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Old 11-08-2008, 11:14 PM   #1
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So I picked up my first gun today. I got a Glock 17. Hopefully sometime in the next week I can get to the range to try it out. Next on the list I think will be a ar-15 lower receiver. Hopefully shooting ends up being cheaper then my miata. I cannot afford to expensive hobbies.
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Old 11-08-2008, 11:42 PM   #2
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welcome to the adiction. and it will not be cheaper than the miata. you are now doomed to always be broke. you will now be trying to decide if you want a new gun, or a new mod on the miata.
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let me know when you go to the range.
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I have never been to a range but have always wanted to go. Scott, you better call if you ever plan going to a gun range!
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Given the current forecast on the political climate, many feel now is a good time to make your purchase; demand is certainly increasing, proportional to supply. There's a few GB's on various lowers, e.g. DoubleStar stripped lowers at $85/ea. Nice way to hedge your bets at a low buy-in.
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I agree with Bryan!! Thats a nice gun though. That was one of the guns I shot when I was shoping for my first piece. I ended up with a PPK because it fit under my motorcycle seat. I probally would have bought the Glock if I had room for it. +1 on your purchase!!
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I have never been to a range but have always wanted to go. Scott, you better call if you ever plan going to a gun range!
I go to Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly VA. Next time I am planning on going I will let you two know. Also there is the national Gun show at the Dulles Expo Center Novemeber 21-23rd.

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Given the current forecast on the political climate, many feel now is a good time to make your purchase; demand is certainly increasing, proportional to supply. There's a few GB's on various lowers, e.g. DoubleStar stripped lowers at $85/ea. Nice way to hedge your bets at a low buy-in.
Can you give me a link to those GB's? While I dont plan on building a AR-15 soon, I do want to pick up a lower soon. Local gun shop has them in stock for $135 each.


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I agree with Bryan!! Thats a nice gun though. That was one of the guns I shot when I was shoping for my first piece. I ended up with a PPK because it fit under my motorcycle seat. I probally would have bought the Glock if I had room for it. +1 on your purchase!!
The Glock was not my first choice on guns. I rather have a ppk or something a little smaller for myself to carry. Unforgently the glock is all the shop had in stock. It came down to that the Glock was a good in home defense gun and a decent target shooter. Once I get better at shooting and get my CCW I will be shopping for something smaller.
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You have to just make yourself stop. I bought like 4 guns in two months. I had to stop looking at them. I'm more of a riffle and shotgun guy though. I do want a 44 mag or a 50 cal. pistol for hog hunting though.

See, here it goes again. LOL
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my next will be a S&W .357Mag.
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You have to just make yourself stop. I bought like 4 guns in two months. I had to stop looking at them. I'm more of a riffle and shotgun guy though. I do want a 44 mag or a 50 cal. pistol for hog hunting though.

See, here it goes again. LOL
lol, when i bought my taurus 24/7 i wasnt even looking for another gun, just kinda ended up buying it. and with a CWP, there is no wait time here.
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lol, when i bought my taurus 24/7 i wasnt even looking for another gun, just kinda ended up buying it. and with a CWP, there is no wait time here.
That's also how I ended up with my Taurus MP .45. Very nice and very small 10+1.
And yeah, having your carry permit makes things so easy.

I'm trying to figure out what I want next right now actually.
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I go to Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly VA. Next time I am planning on going I will let you two know. Also there is the national Gun show at the Dulles Expo Center Novemeber 21-23rd.

The National NRA range in Fairfax is better.
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National NRA range does not rent guns. So up untill last night it was not better. I will be checking it out soon to see how i like it, and how pricing compares to Blue Ridge.
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NRA range increased their prices sometime in the last year. It's $14/hr for NRA members and $18/hr for non-members. Kinda pricey, considering when I was in WA state the ranges I went to were $10 or $12 for as long as you wanted to shoot. But it's a pretty nice facility, and longer than most indoor ranges at 50 yds. Although the rate is supposed to be for an hour, I usually stay about 90 minutes, and nobody has been watching the clock shooing people out.
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sure sucks that you city people have to pay to shoot.
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ScottFW did you steal my car? Yours in your sig sounds just like mine about a year ago.

Also does the NRA Range sell targets there or do I have to bring them myself? I looked up the prices and they are the same as Blue Ridge Arsenal when you have two people. I will probally check out the NRA range sometime soon to see which one I like more.

Maybe I should start a thread in the regional section to get a group of us to go shooting.
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New or used? Accessories? Do you mind if I ask you the price you paid? Asking b/c the wife wants a gun so better get it now before she changes her mind.

Side note, been thinking about spring dyno day and options for after and there's the good old standby of the kart track, local drag strip (you KNOW someone will break something), or the local gun range......hmmm.....
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how about drag racing our miata in the big 'ol empty parking lot of the go-kart track while throwing cans out the window and having the passengers shoot them?
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I do want a 44 mag or a 50 cal. pistol for hog hunting though.
My .454 Casull is full of win. I can shoot .45 colt for plinking, and .454 for hunting. The ability to shoot either makes it better than a Ruger .480 or even the old .44 mag. I have a Ruger Super Blackhawk with a 2x leupold handgun scope. BTW, do not put a red dot on a .454 or .50. The recoil will kill the red dot within 50 shots.
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New or used? Accessories? Do you mind if I ask you the price you paid? Asking b/c the wife wants a gun so better get it now before she changes her mind.

Side note, been thinking about spring dyno day and options for after and there's the good old standby of the kart track, local drag strip (you KNOW someone will break something), or the local gun range......hmmm.....
I bought the glock new. It was $599 with the night sites. I know I could of gotten a better price, but I picked it up from a small local shop I like to support. I was planning on waiting tell the gun show to get one, but impulse purchases make me feel better.

As for shooting after a dyno day that sounds great. I would just have to look up the laws on travling with my gun first.


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how about drag racing our miata in the big 'ol empty parking lot of the go-kart track while throwing cans out the window and having the passengers shoot them?
We should get some 22 caliber psitols to shoot cans with. Anything bigger might leave noticeable holes in the walls at the kart track.
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