How did you celebrate the Ban being over?


September 14, 2004, 12:04 AM
I went out and got a LE only marked DPMS M4 with 16 inch barrel and a Mossberg 590A1.
I have to wait till tomorrow since the local ATF is claiming the ban isn't up till tomorrow. Better safe than sorry. I got there at 5:00 and got the last M4. They had sold at least 150. :D

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September 14, 2004, 12:30 AM
Took my barrel to a local machine shop to be threaded. Ordered lots of eeeevil, mean and nasty things for the AR last night as well.

September 14, 2004, 12:37 AM
Didn't get anything evil. But I did get a Mosin Nagant M38. Does thinking evil thoughs while fondling the mosin count?

True evil just isn't in the budget right now. :( Now if that darn kid will learn to use the toilet and get outta diapers, I may have a little bit more each month that can go towards evil.

September 14, 2004, 12:39 AM
I live in California, but I did go to the range and fire off a few hundred rounds in support of everybody who has something to celebrate, and to remind myself that I will not live here forever. BTW it was a good range day, and I had a good time even though I was shooting 10 shots per (restricted)mag.


September 14, 2004, 12:44 AM
First thing I did this morning was to install a bayonet lug on my CETME.

Azziza I was wondering how much you pd for the M4?

September 14, 2004, 12:52 AM
$850 for the M4, $400 on the Mossberg. Both brand new.

Black Majik
September 14, 2004, 02:18 AM
Eh, things didn't cahnge around here in Cali... jus' another day.

Open Carry
September 14, 2004, 02:36 AM
Ordered an STG58 flash hider for my FAL. Had a *** moment while talking to the DSA smith. He claimed that he heard guns built during the ban cannot be changed to evil configuration. I guess some birds won't leave the cage even when the door has been removed.

September 14, 2004, 03:27 AM
Well I celebrated the ban in a purely symbolic gesture for all of the free citizens outside of the iron curtain. I went and put 150 rounds of .45 to a target, completely removing 60% of the target in a nice big circle. Then I talked to a couple of old timers shooting flintlock muzzle loaders. Wow, that is cool!

September 14, 2004, 05:54 AM
schizrade - what range did you go to? Not that many ranges near SF. I hear Chabot's supposed to be excellent, but I've not managed to make my way out there yet.

Anyways, I plan to go to the gun store and purchase a long arm in celebration.

Well, not me. I will be leaving for college soon, too soon for me to take possession of the long arm after the 10 day waiting period. But my father can purchase it for me and hold onto it until I get back and can fill out whatever forms I might need to fill out (right?)

September 14, 2004, 07:04 AM
I ordered four 15-round "normal capacity" magazines for my XD-9.

September 14, 2004, 08:16 AM
Put a collapseable stock on my Bushmaster shorty, put a foregrip on my AR10, and bought a new Armalite flattop .223 (still "post-ban").

Ohen Cepel
September 14, 2004, 08:21 AM
Waiting till Sept 25th when I can hit a show in VA and buy real mags.

Socialist MD still has the 20rd limit.

September 14, 2004, 08:24 AM
Installed a MagPul M93 telestock on one of my lowers after eating dinner and signing up for an NRA Easy-Pay-Life Membership.


September 14, 2004, 09:27 AM
Started my post AWB shopping list.

Got 5 SIG P229 .40 12 round LEO magazines for $18.99 each
Got 3 SIG P226 9mm 15 round LEO magazines for $18.99 each

Sent the NRA a little bit of money.

Next are the Walther P99 9mm magazines and a Bushmaster collapseable stock lower.

I have enough firearms I just need accessories. :D


September 14, 2004, 09:34 AM
Went to the range and shot my NEW Springfield XD40, then went to get a holster for it. :D

September 14, 2004, 09:43 AM
Azizza whats the diff from an M590A1 and a reg M590?

September 14, 2004, 09:43 AM
Payday tomorrow - ordering one CZ75 PO1 normal mag - another one next payday, etc., until I have 4. Then work on the wife's AK.....

September 14, 2004, 09:43 AM

September 14, 2004, 09:43 AM
I was all set to buy some mags for my BHP and CZ-75, but then I realized I bought enough when they were on sale a couple of years ago.

I don't need a bayonet on an AR, so I guess I'm good to go.


September 14, 2004, 09:48 AM
I bought a full auto 9mm highpower assault uzi and a 50 cal full auto plane taker downer with a pistol grip at the first cartrunk sale i saw,then i went to the local wal mart and bought a remington rocket propelled grenade launcher with a folding stock and flash supressor and black hardware.Gonna need em for all the carnage in the next week or two,oh and some hip waders!No seriously, pretty much nothing for i live in communist occupied MD and it really didnt make a dent for us but im soon moving to SC,a more gun friendly state.I was very happy though but im always thinkin,what next and we all should be worried about the next bout with the gun grabbers.But for now GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

El Tejon
September 14, 2004, 09:51 AM
Ordered a rail car full of pistol and carbine mags.:cool:

September 14, 2004, 09:52 AM
My only concession to all the BS was to purchase a brand new LE/Gvt ONLY marked Colt M-16 20 round magazine (to go with it's dozens of unmarked 30 round cousins:D).

September 14, 2004, 10:00 AM
The A1 has a metal trigger guard and safety, and the barrel is a heavier profile. I love my A1, it makes the trap shooters nervous. :evil:


September 14, 2004, 10:11 AM
O ok, I have a M590 not sure if its an A1 or what but i did make sure its the same thing that i carryed in the marines. Heat cover on barrel, bayo lug, extended mag tube ect. ect.

ballistic gelatin
September 14, 2004, 10:13 AM
Explained to my wife that the ban had expired and now I could buy the $900.00 AR15 I've always wanted. When she seemed shocked at the price I pulled my ACE and said or I could just buy an AK variant.

I love it when a plan comes together.

September 14, 2004, 10:32 AM
Made arrangements to send a Saiga 12ga. shotgun in for the full "evil black shotgun" treatment - AK-47 furniture, hi-cap mags and all! :evil:

September 14, 2004, 11:56 AM
I put down a deposit on a Colt LE6920 M4. Gonna go pick it up in about an hour :D :D

September 14, 2004, 12:25 PM
I had some champagne, and played with the ace collapsible stock **** **************************. Wow, what an effective law.

September 14, 2004, 12:32 PM
I turned on Tom Gresham's "Gun Talk" real loud while I cleaned out and organized my gun safe.

I put every single gun, magazine and accessory out on the bed, and did an inventory.

Then I used that inventory to make up my shopping list.

Been shopping on the Internet ever since.


September 14, 2004, 12:37 PM
I placed an order for half 'a dozen 31 rd. Grock mags this morning. I also plan on ordering some Glock 17 or HK USP Compact mags later today.

I'm still awaiting word on the status of some HK G36 mags. ;)

September 14, 2004, 01:38 PM
Picking up my Colt LE6920 in about 2 hours :D

September 14, 2004, 05:14 PM
I am celebrating by buying LEO only mags! I am on number 12 as of this afternoon.


September 14, 2004, 05:22 PM
I just ordered a LEO only for a Glock 17.

BTW, I don't own a glock 17.


Happy Shooting,


September 14, 2004, 07:53 PM
i got 14 30 round leo marked okay made ar-15 mags ordered, a pre ban fron sight base ordered from model 1, and 3 flash supressers

September 14, 2004, 07:58 PM
Ordered 2 LE G17 17 round mags from cdnn!


Kodiak AK
September 14, 2004, 08:23 PM
Broke my credit card .:o

September 14, 2004, 09:52 PM
Bought a USP9F LE/Gov. mag.. The 10 rounders are getting very nervous....:uhoh:

September 14, 2004, 10:04 PM
Had a beer, some steak, celebrated the freedoms gained in the rest of America. Congrats all.

Dave Markowitz
September 14, 2004, 10:12 PM
1. Ordered a Tapco side folding stock for my AK.

2. Ordered 10 USGI 30 round AR15/M16 magazines.

3. Bought a police trade-in Colt AR-15A3 Tactical Carbine (LE6721) tonight.

I'm done, and so is my Discover Card. :uhoh:

September 14, 2004, 10:44 PM
where I fired those black-helicopter-downing, steel-jacketed Barnaul bullets.

Also sighted the Garand back in, so the trip would be doubly useful.

September 14, 2004, 11:20 PM
Would it be legal for me to put a folding stock on a Norinco SKS? I bought the stock a few years ago, and it has been sitting in the closet waiting to go on the gun. The gun is a post-ban.


September 15, 2004, 12:06 AM
There is no longer such thing as Post or Pre Ban. It is all legal now. :D

Oh and for your viewing pleasure....

September 15, 2004, 12:19 AM
In that case, I just finished installing my folding stock on a SKS :D :D :D


September 15, 2004, 12:19 AM
I finished this one. I took a vacation day and had a blast. Great DAY!

September 15, 2004, 02:13 AM
Had thoughts of actually buying something off the Internet :uhoh: (folding Romanian stock for an AK)

Instead, I poured a glass of scotch while watching a good movie. I'm with y'all in spirit. :)

By the way, that AMD-65 looks amazing. :eek: :D

September 15, 2004, 11:53 AM
I didn't :(


September 15, 2004, 02:06 PM
Banned 50 caliber rifles...oh wait, thats how Ahhhnold celebrated the ban being over.


September 15, 2004, 08:45 PM
... I waited for my paycheck to come in.

...still waiting :eek:

September 15, 2004, 10:34 PM
I built this Franken-car (thanks ARFCOM!), and bought 6 AR (thanks Wildalaska!) and 2 HK (thanks CheaperThanDirt!) LEO NORMAL CAP mags. (BTW, I also gave more money this year to 2A causes than I spent on all of these new toys combined.)

September 16, 2004, 12:07 PM
what did I do to celebrate?

uncached a few things.....

Das Pferd
September 16, 2004, 01:49 PM
I sent resumes to several companies in Az so I can move back there and get out of Ca.

I need to go home.

September 16, 2004, 03:41 PM
Ordered some LE only mags.

September 16, 2004, 03:50 PM
Opened my safe without looking over my shoulder first.:D


September 16, 2004, 11:38 PM
Built an XM-177 copy with a Big Flashider, Folding Stock and Bayo Lug!!

September 17, 2004, 07:56 AM
I purchased 3 standard capacity magazines for my xd-9 on monday, I want to send my ar off to get the barrel lightened and a flash suppressor put on, and today I think I will go buy a saiga variant and convert it to a hicap al with a folding stock.

September 17, 2004, 03:52 PM
My Feinstein Commerative sport utility rifle;

Black Snowman
September 17, 2004, 04:09 PM
Trading my Delta Elite for a more evil Glock 20 and Glock 29.
Looking at getting a 10mm, .50 Beowolf for .50 AE and .243 WSSM ARs. But with the Cali ban on .50s, might have to get one of them after all, just in protest.

September 17, 2004, 10:04 PM
Got a top folding stock for my mossberg 500, 2 25 rd mags and a flash hider for my 10/22, and Im taking my SAR-1 to have its barrel threaded tommorow morning.

September 17, 2004, 10:55 PM
In that case, I just finished installing my folding stock on a SKS :D:D:D


September 18, 2004, 07:08 AM
Bought some NIB LEO Glock 17 mags. Much nicer than my older, well-used non drop free factory mags.

AV1611 out...

Nathaniel Firethorn
September 18, 2004, 07:17 AM
Shot four rounds of trap.

Now looking for a folding stock and pistol grip for my Citori. :neener:

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