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  1. rbird7282

    rbird7282 Aug 20, 2019

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    Haven't browsed this thread for quite some time and just saw this. I do some informal steel plate pistol competitions.
    Did my first long range competition about a month ago. Shooting a Ruger Precision Rifle in .308
    25 steel targets ranging from 400 yards to 1,000 yards. Up to 3 attempts at each target. Managed to hit 19 out of 25 and finished 49th out of 59 shooters. Still pretty happy. Just learning to read the wind. If you're off by 1 mph on the wind at 1,000 yards, you're off by a little over 12"
    Targets ranged from torso sized down to MOA round plates.
    Last target of the day was an 8" circle at 815 yards.
     
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  2. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 20, 2019

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    OOOooo... that sounds like fun. I love rifles best of all.

    I'd have to get a rifle and gear that would let me play at that game. Then I'd have to practice a lot.
     
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  3. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Aug 20, 2019

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    My PM9 is close to 15 years old (or more), having bought one of the first ones. Soon after my purchase they had a barrel recall for feed ramp re-design, and my example didn't feed Corbon 115gr +p+ back then, but it's been 100% reliable since the new barrel.
     
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  4. Mtek

    Mtek Aug 20, 2019

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    I handled several over a period of days, The D Wesson had the best fit and finish. Gotta say though, there’s something about a Colt Delta that has the “it” factor my 10mm doesn’t.

    Some fit/finish pics after beak in.

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  5. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 20, 2019

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    Colt makes a fine 10mm through the years I have owned a few 10mm from various makers S&W, EAA Witness Glock

    I’m looking for a 10mm that won’t break the bank so far Dan Wesson fits that criteria. I Really like the Wilson combat classic however for my needs that is priced on the high side for 10mm pistols.

    Next year I’m going to Alaska on a hunting trip. I figure 10mm pistol will serve me better than the Model 29 I use now. I’ll carry the 10mm to use as a last resort against bears.

    I want to get very proficient and gain some faith in the pistol before the trip. I don’t want to find out in the field on the hunting trip the pistol I choose has issues.
     
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  6. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 20, 2019

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    Kahr makes a nice pistol. The PM9 is a fine pistol. I purchased the K9 in the picture in 1998 the K9 served me well. I never really did anything to the pistol other than a recoil spring change and installed some black grips screws from a 1911. Last night I ordered some parts from Kahr trigger pivot pin, trigger spring and bushing.

    Just in case I refinish the pistol I’ll have the parts on hand. From what I understand the trigger pivot pin is hard to remove. However, after a good detailed clean up along with a very gentle wipe down wipe with metal polish and an old T shirt the K9 cleaned up great.
     
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  7. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Aug 20, 2019

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    I'm not sure I would mess with it until it needs to be refinished or repaired. With my PM9, I owned it while I was in my last house, and I could have sworn that it was closer to 20 years old, but my research says that they started production in 2004. So mine probably dates from then, about a year before we moved, but it feels like forever.
     
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  8. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 20, 2019

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    That’s the best advice if it isn’t broke don’t fix it. Stainless firearms are very easy to refinish. Only minor issue is if you bead blast them the firearm has to be completely torn down. The blast media gets into every nook and cranny
     
  9. rbird7282

    rbird7282 Aug 20, 2019

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    I will say that it can be done in a budget. There are many sub-MOA bolt action rifles around for $700 or less (some much less) that can do it
    Pair it with a decent fixed power scope and you’re good to go. That was only my third time shooting over 200 yards. (First time was a long range class)
    Obviously fundamentals must be practiced (you really need to be able to shoot sub MOA groups at 100 yards) and adhered to but the work really comes with trying to read the wind.
     
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  10. ArtVandlay

    ArtVandlay Aug 21, 2019

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    All this large caliber talk, here’s a nice little .380 PPK/S. Been searching forever for one of these since the re-release of US made versions. Just happened across it the other day and had to grab it up, couldn’t be happier.

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  11. The Father

    The Father Aug 21, 2019

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    Bond, James Bond
     
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  12. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 21, 2019

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    My Son and his buddies are into long range shooting. The group of guys are very serious long-range shooters

    I have been out shooting with the guys we have fun They are constantly throwing around terms like

    Barometric pressure correction, humidity, temperature, latitude, ambient air, spin drift correlation, wind direction, standard atmospheric pressure, horizontal Coriolis effect etc.

    They break out their calculators and do the math. These guys are shooting at ranges 1200 to 2000 plus meters. I learn a lot from them. One weekend I brought one of my long-range rigs out.

    My rifle topped out at around 1450 meters. A couple guys in the group were nailing targets at 2500 to 2800 meters. Not just standard moa plate banging hitting 3x5 inch index cards that were affixed to the steel plates.

    The gear they use is high end shooting and electronic stuff, I am amazed at the skill level in that group. Two of the guys are former USMC snipers and one of them is a former spotter. All of the guys in that group are former Marines the group of young guys is impressive they make me look like an amateur shooter.I have fun with them they like to dog me because I was former Navy

    One of them asked me MR. Voere how far do you plan on shooting today. I told him if I hit my targets at 500 to 600 meters, I’ll be happy. They just laughed. They want me to join the group of shooters. I told them maybe one day. For now, I’m happy shooting at normal hunting ranges taking game at 200 to 300 meters or less.
     
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  13. KstateSkier

    KstateSkier Aug 21, 2019

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    What kind of holsters do you guys like to carry with? I have a few custom leather holsters for different firearms.

    Just ordered a new belt, 4way (OWB/IWB) holster and mag holster for my 1911 from 1791 Gun Leather. Really pleased with the quality of the leather and craftsmanship.

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  14. Mtek

    Mtek Aug 21, 2019

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    My semi custom came in. @voere I think you are right, may have to stay with the wood grips. I really like the old mixed with new school lines of this one. I’m going to see about doing another with a bobtail and in 38 super. This ones 45 acp.

    Edit: @KstateSkier i use a Sparks summer special iwb. I like your set up. Smart with the sturdy belt, some don’t understand how important the belt is.

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  15. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 22, 2019

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    Congrats

    Beautiful 1911 I would leave the 1911 as is and shoot the hell out of it. Let your 1911 earn her keep.
    with holsters I have a few holster makers I like holsters and belts are very subjective we all have things we like or dislike in holsters. As far as belts I have a few from some top holster makers.
    The belt I use the most is from A&G custom leather. A&G offers a lot of bang for the buck. After reading the post about belts. I just put leather conditioner on a couple of my belts. Good holsters and belts are must have items.
     
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  16. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 23, 2019

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    Last night I was playing around with the apps and gear.

    Hornaday ballistic app with 4dof and kestrel 5700 elite

    Trying get my long range shooting up to speed. Damn I’m ten years behind with the latest tech gear.

    At one time I did a lot of long-range shooting. I did not keep up with the latest gear.

    I going to correct that as soon as I can. So far, I have the Hornaday app on my phone borrowed my Son’s kestrel 5700 last night I was playing around with the apps. Starting to get proficient with the gear. When I get it, all figured out I’ll see how well it works out for me. At the range I'll get all the dope I need sight in a couple rifles and hope for the best

    Time will tell this weekend I’ll be out at the range getting to know the gear.
    I can already see this will be a costly proposition one thing will lead to another I will wind up with a new scope maybe new rifle etc. In for a penny in for a pound type thing
     
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  17. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Aug 30, 2019

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    Finally, I’m finished with this rifle. The rifle started out as an Interarms mark X “Mauser 98 from Zastava” installed a laminated stock from a Remington 798. I never took the time to refinish the stock properly.

    I had some spare time through the week and worked on the stock an hour or so per day. Now she is a done deal. First time I refinished a laminated stock it was a learning curve trial and error end result worked out fine.
     
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  18. scv55

    scv55 Aug 30, 2019

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    My latest addition to the collection, FN SCAR 17. These are becoming harder to get your hands on nowadays, especially the Belgium made model. FN is now making the 16/17 here in the USA and roomer is the Belgian's will no longer be imported.

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  19. Mtek

    Mtek Aug 31, 2019

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    Installed some ivory Micarta on the 360pd. Looks like he wants to be like grandad one day.

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  20. Mtek

    Mtek Sep 4, 2019

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    I got so lucky with this. HK USP compact 9mm in stainless are unbelievably rare, unicorn rare, they only made them years ago and go for over 1k when they do pop up. You can find a few in 40sw and some in 45acp. I search almost everyday on Gunbroker, one in the last month and my max bid was 795 and it went for over 1k.

    I went in to a hole in the wall “surplus ammo” store to check out their pricing the other day on a work break. Only a half dozen used pistols on consignment, and I saw this. Perfect condition, box, and unused extra mags. Trijicons didn’t light up because of the age, but otherwise I’d say less than 100 ends down the pipe as no factory barrel wear (they are black barrels). 500 dollars, I have never purchased something so fast. One happy 2nd amendment supporter here.

    Still in my waiting period pic at store...

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