Monday, March 16, 2009

Marlin 336 & Other Things


Well, it's Monday, but perhaps you've noticed I've been on a posting spree this past week, talking about guns.
I could talk ad nauseum about firearms, but due to time constraints my posts are often times far and few between. At least weekly, most of the time.
Now that I have my tax returns all filed, I am capable of analyzing my situation for what it is and considering my future purchases. On the docket are 3 considerations:
New used Marlin 336 lever-action for the property, chambered in 30-30. The idea of owning a lever action hit me after reading several reviews of this American icon. It didn't help that I just re-watched what is probably my favorite classic western, The Magnificent Seven. No one demonstrates total bad-ass quite like Yul Brenner. Anyway, with the Marlin I can basically safely hit anything that belongs to me from my porch, and even things that don't. Aften inspecting a few Marlins, I can basically say I got the bug.
New AR lower from Tactical Machining. For those of you not fluent in assualt rifle parlance, this is the piece upon which an assualt rifle is built, and it has the serial number for the government to track the firearm. The AR-15 is a versatile firearm and can be built in a multitude of different ways, piece by piece, but the lower is what the government tracks. In the short run, this piece is inexpensive, but after the gun is built, it would pricy. The main thing is having the lower would allow me build the firearm at my leisure as time and money allows, and as mentioned earlier, one never knows just when Obama might start to feel a new Assault Weapons Ban would help stimulate the economy, or the growth of the state.
New CZ 75 SP-01 "Phantom,"... for Clare. This, too, would also be effected by a ban because the magazine holds an excess of 10 rounds or whatever their arbitrary number is. A fine firearm, you've seen my thoughts on it in a previous post. Clare is a bit warm to this idea because it salutes her loyalist Czech ancenstry. One of her great forbearers owned an armory and made ammunition for the king. I am sure he would he be most glad to know that his great, great American Son-in-law owned and carried a premium Czech Firearm to protect his descendants.
Alright, so that's it for now. I know some of you are NOT gun junkies. I apologize if my blog is a bit dark for you. I will mix it up again in time, but as for now years of firearm deprivation fires my newfound enthusiam.
Over and Out.
Peace,
--Nick

6 comments:

Martin Schap said...

Oh wow. What a great position to be in. You have a choice of three magnificent weapons here. The only one I really can't see is the pistol. Only because you already have a very nice pistol to fill that role. The lever gun and the AR lower could be a toss-up. The arguments for the AR would be that comrade Obama has already stated his desire to prevent you from owning one, and that the crime wave in our border states with Mexico could be seen as a harbinger of things to come for the rest of us. The Marlin would make a great car gun, is totally hardass and could put meat on the table. I think though at the end of the day I might go with the AR and as many 30 round magazines as I could afford. For most ordinary situations you've already got the ultimate HD and hunting gun in your shotgun, and if you need to upgrade from the 12 gauge a lever gun might not cut it.

Martin Schap said...

Another excellent reason to go with the AR is so you can fit it out with one of these ejection port covers.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=123873164

Nick-dog said...

I think I am going to go with the AR Lower, provided I can make the budget work:

a.) Because it is affordable
b.) Because it is available
c.) Because I believe in victory through superior firepower
d.) I can get a Marlin at any time and already have a reliable sidearm

Peace Bro,

--Nick-Dog

Nick-dog said...

I like your logic, BTW.

--Nick-Dog

The Scientist said...

Next time I am out in VA we have to go hit the shooting range.

Nick-dog said...

Sounds good Scientist. We can just use my backyard.

That we the tea pot isn't so far away.

--Nick-Dog