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Gun Changes in the Last 50 Years

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by avvidclif, Sep 9, 2019.

Appearance of Guns

  1. Classic blued finish and wood grain stock

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    81.5%
  2. New style pistols with stuff hanging off everywhere

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  3. New style rifles, Star Wars look-a-likes

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    11.1%
  1. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    The 1911 remains popular because over many decades it has proven to be reliable and sturdy. The 1911 has a natural aim, which personally I have never found in a tupperware gun (others may feel differently). And the .45 ACP has also proven to be an effective round.
     


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  2. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    In a non-AR rifle, I vastly prefer blued finish and wood stocks. To my eyes, the synthetic stocks are ugly.

    I view the AR rifles as purely functional and just accept that the stocks are ugly.
     
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  3. TheMailMan

    TheMailMan Well-Known

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    Plus, your dog can chew on it and it still works, and if all else fails you can beat someone to death with it.
     
  4. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    I disagree. There are plenty of non-AR synthetic stocks that aren't ugly. Some are quite striking.

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  5. mortdooley

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    I have an AR because it is a light recoiling rifle shooting ammo that is cheaper to buy and reload than full power hunting rounds. The plastic guns are more utility than style and I have some strictly because they fill a defensive role. The light rail is a major selling point for them. When I manage to go to Gun Shows I am looking for older, discontinued firearms that I like, I generally don't give the new stuff much of my attention.
     
  6. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    I assume that pic is an example of one that is ugly?
     
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  7. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Would you prefer one of these?

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  8. m5215

    m5215 Pistoleer

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    Would the Hi-Power not also match this description?
     
  9. grumper

    grumper Well-Known

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    Lots of designs from the past 50 years are classics in their own right. AK, HK roller locks, P210, Uzi, Sterling, Lugers, etc... Those are considered antique designs and classics now.

    The elmer fudd wood and steel guns pre-dating those aren't old school, they are methuselah guns.
     
  10. Glenn B

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    Do you mean the shooter or the rifle as not being ugly? As they say there is no accounting for taste; I guess everyone has a different taste even in rifle stocks. Now don't get me wrong, while I would prefer a really nice walnut stock, the rifle in that pic might be an excellent piece and I might not mind having one or something similar. It's just that a bright red stock is not my thing - zombie apocalypse green maybe but just not bright red with what I am guessing is supposed to be a snow leopard scene on it.
     


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