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re: Academy gone full retard? - bapple
I also can’t stand news sites that don’t have a comments section....
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re: How much freedom did you have with guns/bows as a child? - bapple
Born in ‘89, grew up in EBR on Kenilworth. We had a double lot with a large backyard and my parents had no problems with me popping targets with the pellet gun probably around 10-12 years old. The neighbors didn’t seem to give a shite either because the cops were never called and we’d be popping targ...
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re: FNX Tactical - bapple
I don’t own an FNX but do have an FNS9. If they introduced a tactical model FNS with a slide cut, threaded barrel, and chambered in 45, I’d get it tomorrow. I’m not as fond of the hammer-fired guns as I once was. But people that have them sure like them and FN is very high quality, a little under ra...
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re: LaRue Tactical MBT Triggers $87 - bapple
Excellent trigger. I agree with Chat that it's not quite a Geis but I liked it enough to put it in my Aero AR10 build. Breaks a little under 4 pounds....
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re: BBQ warning for dogs - bapple
Glad to hear he’s okay. My golden got into something at my in-laws hunting camp last year and spent the whole night throwing up keeping us awake. Not sure what he was trying to eat but he ate a bunch of sticks and leaves too. Dogs sure will eat any damn thing. ...
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re: Cleaning AC Condenser unit - bapple
What he’s saying is there’s an energy transfer from inside the house to outside, creating a temperature differential. It’s not like you’re just sticking a bowl of ice in a room and letting it cool the room. It’s actively moving air to pull the energy and humidity from it and transferring it outside....
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re: Cleaning AC Condenser unit - bapple
Thanks for the suggestion! I couldn’t believe how dirty my coils were and I imagine it was cutting my efficiency down considerably. This is only the front side and the after picture from hosing it down. The fence side was even worse than this. [img]https://i.imgur.com/0OUHB8t.jpg[/img] [img]h...
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re: help with first gun purchase - bapple
[quote]A person standing a few feet from me will be just as dead if I used buckshot or birdshot. At those distances the pattern is effectively zero[/quote] It’s not the issue of pattern size. It’s the issue of penetration. Light birdshot has a much lower chance of getting to the vitals of a human...
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re: Assisted Push Mower Recommendations - bapple
It's sounding like the Honda is winning out. I may see if there are any special 4th of July sales and snag one. Thanks for the advice everyone. :cheers:...
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re: help with first gun purchase - bapple
[quote]So much of what is ‘best’ for a person depends on their HD situation. Some people will try to clear the house, others won’t. Some might live in a thin walled apartment, while others are alone in a house in the country. Etc. [/quote] You'll never find anyone well-versed in firearms who woul...
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re: help with first gun purchase - bapple
[quote]LSUvegasbombed[/quote] If you were to take me up on training, my wife has a VP9. You can shoot it as much as you’d like. [quote]I've been planning on getting an apex trigger for it, is it hard to change out myself, or better to just take it to a gunsmith?[/quote] Watch my YouTube vi...
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re: help with first gun purchase - bapple
[quote]It is okay for people to have other opinions[/quote] One can prefer a weapon to another but saying a shotgun with buckshot will penetrate less than your typical 223 Remington bullet is factually incorrect. I completely agree with him on that. Plus the fact that shotguns still must be aimed...
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re: help with first gun purchase - bapple
:lol: I have an hourly rate for general handgun safety and usage. And I have a rate for a full length CC class ...
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re: help with first gun purchase - bapple
:lol: It’s my personal email I’ve had for about 15 years that gets a lot of junk mail. My business personal email doesn’t get posted here. ...
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re: Assisted Push Mower Recommendations - bapple
I may check out the drive on his to see if it needs a belt. Besides that I love the low-maintenance engine and Honda seems to get great reviews online. That may be my choice. ...
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re: Assisted Push Mower Recommendations - bapple
Well it’s my brother’s mower that he let me borrow but needs it back now. It’s the only real piece of experience I have with an assisted push mower :lol:. Just needing to buy my own now and wonder which has the most robust assist. ...
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Assisted Push Mower Recommendations - bapple
My brother who used to cut yards back in the high school days has a Honda mower that has an excellent engine and auto-choke system and has been running for nearly 15 years. 1-2 pulls every time and it’s running. But the down side is now the assisted part only gives you about 25% push compared to it ...
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re: help with first gun purchase - bapple
I would recommend the pistol first if he wants a compact weapon that can be transported and carried easier. An AR would be fine for a new shooter but this implies that he gets the necessary training. The same can be said for a handgun or shotgun - learning how to fight with your gun rather than ...
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re: help with first gun purchase - bapple
Versatility - slugs to birdshot it is extremely versatile. If I’m only allowed to have one weapon to do everything it would be a 12 gauge of some sort. ...
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re: help with first gun purchase - bapple
[quote]I think the over penetration of the AR lets the shotgun edge it out IMO[/quote] This is actually not the case. A lightweight, high velocity projectile is more likely to break up when hitting barriers. Compared to buckshot (which should be loaded in a self defense shotgun) it will penetrate...
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