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by qballbandit
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: INFORMATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: Thoughts on new forum styling
Replies: 17
Views: 128

Re: Thoughts on new forum styling

It may be because there is work being performed, but it keeps switching between light and dark mode own? I hope I am wording this clearly - when I go into a specific forum and look at topics, I no longer see the create date of posts like I used to. I see the last reply dates on the right, but not th...
by qballbandit
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Firearm "Insurance"
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Firearm "Insurance"

On another note, I suggest carefully studying each company's caps, and how far they'll carry you into civil trial expenses.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: Ammo Question and Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Ammo Question and Recommendations

Defensive rounds - as Janik said, Speer Gold Dot. Hornady Critical Defense is another well respected choice for "short" barrel personal defense. If these two are good enough for LE, then that says it all right there. I use Black Hills Honey Badger, however. I too own and carry an Elite. Gr...
by qballbandit
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: BASIC FIREARM & DEFENSIVE SKILLS, DRILLS & TRAINING
Topic: Shameless self promoting:-)
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Shameless self promoting:-)

For my Non-NRA Instructor Basic Pistol classes, I used the NRA Basic Pistol Power Point as my "go-to", extracting and arranging in my desired order, and created and added my own slides into the mix. Of course, I had to tag the disclaimer that "this is NOT an NRA certified course"...
by qballbandit
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Ammo availability
Replies: 82
Views: 7047

Re: Ammo availability

Oh man, that's a great find considering I can't even get 200 rounds for that much after tax and shipping!

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: BASIC FIREARM & DEFENSIVE SKILLS, DRILLS & TRAINING
Topic: Shameless self promoting:-)
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Shameless self promoting:-)

Way to go, Mike! :)

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Dry Fire New SC
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Dry Fire New SC

Hey Moe!
I use Tipton snap caps for all of my calibers.
I use them when I dry fire so I can see the rounds when I press check, tap-rack-assess, etc. I just prefer using them vs. an empty gun & mag.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: Elite SC moving drill
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Elite SC moving drill

They really are. Shooting my DA, Elite, and wife's SC, I trust them completely for indoor & outdoor protection.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Dry Fire New SC
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Dry Fire New SC

I always use snap caps while I dry-fire, as it allows me to practice failures & reloads ;-)

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: TP9SF Elite
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: TP9SF Elite

I agree, while the provided holster was a POS with my Elite a couple of years back, rub marks and wear are almost inevitable if you do a lot of holster draw/reholster dry fire, and range work. I have a Red X, which is great, but with the amount of draw/reholster reps I do at home and at the range, r...
by qballbandit
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: New member

Welcome from Hanover Park, Illinois!

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: How's your gun purchases with the ammo shortage?
Replies: 85
Views: 3332

Re: How's your gun purchases with the ammo shortage?

Love my M9 22LR :razz: Been looking online of late for a Taurus TX22, but can't find one. Ammo - I've learned my lesson through this Scamdemic....when things come back to some sense of normality I'm going to buy a safe, and stockpile ammo in it until the door has a hard time closing. Still shoot, bu...
by qballbandit
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS
Topic: Tp9da
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Tp9da

My nightstand gun..and absolutely love shooting it!

Neil :-)
by qballbandit
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: TP9SF Elite
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: TP9SF Elite

It is a NATO standard gun, so it certainly can use NATO ammo. Many of us have run a box or two through new Elite's to loosen up the stiff factory RSA.

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS
Topic: Hello from NC
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Hello from NC

Search on this subject - so much written by all of us who own the Elite. In short, great gun and can't go wrong!

Neil 8-)
by qballbandit
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS
Topic: SFX vs SF Elite?
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: SFX vs SF Elite?

As an owner of the Elite, and one who uses it as a larger EDC, I can vouch that it is a fine shooter. I replaced the sights with Night Fision sights, but the rest is stock, and is fantastic as is. Good hand-to-gun fit, great trigger and reset, full ambi-controls (i'm a lefty, so this was important),...
by qballbandit
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Lessons from Real Life Shootings
Replies: 26
Views: 2217

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: 219

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: 2217

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: 24
Views: 1402

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-)