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Offline Hawg

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« on: June 29, 2020, 10:07:09 PM »
A few weeks ago we put a S&W M&P Shield 9 EZ on layaway for my wife. Well for whatever reason SS held back part of her back pay and she got a check today so we went and picked it up. Sorry the pics are so dark the lighting wasn't good and all I had was my phone.





While we were there this lovely woman bought me a new toy as well. A S&W M&P 15 Sport II. It's an entry level AR but the reviews are really good on it. Most of y'all know I don't care for the AR platform or the .556/.223 round but with the things going on these days and the left trying hard to ban them I thought it was prudent I had one. The one I picked out had a red dot and when I asked about extra mags he said unless you just want the red dot for 20.00 more I can sell you the same rifle with iron sights, 4 extra 30 round mags, soft case and 5 boxes of ammo. I couldn't turn that down.






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Re: New Toys
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 03:31:53 AM »
Nice!! Way to go Hawg!!

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 06:16:22 AM »
Nice score all the way around Hawg.   Welcome to the ranks of reluctant AR owners.     I didn't want one either but I feel like it's now or never and I can't stand to be told I can't have something.   Even if I don't really want or need it.
I looked at S&W stuff when bought the 1911 compact a few weeks ago.  I just wanted to go with .45 acp and a familiar platform.    The 1911 is working out well.

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 06:18:28 AM »
Forgot to say......   hang on that woman,  she's a keeper.

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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 07:05:04 AM »
Forgot to say......   hang on that woman,  she's a keeper.

She definitely is. I dunno how she puts up with me. 
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Re: New Toys
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 09:28:54 AM »
I've been blessed with a wife just like her.  We shot SASS cowboy matches for over 10 years and she always scored among the best in the state with .45 Colt as her round, not a wimp .38.  She considers her Rossi .45 Colt carbine that has had thousands of rounds through it to be her go to rifle.  I finally broke down and had a guy build me an M-4gery.  I'm retired Army and still prefer the M-14.  So, I get it home and she says, "You only got one, where's mine?"  She did 15 years in the Army and only knows the M-16 platform.  Nice to have a spouse who know what 10 round stripper clips and a mag loader clip are.  I hope you enjoy both of your new toys and continue to appreciate your Other Half.  GF

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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 09:35:33 AM »
Very nice choices!
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2020, 07:28:32 PM »
OK as soon as I get everything sighted in I'll be good for all contingencies. Iron sights for when all else fails, red dot and a 3-9 X 40 scope. I wish the scope mounts were a little taller but they will work ok. The UTG mounts are very robust. A little overkill but they are nice and solid. I wish the red dot had a QD mount but it doesn't take long to swap out. Geez when I think of the black powder guns I could have bought for what I paid for this.  :'( I hope I never need it but if I do I'll have it and it loads faster than anything bp.  )L$





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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 10:37:22 PM »
Great firearm there Hawg! I love mine...it gets used quite often.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2020, 06:05:05 AM »
OK range report kinda/sorta. We had to go to Columbus about 30 miles and I've got a buddy that lives about 15 miles north of there so we went to his place. I hate driving that far to bust a few caps. I went all prepared to take pics, measurements and what all but it was just so dang hot even in the shade after I got targets set up I didn't even feel like shooting anymore. My wife shot her S&W EZ first from about 10 yards and was all over the place but hitting paper. Plus she was having trouble with the grip safety and I couldn't see where she was doing anything wrong. I tried a few shots and was hitting in the red which was about 2.5 inches. This thing was factory sighted dead on. I didn't have any problems with the grip safety. She shot the next mag and was getting better but still having problems with the grip safety. I think maybe her grip was too loose since she doesn't have a lot of hand strength. I'm going to work with her on it dry firing and see what can be done. I may have to tape it down or something. It does have a thumb safety so no harm in doing that. As for the AR I started at 50 yards with iron sights and it was almost dead on laterally but a few inches low. I didn't feel like messing with the front sight so went to the red dot and wasn't even hitting paper. I tried a shot at the very top of the target and nada so I tried at the very bottom and got paper close to the top and left. 10 rounds later firing two shot groups I had it dialed in. I didn't measure jack and didn't take pics but the two shot groups all had holes touching or very close to touching. I didn't put the scope on it and had intended to move back to 100 yards but I was just beat down. The targets were shoot n see but the .223 rounds just zipped through without exposing the green so I had to walk down after every two shots to see where they were going. There were no malfunctions with either gun. I also took the Ruger Single Six I got a few months ago. I loaded six rounds and it was dead on at 10 yards so I said the heck with it and went home. As an aside I paid 10 bucks for a little cheapo target frame which wasn't worth bringing home after a couple of 9 MM hits and a .223 lol
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Re: New Toys
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2020, 01:53:30 PM »
Got some new toys myself in the last week.

Winchester 1892 Lever 45LC (Chiapp Repro) and an antique Springfield 1894 Trapdoor 45-70 (Mfg 1889).

Loaded some BP cartridges for the Springfield this morning, hitting the range with both of them tomorrow.

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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2020, 02:28:46 PM »
Cool Beans. I had an 1884 trapdoor carbine made in 1889 but I traded it for some other cool toys worth much, much more than I gave for it.
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2020, 02:53:44 PM »
Got some new toys myself in the last week.

Winchester 1892 Lever 45LC (Chiapp Repro) and an antique Springfield 1894 Trapdoor 45-70 (Mfg 1889).

Loaded some BP cartridges for the Springfield this morning, hitting the range with both of them tomorrow.

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 I have the same 1892 Chiappa in 44 WCF.   I have been very pleased with it.

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2020, 03:26:22 PM »
One of the things I got for my trapdoor was an 1892 Rossi in 44-40.
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