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User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2558 times:
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Who on here owns firearms? And what is your opinion on them? If you don't what is your opinion on them?

-My family owns firearms


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User currently offlineSimpleMinded From Turkmenistan, joined Feb 2004, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

I have a .45, just for special people.


Um, I like..... yea ok
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

i owned a Heckler and Koch USP .45 and .40, though not at the same time and i no longer do. they were a tool and i no longer need them, and after having to use them and seeing first hand what they can do no longer really want to use them.


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7951 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Cancidas, I assume it didn't really come as a surprise what a gun can do?

Some people may need them, but most times it's simply sort of a penis enlargement.



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

no i was not surpried at what i can do, just after spending time as a medic i no longer want to be responsible for doing that to people.


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Glock .40 S&W...home defense purposes, long trips on the road, and the occasional trip to the post office.

Obtained legally with full background check.



Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

I own two pistols, a Colt M1991A .45 and a H&K USP .45. The Colt is FUBAR and jams continually so it is out of service until I can get it fixed. The H&K sits in my night stand just in case someone is dumb enough to pay me an unwelcome visit.

I also own several rifles, mostly for historical value. They include a Springfield M1903, an M-1 Garand, a Soviet made SKS, a British .303 Enfield, and two .22's from my grandfather. I'm going to try and mount an original WWII era sniper scope on the M1903 and maybe on the Enfield. One day when I have the money, I'll probably get a FFL and purchase a BAR, a Thompson, and other WWII era weapons.



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2504 times:
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Has anyone had the priviledge to fire an AR-15?!


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User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2498 times:
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"I own two pistols, a Colt M1991A .45 and a H&K USP .45. The Colt is FUBAR and jams continually so it is out of service until I can get it fixed. The H&K sits in my night stand just in case someone is dumb enough to pay me an unwelcome visit.

I also own several rifles, mostly for historical value. They include a Springfield M1903, an M-1 Garand, a Soviet made SKS, a British .303 Enfield, and two .22's from my grandfather. I'm going to try and mount an original WWII era sniper scope on the M1903 and maybe on the Enfield. One day when I have the money, I'll probably get a FFL and purchase a BAR, a Thompson, and other WWII era weapons."

And
Vast right wing conspiracy

I don't get it



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User currently offlineNavymidn From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 188 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

I own three guns: a .22 cal. Browning BL-22, a FN-built .270, and a Remington 870 in 20 ga.

As for the AR-15 question, I have had the opportunity. It was fun.

R,

Navymidn



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User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

I've fired an AR-15 on several occasions but haven't really had a chance to seriously practice with one. The one I've used is easy to fire with little recoil as it was made for match shooting.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

I do not currently own a firearm, however, if I were to purchase one, I think I'd pick up either a 12 or 20 guage shotgun. I love shooting those clay pidgeons. I've killed my share of fish in my day, but I'm really not into slaying warm-blooded animals.

-Normal


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

My mother has a .38 Smith & Wesson. Dad used to have a 12 gauge shotgun but he gave it away to one of my cousins.

User currently offlineIMisspiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

I have a .45 and and a 30.06. I also have a claw hammer, a ball peen hammer and a dead blow hammer. They're just tools to a sane person.

I've used both weapons and wish I had never had to, and neither has ever been pointed anywhere near a human. The .45 was used to put a dog out of it's misery after being hit by a car, and the 30.06 was used to scare away a mountain lion.

There really are somewhat sane gun owners in the US.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

I've fired a gun maybe three times in my life - as a child in summer camp riflery class decades ago.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

I'm going to get my concealed handgun permit either this week or next week--depends when my fraternity brother, who is a certified instructor (and a cop), can get around to giving us the course. After I get it, I plan on buying a .45 at some point. I don't think I'll ever carry it on my person, I think I'll just keep it in the car when I'm driving or keep it in a drawer at home or in my dorm.


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

I don't know if this counts, but I inherited a shotgun from my dad and it sits in my garage to this day. I don't really want it and because of my kids have never bought ammo for it. I don't feel real threatened where I live and I don't hunt (except largemouth bass and the occasional smallie) Big grin


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Not really sure I want to particpate but did a quick count and came up with 18 firearms.

Been occasionally working on a colleciton of military bolt action rifles.



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User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

"Has anyone had the priviledge to fire an AR-15?!"

i've fired a military M4 and have to say the whole AR15/M16/M4 family is a whole design flaw  Sad nothing against poor eugene stoner but i wonder how much lobbying it took colt to have the u.s. military stick to such a weapon for such a long time, considering the performance the alternatives give.
at first i thought it was a toy, it is really not something i would want to pack in combat.



10=2
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

Agreed Zak.

Stoner is up there with the greats of firearms design, Sam Cold, John Browning, Grand, Kalishnikov.

But, I think history has shown the decision to adopt a direct blowback weapon to be less the satisfactory.

Stoners AR-18 design, which incorperates a piston is a much better rifle, and the basis of several international designs.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

I have a 9MM Glock in my Camaro, for such occasions when I find myself in the middle of nowhere with a flat tire, or if I ever happen to be in the middle of downtown Jacksonville at night and in the middle of a gang fight....hey, you never know.

It's a true car security system  Big thumbs up

And yes, AR-15's are a holy creation.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineUta_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

As a European :

UTA



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User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

As a far right winger European, I am defacto opposed to firearms... so...



707


User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

I own firearms. I use them to hunt, and target shoot....

And the Canadian government knows exactly how many, and what kinds..... and it only cost over a billion dollars of tax money to do so.  Big grin



"Talk to me, Goose..."
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

2 Billion was the last number I heard. On a system that was sold at what 1/5th of that cost.

I also heard estimates that up to 50% remain unregistered.




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25 Ryanb741 : None in the UK but in Thailand we legally own a Colt .45 (my wife's mother), a pistol (don't know what type, sorry) and an MP5 automatic rifle which w
26 Goose : 2 Billion was the last number I heard. On a system that was sold at what 1/5th of that cost. I also heard estimates that up to 50% remain unregistered
27 Ryanb741 : Also, I have fired an Uzi 9mm before, again in Thailand at a range. the thing is, how the hell can people in movies use twin Uzi's? I mean, the recoil
28 777236ER : Evidently owning guns, designed only for killing humans, is perfectly acceptable, whereas hearing words on TV is evil.
29 Goose : Evidently owning guns, designed only for killing humans, is perfectly acceptable, whereas hearing words on TV is evil. Well, people forget that it's t
30 L-188 : Evidently owning guns, designed only for killing humans, is perfectly acceptable, whereas hearing words on TV is evil. What guns are only designed for
31 MD11Engineer : I own several legal deactivated historical guns to go with my collection of historical military uniforms (WW2 Allied). I would like to include unmutil
32 Zak : "Also, I have fired an Uzi 9mm before, again in Thailand at a range. the thing is, how the hell can people in movies use twin Uzi's? I mean, the recoi
33 MD11Engineer : BTW, if I had these old guns, they would probablyspent most of the time in a safe, with occasional shooting on a target range. At least where I live I
34 N766UA : I have a Colt M1911 as well as my great-grandfathers old hunting rifle. I forget the caliber but it has an octagonal barrel.
35 Post contains images JFKTOWERFAN : I own a Kahr K40. I wouldn't carry anything else, its small, easy to carry, and easy to shoot. All stainless steel, no plastic guns for me thanks. I t
36 CHRISBA777ER : Ive got a full sized take to bit replica of a Heckler and Koch MP5K assault weapon. It looks nice, and is cool as a prop for fancy dress nights out cl
37 Cancidas : Has anyone had the priviledge to fire an AR-15?! yes, the M16A2 and the M4A2. also, M9, M249, and M2.
38 Sophiemaltese : I've fired an AR-15 along with a few others but never owned a gun. I'd like to get one but not until I can take the proper training to get a license t
39 KC7MMI : I've had the opportunity to fire both the AR-15 and the "Tommy Gun". The AR-15 is nice, but I hear the M16 is not real good for combat use. As for the
40 Startvalve : Actually I have to say I thought the AR-15 was a pretty damn solid design. I have played with one on several occasions and thought the design was very
41 Jutes85 : My father used to have an AK-47 and AK-74, but that was in the good old communist days of the USSR. As an Israeli and Canadian citizen, I don't need f
42 Startvalve : Who said they were needed to feel safe? Some of us just have them for fun or because we can.
43 Jutes85 : Some of us just have them for fun or because we can. Yeah, I guess it is fun to shoot yourself accidently, but hey, you have the freedom to do so.
44 Startvalve : Jutes do you own a gun? Have you ever held a real one? You have to be a complete idiot to shoot yourself accidentally.
45 Jutes85 : Jutes do you own a gun? Have you ever held a real one? You have to be a complete idiot to shoot yourself accidentally. No. Yes. Happens more often the
46 Startvalve : I know it happens pretty often.. There are a hell of a lot of idiots in the world. Following some common sense safety practices makes the chances of t
47 Post contains images Zak : "t I do not think this takes away from its unbelievable accuracy and ruggedness" hate to break it to you, but the ar-15/m16/m4 series weapons are not
48 Goose : Hey Jutes... which part of the country are you from?
49 MD-90 : I have a great-great-uncle who killed himself when he was a college student, age 22. He accidentally dropped a rifle, and it discharged and the bullet
50 N766UA : I've fired the M-16 as well. Compared to a rifle like the Enfield, that thing feels like a pop gun! Regarding them not being rugged, though... they ha
51 Post contains images Goose : The standard-chambered cartridge for the M16 family of rifles isn't that "large" calibre.... just .223. That's probably why it feels like a pop gun. O
52 Jutes85 : Hey Jutes... which part of the country are you from? British Columbia, not Vancouver though. Would you like me to post a link to a webpage on gun safe
53 4holer : I own a Taurus .357 Magnum, but I haven't fired it (target) in years. I never kept it loaded living in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh PA, but here in PHX t
54 Cfalk : The M-16 started out with a lot of problems, mainly due to its gas operation and high muzzle velocities, as i recall. This has been corrected over tim
55 Post contains images Sushka : We used to have one of these in our house until recently: But then my dad sold it to my brother
56 Sushka : Oh yeah If I ever buy one I would like a .22 So far I have shot: Several .22s AK-47
57 Post contains images VonRichtofen : L-188 I think a lot of those 50 million unregistered are in Alberta. A lot of gun owners here refused to register in protest of the huge waste of tax
58 L-188 : I hope you are not dumping on Alberta, my grandmother and that whole side of the family is from Alberta. There was a 30.03 which was developed for the
59 Post contains images VonRichtofen : I wasn't dumping on Alberta! I'm Albertan! I'm pretty sure it was bolt action. I was quite young at the time and I remember on one hunting trip my dad
60 Post contains images L-188 : Probably a 30.06 then. Yeah, almost the same story here, never went hunting after my parents split too. Mom for some reason though the first week of s
61 KYIPpilot : My dad has about 6 or 7 guns. Everything from hunting rifles to pistols. I think the coolest one is a Japanese pistol my grandpa got from a Japanese o
62 Startvalve : "I think the coolest one is a Japanese pistol my grandpa got from a Japanese officer during WWII." If you ever find ammo for it be careful. The Japane
63 L-188 : You do have to be careful with Japanese arms from the war, especially with items that where manufactured toward the end. The quality really went down.
64 SlamClick : Not to mention a Claymore on a tripwire. Looking for drug money? Come on over!
65 KYIPpilot : My dad used to shoot the Japanese gun in the 70's with American ammo, but not since then. I doubt any of us will ever try to fire it again. BTW, I hav
66 Startvalve : You are probably ok with a revolver, there are not many ways to screw one of those up. I am going to go out on a limb here and guess its damn near imp
67 EA CO AS : I own a Beretta 92F 9mm handgun and a Chinese-built AK-47.
68 TriJetFan1 : I am going shooting tommorow and shooting my brand new AR-15!!!
69 EA CO AS : I am going shooting tommorow and shooting my brand new AR-15!!! Where did you get it, and if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for it?
70 Post contains images Kolobokman :
71 Post contains images United_Fan : I have a Taurus PT100AFS,40S&W,had it since '96 .
72 CMK10 : I own a .22 semi-automatic rifle, a .22 Magnum pump rifle and a SigSaur .380 Semi-Automatic pistol and I them all. "Gun Control is Hitting Your Target
73 L-188 : It isn't just the WWII ammo, most military ammo up through about the last third of this century used corrosive primers. Just means you have to clean i
74 TriJetFan1 : "Where did you get it, and if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for it?" -Well actually its my Dad's and I got it at a place in Brecksvil
75 L-188 : What is it? An Oly, Bushy or what? For some reason 650 seems like a low price to me. I usually see them starting about 100 dollars more up here. At le
76 TriJetFan1 : Im going to have to check it today, I don't usually see too much because it is in a safe, when I find out, I will tell y'all.
77 Sushka : Startvalve, nope, he got the gun in the 60s or 70s.
78 Zak : out of curiosity, do the ar-15s sold in the usa these days have 5.56 NATO compatibility with a 1-7 twist barrel and no problem with the higher pressur
79 Continental : And how many here actually shot them, or had to use them in a situation?? They're pointless, stupid, and usually for the stupid.
80 ConcordeBoy : And how many here actually shot them, or had to use them in a situation?? *raises hand for both* They're pointless, stupid, and usually for the stupid
81 Post contains images Texan : Family owns a lot of them, grew up with the target shooting and clay pigeon shooting down in Central Texas, too many to list. We own a few handguns as
82 TriJetFan1 : ConcordeBoy shoots Continental down!
83 Srbmod : If you consider a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun a firearm. Signed, JCS17
84 Continental : Oh you're from the south! My bad! That explains everything!
85 TriJetFan1 : joking..........................
86 L-188 : out of curiosity, do the ar-15s sold in the usa these days have 5.56 NATO compatibility with a 1-7 twist barrel and no problem with the higher pressur
87 Sovietjet : family used to have an AK-47....dont ask
88 Swissgabe : In Switzerland, most people who have to go to the Army (compulsory) have Arms at home. The "thing" is in my room and stands behind my door.
89 MD11Engineer : In Sweden it is quite easy to get a collector´s licence for fullyautomatic weapons as well. Finnland is easygoing concerning guns too. In Europe, as
90 L-188 : You know the funny thing about those scandinavian countries is that is some areas it is required to use a silencer when hunting, so you don't disturb
91 MD11Engineer : I watched a report about a guy who gets paid by the Zürich town council to kill pidgeons, which developed into a pest. He is prowling the city at nig
92 Phaeton : I am amazed to see how many users here actually have guns which are capable of killing a human being. I know that Michael Moore exaggerated a bit in "
93 EA CO AS : What happened in Erfurt, Germany, where a 19-year-old boy shot 17 people including himself in his former school should have been a signal to governmen
94 MD11Engineer : The guy in Erfurt got his guns which he wasn´t supposed to have according to the old German gun law because both the officials in his gun club as wel
95 L-188 : And didn't the guy do it with a full auto AK-47 that got smuggled in from the east? That firearm is considered a class III weapon in the US, and all s
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