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Beautiful gun, bargain price

Hex barrel Mosin, in great condition.

Includes rifle, a nice bag, bayonet, some ammo, tool bag thing.

Stainless .308
I've owned this from new and it has never been fired.  It is like new obviously.
Price includes the gun, the bag and a box of .308 ammo

Ruger 10/22 in good shape.
$200 includes:
BSA Sweet 22 scope (needs sighting in)
Nice bag
2 x factory BX-25 mags
About 1,500 rounds of ammo

General Gun Discussion / Double Barreled 1911
« on: October 01, 2014, 08:36:58 PM »
I caught a show on BBC America (shocker) called Intruders.   In it one of the main characters assassinates a bunch of people, not sure why yet, with a handgun.  At first glance it looked like a 1911, but then I noticed it had two barrels.

A quick Google turns up that it's a real gun, or at least a pair of real conjoined 1911s.

Here is the manufactures site:

My brain is alternating between "Need It!" and "How dumb is that?"

It weighs almost 4lbs (before you load it), but then it does have a nice box....

I've been carrying my S&W Shield with a Versacarry XS holster since I picked it up about a month ago..  Thought I would share my thoughts on the holster as it is a bit different.

So starting with the good stuff.  The holster is very small.  It adds no weight or bulk to the weapon making something like the Shield very easy to conceal.  Retention is very good, the holster has a short retention rod that slides into the barrel that stops things moving around and allows it to click positively into place.  The draw works fine, I could not find any issues with it.  It always released with a natural draw movement.  It has a reversible trigger guard, so that it can be setup as either a left or right handed IWB or you may get the idea of have matching left and right Shields (perhaps that's just me).

So the stuff I don't like.  You have to remove the holster to put the gun in it and then put the whole package inside your belt, it is pretty much impossible to holster your gun with the Versacarry already attached to your belt.  There is nothing between you and the gun (unless you wear an undershirt), works okay with the Shield but I wouldn't want my 1911 pressed against my skin.  The belt clip is difficult to remove, without removing your pants.  In fact I broke mine last night while fighting with it.

So the final thing that is good is that it comes with a lifetime warranty.  I'm sending my broken one back so I'll let you know how that goes.

So would I recommend this to others?  If you put your gun on in the morning and don't remove it until you go to bed then this seems like a good option especially at $15 to $20.  If you have to remove and reholster multiple times in a day then I think the Versacarry will frustrate you, or you'll end up breaking it (or perhaps that's just me).

CHL - Concealed Handgun License / 30.06 too small
« on: October 28, 2013, 03:24:00 PM »
So driving my wife to a medical appointment today and they've put up a 30.06 but it is way too small.  Should I tell them?  I want to respect their right to say no, and it feels a bit belligerent to ignore the sign if I know their wishes......

Gun News & Laws / What is going on this month!?!
« on: October 24, 2013, 07:42:32 AM »

Washington state cops busted a heavily armed 11-year-old boy intent on murder, police said.
The kid brought several knives, a gun and 400 bullets to his Vancouver middle school on Wednesday, police said.

Where are the parents in all of this?

Ammunition / Shotgun Shells for Home Defense
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:20:34 PM »
So I have my Mossberg 500 and I've put the short barrel on it, so I'm ready to use this as my primary home defense weapon.  However what are people's thoughts on the best load for it?

I've seen vast variations from using #4 shot to avoid penetration to using low velocity home defense shells that mix 00 and #7 shot.  I've also heard comments that suggest mixing in a different round at the end so that you know when you're out and to find your next weapon.  That seems smart but I'm not sure I'd notice the difference in the commotion if I've already fired a bunch of lead at them and they were still coming).

Anybody got a good recipe?

Optics, Lights, Lasers, Holsters & Accessories / First ever scope
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:00:13 PM »
Finally mounted a scope on my 10/22, I've had it a while but haven't had the quiet time to get it mounted.

I picked a BSA Sweet 22, a weaver 430T mount with Burris Signature rings.

Don't really know what I'm doing, learning from YouTube as I go.  Now I need some cooler weather to go and try to work out how to zero it in.

I've been promising myself that I would start shooting IDPA, but I wanted to get some training on different shooting scenarios to build my confidence a bit before embarrassing myself in public.

Spring guns and ammo is running a series of four classes, and I attended the first one last night.  Each class costs $99 and runs for about 3 hours (6.30pm until 9.30pm).  Overall we shot around 150 rounds.

Last night we ran drills that included:
Strong Hand - One Handed
Weak Hand - One Handed
Point Shoot Drill             
Speed Load Drill           
Multi Target Point Shoot     
Double Tap   

We ended the night with the target moving towards you from 15 yards to 3 yards, and you had to get 12 rounds on target with a reload in the middle. 

There were 4 instructors available for about 12 people, so always felt safe.  They also did a good job of letting you shoot and just making minor corrections as you went.  The evening was really much more about building the habits and confidence rather than step by step instruction. 

Overall a good experience, the only let down was SG&As usual lack of co-ordination at the start of the evening.  Once we were all in the range and shooting everything was really good.  It was really good for me to be able to shoot in manner that you don't normally get to at the range, so I'm looking forward to class #2: 
Barricade Right
Barricade Left
Door Way
Draw Fire
360 Presentation Draw Fire

P.S.  My shoulder hurts this morning, but if anyone asks I'm going to tell them that's my muscle memory.

General Gun Discussion / High Caliber at GRB
« on: June 21, 2013, 07:59:42 AM »
Heading down to the GRB show with some friends tomorrow, going to try very hard not to get tempted into anything I don't need.

Anyone else heading that way?

Tactical Shooting / What to shoot?
« on: June 18, 2013, 07:37:42 AM »
I'd like to try out IDPA but I'm a bit worried about what to shoot. 

I'd like to use my Sig 1911 C3 as it's the gun I'm most accurate and comfortable with, but it an Officer 7+1 is that a handicap?  I have a Beretta 92A1 that I could use but it still feel kind of big to me, maybe just not enough range time with it yet.

Thoughts?  What do you guys shoot IDPA with?

Rifles & Shotguns / Some add-ons to my mini-14
« on: May 26, 2013, 06:46:10 PM »

A friend helped me add a muzzle brake and a stablizer to my mini-14.  I was hoping to go shoot today, but it didn't work out.  Still the mods completely change the look of the weapon.

Handguns and Revolvers / My PPK wants to be a 1911 when it grows up
« on: May 25, 2013, 04:04:12 PM »
I've added some rosewood grips today.  They feel nice.

Ammunition / 223 Ammo
« on: May 08, 2013, 07:13:22 AM »
Just saw that this site has .223 ammo, at $13.99 for 20.  Not great for target ammo, but not that bad either.  Hopefully this means that things are normalizing.

CHL - Concealed Handgun License / Fingers crossed again
« on: February 23, 2013, 07:25:05 AM »
So I passed my test with Ryan back in November (actually really enjoyed his class); did my fingerprints at L1, sent in all the forms and sat back to try to patiently wait.  Patience is not my strongest attribute.

In January I still hadn't heard anything so I checked online and the status said waiting on fingerprints.  Called L1, sat on hold for hours waiting for someone to talk to.  Finally got through and the lady was very helpful at least.  Apparently there was a transmission error between L1 and the DPS; and I had to go back and redo the finger prints.  You'd think in this day and age they would know instantly if the fingerprints transmitted okay   :bangheadonwall:

So I've finally took the time off work to go to Conroe and repeat the fingerprint process and now I'm back in the trying to sit patiently and wait mode again.  I hate waiting.

Introduce Yourself / Welcome from The Woodlands
« on: December 30, 2012, 08:00:22 PM »
Hello!  I'm new to the forum and pretty new to shooting in general.  I grew up in England with no positive exposure to guns, so if you'd asked me a couple of years ago about guns I'd have given you some very different opinions.

I've got bitten by the bug pretty bad.  So thanks to my Texas family and friends for opening my eyes and giving me a new pastime to absorb my time and income.

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