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by NWcityguy2
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Forced Destruction of 15-Round Mags Is Constitutional Says Federal Judge
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Forced Destruction of 15-Round Mags Is Constitutional Says Federal Judge

It's sad, because Upstate is a great place to live politics aside.
by NWcityguy2
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: HOT DEALS ON GUNS & GEAR
Topic: Nikon M-223 3-12x42mm ($207)
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Nikon M-223 3-12x42mm ($207)

Natchez is selling Nikon M-223 3x12x42mm scopes for $207. These have target turrets, side focus and a BDC 600 reticle. https://www.natchezss.com/nikon-m-223-rifle-scope-3-12x42mm-sf-m-bdc-600-reticle.html?source=NA18104742&utm_campaign=save+up+to+910+off+optics+from+brands+you+trust&email=269714&sou...
by NWcityguy2
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS
Topic: AR15 Optics
Replies: 23
Views: 260

Re: AR15 Optics

Those are the same optic, just with different reticle options and warranties from the different companies.
by NWcityguy2
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Forced Destruction of 15-Round Mags Is Constitutional Says Federal Judge
Replies: 12
Views: 240

Re: Forced Destruction of 15-Round Mags Is Constitutional Says Federal Judge

Gun owners will probably lose this one. They should be fighting to make the state provide replacement 10 round magazines for every one destroyed or turned in. Frank The state would issue you a voucher that could be redeemed at a time when the they feel like throwing away money for nothing in return...
by NWcityguy2
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS
Topic: AR15 Optics
Replies: 23
Views: 260

Re: AR15 Optics

That is kind of my point. I agree that the 1-4/6/8x is a really good rifleman/combat/SHTF solution from CQB to 300 yards. The military standard has been the ACOG 4x or Elcan 1/4x switchable. But again, for a deer at 200 yards, a reasonable 4-14x is better than a 1-4x, and in a home defense at 0-25 ...
by NWcityguy2
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS
Topic: AR15 Optics
Replies: 23
Views: 260

Re: AR15 Optics

My time in the Army was before optics were being used. And I'm not sure how many Combat Engineers use optics these days either, or if it's standard for everyone. Anyway, my experience with optics on AR's is pretty limited. I have the Primary Arms red dot for home defense. It's a decent optic, and s...
by NWcityguy2
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS
Topic: AR15 Optics
Replies: 23
Views: 260

Re: AR15 Optics

I am just trying to understand why the 1-4/6/8x market is so popular (and why I have a perfectly good EOTech sitting in a box and a 1-4x on my AR...). For 1-25 yards, a red dot will be equal or better (and cheaper), but quickly loses it's advantage at distance. At 300 yards and over, a 4-14x will b...
by NWcityguy2
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS
Topic: AR15 Optics
Replies: 23
Views: 260

Re: AR15 Optics

My main AR has a Meopta ZD 1-4x22mm RD. It is a truly premium optic with glass equal to $1500 1-6x optics, but can be had for $650-750 on the used market because there is no demand for a premium 1-4x optic right now. Construction is top notch, and so is the eyebox. The only downside is that the reti...
by NWcityguy2
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES
Topic: Frank the Tank discusses the TP9 Aluminum Magwell
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Frank the Tank discusses the TP9 Aluminum Magwell

It's pretty common for factory baseplates not to be compatible with aftermarket aluminum magwells.
by NWcityguy2
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: COMPETITION: IDPA, IPSC, USPSA, 3-GUN DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Forum jerseys?
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Forum jerseys?

I personally don't, but not because of anything to do with the forum. My department is about to start up a competitive shooting team and as the only current member shot shoots competitively, I plan to join and help establish the program. Now, mind you, its been a plan that has been put off more than...
by NWcityguy2
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: COMPETITION: IDPA, IPSC, USPSA, 3-GUN DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Operation 300 Charity Match (2-Gun/PCC)
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Operation 300 Charity Match (2-Gun/PCC)

I drove out to Hobbs, NM today to shoot in their annual Operation 300 Charity Match, where all the proceeds go to the named charity. This year approximately $2700 was raised from the entry fees/raffle tickets/donations. Normally this match is held as a 3-gun match, but this year the format was chang...
by NWcityguy2
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

What I have found, and it has been true for three of my pistols that have been chronographed at a major match, is that you are probably only getting 95-97% of the velocity that you think you are getting. At my last major match, The 2018 New Mexico USPSA Sectional, almost half of Limited was shooting...
by NWcityguy2
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Taurus G2S?
Replies: 27
Views: 696

Re: Taurus G2S?

I was shooting my friends G2S this morning. Seemed like a good enough gun with one bit caveat. For both of us, there were several failures to fire when pulling the trigger. The trigger would be depressed all the way to the rear, but the striker would not drop (no indent on primer). Pulling the trigg...
by NWcityguy2
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Bulkammostore.com???
Replies: 20
Views: 531

Re: Bulkammostore.com???

Everything is out of stock in 9mm/40/45. Seems kind of odd, given that most shops are storing ammo they can't sell underneath desks and in cleaning closets. Other than that, the prices seem good given that shipping is free for orders over $99. I've got no problems with shooting coated bullets over p...
by NWcityguy2
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Tp9 and +P ammo
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Tp9 and +P ammo

I think all modern pistols can take +p ammo for long periods of time without problems. I remember owning a Ruger P95, which to cut costs had the slide ride on plastic rails instead of metal. They said that the P95 could shoot 10k rounds of +P ammo without any significant amounts of wear. That's doin...
by NWcityguy2
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Shout out to Hornandy for good customer service
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Shout out to Hornandy for good customer service

So about three months ago I bought a Hornady powder dropper along with their case activator. This morning when I was reloading some ammo, a screw broke in half and disabled the case activation unit and also ruined a clamp that the screw was attached to. Now, I'm no fan of things breaking when relati...
by NWcityguy2
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What powder Powder/Primers
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: What powder Powder/Primers

I personally try to avoid any small flake powder when the charge weight is below 4-5 grains. I also try to avoid any medium to large flake powder in handguns. It's not that they don't work, but with the abundance of ball powders is all useful burn ranges, I don't see the point in buying a powder tha...
by NWcityguy2
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Physics n Bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Physics n Bullets

PTMac2015 wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:19 pm
147gr at 124gr velocities will deliver a harder hit
That would be one powerful load.
by NWcityguy2
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Physics n Bullets
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Physics n Bullets

Less muzzle flip mostly. Some people prefer 124s because they think 147s make the gun feel sluggish. This is all for USPSA production and IDPA of course. In Open, people will shoot the lightest bullet allowed, 115 to 122 grains usually, because the increased gas volume makes the comp more effective....
by NWcityguy2
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: 2 gun competition report
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: 2 gun competition report

That's good to hear you made it out and had a good time. Competitive shooting in a way is like professional baseball. Everyone (or team) has a budget and the goal is to do the best they can with the money they have. And it's well known that throwing money at a problem isn't guarantied to solve that ...