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    Looking for a Ruger Mk2 in Silicon Valley

    In California we have the stupid handgun roster so the only way to get some guns is through a PPT (private party transfer) of a gun already in the state. That's what I'm looking for, a Ruger Mk2, hopefully in nice shape with a barrel that isn't too worn. Again, out of state doesn't work and...
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    Looking for a Ruger Mk2 pistol in Silicon Valley

    In California we have the stupid handgun roster so the only way to get some guns is through a PPT (private party transfer) of a gun already in the state. That's what I'm looking for, a Ruger Mk2, hopefully in nice shape with a barrel that isn't too worn. Again, out of state doesn't work and...
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    Build or Bought: pay more, get more

    I love project guns. I build whenever I can and specifically with ARs I think a great argument can be made for building. I just ran the numbers on my latest Aero M5E1 (LR308 compatible) AR build in .338 Federal and came up with $1,100. That sounds like a lot compared to an off the shelf Aero...
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    A nice ambi charging handle for large frame ARs

    I have tried the type of charging handle that has levers on both sides. I don't like them, they feel weak. As charging handle latches go, I like my BCM/Vltor Gunfighter charging handles and I have two. The way the latch locks in to the charging handle body to take stress off of the roll pin...
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    I watched John Wick 3, my thoughts, mild spoilers

    So I read the Firearms News story on John Wick 3 and I had a free evening after watching the basketball game so I watched John Wick 3. Last weekend I watched Avengers Endgame and was underwhelmed/mildly disappointed. The story was kind of weak but a few of the characters carried it. John Wick...
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    Going unicorn hunting:

    Wish me luck, I spotted one several months ago. She seems to hang out in a small group with one surgically enhanced decoy girl and one who has a great personality I'm sure. I don't know if she's a true according to Urban Dictionary "unicorn" but she could be judging by her group of friends and...
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    Does anyone have a Sig 716 they can look at?

    I've been putting together a few Aero M5E1 lowers using their no FCG LPKs and a thing I notice is I think their magazine catch is a standard AR15 type part, when it's installed the extra thickness of the LR308 style magazine well limits the amount that the mag release button threads on to the...
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    Has anyone found cheap .338" bullets?

    I just ordered a 50% off Wilson Combat 16" 338 Federal AR barrel and some reloading dies. Now I was looking for .338 bullets and wow, those are expensive! I understand the big 250+ grain bullets made for .338 Lapua but due to the short barrel and limited powder charge of 338 Federal, I...
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    Low budget AR fixed stock (MOE FCS Commercial OD Green 2019)

    I need to complete two ARs and being in California, I have to go featureless but I don't necessarily want A2 stocks. I was going to buy Strike Industries Viper Modular fixed stock at Optics Planet but while I was shopping I saw the $15 Magpul MOE FCS in OD Green for a Commercial buffer tube. I...
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    Cheap SKB 4909 hard case with custom interior

    I have a bit of a case fetish but I mostly buy used. Usually that means the interior is a disaster. I also usually end up with a Goldielocks situation, this one too big, this one too small. I have been storing my go-to rifle in an old 52" Starlite case. It's a good case but it's too long to...
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    Best binocular tripod adapter?

    I am trying to make a modular system for my shooting gear where I can take the bare minimum of gear or add pieces which will work independently or together in whichever configuration I choose. My full heavy range day setup will be a sturdy tripod with a gimbal style mount carrying a 90mm...
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    Leupold IMS clearance at Midway (AR specific optic mount)

    It looks like it's only a little over $66 to get both parts of the two piece mount. The description says four screws per cap and steel thread inserts. That sounds very nice at that price point. It's not QD but in that price range that's not worth complaining about. I think they have 30mm and...
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    Light recoiling 7mm ELR?

    I have a long action ARC Archimedes action and Xylo chassis on pre-order. I love my 6.5 Creedmoor at 1,000 yards but I'm looking to step up. Things I like about 6.5 Creedmoor: inexpensive match ammo, light recoil, super common short action parts and AICS magazine compatibility. I have also...
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    Has anyone gotten tired of a long barrel in their Glock 21?

    I'm contemplating a 6" barrel for some extra velocity, will I regret it?
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    A cheap pouch for AICS mags

    I found Botach selling Tactical Tailor small pouches, two for $12.95 on EBay...
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    Public Service Announcement: cheap AR10/A5 length carbine buffer tube

    Unless I'm going to use a JP SCS on a large frame AR, I always want to use an AR10 length carbine buffer tube so I can use standard AR15 buffers instead of expensive shorty buffers. The problem is finding a buffer tube at a reasonable price. Vltor makes one and it is top tier stuff but...
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    What have I got myself in to?

    It's such an expensive pain getting an FFL to do a transfer on an internet ordered gun in California that I did the smart thing and added on a bunch of Labor Day sale Aero Precision M5E1 and M4E1 lowers to my ARC Nucleus order to stock up and give a few uppers dedicated lowers instead of having...
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    Budget trigger impressions, Larue MBT and Rise RA140

    I have a surplus of uppers and while buying an ARC Nucleus bolt action, I added on a few AR lowers to turn that surplus in to complete rifles. After getting them home I started the process of building up the lowers. I have recently been buying LPKs that have no FCG or pistol grip. For AR15...
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    This week was expensive

    I had to settle up on an action I ordered in January, a chassis I ordered in March. The way FFL transfers work around here it makes a lot of sense to combine several gun purchases and with Labor Day sales I'm spending a lot more but saving a lot too. I ordered a Cyke Pod and some brass also...
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    Cyke Pod: Area 419 Arca lock or MPA RAT rail?

    I like the features of the Cyke Pod but I'm not sure of the best way to mount it. The Area 419 Arcalock system seems like the perfect barricade setup but it's an add on and I've got an MPA chassis coming (eventually). I haven't gotten my hands on an MPA RAT rail barricade clamp but I don't...