| Outdoor Board|| re: Just bought my first AR - bapple on 7/24/14 at 9:47 pm|
[quote]So I'll be looking at EOtech (Red dot/3x magnifier combo maybe), Aimpoint, the Elcan Specter DR, and some other stuff.
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...
| Outdoor Board|| re: New toys... S&W model66 .357, Henry .22 - bapple on 7/24/14 at 9:38 pm|
[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...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Just bought my first AR - bapple on 7/24/14 at 9:33 pm|
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...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Ruger LCP .380 - bapple on 7/20/14 at 7:36 pm|
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....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Springfield 1911 General - bapple on 7/19/14 at 6:34 pm|
[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...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Springfield 1911 General - bapple on 7/18/14 at 11:57 am|
I like the Range Officer and the Operator.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - bapple on 7/17/14 at 5:42 pm|
[quote]Yeah, I carry my Nano in an IWB holster with no problem. [/quote]
Well not necessarily the pocket carry part. But the carrying loose and carrying with an empty chamber are both bad choices....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - bapple on 7/17/14 at 5:36 pm|
[quote]I do not use a holster with it which makes it more dangerous but I never keep one in the chamber fwiw.
I strongly suggest you change both of those habits....
| Outdoor Board|| re: No more import of Russian Saigas and AKs? - bapple on 7/16/14 at 9:53 pm|
How are they able to ban these things with impunity? God this administration is annoying....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Question about the "vehicle is an extension of your home" rule - bapple on 7/16/14 at 6:58 pm|
[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 ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Where to buy steel targets - bapple on 7/16/14 at 6:54 pm|
+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...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - bapple on 7/16/14 at 6:50 pm|
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...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - bapple on 7/15/14 at 9:43 pm|
[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...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Back Pocket CC Suggestions - bapple on 7/15/14 at 9:28 pm|
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.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Just Bought a M&P .40 This weekend - bapple on 7/15/14 at 6:50 pm|
[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:...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Just Bought a M&P .40 This weekend - bapple on 7/15/14 at 2:25 pm|
Congrats on your fine pistol. I own 2 M&Ps (compact, and CORE), my brother owns one (M&P9) and my dad owns one (M&P40 like yours). I guess I could be seen as the resident M&P fanboy here.
[quote] I'm looking at holsters and thinking about getting the Blackhawk serpa. What does the OB think? [/quo...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Bought me a new truck today - bapple on 7/14/14 at 10:43 pm|
Beautiful truck. One hell of a deal.
[quote]I'm looking at the pearl white [/quote]
Team GMC checking in! (not a Sierra, but still)
| Outdoor Board|| re: Bought a Shield 9mm today(update pg3) - bapple on 7/14/14 at 10:33 pm|
[quote]Bapple, I'll be in BR area soon if you'd like to do a shield video in exchange for maybe installing my night sights? Thoughts?[/quote]
I apologize that I never saw this. I wish TD had a method of sending private messages.
But yea I should have some free time soon if you'd like me to ins...
| Outdoor Board|| re: This mornings hogs kill - bapple on 7/14/14 at 5:54 pm|
I like your attack Dachshund. Very intimidating... :lol:...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Recently found a nail in my tire - bapple on 7/14/14 at 5:52 pm|
[quote]Sidewall, I'll agree, but I don't think there is any danger to plugging the "edge" of the tread.[/quote]
Plugs are designed to grip the belts inside the tire below the tread. Obviously on the sidewall, or at the very edge of the tread, there is not enough substance for the plug to grip to....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Kitchen knife advice - bapple on 7/12/14 at 7:29 pm|
I'm a bit of a fanboy so I would suggest Benchmade. But "cheap" is not the word I would use to describe it.
[link=(http://www.benchmade.com/products/4501)]Benchmade 3 knife set[/link]...
| Outdoor Board|| re: The Army wants a harder-hitting pistol - bapple on 7/12/14 at 7:27 pm|
[quote]Your signature is freaking awesome, sir[/quote]
I'm a bit of a S&W fanboy....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Looking into buying an FNX .45 - bapple on 7/12/14 at 7:25 pm|
[quote]It would be way better with a rounded backstrap IMO.
Not a big fan of the bulky squared off grip.
I'm pretty sure it comes with 3 different backstraps.
But for a 45 with 14 rounds in the magazine, the grip is just gonna be big. I still think it may be thinner than a Glock i...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Is a 9mm a must for your arsenal? (and a brief thank you to the OB) - bapple on 7/12/14 at 7:23 pm|
[quote]Best short barrel 9mm self defense ammo
I carry Hornady Critical Defense in both of my carry pistols.
I also suggest Speer Gold Dot and Federal HST.
Check out ShootingTheBull410 on YouTube to see his extensive reasoning and testing of specific hollow point rounds....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Looking into buying an FNX .45 - bapple on 7/11/14 at 11:39 pm|
FN makes one hell of a nice product. You really can't go wrong. You could always get the tactical version with the raised sights, pre-milled slide, and threaded barrel.
(Warning: NSFW "Tactical" contained in picture)
| Outdoor Board|| re: Is a 9mm a must for your arsenal? (and a brief thank you to the OB) - bapple on 7/11/14 at 11:34 pm|
[quote] 9mm lacks the power of a 40 and 45.[/quote]
This isn't necessarily true. And if the rounds are comparable and 9mm is edged out by those two, the small difference is not enough to make a difference in the real world....
| Outdoor Board|| re: handgun newb: need ammo recs for Rossi .38 and S&W .32 - bapple on 7/10/14 at 11:30 pm|
[quote] I have little experience with handguns and want to buy some basic range ammunition to get to learn and know these weapons, and possibly take the concealed course in the near future to further my handgun knowledge.[/quote]
These handguns should be fine in shooting standard pressure ammo. W...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Is a 9mm a must for your arsenal? (and a brief thank you to the OB) - bapple on 7/10/14 at 11:21 pm|
[quote]I don't think it's a weakling. I just shoot better with a .45 than a 9mm [/quote]
Well that's pretty sound reasoning then. Can't really argue with a dude's preference. :cheers:
[quote]Or did. Bigger problem with the 5.7. (Too much polymer) [/quote]
I would never drop a grand on somet...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Is a 9mm a must for your arsenal? (and a brief thank you to the OB) - bapple on 7/10/14 at 7:19 pm|
[quote] I hear about magazine capacity vs round capability[/quote]
I have said this numerous times and most will agree that 9mm, 40, and 45 all do about the same thing. One is light and fast, one is slow and heavy, and the other splits the difference. While you may be able to find one that is sli...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Pick an 18" upper for me - bapple on 7/6/14 at 9:33 pm|
[quote]Watch the rail sizes and weights, the 18in is already pretty heavy, rail space is a way to cut down on it. [/quote]
Stick with a tubular hand guard that doesn't have permanent rail space. You surely won't be using all of it if the upper is already 18 inches long....