Finally took the time to seek out a good double barrel shotgun. I chose to invest in this Savage 16 gauge shotgun. It’s a tab bit smaller shell, but I like the quality and the cost for what ya get is a very good deal. I am looking forward to taking it out to the range and knocking a few clay pigeons out of the sky with it. Someday I will hopefully go hunting and can claim a duck or quail with this sucker.
So I bought my first 1911 a week ago and finally had a chance to hit up the range with it. I have to admit I am not a fan of it so far. It’s one of the best made 1911’s on the market: a Remington R1. The slide is very smooth, with no wiggle between the slide and receiver that I can tell.
However compared to both Glock handguns that I own I have to say I am not pleased with the 1911 design and performance as a whole. Following a trigger pull the gun is snappy and the barrel is soooo much longer than what I am used to. Even in the infantry the M9 didn’t seem to have that long of a barrel.
Most likely I am just gonna have to get used to how it handles. If the veterans of World War II swear by them, I suppose I just need to practice to get any good at hitting my target.
Today I went to Cabela’s with a few brothers, one of which had never been to this outstanding outdoor superstore. I had recently been told that Cabelas had a used gun section, this is something I had never noticed on my previous trips. So of course, I had to investigate. On the way to the store the boys and I shot the shit about guns and ammo, and all the stuff that we have been too busy to talk about with school in full motion. I mentioned to them that I was in the market for a double barrel shotgun, one with a wood stock for once. All my guns to date seem to have a matt black finish, something I am trying to get away from.
Upon getting inside the store we headed straight to the gun section. We first stopped off at the used gun section and took a good look at their racks. The usual Mosin Nagants, some used hunting rifles, and of course shotguns. Took a good look at some of the double barrel shotguns, and as I was doing so a gentleman stopped and informed me he had just dropped three bouble barrel shotguns off to be sold in the nearby gallery. I told him I’d take a look and after looking at a few more shotguns and rifles my boys headed over to look at ammo and I stepped into the gallery.
At first I asked about the shotguns the gentleman had mentioned to me. They were nice but I wasn’t buying that day and said I would be coming back at a later date. Turned around to leave and that is when I saw the Springfield 1903 on the rack inside the gallery. I asked the gentleman working there if I could take a look at it and he got it down. It was in very good condition, the bolt worked flawlessly and the rifling was crisp when I loooked through the barrel after removing the bolt. What was even more was the price: $800.00! I was hurting inside when the salesman told me it wouldn’t last the weekend, I knew he was right.
I told him I would love to buy it, but I had invested in three guns in the last two months. That is when he mentioned I could put 25% down now and they would hold it 60 days if I could pay for it by that time. I smiled, that was something I could easily do, and immediately began filling out the paperwork. I am so excited to soon be adding this my collection of firearms. This particular rifle has a practical as well as a sentimental value to me. It’s a very well made gun and I can’t wait to rifle a 30-06 round out of it and test its renoun accuracy!!
I finally have gotten my SKS transferred into the local gun store, this rifle is beautiful!! I love the matte black Monte Carlo stock that came with it, in addition to the original wood stock. I’ve heard such great things about this rifle, I am excited to soon take it to the range and run a couple hundred rounds.
The SKS I got was a Type 56 which is made be the Chinese military. It comes with a three point bayonet, but I am going to take it off. It’s easier to hear and less of a hassle while I am shooting. I am so happy that I already have plenty of ammo for the for it. It takes the 7.62 x 51 round, the same type of ammo runs through my AK-47 .
I finally got my Mosin Nagant 91/30 transferred from a shop in Nebraska. The price was a little bit more than the average Mosin, but I it came with the black matt polymer stock I wanted with it. Well worth the extra cash. The polymer stock is suppose to significantly cut back on the recoil of the 7.62 x 51 round coming out of the barrel. I shot one of these rifles that a fraternity brother owned about a year ago and it a decent kick. I am very pleased with the price of the surplus Russian ammo for the gun, never bought so much bulk ammo at such a low price.
This gun should be a blast to shoot and I won’t feel guilty about replacing the rounds.
So I recently bought a brand new Century International Arms AK-47… It has taken me a while to even consider buying one, my experience with it during my deployment to Afghanistan gave it a bad taste in my mouth. However I can’t argue with the quality of the rifle, for the purpose it was made. there is a reason every enemy the US has ever fought since the Korea War has carried it, it works and never stops firing. It’s not the most accurate thing in the world, but within 400 meters it is a very good rifle to have.
Haven’t had a chance to shoot it. It is going to be fun to break it in on the range as soon as the weather gets nicer in the Spring.
Today I picked up my Glock 19 for the local Bass Pro store that is in a town near my apartment. I am so excited, haven’t touch a handgun since the M9 in the service. I am excited to break it in, just hope it’s a lot more accurate than the Beretta they issued us in the infantry. I chose the 9mm for defense purposes, a lot harder to put a round through the wall if someone decides to try and rob me in the middle of the night. Going to the range next week, can’t wait to fire this beauty!!