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by Alpha-17
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .40 S&W Ammo performance
Replies: 36
Views: 3467

Re: .40 S&W Ammo performance

I'm a fan of heavy bullets, regardless of caliber. In .40S&W, that's 180gr. HSTs are my carry ammo of choice, with Gold Dots as a number 2 choice.
by Alpha-17
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Should I trade my Para Ordnance P14?
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Should I trade my Para Ordnance P14?

Why are you looking to sell it? I had a P14.45 LDA several years ago, and only sold it because I needed a regular 1911 for concealed carry. If you're doing something similar, I understand, but if not, why? Just tired of the platform and want something different? As for price, start high, and work yo...
by Alpha-17
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Show and Tell thread, Handgun edition
Replies: 717
Views: 139396

Re: Show and Tell thread, Handgun edition

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FNH FNX45
by Alpha-17
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7378
Views: 313480

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms rela

Picked this up yesterday:

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I was giggling like a school girl that I had finally found one in FDE.
by Alpha-17
Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: What duty-type handgun to buy?
Replies: 52
Views: 3214

Re: What duty-type handgun to buy?

I'm a 1911 fan, but the FNX 45 has recently caught my eye. Not sure if it would be as impressive if I was stuck with the limited capacity 10-rd mags though.
by Alpha-17
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 5.56mm ammo for deer hunting
Replies: 68
Views: 14863

Re: 5.56mm ammo for deer hunting

Another vote for 70gr Barnes TSX here. I've seen a lot of people have success with them, and I'll be using them this fall/winter.
by Alpha-17
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Show and Tell thread, Longarm edition
Replies: 959
Views: 207696

Re: Show and Tell thread, Longarm edition

Mr. E. Monkey wrote: That's hawt. :ooh:
Thanks. More "hawtness".

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FNH SCAR 16S and DDM4V5
by Alpha-17
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread
Replies: 763
Views: 136955

Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

I just made the switch to an HSGI belt as well. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m275/Alpha-17/MultiCam%20Uniform/023-Copy.jpg HSGI Battle Belt CrossTac D Belt II Pouches, L to R HSGI TACO Pistol/Rifle pouches ATS Dump Pouch ATS tear-away IFAK Blackhawk! Water bottle/Nalgene Pouch Safariland 6005 ...
by Alpha-17
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Show and Tell thread, Longarm edition
Replies: 959
Views: 207696

Re: Show and Tell thread, Longarm edition

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First major change to my SCAR 16S in the four years I've owned it. Midwest Industries SCAR Rail Extension.
by Alpha-17
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: ZS Hot or Not: Firearms edition (PICS AND LINKS ONLY)
Replies: 2960
Views: 888146

Re: ZS Hot or Not: Firearms edition (PICS AND LINKS ONLY)

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My first and only AR is no longer a "black rifle". I typically don't liked camoed rifles, but I like black rifles even less.
by Alpha-17
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 27653

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

My professor responded with this: "You're right, if true, this type of statement will rally support against them. My gut reaction though is that the statement was either (1) made by a fringe element of the movement or (2) wasn't made by them at all, but is simply black propaganda to try to isolate ...
by Alpha-17
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 27653

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

Certainly not now. ISIS has declared and Islamic caliphate. http://www.aol.com/article/2014/06/29/al-qaida-splinter-declares-new-islamic-caliphate/20922040/?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl1|sec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D495132 I saw this yesterday. Scary. Makes you wonder just how much wider this war could get. Jor...
by Alpha-17
Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: ZS Hot or Not: Firearms edition (PICS AND LINKS ONLY)
Replies: 2960
Views: 888146

Re: ZS Hot or Not: Firearms edition (PICS AND LINKS ONLY)

Finally got an AR after years of avoiding them:

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Daniel Defense M4V5
by Alpha-17
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Your Firearms In Action (Photos, videos)
Replies: 115
Views: 19733

Re: Your Firearms In Action (Photos, videos)

Wow, this thread needs a revive. Since I killed it, let me try...


PTR/HK91 TacLatch Review
http://youtu.be/9CMlrcIqPuw

FN SCAR 16S Review
http://youtu.be/r5uj0iPcbBY

IMT with a FN SCAR L
http://youtu.be/pjrZvoGq3TY
by Alpha-17
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: ZS Hot or Not: Combat Loadout edition "Mall Ninja"
Replies: 1053
Views: 258321

Re: ZS Hot or Not: Combat Loadout edition "Mall Ninja"

New additions to my Mall Ninja collection: http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m275/Alpha-17/Forest%20Warrior/d71a77d0-1cbb-4b34-9b42-92aaef2b9634.jpg Spring time in KS has me breaking out my MARPAT And of course, my old standby, MultiCam http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m275/Alpha-17/MultiCam%20Un...
by Alpha-17
Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 27653

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

Stercutus wrote:CNN is reporting the insertion of about 100 Marines and evacuation of select personnel from the US embassy in Baghdad. I guess they are getting ready for Saigon 2.

Better than another Benghazi...
by Alpha-17
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 27653

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

I heard on the news that the War in Iraq had ended a while back. Seems that report was premature. And is anyone who served in OIF the least bit surprised? :roll: Nope, not in the slightest. Figured it would fall, but the Syrian Civil War has offered an unexpected foreign/regional component. As much...
by Alpha-17
Sat May 31, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Post your load-bearing/chest rig/molle vest
Replies: 474
Views: 159675

Re: Post your load-bearing/chest rig/molle vest

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m275/Alpha-17/MultiCam%20Uniform/f16b1a3b-07a1-4e9e-8363-34e758df165c.jpg My new/current set up. I finally gave in and decided to try this whole "battle belt/War belt" idea.... and I think I love it. Plate carrier is a Marz Tactical Gear plate carrier, pouches are...
by Alpha-17
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the Semi Auto 308 Battle Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 12385

Re: Purpose of the Semi Auto 308 Battle Rifle

Hey, Alpha 17, can you do some science? How about adding to the data pool and set up my test and run it with the Scar 17. I don't know anyone with one or I'd do it myself. IDPA at 15 yds, rifle low ready and time 5 rds. That would put the modern 308 battle rifle into the mix. :D I don't have a shot...
by Alpha-17
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the Semi Auto 308 Battle Rifle
Replies: 25
Views: 12385

Re: Purpose of the Semi Auto 308 Battle Rifle

I'll go with the minority opinion here, and say that not only is .308 not being being replaced by the "intermediate" cartridges, it is probably growing as a viable round. Newer rifles such as the SCAR 17S, HK 417, and others have proven themselves around the world. The idea of the Designated Marksma...
by Alpha-17
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Your Firearms In Action (Photos, videos)
Replies: 115
Views: 19733

Re: Your Firearms In Action (Photos, videos)

PTR 91 GI video review:

by Alpha-17
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Hey Whats A Better Survival Rifle 30-06 or .308
Replies: 51
Views: 4250

Re: Hey Whats A Better Survival Rifle 30-06 or .308

Video review I did of the PTR 91. Since it fits in with this topic, I thought I'd share:

by Alpha-17
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: DPMS GII 308 MSR (game changer)
Replies: 33
Views: 3433

Re: DPMS GII 308 MSR (game changer)

OK, so DPMS is making a carbine sized AR-10....... This is a game changer how?

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