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About captainbarred

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    Upstate NY - Near Albany
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    Guns! Moving out of NY...

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  1. captainbarred

    Why not support UBGC?

    Disagree all you want, but I have been watching it happen here for the past 6+ years... .GOV cannot force any business to sell a product/service. The original law as passed in NY, said FFLs needed to do the tranfers for a fixed price. so they said, fine, then we just don't offer that service. - be kind of like an auto shop not offering inspections. No autoshop wound do that because inspections is how they find problems to then make more money. BGCs don't generally generate more money. maybe ammo... maybe... but prices of ammo are lower online so if the person is already buying used to save money.... you do the math. So what local shops started doing is having "memberships" You buy a $200 annual membership and they give you a 5% discount on ammo and a access to the $20 transfer fees. Don't want an annual membership, OK, you can buy a week long trial membership for $40 + the fixed rate $20 transfer fee... You get where this is going? Again, disagree all you want... I HAVE BEEN WATCHING IT HAPPEN
  2. captainbarred

    Why not support UBGC?

    Coming from a state where there are UBCs and gun crime remains rampant in the cities... I can tell you I do not support them AT ALL! The government does not want to "restrict" dealers to force the background checks to be done. You can throw that idea right out. Wanna know whats happened since 2013 when Universal Background Checks went through in NY? 1) no gun crime reduction 2) people continue to do straw purchases, either with older guns and claim they were FTF sales before the law went through, or they claim they were stolen, or lost or........ 3) gun shops jack prices of transfers so its hardly worth buying used. Why save $25 bucks getting used vs buying new? so used gun TRADE IN values drop CONSIDERABLY 4) some gun shops refuse to do transfers if they have that gun on the shelf - trying to buy a used glock 19, I have 2 on the shelf, nope, I won't do the tranfer so you'll have to buy mine instead. 5) People start unintentionally breaking the law buy buying guns as presents. (and they get convicted as if they are hardened criminals). 6) remember how I said trade in values drop? New gun values also rise. Don't know why... but good luck in NY state finding any shop selling guns below the MSRP. Most places you see MSRP and then the real, "street" price. Not so in NY anymore.... You can talk about government forcing FFLs to do the transfers and putting caps on prices all you want, but in reality, the chances of that happening are just about nill... so yeah, coming from somewhere with Universal checks.... I vote hell no!
  3. captainbarred

    4 inches of barrel

    Good to know. The barrel I have is something of a medium contour barrel. Its 20in and not threaded. if I get it cut down, I figure I'll thread it in hopes of suppressing in the future. I was looking at just buying a new barrel that is shorter and lighter weight, but whether cutting or replacing, I think it'll cost more than the gain is worth... I'm looking at ER Shaw barrels. Looks like I can do the following $190 - 18in "savage" contour $100 - add threading $50 - add bluing Free - fitting service $40 return shipping So a little under $400 to have them replace my barrel with a shorter, lighter, threaded barrel.... + my initial shipping to them.... hmmm.... I need t price cutting/threading/fluting my existing barrel...
  4. captainbarred

    4 inches of barrel

    I'd be happy with MOM - Minute of Man. I have a friend with an M1A Soccom 16in barrel that does about 2 ft groups at 1K if he does his part. I figured 2 moa at 800 (16in group) is not too much to ask considering its a bolt gun. that I can reliably do .75 moa at 200 yards right now. I think my biggest problem is I want a gun that functions as both a scout rifle and a bench gun... trying to find a happy middle ground... of weight vs accuracy...
  5. captainbarred

    4 inches of barrel

    Thanks Greg. Almost a pound.... I'll have to get pricing...
  6. captainbarred

    4 inches of barrel

    Hey guys, I have a Savage 10 Precision Carbine - can't find it on Savage's site anymore so I' assume its no longer made. I don't do extreme long range and would like to lighten the weight while keeping it accurate. I'm thinking about having the barrel cut down to 16.25in and having it threaded. Thing is, its not a heavy profile barrel to begin with, so would 4in off really make a big difference? Not sure if it can be fluted as well to lose weight there... Just installed an MDT stock from their black Friday sale. I'm thinking of dropping the harris bipod (13 ounces) but not sure I can get anything considerably cheaper that will do the job. also planning to drop the 33+ ounce scope for something hopefully in the 15-18 ounce range... Would really like to get OA weight to sub 10 lbs. and keep 800 yrd capabilities...
  7. captainbarred

    Merry Christmas (Good morning)

    Merry Christmas Fellas! Stay Safe on your travels today!
  8. captainbarred

    Corrections officers in custody

    been telling friends and family this for months now. Dems know they can't win against trump's second run with their stock. Their only hope is to impeach him and have it confirmed, because they know Pence can't win. If they impeach, and confirm, Dems will win, if they fail, Trump will win. Either way, there is about a 50/50 chance of riots and MAJOR civil unrest.
  9. captainbarred

    Corrections officers in custody

    It was a coin flip if this should have gone in the political forum.... mods, please move if it should be there....
  10. captainbarred

    Pre-Assembly Fantasy

    That thing is screwy looking.... I love it!
  11. captainbarred

    WTS - PWS DIablo upper

    Bump with price drop - $575 shipped. Need to move this!
  12. captainbarred

    Pants poll!!!

    Despite wearing them for the past 5-10 years, I have always had a similar problem with them, but sortof opposite. My waist size (allowing for IWB carry) always leaves a ton of slack in the ass, then tight in the groin...(hard to zipper). I just ordered some wranglers, thinking about going back to jeans. I can get away with them at work if needed. but still want a big pocket for pocket carry for my p938. I might grab a pair of those Duluths. I actually have a pair of the VertX pants as well that were given to me but are a size too small. if I lose another waist size I'll be trying them out.
  13. captainbarred

    Pants poll!!!

    OK, whats everyone wearing these days? I just ruined my 3rd pair of 5.11s this week. I torn zipper, I ripped crotch, and I hole worn in the rear pocket from a knife clip.... I want more druable pants that still have large side pockets for pocket holster carry.... So I repeat, whats everyone wearing these days???
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