Newgunz Thread

Post itt if you bought your first gun in the past year. What got you into firearms? What did you buy? How often do you shoot?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you a newguns

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, I’ve had mine for 2.5 years now (21) and was lucky to get it handled before coofid and the summer of love

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wow exact same scenario here.
        What was your first gun?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          AR15. It’s a BCM build. What about you?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Basic M&P 15 and now I'm up to 3 guns.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >BCM build
            Unfortunately, your guard is crooked (slanted starboard)

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Unfortunately, your guard is crooked (slanted starboard)
              Uhh, I don’t think it is anon.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How many guns are you up to now?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You guard is aligned vertically, but not horizontally, which is why your gas block looks like this: shifted starboard

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How do you have a picture of his rifle?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's every MCMR/KMR from BCM, evident by the gas block

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bought myself an AR this year because I was tired of having to pass the rifle between my dad and myself at our local two gun comp. The competition itself comes every month but I shoot sometimes to practice as well.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Work friend invited me to the range earlier this year to destress during busy season at work and I really enjoyed it. Built an AR 15 mostly with Larue parts. I go about once a month because the closest 100+ yard range is an hour and a half away. Try to go with said work friend when possible and bring along a family member or friend that hasn't shot a gun before so they can try. I'm enjoying the new hobby. My favorite part was researching everything leading up to the gun purchase.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DID MARK LAWRUE SEND YA SOME OF THAT DILLDO DUST???? TRLL YOU WHAT IT MAKES THE BEST GODDARN STEAKS THIS SIDE OF THE MISSIPIE YEP, GOOD PEOPLE

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah. I even got a bottle opener. What a great guy.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My gun license came out this month

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Congrats on the loicence m8

      How many guns are you up to now?

      >how many guns are you up to now?
      Just two. The AR and a SCAR. I figured:
      >one intermediate rifle (check)
      >one battle rifle (check)
      >one shotgun
      >two handguns — one CCW and one full size pistol
      >one .22
      And once those boxes are all checked, then I’ll consider doubling up on rifles or whatever.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wowee

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks. What are the other 2 guns you got other than the Smith & Wesson ? And do you like the M&P rifle btw?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ruger 10/22 and Glock 19; very basic stuff. Will get other guns at some point in the future.
            The M&P 15 has been great-no issues at all. Especially for the time and price I got it; (late 2019, under $600 OTD) it can't be beat. Plus it's a pre covid gun (apparently gun QC went gone down across the board in 2020 and 2021 to keep up with demand) so I know it's well built as well as a relic of the old world that our generation grew up in.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >one intermediate rifle (check)
        >one battle rifle (check)
        >one shotgun
        >two handguns — one CCW and one full size pistol
        >one .22
        based. I am the exact same (AR-15, AR-10, Mossberg 590, Glock 43X, Glock 20). I only need a .22lr now, was thinking of going with the Henry AR-7 due to its packability.
        After that, I want to get:
        - Ruger Precision Rifle or Bad News AR in .338 Lapua
        - Vector in 10mm (I feel like 10mm is better than 9mm with the size being greater than a handgun and offering more controllability than a SBR in some intermediate cartridge)
        - Some bolt gun in 30-06.
        - AR in .458 SOCOM
        - Ruger LCP Max
        - S&W .44 Mag (fuck you bears)

        I also need to work NV and thermals in there. Might focus on those first after I get the .22.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Resident Wumbologist

          I recommend the takedown 10/22 over the AR-7. AR-7s are interesting, but incredibly cheap in a not good way. You aren't going to want to shoot one a whole lot.
          NODs are expensive but it really is a buy once cry once deal. I have 2nd gen and it's ok for most things, but 3rd is significantly better even though it's like 5x the cost. Thermals I haven't messed around with, but they have gotten much cheaper over the years. Perhaps a good alternative but I'm not sure I'd spring for both.
          >338
          Shoot your AR-10 a lot until the limitations of the rifle and caliber start to become a limiting factor in what you want to do. That's going to take a while. 338 is a huge investment in gun and ammo cost that I really don't recommend doing for it's own sake.
          >10mm Vector
          It's a meme gun. Most PCCs are. Won't really do anything your AR doesn't already do better and it costs a fortune, but you do at least have the magazines and ammunition in use.
          >30-06 bolt gun
          Why not 308 which you already have?
          >458 socom AR
          Fun for shiggles. I recommend looking around for a used upper because it's the kind of thing somebody else overspends on and then dumps at a loss after shooting once.
          >44 mag
          The current production S&W guns have been kind of sloppy so I think Ruger is probably a better value for money.
          Also your current Glock 20 with some hotter loads can make for a pretty effective mountain gun.

          Jealous of you guys (europoor)

          Which country?
          You'd be surprised what kinds of things you Euros can get that make yanks drool because republican fudds have import banned almost everything.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bought my first one about a year ago but was given a few rifles by my family
    i bought a shitty, small carry gun and a maverick 88 because i wanted to conceal carry and i wanted a shotgun for home defense without waiting 20 more years to get the nice engraved, semi automatic one through inheritance plus i want a gun i can beat up and not care about

    i try to shoot the weekends i get paid but i havent been going lately because my car is shitting out and i want to save money in case it totally shits out on me

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hear nothing but good things about the Maverick. You made a good choice

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bought my P30SK about nine months ago. Can confirm guns do make your life better, although I can’t really explain it in words. Bought my first AR a month or two ago and it’s pretty fun and exciting but I’m a bit anxious about all the stuff I need to learn before I can consider myself decent with ARs, nevermind good.
    I try to shoot once every month or two. Thankfully money isn’t that big of an issue so I get to splurge a lot.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my first gun wasi n november of last year- a single barrel shotgun my grandfather owned and I acquired many years after he died. my first bought gun was a m48 mauser I adored this january. my most recent was a FAL. I've got my semi automatic rifle so my main goal now is getting gear, taking stop the bleed, and more magazines as well as setting up my reloading rig for both 8mm and .308. I look forward to owning many guns in the future, but at the moment there is no space for a safe in my parents house(my guns cant come with me to uni for obvious reasons) and my dad says I "won't have an arsenal in his house"

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this is a cute thread. I was where you guys are now, 12 years ago.
    Warms my heart seeing newguns.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been wanting to get into guns for a while and always wanted an AR. Finally pulled the trigger and bought this one a couple months ago. Only been to the range a few times so far, and one of those was a basic AR class. But it's fun and I'm planning on going regularly.

    My next upgrade will probably be a decent optic, red dot most likely. I'm working on getting decent accuracy and speed with the magpul sights that came stock for now though.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Remember, if your stock fits too loose, wedge a segment of plastic from an empty milk container

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Remember, if your stock fits too loose, wedge a segment of plastic from an empty milk contaner
        Really? There is some play in the stock.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Worked with my Magpul CRT, though you might need stack two slivers in severe cases

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cool, thanks for the tip

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There is absolutely no reason for your crt stock to have play in it. It literally has a locking mechanism on it. I've put on 3 different magpul stocks and they are all solid. Either your tube or stock is fucked and out of spec.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I dropped that AR-15 once or twice on the same vinyl floor hard enough to loosen the castle nut (no thread lock nor staking), the CTR stock has been loose ever since

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WASR 10, bought a few weeks ago. Started enjoying guns when my best friends family took me shooting when I was like 14 (now 21). I’m graduating college soon so planning on shooting a lot more

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dad passed and I inherited a 12 gauge trap gun, and a nice 22 pistol, bought a new 22 pistol after researching the date on the high standard I inherited and finding out it was from 1956 and I don’t want to break it shooting it a lot…. New 22 is a beretta neos, which is very much based on the duramatic I inherited. I’ve been wanting to get into something that wasn’t work or kid related and lucked out finding an indoor range about 5 minutes from my house, got a membership so free lane rental, 30$ a month.. so far I’ve gone the last 5 weeks in a row, about 200-300 rounds a trip, mostly on weekends while my kids are down for a nap (wife’s at home). Probably would have gotten into it before, shot when I was younger but my wife’s not super comfortable with guns so trying not to go too nuts. Also i shot enough when I was younger to realize habits are important, but then waited so long I lost any I had, so I’ve been trying to work in basics with my 22’s.. grip, focusing on sights not targets.. keeping my fucking elbows bent not locked… and that sort of thing, luckily I have a coworker who is a pretty avid collector and used to do competitive shooting so I’ve been very lucky to get some hands on advice and feedback.. next gun is gonna be a Springfield mil spec 1911, have it on layaway at my lgs. Got to fire one at a rental range and really liked how it felt, looking forward to bringing it home so I’m not just shooting 22. Would really like to figure out when the hell my local trap range is open so I could do some 12 gauge clay fun, but they don’t have a website and their hours seem to be known only to sages and mystics..

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Really wish I’d gotten the chance to shoot some clays with him, we went shooting a few times but never got to shoot trap, he was really into it before I was born and since he had a great job and no kids at the time he went all out and bought a really nice browning bt-99.. I got to do some skeet shooting in scouts, and then later with friends after he passed, but I never really pushed to try it with him, and he never really pushed to get back into it. Lesson learned, I want to give my kids a chance to try that with me if they’re interested.. probably gotta get something smaller than the 12 gauge though…

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The neos I got. Also, why the hell is fucking Walmart still the cheapest place for 22 ammo? They beat out all the gun stores and sport stores around me by about 3 cents a round if not more… just got 2 325 count boxes of federal 22lr for 21.6 a box…. Also any advice for working on grip, keeping my hand steady, and using the same part of my finger to pull the trigger other than just doing it a lot?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There is no substitute my friend. That's why dryfire is a thing. Just make sure the news is okay to dry fire, some older 22lrs are not. Also dry fire diligently, as in pay attention to what you are doing. Be actively paying attention to it, not just yanking the trigger haphazardly. Five minutes of attentive reps beats half an hour of sloppily messing around while you watch TV. Ps there are deals to be had online you just have to look, federal 22lr went for 5cpr online like two days ago.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks, going to try the “pull trigger while balancing a coin” thing, as far as I can tell both 22s should be fine to dry fire, but I bought some snap caps anyway.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              the manual for the neos has you dry fire it to de-cock it so I assume it's fine

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Got my first gun almost a year ago, because I moved to a crime ridden shithole city. After seeing a few murder scenes I got a shield ez for me and my bitch to learn with. Sold it and now I have an emp and she has a 43x. Going to get ccw soon. Also a zpap m70 next month. BTW I got an sp12 compact and got fucking burned, by std. Mfg. But can't be too mad. You learn from bad purchases just the same.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be europoor
    >like guns
    >decide to get guns
    >read up on the inane bureaucracy and humiliation ritual that is going through the process of acquiring guns
    >be perceived as a weirdo and get discouraged by people whenever you mention your intentions of acquiring guns
    >decide to do it anyways
    >start renting guns regularly at a range, and start going through the process
    >after some time apply for your first gun permit, it gets accepted, buy a meme-tier pcc
    >shoot said gun a lot, join a shooting club, and get into IPSC

    That was 3 years ago. I've gone from 1 to 6 firearms in the meantime, and never plan on stopping.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >be me, 19 year old Europoor going to gymnasium in Denmark
      >I have been into firearms since dad showed me bf3 in 2011
      > Fucked around with some airshit but never anything serious.
      > A lot of relatives hunt but none of them close
      > I see an advertisement for som hunting class.
      >Ask my mother and she says it will be good for dad to have a hobby
      >we go to hunting classes every Monday night from 19:00 to 21:15 for 8 months
      >really cool to talk to all the older generations and everyone has great stories.
      > Tell my close classmate in the gymnasium and some girls hear. They think it is really cool other than the one vegan chick who we all tease about me killing innocent ducks.
      >I pass the test with 39 out of 40 right answers. Better than dad although he still got 38 out of 40.
      > Multiple of the girls who heard I was getting hunting license as well as my close buddy congratulate me at school for passing.
      >i get my hunting license and we buy two over and under 12/70’s
      >I end up buying a toz mk12 even though the sellers didn’t want to pull the scary Russian gun out of their storage.
      The Toz shotgun is great and does everything I want it too.
      Overall everyone respects it and even vegan arthoes have been openminded. I met a lot og great people and it has been a great experience. I got the gun a month ago and I also got my papers done for military conscription. Life is good.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Picture related is me and dad the day we got our shotguns.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Happy for you buddy. The next step for you could be getting into pistols.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My next step is actually to get a another license to buy a rifle since in Denmark shotgun and rifle licensees are different things. But yes I dream of buying a Danish army surplus sig p210.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Can you own semiauto rifles and shotguns? Heard your laws are pretty anal.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes I can buy a semi auto shotgun now and I can also buy any semi rifle as long as there is a 10 round mag cap.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ar-10 rifles are most common though as you have to explain why you want the rifle and ar-15 style rifles are fairly hard to explain. I mean you could but good luck.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's great, go get the AR/AK your heart desires

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well someone has to import it but yeah in theory. Here some guy is Selling a original stg58 semiauto for about 1800 dollars” for putting Down pigs”.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've always had an armchair interest in guns from media experience, but didn't really have enough interest to actually acquire or shoot any. A buddy of mine brought me out to the range and it was ton of fun, bought a Beretta 92X soon afterwards. I try to go shooting every 1-2 weeks, I've always been a cold war autist so my next gun will be an SA58 or a PTR, depending on how much money I want to drop.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve shot a few guns at a range but I really don’t want to fork out a bunch of money for a gun, as nice as it would be to have.
    If I could get a surplus rifle that’d be nice

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could always do something low-caliber like a bolt action 22. Those are fun

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    So I had actually bought the WASR from Florida Gun Trader I haven’t really touched it yet other than putting a grip, and brake on it (other than that just casual fingerfucking). So I’m not quite sure, I believe the listing said Russian butt stock.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MY COUSIN SOLD ME A .308 PISTOL
    HE SAID USE EARPRO BUT IM TOUGH
    LOVE ME .308. ‘ATE EAR PRO. SIMPLE AS

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i can tell from the capital letters that this is no joke

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      WHAT?

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    cant get a handgun in my state at the age im in. love me FAL though, you're right its an awesome rifle. I love unfolding and folding the bipod, sliding the bolt, such good noises.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    first gun howed I do

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bought my first gun a couple months ago after realizing that I had nothing else I wanted to spend my money on after constantly knocking out other major expenses with the new job money I've made over the past year. Basically have wanted guns all my life but never had the luxury spending money until now. First gun was a PX4 Storm Type G I bought at the LGS after the memorial day weekend, visited the LGS a few days prior to handle and learn a lot of guns but after the weekend shootings was paranoid that a lotta guns would be out of stock again, so I started upping my research here. Now in that 2 month period I have my PX4, a 10/22, Tikka T3x CTR, Beretta a300, and an XD9 4". Planning on getting a glawk 19 next, gonna build an AR15 before the year ends, plan out an AR10 build for early next year. I go shooting every 2 weeks now but I'm saving for when fall/winter hits so I can go to the outdoor gun club range in the mountains at least once a week. Overall? PrepHole has finally overtaken PrepHole as my new home board. Thanks to the anons and tripfags that aren't completely braindead and make me love this lifestyle even more than I already do.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to go to the range once in two weeks to shoot rented guns, then bought my own tried it and haven't shoot for more than a year. I think I'm broken somehow and buying stuff makes me lose interest in it.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Jealous of you guys (europoor)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How does it feel not having multiple ARs, AKs, handguns, ammo, and armor right at your fingertips?

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i just got my first shotgun and my dad has this machine that throws clay pidgeons. i want to buy a bunch of rounds online for shooting the clay pidgeons as well as shooting steel targets and for squirrel/rabbit/dove hunting. what type of round would be best for all that? theres a bunch of different shot sizes and stuff when i looked on ammoseek so i'm not sure which one i need

    • 2 weeks ago
      Resident Wumbologist

      #7, 7.5 and 8 target loads. They tend to be cheap.
      What shotgun is it? Some older shotguns don't cope well with steel base shells and you need to get tall brass which is more expensive but extracts and cycles more reliably.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    got mine at the eleventh hour of my state turning its gun laws from based to shit tier for the foreseeable future,
    got myself a refinished RIA M1903 for $650 and god damn its amazing.

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