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Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-24-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 11,833
Posted By wktipton
Put me in, too. I need a good M1911 holster

Put me in, too. I need a good M1911 holster
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By wktipton
name that cartrige

Sure does look like a 7.62R Russian...Measurements are nearly spot-on. Are there 2 or 3 holes in the primer pocket?
Firearms Forum: The Club House 07-16-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,101
Posted By wktipton
Count Me in, Also!

Count Me in, Also!
Firearms Forum: Alabama Gun Forum 05-18-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,064
Posted By wktipton
Anniston (Saks) here. born & raised in Northern...

Anniston (Saks) here. born & raised in Northern Lower Michigan.....got tired of starting the snowblower to dig out a path to the woodpile!
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 04-01-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 32,662
Posted By wktipton
everybody says don't get a 9mm

OK. Granted, the .45ACP round does drop more than a 9mm does, but just how far away do you expect to encounter a personal defense situation? I can take my Auto-Ordinance M1911A1 .45 (full military...
Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 11-29-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,502
Posted By wktipton
when and where to shoot

Depends on your State. Some have the "castle doctrine" where you can defend yourself if you are in fear of your life or grevious bodily injury...for instance, you are 65 years old. and frail, but...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 11-29-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 32,662
Posted By wktipton
Use What You Want! I am an ex-GI, retired...

Use What You Want! I am an ex-GI, retired Military Police, and carried both the .45ACP and 9mm. When the Army switched from the M1911A1 .45ACP to the 9mm, I read a letter from an old retired...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-04-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 939
Posted By wktipton
What is your favorite thing about FirearmsTalk!

You folks have already said 99% of what I like about it. I am not new to firearms (Grew up in Northern Michigan, spent 20 years in the U.S. Army Military Police), but a person is never too old to...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 09-28-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,508
Posted By wktipton
Alabama ccw

In Michigan, even though I was a retired Army Military Policeman, had carried a .45 or 9mm pistol all over the US and Germany and Korea, was qualified every 6 months, and had a Top Secret security...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 09-28-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By wktipton
Better performance out of a short barrel?

Sight radius does make a difference in how well you can hit a target at a longer range, but self defense shooting is usually at very close range, maybe 7 yards (21 feet) or less. I own a S&W Model...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 09-28-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By wktipton
Help Please.

I carried a Remington-Rand in Heidelberg, Germany in the mid-1970's, guarding the Commander-in Chief (CINC), Deputy CINC, and Chief of Staff, USAREUR (US Army Europe). I went to draw it from the...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 09-28-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By wktipton
Help PT.2

Those are definately "after market" sights. Note that the side of the M1911 says "U.S. Property". The US military did not purchase any newly made M1911's after 1945!. they all had fixed sights,...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 09-28-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,770
Posted By wktipton
Best 1911

I carried one for 18 years in the MP's, made by everyone from colt to singer to remington-rand. I currently own a Auto-Ordinance manufacture, made after Kahr Arms bought out the AO plant and...
Firearms Forum: Curio & Relic Discussion 09-28-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By wktipton
1900 M96 Mauser

I stopped in at a small grocery store/gas station in northern Michigan a few years ago. While looking through some of the weapons for sale there (they were also dealers), I noticed a 1900 Oberndorf...
Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism 08-12-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By wktipton
carjacker shot

Michigan does have the "Castle Doctrine" in effect, and is a "Shall Issue" state. I sure hope the guy gets off.
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 04-08-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,064
Posted By wktipton
Marlin model 60

I have one that I paid $2.00 for in Germany. A neighbor failed to register it with USAREUR (U.S. Army Europe) and was afraid to, because he thought he would get into trouble, so he gave it to me. ...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 01-23-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,708
Posted By wktipton
carryiny in bars

Yeah, some of these laws don't make much sense, but then, I'm not (thankfully) a "lawmaker".
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 01-21-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,708
Posted By wktipton
Carrying in bars?

You may be right, there! I'm in Calhoun County, AL (Anniston). On the back of the permit it says " This permit does not allow you to carry a pistol in places that serve alcohol, or while you are...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 01-19-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,708
Posted By wktipton
carrying in bars

Don't. In Michigan, you cannot carry concealed in "An establishment that sells alcoholic beverages by the drink as a primary source of income" (Bars), but you could carry at places (Applebee's) that...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 01-19-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,949
Posted By wktipton
barrel length

For carry, go with the shortest barrel you feel comfortable with. In your post, use the 4". I have a S&W .38 Special, Model 10-5, with a 2", and find it very accurate. I've always been told that...
Firearms Forum: Training & Safety 01-19-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,884
Posted By wktipton
Loaded or locked up

I am retired, and there are no children in my house. The S&W .38 is loaded, and under a pillow when I am in bed. otherwise, the Bersa .380, Ruger 9mm, or M1911A1 .45 is in a holster on my hip. If...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 01-19-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,712
Posted By wktipton
Bersa .380

Got a thunder .380. It has taken every kind of round that I've ever put through it,, with no mis-feeds or malfunctions. If you are gonna use it for self-defense, the range will usually be less...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 11-23-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 41,063
Posted By wktipton
OK, I'm in on the drawing, too!

OK, I'm in on the drawing, too!
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 11-06-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,338
Posted By wktipton
Wards Hercules 12-Gauge

Manufactured by Harrington & Richardson. gunpartscorp.com has a cross-reference manufacturer listing, and may have replacement parts for you
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