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Firearms Forum: Competition Shooting 12-03-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By Grayowl
Real rifle shooting is 85 grains of Swiss 1 1/2...

Real rifle shooting is 85 grains of Swiss 1 1/2 black power behind a 550 grain home cast lead bullet travelling at 1,300 fps out of a 12 pound single shot rifle with a 34" barrel at a target that is...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 03-09-2010, 03:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,405
Posted By Grayowl
The LCR is way too small and way to light, My...

The LCR is way too small and way to light, My daily carry gun is a Para 7-45 5" 1911, but I carried .38 and .357 revolvers (department issue) for years. I still have a 2" six shot Colt Detective...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 03-09-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,921
Posted By Grayowl
My daily carry gun is Para 7-45 LDA in a Bianchi...

My daily carry gun is Para 7-45 LDA in a Bianchi X - 15 shoulder holster, but when I'm in the woods here in North Carolina, I carry a S&W 686 Plus (seven shot) 4" barrel in the same X -15 holster and...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 03-09-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By Grayowl
On a trip to Yellowstone, I noticed that they had...

On a trip to Yellowstone, I noticed that they had little brass bells in the gift shop that you could sew onto your pack that would tingle and hopefully alert the bear so he could get out of the way...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 02-01-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,693
Posted By Grayowl
If you have a concealed carry handgun permit, you...

If you have a concealed carry handgun permit, you don't need to get a $5 permit to purchase a handgun.
Grayowl
N.C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission Instructor
Firearms Forum: Other Weapons 01-19-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By Grayowl
Presently, you probably won't be allowed to get...

Presently, you probably won't be allowed to get on a plane with a straight stick with a brass head, but you can get on with a crook head cane if it's not cut to a sharp point. A 1&1/8 inch diameter...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 12-09-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,670
Posted By Grayowl
Why i carry a handgun

WHY I CARRY A HANDGUN

 I donít carry a handgun to kill people, but to keep from getting killed.
 I donít carry a handgun to scare people, but because I know this world can be a scary place.
...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 12-05-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,693
Posted By Grayowl
I found the 686 in a small pawn shop. I went...

I found the 686 in a small pawn shop. I went back a few weeks latter and it was still there. They were asking somewhere around $700. I put 4 one hundred dollar bills on the counter and he said the...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 12-04-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 29,693
Posted By Grayowl
A S&W that is adequate for carry (a 686 plus 4"...

A S&W that is adequate for carry (a 686 plus 4" weighs 39 ounces which is more than the GP100 and 101.) For over 25 years my daily carry gun was a custom Colt 1911 Series 70 govt. .45 on duty and...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 12-04-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,834
Posted By Grayowl
There is no law against carrying reloaded...

There is no law against carrying reloaded ammunition so it is something that you can not be charged with, but lawyers will use anything against you that they can scare up, be it valid or not. They...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 12-03-2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,834
Posted By Grayowl
I'm a North Carolina Criminal Justice Education &...

I'm a North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Commission CCH (Concealed Carry Handgun) Instructor. I'm the guy that trains, test and certifies those desiring to obtain a CCH permit. To...
Firearms Forum: Training & Safety 12-02-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,906
Posted By Grayowl
Thank you for your service, Robert. I had 4...

Thank you for your service, Robert. I had 4 years Navy Reserve, 8 1/2 years active service, went to Nam. got out and finished up in the Army National Guard with 26 plus years. I was Battalion NBC...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 12-02-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By Grayowl
I've given the Kahr close inspection and I...

I've given the Kahr close inspection and I believe that is one of the best made arms available. I really like it and have been thinking of getting a T9. Its well made, fits the hand good and has a...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 11-30-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
Posted By Grayowl
I've been a firearms instructor for many years...

I've been a firearms instructor for many years and have had the chance to fire just about everything. I don't like the trigger pull on sigs. Our state patrol just switched from Sigs to M&P 357...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 11-30-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,358
Posted By Grayowl
A lot of your practice needs can be met with a...

A lot of your practice needs can be met with a LT-Pro laser tube that fits in the barrel of your handgun that senses the hammer fall and fires a brief laser pulse so you can see where you would have...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 11-30-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,785
Posted By Grayowl
Our policy is double action only (DAO) So I...

Our policy is double action only (DAO) So I switched from a custom Colt series 70 45 to a Para 7-45 LDA and added a full length recoil spring rod, better barrel bushing and Crimson Trace Laser Grips....
Firearms Forum: Training & Safety 11-29-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,906
Posted By Grayowl
I carried a custom Colt 1911 series 70 .45...

I carried a custom Colt 1911 series 70 .45 cocked and locked for over 25 years, on duty and off and never had a problem. No matter what you carry, you need lots of training - proper training. ...
Firearms Forum: Training & Safety 11-29-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By Grayowl
NRA Marksmanship Qualifications Program

I've had a inquiry about the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program:
This is program that as gun owners, supporters and specially concealed carry personnel should be aware of and participating in.
...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 11-28-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,986
Posted By Grayowl
Not only will alloy frames ware out faster, the...

Not only will alloy frames ware out faster, the steel frame is a better shooter. As for weight, I added a full length recoil rod which a bit weight to the front end. I carried a 1911 on duty and...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 11-28-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,195
Posted By Grayowl
I carried a 1911 in a Bianchi 7L thumb brake...

I carried a 1911 in a Bianchi 7L thumb brake holster for 0ver 25 years and never had the thumb safety disengage. I'm now using a Bianchi X15 with no problems. Many departments are now going with...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 11-28-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,585
Posted By Grayowl
It depends if you want a 1911 for a comp gun or a...

It depends if you want a 1911 for a comp gun or a carry gun. I carried a custom Colt series 70 .45 for over 25 years, on duty and off, open and concealed. Now as a N.C. Criminal Justice Education...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 11-28-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,251
Posted By Grayowl
My Para 7-45 LDA has a stacked front sight. The...

My Para 7-45 LDA has a stacked front sight. The newer ones have a dovetailed front sight. We have a master custom gunsmith near by and he suggest the Truglo TFO (trijconf fiber optic sight.) best...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 11-28-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,924
Posted By Grayowl
I've always used 7 round Colt and Chip McCormick...

I've always used 7 round Colt and Chip McCormick mags in both my Colt 1911 series 70 match gun and my Para 7-45 LDA carry gun. All my mags, Colt, CM, and Para will be getting tripp followers and...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 11-28-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By Grayowl
Slide not locking back

There have been a lot of failure to lock back when empty on Kahrs. Check the magazine follower - it is probably worn and not engaging the slide. Check and see if Tripp Cobra mags make a follower...
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