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    What Brown Brought Me

    Brown came by my house Monday. Figured some of you might appreciate this...

    What showed up:

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    And the results...my old Sig Sauer P226 9mm. (Like the Thompson bowl gouge as a prop?):

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    My new Sig Sauer P226 .22LR:

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    And the whole kit...two barrel/slide assemblies, and two clips. I can switch between 9mm and .22 LR in about 10 seconds. I'm still finding 9mm ammo pretty scarce and expensive out here, but I can get .22 LR more easily. Haven't done much of any shooting in the past few years, but I see more range time in my future.

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    Last week when I was in Albuquerque visiting my family and celebrating my dad's 80th birthday, my dad and I were talking guns and in passing, I mentioned the .22 LR conversion kit for my Sig. He said "I've been meaning to talk to you about that. I want you to go get on the computer right now and order one...I'm buying." Turns out he'd already tried to buy one for me from his local gun dealer, but he didn't have it in stock. He told me in the past few months he'd given other family members some of his extra handguns, and he figured it was time I got a new gun, too. It was his birthday, but I got the present.
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    Very nice, should make a great gun for plinking cans etc.

    Great story about your dad too!
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    That's pretty cool Vaughn. I have the .22 conversion kit for my 1911 that my Dad brought home from WW11. It makes target shooting more affordable.
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    nice set vaughn!!! i am surprised you can get guns delivered by the brown truck in your state..
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    One of my favorite kinds of shooting years ago was "garbage shooting"...cans, charcoal briquettes, anything than moved or blew up when hit. Unfortunately, where I live now, garbage shooting is pretty much out of the question. There used to be one or two places set aside for it in the nearby National Forest, but they closed them to shooting years ago due to all the idiots who were lacking in self discipline and common courtesy. Unless I drive quite a ways out to the desert, shooting holes in paper is my only option. There's a nice indoor range not too far from my house, and I used to spend some time there staying in practice before ammo got expensive and harder to find out here. Now I can get the practice, using the same gun (less kick, but the same action and trigger) for a lot less money in ammo. Then when it comes back home, the Sig goes back to being a 9mm with hollowpoints.

    There are similar aftermarket .22 LR conversion kits for several other pistols. The kits for the M1911 .45 ACP is pretty popular from what I've read. One thing I like about mine is that it's made by the manufacturer of the pistol, an it comes with a lifetime warranty comparable to the pistol itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    nice set vaughn!!! i am surprised you can get guns delivered by the brown truck in your state..
    Since this was just the slide, barrel, and clip, it didn't qualify as a gun. Had it been a full gun, it would have had to be shipped to a dealer.
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    That's pretty cool Vaughn.

    Fortunately for me, still plenty of places close by to do a little 'garbage' shooting....
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    I've got a couple of Ruger 10/22 rifles I've rigged up with AR style stocks. Lots cheaper to shoot and practice with .22lr than .223...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I've got a couple of Ruger 10/22 rifles I've rigged up with AR style stocks. Lots cheaper to shoot and practice with .22lr than .223...
    I used to have those kinds of stocks. Hard to shoot accurately. Looked impressive but that was it. Gave them away.
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    Good move Vaughn. Yes, ammo, even hand rolled, is expensive these days. And, I believe, a gun is worthless if not used. And using is good training. If you can't enjoy it and use properly, there is no point in owning.
    Good choice on the brand as well. You deserve a big:
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