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by SSGNDoc
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Anyone take on a new hobby since the Rona?
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Anyone take on a new hobby since the Rona?

Guns and ammo seem kinda scarce. For some it means scaling back on range time. Anyone taken on something new or finally started in on a hobby they were wanting to try? For me, I’d wanted to get into kayaking. Living where I do in Western Washington, large streams, small and large lakes, semi-open wa...
by SSGNDoc
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Anyone have a BodyGuard or use Hydra-Shok?
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Anyone have a BodyGuard or use Hydra-Shok?

Just a few questions and thoughts on the Bodyguard. 1. Were you using iron sights at all or just the laser? 2. What was the distance? 3. Did you try making any adjustments? 4. Did the laser come close to being lined up with the sights on the target? There are reasons I usually caution people on usin...
by SSGNDoc
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Anyone have a BodyGuard or use Hydra-Shok?
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Anyone have a BodyGuard or use Hydra-Shok?

For the short barrel .380s (LCP and the like) I've found that I prefer the Hornady XTP (TAP) or FTX (Critical Defense) bullets. They appear to be a good compromise between penetration and expansion, even at the lower velocities you get from the short barrels. It turns out the Hydra-shok against all...
by SSGNDoc
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Anyone have a BodyGuard or use Hydra-Shok?
Replies: 17
Views: 664

Re: Anyone have a BodyGuard or use Hydra-Shok?

.380 is nothing to sneeze at. I don’t have a Bodyguard, I went with the Ruger LCP instead back when they both were fairly new on the market. There is a YouTube series of videos on finding good carry rounds for pocket .380s. The guys testing ended up being some of the more consistent formatted testin...
by SSGNDoc
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Illustrating firearm ammo preference
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Illustrating firearm ammo preference

Often posts on forums or Facebook groups will be created where someone gets a new pistol and takes it straight to the range, but they end up disappointed in accuracy. Some more seasoned shooters will often chime in with a question about what load is being used and if any other other loads were tried...
by SSGNDoc
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: How cheap am I being?
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: How cheap am I being?

And an example of one of my hand drawn aiming point, targets.

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by SSGNDoc
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: How cheap am I being?
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: How cheap am I being?

Image 0 x Top But no dots there.... Right. On that day I was initially sighting in and farting around with a Kel-Tec Sub2000 at 100 yds, then shifted to 7 yd FAST drill practice, against a timer. Only goals are to keep the hits inside the card and Inside the ruffles on the paper plate, with a mag c...
by SSGNDoc
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Favorite Classic mouse guns. (.22 and .25)
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Favorite Classic mouse guns. (.22 and .25)

By far my favorite "classic mouse gun" is my circa late 60's H&K Model 4. I use it as my deep concealment carry. I've had a hard time finding a micro pistol that will fit my had properly (due to monkey fingers) and this one just fits. It has 4 different barrels. .22, .25, 32, and .380. For the brie...
by SSGNDoc
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: How cheap am I being?
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: How cheap am I being?

An example of targets for drills when I was still able to shoot in the woods. You can see holes from long range shots, then the paper plate and index cards come out for the closeup drills. And you can see I used regular cardboard to shore up, the original pressed cardboard silhouette, which pretty m...
by SSGNDoc
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: How cheap am I being?
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: How cheap am I being?

Sitting here pealing the cover up dots off of Shoot-n-See targets and sticking them on index cards to make small aiming point targets. Got to asking myself how cheap am I? Or am I just being resourceful? https://i.postimg.cc/Gt93SmzY/B8-C6917-F-4-F74-40-C0-B554-B931-E8-B71-EE7.jpg you ain't as chea...
by SSGNDoc
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: How cheap am I being?
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: How cheap am I being?

Wait... You're buying Shoot-n-See targets? That excludes you from the cheap club right from the beginning. Well, there is a range in Tacoma that requires you to buy at least one of their targets when you use the range, in addition to the lane rental fee. The Shoot-n-see targets were really for when...
by SSGNDoc
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: How cheap am I being?
Replies: 21
Views: 799

How cheap am I being?

Sitting here pealing the cover up dots off of Shoot-n-See targets and sticking them on index cards to make small aiming point targets. Got to asking myself how cheap am I? Or am I just being resourceful?

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by SSGNDoc
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Favorite Classic mouse guns. (.22 and .25)
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Favorite Classic mouse guns. (.22 and .25)

https://i.ibb.co/nsTVQ83/IMG-0742.jpg Love the little 1960, BB. Do not carry but in my collection. Very nice. I guess During most of my handgunning experience I was used to Most .25s being sub $100 pot metal “throw away” pistols with no craftsmanship or skill, but just kind of cranked out to provid...
by SSGNDoc
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Favorite Classic mouse guns. (.22 and .25)
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Favorite Classic mouse guns. (.22 and .25)

Ok, first off, I’m not advocating for folks to carry these as primary defensive handguns. Just recently been dragged down a rabbit hole as someone I know, wants to get a classic .25 ACP pocket gun. Something like a Baby Browning, Beretta 950, Colt vest pocket, or other such, crafted pocket auto, bef...
by SSGNDoc
Fri May 29, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Revisiting some old favorites
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Revisiting some old favorites

Oh I know the backstory on the Blackwater edition. I just don’t have any “unfired” handguns. I had a collectors piece once. Traded it off for a couple pistols I could shoot. But I understand.
by SSGNDoc
Fri May 29, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Revisiting some old favorites
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Revisiting some old favorites

Love the look of the Sig. Always thought the 22* models had a great look to them. I have a 226 "Blackwater" edition - never been fired. Neil :-) Should be similar to the Enhanced Elite that I picked up, a few years ago. Shame yours hasn’t been fired. They shoot pretty nice. I don’t know if I ever t...
by SSGNDoc
Thu May 28, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Odd shooting pattern until broken in?
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: Odd shooting pattern until broken in?

Pretty sure I saw someone else ask, but some pistols are set up for different sight alignment holds. Which hold did you try with the different loads? https://i.postimg.cc/mgsN2FLP/60-C659-B5-8-DFA-4-DAE-A7-BB-F081-AAB8-F6-EC.jpg Also not uncommon at ranges inside of 25yds to see some impact shift fr...
by SSGNDoc
Wed May 27, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Revisiting some old favorites
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Revisiting some old favorites

Most of my shooting over the last year or even longer has been almost exclusively with my carry pistols. Took these guys out for a good cleaning, and plan to rotate them into range sessions, which I should be able to resume as phase 2 openings of businesses begin. A couple of my favorite .45s. A Spr...
by SSGNDoc
Mon May 18, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Do you think, Canik could enter to US Military weapon list.
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Do you think, Canik could enter to US Military weapon list.

Most companies can submit a design based off the list of required features, as LT USN notes above. Then it comes down to testing and evaluation. Part of the contract usually specifies production will occur in the US. This is why there is a Beretta factory (in Tennessee) as well as Sig USA (in Mew Ha...
by SSGNDoc
Tue May 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: For someone smarter than me
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: For someone smarter than me

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USAC - Spanish Army Barracks Unit.

M10 was probably a rack number.