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Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-27-2020, 12:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,860
Posted By HappyinID
God Bless you. That must have been quite the...

God Bless you. That must have been quite the experience. I wanted to take my Dad, but at that point he wasn't doing all that well. I wish I still had though.

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Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-27-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,860
Posted By HappyinID
Daddy humped a Thompson from D Day to VE Day +,...

Daddy humped a Thompson from D Day to VE Day +, and used it a lot, so I guess I'd pick the same. Though if the M2 had been available, it would be a hard choice. I'd probably go for the less weight...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-25-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By HappyinID
You did good, but I'd strongly suggest ditching...

You did good, but I'd strongly suggest ditching the Buffalo Bore, or anything else over pressure for that Charter.

Target wadcutters work quite well for self defense, and won't break that lightly...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-25-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,260
Posted By HappyinID
So's the present. If I called the...

So's the present.



If I called the Sheriff every time I heard a noise or commotion, I would be sitting in the looney bin writing this.

If I hear glass breaking, door coming off the hinges,...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-25-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,259
Posted By HappyinID
When I was first in the position to have access...

When I was first in the position to have access to 30+ years of shooting reports, (as pathetic as many of those old reports were), the first thing I learned was how much the facts conflicted with the...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-25-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,005
Posted By HappyinID
I'm a big fan of redundancy.... .

I'm a big fan of redundancy....



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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-24-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,842
Posted By HappyinID
It's actually just an imperfect option, that...

It's actually just an imperfect option, that often fails to work, even when properly applied.

Only you can decide if a potential killer of a family member's life, is worth more than your family...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-18-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By HappyinID
Don't get me wrong, I have several modern,...

Don't get me wrong, I have several modern, quality AR's, short and long, with all the doodads. But his point is still well taken that someone who shoots, is still better off than someone who buys...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-13-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,528
Posted By HappyinID
Do they? .

Do they?


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Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-13-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By HappyinID
I think he does a good job of pointing out the...

I think he does a good job of pointing out the advantages of modern weapons, while still recognizing that skill can close the gap.

Whether you have a tricked out Daniel Defense with every Doodad,...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-12-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By HappyinID
3A is a standard. Some vests are overbuilt and...

3A is a standard. Some vests are overbuilt and will stop more than the protocol tests for. The IBA is a little less than 3A, and also will not stop some rounds some newer vests will. Technology has...
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-12-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By HappyinID
Easier to find ammo and brass as well.

Easier to find ammo and brass as well.
Forum: Rifle Forum 05-12-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 139,730
Posted By HappyinID
The difference can be a bit higher depending on...

The difference can be a bit higher depending on the load, as much as 400 fps+, but your point is still valid. A 10.5" 5.56 is a very viable defense option within reasonable distances, as the SF...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-10-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By HappyinID
Actually some of the latest generation of vests...

Actually some of the latest generation of vests are very thin, and probably could be concealed somewhat under a thicker T shirt, although they all can print under any shirt.

But you're right about...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-10-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 22,407
Posted By HappyinID
Yet at 5:00 in, the mythbuster says that along...

Yet at 5:00 in, the mythbuster says that along with the commercial builder he mentions, he personally uses the exact same mil-spec grease Unobtanium and others suggest.

Weird. :confused:

Their...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-10-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By HappyinID
Yup. I particularly like how he stresses training...

Yup. I particularly like how he stresses training and practice over equipment. Kind of fun to watch him run his A1 clone with irons, and not be that much slower, especially since he says he doesn't...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-08-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By HappyinID
Not all states are aggressively pursuing out of...

Not all states are aggressively pursuing out of state vendors for sales tax, or they haven't gotten around to it yet. With the shortfall in tax collections all the states are facing, I would expect...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-08-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By HappyinID
Level 3A is soft body armor. Level 3 is plates. ...

Level 3A is soft body armor. Level 3 is plates.

Any of the top manufacturers higher end products will be thin and light. There is very little difference once you get to that price point. Pick...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-08-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By HappyinID
Old AR - New AR Comparison

If you've watched any of this guy's videos, you know he's quirky in an entertaining way, but he's also a very serious shooter that knows his stuff. I think he does a particularly great job in this...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-07-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By HappyinID
No vendor is charging tax because they choose to....

No vendor is charging tax because they choose to. It's a pain in the ass for them to collect it, and do the returns required by the different states.

When the various states that are aggressively...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-07-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By HappyinID
Except for that pesky functioning part......

Except for that pesky functioning part......
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-05-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By HappyinID
Yup, sharp recoil and belching fire makes a lot...

Yup, sharp recoil and belching fire makes a lot of guys feel like they're better off..... regardless of how they really shoot.


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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-05-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By HappyinID
No, not for regular upkeep, for replacement if it...

No, not for regular upkeep, for replacement if it breaks. Spring airguns are very hard on optics, and many of the cheap scopes won't hold up. Even if the company will replace it, the freight might...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-05-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By HappyinID
Whatever you buy, make sure that it's intended...

Whatever you buy, make sure that it's intended for spring airgun use, and warranted as such. And even then it may or may not hold up. If you have to foot the bill for freight for warranty service...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-05-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,933
Posted By HappyinID
I think you meant yard instead of foot, and...

I think you meant yard instead of foot, and you're exactly right. I suspect that's where some get their theoretical pattern sizes. They told us that in the academy, but when I started working at the...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-05-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,933
Posted By HappyinID
Maybe, but in the hundreds of 870's I was...

Maybe, but in the hundreds of 870's I was responsible for, I never saw it. Even with the crappy low bid, pre flight control 00 buck we used.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-04-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,247
Posted By HappyinID
A little careful polishing on the inside of the...

A little careful polishing on the inside of the cylinder holes works wonders with the steel Smith .22's. But keeping them clean is crucial too.

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Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-04-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By HappyinID
Me either, though a little arthritic now from a...

Me either, though a little arthritic now from a few hundred thousand handgun rounds, including stuff that kicks a lot more..... and a little deaf...

.357 125 was my first issued carry gun and...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-04-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By HappyinID
Don't feel bad, it fooled a lot of people. ...

Don't feel bad, it fooled a lot of people.

The idea of a statistical study that could determine exact, one shot "stopping power" percentages was compelling to many, and it still is. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-04-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,933
Posted By HappyinID
Not with any 00 I've fired.

Not with any 00 I've fired.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-04-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,933
Posted By HappyinID
28 of the victims were shot in the head.

28 of the victims were shot in the head.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-04-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By HappyinID
There is no Fackler report on "stopping power"...

There is no Fackler report on "stopping power" from a "million police reports". Dr. Fackler was an Army surgeon and scientist in the field of wound ballistics.

The gunwriter "study" you may be...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-04-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,933
Posted By HappyinID
If you're going to quote someone in an attempt to...

If you're going to quote someone in an attempt to "correct" them for your own ego purposes, don't misquote them.....



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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-03-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,476
Posted By HappyinID
Well, strangely enough, a couple of the newer...

Well, strangely enough, a couple of the newer defense designed .22 mag rounds, do have some usefulness for those who are particularly recoil shy.

The typical .22 mag hollow point is designed to...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-02-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By HappyinID
Get some of the major brand current LE targeted...

Get some of the major brand current LE targeted +P .38 special loads. They'll be easier on the gun, easier to shoot, and perform better for what you're using it for.

The gunwriter/phony study 125...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 04-24-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By HappyinID
The SR22 seems to be a great pistol for the...

The SR22 seems to be a great pistol for the money. We've had no problems with the ones in my family.

You won't be getting 1600 fps with those Stingers in the SR22. That's rifle velocities....
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 04-24-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By HappyinID
100 yards with a service handgun, while not...

100 yards with a service handgun, while not necessarily easy, is well within the capabilities of a decent shot.

When they gave me all the ammo I could shoot, and paid me by the hour to do it, I...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-24-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,936
Posted By HappyinID
Your MP5K clone is certainly shorter than your...

Your MP5K clone is certainly shorter than your what, 9"-10" barrel AR pistol with a muzzle device or can on it? A 7.5" .300 blackout would be a better comparison, but the 9mm would definitely still...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-24-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,936
Posted By HappyinID
At least with a carbine length PCC there is some...

At least with a carbine length PCC there is some gain in velocity for increased range, and lethality at range.

A 4lb, 4.5" 9mm pistol with a stock/brace, merely offers a bit more accuracy within...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 04-23-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,625
Posted By HappyinID
Bob, I was being tongue in cheek. Shooting 2"...

Bob, I was being tongue in cheek. Shooting 2" groups at 25 with a pistol, or 4" at 50 with an iron sighted .22, is better than most guys half our age can do.

:thumb:

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Forum: Military Weapons Forum 04-23-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,879
Posted By HappyinID
By the time I found the target through those, the...

By the time I found the target through those, the gunfight would be over.....:D:
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-23-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,369
Posted By HappyinID
A lot of earlier AR's also had .223 chambers,...

A lot of earlier AR's also had .223 chambers, (even if marked 5.56). That didn't help their reliability or accuracy with 5.56 ammo. Mini's have always been 5.56.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-23-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,936
Posted By HappyinID
I'm very familiar with MP5's, including the K,...

I'm very familiar with MP5's, including the K, and if you mean the best of both rifle and pistol, I would argue the opposite. It has neither the concealability of a pistol, nor the power or range of...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-22-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,936
Posted By HappyinID
And how much money did you have to pay Sir Newton...

And how much money did you have to pay Sir Newton to accomplish that?



Your 4.5" barreled 9mm doesn't have any more range than any other 4.5" barreled pistol...

If you have an MP5K with a...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-14-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,369
Posted By HappyinID
Yeah, there's so much anti Bill Ruger stuff on...

Yeah, there's so much anti Bill Ruger stuff on the internet in the form of "my Ruger ____ sucks", it makes it hard to get good info on Mini's. When I was responsible for a lot of them, they typically...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-14-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,369
Posted By HappyinID
Ruger has a bolt gun that takes AR mags now in a...

Ruger has a bolt gun that takes AR mags now in a couple calibers, and a 7.62X39 that uses the Mini 30 mags. The Mossberg Patrol seems to be problematic with a lot of folks in the way of feeding. Lots...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-13-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,369
Posted By HappyinID
Sigh.... Regardless of any dumbass things...

Sigh....

Regardless of any dumbass things Bill Ruger may have said or done, (despite also donating millions to 2A organizations, long before most other firearms manufacturers donated anything),...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-13-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,369
Posted By HappyinID
Well, at last news reports, Bill Ruger remains...

Well, at last news reports, Bill Ruger remains dead.....


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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-13-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,369
Posted By HappyinID
They used the 300 round capacity, non lethal...

They used the 300 round capacity, non lethal versions......
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-13-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,369
Posted By HappyinID
The Mini would have to be completely redesigned...

The Mini would have to be completely redesigned to use different mags, and I don't see Ruger retooling for that at this point. As far as pricing, Ruger has always been pretty good about prices, and...
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