct. box of .22 LR ammo.  I'll post the actual amount 24 hours from now so take your best shot at it--one guess per member please.
Security Equipment Corp. / SEC has 5.56 and 22LR in stock!
« on: May 21, 2013, 04:08:46 PM »
XM193 1000 round cases and Federal Champion 22 LR bricks in stock!
Firearms and Accessories / CCI Quiet 22's
« on: March 21, 2013, 04:27:48 PM »
I just tested some of CCI's "Quiet .22"s.  They are louder than CB Longs or Colibri rounds, but not by much.  It's a little louder than a high-powered air rifle.  It's loud enough to notice in an urban environment.

In my 10/22 it blows the bolt back a little more than half-way.  It's conceivable that by adjusting the recoil spring one could get it to feed and cycle.
Hunting / Pig hunting with a Toyota
« on: January 03, 2013, 06:43:24 PM »
I stopped by my parents' home to check on them this afternoon and I saw this pig under the rear wheel of my mom's Toyota.  Deader than a doornail, piss and shit all over the garage floor.  Damned thing is that my mom didn't even know she hit something (chalk another one up for elderly female Asian drivers!).  I'm guessing that with all the rain, the pig came into the garage, lost traction on the smooth concrete and got whacked by my mom. It's about 20-25 pounds, the front half is crushed--you can see the tread pattern.

General Discussion / Koko Head Incident Sat. Oct 20
« on: October 20, 2012, 03:30:17 PM »
A pistol blew up at the silhouette range around 2 p.m. this afternoon.  I don't know all the details but 2 HFD trucks and an ambulance showed up.

Anyone know what happened?
Firearms and Accessories / Used gun prices
« on: August 09, 2012, 07:20:40 PM »
To me, new guns are like new cars and new electronics--once it's out the door it depreciates in value.  Also, like classic cars that are kept in original condition, over time guns can  appreciate in value.

What I am curious about is your thoughts on what is a "fair" price for the "average" used gun.  I know there's no such thing as an "average" gun but lets' say that Shooter X has a firearm that currently retails for $1000.  He/she has shot 200 to 500 rounds through it, it has been cleaned and lubed properly after each use, it functions properly and displays "acceptable" accuracy (whatever that may be).  Maybe there's a few small dings or scratches from range use/transporting/general handling, let's say the firearm rates 95-98%.

The firearm is still manufactured today, it is not heavily backordered (unlike the 10/22 takeddown which is almost impossible for find and people are scalping them on GB) parts and accessories are available, and it's a reasonably popular firearm,  not some oddball or collector's piece.

Shooter X, for whatever reason, decides to sell his/her firearm through this forum.  What do you think he/she should reasonably expect to get for the firearm?

 Let's talk in terms of percentage off of current retail.  Here's what I think:  X should expect to price his/her firearm at 30% off of retail ($700). IMO, no one is going to pay 10% to 15% off for a used firearm that's currently available.  You could ask 20% less ($800) but at that price you'll get a lot of tire kickers and you'll waste a lot of time showing the firearm and possibly dealing with lowballers (no offense--I've been called that more than once, and that's by friends!). 

At 30% off retail, someone will definitely be interested in it and it should sell pretty quickly.  By my reasoning, if I wanted to sell a  Ruger 10/22 that currently goes for $250, I would price it at $175 and it should sell quickly.  If I priced it at $225 (10% off) I'd probably be offered a bunch of Junior Mints or Almond Roca.  If I consigned the piece to a gun shop, it would probably be priced no higher than $200.  I would then pay them 20% commission, so I'd end up with $160.

So, what do you think?
Not necessarily the best deal you've ever gotten, not the first or last free gun somebody gave you, but what was the least you have ever paid for a gun?  Was it working?
Rifle, shotgun or pistol, doesn't matter.  Don't have to list make and model if you don't want to (in case you're thinking of selling it and don't want everyone to know what you've paid) but do let us know what type of firearm it was.

The most I've ever paid for a single firearm was $2000 for a custom built pistol.
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