Just Bought an AR-15!

Just Bought an AR-15!

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    Just Bought an AR-15!

    So I woke up today, and decided that I was going to go to Mecca. When I pulled in the driveway of Cabellas, I couldn't help but smile. It just seemed like a special day. Then, I found out they had no 9mm, no primers, no XDSC9mm for the wife, etc. The shine began to disappear,

    Then I remembered that off in the corner, were these things up on the wall. They were all black, and looked all mean and scary. I swallowed my fear that one of them would jump down and all by itself, chase around the store trying to shoot at me. I took some relief in knowing that at least it couldn't reload itself since there was no .223 or 5.25 (EDIT: or even 5.56 )in the store.

    A long story short, and after a short phonecall to the wife, Here's what I bought! The rifle is a Windham MPC with the Diamond head flip up rear sight. The entire purchase (including scope and second mag) came to just over $1300.00, but that included 10.3 percent tax The scope is a StrikeFire Red/Green dot scope. Overall, I figured I probably paid about $150-$200 for the AR-15 hype, and another $50.00 for a brick and mortar store instead of buying it through an Arizona online dealer. But I'm willing to live with that.

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    Sadly, just after this picture was taken, I took it out to shoot along with all my other pistols and shotguns. I went around a corner and my back door flew open and every last firearm I own slide out, across the road, and into a pond that I don't dare enter. So I know longer own this, or any of my other weapons either. Sad. So very sad.
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    Sorry to hear about your loss! You are probably better off with out them evil things.
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    Welcome to the club.

    I was going to recommend that you have a wonderful time, focusing on becoming proficient with it, but I see I'm too late.

    I'm very sorry for your loss.
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    Well hopefully you were able to enjoy it while you had it, but those things do have a mind of their own.
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    That loss is horrible! So sorry to hear that. I lost all my guns out the back of my truck somewhere into the Puget Sound in the Edmonds/Seattle/Tacoma area on my last trip over there that direction. I would have gone diving for them, but goodness, I am not sure where on the ferry they jumped overboard. Those evil guns just can't stay put! They must have just jumped out of the truck and overboard on their own!
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    Nice! Finding AR-15s seem to be getting a bit easier these days. Now, if only I could find some 5.56/.223!
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    Just Bought an AR-15!

    Well if you would have locked the child safety locks, they would not have been able to get that stupid door to open and jump out like that.

    This might explain the lack of guns on the shelf while I am at the same time reading gun ownership is down. People are buying them, then they escape, people buy more, they also escape and so on. This must be what those little locks are that come with the guns.

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    When I take my 'ugly black' out for a walk, she is always in a child seat....

    Man, you got to get her out of the pond!!! I will say a prayer...

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    Just Bought an AR-15!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jemsaal View Post
    So I woke up today, and decided that I was going to go to Mecca. When I pulled in the driveway of Cabellas, I couldn't help but smile. It just seemed like a special day. Then, I found out they had no 9mm, no primers, no XDSC9mm for the wife, etc. The shine began to disappear,

    Then I remembered that off in the corner, were these things up on the wall. They were all black, and looked all mean and scary. I swallowed my fear that one of them would jump down and all by itself, chase around the store trying to shoot at me. I took some relief in knowing that at least it couldn't reload itself since there was no .223 or 5.25 in the store.

    A long story short, and after a short phonecall to the wife, Here's what I bought! The rifle is a Windham MPC with the Diamond head flip up rear sight. The entire purchase (including scope and second mag) came to just over $1300.00, but that included 10.3 percent tax The scope is a StrikeFire Red/Green dot scope. Overall, I figured I probably paid about $150-$200 for the AR-15 hype, and another $50.00 for a brick and mortar store instead of buying it through an Arizona online dealer. But I'm willing to live with that.

    20130304_164025.jpg

    20130304_164031.jpg

    20130304_164205.jpg

    No Number.jpg

    Sadly, just after this picture was taken, I took it out to shoot along with all my other pistols and shotguns. I went around a corner and my back door flew open and every last firearm I own slide out, across the road, and into a pond that I don't dare enter. So I know longer own this, or any of my other weapons either. Sad. So very sad.
    Tragic - in NY, I can only look at photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jemsaal View Post
    So I woke up today, and decided that I was going to go to Mecca. When I pulled in the driveway of Cabellas, I couldn't help but smile. It just seemed like a special day. Then, I found out they had no 9mm, no primers, no XDSC9mm for the wife, etc. The shine began to disappear,

    Then I remembered that off in the corner, were these things up on the wall. They were all black, and looked all mean and scary. I swallowed my fear that one of them would jump down and all by itself, chase around the store trying to shoot at me. I took some relief in knowing that at least it couldn't reload itself since there was no .223 or 5.25 in the store.

    A long story short, and after a short phonecall to the wife, Here's what I bought! The rifle is a Windham MPC with the Diamond head flip up rear sight. The entire purchase (including scope and second mag) came to just over $1300.00, but that included 10.3 percent tax The scope is a StrikeFire Red/Green dot scope. Overall, I figured I probably paid about $150-$200 for the AR-15 hype, and another $50.00 for a brick and mortar store instead of buying it through an Arizona online dealer. But I'm willing to live with that.

    20130304_164025.jpg

    20130304_164031.jpg

    20130304_164205.jpg

    No Number.jpg

    Sadly, just after this picture was taken, I took it out to shoot along with all my other pistols and shotguns. I went around a corner and my back door flew open and every last firearm I own slide out, across the road, and into a pond that I don't dare enter. So I know longer own this, or any of my other weapons either. Sad. So very sad.

    Could you PM the coordinates of that pond. I promise to give back everything i find except for this particular black one.

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    Just Bought an AR-15!

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!
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    I too have suffered a similar loss and judging by the many stories I have read with tragic endings resulting in the loss of many firearms we are not alone.
    Hopefully you can take some comfort in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCityChief View Post
    Tragic - in NY, I can only look at photos.
    not on school grounds you can't...
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