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  2. zackmars

    Recent acquisition thread

    M9A3g. I do plan on reviewing this, but I'll wait till i learn the gun a bit more
  3. you are ignorant of the facts, guys. The producers want their expenses to END as soon as they have enough video for 12 shows. A competent person is the LAST guy that they will pick, much less two such. Even one would make all the others look like the campfire girls that they ARE, which would get the viewers all riled up for much better contestants, which would cost the producers a fortune in profits. Keeping their liability insurance in force and the rescue teams in place costs 100's of thousands of $ per DAY.
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  5. zackmars

    IFAK - My new Load out

    For eyepro, anything on this list is guaranteed to be GTG. https://www.peosoldier.army.mil/equipment/eyewear/ ESS crossbows are too cheap to not have a few dozen or so laying around
  6. dthomasdigital

    IFAK - My new Load out

    @adjee that's some good advice.
  7. adjee

    IFAK - My new Load out

    When it comes to eye protection (in any scenario) too many people pack the "must have" safety shades for day use but forget they are no good at night when clear eye protection is needed, both types are required as I have found out through experience.
  8. zackmars

    G19X

    I've noticed the glock really likes armscor 115gr. Targets are starting to look like this more often than not Two more malfs to log, again with winchester forged. These were rounds that had been laying under my bed in a cardboard box for like a year. I like this gun.
  9. Brad

    New Opinel #6

    That one was just too big. 🙂 Picked up this Opinel #2 for fun. 3 1/4" open, 1 7/8" closed. No lock. Roughly the same size as my Spyderco Bug.
  10. zackmars

    Colt pocket positive

    Not sure I'd want to mess with a colt revolver without laying hands on it first. Of the big 3 (Colt, S&W, Ruger) common revolver brands, Colts will generally be the first to develop timing issues, and very few gunsmiths are capable of working on them. The worst part is a short drop can often knock them out of time. I've seen some *absurdly* out of time Colts.
  11. Brad

    Colt pocket positive

    There's one on Gunbroker now. Looks rough. I tapped out at 35.00. I hang out there looking for a steal now and again. (item # 806406384 if you want to look for it)
  12. zackmars

    Colt pocket positive

    6 rounds double action, 12 rounds single action 6 rounds single action. It hits low left
  13. dthomasdigital

    Colt pocket positive

    A few of years ago I got to go to the FBI qualifying range and they had two circa 1920 Tommy guns I got to shoot. Talk about feeling like Al Capone. Those things just throw the lead out and hard as hell to hit a target going full auto. So much fun though.
  14. zackmars

    Colt pocket positive

    It's been sitting in a gun sock for a few decades. From what I gather, it was bought at a gun show a long time ago. You can pretty easily find spots where the nickle is flaking, but its not bad, and the internals are clean. It's brought out my inner 40's mobster, I've probably said "gat" and "roscoe" at least 30 times 😂
  15. dthomasdigital

    Colt pocket positive

    Someone took good care of that gun, it looks brand new.
  16. zackmars

    Colt pocket positive

    Just spit balling, anywhere from 1905 to 1937 i think. When i get to spend some more time with it I'll see what colts historical guys can dig up
  17. Rick

    Colt pocket positive

    That's nice! How old would it be?
  18. zackmars

    Colt pocket positive

    Notbing to really say here, this is the gun my grandfather keeps in his night stand. He's never shot it, and i offered to take it to the range for him. Happily for me he said ok, which is good, since old colt DA/SA revolvers get my juices flowing Lockup is good as is timing, unfortunately it's chambered in .32 long colt, but thats probably for the best long term. Tomorrow I'll get target pictures
  19. dthomasdigital

    Henry - U.S. Survival AR-7

    I love these old ads!
  20. zackmars

    Henry - U.S. Survival AR-7

    An armalite version is on the short list, but for practical use, the henry is where its at. The AR7 has had quite an interesting life; I highly recommend checking out These guys if you plan on shooting it a lot
  21. Rick

    Henry - U.S. Survival AR-7

    The fact that it all fits in the stock and stores as a compact unit is probably what sold most of these, so I wouldn't mess with it. You can put it away like that and when you need it grab that plastic thing and the whole rifle is in there. A Eugene Stoner design! That's something I didn't know until reading about them.
  22. Brad

    Henry - U.S. Survival AR-7

    @Rick I'm not real experienced with long guns, but my impression of this is positive. The trigger pull seemed medium, but consistent. The sights worked well enough with my vision correction. The rifle seemed to shoot consistently. Might be shooting a little low, or I might be shooting a little low, I'm betting on the latter. My main goal was "Can I shoot bunnies at 25 yards or less" and I think I can. (more if it's 'less'!) I had zero misfires or other issues. I shot 36 g Winchester HPs. About 400 rounds. If they asked me to design this rifle, I think I'd do a folding wire stock, sacrifice a little length for a quicker setup, but they didn't. I never had a Henry but I know a lot of folks who swear by their lever actions. I'm pretty pleased with this one and it does fit in some small packs/bags when it is all stowed.
  23. Rick

    Henry - U.S. Survival AR-7

    I'm curious about how it shoots. Back in the 80's a friend bought an AR-7 and I tried it and pronounced it trash. It was awkward and the trigger was terminally clunky and so not very accurate. I've just read a brief history that explains how Charter Arms was probably the cause of most of those problems. The Henry, however, gets a good review and it seems they've done a lot of work on it. On the day I tried the AR-7 a few of us were out shooting gophers and I was using an old Savage 23-A Sporter with a heavy barrel and Lyman receiver sight so not really fair to compare them, but interestingly someone told me that the USAF once used the Savage Sporter rifle in .22 Hornet as a survival rifle as well. http:// https://www.alloutdoor.com/2014/02/04/history-ar-7-henry-repeatings-survival-ar-7/ "Congratulations, Henry — I think you have broken the cycle of the AR-7 and restored the honor of the Stoner design with your updated version of Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 Survival Rifle."
  24. dthomasdigital

    IFAK - My new Load out

    On the eye protection, the guys teaching the class had a few military field medics teaching, they made it pretty clear that good eye protection served them very well, I figured they knew what they were talking about so I added it to my kits.
  25. dthomasdigital

    New Opinel #6

    Nice I have a few wood handle knifes and I've always liked how it feels in my hand.
  26. Brad

    New Opinel #6

    Went to REI today to spend my yearly dividend and I needed to add something on to use it all up. I saw this wee Opinel #6 and decided I had to have it. (had is subjective - I don't need another knife) 3" handle, 3" blade, 1/2" lock. 6 1/2" opened, 3 1/2" closed. Not sure if this will be part of my EDC, but I like it.
  27. Oh how I wish I had a volcano.
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