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by Hand and Steel
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Structural Security
Topic: Winchester® Defender Tactical Safes
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Winchester® Defender Tactical Safes

Guess nobody has any experience with these... Sorry I can't be of any help.
by Hand and Steel
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Hi-Power Discontinued
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Hi-Power Discontinued

from a personal standpoint, this sucks . I can remember when I was around 12 years old or so, my biggest struggle was trying to decide if I would one day carry the Browning Hi-Power or the 1911. I was leaning toward the 1911, but only because my grandfather had one. Deep down, despite my own denial...
by Hand and Steel
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Hi-Power Discontinued
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Hi-Power Discontinued

It seems that FN Herstal has completed its last run of Browning Hi-Powers / P35s and the line is now discontinued. The reasoning reportedly given is that the Hi-Power apparently is not selling as well as it used to. Personally I just can't see that rationale being correct (in North America at least)...
by Hand and Steel
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: CCW Tech
Topic: Sleeve guns???
Replies: 17
Views: 166

Re: Sleeve guns???

If you just want a concealed backup pistol but it doesn't have to be on your arm, Yankee has it right with ankle carry. I assume you are uniformed security so a shoulder holster or crossdraw couldn't be concealed and are therefore effectively non-options. The knife clipped into a wristband trick is ...
by Hand and Steel
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: CCW Tech
Topic: Sleeve guns???
Replies: 17
Views: 166

Re: Sleeve guns???

Here are the reasons you won't find too many people hiding a gun up their sleeve. It's hard to conceal something the size of a gun, even a very small one, up a sleeve with everything except a very heavy coat - it prints too much. Any holster on your arm will move around under the weight of a gun, or...
by Hand and Steel
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Holster Tech
Topic: TTGunleather
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: TTGunleather

That's really exceptional. I'll check out his products just on the basis of his kindness there.
by Hand and Steel
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Carry / 2nd Amendment
Topic: OC
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: OC

Like most everyone on this forum, I keep it concealed most of the time. The only times I have open carried in public have been in very high heat when a cover garment wasn't practical and IWB (my preferred method) would have meant a sweat covered gun at the end of the day. I can think of only one &qu...
by Hand and Steel
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Lighter Side
Topic: Some things just get better with time
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Some things just get better with time



I remember seeing this back in 06 when YouTube was new, and still cool.

Still just as hilariously bad as back then.

Kudos if you can make it all the way through.
by Hand and Steel
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Defensive Incidents
Topic: Mass shooting in Texas Church stopped by armed citizen
Replies: 8
Views: 102

Re: Mass shooting in Texas Church stopped by armed citizen

Ohio9 wrote:Also this brings up an interesting question. If a mass shooting was taking place next to your house, would you get involved or simply stand by and be ready to defend your home?


All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
by Hand and Steel
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: Bye bye Bump-Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Bye bye Bump-Fire

hkguy wrote:there are too many things about this whole terrible situation not adding up at all.


There always are. Time will tell where it leads.
by Hand and Steel
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: Help me wiff my maff.
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Help me wiff my maff.

I'm not thinking so much of the weight of the projectile directly causing faster drop so much as the increased weight decreasing forward velocity so that it would take longer for the projectile to reach the target, therefore increasing the amount of time in which the projectile could drop. I could b...
by Hand and Steel
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: Help me wiff my maff.
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Help me wiff my maff.

You fire it so fast that it continues in a straight line while the Earth curves away and everything is a miss high. You would almost need to slow it down a little to let the projectile match the drop along the sphere. Would gravity have much of an impact on curvature? And couldn't you conceivably d...
by Hand and Steel
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: Help me wiff my maff.
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Help me wiff my maff.

Does the railgun take Glock mags?
by Hand and Steel
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Commercial Ammunition
Topic: 9mm NATO ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: 9mm NATO ammo

Tye wrote:Perhaps you can tell I'm now officially a CZ (hammer fired versions) fanboy.


CZ handguns should come with an addiction warning.
by Hand and Steel
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Dallas PD finds Sig 320 unfit for duty
Replies: 32
Views: 1031

Re: Dallas PD finds Sig 320 unfit for duty

i find it rather comical that everyone is losing their proverbial shit over this and are fine with rifles with free floating firing pins that exhibit the same defect. Why I never keep a round chambered in a rifle. The "tactical expert extreme operators" can bitch all they want, and I don'...
by Hand and Steel
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Carry / 2nd Amendment
Topic: Singer refuses to disarm, cancels show
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Singer refuses to disarm, cancels show

So glad there were never metal detectors anywhere I worked.
by Hand and Steel
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: GOOD DA trigger!
Replies: 20
Views: 773

Re: GOOD DA trigger!

Do you think it's too big to pocket carry? I think that in a Wrangler cowboy cut jeans pocket (like you, that's what I wear most days), with a pocket holster, it would qualify for a "yes" for me . Can't say whether it would work for you or not, but I suspect that it would be slightly too ...
by Hand and Steel
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: GOOD DA trigger!
Replies: 20
Views: 773

Re: GOOD DA trigger!

I've been eyeing those, too. Assuming the quality of the components is good enough to hold up to serious use, it appears Kimber has made the ideal compact revolver.
by Hand and Steel
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Carry / 2nd Amendment
Topic: Commercial
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Commercial

If someone asked to "hold onto my guns temporarily"... Well, do we even need to get into how much fail is in that statement?
by Hand and Steel
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Weapons Mounted Lights
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Weapons Mounted Lights

No weapon mounted lights for me, but I do carry separate lights. I wouldn't say they're for defensive use (though they could adapt to that role), but rather for general use - I carry a Streamlight ProTac 2AA as a primary light and a Streamlight Microstream as a backup. Admittedly I'm a Maglite guy, ...
by Hand and Steel
Tue May 02, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: XD-e
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: XD-e

Ohio9 wrote:Also what is with the frame-mounted safety? Why have so few companies learned that manual safeties work best when mounted on the slide?

:?:
by Hand and Steel
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: M16-A1 reproduction
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: M16-A1 reproduction

hkguy wrote:M4's and M4 clones have 16" barrels.


I believe the military issue M4 has a 14.5" barrel, and it's just the civilian market versions that have the 16" barrel to avoid being considered an SBR.
by Hand and Steel
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: FN 509
Replies: 7
Views: 961

Re: FN 509

jeffhughes wrote:The new CZ is the one to look for....


The old CZ is the one to look at. :D
by Hand and Steel
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Optics & Sights
Topic: Thread Split - Usefulness of Night Sights
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Re: Thread Split - Usefulness of Night Sights

When my eyes are fully dilated, turning on my flashlight is as blinding to me as it would be the threat I was pointing it at. Consider an incandescent D-cell Maglite - they have an easy to use power button, can be set for flood or focus, they don't kick out enough light to blind the person using th...
by Hand and Steel
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Carry Gear
Topic: What Flashlights Are You Using
Replies: 6
Views: 1225

Re: What Flashlights Are You Using

Streamlight Protac2 AAA rides with me every day for a couple years now. Best flashlight I've ever purchased. I've recently switched over to a Streamlight ProTac 2AA and a MicroStream AAA. I still prefer incandescent lights to LEDs but the Streamlights are so handy I'm willing to use them instead. R...

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