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Forum: Reloading Bench 05-24-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,294
Posted By vortec
You might want to look at gel test results of XTP...

You might want to look at gel test results of XTP bullets. Lucky Gunner has results for several XTP bullet types and velocities. The gun they used for 45 ACP tests was a Kahr CW45, 3.64-inch barrel....
Forum: Range Reports 05-23-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,922
Posted By vortec
I think Underwood, Buffalo Bore, and Double Tap...

I think Underwood, Buffalo Bore, and Double Tap all offer full strength 10mm loads. Namely [email protected] and [email protected] (hard cast loads are rated a little faster). The original Norma load was...
Forum: Les Baer 05-17-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By vortec
Nighthawk Custom will install sights, either...

Nighthawk Custom will install sights, either yours or theirs. They have a Heine ledge with a 0.156" rear that is just right for fast front sight acquisition.
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Forum: Dan Wesson 05-17-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By vortec
True for a carry piece. However, for competition...

True for a carry piece. However, for competition or home defense, a magazine pad helps to ensure a secure reload.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-17-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,650
Posted By vortec
I read that to mean you are subject to the CA...

I read that to mean you are subject to the CA approved gun list. I would make a separate list of all the firearms you would like to have (from the CA list) and then make your best choice. I've always...
Forum: Dan Wesson 05-12-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 879
Posted By vortec
Agreed! I tried out night sights on a couple of...

Agreed! I tried out night sights on a couple of DW pistols, outside and inside at dusk and at night. If the sights were visible the target wasn't and if the target was visible, the sights didn't...
Forum: Colt 05-10-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By vortec
There are really only two styles of 1911 to...

There are really only two styles of 1911 to consider, a full size government and a lightweight commander.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-06-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By vortec
I'm of the camp that thinks the 1911 is not the...

I'm of the camp that thinks the 1911 is not the best option for the 9mm cartridge. The 1911 was designed for use with larger (longer) cartridges, like 38 super, 45, and 10mm. If I were you I would...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-29-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By vortec
Non ramped barrels make for more reliable feeding...

Non ramped barrels make for more reliable feeding of large meplat ammunition. The gun is sure to be rated to fire SAMMI spec ammo with either barrel configuration and the brass is also rated for...
Forum: Nighthawk 04-26-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By vortec
NHC did work on a couple of stock Colts for me a...

NHC did work on a couple of stock Colts for me a few years ago. Both are very accurate and the work was outstanding. I have a Colt LW Commander being worked on at present. Looking forward to the...
Forum: Les Baer 04-26-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By vortec
I really like Black Nitride. Once you go with a...

I really like Black Nitride. Once you go with a duty treat like that you'll never go back to bluing.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-23-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,796
Posted By vortec
Underwood no longer publishes that...

Underwood no longer publishes that recommendation. All their 10mm ammo is within SAMMI specifications. The Delta Elite is rated to fire ammunition that is within SAMMI limits.

Max SAAMI pressure...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 04-23-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By vortec
LE needs to start policing their own. Maybe they...

LE needs to start policing their own. Maybe they do now, but the general public doesn't hear of it. I think it would go a long way towards building and maintaining trust.

I also think military and...
Forum: Ammo Can 04-22-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By vortec
First I've ever heard of over penetration being a...

First I've ever heard of over penetration being a problem. I wonder who came up with that hypothesis? Was it perhaps published (made up) by the ammo manufacturers to sell more expanding projectile...
Forum: Ammo Can 04-18-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By vortec
See post #9 You might also want to review...

See post #9

You might also want to review the following article about flat nosed solids for big game hunting. The principles discussed therein correlate to FN solid performance in pistol...
Forum: Ammo Can 04-18-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,631
Posted By vortec
You don't need brass, simply install a bullet,...

You don't need brass, simply install a bullet, powder, and primer in the gun prior to shooting. You know, like a percussion firearm....
Forum: Ammo Can 04-18-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By vortec
You might also look at the Browning BPT, 920 fps,...

You might also look at the Browning BPT, 920 fps, 230 grain, and a nice sized flat nose. They feed fine in a Dan Wesson ECO with a ramped barrel.
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Forum: Colt 04-18-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By vortec
I like to modify my LW Commanders with the Ed...

I like to modify my LW Commanders with the Ed Brown bobtail so they are more discreet when carrying concealed. Having said that, I carry officer framed pistols in summer for the added concealment due...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 04-18-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By vortec
I have a few high quality magazines that I use...

I have a few high quality magazines that I use for carry and home defense. I have several low cost magazines that are dedicated for range practice. That system seems to work well for me. I bought the...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-16-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,796
Posted By vortec
Deltas are nice pistols. The standard...

Deltas are nice pistols. The standard (non-ramped) barrel allows for more reliable feeding with large meplat ammunition. Don't worry about "hi-pressure" loads not being safe, all manufacturers load...
Forum: Dan Wesson 04-12-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By vortec
I had that happen to me a few years ago on an...

I had that happen to me a few years ago on an alloy frame pistol. I got one of these and it worked fine.
...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-12-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By vortec
My commanders are pretty consistent in dropping...

My commanders are pretty consistent in dropping the brass in a given area. For that matter, so are my 3" models. I like to shoot enough rounds, usually 10 or so, until I see a pattern emerge that I...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-11-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By vortec
I recently investigated the same question. Here...

I recently investigated the same question. Here is what I found:

Best guide for proper spring sizing is to monitor the brass ejection flight path. The technical adviser at Wolff states that...
Forum: Colt 04-11-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By vortec
How does it shoot?

How does it shoot?
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-10-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,110
Posted By vortec
A Browning Hi-Power in 45ACP

A Browning Hi-Power in 45ACP
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