• I am buying a sidearm for my 18th birthday. It's probably going to be Beretta M9. Should I get a rimfire Beretta or centerfire?

    I didn't realise guns were made differently depending on centerfire or rimfire. Discovered it while searching the Cabela's website for Beretta M9's. I would like to clarify, I have handled guns before. I've handle these guns: M240, M249, M2 50 cal, M16, M4, AR-15, shotguns (10, 12 and 20 gauge), a... show more
    I didn't realise guns were made differently depending on centerfire or rimfire. Discovered it while searching the Cabela's website for Beretta M9's. I would like to clarify, I have handled guns before. I've handle these guns: M240, M249, M2 50 cal, M16, M4, AR-15, shotguns (10, 12 and 20 gauge), a .22 carbine and .22 pistol. Thank you in advance for your answer!
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is a 22 Caliber LR a bb gun pretty much?

    Best answer: No it's not and anyone who tells you different has no knowledge of either.
    Best answer: No it's not and anyone who tells you different has no knowledge of either.
    13 answers · 4 days ago
  • I am buying a sidearm for my 18th birthday. It's probably going to be Beretta M9. Should I get a rimfire Beretta or centerfire?

    I didn't realise guns were made differently depending on centerfire or rimfire. Discovered it while searching the Cabela's website for Beretta M9's. Thank you in advance for your answer!
    I didn't realise guns were made differently depending on centerfire or rimfire. Discovered it while searching the Cabela's website for Beretta M9's. Thank you in advance for your answer!
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • What rifle caliber is right for me?

    Best answer: "You canno change the laws of physics!!, Captain!!" - Mr. Scott, just about every star trek episode and movie made. Anytime a projectile exceeds the speed of sound in free air it will create a vacuum behind it - and this vacuum is what produced the very, very loud ballistic 'crack'. As one goes... show more
    Best answer: "You canno change the laws of physics!!, Captain!!" - Mr. Scott, just about every star trek episode and movie made.

    Anytime a projectile exceeds the speed of sound in free air it will create a vacuum behind it - and this vacuum is what produced the very, very loud ballistic 'crack'. As one goes higher in altitude and the air becomes thinner - the noise softens (not so many molecules to transport the noise) with sea level being the most noisy and lowest speed - roughly 1080fps. Where I live, at 400ft my loads become sonic at 1130fps.

    Some cartridges that have always run below 1080fps are inherently subsonic and you need not sacrifice speed or buy special ammo - like the 45acp.

    The 300 Blackout is not expensive. For $34 you buy a little electric saw on ebay that cuts 223/5.56mm cases to the right length. Then, using a cheap press and dies you simply FL size the brass - and voila! - you have 300 BO brass! Lee makes 240gr bullet mold - using junk lead from old batteries you can make your own bullets. Use a lee sizing kit - and now you have bullets for next to nothing. With just the minimal equipment you can be making 300 BO rounds at home, and, do it using brass you find laying around at the range. Of course, with better gear you can make 300 BO nice match ammo.

    Thing is - even this low speed ammo - it is very fricken loud from the muzzle blast. Don't for a moment think if it is subsonic with no ballistic crack it is low noise. They are not. They are only quiet with a suppressor.

    That said - any suppressor for a larger cartridge will work on a small one. Instead of dropping $800 to $1100 for a 30 cal suppressor that handles 30-06, 308 - you can use a $300 45acp suppressor with a 300 Black Out. This is what I do. ((of course, I cant use that 45 cal can with anything more powerful than a rifle with subsonic rounds or it would pop like a pimple. So you need be certain not to accidentally install regular ammo - something my friends with the more expensive cans do not worry about)

    You can email me your suppressor questions. There are only 3 folks here that actually own suppressors - and I have not seen the other two online for about a year.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can a 18 year old buy a AK-74 or a AR-15 in Florida?

    Best answer: In Florida there is no permit required. At the age of 18 you can buy any non NFA long gun, the Molot VEPR is perfectly legal for you to buy at age 18.
    Best answer: In Florida there is no permit required. At the age of 18 you can buy any non NFA long gun, the Molot VEPR is perfectly legal for you to buy at age 18.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • So i got my FOID card today?

    So i just got my FOID card i'm wondering do i gotta wait 2-3 days to get my rifle that i will purchase or Are they gonna give it to me right away since i have a FOID card , This is my first time owning a Rifle/pistol i know the responsibility of owning a gun, Also what would be best for Home defense 9mm, .45... show more
    So i just got my FOID card i'm wondering do i gotta wait 2-3 days to get my rifle that i will purchase or Are they gonna give it to me right away since i have a FOID card , This is my first time owning a Rifle/pistol i know the responsibility of owning a gun, Also what would be best for Home defense 9mm, .45 etc. And what type of Rifle are the best to have for gun range/Competition
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • 00 buck or #4 buckshot for home defense?

    Best answer: I use 00 buckshot in a 2 3/4" shell for home defense. I patterned it against a 3" shell and decided the difference wasn't substantial enough for the additional kick of the 3" shell.

    Make the decision for yourself:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uERIjpiBvog
    Best answer: I use 00 buckshot in a 2 3/4" shell for home defense. I patterned it against a 3" shell and decided the difference wasn't substantial enough for the additional kick of the 3" shell.

    Make the decision for yourself:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uERIjpiBvog
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Whats a good brand of handguns?

    I live in Alabama (open carry law and concelead with a permit) Nothing big just something in case of a break in/ intruders
    I live in Alabama (open carry law and concelead with a permit) Nothing big just something in case of a break in/ intruders
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why do so many people like Glock pistols.?

    How do they compare with my pistols,e.g. CZ-75, Browning "Hi-Power", etc. in handy size, KO power, accuracy, quick draw, available parts, ammo selection, firepower, reliability, durability, ease of maintenance, ambidextrous use, safe to user, easy to use components, recoil?
    How do they compare with my pistols,e.g. CZ-75, Browning "Hi-Power", etc. in handy size, KO power, accuracy, quick draw, available parts, ammo selection, firepower, reliability, durability, ease of maintenance, ambidextrous use, safe to user, easy to use components, recoil?
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why aren't you bathing in a pool of glorious cosmoline with your moist nuggets right now?

    Best answer: Because I am about as old as that rifle and when I show up in a bathing suit everyone else runs away.
    Best answer: Because I am about as old as that rifle and when I show up in a bathing suit everyone else runs away.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Where would you recommend for a person to buy a 5 gun safe?

    Also, how much do you think it would cost for a single gun safe (not one built for multiple guns)?
    Also, how much do you think it would cost for a single gun safe (not one built for multiple guns)?
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why are pump action shotguns very cheap?

    You know those shotguns like the Remington and 870 and Mossberg 500. They look very well made but they are under 400 hundred dollars on impact guns and I was so surprised. Why are they cheaper than handguns? I'm pretty sure you need more materials on those long guns than on handguns
    You know those shotguns like the Remington and 870 and Mossberg 500. They look very well made but they are under 400 hundred dollars on impact guns and I was so surprised. Why are they cheaper than handguns? I'm pretty sure you need more materials on those long guns than on handguns
    13 answers · 6 days ago
  • Lead ingots for bullets?

    Best answer: I too enjoy making my ammo. Makes shooting even more fun. I cast .357 diameter for.38/.357 loads. And I cast .452 for my .45s. To melt the lead you can use any of many ways for melting. You need a "pot" and a ladle. OR as I did acquired a melting pot made by Lee to melt and pour the lead. I have a couple... show more
    Best answer: I too enjoy making my ammo. Makes shooting even more fun. I cast .357 diameter for.38/.357 loads. And I cast .452 for my .45s. To melt the lead you can use any of many ways for melting. You need a "pot" and a ladle. OR as I did acquired a melting pot made by Lee to melt and pour the lead. I have a couple types of molds for each caliber. Lee makes nice ones, a good place to start. And I use Alox for the bullet lube. That works well with the "special" bullet design Lee has. Makes the whole thing simple.

    I make these for target shooting. I do allot of target shooting. All but a few of my handguns HAVE NEVER had a jacketed bullet through them. Lead is a lubricant, so my barrels are nice and pristine. Of course I can always switch and fire jacketed bullets anytime. BUT, WHY ? Practice with jacketed bullets only wears your barrels much more then lead, and the higher pressures add wear overall, WHY do that if not needed ?

    You will also need two more things. I melt lead recovered from the bullet stops at several clubs and virgin lead ingots. Now, for your muzzle loader YOU DO NEED only virgin lead. For modern firearms I use my lead, BUT, add a wheel weight of two to each pot. When you melt lead last hing before pouring it, you should "flash" the pot. First remove the dirty and slag off the top. All that stuff floats on top. THEN, the lead has separated from the tin added for hardness, you need to make them remix.The reason you "flash" the pot. Paraffin wax is what I use. CAREFULLY drop a small chunk in the pot and mix it in. That serves as a "flux". Some may refer to the process as "fluxing". Like you use acid core solder for most soldering purposes, it helps the lead flow. Some bullets require " sizing ", that is done with a special press which also does the lube process. It squeezes the bullet size to the proper diameter, AND forces lube into the Lubrication canelure of the bullets.Lube is eventual to accuracy.
    * Those Lee multi grooved bullets for use with Alox, are known to be very accurate shooters. I attest they do just fine. Dirty but, it all cleans up easily.

    I find casting bullets are really nice pass time. I enjoy shooting the ammo I make myself. A little more satisfying when you out shoot the others too : ) .22 size casting can be done, but, I highly suggest larger caliber, because the tiny .22 are just far too tedious. AND yes, loading for MOST high powered rifles is not really very appropriate. Of course there are older calibers such as the .30-30, .45-70 and others that do very well with lead bullets. The more modern calibers generate high velocities beyond the use for lead bullet. Yes, I bet with research you can find loading data using lead bullets for almost any firearm. It just is not practical in the case of modern high power rifles.

    I'd say go for it. About $100 bucks of stuff and you can load at least one caliber. Add another $50 and you could have to diameters of molds. ONE last thing I do. I find the bullets do vary in weight VERY slightly. Being the nit picker I am, for perfection, I sort the bullets by weight. A box of PERFECT, One of slightly light, and one of slightly heavy. NOW loading all from one box makes little difference in accuracy because you negate any larger variance.
    * you know a little common sense should always comes into play. My attention to detail ALWAYS shows up in the results on the target. That is satisfying. Books my friend ... BOOKS. Read lots of books about loading and casting LEAD bullets.

    * NOTE : " Flashing the Pot " to remix the tin with the lead. You will get a flame up. As I say some prefer to call the process " fluxing". See, you are now a "Metallurgist" and did not even realize it. You are creating an ALLOY !

    ** something I have always found interesting ... my .45 caliber bullets when they hit the backstop pretty much "vaporize". What is found in the sand is only the bullet bases. They look like Dimes, about the same size, and thickness.

    ADDED : I own only ONE 9MM handgun. A Colt Combat Commander in 9MM. That thing is SWEET to shoot with 9MM lead bullets. A Browning High Power would be the same. The combination of one size smaller gun then my full sized .45s, and the lighter lead loads results in just a nice amount of recoil. A sweet shooting gun for targets.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • Sometime this year I'm looking to buy a new compact handgun?

    I was looking into buying a Sig P320 9mm compact but at your learning about the drop failures I decided against it I like a Glock but the Glock don't have the one thing I require I'm a left-handed person and I like to having to slide stop where I can use my left thumb but I'm also how do you thinking... show more
    I was looking into buying a Sig P320 9mm compact but at your learning about the drop failures I decided against it I like a Glock but the Glock don't have the one thing I require I'm a left-handed person and I like to having to slide stop where I can use my left thumb but I'm also how do you thinking about buying the fnh FN 9mm compact does anybody know how good it gun Fnh 9mm compact is like the price range and thought about buying one in the past I just want to know how good a gun it is or if there's any other suggestions I just got to have the slide stop on the left hand side my price range is between like $540 to $700
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • I live in Suffolk county, Long Island (New York). I am interested in purchasing a shotgun and wanted to know what the process is / laws are?

    I know in the city you must get a permit by submitting an application, and it takes about four months to get approved and etc. Is the process similar out here? Thanks! I will be using it for hunting / home defense
    I know in the city you must get a permit by submitting an application, and it takes about four months to get approved and etc. Is the process similar out here? Thanks! I will be using it for hunting / home defense
    4 answers · 2 days ago