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Congrats! Fair warning - black rifle disease is a real thing!
 
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Congrats. Now, you are officially tacticool! :laugh: I got my M4 just before the election just KNOWING the beast was going to win the election. Well, I have shot it quite a bit since and killed a deer with it last fall, but the new sorta wore off and I don't shoot it all that much on my rifle range anymore. But, that's mostly because I've been messing with various handguns and it's HOT out there lately! Last I fired it was maybe 3 months ago. It's a Bushmaster M4.

The Ruger looks nice! I'm a Ruger fanboy, no ARs, but 9 Rugers 8 of which are handguns.
 
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My wife BOUGHT me my M4 for my birthday. :D She knew I wanted it.
 

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My wife didn't want to touch it lol. She's just getting comfortable with handguns but she loved the XD-E though.

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Mine doesn't like long guns either. :(
 
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Mine doesn't like long guns either. :(
Well, she IS a woman. They can be totally illogical. :rofl:

Long guns are synonymous with hunting. Of course, most non-gun type people don't think of an AR as a normal long gun. It ain't your average "deer rifle".
 
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Well, she IS a woman. They can be totally illogical. :rofl:

Long guns are synonymous with hunting. Of course, most non-gun type people don't think of an AR as a normal long gun. It ain't your average "deer rifle".

That is funny. We grew up with the Springfield 1884 and the Winchester '94 in 32 Win Special in the hall closet while I was growing up. We referred to the Springfield as the "Spanish American War" rifle and the Winchester as the "deer rifle".

I can't even get her interested in my semi-auto pistols...she's happy, and quite accurate, with her Dan Wesson Model 15.
 
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Congrats. Maybe you remember not too long ago a guy was shooting Dallas Police officers in the streets from a parking garage. My wife and I were watching TV at the time as it happened, and when the TV cut away to not show actual cop killing. It was a chilling moment. I remember saying to my wife "I need a bigger gun" because I did not own any rifles. She looked me in the eye and said, "Get one". I immediately went online and ordered an Armalite Eagle-15.

I am also considering the Romeo-5 simply because it has a motion sensor that automatically turns it on and off.
 

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LOL, when the terror attack happened down the road in Chattanooga at the Federal compound, my wife said, "You need more ammo."
 
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I grew up with rifles and shotguns. My old man got me a Remington M512X .22 for my 9th birthday and I commenced terrorizing the local squirrel population immediately. :D Shot my first deer at age 11 with my grandpa's Remington M722 in .257 Roberts. He gave me that gun and his 20 gauge Remington 870 Wingmaster when I was 16. I got my FIRST shotgun at age 7, a .410 JC Higgins pump. I really didn't hunt with it until I was 9, though, on our family afternoon dove hunts. Shot my first doves with that .410.

I didn't get my first handgun until I was 18, a Hawes single action .22/.22 mag. Long guns were for hunting, handguns were for killing people and kids just didn't need handguns. My uncle used to let me shoot his nickeled Smith and Wesson M17 K22 masterpiece, though. That's the gun I learned to shoot handguns with. I've also got my grandpa's old Smith M10. When I was growing up, rifles and shotguns were for kids to hunt with. Handguns were the forbidden fruit. :laugh:
 

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Congrats. Maybe you remember not too long ago a guy was shooting Dallas Police officers in the streets from a parking garage. My wife and I were watching TV at the time as it happened, and when the TV cut away to not show actual cop killing. It was a chilling moment. I remember saying to my wife "I need a bigger gun" because I did not own any rifles. She looked me in the eye and said, "Get one". I immediately went online and ordered an Armalite Eagle-15.

I am also considering the Romeo-5 simply because it has a motion sensor that automatically turns it on and off.
I just saw the new NRA ad this morning for the first time. It sketches it out quite succinctly.

 

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I just saw the new NRA ad this morning for the first time. It sketches it out quite succinctly.

That guy looks a might like my brother-in-law. :D
 
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I've not considered SD ammo for mine, I've only purchased maybe a couple of dozen factory rounds preferring to load my own using 55 grain FMJ and H335 powder. If the need arose, those rounds would work fine in self defense. It would be a choice to use farther down the list with my handguns and Maverick 88 being first choices, although the capacity is a definite plus in that job.
Basically, this!^^^^^^^^^^

I just buy whatever is on sale or whatever is the “loss leader” in a particular store. I’ve not noticed any appreciable difference in the various ammo brands but I do tend to buy more 5.56 than .223. But my AR is not in my home defense arsenal - alas, it is locked up in the safe with other varieties of long guns. I do keep an AK staged for home defense though.

Add another welcome to the dark side to your growing list of exaltations. May it serve you valiantly!
 

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Congrats. Maybe you remember not too long ago a guy was shooting Dallas Police officers in the streets from a parking garage. My wife and I were watching TV at the time as it happened, and when the TV cut away to not show actual cop killing. It was a chilling moment. I remember saying to my wife "I need a bigger gun" because I did not own any rifles. She looked me in the eye and said, "Get one". I immediately went online and ordered an Armalite Eagle-15.

I am also considering the Romeo-5 simply because it has a motion sensor that automatically turns it on and off.
My wife ain’t really a gun person either. Despite her dad having served in the Pacific in WWII, as a ship’s surgeon, not a single firearm in the house she was raised in. There was a nice Imperial Japanese sword he brought back which hung over the fireplace mantle, though.

Back to da wife . . . . she’s never touched, much less shot, a gun. But whenever there is some highly visible violent act - which seemed to be nearly weekly, if not daily, under obama yet hasn’t quite reached fever pitch under Trump - she would look at me and just tell me to go out and get whatever I thought we needed to shore up our home Armory.
 
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Add a serger, 2 embroidery machines (6-10K ea.), 2 machines loaned to daughters, 2 others I dont know what do and thread out the wazoo (I am talking ALL the colors, shades and tints. And if you didn't know embroidery thread is different than regular thead and more $$, soooooo)

However, she says nothing about reloading equipment or supplies. And when I tell her that I'm thinking about another gun she usually asks, "What will it do that the others don't?".

My usual reply, "It makes a different size hole".
 

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Add a serger, 2 embroidery machines (6-10K ea.), 2 machines loaned to daughters, 2 others I dont know what do and thread out the wazoo (I am talking ALL the colors, shades and tints. And if you didn't know embroidery thread is different than regular thead and more $$, soooooo)

However, she says nothing about reloading equipment or supplies. And when I tell her that I'm thinking about another gun she usually asks, "What will it do that the others don't?".

My usual reply, "It makes a different size hole".
My wife has the Huskvarna embroidery machine, the serger, a "travel machine" that cost 700 bucks she takes to classes, AND, a $8000 long arm quilting machine. :D But, she's worth it....I guess. :rofl: Add all my guns and reloading equipment up and it wouldn't put a dent in her hardware and fabric collection, so I'm pretty safe.
 
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