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re: 9mm recs - bapple
I’ve been teaching concealed carry classes for about 8 years and have yet to find a single student who can’t shoot a full sized 9mm. It is easily the best starting point for any new handgun owner. There are a lot good brands out there and some are mentioned in this thread - don’t be blindly loya...
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re: Caliber for a 13/14 y/o - bapple
[quote]This is mainly due to the .280 Remington having a 7mm bullet which is known to hold together better and penetrate deeper the the .277" diameter bullet the .270 uses.[/quote] The 270 Winchester uses a 6.8mm bullet. I don’t think that 0.2mm is the main difference maker for your point about p...
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re: Caliber for a 13/14 y/o - bapple
[quote]AR platform is cheap and highly customizable so you know the rifle will always fit.[/quote] Even though a bit heavier, the same is true for AR10s. Chatrabbit’s cousin killed her first deer with my Aero 308. I’ve found an AR10 in 308 recoils as much or less than a 20 gauge. Of course, i...
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re: PSA 9mm ammo - bapple
[quote]Why anyone would want to shoot steel casing? [/quote] Because the market has gotten to a point that demand is high and supply is low. People will buy anything they need to qualify in a CC class or simply go and plink. Steel cased ammo is dirtier and not as high quality but most don’t care....
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re: **Power Outage Thray** - bapple
:cheers: Talked to one of the workers right before it came back on and he told me 6 at the latest. We had power back around 5:40 a few streets over. Thanks for all the updates! See you around. ...
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re: **Power Outage Thray** - bapple
So what’s the status now? Think they may do some temporary feeders before they can address the overhead stuff? You seem like an expert in the field! :lol:...
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re: **Power Outage Thray** - bapple
[quote]They came out around 5:00PM yesterday and got the tree cleared out of the way. Worked pretty late into the night. We’ll see how long we have left until we get power, but finally glad to see someone out there.[/quote] Glad to hear it. According to Entergy, “the majority” of customers will b...
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re: **Power Outage Thray** - bapple
[quote]Massive tree across W. Lakeview in Oak Hills. Will be out for a while here.[/quote] Are they at least working on it? I’ve passed like 5 times today and they haven’t as much as put a hand on that tree. No telling when it’ll be restored. ...
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re: This ammo shortage is unreal - bapple
I like hearing that new demographics are getting into firearms. The more armed a society, the more polite it is. Also, once someone buys his/her first gun, it quickly makes one realize how ridiculous most firearm laws are and how quickly you can burn ammo. When I see a news story of a “stockpile...
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re: .380 micro opinions (Kimber, Springfield & Sig)? - bapple
[quote] My reluctance about the single action pistols is just that whole manual arms is a lot to throw at a person for their "first pistol". The options for extremely small .380s with modern fire control systems are too many to ignore.[/quote] I agree with Ace that a micro 380 is a terrible firs...
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re: AR-15 Type Rifle?? - bapple
[quote] What caliber would be the best that is available? This would be used for protection[/quote] “Best” is very subjective but your second sentence describes your need. “Available” right now also varies a lot but when the market is normal, 5.56/.223 would be the best for protection and availa...
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re: Ar-10 - bapple
[quote] My suggestion, buy a benchrest quality or reputable name barrel otherwise you'll have a $200 tomato stake.[/quote] I don't know if Faxon is considered either of these but it wasn't super pricey and I've been happy with mine. I'm running an 18" Big Gunner barrel on my Aero Precision AR10. ...
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re: OB gearheads, cold air intakes - bapple
[quote] For what it’s worth, my Tundra has had a CAI since I’ve owned it. I love the sound but I do not believe it has any impact on MPG.[/quote] Same for my 2010 Denali. The 6.2 with a CAI has a great growl and the throttle response has certainly improved but I don’t think it does much more mile...
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re: Best 5.56 rounds for self defense? - bapple
[quote]223 varmint loads are what I use for deer.[/quote] What’s the reasoning behind this? Wouldn’t you want a blood trail and as little destroyed meat as possible? Not saying you’re right or wrong I just don’t see why you wouldn’t want decent energy transfer and a pass-through. ...
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re: What is the best A/T tire? - bapple
Another vote for BFG A/Ts. Took the plunge about 4 years ago with the high price tag but they have a ton of life left. Very impressed with them and there’s a reason they are as popular as they are. ...
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re: Best 5.56 rounds for self defense? - bapple
Really any expanding round would be ideal. While FMJ rounds are still plenty lethal, take advantage of the leaps in ammo technology to use something with a little less potential for collateral damage. My buddy in LE says they stock their rifles with Speer Gold Dot or Federal soft points. I keep ...
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re: F150 people (headlight question) - bapple
If you want really usable, good output, you should buy a set of headlights with projectors or an old OEM set of projector headlights. Putting LEDs or HIDs in a reflector housing made for halogens will never have proper light output. The halogens will be your best bet out these housings. However, ...
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re: What’s the best handgun without a kick? - bapple
I have yet to find a single student come through my class that can’t handle some form of full sized 9mm. They are extremely easy to handle for virtually anyone. If you’re worried about racking she needs to learn proper form. And if you’re worried about the gun being too thick, look for a gun wit...
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re: If you were going to buy a new pistol right now, what would you get? - bapple
If you’re going to get the “subcompact” (really more compact) double stack M&P you might as well get the “compact” model (which is really more of a mid sized). You get 3 more rounds for not much more grip and a little bit more barrel/sight radius. If you’re set on that size I’d get the shield since ...
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re: How often do you clean your handguns? - bapple
I clean my guns every 500-1000 rounds. I just make sure they are not bone dry (small amount of oil) and keep rolling. I do pay a bit more attention to my carry guns though. Those get cleaned a bit more often. Most modern semi automatic handguns don’t require much maintenance. Small amount of oil...
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