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Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,958
Posted By Shocky1352
On September 8, 2007 I bowled a 300 game during...

On September 8, 2007 I bowled a 300 game during league. Whoopie. I was locally famous for about 3 minutes. Then back to "just a regular guy". The way I like it.

Some great stories and factoids...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 04-18-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,012
Posted By Shocky1352
Are you meaning the CZ75 mags? If so, they were...

Are you meaning the CZ75 mags? If so, they were "factory" 15 rounders. I had three of them.
Like many pistol makers they could have been made by Mec-Gar, but I don't remember any more.

Others...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 04-17-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,012
Posted By Shocky1352
Despite the almost mythical reputation of the...

Despite the almost mythical reputation of the CZ75, mine developed problems locking back the slide mid-magazine. Never had a problem with feeding, extraction, or firing, but after looking at the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,451
Posted By Shocky1352
The thing I like best about Detroit is that it's...

The thing I like best about Detroit is that it's 1215 air miles and 1463 land miles from San Antonio.

Of course we do have this little 3rd world rotten, corrupt country called Mexico only a couple...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 07-12-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,600
Posted By Shocky1352
Pretty and accurate, but not particularly...

Pretty and accurate, but not particularly durable. Mine rattled like a bucket of bolts after only a few hundred full powered magnum loads. The rear only cylinder lockup is partially responsible. And...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,297
Posted By Shocky1352
What I was thinking.:thumb:

What I was thinking.:thumb:
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-12-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,462
Posted By Shocky1352
Their $3.99 electric fly swatters are great. I...

Their $3.99 electric fly swatters are great. I thought they would be junk, but I've killed dozens of flying insects with them. A very satisfying "BZzzzzzzzzzz" and bright spark when one gets across...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-02-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,136
Posted By Shocky1352
About that weight difference...... I can...

About that weight difference......

I can carry my .38 LCR very comfortably in the pocket of my Docker style pants.

But my .357 LCR weighs just enough more that it is uncomfortble in the pocket...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 05-30-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 34,784
Posted By Shocky1352
Read it and ready for more. Good job. I like the...

Read it and ready for more. Good job. I like the attention to detail you exhibit.

In addition to enjoying the storyline, I benefitted in another way. When Ellen made rice with canned soup on top I...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 05-13-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 34,784
Posted By Shocky1352
I'm buying the Kindle version. Love that genre.

I'm buying the Kindle version. Love that genre.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 05-02-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,746
Posted By Shocky1352
I always have a LCP, LCR, or Beretta Pico in my...

I always have a LCP, LCR, or Beretta Pico in my weakside (left) front pocket. Something I've started in the last couple of years.

I tried a couple of the pocket nines, the Beretta Nano and Sig...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-20-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,870
Posted By Shocky1352
Likewise at San Antonio, TX Costcos. Nice...

Likewise at San Antonio, TX Costcos.

Nice that they finally come with a charger that will do 1-4 at a time instead of just pairs. I have some single AA/AAA devices as well as some three AA/AAA...
Forum: Financial Forum 04-20-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,502
Posted By Shocky1352
Yeah, but they might hang around or come back to...

Yeah, but they might hang around or come back to have "Honey" or you open the safe for the big haul.
Forum: Financial Forum 04-19-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,502
Posted By Shocky1352
Yeah, Internet advice is worth exactly what you...

Yeah, Internet advice is worth exactly what you pay for it.
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,297
Posted By Shocky1352
If you're right, probably an ex-felon, and not...

If you're right, probably an ex-felon, and not legally able to own, or be around, firearms. I can't think of any other reason he wouldn't have armed himself.
Forum: Rifle Forum 03-30-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,732
Posted By Shocky1352
Just a comment or two; all Mini-14s except the...

Just a comment or two; all Mini-14s except the target model will shoot 5.56x45 NATO as well as .223.

There are factory 30 and 40 round Mini-14 magazines available, as well as 5, 10, and 20 round....
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 03-23-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,413
Posted By Shocky1352
Back on topic, as a 19 year Texas CHL holder, my...

Back on topic, as a 19 year Texas CHL holder, my only fear about Texas open carry is that I won't be able to keep a straight face, or suppress a chuckle, when I see open carriers.

I'm going to be...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 03-12-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,862
Posted By Shocky1352
"(This is the first Beretta pistol to use a...

"(This is the first Beretta pistol to use a tilting locking block, BTW.)"

The Beretta PX4 subcompact uses a tilting locking block.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 03-08-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,990
Posted By Shocky1352
My little Browning SA22 rifle. My tastes...

My little Browning SA22 rifle.

My tastes over the last 40 years have gravitated to synthetic stocks, but this little high class walnut and steel takedown rifle never fails to have me admiring the...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 03-06-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,221
Posted By Shocky1352
I used to use matchbook covers.

I used to use matchbook covers.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 03-06-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By Shocky1352
My .40 Shield likes 155 grain Speer Gold Dots. ...

My .40 Shield likes 155 grain Speer Gold Dots.

In fact, I use 155 grain loads by Winchester, Remington, Federal, or Speer in all my .40s.

I got into the .40 at a time the then Border Patrol...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 02-10-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,205
Posted By Shocky1352
I grit my teeth and pay for 7-round Wilsons. I...

I grit my teeth and pay for 7-round Wilsons. I grit my teeth again and put Tripp Research followers in my Wilson magazines.

My life is too precious to cheap out on magazines that MIGHT work in...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 02-10-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,503
Posted By Shocky1352
I'd guess .223 would be much harder to find than...

I'd guess .223 would be much harder to find than 5.56 in a SHTF situation.

There's a difference.

http://bearingarms.com/223-remington-vs-556-nato-what-you-dont-know-could-hurt-you/
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,010
Posted By Shocky1352
Whenever I hear our racist in chief refer to...

Whenever I hear our racist in chief refer to "people of color", as in everyone not "White", I get seriously agitated, and wish I could inform him that by definition "White" is the presence of all...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 19,450
Posted By Shocky1352
I'm a sixth cousin to Mary Todd, as in Mary Todd...

I'm a sixth cousin to Mary Todd, as in Mary Todd Lincoln. And I am a legend in my own mind.
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,007
Posted By Shocky1352
I really like my 2013 Subaru Outback, but want to...

I really like my 2013 Subaru Outback, but want to point out it, and all other modern Subarus are AWD, not 4WD. There's a difference.

In my opinion Subaru makes the very best version of AWD, and is...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-30-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,433
Posted By Shocky1352
Taurus 738

Taurus 738
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By Shocky1352
Agreed. I highly doubt this was some Kumbaya...

Agreed. I highly doubt this was some Kumbaya situation. Media is so lame.
Forum: Food and water 10-17-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,114
Posted By Shocky1352
Again, appreciate all the comments. Some good...

Again, appreciate all the comments. Some good ideas and information. A lot to consider.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-17-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By Shocky1352
Possibly why the previous owner got rid of it? ...

Possibly why the previous owner got rid of it?

Last round in magazine failures to feed in a 1911 are in many cases extractor related.

The last round coming off the follower feeds a little...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-17-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,908
Posted By Shocky1352
OP, a Beretta PX4 .45 is a fine handgun. Has a...

OP, a Beretta PX4 .45 is a fine handgun. Has a slide mounted safety/decocker. I use mine as a decocker only.

Rotating 4" barrel, DA/SA trigger, 3 different grip panels provided so you can...
Forum: Food and water 10-17-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,114
Posted By Shocky1352
My water in both cases was storebought purified...

My water in both cases was storebought purified water in 1 gallon containers. I find buying 8 to 10 single gallon jugs packs easily in my vehicle, and gives me plenty for a 5 day trip away from home....
Forum: Food and water 10-17-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,114
Posted By Shocky1352
Mountain House and uh stomach problems

I've had occasion this year to go on two camping trips where I subsisted on various Mountain House entrees two or three times a day, once for three days, once for four.

I love the light weight,...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-29-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,640
Posted By Shocky1352
A Limbsaver turned my lightweight Tikka 30-06...

A Limbsaver turned my lightweight Tikka 30-06 from something that hurt to shoot off the bench into a pleasure to shoot off the bench.

You might look into the screw on models for your specific...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-23-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,976
Posted By Shocky1352
Most pistol's instruction manual address the use...

Most pistol's instruction manual address the use of +p, or +P+ ammunition. And most manuals are available on line.

Name the gun for better information.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-23-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,077
Posted By Shocky1352
Mine were a Fiocchi .357 mag round, which didn't...

Mine were a Fiocchi .357 mag round, which didn't surprise me much, as Fiocchi is kind of 2nd tier in my opinion.

What did surprise me were the two Federal Classic .40 155 grain JHP rounds. This is...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-23-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,439
Posted By Shocky1352
I've had a S&W 940 for years. I find the 9mm moon...

I've had a S&W 940 for years. I find the 9mm moon clips as rugged as you are careful when loading/unloading them. You just have to be smart about it and pull the empties straight out from the clip,...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-21-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,127
Posted By Shocky1352
Maybe empty chamber cocked and locked around the...

Maybe empty chamber cocked and locked around the house while doing some vigorous excercising/bending/break dancing/etc. while carrying in your preferred manner until you get confidence that the...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-21-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,127
Posted By Shocky1352
Last thing to add related to my SR1911. I...

Last thing to add related to my SR1911.

I already had 3 Wilson and 3 Chip McCormick 7-round magazines with Tripp Research springs and followers that I knew worked, so I had no interest in the...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-21-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,127
Posted By Shocky1352
I added to my post above about mine. I hit...

I added to my post above about mine. I hit "submit" prematurely.

I like mine so much I think I'll get the Commander size also.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,127
Posted By Shocky1352
Why don't you shoot yours and let us know? :) ...

Why don't you shoot yours and let us know? :)

Mine is great. Ruger uses a titanium firing pin in the SR1911. The reason is it's light enough that if dropped it won't have enough momentum to get to...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-21-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,077
Posted By Shocky1352
I can't argue.

I can't argue.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-20-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,077
Posted By Shocky1352
"Research indicates a 93% or better chance the...

"Research indicates a 93% or better chance the round will fire on re-strike."

I guess I'd have to disagree vehemently, based on my own experience with probably < 50,000 centerfire rounds lifetime....
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-20-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,077
Posted By Shocky1352
I agree, though it is instinctive to pull the...

I agree, though it is instinctive to pull the trigger at least one more time if you can.

In centerfire ammo, over the years, I've had three "duds" with factory handgun ammo.

Two .40 cartridges...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-20-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,702
Posted By Shocky1352
The GP100 loads/reloads/unloads faster and has...

The GP100 loads/reloads/unloads faster and has adjustable sights. That makes the difference for me.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 38,675
Views: 2,195,702
Posted By Shocky1352
Citizen soldier

Citizen soldier
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-13-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,354
Posted By Shocky1352
Texas is a "must inform" state if you're carrying...

Texas is a "must inform" state if you're carrying under the CHL program. When asked for ID by a LEO, and if you're carrying, you need to present your CHL, and I always preemptively mention where "it"...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38,675
Views: 2,195,702
Posted By Shocky1352
Inherant Flaw

Inherant Flaw
Forum: Rifle Forum 09-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,145
Posted By Shocky1352
In my 5.56 Mini-14 Ranch Rifle, factory...

In my 5.56 Mini-14 Ranch Rifle, factory Winchester and Federal 55 grain FMJ 5.56 x 45 averages roughly 3100 fps.
The same company's 55 grain .223 (which I bought by mistake) average roughly 2900 fps.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-12-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,820
Posted By Shocky1352
I can't swear it'll make any difference, but for...

I can't swear it'll make any difference, but for years the last thing I do when I get one of my 92 types back together after cleaning or whatever is to put a drop of lube on top of each side of the...
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