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by K-Texas
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Your Chosen Defense load: How much can you trust it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2638

Re: Your Chosen Defense load: How much can you trust it?

Dude's posts are longer than my own. Sumpin' ain’t right here. :lol: Since my screen name is not Dude, I must wonder if you intended a slight insult. In my lexicon, a DUDE is a guy who dresses and tries to act like a cowboy even though he may have never sat a horse, and less likely to have ever bee...
by K-Texas
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Your Chosen Defense load: How much can you trust it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2638

Re: Your Chosen Defense load: How much can you trust it?

Dude's posts are longer than my own. Sumpin' ain’t right here. :lol: So far, I haven’t been able to get anybody to volunteer to step in front of any load I’ve ever carried, so that I can get some kind of real world idea of its effectiveness. Maybe I’m not asking right. :mrgreen: And I don’t really ...
by K-Texas
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Your Chosen Defense load: How much can you trust it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2638

Re: Your Chosen Defense load: How much can you trust it?

Or, just watch a couple of Paul Harrel videos. Well, since I'd never heard of him before now, I decided to act on your invitation. He seems very congenial and seems fairly well credentialed. Unfortunately, I only made it to around 3 minutes on his video, "Why I don't like 'Hyper' ammo." It seems do...
by K-Texas
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: CZ P-07
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: CZ P-07

My experience actually comes from the P-01. When it comes to DA/SA pistols with decockers, I like the CZ system better than any other including my P226. Upon decocking, the hammers drop only to a half-cock intercept like manual safety CZ 75s and variants had. Upon drawing a CZ pistol that was decock...
by K-Texas
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Reasons to get a 1911 and which one?
Replies: 67
Views: 4107

Re: Reasons to get a 1911 and which one?

Maybe we ask too much from the 1911. I mean, Mr. Browning was working on it several years before military input culminated with the 1911. Ammo came in one single flavor: .45 FMJ. It was more than a half century later when shooters first attempted to run JHP ammo through them. And what little feed ra...
by K-Texas
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Your Chosen Defense load: How much can you trust it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2638

Re: Your Chosen Defense load: How much can you trust it?

I think its not so much the ammo as it is the shooter or accuracy of him/her. Practice in real world type situations as much as possible, learn your weapon or weapons like they are another extension to your body. Shot placement is definitely the highest priority. Always has been, always will be. Th...
by K-Texas
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Your Chosen Defense load: How much can you trust it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2638

Your Chosen Defense load: How much can you trust it?

The only way that you'll get identical results to FBI testing is by testing with an identical gel block of the correct composition, and then at the controlled temperature. The real science behind Quantitative Ammunition Selection comes from predicting penetration and statistics by firing into water....
by K-Texas
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Reasons to get a 1911 and which one?
Replies: 67
Views: 4107

Re: Reasons to get a 1911 and which one?

JRG, if you're still weighing different models, there are several good ways to go. The Rock Island Armory and Metro Arms 1911s get great reviews and most likely represent the best affordable quality. I took a Remington R1 in trade that is really nice, including a high luster finish if you prefer a 1...
by K-Texas
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Need Hornady Data for 6.5 Creedmoor
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Need Hornady Data for 6.5 Creedmoor

Selecting a powder for a given job is definitely more difficult than just following the pack. I'm gonna give a link for those who are loading the 6.5 CM, or think they may in the future. The article is about very specific powder selection with Quik-Load giving the precise numbers. For accuracy loads...
by K-Texas
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Quantitative Ammunition Selection and what it's all about. Lengthy post!
Replies: 5
Views: 2536

Re: Quantitative Ammunition Selection and what it's all about. Lengthy post!

Thanks for the reply, DocV. I do tend to use Silhouette the most for 124 gr JHP defense loads but True Blue is another good one if I'm chasing accuracy with excellent uniformity as measured by extreme spread and standard deviation. As luck would have it, I've done some testing with the "in-house" RM...
by K-Texas
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Quantitative Ammunition Selection and what it's all about. Lengthy post!
Replies: 5
Views: 2536

Re: Quantitative Ammunition Selection and what it's all about. Lengthy post!

Okay, so call me a heretic for bumping this thread in hopes that it can be seen by as many readers as possible. Or, consider the handload I used as an example earlier. I knew that Charles Schwartz would like it, so I sent him the data I posted herein. I heard back from him on Monday with the reactio...
by K-Texas
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Blackhawk Holster Recall
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Blackhawk Holster Recall

The Canik TP9sa I bought 4 years ago came with a "Serpa Blackhawk Style" holster. Never concerned me enough to find out if Serpa was the OEM, but it's a ringer if not. No problems with it and it's fine for the range, but the release being on the side didn't inspire any confidence. I decided to impro...
by K-Texas
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: A great discovery for higher velocity 147 gr. 9mm loads.
Replies: 0
Views: 1541

A great discovery for higher velocity 147 gr. 9mm loads.

Another load we tested last Friday that had previously chrono'd 1092 FPS from the Canik TP9sa was with the Winchester 147 gr JHP that Midway sells at a very good price. From my SP's 5" M&P Mod 2 it chrono'd 1118 FPS. Depending on who you ask, that's the velocity of the speed of sound at sea level. E...
by K-Texas
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Holsters, Accessories, Reloading Equipment & Supplies
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 1
Views: 600

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by K-Texas
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests & Updates
Topic: Prayers Needed ASAP Please
Replies: 15
Views: 528

Re: Prayers Needed ASAP Please

Prayer sent. ;-)

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