what is going on with new gun quality control??

I’ve purchased or won three new guns in the last year.  A Benelli 20 gauge pump, a Remington 770 in .308, and a Ruger 45/22 .22 caliber pistol.  None of the three of them were functional when I got home.  The Benelli had to be sent back to the factory TWICE!  Before it would function.  The Remington had  two separate problems,  ( I won it, not bought it). I found how to fix the most serious problem on YouTube, but returned it with the other problem still intact.      I traded it for the new Ruger.  Today I own a non functional Ruger pistol.  It needs to go back to the gunsmith/dealer, before it can be fired. (About  a 75 mile drive)  Benelli, Remington, and Ruger!  What ever happened to quality control??  Or for that matter checking out a gun before you sell it??

Recommended Books

I’ve been reading a series of books by Matthew Bracken.   I can tell you these books are page turners.The books are “Enemies,  Foreign and Domestic”   ,Enemies,  The Reconqista, Aztlan“,   Foreign Enemies, and Traitors” .   Then I have a fourth book by Matthew also downloaded called “Castigo Cay” .   So far I’ve finished Foreign and Domestic,  and am half way through Reconquista.   They are well written with original storylines,  (if somewhat down on big governemt).  They are fiction,  somewhat based on reality and  also in my opinion seem to be somewhat prophetic,  in a dark sort of way.   There’s shooting, spying, loving, hope and hopelessness..   I’d recommend Foreign and Domestic or Castigo Cay,  if you’ve never read a Matthew Bracken Book.

My previous reads were by D.J. Molles,  first in a series,  called “The Remaining”  book one,  and “The Remaining, Refugee’s” book two.  D.J. has a whole series of these books, fictionally following the fall of the United States after a virus turns the majority of the population into Zombie like savages.   These books are also page turners.   I might continue the series at a later date.   If you like the TV series “Walking Dead”  these will be right up your alley,  whereas “24″ might be -a little- in the line of “Enemies”.

Sold one, ordered another

The Glock is gone.  It was a good gun,  but I just didn’t need it anymore.  I hope it’s new owner get’s good usage out of it.  When I dropped off the Glock,  there was a Ruger 22/45 sitting on the gunsmith’s desk waiting for a repair.   I had seen them online and thought that it would be nice to have one.  Since they are a .22 long rifle handgun  designed to operate and feel like a 1911,  I figured it would be a low cost way to practice,  rather than always burning .45′s in my Sig 1911.  Since  I had the opportunity to handle the gun,  I like it,  and I had the cash for the Glock,  I went ahead and ordered one.


This is it,  but with wood grips,  I  hope.   It seems that it was backordered.  :-(    I had heard that there was  a shortage of everything gun,  but this was my first first hand experience with it.  There was no word when it will be available,  but hopefully not too long.


In the second pictue is the new aluminum framed 22/45 Lite,  with it’s 4.5 inch barrel, (a very good match for my Sig).


In the third picture,  you can see the difference between the standard Ruger MK3′s grip and that of the 22/45′s.


The Great Divide

We had a get together last night and discussion turned to politic’s.  It amazes me how divided we are.  One close friend,  is an Obama supporter, and gun owner.   He adamantly supports Obama’s policies, see’s nothing wrong in Obama’s first term,  and is very happy that he got reelected.  He does not believe that Obama wants to take away our guns,  or that Hillory wants the U.N. Gun ban to be enforced in our country.    Nor does he believe that Obama appointing 2 or more activist liberal supreme court justices will have any effect on our futures?   And this man has a Master’s degree!

I have to admit I don’t understand his thought processes.  I don’t understand the minds of a large number of Obama supporters.  I ended my part of the conversation with stating that we’ll have to agree to disagree,  and that I’m very worried about our future,  but,  not overly concerned,  because I figure I won’t be around to see the worse of what’s coming.  My main concern is for my children and their children.


Glock 36 carry SOLD

I’ve finally made the mental transition.   My carry gun for the last  decade is for sale.

Sorry it’s  SOLD!

It’s a Glock 36 in .45 acp,  with night sights,  and a LaserMax guide rod Laser sight.  I’m including the entire carry rig,  as none of it works with my new carry gun.

For Sale

The rig includes,  the gun,  4 magazines,  a single clip-on magazine carrier,  a McDaniel II carry holster from Andrew’s Leather,  and a lightweight,  very thin,  Bianchi inside the waistband holster.  I will also include a  magazine extender  that add’s a bit of lenght to the gripe, and increases capacity by one round.  I didn’t use it much,  but you can try it and if you like it,   add them to the rest of the magazines  for 7 +1 capacity.

I have over  $1000 invested in this rig,  and it works like a charm.  I will say,  that I’m not as enamored with the laser sight as I thought I’d be,  but it’s easy to change back and all the parts are also included,  should you decide not to use it. (I’m not going to add a laser to my new gun)   The Glock is in like new condition,   and I’m going to ask $500 for the whole rig, (I believe that’s about what the Glock alone sells for on GunBroker.

If it’s to be shipped,  you will be responsible for the shipping costs,  and the FFL at your end.  The price is Firm.

If intersted contact me at augres@gmail.com .

Oh,  and BTW,   Happy 32nd Birthday to Ethernet.  :-)