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ironman5669
10-30-2011, 4:06 PM
120519after much R and D We at Big Johns Iron Works are finaly ready to release our duelling tree!!!

it is 55 inches tall and has 6 six inch AR 500 targets that swing back and forth when hit. theese things are FUN!!!

Warning, owning one of these will double your ammo bill!

these are in stock for immediate delivery!

they take down for easy shipping and or transport.

PRICE $ 399.00 plus freight!

Calguns price $ 299.00 plus freight!!! (around 30.00 in CA) FREE SHIPPING ALL THRU MARCH!!! spring steel special!!!

please contact me via email at ironman5669@yahoo.com

or via text at 559 930 6898 for info or to order!

Thanks, Big John

wingman
12-16-2011, 1:48 PM
Hi big John, U will need to lower that cost for most of us! Sportsman guide sales there Big bore unit for $59.00 in stock ready to ship!
http://shop.sportsmansguide.com/net/search/eSearch.aspx?SearchTerms=shooting%20tree&eMode=

NytWolf
12-16-2011, 2:16 PM
Hi big John, U will need to lower that cost for most of us! Sportsman guide sales there Big bore unit for $59.00 in stock ready to ship!
http://shop.sportsmansguide.com/net/search/eSearch.aspx?SearchTerms=shooting%20tree&eMode=

Depends... same site, $399.97. There must be a difference in the versions.
http://shop.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/action-target-pt-dueling-tree-portable-target.aspx?a=704782

ironman5669
12-17-2011, 5:17 PM
that big bore unit is made of mild steel, it will not hold up to magnums or jacketed rounds, mine is made of ar 500

the 399 version is more like mine, but mine actually has bronze bearings, theirs is steel on steel.

ironman5669
12-29-2011, 6:37 AM
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ironman5669
12-30-2011, 6:15 AM
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ironman5669
12-31-2011, 7:05 AM
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ironman5669
01-02-2012, 7:29 AM
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ironman5669
01-03-2012, 2:14 PM
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ironman5669
01-04-2012, 5:56 AM
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ironman5669
01-05-2012, 6:58 AM
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ironman5669
01-06-2012, 6:49 AM
bump!

ironman5669
01-07-2012, 7:40 AM
two in stock! ready to ship.

bump

ironman5669
01-08-2012, 7:39 AM
one in stock, more on the way!!!!

call me, I will be in the shop all day!

559 930 6898

ironman5669
01-09-2012, 4:44 AM
bump!

ironman5669
01-11-2012, 7:54 AM
Bumpo!

brdrgrd
01-11-2012, 2:38 PM
Did you see this one?

http://shop.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/9-mm-30-06-steel-round-up-target.aspx?a=408017

ironman5669
01-11-2012, 5:16 PM
Guys, while I do love to get input, please stop posting links to other peoples products on my thread. I am very well aware that there are cheap lightweight dueling trees out there for a lot less than mine. Please, read the fine print. They are not made of AR500. They will not stand up to anything other than lead bullets, and even then, they don't last. My tree is twice the size of theirs and four times the weight, further, my targets are made of american AR 500, theirs are NOT. the price they are selling these for would not even cover half of the material I use to build a tree. that said, there are some nice trees out there, they start at around 400.00 check MGM targets or action targets for comparable products and choose the better product/deal. but PLEASE don't compare my targets with Chinese garbage like the ones referenced above.

as always,

Thank you for your interest.

Big John

ironman5669
01-12-2012, 7:04 AM
off the soap box bump. lol

NorCalDustin
01-13-2012, 12:51 AM
off the soap box bump. lol
You are correct though... Your product is most comparable to AT's stuff... Only your target costs $100 less.

Anyway, some questions... I'm looking to get into another dueling tree and getting ready to start budgeting/saving for one (hopefully I'll be able to pull the trigger in a few months)... So.....

1) What do you think shipping would be to Sacramento?

2) Do the legs come off for transport?

3) What would you say the overall weight is?

ironman5669
01-13-2012, 6:48 AM
Norcal,

SHipping requires two boxes but is still only around 30.00 anywhere in the state

the base does unbolt for easy transport/shipping, it even fits in a small cars back seat.

it weighs around 60 pounds all assymbled.

and thanks for doing the research lol

oh, and BUMPO!

ironman5669
01-14-2012, 8:35 AM
Bump out of stck at the moment, more coming soon. now accepting orders, but dont pay until I tell you it is ready to ship!

ironman5669
01-15-2012, 6:38 AM
BUMP

ironman5669
01-16-2012, 6:37 AM
recieving material to build 5 more trees today, place your orders now (no pay untill ready to ship)

bump

ironman5669
01-17-2012, 10:46 AM
material in stock to build more!!!

bump

ironman5669
01-18-2012, 2:40 PM
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ironman5669
01-19-2012, 4:51 AM
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ironman5669
01-20-2012, 9:11 AM
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PlumDrumnGun
01-20-2012, 10:00 AM
That looks to be super high quality - nice job!!! Do they have springs?

ironman5669
01-20-2012, 10:31 AM
thank you, it does not use springs, the plates are held forward by gravity

ironman5669
01-21-2012, 6:46 PM
Bump

ironman5669
01-22-2012, 7:23 AM
Bump

AAShooter
01-22-2012, 7:28 AM
Do you allow local pickup? Where?

ironman5669
01-23-2012, 6:41 AM
I am available for local pickup in Visalia or Fresno, also Bakersfield on the first sunday of the month.

check out my other targets and stands!

bigjohnsironworks.com

ironman5669
01-24-2012, 12:33 PM
BuMp

ironman5669
01-25-2012, 7:10 AM
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bigjohnsironworks.com

ironman5669
01-26-2012, 6:23 AM
BuMp

ironman5669
01-27-2012, 12:29 PM
Bumpo

ironman5669
01-28-2012, 9:04 AM
bump!!!

CAL.BAR
01-28-2012, 10:25 AM
Aren't the legs in the pic backwards? (you have the long end pointed forward)

ironman5669
01-28-2012, 10:32 AM
lol, am I being punked? the tree leans forward (you cant really tell in this picture) so the plates always come to rest in the forward position and to help direct the spent rounds downward. that is why the legs are longer in the front. the bronze bearings on the hinge are smooth and self lubricating enough that I dont need to use springs or detent pins to make it work right. this means fewer moving parts and fewer things to break.

ironman5669
01-30-2012, 7:06 AM
BuMp

ironman5669
01-31-2012, 4:38 PM
bump

ironman5669
02-02-2012, 5:25 AM
bump!!!

ironman5669
02-04-2012, 8:35 AM
BuMp

ironman5669
02-07-2012, 6:41 AM
BuMp

ironman5669
02-09-2012, 6:22 AM
BuMp

ironman5669
02-10-2012, 9:11 AM
bump

ironman5669
02-11-2012, 8:01 AM
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ironman5669
02-12-2012, 7:21 AM
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ironman5669
02-13-2012, 11:45 AM
BuMp

ironman5669
02-15-2012, 7:03 AM
ordered material for 8 more trees today! and got amazing video of one in action from one of my shooting school customers 7 star tactical!!! I can e mail it if you are interested in seeing it e mail me @ ironman5669@yahoo.com

Big John

n2k
02-15-2012, 7:12 AM
Is this the one.....?

;)

ZW2BTHnDOvY

ironman5669
02-18-2012, 5:55 AM
That is it!!

bump

indobos72
02-19-2012, 6:34 PM
Sorry was responding to a question without reading the rest of the thread. Deleted comment.

BTW big John, these are really nice looking. Sure wish I could afford them at this time. Maybe in a few months when I get rid of some toys.

ironman5669
02-21-2012, 5:31 AM
Good News, I have hired help and can now fill orders MUCH faster!!! i have 8 trees available for immediate shipping!!!

get em wile there HOT!!! first three will ship for FREE!!! anywhere in California 30 dollar credit for out of state or local pick up!

ironman5669
02-22-2012, 9:09 AM
Idobos< What are you getting rid of? maybe we can trade!

bump 6 trees ready to go!

Watch for us at a major match near you!

pietropau9
02-23-2012, 5:16 AM
Thanks Big John. Can't wait for it to get here.

ironman5669
02-23-2012, 6:59 AM
Bump two more available ready to ship!

BIGJOHNSIRONWORKS.COM

ironman5669
02-24-2012, 6:36 AM
THREE available! packed and ready to ship today!!!

BuMp

ironman5669
02-25-2012, 6:34 AM
TWO LEFT IN STOCK READY TO SHIP ON MONDAY!!! these wont last through the weekend guys!

pietropau9
02-25-2012, 8:57 AM
OK! So I gotta give it to Big John's. Ordered on the 22nd, at my home on the 24th. Looks great. Ready for painting. On the other hand I didn't get the mounting hardware. No big deal, I can pick some up. Big John, what are the size bolts and nut for the individual plates? What size bolts for the mounting stand? Otherwise, great product. Looking to get more now.

w3tw0rks
02-25-2012, 10:38 AM
For the plates they are 3/4-10x3" with a nylock nut. For the base looks to be 3/8 not sure on the thread but they look coarse to me. I'm painting my tree and hostage target today as well!!!

cntrolsguy
02-25-2012, 7:42 PM
I will take 1. I will send you a pm with my email so you can email me the bill.

Thanks

ironman5669
02-27-2012, 9:32 AM
one left in stock, 8 more in progress!!!
my apologies to the two customers (you know who you are ) who recieved their trees without all of the hardware, I hired some help and he is still learning. the base screws are 3/8 -16 x 1" and the mounting bolts are 3/4-10 x3"

ironman5669
02-28-2012, 6:50 AM
out of stock, but accepting pre orders for the next run of 8 should be done early to mid next week.

BuMp

ironman5669
02-29-2012, 7:19 AM
BuMp 8 trees are in the works pre order now to secure 1, no pay until ready to ship!

Big John

ironman5669
03-01-2012, 7:09 AM
Bump!

I have eight more being built this weekend get your order in before these sell out

remember guys, I have sold hundreds of these here on Cal Guns without a single problem or complaint, not even 1....... no warranty issues AT ALL!!! this is a PROVEN DESIGN!!!
built by a shooter and for shooters! dont be taken in by johnny come lately. This is the REAL DEAL. I have trees in some of the best shooting schools and on commercial ranges all over the state, WHY?....... because my design works! nuff said

Big John

pietropau9
03-01-2012, 7:15 AM
Excellent product. Took it out and it works like a charm. Gonna order a couple other things. Where do I look for your products?

GlockGuy
03-01-2012, 10:48 AM
Email sent to order one, THANKS!

ironman5669
03-02-2012, 4:00 AM
order received glock guy packing it up today!

BUMP for the spring steel special FREE shipping all month! use coupon code calguns

for free shipping e mail orders to ironman5669@yahoo.com

ironman5669
03-03-2012, 8:34 AM
Ten more trees ready to go!!! oh and yeah.............FREE SHIPPING anywhere in california!!! finally it pays to be a shooter in kalifornia! lol

in the shop, please respond via e mail: ironman5669@yahoo.com

Bump

ironman5669
03-04-2012, 8:30 AM
WE built 8 trees yesterday! in stock and ready for a new home!

oh and yes, free shipping!!!

please contact us via e mail at ironman5669@yahoo.com

ironman5669
03-05-2012, 7:58 AM
Buymp 7 left in stock get yours today

ironman5669
03-06-2012, 6:57 AM
5 more left ready to go! ordering more material today!
I am only offering free shippin on these this one time, dont miss out!

Big John

willbuyone
03-06-2012, 7:56 PM
Ok I received my dueling tree. It was easy to assemble and is very high quality. Painted it with a couple of coats of Rustoleum took to the range it works just like it should! Everyone that saw it was impressed. It took longer than I thought it would to receive the tree but it was worth the wait!! I ordered a target stand and it shipped the same day.

ironman5669
03-07-2012, 6:11 AM
Thank you will, our order filling process has gotten much quicker since I hired help.

the last dozen or so trees have gone out same day! we currently have 4 trees on the floor ready to go! order yours today!!!

Big John

GlockGuy
03-07-2012, 3:06 PM
Received my dueling tree today, PERFECT! Excellant quality, goes together quick, very strong! Received it overnight, very happy CalGunner.... Thanks BigJohn!

ironman5669
03-08-2012, 6:48 AM
No, Thank you Glock Guy! We aim to please!!!

I have 4 ready to go! dont miss out! I may not get more finished before free shipping runs out!

ironman5669
03-09-2012, 5:35 AM
Bump! Four ready to go!!

ironman5669
03-10-2012, 6:34 AM
Bump

ironman5669
03-11-2012, 6:55 AM
BuMp four in stock order yours today and have it by tuesday!!!

ironman5669
03-12-2012, 6:41 AM
daylight savings bump!

ironman5669
03-13-2012, 7:29 AM
bump 3 left hurry!

ironman5669
03-14-2012, 1:12 PM
BuMp two left, not sure if more will be available on the free shipping deal, dont miss out.

ironman5669
03-15-2012, 7:09 AM
ONE LEFT IN STOCK!!! dont miss out! (8 more in progress)

ironman5669
03-16-2012, 11:14 AM
BuMp, 1 available to ship on monday! more in progress!!

ironman5669
03-18-2012, 7:06 AM
Well, we built four yesterday, but we sold 3 lol so we have 2 ready to go, these will likely be the last 2 on the free shipping deal, ( I'll try to get more done before the end of the month But its getting tight) don't miss out.

BuMp

ironman5669
03-19-2012, 7:10 AM
BuMp One left!

ironman5669
03-20-2012, 1:50 PM
Bump

smeg
03-20-2012, 4:16 PM
Ordered my tree last friday. got it today.
awesome tree!
i think i may have to order another one just to put in my bedroom so i can caress it each night.

ironman5669
03-21-2012, 1:22 PM
Bump

ironman5669
03-22-2012, 8:19 AM
Bump

ironman5669
03-23-2012, 6:47 AM
Sold out! but accepting backorders estimated availability is 3 weeks, if you order and pay before the end of the month your order will still qualify for free shipping! (anywhere in ca) 30.00 credit for out of state orders.

Big John

ironman5669
03-24-2012, 10:36 AM
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ironman5669
03-25-2012, 8:31 AM
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we are proud to announce that this year we are a stage sponser for the golden bullet!
also gold level sponser for the Bay Area Rifle Championships
also sponsering the Winter Classic at 5 dogs!
AS well as the IDPA regional championships!
watch for our booth come by and say hi!

Big John

ironman5669
03-26-2012, 6:34 AM
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ironman5669
03-31-2012, 1:57 PM
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ironman5669
04-02-2012, 10:08 AM
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ironman5669
04-03-2012, 6:43 AM
out of stock, more in the works, we are accepting pre orders, no payment untill ready to ship. ( approx 2-3 weeks)

gmotoring
04-04-2012, 8:04 AM
Email sent. Thanks.



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ironman5669
04-05-2012, 6:26 AM
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ironman5669
04-06-2012, 9:08 AM
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ironman5669
04-07-2012, 10:56 AM
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ironman5669
04-09-2012, 10:04 AM
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ironman5669
04-10-2012, 6:26 AM
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ironman5669
04-11-2012, 5:15 AM
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rdiggidy
04-11-2012, 2:07 PM
Very interested!!

Looks like everyone who has one loves it.

Sent you a PM with a few questions.

-Ryan

ironman5669
04-12-2012, 7:45 AM
BuMp

Ryan, Please Call me 5599306898, I have an injury that makes typing difficult, lol

ironman5669
04-13-2012, 2:24 PM
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ironman5669
04-14-2012, 7:46 AM
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ironman5669
04-16-2012, 11:41 AM
Bump

ironman5669
04-17-2012, 9:58 AM
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ironman5669
04-18-2012, 7:45 AM
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ironman5669
04-19-2012, 6:56 AM
Bump 5 more avaoilable as of monday!!! get em while their hot!

ironman5669
04-20-2012, 6:38 AM
BuMp

ironman5669
04-21-2012, 5:34 AM
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ironman5669
04-22-2012, 9:07 AM
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bigjohnsironworks.com

ironman5669
04-23-2012, 7:10 AM
we built 8 trees this weekend, two are available for sale and ready to ship!!


bigjohnsironworks.com

ironman5669
04-24-2012, 1:16 PM
BuMp

ironman5669
04-25-2012, 6:32 AM
BuMp

ironman5669
04-26-2012, 9:47 AM
BuMp

ironman5669
04-27-2012, 7:05 AM
3 ready to ship!!

ironman5669
04-28-2012, 8:12 AM
BuMp 2 left

ironman5669
04-29-2012, 7:03 AM
Bump!1 left this run!

ironman5669
04-30-2012, 6:09 AM
BuMp 1 still available shipments going out today!

ironman5669
05-01-2012, 10:55 AM
BuMp

ironman5669
05-03-2012, 6:38 AM
BuMp all sold, shipping monday

starting more on saturday!!

ironman5669
05-05-2012, 10:36 AM
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ironman5669
05-06-2012, 6:38 AM
BuMp

ironman5669
05-07-2012, 7:36 AM
bump

ironman5669
05-08-2012, 8:56 AM
bump

ironman5669
05-09-2012, 10:42 AM
bump

ironman5669
05-10-2012, 6:50 AM
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ironman5669
05-11-2012, 6:26 AM
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ironman5669
05-13-2012, 6:34 PM
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ironman5669
05-15-2012, 6:26 AM
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ironman5669
05-16-2012, 7:30 AM
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ironman5669
05-17-2012, 6:08 AM
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GlockGuy
05-17-2012, 10:54 PM
No better way to blow off steam after a terribly busy week than take the Dueling Tree out to the Oakdale gun club with two other friends and blast away! Worked perfectly and what a lot of fun!

I feel much better now, thanks... :D

ironman5669
05-18-2012, 12:50 PM
BuMp

crowbar1
05-18-2012, 11:52 PM
These trees are the best on the market! I love mine!

John, you are one heck of a craftsmen! Top notch!

ironman5669
05-21-2012, 9:24 AM
Thanks Crowbar

BuMp

ironman5669
05-23-2012, 6:19 AM
BuMp

ironman5669
05-24-2012, 7:21 AM
BuMp four trees available on the 4th of june pre order now! pay when ready to ship!

ironman5669
05-25-2012, 8:26 AM
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ironman5669
05-26-2012, 7:36 AM
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ironman5669
05-27-2012, 6:26 AM
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ironman5669
05-29-2012, 7:13 AM
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ironman5669
05-30-2012, 6:35 AM
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ironman5669
05-31-2012, 6:39 AM
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ironman5669
06-01-2012, 10:07 AM
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ironman5669
06-04-2012, 6:04 AM
BuyMp bigjohnsironworks.com

NorCal916
06-04-2012, 10:35 PM
What is your availablity on these today? I'm a buyer.

ironman5669
06-05-2012, 7:22 AM
norcal, I have 4 that are ready to ship in the next two days.

NorCal916
06-05-2012, 11:25 AM
Thanks, I'll be ordering tonight

ironman5669
06-06-2012, 6:12 AM
Bump

ironman5669
06-07-2012, 6:18 AM
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ironman5669
06-08-2012, 8:01 AM
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ironman5669
06-11-2012, 7:53 AM
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ironman5669
06-12-2012, 5:41 AM
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ironman5669
06-18-2012, 9:09 AM
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ironman5669
06-19-2012, 5:24 AM
bump

ironman5669
06-20-2012, 6:47 AM
bump

gmotoring
06-20-2012, 12:16 PM
Used it this weekend. Wow what a great product? Sturdy swings great. Awesome.


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ironman5669
06-22-2012, 5:23 AM
BuMp thanks G! glad you like it!!!

ironman5669
06-23-2012, 9:16 AM
BuMp look for me at BARC!!!!!

ironman5669
06-25-2012, 8:42 AM
Barc was Awesome!!! I won manual rifle.......... of course I was shooting in tactical!! lol

really great match! thank you to the staff for a great Time, Cant wait to sign up for next year ( Heavy Metal look out,me and my AR10 are coming)

ironman5669
06-26-2012, 7:39 AM
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ironman5669
06-27-2012, 7:16 AM
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06-28-2012, 4:48 AM
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06-30-2012, 9:53 AM
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07-01-2012, 1:38 PM
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07-02-2012, 7:10 AM
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07-03-2012, 10:27 AM
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07-04-2012, 6:05 AM
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ironman5669
07-13-2012, 8:23 AM
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Norcal Industries
07-22-2012, 10:50 AM
picked mine up yesterday and got another hostage taker target. me and two buddies went through 1000 rounds of 9mm in a little over an over. most fun we've ever had shooting, but like john said, expect to go through more ammo.