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Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum Yesterday, 09:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,158
Posted By HappyinID
Southport was where the corporate offices were....

Southport was where the corporate offices were. But all P series pistols were manufactured in Prescott.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-07-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By HappyinID
Have you tried gunbroker or other online sellers?...

Have you tried gunbroker or other online sellers? There's likely an FFL near you that would receive and transfer it to you for a modest fee.

For example, Bud's has them for $297 with free...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-07-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By HappyinID
It has to be a contiguous state to your state of...

It has to be a contiguous state to your state of residence, long arms only, and both states have to allow the purchase.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-07-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,428
Posted By HappyinID
A fixed 10, 12, 6, or even a 4X optic, would be...

A fixed 10, 12, 6, or even a 4X optic, would be my last choice for a spare rifle that might be used for defense, even for my own use. The scenario of sniping away from a fixed position, at bad guys...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-07-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,428
Posted By HappyinID
I'm with you. My loaners all have red dots on...

I'm with you. My loaners all have red dots on them.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-07-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By HappyinID
No..... You're attempting to bring intent,...

No.....

You're attempting to bring intent, into a case of simple possession. What you intended to use the 30 round PMAG for is irrelevant.



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Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 12-07-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,469
Posted By HappyinID
When I get together with old PPC and IPSC...

When I get together with old PPC and IPSC shooting buddies (that are still with us), the talk sometimes drifts to wistful memories of the uber reliable 1911's we competed with. I'll then remind...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 12-07-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,158
Posted By HappyinID
Your P95 was built in Prescott AZ, just as all P...

Your P95 was built in Prescott AZ, just as all P series pistols have been. It's what the factory was originally built for. Ruger didn't move there, they just opened another plant in an place where...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-27-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,045
Posted By HappyinID
In the late 70's, nobody really cared about the...

In the late 70's, nobody really cared about the 600's/660's. I don't have more than 150 bucks in any of them. One of my 600's I bought for 89.00... brand new. It was a .222, but I let it out to .223....
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-26-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 12,655
Posted By HappyinID
A .45 rests on my nightstand at night. It's one...

A .45 rests on my nightstand at night. It's one that I shoot well and have a lot of time on. But it's not because I think it will do an appreciable better job than any of my 9's would. If I have time...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-26-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,621
Posted By HappyinID
Seeing what humans are capable of doing, helps...

Seeing what humans are capable of doing, helps with mindset greatly, as I know you can attest to.

I'm afraid if I'm protecting family during a real SHTF situation, I'm not going to be taking a lot...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-26-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 12,655
Posted By HappyinID
9mm always was capable of sufficient penetration...

9mm always was capable of sufficient penetration +, which is why it often worked well, now it can expand well at the same time.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-26-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 12,655
Posted By HappyinID
Sorry my friend, .71+ isn't uncommon for good 9's...

Sorry my friend, .71+ isn't uncommon for good 9's now, both in gel, and dug out of dead guys.



Indeed.... in the 0.8's are not uncommon with HST 9mm, and the .45's can go into the 0.9's and...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-25-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 741
Posted By HappyinID
I haven't seen any of those projectiles in...

I haven't seen any of those projectiles in person, nor did I claim to, or comment as if I had. Please don't confuse what Justin says with facts about others posts.

The only thing I said was about...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-25-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 741
Posted By HappyinID
Actually you might want to pay attention, since...

Actually you might want to pay attention, since at no point did I "defend" the ammunition in question, and in fact did just the opposite.

What I did, was defend the use of gel as a means of...
Forum: Rifle Forum 11-25-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By HappyinID
The bolt, barrel, and magazines for an AR10 are...

The bolt, barrel, and magazines for an AR10 are all more expensive and less available than standard AR15 parts, along with much of the rest of the gun.

Quit while you're behind Son....
Forum: Rifle Forum 11-24-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,483
Posted By HappyinID
I would attribute that to your shooting skill....

I would attribute that to your shooting skill. Bullets placed extremely well tend to work, irrespective of their design. Significant data exists on GI M80, and it's pretty dismal for shooting people....
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-24-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,621
Posted By HappyinID
I appreciate your optimistic opinion, but I take...

I appreciate your optimistic opinion, but I take the position that most here, even the "overkill" folks, are overestimating their chances to survive an actual complete breakdown of society. Something...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-24-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,045
Posted By HappyinID
Thanks for the reminder. I think I have about 12...

Thanks for the reminder. I think I have about 12 or so rifles that are covered by the settlement. I've never had a problem with any of them, but I need to get them updated for future salability...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-24-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,308
Posted By HappyinID
You're exactly right. Having been lucky enough...

You're exactly right. Having been lucky enough to work with quite a few Tier 1 folks, even they can do something really stupid once in a while. Brain farts happen to all of us.

Organizations...
Forum: Rifle Forum 11-24-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By HappyinID
Yeah, learning shoot with crappy triggers really...

Yeah, learning shoot with crappy triggers really was an advantage for many of us. If you can learn the fundamentals with a heavy creepy trigger, a good trigger just lets you really soar.

Every so...
Forum: Rifle Forum 11-24-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By HappyinID
Yeah, I bought a dozen SSA's and SSA-E's very...

Yeah, I bought a dozen SSA's and SSA-E's very cheaply from a gun builder that was going out of business and they bought them as OEM triggers from Geissele. They are great triggers and I trust them to...
Forum: Rifle Forum 11-24-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,483
Posted By HappyinID
You're absolutely right. Some countries were far...

You're absolutely right. Some countries were far ahead of us back in the 7.62X61 days when it came to terminal performance. I also wasn't commenting on OTM at all, some of which works very well. But...
Forum: Rifle Forum 11-24-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By HappyinID
There you go again, expertly commenting on things...

There you go again, expertly commenting on things you have zero knowledge or experience with.....

The 450 BM uses AR15 parts, which are more standardized, cheaper, and far more available than AR10...
Forum: Rifle Forum 11-22-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,971
Posted By HappyinID
I replaced the long goofy FS with a standard .30...

I replaced the long goofy FS with a standard .30 cal birdcage, that shortened the rifle up. The 18" is noticeably quieter and less blasty than my 16" .308's, and you get a little bump in velocity....
Forum: Rifle Forum 11-22-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By HappyinID
The 450 Bushmaster works with standard AR15...

The 450 Bushmaster works with standard AR15 lowers and parts. The .308's are built on the larger AR10 platform, which is not quite as standardized as the AR15.

Having said that, the two...
Forum: Rifle Forum 11-22-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By HappyinID
Or find a deal on a S&W MP10. I have 2 of them...

Or find a deal on a S&W MP10. I have 2 of them and they are both tackdrivers.
Forum: Rifle Forum 11-22-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,451
Posted By HappyinID
Don't you kids make me come upstairs!!! :D: ...

Don't you kids make me come upstairs!!!

:D:

Once again....Mini's are not as bad as internet chaff would say, nor are they as good as some of their more ardent supporters claim.

The pre 580...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-22-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 741
Posted By HappyinID
Those subjects would have to be exactly the same...

Those subjects would have to be exactly the same to be used as a test medium. And that would be difficult.

Bullets pulled from human bodies look remarkably the same as those tested in gel. And...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-22-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 741
Posted By HappyinID
When you've looked at as many bullets dug out of...

When you've looked at as many bullets dug out of human bodies as I have, or as anyone who studies this for a living has, come talk to me.

I won't hold my breath.

Now I'll go back to just being...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-21-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,961
Posted By HappyinID
Ask your instructor about safely dry firing. It's...

Ask your instructor about safely dry firing. It's an essential part of learning to shoot.

Keep enjoying yourself!


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Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-21-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 741
Posted By HappyinID
Yawn..... You do a great job of parroting what...

Yawn..... You do a great job of parroting what you read in gun magazines or on gun boards....

Properly calibrated ballistic gelatin is an extremely good predictor of bullet performance in human...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-21-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,737
Posted By HappyinID
One of my first duty guns was a 6" model 28,...

One of my first duty guns was a 6" model 28, which I carried off duty and managed to hide on my 1970's skinny frame.
Forum: Rifle Forum 11-21-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,483
Posted By HappyinID
It's heresy to the 30 cal faithful, but 7.62X51...

It's heresy to the 30 cal faithful, but 7.62X51 ball isn't the juggernaut that the disciples think it is.....

There are much better bullets to load in your .308.


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Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-17-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,737
Posted By HappyinID
Yeah OK... and that pertains to what I said........

Yeah OK... and that pertains to what I said..... how?

Your constant argumentative comments, about guns you've likely never held, much less shot, while usually amusing, are sometimes just...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-14-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,737
Posted By HappyinID
The whippersnappers should listen to you, you...

The whippersnappers should listen to you, you know what you're talking about.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-14-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,737
Posted By HappyinID
:thumb: A good .44 bullet at 900-1000 fps...

:thumb:

A good .44 bullet at 900-1000 fps will kill anything one could ask it too, short of maybe the biggest Kodiak bears.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-14-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,443
Posted By HappyinID
There is no way to quantify "one shot stops"...

There is no way to quantify "one shot stops" unless all of your subjects are hit exactly in the same place, have identical bodies and mental states, and the shooting is videoed and studied.

Just...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-13-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By HappyinID
Beat me to the punch. Iirc it also had to do with...

Beat me to the punch. Iirc it also had to do with the French capturing the factory and tooling, (or taking it when we did, whichever)......

But the "Made in West Germany" stamps will still bring a...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-13-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,849
Posted By HappyinID
Agreed. The same goofy blades came on my 396's...

Agreed. The same goofy blades came on my 396's and a couple others. Replaced them immediately. Although my 317 came with black sights and a square notch.


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Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-13-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,443
Posted By HappyinID
If your "data" quantifies "one shot stops" or...

If your "data" quantifies "one shot stops" or "one shot kills", please see if you still have have the receipt and try and get your 99 cents back. You overpaid. There's plenty of fiction available for...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 11-13-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By HappyinID
Exactly right. I saw the results of a number of...

Exactly right. I saw the results of a number of 148 grain "target" wadcutters in shootings and suicides. Not only better performance than many purpose built self defense loads, but incredibly easy to...
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 11-05-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,122
Posted By HappyinID
Right, Captain Strawman......

Right, Captain Strawman......
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 11-03-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,122
Posted By HappyinID
If you think that anyone that has to evaluate...

If you think that anyone that has to evaluate your use of force is going to look at your spiked bat the same as your Glock, you are out of touch with reality.

Again, if Ted Bundy broke in and...
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 11-03-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,122
Posted By HappyinID
This is one of those gun forum subjects that has...

This is one of those gun forum subjects that has become "internet fact". That as long as your use of force was legal, that what you use is irrelevant.

Bull****.

This stems from folks who've...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-29-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,838
Posted By HappyinID
I'll google when I get a minute, I should have...

I'll google when I get a minute, I should have done that first. I'm going on memory. But I'll always advise to check each state's laws before going there with firearms. They do vary, and they can...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-29-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By HappyinID
Real world shooting, where you may get shot back,...

Real world shooting, where you may get shot back, can be hard.......
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-29-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,838
Posted By HappyinID
Always good to check on each states laws, since I...

Always good to check on each states laws, since I believe there are several states where carrying an AR/AK etc "pistol" as your CCW isn't allowed.
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-29-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,713
Posted By HappyinID
That hasn't been my experience, working the line...

That hasn't been my experience, working the line and watching 25-30K rounds of factory ammo go downrange in a single day, almost always without issues. Split cases from firing were almost...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-21-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,753
Posted By HappyinID
Having been studying shootings involving handguns...

Having been studying shootings involving handguns professionally for well over 30 years, I wish you could explain to me what a handgun projectile that fails to exit a human body accomplishes, vs one...
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