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by Hand and Steel
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Weapons Mounted Lights
Replies: 2
Views: 8

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: 235

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: 141

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: 394

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: 339

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: 588

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...
by Hand and Steel
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: News@ConcealedCarryForum.com
Topic: Help wanted - Deadeye Media podcast
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Help wanted - Deadeye Media podcast

Nathan wrote:may even add an "Angry White Guy Hour"


Why play the race card? Content, not identity, is the measure of media.
by Hand and Steel
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Defensive Incidents
Topic: CCW shooting officer's attacker video
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: CCW shooting officer's attacker video

it's at least a little disturbing to me that dude barely reacted at all to the first two shots. A well delivered punch or slap carries many times more force than a bullet. It happens all the time that people get hit with fists, boots, sticks, cinder blocks, etc. and don't react. Why should it be di...
by Hand and Steel
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: USPc 45 - SS?
Replies: 18
Views: 426

Re: USPc 45 - SS?

Listening to his argument, he seems to lack any reasoning behind his beliefs on most all guns. Can't get parts? Somebody should tell him about the internet thingy. :) I find it likely that these videos were made some time ago - another video (which looks to have been made around the same time) has ...
by Hand and Steel
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: USPc 45 - SS?
Replies: 18
Views: 426

Re: USPc 45 - SS?

I was slightly mistaken on what Mr. Jacobson said regarding the USPc - he states in this video that the compact models have a "potential trigger return problem". This reminded me of having read about the trigger spring issues several years ago. You can skip to the 5 minute mark in the vide...
by Hand and Steel
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: USPc 45 - SS?
Replies: 18
Views: 426

Re: USPc 45 - SS?

I've never heard of this before so I did some searching. There is one website for HK enthusiasts, hkpro.com (I mean there are more websites, but only one where the industry experts participate). If there was a known issue with this, I'm absolutely certain that it would be discussed over there. I di...
by Hand and Steel
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: USPc 45 - SS?
Replies: 18
Views: 426

Re: USPc 45 - SS?

I've read many times that the compact USPs have a tendency of breaking trigger springs unless modified. Any thoughts on whether this is an issue?
by Hand and Steel
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Defensive Incidents
Topic: Security guard thwarts a bank robbery
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Security guard thwarts a bank robbery

A few years back, CNN did a story about private armed guards. At first I was glad they did. I was hoping they would report on how they have to work long hours in adverse conditions doing a thankless job of protecting people who often view them with scorn and ridicule. But nope, it was a pure hatche...
by Hand and Steel
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Defensive Incidents
Topic: Security guard thwarts a bank robbery
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Security guard thwarts a bank robbery

One thing I like about this video is it shows that private security can be a lot better then anyone gives them credit for. Private security has always gotten a bad rap, especially in Hollywood. In almost every movie, security guards are depicted as hopeless incompetent or corrupt, if not both. Like...
by Hand and Steel
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: CCW Tech
Topic: Inscription = intent
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Inscription = intent

Beats having Punisher skulls on cop cars.
by Hand and Steel
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: M&P or Sig 226 SCT
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: M&P or Sig 226 SCT

Most brands used to make guns more finely. I recently acquired a mid-80s upper assembly from a Taurus 92 to convert a .40 cal Taurus to 9mm, and it's better machined than the modern production Sigs, Colts and S&Ws I see. That says a lot about the way guns are made these days. The only production...
by Hand and Steel
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: "Pretty" guns
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: "Pretty" guns

Maybe I'm just weird (shocker), but as much as I like shiny stainless and chrome guns, there's not much I find more attractive than a beat up old pistol with heavy holster wear that still runs great.
by Hand and Steel
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: The best 1911
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: The best 1911

The geometry of the shorter barrel on same length slide stroke pitches the barrel at a much steeper angle leaving JMB himself to conclude that 4.25" was the shortest you could make it and remain reliable enough for combat (at least with the traditional bushing/barrel setup). Did Browning desig...
by Hand and Steel
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Condition 0 carry
Replies: 28
Views: 953

Re: Condition 0 carry

It is widely accepted as the most dangerous method of carry and is slower than #1 and #2. Not only is lowering the hammer statistically dangerous, but cocking the hammer while under an adrenaline dump is equally (if not more so due to the adrenaline) dangerous and can lead to an ND. ... But remembe...
by Hand and Steel
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Defensive Incidents
Topic: Gun shop robbery caught on camera
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Gun shop robbery caught on camera

Yeah, but then we have to look at that stupid s*** icon. I'd rather it remain an implied figure of speech instead of a visual representation. x(
by Hand and Steel
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Condition 0 carry
Replies: 28
Views: 953

Re: Condition 0 carry

Does this mean you would not carry a Glock either? I would carry a Glock if it was the best thing at hand. As it is I won't carry a Glock or similar while I have other good options that will do either double action to single action or cocked and locked. Be aware that this is no longer taught by any...
by Hand and Steel
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Condition 0 carry
Replies: 28
Views: 953

Re: Condition 0 carry

would the manual safety add protection from dropping the gun in the way a grip safety would not? The manual safety effectively locks the sear in place. With the sear locked, the hammer would have a very difficult time moving, since the sear/hammer engagement would have to slip for the hammer to fal...
by Hand and Steel
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Condition 0 carry
Replies: 28
Views: 953

Re: Condition 0 carry

The safest way to carry a loaded automatic is to have the chamber empty, but we still want to be able to bring the gun into action quickly and with a single hand, so most of us carry with a round in the chamber and accept that it is less tolerant of foolish handling. Manual safeties, hammer down car...
by Hand and Steel
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Defensive Incidents
Topic: Gun shop robbery caught on camera
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Gun shop robbery caught on camera

.45... gets **** done...
by Hand and Steel
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Carry Gear
Topic: Bandoleers
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Bandoleers

Thanks for the link. What they describe is somewhere between a chest rig and a bagazine, so it's close but not quite what I need. As it happens I have decided to make some bandoleers out of some other MOLLE gear... Just waiting for it to get here. Should go well with my heretical crossbreed of ALICE...

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