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Re: Picture Thread: Post Your Grail Gun
« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2017, 06:23:59 PM »
Well, most of the loads discussed have made their bones in the hands of police officers around the country.  They tend to go for loads that conform to the F.B.I. standard for velocity and penetration of both soft targets and hard targets.  Lighter loads are generally faster and more likely to exhibit reliable bullet expansion in most situations and usually don't overpenetrate to a great degree because of it.  If they can be had in bullet shapes that function well in service weapons and calibers that are handled well by the average officer so much the better.  To that end, handgun development and ammunition development tend to travel parallel paths. 

As for wheelguns, rumors of their demise are greatly exaggerated.   :cool    You and I will likely not live to see the day they are relegated to museum pieces rather than hard working guns suitable for the streets or the game fields. 

 At the risk of committing felony thread drift, the only thing further I will say on the subject is that the .38 Super is a fine cartridge with a long history of performing well in the hands of skilled shooters and if nothing will do but to have one, go for it.  I did and was glad to have the experience but in the end, the difference to the target on the receiving end between similar loads in the .38 Super, the .357 SIG, the 9mm Parabellum and the .357 magnum is going to be largely academic.   :coffee
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    Re: Picture Thread: Post Your Grail Gun
    « Reply #51 on: January 29, 2017, 07:25:29 PM »
    This one has no rational explanation, it just hits all my "gee-whiz" buttons.  Would probably not do the M-14 magazine conversion, but would get it rechambered in .308 Win., and add a scout rail.  Can't see that it would do anything that any of my other rifles could do just as well, except knock over my giggle-box.  All I need now is a clunker Garand, some time, and a bit more money in the toy fund.

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    « Reply #52 on: January 29, 2017, 07:30:11 PM »
    Works for me.   :cool
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    « Reply #53 on: February 01, 2017, 03:23:54 PM »
    This one has no rational explanation, it just hits all my "gee-whiz" buttons.  Would probably not do the M-14 magazine conversion, but would get it rechambered in .308 Win., and add a scout rail.  Can't see that it would do anything that any of my other rifles could do just as well, except knock over my giggle-box.  All I need now is a clunker Garand, some time, and a bit more money in the toy fund.



    Or just save up for a Fulton Armory...which is what I'm doing. Would end of costing the same with the prices of even clunker Garands.


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    Re: Picture Thread: Post Your Grail Gun
    « Reply #54 on: February 15, 2017, 03:41:23 PM »
    Go big or go home, eh?

    The thought of being able to put 2 or 3 50 BMGs on a target in fairly rapid succession gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling ;)
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    « Reply #55 on: February 16, 2017, 12:27:58 PM »
    The thought of being able to put 2 or 3 50 BMGs on a target in fairly rapid succession gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling ;)

    That's just the incendiary rounds talking...  :rotfl

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    Re: Picture Thread: Post Your Grail Gun
    « Reply #56 on: February 27, 2017, 12:30:17 AM »
    Here is my new grail gun - specifically because these aren't supposed to exist at all:

    A S&W Model 19, 3" barrel and Square Butt frame.



    The picture (likely the only one of its kind on the internet) is from an older CalGuns thread.  The owner supposedly had proof that it came that way from the factory.  Who knows... :shrug

    Mine, when I get it, will likely be a 4" Model 19 or 66 that is rebarreled to 3".  Collectability does not concern me - I just want what I consider would be the ultimate concealed carry revolver: A 3" K-frame magnum with a square butt!
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    « Reply #57 on: February 27, 2017, 01:28:04 AM »
    I just want what I consider would be the ultimate concealed carry revolver: A 3" K-frame magnum with a square butt!

    Somehow, concealed carry and a square butt on a revolver just don't seem to go together very well.  To me, anyway.
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    « Reply #58 on: February 27, 2017, 07:18:40 AM »
    Somehow, concealed carry and a square butt on a revolver just don't seem to go together very well.  To me, anyway.
    I have done it with a 2" model, and found it easy enough even in the summer.  But then, Luke's holsters do help.  :shrug
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    « Reply #59 on: March 01, 2017, 02:35:24 PM »
    I don't think of it as a Grail Gun, but I would like to acquire an unmolested Glock 21 SF RTF2.

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    Re: Picture Thread: Post Your Grail Gun
    « Reply #60 on: March 01, 2017, 08:11:22 PM »
    I finally got my "grail" gun after a more than 5 year wait and a severely wallet bank account draining sum of money.  She goes great with my G43...and I'm not referring to a Glock 43.



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    Re: Picture Thread: Post Your Grail Gun
    « Reply #61 on: March 01, 2017, 08:45:48 PM »
    I finally got my "grail" gun after a more than 5 year wait and a severely wallet bank account draining sum of money.  She goes great with my G43...and I'm not referring to a Glock 43.





    :drool :bowdown

    I think I'm in love...

    Congratu-freaking-lations! I really really hope it turns out to have been well worth the wait.
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    Re: Picture Thread: Post Your Grail Gun
    « Reply #62 on: March 01, 2017, 10:37:22 PM »
    https://www.hmgunworks.com/product/hmg-sturmgewehr-standard-length-223/

    I am filled with lust every time I look at these.  I am also undecided on caliber.  InRange has done a couple of series of videos on these.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeUNM9NqJqZXfRNeuW4_2sg  I haven't watched the latest ones due to the tiny size of my gun fund.
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    « Reply #63 on: March 01, 2017, 10:51:08 PM »

    I know the FG42 is more collectable on account of scarcity, but I would just as soon have that G43.  :D
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    Re: Picture Thread: Post Your Grail Gun
    « Reply #64 on: March 01, 2017, 10:52:35 PM »
    https://www.hmgunworks.com/product/hmg-sturmgewehr-standard-length-223/

    I am filled with lust every time I look at these.  I am also undecided on caliber.  InRange has done a couple of series of videos on these.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeUNM9NqJqZXfRNeuW4_2sg  I haven't watched the latest ones due to the tiny size of my gun fund.

    They also offer caliber conversion kits. You know, in case you change your mind later...  >:D

    https://www.hmgunworks.com/product/hmg-stg-caliber-conversion-kit/
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    Re: Picture Thread: Post Your Grail Gun
    « Reply #65 on: March 01, 2017, 10:53:44 PM »
    Oh it was worth every penny.  She is the smoothest shooting rifle, thanks in part to its buffered stock. 

    :drool :bowdown

    I think I'm in love...

    Congratu-freaking-lations! I really really hope it turns out to have been well worth the wait.
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    « Reply #66 on: March 02, 2017, 02:03:26 PM »
    Great gun porn

    I would like to have an M60


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