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Re: Alternative ammo.

 by Crosspower ¦  Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:06 am ¦  Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Alternative ammo. ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 195

No pistol ammo. The .40 and 10mm lasted a bit longer than the 9mm before it was gone. Some calibers like .357 sig, 9x23, 38 super I doubt anyone stocks a lot during normal times. Right now if your buying ammo, everyone has 17hmr and lots of shotgun ammo. I bought 4 boxes of 12 gauge at Walmart just ...

Re: Pierced primers

 by Crosspower ¦  Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:05 am ¦  Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Pierced primers ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 187

And only my new Beretta 92C has this course sandy colored material inside the slide and down in the magazine. Only thing I can think of here is the firearm was new and after they are manufactured they use some funky grease to long-term store or ship them. Did you give the 92C a good cleaning before...

Re: Pierced primers

 by Crosspower ¦  Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:28 am ¦  Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Pierced primers ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 187

LT USN (Ret.) wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:20 pm Did the round fire properly? No squibs or misfires of any kind?

I'm guessing this was commercial ammo and not hand-loaded?
Yes new ammo I was able to get before the prices went crazy. I did not notice any problems shooting it. It all sounded and felt the same.

Pierced primers

 by Crosspower ¦  Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:20 am ¦  Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Pierced primers ¦  Replies: 7 ¦  Views: 187

What causes this? I was out with 3 pistols and shot around 160 rounds of Magtech 9mm. Picking up my brass I found 2 that seem to have a hole in primer. And only my new Beretta 92C has this course sandy colored material inside the slide and down in the magazine.

Re: Ammo availability

 by Crosspower ¦  Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:22 am ¦  Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Ammo availability ¦  Replies: 84 ¦  Views: 8468

I was at Rural King Saturday morning. They had some 9mm. The 300 round value pack was a better deal, but you were limited to 1. I checked out $117 for 500 rounds. Pretty excited about that in today's market. When I left there was 1 value pack left and maybe 8 boxes of 50 rounds. https://i.ibb.co/qRD...

Re: Beretta 92 FS compact

 by Crosspower ¦  Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:48 am ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: Beretta 92 FS compact ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 1439

Sunday was an awesome fall day. I splurged and took 200 rounds out with the new Beretta. What a fat grip! I had some years ago owned a Taurus 92 so it wasn't a total surprise. Thin grips will be on my shopping list. I think a brown or black cherry would look good against the black. It has a slide re...

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

 by Crosspower ¦  Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:54 am ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: How's your gun purchases with the ammo shortage? ¦  Replies: 87 ¦  Views: 4849

I bought a used Remington 870 Express the other day for $250 bucks , gun is in good condition. Came with the 26" barrel , I bought a used 18" barrel off of a guy for 60 bucks and will swap it out to make the gun a good home defense shotgun. I have a Mossberg 500 that I haven't shot in awh...

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

 by Crosspower ¦  Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:02 am ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: How's your gun purchases with the ammo shortage? ¦  Replies: 87 ¦  Views: 4849

I'm picking up a Beretta 92 compact after work today. Something I've wanted for a long time. But I'm not sure it's a good time to be spending money. And work has been slow (no overtime) heading towards the election. I've not been shooting as much. But sure will be excited to try out the Beretta.

Re: Ammo availability

 by Crosspower ¦  Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:41 am ¦  Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Ammo availability ¦  Replies: 84 ¦  Views: 8468

We just have to send sleepy Joe back to bed. Next year things should go back to normal.

Re: A Guy shoots up local Bass Pro Shop.............

 by Crosspower ¦  Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:37 am ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: A Guy shoots up local Bass Pro Shop............. ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 567

That's just weird. Guy has all these guns and he shoots up a store. He's losing all those weapons and ammo I assume.

Re: Beretta 92 FS compact

 by Crosspower ¦  Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:20 am ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: Beretta 92 FS compact ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 1439

Not as great as $399, but PSA has them again for $499. Got one on the way.

Re: Ammo availability

 by Crosspower ¦  Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:10 am ¦  Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Ammo availability ¦  Replies: 84 ¦  Views: 8468

If you must buy ammo, 40 is a good bit cheaper than 9mm now. I only have one 40, but I'm glad I do!

Re: Range ammo - bulk purchase

 by Crosspower ¦  Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:07 am ¦  Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Range ammo - bulk purchase ¦  Replies: 11 ¦  Views: 1042

I was on a ammoseek this morning. $550 for a cheap case of 9mm! Whoa. In comparison 40 Smith & Wesson is somewhat reasonable. Around $320 a case.

Re: Beretta 92 FS compact

 by Crosspower ¦  Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:14 am ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: Beretta 92 FS compact ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 1439

[ If things don't work out, send her up here...I will have to ask my wife first, of course... :)) [/quote] I worked with this guy, he said his wife told him "go ahead and get a girlfriend and see if I care". . He looked at me and said "don't believe it for a second buddy, those women ...

Ameriglo Hawthorne sights

 by Crosspower ¦  Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:28 pm ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: Ameriglo Hawthorne sights ¦  Replies: 0 ¦  Views: 278

I decided to try these on my 43X. They really made a big difference in my ability to shoot this pistol well. Since I've had an Elite, I really liked the solid black rear and a bright front sight. The front post on the Hackathorn is a night sight, but I really love how bright the orange is. It just s...

Re: Concealed carry and single stack thoughts

 by Crosspower ¦  Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:48 am ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: Concealed carry and single stack thoughts ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 1439

I have a Glock 43X that is easily the most comfortable 9mm I own to carry. With that said I don't own any of the other brands of similar sized models. If I was you I would go to a large gun store and see what you can find that feels good in your hand. How you carry a gun may depend on your build. I'...

Re: Ammo availability

 by Crosspower ¦  Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:06 am ¦  Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS ¦  Topic: Ammo availability ¦  Replies: 84 ¦  Views: 8468

What's funny is .40 and 10mm, I can find cheaper than 9mm some places. And more available. In these panic times 9mm is the 1st to go. Owning weapons in several calibers is advantageous. And who sets the price on ammo? Use Federal for an example. They are selling everything they can make and they are...

Beretta 92 FS compact

 by Crosspower ¦  Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:02 am ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: Beretta 92 FS compact ¦  Replies: 14 ¦  Views: 1439

PSA email this morning had this in the daily deal, $399. I've wanted one. I imagine it's a shade bigger than an elite? The FS compact is a 4.25" barrel with 13 round mags. And when I clicked on it they were already sold out of them. Anyone owned one? They get more for that price I'll be all abo...

Re: "Worst gun I ever bought was..."

 by Crosspower ¦  Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:41 am ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: "Worst gun I ever bought was..." ¦  Replies: 54 ¦  Views: 7215

I have the Rock Island "clone" of the Para Ord. in .40. It's pretty new and I'm just getting loads worked up for USPSA (Limited Major) but so far it's been great; eats everything I've thrown at it. Will be finalizing a load and accuracy testing soon, and then off to competition. Am lookin...

Re: "Worst gun I ever bought was..."

 by Crosspower ¦  Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:22 am ¦  Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik) ¦  Topic: "Worst gun I ever bought was..." ¦  Replies: 54 ¦  Views: 7215

I had a ParaOrdnance double stack .45. I loved the feel of the gun, I have bit hands and it filled out great. Unreliable as hell. I was lucky to get a full magazine through it. Didn't matter what ammo. This was back in the mid 90's. Maybe they got better but Ill never have one again. I'm surprised....

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