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It looks like I spoke too soon.  I just got an e-mail from the seller and refund on my credit card.  Appears they sold more than they had so cancelled my order. 

I guess I'll go back to looking.  Sooner or later I'll find one at a price I want to pay.

Thanks for all the inputs though.  Always nice to share experiences.



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I've been looking for a Model 92 clone for a couple of years.  Rossi has the least expensive and I've read where over time, their manufacturing has gotten better.  So, I found one and bought it.  But my timing sucks; "due to COVID 19 shipping times are 20 to 30 days after purchase".  That was a bummer.  But if it keeps one employee from getting sick, so be it.

I have a Uberti clone of the Model 1873 in .357, but I had it set up for cowboy action shooting with .38spls when I did that type of competition back in Virginia.  At $1,100 new with action work, I don't shoot it for fun anymore.  Also I'm too old and in less that great health to be competitive and it's a long drive to the nearest club from here (funny, I thought Austin would be full of SASS clubs when I decided to retire here to be with family, but no it's too liberal apparently).  So, that '73 sits in retirement waiting for me to cross the river Jordan when it'll go to my youngest daughter. 

Anyway, I've seen a bunch of videos on how to make the Rossi run better, but I'll wait until I can finally shoot it.  I'm going to try some .357s but will probably shoot the 1,000 or so cowboy loads I have left thought it along with some .38 +Ps just so I can get the "kick" of it.

If anyone knows of a good '92 smith in Austin, let me know.  I probably won't get any work done until winter anyway.

Thanks for listening.

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Rifles & Shotguns / Re: New Ruger 9mm PC Carbine
« on: May 09, 2020, 08:29:18 PM »
I love my Ruger PCC9.  I put the Glock mag well in because I have a few mags.  I have no Ruger mags other than the one that came with it.  I put a Bushnell red dot on it and it works fine.  I can't think of anything I'd add to the original model I have.  The newer model with the tactical fore end just doesn't do anything for me.   I use Hornady Critical Defense  non-+P and its fine.  For just shooting fun I run 147 grn Federal old style white box JHPs I buy by the case from SG ammo. 

You made a great choice vice a rusty ole Chi Com SKS.

Good shooting bro.

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I couldn't help it.  I need to rant or vent or both.  I read the article, at least the headline and first paragraph which is all I could stand.  Then started reading the comments.  My god some people can be so ignorant (can be educated) or stupid (can't be educated) and they have to show everyone which one they are in on-line comments.  One "patriot" commented that he swore to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, while he was obviously in or may still be in, the US Military.  Reading between the lines, he believes Trump to be an enemy and issued "unconstitutional orders" involved with the lead up to the Impeachment.  Others were just as anti-Trump as you'd expect.

I suppose no one paid any attention to the public trial in the House where there wasn't a single fact witness (there were plenty of opinion witnesses) who could say what law or laws the President broke.  And I'm sure you noticed that none of the Democrats "knew" who the whistle blower was, but always stopped witnesses short of mentioning all the people in phone calls or memos, or conversations but allowing some to be named.  Duh!  Who did Shiff know who to not allow to be named?

Sorry for the rant/vent.  I served in the military, was a federal civil servant (we swore a similar oath to the military one I took) and couldn't find a single Constitutional violation in anything Trump did.  Other than perhaps not firing everybody on the National Security Council as soon as he took office.  400 people in an office that, before Obummer, held 125 at most. Come on now.

Thanks for listening, or not listening.

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It'll never happen.  The swamp creatures always protect themselves.  Remember the creature from the Black Lagoon?  That what's Schumer reminds me of.

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I haven't purchased a thing from them since the last price gouging round when they wanted upwards of $100 for a bulk pack of .22LR.  They claimed they were anticipating the replacement cost.  Which in the end was just plain BS.  They continue to prey on panic and the weak.

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Mat Best moved to somewhere near San Antonio a couple years ago.  His YouTube channel, MBest11x, has some hilarious content as long as you're not offended by the frequent use of curse words.  But, him and his buds are mostly ex-military.

Check out his gun owner vs. liberal rap video.  I laughed so hard I'd almost peed myself.

Oh, by the way, I gave up haircuts and shaving for the quarantine, my wife might leave me if this doesn't stop soon.

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I'm not affiliated with SG Ammo in OK in any way.  I just buy most of my ammo stock there.  Their website was shut down for a while so they could finish shipping orders and figure out whats left.

I just checked (1900 local) and their website is open.  I only looked at 9mm, .380 and 223/5.56.  They are selling just about everything in case lots.  And, I don't think they jacked up their prices.  The shipping cost has always been fair and when you check out they will tell you if you can add anything else for the same shipping price so you can maximize you shipping dollar.

Just thought I'd put that out. 

Chris

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I love my Shield EZ and carry it often.  I like the concept so much I bought a 9mm EZ but haven't been able to shoot it yet.  The Springfield 911 was more for have it than carry it. 

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I bought the plain jane 911 for $345 shipping.  Its a new gun and it was the lowest price I found,  Keely firearms on-line had it a $339 with free shipping but they didn't have my preferred FFL on file and I couldn't finish my order unless I picked one of theirs.

If worked out because I found out the next day that I could upload an FFL for this purchase but the price went up $30 overnight! 

So off to GB.  I talked to my LGS guy here in Austin and he's closing the shop tomorrow for unknown length of time.  But he'll be there between normal deliver times to get deliveries.  He's been going a mile a minute selling just about anything related to 9mm, a few .380s, and all his AR models.  He mostly has used/consignments on hand. 

I didn't realize how bad things were until I stopped by Academy and found the ammo shelves just about empty and the handgun displays nearly devoid of anything in 9mm.

Looks like it'll take awhile to get this new gun and go to the range with it.  I did buy 2 7 round mags from Springfield.  Everyone else was out of those.

Glad I have enough TP and freeze dried food!!!

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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: ..Kel-Tec PMR-30..
« on: March 20, 2020, 07:36:14 PM »
The last I bought (3 boxes) was at Red's North range.  That was last summer.  I already had 5 boxes in my ammo locker.  Haven't looked lately.  With the ammo shortage and gauging going on I doubt anything will be available and reasonably priced right now.

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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: ..Kel-Tec PMR-30..
« on: March 20, 2020, 03:38:06 PM »
I've owned two.  The first was a first gen and if I loaded the magazines according to the manufacturer's  instruction, zero failures of any kind.  Yep, nice big fireball.  But I also had a S&W 351PD in .22 Mag and manufacturers had started loading for short barrels.  Result was less fire and more fun.  I let a friend of mine talk me out of it.

I just bought a second one last summer.  And I bought a mag loader.  25 rounds per mag right out the door following the manufacturer's instruction.  Never a keyhole and never a failure.  It loves the short barrelled ammo.  I currently only buy Gold Dot short barrel for my .22 mags and they group better in my S&W 351PD which is more important to me.

Please notice I said "following the manufacturer's instruction".  I've run into several folks at the range who skipped that part and had FTF like crazy.  Duh!

If you get one, it'll be fun.  I don't have any real use except when I get a little more arthritis in my hands and that lower recoil will be welcomed.

Just my 2 cents.

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Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: Election 2020.
« on: February 16, 2020, 08:40:53 PM »
I got a text today from "Ronda" with Mike Bloomberg's campaign asking for my support to beat Trump.  The area code and number prefix is from Trenton, TX.  The odd thing on this is on my cell phone which I kept my Virginia phone number when I moved here 2 years ago (long story with AT&T and all my retirement/pension/bank account info).  I wonder how they got that number?

My reply is not worth writing here as this is a family friendly board.

Chris
Faith, Family, Charity

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Democratic Socialist = Democratic People's Republic of Korea.  I guess the Democrats in Austin have a new hero country to worship.   I'd say New York, CA, Austin, et al are getting what they deserve; but I happen to live in NW Austin (officially Travis County not the city) and I see it every time I go near 183.

Just sayin'

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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Ruger LCP II .22 LR
« on: February 04, 2020, 04:35:16 PM »
I now have 5 .22lr semi-auto handguns.  I have the original M&P 22 made by either Walther or Umarex, can't remember.  It fits me well and is quite a nice gun to shoot.  I had a current version of the M&P 22 Compact made by S&W but sold it because it was a little small for me.  It would make a nice gun for a youngster.

I have the SW 22 Victory and you really need to be careful how you load the magazines.  But it's a really nice gun and I enjoy mine.

I have the Ruger LCP II Lite in .22lr and just shot it.  Really nice, but slamming in a fresh mag pinched my finger so I had to remember to move my hand some to avoid it.  Also, the loading tool they supply works really well once you get used to it.  I know some have said it's worthless, but I really got a rhythm going with mine yesterday and it really helped.

I have a Ruger .22 MK II.  It's a nice gun and accurate.  Reassembly is difficult but a MKIV solves that.  Never a bad choice to own.

And finally the GSG Firefly clone of the Sig Mosquito.  It takes Sig mags and is a lot of fun to shoot.  They are dirt cheap now as it doesn't seem to have caught on with the shooting public.

Regardless, for just range fun, I'd shoot any of the above except the LCP II.  It's small sights really hamper old geezers like me.

Chris

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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Ruger LCP II .22 LR
« on: January 27, 2020, 03:55:54 PM »
I just bought one from Keely Gun company on-line.  They also sell on GB, but charge a shipping fee of $20, which I'm guessing is to cover their GB fees.  If you buy directly, they ship for free (usually) and don't charge for credit cards.  So, delivered it was $299.  I just picked it up from my FFL but due to surgery and medical stuff won't get a chance to shoot it for a few weeks.  Hope it meets all the hype.

Chris

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Sold.  Thank you for looking.

Chris

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Just got my ballot for the NRA Directors election (1/3) elected every year.  Having followed the very troubling way Wayne LaPierre has been running things, the corruption of many of the current Directors, and having followed the gun press that has been reporting on the NRA, I don't know who to vote for.  If I don't vote, then I have no voice, if I choose any of the proffered candidates, am I throwing my vote away?  Should I write in some?

If any of you have a sound idea I'd love to hear it.  I thing I'll write in Rob Pincus just because he's been vocal about fixing the NRA leadership.

Thanks

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What the Democrats are trying to do in Virginia will happen elsewhere if they succeed.  How long before it gets here????

The Lobby Day the Virginia Citizens Defense League has had for at least two decades has always been peaceful.  In fact, they were allowed to carry their firearms in the Capital region the whole time with no threats made, implied, or carried out against the fearful Democrats.  BUT, now that the Dems control the Legislative and Executive branches, the bills proposed will outlaw just about everything but revolvers, pump guns and lever actions.  If I were still there I'd be pissed as about half of my collection will be outlawed without a grandfather clause in any of the bills.  I'd have to move regardless, so I guess I was finally ahead of the curve moving recently.

I want to commend all who participated in a lawful manner.  I only wish the Democrats will listen. 

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