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by Weapon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS
Topic: Dom from Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Dom from Florida

Glad to help.
I was in Florida not long ago - not for anything gun or matched related though - just watching waves move around the white sand and the dolphins swim by.
by Weapon
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 33
Views: 2576

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

Coated bullets do not leave lead in the barrel like plain lead bullets. They are also cleaner when handling them (certainly more clean than any lead bullet with a lube groove) so less goop in your reloading dies and on your hands. Coated lead bullets usually require slightly less powder to reach pow...
by Weapon
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 33
Views: 2576

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

One that some might be interested in:

Nils Jonasson’s SFx Carry Optics load:
4.05grs N320
124gr Berry’s HBRN
1.150” OAL
131pf
by Weapon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 33
Views: 2576

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

If I can get Clays to work the way I want in my 650, it looks like it will be extremely clean burning but it wants to be difficult when it comes to metering.
by Weapon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Anything New and Cool in the Gun World?
Replies: 27
Views: 389

Re: Anything New and Cool in the Gun World?

The Walther Q5 SF Pro is interesting. Pretty much a steel frame SFx with a nice beaver tail built into the grip. At 42.3oz (empty) it weighs in at around the same as my tungsten modded SFx but the beavertail on it certainly helps with control. Unfortunately, it has the price tag you would expect for...
by Weapon
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 33
Views: 2576

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

I’ve looked for sport pistol locally and cannot find it. I will have to suck up the shipping fees and order a few pounds of this and that in the near future.
by Weapon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 33
Views: 2576

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

Retracting my previous opinion of 124/125gr bullets and Clays (Australian version). Getting the powder measure to throw consistent charges still requires some effort but after going over the math on that one repeatedly in my head, I was fairly certain I was getting bad chrono readings. So, I cleaned...
by Weapon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 33
Views: 2576

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

I tried some RMR 124gr jacketed flat points over Titegroup. They are definitely snappier with more muzzle flip than my 135gr Acme load but I haven't tried to play around with the recoil spring to tune the pistol to this specific load yet. They are incredibly accurate and with the right spring setup ...
by Weapon
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Long range reloading
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: Long range reloading

For LR competition, it is typically single feed. However, I often talk to other LR shooters who are shooting at targets that tend to move or others that just want to punch targets with mag fed loads for one reason or another. So, I leave the mag option open in case mag use isn’t optional for whoever...
by Weapon
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Long range reloading
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: Long range reloading

I will have to dig up some of my .308 loads not for use in a different rifle but just to give you some starting points/ideas. As Bfgloki mentioned, the 175 SMK is usually a solid bet in almost any .308 bolt action. My Howa 1500 HB (1 in 10 twist) loves 175 SMKs. I have also had good luck with a numb...
by Weapon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: 1911 .45acp questions
Replies: 63
Views: 1137

Re: 1911 .45acp questions

If you want to carry it, practice, practice, practice, sweeping the safety off. Muscle memory helps a lot when the SHTF and you need to use it. OTOH, if you have been used to sweeping the safety off on a 1911, it doesn't bother anything if you end up sweeping off the phantom thumb safety on a Canik...
by Weapon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 33
Views: 2576

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

Another Acme Bullet: 145gr RN NLG coated lipstick bullet 3.0gr Titegroup 1.145” coal, CCI small pistol primer, Winchester brass - 130pf 3.1gr Titegroup 1.145” coal, CCI small pistol primer, Winchester brass, 134pf Crimp on both is very light due to the use of coated bullets as mentioned previously. ...
by Weapon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: SAR9 Reduced Power Spring Kit
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: SAR9 Reduced Power Spring Kit

While most of those springs are stout, some of them are way over the top. When I took apart my brother’s SAR9, I had to wedge a small flathead in over the backplate and tap it with a hammer to get it to move. I understand the need to have the backplate secure but damn...
by Weapon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Tools for the home gunsmith
Replies: 28
Views: 947

Re: Tools for the home gunsmith

Lets work on gunsmithing tools first then you can teach me to make holsters. The piece i have is left over from the rv shop. Needs trimmed up and edges sanded but i already have it. But you can get double duty out of some of them. :d 3M wet/dry - edges cleanup on leather and kydex...also for gunsmi...
by Weapon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: SAR9 Reduced Power Spring Kit
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: SAR9 Reduced Power Spring Kit

The spring that adds extra pressure to the back plate is seriously overpowered. If you let it slip, that plunger pin hits warp speed and ends up in some other galaxy. When I finally slipped and let one of them loose, I heard it bounce off of the ceiling and at least three walls before it vanished in...
by Weapon
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Tools for the home gunsmith
Replies: 28
Views: 947

Re: Tools for the home gunsmith

Well i need towrite this stuff down but not counting ny actual tools, i have a wheeler gunsmithing screwdriver set, wheeler fat wrench and wheeler scope mounting kit. Along with a 4 piece pick set. Man i need some money. Also @Weapon would a piece of plexuglass for for the glass tile you mentioned?...
by Weapon
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Sarsilmaz pistol comments
Replies: 53
Views: 2976

Re: Sarsilmaz pistol comments

I had a touch of insomnia tonight and, while inventing ways to suck up some time, I pulled out the SAR9 along with some other pistols and a set of calipers. In the process of measuring this and that, I also made some notes on whatever unexpected refinements or questionable rough spots I happened to ...
by Weapon
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Sarsilmaz pistol comments
Replies: 53
Views: 2976

Re: Sarsilmaz pistol comments

I bought one, then it told me that it was lonely and needed a twin. They are soft shooters. As Weapon says...hard to beat such a machine at $249.99 at CDNN. They are very soft shooting. When I took mine to the range for the first time, I loaded it with NATO spec ammo and after the first five or six...
by Weapon
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Need opinions
Replies: 33
Views: 1162

Re: Need opinions

Which one fits your hand better? Which one points more naturally for you? Over the years, I bought quite a few pistols just because they were a deal only to discover I pretty much hated them because they just were not a good match for my hands, they didn’t point well for me and that usually meant th...