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Announcements and Introductions / Re: How'd you hear about
« Last post by jbfurr! on October 20, 2016, 07:22:19 PM »
Searched for gun organizations in Utah and this one came up.  Just moved to Utah.
Handguns / PD Issued Model 27, nickel 3 1/2 inch .357 magnums
« Last post by rojo on September 24, 2016, 07:20:32 PM »
hi guys , did any Police dept issue model 27's or pre model 27's with 3 1/2 inch barrels ?
I think I once read a net article or post on a south western pd that issued nickeled
model 27's or pre model 27's with 3 1/2 inch barrels,
any ideas or help ??
please post , many thanks
Picture Gallery / What I do... Custom firearms.
« Last post by spyderwire on April 14, 2016, 12:38:17 AM »
So, I'm a custom gunsmith that used to build hand fit custom 1911's. I helped start a company in Texas and decided to move here to Utah to start my own company. I've been doing firearms work for nearly 6 years now and was one of the first people to put a red dot directly onto a firearm (think back 6 years ago if you ever saw that). I should have stuck to just custom work instead of branching off... Anyway, I'm classically trained with a heavy background in machining. I can do pretty much any service asked of me and exceptionally well at that. Here are some pictures:

Wood Furniture (curly maple) AR15

The only part of this Mauser 98 that I didn't do was the receiver, bolt, and safety housing. The rest was made by me from blanks.

Picture Gallery / Re: Custom Mausers!
« Last post by spyderwire on April 14, 2016, 12:13:12 AM »
Here is my custom Mauser 98 that I did. The only part that I did not make is the receiver. I turned the barrel from a blank Hart barrel. The stock was a chunk of maple that I got off Ebay and carved into that stock along with the piece of redwood for the front end cap. The trigger is a Timney trigger that I restoned for the most excellent break of any trigger felt at 2.5 lbs... and a few other things. It's late, I can't think of anything else at this time, need to get to bed... lol

Announcements and Introductions / Beware of Utah "Militia" groups - No Bueno
« Last post by blueballshooter on September 19, 2015, 02:39:06 AM »
So, after some research and talking with various "militia" groups in Utah, I've found some very interesting things out.  First, all of the groups seem to be related by ex members or ex founders.  This tells us that these people could not agree on how their "militia" should be run. 

Next, some groups require background checks and dues to be paid.... Is this some kind of exclusive club?  Or possibly a cult?  I did find that some of these groups are very serious about firearms training, which is a plus, but their outings are few and far between.  They have some impressive training setups and it seems that everyone enjoys the "FTX" that they put on about once a month, but unless you are in Utah County, prepare for a really long drive to attend.  I just don't see the dues part working out too well.  Maybe donations are a better way to go.  All in all, this is probably one of the better groups, but still a big turn-off because of the amount of money you'll end up spending to attend any training exercises.

Next, there is a group out there that uses the word "unorganized" in their group name.  Seems this is a ploy meant to "legalize" what their group is.  If it were "organized", it would have to be an official state militia.  This most likely stems from the "leader" of the group, who I found to be very nice, but very paranoid about the government, politics, the jade helm rumors and generally any kind of conspiracy theory.  I found that their lack of members most likely stemmed from the group of old guys that frequently attend group events.  When you meet Robert Falin UT, he seems like a nice guy, but he's the type that is watching everything you do, to see if he can try to "recruit" you and your friends, or simply try to find something wrong with you to exclude you from future events.   And note that these guys try to have outing regularly, but very few people ever show up.  It's disorganized and lacks any real training value.  There might be a hike and some generic shooting, but that's about the extent of their "training".  Hard to call that a "militia".  They are more like a political group, that goes out and does some target shooting, and some protests on bridges.

So, with all of that in mind, I've found that most "militia" groups in Utah are severely lacking in a lot of areas.  I would conclude that starting your own group and keeping to a simple "survival training" group would be your best bet.  I wouldn't even bother with the word "militia" here in Utah, since most of the groups that use that name are not worthy of having any kind of title.  Just a bunch of rag tag rogues running around the desert with almost no firearms training, and no survival skills to speak of, but they love to buy all the fancy survival gear and guns to show off.  Anyway, just an FYI to all who may have been wondering about the militia groups in Utah.  Signing Off...... echo-one-eight-seven OUT!
Announcements and Introductions / Places to shoot
« Last post by Dogdivision on August 29, 2015, 04:03:36 PM »
Hey all. I'm new to utah and looking for a place to shoot somewhere besides a range. I'm in salt lake. Any suggestions close by? Also looking to hunt big game. California coastal bucks are cool but small. I hear utah is rad for big game. Thanks for the info.
Handguns / Interstate,interfamily tranfer
« Last post by conngrav on March 01, 2015, 07:40:03 PM »
Hello all! This has probably been covered, but my brother lives in CO and wanted to get me a XD(M) for my 20th birthday. Is it legal? If so how can we go about doing this?
Announcements and Introductions / Utah Resident Outside Of Utah
« Last post by Uinta Firearms on February 04, 2015, 09:42:48 PM »
For some of you on UCC this is old news.

My name is Connor.  I'm a Utah resident, born and raised, but haven't lived in the borders of Utah since 1/25/09.  I miss it a lot and wish I could home to raise my 2 boys, but Uncle Sam has other plans.  Before you get all giddy, I'm not the active servicemember, although I am a veteran of the Marines.  My wife is now active duty in the Navy.  I just play the roll of spouse, which is tougher than being a grunt in the Corp.

We're currently at Great Lakes, IL, and have been here since July 2012.  We are moving to Philadelphia in July of this year so my wife can begin working on her Masters Degree, which the Navy will be paying.  We are very fortunate for that.

As for myself, I learned a very painful lesson that I've been resisting since leaving Utah.  I now understand why there are so many dependopotamii in the military community.  Employers don't want to hire somebody who will be leaving in a few short years, so I've started working on becoming my own employer.  My user name, Uinta Firearms, is the name of my firearms training business, Uinta Firearms Training, Inc.  It is HQ'd in Midvale, but I've established foreign entities whenever I move, and discontinued those foreign entities when I leave that area.  Yeah, the taxation sucks, but it's worth it for the stability.

Uinta Firearms Training, Inc is a subsidiary of Uinta Preparations, Corp.  Uinta Preparations, Corp has other subsidiaries currently in the development stages.  The main reason being, I understand being a firearms instructor is not going to provide a comfortable standard of living, but it does create a foundation to build upon so a comfortable standard of living can be earned.  In 6 months I hope to say farewell to the last employer I ever have to work for.

Because I'm a firearms instructor and business owner, I am also politically active.  Since concealed carry became a reality in Illinois I have been actively involved in elections, repealing Gun Free Zones, rallies, town hall meetings, etc.  I've also fought against the AWB created by the town I live in that was a response to Illinois permitting concealed carry.  Because of my work in that matter I put a very big target on my back.  The antis are waiting for me to screw up.

At this point I'm looking forward to moving to the Philly suburbs.  It's much more pro 2A.  I could use the rest and relaxation.

Any questions for me?  Ask away.
Announcements and Introductions / Re: How'd you hear about
« Last post by Uinta Firearms on February 04, 2015, 09:12:02 PM »
A referral on UCC
Rifles and Shotguns / Help with a Franchi I-12
« Last post by CDBank on November 13, 2014, 12:54:23 AM »
I am needing some help getting my shotgun up and running again.
So this is the story: I left for two years on my mission and my franchi shotgun was left in my dads safe with the action open.
the problem: When firing it does not eject the round, when done manually it doesn't do well sliding the next shell into the chamber and the bolt does not close without me having to apply force.
My hypothesis: The inertia driven system of the Franchi I-12 is based on the spring under the hand guard. I think that after leaving the bolt open for so long it has lost its strength.  I dont know how easy that is to repair? Or where I would get one?
Am I on the right track? What can I do to fix it?
or if i'm out of my league repairing it at home, where should i go to fix it, and how much?
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