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Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-19-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,940
Posted By solinvictus
Four years ago, I bought a Century CETME/C91 from...

Four years ago, I bought a Century CETME/C91 from my local FFL. I took it home, cleaned it after a DIFFICULT field strip, and took it to the range the next day. I fed it two boxes of DAG 7.62 NATO...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-19-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,548
Posted By solinvictus
Pacific Armament Company IMBEL FAL Para

I traded into this one on Sunday. So far, I've run two boxes of Wolf 150 grain and two boxes of DAG NATO without a hiccup. Now, field stripping is a bear because it's different from a conventional...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-22-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,110
Posted By solinvictus
Federal Arms built G3 clones on cast aluminum...

Federal Arms built G3 clones on cast aluminum receivers back in the 90s and contracted with Springfield for the last iteration of the SAR-8. Again, take it or leave it, but from what I've read on...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,989
Posted By solinvictus
What's funny is that I was actually looking for a...

What's funny is that I was actually looking for a Garand, but they were too rich for my blood at this show. Just a half hour before, someone was walking around with a PolyTech M1A clone for sale, but...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-20-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,989
Posted By solinvictus
Here it is..

Springfield M1A1 from around Dec 2012. 40 rounds total shot through it.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-19-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,110
Posted By solinvictus
Get a feeler gauge and check the headspace on the...

Get a feeler gauge and check the headspace on the bolt and to my knowledge, Special Weapons had a reputation that was Hesse-like in their quality. Good luck either way.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-19-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,989
Posted By solinvictus
Yesterday's gun show

I was leaving yesterday's Gun and Knife show in Birmingham, AL and picked up a Springfield M1A like new in the box for $1K. I'll post some pics once my camera's charged.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-16-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 189,811
Posted By solinvictus
Here it goes....

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee222/deussolinvictus/DSC_0021_zpscd98ace6.jpg

Starting from the top, left to right:
Springfield XD45
Springfield 1911A1 MilSpec
Springfield XD9 Subcompact...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,216
Posted By solinvictus
I owned a Polytech Hunter back in the 90s and it...

I owned a Polytech Hunter back in the 90s and it was pretty solid. If you keep it 922r compliant, I believe you can convert these to a Galil format with furniture and some work on the charging...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-14-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,887
Posted By solinvictus
SKS parts are still pretty common, especially for...

SKS parts are still pretty common, especially for the Norinco models. If there's not a compelling reason to trade, I'd hang onto the SKS-M.
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-14-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,702
Posted By solinvictus
I have a PTR GI and love it. I started with an...

I have a PTR GI and love it. I started with an EXTREMELY defective CETME, went to a DPMS LR-308, and settled on the PTR. I've shot around 1K rounds of the Wolf .308 and the German DAG surplus 7.62...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-13-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By solinvictus
For those running Ruger Mini 14s...

Midway USA has OEM Ruger 20 round magazines on clearance for $19.99 each.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-13-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 41,566
Views: 6,042,713
Posted By solinvictus
Ruger Mini-14 Ranch rifle, 200 rounds of .223...

Ruger Mini-14 Ranch rifle, 200 rounds of .223 Remington, and I potted 50 or so Scotch bonnet peppers and a couple of dozen bell pepper plants.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-11-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,003
Posted By solinvictus
I carry a Kel-Tec P32 daily and using Speer Gold...

I carry a Kel-Tec P32 daily and using Speer Gold Dots, I'd be pretty confident in it's ability to protect.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,346
Posted By solinvictus
Old, boxy Cub Cadet, Craftsman/Sears, Gravely,...

Old, boxy Cub Cadet, Craftsman/Sears, Gravely, and John Deere models were often made to pull implements behind them. My local Craigslist had one a few weeks ago for $300 with the disc and tiller....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-11-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,659
Posted By solinvictus
I've got king snakes and rat snakes on the...

I've got king snakes and rat snakes on the property and I leave them alone, unless I have to shoo one of them out of the way for controlled burning.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-11-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,659
Posted By solinvictus
The one on the left took the CCI 9mm shot. The...

The one on the left took the CCI 9mm shot. The snake was curled, so it hit around 1/4 of the way down, dang near severed the body, then impacted the lower part of its body curled below. I have to say...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-11-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,659
Posted By solinvictus
Southern USA- 'Tis the season: snakes

While salvaging some lumber and building materials, I found these two curled up in a rotted bowling ball bag. One died by repeated 2x4 blows and the other took a direct hit of CCI 9mm shot. Watch out...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-11-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,604
Posted By solinvictus
I think the JC Higgins was a Hi-Standard or...

I think the JC Higgins was a Hi-Standard or Mossberg. A little know fact re: JC Higgins center fire models: they were built by either FN or Sako. No kidding. I've been looking for one in .270 or .30...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-11-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 60,582
Posted By solinvictus
I bought a basic LR308 three years ago. I'm just...

I bought a basic LR308 three years ago. I'm just simply not the biggest fan of the Stoner design, so that may have prejudiced me, so the rifle just didn't take. I found it serviceable, but to be...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-11-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,383
Posted By solinvictus
I bought a P6 with six magazines for $350 a few...

I bought a P6 with six magazines for $350 a few weeks ago. I absolutely love it as it's very accurate and handy to shoot.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-15-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 30,856
Posted By solinvictus
http://www.robertrtg.com/g3.html I've got...

http://www.robertrtg.com/g3.html

I've got the same rifle and Robert RTG has better prices (typically) than HKparts.com.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-17-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,131
Posted By solinvictus
I'm not certain, but to my knowledge the only...

I'm not certain, but to my knowledge the only issue with the steel ammo is if it's been lacquer coated. I have no clue regarding the plain stuff. I believe the Herter's from Cabelas is just plain...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-17-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,719
Posted By solinvictus
I've ordered ammo from Cabelas, so a range trip...

I've ordered ammo from Cabelas, so a range trip will be in order soon. I'll take pics and report back on it. The guy I bought it from said he'd picked it up 6 months ago, put 50 rounds through it,...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-17-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,755
Posted By solinvictus
Cabelas .223 ammo FYI

Cabelas has PMC 55 grain .223 at $7.99/box. I went ahead and ordered some today.

** I was going to link to this, but they appear to have sold out. Sorry.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-17-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,026
Posted By solinvictus
Thanks guys. I believe it's the BCG keeping it...

Thanks guys. I believe it's the BCG keeping it from seating properly. I tried a fully loaded magazine tonight with the bolt to the rear and it locked in just fine. I appreciate it as I'm new with...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-17-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,026
Posted By solinvictus
DPMS and P-Mags

Quick question: has anyone else had any issues with a fully loaded MagPul P-Mag locking into place with a DPMS .223? I picked up a rifle and mags yesterday and I've noticed an issue with a loaded 30...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-16-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,719
Posted By solinvictus
It's been a while since I've been here...

but anyway, I bought a DPMS Oracle with three 30 round P-Mags, an assault case, 400 rounds of brass ammo, and a MOLLE cleaning kit off of Armslist for $750. Pics will follow soon. This is my second...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-29-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,217
Posted By solinvictus
I got a generic Versipack type set up at the last...

I got a generic Versipack type set up at the last gun show for $30. I've not taken it to task as yet, but the zippers, material, and stitching appears sturdy enough for daily use. Mainly, this was an...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-28-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,593
Posted By solinvictus
Here's the thing about a CZ-82: Pros: 1)...

Here's the thing about a CZ-82:
Pros:
1) Low price point
2) Lately, they come with the holster, lanyard, cleaning rod, and two magazines
3) They're made by CZ, so there's quality there all...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-28-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,593
Posted By solinvictus
I could've had a used Ruger P89 for $225 at this...

I could've had a used Ruger P89 for $225 at this past weekend's gun show. For some reason, Ruger's P series just doesn't command that high a price around here used. I've seen .45 P90's go for less...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-28-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,593
Posted By solinvictus
CZ-82 or any surplus Smith and Wesson Model 59...

CZ-82 or any surplus Smith and Wesson Model 59 derivative. The Smith surplus models are all over the market locally and I saw a 915 that was great mechanically but a little rough on the outside for...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-27-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,626
Posted By solinvictus
Nope, the only round I've had issues locating is...

Nope, the only round I've had issues locating is 9mm Makarov at Academy, so I'm going to have to break down and buy a case.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 11-27-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,841
Posted By solinvictus
Man, I remember the halcyon $175 MAK 90 days of...

Man, I remember the halcyon $175 MAK 90 days of the early 1990s. Those are some of the best imported Kalashnikov variants out there (barring an Arsenal Bulgarian) and sometimes they can still be had...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-27-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,082
Posted By solinvictus
Diet Buffalo Rock, Canada Dry, or Publix store...

Diet Buffalo Rock, Canada Dry, or Publix store brand ginger ale. Period. Diet ginger ale is my vice.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-27-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,778
Posted By solinvictus
Oh and also: whatever you choose, don't skimp on...

Oh and also: whatever you choose, don't skimp on defense ammunition. Do your research and pick some defense loads from brands like Hornady, Speer, etc. If you choose to use a smaller caliber like a...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-27-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,778
Posted By solinvictus
I'd seriously recommend a shooting range that'll...

I'd seriously recommend a shooting range that'll rent you something before you make a decision. That said, my sister in law was in the market for a handgun two weekends ago. She looked at a Walther...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-26-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,987
Posted By solinvictus
Why not a CZ-82? The CZ-82 has ambidextrous...

Why not a CZ-82? The CZ-82 has ambidextrous controls, smooth double action trigger, and 13 round magazine capacity.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-26-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 24,132
Posted By solinvictus
I have zero experience with the FNP, but I used...

I have zero experience with the FNP, but I used to own a USP .40 Compact and I bitterly regret getting greedy and selling it. It was the most accurate handgun I've ever owned, but when you get a...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-26-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 894
Posted By solinvictus
Yeah, I was sold on the XD45 with a rental this...

Yeah, I was sold on the XD45 with a rental this past March. I sold my G30 and never looked back.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-26-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,987
Posted By solinvictus
I don't know how it is where you are, but I have...

I don't know how it is where you are, but I have a local FFL who carries TONS of Smith and Wesson 9mm Luger semi-auto surplus pistols from Century that start at $215. Yeah, it's a beater, but a S&W...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-29-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,039
Posted By solinvictus
Locally, S&W 915 or other 59 derivatives can be...

Locally, S&W 915 or other 59 derivatives can be had as police trade in or surplus for $225 or so. S&W magazines are ubiquitous and they're quality handguns.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-28-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,039
Posted By solinvictus
I looked at a Star M43 "Firestar" at the last gun...

I looked at a Star M43 "Firestar" at the last gun show. Stainless, three magazines, offered for $250. I walked past, had a second thought at the next aisle, went back and it was gone.
Star and...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-27-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,590
Posted By solinvictus
Those look like milsurp Type 56 carbines and God...

Those look like milsurp Type 56 carbines and God knows what action they've seen. I remember in the late 1980s before Norinco and PolyTech were in full swing there were Chinese surplus SKS's in crates...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-26-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,439
Posted By solinvictus
I used to have a USP Compact DA/SA in .40 and I...

I used to have a USP Compact DA/SA in .40 and I got greedy and sold it. I got it used for $450 OTD back in 2008 and sold it that fall for nearly double that. My experience was that it was completely...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-26-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,810
Posted By solinvictus
Man. I sold my OLD TZ-75 IPSC and I've regretted...

Man. I sold my OLD TZ-75 IPSC and I've regretted it every minute. Great pistol, no safety, accurate as hell.
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 10-25-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,010
Posted By solinvictus
Panic in Year Zero! (1962)

OK, so I was at a local used book, movie, and media store and found this as part of a double disc set with Vincent Price's "Last Man on Earth".

"Panic in Year Zero!" stars Ray Milland ("Lost...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-27-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,175
Posted By solinvictus
My local Wal*Mart has DPMS AR's in either .223 or...

My local Wal*Mart has DPMS AR's in either .223 or .308 for $597.00 available for layaway. They also have SIG/Sauer's as well.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-22-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,212
Posted By solinvictus
I used to have an Enfield 2A "Ishapore" that I...

I used to have an Enfield 2A "Ishapore" that I foolishly traded off. I used to shoot Radway and South African 7.62 NATO and I shot the Russian Wolf/Silver Bear/Golden Bear with no incidents. With the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-18-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,313
Posted By solinvictus
Aldi

My local Aldi had the sealed long-term storage German pumpernickel and rye whole grain breads (17.6 oz loaves) for $.59/loaf. You may want to check out your local Aldi to see because the shelf life...
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