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A Nurse with a Gun
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"ar 15 SNIPER RIFLE 223 loaded with extras AR15 Custom Built:
single shoot or Full-automatic legal to own NO special permits or License needede NO tax Stamp needed . Rifle's never been shoot. This is one of my private Gun's,Custom Built with all the "GOODIES" It comes with a 2nd Gen Night Vision with controls on the left side of the Night Vision it also shows you yardage to the target, Also one NEW 3 Button remote control switch for easy access by the trigger to "save Time" !!! every second counts. 1 day light cover so the scope can be used in the Day Light,The Night Vision GREEN Light is adjustable with 10 Different settings from Dark to EXTRA Bright GREEN , It has a Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light to show the settings. The Night Vision is "EXTRA CLEAR" with NO SPOTS at ALL and is Extra Clear. Next the ATN ULTRA SIGHT-D has 5 settings cross hairs with a dot in the center and 4 other cross hair settings. Also it has a Brightness control with 4 settings It also adjust from Right to Left,If used with the Night Vision it marks the Target with a cross hair with a dot in the center or 4 differant cross hair marks or just a dot in what ever Brightness you want. When seen thru the Night Vision the crosshair or any one of the 5 Differant marks will mark the target with a white light that only can be seen thru your Night Vision. Next I have a colored Monitor mounted on it with volume control, Brightness control,Ear phones with a plug in, Record Mode, Playback and a Red Power light,cover for the Monitor.3 Custom Mounts for the Monitor also swivel mount and tilt for the monitor. Servalance Listening device that can go thru Block walls,windows,treesand bushes with volume control, Ear phones,you can plug into it .1- M203 37mm Gernade Launcher which also shoots FLARES,CHEMICAL SPRAY,BEAN BAGS,12 ga shoot gun shells and Large Rubber Bullets,also a net to cover people.Iam including a "NEW Flare adapter" to shoot small flares A NEW BOX of 10 white Flares,Rail adapter for the Gernade Launcher,The M203 was shoot 6 times its LIKE NEW!! 1 adjustable Red Laser with IR that cost me $1695.00 with Quick Release ,New 6 way carring strap,NEW Mount for the front strap,New Skeleton stock, New Rifle has 4- rail covers,New pentagon Light ,New Mount for the Pentagon light,New Remote for the Light. 2- New 40 round mags, 1- New mag clinch. 1- New 30 Round Mag on rear stock , 1- New 30 Round Mag Pouch on rear stock, 1- New Rubber Mag pull for the clip, 1- Quick Release Side handle, 1- 4 Rail Predator Barrel cover, 1- New Triger attachment to make it a full automatic , And to much more to list , I have over $8300.00 in it."
Xavier, I've been wondering when one of your forays would meet reality in the form of collectors posing as sellers at the gun shows, and at most independent gun shops and pawnshops these days, I'm afraid. In my pawnshop in the 90's, with legislation of unknown scope on the horizon, most FFL's added a what-if factor to their gun prices and that actually increased demand and margins; it was the most profitable period of firearms sales in my thirty years as a dealer...a serendipitous effect of wasteful, pointless, dangerous government...First, jtc, I hope you don't mind me cleaning up your punctuation a bit and using your comment to kick off this post. Marketplace economics driven by trepidation, speculation, and outright
That scenario may be playing out now in a precursory way. There is a very high likelihood that one of those three Democrats will be president, and almost certainly control through law or through tort will soon follow. Many dealers and quasi-dealers at shows may feel their investment is better kept in good guns than in cash. That's how I felt in '92, anyway, and it was a profitable strategy for me.
I would counsel you to alter your aversion to new, at least in the short term, and especially for Colt. The many truisms about the supply of Colts like the one you overheard are based in the real paucity of desirable pieces available for your favorite FFL to order for you. If your guy will order for you at $40-$50 over his true cost with prepay as I did for my good buyers, put your money down today and with overnight shipment and your carry permit, walk out of the store with your new acquisition tomorrow. You are very unlikely to experience depreciation; more likely you made money when you bought it.
So dealers are hanging onto their good pre-owned stuff that they own outright, witness your show experience and the lately inflated Gun Broker listings...But most are glad to make the $40-$50 on the new piece with no risk or investment to them; you may even get new for used price, of course the coolest stuff you just can't get new.
One exception to the overpriced pre-owned market is still in the police handgun trade-ins. I mentioned in a response to one of your old posts that Glock's inspired marketing plan put Glocks in most cop's holsters and put a lot of nice (and a lot of not so nice) hi-cap s/a's, primarily 9's, onto the used market at attractive prices, like those Beretta's you saw...
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"When the gun went bang, it surprised the heck out of me, of course. It took about a half a second to realize what happened. The sound didn't seem as loud as I remember when I shot without hearing protection at the range. I chalk that up to the fact that the gun was down away from my face.No, it wasn't me. It was someone who was experienced with firearms though. More here.
Then I realized that I was bleeding. I honestly don't remember if it was pain or the wetness of the blood. This all took maybe two seconds. I stood up and saw the blood all over my jeans and hollered upstairs for my wife to call an ambulance. I pulled my jeans off to see what was going on - I had a pair of longjohns on under them.There was a bag of rags and old towels laying there and I grabbed a handtowel which barely reached around my leg, so I grabbed the ends and twisted them. Then I walked/crawled up the stairs and laid down up there on my back and propped my leg up on a bucket. I noticed the pain by then and was afraid I was going to pass out - I had a cold sweat on my forehead and felt kinda woozy.By the time the medics got there, the bleeding had pretty much stopped. My leg hurt SOOOOOOO bad. They wouldn't give me any pain meds - I had to wait on the ER doc. 4 doses of morphine before it calmed down. I'm going to my family doc today and plan on getting my hands on my XRays.
All the ER did was wash the blood off of my leg, took an X Ray, listened to the pulse and checked what was still numb. Gave me a tetanus shot, a sript for antibiotics and Lortabs. Wrapped it up with pressure bandages and sent me home."
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Hello, I seem to lack the cunning to find your email address to ask a question that has been percolating in the back of my mind for a while. As you have moderation enabled, I beg your indulgence in abusing that detail as an ad hoc email. A while back you outlined what would constitute required elements, moderate features, and unacceptable bits for a carry 1911. Unfortunately, I am nowhere near as familiar with 1911s as you are and I wanted to ask you why you found things like a full-length guide rod undesirable. What are the pros and cons of the options you find significant? I've dug through your archive, but I was unsuccessful in finding a post where you answered those questions. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to further reading of your blog.I do not like the full length guide rod because it makes the pistol more difficult to field strip. It also prevents the user from pressing the front underside of the slide against a surface to clear a malfunction one handed. Some of my 1911s have a full length guide rod. The item works well enough, I see no reason to throw it towards the berm at Gunsite, but I also see no reason to buy one to put in a gun. The two piece Springfield full length guide rod is another story. I would Loc-Tite it or get rid of it.
TRICKED OUT. ALL UNNECESSARY METAL REMOVED. COATED WITH IMPERVIOUS CERAMIC COATING. WORKS PERFECTLY. TUNED TRIGGER 5 LBS CRISP. TUNED EXTRACTOR, FEEDS ALL HOLLOWPOINTS. COMES WITH TWO MAGS. MEPROLIGHT TRITIUM SIGHTS. SIGHTS ARE 6 MONTHS OLD. GUN NOT FIRED MUCH. CLW FRAME. NO HOLSTER NEEDED, SIDE CLIP BY CLIPDRAW MODIFIED TO ALLOW MUCH LOWER CARRY IN PANTS. CERAKOTE BY ULTRACOAT IN OLATHE KANSAS IS RUST PROOF. WEARS NOT AT ALL IN HANDLING OR EVEN SHOWING IN A BUSY GUN SHOP. THIS GUN WILL LOOK LIKE THIS FOREVER, LIVES ON A GLASS SURFACE WHICH EATS BLUE AND NICKEL ALIVE. BLACK SMUDGE ON SLIDE IS PLASTIC ABRADED FROM MY TRUCK CONSOLE, THE GUN'S SURFACE IS SANDBLASTED AND IS ABRASIVE TO SOME SURFACES. THE PLASTIC COMES OFF EASILY WITH OILY CLOTH. ALL EDGES "MELTED" TO ENSURE SMOOTHER CARRY. DLASK TRIGGER, BOBTAIL SHORTY MAINSPRING HOUSING. BEAVERTAIL GRIP SAFETY. SPRINGCO SHOCK ABSORBER. SLIMLINE GRIPS. STRANGELY DOES NOT KICK MUCH. EVEN WITH HOT LOADS. THUMB SAFETY IS ORIGINAL 70 SERIES TYPE GROUND DOWN TO NOT IRRITATE WHEN CARRYING. VERY LIGHT AND EASY TO CARRRY.What Bubba neglected to consider while ruining this pistol is there are plenty of lightweight 1911s on the market without screwed up slides.
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A poet put it very well. She said when she was older,As ladies get older, they rejoice in the wearing of red hats and purple gowns. But what is their mate to do? Why put on a tweed jacket, loafers and ride a cobbled together old bicycle through the night with a light beaming from his eccentric head. What's the problem in that?
She wouldn't be so meek and mild. She threatened to get bolder.
She'd put a red hat on her head, and purple on her shoulder.
She'd make her life a warmer place, her golden years much golder.
First, I like the gun. At $300, you have to consider a couple of issues.
The area around the slide stop is badly corroded on the passenger side of the gun. The slide is heavily pitted at the ejection port as well. These areas are prone to cracking on high mileage 1911s, they are high stress areas. Your gun may not be safe to fire.
Second, you apparently bought the story along with the gun. This weapon may have been a murder weapon and sat bloody in evidence, or it may have been found under the seat of a junked automobile in a wrecking yard. Without any court documents listing the serial number of the firearm, you have absolutely no documentation as to the history of this gun. I must ask you....If the seller told you it was found under the seat of a truck in Al's Salvage Yard, would you have paid the same amount for it? It's OK to say yes, it's OK to say no. If you say no though, verification of the story which is apparently important to you is essential. Expect the seller to provide it.
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