Dagwood wrote:This does seem like it could be easily posted in the gun control thread in the R&P Forum.
However my thoughts are that high prices and low inventory is just the new normal. You should pick the gun you want and then save for it. Saving 300 bucks on something that is potentialy saving your life does not make sense.
mortifiedPenguin wrote:Turns out I was wrong . I managed to find an RIA 1911 Tactical in the $400-500 range (from what I read, that's about right?). It got to the dealer last Thursday and I can pick it up on Monday.I don't think I'll be buying particularly soon
mortifiedPenguin wrote:any tips on maintenance?
mortifiedPenguin wrote:And where do I find cheap, decent ammo?
The Swamp wrote:I usually recommend a Ruger 10/22. They used to be pretty cheap, they are great little guns and they have more accessories than an iPhone. You can start basic and over the years add on all sort of accessories to make it do pretty much everything. Want some black tacticool plinker? Buy an Archangel stock and a holosight. Long range accuracy? Buy a heavy bull barrel, thumbhole stock and drop in a new trigger. Want to get really weird? Buy a bullpup stock and paint it electric green.I've had a hard time finding revolvers where I am. I haven't seriously searched for 1911s since I had assumed that the massive, epic run on guns had affected their supply, too. One thing I was thinking about was a nice .22 rifle, say, a Ruger. I haven't checked, so I don't know if there is a massive shortage on those, as well. What would you suggest for a nice .22 rifle?
Looking for Knowledge wrote:Picked up a .40. Looking for a 9 to complete the set.
tanker27 wrote:Looking for Knowledge wrote:Picked up a .40. Looking for a 9 to complete the set.
Thats a nice .40, how much did that set you back?
tanker27 wrote:Hoppe's for cleaning fouling. CLP for protection. CLP is absolute garbage as a cleaner/solvent (I carried a bottle of Hoppe's with me when I went to war), but it works really good as a lubricant and protectant. Which is probably why the military uses it, because if a firearm is properly lubed and protected from rust, it will still work. A gun that's clean but improperly lubed or protected will fail quickly. Cleanliness is overrated. Still, I like my guns clean, not just oily.mortifiedPenguin wrote:any tips on maintenance?
Hoppes #9 for everything, even the polymer stuff. I also use a synthetic grease on my Sig, TW25b. I tend to stay away from Breakfree and CLP, but thats just a preference of mine fueled by the overuse of it while I was on active duty.
mortifiedPenguin wrote:Reload. Otherwise, Wal-Mart. And good luck finding anything there right now.And where do I find cheap, decent ammo?
Vrock wrote:From what I've read, that's almost a hobby in and of itself. While I think I'll stick to just one new hobby (for now ), what's it take to get into reloading? I've also read here and there that reloading supplies are also starting to be in short(er) supply. True?Reload.
mortifiedPenguin wrote:Vrock wrote:From what I've read, that's almost a hobby in and of itself. While I think I'll stick to just one new hobby (for now ), what's it take to get into reloading? I've also read here and there that reloading supplies are also starting to be in short(er) supply. True?Reload.
Black Applesauce wrote:Anyone know a place where I could get a sick paint job on a .44 magnum.
I used one not long ago and I fell in love!
Buub wrote:I'm thinking of picking up an AR-15. I am not going to spend extravagantly. Just start out with the basics and build on it.
Anything I should pay particular attention to? Anything I should make sure I avoid?
Best/worst brands for this approach?
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paulWTAMU wrote:Everything's too...fuzzy for lack of a better word. Damned if I understand how that's really possible with glasses but oh well.