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by Obiwan
Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So, mag spring compression isn't a problem...
Replies: 24
Views: 849

Working the springs is what causes fatigue/failure

For example

I just broke a spring on our double garage door and the tech asked if I wanted to get the upgraded version

It seems the standard spring is rated for 15,000 cycles and the extended was 25,000
by Obiwan
Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: I need your guy's help on this one!
Replies: 40
Views: 1475

Neither the 5.45 nor the 7.62x39 are all that highly thought of in terms of their terminal ballistics But the 5.45 tends to be a bit more accurate and represents a similar type of weight savings as you see between 7.62 nato and 5.56 It is also softer shooting making for faster follow up shots and an...
by Obiwan
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Steel vs Brass cartridge casings
Replies: 67
Views: 4469

From Steve at Triad Tactical "I am running a two day patrol rifle class for everyone in my agency (370+/-). We have been shooting Wolf since the start. We are shooting 50/50 11.5/14.5" rifles. With about 40,000 rounds of the steel/Poly stuff down range, I have the following comments: 1. As mentioned...
by Obiwan
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: newbie with an AR - opinions requested
Replies: 25
Views: 1204

Check out bravo company mfg for a good solid mil-spec upper at a reasonable cost
by Obiwan
Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Salmonella Outbreak in Alamosa, CO - Water supply suspected
Replies: 4
Views: 382

It is confirmed Alamosa gets its water from deep wells and has no chlorination system Residents will be without water for as long as several weeks while they treat the system http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/20080321-1813-salmonella-tapwater.html With nobody knowing exactly how it happened ...
by Obiwan
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: packing on the appalachion trail
Replies: 23
Views: 841

Check out www.Whiteblaze.net

there are some good discussions on safety

Especially since some of the recent murders
by Obiwan
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Titanium Goat Cylinder stove review.
Replies: 18
Views: 19926

Very cool....I cannot ever see myself using one in anything other than a base camp type situation (with a cooking tent) but it looks like a neat system
by Obiwan
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What is so great about 1911's?
Replies: 48
Views: 2173

Very good and comprehensive post Bear I would also point out that even 1911 aficionados will often point out that a glock17 is probably a better choice for most folks and to Docs point.....there are no end of calibers the 1911 has been adapted to....which is another reason for the issues you hear ab...
by Obiwan
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: New Ruger 10/22's are plastic
Replies: 23
Views: 1298

If it makes you feel better.....substitute the words Space Age Polymer
by Obiwan
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Question on slugs from a cheap bastard...
Replies: 24
Views: 1012

An almost 3/4" dia projectile weighing an ounce is going to do some damage As long as they shoot well in your weapon you are good to go I don't really stress the shotgun in my planning, but my 590 is loaded with 8 slugs and I have 00buck in the sidesaddle That way I can tac-load buck if I think I ne...
by Obiwan
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: SP101 .327 Mag.
Replies: 18
Views: 696

The SP101 is a tank

But I agree with the others....I am all about caliber consolidation

Why have a one-off caliber that doesn't do anything special :?
by Obiwan
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: S.A.S vs SEALS vs Israeli S.P
Replies: 60
Views: 5994

My Daughters softball team

PMS and hi tech bats are a wicked combination
by Obiwan
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Steel vs Brass cartridge casings
Replies: 67
Views: 4469

You'll find AKs in conflict zones in Africa that have had thousands of rounds of domestically produced steel-case ammunition through them without ever being cleaned . . Wvery time someone says something like that I have to ask.... Aren't those AK's a big rusted mess form all that corrosive ammo :? ...
by Obiwan
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Undergunned with a Snub Nose?
Replies: 98
Views: 4005

Let me clarify.....I do not believe in limp wristing As in....I don't believe it exists :shock: I don't just read/regurgitate shit from the internet and gunrags When I started reading about "limp wristing failures" I actually tried to make it happen with my Glocks No matter how tenuous my grip the w...
by Obiwan
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Which one?
Replies: 27
Views: 1117

If you want to shoot .22lr in your AR a dedicated upper is your best bet

Small game is not worth a bullet.....snares are the way to go
by Obiwan
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What is so great about 1911's?
Replies: 48
Views: 2173

And yes, ADs are stupidity, dont get me wrong, but they happen more with the cocked/locked platform. Funny.....there are probably thousands of people that would swear they happen mostly on Glocks and other weapons that do not have a grip and thumb safety :D See what trouble we can get into when we ...
by Obiwan
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What is so great about 1911's?
Replies: 48
Views: 2173

We are talking about negligent discharges aren't we :? Incompetent shooters can/do screw up with any platform I have owned 1911's by Colt, S/A, Kimber, S&W, and STI and all of them were perfectly reliable and a joy to shoot They do require a bit more "care" than say...a Glock But they are fine, simp...
by Obiwan
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Throwing Knives
Replies: 41
Views: 3510

Fun....but not all that practical
by Obiwan
Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Undergunned with a Snub Nose?
Replies: 98
Views: 4005

If a snubby is so hard to shoot accurately, how come McGarrett (Hawaii 5-0) could blast a weapon out of a bad guy's hand at 200 yards every week with his Detective Special? :shock: :shock: Got Nuthin :shock: No worries. Old TV reference. I'm old. :) Me too...I got the reference I simply have no ide...
by Obiwan
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Under bagging.
Replies: 32
Views: 5088

Good for you..... I ruffle some feathers when I discuss getting lighter but where I live it is a safety issue...really When you are humping your load up steep rocky trails at altitude too much weight can actually be a killer :wink: What I do is this.....I have my clothing that I wear during the day....
by Obiwan
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shooting purposes...
Replies: 59
Views: 2072

Different answers at different stages in life I suspect...and I would add something about simply having an appreciation fo complex mechanical systems (enjoy messing with weapons) Growing up in Michigan I started shooting primarily as training for hunting. According to my Dad I was around 5 I hunted ...
by Obiwan
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Your weapon in the PAW. Tiedowns, anyone?
Replies: 29
Views: 1671

You are starting to see wire on a lot of optics (holding the caps on)
by Obiwan
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Durability of camelbaks?
Replies: 6
Views: 582

I have a few of them...like 4-5 100OZ and 2 -70 OZ

Only one of them is the new hydrotanium

The oldest is about 6 years old

All of them still work fine...and I use them a lot
by Obiwan
Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Wound Ballistics
Replies: 13
Views: 975

As with all things...it depends That photo shows one round in each caliber Simply having the same bullet weight does not make different rounds equal In 9mm the 147 grain are some of the best rounds available. You really only need to go to +p in shorter barrels (less than 3.5") From Dr. GAry Roberts ...

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