Yes its WAY off topic considering the site its posted on but I think there are enough interested individuals to warrant a thread about firearms. Specifically the owning of such, what kinds, what brands, your favorites and what you want in the future.
I currently own 3 shotguns; two Remington 870s and an H&R Pardner Pump. All 12 gauges. You might ask: “Why do you have three 12 gauges? Why don’t you have a 20 or any other size?” Because I learned on 20 but I prefer 12. Plus with a 12 gauge you are granted the ability to shoot all three shell sizes: 2 3/4 inch, 3 inch and 3 1/2 inch (the last one only if you have a Super Mag gun, which I have one of).
The guns on my “must have” list currently are the Springfield M1A and a 1911 .45 probably also from Springfield but at this point I’m not too sure who I’m gonna order it from.
So, what do y’all have? (Participation is obviously voluntary since I know how some people don’t like to discuss their firearms over the internet.)
I am not going to list specific models. I mentioned what I had briefly in a previous thread. I would like a 1903 Springfield some day. That is a cool gun. I am looking for a shotgun as well because I was invited deer hunting next year and my deer rifle won’t work in my county.
What kind of Benelli Kip? I bought my dad a Benelli Supernova for Father’s Day last year. Those Italians know what they’re doing! Such a beautiful shotgun with a desert camo pattern. Its a combat shotgun like one of my 870s but several cuts above when it comes to quality. Oddly though it came with ghost ring sights.
I’ve seen the 1903. I like it! I’ve no ambition to get one but my brother has expressed an interest in them. If i may ask though: why wouldn’t your rifle work? Is it a hunting rifle or an AR?
For semi auto shotguns I’ve used a few Browning’s. One of them was an original A5 with an ungodly kick! The other one was significantly newer and SOOOO much lighter, I’m not sure on the model though. You have a COLT AR-15?!?! Holy expensive Batman! Is it an older one or a new model? IE: pre-ban or post-ban?
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I think I’ve heard of silly rules like that before. Supposedly its to keep overhunting at bay right? Still, the idea of taking down a large animal with a shotgun slug instead of a rifle round has always intrigued me.
I actually have no clue what model Benelli shotgun I own. I looked at a bunch of different brands and settled on the pump-action Benelli I now own. It was actually the first gun I bought when I turned 18. IIRC I bought it two days after my birthday and paid around $420ish for it.
Remington 870 express (20 ga.) and a .22 bolt action. As far as want to own I’d love to get my hands on an M1A, 1911, or a Garand but I doubt that’ll be happening anytime soon. Favorite manufacturer is between FN and Magpul.
This is my pride and joy! A Remington 870 Express Home Defense model. 18 inch barrel, 6 shell magazine, recoil reducing 6 position adjustable stock from KickLite, and a 5 shell side saddle also from KickLite. That stock and foregrip are the fourth set that I’ve tried and so far I really like them! I’m no lightweight and I don’t even get a red shoulder anymore but shooting with a recoil reducing stock makes the experience so much more pleasant!
The picture below that is the scabbard I purchased from Mod Gear. Its totally legal to transport my gun with that slung over my back and I find it more convenient since it frees up one of my hands for carrying other stuff. It also gets me some awesome looks, such as when I’m walking to my friend’s apartment across a crowded parking lot!
You know, you could probably get your hands on an M1 more easily than an M1A right now. I’ve thought about buying one before but I’m a big fan of .308 and external magazine fed rifles. Nothing against clips, I just prefer not having to work so hard to reload my weapon.
This country is based on freedom, not control. We have Constitutional rights and those are not going away, no matter how much you wish them to. I bought my guns, took the classes to get a permit to carry, and have exercised that right peacefully. It was only the President who failed to get Congress to go along with his violation of his oaths to preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States.
And by the way, I bought a new gun for my birthday that happened sometime this month. The guy at the gun store wished me happy birthday. It’s a Taurus 9mm. I never had a new semi-automatic before. I can’t wait to go to the range and test it out.
Constitutional rights, as strong as they are, are not absolutes, and never have been. I’ve never understood the argument that the Second Amendment isn’t subject to the same kinds of interpretation as the First (speech can be restricted in time, place and manner, slanderous speech is illegal, etc.), the Fourth (search and seizure could be an entire college course), the Fifth (right against self-incrimination didn’t always mean a right to remain silent, and Miranda rights were an invention of the 1960s), the Sixth (right to counsel used to mean you could pay the lawyer of your choice, not that you could get a state-financed lawyer), and so on. There are legitimate policy choices that can be made in the gun control debate, just as there are in, say, the criminal sentencing field, without violating the Constitution (Second or Eighth Amendment). Background checks, or even national titling of firearms like for automobiles (which was NOT even part of the discussion this past cycle), don’t seem to me to be outside that allowable range of discussion. I have no real objection if the gun advocates convincingly win the policy argument, but just pointing to the text of the Second Amendment is trying to halt that discussion, not facilitate it.
When you’ve grown up around firearms and have spent countless hours shooting them its hard to imagine life without them.
When you’ve grown up in a country that forbids its citizens from owning the types of guns discussed in this thread so far and said country even manages to CONVINCE its citizens that it’s a good idea to keep guns out of their hands then the concept of owning even something as simple as a pump shotgun would seem totally nuts and insane.
But guns don’t kill people or even animals, the triggerman does. Let me ask you Nemo: how many people are stabbed with knives every year in the UK? Last I heard there were quite a few cases, far more than gunshot related injuries or deaths. Bad people are gonna do what they want with whatever they can get their hands on.
I understand that the idea of gun ownership to the average Brit is almost completely alien but have you ever shot a gun? Even held one??? I go out and shoot to relieve stress. Its therapeutic.