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Finally got out and spent some quality time with my G40 MOS. Not quite dialed in, but another range session should fix that.

Also set up my first target stand using T-post brackets, and it works swimmingly.

A couple of lag bolts in the top rail allow hanging a steel target (with the bottom bracket removed, of course).

Simple and cheap. More to follow.
 

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Something interesting to actually DO with your toys....

I've discovered IDPA. I've been to two matches so far. Basically, you pay your $15-20 and get run through scenarios. Nothing like a little pressure of time and accuracy to make you realize that you need to do exactly what you are doing...

Check calendars at local ranges for schedule. The range I've done this at is private / membership, but open to all for IDPA. Just need to bring toys, ammo and holster + safety stuff.
 

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IDPA is great! When I lived in Colorado, I entered a few matches, and am still a member.
I’ve had a hard time finding matches nearby here, though. Time to look again.
 

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Keep trying to commit to IDPA but have only gone to a couple of qualifiers over the last two years. It’s kinda a pain having to drive an hour and a half to get to the closest club that hosts them. I’m in my 30s and brought a 3 inch Ruger GP100 (not the most ideal size for competition) and ran that, some of the old timers had a kick watching a younger guy rocking a wheel gun. It was a fun challenge! I carry a G19/26 for work and they have their place but there’s nothing like watching that metal cylinder turning and hammer dropping on a .357! Might sign back up again when the weather cools.
 

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I found a range that hosts IDPA matches about 70 miles from where I live, which will probably turn out to be an hour and a half drive.
Think I’ll give it a try when the weather cools a bit.
Looking forward to that!
 

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Went through a DUI checkpoint manned by NC Troopers out of Wilmington, NC tonight - dashcam with audio on. Eight seconds between me me saying hello, and him telling me to drive careful - including answering his question as to what I was carrying.

Note the nice crack in my windshield on the passenger side that I got Friday night, and it continues growing...

https://1drv.ms/f/s!Al2OT6PFWa6IqT2MIjNVTGnNQGYr
 

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I picked up the new Shield EZ .380 yesterday. I have an usually carry the Shield in 9mm, but wanted to try something a little different.
The .380 is slightly smaller than the 9mm, just enough where none of the holsters fit.

All of the so-called experts have been saying how great this gun is. It's specifically designed to be easy to rack, easy to take down, and has thumb tabs on the magazine to make it easier to load rounds.

I took it to the range yesterday afternoon and put about a hundred rounds through it at about 7 yrds. It was more accurate than I expected, but it also showed my tendency to shoot low and to the left.

Bottom line, I like it, but will need to put a few hundred more rounds through it before I feel comfortable carrying it.

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I have been reading all about these modern day hand guns and rifles, but what about the older single action pistols, and the leaver action rifles?? I myself like the SA handguns that were carried back when. Another question, does anybody remember the late great Arvo Ojala? He was a man who trained most of the Hollywood actors how to handle a six gun. I would like to see pics on those weapons of the old west..

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OK so I decided to build a few new toys.

AR pistol. Aero Precision lower and hardware, CMC single stage 3.5# trigger, SB Tactical PDW pistol brace, Magpul MOE grip, Stag Arms 8" .300AAC M-LOK upper, Holosun HS503GU red dot. Still waiting on the upper to ship.

Also working on a .308, but building the upper myself on this one. Going with all Aero Precision upper and lower bodies, 16" barrel and hardware, CMC trigger, Magpul MOE grip and stock, M-LOK hand guard. Haven't decided what scope I am going to put on it yet.

Can't wait to get to the range for some play time.
 

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Finally finished the stealth grey AR build. Took it out for a test ride, and it runs very nicely. :banana:
Ordered a scope and some grey mags to complete it.

Next up is to finish the upper on my .458 build. The lower is complete.
 

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Favorite firearm hands down is my M-1 Garand that I received earlier this year from the CMP. Sure, I love my AR's and my AK's but I don't enjoy shooting any of them nearly as much as the Garand; not to mention the conversations that get started when I pull it out of the case at the range. Old timers instantly recognize it and younger guys want to know what it is. My range is only 200 yards at the longest lanes, but I can hit steel consistently and if I really try, I can get fairly decent center mass groups at that distance as well through the iron sights. Coolest sound in the world is that "Ping" when the last round fires and the clip ejects. :thumbsup:

My EDC is a .45 Performance Center Shield that I got for a steal from Buds and before that it was a .40 Shield. Every once in a blue moon, I'll carry my 1911 or Sig 226 but concealing a full size pistol isn't that easy. Here in Florida you can open carry when doing certain activities and on those occasions, I'll strap on the 1911. :grin2:
I don't reload but maybe somewhere down the road I'd like to learn how.


 

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I prefer simple guns with minimal moving parts. Revolvers, single short/double barrel shotguns, derringers, bolt-acton varmint/deer rifles.

My favorite gun is My Uberti 1873 Revolving Carbine in 45 LC not practical for hunting but cool as the other side of the pillow.

Close second in my T/C Contender 30-30 carbine. Alot of people poo-poo the 30-30, but I've shot more deer with this T/C (was a pistol that I converted to carbine in my old age) in 30-30 than some guys will with their .06, .308, 300 or 7mm in their whole lives.

Prefer my 1969 Remington 788 in .308 for varmints. Yotes and groundhogs just don't get a chance to crawl away from the .308 like they may with a not-so-sure placed .223 shot. Can really reach out and touch them at much longer distances than my 30-30. I will whack-em close-up with my Henry .22 magnum pump.

My CCW is Bond-Arms Century 2000 in 45LC/.410. Normally loaded two 3 inch mag .000 buck .410. If I'm pulling the trigger, I like the idea of 5 .30 cal projectiles headed toward the bad-guy with each trigger pull.

My hunting side-arm is Ruger Blackhawk in 45 LC. Every once in a while I'll run into a coyote or black bear, while going into my stand in the dark, and if I ever needed to persuade them to leave me alone, I feel more confident with that in the dark at close range, than my sniper rifles. Also handy for whacking groundhogs and coyotes from the archery stand. I don't like putting a $20 arrow and a $10 broadhead into a dog that's going to run off or a ground hog that may take it down a hole.

My favorite shotgun is my 1948 Winchester Model 37 in 16 gauge. Light and reliable. Can carry it all day and it won't weigh a ton at the end of the day like a double barrel or pump can.

And my go-to for home defense and all-around general purpose varmint dispatcher, bear scaring, noise making is a Rossi Tuffy .410. Can tuck it just about anyplace in the house. Load it up with 3-inch .000 buck for bad guys, .3-inch high-brass #6 for coons and porcupines, and 2 1/2 #8 for squirrels and shooting over the black bear's heads to chase them off the deck.
 

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My new S&W PC627.

I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only five'? Well to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I kind of lost track myself..... you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well do ya, punk?

Honestly, it doesn’t matter if you feel lucky, cuz I’ve got 8 shots.
 

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We had a great thread that got lost.

I'll throw some questions out...

What is your favorite firearm?

Do you carry?

Do you reload?

Do you compete?
Anything Ruger makes is my favorite. My LC9S and my SR40C are my go to guns for EDC, my Blackhawk and GP100 for fun and hunting.
Yes I carry.
I don't reload.
I do 3 gun, shooting house and some small bore match with rifle.
 

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Favorite firearm hands down is my M-1 Garand that I received earlier this year from the CMP. Sure, I love my AR's and my AK's but I don't enjoy shooting any of them nearly as much as the Garand; not to mention the conversations that get started when I pull it out of the case at the range. Old timers instantly recognize it and younger guys want to know what it is. My range is only 200 yards at the longest lanes, but I can hit steel consistently and if I really try, I can get fairly decent center mass groups at that distance as well through the iron sights. Coolest sound in the world is that "Ping" when the last round fires and the clip ejects.


My EDC is a .45 Performance Center Shield that I got for a steal from Buds and before that it was a .40 Shield. Every once in a blue moon, I'll carry my 1911 or Sig 226 but concealing a full size pistol isn't that easy. Here in Florida you can open carry when doing certain activities and on those occasions, I'll strap on the 1911. <img src="http://www.chargerforums.com/forums/images/ChargerForums2/smilies/tango_face_grin.png" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
I don't reload but maybe somewhere down the road I'd like to learn how.


I carry a PC Shield .45acp as my EDC, with a crimson trace pro, (light and green laser) love it
 

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I have a Mark II Target that I’ve had for a couple decades plus and have thoroughly enjoyed it and have only had a literal handful of misfires that I attribute to the ammo itself. I used to shoot all the time, could rapid fire all 10 shots, and keep them within the diameter of a silver dollar.

I happened across their new version with the redesigned breakdown. A single button on the rear that breaks the pistol down vs the old “Swiss army knife” style in the grip. This is the hunter model and I love the grips and fluted barrel. I’ve got to get back to shooting more often.
 

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I have a Mark II Target that I’ve had for a couple decades plus and have thoroughly enjoyed it and have only had a literal handful of misfires that I attribute to the ammo itself. I used to shoot all the time, could rapid fire all 10 shots, and keep them within the diameter of a silver dollar.

I happened across their new version with the redesigned breakdown. A single button on the rear that breaks the pistol down vs the old “Swiss army knife” style in the grip. This is the hunter model and I love the grips and fluted barrel. I’ve got to get back to shooting more often.
The Mark II's look great with a fluted barrel and helps with the "nose heavy" feel on the longer barreled ones.

Best,
 

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The Mark II's look great with a fluted barrel and helps with the "nose heavy" feel on the longer barreled ones.

Best,
I should have clarified in my second paragraph. The new one is a Mark IV. Major redesign with the single button disassembly. Can’t wait to fire some rounds through it.
 

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Love it...
Bad Ass Muscle Cars and Guns...
I'm in the right forum for sure...
I'm sure me saying this will make someone upset but, Oh Well...
This is my latest toy. Also have a S&W 357 Magnum w a hair trigger.
Got to Always have a Big Stinger... 😁
 

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