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Spats McGee

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  1. Spats McGee

    TX22

    Everyone needs a .22 pistol. Or 5.
  2. I don't go beyond field stripping on much of anything, not until it's absolutely necessary. Heck, I had my G19 for 3+ years and ~2K rounds and I never did completely strip it down. IMHO, the .40 is a perfectly fine round. I like the 9mm and the .45 acp just fine, and don't really want to get into (and have to stock) another caliber. That said, if I found the right deal on a .40, it might be nice to have for "variety in times of shortage."
  3. Right, wrong, or indifferent, Ruger wanted the lever guns: Long Live the Lever Gun.
  4. Yes, that's a bull barrel. When my buddy and I went to the range a couple of months ago, I shot his RAR-T side-by-side with my standard model. I certainly like my standard model, but his target model was hands-down more accurate, and we were only shooting at 25 yards. I know that there are other differences (laminate vs. polymer stock, for example), but I feel pretty certain that the biggest factor was the barrel. I very nearly bought a Henry .22LR lever gun with the same cash that bought me this rifle. I'm sure I could have had a ton of fun with it, too. I have no doubt that you're going to win. I've never cared for thumbhole stocks, but that's just me. I changed the barrel out on my 10/22, but just so I could get a threaded barrel. Other than that and scopes, mine has stayed original.
  5. I've always liked .22s, but I sort of rediscovered them a couple of years ago. Dug out my old 10/22. Got a couple of .22 pistols. Bought a Ruger American Rimfire. Put Nikon scopes on both of the rifles. Then I went to the range with an old friend, and he had a Ruger American Rimfire, Target model. Man, oh, man. I liked it. I liked it a lot! I had gun envy. Almost a month ago, I sold my one and only Glock, which had largely been consigned to the safe, took the money, and went and bought my own RAR-T. Nikon no longer makes scopes, and I couldn't find one like the ones I put on my other rifles (3-9x40 Prostaff Rimfire BDC 150s). So I bought an Athlon Neos 3-9x40 Rimfire and stuck in on my RAR-T. I guess if I don't like the Athlon, I can swap scopes around and put one of the Nikons on it. In any event, she's almost complete. Just about the only other thing I might put on her is a bipod. Here she is: Ruger American Rimfire Athlon Neos scope Dead Air Mask
  6. I've got Nikon 3-9x40 Rimfire BDCs on a couple of my .22s, and I really like them.
  7. Did you ever get it? I've been curious about these for a long time & wouldn't mind adding another good suppressor host to my safe.
  8. Spats McGee

    TX22

    Congratulations on the jailbreak! That looks like it's gonna be a lot of fun to shoot.
  9. Perhaps you misunderstood my comment. When I said "going to the range," I just meant "going to the range," as in "going shooting at the range." I didn't say anything about "taking a class that involves also going to the range." Yes, every state has different laws. I'm pretty well familiar with them. The general principles of SD law are pretty consistent across the nation, with nuances or details that vary. I'd hardly call them 'wildly different.'
  10. And you aren't going to learn the general principles of SD law by going to the range.
  11. With so many new gun owners out there, we (gun owners) really need to try to be good ambassadors, IMHO. That includes not only range time, but (as @windowasher mentions), mentoring on the importance of quality gear. I've gotten a few calls from new gun owers who know I carry, and I've tried to steer them right.
  12. Well, dangitall, I wish I'd known. We could have grabbed a cup of coffee .... or maybe iced tea in this weather.
  13. Practical, schmactical. Go for it. I've had a few Rugers over the years and they're more fun than I really deserve to have.
  14. I likely will not. I've been debating trading it in for something else for years and haven't been able to bring myself to get rid of it yet.
  15. I can't disagree with that. There's something to be said for consistency. Or, as my sig line on another site used to say, "A gunfight is not the time to learn new skills."
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