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Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 04-04-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,085
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
I'm a retired FF/EMT, and in a fairly high risk...

I'm a retired FF/EMT, and in a fairly high risk group for mortality due to the "Chinese Wuhan virus". My supply of face masks is limited to some hardware dust masks I bought years ago for weed...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 04-02-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 914
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
My IDPA club has suspended all matches until...

My IDPA club has suspended all matches until farther notice.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness 03-13-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 27,038
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
I live 12 klicks east of the old barn by the big...

I live 12 klicks east of the old barn by the big oak. Everyone knows it!
Forum: Disaster Preparedness 03-13-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 27,038
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
Today went to local grocery store to pick up a...

Today went to local grocery store to pick up a few items. It was a madhouse! Everyone was polite, but very crowded. Folks were buying in bulk. No TP or hand sanitizer.

I'm not a hard core...
Forum: Ammo Can 02-28-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
Yep, I live in a rural area. All my nearest...

Yep, I live in a rural area. All my nearest neighbors also shoot. Practiced for IDPA today, just behind my house.
Forum: Ammo Can 02-28-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
One more thought. Armadillos are known to carry...

One more thought. Armadillos are known to carry and possibly transmit Hansen's Disease (used to be called leprosy). Therefore, if someone successfully bags one, handle with care. You couldn't pay...
Forum: Ammo Can 02-28-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
Over the years, I've used 9mm and 38Special on...

Over the years, I've used 9mm and 38Special on armadillos. Never lost one yet. My go-to firearm and load of choice is a Beretta Storm 9mm carbine loaded with my handloads using a Speer Gold Dot...
Forum: Ammo Can 02-26-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
Definitive test of Hornady Critical Duty 9mm 135gr +P

Actually, the title above is a bit of a joke. Only 1 round "tested", but still interesting. Yesterday my 13 pound mini-Weiner dog jumped a large armadillo behind my house. While they were...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-20-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
I really appreciate all the helpful replies to my...

I really appreciate all the helpful replies to my questions. I won't keep flogging a dead horse. Many thanks to all who replied with info. All very good info.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-19-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
Couple of questions. If the gun is 1941 issue,...

Couple of questions. If the gun is 1941 issue, but is NOT blued as records would indicate, and if the slide is seemingly not original to the frame, what does that indicate? Field expedient repair...
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 02-18-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
Benton Co Arkansas sanctuary proposal

News item this evening.

https://www.5newsonline.com/article/news/local/benton-county-considers-becoming-bill-of-rights-sanctuary/527-53780860-3a81-4b72-bb0a-cf0a0d1548e7

Apparently, the...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-18-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
Early WWII Colt from Army Air Corps

A friend asked me to help get some info on a 1911A1 pistol inherited from his late father. My buddy is a retired Marine aviator. His late father was a WWII bombadier (CPT), going on to become a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness 02-05-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
I'm a retired FF/EMT (National Registry and state...

I'm a retired FF/EMT (National Registry and state licensed) from my time with an all volunteer fire department and a volunteer ambulance service. I first took an abbreviated course called "first...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness 02-05-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,935
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
I live in the boonies and heat with wood. I've...

I live in the boonies and heat with wood. I've been cutting my own firewood for over 30 years. I'm now using a Husqvarna 359 saw. Just finished cutting up several large oak trees blown down in a...
Forum: Reloading Bench 01-22-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
When I ordered some roll pins from Hornady, they...

When I ordered some roll pins from Hornady, they did mention a trade in program to upgrade to their newer progressive, but didn't have specifics at hand. For my purposes, I still wanted to see if I...
Forum: Reloading Bench 01-21-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
My Hornady Projector Progressive Press

Back in the 1980s (yeah, I'm old school!) I bought a new Hornady Projector Progressive press. I also bought shell plates for several pistol calibers and a couple rifle cals. After many thousands of...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 12-15-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
By the way, I didn't mean this thread to open a...

By the way, I didn't mean this thread to open a debate on EDC choices, but rather info on a new take on Browning's cocked and locked concept.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 12-15-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
Amen, brother. Not every shooter is a young super...

Amen, brother. Not every shooter is a young super fit Seal.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 12-15-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
My wife can shoot a full size 1911 (9 or 45), but...

My wife can shoot a full size 1911 (9 or 45), but finds .380 much more pleasant. 9mm in a light gun wouldn't cut it. Slide racking would be harder, same for recoil. As for capacity, a single stack...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 12-15-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
S&W M&P Shield .380EZ

I just bought one of these for my wife. She never developed love of her Glock42, so we went to a rental place and tried some alternatives. The S&W M&P Shield .380EZ is the one she fell in love...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 07-27-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
Free shot timer

I've been wanting a shot timer for practice between matches, but too cheap to go buy one. But I have an Android smart phone, and found this fantastic shot timer app in the Google play store. It's...
Forum: Nighthawk 07-15-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
Good question. First, an all steel large frame...

Good question. First, an all steel large frame pistol is a little heavy for EDC. Second, in the event of any sort of "incident" involving a firearm, there's a very good chance that LEO will...
Forum: Nighthawk 07-14-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
One more update on my NH Talon II experience. ...

One more update on my NH Talon II experience. Since purchase, I've put several hundred rounds thru it. Did have a couple more "failure to lock open on empty" with Wilson mags, so I gifted them to a...
Forum: Nighthawk 05-15-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
Update: so far I've put about 400+ rounds thru...

Update: so far I've put about 400+ rounds thru the gun with no hiccups EXCEPT I had one magazine from Wilson Combat that failed to lock the slide back on empty. WC promptly replaced it; their...
Forum: Nighthawk 04-12-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By Hank in Arkansa
In another thread here I reported picking up my...

In another thread here I reported picking up my custom Talon II a couple weeks ago. My time from ordering in person at Nighthawk to pick-up was just a little over 4 months. Would have been quicker,...
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