Whadja get for BAG Day?


April 13, 2006, 05:10 PM
April 15th is BAG (Buy a Gun) Day, and we all have to do our civic duty and go out and buy a gun. (Remember what Reagan said: "To Republicans, every day is July 4th, to Democrats, every day is April 15th")


So, what did (or will) you get?

Here's mine (set up for Service Rifle competiton):

White Oak Armament DCM upper
Stainless Steel 1:7 twist White Oak Precision barrel
Wylde chamber
11 target crown
CMP legal float tube
062" NM front sight post
1/4 x 1/4 min rear sight
Pinned rear sight base
Rock River A2 Lower
Rock River NM 2-stage trigger
Turner AWS 1907 sling


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April 13, 2006, 05:14 PM
My RRA AR15A4 should be showing up sometime between now and April 15th.:D
I bought it through the group buy. Thanks Correia and PvtPyle!

April 13, 2006, 05:39 PM
Well, my wife has put a hold on firearms purchases until I build her AR15. However, a couple of weeks ago I bought a Taurus 45acp Tracker. I really like it.

April 13, 2006, 05:49 PM
Marlin 39A Golden .22 Long Rifle. It came with the rear sight height adjustment missing so I ordered a new full buckhorn rear sight but today decided what the hell and bought a Leupold 2x7x33 scope on her. This is my first Leupold and so far I am favorably impressed.


April 13, 2006, 05:49 PM
WASR2 from AIM. I don't have ammo for it yet so it still counts. Got my box O' magazines from Rapid Fire yesterday. Seems a waste to have a dozen 30 round mags with no ammo. :)

Larry Ashcraft
April 13, 2006, 05:55 PM
Well, I bought a Stevens Favorite in Tulsa a couple weeks ago. That's gonna hafta count, because I can't afford a gun now. I've wanted one for thirty years, I guess I just like the looks of them. Lord knows I don't need another .22.

Eight grandkids, that's a good excuse. :D

This new one was made first year of production, 1894. Its having the barrel relined now. I might post pics when I get it back.

April 13, 2006, 07:23 PM
I bought a Remington 870 18". One week early, but oh well. It should count. :)

April 13, 2006, 07:40 PM
I just bought another CZ52. I'm gonna keep this one stock.

April 13, 2006, 07:54 PM
Sig P239 9mm for the missus.

April 13, 2006, 07:59 PM
I don't have any money. Anyone in PA have a rifle they'd part with for $40 or less? Something in good condition that isn't a rusty bucket.

April 13, 2006, 08:00 PM
An Auto Ordnance M1 Carbine ... or Kahrbine. ;)
Purchased last weekend.

April 13, 2006, 08:54 PM
Plumb forgot about the holiday. Trying to clear out the credit cards for the first vacation in 18 months (going to Las Vegas for a week), and I'm planning on going to a number of shows, at least one of the indoor rental ranges, and having a VERY GOOD TIME.

Besides, this weekend is Songkran (Thai New Year), and I miss the festivities of the ceremonial washing of the Buddah images that degenerates into an all-out water fight. The Thais do know how to have fun, or sanuk, as they call it. But I digress.

April 13, 2006, 09:13 PM
I forgot too... but I've got some cash I saved up and I'm thinking of a Mosin-Nagant. I have a Schmidt-Rubin 1911 rifle (older brother to the K31) which is fantastic, but the 7.62 ammunition is much cheaper.

An SKS would be at the top of my list if it weren't for the sketchy ammo situation.


April 13, 2006, 09:20 PM
I figured since we just passed CCW I ought to get something to CCW with. Mailed my taxes and picked up my new Taurus Millenium Pro PT745.

April 13, 2006, 09:20 PM
Dangit. Jumped the gun again. Er...no pun intended.

I bought a Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 this past weekend. My first 1911. I haven't even gotten out to shoot it yet (I hunger for a range trip!). I expect it to be wonderful, like holding a puppy made of snowflakes.

I'm pretty much kiboshed for the actual BAG Day...orders from on high, so to speak.

April 13, 2006, 09:21 PM
What a coinky-dink. BAG day what a novel idea.

Didn't know about it but just today I bought a Buckmark Target .22 pistol.

And I may just splurge and buy that Sig P226 I've had a hankerin' for - not sure yet.

April 13, 2006, 09:29 PM
I didn't know it was BAG day but I did get a new Sheriff's Model vaquero today. Does that count? If not maybe I better go buy the Vaquero Bisley in .44mag on the 15th. I do not want to but if it is BAG day what choice will I have? :)

April 13, 2006, 09:33 PM
Ill be picking up my 642 W/CT Laser Grips Tomorrow!

April 13, 2006, 09:44 PM
Just finished my 5th AR build, an A3 with a 4 picatinny gas block, FN profile barrel, Stag lower, DPMS parts and bolt carrier assembly. Shoot in this Saturday.

April 13, 2006, 11:03 PM
Werewolf, you took the words right out of my mouth. You buy your Buckmark from Will, too?

April 13, 2006, 11:12 PM
didnt know about BAG day...however I am only 18.

but I did have a purchase, it should be arriving on tuesday the 18th, bushmaster AR-15 :cool: A3 20"...basically a standard A3 that i'll shoot the piss out of, and possibly mod it way down the road...its what i'll be issued so I wanted to get aquainted ;)

also bought 10 30round mags from 44mag wow they were quick! got here from oregon in 2 days! $94 shipped.

also bought 1,000 rounds of federal .223 :)

im set, accept a cleaning kit...

pics to come when I get her.


April 13, 2006, 11:25 PM
I won't be making any BAG day purchases.

I will, however, be teaching a CCW class to five folks for most of BAG day.


April 13, 2006, 11:50 PM
Mosin-Nagant 91/30 should be on my doorstep tommorrow. Close enough.:)

April 14, 2006, 12:05 AM
An SA 1911 Lightweight Champion. :D

And a couple of holsters too. :cool:

April 14, 2006, 12:19 AM
Spanish FR7, Ruger .44 mag carbine. Don't have either yet, but am still drooling over them:o

April 14, 2006, 01:12 AM
Whew, I thought I missed it for a second. Probably will by the time I decide. I'm torn between a AR and a Hi Power. Any opinions? I have 2 1911s,
2 10/22s, one lever action a couple shotguns, a semi auto Remington in .308 and a Mini-14, but am missing a true Evil Black Rifle. Never mind I think I just decided.

April 14, 2006, 01:43 AM
If buying the upper you need to complete your AR project counts, I just came back from dropping the check off with Holland gunworks (http://www.hollandgunworks.com/) and the rifle i am building for my lovely wife (that in truth i'll probably be the one who shoots it more often) will hopefully "be complete" by this time next week.

if it don't count, then i'm SOL for getting anything for BAG day b/c the rest of the "fun fund" for this two week stretch is going to ammo and magazines for said rifle.

April 14, 2006, 01:53 AM
For me, April 8th was Buy A Gun day... and I can't truly justify buying another tomorrow... but dang if a Walther P99QA wouldn't make a fine bit of celebration!

April 14, 2006, 03:13 AM
I'm supposed to pick up 2 AR lowers (i'm in CA). Does that count? :evil: To be honest its been BAG month for me. Picked up 3 AR lowers, 2 Ak receivers, a PTR-91, an HK USP 9f, and am currently looking for a Bobcat BW-5 :evil:

April 14, 2006, 03:41 AM
Wasn't thinking about BAG, but I got an M1 Garand yesterday.

Stiletto Null
April 14, 2006, 04:00 AM
CZ 452 FS and Romanian '69 trainer. Possible SKS, M48, and K31 in the works.

April 14, 2006, 08:23 AM
this is the first I've heard of this holiday, while I won't be able to go by another gun tomorrow, i should be able to go out and fire my new CMP SG M-1 for the first time.:D I guess that counts

April 14, 2006, 08:29 AM
I couldn't wait until BAG day. Within the last three weeks, I bought a Kel Tec P3AT for Mrs. Big_R and another Taurus 85 Ultra Lite for me. I also bought reloading dies for the .380 since somewhere along the way, I wound up with a few hundred once fired cases.


April 14, 2006, 08:41 AM
Nagant revolver arrived yesterday.
Still waiting on the 91/30, Savage Enfield and Yugo 59.
But technically those were bought last week so may not qualify as a BAG purchase and I wont be going to the gun show until the 16th
maybe I need to pick up one of Wally's under $200 rimfires tomorrow

April 14, 2006, 08:46 AM

Thanks for the reminder; I had forgotten about BAG day.

I guess I'll force myself to get a .22 pistol. :evil: The only question is which one.

If I get it on Monday, the 17th, do I still get my secret decoder scope ring?:D

April 14, 2006, 09:27 AM
To all who have asked, yes you will get a party hat and goody bag for celebrating BAG Day even if you bought a couple weeks before or after April 15. I consider it sort of like opening a birthday present early...both sinful and fun.

I decided to reward myself this year and picked up another present in addition to the White Oak DCM AR15. This one is a beautiful 1903-manufactured Gustov Swedish M1896 Mauser. Former owner (WildAlaska) reports sub-1" groups with V4277 and SMK bullets. I'm going to try her out today.




OK I lied, I got this one about a month ago...maybe too early for BAG Day but I'm still proud. 1 of 1000 Kimber Target Match Limited Edition, 45 ACP.


April 14, 2006, 09:45 AM
Hey iamkris gun sales are going to spike nationwide Today becuase of you! nice!

April 14, 2006, 10:17 AM
Oh, yeah! And. because I can. :)

I have only one "need" for this - my safe needed something to prevent it from being lopsided.

stay safe.


Mikee Loxxer
April 14, 2006, 10:21 AM
I'll be stopping by Lock, Stock, and Barrel to buy some reloading supplies. Hopefully I will be able to get a Lee case trimming gauge for 7.5 MAS among other things.

April 14, 2006, 10:34 AM
Just put a Colt Trooper MKIII in layaway as I don't believe in Credit Cards and I've wanted another 357 since I traded off my Dan Wasson with the interchangeable barrels a number of years ago. This one was made in 1963-64and only has some holster wear on the cylinder and barrel, but the lands and grooves are still sharp. Does This Count????

April 14, 2006, 12:49 PM
US GI Remington Rand M1911A1, '44 vintage. A very good year.

April 14, 2006, 05:59 PM
I couldn't wait until tomorrow, I couldn't wait to see what they had (or didn't have) at the Gun Show.
So I went out today and bought my G34 plus aftermarket sights.
Rovatec Bullite (laser training system).
4 gun range bag.
1000 rounds.

I have a feeling tomorrow at the range will be a good day.

April 14, 2006, 06:09 PM
Well I started celebrating BAG day when I got my refund. Got the wife a Ruger MK II, 22 standard model. She got me a Springfield XD-9. Then more in the spirit of BAG day, a couple of weeks ago, I got a Smith & Wesson Model 39-2.

Edited to add. I forgot. We picked up a Wally World 10/22 along the way also.

April 14, 2006, 06:50 PM
OOPS, too late. I am buying a car on the 15th.

I do believe I'd rather have one of these rather than "just another gun" :evil:

"I'm so bad I should be in detention" - Anthrax

April 14, 2006, 07:19 PM
Some new mags, assorted spare parts, a new holster, and a couple of mag holders for my Glock.

April 14, 2006, 07:54 PM
I went to my local gunshop intent on a used Colt Detective Special he had. When I spied a used Springfield XD40 with night sights for a paltry $300.00. I couldn't open my wallet fast enough. That was yesterday though, but I hope it still counts.

April 14, 2006, 08:09 PM
I got a Stoeger single shot 12 ga.:) Nice little gun for the price.

April 14, 2006, 08:37 PM
Ordered a Yugo 8mm Mauser and a K31 a week ago, they won't be here until next week, so the median time is April 15.

Billy Sparks
April 15, 2006, 08:47 AM
I don't have the money to finish the purchase but I picked up a Colt Match Target at my local gun store.

April 15, 2006, 10:11 AM
I don't know if it counts, but I bought a Ruger GP100 and Marlin 917 on the 13th. Just trying to do my share.

April 15, 2006, 10:15 AM

April 15, 2006, 10:25 AM
XavierBreath --

You are a dog. ;) I've enjoyed reading your blog for the last few months. You've really gotten some great deals...the Diamondback and the Smith 1911 are two of the best.

You're still a dog.

April 15, 2006, 10:38 AM
:D The key is to find the shops that make money off loans instead of guns. If they have an outdated Blue Book, tell them the new versions are a waste of money. Check every day if possible, because you are likely not the only one out there! I'm fortunate that with my job I am able to pop in almost everyday for a quick peek. It makes a difference.

April 15, 2006, 11:17 AM
I'm painfully aware that today is BAG day - can't yet afford the .45acp I want (SA) :(

April 15, 2006, 11:29 AM
Good purchase on that GP100. Mine is a hoot to shoot. I have the 6" barrel and was amazed at how accurate and smooth it is.

Desk Jockey
April 15, 2006, 11:43 AM
The best I can do on the 15th is "Buy more ammo for the gun I bought a couple weeks ago day". Baby Eagle in .45 ACP.

April 15, 2006, 11:50 AM
I did not know it was BAG Day, but now feel even better about picking up my new to me 20" bbl Colt A3 AR-15 this weekend. :D

April 15, 2006, 02:09 PM
:confused: Didn't know it was BAG day either.

:uhoh: I bought a 870 20ga. last saturday.

I guess i'll have to buy more ammo today.

April 15, 2006, 07:39 PM
I bought a Colt H Bar today with 5 Magazines and 250 rounds of ammo.

April 15, 2006, 08:41 PM

April 15, 2006, 10:10 PM
Picked up my PPK/S last week. Does that count? Wish I knew about BAG day earlier..I would've taken advantage of it:D

April 15, 2006, 10:29 PM
Does Borrow A Gun Count?

If it does, then I particiapated by shooting Some .410 slugs at Coffee cans some cans just need killin' you know and ...

...I do not own a .454, sure do like the big holes tho'...like making them soda cans dance too . keep dancing you varmits, the piano player is still tickling them ivories...


english kanigit
April 15, 2006, 10:42 PM
Russian SKS (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=195315)

April 15, 2006, 10:46 PM
...but I did take the wife to the local gun shop / range and looked at scatterguns. We'd been talking about getting one for our personal Homeland Security Department and maybe try a little skeet shooting from time to time with friends who do that.

Alas, our finances won't allow such a major purchase until next weekend.

They had an FN 1300 police 12 gage, 7+1 used, tagged at $340. Not sure if that's a decent price (comments welcomed) but I'm sure it's negotiable. A lot of Bennelli's too, but I preferred the look and feel of the 1300. The large capacity would come in handy if the local barbarians ever ford the moat and breach the walls. We've been seeing a lot more barbarian activity in this part of the kingdom lately...

April 15, 2006, 10:55 PM
Springfield TRP and Savage GXP110 .300 win mag. :D:D:D



Fu-man Shoe
April 16, 2006, 12:58 AM
I give BAG day 2 thumbs up! :cool:

I was at ye olde swap meet today, and I just happened to
pick up a Yugo SKS and an M-44 Mosin Nagant.
Wasn't even thinking about BAG day, it just kind of
worked out. Smokin deal too... :D

April 16, 2006, 01:08 AM
I bought a Springfield XD-40 with an M6 laser/light.

April 16, 2006, 01:24 AM
AK 47 Receiver Flat Bending Jig :evil: and

http://http://dpharms.com/ak-47-receiver-flat-bending-jig-p-115.html (http://dpharms.com/ak-47-receiver-flat-bending-jig-p-115.html)

fal 4 me
April 16, 2006, 05:21 AM
Bought a Yugo 24/47 on the 14th, broke it in the 15th. That makes a Yugo59/66, a Russian 91/30 and a Yugo 24/47 in the last 6 weeks. I think the gun shop is going to figure out when my payday is pretty soon.:D

Stiletto Null
April 16, 2006, 07:47 AM
Poor baby. Cry me a river. :)


April 16, 2006, 09:02 AM
CZ-75B and a new gun safe.

April 16, 2006, 03:08 PM
I didn't realize it was BAG Day, but I did pick up a new Kel-Tec PLR-16 pistol. Later this summer, after I get my SOT, I'll be registering it as an AOW, so that I can put a vertical foregrip on it. I took it to the range yesterday and put 90 rounds through it. It was fun! :D

Sgt Stevo
April 16, 2006, 03:12 PM
I did not know it was bag day though. MY Cal-legal off list de-nutted Ar -commie gun is being built as well. :fire:

April 16, 2006, 03:21 PM
I was going to test fire my Mosin Nagant 91-30 Finnish ( rearsenaled in 1956 ) but had to mow the grass instead. A belated happy bag day to all!

April 16, 2006, 03:22 PM
I got this little pistol just the other day for BAG day. LOL...


JJ Hiryuu
April 16, 2006, 03:30 PM
I bought a Vector Uzi 9mm carbine, and a bunch of accessories to make it extra evil. However, the shop neglected to call me all weekend, dispite the fact that it arrived on thrusday. They are closed for Easter, and are not open on Mondays, so I have to wait aaaallll the way till Tuesday to get my beautiful Israeli long distance power drill....I mean Uzi.

April 16, 2006, 08:25 PM
A day late but I had to work yesterday

Went to the semi annual gunshow in Lakeland a bought an Ishy Enfield No1 Mk3 to mate up with my No4Mk1 I ordered last week

fal 4 me
With your taste in guns why not get C&R license and save many dollars

April 16, 2006, 08:47 PM
I'd always wanted one and never had one. I thought I'd get a little-kid gun. The local shop had a slightly used Marlin 25N with a variable-power scope on it, so I bought that. I haven't shot it yet, as the closest place (that's an actual *range*) is about 25 miles away.

April 16, 2006, 08:59 PM



April 16, 2006, 09:21 PM
S&W Model 65 Lady Smith, 3" barrel, rosewood grips--beautiful little piece that's been on my list for a long time!

fal 4 me
April 16, 2006, 10:24 PM
fal 4 me
With your taste in guns why not get C&R license and save many dollars

I've been thinking about it, just havn't done it yet. The next guns I'll be buying aren't C&R eligable though.:(

Harry Paget Flashman
April 16, 2006, 11:19 PM
I am filing Monday for a $4279 return and am thinking seriously about an FN Five-seveN. I hope somebody talks me out of it.

April 16, 2006, 11:19 PM
I've been thinking about it, just havn't done it yet. The next guns I'll be buying aren't C&R eligable though

A C&R is worth it even if you don't buy any C&R guns. The discounts from Midway, Brownells, Grafs, Century and others make up the cost in about...oh, 3 seconds.

I am filing Monday for a $4279 return

Yowzah! You gave the government an interest free loan for $4279?

Sgt Stevo
April 17, 2006, 12:43 AM
we should have bag hunicka, Like five nights of guns gifts to ourselve and big NRA decoration in the front window.

I dont know how to spell the holiday, no offense to our members of the Jewish faith.

the pistolero
April 17, 2006, 01:40 AM
I filed my tax return in early February, so my first BAG Day 2006 purchase came early, Feb. 21, to be exact. I picked up my first 1911, a Springfield WWII GI replica. I put about 400 rounds through it and once in every 100 it would jam. Sent it back to Springfield for work, they put a new extractor in it and it's eaten about 400 more rounds since then with no problems whatsoever. Those tiny GI sights take some getting used to after the big 3-dot sights on my two Ruger P-Series pistols, but I figure they'll make me a better shooter in the long run.
I wanted a Kimber Tactical Ultra II, too. My gun dealer told me his distributors said they were on backorder and the wait time was going to be at least a couple of months. A couple of weekends ago, I was talking with my stepdad's business partner. He's got a Kimber Tactical Ultra II and has been raving about it...or rather, he HAD a Kimber Tactical Ultra II, you know where this is going, right?
"I'm gonna sell my Kimber...you want it? I'll sell it to you for what I paid for it ($931 after tax), think it over a couple days and let me know."
"Won't be no thinkin, I'll take it!"
So I did. He had not even broken it in, had only put about 50 rounds through it. Went and picked it up the next day, the 2nd, to be exact. God, but that's a beautiful gun, and it shoots like a dream, even in my inexperienced hands. I put 100 rounds through it that day, and another 100 a week ago Saturday, with more to come this week. :D

April 17, 2006, 07:59 AM
I ordered a Remington 870 HD (18" barrel, mag extension) on BAG day. Hopefully, it will be here within the week.

April 17, 2006, 12:53 PM
I had ordered it a couple of weeks ago and it came in Tuesday. I had planned on picking it up Friday (01/14) but decided to save myself a 100 mile (round) trip and picked it up BAG day as I had planned on going to the range that day and it is ~5 miles away from the shop.

Bought a CZ 452 Scout to be used as a teaching aid. Wood pattern is very very nice for $210 gun and shoots with precision (factory target was under 1" @ 55 yds, CZ factory target are shot for function and not for groups I have read, I was getting less than 1" at 25 yds during a short try out at the range - open sights, pretty good for my crappy eyes). Groups were ~1 to the left on a 6:00 hold under a 2" bull, though. Need to drift the front a little.

April 17, 2006, 01:31 PM
SA loaded 1911 in SS. Got here a couple days early, but I'm counting it.

April 17, 2006, 03:32 PM
As it turns out, my BAG day guns were two very nice condition rifles, a 1927 Izhevsk MN91/30 Dragoon conversion, and a "fake" 1944 No5Mk1 with a No4Mk1 reciever and a match bolt, and some Pakistani scribbling on the stock.

April 17, 2006, 04:14 PM
I've got a CMP M1 coming this week . . .

April 17, 2006, 11:41 PM
CZ SP-01, Meps and a Surefire X200A.:evil:

April 18, 2006, 07:30 AM
I BAGgeD a pair of 20ga 870's.


April 18, 2006, 09:14 AM
I was gifted a Mossberg 500 20 guage on BAG Day.:cool:

April 18, 2006, 09:53 AM
Nothing big, but paid a buddy off the last few dollars on a .22 Ruger Super Single Six.

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