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by lewmed
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Sig p365 SAS
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: Sig p365 SAS

I have a NRA edition p365 that I've been trying to warm up to for the last 3 or 4 months and it isn't working out the way I hoped it would. So when my local range had a Sig demo day this Friday and Sat. I gave the P365 SAS a try along side my own p365 and I came away unimpressed the SAS is snag free...
by lewmed
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: EDC (EVERYDAY CARRY) PREPARDNESS & SURVIVAL
Topic: What handgun do you EDC the most?
Replies: 76
Views: 4000

Re: What handgun do you EDC the most?

In the winter months when I wear a jacket or coat I carry a XD mod 2 3.3" 45 auto and in the spring and summer months it's a CZ Rami BD or Sig p938. I had planed on making my new NRA edition Sig p365 with a 12+1 magazine an EDC pistol but it has had a few issues that worry me.
by lewmed
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Lever action or semi auto carbine?
Replies: 21
Views: 578

Re: Lever action or semi auto carbine?

It's hard to beat a good lever gun my truck gun is a Winchester 44 mag. trapper with a 16" barrel I also have a Ruger 44 mag. carbine that I love but it's value has gone up to where it's kept in my safe.
by lewmed
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: 1911 .45acp questions
Replies: 63
Views: 1331

Re: 1911 .45acp questions

I have owned many 1911's in my +70 years and they are fine guns but all needed some TLC I still own a 30 year old colt that I'll never part with. I must admit I love the old Colt and it's 2 1/2 lb. trigger but my CZ 97 is softer shooting and just as accurate.
by lewmed
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders
Replies: 34
Views: 1082

Re: Any one tried one of these Speed loaders

I used one for years and it worked fine I think my son borrowed it I now use a Uplula and keep it hidden from my son.
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: 1288

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: 607

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: 76
Views: 4000

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: 1577

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: 609

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: 474

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: 47
Views: 2274

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: 2041

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: 823

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: 358

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: 1171

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: 358

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: 76
Views: 4000

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
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Military Roll Call
Replies: 71
Views: 3048

Re: Military Roll Call

US Army 1966 - 1969 67N20 single rotor turbine engine mech. , crew chief and door gunner Bearcat Viet Nam 1967 - 1968 135 th AHC and 240 th AHC.
by lewmed
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Metal Injection Molding (MIM) discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 776

Re: Metal Injection Molding (MIM) discussion

My Colt trooper with the MIM hammer was from the late 80's