Share your recent good gun news


January 25, 2013, 05:05 AM
I am tired of all the stress and panic. Let's talk about something good instead.

I just bought a used 10/22 last week. It's an older one with he aluminum trigger guard and barrel band. The rifle is kind of rough but I am looking forward to building it into something and learning some more about them. Not my first 10/22 and it won't be my last. I paid $150 for it and it came with a factory ten round magazine, an Eagle 30 round magazine, and a really decent condition Bushnell 3x9 scope.

I also just got confirmation from Midway that my backordered Choate 10/22 folder has been shipped.

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January 25, 2013, 05:08 AM
I bought a Savage mdl 10 fcp and finally the scope base came in. I have one more screw to shorten and I can put a scope on. Then I'll hike though the snow to try it out this weekend.

January 25, 2013, 05:12 AM
Just got a new 20 inch barrel with rifle sights and extended tube for my Mossberg 500 today from Brownell's. It's been on back order for a month and a half. Today it just showed up out of the blue, so it was a nice surprise. Got it put on with almost no trouble at all. Now I just need to take it to the range and test it out.

January 25, 2013, 06:20 AM
Just bought a couple of old, classic, pinned-and-recessed S&W handguns-one from the early 70's UNFIRED.

January 25, 2013, 06:55 AM
I bought TWO CZ-82's on Gunbroker!

January 25, 2013, 11:19 AM
I just put a Kahr CW9 on layaway.. as i already have 4 pistols and no rush,,

January 25, 2013, 11:44 AM
I didn't buy anything, because going to Wal mart or a local gun shop right now is depressing. So I went out back to my private range and proceeded to send lots of 22 towards paper and steel.

January 25, 2013, 11:48 AM
For Christmas I asked for a worm composter and instead I received a Beretta 91 in Stainless.

January 25, 2013, 12:22 PM
One of regret sales (38 SPL) went on sale at Cabelas (Rossi, 2" model) for $250 during the madness, and nothing else I needed was available so I scored another regret buyback.

Also, for the first time schedule some actual rifle time with an army marskmen when I go out to WI so I can get some rifle pointers.

I have 2.5 AR's and about 20 magazines. Means little most of the time but feels pretty good right now.

January 25, 2013, 12:41 PM
Recently bought a Sig 229R (over Christmas) . I got it off Gunbroker from Northern Firearms. Great outfit! The transaction was almost effortless with no snags. They don't charge for CCs.

This was my first Sig Pistol and it wont be my last! Great shooter!

January 25, 2013, 12:51 PM
I messed up the receiver when building an AK, but since I live in NY, I don't have to go to the trouble of fixing it :)

Sorry, that's not very good news is it? :(

January 25, 2013, 12:56 PM
I feel good in knowing I've purchased enough over the past 10-20 years to know that I don't need to buy a damned thing during the panic.

That's my good news.

January 25, 2013, 12:57 PM
Right before the latest panic a good friend of mine bought his first firearm, an M&P 9mm. He is enjoying shooting at the range and has turned range time into a family affair. He has taken his wife shooting and is also takes his kids to the range individually for father/child bonding.

January 25, 2013, 01:00 PM
Got a good price on a replica 1842 musket, no paperwork required. Dixie has them for sale still I think.

In light of Alaska's location in the supply chain I'm not counting on getting the popular cartridge supplies back in the stores until August or September, so I'm switching over to more black powder stuff and obscure rounds. I also took the opportunity to build a new reloading station and work bench.

Airbrush Artist
January 25, 2013, 01:14 PM
Made My deciscion on My first Semi-Automatic Handgun ,and Made it over the main Hurdle as far as Funding for the Project,Lol,My wife and I have had a pact the 40 years we been married that we do not make a major purhchase over a $125 unless We discuss it with each other,It seems everytime I talk to her and describe anything about firearms she doesn't want to be Bored. nor cares about that gun love thing we all possess, she always looks at me and says ,I do not care about Guns ,do what ever ya want..I'm busy...YESSSSSSSSSS !!! Works everytime...New Bursa Firestorm You'll soon becoming home to Daddy ,I Love You...

January 25, 2013, 01:24 PM
I ordered some 5.56 from Midway on Tuesday and it arrived today. That should last me for a while.

Virginia continues to beat down anti-gun laws on a state level.

January 25, 2013, 02:25 PM
While our state legislature has been kind of quiet, several Missouri Sherriffs have said not only "No!" to enforcing any notional renewed AWB, but several have resoundingly said "He!! No!"

In other news, I picked up yet another NIB Walther P99AS, in 9mm, for $530 all-in.

Didn't really need it, but it's almost a reflex now that when I see a very good gun going cheap, I want to buy it.

....must....resist....temptation! :o

January 25, 2013, 02:42 PM
Tomorrow I pick up a new Savage Axis .223
Been wanting a bolt .223 for ages, finally found a store with one in stock. They just dont sit on shelves long even pre-panic

I do have some ban news related.
years ago I was given several hundred rounds of the yellow box Norinco .223 ammo, before the ban. I shot a mess of them but still had several boxes stored in a military ammo can.
last week I dug that ammo can out from the black hole (aka my closet) to get to the ammo. Unfortunately over the years the brass got corroded :( I also noticed that the rounds that didn't have the green growth had dents in the casings?
Guess I'll pull the bullets to re-use and recycle the brass.

January 25, 2013, 02:55 PM
I just picked up my Weatherby Vanguard 2, 308 varmint. Haven't shot it yet. Maybe Sunday. Didn't buy it in panic mode, was going to buy one around Thanksgiving, but the better half wanted me to wait until after Christmas. We all know what happened during that time...

Will wring it out and maybe do a review....


January 25, 2013, 10:54 PM
This morning, my four-year old daughter asked me to show her how to shoot a gun. She has always seen one on my hip, and some "non-guns" on display in my den (replica 1911 and an 1851 Navy .36 revolver.) She asked me if "there's a button you push and the fire comes out"..

We were headed out the door for preschool; I told her I will show her how they work soon, but that we have to go to a special "safe place" to actually shoot them.

January 25, 2013, 11:03 PM
Most recent for me was Henry AR-7 US Survival, picked it up last week. Haven't even tried her out yet.

January 25, 2013, 11:07 PM
Two 50rd boxes of Tula .45 and two 100rd boxes of WWB from Wally World this week. There's not much ammo out there, but a little shows up every once in a while. Oh, and Obama got his hand slapped...that's good news too, right?

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution in filling labor board vacancies, a decision that could reshape a long-standing practice by U.S. presidents to make recess appointments.

January 25, 2013, 11:08 PM
My MOTHER told me she would go to the range with me!

I am getting a GP100 in about one weeks time.

A guy at my work has an old reloading manual, brass (in .357, .38 and 9mm) a non digitial scale, and even some old powder.

Since I am going to be starting reloading, how long can you keep powder? He said his is maybe 15 years old.

January 25, 2013, 11:56 PM
After an especially upsetting news broadcast tonight, that involved 5 home invasion intruders (same house), my wife asked me for my XD-S to keep on her night stand. She has gone to the range with me and shot it, but she is anything but comfortable with it, and I promised to let her rent a .38 bodyguard to see if she may tolerate that. We are both past middle age, we both snore pathetically, and sometimes we have to excuse ourselves to other quarters in the house for some sleep. Yes, that is a secret that only old folks may divulge.

Anyway, that leaves me with the semi-auto, which is OK by me, since I feel more comfortable with it, should multiple BGs erroneously decide to come calling for hot chocolate and doughnuts.

We did have a potential multi-intruder incident a month or so ago that was thwarted by my wife, when she slammed the door on a lady who rang, and wanted to clean our carpets for free, market survey, blah-blah and her crew could start immediately. All I had was my sidearm, and the semi-auto was in its case with no magazine. They were in one of the safes. Will never make that mistake again. We got lucky, but motion floods, front door peep and intercom are on the shopping list. Stay safe. Evil is everywhere.

Oh, the good news! We now have two rooms protected instead of one!

Buck Kramer
January 25, 2013, 11:57 PM
I recently UN-bubbed a mosin nagant!

January 26, 2013, 12:04 AM
I slapped a cheap red/green dot scope on my Rossi .22 single-shot, got it sighted in at the range, and just about made a fool of myself there on the 100 yd gong.
"crack... tink!... giggle..." "crack... tink!... giggle"

I'm amazed at how that cheap li'l truck gun hits at that range, and while I haven't grouped it at 50 yards yet, I'm pretty sure it'll take a squirrels nuts.... right out his paws.

January 26, 2013, 12:10 AM
Since we have a bunch of wise cracks in here how about a little fairtail about regulations on just what concealed carry firearms you could have on your person on flights never leaving the United States and how 911 never happened because of it.

I'd like to get some sleep tonight!

Edit: Oops, news, not stories, my bad!:rolleyes:

January 26, 2013, 12:20 AM
I recently UN-bubbed a mosin nagant!Did you pop all the bubbles to practice for the real thing?

January 26, 2013, 12:21 AM
My wife stole a gun from me. She laid claim to my PPK, which floored me. Its a good story because she has been vehemently opposed to semi autos, preferring revolvers for their simplicity.

I think I can live with that.

January 26, 2013, 12:28 AM
I'm amazed at how that cheap li'l truck gun hits at that range, and while I haven't grouped it at 50 yards yet, I'm pretty sure it'll take a squirrels nuts.... right out his paws.I'm glad that distinction was made because I've seen some others that would be easy pickin's out to 100.

January 26, 2013, 12:50 AM
I actually get to go shooting tomorrow! That's good news, as far as I can see.

January 26, 2013, 12:59 AM
Two great things for me, in order:

1) I took an apathetic/anti-gun leaning person to the range and helped her get over her fear of firearms. I don't know if I changed her politics, but she did say it took the fear away from weapons as inanimate objects and replaced that with respect when she learned how to safely handle and shoot one.

Distant 2nd) Ordered a Glock 20 SF at standard pricing, supporting my LGS and guaranteeing me standard capacity magazines. Good for them, good for me, and no panic pricing.

Ignition Override
January 26, 2013, 01:12 AM
The 200 rounds of 'British' .303 was actually processed and delivered after two weeks. I never called them, having assumed that the on-line (0100 Central) order had been lost.

Apparently the lack of .223, 7.62x39 etc ammo has forced people to shoot their obsolete, bolt-action Battle Rifles. Is this strange?
Why didn't they keep a heap of extra ammo, knowing (or they should have been aware of) who resides in the White House, waiting to exploit any tragedy?

1) The prices for this .303 were pre-panic, which is why the ammo was ordered.
2) The next good news will be to find a stainless, nice Used Sig 230/232 in west TN for a FTF sale.

M2 Carbine
January 26, 2013, 06:44 AM
A woman I'm helping with her shooting decided she wanted a AR. I taught her how to shoot the AR. She said she would get one on the way from work sometime during the week.
The next day she bought just the gun she wanted.
I had a bad feeling and sure enough the bottom fell out two days later and AR's and everything else dried up over night. She got her gun just in time.

For a long while I've been free with giving ammo to new shooters, friends and young people that shoot on my range.
Heck I won't pay $10.00-$20,00 plus for a box of store bought ammo that's gone in a hour or less shooting and I could afford it.

So now I'm giving even more free ammo to friends, like the .223 lady, that can't find any.
Lucky I'm one of those bad guy "hoarders" that some people complain about.:)

January 26, 2013, 08:09 AM
I found and bought a 1963 Browning A-5 12g in 100% condition. It doesn't appear to have ever been fired.

January 26, 2013, 08:36 AM
i moved to florida 15 years ago FROM nyc... I CARRY EVERYWHERE EVERYDAY.. a friend just said he found 800 rounds of 357 that i could have for free ... (all his guns were stolen 10 years ago and he never replaced them)..

and i have a new holster coming in the mail this week..

and my wife just asked if she can hold my p95 while she cooks for the church meeting..heh..(she is a say was but we argue all the time about that.. i was big red one army infantry)

so thats my good news with poor gramma..

be blessed folks

January 26, 2013, 08:44 AM
I actually get to use my guns today. Headin out for some rabbit hunting in a few. Great news. : )

Its raining though... one of the less than 30 days it will rain in 2013 in central Arizona. Damn odds were in our favor.

January 26, 2013, 08:59 AM

and my wife just asked if she can hold my p95 while she cooks for the church meeting..heh..(she is a say was but we argue all the time about that.. i was big red one army infantry)

be blessed folks

You lose....She is.....Semper Fi


January 26, 2013, 09:06 AM
Picked up my new Charter Arms 22 yesterday. Out to the range to try it today. :cool:

January 27, 2013, 12:18 AM
In the past two weeks I picked up a new M1A National Match, 5 twenty round mags, and 3100 rounds of various .308 ammo from budget Russian (.35/rd), to Federal Gold Match ($1.47/rd). The prices were all normal retail, and the longest wait for delivery (from CMP) was about ten days. Good timing, a few hours on the Internet and the road led to good results.

January 27, 2013, 02:26 AM
Walked into my LGS and they had 5.56!!!!
30 rnd boxes on clips, $30/per box

would have bought some but my rifle is .223 not 5.56

January 27, 2013, 03:13 AM
1 - Got some new shooters to the range

2 - Got a deal on Carbine ammo at my sooper-sekrit source, cheaper than $0.40/round and lake city ammo! No .223/5.56 at the sooper-sekrit source this time, though. I was able to hook up a buddy with some 30.06, though, and made a profit of less than a dollar on that delivery. (if you know the sooper-sekrit source, keep quiet about it anyway)

3 - Right after #2 ... Found someone with an M1 Carbine at my club's mini-gunshow, for a reasonable price!
-It had no magazine, the seller promised he would get the mag to me as soon as he found it, I assumed I'd never hear from the dude again (minor annoyance, I have a LOT of carbine mags already)
--that afternoon, he found it, called me, and we met up somewhere handy for both - my faith in humanity is a tiny bit restored!

4 - Got all the guns and ammo moved incident-free, and more organized now. I only have 4-6 ammo cans to sort out left and I'll have everything set up for easy grab&go

5 - Snagged a PacLite lightweight 8.5" barrel for one of my target pistols, the gun now looks and shoots like a ray-gun, bowling pins beware, come spring!

6 - related to #4 ... I have enough ammo to ride out the current stupid panic buying, if it tapers off like it did in previous panics. I'm not letting up on my legislators, but at least I'm not the poor slob getting ripped off for a box of plinking ammo to go with the gun I got ripped off on.

January 27, 2013, 03:16 AM
Bought a Beretta 92FS locally NIB for a great price. The dealer had 25 of them in stock.

January 27, 2013, 04:46 AM
I bought some ammo today - .308, .22LR, and a box of .38 Special. I didn't "need" it, but I want to do a little practice when a warm day presents itself again. I also snagged an extra 10/22 ten round magazine just because.

I made it a point to buy something today from my local dealer and also had a good, reaffirming conversation with the owner. The guy has helped me out with small things on guns lately and not charged me, so I wanted to support him.

January 27, 2013, 08:05 AM
Went to visit our son on Mount Desert Island last weekend. On our way through Ellsworth I stopped at Willey's Sport Center and scored a nice set of used 9mm Luger reloading dies for a very fair price. I also found some 9mm Winchester white box ammo in stock at the Biddeford Walmart the weekend before.

January 27, 2013, 08:51 AM
I hadn't been in any gun shop since early December until last weekend. (I tend to avoid them when possible at certain times such as this.)
My brother was looking for a specific model CZ .22 so we stopped to see what they may have. They didn't have exactly what he wanted, but they did have plenty of Brownells 20 & 30 rd magazines at $45 each...sheesh.. (bet they still have plenty)

On a brighter note; I was able buy some muzzleloader supplies at very fair prices.

The good news: They had a fellow near the main entrance handing out contact info and explaining the importance of letting the elected "leaders" know how we feel & to remind them that we'll not forget what actions they take.

Hurryin' Hoosier
January 27, 2013, 04:12 PM
I now own two Makarovs! :D

January 27, 2013, 04:13 PM
Bought a Browning SA-22 and an FN Trombone last week. Can't wait to test 'em out!

January 27, 2013, 04:15 PM
I bought TWO CZ-82's on Gunbroker!

I now own two Makarovs!

Suddenly there is a run on 9X18!!!

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