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Firearms Forum: Firearm Accessories & Gear 06-20-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By treehugger49
I've used the rubberized Talon grips on my XD's,...

I've used the rubberized Talon grips on my XD's, LCP, and Glock, and I can't speak highly enough about them.

Since I haven't tried the granular I'm not in a position to compare, but as little as...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 06-19-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By treehugger49
"SOLD OUT!" as of 6-19-13.

"SOLD OUT!" as of 6-19-13.
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 05-29-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 978
Posted By treehugger49
I assembled an AR-15 in 6.8 SPC a couple of years...

I assembled an AR-15 in 6.8 SPC a couple of years ago as a dedicated whitetail hunting rifle. In the intervening time, I've seen numerous new 6.8 loads come on the scene as more manufacturers come on...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 05-29-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,910
Posted By treehugger49
Whatever moniker one wants to put on it, I think...

Whatever moniker one wants to put on it, I think there is an element of buyers out there merely speculating on ammo, buying whatever they can find at inflated prices, whether they can use it or not,...
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 05-20-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,144
Posted By treehugger49
My recommendations exactly. If it happens...

My recommendations exactly. If it happens consistently then try a different brand of ammo. It it's flat nosed try some round nose until she's well broken in.
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 05-15-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By treehugger49
Not a bad idea. I used some of my wife's bright...

Not a bad idea. I used some of my wife's bright red fingernail polish to make my front sight a bit more identifiable.
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 05-14-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,144
Posted By treehugger49
That's a fair question, and one that is somewhat...

That's a fair question, and one that is somewhat subjective. I'll throw out a number that is purely my opinion. Others will probably recommed more, some less. I would consider 300 rounds adequate to...
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 05-14-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By treehugger49
You've got a winner. Got my wife (or so I said) a...

You've got a winner. Got my wife (or so I said) a 22/45 last year to work on her flinch. Lots of fun! Fortunately I ordered several thousand rounds of CCI Mini-Mags when they were affordable and...
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 05-13-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,144
Posted By treehugger49
The key to determining what HP ammo your LCP may...

The key to determining what HP ammo your LCP may like or not is to do a thorough break-in with FMJ before running HP brands through it. Smaller guns seem to be much more finicky until the parts have...
Firearms Forum: XD Forum 05-06-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By treehugger49
I agree. I have the rubberized texture on both my...

I agree. I have the rubberized texture on both my XDs, an LCP, and a GLOCK, and I don't think there is a better cost/benefit alteration one can do for your pistol.

Very quick service, too, I might...
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 05-03-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,144
Posted By treehugger49
As others have suggested, I alternate, according...

As others have suggested, I alternate, according to the season (i.e., my wardrobe), between an XD-40 service and the LCP.

Mine has the Crimson Trace LaserGuard on it, and the laser certainly can...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 05-03-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,042
Posted By treehugger49
Yep, from the looks of that last pic, ^^^^,...

Yep, from the looks of that last pic, ^^^^, retention looks great!:D
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 05-02-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By treehugger49
Exactly. Don't confuse fiber optic technology...

Exactly. Don't confuse fiber optic technology with tritium, the necessary self-illuminating isotope of hydrogen from which true night sights are made.

If you desire higher visibility sights that...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 05-02-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,040
Posted By treehugger49
Absolutely true! Before I began carrying a...

Absolutely true!

Before I began carrying a number of years ago, I was familar with the old axiom "that an armed society is a polite society." I always assumed that meant folks, under the...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 05-01-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,910
Posted By treehugger49
Interestingly, I just received a "Cheaper Than...

Interestingly, I just received a "Cheaper Than Dirt" catalogue in the mail. I don't remember ever buying from them, and I have no intention of ever buying from them in the future, but half of the...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 05-01-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,042
Posted By treehugger49
CrossBreed would get my vote, too. I've carried a...

CrossBreed would get my vote, too. I've carried a full-size XD-40 in one for years.

Note their liberal warranty policy.

Discount to MIL/LEO and NRA members.

http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 05-01-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,040
Posted By treehugger49
You'll be good with the Gen 3. As I said, my...

You'll be good with the Gen 3. As I said, my experience with the Glock is minimal, but from all I've read the Gen 3 probably appeals more to the pureists than the Gen 4. As long as the grip size is...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 04-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,040
Posted By treehugger49
Gen 4, in additional to having adjustable...

Gen 4, in additional to having adjustable backstraps, has a larger magazine release which can be relocated to the right side of the grip for lefties, a new dual captive recoil spring assembly that...
Firearms Forum: XD Forum 04-28-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,765
Posted By treehugger49
After taking a county sheriff's sponsored...

After taking a county sheriff's sponsored shooting course, my wife shot a deputy's Glock 26 on the live fire range, and thought that would be her carry pistol.

When we went to the gun shop, they...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 04-28-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,639
Posted By treehugger49
Sorry for your loss. BUT! A little...

Sorry for your loss.

BUT! A little perspective here.

You and your wife have a brand-new baby, and the three of you are fine.

The firearms are just stuff. Fix 'em or replace 'em, they're...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 04-28-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By treehugger49
Their choosing James Yeager of Tactical Response...

Their choosing James Yeager of Tactical Response as the figurehead for comtemporary training is illustrative of the bias of the show.

I guess Clint Smith was busy, or too intelligent to waste his...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 04-26-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By treehugger49
I'll be interested in hearing what Trijicon tells...

I'll be interested in hearing what Trijicon tells you about your ACOG.

Tritium has a "half-life" of about 12 years, which is about how old your optic is, and I wondered how that translated into...
Firearms Forum: Firearm Accessories & Gear 04-26-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By treehugger49
Yes you can.

Yes you can.
Firearms Forum: Firearm Accessories & Gear 04-25-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By treehugger49
As in most things, you get what you pay for. ...

As in most things, you get what you pay for.

If they suit your needs, be happy and you're good to go.
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 04-25-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,146
Posted By treehugger49
...or a QD (Quick Detach) mount.

...or a QD (Quick Detach) mount.
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