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So... any of our members here have an interest in firearms?

  1. audz95

    audz95 Jul 19, 2013

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    Nice weapons collections fellas...here's a couple new additions to mine!
     
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  2. 10mmauto

    10mmauto Jul 19, 2013

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    That little XDS is becoming very popular.
     
  3. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 19, 2013

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    Nice. I still have my original German made, '88 Sig 226 K-cote. Mint condition.
     
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  4. audz95

    audz95 Jul 19, 2013

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    Great every day carry pistol for sure!
     
  5. smithrjd

    smithrjd Jul 19, 2013

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    For those who know these things my latest is a S&W Model 52-2. About the best target automatic S&W ever made. Still accepted for Olympic and International events even though it has not been made since '93.
     
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  6. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Jul 19, 2013

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    Good to see you! I just got my soccer timer back and was thinking of you.

    I have a couple WWII pistols posted here somewhere.

    Buck
     
  7. audz95

    audz95 Jul 19, 2013

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    Pics of the tacticals with their respective timepieces...
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  8. smithrjd

    smithrjd Jul 19, 2013

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    I do miss the "Soccer Timer" in fact right now no Chronographs. Gave my Son my Breitling Chronomat as a graduation present from college as well as a 629..
     
  9. smithrjd

    smithrjd Jul 19, 2013

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    Been using and wearing an Eterna Monterey GMT for the trips to the "other places" Djibouti, Romania and some of the other odd places I go to.
     
  10. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jul 20, 2013

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    A fellow archer! Great! Do you have any bows that don't have "training wheels" as we recurve guys call them? ;)

    I've shot a little bit here and there...:D

    From a while back during training...



    And knives...I have tried very hard to avoid getting into these too deeply, as it can be far more expensive a hobby than watches are. I only have one custom knife - not an expensive one but very well made. Hard to get a really good shot of the MOP...

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    Cheers, Al
     
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  11. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jul 30, 2013

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    Such an interesting thread :)

    I've pretty much given up on the idea of owning any firearms in Aus. Without steering this towards politics, lets just say it takes far too much effort and I don't like how the police can show up at your house for an inspection (at any time). We didn't renew our registrations or memberships when they last came up.

    I was aware of this before moving here 9 years ago from Canada. I came for the beaches and better global location :)

    Purchasing a nice little slingshot on Ebay did cheer me up. It's quite useful for destroying cans/bottles/noisy birds :D
     
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  12. rhsmd

    rhsmd Aug 29, 2013

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    black talon bullets are NOT illegal.
     
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  13. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Aug 29, 2013

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    Knives

    Now your talking Will do a post when back from work travel

    Collect custom hand made.
     
  14. Rodmar

    Rodmar Jun 12, 2017

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    Curious if anyone's interested in checking out my new website firearm related and giving me their thoughts?

    Don't plan to launch till July but this has been in the works for a few months.
     
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  15. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Jun 12, 2017

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    Hell yeah...
     
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  16. Rodmar

    Rodmar Jun 12, 2017

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    Well give me some feedback on website, and pricing and I'll answer what questions I can.

    Actually quitting my job at the end of the month so im all ears, this has to succeed and I hope I'm doing everything needed to get me there.

    Website is Arc-Defense.com

    The pictures are some of our products and the rest are just fillers until I can get a photo shoot scheduled here later this month.
     
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  17. watch3s

    watch3s Jun 12, 2017

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    love guns, unfortunately nyc :thumbsdown:. i suppose if i was somewhere else id have more guns than watches
     
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  18. Edward53

    Edward53 Jun 12, 2017

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    We don't really do firearms here in the UK. When I was a teenager I was fascinated by guns but a stint in the Army reserve soon cured me of that. I do however like historical weapons and as I've mentioned in another thread, have an interest in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. Here's my model 1862 Dreyse needle gun, the second iteration of the M1841 ditto and the world's first bolt action rifle. The needle is missing but when fired would have passed through the main charge in its consumable paper cartridge, ignited a percussion cap at the base of the bullet and set off the main charge. Strangely there was no scabbard for the bayonet; on the march it was carried fixed, which must have been a bit inconvenient.

    The M1841 won the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 by decimating the Austrians who had to stand to refill their muzzle loaders, whilst the Prussians could fire three times as fast from prone. Other European powers took note and by 1870 the French had developed the superior Chassepot, but the Prussians won anyway by virtue of their rifled artillery and making fewer many mistakes than the French.

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  19. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Jun 12, 2017

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    wow...had no clue, thanks for the history lesson
     
  20. Kmart

    Kmart Jun 12, 2017

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    Cool stuff @Edward53! I'm not big on firearms either but I can definitely see the appeal in owning historical pieces. I guess the "vintage" gene transcends just watch collecting.