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Fort Campbell

Since the other thread was locked, I'll try this and see if it works. Lets discuss the firearms you own, what you use them for, and online resources that you use to enhance your shooting experience. ANYONE is welcome post in here, but please keep it on the topic. Also share any online resources that you have for purchasing equipment, or just learning about the differant aspects of firearms.

I currently own an AR-10A2. I've done a little modification to it, placing a rail on the carry handle and putting a scope on it. It has multiple magnification levels on it up to 5.7. I plan on buying a stronger scope if I get stationed out west, like Utah or Montana, where shots up to 1/4 mile on game is more common then I'm used to. I use it mostly for hunting, and sport shooting. I find the .308 round is capable of handling any game I may find myself hunting, and is still relatively cheap to get my hands on since it's a NATO round.

I also have various shotguns. My most recent purchase is a 12 gauge Remington 887 Nitromag. I bought it primarily for hunting, but it'll also act as my home defense weapon. A few 3.5" #2 shot shells that I use for Geese will make sure anyone will regret wanting to break into my home. I currently live on a military base though, so I have little concern about needing a weapon for home defense. I also have a few 20 gauges. My grandfather bought me my first firearm when I was 14. A New England Firearms single shot break action. I've used it to kill many a squirrel, and it's also dropped a doe. I haven't used it in a while since I bought a pump action, but I'm saving for my children so they can learn on it. I then bought a 500 Mossberg from my grandfather as well. That's my preferred small game shotgun. I also have another pump action 20 guage, though I'm not really sure of the brand. I don't really use it, not sure if I ever will since the Mossberg fills all my needs for the 20 gauge category. When my grandfather passed away last year he left it to me, as well as a collector .22 that I sold to purchase the Remington that I mentioned up above.

I don't own any handguns as of yet. I'd only really get them for personal defense, and living in Illinois I can't get a CCW just yet (maybe later this year they'll finally allow it), but I plan on buying a .45 ACP eventually, not sure yet exactly what brand. My supervisor owns The Judge for personal defense, and he's got me eyeing that as well. That is a nasty gun.

I'm not that saavy on the techinical side of firearms. The Air Force doesn't really promote a firearm culture all that much, I've only fired a weapon on the range 4 times in my 11 year career, and even with two deployments under my belt I've yet to be issued a weapon for real life use. And over the last 9 years I've been stationed in places that have a very anti-firearm culture so I just haven't had the oppurtunity to get out with my own and learn them the way I'd like.

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Ninja Kittens-for those rapid strikes, inaccessible targets and raids. Also useful for waking people up either by setting it on them or allowing it access to the ornament shelves


Thunderpaws-large, heavy, strong cat capable of reaching hghspeeds and adept at ambushes and dog hunting. Deployed in ambush against dogs of all sizes and most people. Also used for making daring cavaly charges, blocking vital access ways such as stairs, taking the comfy chairs and destroying rations via munching

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I have one rifle, one shotgun, and two pistols, both the same calibre. While I certainly hope I never have to use them to actually defend myself or my beliefs, I am a veteran, and I do have some training. Other than that, they're a good, if expensive, hobby that I enjoy. With the price of ammo, that enjoyment has been reduced considerably, but when I can, I like to get my friends together and spend a few hours at the range.

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Luger P08 - Brought back from WWII by my grandfather. Unfortunately he decided that he wanted a shiny luger at some point and took a wire wheel to it to strip the bluing off, destroying most of it's value.

Chinese SKS - Brought back by dad from vietnam. Was part of an arms cache that was captured in a huge bunker complex his last week in-country.

Savage Model 30D - Cheap shotgun, but my other grandfather swore by it and carried it with him almost every day.

Model 67a "Boy's Rifle" - Classic kid's rifle. My dad learned to shoot on this one, as did I (my parent's kitchen window still has a bullet hole in it to this day as a tribute to my initial failure to grasp gun safety measures).

S&W 4" .357 Python - This was my dad's personal sidearm that he carried with him in Vietnam. It's the only weapon I keep ammo for and still shoot.

Andrew Fryberg Single Shot Shotgun - From somewhere around 1905. Pretty much just a wall hanger.

Stevens "Favorite" .22 Single Shot Lever Action Rifle - Circa 1915 or so, it's in terrible condition and has a round lodged about halfway down the barrel. Another wall hanger.

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Anybody have any experience with "scout rifles"?

I've been interested in the Ruger Gunsite for a while now.

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 d-usa wrote:
Anybody have any experience with "scout rifles"?

I've been interested in the Ruger Gunsite for a while now.

Cooper was pretty big on them, if memory serves..
   
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I like the concept of it, just don't know anyone who has any hands-on experience with them.

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I own three firearms.

The first is an AR-15 rifle. Gas piston, with a 9 inch rail. Currently no optic, other than the front and rear flip up sights. Pretty simple rifle, I like it a lot.

I own a Mossberg 500. Threw a side saddle onto it in case I need to do more blasting than just the 8 rounds in the tube. I picked it up for $100 bucks when I used to work at the Cabela's in Phoenix, it was a good deal.

Lastly, I have a Glock 17, 3rd gen. This is my carry gun, I usually leave it in my glove box when I'm driving around to work. I'm going to start carrying it more on me when I get back home. Looking to pick up a Glock 19 for carry instead.

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 d-usa wrote:
I like the concept of it, just don't know anyone who has any hands-on experience with them.


No personal experience.... yet, but nutnfancy has one of his trademark 45 minute plus videos up on the Gunsite Scout rifle and I think Hickok.45 gave it a positive review as well. I just got word from my trade school that my rifle build for next fall, which I'm basing on the Gunsight (but using Remington 700 short action, etc because I prefer remington action to ruger) has been approved, so I'll keep you posted.

My personal stash has shrunk a little bit, I sold my AK to take advantage of the panic buying, and sold my S&W40C because it was sitting in the safe a lot and I had decided to make my 1911 my carry.

So that leaves me with:
Marlin... model 60 Special I believe, with is a .22 rifle that's about 50 years old. My grandfather gave it to me when I turned 18. I use it for plinking and taught a couple friends and my siblings to shoot with it. I also use it as my "Camping" gun and take small game with it occasionally.
Marlin lever action 30/30 - Another solid rifle for the trail this rifle comes out of the safe for deer, varmints (coyotes) and is just fun to shoot in general
Marlin XPS in .243 - See above except for a trail gun
Rock Island 1911A1 .45ACP - My carry gun, defensive pistol and one of my favorite plinking weapons
Rossi "Chief's Special" clone .38SP - Retired carry gun and the first gun I ever bought for myself

and my forthcoming M1 Garand, which is used for "because"

Unfortunately everything's been lost in a terrible boating accident.

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Any of you guys have a curio & relic license? I'm thinking about getting one but was wondering how much of a pain they are to get or if there are any hidden fees or regulations I need to know about.

Only really interesting rifle I own is a mauser that the polish converted to fire 22 rounds for training purposes. Is like a mauser in every other way though. It's so heavy you'd think you were shooting an airsoft gun with the way it eats up that recoil

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I own a tremednous cat of eternal horripilation. Even the orks of my brother fear it!
Besides of that I have got an ancient riffle made here in Basel, during the time of the reformation.
It is worth a fair bunch of money but it means pretty much to me, my grandpa gave it as a gift to me when I turned 16 last year. I havent got any picture unfortunately.
Tried it out once and its actually a pretty formidable weapon.

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I asked in the other thread before it was locked, and I'm legitimately curious as to the responses:


How does dakka store its firearms?



   
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 azazel the cat wrote:
I asked in the other thread before it was locked, and I'm legitimately curious as to the responses:


How does dakka store its firearms?





Dakka has its own armory? YEA BABY YEA!!!

Me myself and I, everything is locked up. And by everything I mean nothing. There were lots of things but a hole mysteriously opened up and sucked everything away Her Oberst, er officer. No that was before the gun ban Your Most Goostepedness sir.

Pistols are currently in a locked footlocker, however next week thats shifting to a locked metal cabinet. Rifles are not locked up but ammo is, except for .22LR.
We also have two fast open safes-one inthe bedroom and one in the bathroom. Each, while used for storing other pistols, has a 9mm and copious ammo, or a .44MAG and multiple speedloaders. The Frazzled household is a freaking bear Free Zone Buddy! BLAM!


Now is you say how carried, thats either in purse, or IWB/OWB depending on weather.

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Small gun case next to the bed for pistol, rifles are stored in closet. Wife is pregnant now, so I will pick up a full size gun safe soon.

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I have a Weinrauch HW45 that I used to shoot rats in the garden. I don't have a garden now, so I am thinking of selling it for a target pistol.

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 Kilkrazy wrote:
I have a Weinrauch HW45 that I used to shoot rats in the garden. I don't have a garden now, so I am thinking of selling it for a target pistol.


TBone volunteers that, although it is a step down from taking out the mighty Honey Badger, Badger Dogs will take out rats too, if given proper treat motivation.

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 azazel the cat wrote:
I asked in the other thread before it was locked, and I'm legitimately curious as to the responses:


How does dakka store its firearms?




As far as pistols go, OHAI holster on the back of the nightstand. Otherwise, I'm carrying it.
   
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 azazel the cat wrote:
How does dakka store its firearms?
All at my household are in a heavy, full size gun safe.

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 Maelstrom808 wrote:
Luger P08 - Brought back from WWII by my grandfather. Unfortunately he decided that he wanted a shiny luger at some point and took a wire wheel to it to strip the bluing off, destroying most of it's value


Can't you have it re-blued?
   
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Fort Campbell

 azazel the cat wrote:
I asked in the other thread before it was locked, and I'm legitimately curious as to the responses:


How does dakka store its firearms?





In my master bedroom closet resting on the floor. All of my ammunition is on our shoe rack that's about 6' off the ground, well out of the little ones reach.

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On my belt for the 1911, everything else is in a safe

I beg of you sarge let me lead the charge when the battle lines are drawn
Lemme at least leave a good hoof beat they'll remember loud and long

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 djones520 wrote:
 azazel the cat wrote:
I asked in the other thread before it was locked, and I'm legitimately curious as to the responses:


How does dakka store its firearms?





In my master bedroom closet resting on the floor. All of my ammunition is on our shoe rack that's about 6' off the ground, well out of the little ones reach.


How old are your kids?
   
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Fort Campbell

Oldest is 4, and coincidentally already knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is never to touch my guns without asking for permission.

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 djones520 wrote:
Oldest is 4, and coincidentally already knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is never to touch my guns without asking for permission.


With little ones I feel guns should be handled like power tools. Both are just as likely to injure or kill a young one, so teach them what they are and let them use them with supervision. Curiosity kills the cat, so take that away and teach respect.

I am amazed at how many people think kids and guns should be completely separated due to danger, but have a lethal garage that kids can easily get to.

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Fort Campbell

 d-usa wrote:
 djones520 wrote:
Oldest is 4, and coincidentally already knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is never to touch my guns without asking for permission.


With little ones I feel guns should be handled like power tools. Both are just as likely to injure or kill a young one, so teach them what they are and let them use them with supervision. Curiosity kills the cat, so take that away and teach respect.

I am amazed at how many people think kids and guns should be completely separated due to danger, but have a lethal garage that kids can easily get to.


Dead on. My children will be introduced to fire arms use when I know their mature enough for it. In the meantime they're taught to stay away from them if I'm not around. The oldest knows what they do, and he can handle it (unloaded of course) when I'm present. I don't hide them from him, just make sure he's aware they are extremely dangerous when not handled properly.

I also don't have any power tools because I'd be more likely to just get myself injured with them.

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 djones520 wrote:
 azazel the cat wrote:
I asked in the other thread before it was locked, and I'm legitimately curious as to the responses:


How does dakka store its firearms?





In my master bedroom closet resting on the floor. All of my ammunition is on our shoe rack that's about 6' off the ground, well out of the little ones reach.


You might put them in a lockbox of some sort just to be safe. Kids can do incredible things. By four I could scramble to the top of a 20 year old tree in about 30 seconds (I did and it was fun, especially because my crazy grandmother would follow me up). Statistcally your kids are great and respectful. What about other kids that are over? If the chance is 1 in 10,000 are you prepared for that, when the insurance policy is minimally expensive? I say this as a parent.


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Yeah, I'm not you know, implying anything, but I think a gun safe might be a good investment for some peace of mind.
   
 
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