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re: FBI Going to 9MM ?? - bapple
[quote]The "power" difference in a high quality 40 and a 45 is marginal at best too.[/quote] Hard to argue against that as well. I'm always of the opinion that anyone who carries on a regular basis carry a gun in 9, 40, or 45 that he or she is comfortable with. All of them do pretty much the same...


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re: FBI Going to 9MM ?? - bapple
[quote]The Hk usp 40 is bigger and basically has the recoil of a 9 mm but the benefit of more power.[/quote] The "power" difference in a high quality 40 JHP and a 9mm JHP is marginal at best....


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re: FBI Going to 9MM ?? - bapple
[quote].9.[/quote] Just making sure you know that the bullet isn't almost an inch in diameter. 9mm doesn't equal .9". 9mm is actually .356"....


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re: Rank these firearms pioneers by their contribution to history - bapple
[quote]My doctor brain typed Flemming when I meant Stoner. Flemming discovered penicillin [/quote] :lol: That explains it. Figured you wouldn't forget him....


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re: Rank these firearms pioneers by their contribution to history - bapple
1. Browning 2. Colt 3. Eugene Stoner (not listed but should be) 4. Kalashnikov 5. Garand Everyone else......


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re: FBI Going to 9MM ?? - bapple
Has the supply of 9mm actually been consistent lately? Reloaders like me don't go to stores for ammo very often. :lol:...


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re: Need a Reason To Carry a Gun ?? - bapple
[quote]I CC'd my gf's M&P Shield all day today, and it is amazing how much less it prints than my mid-sized PPQ.[/quote] Single stack pistols make a pretty considerable difference. It is quite surprising....


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re: looking to buy my first gun - bapple
[quote]It has a slide-mounted safety, the safety moves in dumb direction [up =engaged], it's huge and heavy. [/quote] That's very strange. My 90 two's safety in the "up" position on the slide means it is disengaged and ready to fire. But I love it as range gun. There is virtually no recoil sin...


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re: Need a Reason To Carry a Gun ?? - bapple
[quote]UNC professor beaten to death by two thugs, during lunch, a few block from campus.[/quote] Another reason that putting idiotic limits on carry areas, AKA gun free zones, is completely arbitrary and makes little sense....


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re: RainX for a saltwater boat windscreen - bapple
[quote]Jetseal works great. [/quote] Pretty much anything Chemical Guys makes is a great product. JetSeal is no exception....


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re: RainX for a saltwater boat windscreen - bapple
[quote]I'd be nervous about putting that stuff on plexiglass, unless of course your windshield is glass.[/quote] Why would you be nervous? It's a virtually invisible water-repelling layer. So why does water stick to clear things like glass or plexiglass? 1. Dirt and grime 2. Water spots ...


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re: Dodge or GMC - bapple
GM trucks have been extensively redesigned if you haven't seen them recently. The interior is on another level compared to Ford and Dodge. Then again, the F150 just got redesigned as well. I'm sure it'll be right up there with the others....


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re: Beretta USA moving to Tn - bapple
I heard this news a very long time ago. It blew up the gun community months ago since Beretta is the oldest privately-owned company in the world. Surprised you guys haven't already heard about it... [quote]I think bapple has one [/quote] I have "half" of one. I have a 96 INOX upper for my 90 T...


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re: looking to buy my first gun - bapple
[quote]kingbob[/quote] Thank you for posting this here on the OB rather than the OT. You will get more realistic responses, although what you ultimately decide should be up to YOU. Someone may say "you should buy this" or "you HAVE to buy that" but the decision is ultimately yours. You seem to...


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re: Just bought my first AR - bapple
[quote]tiddlesmcdiddles[/quote] Coming in the clutch! :bow: While Aimpoint, EOtech, and Trijicon are good choices for sights for an AR, they are not the ONLY sight options for an AR. Most people think they have to fit in a mold that everyone else has molded in terms of sights. You can do wh...


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re: Just bought my first AR - bapple
[quote]So I'll be looking at EOtech (Red dot/3x magnifier combo maybe), Aimpoint, the Elcan Specter DR, and some other stuff. [/quote] Know that a hybrid sighting setup is very long and heavy. While it does give you some flexibility, it takes up a lot of space on your receiver. I would go wit...


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re: New toys... S&W model66 .357, Henry .22 - bapple
[quote]They can thank Jason Deal for making me a better father figure to them. knowing the pain his kids went through really got to me and made me reevaluate my life. [/quote] He was a great dude. I only had the pleasure of meeting him once, but his constant positive attitude, regardless of missi...


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re: Just bought my first AR - bapple
Fantastic choice in AR! DD makes one hell of a rifle. [quote]Still weighing my options there.[/quote] Do you know what distances you will be shooting? For a combat/close acquisition system, I would go with a red dot optic. But if you wanna extend your range a bit, a low-to-mid power scope woul...


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re: Ruger LCP .380 - bapple
It's a pretty reliable little pocket pistol, but I'm a bit partial to the Kahr CW380 because the trigger and sights are much better. Then again, the LCP is still good, especially at that price. Just know what you're getting - it won't be a fun range toy....


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re: Springfield 1911 General - bapple
[quote]I'd broaden the answer to say that parts for 1911's, regardless of where they're manufactured, are generally interchangeable, although some hand fitting may be needed. I've not done a lot of work on my own 1911's, but that's the impression I've got from reading the 'net. There are a number of...


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re: Springfield 1911 General - bapple
I like the Range Officer and the Operator. [img]http://peakfirearms.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/9/1911-a1-45f.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/operator_2_2-tfb1.jpg[/img]...


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re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - bapple
[quote]Yeah, I carry my Nano in an IWB holster with no problem. [/quote] :lol: Well not necessarily the pocket carry part. But the carrying loose and carrying with an empty chamber are both bad choices....


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re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - bapple
[quote]I do not use a holster with it which makes it more dangerous but I never keep one in the chamber fwiw. [/quote] I strongly suggest you change both of those habits....


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re: No more import of Russian Saigas and AKs? - bapple
How are they able to ban these things with impunity? God this administration is annoying....


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re: Question about the "vehicle is an extension of your home" rule - bapple
[quote]I have to take my gun out my car whenever I am traveling to visit my refinery/plant customers. Their policy strictly prohibits weapons of any kind anywhere on their property, including parking lots. [/quote] Which is complete and total bull shite... So you are required to be disarmed all ...


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re: Where to buy steel targets - bapple
+1 on Shootsteel.com I've been using their targets for about 3 years now. They are a bit dinged from being shot by a rifle up close, but they have a really long way to go before actually having a hole in them. I highly recommend them. The only things you will need to replace over time are the woo...


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re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - bapple
I think those pocket holsters with the triggers exposed are the dumbest thing ever. That trigger should never be out in the open, especially flopping around in your pocket. As for the CM9 vs. CW380 argument, here's why: 1. A CM9 will fit in most pockets whereas a CW380 will fit in almost all p...


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re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - bapple
[quote]I like that CW380. I'm going to put my hands on a few of them in the next few days and make a decision. [/quote] Besides the P238, it is easily the lightest-shooting 380 for its size. This excludes the G42 as it is even bigger than the Kahr CM9. The P380 and CW380 are dimensionally iden...


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re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - bapple
Kahr CW380 [img]http://shop2.gzanders.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/G/C/GCW3833.jpg[/img] The CM9 may be a bit big. Watch one of my old videos here. Sorry for the crappy camera quality. Had to use a different one for a short time. [link=(https://ww...


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re: Just Bought a M&P .40 This weekend - bapple
[quote]What would be your recommendation on just a natural retention holster? [/quote] I have a Safariland paddle holster from Midway. It seems to work pretty well. No problems so far. [quote]Awesome reviews, that's where I got a lot ideas from. [/quote] Thank you, good sir. :cheers:...


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