The Icrontic Gun Thread

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  • _k_k P-Town, Texas Icrontian
    Actually it isn't a negative if you are put on the FBI's list. The FBI, from all of the accounts I have read, show up and are extremely polite with only having the sole intention of wanting to have a very honest discussion with you. Usually they aren't shy about telling you how long they have "known" of your actions, just checking up on people verifying what they already know. I know someone who has property extremely close to the Bush's ranch and they had a bunch of kids out there for shooting team practice while the president was home, you had to stick your feet under the fence to get a full 600 yards from the targets. The Texas police freaked out but when the SS showed up they asked what they were doing on their own property and then said sorry about people bothering them.

    It is always good not be watched by anyone but you also have to compare that to the "good enough" metric.
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indy Icrontian

    I'm making a thing.

    Guppy
  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indy Icrontian
    edited January 2016

    And I bought a thing a month or so ago.

    UPSLynxErrorNullTurnip
  • DontCallMeKelsoDontCallMeKelso Kelso 'The Great Asshole' San Jose, CA Icrontian

    Theres a gun thread?! Hell yea!

    Here's me and my only gun (older pic, haven't shot in a while). I've got a 1948 Lee Enfield No.4 Mk1 .303

    GuppyBasilRyder
  • CyrixInsteadCyrixInstead Stoke-on-Trent, England Icrontian

    I have a potato gun, does that count?

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian

    !bang

  • IvanIvan Icrontian

    @Ryder CLICK. Congrats, idiot. That’s 1.

  • the_technocratthe_technocrat IC-MotY1 Indy Icrontian
    edited January 2016

    @Ivan said:
    @Ryder CLICK. Congrats, idiot. That’s 1.

    !bang

  • IvanIvan Icrontian

    @the_technocrat CLICK. Congrats, idiot. That’s 1.

  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian Scoundrel Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    edited November 2016

    kind of a stupid question, but you don'y need a background check to purchase Dragon's breath shells do you?
    I ask because I was gonna get my grandpa some for his 12 gauge for Christmas (along with a goodie bag of a few other specialty loads)

  • DontCallMeKelsoDontCallMeKelso Kelso 'The Great Asshole' San Jose, CA Icrontian

    @Creeperbane2 said:
    kind of a stupid question, but you don'y need a background check to purchase Dragon's breath shells do you?
    I ask because I was gonna get my grandpa some for his 12 gauge for Christmas (along with a goodie bag of a few other specialty loads)

    Dragons Breath are usually not 100% legal anymore... so I'd imagine you do

  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian

    After some cursory investigation the other day I've learned that, not only is the Lee Enfield Rifle a non-restricted firearm in Canada but there's a large number of them still on the market, some from milsurp.

    I've decided that the Lee Enfield No.4 will be the first firearm in my collection once I've started my career.

    DontCallMeKelsoDeathJester
  • DeathJesterDeathJester Lone Wolf Oklahoma Icrontian

    My favorite Enfield is still the jungle carbine. I've always wanted to convert one into a makeshift De Lisle carbine.

    Ilriyas
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    edited November 2016

    I'm a fan of the jungle as well but my grandfather used the No. 4 Mk1 during WW2 so the rifle has some sentimental value, alongside of course being a bloody excellent firearm.

    EDIT: So the specific version I'm looking for is the Ontario Longbranch manufactured Lee Enfield (Original Markings) These are generally pretty hard to come by but the Canadian Rangers are phasing out the rifle this year so hopefully a few hundred will enter the milsurp market.

    DeathJesterBuddyJ
  • GattsuGattsu Orlando, Florida Icrontian
    edited November 2016

    If I were Canadian, this would be the first thing on my buy list.

    BuddyJ
  • JokkeJokke Bergen, Norway Icrontian

    So, after going with @Primesuspect to a range after Epic, I tried a 1911 for the first time. Really liked it, so I bought one. It's a Kimber. I really like the heft and weight of it. The grip probably takes some getting used to, but it feels quite good in my hand. If only I could find and install an ambidextrous safety (I'm left handed) I'd be pretty set.


    The gun (Kimber TLE/RL II)


    My gen 4 Glock 17 for comparison.


    Good to see Kimber caters to an international audience..

    primesuspectIlriyasMt_GoatCreeperbane2MAGIC
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Man that's a nice gun. Fuck the NRA though, but nice gun!

    BlueTattooBuddyJ
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas Icrontian

    Kimber makes a nice gun. Money and time fixes your problem. Kimber's store. Midway has the same part at the same price.

    Glock has 1911s that hold 13.

  • djmephdjmeph Detroit Icrontian

    Anyone here ever shoot a slingshot?

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian

    yes

  • djmephdjmeph Detroit Icrontian

    I want to learn how to use a slingshot and use it to hunt pheasant.

    There's a lot online about shooting slingshots, but not very much about using them for hunting birds. What did you use yours for?

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian

    Mostly goofing off.

    I had a fantasy of using one as a side-arm weapon for paintball matches. I got a nice one with a steel body, and leather brace and pouch. I don't remember the brand or anything anymore, but I got it in the hunting department at Dick's I think. I practiced with the practice ammo until I was confident in my aim, and then tried it on some trees and painted them up good. Then I tried it on a human in typical protective gear, and it was a failure, the velocity I was getting was sufficient to tag a tree, but not a padded human. It just bounced off. If I tried to increase the velocity, I would end up shattering the ammo in my hands. It was only useful for face-plate shots, which is totes rude. I sold the slingshot and, after a few other failed experiments, ultimately ended up with a PT Enforcer as a side-arm instead. :D I loved the PT Enforcer. I had a bright blue one, which was likely a tactical mistake, but it was beautiful. I just finally sold it right before moving to Germany.

    The closest I've ever come to 'hunting' is getting clay pigeons with a shot-gun. :orange:

    djmeph
  • I'm a Nerf Mega Mastodon kinda guy. It's the firearm that says "I ain't got time to bleed" without actually making anything bleed.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Hey IC. I'm in the market for a shotgun. I'm not entirely sure if I want a 12 or a 20 yet, and I'm not versed enough in shotgun lore to know the pros/cons of the gauges.. I want it to be pump-action. I want it to look "tactical", preferably all black; definitely no camo pattern bullshit, and I don't care for wood grain.
    I will mostly use it to shoot clay pigeons; a hobby I'm starting to consider getting into with Perry... but home defense is also part of the equation.
    I found a Black-owned gun shop near me that will special order stuff, so I think the field's pretty open as far as recommendations go.

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville (north of Austin) Icrontian
    edited July 1

    *FOOD FOR THOUGHT**
    For trap and skeet (aka; blasting clay pigeons out of the sky) a 12ga w/ #8 shot out of a 26" barrel and a "improved cylinder" choke (the pellets form a big circle) is the ticket. For home defense #1 Buckshot is king. Most people think 00 Buckshot is king. But it is not as good for 2 reasons. 1, 00 Buck is 9 0.33" pellets carrying a lot of energy without too much dispersion. So it is easier to miss and go through a wall and potentially do harm or even terminate a life on the other side. 2, #1 Buck generally has 12 to 14 0.30" pellets that form a slightly larger circle (better chance of hitting vitals) and while still having excellent penetration on flesh and bone do not have as much ability to go through a wall. It can potentially go through but less likely to do as much bodily harm after passing through the wall. Buckshot does much better with no choke to control the patterning. And you really do not want to be swinging a long barrel indoors. A legal minimum length 18.5" barrel is much better!

    For both, shooting clays and home defense 12ga is definitely preferred.

    EDIT:
    Double barrel in either over and under or side by side is preferable for shooting clays due to having to load and entirely unload frequently. Although a pump gun can work.

    primesuspect
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    I don't own any, but have shot plenty of shotguns through BSA and work events. Over/under would be my preference if you want to remove one more choice from the mix.

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville (north of Austin) Icrontian

    For a one gun kit, a Remington 870 with interchangeable barrels in 12ga is an excellent way to go. For anything double barrel you would end up with 2 guns.

    https://www.remington.com/shotguns/pump-action/model-870/model-870-express-field-home-combo

    MAGIC
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville (north of Austin) Icrontian

    Here is one of the best values for an over and under for shooting clays. Stoeger Condor Supreme. Most shotguns of the over and under variety cost much more. And this will be a little more than the Remington 870 with 2 barrels in my last post.

    https://www.stoegerindustries.com/condor-supreme-shotgun

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville (north of Austin) Icrontian

    While a 12ga side by side pistol can be visually intimidating there is nothing on this planet that sends shivers through the hairs of anyone than the sound of racking one in the chamber of a 12ga pumpgun.

    primesuspect
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