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Gun-ownership through a pro-gun liberal / leftist lens.


Mission Statement:

Gun ownership through a pro-gun liberal lens.

This is a place for liberal gun-owners who want to discuss gun ownership absent the "noise" of most right-leaning pro-gun forums.

"Liberal" here is "left-of-center", in US political terms. Liberal/Leftist/Progressive. Those who would identify as Democrats, Progressives, Socialists, &c. This does not mean "classical liberal" or right-leaning libertarians.


Sub Rules:

See here.


Friends:

- r/blackgunowners
- r/gundeals
- r/guns
- r/InStockAmmo
- r/LatinoRA
- r/leftistveterans
- r/pinkpistols
- r/SocialistRA


Related Websites/Blogs:

- Black Gun Owners Association
- Huey P. Newton Gun Club
- Liberal Gun Club
- National African-American Gun Association
- Open Source Defense
- Operation Blazing Sword
- Pink Pistols
- Red Neck Revolt

We are not affiliated with liberalgunowners.org


Interesting Reading:

- The Rifle on the Wall: A Left Argument for Gun Rights
- 538 on Americans misunderstanding gun violence and policy solutions
- The New York Times: The Assault Weapons Myth
- NY Magazine: There Is No ‘Epidemic of Mass School Shootings’
- Salon: Gun control’s racist reality: The liberal argument against giving police more power

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First AR-15 for a cheap noob who’d rather spend money on ammo & range time than fancy names

In SW Ohio. Vance Outdoors has options from Anderson for $379, Andro for $399, and S&W MP Sport II for $579.

7 Comments
2024/06/20
23:29 UTC

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Happy pride month everyone

New simple build. It's amazing what you can do with spray paint

24 Comments
2024/06/20
23:23 UTC

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Recce Rifle

So I recently more less finished my 12.5 AR (still have little refining tweaks to make, but the base is complete), and now I'm looking at my 16" PSA and getting... ideas.

I like to tinker but don't have the space or money to keep buying new rifles. So, what I'm thinking is I strip off my cheapy upper and hawk it, then build a real nice 16-18" upper from scratch. I kind of think the idea of a Recce rifle is sort of dumb since I'm in customer service and don't really need to do recon, but also I think it's cool because I'm a nerd.

Here's what I'm thinking: Tell me what you think:

  1. BCM blem upper, with BCM forward assist and ejection port cover. I love BCM, and their upper parts are pretty standard price wise, so might as well.

  2. Ballistic Advantage Performance Series Hanson barrel with a 1:7 twist and a pinned gas block.

  3. BCM gas tube

  4. BCM bolt carrier group

  5. Radian Raptor charging handle

  6. Surefire Warcomp 3 tine flash hider

  7. BCM MCMR 15" M-LOK handguard/and or some kinda quad rail cause quads is sexy

  8. Sig Tango MSR LPVO and offset irons/maybe a Holosun red dot

Less the optic and waiting on Primary Arms sales, I think I can build this out under a grand. If I'm being honest I'd probably just straight up buy a BCM Recce profile upper but the idea is to not make my girlfriend mad with buying another $900 upper and also to get some experience assembling an upper as opposed to just putting the lower together. The BA Performance barrel comes out a little cheaper than the BCM barrels and seems to have a lot of good reviews, so I'd be good with using this.

I'm not entirely sold on the concept of an LPVO. They seem cool, but I've read the 1x can be iffy in lower light, so I'm thinking maybe FFP scope with the offset reflex for close quarters. But I really like having a set of irons so scope, offset reflex, AND backups feels clunky. I think the LPVO might cover two of those bases and let me have my backup irons.

Also, I kinda wanna put an A1 or A2 stock on it and slap in 20 round straight steel mags for the vibes.

4 Comments
2024/06/20
22:27 UTC

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Anyone has experience with a completely stock Glock 19 gen 3?

I have only experienced gen 5’s and I wanted to grab a Glock 19 gen 3. I am reading online that the serrated trigger (as opposed to smooth on the gen 5) can be tough on the trigger finger once you start hitting a 100 round or so. Has that been your experience?

31 Comments
2024/06/20
19:09 UTC

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My new-to-me Portuguese M937A Kar98k

22 Comments
2024/06/20
17:21 UTC

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Are 13.7s still cool?

Gun:

SOLGW M4-89

Parts list:

RADIAN Raptor charging handle

MBUS sights

Trijicon TR24 in a Warne QD mount

Geissele SSA-E with anti-walk pins

Slate Black Industries MLOK accessories

Streamlight HLX Pro

VLTOR IMOD stock

9 Comments
2024/06/20
17:07 UTC

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I’ll be taking my first intermediate handgun training course today.

This got me thinking, to those of you that put a lot of money into training. Do you have back up rifles/ pistols? Or do you just one very high quality rifle and pistol and hope to God it doesn’t completely stop working during your training session?

25 Comments
2024/06/20
15:39 UTC

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Smoothest 380?

Which 380 handgun is smoothest shooting? I'm gonna say it needs to not be pocket size, but be kinda larger and have mass to it to mitigate felt recoil (both by its mass and good grip) and probably not be straight blowback. If there is no clear top one, can we reach a conclusion of top several 380 handguns in terms of being smoothest shooting?

24 Comments
2024/06/20
14:42 UTC

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Easiest gun to own/maintain for newbie

Unfortunately, I think the US is moving quickly towards fascism and authoritarianism, especially if the Mango Mussolini gets reelected in November. Taking up arms to protect life and liberty seems...unavoidable. So for someone looking to own their first couple of pieces for home and self defense, what are reliable and easy to maintain pistols and long guns?

Edit: Wow, thanks for all the helpful feedback, everyone. It seems like the Glock/AR combo is what I'm looking for. One more question, is there a consensus best/top 3 AR manufacturer? Or any to avoid? Thanks again!

167 Comments
2024/06/20
12:55 UTC

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Juneteenth Range Day in South Florida

Hey all. Just wanted to post video from a Juneteenth Range Day that a bunch of us (Lu Tactical, Protect Peace,Flexas Medical, Reddick Tactical and others did in South Florida. Wondering if there were other Juneteenth Range Days around the country?

10 Comments
2024/06/20
02:03 UTC

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Anyone here a member of USCCA Insurance?

Do you like it? I’m looking into it as someone who carries but if there is a better less right wing one I’m all ears!

15 Comments
2024/06/19
23:13 UTC

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Does anyone know if these will fit the 2022 high power?

19 Comments
2024/06/19
21:32 UTC

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Question to old-school gun owners here (Before 2000s)

Anecdotal, but I keep reading that staunch stance by pro-2A groups didn’t really exist until the CRA(which AWB was part of) in the 90s and got curious.

51 Comments
2024/06/19
20:44 UTC

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Accessory Silliness

25 Comments
2024/06/19
19:11 UTC

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Best places to buy paper targets?

Self explanatory post. New-ish gun owner here. I’m trying to see what everyone’s go-to is for targets. I have the issue that all three of my guns have black-as-night iron sights, and so it’s hard to figure out what the heck I’m aiming at if there’s too much black on the target. I’ve done some searching and found thompsontarget.com has a lot of bright-colored paper targets. I wish their reactive target section wasn’t mostly black, as I really love splatter targets. Anyways, drop your best sources of shooting targets!

51 Comments
2024/06/19
16:55 UTC

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Advice needed

Just bought this howa hera h7 for $750 on fathers day sale(and before the July 1st 11% tax hits). Just wanted some advice on getting a scope, muzzle brake, scope mounting, and magazines. When I was at the store the magazine was kind of finicky to pop in and out and it's only 5 rounds and made of polymer so I wanted to try a steel or aluminum mag. I was also wondering if there were quick adjust mounts, since this is my first scoped rifle I want to be able to adjust it easily and find where I like the scope to be at. Any recommendations or advice?

36 Comments
2024/06/19
16:26 UTC

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late night Kronk posting feat. FN 509c + Baby Hydration

10 Comments
2024/06/19
10:48 UTC

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p-09 back from the shop

Haha after spending a long time anguishing over which suppressor-ready gun I was going to dedicate to the purpose, I bought this p-09 in March ‘23 intending to make it my bedside bing bang with all the items. Well…I bought the optic back around Christmas and just sat on it for busy reasons and money reasons. I finally took it to, and had a very quick turnaround from, Monsoon Tactical, who is local to me (I ran into some of the guys at the range and that’s how I ended up a customer).

At this rate I might have a trigger job, a new rear iron, and suppressor on it by the time I’m 40! But I’m excited to go shoot it as is—this is my first and only handgun with an optic.

3 Comments
2024/06/19
04:21 UTC

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Mid-range target shooting

I’m looking for a beginner rifle and sights that are good for shooting at around 200-500 yards. I own a few handguns and a shotgun, so I’m pretty accustomed to shooting already. I’ve always wanted to learn long range shooting and I want to take the beginner step into it. Does anybody have any recommendations or advice?

35 Comments
2024/06/19
02:19 UTC

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Guns and Depression

I am feeling depressed and want to temporarily get my guns out of my house. I know there is an organization that has temporary surrender of guns but I can't remember the name. Any leads? Thanks

78 Comments
2024/06/19
00:51 UTC

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First day shooting vs. Two months later

So its been two months since I first fired a gun. First photo is that day, second photo is today. 50 rounds on each.

Been to the range at least once a week since, a few weeks twice. Probably around 1,000 rounds total. Pretty happy with the progress!

38 Comments
2024/06/18
22:07 UTC

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How are my groups?

I think this target has done its job.

95 Comments
2024/06/18
21:33 UTC

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Surprised A Conservative Co-worker by Being Pro-2nd Ammendment and Then Saw This An Hour-ish Later

Love to see it!

170 Comments
2024/06/18
18:38 UTC

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Family Photo: How am I doing?

32 Comments
2024/06/18
16:10 UTC

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NJ, PA or NY pistol courses

I've been training on my own with my handgun at the range for about a year, and I'd like to get some professional instruction. My priorities are improving accuracy and consistency, and building the baseline skills to eventually be able to draw from the holster. Ultimately I want to try some practical shooting competitions to improve my all-around handling abilities and defensive shooting.

I'd love to find a small group class that's decently affordable (happy to put a few hundred bucks towards this), taught by someone with real qualifications, and doesn't have really objectionable political content in the course. (At this point, I don't care if the instructor themself has bad politics, as long as they leave them at home.)

I'm in NYC and I've shot at a few ranges in Jersey and PA. Other than Gun for Hire, I'd gladly go back to any of them for this.

6 Comments
2024/06/18
13:55 UTC

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