Recent Posts

Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]
91
Rohrbaugh Range Reports / Another day at the range
« Last post by backupr9 on December 03, 2020, 09:36:21 AM »
I’ve backed off a bit on range trips due to Covid+ammo cost.  With corrected vision in my dominant right eye of 20/30+, double vision due to unpaired cataract replacement lenses and a rather course tremor of my hands (used to be called a “senile tremor” although more sensitive docs call it an “essential tremor”), I find that my ability to shoot bullseye targets has suffered greatly....in trying to focus gaze and control the tremor, I often either flinch or jerk the trigger.  Now, when I was much younger I was pretty much a snap shot with my rifle and also with a 4” S&W model 66 .357 revolver, so I decided to forgo aiming and use Rex Applegate’s point and shoot method (read:  Bullseyes Don’t Shoot Back), and have been practicing.  IT WORKS!

This week:
1.  Seecamp .32, 20 rounds PMC 60 rapid fire at 7 yards against a “perp” target; one flyer, the rest center mass loosely grouped.
2.  Rohrbaugh R9s:  40 rounds of Lawmant 124 shooting inn 5 round rapid “mag dumps”-all but one round on the target, but 5 were not center mass (hit the perp’s gun hand twice, liver once, shoulder once)...This is the Special R9 that I bought from Eric, the absolute epitome of a carry pistol.
3.  Sig P365 40 rounds of Lawman 124 half of which were rapid fire and the rest a slower but not aimed (just point/shoot) style-all in the target perp silhouette but with 3 not center mass.

All three pistols performed flawlessly.  A good day at the range.  IMO any sudden “social engagement” requiring a handgun should (will) be a point/shoot event, so that is what I now practice exclusively.
92
Classifieds -- For Buying or Selling / Re: Nylon 66 for sale
« Last post by MikeInTexas on November 29, 2020, 12:38:07 PM »
click to enlarge pictures
93
Classifieds -- For Buying or Selling / Nylon 66 for sale
« Last post by MikeInTexas on November 29, 2020, 12:36:17 PM »
I am helping a friend fund a M1 Garand repair project.  He needs a new barrel and a minor fix to the magazine feeding system.

In order to do this he wants me to sell his Nylon 66 with scope.

SOLD.

Let me know if interested.  I would prefer FTF in Houston area, but would ship if needed for the extra cost of the shipping.



click to enlarge pictures
94
Other Guns / Re: Laugo Arms
« Last post by MikeInTexas on November 25, 2020, 06:21:48 PM »
Well damn it MRC, thought I had good news for ya'.


 :-\
95
Other Guns / Re: Laugo Arms
« Last post by MRC on November 25, 2020, 07:20:38 AM »
According to some blogs today, they just got approved for import.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/11/24/lancer-laugo-alien-export/


Your new addition is coming soon.



Post up some pictures on that lucky day.



.


That article was about the announcement that I posted.

I have heard nothing from the importer about any shipping dates or estimated arrival times.  I am assuming a month or more.
96
Other Guns / Re: Laugo Arms
« Last post by tracker on November 24, 2020, 09:20:56 PM »
I don't like to use the platitude of "awesome" but this is a formidable piece that should be well worth the wait; there will probably be a reduced number available to buy for any number of reasons.
97
Other Guns / Re: So the wait begins............(again)
« Last post by tracker on November 24, 2020, 09:16:31 PM »
One good thing about Academy is that they stick to their "guns" and don't jack up prices to gouge their customers. For example, I picked up a Lone Wolf Glock 19 compact frame from them as an FFL. While I was waiting a customer pointed out that they had some 5.56 green tip for $10 for a 20 round box. Needless to say, I bought a few boxes. It was probably gone the same day because ammo news travels fast.
98
Other Guns / Re: So the wait begins............(again)
« Last post by MikeInTexas on November 24, 2020, 07:17:34 PM »
Still waiting to hook up with the engraver and theading maybe later this week or early next week.  Haven't even drilled the hole.

Finally scored some .22 LR yesterday.  Was in wallyworld and noticed a box on the floor behind the sporting goods counter.  Looked about the size for .22, but feared it was also the size of .410.  Asked a passing employee to check it out and it was a case of Federal 325 count boxes.  Having been to a gun show Sunday, I knew what they are going for, about $35 for that size.  He checked and said $17 and change, asked the limit, no limit, bought the case.  Came out to just shy $200.  Unlike most of their customers, I'll shoot it and not try to profit off my fellow enthusiast by selling it at a stupid markup. (not that there is anything wrong with our free market system)

Lesson, check around the counter and don't be afraid to ask.  I got lucky, got enough for about 10 range trips now without having to get into the emergency stash.

If you haven't been looking, gun shows, local gun trader sites, etc.  Ammo is available but expensive.  You can buy all you want for:  .300 BLK-$2 each, 9mm-$0.85 each, 556 green tip $1.50+ each, .22LR $50 a brick of 500.

Reason I stopped at so many places is I am hoping to find a beat-to-hell 10-22 cheap.  One that is rusted, stock busted and has rolled around the back floorboard of a pickup for the past 20 years. Just want the receiver and maybe the trigger housing.  Used to be able to find them fairly easily in that condition.  No more, did not see a single 10-22 for sale, except a new one at Academy.  I did see one TC clone for over $500.  Shaking my head at what is going on.


Primers are like unicorns these days, heard rumors they exist but haven't seen any.

Drove to central Texas (Temple) and stopped by about 10 gun stores and pawn shops on the way.  If they have ammo, they have the same high prices.  So no luck thinking things are better in the country.  Most gun store employees are frustrated with this.  Gun inventory is wiped out.  Saw a Daisy VL in the wild today.  Store owner said he had only seen two in his lifetime and wanted $400 for it, had 500 rounds of ammo for sale at $12 a box.  Not interested in it as I have pair and plenty of ammo.  Just strange to see one.

Hunting rifles and shotguns are plentiful, and not being horded it seems.


Good luck everyone and have a peaceful Thanksgiving.



.
99
Other Guns / Re: Laugo Arms
« Last post by MikeInTexas on November 24, 2020, 06:52:18 PM »
According to some blogs today, they just got approved for import.

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/11/24/lancer-laugo-alien-export/


Your new addition is coming soon.



Post up some pictures on that lucky day.



.
100
Rohrbaugh R9 (all variations) / Re: A Special Request for a WWII Vet
« Last post by ECR on November 24, 2020, 03:59:39 PM »
I just sent a card out today Brian. God Bless your father and all that served during those WWII years. Amazing people.

Eric C. Rohrbaugh
Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]