Have you purchased anything gun related in the last three days?

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  1. kimberkid

    kimberkid Member

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    After 6-7 months my Nelson custom 22 conversion came home and currently I’m using my Kimber Stainless Gold Match on it but I’ve had an Caspian 1911 frame in my parts bin for a while that I want to dedicate to it. Unfortunately the trigger is horrible which is why it’s in the parts bin. I ordered a new Wilson Custom trigger, hammer, sear & beaver tail grip safety to replace the spur trigger that’s currently on it.
    I know how to put the parts in but it’ll be my first time tuning, if it needs it … I’m hoping they will go in and be magically wonderful and have a 3-3.5 pound pull … but I’m not holding my breath as the 1911 isn’t a Lego gun like a Glock or AR, things usually need to be fitted.

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  2. SDDAVE56

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    Just ordered a Montana Leather Sling for my 39A from Midway. Should be here Thursday.
     
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  3. Walkalong

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    They just had a huge price increase a couple of days after I ordered.
     
  4. Artg56

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    Found some hen’s teeth today, bought 3 boxes of .327 Federal Magnum and traded a fellow straight up small pistol primers for large rifle primers
     
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  5. aaaaa

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    As I shot up 3 boxes of 32 ACP in my Seacamp yesterday (without a single jam), I replaced them from LGS today with three boxes PPU 71 grain FMJ.
     
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  6. DesertFox

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    Glock P80 retro. Price was right, I caved.
     
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  7. jags

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    A couple of scopes and some plug screws.
     
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  8. King Medallion

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    Bought a Strike Eagle Scope for my AR yesterday at the Brownell's store, came with the mount free, and a lb of CFE Black.
     
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  9. 4v50 Gary

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    Does 22 cal pellets count? Bought a scuba tank to refill the airgun with too.
     
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  10. sisyphus

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    Redding 308 small base fl sizing die
    my 223 fl sized cases pass the gauge, but my Redding 308 fl sizer is as low as it will go and the cases _just_ fail the gauge, and about one round a magazine will fail to go completely in battery, so....small base sizer it is
     
  11. GBExpat

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    Last night I placed an online order with American Reloading for 1000 mixed-115gr/124gr 9mm V-Crown JHP PULLS, 8.4¢/ea.

    I have beaucoup 9mm bullets on-hand, but ... <shrug>

    Kneejerk order. :)
     
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  12. Howland937

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    This old 39A. Might be the first one I've ever owned but I can't remember for certain.
     
  13. kimberkid

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    I was perusing my local pawn shops and LGS, and technically, I bought a Ruger SR1911 Commander.
    First of all, I'm not a Ruger fan when it comes to pistols with the MK I & II 22 being the exception, but at the last of the Pawn's I frequent, they had 2 SR1911's that weren't stupid expensive and against my better judgement I decided to try the trigger on the cheaper one BECAUSE I've got parts on order for Caspian frame to complete my Nelson Custom 22 conversion.

    The trigger in the Caspian sucks, the pull is about 10 pounds with 6ft of gravel before it clicks and finally breaks. Knowing that the 1911 isn't based on Legos like Glocks and AR15's, I can throw the parts in but I know its a little bit of magic and a work of art that requires fitting the hammer, sear, grip safety and springs to have a great trigger pull on a 1911. Knowing this, I'm going to risk about $110 in parts and try my hand at massaging it all together and see what happens ... but I decided to hedge my bet and see if I could find another 1911 with a decent trigger. The conversion was on my Kimber Stainless Gold Match, and it shot better than I'd hoped, groups are half the size of any other 22 I've got except my Colt 22 Cadet that's been worked over and has thousands of rounds through ...

    Anyway, back to the Ruger SR1911 ... the first one the trigger was kinda "meh" and since there was only $50 difference between the two, I asked to try the other one. It's a Commander with the 4.25" barrel, was in nicer condition and came with 2 stainless mags but no box or manual ... and it has a surprisingly nice trigger, not as good as my Kimber SGM, but very nice.

    Long story short, it came home with me. I pulled the slide off and installed the Nelson and realized I didn't have a 4" 1911 I've got a 3", several 5" a 6" & 7" ... so I really need the 4" and its yet to be determined if I've got the patience to create a sweet 1911 trigger!
    I guess the worst that could happen is that my trigger sucks too, in which case I may (or may not) throw the complete slide on GunBroker, and maybe the Caspian frame too ... just to avoid temptation of trying again!

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    I just realized this post is stupid long, but I was bored ... and if I entertained you I'm happy!
     
  14. uuolf

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    Ordered 1000 pulled misc .224" fmj bullets from American reloading for 4¢ each... Plan on running them through a sizing die when arm day comes around... for exercise... I hate to waste time and energy... Which is why I reload (sarcasm at its finest)
     
  15. sisyphus

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    found maybe the last 2 Okay Industries Surefeed E2 tan 30 mags on the internet and bought them
    picked up 3 OD green Lancer 30 rounders
     
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    magazines
     
  17. DTL

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    Norma FMJ 600 rounds of 115 gr 9mm.
     
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  18. DazedandConfuzed

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    Just ordered 2 Henry Golden Boys for the grandkids to shoot! They're turning 2 this summer. My wife thinks I'm crazy, but its never to early to purchase!

    I'll let their parents decide when its time to teach them to shoot.
     
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  19. theotherwaldo

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    Handbooks for Remington Models 8 and 12.
     
  20. CoalCrackerAl

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    I bought 2 50 round boxes of Federal 17HMR 17 grain varmint tipped.
     
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  21. amp-rat

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    A friend gave me a few hundred rounds of 303. I'm going to pull them down for the bullets and free cycle the primed brass...

    Found a new in the box Ruger 22 target mk3 with a red dot for short change. That came home with me. Been wanting one for indoor winter proficiency...
     
  22. tubeshooter
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    Actually bought a bunch of reloading stuff on Saturday. A full Lee kit, a couple of die sets, and a manual. The vendor was running a special.


    May not use any of it anytime soon, but at least it is there. I will start cobbling together components and when primers get back reasonable I should be in business.
     
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  23. NR53

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    Bought 3 boxes of Hornady .355 dia. 170 grain soft points for 350 Legend
     
  24. thump_rrr

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    I bought an EC Tuner Brake for my 308.
    IfI like it I’ll buy one for my 6.5CM.
    It should arrive about the same time I’m back from vacation.
     
  25. Choctaw

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    Yesterday I bought a Ruger New Model Blackhawk 45 Colt/45 ACP. I thought I had better jump on it while it was still available.
     
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