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by SSGNDoc
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Your First Canik
Replies: 18
Views: 457

Re: Your First Canik

I bought the SA first. I’d seen a few reviews of the original TP9 and was curious. I wanted a beater that could do some truck gun/bug out bag duties if it proved reliable enough. A pistol that I wouldn’t really care about if it sat for long periods of time not being used. I found one on sale, and ha...
by SSGNDoc
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Bring back Drill of the Month Question
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Bring back Drill of the Month Question

I’d vote yes. I created the section, and am a bit ashamed that I let it die off. A lot changed for me upon retiring from the Navy and getting a new job, and being on a path for constant new qualifications, courses and certifications. I’ve had far less range time in the last year and am hardly partic...
by SSGNDoc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: EDC (EVERYDAY CARRY) PREPARDNESS & SURVIVAL
Topic: Striker or Hammer for Conceal Carry?
Replies: 32
Views: 1087

Re: Striker or Hammer for Conceal Carry?

I switched from “single action” striker fired pistols to DA/SA pistols a couple years ago. I had been carrying a Glock 19 because it was where I had landed for the most useful size for me with regard to ease of carry and ease of shooting. My switch initially involved going to a modified Beretta Px4 ...
by SSGNDoc
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: 9mm Carbine
Replies: 32
Views: 1102

Re: 9mm Carbine

Looks like a good price. Finish should be a bit more corrosion resistant too.
by SSGNDoc
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: 9mm Carbine
Replies: 32
Views: 1102

Re: 9mm Carbine

If you want a 9mm carbine that can be used for “serious work” I’d stick with an AR, a CZ or maybe a Sig. the CZ has my attention because it was built to be a 9mm carbine and I haven’t owned a CZ that I regretted buying. If you want a fun gun for the range and are on a serious budget, go with the Hi-...
by SSGNDoc
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Arcus 98DAC anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Arcus 98DAC anyone?

Familiar with the 94. Almost bought my friend’s but he opted to keep it. Haven’t seen or tried the DA versions.
by SSGNDoc
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: AR15 Optics
Replies: 23
Views: 721

Re: AR15 Optics

Been using an EOTech 512 (Yep, big, old school, heavy) for years with no problems. Also run a Bushnell TRS 25 for a few years. Much like the Primary Arms. If you like the PA. You could save up and buy an Aimpoint for the similarities with a rep for being durable and having a fantastic battery life.
by SSGNDoc
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: What does your screen name mean?
Replies: 32
Views: 941

Re: What does your screen name mean?

SSGN is the last type of submarine I served on. (Two separate tours). Earned my dolphins on an SSN.

I was the Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman onboard. As the only medical person onboard I was known as “Doc”.
by SSGNDoc
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: Range Day with the SA Mod2, DA and CZ P07
Replies: 18
Views: 769

Re: Range Day with the SA Mod2, DA and CZ P07

I like my V2 quite a bit, but shooting the Px4 Compact and the P07 along with it in drills, the P07 seems to be coming out on top. For me the grip comfort, and lesser muzzle flip of the two hammer fired pistols seem to make them easier for me to drive from target to target and get faster follow ups ...
by SSGNDoc
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: How is Canik not known?
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: How is Canik not known?

Probably because small arms produced by Canik or Canik 55 haven’t been imported using the Canik name until the last decade or so. Sig has been around a bit longer and their handguns have been in military and police holsters globally for a longer period of time. Glock made a concentrated effort to ge...
by SSGNDoc
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Went to the Dark Side today
Replies: 17
Views: 568

Re: Went to the Dark Side today

After get enough pistols, you can almost get away with, “Oh, that? I’ve had it a while. You probably don’t remember it. Haven’t shot it much.” Nothing in there is exactly a lie. It helps if you stick with nothing but black pistols, because they then seem very similar. But, apparently the cat is alre...
by SSGNDoc
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Remembering “Black Tot Day”
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Remembering “Black Tot Day”

The British Royal Navy, for a long time, provided a daily ration of rum, known as a “Tot”. The amount varied over time, but the daily rum tot was given out regularly until the Admiralty finally phased it out. July 31, 1970, was the last day of rum rations. British sailors held funeral processions fo...
by SSGNDoc
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: CANIK (CENTURY & TRISTAR) GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Excessive barrel wear on the slide
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Excessive barrel wear on the slide

Partly because of the two layered finish they do, wear seems to appear amplified.

They use an oxide type of finish like parkerizing and then apply a Cerakote type finish. High friction areas will show wear pretty fast, then it seems to plateau a bit.
by SSGNDoc
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: CZ P07 Spare Parts Kit?
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: CZ P07 Spare Parts Kit?

The trigger spring is one of the only things I’ve heard of having problems. The other parts are nice to have if you are running high volume through it or expect to be unable to obtain parts in the future.
by SSGNDoc
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Truck Gun
Replies: 21
Views: 747

Re: Truck Gun

Seems there are differing concepts of what makes a “truck gun”. Old school concept was a gun kept in or put into the ranch truck to have at hand in case predators or vermin needed to be dispatched. Mostly another, farm implement. Likely not expensive or pretty since it was going to be bounced around...
by SSGNDoc
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Range Day with the CZ P07 and Walther P99c
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Range Day with the CZ P07 and Walther P99c

The trigger does improve a bit over time. But I found running it in practical drills, that the trigger doesn’t seem to be a big issue in the P07s ability to place solid hits.
by SSGNDoc
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: FREE FIRE ZONE
Topic: Military Roll Call
Replies: 37
Views: 1245

Re: Military Roll Call

HMC(SS), USN, (Ret.)

Hospital Corpsman, Chief Petty Officer, Submarines, (Retired).

24 years. Last 17 were as an Independent Duty Corpsman, submarines.