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brendo
01-29-2010, 9:10 PM
So I have 10 days to prepare hehe...

What is some essential stuff I should pick up?


Cleaning kit?
Any lock besides the $7 one from Riflegear?
What type of ammo should I pick up? (5.56)

Also there is a gun show going on tomorrow at the OC Fairgrounds... Should I go browse there and pick up some stuff and ammo? Are there better prices there?

Thanks!

bigthaiboy
01-29-2010, 9:17 PM
So I have 10 days to prepare hehe...

What is some essential stuff I should pick up?


Cleaning kit?
Any lock besides the $7 one from Riflegear?
What type of ammo should I pick up? (5.56)

Also there is a gun show going on tomorrow at the OC Fairgrounds... Should I go browse there and pick up some stuff and ammo? Are there better prices there?

Thanks!

Congrats. It's certainly a good idea to check out the gun show, for ammo. No shipping fees. But shop around. Some accessories and ammo seem to sell for a premium at gun shows. I sometimes pick up a rifle case or two at the shows. Depends on prices.

vinny_land
01-29-2010, 9:22 PM
Cleaning kit: either Otis Tactical or go traditional with Dewey rod, jags, and bore guid
Buy a gun lock at walmart so that you can return it after you pick your rifle up

bambam8d1
01-29-2010, 9:22 PM
congratulations man.. ha so what you get? Im assuming one of those evil assault weapons yeah? Ima be movin out to your neck of the woods soon. Maybe hit up the range some time.. as far as gun show... usually a bunch of useless crap. but some good finds. Im going this weekend to find some new grips for my 1911.

Harley
01-29-2010, 9:26 PM
Congrats!

brendo
01-29-2010, 9:27 PM
congratulations man.. ha so what you get? Im assuming one of those evil assault weapons yeah? Ima be movin out to your neck of the woods soon. Maybe hit up the range some time.. as far as gun show... usually a bunch of useless crap. but some good finds. Im going this weekend to find some new grips for my 1911.

Oh it is quite evil....


http://riflegear.com/p-632-daniel-defense-m4v2-carbine-556mm.aspx

hkusp9c
01-29-2010, 9:44 PM
Congrats!

cleaning kits, ammo, extra mags for now?
It's cheaper to buy online than gun shows.

5150bronco
01-29-2010, 11:16 PM
gun shows are cool, but not always the best of deals. some though have great deals on small tools and occasional ammo too, but before know baseline prices for ammo.

Trench Broom
01-30-2010, 12:04 AM
Zip-up rifle cases and ammo cans are priced pretty cheap at the show.

Air
01-30-2010, 12:44 PM
Congrats on the rifle, I prefer Tipton one piece cleaning rods.

Maddog5150
01-30-2010, 2:59 PM
Why not just buy the lock at riflegear? If they treated you right, whats seven bucks to support them?

Redeyejedi
01-30-2010, 3:10 PM
x2 :iagree:

ChrisTKHarris
01-30-2010, 3:14 PM
What type of AR did you purchase?

Nevermind, just saw the link.

Welcome to the DD club.

swerv512
01-30-2010, 3:16 PM
Why not just buy the lock at riflegear? If they treated you right, whats seven bucks to support them?

what, and spend another seven whole bucks when he just spent $1500.... jeez. :p

Bongos
01-30-2010, 5:23 PM
Cleaning kit: either Otis Tactical or go traditional with Dewey rod, jags, and bore guid
Buy a gun lock at walmart so that you can return it after you pick your rifle up

that a novel idea:43:

nrvnqsrxk
01-30-2010, 7:48 PM
Mags. Lots of em :)

Go out and shoot it before you decide what you wanna do to mod it. I recommend browsing the articles on this site.

http://www.tacticalyellowvisor.net/8343/126721.html

Maybe you want to take a look at the Art of the Tactical Carbine series from Magpul to start you on handling your new AR?

5150bronco
01-30-2010, 7:48 PM
Why not just buy the lock at riflegear? If they treated you right, whats seven bucks to support them?

are they pretty good place? how do they compare to midway in your opinion?

SoCalRandy
01-30-2010, 8:27 PM
are they pretty good place? how do they compare to midway in your opinion?

I'm not sure that's really a fair comparison? Two completely different things...What exactly are you wanting to compare?

5150bronco
01-30-2010, 9:40 PM
I'm not sure that's really a fair comparison? Two completely different things...What exactly are you wanting to compare?

oh, just curious about the two companies in general I guess. pricing, availability for parts.

Probound
01-30-2010, 10:08 PM
I was just at the OC Fairgrounds for the Gun show today!!
It was my first time ever being to one!
I got 500 rounds of 55gr 223 PMC Bronze for 184 (including tax).
I am going to be posting picks of my build soon!

OneApart
01-30-2010, 10:14 PM
:thumbsup: Congrats :clap:

Don't forget some sort of case/bag.

Pelican Model: 1750 is the standard bad!#$ case, but somewhat pricey!!
http://www.innovativetactical.com/catalog/images/pelican/p3e91l04i02.jpg

http://i28.tinypic.com/eqr1fs.jpg

or a Drag Bag (McMillan M-8 Tactical Drag Bag) is an excellent choice: (Also pricey, but you get what you pay for in these cases)

http://www.tactical-life.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/pack-017-web.gif

http://www.tactical-life.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/mcmillan-m8-tactical-drag-bag_opened.gif

Jeffu
01-30-2010, 10:15 PM
oh, just curious about the two companies in general I guess. pricing, availability for parts.

Riflegear +1

5150bronco
01-30-2010, 11:37 PM
I was just at the OC Fairgrounds for the Gun show today!!
It was my first time ever being to one!
I got 500 rounds of 55gr 223 PMC Bronze for 184 (including tax).
I am going to be posting picks of my build soon!

do you remember from what company. that seems like a good price.

OliveDrab
01-31-2010, 12:20 AM
Gun show- miwall has pmc bronze 55grn .223. 1000 rounds for 126 with tax. So $140 after you pay entry fee. It's a very compairable price to online vendors.

brendo
01-31-2010, 12:22 AM
I was just at the OC Fairgrounds for the Gun show today!!
It was my first time ever being to one!
I got 500 rounds of 55gr 223 PMC Bronze for 184 (including tax).
I am going to be posting picks of my build soon!



Ya I got 500 rounds of Hornady training for $129 before tax at the show today as well. Steel cased but copper jacket.

That should at least get me warmed up and from what I can tell is legal at the Angeles Range as well.

Koolpsych
01-31-2010, 12:22 AM
Gun show- miwall has pmc bronze 55grn .223. 1000 rounds for 126 with tax. So $140 after you pay entry fee. It's a very compairable price to online vendors.

:eek: That is a crazy low price! I think the lowest I could find it online was $240 for some bottom line wolf ammo.

In case you were wondering, I use http://www.ammoengine.com to check for cheap ammo online, but from what I see gun shows may be the way to go for ammo.

AlliedArmory
01-31-2010, 1:46 AM
:eek: That is a crazy low price! I think the lowest I could find it online was $240 for some bottom line wolf ammo.

In case you were wondering, I use http://www.ammoengine.com to check for cheap ammo online, but from what I see gun shows may be the way to go for ammo.


I think it was a typo. Should probably be $326.25 after tax. Last show Miwall had PMC 1k cases for $300. 8.75% tax comes out to $26.25

Bongos
01-31-2010, 6:40 AM
are they pretty good place? how do they compare to midway in your opinion?

We are talking a few dollars (less than $10-$3 sometimes) and Riflegear is tactical long gins specific along with accessories. To me, I rather support a local store if the cost is minimal, most time the state tax cancels out midway shipping costs and wait time.

ChrisTKHarris
01-31-2010, 8:41 AM
I think it was a typo. Should probably be $326.25 after tax. Last show Miwall had PMC 1k cases for $300. 8.75% tax comes out to $26.25

Yeah that price seems wayy too low, maybe for 500 rounds, but not for 1k.

5150bronco
01-31-2010, 10:49 AM
We are talking a few dollars (less than $10-$3 sometimes) and Riflegear is tactical long gins specific along with accessories. To me, I rather support a local store if the cost is minimal, most time the state tax cancels out midway shipping costs and wait time.

ah. rifle gear is local than. midway seems to have good prices. I will check out riflegear.

Funbaby
01-31-2010, 11:57 AM
:thumbsup: Congrats :clap:

Don't forget some sort of case/bag.

Pelican Model: 1750 is the standard bad!#$ case, but somewhat pricey!!
http://www.innovativetactical.com/catalog/images/pelican/p3e91l04i02.jpg

http://i28.tinypic.com/eqr1fs.jpg

or a Drag Bag (McMillan M-8 Tactical Drag Bag) is an excellent choice: (Also pricey, but you get what you pay for in these cases)

http://www.tactical-life.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/pack-017-web.gif

http://www.tactical-life.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/mcmillan-m8-tactical-drag-bag_opened.gif

Pelican 1750s are on sale at Amazon......100 bucks off..

ChrisTKHarris
01-31-2010, 12:39 PM
PelicanCases4Less.com has them for cheap too.

2600fromAtari
01-31-2010, 1:29 PM
With such an expensive rifle, you should consider a decent safe to protect it versus a lock. If you already have one, you don't have to buy a lock. Just my $.02.

IsaacGlass
01-31-2010, 1:34 PM
Riflegears are good guys :thumbsup:

5150bronco
01-31-2010, 3:07 PM
that is a really nice ***** case. good for traveling too. I will look around for one. thanks guys.

turbochris
01-31-2010, 3:52 PM
I have plenty of pelican cases but prefer range bags. easier to fit in the car and haul around.

ChrisTKHarris
01-31-2010, 4:25 PM
I have plenty of pelican cases but prefer range bags. easier to fit in the car and haul around.

This is true.