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    What motivates your gun-related expenditures?

    At times, all of the above. I place myself right between "need" and "utility." I have all the basics covered when it comes to self/home defense and hunting. With very little emphasis on the hunting, as I haven't participated in a white tail season in many years. My last two purchases were...
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    Heading to the range today with what used to be "cheap" guns.

    I was just speaking to a coworker about this the other night. The specific example was I bought my Marlin 336 20 years ago for 300 because I couldn't afford a Henry. Now Marlins are more expensive than Henry and I can sell my old Marlin for the price of either. What a weird time to be into firearms.
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    Biden closes ‘gun show loophole’

    Vague platitudes from a moron politician that will do. Nothing.
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    Any firearm can be used self-defense in a pinch. Do you agree?

    I'll take any firearm for self or home defense before anything else. Even an air rifle. But I will take the best I can legally and financially afford. As laws become more restrictive, your selection does too. When the SAFE act passed, my grandfather sold all his firearms (three heirloom quality...
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    GOOD GUN GREASE...

    Rand HAWG grease. 1oz tube has lasted me quite a few years at this point. It is dark red so you know when it is staying around where you put it, because you can still see it when you take the firearm apart. I use this grease to lube up all the major contact points of a handgun when I use it as a...
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    Reasons for keeping "safe queens"?

    Only two firearms I consider true safe queens. One handgun isn't worth much but holds a lot of sentimental value. Have only fired 50 rounds through it. The other holds sentimental and monetary value. Insurance values it at 5K and no ammo has gone through it. Ironically enough, it isn't in my...
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    Update on recent experience flying with handgun

    Sounds just like most of the times I have flown with a firearm. I always get to baggage claim very early. And stand right where the bags come in. That way I will see every bag that comes into the claim area at the earliest time. The only instance where this strategy didn't work out, all the bags...
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    List of my guns for wife

    My wife didn't know all the guns I owned. Now that she has left and filed divorce, I am quite glad she doesn't. Make a list for yourself and keep it updated. Include date bought, place, how much etc. Any information you want. Keep copies in multiple places so it can be found only by the people...
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    Misfire/hang fire time

    I have fired somewhere in the ballpark of 1-2 million rounds of ammo. Every thing from rimfires up to tank rounds, belt feds, and Gatling-style munitions. I only recall about 6 or so hangfires. True hangfires, where the trigger was pulled and there was a noticeable delay in firing. More than...
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    Flying with Blue/SIRT Guns?

    How many are you traveling with? If only a few, I would pack them up just like regular firearms. Most TSA agents don't know anything about firearms. It would be better to pack them up like firearms just in case an employee is scared by them to say they are firearms and won't travel floating...
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    Henry Big Boy X Model - High Grin Factor!

    I have a gorgeous commemorative Henry that is just too pretty and rare to shoot. I have been looking at the X and all weather models for awhile now looking for something I won't feel bad about hunting with and beating up a little. The box Henrys come in is nothing special but the rest inside is...
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    Marlin "bullseye" on rifles.

    I put my sling through the bullseye and it is in a perfect spot for me. I will likely move the sling slightly and restore the bullseye at some point. When I put the sling in, I didn't know much better. Marlin model 336 in 35Rem. Made in 1983
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    Looking for a Handgun for Work

    Get a list of all requirements, in writing, from someone competent at the company. Your manager doesn't sound like they fit the bill describing semi-autos as double action only allowed. Make sure whoever gives you the information include what kind of ammo, duty gear, and holsters are required...
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    TPS M6 Survival Rifle

    It is an intriguing little rifle combo. My ex-wife was the one who first showed them to me. She never wanted me to go after one because they are expensive. Now that we are divorced I want one partially out of spite. But would enjoy it anyway. I am considering either the 357 magnum or the 22...
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    Flying in near future, making sure I understand how to travel with a handgun.

    That is pretty much what I do already. And with smart tags like Tile you know when your bag grows legs that aren't yours. As I have said a few times in this thread. If someone is going to steal my firearm, I am going to make it as hard as possible. I want them to work for it. Putting a TSA lock...
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    Flying in near future, making sure I understand how to travel with a handgun.

    Now who is "Scaremongering" No one ever said you couldn't. The decision to do so is stupid in my opinion. You do you. Bag thefts are at all time highs every where. Any Google search can tell you as such. No lock is going to keep a criminal out forever. But why would someone get a TSA lock...
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    Flying in near future, making sure I understand how to travel with a handgun.

    Scaremongering? Baggage handlers and criminals getting keys online has been reported at dozens of airports. And is the number one way baggage theft happens. Far more than bolt cutter robberies. You can fly how you want to but personally, I want a lock that doesn't have hundreds of keys all over.
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    Flying in near future, making sure I understand how to travel with a handgun.

    TSA may not care. But you can get every single TSA master key on Amazon for about $25. Now your gun case, that is secured with a TSA lock that only the "trusted government" should open, can be opened by anyone with an Amazon account. I put non-TSA locks on my luggage and my gun case. Good locks...
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    How Many of You Shorten Your Stock to Customize LOP?

    So far the only stock I have cut down was on my Maverick 88. Sitting now at somewhere around 12.5 to 12.75." I am a short guy with short arms and it feels better to me this way. However, I will not cut down a wood stock. I would rather get an additional stock to molest (I mean cut) and keep the...
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    New 357 Lever Action

    You do you. All I know is what I will not do. I have pulled enough Turkish Lire from bad guy pockets to never support anything from that country.
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