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General Discussion / What is considered excessive?
« on: May 03, 2012, 01:12:24 PM »
What is considered excessive gun purchasing?  In the past month I bought a Sig 226 and then the very next day a Baby Desert Eagle.  I recently saw a rifle that  I wanted to use my tax return to purchase.  Would that be considered an excessive amount of firearms purchases in a short span of time?  And would that raise a red flag?  I know when I took my hand gun safety class something to that effect was mentioned.

Thanks  :shaka:
Off Topic / Impulse Buys
« on: April 24, 2012, 02:42:06 PM »
Ok how many of you guys out there have walked into your local gunshop saw something pretty and shiney and bought it?  That is exactly what happened to me today.  I went down to OGC to pickup my Sig 226 and I went over to look at the consignment guns and there it was a Baby Desert Eagle chambered in 9mm.  Gene gave me the sales pitch about it being an older one made before they were labled "Baby" and how it is collectable and the likes.  The price seemed like a solid deal and out came the wallet. 

So what was your impulse buy?
Firearms and Accessories / Rock Island Armory 1911's
« on: March 10, 2012, 11:34:59 PM »
I was wondering if any of you have any experience or own any of the RIA 1911 models.  The price for one is unbelievable, so I was wondering if this is a case of you get what you pay for.
Legal and Activism / Less Than Lethal Shotgun Ammo
« on: February 26, 2012, 09:22:34 PM »
Is it legal to possess, let alone use, less than lethal shotgun rounds?  You know the one with rubber pellets or rubber slugs.  I was going to order some, but figured I'd better refer to a higher power first.  :worship:  :shaka:
Firearms and Accessories / Checkering vs. Stippling
« on: February 20, 2012, 10:24:31 PM »
Do you prefer a gun grip that has been checkered or stippled (is that even a word)?  Have any of you personally taken the time and done either one yourself?  I  was thinking about stippling the frame of my next handgun.  I saw some really nice examples of frame stippling online, but then I saw some comments stating that checkering looks better and provides better grip.  The gun is question is either a Browning HP or a 2nd generation Sig 226.  Checkering looks nice too, but it looks really hard to get it to come out nicely on your first go.  I can easily find scrap steel at work to practice my stippling technique.
Preparedness and Survival / First Aide Kit
« on: February 19, 2012, 05:50:30 PM »
Ok guys what's in your first aide kits?  I'm not talking the small boo boo kind with bandages and some oinement, I'm talking full blown kits.  I've got over the counter drugs and some perscription kind (pain killers/anti-inflamatories and head cold allergy stuffs, but could use some antibiotics).  Tons of dressings and bandages of all different sizes as well as a couple turniqets.  I even have three suture kits with needle I thread a nurse friend gave me.  I wish I had more and different sizes of those.  The thing I worry about is that here in Hawaii there are only two medical supply distributors.  One of them, which contains emergency federal medical supplies, is located in a low lying flood area.  If a tsunami hit that area all those supplies would be gone.  I don't think they have drugs though.  I don't remember seeing those when I was there.

But if you chose to bug in or were trapped and cut off from help would you be able to provide medical attention.  I'm no surgeon but I can stitch people up well enough.  Shoot I even remember on The Best Defense on the Outdoor channel last season they even talked about emergency field dentistry and what you should have.  They even went as far as talking about drilling teeth and such.
General Discussion / Experiences
« on: February 14, 2012, 05:00:38 PM »
Anyone here use to purchase firearms before?  What was your experience?  I was looking at picking up a Sig 226 but they are so expensive.  I saw that I can save almost $400 from buying it online.  Just trying to see if it is worth it or if I should just save up the money and try and buy it locally.
Firearms and Accessories / AR Tiggers
« on: January 23, 2012, 12:34:04 PM »
What aftermarket triggers do you guys have in your AR's and what do you like about them?  At first I was thinking of going with a Timney trigger due to ease of installation, but after doing further research I found that some shooters had problems with them that weren't easily remedied because it is a drop in unit.  The other one I was considering is the Geissele SSA.  Anyone try the JP or Jard triggers?
Firearms and Accessories / Castle Nut Wrench and Vise
« on: January 07, 2012, 12:18:54 PM »
Ok I just about got all my parts for the lower half of my 6.5 Grendel project together, but I need help attaching the buffer tube.  Does anyone have a castle nut wrench and vise that can help me out?  I was going to get my lower from OGC and they said that they would do it for me, but I saw a nicer lower at Young Guns for the same price, but they are unable to put the buffer tube on for me.
General Discussion / Handgun Recommendations
« on: January 02, 2012, 06:46:35 PM »
Ok so one of my resolutions was to finally breakdown and by a handgun.  My SO loves to shoot but most often I'm too lazy dig out the rifles and the target stand.  So I figured it was time to buy a pistol so we could go to the steel plates side with it and my M&P 15-22.  She shot a CZ that she really liked but I was looking for something more along the lines of a striker fire type of gun.  We went down to OGC and she handled a couple of S&W she said felt comfortable in her hand.  Read lots on the internet about the SD9 and the M&P series but was interested in hearing about what your guys wives or girlfriends shoot.  I'm leaning towards the 92FS SwissK has for sale in the classifieds section because of the price and the battlefield testedness (is that a word?) of that gun.  It doesn't fit the striker fire design I wanted but I'm not set on that being the only way.  I'm open to suggestions.  The only criteria I have right now is fits her hand well and is chambered in 9mm.  The other thing I don't much care for in terms of design is that rear safety on guns like the Kimbers and XD's where you have to have a complete solid grip to for the gun to fire.  Any suggestions?
Preparedness and Survival / Bug Out Bag
« on: September 25, 2011, 11:27:36 PM »
I don't know how many of you have followed this season's The Best Defense on The Outdoor Channel, but this season was all about disaster preparedness.  One thing that wasn't really covered was the idea of a bug out bag.  I wanted to know how many of you have one pre-made and ready to go at a moments notice.  I had a neighbor who had his stuff in a big Rubbermaid tub ready to just throw in his van and go.  To me that didn't seem too wise because say the roads get plugged up or closed then that would be too much of a pain to take with you.  What do you guys have in your bug out bags and how many people is that able to support?  I just started trying  to put one together.  I always thought I would just stay where I am and hunker down, but that may not be an option with something like a tsunami.

Any thoughts?
Firearms and Accessories / Enidine Hydraulic Buffer
« on: September 24, 2011, 02:56:56 PM »
I was wondering if anyone here locally has any experience with the Enidine Hydraulic Buffer.  Basically what it is is a replacement  for the spring in the buffer tube of your AR style rifle.  I was thinking about placing one in my 6.5 Grendel AR build.  I'm by combining that with a PWS Buffer tube in hopes that it will reduce the recoil of the rifle so that my wife is comfortable shooting it.  Any input from fellow forum members is greatly appreciated.
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