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by lewmed
Tue May 14, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: "Worst gun I ever bought was..."
Replies: 27
Views: 586

Re: "Worst gun I ever bought was..."

In the mid 1970's I bought a new Llama 357 mag. revolver it looked like a S&W model 27 in less than 50 rounds the frame cracked and the barrel about fell off. The dealer I bought it from had 6 of them and 4 of them were returned with cracked frames.
by lewmed
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading with best Dies
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Reloading with best Dies

I have been reloading for over 40 years and have several Dillion machines most were bought used and have Lee die's in them. I don't care what brand of dies you have the only die that wears out is the sizing die and when I need one I'll buy a Lee.
by lewmed
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: EDC (EVERYDAY CARRY) PREPARDNESS & SURVIVAL
Topic: What handgun do you EDC the most?
Replies: 67
Views: 1902

Re: What handgun do you EDC the most?

When the weather is warm it's a toss up between my Sig P938 and my CZ Rami bd with one extra mag. loaded with 124 gr. Gold Dot +P's In cooler months when a coat is required I carry a XD mod 2 3.3" 45 auto with a spare 13 round mag. loaded with 230 gr. Gold Dots with a mounted O-light pl mini 2. Arou...
by lewmed
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: .45 Love.
Replies: 40
Views: 679

Re: .45 Love.

Until about a year ago my 20 year old Colt Custom Gov. model was my favorite 45 auto pistol then I found a CZ 97 BD. WOW it has to be the softest shooting most accurate full size pistol on the planet. Just about any 200 gr bullet over 5.2 gr of 231 will shoot to 3/4" at 10 yards and the recoil feels...
by lewmed
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Clean your Brass in 10 Minutes
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Clean your Brass in 10 Minutes

I've been using the DVC product for about a month I clean about 25 pounds of brass in each load and have found I can clean two batch's before changing the DVC cleaner. What I find strange about the stuff is when I use dish soap the water is always black and nasty what I pour off after using the DVC ...
by lewmed
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Who "Deprimes" before Cleaning?
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Who "Deprimes" before Cleaning?

I don't know any volume shooter that deprime pistol brass before cleaning. I wet tumble 22 to 25 pounds per load W/O the steel pins then dry it in a large food dehydrator.
by lewmed
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Favorite 22LR and why.
Replies: 13
Views: 427

Re: Favorite 22LR and why.

It has to be my S&W model 41 I have a 7" barrel with iron sights and a 5" bull barrel with red dot it's never failed me in the 20+ years I've owned it. The grip angle and weight of the pistol reminds me of a 1911 plus it's the most accurate 22 pistol I've ever shot. It will only shoot quality ammo s...
by lewmed
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: My Super 650 Dillon Build
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: My Super 650 Dillon Build

The Dillon machine was a good choice many years ago when I had a FFL 06 license to manufacture ammo I ran a couple Dillon 650's for small custom jobs. We had very few problems with the 650's and when we need parts they were free and shipped fast. One thing I remember about the 650 is the powder meas...
by lewmed
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Explain This One??????
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Explain This One??????

Sounds like the round was out of spec ( too long) to chamber the bullet stuck in the rifling and when you did get the slide to open the bullet was pulled from the case. Did you remove the magazine before removing the stuck cartridge ? if so the powder was lost down the mag well. I've been shooting a...
by lewmed
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Lucky find
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Lucky find

I need help posting photos
by lewmed
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: New SFx and my first impressions on shooting it.
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: New SFx and my first impressions on shooting it.

The same thing happen to me I replaced the trigger with a Fat Daddy and have fired several thousand problem free rounds. Even the slightest side pressure and I could feel a bump in my factory trigger and with a little more pressure it would lock up.
by lewmed
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Lucky find
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Lucky find

I found a real gem of a revolver it's a S&W K-22 Masterpiece in it's factory gold and blue box with a low 4 digit SN made in April of 1947. After a over night bath in mineral spirits and a good cleaning it looks real good with about 85% to 90% of it's factory finish all numbers match even the grips ...
by lewmed
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: EDC (EVERYDAY CARRY) PREPARDNESS & SURVIVAL
Topic: What handgun do you EDC the most?
Replies: 67
Views: 1902

Re: What handgun do you EDC the most?

In warm weather under a light weight loose shirt my EDC is a CZ Rami BD 9mm 10+1 124gr gold dot +P. In the winter months it's my Springfield XD mod 2 3.3" 45 acp 9+1 loaded with 230gr gold dots. I've been shooting for many years and carrying for 20 years going from DA/SA hammer fired to SA striker f...
by lewmed
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Metal Injection Molding (MIM) discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 334

Re: Metal Injection Molding (MIM) discussion

My Colt trooper with the MIM hammer was from the late 80's
by lewmed
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Metal Injection Molding (MIM) discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 334

Re: Metal Injection Molding (MIM) discussion

My first 357 revolver a Colt trooper had a mim hammer it broke after a few hundred rounds and after breaking a second hammer the Colt was replaced with a Smith and Wesson. The S&W is now over 25 years old and still going strong no broken parts. Now days modern striker fired pistols are full of mim p...
by lewmed
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS
Topic: Another new TP9SFx owner
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Another new TP9SFx owner

My month old TP9SFX is my newest range toy with just over 1200 rounds fired it's fun fast and very accurate. The FX is my only center fire pistol with a red dot I had a Glock mos but just didn't like it I nicknamed it my Glock pos. The new FX holds it own with pistols costing 2 or 3 times as much al...
by lewmed
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Your First Canik
Replies: 18
Views: 736

Re: Your First Canik

I wanted a red dot ready pistol for teaching my grandkids I bought a Glock MOS first and it tuned out to be a POS. After reading mostly good reviews on Canik I pulled the trigger added a 3moa vortex and fat daddy trigger and saved a bunch of money. I am mostly old school shooting D/A revolvers and S...
by lewmed
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Black Friday Sale at Palmetto State Armory
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Black Friday Sale at Palmetto State Armory

500 rounds of blazer brass case 115 gr fmj bulk ammo with free shipping after rebate $69.99 That is only about $1.25 more per box than my cost to reload 115 gr fmj ammo. And it's clean accurate and reloadable.
by lewmed
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: EDC (EVERYDAY CARRY) PREPARDNESS & SURVIVAL
Topic: Striker or Hammer for Conceal Carry?
Replies: 32
Views: 1727

Re: Striker or Hammer for Conceal Carry?

I had gen 2 and 3 glock 19's that I loved when the gen 4 MOS came out I had to have one. Changes were made with the trigger bar and firing pin safety plunger that made it just feel wrong. Plus the second or third time I took it to the range I had a slam fire so the POS went back to Glock and was ret...
by lewmed
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: EDC (EVERYDAY CARRY) PREPARDNESS & SURVIVAL
Topic: Striker or Hammer for Conceal Carry?
Replies: 32
Views: 1727

Re: Striker or Hammer for Conceal Carry?

My EDC Glock 19 MOS turned into a POS and was replaced with a CZ Rami BD 7 1/4 lb. D/A and a 3 lb. S/A . For a range gun I love my Canik TP9SFX it's my only striker fired pistol.