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Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 08-01-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,079
Posted By richpetrone
I could care less.

It may not make any difference to you or me either. However it is impressive to watch their skill and accuracy.
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 06-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 22,590
Posted By richpetrone
Self defense situation....

I have been in a life or death self defense situation twice in my lifetime, which I think is two times too many!
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,490
Posted By richpetrone
Proper cut for W/N frame

You need the frame cut to the proper depth specified from the barrel manufacturer. This will allow the barrel to contact the frame cradle and the bottom of the ramp properly. Ramped barrels allow...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 03-28-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,617
Posted By richpetrone
Aiming with iron sights for bullseye

Some Bullseye shooters have a problem with a gray ghost image of the Bullseye when aiming using a 6 o'clock or center hold for POA. Often times their targets may show groups that are high or...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 03-28-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,709
Posted By richpetrone
Drawbacks of Commander vs. 5" Government model

+1 Most all shooters will see no advantage when using a Commander for action shooting games, so there are drawbacks. For close quarter combat self defense, the Commander would be a good...
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 03-13-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,852
Posted By richpetrone

I train and use various handguns for self defense and recreational shooting. I have never had a problem drawing a Glock from the holster to fire the weapon, since I have a tendency to sweep my thumb...
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 03-13-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,362
Posted By richpetrone
Under $600 1911

I cast another vote for a RIA. Guns from Armscor are still decent quality, but often times may have a Parkerized gun finish which lowers the cost compared to more expensive 1911 guns. The...
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 03-11-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 25,915
Posted By richpetrone
drinking alcohol and concealed carry

I have made a conscious decision never to drink and drive and never to drink when carrying concealed. I am a good designated driver, but most of my drinking is at home.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,641
Posted By richpetrone
nicest looking finish

I really like the look of Damascus steel slides and guns. They are pretty expensive...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By richpetrone
spur hammer

a spur hammer may not work with a high beavertail grip safety. It may have to be cut down if too long.
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-10-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,078
Posted By richpetrone
Glock issues

I hope the above is a typo since 5.9 gr of BE is pretty hot! It would make a difference!

If your Glock barrel chamber is slightly out of spec., you could buy another aftermarket barrel and see if...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 03-10-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,380
Posted By richpetrone

I don't have the same perspective about IDPA. I know it is a game, and shooting the game may enhance your gun handling skills. Therefore, I push myself to see how fast I can shoot "the scenario"...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-09-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,473
Posted By richpetrone
Caliber change on 1050....

Tom Freeman:

Maybe I am slow, but to swap only the tool head on my 1050 takes me anywhere from 5-10 minutes.

If a person swaps from loading .45 to .223, I honestly don't see how it will take...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-09-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,473
Posted By richpetrone
Dillon 1050 changeover

I purchased a Dillon RL 1050 about a year after they were first offered by Dillon. It has been an utterly reliable machine even though it does not have a lifetime warranty. I once had to change out...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 03-08-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,609
Posted By richpetrone
Older Colt Government model

A serious Bullseye shooter would like the older Colt Government model as a basis for building an accurate .45 to use in the Service matches, sometimes called Leg matches. The guns are commonly...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 03-08-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,609
Posted By richpetrone
Colt Combat purchase

Hopefully, you did not purchase a Colt 1911 that was put together during their strike back in the late 1980's. In fact, I have read the reason why Colt lost their M-16 contract was due to quality...
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 03-07-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,549
Posted By richpetrone
type of concealed carry....

often times a person's body style lends itself to the proper concealed carry without printing.....

For those with a wide shoulder and somewhat narrower waist, the OWB is fine, and a loose fitting...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-07-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,525
Posted By richpetrone
Grip safety

Normally, the nose of the grip safety blocks the back of the trigger bow. When the grip is taken and the grip safety is depressed, it rotates upward, which will then allow the trigger bow to move to...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 03-07-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,095
Posted By richpetrone

Their use is subjective.....some like them, some don't. A 1911 will work fine with either the standard of FLGR.

I use both, but only use one piece FLGRs. I make them by using a standard GI...
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 03-07-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,937
Posted By richpetrone
Reality shows

Most reality shows are staged, but some are interesting anyway.

I have watched the show where men live off the land to survive in Alaska, usually by fur trapping. On one episode one time,...
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 03-06-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,317
Posted By richpetrone
Non lethal carry

Most all LE is trained for using pepper spray, called oleocapsicum resin. What some do not know, is that pepper spray is not 100% reliable on all people, and roughly 3% of the population are immune...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 03-06-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,609
Posted By richpetrone
1911 for action shooting

STI Trojan, Springfield A. Range Officer, Dan Wesson..... These are probably the most widely used for action shooting. I like STI guns, and own several, but they are all hi cap 2011 models. STI...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-05-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,330
Posted By richpetrone
Bullets pushing deeper in case

First, you need to make sure your resizing die is properly set up. For most resizing dies, the die should be screwed into the press until it touches the shell holder, then backed out about 1/4 to...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,922
Posted By richpetrone
AR table....

Most men would like it and say "Very Tactical" Most women would not like it and say "Very Tacky!":scratch:
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-05-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,574
Posted By richpetrone

Army .45 ball ammo is not the best choice for self defense....they only use it to conform to the declarations of the Hague Convention of 1899 which forbid the use of expanding bullets in warfare. ...
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