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So... any of our members here have an interest in firearms?

  1. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Oct 8, 2019

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    This is what the Colt Lightweight looked like after the night I got home with it. No MIM parts here. lol
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  2. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Oct 8, 2019

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    I'll throw this out there too. My Springfield Armory Saint "Pistol" 7.5" barrel in .556/223.
    I've invested as much in upgrades as the original price of the gun, but the best upgrade was the Binary Trigger I installed, she runs faster than a full auto now and totally legal (in most states). lol
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    This is a 30rnd mag dump that lasted about as long as the flash did.
     
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  3. Mtek

    Mtek Oct 8, 2019

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    My EDC Larry. I got a microtech Dirac auto.

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  4. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Oct 8, 2019

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    Forgot to include my EDC flashlight, Ti Relic Ignite 380 lumens.
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  5. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Oct 9, 2019

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    I’m all over the place with my edc. I usually switch up my carry firearm every six to eight weeks. Could be a revolver or semi auto. Just to stay current. I shoot 50 rounds per week with every handgun I carry.

    Currently it’s a HK P2000 40 cal. ZT pocket knife with a surefire 6p with a Malakoff device conversion module and a spare mag. Along with my keys and cell phone. I try to keep it simple.
     
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  6. Wryfox

    Wryfox Oct 9, 2019

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    The most peaceful place in the world to me....highway, to county road, to rural road, to dirt road, to scrub.

    I miss it dearly since moving to Florida. I can still smell the trees, the air, the sounds of the earth. 500meters of pure heaven. Surrounded by Texas loving freedom.

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  7. Professor

    Professor Oct 9, 2019

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    Picked up a cheap old stock wetern style gunbelt for my Umarex Colt pellet and BB CO2 revolvers.
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    Apparently these were bought as salvage from a warehouse. Not new condition, a little stiff they said, but fairly low priced. I'll be sure to give the old leather a good cleaning and leather treatment before using it.
    The only one they had in my size, got mine extra long so I can wear it over a coat or jacket, didn't have the gilding of the eagles, but that's fine since they look a bit gaudy gilded.
    Plenty good enough for backyard fast draw practice with CO2 pistols.

    I bought enough leather years ago to make two gunbelts and holsters but never got around to it. The pattern I have doesn't look promising.
    Perhaps with this belt to go by I can make my own custom pattern best suited for my frame.
     
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  8. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Oct 9, 2019

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    My EDC is based on what I'm wearing for the day, so it changes frequently.
     
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  9. Wryfox

    Wryfox Oct 10, 2019

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    A few years ago I was really into the old west (check out my old west stories elsewhere in this thread).

    I started to collect old west belts and holsters, but gave up rather quickly as I found out a hard reality that old west gun wearers were typically young and lean and very thin. Cowboys worked for a livin'. Almost all of what I found that were bonafide antiques were so small as to be comical, like they were for children.

    Our modern society betrays our past...we have it so good now it's VERY easy to forget how hard life really was back then..only a few decades ago. My great grandfather built the house my grandfather grew up in. My grandfather built the house my father lives in now. He didn't HAVE it built, HE built it...with his own two hands. Saw and hammer and wood and nails. Hard livin', man.

    Anyway, I gave up collecting antique gun belts because none of them were even close to fitting me, and I'm a portly (to an old west settler) size 34.
     
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  10. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Oct 10, 2019

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    Wry, I too wear a 34 and have owned exactly one old gun belt; my dad had an old rig (mismatched belt and holster) that was in pretty rough shape when I was a kid, he gave it to me when I was about eight (along with a basket case Colt M1917 that was non-functional) to play cowboys and Indians with. He punched a couple smaller holes in it so it would fit and I think it fit me until I hit about a 28" waist in jr. high. I still have the holster somewhere but the belt broke many years ago.
     
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  11. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Oct 10, 2019

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    Colt Officers 45acp with a bit of work done on her, by me. African elephant ivory (legally purchased) grips, nothing like them.
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  12. noelekal

    noelekal Oct 10, 2019

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    Nice Colt O3Hemi. Love them prancin' ponies!

    Y'all are a bunch a' skinny Minnie's around here, at least to a portly 36" waistline.
     
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  13. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Oct 10, 2019

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    38" waist beer adds inches to your waistline
     
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  14. jimdgreat1

    jimdgreat1 Oct 11, 2019

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    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/02/21/benchmade-helps-destroy-guns/

    Screw that company.
     
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  15. Wryfox

    Wryfox Oct 11, 2019

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    I have two thoughts about this:

    1) They also donate to liberal antis, so my emotional side says yeah screw them. As for Benchmade's response, NO..torches are not specialized equipment. I have one in my garage that can do this. Harbor Freight has them on sale. They didn't have to do this, nor allow photos to be taken. That was really dumb. Not every business is smart.

    2) As a businessman, I understand the climate they operate in. They don't want to piss off anyone in the increasing anti climate(so they actually donate money to both sides). "Weapons" include knives, and when antis talk about restricting weapons, guess who's included.

    Rant off. No more comments on this.
     
  16. Mtek

    Mtek Oct 15, 2019

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    First 38 Super. Pre owned Les Baer. I may get it refinished, still not sure about the hard chrome rounds and blued flats. It’s carbon steel, think I’d rather have all blue.

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  17. Wryfox

    Wryfox Oct 15, 2019

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    Hard chrome is an excellent finish, the best you can get for durability and corrosion resistance. The blued flats are an interesting contrast, and quite hard to do with the chrome adjacent.

    I would strongly suggest doing nothing. Blueing is a surface treatment vs chrome as plating(adds thickness), and would have been taken into account in the fitting of parts. Taking away the chrome will change dimensions and fit.

    Normally I wouldn't say this except you have a top gun maker that makes his trade on less than thousandths.

    On top of that I think it looks too cool for school....:thumbsup:
     
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  18. Mtek

    Mtek Oct 15, 2019

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    @Wryfox I actually prefer a blue finish or DLC, I know hard chrome is very durable. I have a few emails out to reputable refinish companies to see what they say.
     
  19. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Oct 15, 2019

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    Just buy what you want if there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the finish or sell it and buy what you want. I do agree, it looks funny with the blued flats, I have never seen that type of combo in my life. Are your sure Baer did that finish?
     
  20. Mtek

    Mtek Oct 15, 2019

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    Nothing is wrong with the finish, fundamentally, I just prefer a nice royal blue. I’m sending this to Rob at Alchemy, he used to work for LB and it’s how he started. I want a finish I want, not the standard LB blue, and not this two tone. I’ll also have a serrated top and a gold bead sight. I mod almost everything I own, cars, motorcycles, watch bands, etc. I like to make things “mine”, it brings me enjoyment.
     
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