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by Waywatcher
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: What is your faviorite Defensive Pistol Caliber
Replies: 70
Views: 10864

Re: What is your faviorite Defensive Pistol Caliber

I don't get hung up on handgun/pistol/revolver terminology. Afterall, they are all descendants of a single shot pistol.

I'm torn on this and didn't get to vote. If I had to answer which was my most carried it would be .38 Special so I guess that is my final answer.
by Waywatcher
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH

Eugene, have you ever tried "the bench test" on your reloads? Hold a round by the case, put the bullet on the bench, and try to push it into the case. You shouldn't be able to, and no amount of jostling is going to exceed that force. I've done that with a little push but how hard should I be able t...
by Waywatcher
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH

Eugene, have you ever tried "the bench test" on your reloads? Hold a round by the case, put the bullet on the bench, and try to push it into the case. You shouldn't be able to, and no amount of jostling is going to exceed that force.
by Waywatcher
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 12-gauge Options
Replies: 18
Views: 1429

Re: 12-gauge Options

For what you are doing, I think you have the right set up.

Personally, I would run a 20 gauge with Brennekes slugs and an Airweight Snubby loaded with cheap reloads. But that's just because I'm picking from what I have.
by Waywatcher
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: "Truck"... well "Jeep Gun"... help me decide
Replies: 29
Views: 1855

Re: "Truck"... well "Jeep Gun"... help me decide

Used Beretta 92. No sense in going compact for a jeep gun; no sense in buying new.
by Waywatcher
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: How many rifle magazines for a get-home kit?
Replies: 46
Views: 6694

Re: How many rifle magazines for a get-home kit?

Place me firmly in the "no rifle" camp. In addition to the issues already pointed out, a rifle with one mag will be around 8 pounds. I'd much rather have a couple more pistol mags for the CCW (or speed strips if a revolver) if concerned about a threat and these will only add 1-2 pounds. Three loaded...
by Waywatcher
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense
Replies: 98
Views: 4354

Re: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense

I agree, doc66. In fact that is exactly why I have backordered another 18" barrel for my 20 gauge Remington 870; this one with screw-in chokes and a rib. #3 Buckshot patterns very well at 20 yards from a modified choke and very poorly from a cylinder bore in my testing. Inside a house it's irrelevan...
by Waywatcher
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense
Replies: 98
Views: 4354

Re: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense

there are 9 of them each at .33." The amount of actual hole (surface area) that this would make is 0.77 square inches. (An expanded 9mm bullet is less than half of that.) #4 has 1.22 square inches of surface area. (My favored 20 gauge buckshot has 0.98 square inches.) I think you're a little off on...
by Waywatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense
Replies: 98
Views: 4354

Re: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense

Here's the problem with shot; it is a round ball with no expansion properties and limited penetration due to size and weight. What makes buckshot effective are the number of those round balls that you can put on target and as often as possible. One load of buckshot is not as effective as three load...
by Waywatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms for the College Student
Replies: 29
Views: 1229

Re: Firearms for the College Student

Zero11010, I'm not going to get into micro-picking arguments with you. I do recommend watching this video for a take on rifle versus pistol wounds. http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/01/13/medical-pov-rifle-vs-handgun-wounds/ It's clear to me that you have no meaningful training in defensive ha...
by Waywatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms for the College Student
Replies: 29
Views: 1229

Re: Firearms for the College Student

The fact that those statistics don't include non-fatalities is A Big Deal. Handguns are the predominant defense firearm. The majority of people shot by one--survive. Long guns are the predominant firearm owned generally. The majority of people shot by one--die. Reading between the lines, it's easy t...
by Waywatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: Long term setback test of reloaded ammo in BOB/INCH

Wait, you're worried about bullet setback when the rounds are just sitting in a magazine? :?:

As an experiment, I repeatedly chambered one single reloaded .40 round--40 times in my Glock 23. Setback after 40 chamberings? 0.002" :!:
by Waywatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms for the College Student
Replies: 29
Views: 1229

Re: Firearms for the College Student

TheLemonMan--kind of a strange post. I'd heed the Moderators advice if I were you. Your .30-30 weighs 7lbs, so the weight argument against the AR seems unfounded. I haven't looked at the price per round, weight per round, and recoil; but a .30-30 lever gun is a decent choice. I'm particularly fond o...
by Waywatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Next Firearm Purchase..... Need Help
Replies: 32
Views: 1287

Re: Next Firearm Purchase..... Need Help

Halfapint, (do people call you 'Cup' for short? :lol: ) I was going to recommend a Bolt Action as well; I'm glad to see that's the way you're headed. I picked a .270 Winchester Model 70 because I wanted a non-military caliber with low recoil and relatively flat ballistics in a Classic Rifle. I had a...
by Waywatcher
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense
Replies: 98
Views: 4354

Re: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense

I've made that decision: http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r696/Waywatcher1/39c54ee1-f75b-44e6-bb7a-975dbb412f0b_zpsr0ly7nge.jpg 20 gauge Remington 870 with 18" barrel loaded with #3 Buck, secured in a ShotLock. I want the increased likelihood of hitting that a long gun provides, combined with the...
by Waywatcher
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Why Firearms Commonality is Important
Replies: 59
Views: 5808

Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

In your example, team B is shooting for a longer duration, using your own wonky parameters. Rate of fire is one facet. Range is another. Familiarity and proficiency are more important than you give them credit for. Larry the Accountant has bad eyesight, but grew up in a small town cop family and is ...
by Waywatcher
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Limiting your Cache to Three Calibers...
Replies: 365
Views: 38917

Re: Limiting your Cache to Three Calibers...

I need to update mine; I no longer forty smith and wesson. I verbified a caliber there. .38 Special 5.56 NATO .270 Winchester The more I handgun, the less I want to use one in defense. A carbine is so much better--I have a friend who is a USPSA pistol whiz and I can easily outshoot him with a carbin...
by Waywatcher
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Review of the BFR 45-70.
Replies: 23
Views: 2072

Re: Review of the BFR 45-70.

Nice review!

I've also found the cock-aim-fire (repeat) routine to feel very natural with a single action revolver like this.

I've heard and read that heavier guns, otherwise equal, are easier to proficiently use. Your review seems to echo that sentiment.
by Waywatcher
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Revelation Lever Action
Replies: 24
Views: 2142

Re: Revelation Lever Action

Yea, more shots is more data. I can't argue that. but when do I get to stop shooting? So,.. back to my point on that thought. If a rifle shot MOA in three 3 round groups then why wouldn't it do it three 10s? I just don't' get the 10 shots thing. I don't think its necessary. 3 round groups will rare...
by Waywatcher
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Revelation Lever Action
Replies: 24
Views: 2142

Re: Revelation Lever Action

If it shoots 2 moa with shelf ammo, I'll be happy. If it'll shoot 1.5-1 moa, I'll be blown away. I'd be blown away if it consistently shot 2moa 10 round groups with any ammo. What would three 10 round groups tell you that three 3 round groups wouldn't? If a rifle shot MOA in three 3 round groups th...
by Waywatcher
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Revelation Lever Action
Replies: 24
Views: 2142

Re: Revelation Lever Action

If it shoots 2 moa with shelf ammo, I'll be happy. If it'll shoot 1.5-1 moa, I'll be blown away.
I'd be blown away if it consistently shot 2moa 10 round groups with any ammo.
by Waywatcher
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!
Replies: 2401
Views: 88938

Re: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!

Generally I'm shooting low left and high right. Can a revolver like my 442 be dry fired? (safely without damaging it? Yes, they can be dry fired. I have a 442 and I dry fire it. Not a ton but I do. Aim at something small; I generally use light switches. Concentrate and stare at the front sight. Pra...
by Waywatcher
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Realistic Pistol Capability
Replies: 35
Views: 4831

Re: Realistic Pistol Capability

Whenever I see that pie chart of trigger pulling, I always think of this: http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u252/todd_schlissler/Gun%20stuff/bullseyeshootinghelp.jpg :clownshoes: Dry fire practice will help. Sounds like OP can only do that at the range--that's fine, do it there. Watching your sight...
by Waywatcher
Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Jurassic Park make-believe
Replies: 95
Views: 10414

Re: Jurassic Park make-believe

Long arm: Mossberg 590A1 loaded with Brenneke slugs. If 9 rounds of .73 caliber non-fragmenting/deep penetrating slugs don't get the job done, there won't be a chance to reload anyway. The bayonet just might matter against littler dinosaurs, too. Side arm: .44/.45 Revolver with non expanding/deep pe...

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