Firearm Collection Pictures!

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by iCheese, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Please keep the comments non political there is a Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum where you are free (assuming you have the required post count) to start a thread regarding the political side of gun ownership if you wish.

    I have now created a specific thread The Political/Social side of "firearm collection pictures!" for you.




    I wanted to see how many Mac users are also firearms enthusiasts :) Post pictures of just a few of your favorite guns, or your entire collection.

    My pistols

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    My two long guns (and G22)

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    Bobdude161

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    Very cool! You seem to be packin some heat there. Unfortunately I only have a BB gun. Maybe sometime here in the future I'll get myself a nice rifle. :)
     
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    Nice, is that an AR-15? I had an AK for a while. I might buy another one before the "you know who" ban them again.
     
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    Please keep the comments political comments for the PRSI, feel free to start a thread if you wish to talk about those matters.

    How much do those guns cost?
     
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    Nice collection. You've got all the major bases covered, now you need to get into 3-gun competitions. I tried glocks but couldn't get used to the grip angle so I've gone with Springfield XD pistols. I love the Ruger 22/45, best plinking gun I've owned. What make is your a-4? Share some specs.
     
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    I collect military rifles. Here's a few, top to bottom: Yugoslavian M24/47 Mauser in 7.92x57mm, Yugoslavian M59/66 SKS in 7.62x39mm, 1943 British Enfield No.4 Mk.1 in .303 caliber, Yugoslavian M48A Mauser in 7.92x57mm.

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    ...and here are two of my Russians: on top, 1944 M-38 carbine in 7.62x54R, and 1945 M-44 carbine in the same caliber.

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    I don't shoot very often, but I use all surplus ammunition when I go out. It can be an expensive hobby; I haven't been collecting for a couple years as I am now a poor graduate student. :eek:
     
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    Yes shu82, my rifle is an AR-15. Both you and Bobdude161 should buy a rifle or two :)

    amik, I tried an XD a few times...they are nice guns, but I didn't really like the trigger that much. I really love my 22/45 also, I really needed a .22 and this is what I decided to get. I purchased my 22/45 and Glock 27 on the same day :eek:

    I would like to try some shooting competition, but I can't really afford much ammo right now, part of the reason I bought my Ruger. I have thought about reloading, but I am still not sure if I am going to pick it up. I might buy a press and start learning how to reload later this year.

    My AR-15 carbine is made from an LMT upper, lower, and bolt carrier group, and sight. I think the rail is a samson, and the grip is an Ergo grip. The rail covers, and the magazines pictured are made by Magpul.

    Lord Blackadder, I really like your rifles, and I think I like your Yugo Mauser that is on the bottom the best. However, you really need a Garand! I have thought of buying a Mosin-nagant, but my most favorite WWII rifle is of course the Garand.

    xUKHCx, thank you for the friendly reminder to posters about political comments; I was hoping that I wouldn't have to reply to any of those :cool:

    My Glocks cost around $550 each, my Ruger 22/45 was around $280, the Remington 870 was a little over $300, and my AR-15 was a little over $1000.
     
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    Ever been to AR15.com? This thread will be EPIC, perhaps not as epic as the lootie thread (the one where someone found him), but not bad.
     
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    Yes, I have been to ar15.com It is ok but there seems to be a lot of jerks also. I like reading m4carbine.net the best for my AR related information. thefiringline.com is a pretty good forum as well.

    however, they all pale in comparison to what is the most awesome and uber cool forum, known as glocktalk!!! :D
     
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    Full of Win

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    I have a few guns...and I have my own private range on a quarter section of land. Hope you don't think I'm showing off or something, but hey you asked for them.

    Note: This is a Bushmaster AR10, not 15. Its a very low number - before they had to stop calling it the BAR-10 and before they stopped making them.
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    Nice FNs! You must have quite some range to make use of that .50.

    How do you like your sig? My only experience is with a p226 and it was wonderful.
     
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    Very nice! What caliber is your AR, .308? I like your pistols too, but mostly the G17 :D :cool:

    Wish I had a PS90...
     
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    those guns are real, aren't they?
    can you buy this big guns without a "special" permission?

    im asking, because im from austria.. its not so "normal" to have weapons here, especially big guns like this ones.. also i think its not allowed to have such big guns (in austria)..

    best regards,
     
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    Lord Blackadder

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    Hmm. Somebody likes their 5.7mm...

    I've never had the opportunity to shoot .50BMG, though I've watched it done. The ammo costs are a bit scary, and even reloading isn't all that cheap.

    I'm not big into handguns, though I'd love to pick up a selection of the common service sidearms of the early 20th century, such as the Colt 1911, Luger P08, Mauser C96, Webley/Enfield revolvers, Nagant 1985 etc.

    Nice Krag Full of Win...it's hard to find one that hasn't been sporterized though; I've passed on a few because I'm hoping to find an original.

    I don't have any American military rifles yet because the price is so high; even beater M1 carbines are going for over $500 these days. I'd love to get a decent Garand, 03A3 and M1 Carbine though.
     
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    Ah, I just noticed you said it was an AR10. Armalite has the trademark for the AR10 name, don't they?

    Hey, how do you shoot that .50 without any optics? :p

    Yes tr0jan, these are real guns, and no, other than some paperwork there aren't really any hurdles to jump through to purchase firearms.
     
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    Use a big target;)
     
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    riscy

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    No offence, but all the gun pics leave me cold - now the picture of that cute little cat - apparently the diminutive of cat is not allowed (edit)

    Me, want :)
     
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    Lord Blackadder

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    Not only no optics, no sights at all! You can't aim using just a picatinny rail! :D

    Have either of you gentlemen built your ARs from components, or bought them as complete rifles?
     
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    To OP:

    How do you like the Ruger .22? That's a Mark III right?

    I have the same guns as you except the Ruger and AR. Glock 22, 27... I love the .40 round. Remington 870 with factory 2 shot extension... same as yours but with a Knoxx stock. Nice choices I must say.

    Have you found a decent concealed carry holster for your G27. I have a few but nothing perfect yet.

    GlockTalk is cool. My favorite forum of all is www.silencertests.com

    There are a lot of knowledgeable people there about guns in general, not just silencers. GlockTalk is so big that it's hard to weed out the newbie comments, which get tiresome after a while.
     
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    His is a 22/45. Different grip angle (same as a 1911). Seriously, it is an amazingly fun gun to plink with. Very accurate, cheap to shoot, almost no recoil, and great for beginners. I taught my wife to shoot with a 22/45 before moving her up to a 9mm.
     
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    I wish I was more of a photo takin' kind of gal back when I had guns. I had a 9mm Glock, an AK-47 and an AR-15, briefly. (all legal) This always trips out my british husband... he thinks yanks and the gun culture is a bit strange. (it is, really)

    but nevertheless, I have these lousy old photos...

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    Other stuff, some of which wasn't mine and I can't remember what was in there:
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    my life in the UK is dramatically different so it's always funny to see these photos.
     
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    Yes my 22/45 is a Mark III. Some people complain about the loaded chamber indicator and magazine safety, but for a range gun those things don't bother me all that much. My least favorite aspect about the Ruger is that it is a complete pain compared to strip and reassemble, at least compared to my Glocks. Overall I really like the pistol, it is super fun, and cheap to feed.

    Here is my M-Tac for my G22 and G27. It is made by Minotaur holsters, sold through Comp-Tac. I like it a lot, first and only holster I have. I might get a Smart Carry sometime later this year, but for IWB carry the M-Tac is pretty sweet.

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    Nice guns iBlue, I bet you miss them being in the UK :( Aren't you only allowed to own hunting shotguns in the UK now?
     
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    what would you say the range is on something such as this?

    I don't mean the cat ;)
     
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    I don't miss them all that much, I wasn't much of an enthusiast. Though those photos make me slightly nostalgic for shooting at old TV's and toilets (which break apart in the most wicked way). :p

    I am not 100% on the legalities here but they're strict. Handguns are entirely illegal unless you're a cop (and even they don't all have them) and the sorts that are legal (hunting rifles, yes) are a bit of an ordeal to get. You need to always keep them locked up/unloaded and pay some fee to keep them. Don't quote me on that though, I've never properly looked into it.
     

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