What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hrs?

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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby jeep45238 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:07 pm

Brian D. wrote:Guess I'm on a .22 kick. Probably going to buy a Glock model 44 today.


I grabbed a S&W 43c - been looking for one for almost two years. I still can't believe I had a customer with arthritis want to special order a 340PD and carry .357 mag - guns are the same weight!
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby Brian D. » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:41 pm

jeep45238 wrote:I grabbed a S&W 43c - been looking for one for almost two years. I still can't believe I had a customer with arthritis want to special order a 340PD and carry .357 mag - guns are the same weight!


Yep. Lightweight five shot revolvers with .357 Magnum on board often seem like a cool idea...until you fire them. Having tried most brands of those, the Ruger LCR hurt the least in my hands. The polymer flexes and soaks up part of the recoil.
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby JustaShooter » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:48 am

Brian D. wrote:The polymer flexes

And that right there kinda concerns me...
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby Brian D. » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:05 am

JustaShooter wrote:
Brian D. wrote:The polymer flexes

And that right there kinda concerns me...


It shouldn't. There's steel "skeleton" in there too. Glock and other polymer-containing hand guns flex like that. Might shorten a Glock's service life to what, a million rounds?
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby dustymedic » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:23 pm

9mm ammo and cleaning supplies...
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby jeep45238 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:30 pm

JustaShooter wrote:
Brian D. wrote:The polymer flexes

And that right there kinda concerns me...


It's extremely effective, and to me flexes a lot less than most polymer semi auto guns in my hand.
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby Bruenor » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:36 pm

24 lbs of misc powder.

amazing the Fin has a 2 box per day limit on Ammo, but no limit on powder for reloading :) Had primers in stock as well prices weren't too terrible not sure if there was a limit on those.
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby Brian D. » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:53 am

For the first time ever, I bought a gun for no practical reason at all, purely nostalgia. A Beretta model 950 in .25 acp. Price was right and it came with two extra magazines.

Why nostalgia? Because before 2004, when licensed carry was created, I sometimes carried concealed anyhow, flying under the flag of the "prudent man affirmative defense".

If you did that, a lot of hassle could be saved if the gun was so small as to avoid detection by even the small percentage of police who were good at spotting carriers. Usually I picked a J frame .38 or small single stack .380/9mm, but those Beretta .25 autos are tiny, and unbelievably reliable.

Back in 2005 or so I sold mine, thinking how it had become obsolete. Lately I started keeping an eye out for another, but most people seem to think they're collector's items or something, given the prices.

Now, to find my .25 reloading gear and components, I'm not paying pandemic prices for ammo.
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby Mr. Glock » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:35 am

The Beretta 950 Jetfire, a single action 25 or 22 short. I remember these as a pocket gun way back in the 1990’s in another state as a legal CCW. The big debate back then was 22 short vs 25. More rimfire rounds or the reliability of centerfire.
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby Delta-3 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:07 pm

Those Beretta .22/.25 pocket guns are fantastic!
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby deanimator » Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:38 pm

I bought a couple of slip on strap cushions for the two GI six magazine bandoliers that I bought when I upgraded my AR last month. The straps are kind of narrow when they're weighed down with loaded magazines.
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby Bruenor » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:30 pm

A couple suppressor covers to save my hand from being burnt, and block the heat signature from the can to reduce Mirage caused by heat from the can.
Bauers group has them for $35.00 about half what anyone elses covers cost.
https://bowersgroup.com/product/griptas ... er-covers/

A couple caveman LLC Flare Mini heat reactive silicon bands to go on a barrel or Suppressor
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby jeep45238 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:09 pm

Tikka T1x. It’s literally everything any other bolt gun .22LR is trying to be in one package without any other parts to improve anything. It also has a proper single stage trigger, none of the ‘blade’ in the trigger stuff. Now I’m just waiting for the front focal plane optic to come in and figure out the rings and cheek riser to put on the stock.


Plus it’s going to be silly with subsonic ammo through the muffler.
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby Bruenor » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:20 pm

jeep45238 wrote:Tikka T1x. It’s literally everything any other bolt gun .22LR is trying to be in one package without any other parts to improve anything. It also has a proper single stage trigger, none of the ‘blade’ in the trigger stuff. Now I’m just waiting for the front focal plane optic to come in and figure out the rings and cheek riser to put on the stock.

Plus it’s going to be silly with subsonic ammo through the muffler.


There's a nifty calculator for ring height here: http://www.mil-rad.com/scope_ring_calculator
Sharp looking rifle.
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Re: What have you bought (firearm related) in the last 48 hr

Postby jeep45238 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:52 am

Bruenor wrote:
jeep45238 wrote:Tikka T1x. It’s literally everything any other bolt gun .22LR is trying to be in one package without any other parts to improve anything. It also has a proper single stage trigger, none of the ‘blade’ in the trigger stuff. Now I’m just waiting for the front focal plane optic to come in and figure out the rings and cheek riser to put on the stock.

Plus it’s going to be silly with subsonic ammo through the muffler.


There's a nifty calculator for ring height here: http://www.mil-rad.com/scope_ring_calculator
Sharp looking rifle.



Thanks for the heads up!
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