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Hi VFMaddict!

Yes, it seemed like a lot of shooting, and reloading for that matter, but I was shooting 300 - 500 rounds per session, 2 sometimes 3 times a week.
All shot strings were 10 shots.

Speed drills were 150 to 300 rnds. as fast as I could keep them on target, from 3 to 15 yards. Those usually took something under 4 seconds per magazine.

Aimed fire was over 200 rnds., and the goal was to keep that under 10 seconds per string.

I was being mentored by a friend that is a IPSC Grand Master. I can honestly say that I learned a lot about pistol shooting, but I am still NOWHERE near this guy. He worked part-time as a Range Officer near his home, and fires over 300,000 rnds. a year. He says he'd shoot more but lacks the time!

Anyway, sometimes I'd go to the range where I was a member at mid-day, if there weren't other shooters there, they'd let me turn the lights out. The only light was from the Range Officer's booth behind me.

All of my GLOCKS have tritium night sights. THAT was fun. You could just make out the target silhouette. With the night sights I could actually see my sight picture clearer than in daylight. You can shoot some pretty nice groups in low light.

2005 was my 1st full year after my divorce, and included a bit more "me time" than I previously had. Different time, different economy. That year I think I spent something like $3500 in reloading components. I calculate over 700 pounds of lead fired downrange.

So keep shooting, stay illuminated, have fun, and be safe!

later,

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I've had 2 Beretta 92's. An FS and an F. I've shot over 15,000 rnds on the F and over 7,000 on the FS and not ONE jam. I've even shot corrosive Russian rounds with steel casings that warp and what not.

Now as far as it not shooting straight....well, it's not always the gun's fault! haha..just kidding. Big Smile

Anyone here like H&K USP's?

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GO BIG or GO HOME! Words borrowed from my friend 1BIGGUN at Gunco forum. Huntin flashlights brought me here. If I can't buy them I make them. Here are some of my toys.

 

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My PT54 red (max 750lm) in my own Copper/Aluminum heatsink  and PT120 green (max 4300lm) work in progress.

 

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My S&W 500 Pistol and matching Saiga Semi-auto 500 S&W conversion (100% done my me) with 501b Cree green @ 1400ma aspherical with Phlatlights.

 

toys 2

This Saiga Conversion conversion was done in 2008 and is on many gun forums and was first posted on THEAKFORUM.

Hope you enjoyed the show!

Regards,

Willie

 

 

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Got the pistol for my 50th Bday from my GF. Took a doe @ 56yds in 2009. The Saiga conversion has one kill, a javelina @ 130yds. Like the Cowboy concept of one cartridge does all. Own a coupe of other pairs. The Saiga idea was born when I was looking at a 5.56 Norinco magazine and for fun placed a 500S&W round in it. Bought the Saiga 410 with the conversion in mind, never had a shotgun shell fired in it. The rest is history. Have built many firearms and componets over the years including receivers from barstock on manual and CNC equipment. Am a machinist since 1974. Don't try this at home kids.
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Here is a few pics I have on my computer of my small pre-war Remington collection.

Remington autoloading shotgun made in 1910, before they renamed it the model 11.

Pre model 11 Remington auto loader

Remington Model 510 made in august of 1939.

1939 Remington model 510

and as it sits now because it was already D&T for lyman mounts, I modified a weaver mount so it would match with the holes that where already drilled.

1939 Remington model 510 after

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Our bodyguard.... Mossberg 590A1 18.5" +2, GRS

 

My Trusty Sidekick.... Springfield Armory XD .45 Tactical

 

...and our Critter Plinker... Marlin 795 22lr

 

Looking to add to the family in the next 12 months... either a .22lr or .38/.380 special for the Missus and a AR-15 16.5" Rifle to complete the set. That is if I don't spend all our money on lights! Money mouth

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That's what's next on my list...an AR. Might just get a receiver before things change here. Who know's what Brown will do for you.. Wink

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fishmaniac wrote:

That's what's next on my list...an AR. Might just get a receiver before things change here. Who know's what Brown will do for you.. Wink

 

I helped the neighbor convince his girlfriend that these days an AR can be considered a safe investment rather than merely a toy. Considering the way governments are heading with gun laws, a semi-auto assault rifle can potentially be a hot commodity in the near future. Well.. I'm speaking for the USA where the people are still fighting hard for the right to bear arms and if that gets stripped away then, well.. the first civil war might look like a scrimmage in comparison Wink

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weiser701 wrote:

Considering the way governments are heading with gun laws, a semi-auto assault rifle can potentially be a hot commodity in the near future. Well.. I'm speaking for the USA where the people are still fighting hard for the right to bear arms and if that gets stripped away then, well.. the first civil war might look like a scrimmage in comparison Wink

What do you know about gun laws, you live in the FREE state of Montana.Tongue out Try owning a gun in San Fransicko, in the Republik of Kalifornia. Yell  LOL!

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GraveTrain wrote:

Our bodyguard.... Mossberg 590A1 18.5" +2, GRS

 

My Trusty Sidekick.... Springfield Armory XD .45 Tactical

 

...and our Critter Plinker... Marlin 795 22lr

 

Looking to add to the family in the next 12 months... either a .22lr or .38/.380 special for the Missus and a AR-15 16.5" Rifle to complete the set. That is if I don't spend all our money on lights! Money mouth

Nice sidekick, GraveTrain! That beast looks all business and I love it. Smile I have an XD-9 subcompact as my CCW and would love to get a tactical like yours next.
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Nothing major at my house I just try to keep it low profile and make it easier for the Riff Raff to mess with the neighbors instead of my place.

 

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Nice sidekick, GraveTrain! That beast looks all business and I love it. Smile I have an XD-9 subcompact as my CCW and would love to get a tactical like yours next.

I tried the SA, S&W and Glock .45acp's and for me it came down to weight and feel. I particularly liked the grip angle and size on the XD's. I initially wanted to get the XD .45 Service model but having shot both it was all weight balance. LOVE my Tactical. Although I've shot many handguns over the years, the XD was first handgun that I actually owned. Shot close groups right out of the box. Don't plan to mod it at all except maybe getting a Streamlight TLR-3 and swapping the sight with night sights.

If you are already accustomed to the XD line, I suggest going to the range and shooting both the Service and Tactical models. Maybe even looking at the XD-M?Money mouth

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Hey GraveTrain,

Does that 590 have a magazine extension on it? Please tell me, is it an ELEVEN SHOOTER?

Where did you get it, and how much did it cost? Good stuff man!

I've got a 590 something, I bought it from a friend, it didn't come with the same sights, but I'm not sure that I want to get them. No rush, I can still hit a paper plate 5 outa 5 at 50 yards. I do like slugs, I'm thinking about reloading them to keep the costs of plinking down.

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30 x 40

32x9

21x9

22x40

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parkerdude wrote:

Hey GraveTrain,

Does that 590 have a magazine extension on it? Please tell me, is it an ELEVEN SHOOTER?

Where did you get it, and how much did it cost? Good stuff man!

I've got a 590 something, I bought it from a friend, it didn't come with the same sights, but I'm not sure that I want to get them. No rush, I can still hit a paper plate 5 outa 5 at 50 yards. I do like slugs, I'm thinking about reloading them to keep the costs of plinking down.

PD -

Yes it is. But.... because my 590A1 is an 18.5" barrel, stock it is a 6 in the chute with 1 chambered. So now it's a 8 in the chute and 1 chambered. Just shy of a 11 shot. Sad

I purchased it from a fellow member over at shotgunworld.com (MAX100) who thought he was making it just for a few people until he got inundated with calls. I'm not even sure if he's making it anymore. I liked it because it was the ONLY mag tube extension that was level with the barrel. I believe Choate makes mag extensions for the Mossy's that I've seen bring the count to like 15 rounds in the chute. Kinda goofy lookin' tho.

BTW, best thing about using 00 buck in your shotgun? Not much aiming involved. Innocent

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same with bird shot, just not the same stopping power... they will feel it still, im sure on that

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GraveTrain wrote:

parkerdude wrote:

Hey GraveTrain,

Does that 590 have a magazine extension on it? Please tell me, is it an ELEVEN SHOOTER?

Where did you get it, and how much did it cost? Good stuff man!

I've got a 590 something, I bought it from a friend, it didn't come with the same sights, but I'm not sure that I want to get them. No rush, I can still hit a paper plate 5 outa 5 at 50 yards. I do like slugs, I'm thinking about reloading them to keep the costs of plinking down.

PD -

Yes it is. But.... because my 590A1 is an 18.5" barrel, stock it is a 6 in the chute with 1 chambered. So now it's a 8 in the chute and 1 chambered. Just shy of a 11 shot. Sad

I purchased it from a fellow member over at shotgunworld.com (MAX100) who thought he was making it just for a few people until he got inundated with calls. I'm not even sure if he's making it anymore. I liked it because it was the ONLY mag tube extension that was level with the barrel. I believe Choate makes mag extensions for the Mossy's that I've seen bring the count to like 15 rounds in the chute. Kinda goofy lookin' tho.

BTW, best thing about using 00 buck in your shotgun? Not much aiming involved. Innocent

Oh, I don't know what I was thinking. I didn't know that Mossy 590's came with 18.5" barrels.

Mine is like 20", and the magazine tube goes all the way to the end on the barrel. It's an 8 shot magazine tube.

For some reason I thought you'd added 2 more to an 8 shot mag tube.

Great gun though, I like me my Mossy's.

Just to stir the pot. You know that they're BETTER than those nasty old Remington 870's, Remington didn't even submit a shotgun for the Government trials, the same trials that Mossberg passed 8-)

Keep shootin'!

Mossberg 590

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The picture of a bullet coming out of that Smith is so cool.  I don't care for S and W automatics, by the way.

 

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didnt read the whole thread, but auto loaders jamming may be the ramp. the ramp aligns the bullet into the chamber. sometimes some file work or a good polishing can fix it. worked on one of my llama 45s

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

The picture of a bullet coming out of that Smith is so cool.  I don't care for S and W automatics, by the way.

 

Foy

I have 2 auto Smiths the 4516 has a special place in my heart. It is basically an improved 1911 it was designed as a test bed for the 10mm for uncle sam and then necked it down for a 45 auto after the 10mm deal went south and Smith spent millions on all the machining for it. It is a solid chunk of stainless and has a cult following. If you have big hands and see one of these try it you might like it, they are getting hard to find.

If I had to own just one gun it would be a 12 gauge if i got 2 the Smith 4516 would be 2nd.

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Can I ask how much is a 5.56mm NATO round (or a box of it), and also 20mm rounds? Thanks.

How about 40mm grenades, and M72 LAW rockets?

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2100 wrote:

Can I ask how much is a 5.56mm NATO round (or a box of it), and also 20mm rounds? Thanks.

How about 40mm grenades, and M72 LAW rockets?

There you go again, 2100.   Always interested in the biggest bang per buck and the longest throwers.........lol

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2100 wrote:

Can I ask how much is a 5.56mm NATO round (or a box of it), and also 20mm rounds? Thanks.

How about 40mm grenades, and M72 LAW rockets?

There you go again, 2100.   Always interested in the biggest bang per buck and the longest throwers.........lol

No, because i fired them before during my national service in the Air Force (infantry based in there). It was for free.....we can't fire nothing here for nuts outside of the military.

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No, because i fired them before during my national service in the Air Force (infantry based in there). It was for free.....we can't fire nothing here for nuts outside of the military.

I know what you mean.   The UK isn't much different these days.   No pistols whatsoever, No self-loading rifles (unless they are .22 rimfire) and Shotguns 3 round capacity max.   Far different from when I was a lad.

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2100 wrote:

Can I ask how much is a 5.56mm NATO round (or a box of it), and also 20mm rounds? Thanks.

How about 40mm grenades, and M72 LAW rockets?

5.56mm Nato goes for $7-$20 per box of 20 rounds the price varies wildly as does the quality of ammo. I usually buy 1000 round box when they go on sale for about $200, since ammo doesn't go bad if stored properly.

Purchasing owning and firing heavy guns like a 20mm requires a very expensive tax stamp that very few people buy same goes for full auto tax stamp for that is $200 I believe.

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5.56mm Nato goes for $7-$20 per box of 20 rounds the price varies wildly as does the quality of ammo. I usually buy 1000 round box when they go on sale for about $200, since ammo doesn't go bad if stored properly.

Purchasing owning and firing heavy guns like a 20mm requires a very expensive tax stamp that very few people buy same goes for full auto tax stamp for that is $200 I believe.

I see, so 5.56 is not that bad i guess, something like 1.75" consumer fireworks per round/shell.  Smile

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2100 wrote:

Can I ask how much is a 5.56mm NATO round (or a box of it), and also 20mm rounds? Thanks.

How about 40mm grenades, and M72 LAW rockets?

50BMG is the largest round in the US (without a destructive device permits) although there are some old rounds that exceed .50 in diameter that are exempt. Kommiefornia  50BMG is outlawed. No grenades or claymores. No full auto but we can bump fire although it is complete waste of ammo.

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willie wrote:

2100 wrote:

Can I ask how much is a 5.56mm NATO round (or a box of it), and also 20mm rounds? Thanks.

How about 40mm grenades, and M72 LAW rockets?

50BMG is the largest round in the US (without a destructive device permits) although there are some old rounds that exceed .50 in diameter that are exempt. Kommiefornia  50BMG is outlawed. No grenades or claymores. No full auto but we can bump fire although it is complete waste of ammo.

They tried to make me purchase a destructive device tax stamp for my Street Sweeper 12 round 12 gauge after I had owned it for a couple years, yeah right.

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willie wrote:
50BMG is the largest round in the US (without a destructive device permits) although there are some old rounds that exceed .50 in diameter that are exempt. Kommiefornia  50BMG is outlawed. No grenades or claymores. No full auto but we can bump fire although it is complete waste of ammo.

So those youtube vids of those miniguns/bigger calibres, they are fired only at a gun club's range and locked there?

12.5mm is still plenty big, still give you that punch in the chest when 10m away.   Smile

 

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2100 wrote:

willie wrote:
50BMG is the largest round in the US (without a destructive device permits) although there are some old rounds that exceed .50 in diameter that are exempt. Kommiefornia  50BMG is outlawed. No grenades or claymores. No full auto but we can bump fire although it is complete waste of ammo.

So those youtube vids of those miniguns/bigger calibres, they are fired only at a gun club's range and locked there?

12.5mm is still plenty big, still give you that punch in the chest when 10m away.   Smile

 

I went to a club and rented some full autos for my birthday tons of fun but very expensive. They typically charge a buck a round and a 30 shot clip goes in seconds. I tried about 10 different weapons.  I have some videos I can post if anybody has a particular weapon they want to see. The Glock 18 full auto 9mm pistol was my favorite and the AK47 bruised the crap out of my shoulder.

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