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  1. cidirkona

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    Discount Pawn has a .308 FAL for sale - can't remember how much they wanted for it though.

    Thanks everyone for letting me try out your firearms!! There are a couple things I'm going to have to save up for now! My shoulder's got a huge bruise on it and my arms and nose are very burnt, but I had a great time. After everyone else left, Steve and I did a little bit of clay shooting, then a little bit of weird-black-plastic-disc shooting.

    -Colin
     
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    Thanks for mentioning that, thankfully, it is too far out of the way to stop by and take a look. :D

    sumpnz says he will be able to do another in mid May, but I am thinking we might melt our polymer around that time... so I guess we will just have to wait and see how the weather and our schedules fit with what we want to do.

    Again, I had a great time, guess I should start cleaning now!
     
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    Well, I just said that would be the earliest I could make another shoot (a little over a month after the baby is born). Based on weather, I would agree that September/October might be a better time.
     
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    A grand time was had by all, and thanks to alla youse guys for sharing your fine firearms with the group.

    Now, let's see you guys out at Pima Pistol Club this coming Sunday morning, so you can watch me embarass myself at the IDPA match!
     
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    If I dont go camping this weekend then I will be there.

    What time does it get rolling?
     
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    Is it this Sunday the 28th or the following Sunday?

    If PPC has their IDPA scheduled on the weekends I come off work... :cuss:
     
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    It's gonna be Sunday, March 28th, y'all - the match will be kicking off at about 9:00AM, if you wanna watch. If you'd like to try your hand at IDPA and actually compete, try to get there at about 8:30-8:45. Match fees are $15, bring your favorite carry pistol with at least 3 magazines(or 2 speedloaders for the wheel-gunners), a strong-side belt holster, appropriate belt pouches for your reloads, and 100-150rds of ammo. Also bring a light shirt or vest, we shoot lots of stages starting with the gun concealed. We usually get done with the match by 12:30-ish, if you stick around to help us put all our range props away we greatly appreciate the help.

    Non-competitors who want to shoot after the match, or at one of the non-reserved range bays during the match, pay $8 IIRC and sign the roster at the range office.

    To get to Pima Pistol Club:
    - take Oracle Rd. north, THROUGH Oro Valley, till you come to Wilds Rd.
    - turn right on Wilds, head east to Bowman Rd.
    - turn right on Bowman, head south and follow the road; the paving ends after 1/2mi, keep going down. Turn left at the bottom, follow the signs and/or head for the sound of gunfire. Stay down in the floodplain, PPC is right at the end of that dirt road.

    Or, see here: www.pimapistol.org

    See ya out there!
     
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    OK, after shooting that SKS, I might just have to get one - but a few questions first...

    All C&R SKSs are pre-ban, right?
    Can you put a folding stock or thumbhole stock on any SKS?
    Can you convert to 30,40,etc round detatchable magazines on any SKS?
    What's the average MOA accuracy thingo?
    Are they reliable?

    Does anyone here have their C&R yet? I ordered 5 packets of the paperwork from BATF to get mine, if anyone wants some of the ones I got. SKSboards.com has a nice FAQ/intro on getting a C&R 03FFL.

    -Colin
     
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    Lennyjoe has a C&R. He could probably give you some pointers.
     
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    Try http://www.simonov.net/ for a ton of information about the SKS and legal stuff about it. I remember reading it when I originally got my SKS, so I will try to sum up some of it if I remember correctly. Here is a write up of what you can do to the SKS at http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Gorge/4653/bardsks.htm I didn't read it recently, so I am writing below what I remember...

    (legal babble removed due to errors, read that website listed above for better answers)

    The detatchable mags they make could work, but most are more work than they are worth. Even the extended non-detatchable mags tend not to work too well. Desert Trails had a guy with a 30 round non-detatchable mag ready to sell me his SKS because it wouldn't feed correctly, I told him to put the originaly ten round mag back in. With the stripper clips, which are like 25 cents each, it's quite easy to quickly reload anyways.

    Average MOA? Can't say... never measured it!

    Reliability, with the original ten round mag, no problems at all. Wet, dry, dusty, dirty, doesn't seem to matter much at all.

    You shoulda posted this in the rifles section man! :D
     
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    It's sad I never hear of this stuff through the normal news on TV... :(
     
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    How did the IDPA thing go?

    -Colin
     
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    Well, my daughter was born on the 2nd. I've been too busy since then to post, but here's a picture of her at 17 hours old.
     

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    Great, glad to hear everything is going fine!

    Now put a .22 pistol in her hand and take another picture. :evil: :D
     
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    Congrats Sumpnz!!

    -Colin
     
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    Congrats to the new parents.

    When we taking her out shooting.;)
     
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    Well, she's got a good grabbing reflex, but her coordination is still a little off, so it might just take a little while.
     
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    Yeah Lenny, she was just born...

    ...give it a week or two. :D

    -Colin
     
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