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Everything posted by mark_anthony_78

  1. For a Mk III, you'll probably need a soft (plastic/rubber) mallet to separate the barrel from the grip during a deep cleaning. There are also a few specialty tools to flip the spring latch (on the back of the grip) open and drive out the bolt catch. Also, lots of patience the first few times you do it. I now disassemble my Mk III down to every last component for a good cleaning. Watch out for tiny springs and ball detents to go flying. Replacing the hammer bushing to eliminate the magazine disconnect makes it a lot easier to re-assemble as well.
  2. Thankfully I've taken care of some of the bigger stuff (roof, windows, etc.) over the last few years, in preparation for a move. Unfortunately I bought in 2006 when houses were still a bit pricey, so while I'm not upside-down, I won't be raking in huge profits either. It helps that my company is paying all re-location costs though (home closing costs, moving company, etc.).
  3. Congrats... I'll be right behind you although I'm heading a bit farther south - near Greenville, SC. Just accepted a job transfer/promotion a few weeks ago. I'm flying down next week to get a lease started on a house, and will be listing my NJ home for sale shortly afterwards.
  4. What would the modification be in this case? I'm guessing it takes standard AR mags. Even if it didn't, you'd still get arrested while the state tries to figure out if a small tab/cutout/clip on the magazine makes it different enough to not be considered usable in a semi-automatic. Actually, by that I mean they'll try to figure out why it *doesn't* make it different enough.
  5. Only one problem... http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/05/robert-farago/breaking-tracking-point-going-bust/
  6. Maybe he doesn't want to unload a ladder from an 8 foot tall roof... Heck, I've met DeerSlayer, he may need that tiny transit van
  7. Chevy makes vans... Ford and Dodge make some tiny and/or ass-ugly euro style high roof abominations.
  8. The 5.4 was a dog... I hope the Ford 6.2 is better since that's what I have in my 150.
  9. My older truck is going on 16 years old. Yes, your jeep looks awesome but it's a second vehicle with thousands of dollars of fixes/modifications that I'm guessng isn't subject to the daily grind, salty winters, etc. For fun/offroad they probably can't be beat.
  10. Reliable + Jeep/Chrysler = Haha!
  11. Maybe for some people that are fast runners or good kickers, it's a viable option... what about the elderly, or wheelchair bound citizens, or those with other disabilities? The problem with all-encompassing state laws like NJ has is that they don't just take away a last resort tool from the able bodied... it may be taking away the ONLY tool capable of being "wielded" by others who can't run or kick or fist fight back with someone bigger, faster, or stronger than them. Do they "want" to shoot someone? Heck no. But they also don't want to be killed by someone, even if they are "only" being attacked with a knife or a baseball bat.
  12. Which you also cannot do in NJ outside the home... that's the point. NJ has taken that "last resort" choice away from you.
  13. I have a job interview down in Greenville, SC this week. Depending on how that goes my time in NJ may be winding down...
  14. I've bought all of my guns except one from Garrett's shop (some when it was still YOJ, though). They've been able to price match the last few online deals. Ends up the same cost as a transfer (within a few bucks) but it's one less vendor to worry about.
  15. I've done the CN tower glass floor... kinda scary but not too bad. I've also done the X-Scream (~866 feet high) and BigShot (~1000 feet high) rides at the top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. Probably wouldn't do those again
  16. Where's Admiral Ackbar when you need him? "Mossbacher believes the smart gun technology is so superior that most consumers would eventually to embrace it the same way that they did airbags and anti-lock brakes on cars. But instead of arguing for mandating the smart gun's use, he says he wants the state's largest purchasers of firearms to reach that decision on their own." Just try buying a car without ABS, air bags, traction control, TPMS, etc. now... even if you don't prefer the "superior" technology. Once the first smart gun is sold, they'll retro-actively put this ban back in place.
  17. If you've got no nearby neighbors, or family members in adjacent rooms, probably can't go wrong with 00 buck. Just make sure that whatever is behind the next 3 or 4 walls isn't something that you don't want to hit. I've got #1 buck loaded in mine, which hopefully wouldn't go through an exterior wall, a stockade fence, and another exterior wall into my neighbor's house with the same energy of a larger pellet.
  18. As far as I'm aware, that's a hunting regulation only. I couldn't find anything in state law that disallows shooting less than 450' from a structure, but local towns may have adopted something along those lines. The question is, would that actually result in arrest or just a ticket?
  19. The Mossberg pen is a nice touch... Although if I'm reading this right, all they did was notify the state that they started a committee... No signatures/petitions filled out yet?
  20. I'd set my asking price for a cash sale to be the lower end of what's available brand new from an FFL. Most places are listing it in the $270 - $300 range on GunWatcher. Palmetto State Armory is selling new (OD Green model) for $249.99. http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/firearms/ruger-lcp-380acp-od-green-03706.html After (reasonable) transfer fees and NICS, that's $291 - $341 for a brand new one (although some of those have lasers on them as well).
  21. As said above, if the state recognizes *non-resident* permits you're good to go. 30+ states recognize the non-resident Utah CCW (unfortunately PA stopped recognizing it last year...). The permit also lists your home address so it will match your DL - no problem there. I got my permit in 2013 but have yet to travel anywhere that it's needed/recognized
  22. I agree that bolt action (or even something single shot) is better to start. Keep it slow, learn to aim, etc... not just rapid fire until they happen to hit something.
  23. Provided you transport per section g of 2C:39-6, yes. The unloaded gun must be in a fastened/tied case or in the locked trunk and you cannot deviate to any other location. The gun must also be NJ legal. Anything goes on pump shotguns, but semi-autos have some restrictions.
  24. Actual law (non-applicable sections removed): 2C-39-5: c.Rifles and shotguns. (1) Any person who knowingly has in his possession any rifle or shotgun without having first obtained a firearms purchaser identification card in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.2C:58-3, is guilty of a crime of the third degree. (2)Unless otherwise permitted by law, any person who knowingly has in his possession any loaded rifle or shotgun is guilty of a crime of the third degree. If you have an FID and the long gun is unloaded, that's the end of it. No exemptions needed, no deviation limitations, no storage/lock requirements, etc. (However, you must also comply with the gun free locations detailed elsewhere in the law). If you DON'T have an FID, you must meet one of the exemptions in 2C:39-6. Typically section section "e" (home/business) or "f" (to the range) as detailed below: (3) A person transporting any firearm or knife while traveling: ... (b) Directly to or from any target range, or other authorized place for the purpose of practice, match, target, trap or skeet shooting exhibitions, provided in all cases that during the course of the travel all firearms are carried in the manner specified in subsection g. of this section and the person has complied with all the provisions and requirements of Title 23 of the Revised Statutes and any amendments thereto and all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder While relying on this exemption, you must transport as follows: g. All weapons being transported under paragraph (2) of subsection b., subsection e., or paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection f. of this section shall be carried unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gunbox, securely tied package, or locked in the trunk of the automobile in which it is being transported, and in the course of travel shall include only such deviations as are reasonably necessary under the circumstances.
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