Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Scout21, Sep 23, 2022.
that when the car comes ALIVE! Heel toe Downshifting thur the whole gear range, 7,500 RPM on every gear, Hard cornering and watching for spring compression! YOU THE MAN (<<<ME)
Same with your high End Gun! Let it live and run and breath!
Bourbon comes out for 2 reason.
You really dropped it, optic popped off, double charge and slide is cracked..
You literally are having a date night with said gun. We all been there
Honestly, not well at all. That's one of the reasons I like synthetic stocks and bead-blasted stainless.
For hunting or something outdoors I tend to stick with synthetic stocks and if possible stainless but there are ways around that as well.There are wraps out there for camo that might be worth a try. Biggest thing with hunting is weather wear. For that Eezox or Wax is your friend. When I hunted a lot (younger days with Grandparents) I always kept my rifle in the case until we were inside the deer blind. Thats not really active hunting though. More like Deer fishing.
If I was hunting on foot through the brush I would probably check into wraps of some sort and see whats out there. If nothing else you could try getting materials together and making something. 3mm neoprene might be a good place to start. Maybe make a sleeve to cover the barrel. Even my range gun optics have home made neoprene slip covers to protect them.
I’m disorganized and dirty as sin. I throw my guns in canvas bag cases because it takes less space. my optic lens caps are thrown in the trash. I dinged so many new guns before using them.
One is an “idiot scratch” on my SA V-16 .45 Super. Learned the hard way how to properly put a 1911 together after that boneheaded move.
Second was when a freak wind gust hit me while shooting. It flopped the hard case holding my son and my brand new Henry lever .22’s into the gravel, nicking both guns up. This was all because I got complacent about where I set the case down.
Most of the guns I have bought recently have been used, a couple abused. The abused guns I had either fully or partially refinished, but those guns still have “character.” Honest use is just that, it may even help spur a memory of a great hunt or your first 25-straight at the trap range.
Here is a list 3” Model 36 that “King of all Bubbas” stripped of bluing and “polished “ it with what looked like steel wool.
Not pristine, but not bad.
I also had to have some pretty serious pitting cleaned up and reblued on the left side (at the grip) of an otherwise very clean Model 57:
I wont shed many tears as these guns get use marks from being shot.
Riomouse... how on earth did you let the pitting get that bad on that nice S&W 57? I hope you bought it that way.
I dont use the plastic boxes because they are bulky but a decent soft gun rug is inexpensive ($5-$6) and give pistols a lot of protection. I usually just purchase from ACE CASE. My spare magazines even get cases. If nothing else a clean old rag and tie it with an old shoe lace before you just toss it in a range bag.
That, uhm, might just be you.
You Lie HaHa. I have seen pictures of your pistols. They all look great and well kept.
Especially on magazines of my G3 clones (pair of PTR-91), VZ-58 and AKMs.
The faded, partly scratched appearances mean “ all business “.
Scout21: several years ago I bought a Service Grade Special M-1 Garand at the CMP Anniston store.
It was so attractive that I never even tried out the gun. It was sold on Armslist and had been my second Garand.
They're like campaign ribbons on a soldier's chest reflecting good and true service.
I remember AA's protocol was 12 steps.
Terry, friend of Bill's, 230RN, working on my 30-year chip --February 9th 1993 at 7:47 PM MST
Not to derail the thread, but one must celebrate one's victories.
Fund a pic of that bookend dealie...
Funny you should mention that. I was going to use my brushed stainless gun as an example.
Most people wouldn’t consider it a pretty gun, and I bought it with the idea that it would be zero hassle finish AND I thought it was pretty. It’s a Ruger SP-101.
How did I mar the finish? By storing it badly in a damp basement. I figured it would be OK, being stainless and all. Nope. It’s got a big patch of rust on one side and a small patch elsewhere. Really ticked me off. Wear and tear, I expect, but rust on a stainless gun?! It defeats the whole point.
If I hadn’t done a trigger job on it, I’d have asked Ruger to fix or replace it. I don’t want to do the trigger job again.
...always thought people were kidding about hiding guns in their back yard. Do you plant annuals or perennials on top to mark them?
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