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Re: September Holster contest!
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2016, 12:51:24 PM »
In the spirit of this thread...

It would have to be the Glock 36.

I bought it thinking it would be a good carry pistol. In that regards it did carry well. But it and I never clicked. The grip was never comfortable, and the balance was off. To me the Glock 30 I traded for it didn't carry as well but the balance was much better, the grip was comfortable and it was more accurate. It was the reason that I'll deal with a little less carry ability in exchange for performance.


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    Re: September Holster contest!
    « Reply #26 on: September 20, 2016, 02:55:47 PM »
    Good stories all around sounds like we've all done something along the same lines with thinking "this will be the best thing ever" only to realize that occasionally like our wives(those of us married) would be happy to point out that we aren't always right;)

    We've got another 10ish days for more posts until the drawing so if you haven't posted get on it;)

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    Re: September Holster contest!
    « Reply #27 on: September 20, 2016, 03:55:56 PM »
    When I was young I hunted with my dad's 1955 Winchester Model 94 in .30-30.  I even had it at college for a few months my senior year for hunting season.  Fast forward a few years and in 1981 (I think) I had a friend offer to sell me a 1974 Model 94 for $150.  I bought it, and even hunted with it, but when I hit a deer about 20" left of where I was aiming I got real suspicious.  Especially when a 15' followup head shot to kill the deer also went left and just grazed the cheek. Finally killed it with the barrel only 2" away.  It wasn't me.  The gun was off.  It had been hitting just fine when I sighted it in, but upon later examination I discovered that the hole in the bottom of the barrel that the magazine plug screw fits in had been mis-drilled at the factory at an angle, then re-drilled at the correct angle using the same start hole.  When holding the gun upright if sufficient side pressure was applied the mag tube could shift slightly as the screw tip slipped into the original hole. 

    When I learned to shoot I was taught to always make sure the mag tube was directly below the barrel.  With this gun, if the tube shifted the top of the front sight blade would no longer be centered over the bore when the mag tube was properly below the barrel.  It wasn't off by enough to notice when using buckhorn sights, but it was definitely enough to throw the POI off.  I never trusted it after that and sold it several years later to buy a camera.

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    Re: September Holster contest!
    « Reply #28 on: September 28, 2016, 01:48:12 PM »
    Two more days guys;) If you haven't put one up and want to be in the drawing get up a post;)

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    « Reply #29 on: September 28, 2016, 08:13:20 PM »
    If I counted right, I think there are only 19 people that have posted a story.  I think that's pretty good odds at winning something free.
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    « Reply #30 on: September 28, 2016, 09:40:45 PM »
    Yeah, I haven't owned enough firearms to have something in this category, and didn't feel like copy pasta'ing my last entry.  Didn't feel kosher.

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    « Reply #31 on: September 28, 2016, 09:46:53 PM »
    Well I'll tell ya what, go ahead and tell me something story wise about a firearm and we'll call it good enough;) Since I suppose not everyone has a gun they hated yet;)

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    « Reply #32 on: September 28, 2016, 10:10:44 PM »
    Yeah, I haven't owned enough firearms to have something in this category, and didn't feel like copy pasta'ing my last entry.  Didn't feel kosher.
    You sold off the FR-8, yes.  Obviously didn't like it quite enough to keep.  Neither did I, so I don't blame you for selling.  It was fun, but not *quite* what I wanted.
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    « Reply #33 on: September 28, 2016, 10:12:48 PM »
    As I recall it wasn't because he didn't like the rifle - more along the lines of it not fitting his current needs.   :shrug
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    « Reply #34 on: September 28, 2016, 10:17:50 PM »
    Fair 'nough.

    I think I've mentioned on here before that my stepbrother was Georgia State Patrol (he took medical retirement earlier this year).  Long before that, he was a corrections officer in Kennesaw.  One of the guns he owned at the time (not a duty carry), was a .44 Magnum (I don't remember the brand.. most likely a Taurus).  This would have been about... '87 or so?  Anyway, we were at the range, and Matt pulled out the .44, and started putting holes in paper.  As soon as he pulled the trigger the first time, there was *dead silence* from the rest of the indoor range. I leaned back and looked down the line, and it was like a line of gophers as everyone peaked out.

    "The H*** was that?!"
    "Dude down there has a .44 Magnum."
    "Ohhhhh... got another set of earpro? I'm gonna need to double up..."

    My sister (a few years older than me) was brave enough to take a (single) shot with it. Being fairly stocky, he stood behind her, and braced her shoulders. However, he was a wee bit vexed when she took the "x" out of the center of his target.

    I declined the offer to try the beastie out.

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    « Reply #35 on: September 28, 2016, 10:20:04 PM »
    As I recall it wasn't because he didn't like the rifle - more along the lines of it not fitting his current needs.   :shrug

    Yeah, I liked it just fine.  At the ranges I can use the sights at, it was a tackdriver for me. I just don't need anything for those kind of distances anymore (which begs the question of what I'm going to do with all the ammo I still have for it... anybody want some 7.62 NATO at reasonable prices?).

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    « Reply #36 on: September 28, 2016, 10:25:02 PM »
    Depending upon what my next rifle is, maybe.  But I am in PA, not GA.  I say hold on to it for 3 more months.  If the screetch owl gets elected to the white house, expect a run on 'tactical' calibers. ;)
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    « Reply #37 on: September 28, 2016, 10:25:42 PM »
    It looked like a really cool gun. The price was decent (IIRC) and the round/rifle would have been very nice for hogs on my land that is in the other part of the state and away from my current home. I'm kind of glad that he sold it though, as it prevented me from doing something silly  :cool.
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    « Reply #38 on: September 28, 2016, 10:27:35 PM »
    It looked like a really cool gun. The price was decent (IIRC) and the round/rifle would have been very nice for hogs on my land that is in the other part of the state and away from my current home. I'm kind of glad that he sold it though, as it prevented me from doing something silly  :cool.
    Not quite, have an appointment to sell on Saturday.  Still time for me to call it off. ;)
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    « Reply #39 on: September 28, 2016, 10:28:56 PM »
    *nods* I've been weighing the options between putting together a 20" 5.56 upper, a 20" .308 AR-10, and getting a Savage or something with a solid action and putting it into a target stock.

    Which is kinda pointless, as I'm broke for the forseeable future (that being the other reason I sold the FR-8: to be able to buy the parts to upgrade my .300 BLK).

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    « Reply #40 on: September 28, 2016, 10:30:06 PM »
    Go for it MTK20... you know you want it... I'll give you a discount on shipping for the ammo...  >:D

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    « Reply #41 on: September 28, 2016, 10:30:47 PM »
    Not quite, have an appointment to sell on Saturday.  Still time for me to call it off. ;)

    You wanted to trade though for $400, not get $400 cash correct?

    Why are we even discussing this?  :facepalm

    Stop Christopher  :bash. Just stop it... You have enough guns.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #42 on: September 28, 2016, 10:33:38 PM »
    Yeah, no, this guy seems very sincere.  I am not backing out on him unless he does to me.  It would not be right.
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    « Reply #43 on: September 28, 2016, 10:35:24 PM »
    Yeah, no, this guy seems very sincere.  I am not backing out on him unless he does to me.  It would not be right.

    Agreed. You keep your tempting deals and nice guns in your state where they belong  :neener. And stop trying to corrupt me  ;).
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    « Reply #44 on: September 28, 2016, 10:36:30 PM »
    Stop Christopher  :bash. Just stop it... You have enough guns.

    Really? Is that a thing now?

    (says the guy who has... 5, and calls it good)

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    « Reply #45 on: September 29, 2016, 04:20:05 PM »
    You have enough guns.

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    « Reply #46 on: September 29, 2016, 05:00:39 PM »
    D O E S   N O T   C O M P U T E .       DOES NOT COMPUTE.     WHAT DO THOSE WORDS MEAN COMBINED LIKE THAT?

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    « Reply #47 on: September 30, 2016, 02:17:17 AM »
    Oops.  Did not realize I was channeling a Dalek.

    The last actor I watched play Doctor Who was Tom Baker.  :hide
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    « Reply #48 on: October 02, 2016, 06:04:52 PM »
    Alrighty guys I have been gone the last two days mostly which is why you haven't seen a drawing;) Was doing firewood for my inlaws and after 8 full cord put away yesterday my hands are barely functional today;)

    So in the next day or two I'll run through and do the drawing and we'll see who won this months contest;)

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    « Reply #49 on: October 03, 2016, 05:07:27 PM »
    Yup.  Take care of your hands - you have holsters to make.    :cool
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