New home defense cannon!

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Re: New home defense cannon!

Post by Lofty » Fri Nov 10, 2023 8:14 pm

Desantnik-VDV wrote:
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I remember, back in 1993 Mosin M91/30 carbines use to be for sale at around $130 in Los Angeles including the bag, the oil bottle, cleaning kit, belt pouch, the sling.
In the very early aughts, I purchased an intact Zastava M59/66 for $160.00. Starting prices now hover at six C-notes. Those rifles claimed as "ceremonial" or unissued require a few more Franklins to bring home.

The Russian originals are and have been four figures for some time now.

My Yugo is easily my favorite shooting rifle, so to speak. I added an "H" recoil buffer to tame things a bit, and with an inexpensive 4x28 scope I've hit everything I've aimed at.
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Re: New home defense cannon!

Post by Rich Maund » Tue Nov 14, 2023 12:37 pm

I have a Finnish M39 in the collection. Started as a captured Russian receiver and the Finn's worked their engineering magic on it. Mine has the B barrel on it. I bought it decades ago for $200. It is beautifully made and an excellent shooter! Yes, I shot an unissued rifle.
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Re: New home defense cannon!

Post by Rubiconnn » Wed Dec 06, 2023 2:21 am

I've always wanted one of these massive revolvers chambered in .22lr like the Raging Hornet just for fun
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Re: New home defense cannon!

Post by Rich Maund » Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:43 pm

Twenty years back I had a Taurus J frame sized revolver in .22. 6" barrel, target sights and 9 shot cylinder. That was a real peach to use at the range too. Over the years I have had great luck with the Taurus revolvers, the semi auto's? Not so good.
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Re: New home defense cannon!

Post by :FI:Igor » Sat Dec 09, 2023 3:21 pm

I have both a 91/30 and a M44. Yes, M44 shoots a twenty foot flame at night! The shorter 91/30 is actually a rarer cavalry carbine, the M38, not capable of attaching a bayonet.
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Post by :FI:Igor » Sat Dec 09, 2023 3:23 pm

Also, nice grouping!
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New home defense cannon

Post by VWNate1 » Mon Dec 18, 2023 9:07 pm

I notice Rich's target clearly shows he knows proper "gun control" .

Is this pistol made of stainless steel ? .

It sure looks nice but I'm useless with pistols, I'd be as likely to hit any one by throwing the damn thing at them .
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Re: New home defense cannon

Post by Rich Maund » Tue Dec 19, 2023 6:18 pm

VWNate1 wrote:
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I notice Rich's target clearly shows he knows proper "gun control" .

Is this pistol made of stainless steel ? .

It sure looks nice but I'm useless with pistols, I'd be as likely to hit any one by throwing the damn thing at them .
It is SS with 8 3/8" ported barrel. Surprisingly comfy to shoot even with full power loads. .44 special is rare and expensive these days. Its actually easier and more affordable to use .44 magnum loads in it.
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Re: New home defense cannon!

Post by sagerat » Tue Dec 19, 2023 7:56 pm

BTW, if you haven’t used one, a Flitz cloth easily removes the carbon buildup on the front of the cylinders and underside of the top strap. Just only use it on SS revolvers as a Flitz cloth will remove blueing easily.
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Re: New home defense cannon

Post by Lofty » Tue Dec 19, 2023 10:19 pm

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It sure looks nice but I'm useless with pistols, I'd be as likely to hit any one by throwing the damn thing at them
Practice has paid dividends with literally every sidearm I own, but for the .45. Sustained competence with that one continues to elude me. I've long since acclimated to the <snap> of its recoil, particularly when practicing with Cor-Bon +Ps, but I'm not close to being willing to share photos of paper targets just yet. :|
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Re: New home defense cannon!

Post by VWNate1 » Wed Dec 20, 2023 12:06 pm

You're better than I ~ the only pistol I've ever been accurate with was my WWII 9MM Luger ~ it's was carefully designed so that wherever you pointed your index finger, the bullet followed with remarkable accuracy .

Truly a marvelous weapon .

.45s are nice and have great stopping power but even with the bushing kits etc. they're not very good distance weapons IMO .
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Re: New home defense cannon!

Post by sagerat » Fri Dec 22, 2023 1:00 am

Standard WWII expectation was to hit a man-sized torso target at 50 yards. I’ve got a Tisas 1911 Army model and even with those crappy period correct sights, it’s doable. Five shots are not one ragged hole, admittedly, but usually 3-5 rounds are on target.
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Re: New home defense cannon!

Post by Rich Maund » Sun Dec 24, 2023 10:24 pm

sagerat wrote:
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Standard WWII expectation was to hit a man-sized torso target at 50 yards. I’ve got a Tisas 1911 Army model and even with those crappy period correct sights, it’s doable. Five shots are not one ragged hole, admittedly, but usually 3-5 rounds are on target.
Agreed! NOT a fan of the period correct sights here! I'll take Novak style sights on a 1911 every time!
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Re: New home defense cannon!

Post by sagerat » Tue Dec 26, 2023 2:03 pm

I really like the fiber optic/tritium combo sights, which I have on most of my Sig 9mms and Glocks. Getting them for Tisas Carry (Commander-sized .45) while the Tisas Raider came with Novak three-dot sights.

Dad qualified as Expert with a 1911 in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, so I’ll keep the Tisas Army’s crappy sights just to appreciate his shooting.
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Re: New home defense cannon!

Post by Burt1713 » Fri Dec 29, 2023 6:57 pm

sagerat wrote:
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I really like the fiber optic/tritium combo sights, which I have on most of my Sig 9mms and Glocks. Getting them for Tisas Carry (Commander-sized .45) while the Tisas Raider came with Novak three-dot sights.

Dad qualified as Expert with a 1911 in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, so I’ll keep the Tisas Army’s crappy sights just to appreciate his shooting.
Funny story, my dad also qualified as expert with a 1911. When I turned 21 I purchased a Dan Wesson .44, but didn't tell my dad for about a year. I knew dad had not fired a handgun in over 25 years so I practiced for a year so I could beat him. We went out to shoot and at around 25 yards I shot a group of six shots that were probably 4 inches. Dad proceeded to put the first three shots in the same hole and ended up with maybe an 1.5 inch group. Dad looked at both groups and told me that mine wasn't bad for a new shooter. It took several years before I told him the truth about that story. :lol:
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