So the old [GUN] thread finally hit page 100 after like seven years.
Since I'm the current resident "enthusiast" (gun nut) around these parts, I'll go ahead and take a shot at a new thread.
For real, Organichu made an excellent OP six and a half years ago and it still rings true so I'm going to link it here.
This thread is for discussing firearms. It's welcome to sport shooters, collectors, hunters, and home defenders alike.
This thread is not for judging someone for owning a gun, debating the US Second Amendment, or telling someone they've bought the wrong gun and they shoot poorly. Also to be clear this is NOT a gun control thread either. Please make your own thread for that.
Feel free to discuss safeties on guns, gun safes, etc though.
Feel free to post pics of your firearms, youtube videos of good reviews, targets at the range, etc.
I will start with what I like to shoot and what I own.
I am an avid blackpowder enthusiast. I typically do not hunt with a modern cartridge rifle and prefer to use a traditional bow and arrow setup (non compound) or a blackpowder sidelock muzzleloader.
I have a Thompson Center Hawken caplock rifle in .50cal that I'm about to get re-bored to .54
I also have a CVA Flintlock Hawken rifle in .54cal
I own a 1943 WW2 era Mosin Nagaint infantry rifle (the one from Enemy at the Gates) too.
My field/survival rifle is a Chiapps Little Badger folding single shot .22, and my home defense weapon is a Canik TP9 SA 9mm pistol.
If you're new to firearms or interested in them, this is the thread to check out. We love giving advice and we've all got opinions about which firearm is best for which situation.
Case in point, I am not a big fan of the AR platform. It's unnecessary for what I want in a firearm, so I can't give much advice on those. I can give a ton of advice on revolvers and muzzleloaders though!