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I blame Weapon! I mean, Caniks are already great out of the box and he along with others came up with great ways to make the guns even better. Sadly, there just isn't much to talk about regarding modifications or improvements really.
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I'm new to this forum but not new to online discussion boards. I've had an online presence since the late 90's. Your formal is fine, very easy to navigate. I hang out on the AR15 forum and that is way too cluttered so I stick with just a few sub-forums. Perhaps a picture thread would attract attention? It would for me if we don't already have one.
Ghostwolf308 wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:27 pm Just a note guys. To get right to the last post you can click the + next to the thread. It will show you who posted last and have a button to take you there
Thanks, that works great.

Also, thanks for the stickies.

Stickie suggestion: How to post a freakin' image. I have done it before, but not often enough to remember how each time. I know that I am not the only old/stubborn/lazy/slow/all-of-the-above one here with the problem.
FrankW wrote: Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:12 pm I have to disagree with Higgy a bit. The new format was a pain for a while but I doubt anyone is staying away because of it, except maybe Higgy.

I think the problem is the availability and price of ammo, guns, and reloading components. People are not shooting near as much as they use to and if you aren't shooting, I think you loose interest. There has been some new guns released by Canik but availability has been a problem. So we don't have as many new people joining the forum. This is a niche forum. We don't have hunting, reloading and other guns to hold interest. The reloading problem is primarily due to the lack of primers and other components. I don't think the reloading interest will improve until we can buy primers again at a reasonable rate.

So I don't think there is an easy forum fix that is going to solve the problem. When the forum was real busy ammo was cheap and available. A lot of new Canik shooters were modifying their Caniks to shoot at the range or competition. I would like to shoot moderate competition but just can't afford the ammo at present prices. I would start reloading again but need to buy a new press and equipment. Not worth the money if I can't buy primers. I think the forum having such a narrow interest hurts participation. Changing format is not going to resolve the present situation.

I think the reason the forum was so popular for a while was due to the how-to threads from Weapon and others. Everyone who owned a Canik was really interested in these threads. Most long time members have that information now and don't need to post for help.

I’m new to this forum because , well, I’m new to Fanik as I just bought one yesterday but, I am on several others. Some too stupid busy with ego crashing and whiners and some with light to moderate flow. I agree totally with Frank. I bought 3 pistols since March and haven’t spent 1 casing due to …cost to damn much money to shoot!!!! I haven’t shot a single round since training myself for live fire qualify for my CCW and that was last July….that’s July 2020. I have right at 500 rounds left and I will not go below that. So, ima be patient because that’s all I can do. But think about it. 3 different break in period questions, aftermarket parts/install questions, potential failure questions, ammo questions perhaps and the occasional what would you do if you were in my shoes questions x3. That’s alotta questions set by the way side
A long time ago in a land far away...the same question was asked when I was in the Navy at a time when the Officer's Club was dying. Back during the big war the "O-club" was the place to be for any young man. I heard stories where they would often share one set of dress uniforms so everyone could make the scene. Alas, when I made the scene, it was a place for retired Admirals and their withered wives to eat dinner and try to remember the old times. It was a sad place, past it's glory. One time they had a comment card that said something like "what can the O-club do to serve you better?" Being the consummate smart-ass, I responded "whatever you got to do, for Chrissake get some women in here!!!" I'm not sure if they actually listened to me, but soon they brought in strippers on Thursday afternoons! Not actually what I had in mind, but it was a lot of fun none the less. Not sure this story helps with the issue at hand, but this forum feels like family and I've never been on Facistbook or any of the other BS apps. Happily married now, not looking for any more women lol!
Well, there is a story about Higgy Baby hanging out in the women's rest room at WalMart...maybe we get him a pole and some strobe lights...

Sorry Hig - can't let that one go...
Ghostwolf308 wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:11 pm @Weapon lol its your fault
LOL. I will resort to sneaky maneuvers to increase forum traffic again.

At the moment, I am swamped after the court system reopened and we have massive case backlogs but it is getting a little better every week. I was fairly convinced we would have made more progress by now but Omicron popped up and now everyone is getting it. I just found out on Saturday that I had spent the majority of Friday morning negotiating with a prosecutor who then tested + on Saturday. We are all vaxxed and boosted due to job requirements but that doesn’t seem to do squat vs. Omicron.

In any event, I have been thinking about some additional how-to threads as most of my spare time (what little there is of it at the moment) is still spent tuning this or building that. Some possibilities that immediately come to mind:
- competiton AR build (my current one was relatively inexpensive and has never had a stoppage despite running on the edge with some crazy tuning. On the other hand, it has zero muzzle rise, recoil less than a 10/22 when I shoot M855 SS109 penetrators and it cycles wicked fast. It’s sub-MOA at 100yards with any decent ammo. I am fairly sure I could piece together another one for dirt cheap (even in this market).
- Weaponized Rival. I have been reading the reviews of it as I don’t have one yet and I have already picked up on a few things that could use some tweaking.
-beretta 92fs/Girsan regard tuning thread. I still need to do a little more to mine but the 7lb DA with sub 3lb SA trigger pulls would likely be useful to some who use them as range toys or production division.
- Glock mods- “ewwww he said the G word”. Lol - they can be pretty good with the right mods even if you end up paying far more compared to our favorite polymer 9…
- Howa 1500 Precision Rifle build. It ain’t cheap but it’s far less expensive than almost any other precision rifle and it can do better than 1/2 MOA with the right .308 loads. I guess I could cheat and build another in one of the new and improved high ballistic coefficient zingers.
- EDC carry gear. It occurred to me recently that I have enough EDC gear that I have collected over time to write a small book on that alone.
Lastly, while the how-to threads have done fairly well, I know everyone is a “where is the video link?” type nowadays. It seems like it is taking me forever to get everything I need but I have been trying to get enough gear to do some decent videos. Every time I think I am getting close, I discover more things to add to the buy list. :angry:

Since FB killed the main CF page for the time being, we likely need to try to get as many as possible to move to the forum before they kill CF2…
Ghostwolf308 wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:12 am Ok so page numbers up top, a dark mode option, a better way to add pics, any other features we have you like or would like to see? Thinkong of changing the theme to make it more mobile friendly and trying make sure i have a list of features liked and wanted.
I had to change our e-mail address last year and haven't been able to resolve it here. Only options I can see are for password change. Am I "beyond help" like my Wife says? :-D
I am always looking for more good glock stuff...they are the tinker toys of guns....I will say I have spent more on "upgrades" on my 19 getting it where I want it to be, but now its "glock perfection"...almost
I had to change our e-mail address last year and haven't been able to resolve it here. Only options I can see are for password change. Am I "beyond help" like my Wife says? :-D

I might be able to change it
Re: weapon's post:

- P80 - Been spending most of my COVID shutdown time/no ammo budget building them. LOTS of issues with fitment, mostly addressed by MarineGunBuilder, but not all. (Except the 100% P80 BBS kits, which sadly the ATF put the fear of God into everyone and are no longer available, they went together great.)

- AR's without going full AR15 Forum - agreed.

- 80% AR's (and now 0% AR's, 100% 3D milled from aluminum bar stock.)

- I like the idea of the Howa, but I am Grendel fan and their micro is uniquely suited. Also, other chassis based precision builds.

- Favorite ranges - Yes, geographically constrained, but more about why than where.

- Girsan $500 1911 - If you recall, the Tisas 1911 I bought was a POS. The Girsan might be better, but I ain't going first. Also, with Turkey going unstable, it's hard to say that anything coming out of there might not have shortcuts being taken now (sorry Canik)

- Canik brace - Since Canik isn't going to market that cool pistol stock, I wonder if it would be possible to reverse engineer a legal brace for the Canik. With a modified 30 round Beretta mag, might be a fun toy.

- The Glock black market "giggle switch", turning it into full auto, is getting a lot of market acceptance lately (sure, by urban gangs, but a market is a market...). Actually, very innovative engineering. I wonder if it would be possible to do the same thing with a Canik (hypothetically only, of course).

- The same with the FST Rare Breed triggers for the AR. Very good engineering.

Lots of off-topic or Canik adjacent topics, so feel free to shoot them down.
Ghostwolf308 wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:29 pm
I had to change our e-mail address last year and haven't been able to resolve it here. Only options I can see are for password change. Am I "beyond help" like my Wife says? :-D

I might be able to change it
I'll try and join Instagram to find you, thanks for the reply!
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