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Firearms Forum: Legal and Activism Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,120
Posted By Mercator
You are correct, open carry is no big deal. The...

You are correct, open carry is no big deal. The big deal was the "cop stop" provision that caused the bill to fail in the House. It prohibited police officers from stopping and questioning an...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 06-01-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 176
Posted By Mercator
No less than the M series. The difference is in...

No less than the M series. The difference is in the reticles and the turrets. Prostaff has hunting turrets, short and capped. The M-series has target turrets, tall and exposed. In the field capped...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 06-01-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 270
Posted By Mercator
The trigger was stock but M39 stock, a Finnish...

The trigger was stock but M39 stock, a Finnish refurb. Long pull but even. The ammo was PPU 150 gr soft nose. Surplus hits at least 2" lower.
Firearms Forum: The Club House 06-01-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 6,607
Posted By Mercator
Everyone noticed how nobody's hitting anymore? If...

Everyone noticed how nobody's hitting anymore? If only that. I watched a little and did not see a single fight! Someone got serious about the concussions. The game lost something... But also gained....
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 06-01-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 270
Posted By Mercator
A good Mosin has potential. An informal group...

A good Mosin has potential. An informal group string of 10 @100 yards, off range bag, 9x scope.
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 06-01-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 270
Posted By Mercator
I bought a Swiss K-31 carbine for $329 from a...

I bought a Swiss K-31 carbine for $329 from a local dealer, while they are asking $300 for an M44 these days. Not to argue against the market...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 06-01-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 270
Posted By Mercator
It certainly is your choice. My :two cents: --The...

It certainly is your choice. My :two cents: --The rifle ought to match its caliber. I like 'em short & handy myself, but for that there is 7.62x39, and now 300 Blackout. I hate .308 carbines. Just...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 06-01-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,994
Posted By Mercator
My choice.

My choice.
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 05-31-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 400
Posted By Mercator
That is a good point. The trigger finger is for...

That is a good point. The trigger finger is for the trigger - don't give it other jobs! On a tangent for a moment... The Serpa holsters. One range I know banned them, after someone fired his Glock on...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 05-31-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 688
Posted By Mercator
Gee now I have to try it :)

Gee now I have to try it :)
Firearms Forum: The Club House 05-31-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 427
Posted By Mercator
The whole subject is a storm in a cup. Truth is,...

The whole subject is a storm in a cup. Truth is, the population is spoiled by decades of safety and peace at home. Hence the complaints. If we had a Belfast situation here for a couple of months, all...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 05-31-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 400
Posted By Mercator
Speaking of Rock Island, they are also selling a...

Speaking of Rock Island, they are also selling a home defense pump, the M5. It is a fantastic value. For $225 you get a stainless steel one-piece barreled action, a jeweled SS bolt, top tang safety,...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 05-31-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 400
Posted By Mercator
Quality, as in fit in finish, may vary, but they...

Quality, as in fit in finish, may vary, but they all work sure as he**.

Go with pump action, for best reliability and ease of maintenance.

If you prefer to keep the round chambered, on safe,...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 05-31-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 427
Posted By Mercator
Ahem, may I suggest the good guys have superior...

Ahem, may I suggest the good guys have superior firepower, any time. This is not a ball game. We can work on the attitudes.
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 05-31-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 131
Posted By Mercator
I saw bore leading after shooting enough factory...

I saw bore leading after shooting enough factory rounds through different revolvers. Cleaned it out with lead cloth, rarely with the Lewis lead remover or lead solvent. Not a big deal.
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 05-31-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,261
Posted By Mercator
I am an American voter. Our common sense will...

I am an American voter. Our common sense will outvote you, and other tin buckets, every time, all the time. It is a fact of life, sir.
If you are looking to the Democrats like Warren to defend the...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 05-31-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Mercator
Got it. The angled grip is a solution in...

Got it.

The angled grip is a solution in search of a problem :two cents:
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 05-30-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Mercator
It could be that nobody who has read the OP knew...

It could be that nobody who has read the OP knew what you were talking about.

What's VFG etc?
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 05-30-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Mercator
The Wiley Clapp Edition has a brass bead front...

The Wiley Clapp Edition has a brass bead front sight, rare in production 1911's. It is also 70 series, which means the trigger pull does not include the effort to lift the firing pin block. I have...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 05-30-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By Mercator
Great craftsmanship. Worth more than the gun when...

Great craftsmanship. Worth more than the gun when you bought it!

Does the thermal expansion coefficient of the barrel band need to match that of the barrel?

The brass sight blade is the envy of...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 05-30-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By Mercator
It would be interesting to see how Hornady's 55...

It would be interesting to see how Hornady's 55 gr steel cased ammo behaves, in comparison. I've read somewhere that they use steel casings imported from Eastern Europe, but load their own bullets.
...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 05-30-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 270
Posted By Mercator
The full size Mosin is a better shooter. You will...

The full size Mosin is a better shooter. You will likely be more accurate, with a lower perceived recoil, lesser muzzle blast, less flash, and for less $$. The M44 carbine was for guard duty, such is...
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 05-30-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,261
Posted By Mercator
Kbd- Decentralizing access is good contingency...

Kbd- Decentralizing access is good contingency planning. Can't say much, never thought of a possible invasion. The Earth would be shattered before we would allow an invasion.
Firearms Forum: NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 05-30-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,261
Posted By Mercator
Nobody has ever explained it. Someone told them...

Nobody has ever explained it. Someone told them that shots must be heard in order for the police to respond. The real obstacle to change is the $200 stamp. Give the mouse a cookie...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 05-29-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By Mercator
The Gold Cup is about as high $$ as you want to...

The Gold Cup is about as high $$ as you want to go for better shooting. Up from mid 1K+ is the land of prestige and the pride of ownership. Nothing is wrong with that - just know what you are paying...
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