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Re: Firearms thread

postby sj_ripples » 12/29/14 @ 02:55

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Re: Firearms thread

postby phillyb™ » 12/29/14 @ 11:22

i want to go buy a gun
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Re: Firearms thread

postby Derek » 12/29/14 @ 15:32

Did you just come to this realization?
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Re: Firearms thread

postby phillyb™ » 12/29/14 @ 17:51

no. but i think i'ma make it a reality soon. i've had my concealed carry for about two years. lol
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Re: Firearms thread

postby theAngryMarmot » 01/05/15 @ 03:35

I have had a 3D printer for a while, and most of my "home-made" models have been a bit crude as I am still learning that side of the process.

For my first "serious" attempt at making a useful 3D model - I decided to use 1911 grips.


I am quite happy with the results, they fit with minimal "fitting" have a nice texture (as a result of the process) and are just as stiff/strong as my aftermarket grips and are lighter.

There is a existing 3D model of these grips - but it lacks the ambi safety cut out and the left side grips do not fit the series 80 safety detent thing - and the grip screw holes are not recessed. Mine are.

I am printing a few different colors, but here are the 1st ones, in black on my Ruger SR1911.

image20150104_221153_HDR by theAngryMarmot, on Flickr

The software while the printer is running. As you can see it is about 1hr print time. This is longer than usual as I am running this first set at a reduced print rate to watch for issues. I will probably knock the time to about 35 minutes with the speed turned up and less infil. These are nearly solid.

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Printer side of the process. The "infill" is a honeycomb shaped fill pattern.

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Finished product. They fit well, fit flush. I am going to leave these on and give them a range test.
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Re: Firearms thread

postby phillyb™ » 01/05/15 @ 13:40

dope!
3d printing is so fucking cool
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Re: Firearms thread

postby Teejay187 » 01/05/15 @ 13:48

Nice man!
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Re: Firearms thread

postby theAngryMarmot » 01/05/15 @ 14:21

I have some more to print tonight, I have been revising my model.....

Soon as I have a "final" and I range test them (best part of the process) I am going to make some with inset Marmots.

I already have a standing order for 20 sets of grips once I get them "finalized" lol......
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Re: Firearms thread

postby Teejay187 » 01/05/15 @ 14:40

You mean Acetone treating them?
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Re: Firearms thread

postby theAngryMarmot » 01/05/15 @ 15:17

These are made of PLA - so acetone doesn't really work.

The texture is actually desirable for hand gun grips as it is helpful. The VZ grips I have on my other 1911 are really, really aggressively textured - to the point where they are nearly uncomfortable to shoot for more than a few magazines. The printed ones seem to be just aggresive enough to function, yet not be unfcomfy.

I used to carry the other 1911 sometimes, but the VZ grips actually wore a hole through my shirt one day lol.

By finalize I mean finish the modeling of the recessed grip screw holes, and the area on the back of the right hand grip that has to be inset to clear an ambi safety. Once those are done, I will be happy with the design.

If I need to do some smooth ones, I will acetone wipe them - but I don't foresee anyone wanting those.

The nice thing is the PLA seems just as stiff/solid as the wood grips and the aftermarket plastic grips I have so I am pretty positive they will hold up quite well.
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Re: Firearms thread

postby bigx5murf » 02/01/15 @ 21:19

Progress been slow on my 308 build. Doesn't help I decided to go with a platform from a vendor known for slowness. Anyway, decided on a 1-4x optic that's on the way. So probably gonna go with carbine upper. Hopefully it'll be done this month.

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Re: Firearms thread

postby bigx5murf » 02/03/15 @ 15:18

Just picked this up for a steal of the a deal $259.99, Italian police trade in, has dept stamping, and year issued (1977). No wear at all on feed ramps. Only wear marks are on front sight, rails, and 2 small scratches on frame. Can't wait to try it out.

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Re: Firearms thread

postby sj_ripples » 02/05/15 @ 16:53

^^^NICE! Good pick-up, really a nice handling gun
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Re: Firearms thread

postby bigx5murf » 02/05/15 @ 22:19

Hope to take it out for a drive on caturday. Been dry firing it, and it feels nice so far. If it shoots good I might develop a surplus firearms addiction. There's something cool about a gun wearing hints of it's history.
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Re: Firearms thread

postby theAngryMarmot » 02/05/15 @ 23:16

I love surplus stuff.

I have several Enfields (1915 - 1960s)
A few Steyrs (1923 - 1934)
Some Mosins (1934-1946)
A 1918 Webley "War Finish"
etc.

All fun guns to shoot. My favorites are my all original 1915 Enfield SMLE, and my German 1923 Steyr M95. The M95 shooting Hungarian Surplus is a flame throwin' boom-box. Makes a Mosin M44 seem like a .22.
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Re: Firearms thread

postby bigx5murf » 06/11/15 @ 20:01

theAngryMarmot wrote:I love surplus stuff.

I have several Enfields (1915 - 1960s)
A few Steyrs (1923 - 1934)
Some Mosins (1934-1946)
A 1918 Webley "War Finish"
etc.

All fun guns to shoot. My favorites are my all original 1915 Enfield SMLE, and my German 1923 Steyr M95. The M95 shooting Hungarian Surplus is a flame throwin' boom-box. Makes a Mosin M44 seem like a .22.


Where do you usually watch for deals on good surplus stuff? I'm currently hoping to find a surplus p226, but seems they're only in 40, would prefer a 9mm. Also looking at picking up a polish p64.
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Re: Firearms thread

postby Sploinkin » 06/12/15 @ 01:49

I would love some WWI/II rifles too.
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Re: Firearms thread

postby theAngryMarmot » 06/16/15 @ 01:02

I usually only deal with other local collectors.

I don't do the background check paperwork crap.

In AZ private sales are private. The way it should be.

I am going to go take off my tin foil hat meow...
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Re: Firearms thread

postby bigx5murf » 06/16/15 @ 04:30

theAngryMarmot wrote:I usually only deal with other local collectors.

I don't do the background check paperwork crap.

In AZ private sales are private. The way it should be.

I am going to go take off my tin foil hat meow...


Any tips on meeting local collectors? Backpage by me has a ton of firearms for sale all the time, but everyone seems to want new prices or more for used pieces.

My sis wears the same tin foil hat, puts her husband's name on background checks, and did the same when we used to have pistol registration here (thank god that was just eliminated).
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Re: Firearms thread

postby theAngryMarmot » 06/17/15 @ 21:15

I don't do much with backpage - I go through local internet forums where everyone kind of knows everyone. Any silly business gets called out quick.

I only meet during the day, typically in a local sporting goods store parking lot.

Backpage is too hit or miss for my taste. The last backpage transaction I didn't go through with. I seen the guy pull up and he had a ton of gang-style tats and had a homie with him. I cruised on by and sold it to someone else off the local forum.
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Re: Firearms thread

postby Highschool » 02/14/16 @ 17:47

Bryan » wed oct 16, 2013 8:03 pm wrote:
vejatabul wrote:I am pretty sure that Bryan was saying that he does not want to carry a gun, and that is why he does not. He was not saying that others should not be able to.

Correct. I enjoy studying guns and I enjoy shooting guns. I do not want (for myself) the responsibility of owning one. That said, I do not want to infringe on the rights of others who wish to take that responsibility (and, IMHO, privilege) on.


Smart man. That is the reason I also current do not own a firearm. We do have rights to respect that our forefathers and military earned sacrificing their lives and sanity.

I respect my own stupidity. If there is someone willing to work with me in order to build my confidence with a personal defense weapon, I'd jump into the game immediately. Scouting taught me how to use a 20 gauge over under back in the day. Shooting clays came to me naturally... as with my wife. For our anniversary, we blasted a few. I used a 12 gauge semi, while the wifey used a 20.

Since then, a friend taught her how to correctly use his .45 barretta... watched, but didn't partake. Another former roommate owns the Gloc pictured below. Hate how nose heavy it is to be honest.






Unfortunately, my previous mentor is no longer with us.

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I guess the big question meow is, what 12 gauge would you guys recommend for protection? Feelings on handguns as well please. Remember, I am a little bitch like @phillyb™ ... so, let's not get carried away with size.
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Re: Firearms thread

postby bigx5murf » 06/19/17 @ 14:58

Highschool wrote:
I guess the big question meow is, what 12 gauge would you guys recommend for protection? Feelings on handguns as well please. Remember, I am a little bitch like @phillyb™ ... so, let's not get carried away with size.


Honestly, I recommend AR15, as first firearm for home defense. With the right ammo, it probably penetrates walls less than shotguns, and pistols. With the right muzzle device, it'll kick like a 22. Their accurate with minimal practice. The only real downside, is they're stupid loud. You'll probably go deaf firing it once indoors w/o hearing protection. But then again, a 12ga would probably do the same to you.
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Re: Firearms thread

postby Highschool » 06/25/17 @ 14:11

bigx5murf wrote:
Highschool wrote:
I guess the big question meow is, what 12 gauge would you guys recommend for protection? Feelings on handguns as well please. Remember, I am a little bitch like @phillyb™ ... so, let's not get carried away with size.


Honestly, I recommend AR15, as first firearm for home defense. With the right ammo, it probably penetrates walls less than shotguns, and pistols. With the right muzzle device, it'll kick like a 22. Their accurate with minimal practice. The only real downside, is they're stupid loud. You'll probably go deaf firing it once indoors w/o hearing protection. But then again, a 12ga would probably do the same to you.


AR sounds like the ultimate utility tool. Does just about everything, and can be customized to any owners needs. We'll see what I can come up with!
Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Firearms thread

postby bigx5murf » 07/07/17 @ 22:35

Highschool wrote:
AR sounds like the ultimate utility tool. Does just about everything, and can be customized to any owners needs. We'll see what I can come up with!
Thanks for the advice.


meow's the best time to pick one up. The market fell out on them thanks to everyone stocking up thinking Hilary was gonna win. meow they're in unload mode. thanks trump.
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