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ZenMastaT
Apr 4, 2005

I dun shot my dick off

Another year slides into memory - was this year a good year for you? I know some guys (NickBlasta cough cough) had a pretty good showing and I'd love to see what all everyone managed to add to their gun safes this year. I'll start:

Exhibit A: Tula TT-33 Tokarev



This was the tail end of my WWII obsession of last year, an obsession that never truly ends for me, but waxes and wanes with the phases of the moon. It was a lot tougher to track down a WWII era TT33 than I thought it would be, for under like $900 at least. This one was cheap enough because it wasn't in super great condition, plus the upper and lower didn't match - one was a '41 Tula and the other was a '42 Izhevsk. I shot it once whereupon it bit me on each and every shot and later sold it down the line when I purged the Russian pistols from my collection. Album: http://imgur.com/a/FBrBl#8

Exhibit B: Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless



Here's a gun I had to be talked into buying, but I'm supremely glad I was. I thought it was a reblue at first, since the nitre blue on the safety and other small parts was so strong, and yet the the finish on the right side of the slide is severely degraded. Sixgun gave it a close inspection and cleared it, and beetle later said it checked out so I'm pretty pumped about it. Plus .32ACP out of a Pocket Hammerless is really pleasant, a great way to go from .22LR to 9mm for a new shooter and besides, I can't think of a cheaper way to own an example of the amazing early Colt bluing that was done around the time this gun was manufactured (1911). It's my second Pocket Hammerless and this one I intend to keep. Album: http://imgur.com/a/3uhk4#1

Exhibit C: Colt/NodakSpud M16A1 Clone



I bought the lower for this, an NDS M16A1 clone, mid-2013 year, but didn't manage to get it completed until early 2014. From what I can tell, it was an original Colt upper and BCG, combined with some surplus rack number marked super early stock (no cleaning kit compartment) and an A1 pistol grip. 1:12 twist and a worn surplus barrel meant it wasn't going to bring home any prizes for accuracy but I did manage to put a 4X Colt scope on the carry handle which made it alright to shoot. I've always liked the look of the triangular handguards on an A1, this is my second clone of that type and, having sold it, I wouldn't be surprised if I someday picked up another. Album: http://imgur.com/a/R9MF9#18

Exhibit D: Beretta 92FS



Got this from J&G when they were running police guns on sale early in the year. It came with some pretty gross Hogues so I put original Beretta grips on it, then traded it to e2m2. He got sick of it too and sold it back to me, this time with VZ grips and a D-Spring in it. The lighter spring really makes a world of difference for DA but I've never been totally comfortable with the M9 type pistol and I ended up selling it again later on for real. It had dead night sights and a cool little PS badge, indicating police contract. I might get another one of these someday but it probably won't be soon. Album: http://imgur.com/a/tJQHK#26

Exhibit E: Czech Mauser K98k Double Claw Repro



Here lies my to date only purchase from the Rock Island Auction House. It is also a testament to my own tomfoolery and my unslaked addiction to WWII-era sniper rifles. It's a post-war built Czech Mauser made at the DOT plant (still stamped 1945) after VE Day. It has the rampant lion instead of wehrmacht eagles for proof marks and was converted at some point into a quasi-double claw type set-up with a Optikotechna scope, also just post-war. Windage was practically impossible to adjust and honestly, it didn't shoot all that well. With the large winter trigger guard and nearly all stamped parts, it made a very interesting contrast with my 1935 K98k, but in the end I decided I just wasn't happy with it and sold it on down the line. The right sniper K98k repro is out there for me somewhere, it'll just be awhile before I can find it, I suspect. Album: http://imgur.com/a/gMt0z

Exhibit F: Remington 1903A3



Got this in a trade I couldn't refuse, even though a 1903A3 has never really been on my list. I wasn't planning on being a completionist WWII collector anymore but it was neat to compare this to the older 1911 manufactured 1903 I had - lots of stamped vs. milled parts there as well, although in this case the newer gun was infinitely more shootable, thanks to its farther back mounted peep sight. Gorgeous, if light, tiger striping on the stock and overall fantastic condition ended up making this gun too valuable to keep around, especially when I rarely enjoy shooting rifles over irons as it is. Sold it on down the line and I doubt I'll ever own a finer example of the type. Album: http://imgur.com/a/tzprZ#22

Exhibit G: Benelli M3 Super 90



This is the gun I most strongly regret selling during my late year purge. I picked it up from our friendly neighborhood Rat and it was all my CounterStrike inspired dreams ever told me it could be. I shot a 20 at American Skeet with it, in spite of the ghost rings, which remains amongst my proudest shotgunning accomplishments, and being able to easily switch from semi-auto to pump to rack out a recalcitrant shell is a gimmick feature I sorely miss. The shorter LOP was perfect too, alas - all fine things must pass eventually. Album: http://imgur.com/a/oQEZh#2

Exhibit H: Mauser Banner K98k Chinese Contract



Yet another old German gun. This one, instead of Weimar or Wehrmacht eagles or indeed Rampant Lions, had the Sun of Nationalist China as its proofmarks. Made under contract at Oberndorf for Chiang Kai-shek's forces in WWII, it was a bolt mismatch gun in pretty poor shape. I was clued onto it by Cyrano, barely managed to win the gunbroker auction at exactly my max bid. This was the gun that taught me condition is more important to me than collectability. More matching numbers than my G-date K98k and from a more interesting historical background, the dried out weather beaten porch of a stock, pitted bore and severely rust pocked metal underneath the woodline were just too much for my gun loving heart to overcome. I ended up trading it for another gun a few months after I picked it up. Album: http://imgur.com/a/Osvme#39

Exhibit I: PRI/Aero Precision Mk.12 Mod. 0 Clone



And here is the nicest rifle I have ever owned. A Mk12 Mod 0 clone was in my hopper for over a year before I finally struck the deal that got this one put together. It'd be an almost 9 months since a deal failed at the last minute and left me pretty bitter overall towards the whole platform. I found a guy on Snipers Hide selling the complete upper and a Leupold Mk6 to accompany it - it was quite the cash outlay but I ended up trading the scope to sushi for another gun further down this list. It has a Leupold Mk4 on it in a nod to the equipment issue list I used to put the gun together, which thankfully has M5 turrets making the reticle and adjustments match. It shoots straight as hell, the AP lower on it also came from sushi and has a JP 1-stage trigger in it which is fine for any kind of work I put it through. Nailing bottles of tannerite one after the other was made almost boringly simple with this gun, and I'm glad I have it. Album: http://imgur.com/a/K6Mip#1

Exhibit J: Ithaca Model 37 Featherweight



Another gun that sat on my want list for a long time before I found the right one. Old C&R Model 37s aren't super easy to find as it turns out, probably due to the tremendous number of shotguns Ithaca has built under this model name, even up to the present day. I finally found one cheap on GB that had been cut down from its original duck hunting length and I have to say it is just about what I dreamed. Good quality old american blue, nice wood and no frills, besides the ever present duck engraving on the side. It isn't tremendously useful for anything besides goofing around with while watch LA Confidential, but that's all I ever wanted from it anyhow. Album: http://imgur.com/a/weouX#3

Exhibit K: Springfield Armory M1 Garand



The rifle I picked up from the aforementioned sushi. This is a 1943, presumably service grade M1 Garand he got from G43 way back in the misty year of 2004 or 2005. I came back to guns too late to buy anything from G43 myself, a point of shame I was happy to erase with this. It doesn't hurt that this is also the most accurate and easiest to shoot Garand of the 3 I've owned, and the only not to bear the import mark of Blue Sky. Unless I end up with an M1D as I've threatened to do to myself several times, I expect this one to be here for the long haul. It would be nice if I could get a set of matching WWII era USGI wood for it though. Album: http://imgur.com/a/5b9yu#10

Exhibit L: Sig Sauer P226 West German



I've sold a lot of guns in my life. Practically as many as I've bought (minus 20 or so) and I've been lucky enough to wrack up only a few regrets. Selling my original West German P226 was one of them though. It was my first center fire handgun and had a dream of a double action, with a fair single action to back it up. Since the non-railed Sigs fell off the California handgun roster I figured I was poo poo out of luck on finding a replacement, until this even better condition model turned up at a local gun show. Local gun shows for me are mostly places to buy ammo and look at the same couple hundred overpriced old guns over and over, but every now and then you get lucky. I completed the gun with a set of Sig Rosewoods I fell in love with after shooting a P226 Elite years ago. They do make the gun even fatter in the hand, but I don't mind. I don't mind at all. Album: http://imgur.com/a/tf0ip

Exhibit M: CZ97B SAO Conversion



You may have seen this gun posted by e2m2 in the CZ thread on occasion. He did all the work to it, including sourcing the awesome red grips from the Czech Republic. The SAO conversion turns what is, in my opinion, a pretty lackluster DA/SA into a gun I can hardly miss with. It has reliability issues, mostly mag related from what I can tell, and the reset could be (a lot) better, but the trigger break itself rivals most other shooting irons I've ever had in my hand, and the bullets just go where I want them. Hard to argue with results. Plus it looks fuckin sweet. Album: http://imgur.com/a/1ZIF6#2

Exhibit N: S&W 460V 5"



I got this from the same guy I got the Remington 1903A3 from earlier in the year. He was the second owner and had never shot it. It came with something on the order of 500 rounds of the 3 various calibers this gun is capable of firing and I decided the easiest way to see how .460 and .454 recoil actually feels was to buy the dang thing and shoot it myself. I did so, on roughly one occasion and then sold it. Modern Smiths really aren't my thing, I don't really like stainless revolvers very much as it is and huge recoil isn't something that drives me to titters. It's a cool gun though, even if you do basically have to keep the hogues on it to shoot it. And gat dang is it loud. It knocked my buddies watch back an hour with the recoil and, as you might expect, mostly silenced the rest of the indoor range. If I'm honest though, the Desert Eagle is still the crown prince of the gimmick hunting handguns in my heart. Album: http://imgur.com/a/r6AEh#20

Exhibit O: Beretta A400 Xcel Parallel Target



Next is the somewhat absurd spectacle of the anodized blue, faux wood grain Beretta A400. The best the modern world has to offer the shotgun shooting enthusiast, I bought this as a loaner/back up to my O/U and as a teaching aide since it has what amounts to 0 recoil. Of course when purchasing a $1200-1500 shotgun, it's important to find out if it totally doesn't fit you at all before you actually pay for it, a lesson I'll carry with me into the future. I wouldn't mind owning another A400 one day, but it won't be a parallel target, as the high comb on this model places my eye line way too high for me to mount comfortably and with repetition. Album: http://imgur.com/a/8tKaa

Exhibit P: H&K VP9



California's Single Shot Exemption has just ended, as of today, and like many of my fellow state citizens, I felt compelled to take advantage of it as the doors began to close. The VP9 was a popular and easy choice here, being both new and H&K, and cheap enough for the everyman to afford (less so in CA than elsewhere, but I digress). I bought it and shot it and was quite impressed by the striker fired trigger, not bad at all H&K, not bad at all. I was less impressed by the painted on glow sights and the low profile slide release which was somehow simultaneously easy to ride, causing premature lock back and difficult to hit on purpose, requiring a conscious effort to drop the slide when chambering a new mag. Just experiencing the VP9 turned out to be good enough for me so I passed it on to a fellow desperate Californian before the year ended. Just a few weeks back I had the opportunity to shoot Dead Reckoning's Walther PPQ, and I have to say between the two, I'd go with the Walther if I had to do it all again. Album: http://imgur.com/a/4tf4d#4

Exhibit Q: Ithaca M1911A1



This was a total impulse buy/happy accident. I had a couple hours to kill during a lull at work and decided to meet e2m2 at a local gun store where he was doing a transfer. The store in question is about the size of 4 broom closets end to end and has maybe 30 guns total for sale, of which 5 or so make up the used selection. Every previous time I've been there it has been overpriced mid-90s Smiths with maybe a Ruger LC9 or some other pocket gun for variety. Yet on that day there was this vintage '45 piece of USGI hardware, and for under a grand to boot! The slide stop looked like a commercial replacement to me, and some yahoo had snipped the lanyard ring, but otherwise it looked like a fine, original finish piece, worth well over the sticker price. I slapped down my credit card and picked it up, even though I'd sold my own Ithaca M1911A1 not a few months prior. I ended up trading it to a buddy who collects USGI stuff as a combo Christmas type gift and business opportunity, leaving my collection sadly 1911 free for the first time in a long time. Album: http://imgur.com/a/cBiUg#4

Exhibit R: H&K USPf .45



My end of (part) of the trade for the above M1911A1 was this barely used .45ACP USP. I've already got a 9mm USP with upgraded internals that I vastly prefer and the higher cost of ammunition and magazines didn't really endear this gun to me. I ended up sending it on down the line after putting a few mags through it, but I was happy enough to chalk another H&K off the infinite list in my head. Album: http://imgur.com/a/SczK5#19

Exhibit S: Albanian SKS



The keen eyed will have been able to ID this SKS without the bold type printed above, for the three holed, slimmer handguard gives it away. This is the gun I traded my Chinese Mauser for and I think I did pretty well in the bargain. It was in great shape, with better bluing and wood than either of the two other SKS' I've owned, rivaled only by the Russian Tula a friend once had. It's still just an SKS though, and even best in breed ended up being a pretty boring proposition. I shot it once to prove it wouldn't slamfire and then off it went. Album: http://imgur.com/a/DLS96#1

Exhibit T: Erfurt Luger P.08



I'd been without a Luger in the collection for almost a year, having sold my refinished S/42 off awhile back. For a guy whose tastes tend towards the old and the German, not having a Luger seemed kind of silly. I'd already owned a Mauser and a DWM, the two easiest makes to check off the list so I decided to go for an Erfurt - what with the centennial of WWI having arrived, a gun from that conflict seemed more appropriate as well. Strawing is the name for that gold/yellow finish you may be able to make out on the extractor of the gun above, and like nitre blue, it is a beautiful but fragile piece of old world style craftsmanship that is no longer practiced by our diamond bond tennifer durability obsessed current manufacturers. I found the perfect gun at the Big Reno Show with the help of beetle and a local gun store. Paid quite a bit more than I'd budgeted but this gun should be in the collection forever. Being unit marked to a division that fought at Verdun doesn't hurt either, thanks to mikerock for the research on that. Album: http://imgur.com/a/oCLXe#4

Exhibit U: Sig Sauer P226 X-Five Classic



The final pick-up of 2014 was also amongst the classiest. What I thought was my last SSE was also a gun I'd been chasing ever since the first model X5 hit shelves years back. I had never really fallen in love with one until I shot beetle's X6 though, and the slide redesign really struck a chord with me as well - fixing the extractor problems didn't hurt there either. With my aspirations to get back into USPSA, a .40 cal for Limited division seemed like an easy choice, and as the colder months took hold, I finally found a used gun for a fair price being sold by someone willing to ship an off roster gun to CA. It took a few weeks of wrangling but I finally have my X5. How long that will remain true remains a question for the new year! Album: http://imgur.com/a/LmUx6#17

Usually I put together a big family album here with everything but it's too cold and the light is wrong and I'm lazy this year. Instead, have my USGI collection at it's peak:



Similarly, the guns of Oberndorf, be they Mauser or H&K:



I've already got 4 guns in the pipe for 2015, although that pace certainly can't be maintained. So what did you guys pick up in 2014? I know Sixgun has been as busy as ever and some of you other guys, wkarma for example, have had great years as well. Post what you got!

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Craptacular
Jul 11, 2004



I got a couple of title I guns which I posted in other threads (Ruger LCR & Redhawk, and a Lancer L15 lower I built into a 3-gun rifle), but it was mostly a bunch of suppressors. I don't really have anything more I want to get in 2015 other than some sort of box magazine-fed 12 gauge shot gun for 3-gun. Other than that, work on building up the ammo stash again in case the Dem candidate wins in 2016 and everyone freaks out.

Craptacular fucked around with this message at 22:15 on Jan 1, 2015

SadWhaleFamily
May 1, 2007



I think the only gun-related purchases I made this whole year were a few AR-15 magazines and a half-case of Wolf Gold .223.

widefault
Mar 16, 2009


Not a whole lot, but it's accelerated towards the end of the year.

First is a Remington 141 in .35 Remington, a pump rifle.



Second is a sportered Rockola M1 Carbine, currently with an Ultmak rail and cheap red dot.



Third is an Underwood M1 Carbine, bought looking like this



And currently looking like this after putting on an Underwood marked stock/handguard. Non-underwood parts are the buttplate and rear sight, and the sling loop and screw are repros(band is original).



Fourth is a Beretta M1 Garand, well a Beretta receiver with Springfield Armory parts



And on the 30th I put cash down on a BM59. No pictures of that one yet.

Also sold a Walther P1, a Nagant revolver, and an AR lower to partially fund some of the above.

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011




Man you guys put me to shame. I only bought 2 guns this year.


M&P 9 which I put a Apex polymer trigger and DCAEK kit in





Walther/Umarex .22 MP5 which I put the solid stock on

The Rat
Aug 29, 2004

You will find no one to help you here. Beth DuClare has been dissected and placed in cryonic storage.



In terms of gun stuff, 2014 was pretty good for me.

Surefire SOCOM 7.62 RC

In action: http://vidmg.photobucket.com/albums/v495/rupert42/Guns/sbrsuppressed.mp4

SWR Spectre


Bloodshot


A second PVS-14 along with a MOD Armory dual tube mount


Another Mullet-17 (Kyle Defoor's term; business up front, party in the back)


Discovering 3-gun and having a blast with it


Camper AK (WASR-10)


The Gonzo AK

In action: http://vidmg.photobucket.com/albums/v495/rupert42/Guns/MVI_0862.mp4

SGL-21 barrel cut/brake pin job and Surefire SOCOM 7.62 Mini


SMAUG


Spectre II

SFH1989
Apr 23, 2007



I only bought one gun 2014. My $400, possibly unfired, S&W 1006.



I still haven't found mags for it. The only place that has any in stock, Numrich, won't ship to CT.

right arm
Oct 29, 2011



not posting pics cause I bought a ton of poo poo

POF MP5 which was SBR'd
- Gemtech MK9K
DJ Getz MP5SD which was SBR'd
- TPM SD silencer is processing
HK USP Expert
Swiss rifles from wideners
- 1889
- 1896/11
- 1911
- K11
- K31
built a SIG 550 off my old 551-A1 upper
SIG 552 which was SBR'd
2 po surp Gemtech G5s
1 new Gemtech G5
1 Gemtech G5-22
1 Silencerco Osprey .45 (processing)
1 Gemtech Outback II-D (processing)
Savage MkII FVSR for use with the G5-22
Glock G17L
Glock G42

probably a few others that I forgot as well

ZenMastaT
Apr 4, 2005

I dun shot my dick off

right arm posted:

not posting pics cause I bought a ton of poo poo

POF MP5 which was SBR'd
- Gemtech MK9K
DJ Getz MP5SD which was SBR'd
- TPM SD silencer is processing
HK USP Expert
Swiss rifles from wideners
- 1889
- 1896/11
- 1911
- K11
- K31
built a SIG 550 off my old 551-A1 upper
SIG 552 which was SBR'd
2 po surp Gemtech G5s
1 new Gemtech G5
1 Gemtech G5-22
1 Silencerco Osprey .45 (processing)
1 Gemtech Outback II-D (processing)
Savage MkII FVSR for use with the G5-22
Glock G17L
Glock G42

probably a few others that I forgot as well

Aw but you take really nice pics! I know I'm a bad example this year but whole collection pics are something I'm really glad I've done a couple times myself, it's cool to see how things grow and change over the years.

thermobollocks
Jul 5, 2009

GET A DILLON

My favorite acquisition of the year doesn't count 'cause I won it for being squarely mediocre



It's a mixmaster AR-15 that didn't work until the manufacturer sent me a new BCG. gently caress it, thing's lighter than my Larue and still prints about 1.25 MOA with match ammo.

My first gun of the year was technically my Supernova since I got my FAL the last week of 2013.



My second gun of the year was also my last gun of the year, a 22" 930JM that I can't be assed to photograph

thermobollocks fucked around with this message at 00:02 on Jan 2, 2015

Yuns
Aug 19, 2000

There is an idea of a Yuns, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there.


I worked on increasing the quality of my pistol collection this year and accumulated many pistol that I will probably be keeping for a long time..


Sig Sauer X5E Classic 9mm


Sig Sauer P210 Legend Super Target


Sig Arms P210-5 Heavy Frame Oschatz tuned


S&W Pre-14 K38 Heavy Masterpiece 5 screw


S&W Performance Center 5906 4" (DPA)


Korth .357 Sport Revolver 4"


Benelli MP3S 9mm


Pardini SP Bullseye Edition .22lr


H&K VP9 (sold the VP9 since I prefer hammer fired pistols) but I will pick up another one soon

I have some pretty major purchases I am working on for 2015 but will continue to focus on quality over quantity. You may be seeing a few unicorn box threads in the coming year. I don't collect as many rifles since in my area we have many indoor ranges but fewer outdoor ranges and very few long distance ranges.

ShitheadDeluxe
May 14, 2007


Pretty nice year gun wise.



I got myself a 686 and a Security Six. The case was an early Christmas present, it's the shell for a 1990ish US Army voltmeter and circuit tester, with foam insert cut to fit.

Capn Beeb
Jun 29, 2003

Enter the woods, find a friend!


1) '55 Marlin Mountie .22LR courtesy of that cutie SadWhaleFamily


2) Cimarron .357 1873 deluxe via that loving stud Carbohydrates


That's all I got and I'm very happy with both of them.

Next stop:

S&W Model 27

Pristine Shits
Dec 11, 2004



Yuns posted:

I worked on increasing the quality of my pistol collection this year and accumulated many pistol that I will probably be keeping for a long time..


Sig Sauer X5E Classic 9mm


Sig Sauer P210 Legend Super Target


Sig Arms P210-5 Heavy Frame Oschatz tuned


S&W Pre-14 K38 Heavy Masterpiece 5 screw


S&W Performance Center 5906 4" (DPA)


Korth .357 Sport Revolver 4"


Benelli MP3S 9mm


Pardini SP Bullseye Edition .22lr


H&K VP9 (sold the VP9 since I prefer hammer fired pistols) but I will pick up another one soon

I have some pretty major purchases I am working on for 2015 but will continue to focus on quality over quantity. You may be seeing a few unicorn box threads in the coming year. I don't collect as many rifles since in my area we have many indoor ranges but fewer outdoor ranges and very few long distance ranges.

good lord! also what caused you to change your mind about the Vp9?

smax
Nov 9, 2009



The biggest gun-related things I got this year were a .22 conversion kit for my P229R that I got for my birthday and a Ruger SR1911 that I picked up this past week. Really not a whole lot that looks interesting in pictures.

Yuns
Aug 19, 2000

There is an idea of a Yuns, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there.


Pristine Shits posted:

good lord! also what caused you to change your mind about the Vp9?
Well, I prefer single action only and traditional double/single actions to striker fired and while the trigger is actually very good for a polymer striker gun, the 5.5 lb trigger pull weight was heavy compared to my 4.5 to 2.0 lb triggers of my other pistols. It was accurate and reliable but just not much fun to shoot for me. I'll get another eventually but get the pull weight reduced to 3.5 to 4 lbs by Gray Guns.

Bummey
May 26, 2004

you are a filth wizard, friend only to the grumpig and the rattata


I bought some guns, I sold some guns, it doesn't matter.

I bought a POF MP5 and it will be cremated with me when I die. SBR stamp should be here soon

I bought a Scorpion Evo and I'll have it soon. Probably gonna make a trust for that because gently caress waiting 10 months for that to be shootable.

wkarma
Jul 16, 2010


2014: Year of the Stamp. Lured in by the promise of e-forms, only to have victory snatched away after committing. A trying, but ultimately successful year.

Bonus time rolled around and I decided that since e-forms were a thing, it'd be a good idea to just get everything ordered at once. Did some research, decided what I wanted, and rolled up to my friendly neighborhood suppressory. Decided on the spot to come out swinging and hit him with the ol' :

"I'd like to order a Spectre II, a 45Osprey, and a Saker762. Since you have to order all of those and I want something today, make me the right deal and that FNX-45 Tactical will follow me home."

The wide eyed look on the salesdude told me I might be on to something, and after some time in back with the boss, they were able to shave some off each piece to end up getting me a couple hundo off list. So first up was the:

FNX-45 Tactical


But what's the point of a gun cut for a red dot if you don't put a red dot on ....oh.



I'm actually really happy with this purchase. The FNX is amazingly soft shooting and accurate, and 15rds of 45 is pretty neat. The RMR makes it stupid easy to shoot.

Alas, none of the cans would show up at the suppressory until after e-forms was turned off. However, soon thereafter, they came back for form 1's. I decided to jump on the opportunity so as not to miss it like last time...but I also decided that I didn't really want a 556 sbr. Poking around the internets lead me to discover the DDLES 9mm lowers. "Perfect!" I exclaimed, "something neat that would also be a handy camping/hiking gun!" 20 more minutes of research however led me to discover the DDLES guy had become totally overwhelmed, had absconded with a bunch of people's money, and stopped making lowers. I dove deeper and deeper into the actually-useful arfcom platform-specific subforums, and suddenly, a ray of hope. A new company comprised of the financial partners of DDLES would be restarting production! A quick email to them confirmed this was happening within the week! The universe obviously wanted me to build a 9mm SBR, so who was I to deny it?

QuarterCircle 10 based 9mm AR/SBR

A wild bunch of parts appear!


JP bolt/captured buffer, cmmg barrel, samson upper and forend, Timney trigger (only because the flat geiselle's can have issues with the 9mms), and a raptor (natch).

These soon assembled themselves into a pistol, I wanted to function check it before submitting the Form 1.



Form 1 came back in 35 days, found a local laser engraver, and ended up with something that looked quite a bit like (exactly) this:


16in AR for scale


Now that the SBR situation was under control, I realized I was in a conundrum. I had my .22LR upper for my AR as a host for my soon to exist Spectre, but I didn't have a threaded .22 pistol. What I did have was this



A mkII slab side target that I've had since I was 7 (thanks dad!). I wasn't really into getting the slabside barrel threaded, so I decided to freshen things up a bit. As much as I love the thumbrest grips, they make it hard to teach lefty friends on, and if I'm doing grips, well....

Ruger MkII with the entirety of the Volquartsen catalog thrown at it



and then, finally, the cans started rolling in! First up the

SilencerCo 45Osprey




and then a
SilencerCo Spectre II



and sitting back at the Suppressory, lonely, in a box, and hopefully to be delivered in January(before PimpDrakula's!), a

SilencerCo Saker 7.62


On to 2015!

DeesGrandpa
Oct 21, 2009



I got a rock

along the way
Jan 18, 2009


A bunch of crap I threw on the carpet.



Mossberg 500 with TLR-1 and Magpul furniture. Added a side saddle. Needs a sling.
Ruger GP100 with Badger Boots (recently replaced with Hogue grips for easier shooting).
Glock 26 for CCW.

Also ordered a PSA AR15 upper and lower with a bunch of Magpul furniture and PMAGS.

z06ck
Dec 22, 2010



14 was a good year for guns

pre-18

AR party

19-3

walther mp5-22

beryl archer

les baer trs

g20 (sold)

g22

buckmark

ttc

36 no dash

10-5 ppc

Chill Doomhate
Nov 12, 2013

by Shine


I bought:
Saiga 12 which I sold off after they went up in price since I wasn't super crazy about it.
Glock 26
A USP which immediately made me sell off my Glock 17 because I liked it so much.

I also got these things:



An Arsenal AKS-74U and a Mk 18 mod 0 clone (LMT upper and barrel. Colt lower + the works). They pretty much fulfilled all my gunhaver dreams.

Next in 2015:
7.62 NATO battle rifle: HK91 clone or possibly a M1A
USP Compact 9mm

televiper
Feb 12, 2007

WE'RE ONTO YOU.

Not a bad year, but not a particularly active one.



Cyrano4747
Sep 25, 2006



I bought some old guns.

I bought some new guns.

I bought some things to shoot with those guns and make resounding clank noises.

I bought some things to help see the holes I put in non-clanking targets.

I bought many, many books about guns. These were by far my best purchases.

Chill Doomhate
Nov 12, 2013

by Shine


Cyrano4747 posted:

I bought many, many books about guns. These were by far my best purchases.

You liked it that much?

Comfy sponk
Mar 30, 2007



I managed to afford to buy two 1911's.

Both of which were given to other people as presents. One to my dad for his 70th birthday and one to my wife for Christmas.

McMadCow
Jan 19, 2005

With our rifles and grenades and some help from God.

I bought a BB gun.

hagie
Apr 5, 2004

All sensitivity has long ago atrophied

Sold
Howa 308 - Kinda regret kinda don't

Bought
M&P Shield 40 - once my paperwork comes back this will be my primary carry
Savage Axis .243 - Amazed at the accuracy on this thing. Shooting 2 rounds at 100 yards and thinking i completely pulled a shot only to find out that I made the 1st shots hole slightly larger to one side.
Yugo m70ab2 - Underfolder AK
AR 7.5" Pistol


some one should dredge up the resolution thread we did last time

briefcasefullof
Sep 25, 2004
[This Space for Rent]

wkarma posted:

SilencerCo 45Osprey



I love these. They're a really cool set up.


I didn't buy any guns in 2014. Didn't sell any either. I did take my brother out shooting, though, and that was a ton of fun. I need to get him a .44 mag when he turns 21 - my Redhawk was easily his favorite gun to shoot

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
410,757,864,530 SHELLS FIRED




2014 was a decent year. I got my C&R and got a few things with it.

Steyr Gewehr 88 stripped receiver/novelty paperweight:


Dreyse 1907 with German army stamp, British commercial proofs and Franzite grips:


Savage Lee-Enfield No 4 Mk 1/3 with British commercial proofs:


Koishikawa Arisaka Type 38:


Not pictured: Rock Island M1903 stripped receiver, Sten Mk II parts kit, RWS Diana P5 Magnum air pistol.

TACTICAL SANDALS
Nov 6, 2009

click clack POW, officer down

Me and Bud built some fuckin' FALs







But other than a Coonan receiver I guess I didn't buy any guns this year. I was busy with work and school and could probably count my range trips on one hand. This year will be even busier but I'd like to get out more and I have some fun stuff (ie 2 stamps) in the works

vvvvvv Yup, they were the Enterprise kits

TACTICAL SANDALS fucked around with this message at 23:06 on Jan 2, 2015

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
410,757,864,530 SHELLS FIRED




IMBEL kits from Enterprise? Tempted to save up for one in the coming months.

Mishaco
May 4, 2005



I have to agree, POF MP5s were just about the neatest things to come out of 2014.

Guns come, guns leave....circle of life and all that poo poo.

SadWhaleFamily
May 1, 2007



TACTICAL SANDALS posted:

Me and Bud built some fuckin' FALs







But other than a Coonan receiver I guess I didn't buy any guns this year. I was busy with work and school and could probably count my range trips on one hand. This year will be even busier but I'd like to get out more and I have some fun stuff (ie 2 stamps) in the works

vvvvvv Yup, they were the Enterprise kits

Whoa, how did I miss this? That's awesome!

Parts Kit
Jun 9, 2006

durr
i have a hole in my head
durr


TACTICAL SANDALS posted:

Me and Bud built some fuckin' FALs







But other than a Coonan receiver I guess I didn't buy any guns this year. I was busy with work and school and could probably count my range trips on one hand. This year will be even busier but I'd like to get out more and I have some fun stuff (ie 2 stamps) in the works

vvvvvv Yup, they were the Enterprise kits
Very nice!

I mostly sold stuff this year but I did find myself developing an attraction to old pocket guns.


Ortigies_2 by junk box, on Flickr


Savage_1907_3 by junk box, on Flickr

And got some other misc stuff like an Anderson AR lower and a G42.

Kennebago
Nov 12, 2007

van de schande is bevrijd
hij die met walkuren rijd


Sold/traded: PX4, Model 84BB
Acquired: PPQ, Glock 26

Getting rid of my PX4 was a little sad as I was doing it because it was the first handgun I ever bought, but it had to be done to pick up the PPQ (which is a ridiculous pistol) and I have no regrets at all.

Likewise I was sorry to see my 84 go but I just didn't get anything out of it. Much better off with a 26 and it turns out I like it (and shoot it) much better than what it replaced.

Biggest change in 2014 was all of a sudden finding myself in the mindset of "if it isn't getting carried or helping me improve, it's gone." Looks like that's how 2015 will be as well, because I just got wife approval to pick up a Glock 34. Gonna slap some 10-8s and a TLR-1 on that thing and be tactical as gently caress.

Mishaco
May 4, 2005



My first Glock was a G34 actually.

My dad has it now days, but it always was a fun shooter.

PPQs are great, and I've met very few owners who don't agree, esp. now that the 5" long slides are out.

beetle
Oct 12, 2012

Wie ein Chef!


The first gun I got back in January was a pistol that I sent away for nearly two years. It got the full Signature Package from Heirloom Precision. Base gun was a Colt WW2 Reproduction. The finish is IonBond DLC which has held up extremely well. Gun looks as new even though I shoot it often.



Somewhere early in the year it looked like California might finally get CCW -- so I bought a bunch of CCW type guns in case the law gets sorted out (it is still going through the legal process).

xd-s, shield, g-42, and kahr PM9 (not pictured)


Since this was the last year of SSE, I went ahead and picked up some modern guns that I wanted:

Sig X6


SigP229


SigP320


and a VP9 (not pictured)

If anything I guess 2014 was the "Year of the Revolver" for me. I picked these up:

Model 18-3


A whole bunch of King Super Targets


Mateba


I also picked up some interesting historical guns

The very last Colt 1900 made with the original sight safety


A colt 1905


A Chinese Broomhandle in .45ACP


A Webley Self Loading Automatic Pistol, Military Model formerly in the Goeff Sturgess Collection


and the (in)famous Bren Ten


I only bought one long gun this year, a Beretta 1301 Tactical Model. I found the gun for sale locally at half price and couldn't resist.


and to end the year it's fitting the last gun is a 1911 (first and last gun of 2014 were 1911s). A Colt Wiley Clap CCO


Other stats:
Sold: None
Biggest Disappointment: Missed out on FOUR (4) Webley Fosberys!!!!!
Achievement: Got my first patch (25 out of 25) in trap


Happy New Year to all!

theSpokeyDokey
Jul 19, 2005


wkarma posted:



SilencerCo 45Osprey




This thing is loving fabulous. I want one!

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Marvin K. Mooney
Jan 2, 2008

poop ship
destroyer


beetle posted:


and to end the year it's fitting the last gun is a 1911 (first and last gun of 2014 were 1911s). A Colt Wiley Clap CCO



Goddamn CCOs are so hot, I'm tempted to skip right over babby's first full-size 1911 and just get a DW CCO.

2014 was my first year shooting. I posted in last year's thread with the 3 guns I bought at the end of 2013 but I didn't end up buying anything else this year except a Dillon 550. Hopefully 2015 will bring more disposable income because my to-buy list is growing every day.

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