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concealed carry? or just pistol purchase?

I've been sitting on a pistol permit since last summer.... $$$ holdin me back

12/13/2007 12:21:11 AM

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Anyone used Glaser safety slugs? Was thinking they'd be better in a rifle than a SP or JHP. It's really odd they sell them by a 6-pack even for rifle, when a 5-pack would be more expected, or a box of ten. They're made basically as shot in a jacket, supposed to be highly frangible, good for soft targets only and not penetrate through a person.

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=410492

12/13/2007 1:42:18 AM

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i have been reading about the HK P30 and would like to shoot it. does anyone on here own one or know of a local range that has one for rent yet? also what stores locally are likely to carry this gun?

12/13/2007 3:13:04 AM

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"ended up trading it for a Smith .38+P (great swap, of course)"


By far my best gun for the price was a S&W 642 (J-frame hammerless). I slapped a set of crimson trace grips on there and I can carry it with practically anything. FWIW, anyone who is looking for good carry clothing with the J-frame (that doesn't make you look like a wannabe Blackwater operator) you should check out Columbia's GPS khakis. The've got a pocket on the right side where you can keep a speedloader and the pockets are deep and wide, perfect for a J-fram.

Also, some people are milling J-frames so that they can accept a moon-clip, avoiding the need for speed loaders. It is <$100 so I think I'm going to look into it.

12/13/2007 10:14:57 AM

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I carry a sig pro 229 most of the time, unless I am at a bar or in DC.

There is a petition for airline pilots to have access to a pistol in the cockpit. When I was doing indoc. with United, we all had basic and advance tactical shooting classes in the hope that we will be able to arm aircraft. Probably won't happen but who knows.

12/13/2007 2:50:37 PM

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There are currently airline pilots with guns... not very many of them but some of them.
And the ones that do have to go through all of the training that air marshals do.

[Edited on December 13, 2007 at 3:29 PM. Reason : .]

12/13/2007 3:29:07 PM

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bianchi speed strips ftw!

12/13/2007 11:29:14 PM

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"also what stores locally are likely to carry this gun?"


i handled one at davi's. fits great in the hand. quite light and very easy to operate. they don't have it for rental yet. rather expensive for a 9mm though. paying quite a bit for the name.

i'd still get one though.

12/14/2007 11:32:55 AM

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"i handled one at davi's. fits great in the hand. quite light and very easy to operate. they don't have it for rental yet. rather expensive for a 9mm though. paying quite a bit for the name.

i'd still get one though."


word. for the money i would rather have a sig but it is still a damn fine gun.

12/14/2007 12:06:15 PM

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HK's are awesome the only thing I have not been impressed with is replacement parts availability. HK has always been bad about stocking parts. All firearms need parts eventually I dont care who made it.

12/14/2007 7:12:58 PM

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if the p30 would come down in price to about $450-500 i'd jump on it.

as it is now, $700 isn't my bag, baby.

i'd rather spend that and get a sig.

[Edited on December 15, 2007 at 10:26 PM. Reason : maybe a 1911 like magnum p.i.]

12/15/2007 10:26:03 PM

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i live in WA, my rifles are in NC

what is the easiest way to get them here?

USPS?

12/17/2007 6:22:30 AM

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has anyone shot on the range at eagle one yet? interested to hear about the range and the membership pricing...and the hours.

12/17/2007 9:49:14 PM

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^ eagle1supply.com

website.

the range isn't bad, it's not fantastic either. the long ass time they spent setting it up was really not worth it.

they don't rent guns.

$13 hr to rent a booth.

[Edited on December 18, 2007 at 2:06 PM. Reason : i go there b/c it's the closest to my house.]

12/18/2007 2:05:49 PM

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I got my xmas present...

A Ruger 22/45 MKIII Target

se7entythree


Anyone else getting firearms for presents?

12/20/2007 12:39:33 AM

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i'm getting a winchester wildcat 22 from my parents

[Edited on December 20, 2007 at 8:10 AM. Reason : ]

12/20/2007 8:09:45 AM

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i was really wrong about eagle1, it's brightly lit and ventilated. brighter than davi's. i dunno what i was thinking about earlier. must have been smoking crack.

12/20/2007 11:09:26 AM

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eagle 1 is fairly nice. i havnt seen the range, but the lobby is cool. the guys are nice also.

12/20/2007 11:19:59 AM

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^^^ have you shot the regular MarkIII and the 22/45? Did they seem pretty different or pretty similar? i know the 22/45 is supposed to be modeled like a 1911.

Does anyone know eagle1's price for 1 yr membership? It would have to be better that pdhsc to persuade me since pdhsc is open 1 hr later than eagle1 on weekdays and weekends.

[Edited on December 20, 2007 at 11:08 PM. Reason : s]

12/20/2007 10:59:17 PM

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I fired off some .22 shorts last weekend just for fun. Gotta love popping cans with a rifle that is almost silent.

12/20/2007 11:11:09 PM

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what i want for christmas:

SIG P232 SL in .380 stainless with tritium night sights and Hogue finger grips
SIG P229 Elite in .40 with a truglo fiber optic front sight.

maybe i'll go for a larger firearm later.

12/21/2007 1:40:15 PM

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Reasons not to own an AR, exhibit A

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=481_1181023978

12/23/2007 1:28:30 AM

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^ I hate direct gas impingement more than anyone you'll ever meet, but that looks like a hangfire that has more to do with the ammo than anything else.

12/23/2007 3:32:57 AM

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an AR is a perfectly fine firearm


not my ideal assault rifle caliber

I'd prolly take an AK over an AR if life depended on it... but thats more due to .30 cal (7.62x39)vs .22 cal(.223)

now I love the big bore ARs and the new 6.8 AR though

[Edited on December 23, 2007 at 3:43 AM. Reason : .]

12/23/2007 3:39:50 AM

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Not to be a dick, but I would hardly characterize 7.62x39mm as a .30 round.

12/23/2007 3:41:53 AM

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it's still more of a round than the .223 despite how weak it is for a .30 class bullet

I'm down with .223's too



a .223 is more accurate, but if life depended on it I'd take the AK over the AR

[Edited on December 23, 2007 at 3:46 AM. Reason : .]

12/23/2007 3:43:58 AM

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Right on, but when I hear .30 I tend to think of some monster like a .30_06.

12/23/2007 3:52:25 AM

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lol


"monster"




<3 back when men carried real .30 cals into battle!


[Edited on December 23, 2007 at 3:53 AM. Reason : .]

12/23/2007 3:52:53 AM

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Anybody in Raleigh go the the gun show?

http://cegunshows.com/Show%20Information/raleigh_nc.aspx

I didn't realize there was one until last night, so I'm going today

12/23/2007 9:21:22 AM

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"Reasons not to own an AR, exhibit A"
Yeah, that video didn't really show anything.

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"I hate direct gas impingement more than anyone you'll ever meet, but that looks like a hangfire that has more to do with the ammo than anything else."
Leitner-Wise FTW.


I held a Sig P250 the other day, I've always liked Sigs, but never held one that fit my hand, until now. This could be a very exciting firearm.

12/23/2007 9:34:29 AM

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now that is a .30 cal (7.62x54r)

12/23/2007 11:18:28 AM

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you did see the AR guy have several duds or fail to chamber, right? and hitting the forward assist two to three times? that was shitty ammo, reloads with weak brass or a squib and he fired into it.

12/23/2007 11:56:45 AM

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12/23/2007 3:41:34 PM

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not trying to be judgmental at all, but those of you who carry concealed guns, do you ever use them? or is it just a comfort/security thing?

12/23/2007 5:11:29 PM

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What do you mean by "use"?

I wear my seatbelt but haven't been in a wreck, so do I really "use" my seatbelt?

12/23/2007 5:38:26 PM

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lol


I mean

I've had instances where I made sure it was on me

like... helping someone broke down on the side of the road

and stopping at sketch ass places at night

12/23/2007 5:45:46 PM

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"What do you mean by "use"?

I wear my seatbelt but haven't been in a wreck, so do I really "use" my seatbelt?
"

I was thinking the same thing

12/23/2007 6:58:10 PM

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the problem is in nc its almost always illegal to actually use it.
at the very least can't you still get in trouble for discharging a firearm within city limits?

12/23/2007 9:28:18 PM

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i mean like do you carry it around in public with the intent of whipping it out during the right circumstances? i'm just trying to wrap my head around why you would ever need it. i guess i've just got this image of a guy with a shoulder harness carrying a glock under his sport coat

12/23/2007 11:14:48 PM

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I held a Sig P250 the other day, I've always liked Sigs, but never held one that fit my hand, until now. This could be a very exciting firearm."


which grip size did you try and where did they have one available?

i just purchased a 229 and it fits in my hand decently well and i don't have very large hands at all.

the hk p30 was the best fit wise, but unavailable in my caliber.

what do i need to keep the gun clean?

there are a multitude of products available to clean and lube my firearm. what is a recommended solvent and lube? hoppes no 9 solvent? remoil?

12/24/2007 12:59:23 AM

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"i mean like do you carry it around in public with the intent of whipping it out during the right circumstances? i'm just trying to wrap my head around why you would ever need it. "

I guess it depends on what you mean by "the right circumstances." If you mean to save my life, then yes. If you mean to make someone piss their pants, then no.



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"i guess i've just got this image of a guy with a shoulder harness carrying a glock under his sport coat"

More like in my waistband on my hip, covered by a shirt. The jackasses that sport tactical gear and think they're SWAT are the ones that make the rest of us look bad.

12/24/2007 2:10:20 AM

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"which grip size did you try and where did they have one available?"
PDHSC had one, I didn't ask the grip size.

12/24/2007 4:47:02 PM

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got to play with a vietnam era Colt M16 today Full Auto, no burst, so I guess it was an earlier one, before they switched to burst

and a bad ass Chinese RPK




[Edited on December 25, 2007 at 4:59 PM. Reason : .]

12/25/2007 4:58:45 PM

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"what do i need to keep the gun clean?"


A-Liquids:
1-all-purpose solvent (for general cleaning, Hoppes #9 is quite proven)
2-copper fouling remover (many solvents dont quite cut through copper fouling so its good to have a devoted one)
3-oil (both lubrication and preservation, remoil is fine)
4- gun scrubber (for serious cleaning/restoring, this stuff is pretty nasty use it outside)
5-Ammonia+Hot soapy water (for corrosive ammo if you use it)
6-Wood treatment (if you shoot firearms with wood stocks)


B- a good one-piece cleaning rod one for each caliber of firearm with:
1- Nylon bore brushes
2- regular Patch holder
3- If you clean from the muzzle end you'll need crown protectors (easist to just always clean from the breach end

C- cleaning patches (buy in bulk all sizes)
D- Toothpicks, Q-tips, wooden sticks for hard to reach spots.
E- Little buckets, big buckets and a nice box to hold it all together.
F- A stand, support to hold the gun, two hands are much better than one!

oh and one more thing: personal protection... disposable plastic gloves are essential, a mask for really toxis chemicals is good too... some people are really extreme and wear eye protection during cleaning too!

http://www.surplusrifle.com/finnishmosin/cleaning/hs.asp
http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting/corrosive/index.asp

As you can see you don't need much, in my opinion people take gun cleaning way too overboard, you can actually do more harm then good by excessive cleaning! Just about any brand you pick will work... buy whats on sale!

[Edited on December 26, 2007 at 7:30 AM. Reason : added one more thing]

12/26/2007 7:19:53 AM

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"what do i need to keep the gun clean?"

At a bare minimum, this is my list:

-Cleaning rod, preferably one piece stainless steel, coated stainless steel, or composite.
-Caliber specific patch pusher
-Cleaner/copper solvent. My favorite is Hoppe's Benchrest copper solvent. It is like #9 but with copper solvent.
-Breakfree CLP for cleaning and lube.
-Old t-shirt for patches
-Q-tips

You can clean any pistol with the above.
If you need a brush to cut out some powder residue then you're probably not cleaning often enough.
Brass jags are nice to have for wetting down a bore, but a saturated patch will do the same.

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"As you can see you don't need much, in my opinion people take gun cleaning way too overboard, you can actually do more harm then good by excessive cleaning!"

You don't need much at all. I would say that people don't do damage by cleaning too much, they do damage by cleaning improperly.
You don't need to use a brass/bronze bore brush every time you clean. Using those every time will ruin a bore. Also using an aluminum rod can be bad because aluminum develops aluminum oxide over time (the same stuff sandpaper is made of).

12/26/2007 4:17:54 PM

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might sell my stainless .44 Ruger Redhawk btw

12/26/2007 4:20:31 PM

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where (locally) or online (for a good price) can i get:

the cleaning rod (carbon fiber or coated stainless - i'd rather not scratch anything).
hoppe's benchrest copper solvent

i recieved this for xmas:


which uses uncoated brass rods.

i want to do this right. i'd rather get the right tools the first time. instead of a bunch of pieces i'll never get around to using.

i was thinking about using hoppe's moly aerosol. yea or nea?

[bold]the pistol comes greased up, or so i've heard. what is the procedure for cleaning it?[/bold]

[Edited on December 27, 2007 at 12:29 AM. Reason : d]

12/27/2007 12:21:33 AM

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That kit should work fine for pistols because you only need the part with the handle.
Brass isn't bad, just make sure you wipe it off after each pass like with all rods.

Most gun stores will have nice rods, I know PDHSC has the Pro-Shot rods.
Most places, including most Walmarts and K-marts have the Hoppe's Benchrest.

I'd skip the moly lube. It's much simpler to just use Breakfree CLP as a cleaner and a lube.
If you mix some cleaners with some oils then you could get a reaction that creats salts that can corrode or abrade.

New guns do come packed in a preservative grease or oil that sucks as a lube. More importantly you need to get any metal debris out of the gun before shooting.
To clean:
-field strip it (read owner's manual)
-run a solvent soaked patch through the bore of the barrel twice. set barrel aside.
-use an oil soaked patch to rub down all the internal surfaces of the slide, the frame rails, the outside of the barrel, the recoil guide rod, and the recoil spring. Q-tips come in handy to get into the slide and frame rails.
-wipe off excess lube
-run a dry patch through barrel, then another solvent soaked patch. Run another dry patch through the barrel. If the patch comes out clean then put more dry patches through til it's dry.
Put an oiled patch down the barrel and follow it with a dry patch. The idea is to leave a very light film of oil in the barrel.
-reassemble the gun
-lock the slide back, put a drop of oil on your finger, then use your finger to put the oil onto the outside of the barrel. Do the same with the front frame rails, rear slide rails, and the recoil rod. Let the slide go forward and put an itty bitty amount of oil on the hammer where it rubs against the slide.
-use a lightly oiled patch to wipe down the outside of the gun.
-take the mags apart and wipe them down (along with springs) with a lightly oiled patch to clean them. You don't need to oil mags, just leave a light layer of oil with the patch.

Your gun needs enough oil to work right and to avoid wear, but if you put on too much oil it can attract dirt, gum up the action, or even kill ammo primers.

12/27/2007 3:54:30 PM

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I got a nice cleaning mat last year for Christmas...probably like 2' x 3' and some layered material that does a great job of absorbing all your oils and grease, etc...I think Remington makes it...good accessory for cleaning, depending on your setup, how much free space you have in your house, etc

12/27/2007 4:04:54 PM

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Cleaning mats are nice.
They help prevent lost parts too....

I use hand towels that I stole from hotels

12/27/2007 4:32:36 PM

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