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GUN THREAD... your last hold to freedom....Answers to questions you have been afraid to ask

 
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Just for the record, everyone should buy an AK47. Cheap gun, cheap ammo, highly reliable.
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The best assault rifle ever made and the bullets are easy to get. You can trudge that thing through the mud, freeze it, soak it, and it'll still do the job. I don't have a AK but I do have an AR-15 and I love the .223 ammo!
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Hell yeah. I thought about getting an AR-15, but I can pick up an AK for 1/2 to 1/3 the price.
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The AK is a great buy man! Get an AK, have a .12 gauge at your bedroom door and a 1911 cocked and locked a ready to roll.
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The best assault rifle ever made and the bullets are easy to get. You can trudge that thing through the mud, freeze it, soak it, and it'll still do the job. I don't have a AK but I do have an AR-15 and I love the .223 ammo!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1194147


Hell yeah. I thought about getting an AR-15, but I can pick up an AK for 1/2 to 1/3 the price.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1042753

You can build a AR-15 now for 500 all day long.

The AK though is and will always be the best and most reliable assault weapon ever developed.Pretty dam good for a gun made in 1947.
I have the Saiga 12,.223,308 and 7.62x39 (all p grips on them) they are real russian recievers.
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We must be brothers as we own the exact same rifles in AK variant :--))
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Saigas are the best.It is the closest we will ever get to real AK'S.
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Just for the record, everyone should buy an AK47. Cheap gun, cheap ammo, highly reliable.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1042753


TOTALLY AGREE!

Also...buy a Draco AK-47 - it is the legal pistol version of the AK-47. Nothing beats a pistol with a 40 round magazine :--))
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1250848

I have a Krink pistol.They are cool for the fun factor but i would rather have a full stocked AK any day.
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Yes...AK rifle first...then AK Draco pistol next. In a SHTF scenario, it would be great to have a rifle & pistol that accept the same ammo...especially, the 7.62X39 ammo :--))
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Hell yeah. I thought about getting an AR-15, but I can pick up an AK for 1/2 to 1/3 the price.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1042753

You can build a AR-15 now for 500 all day long.

The AK though is and will always be the best and most reliable assault weapon ever developed.Pretty dam good for a gun made in 1947.
I have the Saiga 12,.223,308 and 7.62x39 (all p grips on them) they are real russian recievers.
 Quoting: Fubar 980749


We must be brothers as we own the exact same rifles in AK variant :--))
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1250848

Saigas are the best.It is the closest we will ever get to real AK'S.
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AGREE - 100%!
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The best assault rifle ever made and the bullets are easy to get. You can trudge that thing through the mud, freeze it, soak it, and it'll still do the job. I don't have a AK but I do have an AR-15 and I love the .223 ammo!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1194147


Hell yeah. I thought about getting an AR-15, but I can pick up an AK for 1/2 to 1/3 the price.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1042753

You can build a AR-15 now for 500 all day long.

The AK though is and will always be the best and most reliable assault weapon ever developed.Pretty dam good for a gun made in 1947.
I have the Saiga 12,.223,308 and 7.62x39 (all p grips on them) they are real russian recievers.
 Quoting: Fubar 980749


We must be brothers as we own the exact same rifles in AK variant :--))
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I knew this thread would bring people together.
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OP, I am interested in purchasing my first gun, a pistol. I'm leaning towards a .40 cal Glock. I wanted to get the GEN 4 glock. It was a S&W. I get confused about that, it could be a Glock, but a Smith & Wesson glock? Although Glock is also a manufacturer? Sorry, I'm a noob.

Anyway...what do you think?
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Smith & Wesson, and Glock are competing manufactures. If anyone knows differently, please post.

.40 Cal and 9mm are very similar. It comes down to ammo availability for me. .40 cal has a slightly bigger kick. Pick a gun that feels comfortable in your hand and then try it out in the firing range to see it you like it. Be sure to take a lesson please.
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Glock is still Glock.. Smith & Wesson bought Walther...
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Have you ever eaten bear... yuukkk. But if need be, good for its skin if cold and the grid goes down.
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I take strong issue with this statement. Bears taste just fine.
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Anybody know much about Taurus? I saw very inexpensive pre-owned .40 at the store last week.
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You're responsible for every bullet that leaves your gun. Where's that bullet fired into the sky going to land?
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you do know that the actual bullet is the tip of the shell and is no bigger than a pea. If it falls back on your head you will wonder if bird just pooped on you.
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No serious firearms instructor will ever counsel you to fire into the air. In fact, they will tell you that if you have time to fire a warning shot at all, you're probably not legally justified to shoot at all.
 Quoting: Evil Twin

I'm not going to argue with the Evil Twin.... don't want a banning spanking.
 Quoting: Gabriel

No need to argue..When you are wrong you listen ...Never fire a warning Shot into the air...If you kill an innocent or do any damage you are responsible..
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Have you ever eaten bear... yuukkk. But if need be, good for its skin if cold and the grid goes down.
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I take strong issue with this statement. Bears taste just fine.
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Is there a specific kind of bear thats better eating than the other?
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Anybody know much about Taurus? I saw very inexpensive pre-owned .40 at the store last week.
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Taurus has had a bad rep over the years..If you are going to shoot alot or trust your life to it.. Get a S&W revolver or a Glock Semi auto... I am not a fan boy..but for reliability they are great..
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Have you ever eaten bear... yuukkk. But if need be, good for its skin if cold and the grid goes down.
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I take strong issue with this statement. Bears taste just fine.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 300884

Is there a specific kind of bear thats better eating than the other?
 Quoting: Gabriel

I have eaten bear meat when I lived in Montana...It was a roast..Tasted like beef to me...
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you do know that the actual bullet is the tip of the shell and is no bigger than a pea. If it falls back on your head you will wonder if bird just pooped on you.
 Quoting: Gabriel

No serious firearms instructor will ever counsel you to fire into the air. In fact, they will tell you that if you have time to fire a warning shot at all, you're probably not legally justified to shoot at all.
 Quoting: Evil Twin

I'm not going to argue with the Evil Twin.... don't want a banning spanking.
 Quoting: Gabriel

No need to argue..When you are wrong you listen ...Never fire a warning Shot into the air...If you kill an innocent or do any damage you are responsible..
 Quoting: JF Priest

I agree. But firing in the air worked for me once, but maybe i should have fired into the dirt. I was to scared to think that fast. An instructor did tell me that but who knows, i didn't check his creditials.
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All Guns should be banned! All of them. The feds should take as many as they can from the general Populace and make it a felony carrying decades of Jail-time if caught with one.


The constitution is out of date concerning this matter.....

The American Population is no longer smart enough, responsible enough, and also is lacking good character. They cant be trusted anymore.

You ever just look around you? At the people who are American Citizens?? You want "these people" to have the right to own a fucking GUN??????????????????

yeah, I know, mr big tough guy , you are packing too....thats what keep people from attacking you....

..................................right.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1085031


I think the American citizens you speak of, the ones who are not smart or responsible enough, for them getting a gun isn't really on their agenda. All the gun owners I know are very responsible and know their shit.

The others who own guns are criminals and thugs. They will get the guns in their hands regardless of the law passed by anti-gun folks such as yourself.

So we are allowed to protect ourselves. What is so wrong about that?
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Have you ever eaten bear... yuukkk. But if need be, good for its skin if cold and the grid goes down.
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I take strong issue with this statement. Bears taste just fine.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 300884

Is there a specific kind of bear thats better eating than the other?
 Quoting: Gabriel

I have eaten bear meat when I lived in Montana...It was a roast..Tasted like beef to me...
 Quoting: JF Priest

There is only Black Bears where i am. I wonder if there is a difference in taste from one type to another.
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Okay i'll start. My recommended Hand Gun would be a 9mm for several reasons. The most important reason is the availability of the Ammo if all hell broke lose in the world.
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I'd say a good recommendation for target practice, but for a real defense situation, get something in 45. Even if 9mm will be more plentiful in a SHTF scenario, you won't need nearly as much 45 ammo.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1042753

Very true, but i prefer knowing i can get the ammo. I have high capacity clips so i can shoot a lot of rounds without changing clips.
 Quoting: Gabriel


Gabriel, a word of advice so as to not to continue to be thought a novice or newb, it is "magazine, not "clip. A clip is a metal stripper to load guns such as the M1 Garand and SKS.

For situations of personal carry and home defense I usually recommend a revolver in .38 or .357. S&W, Ruger and Charter Arms offer reliable and affordable products. As a sidearm weapon for shtf I recommend a .40 or .45. with a rifle in .30 cal. as a main battle weapon.
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All Guns should be banned! All of them. The feds should take as many as they can from the general Populace and make it a felony carrying decades of Jail-time if caught with one.


The constitution is out of date concerning this matter.....

The American Population is no longer smart enough, responsible enough, and also is lacking good character. They cant be trusted anymore.

You ever just look around you? At the people who are American Citizens?? You want "these people" to have the right to own a fucking GUN??????????????????

yeah, I know, mr big tough guy , you are packing too....thats what keep people from attacking you....

..................................right.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1085031


I think the American citizens you speak of, the ones who are not smart or responsible enough, for them getting a gun isn't really on their agenda. All the gun owners I know are very responsible and know their shit.

The others who own guns are criminals and thugs. They will get the guns in their hands regardless of the law passed by anti-gun folks such as yourself.

So we are allowed to protect ourselves. What is so wrong about that?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1258175

and, may i add, if you bother reading the posts, this is not about banging our chests about owning a gun, rather this is about knowledge, safety tips, and other useful info. You where the only chest beating post on here. I think i speak for everyone in hoping you never purchase a gun.
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Okay i'll start. My recommended Hand Gun would be a 9mm for several reasons. The most important reason is the availability of the Ammo if all hell broke lose in the world.
 Quoting: Gabriel


I'd say a good recommendation for target practice, but for a real defense situation, get something in 45. Even if 9mm will be more plentiful in a SHTF scenario, you won't need nearly as much 45 ammo.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1042753

Very true, but i prefer knowing i can get the ammo. I have high capacity clips so i can shoot a lot of rounds without changing clips.
 Quoting: Gabriel


Gabriel, a word of advice so as to not to continue to be thought a novice or newb, it is "magazine, not "clip. A clip is a metal stripper to load guns such as the M1 Garand and SKS.

For situations of personal carry and home defense I usually recommend a revolver in .38 or .357. S&W, Ruger and Charter Arms offer reliable and affordable products. As a sidearm weapon for shtf I recommend a .40 or .45. with a rifle in .30 cal. as a main battle weapon.
 Quoting: InCandoreDecus

OOpps, my bad. We just say clips where i'm from. Thanks for straighting me out. And by know means am i a professional at this (although not a novice) and that is why i started this thread. I can always learn more and so should everyone when it comes to firearms. Thanks again.
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All Guns should be banned! All of them. The feds should take as many as they can from the general Populace and make it a felony carrying decades of Jail-time if caught with one.


The constitution is out of date concerning this matter.....

The American Population is no longer smart enough, responsible enough, and also is lacking good character. They cant be trusted anymore.

You ever just look around you? At the people who are American Citizens?? You want "these people" to have the right to own a fucking GUN??????????????????

yeah, I know, mr big tough guy , you are packing too....thats what keep people from attacking you....

..................................right.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1085031


I think the American citizens you speak of, the ones who are not smart or responsible enough, for them getting a gun isn't really on their agenda. All the gun owners I know are very responsible and know their shit.

The others who own guns are criminals and thugs. They will get the guns in their hands regardless of the law passed by anti-gun folks such as yourself.

So we are allowed to protect ourselves. What is so wrong about that?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1258175


Quite often this is true. You see, a person who is trained and armed may no longer exhibit the body language of a victim. You see, many criminals make it part of their business to read people, who is the likely easiest victim who will offer the least resistance or danger to their dastardly deeds.
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I saw a nice gun at the pawn shop called a Bryco, or something like that. I'm going to buy it next week.
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siren2


DO NOT BUY IT!!!

Stay away from Bryco, Jennings and Jiminez...it's all the same company and their products are cheap junk.

If you are on a tight budget and want/need a pistol, I would recommend a Hi-point over a Bryco/Jennings/Jiminez. You can get a 9mm or a .45 for well under $200.

Best advice, save up and get something that you can really depend on.

Just saying...do not use them as your "go to" weapon.
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I'd say a good recommendation for target practice, but for a real defense situation, get something in 45. Even if 9mm will be more plentiful in a SHTF scenario, you won't need nearly as much 45 ammo.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1042753

Very true, but i prefer knowing i can get the ammo. I have high capacity clips so i can shoot a lot of rounds without changing clips.
 Quoting: Gabriel


Gabriel, a word of advice so as to not to continue to be thought a novice or newb, it is "magazine, not "clip. A clip is a metal stripper to load guns such as the M1 Garand and SKS.

For situations of personal carry and home defense I usually recommend a revolver in .38 or .357. S&W, Ruger and Charter Arms offer reliable and affordable products. As a sidearm weapon for shtf I recommend a .40 or .45. with a rifle in .30 cal. as a main battle weapon.
 Quoting: InCandoreDecus

OOpps, my bad. We just say clips where i'm from. Thanks for straighting me out. And by know means am i a professional at this (although not a novice) and that is why i started this thread. I can always learn more and so should everyone when it comes to firearms. Thanks again.
 Quoting: Gabriel


No problem, I have been at this for a long time now. To give you an idea, I bought a Colt Python new retail for $89.95 at a base exchange in Okinawa and brought it back to the US in a carry-on bag through customs through Hawaii.
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All Guns should be banned! All of them. The feds should take as many as they can from the general Populace and make it a felony carrying decades of Jail-time if caught with one.


The constitution is out of date concerning this matter.....

The American Population is no longer smart enough, responsible enough, and also is lacking good character. They cant be trusted anymore.

You ever just look around you? At the people who are American Citizens?? You want "these people" to have the right to own a fucking GUN??????????????????

yeah, I know, mr big tough guy , you are packing too....thats what keep people from attacking you....

..................................right.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1085031


I think the American citizens you speak of, the ones who are not smart or responsible enough, for them getting a gun isn't really on their agenda. All the gun owners I know are very responsible and know their shit.

The others who own guns are criminals and thugs. They will get the guns in their hands regardless of the law passed by anti-gun folks such as yourself.

So we are allowed to protect ourselves. What is so wrong about that?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1258175


Quite often this is true. You see, a person who is trained and armed may no longer exhibit the body language of a victim. You see, many criminals make it part of their business to read people, who is the likely easiest victim who will offer the least resistance or danger to their dastardly deeds.
 Quoting: InCandoreDecus


Yes...good point.
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I have been doing some research since last fall preparing for a purchase and I'm finding myself drawn to revolvers due to their relative simplicity. With the 9mm it seems like I'd have to worry about the magazine jamming and also I don't like not being able to see the bullets. Had been considering the S&W 638, but based on conversations at the shop, I'm now leaning toward a Ruger 357 - its heavier so less kick and and can fire 38 & 357 ammo. Also, it's available in 4" and 6" barrels... I understand that means greater accuracy over short distances but can anyone advise on how much more accurate the 6 would be over the 4? Are there any other advantages to the longer barrel?
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I have been doing some research since last fall preparing for a purchase and I'm finding myself drawn to revolvers due to their relative simplicity. With the 9mm it seems like I'd have to worry about the magazine jamming and also I don't like not being able to see the bullets. Had been considering the S&W 638, but based on conversations at the shop, I'm now leaning toward a Ruger 357 - its heavier so less kick and and can fire 38 & 357 ammo. Also, it's available in 4" and 6" barrels... I understand that means greater accuracy over short distances but can anyone advise on how much more accurate the 6 would be over the 4? Are there any other advantages to the longer barrel?
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I have been doing some research since last fall preparing for a purchase and I'm finding myself drawn to revolvers due to their relative simplicity. With the 9mm it seems like I'd have to worry about the magazine jamming and also I don't like not being able to see the bullets. Had been considering the S&W 638, but based on conversations at the shop, I'm now leaning toward a Ruger 357 - its heavier so less kick and and can fire 38 & 357 ammo. Also, it's available in 4" and 6" barrels... I understand that means greater accuracy over short distances but can anyone advise on how much more accurate the 6 would be over the 4? Are there any other advantages to the longer barrel?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1248143

6in is better targeting but makes for a pretty big gun.(better get a shoulder holster) Most people i believe prefer 4in barrels. Hopefully others will provide you with more insight.
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Have you ever eaten bear... yuukkk. But if need be, good for its skin if cold and the grid goes down.
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I take strong issue with this statement. Bears taste just fine.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 300884

Is there a specific kind of bear thats better eating than the other?
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No idea. But the ones we have in Sweden make for good eatin'... preferably smoked.
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^^
That would be the Brown Bear (Ursus arctos).
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I have been doing some research since last fall preparing for a purchase and I'm finding myself drawn to revolvers due to their relative simplicity. With the 9mm it seems like I'd have to worry about the magazine jamming and also I don't like not being able to see the bullets. Had been considering the S&W 638, but based on conversations at the shop, I'm now leaning toward a Ruger 357 - its heavier so less kick and and can fire 38 & 357 ammo. Also, it's available in 4" and 6" barrels... I understand that means greater accuracy over short distances but can anyone advise on how much more accurate the 6 would be over the 4? Are there any other advantages to the longer barrel?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1248143

Target shooting a longer barrel makes a difference..I have many 8 3/8 inch revolvers.. But in a life saving situation we are usually talking less than 21 feet.. For self defense you want concealibilaty, ease of use, and (familiarity) practice with the weapon...A 2 1/2 inch revolver is a great choice..
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I have been doing some research since last fall preparing for a purchase and I'm finding myself drawn to revolvers due to their relative simplicity. With the 9mm it seems like I'd have to worry about the magazine jamming and also I don't like not being able to see the bullets. Had been considering the S&W 638, but based on conversations at the shop, I'm now leaning toward a Ruger 357 - its heavier so less kick and and can fire 38 & 357 ammo. Also, it's available in 4" and 6" barrels... I understand that means greater accuracy over short distances but can anyone advise on how much more accurate the 6 would be over the 4? Are there any other advantages to the longer barrel?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1248143

Target shooting a longer barrel makes a difference..I have many 8 3/8 inch revolvers.. But in a life saving situation we are usually talking less than 21 feet.. For self defense you want concealibilaty, ease of use, and (familiarity) practice with the weapon...A 2 1/2 inch revolver is a great choice..
 Quoting: JF Priest


+1

I would add that if it is mainly for concealed carry and/or the nightstand, adjustable sights are optional. I prefer adjustable sights even on my CCW weapon, however, the combination of my carry style, particular weapons, body type, and seasonal choice of clothing are not prone to snagging.

If your revolver is a combination home protection and/or recreational weapon, and, if there is more than one person who will use the firearm, choose adjustable sights and a compromise of the longest barrel length comfortable and manageable for all potential shooters.

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