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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 4, 2014 - 03:32am PT

‘Smart’ Firearm Draws Wrath of the Gun Lobby: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/28/us/politics/smart-firearm-draws-wrath-of-the-gun-lobby.html

Maryland gun store drops plans to sell 'smart guns' after threats:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/02/us-usa-maryland-smartgun-idUSBREA410SD20140502

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
May 4, 2014 - 09:38am PT
Toker sez:

Damn weatherman said it'd be nice so I packed the 4X4 full of guns and targets yesterday and woke to winds gusting out of the NW at over 30 mph.

Not much fun for ultra-long range bench rest shooting......



Heh... reminds me of a time back in the eighties myself and my avalanche boss were sighting in the 105 recoilless rifles on start zone targets up in the Coquihala. Those are real guns by the way, made for real Libtards. When those suckers go off with both hands you clamp your special water filled ear muffs, over the deci-damps, and you keep your mouth open for something to do with the pressure wave which will blow out your truck windows if you don't crack them a bit!

Anyway this is the funny part. We're popping off rounds and recording all the coordinates for good shots, when one particular shot fails to detonate..... or at least so we chose to record. The alternative explanation of course was that we over shot the target, meaning the round may well have interrupted the work of some loggers over in the Anderson river valley!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 5, 2014 - 08:28pm PT
Really big gun!

Really long shot!

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
May 17, 2014 - 10:34am PT
morror mirror on the wall, what is he best 22 round of them all:

The CCI "stinger" leads that ball.


32 grains of lead , jacketed and 1640 FPS at the muzzle. Better than remingtons "yellow jacket" .. The accuracy is blazing at 150 yards plus and can be "military sighted" at 50 yard targets. Then take em on out to 150 to 200 and they are right on the money..The yellow jacket begins to drop at 150. As for all the "match grade" 22s out there, NONE compare to the stinger for over all accuracy and range. ;-)


The craze of 22's is still being felt - as approx 20 million new shooters have entered the shooting world in recent years, and the 22 being a cheaper round is still in extremely high demand. Everyone loves to plink with them and competitions using that round have also flourished of late.

Our store gets in a shipment on thurs, and friday morning they line up two hours early at the doors waiting for them to open, and we sell out in about 2 hours.
crankster

Trad climber
May 17, 2014 - 10:49am PT
Gun debate is over. Lunatics like Ron won. Won't change until the body count gets too high.
locker

Social climber
"Sh#t shack across from the city dump"
May 17, 2014 - 10:51am PT


"The craze of 22's is still being felt - as approx 20 million new shooters have entered the shooting world in recent years, and the 22 being a cheaper round is still in extremely high demand."...


So people are finally admitting that the shortage is due to consumer purchases and not the Government buying up all the stock???...




As for the "Stingers"...

I remember well when they came out...

It was the EXCITING .22 round that packed a decent wallop...




Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
May 17, 2014 - 11:00am PT
Yes Locker, the "pinch" of ammo was done by the GOVT for a while, but not in 22 caliber but rather 9, 40, and 223 which is readily available now. It is simply in HIGH demand, and ammo manufacturers are producing as fast as they can.
locker

Social climber
"Sh#t shack across from the city dump"
May 17, 2014 - 11:02am PT

So the paranoia was unwarranted...

As I figured...

All those freaks claiming Obama and crew were buying up ALL the .22's...

WHY the fuk would they???...

LOL!!!...





THANKS for confirming what I already knew...

;-)





EDITED:

It is the high cost of rounds these days that keeps me from going out, "Plinking"...

I miss the days of walking into a store and grabbing a box of .22's for $1.00 a box (I actually recall $.50, but at that time I was too young to purchase on my own)...


crankster

Trad climber
May 17, 2014 - 11:04am PT
That "government is buying up the ammo" lunacy is popular with the millions of Wingnuts gathered in DC this weekend. Oh, did I say millions? I meant dozens.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
May 17, 2014 - 11:05am PT
At current the most demand is for 22, 9mm, and .380. The personal defense weaponry being a top seller. And of course the 22 for plinking. 223 is everywhere and plentiful now. But a few years back IT was the impossible round to find along with 9mm and 40 cal. That is indeed die to huge orders by the govt..So they werent entirely wrong..;-)


edit: Yeah Locker, an average price these days for a 50 box of stingers is around 6.00 dollars plus! I remember 8.99 for a brick of 22s lol!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
May 17, 2014 - 05:37pm PT
Well the sporting clays shoot just ended a while ago, and my team did well finishing 3rd out of 20 some teams shooting, with an average of 76/100 targets! My new tri star O/U "lil spanky" did very well.!


Credit: Ron Anderson


We each got this cool curved glass trophy..
The Chief

climber
Laughing at all the Sheep from atop the Hill
May 17, 2014 - 06:41pm PT
Hey Ron... ya'll got any folks in on your Team that participate in this competition:


http://www.slugshooting.com/id15.html


If so, let me know cus I am signing up for this years comp and want some skinny.

Nice job on the Skeet Comp today.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
May 17, 2014 - 08:24pm PT
Nice goin Ron! You,ll be ready for chukar season.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
May 17, 2014 - 09:33pm PT
Thanks Chief,, JRig.. Twas a windy morning and the clays were doing some dodgin and weavin.. And Chief,, i dont know anyone thats doing the slug thing local.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 20, 2014 - 03:03pm PT
The Armed Citizen:
A South Carolina man who donned a bulletproof vest and asked a friend to shoot him was lethally wounded when his friend followed through on the request, authorities said.

Blake Randall Wardell, 25, of Honea Path was killed Wednesday with a single gunshot by 18-year-old Taylor Ann Kelly, authorities said. The bullet missed the protective Kevlar entirely, hitting Wardell's heart instead.

"The bullet went through the top edge of the material. It missed the vest," Lt. Sheila Cole, spokeswoman for the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, told the Los Angeles Times.

Kelly, a friend of the victim, according to Cole, told authorities that Wardell had asked her to shoot him after putting on the vest. Local media reported that he had found the vest in a garage.

Cole added that nothing had been ruled out while investigations are ongoing, and that Kelly was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-bullet-proof-vest-fatal-shooting-20140515-story.html
jstan

climber
May 24, 2014 - 01:24pm PT


Edit:
Turns out when sheriff's department personnel interviewed the subject they had not viewed the videos he had posted.

Hard to avoid concluding the NSA will not now do keyword searches on all communications. Very simple to do that and then raise a flag with the appropriate authorities. Should not have been necessary, I think, in this case. Egregious.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 24, 2014 - 01:41pm PT
Son of a movie director.

No wonder the L.A. Times has been withholding the dude's name. Wouldn't want to be the one to report anything that could be seen to be negative to The Industry first.

The guy definitely had head problems. Look at his videos:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgsBey7KX53-0qm-FSGTOyQ/videos

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 24, 2014 - 03:23pm PT
OMG Gary, that is darwinism rather than 2nd amendment fodder.


I'm in a strange place with the lowly .22lr.
I still have plenty (including over 1K Stingers), but every time I shoot them I start thinking about replacing them @ at least 12 cents a round which, considering the miniscule ballistic performance compared to 9mm and .223 which go for little more, leaves me no longer having a taste for just blazing away with my plinkers.

It still has a place in my lineup but it is now more functional than useful for practice shooting.
I think that the .22 is on the wane, although there will always be afficionados, fools and cheapskates that make it the #1 round for homicides.

How much are Stingers going for online?
(probably more than factory 9mm)
crankster

Trad climber
May 24, 2014 - 03:31pm PT
You're a nut. Guns kill people. You're a nut. Every mass murder. Guns. Nuts. Nuts.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
May 24, 2014 - 04:20pm PT
You suck.
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