What would you like to add to your arsenal?

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Morgan3820, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. Stan Cooper

    Stan Cooper Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2017
    Messages:
    1,447
    Location:
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Stan Cooper
    For decades I had a Winchester Model 94 in .30 WCF that I bought in 1964 while I was in the Air Force. I gave it away during one of my moves, but wish I hadn't. At 77 I probably wouldn't use it much, but it was sweet.

    The only firearm I own now is a compact 9mm semi-automatic Interarms M-43 Firestar pistol I bought 25 years ago.
     
    denverpilot likes this.
  2. Half Fast

    Half Fast Final Approach

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    5,243
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Half Fast
    Maybe something homemade....


    upload_2019-8-28_14-43-22.png
     
  3. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    52,853
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    DenverPilot
    Unless you’re the executor of the estate and the kids are disinterested and will get the money for college. Sad. But been there, done that. Called everyone I knew who’d want them, and told them the reasonable prices the estate would take, most sold, a few went to the gunsmith who sold them and gave lower but reasonable prices.

    Sigh. Was happy to hand the estate the checks and then write the checks for his girls.

    Just love my 226s. Yes there’s an s on that.

    @Sac Arrow watch out on the stainless ones, just because they’re freaking HEAVY... as they should be. Kinda a PITA in some holsters. Hahaha. Pull the pants down for ya. But I’m sure you know this if you know you want stainless.

    The real honker is my Sig P220 Stainless Elite. That thing is a brick. Fun to shoot but good lord it’ll pull down a pair of pants without a proper gun belt.

    Oh I HATE our neighboring county for how they deal with deer hit on roads leading out here to our more rural county. Out here, of course, someone would dispatch the poor animal and if the Sheriff got there first, they’d do it and call people to see if they wanted the meat.

    The neighboring county closer to “civilization” bans their officers from discharging a weapon for that purpose. Instead they have to call Animal Control who will take at a minimum 30 minutes to arrive, usually closer to an hour or hour and a half, and just stand there watching the animal scream in pain. Because their city constituents don’t want to hear gunfire on two lane county roads in horse property country.

    People who torture animals hit by cars, by POLICY, can go straight to Hell.

    We watched a deer writhing in pain when one of these “civilized” ass-hat ladies in a fancy Escalade plowed into it without so much as braking or turning the steering wheel as it was standing in the road. Probably texting that she’d be late to the charity ball or something.

    Anyway. Sheriff arrives and tells us he can’t shoot it. Just puts the lights on and watches an animal with four broken legs and internal injuries writhe and scream in the road. I was so ****ed off.

    We drove on into town, had time to run errands, ate dinner, and returned home by the same road. Cop still there, lights on, dead deer dragged to the median. Still no sign of their precious Animal Control truck.

    One mile east, that deer would have been shot mercifully within moments of the Sheriff arriving.

    F*** the neighboring county and their animal torture policies. Seriously. A deer gets hit WEEKLY on that road in mating season when they’re all roaming around.

    Thankfully MOST of that road is in OUR county and not the county with the ass-hat main Sheriff.
     
    Ghery and MIFlyer like this.
  4. -KLB-

    -KLB- Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2018
    Messages:
    345
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    -KLB-
    A GP100 in 22LR is also on my sometime list. Though the closest revolver I own is a SP101 in 357, but want the 10 rounds if I do a 22 wheel gun. I’m guessing I will never see one used.

    For a really nice 22 handgun, I absolutely love my Ruger Mark IV hunter. Everyone who has tried it shoots quite well. The most difficult part of take down and assembly is remembering to put the safety on.

    A lever action 357 is certainly on the list.

    Another AR15 upper, to go with the lower I haven’t built yet. That may get duplicated.

    Currently, I seem to have missed the window on 50 BMG bolt action uppers for AR lowers. Something about bolt action uppers requiring serial numbers, even if designed for a serialized AR lower. Maybe the manufacturers will get back on track, even if they have to become a firearms manufacturer instead of a parts shop.

    Some form of walnut stock 308 bolt action.

    And possibly next, a glock 17 long slide.
     
  5. wilkersk

    wilkersk Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Messages:
    1,748
    Location:
    Puget Sound
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    KennyW
    Midway is an excellent place to start for a first build: https://www.midwayusa.com/how-to-guides/how-to-build-ar-15-rifle

    And, there are tons of how-to books and videos.
     
  6. Kenny Phillips

    Kenny Phillips En-Route

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2018
    Messages:
    3,632
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Kenny Phillips
    I have absolutely everything that I want in terms of different types of firearms (including a revolver carried by a MOH recipient). As to musical instruments, I only have ~50, so I'm still building that collection.
     
  7. Sac Arrow

    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    16,883
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Full Send Mode
    Yes I am aware of that, but I don't intend on using it as a carry weapon anyway. Then again, if I did pick up a CCW (not that easy to get here) I would probably kick myself for not getting the standard alloy frame.
     
    denverpilot likes this.
  8. Flyingfanatic

    Flyingfanatic Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    120
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Flying Fanatic
    M1 Garand, Thompson, CZ P10C, M1 Carbine, M14,

    Colt Python
     
  9. Cooter

    Cooter Ejection Handle Pulled

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Messages:
    2,412
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Cooter
    I had a knock at the door one night saying we had a cow hit in the road. It wasn’t mine but I head out there anyway. It had badly broken legs but the rest was unharmed. A neighbor came up saying it was his daughters, but she didn’t want anyone to shoot it. But she also has no other plan for what we should do. Meanwhile a guy stops with a trailer and says he’ll load it up and haul it off for meat if we shoot it. After about 45 minutes of waiting on the lady to show up (who didn’t but was hysterical on the phone), the guy who wanted the meat gives up and leaves and then I can’t take it anymore. I go back to the house to get a gun. When I got back a Trooper had already taken care of it.

    I guess she would rather have the poor cow suffering with broken legs than to accept shooting it. Somehow to her, that was more cruel. Those types really frustrate me.
     
    denverpilot likes this.
  10. -KLB-

    -KLB- Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2018
    Messages:
    345
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    -KLB-
    It also occurs to me that I only have one 10/22, and it is a weak mind that can’t figure out at least 3 ways to dress one out.
     
    RyanShort1 and denverpilot like this.
  11. Radar Contact

    Radar Contact Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Messages:
    1,742
    Location:
    Illinois
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Kevin
    A Remington 700 Ultimate Muzzleloader. Anyone here have one?
     
  12. Half Fast

    Half Fast Final Approach

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    5,243
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Half Fast

    upload_2019-8-28_18-0-32.png
     
  13. zaitcev

    zaitcev En-Route

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,227
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Pete Zaitcev
    Good call. When Henry cloned Browning BLR, they fixed some of the issues. In particular, the trigger no longer moves with the lever. They also dropped the stupid folding hammer. Basically the updates that Browning should have done years ago. That said, the original BLR comes in a wider variety of calibers, including longer cartridges like 30-06, while Henry focuses on the most popular calibers only for now.
     
  14. schmookeeg

    schmookeeg Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,660
    Location:
    Hipsterdelphia PDX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Mike Brannigan
    I don't currently have an arsenal, but am wanting to get into marksmanship. Was thinking about some sort of .308 rifle. I read AR-10 a lot. I read so much conflicting information on the subject, it feels like aviation to me. Perhaps it's why it interests me at all :D
     
  15. zaitcev

    zaitcev En-Route

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    Messages:
    3,227
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Pete Zaitcev
    I'd like to get a Great War vintage Winchester 1895 (either 30-06 or 7.62 Russian), and an Eddystone.

    For the short guns, I feel like I want a racier gun than my Glock 42 (modded with Fraurem sport grip, Vickers sights, etc.). My wife has a Walther Q5 that makes me envious. I thought that something like SIG P210A would be great, but unfortunately they are single-stack guns, which are useless for my purpose. I think I would snap one of the old P226-based X5s, if I saw a deal. But now that Beretta released 92X Performance, I started thinking about that. What can I say, I do not like the slide-mounted safety. I'm open to suggestions, as long as they aren't yet another CZ-75 clone.

     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2019
  16. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    52,853
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    DenverPilot
    I assume rifle marksmanship and not pistol. Long range or what is your interest, or do you know?

    Quite a bit of getting involved is what’s popular in your area. We can find all sorts of cowboy action stuff here for example that folks won’t find in some places.
     
  17. schmookeeg

    schmookeeg Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,660
    Location:
    Hipsterdelphia PDX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Mike Brannigan
    Definitely rifle. I think it would be a fun, if unlikely to attain, goal -- to shoot pumpkins at 1000 yards as depicted in The Accountant :D

    I like skills that require precision, finesse, and knowledge. IFR flying for example. This seemed up that street.

    There is apparently a rifle range near where I've got the plane parked in Aurora OR so I keep meaning to "stop by" and see what's what.
     
  18. Sac Arrow

    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    16,883
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Full Send Mode
    An AR10 is primarily an assault rifle, but as of late versions have been adapted for sniper duty as a replacement for the M21/M1A. They sort of have a niche mission, and are pricey for what they are. If you're just looking at pure marksmanship in a .308 caliber semi-auto, I would personally look at something like a Remington 700, or maybe an M1A (civilian semi-auto M14).

    But, a better suggestion is start cheap. Get a cheap .22 LR, auto, bolt action, or whatever. Learn the iron sights. Move to a scope. Then decide what you really want when you are ready to spread some moolah for a centerfire rifle.
     
    denverpilot likes this.
  19. Dave Arata

    Dave Arata Pre-takeoff checklist

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2016
    Messages:
    163
    Location:
    Bend, OR
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Dave
    Well, I didn't have a new "want", however, the Marlin 45-70 is now at the top of the list! Thanks, friend! :)
     
    denverpilot and Cooter like this.
  20. Cooter

    Cooter Ejection Handle Pulled

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Messages:
    2,412
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Cooter
    I have the 45-70 in 18.5in and 26in barrels. I don’t shoot the short barrel as often b/c of recoil. But the 26in is extremely accurate. I can shoot the same MOA with it as my .243 out to 200yds. I also just like Marlin’s SS w/ laminate. They are nice looking guns.
     
    Dave Arata and denverpilot like this.
  21. Sac Arrow

    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    16,883
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Full Send Mode
    Ultimately then, you want a heavy barrel bolt action rifle, and there are other calibers besides .308 to consider (although the availability of match grade ammo is a factor.)

    Still, you get skills by shooting a lot, and you will shoot a lot more if you shoot something that is cheap, hence the .22 LR. My first rifle as a kid was a Marlin 49 semi-auto. That thing ate thousands of rounds and made me a good shot, helping a lot when I moved to the bigger stuff.
     
    denverpilot likes this.
  22. Morgan3820

    Morgan3820 Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2013
    Messages:
    2,058
    Location:
    New Bern, NC
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Reno
    Very nice, especially the M14.
     
  23. schmookeeg

    schmookeeg Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,660
    Location:
    Hipsterdelphia PDX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Mike Brannigan
    Thanks. Of all of my googling, I never once considered the price would be different by very much. As dumb as it sounds, that blew my mind seeing .22LR is sold "by the bucket" :D
     
  24. Sac Arrow

    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    16,883
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Full Send Mode
    Well then do it. Pick up a cheap .22, have fun, and then progress from there. We have all done that with our 172's to Bonanzas, to Mooneys, or whatever. It is fun. Have fun. Pick up skills.
     
  25. Half Fast

    Half Fast Final Approach

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    5,243
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Half Fast
    .22LR is a great choice for a first rifle, but you might also consider a high quality air rifle. Even cheaper ammo, and quiet enough to shoot in your backyard or garage. No recoil. You’ll learn all the skills you’ll need to shoot any rifle.
     
    MuseChaser, Zeldman and denverpilot like this.
  26. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    52,853
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    DenverPilot
    @schmookeeg I’ll dogpile on and say get a decent .22LR and shoot. A lot. It’s kinda like starting with a Skyhawk and moving up in airplane as the skillset grows. Plus if you find you don’t actually enjoy it, or the time needed to get that good isn’t fun, you haven’t spent a fortune.
     
    schmookeeg likes this.
  27. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    52,853
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    DenverPilot
    Umm me too. Lordy that’s pretty.
     
    Dave Arata likes this.
  28. Cooter

    Cooter Ejection Handle Pulled

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2015
    Messages:
    2,412
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Cooter
    One of my favorites and I think they’ve finally started making some decent ones again.
     
    denverpilot likes this.
  29. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    52,853
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    DenverPilot
    Just for fun...

    [​IMG]
     
  30. rtk11

    rtk11 Cleared for Takeoff PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2015
    Messages:
    1,446
    Location:
    Southern California
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    rtk
    Oh, LOTS of way to dress out a Ruger 10/22. I’ve had mine for well over 3 decades, and in the last few years, went with a KIDD bull barel, KIDD bolt, Ruger BX-25 trigger group, an Archangel polymer stock, bipod, and Nikon scope.

    I went through a period of picking up vintage Finn M39s and kept two, both wartime stocked with vintage (pre 1900) receivers.

    I need to add a M1 Garand and a Colt SAA at some point.

    07D10DD9-82AE-4E88-BE59-37E68A54AD68.jpeg
     
  31. Half Fast

    Half Fast Final Approach

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    5,243
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Half Fast
    Who's into Russian Mil-Surps? I have a couple of Mosin Nagants and an SKS.
     
  32. denverpilot

    denverpilot Tied Down

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    52,853
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    DenverPilot
    Cheapest way into some pretty decent shooters for a long time, but prices climbed over the years.

    Everybody needs at least one AK, even if just for the entertainment value. LOL.
     
  33. CharlieD3

    CharlieD3 Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2019
    Messages:
    685
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    CharlieD3
    Almost anything, but junk.
     
  34. Fiveslide

    Fiveslide Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2019
    Messages:
    802
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Fiveslide
    The above talk about shooting long distance reminds me of a caliber I will never buy again, the 300 Weatherby mag. Kept it for one hunting season and it was just overkill for deer. It was fun, at first, to hand it to my friends and watch them get their Weatherby eyebrow.

    That was the only gun I've ever sold. I don't have many, but they've never been for sale.
     
  35. JB1842

    JB1842 En-Route

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2011
    Messages:
    3,519
    Location:
    Huron, OH
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Josh
    Just added a Marlin 1894 .44 mag to my collection this morning. JM stamped, not the crap Remington produced. If anybody is looking for a new .30-06, I have one for sale for a good discount.
     
  36. bflynn

    bflynn Final Approach

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    5,759
    Location:
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Brian Flynn
    Remington 870 Marine Magnum...beautiful shotgun.

    rem870.png
     
  37. Salty

    Salty Ejection Handle Pulled PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2016
    Messages:
    6,100
    Location:
    FL
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Salty
    If we’re going to dream that big, I’d prefer this. Can have fun with it more than once.

    AD63C3FA-2F86-4206-B969-8DC5B9F1DF91.jpeg
     
    gkainz and denverpilot like this.
  38. JCranford

    JCranford En-Route

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    2,514
    Location:
    North TX
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    JCranford
    AR-10's have come a long way in the accuracy department, although, like auto racing, accuracy costs money. How accurate do you want to be. Bolt action 308 is great and 1000yd pumpkin shooting is well within its range. an accurate 308 will teach you a lot about reading the wind. Lots more than the little no-impact 6mm bullets most competition shooters are going to. Find a Remington PSS in 308 or a heavy barrel varminter, put some good glass on it and spend the rest of your money on match grade ammo and range fees.
     
    denverpilot likes this.
  39. cgrab

    cgrab Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    May 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,998
    Location:
    Huntsville AL
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    cgrab
    After my wife took my S+W Model 39 because it has a single stack and great for smaller hands. I got a Witness 10mm to carry along with my Taurus 22. My arsenal includes a Ruger take-down 10/22; a Ruger Model 24 22/20 over under; and a Hipoint 10mm carbine which I use on hogs. I also have a Glenfield 30/30 (made by Marlin) but it's excess to my needs.
     
    denverpilot likes this.
  40. charheep

    charheep Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Messages:
    729
    Location:
    Aurora, IL
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    charheep
    I just bought a Glock 43x for my ccl class. very nice gun, fits in my hand nice. But I still shoot better with my G17. Maybe I need to put a ton of rounds through it first...