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Old 12-31-2019, 05:38 PM
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Happy New Years! Any gun-related resolutions?



Any gun or shooting-related resolutions for the New Year? I will probably get one of the new Colt Pythons when they're finally released (and come down in price a bit), but so far that is it.
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:49 PM
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I too want one of the pythons. And I really want to get an ACR and a Tavor 7. Ive been putting the ACR off for some time now and Im just going to have to do it.


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Old 12-31-2019, 06:06 PM
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Happy New Year to you dsk and all Forum members!

Thank you for your contributions here in the Forum, as well as outside of the Forum in preserving 2A rights.: rock:

I have no specific resolutions, but I'm very hopeful of spending more time on the gun range (as well as many other fun things). I pretty much have all of my really desired firearms, but one never knows when the "wish list" might catch one's attention.
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:25 PM
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Happy New Year to all on the forum! My resolutions, gun related, for this coming year are to finally retire from my day job (training my replacements now), and conduct more firearms training classes. I will be much happier this way!
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:31 PM
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Shoot more...seriously.

We here in Commiefornia have those stupid new ammo laws...so being the conservative for my County (), before the rules took effect I went and bought something like 10k rounds for each of all my shooters...so I need to see more progress on the reduction of my piles of ammo...

And...I wanna wheel gun...like a 686 or something...
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Old 12-31-2019, 07:38 PM
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I'm not buying any guns after the 1st. Going to focus on what I have and spend the $$ stock piling ammo ahead of the election.

Then again I have one on layaway I might pick up tomorrow
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:15 PM
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Shoot more, thin the herd (make the wife happy), look for a decent 45acp carbine next year. Get a physical

Happy New Year.
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:19 PM
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Buy more ammo and train more with both my 1911s.
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:27 PM
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Happy New Year to everyone! Shoot more this year. Some things got me off course last year and I need to catch up. Weather permitting.
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:37 PM
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Happy New Years all!!

I'm planning on really working on the .45 ACP this year. I've neglected it for a number of years in favor of the easier to shoot (and cheaper to load) 9mm but this year I plan on focusing on ol big fat and slow.

Also I hope to get my first Wilson (in .45) in 2020, we'll see how the budget goes.
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:43 PM
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Happy New Year everyone.

I'll start the new year with the purchase of a Colt 1873 replica just because.
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:46 PM
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Happy New Year, hope to practice more and CC more. Don't make any promises, just take life as it comes.

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Old 12-31-2019, 08:56 PM
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To go the extra inconvenience and consistently carry and carry larger than my pocket .380. I say inconvenient because I hate to carry in waist band. I prefer a cross draw on belt. This requires me to where a jacket or something thicker than a shirt to conceal.
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:29 PM
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Not buy any new guns that don't have a full auto setting lol! I have way too many and I only really ever use about 12 of them.....
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:32 PM
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Nope...just reducing my sodium intake thanks to newly-acquired hypertension.

I'm gonna miss salty snacks like a fat girl on a diet misses donuts.
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:43 PM
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I’d like to get more range time and then, more reloading time so as to restock what I shoot, so I can then get more range time, so I can........... you’ll get the picture here?
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:18 PM
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Happy 2020!

1. Shoot Better. Use less ammo.
2. Buy more ammo.
3. Buy Garand. Practice 'til worth of the National Matches at Camp Perry. Compete.
4. Buy AR. (probably AR-10, I like big bullets)
5. Buy more ammo.
6. Vote the entire ballot (R)
7. Buy more ammo. And candles. Brass n' beeswax all night long, baby! (have developed a taste for vintage Baldwin, Reading PA brass candle fixtures)

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Old 12-31-2019, 11:35 PM
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A Python is on my list as well, of all the firearms I kick myself for letting go it would be the two Pythons I used to have.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:51 PM
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Come to think of it, I too, drool for a Python, 4 or 6 inch, blue. Old or new. Don't care. As long as it has that smoooooooooth trigger.....
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:23 AM
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Python 2020, K98k...beautiful New Year Resolutions
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:12 AM
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Nope...just reducing my sodium intake thanks to newly-acquired hypertension.

I'm gonna miss salty snacks like a fat girl on a diet misses donuts.
You & me both......and lose some weight as well. Suspect if I do that my shooting performance at my matches will improve
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:35 AM
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On December first I resolved not to buy any more guns for the remainder of the year.

Whew! That was the toughest 30 days ever. Brought in the New Year right by adding to the S&W collection this morning.

Happy New Year!

Adios,

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Old 01-01-2020, 11:48 AM
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I'd also like a Python. Have already committed to buying 4-more 1911s this year.

I am also committed to shooting at least once each week and reloading enough to keep-up w/ my shooting.
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Happy birthday John Cantius Garand!

Hmm, I could use a few more.
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:42 PM
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Ahhh the M1..... John Garand's way of apologizing to the USA for being Canadian.

Speaking of resolutions, I probably need to shoot mine more.
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