Saturday, April 19, 2008

Syracuse Gun Show

Went to the 'Cuse today to shop around at the gun show. Didn't find any guns that I wanted (at least not that I could afford), but I did pick up some pre-ban 20 round magazines for my Ruger Mini-14. I bought John Masen magazines from John Masen himself, which was pretty neat. I don't know how well they are going to work (had some issues loading them), but we'll see.
I also picked up an old army 7.62 ammo dry box, and a shitload of ammo for my AKM and M44.
Speaking of M44s, holy crap they were EVERYWHERE! About 1 in 5 people I walked by had a newly purchased M44 slung over their shoulder.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Crichton update

People are always asking me to post pictures of the dog, so here he is in all his doopey glory!

AK-47 Magazine Optical Illusion.

Which of these AK-47 magazines is longer?


They're all the same length. Weird, huh?

Guess what kind of gun I just ordered?

I'll give you a hint, this magazine and those bullets go in it.

If you didn't get it, my next post will probably give it away anyway, so I'll just tell you.

My wife and I drove around looking for gun dealers in the Binghamton area today. We found a few of our targeted stores were nothing more than some guy with an FFL selling guns out of his trailer/farm home/etc., so we skipped those stores.

Actually, after skipping those stores, the only store we found was McLain's Sporting Goods in Endicott. He had a good selection of stuff, new and used. I told him I was looking for a semi-auto rifle in 7.62x39. He had a Saiga rifle in stock, but I just don't like the fact that they are an AK look alike that uses proprietary magazines that cost a fortune. Also, any mods to the rifle are complicated and/or expensive.

The owner was very nice, and told me that I could look through the catalogs from his suppliers, pick something out, and he would order it for me. Well, by God, I did just that.

In the end, I picked up the most infamous 30 caliber rifle in the world: An AK-47. It was almost as cheap as the Saiga, but easier to modify as much as I want. It takes AK magazines, which are cheap and plentiful. It will be a hell of a lot of fun to shoot. I also picked up 3 pre-ban, 30 round magazines for it.

Now I just have to wait for the thing to come in.