Guns, Gear, Accessories, Etc: What did you buy today?

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  1. etrain16

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    Still waiting on some parts from Optics Planet to complete my next build. I don't know what Fed Ex option they use to ship, but dang, it's over a week and still en route. Tracking updates are almost comical - one day, it arrives in Seattle. The next day, it's in Tuckwilla - wtf? Tuckwilla? Isn't that practically part of Seattle? Next day it moves to Kent. If I didn't know any better, Fed Ex is walking this damn order to me. Good grief, I thought they were supposed to be fast.
     
  2. Diamondback

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    Yeah, @etrain16 , they do the same thing to me here. Kent is their hub for "SmartPost" where they hand it off to USPS... they only have to deliver BY scheduled date, if things go early there's no incentive NOT to shuffle things around and run out the clock.

    One of my mom's cronies is married to a Newman, I'll have to pick his brain with some of my tracking logs in AfterShip and see if he can help make sense of the process.

    EDIT: AfterShip = GREAT package-tracking app, can't recommend it highly enough.
     
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  3. Diamondback

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    Bought today: Precision Armament Accu-Washer set, the last part to complete my AR. Now I need a barrel-clamp and a vise to get the factory A2 off so my BFD and AFAB can go on... or maybe I should just wait, the pistol build will need those more.

    Brownells having a free shipping any-size order day = TIME TO LOAD UP!
     
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  4. FordPrefect

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    Hopefully you get what you ordered. My experience with Optics Planet is not a good one. Somehow they confused a Burris Fast Fire III with a NCStar version. Oh and getting the wrong mount for it as well. Ordered the mount for my 1911 and got one for an XDm.
     
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    I've never had an issue with them before. Shipping is slow, but beyond that my orders have always been correct.
     
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    I just can't walk by these. They find a way to follow me home.
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    I need to stay out of the gun store for awhile:eek:.
     
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  7. etrain16

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    Well, after making a visit to almost every major city in Washington State, Fed Ex managed to get my package from Optics Planet to me today. So, I got my parts to complete my latest build. Spent a little time after work finishing off the lower and adding the scope mount to the upper. Put it all together and these parts which have been waiting to finally come together for over a year are now a functional rifle!

    Pics to come soon.
     
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    Today ordered up a set of Trijicon HD Night Sights for the recently acquired Shield .45... That pretty much negates the rebate :eek: image.jpeg
     
  9. Diamondback

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    And just think about when the tritium capsules need recharge in several years... :eek: :p

    DB, whose "night sights" are permanently installed at the optic nerve
     
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  12. etrain16

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    Bought a PSA AR9 stripped lower (blem) as part #1 toward the AR9 build I've wanted to do for a while now. Looking forward to finally getting that underway. The big question: pistol or carbine?? I like the idea of both, not sure which one I want the most right now. Opinions are certainly appreciated.
     
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    If you don't have an AR pistol in the collection, this might be an opportunity.
     
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    Actually I do, at least I have a pistol lower - complete that last year, just haven't had a dedicated pistol upper for it yet. I'm planning, hopefully, on adding a 10.5" pistol upper to that one. The 9mm could honestly go either way. If it didn't cost another $200, and a year-long wait, I'd love to do it as an SBR.
     
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    I'd do the pistol, if they change as many rules as they talk about the NFA will diminished and you might just need to change the buffer tube and add a buttstock in a year or so, or maybe not, but you would have the pistol sooner that's for sure.
     
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    Well, as it turns out, while I hadn't planned for an upper yet, I have plans to meet up for a part trade/sale for a 10.5" upper this week, so pistol it will be, for now. Maybe SBR later??
     
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    Got a box of CCI small pistol primers. First box I've come across on the shelf in a while.
     
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    Ordered some more BX-25 magazines. I've been slowly replacing unreliable Butler Creek magazines with said for a while. The Ruger magazines, while more expensive, run like a top. The others are hit and miss, at best.
     
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    there's 10s of thousands of them at sportsman's right now.
     
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