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Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-26-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,757
Posted By lhawkins
Bedside gun: M&P 9mm full size with WML ...

Bedside gun:

M&P 9mm full size with WML

In the gun safe:

AR with WML with social ammo loaded mags near it.
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-25-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,020
Posted By lhawkins
I know this is a 1911 forum and this may be...

I know this is a 1911 forum and this may be taboo, but you would be better off with a striker fired plastic wonder in 9mm than a 1911 in 45 for your first gun IMHO.

Ammo is going to be way...
Forum: ARs ONLY 03-25-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By lhawkins
I bought/assembled: 300 BO upper from PSA. ...

I bought/assembled:

300 BO upper from PSA.
AP lower
Rise Armament Trigger
KNS pins
SBA3 Brace
LAW Tactical folder
BAD Lever
Hogue grip
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-17-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,406
Posted By lhawkins
My comments are after your questions. ...

My comments are after your questions.


Considering starting to load .223 (for a MSR) and wanted to ask a few questions:



Is a crimp necessary for AR type guns?
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-17-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,989
Posted By lhawkins
I just cracked open a keg of powder bought in...

I just cracked open a keg of powder bought in June of 2019. I just finished up the keg from 2018. SPP are from 10-2019. I have LRP, SRP, and LPP from years many years ago.

Sadly reloaders must...
Forum: ARs ONLY 03-14-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,403
Posted By lhawkins
The first one I bought new was an early S&W. I...

The first one I bought new was an early S&W. I also bought used Colt and Stag at auction. I doubt I ever buy another again unless an awfully good price. I change out grips, trigger, handguards,...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-14-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By lhawkins
Nice mods.

Nice mods.
Forum: Ammo Can 03-14-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By lhawkins
G2 RIP is great for separating gun owners from...

G2 RIP is great for separating gun owners from their money!

Gimmick round and there are much better offerings. Refer to the LuckyGunner ammo test cited above.
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 03-04-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,637
Posted By lhawkins
When I walk or bike on a path, yes. Inside the...

When I walk or bike on a path, yes. Inside the gym, no. I still carry into the gym and lock gun in my locker.
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-18-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By lhawkins
If I get a hard push on with on press priming in...

If I get a hard push on with on press priming in 9mm, I just pull the case, look at it, and toss it if crimped into my recycling bucket.

9mm is so plentiful not worth the effort of removing the...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 02-07-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,750
Posted By lhawkins
Absolutely still fun. We are pretty forgiving...

Absolutely still fun. We are pretty forgiving except for safety. If you go to a match and much of the behind the line discussion is the rule book, find other matches.

In fact, I shoot very few...
Forum: Reloading Bench 01-30-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,206
Posted By lhawkins
I have a LCT. Loaded thousands of rifle and...

I have a LCT. Loaded thousands of rifle and pistol on it before my LnL. I still use it as a single stage for precision rifle and depriming rifle.

Buy the extra disk pack that allows you more...
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 01-20-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,443
Posted By lhawkins
I might open carry around the farm or woods, but...

I might open carry around the farm or woods, but generally not in any public venue.

Most of the time I see OC are people that appear to be less involved in actual firearms use than many other...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 12-15-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,250
Posted By lhawkins
It brings in additional match fees You can...

It brings in additional match fees

You can filter PractiScore instead of overall

They are fun as heck!

We get to kid PCC shooters about their lack of pistol skills during matches


I...
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-29-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,791
Posted By lhawkins
Annealing is to lessen the stress and hardness of...

Annealing is to lessen the stress and hardness of it being worked by sizing. It will extend the life of your brass since most case failures are cracked case mouths.

Given I will probably lose the...
Forum: ARs ONLY 05-19-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,433
Posted By lhawkins
I did not see anywhere if you were asked what is...

I did not see anywhere if you were asked what is your normal shooting distance and what is the firearm's primary use? My apologies if I missed it.

I went with a plain dot as I do not envision me...
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-18-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,118
Posted By lhawkins
I load Xtreme plated 147s over 4.5 grains BE-86,...

I load Xtreme plated 147s over 4.5 grains BE-86, CCI SP, OAL 1.150, 1039 FPS out of a 5" M&P. The impulse and POI is pretty close to my carry ammo.

They also run without issue in my Shield, 9c,...
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-04-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,775
Posted By lhawkins
I have a Lee Turret and a Hornady LnL. I still...

I have a Lee Turret and a Hornady LnL. I still load PR as a single stage on the Lee and use it for depriming rifle.

I load many calibers, so the LnL made more sense to me than the Dillon. I have...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 05-02-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By lhawkins
I have a CED7000 and a Shotmaxx. Our club has old...

I have a CED7000 and a Shotmaxx. Our club has old Pacts.

If you shoot any long par time courses of fire, the Pacts will not work. Their par times only go to 99 seconds. PRS style stages often go...
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 05-01-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By lhawkins
"The NRA sees its position as simple: They...

"The NRA sees its position as simple: They support extreme risk-protection orders, as long as the process involved strongly protects both Second Amendment rights and due-process rights at the same...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-15-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,727
Posted By lhawkins
Mark IV 22/45. Very light, good ergos, and fun. ...

Mark IV 22/45. Very light, good ergos, and fun.

I do not like the SR22 for new shooters due to the whole, DA/SA, safety as a decocker operation. I own one.

Rifle, either Ruger 10/22 or a M&P...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 03-15-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,553
Posted By lhawkins
I would find another shooting venue as others...

I would find another shooting venue as others suggested. The rule not only does not make sense, there is no consistency in application of rules.

Also, I see the OP pointed out the rule stickler...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-12-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,255
Posted By lhawkins
Discussion in this thread. Picture a couple of...

Discussion in this thread. Picture a couple of posts down:

https://forums.brianenos.com/topic/224577-freedom-munitions-will-stop-making-stepped-brass/
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-10-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,255
Posted By lhawkins
Mixed headstamps. I separate brass from nickel....

Mixed headstamps. I separate brass from nickel. No reason, just OCD.

I do look inside the case for stepped brass as I feed it. I toss those. They rip leaving a ring of brass inside the chamber of...
Forum: ARs ONLY 03-03-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By lhawkins
This. I use aluminum or brass.

This. I use aluminum or brass.
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