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Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-08-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,984
Posted By vortec
I rotate between LW Commander and LW...

I rotate between LW Commander and LW Officer/Defender. I carry the Commander in the winter and the Officer/Defender in the summer. Reasons are two fold, more clothing means easier concealment and I...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-17-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By vortec
Night Hawk Custom has been my go to gunsmith for...

Night Hawk Custom has been my go to gunsmith for some time now. Great work, great customer service, swift turn around times, and competitive pricing.
...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-24-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,157
Posted By vortec
10 mm is cheaper than 45 or 9 right now.

10 mm is cheaper than 45 or 9 right now.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-22-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By vortec
Spring Life

I read that recoil springs for government and commander length slides are generally rated for around 4000 rounds while the spring life for officer and defender length slides is generally rated for...
Forum: Dan Wesson 07-18-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,643
Posted By vortec
Dan Wesson Valor 10mm, 5 rounds of Fiocchi 180...

Dan Wesson Valor 10mm, 5 rounds of Fiocchi 180 grain solid at 13 yards, 1250 FPS advertised velocity. One flyer.

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Forum: Colt 07-15-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By vortec
Like I said, YMMV. Whatever you do, practice the...

Like I said, YMMV. Whatever you do, practice the draw. You don't want any hang ups if you need to deploy quickly.
Forum: Colt 07-15-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By vortec
YMMV, but for me the Defender size is just a...

YMMV, but for me the Defender size is just a little too big for pocket carry.
Forum: Wilson Combat 07-14-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By vortec
Bill Wilson has often stated that they will build...

Bill Wilson has often stated that they will build the gun however you like.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-12-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By vortec
I always liked Baer pistols, but this is the...

I always liked Baer pistols, but this is the reason I never bought one.
Forum: Ammo Can 07-11-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By vortec
What are your muzzle velocities for the three...

What are your muzzle velocities for the three loads? What test guns did you use?
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 06-23-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,800
Posted By vortec
Nelson Holsters, the neoprene backing is very...

Nelson Holsters, the neoprene backing is very comfortable. From the website:

Their AIWB Holster comes with a neoprene backing covered in a material similar to the under armor clothing line and...
Forum: Colt 06-22-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,301
Posted By vortec
Light weight Commanders are great carry guns. I...

Light weight Commanders are great carry guns. I personally think it is good practice to fire 800-1000 rounds for the initial break in and to gain familiarity with the weapon. After that fire 100-300...
Forum: Colt 06-15-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By vortec
Colt staked in the front sight on the older Delta...

Colt staked in the front sight on the older Delta Elites. If you want to keep that look AND add strength, soldering is the way to go.
Forum: Colt 06-15-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By vortec
Depends on what type of sights you are looking to...

Depends on what type of sights you are looking to install.

With the GI rear you can either get a Novak dovetail which will support a variety of aftermarket rear sights or have a BOMAR style rear...
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-24-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,807
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: 2,681
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: 19
Views: 1,931
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: 878
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: 57
Views: 4,738
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: 1,479
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: 809
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: 1,556
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: 384
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: 8
Views: 1,362
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: 461
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.
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