Old newbie here

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by TomC, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. TomC

    TomC New Member

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    63 year old first time gun owner here. Never fired a handgun until recently, and the last time I held a rifle was yearly M16 qualifying in the USAF back in the mid-70's.

    I just bought an H&K VP9, but I'm most excited about my new Mini 14 in black/stainless. I originally thought I'd be getting an AR15, but once I saw the Ruger carbine, it was a no brainer. I'm a WWII history buff and the Mini had that M1A carbine vibe to it. In NJ we're restricted to 15 round mags, so I picked up a couple of 10 rounders, and have ordered 2 20 rounders that are pinned to 15.

    I finally got to fire it the other day after a beginner's rifle class and am looking forward to more range time.

    Hope to pick up some tips and advice here.

    Thanks

    Tom
     
  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to RugerTalk Tom,

    Thanks for joining.

    Them mini 14s are really fun, cept trying to find the brass...;)



    jim
     

  3. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum and it sounds like you are going about getting into guns the right way. I hope you realize you are probably going to become a gun collector. We all said at some time or other that was the last gun I am going to buy. Famous last words........many times actually.
    buster
    Jim are you referring to finding the ejected brass from shooting or finding brass available for reloading?
     
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  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Finding the fired brass ejected from a mini 14...
    they throw brass about 30 ft , all over the place.

    At least every one I ever owned and shot.

    No big deal if you don't reload.

    I devised my own brass catchers , over the years, but still lost a lot.


    Oh...and the guy on your right side , at the range , will cuss you.:)

    great guns though.

    Jim
     
  5. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome aboard. I'm planning on getting a wooden stock version of the Mini-14 as soon as my tax check comes in in the next week or 2,can't wait.:D
     
  6. TomC

    TomC New Member

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    Thanks. I liked the wooden stock and black stock equally, so it literally was a coin toss at the gun store. And the black/steel Mini14 matches my black Mustang GT with silver stripes!!!
     
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    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    DoubleR Active Member

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