Okay, I just picked up a new firearm, and seeing as there are a few firearms aficionados on SDMB, I thought I’d share. Also, if you absolutely hate firearms, if you can’t control yourself and must say so in this thread, I just request you make your post in all magenta, for my amusement.
Let me start off with – I don’t know what’s wrong with me, buying a firearm only two years after my boating accident, considering I have another take-your-firearms-on-the-boat trip next month (I wish there was a smiley that mixed :rolleyes: and :D), but I saw this in the store and I had to have it.
Okay, in seriousness… you guys may or may not know that I am the proud owner of an FN FS2000 (the real mans version with the picatinny rail, not the one with the girly euro-rail and built in optics). I was in a local gun store and saw one of these, and picked it up on the cheap (they’re almost impossible to find – it was the first one I’d ever seen, and equal conditioned ones have sold/are on sale for 2x-3x the price on gunbroker).
Bullpup (18 inch barrel, 24 inch overall), 12 gauge, semiautomatic… what’s not to love? Oh, right, the recoil. I currently own a Remington 1100, which has nearly no recoil even with full power loads. This thing, on the other hand, kicks like a fucking mule. Seriously, it’s got worse recoil than a Nagant 91-30. Unfortunately, after the first shot my shoulder was dislocated. Fortunately, I just fired the gun again to reset it.
Honestly, though, I took one shot out of that thing, and decided to put it down (so I didn’t bruise myself too badly) and buy some stuff to put a recoil pad on it. I’m also going to get the trigger done/do the trigger as it’s a bit sandy, and put a new sight on it, as the one I’ve got is missing the front peg for the site. Maybe add a magazine extender (so it’s 6+1, not 4+1) and vertical foregrip.
One shot out of this thing, and I have a (small) blue mark. And I don’t bruise easily.