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Handguns and Revolvers / Re: 1 handed double taps/rapid fire - Anyone else?
« on: December 17, 2014, 06:40:01 PM »
 :th_thicon_question: :th_thicon_question:

Rifles & Shotguns / Re: Want to see what $100 looks like?
« on: December 17, 2014, 06:39:47 PM »
People can go back and forth all day about why the SCAR wasn't selected. I like it 100x more than an AR, personally. I've owned several rifles before this SCAR I have, and I like the charging handle on the side. I personally can't stand the location of the charging handle on an AR. Also, only the piston really needs to be cleaned on the gun. Everything else runs super clean.

The SCAR 16 I have is my favorite rifle out of any I have ever owned. I am personally VERY satisfied with it.

Other than the piston, because of the gas rings, I probably won't need any extra parts. Still, I want an extra firing pin, just in case. And, I will eventually get a spare recoil spring assembly just because too

Glad to see that besides making Brigadiers and Vertecs again - they are making different variants. Supposedly this will be for sale to the public next year as well.

I don't care for the Vertec grip - but I do still like seeing various 92's out for sale

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Grip opinions
« on: December 17, 2014, 06:35:24 PM »
Well, these VZ double diamonds are the ONLY grip I have ever found that I like as much as rubber grips or wrap around pachmeyers. VZ makes different styles - I've never felt any I liked except this ONE particular pattern/texture/design. I am sticking with these. Just the color is up in the air... And, I think I'm gonna try the greens next.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: New Beretta Brigadier
« on: December 17, 2014, 05:38:42 PM »
Ok, I made it to the range today with my new Brigadier! I put 230 rounds thru it today - 200 rounds of FMJ and 30 rounds of hydrashoks. All went flawless. Did shots at different distances, one handed and two handed shooting. Even did some rapid firing until the range master got on my butt  :th_thicon_question: (I've been going there since they opened, and I never knew rapid fire wasn't allowed - I've seen others do it in the past)

I really, really doubted that I would tell any difference in recoil between a regular 92FS and the Brigadier. There is like a 1.something ounce difference. Not much.

Now, I didn't have my regular 92FS with me... But from memory, it did honestly seem like the 92 Brigadier shot a little bit softer than a regular 92FS. I'll be damned. One day I will have to bring both to the range for a head to head comparison.

Anyway - gun shot fantastic. And once again - despite having three super nice 1911s - the 92 is still my favorite platform hands down!

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Grip opinions
« on: December 17, 2014, 05:29:51 PM »
Eh - they were free, or I would have gone with grey colored ones of that exact same style. They aren't bad, but I'm not a huge fan of that sand color on stainless. They also come on my black VBOB, and they look much better on a black gun than a stainless one, IMHO...

The green will be mine, though - in a couple of months.

Handguns and Revolvers / 1 handed double taps/rapid fire - Anyone else?
« on: December 17, 2014, 05:27:41 PM »
I took my new Brigadier out today for some shooting, finally. Once again, on this trip, I find I do much better on the second shot of a double tap when I just shoot 1 handed instead of two. That second shot is not way up at the top of the target like it is when I do this 2 handed. Anyone else notice this?

With various guns now, I find that I do much better shooting fast 1 handed. In fact - I've never been one for rapid fire more than 2-3 shots at a time. Today, I unloaded a full mag 1 handed on the free zombie target they give ya at the local indoor range :).

I'll be damned - I did pretty damn good.... Unfortunately, I had the range master come get on my butt about rapid fire.

I've been going to the Champion indoor range since they opened probably around 10 years ago (or close to it). I've even seen people with full auto machine guns there years ago. I never knew rapid fire wasn't allowed. Apparently it is somewhere on that page of 2 pt font that they have all over the page you sign in on  :P

Oh well, now I know. I'm not one that ever gets fussed at a range, so that felt kinda strange. Oh well...

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Grip opinions
« on: December 17, 2014, 11:37:07 AM »
Ok, someone gave me the hook up with photoshop over at the 1911 forum.

Rifles & Shotguns / FYI - Ruger BX-Trigger
« on: December 17, 2014, 11:30:26 AM »
This is kinda cool for 10/22 owners!

Syrian Jihadists Are Using a Texas Plumber’s Truck to Shoot Down Aircraft. Here’s How They Got Their Hands on the Vehicle.

How did an American plumber’s truck wind up in the hands of the Ansar al-Deen Front, an Islamist group fighting in Syria, with an anti-aircraft gun mounted in its bed?

Oberholtzer said he sold it to an AutoNation dealership in October 2013, and while he normally removes his company logo from old trucks, in this one case he didn’t.

Rifles & Shotguns / Re: Ruger AR-556
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:15:59 AM »
I heard this was coming a while back. A standard DI Ruger AR. I don't think it's actually out yet, though.

They solved the issue of carrier tilt on their piston based AR. I looked at 2 of the piston AR models a year or two back. But damn if those aren't so front heavy.

This will likely weight what a regular DI AR does. But yea, no chrome lined barrel does suck.

Rifles & Shotguns / Re: Want to see what $100 looks like?
« on: December 17, 2014, 05:56:41 AM »
You sure that piston has to be changed every 5k rounds? That seems incredibly low for a military rifle.

The gas rings do. I've read it mentioned a many times at the FN Forum over the years. So, yes. I have no idea how to get the rings on and off the piston, so I've just decided to get a whole assembly.

Apparently they wear and don't create enough of a seal after that.

Gun News & Laws / Re: PBS Gun Control Poll
« on: December 16, 2014, 09:27:26 PM »
Yes they can, but does PBS want a reputation of overtly "sculpting" their polls?
I'd expect they don't want to become the story.

They are still uber liberal.

. They could edit the poll gradually and we'd never know...

The goal is to run out the clock until Obama is out of office

NFA / Re: 14.7", what is the significance?
« on: December 16, 2014, 07:59:03 PM »
I have read that 223/5.56 performance suffers if the barrel is too short. The round doesn't get up enough speed to perform as designed. There must be something to do with that and the barrel length

Gun News & Laws / Re: PBS Gun Control Poll
« on: December 16, 2014, 07:38:43 PM »
Unless you copy and paste it into your browser, and go there after being on a non gun forum page, they can track where you click from and tell people are coming form gun forums. I've seen the topic on a lot of gun forums. They can always delete all the votes coming from gun forums... Just an FYI

General Gun Discussion / Re: What will be your first 2015 gun purchase?
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:06:20 AM »
Here's the official X5 All Around pic I just picked up this week.  I'll get a real pic when I can upload it.
I'm hoping to duplicate the 1-2" groups @ 25 yards.

I almost got one of those in the summer.but the gun is too big for my hands with the grips that come on the gun

 :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:

How is this any different than telling kids that Santa is watching and you must be nice to get toys... 


Prof: ‘Elf on the Shelf’ conditions kids to accept surveillance state

“You’re teaching (kids) a bigger lesson, which is that it’s OK for other people to spy on you and you’re not entitled to privacy,” she tells the Toronto Star.

She calls the elf “an external form of non-familial surveillance,” and says it’s potentially conditioning children to accept the state acting that way, too.

“If you grow up thinking it’s cool for the elves to watch me and report back to Santa, well, then it’s cool for the NSA to watch me and report back to the government,” according to Pinto.

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