The Firearms & Sport Shooting Thread

I’m slowly scouring for parts to put together an XM177e1 clone - a 1966ish attempt to turn the M16 into a shorty boy. I’m not in any hurry - all gun stuff is overpriced right now and I have no time to build or shoot anyway. Tour of Duty:

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You gone full amurkin?

Anyone you plan on popping or just the full random American going postal?
 
You gone full amurkin?

Anyone you plan on popping or just the full random American going postal?
Might be issues with snow clearance.

Makes sense to have all the tools for the job

 
At least it's missing the magazine, so he can't shoot someone by accident.

Perhaps he brought it along to take pot shots at sharks that were trying to steal his fish?
If I were going to be shooting sharks, I'd want something a good deal for potent than a .45 ACP. I've always understood that they were very tenacious of life and hard to kill.
 
This is the coolest ‘new’ handgun release in a decade, IMO.

The American arm of the venerable Belgian arms maker has done a really good job of taking a classic, vintage pistol and modernizing it without ruining it:


A Hi-Power was the first auto pistol I ever owned. I've still got it, somewhat customized. I don't like the Hi-Power as much as the 1911 for various reasons. I see the new one has ambidextrous slide release levers. I never could see the point of these, since the slide release is just as easily operated by the trigger finger as by the thumb, maybe more so.
 
A Hi-Power was the first auto pistol I ever owned. I've still got it, somewhat customized. I don't like the Hi-Power as much as the 1911 for various reasons. I see the new one has ambidextrous slide release levers. I never could see the point of these, since the slide release is just as easily operated by the trigger finger as by the thumb, maybe more so.
It was the first handgun I ever shot and my primary weapon for my first year in the army (before we got the new short barrel AUGs). I’m used to operating them left handed now and don’t want to change, but a thumb mag release might have been nice to start on. It’s still my favorite pistol to shoot, but they needed a lot of tinkering with first, to overcome some design flaws.

I have an old Hi Power now which is similar to these - but it cost me a lot to customize to bring it up there. I don’t care about the new 17rd capacity (in fact, I bet it throws off the balance and makes the grip too fat) but that barrel looks nice.

Straight out of the box, these new FNs have the makings of a great pistol. And what a breath of fresh air to see all that steel and wood in a vintage design rather than yet another plastic fantastic with a ‘Grip Zone’!
 
Straight out of the box, these new FNs have the makings of a great pistol. And what a breath of fresh air to see all that steel and wood in a vintage rather than yet another plastic fantastic with a ‘Grip Zone’!

Amen to that!
 
Jan Libourel Jan Libourel in an earlier post on this thread, you mentioned that most modern weapons are ugly. Can you give some examples of what you consider to de beautiful guns? Are any on your list currently available?
 
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A guy in my club just started making these resin-micarta grips using old denim. I asked if he could include the selvedge line but that might be difficult.
 
Looking at Sig M400 and Spring Armory Saint Victor as my first AR purchase.
 
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Initial thoughts:

Shoots well
compact
No issues so far with full metal jacket or hollow point

Biggest con: grip length is a bit short. Mag release button could be located higher.
 
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Initial thoughts:

Shoots well
compact
No issues so far with full metal jacket or hollow point

Biggest con: grip length is a bit short. Mag release button could be located higher.
CZ make a quality product. Once you are familiar with it, you might want to check with Cajun Gun Works to see what tuning mods they offer.
 
MIght look in to mods in the future.

S&W is doing rebates right now and $100 off M&P sport 2, pretty good deal
 
Ordered M&P Sport 2 with Mgpul stock and M-lok hand guard and Holosun 407C red dot optic. Should be here by the weekend.
 
Vertical grip, Magpol MOE SL grip, Mapgul Stock, MBUS pro back up sites all have arrived.

Going to get a Vortex Strike Eagle scope next.

Started paper work for a Rex Silentium can.
 
Going to get a Vortex Strike Eagle scope next.

That’s a very good mid-tier piece of glass. Since you are dropping a lot of money on this, have you thought about investing a little more to get a really good optic like the Leopold 1-6? The low light clarity is worth it, imo. Especially if you are after deer.
 
That’s a very good mid-tier piece of glass. Since you are dropping a lot of money on this, have you thought about investing a little more to get a really good optic like the Leopold 1-6? The low light clarity is worth it, imo. Especially if you are after deer.

Will wait to get something nice when I get my bolt action, planning to get a Tikka t3x 6.5 creedmore in a few months.

Also planning a hog hunting trip this fall. If you have any ranch recommendations, shoot me PM or if you got land, shoot me a PM. lol
 

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