Ideal rate of twist (MLP firearms and shooting thread)

sonar1

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I’ve got more pads and solvent on order. (I’m a Hoppes guy... the pleasing aroma is half the point....)
I’ll need to snag some Q-tips from the wife. Bore snakes in the bottom, rods in the lid, various bore cleaners in the bins.
I might have to throw some cartridges in the bottom to keep the whole thing from tipping over. (Them ol’ tacklebox blues...)
My dad and I sometimes shot on Sundays, then cleaned the shotguns with Hoppes #9.
Ahhh. The smell of good times. Makes me look forward to cleaning up!
 
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That's a solid choice. Have you owned a 27 before? I've had a couple over the years, and they are really nice Glocks.
I have never owned a Glock, but I’ve only heard good things about this model (with the exception of getting used to the small grip).. but, I’m pretty excited.. it came in yesterday, I’m picking it up Saturday morning!

 

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Agreed! It reminds me of coming home from hunting/shooting with my dad. We always cleaned the guns right away (that day/evening). Great, happy memories.
Exactly this. I was gonna add that. It totally reminds me of cleaning the guns with him. Apparently I never broke down the .22, because I had to YouTube that one. :)

Do you guys put any oil or solvents on the bore snakes?
 

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I have a mountain of old t-shirts in a bin. They get cut into gun cleaning patches. They get run through (wet and dry) until the come out as clean as they went in.
 

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I clean with Hoppes, and use Kroil’s to finish (it’s a penetrating oil that strips out leading and copper residue really well).
 

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I am thinking I will offer this guy $500 without the 3 glock mags.....I already own a Ruger SR9 with 7-8 magazines, and you have to change the well to use the 3 glock mags he has.

I think that with the rifle broken down, I can put it and the pistol in a case roughly 20" long, for trips etc. etc????
thoughts?

thoughts?
 

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I am thinking I will offer this guy $500 without the 3 glock mags.....I already own a Ruger SR9 with 7-8 magazines, and you have to change the well to use the 3 glock mags he has.

I think that with the rifle broken down, I can put it and the pistol in a case roughly 20" long, for trips etc. etc????
thoughts?

thoughts?
Seems fair to me. The rifle is $549 new at Bass Pro shops. In my book (unless he is a retailer) he eats at least 10% depreciation for walking out of the store with "it" (whatever "it" may be).
 

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Exactly this. I was gonna add that. It totally reminds me of cleaning the guns with him. Apparently I never broke down the .22, because I had to YouTube that one. :)

Do you guys put any oil or solvents on the bore snakes?
For my shotguns - no.

For my pistols and rifles, I have a BS that holds BreakFree and another BS that is dry. When dry one gets dirty enough (about every 3 months), I throw away the wet one and repurpose the dry one to wet duty and get a new dry one.

Rods, patches and such are too much trouble. Bore snakes work fine. I have been using them on my competition firearms and my recreational firearms for years.
 

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....he eats at least 10% depreciation for walking out of the store with "it" (whatever "it" may be).
Not this year, unless the thing really is in stock at Bass Pro.

I’ve sold three guns this year. I bought them all within the last 18 months. When I sold them (post March 2020), I made money on every sale, even the two that I paid full retail on.
 

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Location has a LOT to do with that also (as we saw when talking about the Sig P238.... I can't imaging paying $800 for that weapon, when they are all around me for $500-$600)......but there are some people, who that is the actual market for various reasons.

Gun prices have not gone up that much in my area.


that rifle was $550 brand new....can't find it in stock to my knowledge.

He says he bought it for his kid who "was not ready for it"......he fired 3 rounds and put it back in the box.
 
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