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How customized are your firearms?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Cryogaijin, May 17, 2011.

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  1. Cryogaijin

    Cryogaijin Member

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    Recently I've gotten the customization fever. It started shortly after Obama was elected, and a particular attorney general made some stupid comments about new weapons bans. . . which resulted in me finally buying the centerfire semi-auto I'd been pondering for years. A saiga .308.

    Naturally, Saigas are best converted, which means that all the best saigas are customized. . . and the trigger I put on my .308 from Dinzag is the best trigger of all my firearms. So this got me thinking about other things. Soon my 10mm had a new recoil spring (Which none of my friends can even rack. Wussies) my 10/22 has a new stock (The ATI Fiberforce faux-dragunov stock.) and I'm working on a s12 build (Which I just finished)

    Currently I'm contemplating a match grade barrel for my 10mm, a new trigger for my xd45c, and getting a r7600 to put a topfolding stock onto.

    So what customizations do people have on their firearms?
     
  2. RX-178

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    Topfolding stock on a Remington 7600?

    Never even thought of that one before. I'd like to see that!
     
  3. ShroomFish

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    A top fold on my mossberg and an 18.5 inch barrel, plus tru-glows on my feild barrel....
    Scout scoped Mosin Nagant
    AR-15 (nuff said lol)
     
  4. Pete D.

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    Custom

    Aside from an accurized Colt 1911, none at all, unless you count mounting a scope on a firearm "customizing".
    Pete
     
  5. Cryogaijin

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    [​IMG] Makes a good backpack rifle, from what I've heard. Especially in .35 whelen.
     
  6. steven58

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    I customize every gun I own. All rifles and shotguns have LOP adjusted, all handguns have at least new grips. Some handguns get action jobs and/or ambi safeties.

    I have a .44 SW Mountain Gun with the grip frame recontoured and the trigger slimmed

    Don't let me get started on my ARs!
     
  7. AOK

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    My carry piece (Glock 23) is the only one I have a little customized work on. I have the grip stippled, night sights and a TLR1 mounted on it. In addition, right now I have the slide in the shop to get serrations across the top of the slide (for one handed manipulations).

    All of the changes to my gun are for functioning purposes, I could care less how the gun looks. The only changes on internals have been routine maintenance.
     
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  8. InkEd

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    Other than new grips, I had a trigger job done by S&W on my 442 and had SA round the back of the frontsight on my Mil Spec. I really consider both of those more of a repair than custom work.

    The Mil Spec frontsight was so sharp it tore holes in clothing constantly and the 442 trigger was absurdly heavy and gritty. The 1911 is now IMHO what it should have been in the first place. The S&W is now one of the best I have ever fired.
     
  9. Bubba613

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    If it works, leave the darn thing alone.
    Virtually all of my guns are stock. Especially my carry guns. The only change was to put a NY trigger in my Glock 17 PD trade and change out the night sights to standard glock fixed.

    In the shop we see more repair work for guns that have been "customized" than anything else.
     
  10. grumpy66

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    Everything I have has had something done to it.
    They all get trigger jobs first, then I give them their own "personality".
     
  11. CoRoMo

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    None have been "customized", but most all of mine have been 'fixed'.

    If they came with cheap or cumbersome sights, I replaced them. If the stock wasn't to my liking, I replaced it. If an internal component is of poor quality, I replace it. If a superfluous safety exists within, it is removed. If a mechanism isn't operating properly, it is tuned.

    If it won't do what I want it to do, I fix that.
     
  12. Sheepdog1968

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    I try and minimize the customization that I do. From what I've seen, the more things get customized, the less reliable they seem to become - especially so with ARs and 1911s. Don't get me wrong, I have a few toys I've tweaked but they are just that, toys, not weapons for self defense.
     
  13. 451 Detonics

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    Some are pretty much as they left the factory like my HK P7M8, others...well...

    my Action Pistol Glenn Custom 686

    [​IMG]

    the 38 Super I built for Action Pistol...

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Ronsch

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    None. Everything I own is stock, including my CAS guns. I guess with a little work they would be "race ready" but I am a traditionalist. The less tinkering, IMHO, the less chance something could go wrong, even with enhancements by professionals.

    I also have the weird theory that the item should perform out of the box, as designed without a large amount of work.
     
  15. Ala Dan

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    None of my weapons are "customized"; my LB TRS is the only semi-custom
    firearm that I own. No name, no say'in, no gold in-lay will be found on any of
    my weapons~! ;) :D
     
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  16. Standing Wolf

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    Virtually all my guns have custom stocks and trigger jobs, and as well as I can recall off the top of my head, all the stainless steel models have been bead-blasted. I've never done anything to my only rifle but mount a scope on it; then again, it's been to the range twice since I bought it in 2002.
     
  17. Aren't we all

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    All mine are bone stock! :neener:
    Sue me! :evil:
     
  18. yhtomit

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    I've had one AR-15 receiver (not yet assembled into a rifle, but one day) laser-engraved, but that's it. I wouldn't mind having some clever slogans, etc, one day put onto some of my guns, but I'd rather own another gun than pay for a lot of filligree.

    timothy
     
  19. RaceM

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    All of mine are modified for fit, functionality, or reliability. No bells & whistles.
     
  20. Liberty1776

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    I hit both ends of the spectrum. All my handguns are bone stock. No, wait...umm. lemme see. 1 has been modified. No, wait - do grips count? How about Gun Kote and Duracote...? Or sights... Ok, well - let's just say, like maybe 6 or so are modified to some extent. Rifles and shotguns run from bone stock to complete custom. Like ice cream, I like all flavors...
     
  21. Malamute

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    Most have something done, if only better sights and slings mounted on rifles. Smith revolvers are pretty close just right, but I prefer the service size hammer, so have ground a couple target hammers down to service size, slicked up actions a little, put grooved triggers in one or two that came with smooth triggers, and improved the feel of factory grips. None of which compromises reliabilty, but improves feel and function for me.
     
  22. The Lone Haranguer

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    Only minimally. I will change things like sights and grips if they don't suit me. But improperly executed or poorly chosen modifications will make what was a good gun unreliable.
     
  23. bandur60

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    All my rifles are wood-stocked except one, a Ruger 77 from 20 years ago when they had those turriblenasty green inserts in the forearm and pistol grip. Before I even fired it I replaced them with simple walnut and have gotten comments on them ever since. Maybe it's not much, but I like it.
     
  24. One-Time

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    Not very

    The most ive done was w/ a 1911, had it throated and polished and added a set of ergo grips on it
     
  25. bannockburn

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    I have a few which would be considered customized; some by custom shops and a few others by me. A lot of them I leave box-stock, simply because they work so well out the box, I dont have any reason or need to customize them.
     
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