New posts

Guns

March 8, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Posts: 8830
Joined: Dec. 17, 2004

Buddy from work went to the show over the weekend , and in the end went to Abby CT and bought a rifle for less than any of the show prices .

Seems some CT's are well stocked and others have nothing same with Walmart , the Mission stores only carries ammunition , and no .22 that I could see .

I found out that all CT Firearms sections are managed separately too. They are individual stores and set prices themselves. So it is worth it too call a few or get to know the counter guys.

March 8, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
Posts: 13930
Joined: March 15, 2003

I found out that all CT Firearms sections are managed separately too. They are individual stores and set prices themselves. So it is worth it too call a few or get to know the counter guys.

Yup - every franchise is different. Some don't carry anything gun related. The Merritt location has some wicked guns to select from - including a Savage 338 Lapua and a lot of Chiappa (and the Chinese knock-off) 'Terminator' shotguns - which the owner says he sells two per week in Merritt. :lol: http://www.chiappafirearms.com/product/2477

March 8, 2016, 10:28 p.m.
Posts: 2311
Joined: Sept. 5, 2012

Abby store has a gunsmith on staff from what they told my buddy when he purchased his rifle , will have to check out the Mission store and Poco

#northsidetrailbuilders

March 10, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
Posts: 0
Joined: March 10, 2016

A couple of friends and I just did our RPAL/PAL through a guy named Mike Kornitsky. He'll come to your house for a group of 2 or more. $160 for both and we had it done in an evening + a morning of review/testing.

This thread has been a good distraction while I wait for the paper work!

Do you have his number? I can't seem to find anything for him.

Thanks

March 11, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
Posts: 2311
Joined: Sept. 5, 2012

Do you have his number? I can't seem to find anything for him.

Thanks

for a faster result go with Silvercore , my son and I did the course a week after a buddy at work did his course thru Hub Sports in Abby . he mailed his forms off a couple weeks ahead of us . they charged him a week after on his Visa and then he received his PAL 6 weeks after I got my RPAL/PAL . in total he waited roughly 4 mths we where around 2 1/2 months .

#northsidetrailbuilders

March 11, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
Posts: 0
Joined: March 10, 2016

Thanks. The person that needs their PAL was hoping for someone in Vancouver or someone to come to their place and do the training and exam. I'll recommend Silvercore if I don't get a response by Monday.

March 11, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Posts: 2311
Joined: Sept. 5, 2012

Thanks. The person that needs their PAL was hoping for someone in Vancouver or someone to come to their place and do the training and exam. I'll recommend Silvercore if I don't get a response by Monday.

the course we took was 14hrs of class time , and practical experience handling 6 to 8 different rifles and shot guns , and the same with handguns be it single action or double action revolvers and semi-auto

#northsidetrailbuilders

March 11, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Posts: 1809
Joined: Nov. 12, 2006

I got my PAL last summer with the full intention of getting my license before duck hunting started. License arrived in time but I got lazy, didn't buy a shotgun and here we are late Spring 2015.
I want to buy a shotgun but have no idea what I should be looking for. I'd also like to keep it under $1,000. Any recommendations?

Well here I am almost a year later and still no gun :cry:
Just looking at Cabela's and like both of these;
http://www.cabelas.ca/product/453/browning-bps-hunter-3-12-gauge-pump-action-shotgun
http://www.cabelas.ca/product/36658/weatherby-sa-08-deluxe-semi-auto-shotgun

Both are in my price range. Again I'm a noob.

Originally Posted by sAFETY
As a vegitarian, I don't eat bacon, as a human being I crave and miss it.

March 11, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
Posts: 13930
Joined: March 15, 2003

Well here I am almost a year later and still no gun :cry:
Just looking at Cabela's and like both of these;
http://www.cabelas.ca/product/453/browning-bps-hunter-3-12-gauge-pump-action-shotgun
http://www.cabelas.ca/product/36658/weatherby-sa-08-deluxe-semi-auto-shotgun

Both are in my price range. Again I'm a noob.

Shotguns are all about fit. You ave to shoulder them and sight them, see what is comfortable for you. All of my shotguns sight different and some I like shooting more than others because of the fit. You have to keep in mind what you plan on doing with the shotgun. If you are only duck hunting, then a synthetic stock and longer barrel are benefits. If you are backpacking then a shorter barrel is a benefit. Personally, I prefer wood stocks but wouldn't shy away from a good synthetic stock, either.

The BPS is a good shotgun, especially if you are a lefty as it drops the shells out the bottom. Some say it is a little heavy, hard to sight - others love it. If you are looking at pump shotguns, I would also look at the Benelli SuperNova and perhaps the Winchester SXP. The SXP isn't that expensive, but lots of people that have them really like them - they shoulder quick and sight nice.

https://www.reliablegun.com/en/benelli-super-nova-pump-action-shotgun-12ga-3-12-28-vented-rib-blued-black-synthetic-comfortech-stock-4rds-red-bar-front-metal-mid-bead-sights-mobilchokes-icmf

https://www.reliablegun.com/en/browning-bps-hunter-pump-action-shotgun-12ga-3-28-vented-rib-polished-blued-polished-blued-steel-receiver-satin-grade-i-black-walnut-stock-4rds-silver-bead-front-sight-invector-plus-flush-fmic

https://www.reliablegun.com/en/winchester-sxp-campfield-combo-pump-action-shotgun-12ga-3-28-vented-rib-chrome-plated-chamber-bore-matte-matte-aluminum-alloy-receiver-black-composite-stock-5rds-brass-bead-front-sight-invector-plus-f

I personally like using a semi-auto as it reduces the recoil, especially on a 12g. With 20g recoil isn't really a concern for me and I quite like my little 16" over under 20g - it has put a lot of grouse on the table and I even bust clays with it sometimes. If you do plan on shooting trap at a range you should know that some ranges ave a minimum 26" barrel rule so that the old Fudds don't come against the fun little short barrels.

As for semi-auto 12g shotguns, the Weatherby SA-08 is the best bang for the buck out there. They were only $600 a few years ago but the dollar has really jumped them up. There are A LOT of opinions on what semi-auto is best; I prefer the old-school long recoil shotguns versus the newer gas block systems. Either way you go, make sure you get one that can shoot steel shot - as that is a legal requirement now for migratory fowl.

https://www.reliablegun.com/en/weatherby-sa-08-deluxe-gas-operated-semi-auto-shotgun-12ga-3-28-rich-high-llustre-high-gloss-select-grade-walnut-stock-5rds-brass-front-sight-fmic

March 12, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Posts: 2285
Joined: Feb. 5, 2005

Here's my new elk hunting rifle. Browning A-bolt in .338 win mag. Purchased at the gun show this weekend, so there is zero paperwork whatsoever on this. The seller didn't even ask my name.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

That's the problem with cities, they're refuges for the weak, the fish that didn't evolve.

I don't want to google this - sounds like a thing that NSMB will be better at.

March 12, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
Posts: 8830
Joined: Dec. 17, 2004

Here's my new elk hunting rifle. Browning A-bolt in .338 win mag. Purchased at the gun show this weekend, so there is zero paperwork whatsoever on this. The seller didn't even ask my name.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

Isn't the seller required to verify your a resident of the state you purchased that in?

March 12, 2016, 6:16 p.m.
Posts: 663
Joined: March 9, 2005

Here's my new elk hunting rifle. Browning A-bolt in .338 win mag. Purchased at the gun show this weekend, so there is zero paperwork whatsoever on this. The seller didn't even ask my name.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

Love the .338 best all round BC rifle in my opinion.

The raw, primitive, unrefined trails that see little to no maintenance are the kinds of trails that really build skill. What kind of skills do you learn riding a trail that was made by a machine, groomed to perfection and void of any rocks, roots or other obstacles that could send you careening over the handlebars?

March 12, 2016, 7:38 p.m.
Posts: 2285
Joined: Feb. 5, 2005

Isn't the seller required to verify your a resident of the state you purchased that in?

Honestly couldn't tell you. I've seen a mixed bag at gun shows, from guys who have a registered that they record your name and phone number, others want to take a quick look at your ID, just to see that it is the from the right state, and others just take cash and shake your hand.

Oh, and of course dealers with a FFL, who are required to perform a background check.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

That's the problem with cities, they're refuges for the weak, the fish that didn't evolve.

I don't want to google this - sounds like a thing that NSMB will be better at.

March 12, 2016, 10:19 p.m.
Posts: 2097
Joined: May 23, 2006

Here's my new elk hunting rifle. Browning A-bolt in .338 win mag. Purchased at the gun show this weekend, so there is zero paperwork whatsoever on this. The seller didn't even ask my name.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

Why the hell you need a canon like that fer a little 'ol elk? You walk around the woods with a string of cans tied to yer ankle or sumpin'?

“I really have had enough of illogical detraction by association as a way of avoiding logical argument by an absurd extension of ad hominem argument to third parties.”

March 12, 2016, 10:26 p.m.
Posts: 2097
Joined: May 23, 2006

Well here I am almost a year later and still no gun :cry:
Just looking at Cabela's and like both of these;
http://www.cabelas.ca/product/453/browning-bps-hunter-3-12-gauge-pump-action-shotgun
http://www.cabelas.ca/product/36658/weatherby-sa-08-deluxe-semi-auto-shotgun

Both are in my price range. Again I'm a noob.

Fuck man, just go to Reliable, save $$$$$$$$!

“I really have had enough of illogical detraction by association as a way of avoiding logical argument by an absurd extension of ad hominem argument to third parties.”

Forum jump: