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April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:44:29 pm »


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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 09:54:03 pm »
    Man, I wish it was like that now.  Things would be simpler.  Now the republicans think every day is 9/11, or 'Patriot Day,' where 'let's see how much more government we can justify,' and democrats think every day is 'trans acceptance day.'

    Democrats want to fleece 'the wealthy' to pay for it all, and republicans just don't bother with pesky details like the tab.

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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 11:13:11 pm »
    I recall back 10-15 years ago, when blogs were still the thing, 15 April was "Blogger Buy a Gun Day"

    If my employer wasn't dicking around with my paycheck (they pulled 80 hours from my end of March check), I'd probably think about buying one of PSA's M4gery "Freedom" rifle kits.  I've been wanting to ever since Parkland, just to annoy the Usual Suspects.
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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 11:40:56 pm »
    I'm gonna take part.... some day.  :'(
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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 12:27:08 am »
    Not the 15th, but I purchased a 3" M&P revolver this past week.  Hopefully it is in by tax day.

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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #5 on: April 12, 2018, 10:28:08 am »
    Not the 15th, but I purchased a 3" M&P revolver this past week.  Hopefully it is in by tax day.

    Really?  A new wheelie?  What did you get?

    I'm gonna take part.... some day.  :'(

    Me too.  Maybe next year.
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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 11:51:58 am »
    Maybe, depends on if I see any good deals on anything.  It's been an expensive week with this remodeling  project I've got going on. Keep having to run over to the store to buy more supplies.
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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 12:28:18 pm »
    Really?  A new wheelie?  What did you get?
    An M&P (pre Model 10) with a 3" barrel and a nickel finish.

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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 12:54:42 pm »
    An M&P (pre Model 10) with a 3" barrel and a nickel finish.

     :thumbup1

    How is the finish on it? I was told that nickel doesn't age well. Then again, old/aged guns look cool and have character  :cool .
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 01:40:12 pm »
    I'm sure nickel doesn't hold up well if you drag it through the trenches of the wesstern front, but it looks fine to me.

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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 09:36:52 pm »
    An M&P (pre Model 10) with a 3" barrel and a nickel finish.

    Not a new Wheelie, a good Wheelie.

    Don't forget that for the time, nickel was one of, if not, the most durable finishes available.  High end cars used nickel on shiny bits until WW II.  More durable than any other finish until "wonder" finishes started coming out in the 1980's-90's.  That is why stainless steel was such a big deal for guns.

    :thumbup1

    How is the finish on it? I was told that nickel doesn't age well. Then again, old/aged guns look cool and have character  :cool .


    Personally I think nickel ages beautifully.  Yes it changes, but it has a depth and luster that chrome and most other plated finishes just can't match.
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    « Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 10:21:38 pm »
    Personally I think nickel ages beautifully.  Yes it changes, but it has a depth and luster that chrome and most other plated finishes just can't match.

    I was just retelling what I was taught. In fact, if we wait long enough, I'm sure that the individual who taught me that will comment of this thread soon. Not to name any names  :neener .

    Like anything, I'm sure if it is cared for, then it will be fine  :cool .
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #12 on: April 12, 2018, 11:16:31 pm »
      Missing those two S&W Model 10s you sold me?  :neener

     
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    « Reply #13 on: April 12, 2018, 11:39:01 pm »
      Missing those two S&W Model 10s you sold me?  :neener

     

    He sold you two of them? I just knew about the one 2 or 3 inch snubby.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #14 on: April 13, 2018, 02:15:22 am »
      Also bought a pencil barrel 5" one.   I like them both  :cool  Smooth, sweet little shooters.
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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #15 on: April 13, 2018, 10:44:23 am »
      Missing those two S&W Model 10s you sold me?  :neener
    Yes... but no.  I want another 5" model, but without the finish wear of that one.  As far as the snubbie... Nope.  I have since picked up one in excellent condition, for the same price I sold you that one.  :neener

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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #16 on: April 13, 2018, 02:27:54 pm »
    I was just retelling what I was taught. In fact, if we wait long enough, I'm sure that the individual who taught me that will comment of this thread soon. Not to name any names  :neener .

    Like anything, I'm sure if it is cared for, then it will be fine  :cool .

    IIRC, a well-done nickel-plating job will last forever (unless it gets badly scratched), but a poorly-done job can start wearing, flaking, and peeling badly if you so much as look at it funny.
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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #17 on: April 13, 2018, 02:49:20 pm »
    I had to pay again this year, so no refund, but I will be buying another gun anyway.....gonna be looking at the LGS's for another single action, a project gun
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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #18 on: April 13, 2018, 04:39:06 pm »
    I used part of the refund for that Rock Island..................does that count?  :hmm
    I couldn't wait another 2 months  :whistle
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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #19 on: April 03, 2019, 05:34:30 pm »
    It's that time of year again

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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #20 on: April 03, 2019, 05:53:18 pm »
    Got a refund, but nowhere near enough to pay for a gun. Maybe I'll get some .45 ammo and/or mags for my P220.
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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #21 on: April 03, 2019, 06:34:53 pm »
    Dang it, I will be on a business trip that day.    However I have been doing my part the past few weeks.  Sent the three FAL kits I've had sitting in the basement for the past 15 years off to Arizona Response to have them built.  Also ordered an Israeli FAL from DSA back in February to celebrate selling my old house and paying off the new one.

    You might have some trouble finding those 220 mags.  With the ruling on Friday, Californians have bought damn near every magazine in the country this week.
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    « Reply #22 on: April 03, 2019, 07:39:58 pm »
    I'm just buying a holster for the P228.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #23 on: April 04, 2019, 06:35:19 pm »
    You might have some trouble finding those 220 mags.  With the ruling on Friday, Californians have bought damn near every magazine in the country this week.
    10 round and less seems to be available, but high capacity is just not to be found.  But hey, good for them.  It gives them a reprieve, even if temporary.  A chance for the under-40 crowd to have their own high-caps for the first time.  And if this gets reversed, I see a lot of 'boating accidents' happening.

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    Re: April 15th National Buy a Gun Day
    « Reply #24 on: April 04, 2019, 06:37:32 pm »
    I will not be buying any new guns on tax day.  I have actually been paring down the collection recently, getting rid of those I no longer like.  I have been wanting a steel J-frame lately, but there is no logical reason, so it will pass.

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