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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Zarniwoop » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:26 pm

Thanks. I’d definitely be starting low price to start to see if it is something I’d enjoy ... <700


I checked out my go to dealer ... and saw just how expensive most of the Benneli’s were. So I guess I’ll be starting somewhere else. :)
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby uscbucsfan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:30 pm

Zarniwoop wrote:Thanks. I’d definitely be starting low price to start to see if it is something I’d enjoy ... <700


I checked out my go to dealer ... and saw just how expensive most of the Benneli’s were. So I guess I’ll be starting somewhere else. :)



You can get an O/U for $300.00. Benelli Novas are like $450.00.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Zarniwoop » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:34 pm

Cool...thanks again.

Decisions decisions
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby uscbucsfan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:35 pm

Zarniwoop wrote:Cool...thanks again.

Decisions decisions


Go to a store and shoulder each gun.

Mossberg, Benelli, Remington, Barette, etc. all will work just fine for your purposes. You are shooting for recreation. You don't need a gasloader, semi-auto, super lightweight, etc.

Get a gun that feels good. Some have more kick than others, but you'll be fine. lol.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Kress » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:02 pm

PrimeMinister wrote:
Kress wrote:Smithfield XDS 9mm. Light, carryable, and you can get it in a .40 or .45 if you want. But the 9mm is more carryable and has interchangeable magazines if you want more rounds.

Otherwise, shotgun for home defense. No need to aim in the dark. Just destroy everything on that side of the room. Forget the pumps. If someone is walking into your bedroom at night it's too late for scare tactics. Double barrel. Pull both triggers.


What type of shotgun do you own? Favorite to shoot?



My dad built it. Remington action double barrel 16 guage.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Kress » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:11 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:
Get a gun that feels good. Some have more kick than others, but you'll be fine. lol.



I still have a forehead scar from the scope on a 12 gauge that kicked harder than I thought it would. I was bleeding profusely. But we had a soda can hanging on a tree, and I shot the tab off of the thing. With a 12 gauge.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Zarniwoop » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:13 pm

You drink Tab?
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby PrimeMinister » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:59 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:
PrimeMinister wrote:
What type of shotgun do you own? Favorite to shoot?


You didn't ask me, but I'll interject!

I started with a Remmington 870 that I received as a gift. Ever since I bought my own Benelli, I've been sold. I have a SuperNova, M4, and a Super Black Eagle 3.

I LOVE Benelli shotguns.

edit: Not a Benelli, but he's my Huglu that I had made while I was in Turkey.

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Sweet ass Huglu!

Love your enthusiasm for the subject lol! I’ve never shot a Benelli, but there is a range near me that allows Shotguns so I appreciate some options to test out.

I’m currently looking for a home defense shotgun myself. This thread is a fun and useful read. I’ll post pics once I get my first shotgun.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby PrimeMinister » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:00 pm

We need a “Watch Thread” feature. I’d like to keep up with what you guys are shooting and buying.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Rocker » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:11 pm

Zarniwoop wrote:You drink Tab?


I do. Love that ****. Reminds me of my gramps.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:28 pm

Pardon the pun, but what would you guys figure is the best "bang for the buck" for an AR firing a .223?

I've heard guys talk up the Bushmaster, but I don't see the change in value from one to the next. I'm looking for a collapsible stock and rail system that costs less than my frickin' mortgage.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby EastBayBucsFan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:08 pm

I keep two guns loaded for home defense, my Remington Maverick 88 12 gauge pump and my S&W 40 cal Shield. The Shield is the one I use for concealed carry. Although I have been known to carry both my Shield and my Taurus PT140 40 cal, never hurts to have a backup. When I go to the range I usually shot my Shield, my Ruger 556, and my WASR 10. The Ruger and the WASR are the most fun.

My son just bought a Fusion 1911, it is really nice. It's probably has the smoothest operating slide I've ever felt on a pistol. They're made by Bob Serva down in Venice.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby EastBayBucsFan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:22 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:Pardon the pun, but what would you guys figure is the best "bang for the buck" for an AR firing a .223?

I've heard guys talk up the Bushmaster, but I don't see the change in value from one to the next. I'm looking for a collapsible stock and rail system that costs less than my frickin' mortgage.


I really like my Ruger 556. It's relatively inexpensive and I've put over a thousand rounds through it with no problems. It comes standard with a decent collapsible stock but you can upgrade to a better one for less than a $100 bucks. I upgraded with a Magpul. And same with the rail system, Magpul has some decent ones depending on what you want to spend. And you can shoot .223 or 5.56 through it.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:44 pm

EastBayBucsFan wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:Pardon the pun, but what would you guys figure is the best "bang for the buck" for an AR firing a .223?

I've heard guys talk up the Bushmaster, but I don't see the change in value from one to the next. I'm looking for a collapsible stock and rail system that costs less than my frickin' mortgage.


I really like my Ruger 556. It's relatively inexpensive and I've put over a thousand rounds through it with no problems. It comes standard with a decent collapsible stock but you can upgrade to a better one for less than a $100 bucks. I upgraded with a Magpul. And same with the rail system, Magpul has some decent ones depending on what you want to spend. And you can shoot .223 or 5.56 through it.

I'm fine with the NATO butt stock, I just want the rails for a pistol grip or bipod.

Call me old fashioned, but I prefer iron sights.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:46 pm

The plain jane models are priced decent, but I gotta sink money into them. Then there's the variants that look downright wacky and are double the cost.

Looking for that goldilocks rifle
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby uscbucsfan » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:26 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:The plain jane models are priced decent, but I gotta sink money into them. Then there's the variants that look downright wacky and are double the cost.

Looking for that goldilocks rifle


I got a Palmetto State gun stock for like $399. Shot fine, but slowly put my own bolt, Geissele two-stage trigger, grip, stock, canted iron sights, Eotech, eventually got a new body and now have 2 guns. I spent about 1,000 on the upgrades over the course of a year and have a gun that fits me and my wife has a stock AR.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Jason Bourne » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:47 pm

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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby PrimeMinister » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:53 pm

Looked at a few home defense shotguns today. Two questions for the shotgun owners/enthusiasts:

1. Similar to the OP do you guys prefer pump action or semi-auto shotgun?

2. The guy in the store was high on Stoeger brand shotgun. I’ve never heard of this brand. What are your opinion on Stoeger?
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Rocker » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:08 am

PrimeMinister wrote:Looked at a few home defense shotguns today. Two questions for the shotgun owners/enthusiasts:

1. Similar to the OP do you guys prefer pump action or semi-auto shotgun?

2. The guy in the store was high on Stoeger brand shotgun. I’ve never heard of this brand. What are your opinion on Stoeger?


Pump-action.

I’ve fired a friends Stoeger twice. I didn’t care too much for the feel of the stock; but I’m a smaller guy and quite picky about that. Don’t have any other complaints.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Kress » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:30 am

Yeah, it's more about the size/fit than the brand, in my opinion. As long as it shoots, it's a freaking shotgun. There's not much aiming involved. Just pick one that feels good.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby The Outsider » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:18 pm

My basic Remington 11-87 12 gauge shoots ****ing great. Better than my Bennelli Over/Under because that thing kicks like a ****ing horse. My dad's Beretta Xtrema is the tits though.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Zarniwoop » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:09 pm

This looks pretty cool


The govt might soon be selling WWII surplus 1911s


http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/05/ ... kpile.html
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Kress » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:43 pm

I don't know anything about them. I'll have to look. More of a novelty item, though.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby The Outsider » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:25 pm

Eh, I mean the 1911 is still a pretty ****ing nice pistol. And considering I have a couple of WWI Mausers that shoot just fine I wouldn't be surprised to see that most of these are still operational.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Kress » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:31 pm

Mauser actions are sweet, but I still prefer Remington.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Zarniwoop » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:06 pm

I’m guessing the govt will be selling them at prices far below the market, simply buy one to sell it to make enough money to buy the pistol you want
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Moozician » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:34 am

I recently purchased a Mossberg Shockwave 590 in 12 ga. Sweet home defense firearm. Sits between me and the nightstand.
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby Zarniwoop » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:52 am

America's oldest gun manufacturer, Remington has filed for bankruptcy

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/25/gu ... uptcy.html
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Re: Revolver or Semi-Auto?

Postby NYBF » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:20 am

Zarniwoop wrote:America's oldest gun manufacturer, Remington has filed for bankruptcy

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/25/gu ... uptcy.html


Firearms manufacturer Remington Outdoor Company has filed for bankruptcy protection in the face of falling sales and lawsuits stemming from the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night.

According to the Journal, Remington announced that it would file for Chapter 11 last month but the actual filing was delayed after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 people.


Hoping for that sales bump? Because the stories I read last month when they first discussed bankruptcy cited the fact that sales were slumping because Trump won and people no longer had to worry about Obama taking their guns.
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