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Frayzies    6

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As a relatively new gun owner and someone with an interest in recreational shooting, I was curious as to whether or not there are any other avid or aspiring shooters out here on our forum. 

I'm curious about;

  • Your current hardware, firearms that you own

  • Hardware you'd like to own in the future, your favorite manufacturers
  • Your caliber preferences, both rifles and handguns
  • Your load preferences (IE, grain weight, lead/jacketed/hollowpoint/flatnose)
  • Your range performance, what you've learned, and your past and present techniques.

  • Platform preferences (Examples being AR vs AK, autoloader vs revolver)
  • Your practical and tactical gear, holsters, vests, clothing, other bits and bobs. 
  • Whatever you figure worth mentioning. 
  • What's your eye and hand dominance? Are you cross dominant? 

If you happen to be in Europe or anywhere else that doesn't have the sort of access to firearms that the United States enjoys, feel free to consider pellet guns, paintball, airsoft, and archery perfectly applicable to this conversation.

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Shown above are a few pictures from my visit to the range today and are my first groupings with a newly purchased Smith and Wesson Model 36, a j-frame five shot revolver of the .38 persuasion. As of lately I've become infatuated with smaller, practical firearms that typically fall within the realm of concealed carry. Rifles are fun and all, but pistol marksmanship has really become my focus as of late.

The pictures from above are at seven yards in double action only. I wouldn't say they're particularly stellar by any means, but I think I'm satisfied with these results for a first outing considering the reputation snubnoses have as being difficult guns to shoot. The ammunition fired was 125gr Blazer Brass .38 flatnose. Can't say I have an opinion on ammo types yet as I haven't shot this little guy enough.

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The revolver in question might have the aesthetics of a piece from the 1950's, but as per the serials on this guy I've found him to be made at some point in the early to mid 1990's. The thing originally came with rubberized grips, but those were quickly done away with in favor of some nice wood furniture. 

Anyways, what about you guys?

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my favorite pistol is the 1911, i dont own one per say. But I got some pictures of me at the firing range :3

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Frayzies    6

my favorite pistol is the 1911, i dont own one per say. But I got some pictures of me at the firing range :3

Feel free to post those dude. Would love to see them.

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me at the range last year in Thailand

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Colt M1911

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For the life of me I can't remember this .357

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Remington 870

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my personal air rifle at my local air rifle range

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targets :3

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since we're talking about firearms, I actually have a couple knives which I collect here's an artistic shot

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weedy wine    4

I don't own anything myself yet, since I move every few years I don't know where I could leave some guns. But here I am with an ex's Benelli shotgun:

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mfw I hit my first clay bird :)

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In the future I hope to own my great-grandfather's police handgun, a colt with an ivory grip. And a shotgun of my own, they're just too fun. And maybe a walther ppk.

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I'd like to get the experience of shooting a gun, the only thing I can compare my experience to is air soft but that's more about being tactical then anything else.

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Bruce    0

Here is me at basic.

-snip-

Johnny in the military? Please. Who is this poor guy, does he know you are posting a picture of him?

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Apache    21

Here is me at basic.

-picture he put up of me from BCT-

Motherfucker, shoulda known you'd do this!

Why've you got my picture saved on your computer anyways?? Just jealous of the M249 and M240B?

Can't trust anybody with an imgur link..

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I'd like to get the experience of shooting a gun, the only thing I can compare my experience to is air soft but that's more about being tactical then anything else.

there's nothing like it, there's something about firing a weapon you know can kill someone that just adds to the fun. but the important thing about firing a weapon is to follow gun safety, if you get shit from an instructor for failing fire arm safety it's normal. my instructor once punched a guy in the stomach cause he turned around with a bullet left in the chamber and his finger on the trigger.

it's fun as long as you follow rules

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Frayzies    6

Some really awesome pictures so far. As for that .357 Kenny, I'd dare say it's a Smith and Wesson of some sort. Can see the Smith logo and their proof marks on the side there; my guess would be that it is possibly a Model 19, but that's coming from a layman. I'm more likely than not wrong.

@Weedy, when you mention that police revolver, that's actually really interesting to hear. Older Colt revolvers are extremely valuable and they hold their value having that they're not being manufactured anymore. There's an old Colt Police Positive at my local shop, kept in a glass box, with some nice ivory (or faux Ivory) grips. Real grips or not, that thing is marked up to like $1200. Not sure about the condition of yours, but with it not only being a family heirloom, but being a Colt service revolver to boot, that's something to feel really special about. I would, at least!

@Johnny: Lightsaberbelt.

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Apache    21

(Picture of me at the end of basic with an M249 and M240B that Johnny Denver stole to fuck with me)

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The M240B is awesome, shooting it makes you feel so powerful.

I'd shot plenty of guns back home but nothing like the 240. There's just something about 7.62 belt-fed full auto that you can't beat.

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weedy wine    4

Here is me at basic.

-Snip for stolen Valor love you Apache-

Enjoy your ill-gotten beanZ, you picture bandit.

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Dustin    0

I have to much to post up here and with the phone typing sucks.

My daily carry is a Springfield XD40 or XD9 (depending on the mood)

My "load out" consist of

Glock (I own just about every model so once again depending on mood for defense a 40 for practice 9)

Rifle 5.56 (I have a pic of all these on the PC but I'm milies away from it) free floated nice red dot with the sure fire 60 (have a 100 rounder but fuck that)

Or my 7.62 AK imported from yours truly Russia <3 nothing special on this rifle accept its flash hider (once again pics on PC)

Sidearm is same Glock

I prefer Glock over all handguns just cause they are legit durable easy to handle.

Your revolver is erm nice yea but only haven't 6 shots same with 1911's 7 is not enough.when you spend more time reloading versus putting lead into your attacker could cost you your life.

In the end it comes down to this- practice practice, reload eeload reload, reload under stress, shot one handed opposite arm (if righty use your lefty, if lefty use righty)

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Damnnn i'm so jealous :(

In my country gun law is sooo fucked up.

So everytime i want to shoot guns i need to pay for it and i need to have instructor behind my back:

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Ofcourse you can make gun license but it cost around 500$ (which is quite big sum for me) + you need to keep your gun locked in special safe (around 250-300$).

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Frayzies    6

I have to much to post up here and with the phone typing sucks.

My daily carry is a Springfield XD40 or XD9 (depending on the mood)

My "load out" consist of

Glock (I own just about every model so once again depending on mood for defense a 40 for practice 9)

Rifle 5.56 (I have a pic of all these on the PC but I'm milies away from it) free floated nice red dot with the sure fire 60 (have a 100 rounder but fuck that)

Or  my 7.62 AK imported from yours truly Russia <3 nothing special on this rifle accept its flash hider (once again pics on PC)

Sidearm is same Glock

I prefer Glock over all handguns just cause they are legit durable easy to handle.

Your revolver is erm nice yea but only haven't 6 shots same with 1911's 7 is not enough.when you spend more time reloading versus putting lead into your attacker could cost you your life.

In the end it comes down to this- practice practice, reload eeload reload, reload under stress, shot one handed opposite arm (if righty use your lefty, if lefty use righty)

Heyhey Dustin. I dig your loadout - I'm a fan of Glocks too, though I admit I don't own one. I've had some experience with my father's Glock 19, and while enjoyable, the grip angle doesn't suit me too well, and I'm not a fan of short, light triggers. The double action of a smooth revolver has been better for me so far, but I admit it'll take more training with a revolver than an auto to achieve quick and accurate follow-up shots. 

Though I will mention, the Model 36 isn't the only handgun I own. It's just the only one I found interesting enough to post here. My others include (from what I consider from highest quality to lowest quality) a Kahr CW9 in 9mm, a Bersa Thunder in .380, and a Ruger P95 in 9mm. 

You're right when you say capacity is a factor. The way I have deduced things comes from a practical angle though; it's much easier for someone as small and skinny as me, who wears tight, form fitting clothing, to carry and conceal smaller firearms like .38 revolvers and Kahr CW9's than full sized, high capacity firearms. With that considered, and considering that most self defense shootings happen at seven yards or less with 3 or less shots fired on average, I don't feel underarmed with a five-shot .38 snubose; especially if I hit my targets better with revolvers. I've also reached the point where I can reload my revolver at the same speed I can reload my autoloaders, which makes me feel more comfortable with the decision.

Feel free to post those pictures brotato. Would be neat to see.

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Dustin    0

I checked my pics on the phone I have the AK and a S&W MP .40

(Can you upload straight from a phone?)

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DJScotchTape    11

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I got a new holster, and my concealed carry permit. Same Smith & Wesson .40 compact as pictured above. Sorry I'm so hype about this

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HiGGi    27

I don't own anything myself yet, since I move every few years I don't know where I could leave some guns. But here I am with an ex's Benelli shotgun:

oxkAZDG.jpg

mfw I hit my first clay bird :)

fK9NAct.jpg

In the future I hope to own my great-grandfather's police handgun, a colt with an ivory grip. And a shotgun of my own, they're just too fun. And maybe a walther ppk.

-thought you had some hypebeast swag, seen it was a zipper, sorry -

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Asriel    0

How frekin sexy is this video! These guys are awesome!!

Holy fuck. The over the top sound effects make me want to slit my wrists.

Please stop, vickers tactical. You're irrelevant.

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