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Old 08-01-2012, 09:43 PM   #2301
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It really needs to get 1000+ rounds through it, the gun is super tight. It takes some real effort to chamber the gun but getting better after 200 rounds. These little short guns also really make me appreciate the 5" M&P9L which I'm almost certain had a trigger job before I owned it.

I could probably use a couple hours with a shooting coach, lol.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:06 PM   #2302
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basic DPMS for $680, or Ruger mini-14 for $740 both out the door?
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:09 PM   #2303
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Ruger all the way.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:13 PM   #2304
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Ruger all the way.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:38 PM   #2305
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Where the hell are you finding one for $740? Is it new or used? Which caliber?
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brand new, at a local gun shop in Reno that I get background checks discounted and covered in the price. 5.56.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:42 PM   #2307
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I just did a little searching, and that's cheap even for the ranch rifle.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:28 PM   #2308
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CDNN always has great prices on Mini-14's... their current catalog shows one for $579. They have a flat $20 shipping for long-guns I think.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:46 PM   #2309
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My first laser. Installed in about 2 minutes with no issues. I sighted it across the living room co-incident with the sights, but obviously need to get to the range.

I wish it was a few millimeters narrower overall, but I am impressed with the build and the laser is bright as *** even during the day. I just shined it at a fence in the backyard 300yds away and it's impressive bright and night.

Came with a set of batteries installed and a spare set, which is nice. Integrates smoothly into my nylon IWB holster, I didn't notice the extra width after about 6hrs of carry today.

I've been practicing activation on the draw, and the button is easily accessible even for my sasquatch hands... overall I like.

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Old 08-02-2012, 12:08 AM   #2310
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So I've been holding on to one of these LWD Timberwolf Glock frames.



Today I found this upper (G31 slide w/ a Storm Lake .40S&W extended compensated barrel) on Glocktalk and bought it:



Then I went to LWD's website and order the various lower reciever bits I needed...locking block, smooth trigger, LWD 3.5# connector, pins, springs, etc.

Should make a pretty nice shooter. Will probably put it up for sale once I put it together and verify it runs fine, but who knows...
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:39 AM   #2311
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Bros, school me on holsters. Right now the Sticky Holster seems like the best idea.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:44 AM   #2312
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What style? IWB?

I am partial to two -- Crossbreed (or equivalent) and Remora.

Crossbreed for going out for the evening and I want security, comfort, "forget-it's-there-ness". Remora for sticking the gun in my work back and being able to safely stick it IWB when I need an impromptu carry option.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:02 AM   #2313
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IWB, thanks for the tips.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:17 AM   #2314
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Typing to hear the sound of my own voice:

Those M&P Shield guns are supposed to have a badass, 6lb trigger.

I bought my M&P9L second hand and the trigger is definitely better than the new gun. It has shorter take-up, less overtravel, and it's lighter. I guess someone did a trigger job or a sear/block on it. I got lucky with that gun, $500 for the gun, six mags, and a better trigger. I guess I should have expected that considering it came with 6 mags. :wiggle:
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #2315
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I have had my crossbreed for about 3.5 years now. I still love it and think it is the best IWB holster that I have ever used.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:17 PM   #2316
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I have 2 crossbreed knockoffs:




Neither had been worn in those pictures. Bought the Glock knockoff first, it was $25 from ebay. Fairly thin leather so it's far more flexible than I'd prefer and the leather dye smells.. Like, an hour after I take the holster off, I can still smell it. Also rivets have started to come loose. Overall quality, worth $25.00. Second was the Keltec's knockoff and the quality is significantly higher. Bought it for $32 off ebay, much thicker leather, higher quality dye, finish is more finite. Have worn it nearly every day since I bought in December and it's still very stiff even after it conformed to my body. Prefer it and wearing the keltec in general much more than the Glock overall.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:36 PM   #2317
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Already own an AK and like Hustler, Commandant and Chief talking is not leading to good things.

Have been wanting to pick up another rifle for years. Looking for sub $800 and possibly in the .223 range but mostly want it to use ammo that I will be able to pick up locally if the online sales ban happens. Want an ACR but way to much $, so thinking of a DPMS AR or...?? Suggestions?
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In the $600-$800 pricerange, the main difference is going to be in the accessories. The hard-parts (upper/lower/barrel) are all going to be within a few percent of eachother in quality if not identical or even sourced from the same manufacturer no matter who's label is on it. If you figure the starting point is $600-$700 for a basic flat-top w/front-site, chromed parts, regular trigger, and basic collapsible stock... any extra money is in how much Magpul (etc.) ---- you throw on it.

I'm no expert, but I think $800 is a good sweet-spot where you can build a gun using quality parts, and also get the more user-specific pieces to your "custom" liking.
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Already own an AK and like Hustler, Commandant and Chief talking is not leading to good things.

Have been wanting to pick up another rifle for years. Looking for sub $800 and possibly in the .223 range but mostly want it to use ammo that I will be able to pick up locally if the online sales ban happens. Want an ACR but way to much $, so thinking of a DPMS AR or...?? Suggestions?
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Show-Me Shooters in Independence Missouri is running a sale right now.

DPMS Oracle .223/5.56 for $650.00. Not on their website, you'd have to call.

816.452.4867

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Almost everybody is selling a "sporter" or "optics ready" flat-top with railed gas-block in the $600 range, and there are about 20 places you can get a complete upper w/BCG for $400'ish shipped right now.
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