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by qballbandit
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Lessons from Real Life Shootings
Replies: 26
Views: 1280

Re: Lessons from Real Life Shootings

Great read, thank you!

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: BASIC FIREARM & DEFENSIVE SKILLS, DRILLS & TRAINING
Topic: Type 3 Malfunction Round
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Type 3 Malfunction Round

For those of you serious about practicing a Type 3 failure during your live fire regiments, there is dummy round you can mix in with your live rounds that will cause the failure. We are now using these in our defensive handgun classes, and they work great. Have someone else load your mag so it's a s...
by qballbandit
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Lessons from Real Life Shootings
Replies: 26
Views: 1280

Re: Lessons from Real Life Shootings

Sad to say, but even if this does go down as justified, will anyone care, will it make a difference in their minds? Most likely not, and that saddens me just as much as the ridiculous mayhem that ensues after these incidents.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What did you pay for the Elite Subcompact?
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: What did you pay for the Elite Subcompact?

My LGS ordered it back in February for 369 (tax, FFL fee included).

I've been looking for another Blackout version for a few weeks, no luck.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: DOUBLE THE FUN!
Replies: 21
Views: 463

Re: DOUBLE THE FUN!

Damn, could you guys blow some of that rain up here? We are dry as bone with nothing but 90's for the next few days.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Sarsilmaz made Annoucment of new Sub model
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Sarsilmaz made Annoucment of new Sub model

Mount and rail would have raised my interest too. I do like the looks of the grip ergo, and appreciate the sights offered. Is there a slide lock lever on the right side? (lefty question).
I still remember how close I was to getting the SAR-9 until I studied up on the Elite.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Ammo availability
Replies: 75
Views: 4140

Re: Ammo availability

It's nauseating that I am paying double for the ammo I have been ordering of late (9mm 124gr/147gr), but .....I have to keep shooting, and often. I don't want the range stockpile to get below a certain number in the safe, so keep replenishing as I go. I can only shoot so much of the guns/caliber/amm...
by qballbandit
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Finally back online after Derecho!
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Finally back online after Derecho!

Glad to hear it. We go it here in the Chicago suburb area, even had sirens, but it seamed to weaken as it approached.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Pleasantly surprised with the holster that came with my first Canik!
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Pleasantly surprised with the holster that came with my first Canik!

Glad they stepped up the holsters, not that it helps us lefties with lights, but still...
The SC's holster was a big improvement over those older retention "containers"

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Olight PL 2 Mini doesn't fit my new DA!
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Olight PL 2 Mini doesn't fit my new DA!

Filing the mounts did it for me; Mini on my DA.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Beirut Lebanon blast- compilation video
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Beirut Lebanon blast- compilation video

Horrific is indeed the only word I can think of to describe that. Thoughts and prayers to those directly effected.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Logbook on ANY firearms?
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: Logbook on ANY firearms?

Interesting, and I tip my virtual hat to you for being so diligent.

I log rounds for each gun, and that's been it, though I do keep hard and soft copies of all purchase records and receipts.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Who are you
Replies: 23
Views: 810

Re: Who are you

Beautiful shots out in the wild!

My wife Sandy and I in our yard during one of our volleyball cookouts.
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Neil :-)
by qballbandit
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS
Topic: New Canik Owner from Allen, TX
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: New Canik Owner from Allen, TX

janik posted something about a mount on the DA - check that post out, not sure if you could parlay gimmick on the Elite? I'd have to go back and read it myself.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Concealed carry and single stack thoughts
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: Concealed carry and single stack thoughts

Don't get hung up on single vs. double stack. Worry first about what your comfort needs are - meaning, hand-to-gun fit, and trigger reach. From there, work on gun size keeping these considerations in mind: - What are your daily dress and activity habits? Are you willing to modify the types and sizes...
by qballbandit
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Lessons from Real Life Shootings
Replies: 26
Views: 1280

Re: Lessons from Real Life Shootings

This example reinforces how important it is, if we are defensive minded firearm owners, to get proper training: Personal and Home Defense Classes (and FOF where available). I can't stress enough after going through them as a student, and currently taking the instructor qualification versions as well...
by qballbandit
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Lessons from Real Life Shootings
Replies: 26
Views: 1280

Re: Lessons from Real Life Shootings

My Personal Instructor, with LE & Security background, told me of an instance where one guy on crack needed 11 hits of 45 acp to drop him to the ground. I will never carry anything under the 13 rds I get in my Beretta APX Compact (plus my spare mag - for failures more than extra rounds). Imagine two...
by qballbandit
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Century Arms red army ammo
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Century Arms red army ammo

Picked up 100rds of 124gr. Interested to see how it shoots. It was the only 9mm range ammo in 50box available when I looked last weekend on ammoseek.com

Today, was able to get 100rds of my Speer Lawman 124gr from ammunitiontogo.com....albeit at a very high price. This both blows and sucks!

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Cleaning a polymer frame handgun.
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: Cleaning a polymer frame handgun.

I have used Ballistol for a couple of years (outside of Hoppes for my initial barrel cleaning). Ballistol cleans, lubricates, and prevents corrosion - a sort of do-it-all solution. Comes in aerosol or liquid cans. Environmentally safe, won't irritate skin. In WWII, it was actually used to clean batt...
by qballbandit
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: DryFireMag, trigger reset magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: DryFireMag, trigger reset magazine

I saw Mike Seeklander evaluate something awhile back, though can't remember if it was a magazine or some special slide and/or barrel wizardry. I'd pay $100 if I could dry fire realistically without manual resets. I dry fire 5 to 7 days a week running numerous shot drills, reloads and failure drills,...