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Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 09-02-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By TheDreadnought
Any gel testing available on their 9mm HPs?

Any gel testing available on their 9mm HPs?
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 08-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,486
Posted By TheDreadnought
Yeah, that's a little overkill. If you want to...

Yeah, that's a little overkill. If you want to carry around that much hardware for fun, that's your thing. But in terms of actually needing it, it's not realistic.

I think being struck by...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 08-06-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,042
Posted By TheDreadnought
Well full-auto is totally legal and I live in an...

Well full-auto is totally legal and I live in an urban environment. So I'd have to go with a UMP. Maybe an FNX-45 as my backup. Definitely some body armor.

I actually say Purge II recently. It...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-24-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By TheDreadnought
Where to buy handgun ammo online?

So, it's easy to find places that list ammo for sale. But if you start to dig into it, most of them charge outrageous rates for shipping, even if the list price of the ammo is reasonable.

I'm...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 51,448
Posted By TheDreadnought
Well I only have the one. . . but I don't know of...

Well I only have the one. . . but I don't know of any others I'd rather have.

My MP5-A5.

Ignore the selector switch position. . . I had just finished de-cocking it and had just set it down to...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 07-22-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By TheDreadnought
Freedom Munitions is completely sold out pretty...

Freedom Munitions is completely sold out pretty much. Signed up for their email list though.

Zero only sells online to distributors.
Firearms Forum: XD Forum 07-21-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By TheDreadnought
XD 5" or ported

So if I were to pick up an XD, should I go with the 5" barrel, or get the 4" ported version.

This would be for range/HD/SHTF. . . not concealed carry.
Firearms Forum: Firearm Accessories & Gear 07-20-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By TheDreadnought
Red dot or laser sight for HD?

Which do you think is the best way to go?
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-20-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By TheDreadnought
Got my replacement grips in! Original Ithaca...

Got my replacement grips in! Original Ithaca factory grips.

So the new pair had a discoloration on the left grip. They're 70 year old used grips, so you take what you get I guess.
...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 07-20-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By TheDreadnought
I live in a renovated loft in a historical...

I live in a renovated loft in a historical building. Once an intruder has entered the loft, he is standing between me and the one way in and out of the space. My wife is in the bedroom behind me. ...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 07-20-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By TheDreadnought
This is completely false. If I am defending...

This is completely false. If I am defending myself in my home and attempt to make use of whatever cover I can get... There's no reason to assume the criminal wont do the same if he sees me with a...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 07-19-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By TheDreadnought
Ballistic gel vs. real world

So how closely does ballistic gel penetration actually mirror real world penetration?

I'd hate to feel confident in a round/weapon combo that tests out to 14" + penetration, only to discover, too...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 07-17-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,066
Posted By TheDreadnought
So let's put a little different spin on this. ...

So let's put a little different spin on this. How about for home defense, as opposed to a carry situation.

.22LR carbine with 16" barrel.
25 round magazine

Can put all 25 rounds into a tight...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 07-17-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By TheDreadnought
Problem with HD/Concealed Carry?

So, I just started keeping a magazine loaded on my carbine for home defense. Possibly considering getting a concealed carry permit. . . but it got me wondering.

Doesn't keeping a magazine loaded...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-14-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By TheDreadnought
Posted a pic. See the first page of the thread.

Posted a pic. See the first page of the thread.
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 07-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By TheDreadnought
Opinion on CCI Blazer or American Eagle 45 ACP

How is this ammo in .45 ACP FMJ?

Looking for decent and affordable ammo to stock up on.

I know CCI is pretty popular in .22LR. Does the same hold true for it's 45?
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-12-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By TheDreadnought
Found some original Ithica grips that match the...

Found some original Ithica grips that match the ones that were on there!

Pulled the old ones off. I was worried the screws would be messed up because they probably haven't been taken out in 70...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 07-12-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By TheDreadnought
Sadly Illinois limits what I'm allowed to have. ...

Sadly Illinois limits what I'm allowed to have. Who makes that one?

There is somebody making MP5 clones in 9mm that actually come complete with the full auto (though non-functional) selector...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-12-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By TheDreadnought
Here's a pic of my grandfather's .45

Here you go. The other side has the chipped grip.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-11-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,942
Posted By TheDreadnought
38. . . but I own my grandfather's original from...

38. . . but I own my grandfather's original from WWII. . . so I'm not sure how that counts. :)
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By TheDreadnought
Thanks! I'll see if I can find some...

Thanks!

I'll see if I can find some originals.
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 07-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By TheDreadnought
MP5 A5 - Fun in a box!

Just picked up one of these:

http://www.hk22rimfire.com/images/2245260_rs.jpg

Let me tell you. . . this is an amazing weapon. Accurate as hell. Zero noticable recoil. 25 round mag dumps in...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-11-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By TheDreadnought
What grips to get for my grandfather's 1911?

So I'm fortunate enough to have my grandfather's 1911 that he carried during the war.

All original parts, fewer than 1,000 rounds fired I've been told.

Unfortunately, one of the grips is now...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 07-11-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By TheDreadnought
Well, the only .45 I have right now is my...

Well, the only .45 I have right now is my grandfather's vintage 1942 1911 that he carried in the war. For obvious reasons I don't like shooting that one too often, since it's all original and has...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 07-11-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By TheDreadnought
.45 ACP Ammo Advice?

Hi guys, new here.

I'm trying to decide what .45 ACP ammo to start stocking up on.

What I'm looking for is the best .45 ACP FMJ round that meets the following characteristics:

Reliability...
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