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I have a solution. Buy me a pizza!  :icon_wink:

Let us know how it goes. You got me very curious...

Optics, Lights, Lasers, Holsters & Accessories / Re: DryFire USA
« on: October 05, 2017, 09:44:06 AM »
They are having a sale so I'll order a minimal system this week.  I have to find a cheap laptop to run it first, but I'll post my progress.

Yes, let us know how it goes  :th_thicon_idea:

Gun owners rush to buy bump stocks as Congress eyes crackdown

Even the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, opened the door to new restrictions.

"If somebody can essentially convert a semi-automatic weapon by buying one of these and utilizing it and cause the kind of mayhem and mass casualties that we saw in Las Vegas, that's something of obvious concern that we ought to explore," Cornyn told reporters.

"I own a lot of guns and as a hunter and sportsman I think that's our right as Americans, but I don't understand the use of this bump stock and that's another reason to have a hearing."

Republicans have generally opposed almost all forms of gun regulations, and are unlikely to go beyond bump stocks. And it remains unclear whether the appetite for banning bump stocks will result in successful legislation.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: New desktop wallpaer
« on: October 04, 2017, 05:57:28 PM »
I would rather see a beach scene or a hot girl  :P

So, once again - I think they must be held by hand in order to work, if I am not mistaken....

yes they work off the recoil.. a bipod would mitigate that unless he was holding it.

That is what I thought... I remember people saying that it took a little while to get the hang of them to make them work....

So, once again - I think they must be held by hand in order to work, if I am not mistaken....

Will a bump stock work on a tripod? Doesn't it need to move freely?

Gotta be the springs....Yes. maybe poorly made compared to other brands, not sure....

Top CBS lawyer: No sympathy for Vegas victims, 'probably Republicans'

A top lawyer for CBS said she is “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” when discussing the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas late Sunday night.

Bruce Willis will reprise 'Die Hard' role in series' sixth installment

Bruce Willis has signed on to reprise his role as police detective John McClane in the sixth movie of the “Die Hard” franchise.

Len Wiseman, who has signed on to direct the last installment of the series, said the newest film would depict McClane’s past and present as a cop, Deadline reported.

A part of the movie would show McClane as a young cop working in New York City in the 1970’s. Wiseman said they have started casting for the role of young McClane.

There has been threads on this issue before. I have disagreed with many people here.

I have directly experienced issues with mag springs not working so well in guns left completely loaded for months at a time. And, I've previously given detailed info. Not every brand, but some brands.

Just in a quick summary - I have had both Beretta 92 mags and HK USP compact mags start to fail to lock the spring back when they are loaded to 100% capacity and left loaded for months. Are the springs made crappily compared to other brands? I don't know. Maybe.

On Beretta 92 mags, I replaced the mag springs with +10% springs. That is easy to do. I also did the same with the HK mags years ago.

I sold that HK eventually (and the mags), but then later got a new HK P2000 that uses the exact same mags.

Now, on all Beretta and HK mags I have - I do not load to capacity if ther gun stays loaded 100% of the time. The HK mag holds 13 rounds + 1 in the gun. I have 12 + 1 in the gun. NEVER had another issue after I started doing that. No more failures to lock back.

Years ago, this was a very common topic on the HK Pro forum. I saw that many regulars pulled the factory mag springs from HK mags and replaced them with +10% springs before their first range trip because of this very issue. So, once again - not just my observations.

My Beretta 92 mags - unless they are fully loaded for range use - I underload by 1 round when loaded for defense. So, the Beretta has 14 rounds in the mag (instead of 15) and 1 in the chamber. Once again - no more failure to lock the slide back EVER again after I started doing this.

Now, the gun always functioned 100% when it came to firing. But, it was annoying to always have those particular mags fail to lock the slide back - but other mags I did not keep loaded all the time worked fine in this regard.

Back in the 80s and 90s - this was an old trick. I guess mag springs were not made as well back then. Everyone I knew underloaded by 1 round back then. Now, I do it for just those 2 handgun brands. I don't worry about it for other brands, and I have no issues with other handgun magazines.

But, I have seen direct evidence that mag springs CAN wear out, depending on the brand, by leaving the mag fully loaded over time.

Also, FN PS90 mag springs develop a noticeable shortening over time with use.... Compared to an unused PS90 mag spring. The mags hold 50 rounds. In the magazine that I keep loaded 100% of the time for possible self defense, I only keep 40 rounds in it. I have owned PS90s since back around 2006. I have seen many others on the FN Forum do the same thing for that weapon as well. If I am going to the range - I'll load it up 100%. But left loaded for months, I will underload that mag too.

Gun News & Laws / Re: Las Vegas
« on: October 02, 2017, 07:02:29 AM »
I woke up at 6am and saw the news. Truly horrendous.

Sometimes I havd to type the password in wrong on purpose. Then, it takes you to another page. Then, type it in and check the box to stay logged in. After that, it should work. Sometimes on my phone I have to do this.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello
« on: September 29, 2017, 08:03:17 PM »
Welcome aboard!   :th_thicon_idea:

General Gun Discussion / What do you guys think of this?
« on: September 27, 2017, 02:33:29 PM »
Pizza Hut worker says he was suspended for defending store in an 'old-fashioned gunfight'

Hotop, meanwhile, says he fears further repercussions because of a prior felony conviction which prevents him from carrying a firearm — even though the gun he used on Sept. 12 wasn’t his.

"I can't believe that after I protected the store, I'm basically losing my job," said Hotop.

Commentary: Trump rope-a-dopes the NFL and wins by KO

Now that you have it, wouldn’t it be logical to talk about your issue? The one that was the reason Colin Kaepernick gave for starting this protest in the first place? I would think that. I would think “well, I’ve got the mic now, so I can talk about this thing that is the reason why I even did this.” But of course, that’s not what people are talking about, is it? Instead it’s all about Trump.

How dare Trump tweet? How dare he hate protests? How dare he think people should be fired?

What a wasted moment…

Trump gave this protest, on a silver platter, the chance to be about the exact thing the original participants wanted to talk about, the very reason for the protest in the first place, and in response the left has made it about protesting the fact that Trump is president. Or the fact that he tweeted. That’s just … dumb. …

But we still aren’t actually talking about race. So the conversation you wanted that Trump gave you is being squandered on a conversation about Trump. In which case I guess it’s not about having trouble accepting it when you get what you want. It’s more like not knowing what to do with it. The proverbial dog catching the mail truck. Smooth.

General Gun Discussion / Re: Do you name your guns?
« on: September 26, 2017, 10:53:13 AM »
I will admit to calling my daily carry (HK P2000 9mm): Mr HK. But that is all. No other names

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