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by CharlieW
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: XD-e
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: XD-e

Well, it looks like I was not the only one confused by the XD-e. Might be an XD-error.
by CharlieW
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: First time handgunner's handgun
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: First time handgunner's handgun

Academy Sports here in the Midwest has them with the "black pearl" grips for $99. That's nearly half what I paid a few years ago ($179, if I remember correctly), but I did get the .22 Mag cylinder as well, and a holster. Actually, it has been a fun and reliable gun to shoot.
by CharlieW
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Powersports
Topic: My new scoot
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: My new scoot

Nicely done -- I would be tempted to add some subtle pin striping 8)
by CharlieW
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Powersports
Topic: My new scoot
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: My new scoot

Nice iconic bike -- I did not know you could get them in black. Looks like a ton of fun.
by CharlieW
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Heed my warning now...
Replies: 29
Views: 1746

Re: Heed my warning now...

Ironically, firearms, including AR's, are readily available and cheap, and ammo abounds (except .22 Magnum, it seems). I am running out of room to store bricks of .22, and am definitely taking advantage of the sales on .223, 9mm, etc. I may just have to get one more AR kit for a winter project, but ...
by CharlieW
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Informed Opinions on Taurus Revolvers Please
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: Informed Opinions on Taurus Revolvers Please

FWIW -- I have a small number of Taurus revolvers that I am very satisfied with: - a Model 66 .357 with a 6 inch barrel -- I bought this at a pawn shop, and it has turned out to be a very accurate pistol with a nice finish that shoots well and has caused me no problems. - a Model M327 stainless revo...
by CharlieW
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Lighter Side
Topic: Anyone Remember this "Gem" of a Film?
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Anyone Remember this "Gem" of a Film?

Uh, no...
by CharlieW
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Holster Tech
Topic: Need a good left handed OWB holster for Springfield XDS 9mm
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Need a good left handed OWB holster for Springfield XDS 9mm

You might try TheisHolsters.com -- nicely made custom holsters Rt or Lft hand.
by CharlieW
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: One long gun under tyranny...
Replies: 28
Views: 1472

Re: One long gun under tyranny...

Nathan wrote:In this oppressive scenario the M1A seems the obvious superior choice.


I see how you are thinking, Nathan. The M1A would be hard to beat -- my initial thought was an AR-10 variation, basically equivalent characteristics -- firepower, range, accuracy, portability, reliability, ammo availability ...
by CharlieW
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: Non carry?
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: Non carry?

That is one SERIOUS hog handgun !
by CharlieW
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Defensive Scenarios
Topic: Jihadist siege in Australia comes to a bloody end
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: Jihadist siege in Australia comes to a bloody end

I really don't understand why they didn't take him out with a rifle when they could see him through the picture window, walking around with a shotgun. And if he did fall asleep, why use a stun grenade to wake him up?
by CharlieW
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: if u can only have one long gun...
Replies: 38
Views: 2090

Re: if u can only have one long gun...

Well, I have this Henry ''Big Boy" in 44 mag. that would be hard to leave behind ... Is that a tactical decision or one based in personal attachment? Well, it was certainly tactical in the 1880's, but there is something to be said for a handy reliable, multi-caliber rifle, although 38/357 woul...
by CharlieW
Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: if u can only have one long gun...
Replies: 38
Views: 2090

Re: if u can only have one long gun...

Well, I have this Henry ''Big Boy" in 44 mag. that would be hard to leave behind ...
by CharlieW
Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New kid
Replies: 14
Views: 1888

Re: New kid

The Shield is an excellent choice -- I have one and I am very happy with it; it is compact, reliable and easy to shoot. It is also a very good value for the money. The gun is pretty light but very controllable with practice. I have also owned a .40 cal, but I found that the recoil was fairy unpleasa...
by CharlieW
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: if u can only have one sidearm...
Replies: 32
Views: 2065

Re: if u can only have one sidearm...

It is always "the next one..."
by CharlieW
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Still Johnde
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Still Johnde

Johnde wrote:Maybe I'll have more friends with a cool avatar.


Looking good :D
by CharlieW
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New from KS
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: New from KS

Hello there, fellow Kansan 8)
by CharlieW
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Defensive Scenarios
Topic: Who Would Defend Their Property From Looters?
Replies: 22
Views: 2319

Re: Who Would Defend Their Property From Looters?

On this forum, everybody ...
by CharlieW
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Hi-Power score
Replies: 21
Views: 1691

Re: Hi-Power score

I hope that this got worked out :?: Keep us posted.
by CharlieW
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Commander 1911 options
Replies: 26
Views: 2783

Re: Commander 1911 options

Please buy it before I do something crazy... :D Actually, I would have jumped on this if I did not already have a Colt STS Commander. A couple of years ago I ran across an unused model from a short run in 1990-1991. I imagine that the LW would be easier to carry and handle.
by CharlieW
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: What do you consider the minimum SD caliber
Replies: 28
Views: 1844

Re: What do you consider the minimum SD caliber

Gunsmith, you may be unaware of the huge history of this discussion on CCF 1.0 -- ultimately, discussion of "mouseguns" (.380 and below) was banned, and the general recommendation was, and is, to carry heavier bullets in any caliber. I definitely recommend reading Nathan's articles and gui...
by CharlieW
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Commander 1911 options
Replies: 26
Views: 2783

Re: Commander 1911 options

CDNN Sports has the Colt LW Stainless Commander on sale for $900 -- hard to go wrong there. http://www.cdnnsports.com/colt-xse-1911-lw-commander-4-25-sts-2-8rd-mags.html#.VIiZG3u-2zU I am also partial to the Ruger SR1911 Commander in the $700 range. The one I have is accurate, reliable and has a GRE...
by CharlieW
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Wild Side
Topic: We be having Mule Deer on my property
Replies: 14
Views: 1529

Re: We be having Mule Deer on my property

Ridurall, awesome pic -- last time we were in Estes Park, there were Elk walking through town, and we got as close as in these pics to some at the YMCA Camp. The folks in Colorado told us that the Elk knew when hunting season was coming, and would hide, but the rest of the time they just wandered ar...
by CharlieW
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Wild Side
Topic: We be having Mule Deer on my property
Replies: 14
Views: 1529

Re: We be having Mule Deer on my property

My son watches the deer feed in his garden from his second-story deck, but he can't take them because he is inside city (small town) limits. Here in the Midwest, there just seem to be a lot of deer this year, and they seem determined to run out in front of cars. We traveled to Minnesota last month, ...
by CharlieW
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Off Body Carry
Topic: Off body carry can be tricky
Replies: 11
Views: 3854

Re: Off body carry can be tricky

The only time I regularly practice off-body carry is with my "truck gun". Depending on the vehicle when I am traveling, I often keep a pistol in the console. I haven't had (or taken) the "opportunity" to travel into a carry restricted state where my reciprocity is not recognized.

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