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My three rules for a gun to be a keeper.

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Phillyfan, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    1. Go bang when you are supposed to go bang.
    2. Don't go bang when you aren't supposed to.
    3. If we miss, it's my fault.
     
  2. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Expansion of #3. If we miss, it is because of something I did.
     
  3. oregonshooter

    oregonshooter AMERICA Member

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    You just described a Hi-Point 9mm.

    I'd add #4, be comfortable to carry edc for a pistol #5, have a well though out MOA.
     
  4. optiontrigger

    optiontrigger Snohomish County, WA Member

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    For me, I'd have to add that it will feed whatever ammo I use for that particular caliber. I don't accept the picky ammo excuse for any of my guns. I've already had to get two different manufacturers to replace my barrels to fix the same chambering problem.
     
  5. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's why I shy away from Kimber pistols. As beautiful as they are, I here too much about how you have to shoot the right type of ammo out of them. Don't get me wrong, they are top of the line, but if I had to lay my life on it...............................
     
  6. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If I bought a HiPoint and it fit those criteria, yeah it's a keeper.
     
  7. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    boo, I got a kimber that even feeds 10 year old LRN reloads, haven't blown it up yet.
     
  8. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's a keeper, if you can hit anything with it.
     
  9. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    #4 for me would be that it can't be a fugly gun. This would include Hi-Point firearms. I'm not saying I wouldn't shoot one, just wouldn't be a keeper. Not unlike my dating years.
     
  10. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looks do matter, no getting around that.
     
  11. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    The reason to not own a glock.

    Rules 1 & 2 also apply to me.
     
  12. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Count down to Glock fanatic raising cain over someone insinuating there gun is somewhat inadiquate begins now.
     
  13. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    My ex-wife used to think like that. A couch could be as uncomfortable as bubblegum, but it looked good. It was so uncomfortable you'd never sit on it, and it would just sit there unused. But it looked good!

    Kinda pointless if you ask me ;-)

    Greg
     
  14. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I knew it wouldn't be long.
     
  15. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Easy now, I said nothing about Glocks...

    Greg
     
  16. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sorry, just sounded like you were sticking up for the ugly girl who had a smoking hot body under all those layers.
     
  17. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Depends on what kind of layers you're referring to.
     
  18. Sven Roaldson

    Sven Roaldson Washougal, Washington, United States New Member

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    Rule 1 & 2 are a given. #3 is fit, if it dosen't fit and is not comfortable to shoot it won't make it into my safe. #4 is looks, Hi-point is out. It looks like a toy and feels like a brick. #5 is feeding, if it dosen't eat what I put in it's time to get out the tools and make it feed what I want. This isn't for everyone, if you don't have the knowledge or know how the system works don't do it. But if you like the gun for the other four rules take it to the gumsmith. A few dollars spent at the gunsmith can be better than buying the gun you don't realy want.
     
  19. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think I have only bought one firearm out of the maybe 50 I have owned that wasn't a keeper. A Tech 9 I traded a Llama .380 min 1911 for. Kept it for 2 weeks shot one 30rd mag and sold it. NO regrets worthless POS in my opinon only suited to killing little girls on side walks 50 yards away from the gang banger it was pointed at.

    Being held at a so cool angle out the back window of a 63 Impala
     
  20. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My three rules for a keeper:

    1) I got it.

    2) I shot it

    3) I killed something with it.