User Tag List

First 384647484950 Last

Results 471 to 480 of 507

  1. #471
    Senior Member ObeyBunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    573

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    Guns don't kill people, people have always killed people.
    Guns or nae, the killing has been done with rocks, swords, axes, bows, frying pans, knives, vegetables, poison, pieces of wood, pipes and everything imaginable since the very dawn of time.

    It is intentions that kill people. Guns don't make it any easier.
    In fact, guns make our society secure, because they are so heavily regulated and if you find the bullet you can see which gun it has been fired from and catch the bad guy.
    Besides, governments will always have more guns than organized crime. Well, almost. And armies. That makes life harder for the scum.
    Besides, gun killings are loud. It is bound to be noticed.
    For example, tranquelizer/knife murders where the assailant quietly goes about his business and gets rid of the body are much harder to solve.
    Are you paraphrasing a certain ranting gryphon?
    Q: "What is the process of seeking the truth?"
    A: "Distilled liquor"

    Q: "If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?"
    A: "Between a starving prostitute and a steak sandwich."

    Q:How would a mathematician capture an elephant?
    A:He would build a cage, step inside, and rename his new location as "outside."

  2. #472
    Senior Member eagleseven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    331

    Default

    For practical carry, I like the Ruger LCP in .380 ACP. I have no intention of joining a multi-man shootout, so this six-round pocket-gun serves its purpose.

    It has quite a kick, hence the nickname "Noisy Cricket" from MIB.


  3. #473
    Oberon
    Guest

    Default

    I give this thread... LIFE!!!

    Anybody here reload their own ammo?

  4. #474
    Per Ardua Metamorphosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    3,466

    Default

    I buy and shoot reloaded ammo.

    I would like to reload but the time required to do it is greater than the reward for me at this point. I've got some brass saved for the purpose, though. You do reload, I assume?
    "You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."

    Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
    than to serve and obey them. - David Hume

  5. #475
    Oberon
    Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    You do reload, I assume?
    I reload, and I cast bullets too.

  6. #476
    Per Ardua Metamorphosis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    3,466

    Default

    Do you do those just because you enjoy them or do you find that the benefits really outweigh the time/cost expenditure?
    "You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."

    Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
    than to serve and obey them. - David Hume

  7. #477
    Oberon
    Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    Do you do those just because you enjoy them or do you find that the benefits really outweigh the time/cost expenditure?
    Cost?

    For reloading: My used single-stage reloading press (a Texan) cost me $25 on e-Bay. Dies run typically $30 the set for Lee, which are good quality dies. Powder is between $20 and $30 per pound for the common types, which are all you need. Primers are about $30 per thousand.

    For bullet casting: A brand new 20-pound Lee lead pot will run $75 more or less, and bullet molds range between $20 and $60 depending on what you're getting... used Lyman molds on e-Bay are the best bargain, typically $30 or so with handles included for a two-cavity mold. You can size and lube with a sizing set from Lee that mounts on that single-stage press for under $25, or for about a C-note you can get yourself a Lyman lubrisizer. I cast bullets from used wheel weights I get free from tire shops.

    Cost savings: A box of factory .45 ACP ammunition from Remington or Winchester is somewhere north of $20 per box now, retail. When I reload with cast bullets, I can generate an equivalent box of reloaded ammunition for under $4. At that rate, it doesn't take long to make your expenses back.

    In the meantime, it has become not only a fun hobby, but also a source of extra income. People buy my bullets (not reloaded cartridges, just the cast bullets). So yeah, I do it for the fun and for the money.

  8. #478
    Oberon
    Guest

    Default

    It has also been a source of some minor professional accomplishment... I have designed bullets before.

  9. #479
    Oberon
    Guest

    Default

    And guns are better than World Cup soccer any day.

  10. #480
    ByMySword
    Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    I give this thread... LIFE!!!

    Anybody here reload their own ammo?
    I reload my own ammo. I have a Rock Chucker single stage press.

    So far, I've only reloaded .44 WCF and .45-70 both in smokeless and black powder. I save all of my brass though for the time when I have dies for all of my various ammo.

Similar Threads

  1. [INTP] The INTP Appreciation Thread
    By MacGuffin in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 1013
    Last Post: 03-06-2012, 05:59 PM
  2. [INFP] The INFP Appreciation Thread
    By Azseroffs in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 122
    Last Post: 08-22-2010, 11:53 PM
  3. [ENTP] THE ENTP Appreciation Thread
    By tinkerbell in forum The NT Rationale (ENTP, INTP, ENTJ, INTJ)
    Replies: 262
    Last Post: 10-15-2009, 04:21 PM
  4. The Beard Appreciation Thread
    By Kingfisher in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 06-29-2009, 12:18 AM
  5. The Hmm Appreciation Thread
    By Brouhaha in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 01-29-2009, 10:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO