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    So when you find three guns you really like, you can buy all on the same day.

    Well, okay, I only bought two of them.

    I bought the Rock Island Armory 1911 and a Bersa 9mm.

    Found the Bersa .45 I've been looking for, almost. It was 2-toned, and used. VAOpencarry says he can get me one, though....so if he can, it'll be my Jesse Jackson gun.
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    The BAG (Buy a gun) Day for Jesse Jackson is on the 28th right? I think that deserves its own thread. Heck all the gun forums should have a competition to see who can generate the most gun in civilian hands.

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    longwatch wrote:
    The BAG (Buy a gun) Day for Jesse Jackson is on the 28th right? I think that deserves its own thread. Heck all the gun forums should have a competition to see who can generate the most gun in civilian hands.
    Awesome.

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    So when you find three guns you really like, you can buy all on the same day.
    Aye--that's why I got my CHP in the first place, and not to be able to carry a gun concealed. I don't live or work in a "bad neighborhood", so I wasn't initially thinking of carrying for self-defense. But I recognize the need to be prepared (S can HTF without warning), so I carry a small revolver in my pocket.

    And if I happen to see some hardware I'd like to buy, well, I don't have to choose just one =)

    I bought a nice toy today: a Ruger Blackhawk Convertible, 4 5/8", .357 Magnum/.38 Spl/9mm. And Trader Joe's got a pretty nice-feeling used S&W 625 (5", .45ACP) that I'm on the fence about...I like wheelguns in autoloader calibers =)

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    Congratulations on your new purchases, Tess! Let us know how you like each gun at the shooting range. I prefer shooting 1911s like the Rock Island at the range, but others like the DA / SA configuration like the Bersa. Also, keep an eye out for the thin metal pin that connects the trigger to the hammer actuator on the Bersa. It's located under the right removable grip plate, and becomes worn and needs to be replaced after some time.

    And this is slightly OT, but is the VCDL working to eliminate the one handgun per month rule? I think we can all agree that since one can buy unlimited amounts of guns from private sales with no time limit, the one handgun per month (especially with the NICS check) is a little overstepping.

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    longwatch wrote:
    The BAG (Buy a gun) Day for Jesse Jackson is on the 28th right?
    Wait, today? Or next month?

    'cause if it's today, it's a good thing the Co-Op has a decent layaway program...

    Edit: Whew, it's next month. I should have a bit of extra cash in line by then.

    I'll talk Shayne into it, as well...
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    Congrats on the purchases. I think your gonna like the Rock Island. I have had one for a while and carry it every day. A good little gun for the money.



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    AbNo wrote:
    longwatch wrote:
    The BAG (Buy a gun) Day for Jesse Jackson is on the 28th right?
    Wait, today? Or next month?

    'cause if it's today, it's a good thing the Co-Op has a decent layaway program...

    Edit: Whew, it's next month. I should have a bit of extra cash in line by then.

    I'll talk Shayne into it, as well...
    I hope its next month,then I'll be 21:celebrate w00t. I was planning on picking up a kel-tec on my birthday,and I want a SA XD40 ,too. Man I'm getting deep...I only got my first (hand) peice like a month ago


    anybody have any other info about the BAG day?

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    I bought a nice toy today: a Ruger Blackhawk Convertible, 4 5/8", .357 Magnum/.38 Spl/9mm. And Trader Joe's got a pretty nice-feeling used S&W 625 (5", .45ACP) that I'm on the fence about...I like wheelguns in autoloader calibers =)
    You need to talk to my husband. He can't say anything about me owning the Bersa in all the calibers, because he owns all the Blackhawks!
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    I hope its next month,then I'll be 21:celebrate w00t. I was planning on picking up a kel-tec on my birthday,and I want a SA XD40 ,too. Man I'm getting deep...I only got my first (hand) peice like a month ago

    anybody have any other info about the BAG day?
    Yes, "Buy a Jesse Jackson Gun" day is AUGUST 28.

    I'd really like to try to get some nationwide publicity started on these little movements to buy a legal gun that day. I'd like some national news agency to report an uptick in gun sales that day!

    Longwatch is right - it needs itw own thread.
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    ...And Trader Joe's got a pretty nice-feeling used S&W 625 (5", .45ACP) that I'm on the fence about...I like wheelguns in autoloader calibers =)
    The 625 is awesome. Mine is a real tack driver. If you're into 1911s and other .45s, it is a great addition to have.



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    Tess wrote:
    I bought a nice toy today: a Ruger Blackhawk Convertible, 4 5/8", .357 Magnum/.38 Spl/9mm. And Trader Joe's got a pretty nice-feeling used S&W 625 (5", .45ACP) that I'm on the fence about...I like wheelguns in autoloader calibers =)
    You need to talk to my husband. He can't say anything about me owning the Bersa in all the calibers, because he owns all the Blackhawks!
    My wife made a rule a while ago that I couldn't buy any new caliber guns anymore. That lasted until I got a 1911 and started dipping into our stash of .45 ammo. Now it's "hey, look at that .40 there. I bet you'd have a lot of fun shooting that gun. Oh, and a .270. You should get both."


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    It is nice not to have to worry about the 30 days. The week before I got my CHP, I found a beautiful Ladysmith at the Dulles show - and remembered at the very last minute that it had been 26 days since my last pistol purchase. And of course I haven't seen one as nice at an equivalent price since.

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    Tess wrote:
    So when you find three guns you really like, you can buy all on the same day.

    Well, okay, I only bought two of them.

    I bought the Rock Island Armory 1911 and a Bersa 9mm.

    Found the Bersa .45 I've been looking for, almost. It was 2-toned, and used. VAOpencarry says he can get me one, though....so if he can, it'll be my Jesse Jackson gun.
    May I take it, then, that a VA CPL holder is exempt from the silly "one gun a month"rule? Does this rule apply to long guns also? Seems like here in KY, we can buy as many as we like, pack as many as we can manage, nor are we restricted to guns, since our CDWLs allow us to carry switch blades, bowie knives, brass knuckles, blackjacks, nunchukas and ninja throwing stars concealed!

    Come on, Virginians, you will never achieve the coveted F rating from the Brady Bunch that we enjoy! We are trying for Alaska carry right now, and maybe this will give us a rating of F minus!Please try harder!(Just having fun with y'all!)

    Best wishes,

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    I have purchased 4 hand guns in the last 2.5 months. 2 Rock Island 1911s and 2 Kel-Tec PK32s.

    Tennessee and guns go together even though Al Gore is from here and his buddy the Dope from Hope is from across the river.

    I bought the Kel-Tecs last week. Does that count for Jesse Jackson Buy A Gun Day?

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    May I take it, then, that a VA CPL holder is exempt from the silly "one gun a month"rule? Does this rule apply to long guns also?
    generally, in VA an elligible person is restricted to buying one handgun every 30 days (30 days between purchases). Exceptions are for CHP (Concealed Handgun Permit) holders, and a few others (can't remember off the top of my head).

    Long guns are not so-restricted--one can buy as many as they want, whenever they want.

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    kle wrote:
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    May I take it, then, that a VA CPL holder is exempt from the silly "one gun a month"rule? Does this rule apply to long guns also?
    generally, in VA an elligible person is restricted to buying one handgun every 30 days (30 days between purchases). Exceptions are for CHP (Concealed Handgun Permit) holders, and a few others (can't remember off the top of my head).

    Long guns are not so-restricted--one can buy as many as they want, whenever they want.
    Believe it isunlimited hand gun purchasefor VA CHP holders.

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    We'll lets just call July, "Jessy Jackson Buy a gun month" because I've already bought 4 this month and can't spend more today. Oh well, I'll just have to save for July 28th, 2008!

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    kle wrote:
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    May I take it, then, that a VA CPL holder is exempt from the silly "one gun a month"rule? Does this rule apply to long guns also?
    generally, in VA an elligible person is restricted to buying one handgun every 30 days (30 days between purchases). Exceptions are for CHP (Concealed Handgun Permit) holders, and a few others (can't remember off the top of my head).

    Long guns are not so-restricted--one can buy as many as they want, whenever they want.
    Thanks for the clarification, Sir, I think that I will stick to my Old Kentucky Home when it comes to buying a Jesse Jackson Special!Maybe another revolver, maybe a bit "cowboy" looking! Jesse will be proud of me!

    Best wishes,

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    cato wrote:
    We'll lets just call July, "Jessy Jackson Buy a gun month" because I've already bought 4 this month and can't spend more today. Oh well, I'll just have to save for July 28th, 2008!
    Buy a Jesse Jackson Gun Day is actually AUGUST 28.
    I'm thinking those who can't afford one that day (believe me, I know how THAT goes) might buy ammo or accessories.
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    Come on, Virginians, you will never achieve the coveted F rating from the Brady Bunch that we enjoy! We are trying for Alaska carry right now, and maybe this will give us a rating of F minus!
    Good luck with that!

    I might move to TN if you do.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    The 625 is awesome. Mine is a real tack driver. If you're into 1911s and other .45s, it is a great addition to have.
    A 1911 (or two!) is on my list of "to own someday", probably a 1911A1 or one with the more modern beavertail. Right up there with a Colt Python and the rest of the HK P7 series.

    From what I've read, the 625 can take .45 Auto Rim--can it also take .45GAP with the moon-clips? I'm all about ammo versatility. That, and being able to fire the less expensive but major ammo--.22LR is fun, but the bigger stuff is a different kind of fun. And from what I've seen, .45ACP and 9mm are cheaper than .357 Magnum or even .38 Special.

    If it's still there today, I think I will pick up that 625; the Ruger SP101 can wait =)

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    kle wrote:
    From what I've read, the 625 can take .45 Auto Rim--can it also take .45GAP with the moon-clips?
    I only use .45ACP (w/moonclips) with mine, as I always have plenty of it on hand. By the way, if you don't like dealing with the steel moonclips (especially at the range), you can try RIMZ which are plastic. Although, as you noted, the .45 auto rim gets around that issue.
    http://www.beckhamdesign.com/html/rimz_products.html

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    And on my birthday too! Reckon I'll have to he'p ol' Jessee out & buy one or three...

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