Wednesday, November 2, 2016

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

`You know how all those Christmas decorations are going up in stores?
Well it feels like an early Christmas here, too.


Santa could not be convinced to go this far:


20 comments:

  1. Nice! Is this your first or only your newest AR? And I can't blame Santa on the Python. I resisted the urge to drop a similar number on a Springfield M1A SOCOM....but common sense prevailed and I picked up a nice CETME 308. So Santa came early for me as well...or rather, to the Nations Gun Show last month.

    - CI

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    1. I've had a WASR10 (AK47 as you know) for years. So I've had accurate firepower handy. The M&P Sport 2 is a toy. Something to play with, to learn ARs on.
      The SOCOM is impressive, but out of my budget, too.
      I was not aware of the CETME til now.
      Just spent a while reading about it.
      Nice.

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    2. I equivocated between the CETME and some sort of AK platform; I've got quite a bit of AK time under my belt, so it was in my comfort zone.....I think I leaned toward the CETME because the price was right [$675} and for my curiosity. It's a robust feeling platform, but I'll be putting the first rounds through it this weekend. Picked up a moderately priced scope and riser to try with it as well.

      Beware the AR, even more so than the AK...it's like a Barbie doll for men...you can almost never be done accessorizing. I've given Magpul a lot of $$!

      - CI

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  2. Sweet! I welcome such thoughtful gifts any time of year. ~:)

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    1. I actually felt "led" to get it.
      I know you know what I mean.

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  3. I'm that guy ... the one without an AR. I've restricted myself for several years to 'old-school': a 1911-A1 and an M-1A Garand. But my daughter's M-4 clone is growing on me.

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    1. Come to the dark side.
      But the 1911 appeals to me. It's next.
      I am not a fan of the Garand. Big and heavy.
      Shot one last Christmas and it squibbed. If I had not been paying attention and pulled again...

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    2. I am not a fan of the Garand.

      Try the Carbine, or the harder to find Paratrooper model. It's on my wish list.

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    3. I'm confused. The M-1 Garand is the big battle rifle, the M-1A the carbine? The M1A, the SOCOMM or M-14 variant?
      I saw the carbine, pristine, at a show for $500 and passed thinking it had to be a replica. In retrospect, I could shoot myself for not buying a replica at that price.

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  4. I figured you already had a Python in the collection.

    Myself, you could get a pretty good Leica lens for that money.
    Self expression or self protection.
    Two different world views.

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    1. I'm expressing myself :)
      The guy asked if I wanted to buy bullets and I said no, I just wanted to fondle it. :)
      Truth is I just wanted to familiarize myself with it, take it apart and see how it works. Same with my AK.
      I have a Leica II. And I've owned some good SLR 35s, but never bought a digital SLR.
      I have a pocket digital camera that double as a phone :)

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    2. As for the Python, no.
      I have a Ruger Security Six in .357 that a friend gave me from his trooper days. and a Smith & Wesson Military and Police .38 special from the 40's that my uncle left my dad and he gave me.
      The one that got away was my dad's .32 Walther that he brought back from the war.

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  5. Not big on guns, myself, but I will say I THINK WE SHOULD WAIT A COUPLE MORE WEEKS TILL CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS GO UP IN STORES!!!
    enjoy your gun. Or whatever! :-)

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  6. I'm here to make a confession:
    I'm a proud, card-carrying member of the old bolt-action club.
    My Lee Enfield in .303 is more than enough for me!

    but.

    I bought an AR clone the other day.
    Del-Ton Echo 316
    I just couldn't resist anymore.

    and

    the wife doesn't know yet.

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