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General Firearms Discussion / Re: Ammo Shortage Covid Edition
« Last post by MTK20 on Today at 03:02:14 pm »
I am not a fan of this channel, but I find his math-based answer to the shortages to be the most plausible. 

To the shortages, keep in mind that for three years we were experiencing a flooded market, with prices kept unnaturally low.  That $.19/rnd 9mm that we all liked?  That is not a normal or reasonably expectable price going forward.  With the last year's inflation, $.30 a round is probably a good price going forward.  That is the price we all pay for printing several extra trillion dollars of 'free' money.



Thank you for the contribution. I'll have to watch this later.
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Announcements and Introductions / Re: Newbie intro
« Last post by cpaspr on Today at 01:58:41 pm »
Nah.  Momentary thread drift is all part of getting to know the newbies.  At most, a misdemeanor. 

Yup.  I remember those days also.  I suppose by today's standards ( or lack thereof .  .  . ) we would have been considered ignorant and barbaric but my recollection of that time is that we were generally healthier and happier than we seem to be today. 

Anyway, this is a newbie intro thread so I should knock it off and start posting somewhere else lest I be charged with felony thread drift . . .  :bash
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Announcements and Introductions / Re: Newbie intro
« Last post by coelacanth on Yesterday at 10:40:19 pm »
Yup.  I remember those days also.  I suppose by today's standards ( or lack thereof .  .  . ) we would have been considered ignorant and barbaric but my recollection of that time is that we were generally healthier and happier than we seem to be today. 

Anyway, this is a newbie intro thread so I should knock it off and start posting somewhere else lest I be charged with felony thread drift . . .  :bash
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Announcements and Introductions / Re: Newbie intro
« Last post by Top Dog on Yesterday at 07:47:55 pm »
Gosh!  The stories are out there!!!!

Thing is that you can't make this stuff up. Truth is far stranger than fiction.

The airguns today are a far cry from those of years gone by.  It is probably a safe bet that everyone here probably started out with a Daisy BB gun of some sort,usually a Red Ryder.

I am dating myself here when I say I remember when in high school some kids would bring their shotguns to school in their case,put them in their lockers and after school go out hunting.  Crime was basically non existant.  Teachers,cops and parents ladled out spankings for any infractions.

Yep,things were different back then.

                                                                                                           Top Dog
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Announcements and Introductions / Re: Newbie intro
« Last post by coelacanth on Yesterday at 05:13:10 pm »
Perfect symmetry would have had the car describing such a spiral to be called Nautilus, no?    :cool
Coelacanth,
I guess I have been on the "dark side" for many decades.

Funny thing about snubbies is at my department,guys would do the qualifcations with their duty pieces and then pack the snubby and go on their way.

Virtually all back up guns were snubbies.

I have an Air Force Condor for ten years now as well as a Benjamin Discovery (both 22s) top it off with three Sheridans from three different decades pretty well round it off.

About 7 years ago I had a couple of articles published in Airgun Hobbist magazine. One about the advantages of airguns and the other about the Sheridan air rifles.

As an LEO for forty years,I do have tales to tell like;

How would you go about investigating a motor vehicle accident where a car was driven into a kitchen?

Did I mention that the kitchen was on the 2nd floor?

Yup,she did it....and in reverse too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You gotta love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                             Top Dog
See?  I knew it!  Great stories already delivered.   :thumbup1

I'll have to tell you about the time two unoccupied vehicles were involved in an accident where the actual collision occurred on private property and the police had no clue how to report it and the insurance claims adjusters were equally perplexed except for knowing that their respective companies were not responsible for a claim.   :facepalm

Condors are nice guns and the old Sheridans just seem to soldier on for decades with minimal maintenance.  I live a short drive from Airguns of Arizona and drop by there from time to time to drool on the glass and wonder how on earth I might be able to afford a nice pcp rifle with all the accoutrement.  In the meantime I pick up a few pellets for the Dianawerk 34 and the old Crosman side lever springer pistol.  Good fun - and more relevant in times when other ammunition is scarce and/or prohibitively expensive. 



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Announcements and Introductions / Re: Newbie intro
« Last post by booksmart on Yesterday at 09:55:18 am »
... I'm hoping hills or parking garages were involved.

I lived in a duplex neighborhood for a stretch, and a teenager learning to drive managed to drive into the kitchen of the duplex across the street from us. Bonus: through the back door.

They'd hit the gas a little too aggressively coming around the corner, and panicked, locking their foot all the way down on the gas, and continuing the corner up the hill, through the backyard, and into the backdoor.  Luckily, my friend that lived in that duplex was in his room instead of cooking.

Near perfect Fibonacci spiral, though, through the yard.
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Announcements and Introductions / Re: Newbie intro
« Last post by Top Dog on Yesterday at 09:20:08 am »
Coelacanth,
I guess I have been on the "dark side" for many decades.

Funny thing about snubbies is at my department,guys would do the qualifcations with their duty pieces and then pack the snubby and go on their way.

Virtually all back up guns were snubbies.

I have an Air Force Condor for ten years now as well as a Benjamin Discovery (both 22s) top it off with three Sheridans from three different decades pretty well round it off.

About 7 years ago I had a couple of articles published in Airgun Hobbist magazine. One about the advantages of airguns and the other about the Sheridan air rifles.

As an LEO for forty years,I do have tales to tell like;

How would you go about investigating a motor vehicle accident where a car was driven into a kitchen?

Did I mention that the kitchen was on the 2nd floor?

Yup,she did it....and in reverse too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You gotta love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                             Top Dog
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Announcements and Introductions / Re: Newbie intro
« Last post by coelacanth on June 14, 2021, 02:00:43 pm »
Glad you could join us.  You sound like a man with a few interesting stories to tell.   :cool

Snubbies are, or have been, a frequent topic of conversation around here and many of us are fond of them.  The standard reply to people who have only lately discovered an interest in revolvers is a mixed bag metaphor from Star Wars:   1) "An elegant weapon from a more civilized era",  or   2) Welcome to the dark side . . .  >:D   

I don't know how any shooter can't have at least a passing interest in air guns.  Most of us grew up in close proximity to at least one or more examples like the famous Daisy BB guns or the old Sheridan pump rifles.  The old ones are still as much fun as they used to be and the modern versions have almost completely re-written the rulebook about air guns in general. 

Lots of pretty good archived material around here from years past and even though our numbers have dwindled a bit we can still have a lively discussion. 
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Announcements and Introductions / Re: Newbie intro
« Last post by booksmart on June 13, 2021, 12:05:11 pm »
We try. Welcome aboard.
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Announcements and Introductions / Re: Newbie intro
« Last post by Top Dog on June 13, 2021, 09:07:36 am »
Top Dog here,found this forum quite by accident while reading up on the Fitz Special revolvers.

'Nam Vet (64,65,66) and guarded the President 66-68,then was an LEO from '68-2008.  That retirement did not last long as then I started to teach college ten days later for 3 yrs until my wife took ill and had to care for her.

Main interest is in snubbies and high end air rifles.

Needless to say,this is a very unique forum.

                                                                                   Top Dog
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