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  • Idaho45guy's Avatar
    Today, 11:51 AM
    A good load with a 180gr XTP will work just fine as long as the shot is good and doesn't have to go through a shoulder. Funny how people have no contention about self-defense against 300lb humans with a 9mm or even a .380, but talk about a deer...
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    Today, 11:36 AM
    I've purchased three aftermarket barrels for Glock pistols. A KKM, a Storm Lake, and a Lone Wolf. The KKM was top notch and what I expected. The Lone Wolf had mediocre accuracy and I ended up sending it back. It was returned a couple of weeks...
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    Yesterday, 03:28 AM
    Seems it's getting that way with everything these days. Apparently warranty-return work is cheaper than proper R&D.
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    Yesterday, 02:14 AM
    Stopped at the only LGS in the area and was inspecting the Marlins and Henry rifles and found a Marlin 1895 on the rack, brand new, with what appeared to be rust on the front sight, front of the mag tube, and on the barrel by the stock. I brought...
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    Yesterday, 01:58 AM
    This is perhaps the oldest zombie thread I've seen revived on here. Eight years old! I don't think the OP is still looking for a barrel to buy his son for Christmas, especially since he hasn't been active since 2013, so...
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    02-23-2020, 10:16 PM
    He was doing work well into the 2000's. He died at 98 in 2016.
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    02-23-2020, 12:10 AM
    I bought a cheap red dot off of Amazon a few years ago that was around $60, along with an adapter to mount in my G29 dovetail, just to see if I liked the red dots. It worked well and never failed. When I went to the fancy G19 Gen 5 MOS, I upgraded...
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    02-22-2020, 11:42 PM
    A custom rifle my dad gave me for Christmas has a beautiful wood stock. I asked him where he got the stock and he said it was done by a guy named Al Biesen in the Spokane, WA area years ago. He said most of his custom hunting rifles were done by...
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    02-22-2020, 11:09 AM
    I have a G19 Gen 5 and larger hands. My G19 fits me wonderfully, so a G48, which is basically just a single-stack G19 with a third less capacity, didn't make sense for me. The P365 with the 12-round magazine is absolutely tiny compared to the...
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    02-20-2020, 08:34 PM
    Got my first night's sleep on it and it was what I hoped for. When I got my first memory foam, I woke up slightly sore but better than with the old mattress. It's like the new mattress was trying to adjust my body back into alignment. Sort of...
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    02-19-2020, 10:28 PM
    I totally understand your pain. I had a black lab that was the sweetest and most loyal dog ever. At 14, I had to take him to the vet and have him put down as his hips gave out and he couldn't walk. I swore I would never get another dog again...
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    02-19-2020, 10:13 PM
    New bed and frame arrived today around noon. Took me a long time to disassemble the old bed, completely clean the bedroom, then assemble the new frame and unpack the mattress. It's currently sitting on the new frame and expanding slowly. Luckily,...
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    02-18-2020, 08:49 AM
    I have personal experience in regards to knife attacks and LEO engagement. Back in `99 or so, I was living in a small town about 20 miles from work. I left around 6am from my house and was driving on a rural 2-lane highway in my pickup on my way...
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    02-18-2020, 08:32 AM
    Here is an excellent example of the lack of common sense and critical thinking in regards to self-defense and distance on this very forum... http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?396058-Put-the-new-P365-through-it-s-paces-today "Most...
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    02-18-2020, 05:32 AM
    Interesting standard. I doubt most gun owners have ever fired 10,000 rounds through one of their pistols, or even all of their pistols combined. I'm pretty sure I haven't. Does it mean that a pistol isn't reliable up until 10,000 rounds? No,...
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    02-17-2020, 09:47 PM
    Anyone else sensitive to the mattress they sleep on? I grew up sleeping on everything from cheap inner-spring mattresses to the foam sleeping mats in the military and was fine. Then in my early 40's, my ex-wife and I bought a nice memory foam...
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    02-17-2020, 09:10 PM
    How do you develop accurate pistol loads? Unique up on them! Sorry, couldn't resist. When I started reloading pistol rounds a few years ago for .45 Colt and 10mm, Unique was the first powder I tried. I bought a 10mm Glock and started...
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    02-17-2020, 12:55 AM
    Great video! I watch a few gun videos on YouTube and I really liked your presentation, camera presence, cadence, and articulation. Great job! It seems like it would be easy to do a decent gun video, but a lot of thought and preparation is needed...
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    02-16-2020, 12:07 PM
    I've been carrying the P365 for the last couple of days in different situations/modes and practicing drawing and disengaging the safety and it is getting better. Sig tolerances are different than Glocks, lol. Still amazed at how easily it will...
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    02-15-2020, 05:08 AM
    Have you actually thought about how incredibly ignorant and bereft of common sense your statement was? Do you really think that anyone that is being shot at from 75' away is not being threatened? The man in the church shooting in Texas was 17...
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    02-13-2020, 12:01 AM
    This is a great little pistol! Amazing, really. I have been following the fanfare of these little pistols since their introduction a couple of years ago and held off on getting one until the teething problems got sorted out. They have been. I...
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    02-12-2020, 01:44 AM
    New P365 TacPac brought home today. So far, it fits me wonderfully and points naturally (even more so after I added the Hogue slip on grip). Amazing to have 12 rounds of 9mm in such a small package. Tomorrow it gets put through its paces and...
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    02-10-2020, 04:05 AM
    You have my respect! That is a tough job! I'd rather pull an engine down and rebuild it rather than work inside of the dash.
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    02-06-2020, 06:15 PM
    I don't believe I stated that anyone in this thread made that claim. But it has been made in the hundreds of other threads on gun forums that I've seen over the years. The way it is most often stated is that using your gun in a distance over 7...
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    02-06-2020, 05:36 PM
    The argument over distance is silly. There are people that argue anything further than 7 yards away will get you thrown in prison. Really? Is the man in the Texas church shooting in prison? Should he have ran away when the shooting started? ...
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    02-05-2020, 03:45 AM
    I second this! The heater core went bad in my son's `97 Mercury Cougar. Knowing that Ford's typically are a major PITA to change, I looked up a couple of videos on YouTube and discovered that it was an 8-hour job for an experienced mechanic. I...
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    02-05-2020, 03:38 AM
    Idaho45guy replied to a thread What is it.... in Our Town
    Sell it to The Cracker Barrel and they'll put it on a wall in one of their restaurants...
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Been hunting and shooting since I was 12 years old and am now an old fart at 47.
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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