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Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 01-03-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By Garandman1945
Cut down wood stocks on shotguns?

So I've been thinking about acquiring a more tactical shotgun (my only two shotguns are both 28" barrel hunting/skeet guns) for home D and also just for fun. I know the more reliable/easy/better...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 04-23-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Garandman1945
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Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 04-23-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By Garandman1945
RIA vs ATI

I bought a RIA 1911a1 GI from Buds for $400 about six months ago. I'm quite happy with it. The fit and finish is great, it's accurate and it wasn't overpriced.

Here it is with original grips, and...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 04-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Garandman1945
He wants $300 for everything and it is the...

He wants $300 for everything and it is the pre-lawsuit model.
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 04-15-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Garandman1945
ATI GSG-5 (1st generation) value/reliability?

Hi all, I've been looking for a good relatively reliable/accurate .22 semi for plinking and to round out my SHTF collection.
A buddy of mine is trying to sell me his ATI GSG-5, the rifle, two...
Firearms Forum: Training & Safety 04-12-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,504
Posted By Garandman1945
Defeat a sniper quickly?

I'm a volunteer firefighter and we use thermal imaging cameras for fires. The major drawback with those is that they take the surface temp of whatever they are looking at, with no penetration...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 04-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,970
Posted By Garandman1945
So I called PSA today about my aforementioned...

So I called PSA today about my aforementioned dream upper which was no longer listed. The guy told me that because of customer complains about the website/too many "temporarily out of stock"...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 04-10-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,970
Posted By Garandman1945
This is almost as good, but the free float rail...

This is almost as good, but the free float rail is three inches shorter...
Call me crazy but I want the 15" not the 12"... I figure if I'm building it, I might as well build it perfect.
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 04-09-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,970
Posted By Garandman1945
That's good to hear. I hope it comes back in...

That's good to hear.
I hope it comes back in stock, when I looked on the website earlier today I could no longer find it, whereas before it was there with a "temporarily out of stock" label.
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 04-09-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,970
Posted By Garandman1945
I adore my Garand, but it isn't ideal for certain...

I adore my Garand, but it isn't ideal for certain situations. Ammo is cheaper/easier to find for an AR, as well as parts in a pinch. The ammo is also lighter, as is the gun (compared to the 10 pound...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 04-09-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,970
Posted By Garandman1945
I believe it was listed at $375 because it's a...

I believe it was listed at $375 because it's a blem.

I think it's perfect, I love the flat profile and it's got everything I want in it.
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 04-09-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,970
Posted By Garandman1945
Here is the upper I'm eyeballing (when it's back...

Here is the upper I'm eyeballing (when it's back in stock)...

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/psa-16-m4-premium-ss15g2-blem-ready-for-duty-without-bcg-or-charging-handle.html
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 04-07-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,970
Posted By Garandman1945
Thanks for all the advice everyone. I...

Thanks for all the advice everyone.

I decided to go for the build!

I just bought my PSA complete lower (blackhawk edition) with stock for $150 shipped. I tossed in a $24 charging handle while I...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 04-06-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,970
Posted By Garandman1945
SHTF AR on a budget, build or buy?

Hello all, I am in need of some guidance...

I'm a broke @$$ college student looking to score my very first modern gun for use in a SHTF situation (and for occasional target practice or home...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 03-26-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Garandman1945
The one I looked at had the rear peep Sight and...

The one I looked at had the rear peep Sight and it was grooved for a scope.
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 03-25-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Garandman1945
Thoughts on a mossberg 152 semi? Reliability? Hi-cap mags?

Does anyone have a mossberg 152?
I saw one at my LGS today and thought it was a neat little piece. The flip down fore-grip was cool. Finish was not perfect. They wanted $125.
If I thought I could...
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 03-17-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By Garandman1945
I love my Garand and sks, and it's my love for...

I love my Garand and sks, and it's my love for these old gems that makes me personally lean towards the FN 49, though I've only seen them in shops and never gotten to fire one... yet.
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 03-12-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By Garandman1945
Oh, I want an M1A pretty badly, I just can't...

Oh, I want an M1A pretty badly, I just can't afford a $1,300 gun!

That's why price is an important factor.
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 03-12-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By Garandman1945
Calm down everyone! I should have explained, the...

Calm down everyone! I should have explained, the Garand is not on the list because I already have one in the arsenal! (All original, mint, Feb of '45) best damn gun I own. I'm looking for a nice...
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 03-11-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By Garandman1945
Best old battle rifle (aside from the M14/M1A)

I'm sure this topic has been done to death but...

If you were thinking about getting a historic (but still reliable) semi-auto battle rifle on a budget, what model would you opt for ASIDE FROM THE...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-08-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Garandman1945
Plan B My LGS has a sportsterized Type I for...

Plan B

My LGS has a sportsterized Type I for the same price numrich was charging for just the bolt.
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-08-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Garandman1945
Ahh, good catch! I looked at numrich to see the...

Ahh, good catch! I looked at numrich to see the price, I didn't notice the "sold out" to the side of it! There goes the easy strategy...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-08-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Garandman1945
Oh, I definitely meant another type 1 bolt! ...

Oh, I definitely meant another type 1 bolt!

The guy just wants $75 bucks. I was going to offer $50.

Thanks for the good head spacing info. Sounds like it could be worth the gamble...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 03-08-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Garandman1945
Can you generally replace a bolt easily?

I have an opportunity to buy a Arisaka type 1 rifle (the Italian arisaka) for a low price, but it's missing the bolt. Would I be able to just buy a bolt assembly and pop it in, or is there more...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 03-06-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By Garandman1945
Thanks for all the input guys! After a...

Thanks for all the input guys!

After a little research, I think C3 is right (as usual!) about the pricing at the end of the project. Realistically the best option is to find one sporsterized or...
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