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    Re: Everything Guns (Part 2)



    Quote Originally Posted by nickh0801 View Post
    Thanks HoustonRaven for giving me the heads up on this discussion.

    I'm partial to the Springfield XD 40. That was my first handgun and I absolutely love it. I don't really have anything to compare it to, so I'm no help there. lol I carry a Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .380 for my conceal and carry. It's a bit small and the laser isn't accurate(yet...I still need to adjust it) but it's a pretty good little gun. I'm not used to shooting a handgun that small, so I definitely need more practice with it. I am a much better shot when using my 40, but that is way too big to carry.

    I bought my wife a Hi-point 9mm for her home defense gun. I DO NOT recommend it! It's cheap in price for a reason. I should have done more research before buying one. That's my bad. I am planning on trading it in and getting her something better. She did buy herself a Ruger .380 for her conceal and carry. She's not too bad with it, but like me, needs more practice time. We both took the conceal and carry class back in September and passed it rather easily.

    I also have a Savage 270 for hunting and a Ruger 10/22 (pic below) for plinking/target practice. Yes, it's purple!! lol

    Attachment 2116

    As far as ammo goes, .380's are about as hard to come by as .22LR are here in NC. You can get them, but you will pay way too much for them. It's better to order online at the moment.

    Hi, I understand people have a love hate relationship with Hi Point.

    I don't particularly like their handguns. I have a 995ts and have nothing but good things to say about it. I've put a lot of rounds down range and haven't had any issues other than my self inflicted putting the charging handle on backwards. If I had a beef it would be the 10 round magazine. My favorite thing about their carbines besides price is they stand behind their craftsmanship. A lifetime guarantee is hard to beat.

    Your Ruger 10/22 is one of the better looking ones I've seen.

    My latest buy has been a VZ 2008 package. Some say better than an AK in performance and design.

    Mine came with a folding stock but didn't like it and changed it to a fixed stock.



    Just to clarify, that isn't a picture of mine as I have the AK style slant break.




    Great thread btw!!




  2. #92

    Re: Everything Guns (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Question. Looking for gun for my wife (she wants one after her friend and husband came home to a burgalry today and they both were armed an able ti defend themselves). Dont want a revolver but would like a gun with a hammer, what manufacturers should i be looking at?

    Late to the party here but I suggest she go to the gun range and rent a few different types before making a purchase. I suggest starting with a Ruger SR9c it comes with a 10 and 17 round clip. The 10 is perfect for a females hand and it's always nice to have a 17 for backup. Cool thing is the 17 rd magazines for the SR9 and SR9c are interchangeable. It also has a small rubber butt pad on the back of the grip that can be flipped to make the handle larger. Ruger is a very good company but with Ruger, Springfield , Walther and a host of others you can't go wrong. The key is what feels and looks good to one isn't necessarily another's cup of tea. Hence renting something at the range to see how it feels.




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    Re: Everything Guns (Part 2)

    Just submitted my paperwork to the ATF for my new can.

    I am suppressing my Sig P226 Elite. Quoted wait time is 7 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGCountyRaven85 View Post
    HQL is the new Maryland Handgun Qualification License. The General Assembly passed this ridiculous law banning "assault weapons" after October 2013 and requiring that anyone who purchases a handgun after October 2013 takes this 4 hour class and goes through like ten diff background checks, waits for the HQL card to come in the mail before they can buy a handgun.
    My thinking with the HBAR still available and people gravitating to the .308s instead of the .223s the people that (majority of) PG County and Baltimore City elected to govern this state just made it that more dangerous. Heck, even when the Police cap a criminal there is literally hundreds in the street saying he was a good boy. I'll add they've never been better.

    The weapons they have outlawed have done nothing to make the state safer only more dangerous.


    I say how dare the clowns that get protection from taxpayer funded security determine how an average citizen can protect his family and home from the criminal element.


    Sorry for derailing your thread HR. If I may ask a can is a silencer?




  5. #95

    Re: Everything Guns (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by PGCountyRaven85 View Post
    HQL is the new Maryland Handgun Qualification License. The General Assembly passed this ridiculous law banning "assault weapons" after October 2013 and requiring that anyone who purchases a handgun after October 2013 takes this 4 hour class and goes through like ten diff background checks, waits for the HQL card to come in the mail before they can buy a handgun.
    FWIW,, I have an HQL not that I plan on buying anything but was told by someone who took the class that any regulated weapon that changes hands through estate needs to have...

    1. serial number of the weapon in the will
    2. transferee needs to have a HQL

    or the state confiscates.




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    Re: Everything Guns (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by RustonRifle View Post
    Sorry for derailing your thread HR. If I may ask a can is a silencer?
    No worries.

    Yes. A "can" is slang for a suppressor (aka silencer).
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    Re: Everything Guns (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by RustonRifle View Post
    FWIW,, I have an HQL not that I plan on buying anything but was told by someone who took the class that any regulated weapon that changes hands through estate needs to have...

    1. serial number of the weapon in the will
    2. transferee needs to have a HQL

    or the state confiscates.
    Not if you use a trust.
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    Re: Everything Guns (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by RustonRifle View Post
    Your Ruger 10/22 is one of the better looking ones I've seen.
    Thanks!




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    Re: Everything Guns (Part 2)

    Splashed on the front page of Drudge this morning was this article ....

    Add the U.S. Postal Service to the list of federal agencies seeking to purchase what some Second Amendment activists say are alarmingly large quantities of ammunition.

    Earlier this year, the USPS posted a notice on its website, under the heading "Assorted Small Arms Ammunition," that says: "The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. If your organization wishes to participate, you must pre-register. This message is only a notification of our intent to solicit proposals."

    Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Washington-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, said: "We're seeing a highly unusual amount of ammunition being bought by the federal agencies over a fairly short period of time. To be honest, I don't understand why the federal government is buying so much at this time."

    Jake McGuigan, director of state affairs and government relations for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said widely reported federal ammunition purchases have sparked conspiracy-type fears among gun owners, who worry that the federal government is trying to crack down on Second Amendment rights via the back door by limiting the ammo available to owners.

    It's not just the USPS that is stocking up on ammo.

    A little more than a year ago, the Social Security Administration put in a request for 174,000 rounds of ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow-point" bullets.

    Before that, it was the Department of Agriculture requesting 320,000 rounds. More recently, the Department of Homeland Security raised eyebrows with its request for 450 million rounds — at about the same time the FBI separately sought 100 million hollow-point rounds.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also requested 46,000 rounds.
    For folks on my side of the debate, these types of paranoia stories do not do our side any justice. Any yahoo with an internet connection can research what ammo and how much the government has bought over the years and these numbers are actually quite lower than what the government has purchased in the past.

    The only people to blame are those in the shooting community. The best gun and ammo salesmen in history is Obama. His election was a catalyst in the shooting community, sparking fear and paranoia thus everyone under the sun starting hoarding ammo. I am guilty of it myself but only out of necessity.

    I am getting tired of overpriced ammo and cannot wait until this thing dies down.
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    Re: Everything Guns (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Splashed on the front page of Drudge this morning was this article ....



    For folks on my side of the debate, these types of paranoia stories do not do our side any justice. Any yahoo with an internet connection can research what ammo and how much the government has bought over the years and these numbers are actually quite lower than what the government has purchased in the past.

    The only people to blame are those in the shooting community. The best gun and ammo salesmen in history is Obama. His election was a catalyst in the shooting community, sparking fear and paranoia thus everyone under the sun starting hoarding ammo. I am guilty of it myself but only out of necessity.

    I am getting tired of overpriced ammo and cannot wait until this thing dies down.
    While I visit Drudge almost daily, that is a huge issue I have - the posting of links and the headlines he puts that appeal to conspiracy theorist. Very annoying.
    We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. - Benjamin Franklin




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    Re: Everything Guns (Part 2)

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    While I visit Drudge almost daily, that is a huge issue I have - the posting of links and the headlines he puts that appeal to conspiracy theorist. Very annoying.


    As a side, it's one of my only criticism of the NRA. Their safety programs are head and shoulders above anyone else's. They really do set the standard.

    But they fly off the handle sometimes and make these wild stories up. I am glad though they didn't take up this ammo shortage nonsense.
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    Re: Everything Guns (Part 2)

    Suppressor sales are booming lately ....

    http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/22/news...source=cnn_bin
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    Re: Everything Guns (Part 2)

    Latest edition ...

    Ruger 22/45 Lite, .22 LR with a threaded barrel. Suppressor on order; request for stamp placed and paid.

    For when you want to plink cans and steal and not wake the neighbors ...

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  14. #104

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    Should make for a fun little plinker...

    I don't think you meant "steal" but instead "steel"
    I could be wrong, but the wrong connotation can certainly come from my confusion, if I didn't know any better...




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    Lol ... Yes, steel.
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