Didn't see any threads about 'em in here, so I thought I'd make one.
Here are mine....
Pistols (by caliber/nationality):
Walther P22 (.22LR/Germany) Rather neat-looking but also rather inaccurate and somewhat jam-prone semi-auto.
Hi-Standard Model H-D Military 6.75" barrel(.22LR/US), made in 1947; bought it last year a christmas present for my dad; although he liked it, he didn't want it (probably due to my mom's stance on firearms), and told me to keep it. It's stayed in my safe since, hasn't even been fired once since I bought it. :roll:
Bulgarian Arsenal Makarov (9x18 Makarov/Russia/Bulgaria) Bulgarian-made clone of the standard-issue Soviet-bloc sidearm of from 1951 up until ~2000. Kinda crude in some areas, and recoil is surprisingly snappy for such a small (and small-caliber) pistol with the standard recoil spring and plastic grips, but very sturdy, accurate and reliable. With a stiffer recoil spring and rubber grips, the recoil is considerably milder, and it's very fun to shoot.
CZ 2075 RAMI (9mm Parabellum/Czech Republic) Bought this pistol after I got my concealed carry permit. Very compact yet accurate, very reliable and easy to shoot. Only thing I don't like about it is the fact it flings spent brass onto my forehead quite frequently at the range. :cussing:
CZ 75 P-01 (9mm Parabellum/Czech Republic) This is my favorite pistol (and the one which began my CZ obsession). IMO it does everything perfectly. The weight, balance and overall size feels just perfect, and the grip feels as if it were tailor-made for my hand. It's also incredibly accurate, the recoil is mild (as it should be), and so far utterly reliable (it's the only one of my semi-autos that has yet to jam on me).
Nice collection. I am not sure of the legality of posting them on here, but they are nice. Love the russian one (Because its my homeland :laughing: )
It's legal to own guns in the US...unlike Canada :ohcrap:...but we get
Nice collection there...I remember you also had machine guns and a couple more weapons :smoke:
CZ 75B (9mm Parabellum/Czech Republic) Since I had the compact and subcompact versions of the CZ 75, I figured I might as well have buy a full-size CZ 75, and thus I did. Like my other CZs it was a very well designed, accurate and reliable pistol, but unfortunately I don't have it anymore, as I friend of mine managed to talk me out of it in a moment of weakness. Now I have to buy another one.... :banghead:
Glock 22 (.40 Smith & Wesson/Austria) This was the first gun that I owned. While I appreciate it's reliability, large magazine capacity and light weight and the fact that a complete idiot could take it apart and put it back together in his sleep, the snappy recoil of the .40SW round, somewhat blocky grip, mushy trigger, and the acceptable but not exceptional accuracy, it's not exactly my favorite. Yet for some reason it's what I keep in the glovebox of the Mustang. :screwy:
Springfield Model 1911A1 Mil-Spec Stainless (.45 ACP / US/Brazil) I figured sooner or later I'd want a handgun chambered in .45 Auto, so why not the original design it was meant for? It's not my favorite pistol, but it comes real close. It looks great, it's relatively easy to maintain, very accurate, feels great in the hand and is very fun to shoot. (though truth be told, with all the stories I've heard about .45s I was expecting the gun to fly out of my hand and break several of my bones while doing so; fortunately most of that is BS :fu: )
Smith & Wesson Model 686 Plus 7-shot 6" barrel(.357 Magnum/.38 Special /US) So far my only revolver (hopefully not for long). Of all my guns, this one has the nicest trigger of all of them. With the 6" barrel, it is VERY accurate. The single-action pull is very light and only requires the slightest effort to fire. The double-action trigger is considerably heavier, but still very smooth and progressive. It's a bit heavy, but it keeps recoil down to acceptable levels, and full-power .357 Magnum rounds aren't punishing at all (except to the ears, even with hearing protection:eek:, and with .38 Special rounds it recoils like a .22 pistol.
So um....do they light cigarettes? lol :doh:
Charter Arms AR-7 (.22LR/US)
Got this rifle from one of my uncles last year as a Christmas present. Pretty goofy looking, but surprisingly handy. It's fairly accurate, has next to no recoil, has good reliability, and best of all when you're done using it, you just chuck the barrel, reciever and magazine into the stock.
Bulgarian Arsenal SLR-101SB (7.62x39 Soviet/Bulgaria)
Yes, this is pretty much a semi-auto clone of the AK-47 (although considerably better built and finished than most of the other AKs I've run across). It's fairly heavy (unlike most AKs today, the reciever is milled instead of stamped), te recoil isn't shoulder-breaking but still somehat harsh, and it's no target rifle, the sights are marginal at best, but it's 100% reliable, reputedly next to impossible to break (haven't run over it with a truck or threw it sand/mud), it will hit what you point at (though it won't make a ragged hole in the center of a target at 50yd like a .22 target rifle) and it's just so damn FUN to shoot! :orglaugh:
And my shotgun:
Mossberg 590 9-shot w/Ghostring sights (12 gauge/US)
Bought this solely for the purpose of discouraging/stopping unauthorized persons from entering my property (or expediting their departure from same, by foot or otherwise...)
Not being funny....but is it normal for an American to have that many fire arms in their possesion? lol :ohcrap:
I guess it would have to depend on the definition of 'normal', wouldn't it? :mrgreen:
My definition of normal is a bloke who isn't a gun weilding maniac :thumbs:
Oh, that's it, I'm gonna put so many holes in you you that......j/k :laughing:
In all seriousness though, IMO, I doubt a large number of Americans share my 'enthusiasm' for firearms quite to the degree that I do. Most of the people that I know do not own any firearms. Those that I know personally that do, as a rough average, own 2-3 guns for various reasons (hunting/target shooting/defense/law enforcement). The one exception so far is my gun dealer, who personally owns 70+ guns (his personal collection, not what he sells)....
Are you getting ready for a war or something lol, if you had those in australia you'd probably get locked up. :laughing:
well as a canadian our family had mostly rifles, no handguns, we had about 25-35 rifles in our collection at any given time, My 3 favs being the lever action browing .22 sooo deadly acurate could beat anyone on the range even if they had scopes(taking the top off a .22 shell at 50 yards in one shot)The Colt ar-15, and the folding stock SKS :P
yay double post!
What in the blue hell are you talking about chris? It is nowhere near
illegal for Canadians to own firearms, we just need permits to do so.
Personally I have a non-restricted FAC, going for my restricted FAC next year....ohhh the possibilities, such as the Luger .22 LR pistol my grandpa has tucked away....so mine!
Sorry, no pictures, but my collection includes...
- Browning .22 LR lever action - those do kick some serious ass.
- Winchester .22 LR bolt action, bushnell scope, blackbird/crow/rodent gun
- Winchester .303 bolt action, no scope, sighted for 200 yards, coyote gun.
- Remington 7mm, leupold scope, deer gun
- Remington 20ga, bird gun.
- Remington 12ga, bird and deer.
The shotguns = the twins. Same style, same year, bought within weeks of each other.
Hmm...I always thought they weren't legal in Canada, well more reason for me to get one :laughing:
Jesus, did you sleep through the last five or six years, what with the Gun Registry blowing 2 billion dollars....only supposed to have been 2 million...thats a huge sore point i have.
Heh...never heard of that :doh:...what else have I missed in the last 6 years? :laughing:
lmao - google "Canadian Gun Registry"
Me thinks you are missing a Colt 45 and a Luger :hi:
I see...:ohcrap: I seem to have fallen behind on that stuff :laughing:
Wow...Canadian tax payers had to pay $2 Million...Times like this I'm glad I'm not a tax payer :laughing:
So how many people have you killed?
2 BILLION....it was SUPPOSED to be 2 Million.....
And yes, you are a taxpayer - enjoying that bag of chips or fast food? then your a tax payer.
It was 2 Billion? Wouldn't that raise taxes? I guess I do pay taxes...also for work, although that's like $5 :laughing:...but I was referring to taxes coming January 1st...
F.I.E double barrel 20 gauge shotgun, dual trigger.
Here, in Vancouver, guns are rare. Being so close to the border allows for pretty easy weapon smuggling. Almost every other gang member is walking around with pistols in there pockets. There are a lot of gun killings here. To get an illegal gun here isnt that difficult either. The chinese gangs control all the guns here. But ironically none of the gun killings involved chinese people, i guess its the people they sell the guns to. Just a month ago two people were shot while they were eating lunch at a restaurant. Just 2 weeks ago someone was shot in their car. The two billion spend on Gun registry is quite a waste i said, i would rather have that two billion dollars invested in keeping illegal guns out of the country. Its not the people who actually register the guns who kill people, its the people who buy the guns illegally from the states.
I figured since everyone is talking about their guns, so I'd put up some
pictures of mine...it's a BB/Dart gun, from the US for $15, about 5 years
ago, never jammed up on me, even after...well look at all of the holes in
the dart board (that's just from darts...I shoot BB's outside) although
it's not exactly accurate...I tried fixing it by taping on a 'custom'
:laughing: laser pointer...but it was even worse then.
Sadly, there's more holes in the wall than the board :ohcrap: :laughing:
It needs 2 pages...
I've also got a paintball gun, here's some pictures of it...pretty terrible, but gets the job done :smoke:...
(The following pictures better be enjoyed, I had to go outside, where it's -13C, but with windchill, it's probably closer to -45C :laughing: )
Notice the paint balls still in the barrell...I haven't used it since the summer, because the balls kept exploding in there :doh:
Same over here.....they'd probably throw away the key, too lol :ohcrap:
Wow, looks like you got a nice collection on guns going on. My favorite
would probably be the Springfield Model 1911A1 Mil-Spec, looks sweet.
BTW: Anyone know the price for your FAC (or gun license) in Canada? Thanks.
Sorry, I forgot that they changed them to the PAL(Possession and
Acquisition License) from FAC in like 2003...
And the cost is 60$ for 5 years :)
You've got to be 18 to get it, they used to have the POL(Possession Only License) but have since phased that out, only thing you can get now is the PAL.
You also need to take the Canadian Firearm Safety Course to be eligible for the PAL(or have other means of proving you are competent with Firearms...haven't heard of any way of doing that yet..)
I got my CFSC and SHE(Saskatchewan Hunters Education) back in 2001 - They never expire :) and my POL two months after that. Switched up to the PAL in 2004 :)
Oh alright. Would you happen to know the cost for your hunting license then? And how can you get a hunting license before your 18 but you cant get a gun license? lol. Sorry for questions, me and a friend are curious to know.
All depends on where you live and what you want to hunt...
Here's the costs in SK