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2 hours ago, speed817 said:

Anybody in Dallas County know who I should send my CLEO notification to for my form 1 and 5320.23 form?  Address?  I'm expecting most of my parts for my SBR to be arrive within the next few weeks so I need to get the ball rolling on this.

How did you file and how long was the turnaround? 

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1874 SAA.  4 digit frame.  Not factory grips but been on the gun as long as anyone knows.  At least 80 years.  

Just got my .264 win mag back.  This is a pre-64 Model 70 I had picked up at auction. Barrel was somewhat shot out when I got it and had some rust damage to the finish.  Action was very clean so

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6 minutes ago, Bozo_Casanova said:

How did you file and how long was the turnaround? 

I haven't filed my form 1 yet.  I just started filling out the e-form last night and got my photos done for the 5320.23 form.  I just know that I will have to send a copy to the CLEO as notification but I'm don't know who I need to send it to. 

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2 hours ago, speed817 said:

I haven't filed my form 1 yet.  I just started filling out the e-form last night and got my photos done for the 5320.23 form.  I just know that I will have to send a copy to the CLEO as notification but I'm don't know who I need to send it to. 

This guy says you just fill out your county sherriff and other useful info:

 

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Ok, so I get all lathered up about the greatness of the Sig 365 line (which is a great line), then I get all F'ed up when Springfield comes out with their Hellcat, specifically the RDP.

Sweet Jesus she's a sexy beech...

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I agree that the gun looks great but I feel like those accessories are going to make it harder to truly conceal and carry.  

I'll skip the red dot optic part - I know guys here carry with those and trust them. 

The comp on a 9mm I don't get.  Makes the gun longer, louder and throws a blinding flash when shooting in the dark.  The trade-off is muting the recoil energy of 9mm? 

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Hey guys, looking for recs. Been pretty happy with my carry piece for the last few years, but with working from home looking more permanent, I find myself not carrying my compact 1911 with me as often. So I’d like to add something even smaller and more compact for those trips around the block with the dog. Last time I looked at these small subcompacts, I somewhat liked the P238, but not enough to acquire one. I see since I last looked (maybe 10 years ago) there are quite a few more options on the market.

 

all that said, what do y’all like these days? What should I be looking at and what should I steer clear from?

 

 

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9 minutes ago, UnivTex34 said:

Hey guys, looking for recs. Been pretty happy with my carry piece for the last few years, but with working from home looking more permanent, I find myself not carrying my compact 1911 with me as often. So I’d like to add something even smaller and more compact for those trips around the block with the dog. Last time I looked at these small subcompacts, I somewhat liked the P238, but not enough to acquire one. I see since I last looked (maybe 10 years ago) there are quite a few more options on the market.

 

all that said, what do y’all like these days? What should I be looking at and what should I steer clear from?

 

 

Compact 1911's are notoriously finicky.  I looked at the P238, and do love the platform as a friend has one, but it has capacity limitations and I do not like the manual safety, as it's not a "true" 1911 that you can carry in condition one.

There are so many amazing polymer striker fired options for much less.  The Shield and Shield 2.0 are timeless.  They conceal well.  Point well.  Years of proven reliability.  I carry the P365 with an extended 12rd mag.  Love that little gun.  My wife likes to shoot it.  Price point is right @ $500.  The new Hellcat is also getting rave reviews.  You aren't carrying as much because of the gun/holster combo.  It's either too big, not comfortable, something.  So go smaller with something that fits better.  These new double-stack polymer compacts are really nice.  

I'd try and find a place that rents them so you can try them out prior if possible.  Just remember, it's the Indian, not the arrow.

*and if you do get one, get a mag loader.  Springs are tight as F.  You can thank me later.  

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Hey guys, looking for recs. Been pretty happy with my carry piece for the last few years, but with working from home looking more permanent, I find myself not carrying my compact 1911 with me as often. So I’d like to add something even smaller and more compact for those trips around the block with the dog. Last time I looked at these small subcompacts, I somewhat liked the P238, but not enough to acquire one. I see since I last looked (maybe 10 years ago) there are quite a few more options on the market.
 
all that said, what do y’all like these days? What should I be looking at and what should I steer clear from?
 
 

I went from the G43 to the Hellcat. Took a little getting use to but I like it. Really like it.

365 or Hellcat is where it’s at these days.
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Gracias gents.

 

also just a point of clarification, my current carry piece is an officer’s model 1911, 4 inch barrel. Love it, and it will continue to be my main piece. So looking for small as possible, but would like to stay with 9mm as smallest caliber. Loving the above recs tho.

 

and of course, this is just initial research, I’ll shoot before I buy. 
 

any other opinions? 

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Gracias gents.
 
also just a point of clarification, my current carry piece is an officer’s model 1911, 4 inch barrel. Love it, and it will continue to be my main piece. So looking for small as possible, but would like to stay with 9mm as smallest caliber. Loving the above recs tho.
 
and of course, this is just initial research, I’ll shoot before I buy. 
 
any other opinions? 

No. You should get a polymer, striker fired pistol in 9mm that is as small as you are comfortable with.

That’s it. No metal 1911 little baby brother bullshit.
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9 hours ago, UnivTex34 said:

Gracias gents.

 

also just a point of clarification, my current carry piece is an officer’s model 1911, 4 inch barrel. Love it, and it will continue to be my main piece. So looking for small as possible, but would like to stay with 9mm as smallest caliber. Loving the above recs tho.

 

and of course, this is just initial research, I’ll shoot before I buy. 
 

any other opinions? 

I carry a Ruger LC9s 9mm whenever I'm just casually out and about. I'm IWB so for me it's definitely the most comfortable gun I carry.

 

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42 minutes ago, midtown said:

I also carry the LC9. Just got mine back from ruger. Lots of people having issues with the trigger not engaging. Might want to keep an eye on that. You don't want to find out the hard way.

Wasn't aware of that, good to know though. Was it an actual trigger problem or something with the recoil spring?

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Not sure from a mechanical standpoint but in my dealings with Ruger they seemed well aware of the issues.  Reading below.  Hammer catch spring.  Sent me a prepaid shipping label and returned it with a gift as an apology.  Wish I had kept the repair notice that came back.

https://www.rugerpistolforums.com/threads/lc9-trigger-wont-reset.12738/

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10 hours ago, Handcruser said:


No. You should get a polymer, striker fired pistol in 9mm that is as small as you are comfortable with.

That’s it. No metal 1911 little baby brother bullshit.

This.  As stated, smaller framed 1911's are notoriously finicky due to the design specs.  With their metal frames, they are heavy and don't print well at all when carrying.  The single best attribute of any 1911 is it's trigger.  Keep it close to you when inside the house.  The weight helps stabilize shots better and tame recoil.  Perfect for HD, not perfect to EDC.  Every tool has it's place.

I keep my full size Sig 1911 at the bed side.  Even at the ranch and OWB, it's heavy.  Never carry it, I love shooting it.  Tames that .45 acp perfectly and I shoot it better than any other.  So at home, it's my go to.  

 

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This.  As stated, smaller framed 1911's are notoriously finicky due to the design specs.  With their metal frames, they are heavy and don't print well at all when carrying.  The single best attribute of any 1911 is it's trigger.  Keep it close to you when inside the house.  The weight helps stabilize shots better and tame recoil.  Perfect for HD, not perfect to EDC.  Every tool has it's place.
I keep my full size Sig 1911 at the bed side.  Even at the ranch and OWB, it's heavy.  Never carry it, I love shooting it.  Tames that .45 acp perfectly and I shoot it better than any other.  So at home, it's my go to.  
 
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What holster is that
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3 minutes ago, Handcruser said:


What holster is that

Man, that's a good question.  Picked it up for the express ability to hang off a belt, high on the hip at the ranch and carry a spare mag as well.  Just checked and there's no name or manufacturer info on it.  I do remember it was not too expensive.  Got it for pig hunting at night with friends, so carry it high so you can run with it and have it not flop around.  

A little "tacti-cool", I admit.  Meant to attached to a webbing belt, but a normal leather pants belt.  

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Man, that's a good question.  Picked it up for the express ability to hang off a belt, high on the hip at the ranch and carry a spare mag as well.  Just checked and there's no name or manufacturer info on it.  I do remember it was not too expensive.  Got it for pig hunting at night with friends, so carry it high so you can run with it and have it not flop around.  
A little "tacti-cool", I admit.  Meant to attached to a webbing belt, but a normal leather pants belt.  

I’ve got one similar made by elite Spanker lol. Bought off Amazon to handle a 19 with a light on a vest or belt.

Looks similar so I thought I’d ask.
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17 hours ago, bigshark88 said:

I'll skip the red dot optic part - I know guys here carry with those and trust them. 

I currently have one on my bedside FN509 Tactical but I’m really concerned that it takes me a couple seconds to find the dot when I bring it up. Of course it looks great but if it slows me down at all, it probably needs to go. Maybe I’ll put it on top of my Elcan. 

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I currently have one on my bedside FN509 Tactical but I’m really concerned that it takes me a couple seconds to find the dot when I bring it up. Of course it looks great but if it slows me down at all, it probably needs to go. Maybe I’ll put it on top of my Elcan. 

Practice. Practice. Practice.

You need to head out to a tactical bay and put 1000 rounds down range in different scenarios. Then decide.
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2 hours ago, Lat22 said:

I currently have one on my bedside FN509 Tactical but I’m really concerned that it takes me a couple seconds to find the dot when I bring it up. Of course it looks great but if it slows me down at all, it probably needs to go. Maybe I’ll put it on top of my Elcan. 

Everyone deals with delays in target acquisition going from irons to a red dot.  As stated, practice your ass off.  Over time, it can actually be faster.  

Remember the old adage:  slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.  

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Dry fire practice.  On so many damn zoom calls where I have to "be" on the call, but have deliverables, I either have a pistol and snap caps or a kettlebell on hand to pass the time

"Oh, sorry, what.  I was on mute.  Can you please repeat the question...."

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50 minutes ago, BabaYaga said:

Dry fire practice.  On so many damn zoom calls where I have to "be" on the call, but have deliverables, I either have a pistol and snap caps or a kettlebell on hand to pass the time

"Oh, sorry, what.  I was on mute.  Can you please repeat the question...."

Isn't that what Jeffery Toobin said he was doing? Kettle bells?

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10 hours ago, BabaYaga said:

This.  As stated, smaller framed 1911's are notoriously finicky due to the design specs.  With their metal frames, they are heavy and don't print well at all when carrying.  The single best attribute of any 1911 is it's trigger.  Keep it close to you when inside the house.  The weight helps stabilize shots better and tame recoil.  Perfect for HD, not perfect to EDC.  Every tool has it's place.

I keep my full size Sig 1911 at the bed side.  Even at the ranch and OWB, it's heavy.  Never carry it, I love shooting it.  Tames that .45 acp perfectly and I shoot it better than any other.  So at home, it's my go to.  

 

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I have friends who are independent businessmen (farmers, contractors, etc.)  Unlike the rest of us, they don't have any work rules precluding weapons on the job.  I tell them regularly they should let their wangs hang out and just Open Carry already. Pancake holsters are SO much more comfortable, and you can carry a full-size weapon.  No size v capability debate.  If you like your CZ75, just carry it.  

North Dakota is ate up with (no CR) Conservatives, and ain't nobody gonna call the cops on you at Walmart.  Lucky SOB's for sure.  If I was one of them, I'd carry my XDm45.  

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Got word today that the ATF finally approved my tax stamp. So of course I immediately called my FFL and they hadn’t received it yet. Integrally suppressed 300blk should be out of jail in the next 2-3 weeks based on a 2/11 approval date. 

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8 minutes ago, Armybrat said:

Seeing this old iconic Winchester ad reminded my of my grandpa’s WW1 era Winchester hatchet. It had a lot of hard use before I acquired it 60 years ago.

 

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Looks like an old roofers hatchet?  Was he a carpenter?

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15 minutes ago, BabaYaga said:

Looks like an old roofers hatchet?  Was he a carpenter?

No, he owned an auto repair garage in a little Missouri hick town (1924-58), but he could do carpentry work. He built a couple of small fishing boats, a cabin, and some outhouses back in the day. Most rural guys could do stuff like that.

He was trained by his dad to be a blacksmith when he was a kid.

 

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11 hours ago, Jhawk said:

Got word today that the ATF finally approved my tax stamp. So of course I immediately called my FFL and they hadn’t received it yet. Integrally suppressed 300blk should be out of jail in the next 2-3 weeks based on a 2/11 approval date. 

damn, seems like that took a really long time. What was the turnaround?

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3 hours ago, Bozo_Casanova said:

damn, seems like that took a really long time. What was the turnaround?

Bought in may 2020. Check cashed 6/12. Approved 2/11. 
 

I was actually a month away from calling my congressman as I’ve been told they push things through very quickly when contacted. If I had any faith that I would get new suppressors at even 3-4 months I’d buy one for every gun.  Im not going thru this again when politics are involved. 

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On 2/19/2021 at 11:23 AM, BHMCruiser said:

Most gun control policies are racially-driven in some way, especially the prohibitions on carry and handguns. Modern gun control started when Reagan responded to the Black Panthers' occupation of the California state house.

If you want examples, Maryland has a license to purchase a handgun. To get the license, you have to go to a range and fire one - and only one - live round. There is no proficiency requirement. You can fire it into a bucket of sand (and often that's what you do). So why do you have to do that? I'll give you a hint - how many ranges are there in Baltimore? How accessible are they by public transportation? Can you carry a firearm on public transportation? Can you get a concealed carry permit in Maryland?

Interesting...wasn't aware of this.  I thought the modern gun control movement started after Sirhan Sirhan put a revolver to the back of Bobby Kennedy's head and pulled the trigger.  Very strange when reading about this incident to learn that California actually allowed open carry during my life time. 

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2 hours ago, Jhawk said:

Bought in may 2020. Check cashed 6/12. Approved 2/11. 
 

I was actually a month away from calling my congressman as I’ve been told they push things through very quickly when contacted. If I had any faith that I would get new suppressors at even 3-4 months I’d buy one for every gun.  Im not going thru this again when politics are involved. 

I think I'm just going to file a form 1 and make a suppressor myself. obviously an integrated barrel is beyond my capability, so that wouldn't help you. 

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