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Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by weeniewawa, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    Shotgun is a little different I've shit that at the driving rage of a country club and there was houses a few hundred yards away centerfire is different
     
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  2. Shootr

    Shootr OOHHH, GNARLY!!!
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    Ewww, TMI...
     
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  3. Shootr

    Shootr OOHHH, GNARLY!!!
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    So much for that...

    Gold bead no better than anything else at the indoor range. I'm keeping it because testing it around the house and property it lights up great - but the crappy range lighting is like a dim hallway - as @fezman sez, at least the point-shoot works well at close ranges.

    Then had to clean the damn thing near the end of the session (200 rounds or so). I like the price of Freedom Munitions ammo, but it must be dirty as all get out because I've never had a stoppage until today - and it was 3 different rounds (theirs and some Sellier Bellot) - pistol refused to go last 1/8" into battery. Once cleaned it ran fine again. After I shoot up the rest I'm sticking to Federal and Sellier & Bellot.

    Good work though - lots of single hand drills, some shooting the breeze with others. The old man next to me had a Glock with a green laser and a strobing flashlight. He was apologizing for the disco, but he was at an end lane and only lit it up, shot 2 rounds, then back off - no big deal to me. He let me give it a go and it really is the way to go - just can't miss with that laser. (I just hate having to rely on batteries, another thing to fail at the wrong moment) But my next pistol will definitely be a 1911 Commander with a rail so I can add a laser.
     
  4. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Don't they have a guide rail laser for 1911?
     
  5. Shootr

    Shootr OOHHH, GNARLY!!!
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    You mean guide rod lasers? If so, yes - but I would trust those less than the grip type like Crimson Trace. Guide rods in Springfield RO Compacts aren't "standard" designs, and I really don't like changing out anything that is integral in the original mechanicals of the pistol.

    I have a weird hate for CT dating back to when they first came out in the 80's - one employee was a total dick on the phone and I've hated them ever since. But it will probably be what I wind up with, especially since I can keep both pistol and holster.
     
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    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Yep, that's the ticket.

    I'm positive thet CS rep is no longer working for them. Most likely dead, or retired.

    You can keep fueling unwarranted hate if you wish. Just seems to be a waste of energy.
     
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    Shootr OOHHH, GNARLY!!!
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    I can hold a grudge sometimes...

    Not like dwelling 24/7 hate, just I'm not giving those jerks hundreds of my dollars disdain.
     
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  8. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    You are going to think I'm nuts, but I have found that practicing with a laser is great to help with "point and shoot"
    Just walk around and point at stuff with it, I used to use my noncontact thermometer
     
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    My dad gave me a Crimson Trace laser for X-mas one year. I put it on my HK P2kSK and shot it a few times. It would randomly turn on and off under recoil. Took it off after 50 or so rounds and haven't touched it since. Not worth the effort and not going to trust my life to it.
     
  10. THE FEZ MAN

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    I have one on my .22 pistol it works ok but .22 are so finicky that I haven't yet found a round that perfectly co witnesses with the iron sites
     
  11. Shootr

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    I have a green Lasermax on the AR15 pistol - it's the shit and has never given me any trouble. It's zeroed to the iron sights at 25 yards so if it's on a target from 5-25 yards, it's a hit.

    CR recently moved the pressure switch (on pistols anyways) to the front strap under the middle finger. Supposed to be more reliable with activation.

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    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    That is where mine is
     
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    Shootr OOHHH, GNARLY!!!
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    Ahhh, I feel better... Time for a cigar.
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    Are those sights working out okay?
     
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    As long as there is any kind of light source behind/beside me, that bead lights right up.

    I still want laser grips, but today I made sure to get a lane with a little light - it was so much better.

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    Shootr OOHHH, GNARLY!!!
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    Oh, and as far as your asshole coworkers - fuck 'em. Been wearing my readers from a librarians leash for years. Could care less what anybody thinks...
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    This was a fun video; what's astounding is the rarity of most of those pieces, you can spot some uncommon stuff that he doesn't even get to mention.
     
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    Received a Skinner rear peep sight for my 1894, haven't installed it yet, hoping it provides some relief for my shitty vision. The new sight mounts on the receiver instead of the barrel, so I also bought a blank that fills the dovetail in the barrel for the stock rear sight. The rear sight install looks fairly simple, not sure about making the blank fit the void in the barrel so it looks nice.
     
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    So I got an email offering a special price on these earplugs. Apparently they are brand new and it's like a beta-test. I have two sets of their other earplugs already that I use for mowing the lawn, using the trimmer, blower, or chainsaw. I really like them.

    So these new ones are cheap enough so I bought two sets. If they come in time, I'll try them out this weekend.

    I figure they might be good for use at the outdoor range. Down here using muffs kinda sucks because of the heat and sweat factor.
     
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    Shootr OOHHH, GNARLY!!!
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    I know hearing protection is subjective to all, I finally got a pair of electronic muffs and really like them. For disposables - I stumbled on these at a jobsite and now carry a box of 'em. Easy to get in, comfortable, and seem much quiter than 28db would suggest.

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  21. ysr50

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    Anyone here use a Doppler chronograph? I was able to fire a few rounds at the outdoor range I frequent a while back with one by pure chance. The guy next to me had one set up and after we talked for a few minutes I asked if he wouldn't mind if I checked out what my reloads were doing. The numbers it gave back seemed solid and consistent, I want one.
     
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    What electronic muffs did you get? I really want some for the house so I am able to talk to the po-po afterwards should there be an incident, but not be deaf (and thus handicapped) during said incident.
     
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    I prefer those baffle type plugs much better than the foam or jell ones
     
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    So I tried the Eargasm plugs at the outdoor range today. I liked them. I could still hear the range officer and carry on a conversation. But they did a good job protecting my ears from the sound of nearby handgun, shotgun, and AR15 fire.
     

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