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Didn't see any threads about 'em in here, so I thought I'd make one.

Here are mine....

Pistols (by caliber/nationality):

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Walther P22 (.22LR/Germany) Rather neat-looking but also rather inaccurate and somewhat jam-prone semi-auto.

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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).

posted by  dontmatr

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: )

posted by  newyorker

It's legal to own guns in the US...unlike Canada :ohcrap:...but we get prostitution :laughing:

Nice collection there...I remember you also had machine guns and a couple more weapons :smoke:

posted by  chris_knows

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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:

http://www.supercars.net/servlets/PW/garagePics/dont_matr/13car8.jpg

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:

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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: )

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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.

posted by  dontmatr

So um....do they light cigarettes? lol :doh:

posted by  Cliffy

Rifles:

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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.

http://www.supercars.net/servlets/PW/garagePics/dont_matr/13car1.jpg

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:

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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...)

posted by  dontmatr

Not being funny....but is it normal for an American to have that many fire arms in their possesion? lol :ohcrap:

posted by  Cliffy

I guess it would have to depend on the definition of 'normal', wouldn't it? :mrgreen:

posted by  dontmatr

My definition of normal is a bloke who isn't a gun weilding maniac :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

:cussing:

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)....

posted by  dontmatr

Are you getting ready for a war or something lol, if you had those in australia you'd probably get locked up. :laughing:

posted by  GreekWarrior

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

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

yay double post!

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

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.

posted by  dodgerforlife

Hmm...I always thought they weren't legal in Canada, well more reason for me to get one :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

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.

posted by  dodgerforlife

Heh...never heard of that :doh:...what else have I missed in the last 6 years? :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

lmao - google "Canadian Gun Registry"

posted by  dodgerforlife

Me thinks you are missing a Colt 45 and a Luger :hi:

posted by  99integra

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:

posted by  chris_knows

So how many people have you killed?

posted by  Mathew

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.

posted by  dodgerforlife

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...

posted by  chris_knows

F.I.E double barrel 20 gauge shotgun, dual trigger.



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posted by  67Coronet383

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.

posted by  aerith

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.

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Sadly, there's more holes in the wall than the board :ohcrap: :laughing:

It needs 2 pages...

posted by  chris_knows

Continued...

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: )

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Notice the paint balls still in the barrell...I haven't used it since the summer, because the balls kept exploding in there :doh:

posted by  chris_knows

:laughing: :laughing:

posted by  67Coronet383

Same over here.....they'd probably throw away the key, too lol :ohcrap:

posted by  Cliffy

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.

posted by  car_crazy89

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 :)

posted by  dodgerforlife

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.

posted by  car_crazy89

All depends on where you live and what you want to hunt...


Here's the costs in SK

http://www.se.gov.sk.ca/fishwild/huntingguide/fees.htm

posted by  dodgerforlife

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