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New-ish member from IL

#1 Post by peejaybee » Thu May 17, 2018 1:53 am

I think this is my first post, maybe, but I joined LGC back in early April. I live in unincorporated McHenry Township, IL with my spouse, two kids, two dogs and too many cats. I grew up around guns (had a 20-gauge shotgun for duck hunting when I was 11) but until a Ruby dropped into my lap a few years back, had not fired a firearm in a long time. I forgot, it's kinda fun.

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#2 Post by sikacz » Thu May 17, 2018 7:47 am

Welcome! Life has side paths.
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#3 Post by MaxWyatt » Thu May 17, 2018 12:19 pm

:welcome: from Orygun. :beer2:

Your story is similar to mine. It's a slippery slope. Watch out. :D
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#4 Post by Resume » Fri May 18, 2018 4:06 pm

Welcome fellow Illinoisan. Doesn't our state suck?*


*only half-joking.

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#5 Post by methodmissing » Fri May 18, 2018 4:13 pm

Welcome, from Chicago!

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#6 Post by SubRosa » Fri May 18, 2018 4:35 pm

Grab on here & hold on tight!

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#7 Post by sikacz » Fri May 18, 2018 5:26 pm

Cat pics needed!
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#8 Post by VodoundaVinci » Fri May 18, 2018 8:26 pm

Welcome to the best gun board on the 'net. I'm in Illinois as well....I love it here in Illinois aside from the BS and politics.

It'll get better!

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#9 Post by peejaybee » Thu May 24, 2018 4:48 pm

Thanks, everyone. I like it in Illinois. The politics, well, ehnh, but I grew up in Arkansas and you couldn't pay me to move back. Mostly I hate the weather here -- not much cooler in the summer than where I grew up, but a hell of a lot colder in the winter -- MASSIVE RIPOFF.

I get to go pick up my second pistol ever this evening -- an M&P 2.0 Compact.

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#10 Post by senorgrand » Thu May 24, 2018 5:13 pm

Pics of the Ruby when you get a chance. What variant?
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#11 Post by peejaybee » Thu May 24, 2018 5:51 pm

It's an Esperanza y Unceta. It's in excellent condition to (possibly) be so old. It belonged to a relative of my in-laws -- when they were clearing out her house for sale, they found it. I wouldn't be surprised if I were the first person to have shot it in 30-40 years (needless to say, I had someone look at it first.)

It's a sweet pistol to shoot, but a finicky beast. So far, I have only found it to reliably feed Fiocchi 7.65 Browning.

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#12 Post by senorgrand » Thu May 24, 2018 6:01 pm

Nice!

Sorry about the feed probs. Have you tried to polish the feed ramp.
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#13 Post by peejaybee » Thu May 24, 2018 6:33 pm

senorgrand wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 6:01 pm
Nice!

Sorry about the feed probs. Have you tried to polish the feed ramp.
I haven't done that, mainly because I'm pretty happy with Fiocchi, but if it becomes hard to find, I might try that.

The others I tried were PMC hollowpoints, which I am marking that down to the gun just not being designed for JHP, and Armscor FMJ, which was better than the JHP but still not as flawless as the Fiocchi.

I've read somewhere that regular 23 ACP just doesn't stack right in Ruby magazines because the extractor groove is too narrow. I don't know for certain. Anyway, it doesn't hurt that Fiocchi is cheaper than the other two.

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#14 Post by sikacz » Thu May 24, 2018 10:04 pm

Polish the ramp with flitz very gently by hand.
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#15 Post by SVT40 » Tue May 29, 2018 11:09 pm

Speaking of IL, they added an amendment to SB337 (new gun dealer licensing bill) requiring all sales (FFL and private) to be filed/reported with the state police.......

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#16 Post by bpetrigger » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:05 pm

Welcome, from Chicago. Since you're in that area, check out Second Amendment Sports - 3705 W. Elm St., McHenry. Nice store, staff and range.
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