The Guns and Ammo Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Kalessin, May 4, 2006.

  1. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    Yeah, but I sold roughly 20 firearms at the last two gun shows, so the John Wayne Arsenal is greatly diminished at the moment.

    Not sure how I feel about it yet and I plan on selling 3-4 more guns at the next gun show in Jackson, MS.

    Now I need to get out and shoot all the new stuff!
  2. WillisPDunlevey

    WillisPDunlevey Mildly Dipped

    Feb 2, 2010
    I have a much harder time letting firearms go...

    The only ones I have parted with are AKs.

    The only one I am currently wanting to part with is a Cobray M11 converted to run on Sten Mags. I never use it and only got it because of the ban back in 92 or 93.
  3. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    What production year is that Para-Ord? I hear that eversince Freedom Group got involved, QC has been slipping.
    Which is too bad, since I quite liked their 1911's.

    As for the Ruger, the only downside is that they're not standard milspec in everything, but other than that, for the price they seem to be extremely good value.
  4. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    The Para is new production and the fit and finish is incredible. The P14-45 it is replacing has been my standard carry sidearm since I bought it new in 1997.

    Besides the big difference being that the new model is stainless and my original Para is the black finished (not blued) model - I have to say the quality of the new pistol is better than the original. Every other Para (4) I have owned required polishing the feed ramp and a mild throating to stop failures to feed with hollowpoints, especially since I like the aggressive Hornady hollowpoints.

    This new stainless model has fed 50 rounds of various type without a single issue. I like it very much and it has retired my other Para - which I plan on selling next week in Jackson.

    The Ruger SR1911 is frikking flawless, awesome, and pretty damn good. I've not heard anything about standard milspec - every person I know who has one raves about them. It's tight as all fuck though - gonna have to put a few hundred rounds through it - their tolerances are incredible - comparable to a gun in the $1500 price range. I see zero downside in this Ruger - your mileage may vary (if you ever get to even hold one) real hard to find one and they are selling above msrp because you can't find them easily.

    I got the only one at the gun show in Hattiesburg.

    ps - Oh shit, I totally forgot to take a pic of my new Beretta CX4 Storm in .45 auto! I traded a rifle for it at the first gunshow I had a table at - three weeks ago...
  5. DevilTakeMe

    DevilTakeMe Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Sep 12, 2011
    That Ruger SR1911 makes me drool. It's probably #1 on my purchase list if I ever manage to move out of here. I'm glad to hear that it seems as great as I've heard.

    Nothing special for me as of late, put a Marlin 795 "in jail" for plinking.

    And now... the wait.
  6. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    Newest rifle addition to the collection:

    I had a Bushnell Trophy 1x32 laying around, so I added that to it. The cheap red laser came with the carbine and I plan to upgrade that to a decent green laser with a pressure switch. Maybe a lasermax?

    I also added the solid barrel shroud to cover the ugly skinny 16" barrel and added two butt stock spacers to get the length of pull I needed.

    There is a kit to upgrade the trigger, trigger spring, hammer, buffer, guide rod, and guide rod spring from SierraPapa that will probably get installed in the near future. They also sell sixteen round magazines to upgrade the factory eight round mags...

    Edited to add: I did have an Aimpoint Red Dot on it, which co-witnessed perfectly with the factory sights. I may put that back on this carbine when I have an AR10 to put the Bushnell Trophy on.
  7. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Finished my AR build on Thursday (pics soon), and I just got back from the Suncoast gun show. I was going to pick up two more lowers while I was there (Some guy had a bunch of stripped Spikes for $130), but the dude refused to make a sale without a CCW. Fuck em, two lost sales. No skin off my dick.

    Gun prices were jacked sky high, as expected. That's probably the worst place to try and buy a new gun. You couldn't find anything below MSRP, although the large table of $500 Norinco SKS's did provide some comic relief.

    I ended up coming home with a bunch of windowed Pmags for $12 each, and some expensive jerky.

    Interesting ammo choice for the CX4. Do you reload 45ACP by chance?
  8. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    You do realize he can't sell you a lower without the ccw or a background check right?

    I don't reload anything, I stockpile ammo. Got the CX4 in .45 auto because my daily carry is .45 auto and so is my backup. I'm in the process of reducing the size of my collection and part of this process involves reducing the number of calibers I have to stockpile. I got rid of my only 10mm and my only .40 and all the ammo that went with them. Got rid of my only 20 gauge shotgun as well. Also eliminated .32 auto from the collection.

    So that's minus four calibers to stock and minus 20 guns from the collection. Still have 3-4 I'm going to sell and 2-3 I want to buy or trade for at the next show.

    I've also tried to make sure I have a rifle/pistol combo in most of my calibers owned. So far it's .45 auto, 45 long colt, .223, .410 and .454 casull for the combos...

    ammo stockpile
    .45 long colt
    .45 auto
    .22 hornet *
    30 carbine *
    .454 casull
    .44 special *
    .44 magnum *
    .22 magnum
    .410 gauge
    12 gauge

    I'd love to get it down to fewer calibers, but I don't see that happening. I have a minimum of 1500 rounds of each caliber, except for the .22 ammo, of which I have about 8000 rounds.

    * only have 500 rounds of each and only one gun in each caliber - which are collectibles I won't part with.
  9. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud

    Sep 14, 2009
    What was the very first gun you ever bought DammitBoy?
  10. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    The Ruger Blackhawk on the right in .357 magnum with a convertible cylinder for 9mm and a 7.5" barrel. Bought it back in 1980.

    The one on the left is my favorite Blackhawk in .45 long colt with a convertible cylinder for .45 auto and a 5.5" barrel.

    My first gun ever was a .22 Mossberg 144 LSA that my older brother gave to me when he went off to college.

    I used it in NRA youth match competition and on my high school rifle team.
  11. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Obviously, unless it's a private sale (But you already know that). The problem is that he wouldn't run a background check. The other vendors actually wanted to make sales, and had large tables sat up just for filling out the 4473. Pay, fill out the form, and then pick it up from whichever store you just bought from on Thursday.
  12. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    Glad to hear it.
    Fingerfucked one at the Ruger importer for the Benelux, couldn't find anything wrong with it.
  13. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    That was the last updated list and I added 4-5 that never made it onto an update, so I was right at around 52-53 firearms.

    Which is just retarded considering I spend the majority of my time on the road working.

    So here is the newest update on the reduced arsenal

    1. Pennsylvania .50 cal long blackpowder rifle dixie gunworks kit (R)
    2. Uberti 1873 revolver carbine .45LC single action (R)
    3. Pietta .44 cal New Army Model 1858 cap and ball, single action black powder (P)
    4. Uberti 1860 Army Colt .44 caliber black powder single action (P)
    5. Para-Ordnance P14 .45 cal semi-auto (P) **
    6. Para-Ordnance P14-45 .45 cal semi-auto stainless steel (P)
    7. Para-Ordnance P10 Warthog .45 semi-auto (P)
    8. Mossberg 144 LSA .22 target bolt action (R)
    9. Winchester Model 94 .45LC lever action (R)
    10. Remington Rolling Block #4 .22 single shot circa 1884 (R) **
    11. Ruger new model Blackhawk .357 7.5" barrel single action (P)
    12. Ruger new model Blackhawk .45LC 5.5" barrel single action (P)
    13. Ruger new model Blackhawk 30 carbine 7.5” barrel single action (P)
    14. Ruger new model Super Blackhawk 44 stainless steel magnum 7.5” barrel single action (P) **
    15. Ruger Mark III fluted barrel stainless steel target semi-auto (P)
    16. Ruger .454 casull revolver (P)
    17. Ruger super single-six Blackhawk .22/.22 magnum 9" barrel single action (P)
    18. Ruger SP101 .357 2" revolver (P)
    19. Ruger 10/22 RBI stainless steel .22 semi-auto (R) **
    20. Ruger SR1911 .45 auto stainless steel (P)
    21. Smith & Wesson 1918 break top 'lemon squeezer' .32SW model #3 with pearl grips dao (P)
    22. Smith & Wesson Model 36 Chiefs Special .38 special 2" barrel nickel plated (P)
    23. Mauser 1896 'broomhandle' 9mm semi-auto (P)
    24. Bushmaster Carbon-15 7.5” barrel P97S .223 semi-auto (P)
    25. HK VP70z 9mm semi-auto (P)
    26. Rossi/Puma Legacy .454 casull lever action carbine (R)
    27. M.I.L.S. ThunderFive .410 / 45 long colt revolver (P)
    28. M6 Springfield Armory Scout survival rifle .22 hornet/.410 (R/S) **
    29. Benelli M1 Super 90 tactical 12ga. semi-auto shotgun (S)
    30. Beretta CX4 Storm .45 auto semi-auto (R)
    31. Cimarron Arms/Uberti Thunderer .44 Special single action revolver nickle plated (P)
    32. Stoeger Condor o/u 12ga. double barrel shotgun (S) **
    33. Stevens sxs 12ga. double barrel shotgun (S)
    34. Uberti Arms 1847 Colt Walker .44 blackpowder single action (P)


    ** (6 on the chopping block, planning to sell at the next gun show)

    That's a lot of type with no gun pics and it occurs to me I have not posted a pic of my Stevens sawed-off shotgun.

    Which is just old school cool... 8-)
  14. Evil Neville

    Evil Neville First time out of the vault

    Oct 2, 2012
    Forgot dem 24 inch pythons.
  15. Daemon Spawn

    Daemon Spawn Old Warrior of the Wastes

    May 15, 2003
    In the interest of this thread (and a little egotism), here's my intro.

    My three pistols:

    -The big one is a Desert Eagle handcannon (.50 of course)
    -The little one is a Kimber Pro Carry II stainless .45
    -The one that says Counter Guerilla is a Para Ordinance Hi-Cap .45 made in commemoration of my unit's tour in 2009-2010 in Afghanistan. Limited edition handgrips and decals of course.

    I also have a Remington 870 12-gauge (not pictured)

    Why is there a high correlation between Fallout fans (NMA-style) and gun ownership? Or merely a coincidence?
  16. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    There isn't. Only a handful of folks own firearms that post here.
  17. Daemon Spawn

    Daemon Spawn Old Warrior of the Wastes

    May 15, 2003
    A dedicated and proud few then. Nothing to do with fascination with the apocalypse, or high-quality games that deal with the apocalypse. If you take a large enough cross section of the population, you'll get people of all kinds.

    The correlation is much much higher among members of the armed services. That makes sense though.
  18. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    Getting ready for the Jackson, MS gun show tomorrow and Sunday. This will be a decent size show with about 350 tables (the last two shows were 200-250 table shows in smaller towns).

    More importantly with this being the biggest city and the state capitol, there will be a lot more folks coming to this show, I expect traffic to be very good. It's centrally located in the state and there is a very dense population base within a 75 mile radius.

    I've decided to try and sell the following:

    1. Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 magnum 7.5" barrel ss - $625 (paid $500) (I wonder if I can get more money for it, since Brother None has shot this pistol?)

    2. Stoeger Condor 12ga o/u shotgun - $350 (paid $250)

    3. Remington #4 rolling block .22 rifle circa 1894 - $425 (paid $200)

    4. Para-Ordnance P14-45 .45 auto with 2 magazines - $700 (paid $700)

    5. Ruger 10/22 rbi international .22 rifle ss with scope & case - $425 (paid $300)

    6. Springfield Armory M6 Scout .22 hornet / .410ga ss - $625 (paid $250)

    7. Ruger Blackhawk .30 carbine 7.5" barrel single action blued $500 (paid $400)

    8. M.I.L.S. Thunder Five 45 long colt / 410 pistol $550 (paid $450)

    I've put what I actually paid for the gun in quotes, next to each firearm and I'll list what I actually got for each one as well after the show is over. I won't be surprised if I have to give a little on my asking prices, but not much as I'm putting fair market value on them.

    I also expect I'll do some trading and try to get better value out of the trades I take in than I gave for them.
  19. WillisPDunlevey

    WillisPDunlevey Mildly Dipped

    Feb 2, 2010
    My father had one of those .30 carbine blackhawks. I really liked it.

    I will have to get one some day...

    Locally there is a guy with a PTR-91 (G3 Clone) +50 mags, scope mount, wide handguard with bipod... I may look into getting it. Too bad xmas is close at hand and I have to buy stuff for other people...
  20. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    Love my Rugers, it's very hard to put two of them on the chopping block. But, 44 magnum and 30 carbine are not calibers I want to stock and that makes them fair game.

    There is one missing from this pic, but the closest thing to all of them in one shot...