Just because guns

I'll have to shoot pics of my guilty pleasure ones that the McDougall got me started in. I got a second Mustang and took it and the McDougall to my local gunsmith and said "make me one" so I had a replacable one to take some places. Novak sights, CRAIG SPEGEL grips, metal guide rod and trigger, dehorn. I then went farther and did two Colt 380 Gov the same way and added Robar NP3+ to it. Wife loved hers and will carry it around the house , and only bump up in caliber when leaving the house.

Location Texas.

 

"So what are you gonna do if we get hit on this trip?" "Me?, I'm going to shoot some good pics of you nuking their ass. You do your job, I'll do mine. If I have to do yours,(unless you're the medic) we're probably all screwed!" - Standard reply , from Desert Storm through Iraqi Freedom

 

 

 I've been thinking about one of those new Colt's with the polymer frame...just because.

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Originally Posted by Bones357:
Originally Posted by Desk_jockey:

I have a .22 henry lever action

That is also my "just because" gun.  I have the Frontier model with the octagon barrel. Fun to shoot and great looking.

 

I plan to buy my sons Henry youth lever action rifles as their first guns.  We don't hunt, so they will be "just because" guns that I hope they will hold on to and pass down to their children.

 

I have such a soft spot for .22's. I don't even have any of them that are that cool, but whenever I see a nice .22 I just want it. Probably because they are usually cheap and so is shooting them. 

 

 

 

 

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How about a "just because" AR?

 

 

I decided to build an XM-177E2 type rifle one day, "just because" I'd been reading about MACV-SOG, and I happened to have a box full of old AR pieces. It's not "totally-correct" in a Barfcom-pleasing way: It's got lots of half-assed things like a later A1 upper that I ground the ejection port bump off of, a barrel that's an inch longer than the real deal, etc. I'm not too worried, since it will not be a safe queen and probably spend a lot of time here, when I'm not ramming a ton of cheap ammo through it:

 

Joined: 04 May 2003         Location: Western South Dakistan

 

 

 

VVV,

 

Nice pair (first time I've said that to a male).  I envy you the P08. I didn't have the desire and $ at the same time to get one years ago and finding a matching one now is tough.  

 

Enjoy

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Originally Posted by B0308:

VVV,

 

Nice pair (first time I've said that to a male).  I envy you the P08. I didn't have the desire and $ at the same time to get one years ago and finding a matching one now is tough.  

 

Enjoy

Unfortunately, the photo doesn't do either of the guns justice. As luck would have it, I found that P08 at a pawn shop for a fairly low price (all things considering). The toggle links were held down with a rubber band and the owner of the shop said it was broke. I made an offer, got the gun, took it home, re-connected the mainspring (not sure of actual nomenclature), and shot a few rounds downrange!

And they both shoot Smooth.

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You cant look dignified when your having fun!

 

 Location: Georgia

Ballsy move shootintithe P08! If the extractor or any other numbered part breaks.... .

i probably could not resist either. 

 

According to a German language diagram in an old edition of "Small Arms of the World" the connector to the spring assembly is the "Kupplungsstange" or coupling rod. Go figure. 

 

Best of luck with both of those keepers. 

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Originally Posted by Consigliere:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just because...well...I was an idiot. (Yes, even more so than now.  Wiseasses)

 

American Derringer Model 2 pen pistol.  If it would fire in a straight configuration, it would be an AOW and subject to NFA rules.  Because it "transforms" into a pistol shape of sorts, it's just a handgun.

 

It is very heavy for its size as it is solid SS but I've carried it in a shirt pocket with no issues.  It is chambered in .25ACP.   You unscrew the chamber part, insert the round and screw it back in.  Totally safe to carry loaded as it is not cocked until you do the bendy thing. 

 

It is on a heavy spring.  You pull it apart like you are stretching it and then in bends into the pistol shape.  As you do that, it cocks and the trigger pops out.  The trigger is odd in that you place your forefinger UNDER it and flick UP.  Very unusual motion but hey how many times are you going to touch this thing off? 

 

Recoil is brisk.  The sleeve, outer box, inner box and manual all have labels warning you not to blow your finger off.  Of course the first time I fired it, I almost blew my finger off.  Go figure.

 

I saw it on display 20 years ago and took it home.  I've done worse but they were usually women, not guns.

If anyone NEEDS one here you go!

 

 

R.J. Braverman Stinger Pen gun in .25 ACP. Sell or trade. Sell for 375.00 or 450.00 trade value. In Texarkana, TX. Can text 210-287-9337.

I built this Colt 733 clone when Form 1 eForm's started coming back in 3 weeks. Had a spare Noveske lower in the safe, found a cheap LE trade in Colt Canada (Diemaco) 6933 complete upper, replaced the receiver with a C7 type, and threw it together with some LMT parts off the EE. It's surprising how those old school CAR / Fiberlite stocks are now rare and expensive, so I used an M&A exact repro instead. 

 

I did it just for the hell of it, but I love how crazy lightweight it is, and it's a lot of fun to shoot. Been taking it to the range with my 11.5 BCM KMR, get lots of comments everytime.

 

Ever since I saw Heat as a kid I wanted a 733. I think McCauley and Shiherlis would approve.

 

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1Lt Nick Dewhirst KIA 20-July-08          PFC Jason Watson KIA 10-Feb-09

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Joined: 2/21/04          Location: Seattle,  WA

Very nice build, like it a lot.

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"A Republic, if you can keep it" - Ben Franklin

 

LOCATION: Jacksonville NC

JOINED:  Feb 2012

     

I've got a "just because gun" on the way too.

Ordered a Mini Draco AK pistol to SBR.  Didn't really need it but wanted something that could fold up and fit in a standard sized backpack.  Plan is to put a side folding AR stock on it.  Should be interesting...
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i want a 9mm or 45acp sub-gun...

 

considering:

-cobbling together a HK MP5

-SBR'ing a POF-5 (a paki mp5 clone)

-dedicated 9mm AR pistol/sbr

-kriss vector

-cz scorpion

A government big enough to give everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
-Thomas Jefferson

Originally Posted by Chillindrdude:

i want a 9mm or 45acp sub-gun...

 

considering:

-cobbling together a HK MP5

-SBR'ing a POF-5 (a paki mp5 clone)

-dedicated 9mm AR pistol/sbr

-kriss vector

-cz scorpion

Wanting a 9mm AR15 for some time...SBR would be ideal as I have access to a lot of old +p and +p+ 9mm 

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Originally Posted by com cam guy:

I'll have to shoot pics of my guilty pleasure ones that the McDougall got me started in. I got a second Mustang and took it and the McDougall to my local gunsmith and said "make me one" so I had a replacable one to take some places. Novak sights, CRAIG SPEGEL grips, metal guide rod and trigger, dehorn. I then went farther and did two Colt 380 Gov the same way and added Robar NP3+ to it. Wife loved hers and will carry it around the house , and only bump up in caliber when leaving the house.

Doug McDougall passed from a second bout of Non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the fall of 2004. Up until then, Doug had built or worked over every gun I had, other than ARs and revolvers. Doug did amazing work and his far too early passing was a loss to the community. 

 

The SM&A Mustangs were amazing. Look like full house custom 1911s that got washed in hot water and shrunk. 

Just because...

 

I've got absolutely no real reason to own an FAL Para.  I've always just wanted one because I think they're damn cool.  Picked this one up a few months back.  This particular gun is a DSA SA58 Para "Congo". Fucking love this gun.  Can't explain why, I just do.

 

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"I have the political sense of a wolverine and should not be considered a role model." - Doug Mitchell

 

My brother bought it off an estate, didn't want it any more so I got it, "just because".

 

The 5 Star speed loaders work beautifully, I have not used it to hunt yet. I will one day.

 

KBK

"Run by duffers.....they tend to amplify mistakes." " It a very cool, very fun, very awesome piece of shit."

 

Location Cape Town, South Africa

 

Originally Posted by Chillindrdude:
Isnt that the same type of FAL in that movie 'Heat'??

 

Originally Posted by KyPlinker:

I believe the gun in heat was actually an FNC?

The gun in Heat was an FNC.  Basically an updated 5.56 version of an FAL

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Originally Posted by MCorbin:
Originally Posted by Chillindrdude:
Isnt that the same type of FAL in that movie 'Heat'??

 

Originally Posted by KyPlinker:

I believe the gun in heat was actually an FNC?

The gun in Heat was an FNC.  Basically an updated 5.56 version of an FAL

 

The FAL (50.61 - Para w/21" barrel) was used in the armored car robbery scene (was used to execute the last guard).

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Originally Posted by MCorbin:
Originally Posted by Chillindrdude:
Isnt that the same type of FAL in that movie 'Heat'??

 

Originally Posted by KyPlinker:

I believe the gun in heat was actually an FNC?

The gun in Heat was an FNC.  Basically an updated 5.56 version of an FAL

The (short lived) CAL was somewhat more like a FAL, but it and the later FNC are both stamped-steel, rotating bolt guns. Not really mini FALs. Imbel (IIRC) made a 5.56 mm version of the FAL, though. 

 

I like my FAL but have handled and want an FNC. Pricey. And sadly, we can't get FNC-90s here. They have modern shit like an automatic bolt hold open

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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Originally Posted by arcticlightfighter:
Originally Posted by Chillindrdude:

i want a 9mm or 45acp sub-gun...

 

considering:

-cobbling together a HK MP5

-SBR'ing a POF-5 (a paki mp5 clone)

-dedicated 9mm AR pistol/sbr

-kriss vector

-cz scorpion

Wanting a 9mm AR15 for some time...SBR would be ideal as I have access to a lot of old +p and +p+ 9mm 

My favorite "just because" gun is a Colt 6951 flat-top 9mm. I bought an adaptor from TROS so I can run my Ti-Rant .45 on it. It is a blast to shoot and is pretty quiet. I'm seriously considering doing the paperwork to SBR it. It would be very handy as an SBR.

 

*ETA* FYI, I just noticed DSG has them in stock at a pretty good price.

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Originally Posted by Chillindrdude:

i want a 9mm or 45acp sub-gun...

 

considering:

-cobbling together a HK MP5

-SBR'ing a POF-5 (a paki mp5 clone)

-dedicated 9mm AR pistol/sbr

-kriss vector

-cz scorpion

I picked this guy up from Atlantic Arms this summer.

I was going to go with one of the POF pistols being imported, but the plan was to SBR it and 1) I was concerned about 922r and enough US parts, and 2) I didn't like the idea of supporting Pakistan government.

Joined: October 2007.                       Location: Nebraska

 

Just got this back from ATEI and Sweaty Muddy Bloody.  Yeah, I spent too much money on a glock, but I do like it. This definitely qualifies for me as a "why does a dog lick it's balls" gun. I'll do a full review at some point, but the machine work from ATEI is sweet, the grip chop from G17 to G19 is excellent, as is the stippling.  Turnaround time almost exactly a month too.

 

I saw one of these on display at the National Border Patrol Museum in El Paso when I EOD'd and knew I needed to track one down. It took me a little while but one of my classmates FTO was selling this and I jumped on it. It was unfired when I got it (the 1st thing I did was to go take it out to the range, it was ringing a. 12x12 piece of steel at 75 yards like it was easy) and has the original sales receipt and paperwork. It's a 1974 S&W Model 66 Border Patrol 50th Anniversary. I was able to track down a Bill Jordan holster a few months ago so I can take it out for a spin now and again...

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Originally Posted by MCorbin:

Just because...

 

I've got absolutely no real reason to own an FAL Para.  I've always just wanted one because I think they're damn cool.  Picked this one up a few months back.  This particular gun is a DSA SA58 Para "Congo". Fucking love this gun.  Can't explain why, I just do.

 

I have a handful of "just because guns", but my favorite is also a Para FAL.  Mine is the one on the bottom:

Here's the beginning of my "just because" Mini Draco SBR project.

Don't mind the shitty stain job on the handguard.  It was just a quick way to darken it up till it gets replaced with a Midwest Industries rail.  It'll also end up with a side folding AR stock, Magpul grip, Texas Weapon Systems top cover, along with a few other odds and ends.  Probably will refinish it all FDE as well. 

The little bastard is LOUD but a ton of fun to shoot even as a pistol.  I can't wait till I get a stock on it!

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I've been trying to decide if I want another FAL, or want to just get a complete folding lower, BC and new receiver cover and just be able to convert back and forth. Friend has a very nice para I get to work with occasionally. 

 

Sadly, we're not exactly flooded with cheap import parts like that now so it'll probably partly be a matter of what I run across one of these years. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

My FN-49, it's the Egyptian Contract (8MM Mauser) model.  I picked it up last summer for $500 during my lunch break.  That's less than half the price I have been seeing them available for.

 

Edited to add that this was the predecessor of the FN-FAL.

 

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Got a performance award at work. Instead of moolah, you get the value on a gift card to a list of vendors (restaurants, stores, etc). Took mine for Cabela's. Just because I have wanted one since I was in CAP, I got an AR-7 from Henry Arms.

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May well be stopped by three.
Now who will stand on either hand,

And keep the bridge with me?

 

Originally Posted by Mumbles:
Originally Posted by MCorbin:

Just because...

 

I've got absolutely no real reason to own an FAL Para.  I've always just wanted one because I think they're damn cool.  Picked this one up a few months back.  This particular gun is a DSA SA58 Para "Congo". Fucking love this gun.  Can't explain why, I just do.

 

I have a handful of "just because guns", but my favorite is also a Para FAL.  Mine is the one on the bottom:

If there was any chance of me ever running an FAL for work...it'd look pretty much exactly like that.  As it is I'm thinking of painting mine in Rhodesian camo, just because...

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"I have the political sense of a wolverine and should not be considered a role model." - Doug Mitchell

My Para has begun, ever so slowly. Yesterday got a box from SARCO. Friend (who summered on the family farm in Rhodesia as a kid, when that was a terrible idea) is among other things a nerd for the authentic FAL and turned me onto some original scope mounts they have. Got the Para one. It will go into the parts nin, and eventually get more gun. Probably pair it with a SinglePoint I picked up a while back also. 

 

If anyone else cares:

http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/fnst...tparafalorignew.aspx

http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/falm...purchaseorignew.aspx

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

 

 Janitor,

 Very nice, old school.

 

 here's mine

 

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 It was the personal gun of Ron Wanannan. You can find his name in Col. Beckwiths book. He taught me to shoot a handgun. Ron passed while I was in the first gulf war. His friend and boss, held on to this gun, and sold it to me(for Ron's wife)for $600. When he handed it to me, he said he couldn't think of anyone else, Ron would rather have it.

 

It looks like ass, and shoots great. I honestly think he built it in one day with parts laying around. I'll never part with it.

 

Bob

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 BTW & off topic,

 But Ron's "boss" was the manager/owner of the range he worked at. His name is Dave Chatellier, a legit bad ass and nice guy. There is a book about him. "Rescue my Child".

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