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Top 10: Cheap stuff that works way better than priced

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by silverlance, Sep 11, 2007.

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  1. silverlance

    silverlance Member

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    In conjunction with the thread about crap that doesn't work, here's a thread about gun-related stuff that works way better than its' price would imply.

    I request that poster do not post guns themselves since that often leads to the inevitable "my gun is a great deal" / "no it isn't I have it and it sucks chrome bumpers" bickering.

    Here's a few:

    • 1. Tasco Super Sniper Scope : I initially scoffed at the claims, but it really is that good. I would have thought that the price would be about $500, so at $280 NIB it's a real bargain. 10x scope, mil-spec.
    • 2. Target Sports Inc (CDNN) Picatinny mounted light. $20 and really well made. I have surfire lights and I don't feel that I've lost out on much when I have one of these mounted onto my sig P229R. Real bright, all aluminum construction, lightweight and solid mounting.
    • 3. Windex. At $3 a gallon, how can you go wrong? Good for cleaning out corrosive salts and any other application that requires a cheap quick drying cleaner.
     
  2. 1 old 0311

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    A) Brake Clean. At $1.98 per can is EXACTLY like $6.98 Gunscrubber.
    B) Mobil 1 oil. Best lube out there. Keeps a $500,000 Ferrari going, also does well with a $195.00 Hi-Point
     
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    Brake clean, instead of Gun Scrubber
    Mobil 1 oil
     
  4. Mot45acp

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    Brinkman 123 flaslight from "S" mart(shop smart)
    Its rubberized, bright as heck, tough as nails, and comparable to any surefire.
    Best part is $20.00 and comes with batteries.

    BTW great thread.
     
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  5. strat81

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    Used, cut-up drier sheets in the brass tumbler. Free, since they've already been used for their intended purpose and catch a lot of junk that would otherwise end up in the media.

    +1 on the Brinkmann. I have one in the nightstand.
     
  6. Black Majik

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    Grip tape. 5 bucks at the local skate shop to add traction to your handguns for a lifetime
     
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    Magpul followers for AR-15 magazines.

    - Chris
     
  8. Hoppy590

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    Wolff springs. you will thank me.
     
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    Ballistol

    Ed's Red (do it yourself all purpose clean/lube)
     
  10. zinj

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    The sundry slip on recoil pads for hard-kicking rifles and shotguns with buttplates. For $12 (or $30 if you spring for a leather version) you can take the bruises out of shooting.
     
  11. MaterDei

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    I agree with the Brinkman. I have two and got them on clearance at Target for $9.08. Great value for the money but, no, it's no Surefire.

    Blazer Brass .45 ACP ammo from Walmart. I bought 1500 rounds last week. Still $9.47 at the local stores. I went to Cabelas yesterday and the exact same ammo (which is brass cased and not overly dirty) was selling for $17.99. Never thought 10 bucks for 50 rounds of plinking ammo would be considered cheap but such is the way of things.

    Reloading equipment. With the price of ammo, reloading equipment pays for itself faster than ever!
     
  12. Average Joe

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    The Universal Clip loader for the Ruger and Buckmark mags.
     
  13. Legionnaire

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    Three-foot length of weed whacker line. Melt one end into a ball, sharpen the other with a knife. Thread a couple of patches onto it and pull them through the bore from breach to muzzle. Poor man's bore snake. I carry one and several patches with me when hunting. Simple way to get junk out of the barrel.

    Print-them-yourself targets. Whether downloaded or of your own design (I have several). Who needs to buy paper targets?
     
  14. Stevie-Ray

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    UTG products. I have a quad rail, tactical laser, BUIS, and flashlight, all better than expected for the price paid. The flashlight is one of the brightest I've seen.
     
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    I don't know that you'd call it cheap, but the UpLULA magazine loader replaces a bunch of others that don't work as well. Come to think of it, no other works as well.
     
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    1. The bent piece of orange plastic that works like a bore light for a buck at any gun show. It does a great job of gathering ambient light and illuminating the bore.

    2. Otis pull through cleaning kit. I have no idea what I paid but I use the hell out of the thing with everything from .22 pistols to 12 gauges.

    3. WD-40

    4. Silicone cloth for a coupla bucks. I've had the same one for years and it does a brilliant job for fingerprints and such on a gun's finish.

    5. Shooter's Choice solvent. Like Hoppe's tubocharged and on steroids. After I used this at a friend's - I came right home and ordered some and threw out the Hoppe's.

    6. Disposable toothpick/flosser thingies from the drugstore. They are great at getting into all the nooks and crannies.

    Wow, with this list you wouldn't think I have a bunch of dirty guns waiting to be cleaned right :)

    Scott
     
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    The Bushnell line of red dot sights...for the price I can't complain.

    +1 for the Blazer Brass ammo I buy walmart out of .45acp whenever I see it there.
     
  18. Stevie-Ray

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    Good stuff, but whoa, it stinks bad!
     
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    NCStar tactical scopes, those things are less than $200 and have excellent optics and 10-40x magnification.
     
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    1. Tasco 2.5-10x42 Varmint scope. Can be had for under $70.00 The one I have has been GREAT. Over 200 rounds through my K31 with no noticable change in zero. I have shot several 5/8" groups at 100 yards with this setup.

    2. Stripper clips and stripper guides. For anyone who has never used strippers to load a hi capacity magazine, spend the few pennies for them and thank me later.

    3. TANNERITE! It might seem pricey on its face. Pop one off and see if it still seems overpriced.

    This is a really great thread idea by the way. Nice one Silverlance!
     
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    i got a bunch of key chain lights a while ago, 6 dollars a dozen. they are the handiest little things in the world.
     
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    The Lee Classic Cast presses and RGB dies.
     
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    Nearly anything made by Lee Precision.
     
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    I very much agree with the comments about Lee! The dies, presses, and loaders are fantastic.
     
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