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Author Topic: Guns n' Bullets - The Gun Porn Thread  (Read 35492 times)

Master Chief
May 16, 2019, 03:53:09 PM
Reply #135 on: May 16, 2019, 03:53:09 PM
Dang!  That money could've been used on some ammo.

I know. When I picked up my gp100 the girl behind the counter asked me if I needed any ammo.

I said sure, do you guys have layaway? :laugh:

haha! Speaking of, do you buy your ammo online or locally?

Cabelas online until the prices went biblical. That and I kept getting busted cases of CCI in the mail.
I've actually been going to my local Walmarts to get range ammo.  It's hard to walk away from their prices.

Look at it.  Just look at it...


I would really love to get this S&W STEALTH HUNTER one day.

May 16, 2019, 09:13:33 PM
Reply #136 on: May 16, 2019, 09:13:33 PM
The ammo selection at my local Walmart is crap. I can get the ammo I like for my rifle, but I'm out of luck with pistol ammo. And I don't have a local source for high-end defensive ammunition, so I'm gonna have to find somewhere else online.

I've traditionally used federal, but the last box I bought was covered in mold, and even in Hickok's video he just put up on YouTube, a round of federal .357 failed to fire on multiple attempts. He also described it as "chewed", which is something I've begun to see a lot more of with low end ammunition, primarily from Winchester and Remington. I think I'm just going to set aside what I have on hand for plinking, and just pick up two or three good boxes of Speer and Hornady. You can't cut corners with your carry ammo.

This is one of the primary reasons I roll my eyes when people always talk about online ammunition sales negatively. I have no local resources for decent and trustworthy handgun ammunition. I shouldn't have to trust my life to junk.

« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 09:19:11 PM by Huggs »

Local Trouble
May 16, 2019, 09:18:30 PM
Reply #137 on: May 16, 2019, 09:18:30 PM
Don't you have a basement like in Tremors for making your own?

Local Trouble
May 16, 2019, 09:27:45 PM
Reply #139 on: May 16, 2019, 09:27:45 PM
Gotta sell my old .40 first.  I have a buyer, but he's traveling.

Local Trouble
May 16, 2019, 11:53:11 PM
Reply #143 on: May 16, 2019, 11:53:11 PM
Luckily, it can be converted to 9mm or .357 SIG.

May 17, 2019, 01:32:02 AM
Reply #144 on: May 17, 2019, 01:32:02 AM
It's soon to be converted into a 357 magnum

Local Trouble
May 17, 2019, 05:24:52 PM
Reply #145 on: May 17, 2019, 05:24:52 PM
Are six rounds of .357 magnum enough?

May 22, 2019, 03:40:24 AM
Reply #149 on: May 22, 2019, 03:40:24 AM
Are six rounds of .357 magnum enough?

For some people, it's not. That's just the way it is. Personally, I think they just see the number 6 and start to panic. They think, "How can I defend myself with only 6 shots?"

So instead of telling you why it's enough for you, let me tell you why it's enough for me, and why I trust my life to it.

A full size 357 was my first gun. I've shot them for as long as I can remember. I'm used to it. It's what I shoot best and it's what I'm most comfortable with. I own and use speedloaders and speedstrips. I've practiced loading with both, and have been forced to load with both under significant pressure. Twice I've been caught with an unloaded revolver. Once when I was cleaning it, and once when I was foolish enough to not load it before going to bed. In both those instances, I found myself under physical and mental duress that affected my fine motor skills. And in both instances, I successfully loaded the revolver in under 2.5 seconds.

Thusly, I'm not worried about having 6 shots because 6 can become 12 in mere seconds. And 12 becomes 18, and so on. Capacity is a non issue for me personally. I have the means to reload my weapon, and the experience to do it quickly and correctly.

My personal confidence in the 6 shots is also due to the round itself. A 357 magnum isn't just a hot .38. I've shot .38+p and there's still a big difference. Now, I'm no ballistics expert. I don't reload my own ammo, I just buy ammo and shoot the guns, and I've done a lot of that with this caliber. Here in the southeast, we have mean critters, and methheads, and all kinds of things that don't necessarily go down with one shot from a 9mil.

I'm not crazy enough to try for head shots while coming out of rem sleep, nor will I just unload in all directions if I'm shot at or hear something. Life is precious. I intend to be as accurate and aware as the situation allows, but I need a firearm that's easy to use under adverse conditions and that is going to put an amen to bad business as quick as possible. I've seen what this thing can do. This round is going to go through doors and walls or windshields and still hit hard. And it's going to inflict massive damage upon direct impact with soft targets.

So what does it all come to? Basically, I've got 6 rounds of very heavy medicine, with as much on backup as I personally want. Reloading is not an issue for me, and I've done it effectively under stress. When the psycho was on the loose, I was confident in my weapon. In the dark, in the woods, in bad parts of town, I'm confident in my weapon. Every night I go to sleep, I'm confident in my weapon and my ability to use it effectively. It's a machine, and I learned to run it like anything else. As long as I feed it, it will keep firing, period.

A 6 shot 357 magnum isn't a poodle, it's a bull moose. I've never felt outgunned with one, and likely never will.


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