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General Non-Firearms Discussion / Hard Day
« Last post by sqlbullet on Today at 10:56:27 AM »
Wednesday was a hard day.  My oldest son left home to serve an LDS mission.

For those not familiar, in the Mormon faith young men are very strongly encouraged to leave home for two years at the age of 18 or 19 to serve a proselyting mission for our church.  They have no say in where they will go.  During that time they can only write letters home once each week, and only call on Christmas and Mother's day, unless there are some exceptional circumstances.  No dating, or any of the other activities you would expect young men to participate in.  Suit and tie six days a week. Young women have the option to serve for 18 months when they turn 19, but there is not the same level of expectation that they go.

We made if very clear to our son that it was his option to go or not.  Almost, but not quite to the point of discouraging him.  Social pressure to go is huge and we wanted to counter that as much as possible to make sure he went because he wanted to go.  Apparently he did.

He has been assigned to the Missouri Independence mission.  The geographic area encompassed by this mission assignment:



My family is really close, and having the first family member leave has been really hard.  He will be fine I am sure.  Just hard to let go, especially the first time.  At least I hope it isn't this hard everytime one leaves.

I just wanted to let it out a bit.  Thanks for listening. 

Also, anyone in the area, keep and eye out for a guy in a suit wearing a black name tag that says "Elder Felling".  And give him a hug from his dad.
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Rifles / Re: A new old rifle (1916 Mauser)
« Last post by Deer Hunter on Today at 10:48:18 AM »
What causes that, and what does it mean for functionality?

It means I'm getting overpressure and the headspacing is a bit off. The geometry in the chamber and its relation the the receiver and bolt is off a bit, which is leading to the bulged primers.

I was using 7.62 NATO MEN 2016 German production 147 grain ammunition, which should be perfectly specced for this chamber.

Shooting a gun that is improperly headspaced could result in a blown case.
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Handguns / Re: Army picks Sig P320 for the new handgun
« Last post by GeorgeHill on Today at 10:39:18 AM »
The 320 series just seems a bit fragile to me.  It's too light... too chinsy.  It doesn't seem like it would hold up to military use.
I'm sure it's fine though... it just seems too fragile.
I'm very curious as to the testing results and notes along the way here.  Because I was certain the FN would have won.  I want to know in what areas the SIG beat the FN... I'm guessing it really didn't, but came in at a lower price point.
I'm also curious as to how and why the S&W offering was so bad it was dismissed off the cuff so early on. 

Still...  Congratulations to SIG for their win.  This is a huge win for them.
Good job, SIG.
Just wish it was a 229 that was selected and not a plastic striker fired thing...  Oh well.
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General Firearms Discussion / Re: SHOT Show 2017
« Last post by luke213(adamsholsters) on Today at 08:34:17 AM »
I've been trying to find out more info on the Leupold LTO Tracker Thermal monocular.  Seems like a nice option compared to the Flir and a lot less expensive.

https://www.leupold.com/hunting-shooting/thermal/lto/lto-tracker/



Each year I keep hoping the tech for thermal will come down even further in price to where I could buy one. But since I've got no real use for it other than a toy of sorts it would have to come down quite a bit before I could justify my limited gun funds going towards one;) That said it's going in the right direction at least;)

Luke
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Handguns / Re: Army picks Sig P320 for the new handgun
« Last post by luke213(adamsholsters) on Today at 08:32:31 AM »
I'll say I'm sort of so so on the P320 so far, I seem to like the design more than the P250 but so far I'm not sold on it. I'm actually working on a rig for one right now so I've been handling it allot over the last few days. Still not up to the at least in my opinion Gold Standard feel of the P6 which is my favorite feeling Sig in the hand. But it's decent and I'll say I've never been a fan of the M9 or 92FS guns as a whole. But it's not really a functional issue more ergonomics and style aren't my cup of tea.

Either way glad the picked something finally, though I do expect we'll see Trump weigh in on it to some degree, but lets hope that means a cheaper deal and us as tax payers picking up less of the tab from Sig;)

Luke
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Gundoc's Doctrine / Re: Slipstream Styx
« Last post by luke213(adamsholsters) on Today at 08:24:32 AM »
I'll say I preferred Styx to the regular as well, that said I haven't had to buy any in years since I've had plenty;) You made too good of an oil Joe that's the problem;)

That said put me in the like the Styx as well even if it's more expensive, sometime in the next while I've gotta buy another bottle of either that or original.

Luke
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Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping / Re: My daughter's first deer
« Last post by LowKey on Yesterday at 11:33:11 PM »
She was completely fine with the situation and had no expressions of regret or sadness that she took a life.  She knows where her food comes from and knows that things need to die to ensure that we live.  She was more upset before pulling the trigger that she would miss, make a bad shot or get a pass-through than anything else.  I had to wipe the tears off the stock because she didn't want to make a mistake so I spent some time trying to calm her down.  Once she realized that she did get the deer she was elated and could barely contain herself and yesterday when she went back to school she told everyone about it.  Even her teacher was very proud of her and said that she loves venison herself...so I'll hook her up with some backstrap.

Well, now I'm grinning from ear to ear for her.   
If you don't mind my suggesting it and if it's legal in your area, may I suggest getting a can on her rifle?   
I know I (and my ears) wish I had "discovered" them sooner. 
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Handguns / Re: Army picks Sig P320 for the new handgun
« Last post by Kaso on Yesterday at 11:27:02 PM »
Hence the specifications required in the Request for Bids: There was really only one answer of the pistols that were submitted. With the exception of Sig, all the manufacturers submitted existing designs that they tried to make work. Sig was the only one that submitted an entirely new concept, the P250/P320 design.
Technically Sig used an existing design they had, it just happened to be one that met the specifications. ;)

One good thing I see in all this, is my second sister is planning to enter the Air Force in a flying job.  Unlike my other sister whose job only requires periodic M16 requals, aircrew have to qualify on the issued sidearms... And her hands are tiny.  As you said, the M17 should be a better fit for her, and others like her.
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Handguns / Re: Army picks Sig P320 for the new handgun
« Last post by Bud on Yesterday at 11:10:43 PM »
I like the P320, much more than the M9. Although, truthfully, I think the M9 is pretty good pistol its' self.

When I was an Infantry company 1SG, we only had eleven M9s authorized by the  MTO&E. One each for the six M60 gunners, one each for the three 60mm mortar gunners, the Company Commander and the Supply sgt. They all worked well for everyone that was issued one.

BUT, the M9 is a big pistol and many of the folks in other types of units were really to small to handle the M9. So the Army came up with the modular pistol concept, i.e. a single pistol that could be modified to fit any hand and could also be configured to fit any mission, i.e. overt or covert.

Hence the specifications required in the Request for Bids: There was really only one answer of the pistols that were submitted. With the exception of Sig, all the manufacturers submitted existing designs that they tried to make work. Sig was the only one that submitted an entirely new concept, the P250/P320 design.

Here's the original requirements in the advertisement for bids:

http://www.guns.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/US-Army-MHS-solicitation_Final.pdf
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Shotguns / Re: Rifled Slug Penetration vs Expansion
« Last post by coelacanth on Yesterday at 11:02:08 PM »
Good stuff.  Thanks for posting it .   :thumbup1
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