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#1 mayfly

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 08:53 PM

only in MANTOWN ! :devil:


OK I currently own a Sig 225 in 9mm pistol and a Rem 870 12 gauge Defender 8 round shotgun for home defense.

The NRA has me concerned that their may be some tightening up of firearm legislation in the near future and too many of my friends are throwing around acronyms like SHTF (shit hits the fan) and WROL (without rule of law) so i am shopping assualt rifles.

Have it narrowed down to a Colt 6520 A2 Carbine (currently priced at $900) or a Sig 556 Classic (currently at $1100). Maybe a Sig 556 Swat

I like the Colts obvious reliability and availability of replacement parts / accessories and it's $200 cheaper ( more ammo :cool:) but the Sig has the side folding collapsable stock which makes it really compact, the Swat collapses down to 26" and both have Sigs have the Picatinny rail for accessories, light, laser etc...

The Colt has a 16" light barrel and the whole gun weighs 5.8 lbs and the Sig has a military grade hammer forged barrel.


Discuss...... :mrgreen:

#2 haloofroses

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 01:07 AM

I LIKE CHEESE!

#3 TEO

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 03:35 PM

I know nothing about Sig thus I'd go with Colt, reliability in a gun is paramount.

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#4 Jim

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 03:47 PM

The hell with the NRA... we're preparing for the alien invasion in 2012 :cool:

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#5 mayfly

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:23 PM

well after watching these vids about the Sig in 7.62 I too believe Colt is the better option and parts availability and familiarity are additional benefits. Just have to find a good priced one in my configuration. Collapsible stock, heavy barrel preferable cold forged - parkerized would be a bonus :wink1:


Sig 7.62 jamming / misfiring vids : http://www.survivali...ad.php?t=159791

#6 mayfly

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 05:27 PM

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#7 mayfly

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:38 PM

A little update - I picked up a nice little S&W M&P 15-22. Shoots .22LR which I can buy online for $0.02 per round. Accurate little fucker too. Weighs only 6 pounds, collapsible stock full picatinny quad rail, flash supressor and 25 round mags. Buds had them on sale for $422 shipped, nice gun for plinking, shooting paper all day cheaply or for kids to learn with.

I decided I want an AR-10 in 7.62 NATO so there wasn't much of a reason to pick up a .223 and the 7.62 so I opted for one on either side of the M4. Now to find a really good deal on the AR-10 :wink:

#8 cdrhead

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:12 PM

I never renewed my pistol permit and sold all my hand guns. I've been kicking around the idea of some sort of shotgun for protection...not that I REALLY need it here...but it's good to be prepared for the unexpected.

#9 mayfly

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:20 PM

...but it's good to be prepared for the unexpected.



...EXACTLY


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#10 Roasted and Toasted

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 12:50 PM

anyone in here ever shoot a Benelli Super 90 M4?
Tried one out last week, definitely saving my pennies and reserving a spot in the rack for one.

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#11 mayfly

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 04:49 PM

Benelli makes a really sweet shorgun I never shot the M4 but I have shot other 12 gauges, really smooth action - which you pay for. Right now till 12/31 Remington has a $30 rebate on their shotguns, the syn stock 8 shot 870 can be had for 259 after rebate and is just as reliable .:jamguy: Most LEO's have Remingtons, the M4 is usually SWAT / CERT team or military use.

#12 BHB

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:43 PM

4,000 views.... weird.

#13 mayfly

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:19 PM

my XMAS present to myself - a sweet little .22 LR pocket pistol. I like the feel of the grip - staggered double row magazine for a bigger gun feel but super small profile and weight. here's the wiki

http://en.wikipedia....etta_21A_Bobcat

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#14 TEO

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:30 AM

Mine is this color:

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No worries, I am wearing nothing underneath the sheets. :wink:

#15 mayfly

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:46 PM

I picked up the matte black finish also, fits nicely in that garter holster doesn't it ? :wink:

I love the 18 inch flame that shoots out the barrel at night with stinger loads :clapping:

#16 TEO

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:31 PM

I have yet to try that. :crazy: Received the gun as a gift greater than 10 years ago.

#17 Tim the Beek

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:31 PM

Good little guns, those Berettas.

Back before I thinned the herd significantly, I had a Tomcat. Felt a little more comfortable having a centerfire round with a somewhat larger bullet.

#18 MeOmYo

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:34 PM

picked up a remington model 788 carbine in .243

#19 Julius

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:18 PM

Look at all the views on this thread! someone is watching you.

#20 MeOmYo

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:24 PM

a couple years ago the local paper printed a list of all the pistol permit holders in the county. people were all pissy and thought it would start of rash of home invasions looking for pistols. I :lol: at the thought of someone intentionally breaking into a house where they KNOW there are guns. Seems irrational even for a criminal.

#21 lightningbolt1

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:39 PM

Ive been co sidering a Glock 357 magnum.. they come new with 2 magazines for like 500$..

#22 Tim the Beek

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:42 PM

I'm not a big fan of plastic, but if you're going that route, it's worth checking out the Springfield Armory XD line...back when I was more "gun nut," and less someone who just wants to have the proper tools around, I had one in .45 acp. Much preferred it to any of the Glocks I've fired, and I liked that it had a grip safety...something Glocks lack.

Don't know, though, if it's available in .357 Sig, if that's a caliber you're really stuck on.

#23 MeOmYo

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:01 PM

the XD will be considerably more expensive. probably double. glocks are extremely reliable, light and reasonably priced. if you're going to carry it, the glock would be the way to go. if you're going to target shoot and will keep it in good shape, the XD may be a better option. they hold/increase their value much better than the glocks but it probably depends on how much you want to spend.

why 357 magnum? ballistically it's a pretty inefficient and expensive round.

#24 Smiles

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:12 AM

Anyone seen these new super soakers? Pretty lame if you ask me. They require 4 AA batteries and I doubt they get the range of the classic pump pressure guns. Why would you want a gun that needs batteries?
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My favorite is the classic Larami Super Soaker 100. 50ft range, decent soaking power and badass design. Gun is pretty top-heavy when filled but thats the price you pay for capacity. While the 200 and 300 offer more capacity and slightly better streams, they look goofy as shit and are too heavy.
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#25 Tim the Beek

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:38 AM

the XD will be considerably more expensive. probably double. glocks are extremely reliable, light and reasonably priced. if you're going to carry it, the glock would be the way to go. if you're going to target shoot and will keep it in good shape, the XD may be a better option. they hold/increase their value much better than the glocks but it probably depends on how much you want to spend...

why 357 magnum? ballistically it's a pretty inefficient and expensive round.


Still think it's gotta be .357 Sig. And I wouldn't own a gun chambered in it. I have a revolver in .357, but probably wouldn't if I couldn't put much cheaper .38 spl through it as well.

And paying extra for a tool that works better and feels safer to me is my preference, but it's all pretty subjective.


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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:50 AM

Still think it's gotta be .357 Sig. And I wouldn't own a gun chambered in it. I have a revolver in .357, but probably wouldn't if I couldn't put much cheaper .38 spl through it as well. And paying extra for a tool that works better and feels safer to me is my preference, but it's all pretty subjective.


that's totally hot.

please whisper such things in my ear next time we're alone

#27 deadheadskier

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:58 AM

that's totally hot. please whisper such things in my ear next time we're alone


yeah

well I got a double barrel bazooka :naughty:

just sayin' :lol:

#28 china cat

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:13 PM

:lol:

I just took my pistol/revolver certification yesterday. watch out mo fo's :boardie:

#29 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:20 PM

Nice!

I've got Fran ready to get certified n shet.

#30 MeOmYo

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:56 PM

Still think it's gotta be .357 Sig. And I wouldn't own a gun chambered in it. I have a revolver in .357, but probably wouldn't if I couldn't put much cheaper .38 spl through it as well. And paying extra for a tool that works better and feels safer to me is my preference, but it's all pretty subjective.


Agreed, I meant .357 sig and yes, all depends on what you're doing with it.

I just won a Remington 870 in a raffle from a rod & gun club. pumping a shotgun is for the birds, gonna sell it.

#31 Tim the Beek

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:40 PM

I just won a Remington 870 in a raffle from a rod & gun club. pumping a shotgun is for the birds, gonna sell it.


Wingmaster or Express, how long a barrel, 12 or 20 ga, and do you live in CT? :)

#32 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:44 PM

Put a speed feed pistol grip on it and use it for home defense. :D

#33 Tim the Beek

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:59 PM

...use it for home defense. :D


Why do you think I'm askin' about barrel length? :mrgreen:

Long story, but I'm waiting on a shorter barrel to come, because I sold my Win Defender a while back to someone who needed it more than I did at the time, and would like my 870 to be shorter than it is.

But if I could buy one with a shorter barrel...I might wanna pass it or my other one with the new shorter barrel along to someone.

Would skip the pistol grip myself, but again, personal preference.

#34 MeOmYo

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:05 PM

it's an express with a 28" barrel, screw in chokes

It was a free gun to me but realistically, I'm never going to use it and it will just take up space in the safe.

#35 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:05 PM

Nice, Tim. Yeah, I "would" use a pistol grip and smaller barrel due to shooting quarters *should* it ever be necessary...if it were, ya know, a need. Swinging a stick is less than optimum for me in such an event.

#36 MeOmYo

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:05 PM

the raffle was at a turkey shoot, so it's set up for turkey hunting.

#37 Tim the Beek

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:49 PM

Sent you a PM MeOmYo.

I've been saving up for a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range, but if it worked for both of us, rigging up another boomstick might be ok too.

#38 Roasted and Toasted

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:18 PM

. Would skip the pistol grip myself, but again, personal preference.


18"barrel, and youth sized stock for a short LOP makes for a easily maneuvered weapon in close quarters. Currently have a 12 ga.mossberg 400 set up that way.
I personally favor the 870, but wanted and ambidextrous safety location as my wife is left handed.

#39 Tim the Beek

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:35 PM

Pistol grips...too wristy. :funny1:

Changed out the barrel on my 870 to 18.5". I guess the 4 round mag isn't entirely ideal, but I have to figure that if 4 isn't enough, 7 prolly wouldn't be.

Plus, the AR with 30 Ranger soft tips in it is pretty a pretty good BUG...

Next up, moving a certain someone up from being comfortable with 22lr to 20ga...

#40 TEO

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:59 PM

Picked this up a couple days ago.

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#41 MeOmYo

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

.357?

#42 TEO

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:29 PM

Taurus Public Defender - The Judge

Takes 45s and .410s.

#43 TEO

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:30 PM

Far less recoil than a .357.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:43 PM

Sweet. Haven't shot one of those yet.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:04 PM

Far less recoil than a .357.


Really? Have you tried it with .410 shells? That thing always sounded like a wrist-breaker to me...

#46 TEO

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:19 PM

Those are on deck for this week, splitting a case of them with my Dad.

(Yes, he is so excited by this gun he is getting one too.)

#47 Tim the Beek

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:50 PM

Do you know what sort of loads the .45s were? Some of the cowboy-style loads are pretty mild.

I had a heckuva fun time yesterday killing cans with some boardies I know. Hadn't shot my .223 in quite a while, and had forgotten how loud that round is. :afro:

Impressive fireball at the wrong end of it too.

#48 TEO

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:01 PM

Oh my! Not off hand, will check and get back to you on that.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

By wrong end, I meant the little hole. Wrong end if you're in front of it. No one was. TtRangemaster'd

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#50 MeOmYo

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:09 PM

Do you know what sort of loads the .45s were? Some of the cowboy-style loads are pretty mild.


I had a lesson in pistol rounds a few years ago after purchasing a Ruger .44 magnum for hunting. I bought 100 rounds with the gun and after putting ~75 rounds through it, I still couldn't hit the broad side of a barn and was ready to throw the damn thing in a ditch. I called a neighbor that hunts with one and he came over with a bunch of different reloads and informed me that some pistol rounds are loaded for rifles too with more powder. The more powder in hotter rounds will not allow you to get consistency out of a pistol barrell. So after many a frustrating sight in sessions and over $100 in wasted ammo, I can hit holes at 20 yards, open sights and on a rest.

I would asume there are hot .45 rounds out there too as there are .45 rifles.