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Nik

Lifer
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"GRIMSEY!"
"Yeah?"
"Remember, when we're shooting..."
"...yeah?"
"...shoot in the same direction ;)"
*middle finger*
 

xSauronx

Lifer
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Originally posted by: alkemyst
That's going to cost at least $2 a shot.

I will say that weapon is a literal handcannon.
a guy i worked with wanted a .44 or a .50 mag as a gun just to shoot with

after a number of arguments i finally convinced him that at a buck or two a shot, he wouldnt be having much fun (nevermind the initial invest price of one of the revolvers)

he went with a .22 Ruger Mk III and *loves* the thing

after talking to my father last week, he gave me his Mk II and im going out with that and a few other guns this weekend with my brother and a family friend :)

its nice that my dad has quite a collection of firearms. and ammo. this weekend wont cost me a dime ;)
 

OS

Lifer
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Originally posted by: JeffreyLebowski
You can get a Armscor/Rock Island Arms 1911 for $400. It will be a good/reliable 1911 that shoots .45
that is interesting, i was thinking about a s&w sigma, but it had mixed reviews

 

Locut0s

Lifer
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I've never understood the gun culture. Maybe I'm just a bit gay, not sexually mind you, but I just don't understand the appeal of guns at all.
 

Triumph

Lifer
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Originally posted by: Locut0s
I've never understood the ________<insert hobby name here>__________. Maybe I'm just a bit gay, not sexually mind you, but I just don't understand the appeal of ______<insert hobby name here>_______ at all.
Good contribution! :thumbsup:

 

Jeffwo

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Originally posted by: JeffreyLebowski
You can get a Armscor/Rock Island Arms 1911 for $400. It will be a good/reliable 1911 that shoots .45
It's actually RockRiverArms and pretty nice for the price!
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: Jeffwo

Originally posted by: JeffreyLebowski
You can get a Armscor/Rock Island Arms 1911 for $400. It will be a good/reliable 1911 that shoots .45
It's actually RockRiverArms and pretty nice for the price!
I've always heard it called Rock Island Armory. Are there 2 companies or do people just mix them up or what?
 

pontifex

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oh, and classes aren't cheap either, especially ones trained by professionals. the cheapest one i've found in my area was $150 and that was still a 2 hour drive to get to the range.

i've seen them at $300+ also.



 

adairusmc

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Jul 24, 2006
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Originally posted by: pontifex
Originally posted by: Jeffwo

Originally posted by: JeffreyLebowski
You can get a Armscor/Rock Island Arms 1911 for $400. It will be a good/reliable 1911 that shoots .45
It's actually RockRiverArms and pretty nice for the price!
I've always heard it called Rock Island Armory. Are there 2 companies or do people just mix them up or what?
Rock Island Armory and Rock River Arms are separate companies, and much a much different class of product. RRA will ALWAYS be a superior product than the Rock Island Armory handgun (not saying rock island armory is bad or anything).

If you want a budget 1911, the best bang for the buck (IMO) is the Springfield Armory GI or Mil-Spec. Taurus PT1911 is supposedly pretty damn good too, but I have never fired one.
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: adairusmc
Originally posted by: pontifex
Originally posted by: Jeffwo

Originally posted by: JeffreyLebowski
You can get a Armscor/Rock Island Arms 1911 for $400. It will be a good/reliable 1911 that shoots .45
It's actually RockRiverArms and pretty nice for the price!
I've always heard it called Rock Island Armory. Are there 2 companies or do people just mix them up or what?
Rock Island Armory and Rock River Arms are separate companies, and much a much different class of product. RRA will ALWAYS be a superior product than the Rock Island Armory handgun (not saying rock island armory is bad or anything).

If you want a budget 1911, the best bang for the buck (IMO) is the Springfield Armory GI or Mil-Spec. Taurus PT1911 is supposedly pretty damn good too, but I have never fired one.
Charles Daly makes inexpensive 1911s also, but not sure on quality. I've heard mixed things about them.
 

adairusmc

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Jul 24, 2006
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Originally posted by: pontifex
Originally posted by: adairusmc
Originally posted by: pontifex
Originally posted by: Jeffwo

Originally posted by: JeffreyLebowski
You can get a Armscor/Rock Island Arms 1911 for $400. It will be a good/reliable 1911 that shoots .45
It's actually RockRiverArms and pretty nice for the price!
I've always heard it called Rock Island Armory. Are there 2 companies or do people just mix them up or what?
Rock Island Armory and Rock River Arms are separate companies, and much a much different class of product. RRA will ALWAYS be a superior product than the Rock Island Armory handgun (not saying rock island armory is bad or anything).

If you want a budget 1911, the best bang for the buck (IMO) is the Springfield Armory GI or Mil-Spec. Taurus PT1911 is supposedly pretty damn good too, but I have never fired one.
Charles Daly makes inexpensive 1911s also, but not sure on quality. I've heard mixed things about them.
A friend of mine bought one of those Charles Daly's and broke the extractor on his first box of ammo, if that tells you anything. ;)
 

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