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by 74novaman
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Anybody bought body armor? Thinking about it....
Replies: 29
Views: 1092

Re: Anybody bought body armor? Thinking about it....

As @rafe said, if the situation gets that extreme I'll have more trouble on my hands than the weight of my kit- That being said, I've been looking myself for some months, but my reason really is just for range use with new students... There are two situations extreme enough I'm putting on armor. 1)...
by 74novaman
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Anybody bought body armor? Thinking about it....
Replies: 29
Views: 1092

Re: Anybody bought body armor? Thinking about it....

I started out doing the AR500 route. Then I never trained in it, shot in it or used it because my plate carrier with 4 mags, med kit and 2 heavy steel plates in it was 30 lbs. :shock: Spend the small amount of extra it takes to go Hesco from the beginning and get a PC you'll actually wear and train ...
by 74novaman
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Pistol Caliber Carbine Roundup
Replies: 56
Views: 13823

Re: Pistol Caliber Carbine Roundup

Someone was selling HK style diopter sights for AR height rails a few years ago.

Can’t remember who made them and they don’t make them anymore. Glad I picked up a couple sets of them. I like diopters.
by 74novaman
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Pistol Caliber Carbine Roundup
Replies: 56
Views: 13823

Re: Pistol Caliber Carbine Roundup

Neat layout and use of the SIg 320 chassis system but man paying a $200 tax stamp on top of that is hard to swallow. It always is, because it shouldn't be a thing. I've been having a lot of fun posting this picture with the caption "Here is a picture of a rifle and a pistol" lately. :biggrinjester:...
by 74novaman
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Pistol Caliber Carbine Roundup
Replies: 56
Views: 13823

Re: Pistol Caliber Carbine Roundup

To each his own, but I just don’t understand adding all the extraneous stuff to what appears to be a handy, concealable pistol. O’course, I drive a Jeep Wrangler with a never-used winch, high-lift jack, and CB radio. But that’s different. To give options and capability that both a handy, concealabl...
by 74novaman
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Pistol Caliber Carbine Roundup
Replies: 56
Views: 13823

Re: Pistol Caliber Carbine Roundup

If its in a pistol caliber, might as well be small.

SBRd Sig 320 in a B&T chassis

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by 74novaman
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Any other wheel gun carriers around?
Replies: 46
Views: 5806

Re: Any other wheel gun carriers around?

parabelum wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:17 pm

How do you like your hammerless 642?
If the Glock 43 didn't exist it would be my go to AIWB option in shorts and a t shirt. :biggrinjester:
by 74novaman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Gunsmiths in Killeen, Temple area>
Replies: 1
Views: 3636

Re: Gunsmiths in Killeen, Temple area>

Hammerdown Sports in Belton is run by a good guy who’s done quality work for me in the past. Very affordable too.
by 74novaman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Any other wheel gun carriers around?
Replies: 46
Views: 5806

Re: Any other wheel gun carriers around?

I spent last year (2019) primarily carrying and shooting wheel guns. I’m my 30s and started with semi autos so I was wheel gun curious, especially given how everyone always claims they can make you a better pistol shooter and how reliable they are. I found that if you shoot them enough they’re no mo...
by 74novaman
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: RDS v. Iron Sights: Not just for old blind guys
Replies: 50
Views: 8763

Re: RDS v. Iron Sights: Not just for old blind guys

So how many of you guys carry, or plan to carry with a RDS mounted on your carry-gun? The points made about putting the time in to get acclimated certainly seem valid, as far as range use. In a defensive shooting scenario, can you get a shot on target as quickly? ;-) You need to read the Sage Dynam...
by 74novaman
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: 6.5 Grendel project
Replies: 2
Views: 3231

6.5 Grendel project

I've been wanting to put together a 6.5 Grendel for a while. After how much I've enjoyed my lightweight 5.56 AR, instead of putting together a heavy long range precision 6.5 rig (though I'll probably do that eventually too), I decided to make a lightweight 6.5 Grendel SBR. Based on how everything we...
by 74novaman
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: RDS v. Iron Sights: Not just for old blind guys
Replies: 50
Views: 8763

Re: RDS v. Iron Sights: Not just for old blind guys

My suggestion for those trying out pistol red dots is to give it time. I was less than thrilled with the first couple of range trips. I've decided to stick with the red dot for the next six months and I'm finally starting to turn the corner after about 700 rounds. Absolutely correct. It takes time ...
by 74novaman
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: RDS v. Iron Sights: Not just for old blind guys
Replies: 50
Views: 8763

Re: RDS v. Iron Sights: Not just for old blind guys

I’m a fan.

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The simultaneously most hurtful/true thing I’ve heard about shooting red dot equipped pistols is “There are no more hard shots, just bad trigger presses”.
by 74novaman
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Been too long
Replies: 14
Views: 2516

Re: Been too long

Hey, where do you shooting idpa and uspsa around here? Good to have you back. :tiphat: We are spoiled here in central Texas. These days I’m usually only attending the Temple Gun Club matches (idpa and uspsa once a month, Steel challenge Thursday nights in the summer). Copperas cove also has idpa an...
by 74novaman
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Been too long
Replies: 14
Views: 2516

Re: Been too long

Here’s a copy of a post I did for a “dinner pic” Arfcom style. Only I made breakfast tacos, so mine is a breakfast pic. Hope you enjoy, Bill. Step 1: dice up a yukon gold potato. Boil in water with vinegar/salt for 5 minutes. Just enough to get the insides a little fluffy. https://i.imgur.com/cnpgpx...

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