Went to the gun shop today.......

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by winds-of-change, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I went to the gun shop today. I filled out paperwork for an FFL transfer of a complete lower for an AR15. Yup, someone so very kindly and generously gifted me a complete lower AR15. One person paid for it for me, another person did the work and is shipping it. I am beyond ecstatic. I don't know how to complete it but I'm hoping my buddies here will help me and I am going to visit Stalkingbear in the Spring so if I don't have it finished then, I have a weekend project for him. :D

    Also, I looked at an LC9 and and LCP side by side. They didn't have any LCR's for me to look at. I see an LCP in my very near future. Like in a week or two. I'll post pictures when I get her. I am screaming excited about this.

    Also, I looked at a Cricket because my granddaughter is 5 years old. The sad thing is, I discovered the Cricket is just the right size for me. :eek: I always have trouble shooting any long guns as they are too big/long for me to hold properly. The Cricket was just right. Do any of you know if I can get a 'grown up' rifle that has a very short stock?
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I would be proud to help you complete your AR build Winds. [​IMG]
     

  3. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Ask away WOC. Try any company w a youth rifle. I know alot of women who shoot "youth" rifles so why not you?

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Do I have to travel down to Florida to get some guidance on finishing this AR? I wouldn't mind. Shooting your "Canebrake" 1911 is on my bucket list. :D
     
  5. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Congrats on the lower, but it will be very lonely until you get it paired up. Many people around here suggest building the lower from parts (I guess that part is finished for you) and buying a complete upper. You certainly wouldn't need to build the upper from parts unless you really want to for the experience.

    What color LCP? I'm sure you've seen the raspberry one in Cane's family.
     
  6. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Na shes gettin a pink one to match her Buckmark grips;)

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  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Yes, I do believe the lower is complete. I haven't seen it yet. And if you don't have to build the upper than I guess I might even be able to do that myself. Except I won't know what to buy, which is where I will need some guidance.

    They don't make the raspberry colored LCP anymore. It was a limited edition. They now have the "Zombie Slayer" edition, but I think I'll pass on that. I think I just want an all black one.........so if I ever have to pull it in self defense no one will see the glint of stainless steel. :cool:
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Winds, you know you have an open invitation to spend some time here at the canbrake hilton on the lake.

    Now's the time to visit south Florida.
     
  9. Marlinman

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    If you wanted them to see SS shove a ruger gp100 in their face.

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  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Yeah, there's a lot of stainless steel on my GP100. But it's a BIG gun. I want to carry this LCP around my house and property. It's not legal to carry it anywhere else in Illinois. My GP100 has a permanent place next to my bed. The LCP will be my daytime companion. And the beautiful Mark II is my 'fun gun'. :D
     
  11. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Have to admit though that the Oh $&*#!!! Factor of the BIG gun in a BG's face can and does go a long ways;) yes sadly IL is a lame state. Then again barack was governor there so im not shocked. Alot of good gun lovin folks there though, yourself included WOC.

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  12. CHLChris

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    Nutnfancy (on youtube...do you know the guy?) has a term called a "Super-Carry gun." That is any gun that is so small/light/comfortable that you never feel the need to take it off. The LCP is firmly in that category.

    I keep a Kahr P380 on my person most of the time. It is actually a hair smaller than the LCP, if you can believe that.

    I wish I could actually fall asleep...
     
  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Okay. I'm coming to visit. I'll be there Friday and I'll be staying until the end of April. Thanks for the open invitation, Cane. ;)

    A Kahr P380, huh? I'll take a look but I have my heart set on a LCP.

    Sleeping at night is very over rated. That is unless you have to go to work in the morning. :(
     
  14. trip286

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    Winds, if you now have a complete AR lower, all you have to do is pick an upper and pop it on. These can ship to your door in most states, but with you being in sillynoise you might want to double check.

    I generally would choose the same maker as the lower, you'll need to decide on what chambering, and the sights you want. I would probably lean towards iron sights, because it's what I know, and some of those red dots can get quite pricey.

    Best of luck to you, and give us pics when it's done!
     
  15. PSYCHOFREAK3

    PSYCHOFREAK3 New Member

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    Hey Trip even in Illinois you can still have an upper shipped to your door, and it is a great feeling seeing that strange looking long and thin box sitting on your doorstep.
     
  16. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Same here ,only I had it shipped to my work and of course everyone here is gun friendly at work but everyone was nosey to find out what was in the box , Got it out and most everyone was in aweee, really you can own that in IL :) Yup for now anyway :D
     
  17. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I'll bet that is a great feeling :)
    I only made that comment because I know Illinois is more restrictive than MS.
     
  18. Gert999

    Gert999 New Member

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    Yep Gotta love illinois, going out to buy some extra ammo this weekend and prolly every weekend to everyother weekend till they turn down that stupid bill!!!!
     
  19. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Winds: Hopefully the lower will have an adjustable stock. If it does it will fit you fine. Savage does make a woman's hi power rifle now but any of the youth stocks should fit you. I always had to shorten the stocks for my wife's rifles. Shoot the LCP before you buy one as I dont find them pleasant to shoot.
     
  20. fmj

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    its not overly difficult to cut down a butt stock....

    for the record i am UBER JEALOUS!! your gonna have your AR before I will!:mad: but mine will have an adjustable stock so kids and wifey can join in the fun too.