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by Thane
Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: And don't talk to Customs & Border Patrol, either!
Replies: 20
Views: 3967

Re: And don't talk to Customs & Border Patrol, either!

Reading that, I can say two things, based on my own (admittedly limited) knowledge and experience: 1) The writer of that article was, indeed, right. To my understanding, the officers WERE wrong in what they were doing. Customs officers at ports of entry can look through bags (import/export/smuggling...
by Thane
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: H & K USP 45 What's the verdict on this firearm?
Replies: 25
Views: 1536

Re: H & K USP 45 What's the verdict on this firearm?

I had one. I bought it used, worn, beat-up, but it was reliable. I sold it a while later as it had the ergonomics of a brick and a horrible trigger. That being said, ALL of the HKs I've fired had horrible triggers. I've also never found one that was unreliable / jammed, without some outside source f...
by Thane
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: need some help
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: need some help

That looks like a Model 1893 or 1895 Mauser, most probably chambered in 7x57 Mauser. It does look sporterized, but the rear sight leaf indicates it still has the original barrel. The 1893 and 1895 are, if I remember correctly, most easily differentiated by a half-moon cutout on the left side of the ...
by Thane
Sat May 24, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: fail to feed on my RIA
Replies: 37
Views: 1481

Re: fail to feed on my RIA

You know, looking at those pictures, I'm betting you're fine as far as the barrel/chamber goes. You might try a new recoil spring and some different self-defense ammo. But if you had no problems with ball ammo, I'd say you're okay. I use Hornady XTPs, so I've no idea if Hydroshoks feed in my own RIA...
by Thane
Sat May 24, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: fail to feed on my RIA
Replies: 37
Views: 1481

Re: fail to feed on my RIA

The thing is, there's supposed to be a bit of a gap between the frame's feed ramp and the chamber, when the slide is to the rear. If you make them match up, then with the slide closed, you'll actually have the two mis-matched, and provide a "hang-up" point for feeding. The angle also has to be more-...
by Thane
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Remington 600
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: Remington 600

You might want to look through the online gun auction sites. (Gunbroker, Auction Arms, etc)
by Thane
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Unlicensed open carry in Texas: a proposal
Replies: 150
Views: 6275

Re: Unlicensed open carry in Texas: a proposal

I would be in favor of free open carry. I might not do it myself, when off-duty, but I do like the option (here in NM, it's legal, but rare). I'm of the mind of "maximum freedom, with accompanying responsibility." A person who displays their gun on their hip takes on no more or less responsibility t...
by Thane
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off duty trouble...
Replies: 45
Views: 3094

Re: Off duty trouble...

Do we know that she didn't (use her car as a weapon)? And if we don't know she didn't, then if follows she did? That lil' ole California gal certainly warn't no nun: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20080416-2008-bn16silva.html I would appreciate it if you would in future refrain from...
by Thane
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off duty trouble...
Replies: 45
Views: 3094

Re: Off duty trouble...

I'm gonna reserve judgment here. We don't know what precipitated this incident. From what we're seeing, it's understandable that folks want to hang this cop out to dry (and if what we're seeing is indeed the whole truth, I'd be the first one to bring out the tar and feathers). However... There is su...
by Thane
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: AR-15 recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 2472

Re: AR-15 recommendations

I have a basic DPMS "M-4gery" (Panther Lite 16). It serves quite well for its intended purpose; I have it simply to have a "black rifle." While it has merely simple iron sights (post front, peep rear) and a non-match barrel, it's still quite accurate. It feeds "normal" weight bullets flawlessly, no ...
by Thane
Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Hanging pistol on safe inner door?
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Hanging pistol on safe inner door?

I have a safe with little peg-holes in the inner door's metal, intended for hanging shelves/cubby-holes. I took those out, and fashioned pistol hangers out of old clothes hangers, the wire type with some sort of nylon coating (to protect the pistols' finish). While it doesn't hold revolvers very wel...
by Thane
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: What to do if someone spots yer...
Replies: 23
Views: 1599

Re: Good Question

Briankey wrote: "No Ma'am, this is my Glocophy Bag, Here, you wanna see"?


"rlol"
by Thane
Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Handcuff's
Replies: 25
Views: 1645

Re: Handcuff's

I'm gonna join in with the "not a good idea" crowd. If you must "restrain" someone, hold him/her at gunpoint. Firstly, in order to properly handcuff someone, you very likely will need two hands (one to hold the cuffs, one to hang onto the arm being cuffed). This means putting your pistol away. I'm i...
by Thane
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Can I carry a Bug legally in Texas?
Replies: 18
Views: 1464

Re: Can I carry a Bug legally in Texas?

I have carried as many as five or six (I don't rightly recall), just to see if I could do it. It's doable (and I'm 5'6", 145 lbs!). In Texas, it's also perfectly legal. Here in NM, unfortunately, it's not. :banghead: And per Agency policy, I can't currently carry a backup while on-duty, either. :ban...

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