Search found 438 matches

by Hand and Steel
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Lighter Side
Topic: Bill Burr on home defense guns
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: Bill Burr on home defense guns

The .44 was outdoors, but I have shot 9mm indoors without hearing protection. Again, not pleasant, but manageable. A suppressor would be best, but I'd rather use a 9, 45 or intermediate rifle round than a .22 if I had that option.
by Hand and Steel
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Lighter Side
Topic: Bill Burr on home defense guns
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: Bill Burr on home defense guns

In my late teens I shot a .44 magnum without hearing protection. It wasn't pleasant, but I wasn't deafened. If anything, this guy just makes a good case for suppressors.
by Hand and Steel
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Carry Gear
Topic: Bandoleers
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Bandoleers

If anyone knows - does anyone manufacture a simple bandoleer with MOLLE webbing? I would like to be able to put rifle magazine pouches on a bandoleer, like the old Vietnam era bandoleers which held 20-round M16 magazines, but to hold AK mags. Chest rigs and mag bags are useful, but I like the fact t...
by Hand and Steel
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Sig Legion
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: Sig Legion

Are you talking about short reach trigger, or short reset trigger? I was specifically talking about the short reach trigger (funny that something like that became standard on the 1911A1 in the 20s), but the short reset trigger would make sense as a standard feature as well. If you're going to go to...
by Hand and Steel
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Sig Legion
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: Sig Legion

Nice find. The short reach trigger is quite a nice addition, I don't know why it isn't standard.
by Hand and Steel
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: New Colt DA revolver!
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Re: New Colt DA revolver!

hkguy wrote:its more akin to the KImber K6


In fact, one might almost say that it's more akin to... the old Colt Cobra. :wink: Except it's mercifully all steel this time.
by Hand and Steel
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: 1911 Talk
Topic: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 3183

Re: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s

One instance that leaps immediately to mind was described in "Shooting to Live" and involved a man being shot six times with a 1911 loaded with FMJ at a distance of between 10 and 3 feet. Only two of the rounds stayed in the body, with four passing clean through. A two out of three over-pe...
by Hand and Steel
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: 1911 Talk
Topic: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 3183

Re: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s

I've found more than one account of .45 ACP FMJ rounds going clean through people. Would you want to test it with people behind the target?
by Hand and Steel
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: 1911 Talk
Topic: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 3183

Re: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s

I used to carry my 1911 loaded with FMJ on a daily basis and never felt uneasy about it. I occasionally still do when out in the woods. My main interest in hollow points for a .45 lies in limiting the potential for over penetration.
by Hand and Steel
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: 1911 Talk
Topic: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 3183

Re: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s

I have an Auto Ordnance WWII parkerized mil spec 1911 that I'm quite happy with. I've heard that Auto Ordnance 1911s can have difficulty with hollow points. What is your experience with this? Also, anyone know what the current word on Springfield's titanium firing pins is? Of course a firing pin ta...
by Hand and Steel
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: 1911 Talk
Topic: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 3183

Re: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s

It would be left stock, except perhaps for grips or a mainspring housing without the lock in the case of a Springfield. Almost certainly in stainless.
by Hand and Steel
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: 1911 Talk
Topic: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 3183

Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s

Share your thoughts on which 1911 A1/WWII/GI type 1911s are most reliable, and explain your experience with them. Springfield Mil-Spec vs Colt "Series 70", etc.
by Hand and Steel
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Optics & Sights
Topic: Magnification range for yardage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: Magnification range for yardage?

I prefer more magnification, but I tend to side with jnic on using what feels right for the specific time and place. The reason I would go with more magnification is simply that my long distance eyesight is not the best at times, and it only gets worse when fatigue is present. Since most defensive s...
by Hand and Steel
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Carry / 2nd Amendment
Topic: "Members of Congress to reload gun rights caucus"
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: "Members of Congress to reload gun rights caucus"

Nathan wrote:President Trump; did you ever imagine?


Yeah, unfortunately I did. I was fairly certain far out in advance of the election that he was the picked man. Not that it makes much difference which puppet is dancing on the strings that TV news edits out of the broadcasts.
by Hand and Steel
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: A2 style AR recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: A2 style AR recommendations

Thanks for the ideas, gents.
by Hand and Steel
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: A2 style AR recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 928

A2 style AR recommendations

Looking to purchase a pair of AR-15s with 20" barrels and full length gas systems in the next few months. No need for rails on the foregrip since all I'll be mounting is a bipod. Fixed stock preferred. Would like one with the traditional carrying handle with integral rear sight, the other "...
by Hand and Steel
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Carry / 2nd Amendment
Topic: Classic gun ads
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Classic gun ads

Loving the anti-tank gun.
by Hand and Steel
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Commercial Ammunition
Topic: If you didn't buy before...
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: If you didn't buy before...

Precisely... I was very confident that Trump would be elected as the dominant flavor of evil for the week, and decided to take a pass on the panic buying.
by Hand and Steel
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: News@ConcealedCarryForum.com
Topic: Facebook plug-in?
Replies: 6
Views: 1316

Re: Facebook plug-in?

Nope.
by Hand and Steel
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Ladies of CCF
Topic: How women carry
Replies: 8
Views: 2416

Re: How women carry

Most of the women I know who carry use purse carry (sub-optimal). I've also known a few biker chicks to use small of back carry for subcompact pistols. Only a few of the women I know use IWB, which would seem to be the best overall option.
by Hand and Steel
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: Triangular ammunition
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Triangular ammunition

I remember seeing this in the American Rifleman a few years ago. It seems to me that the YouTube user "LifeSizePotato" also did a video featuring the Dardick's unique "trounds". The bore axis on that pistol is simply nauseating.
by Hand and Steel
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Chasing the holy grail of carry
Replies: 23
Views: 2080

Re: Chasing the holy grail of carry

To offer my own opinion, there is no perfect handgun for any purpose . There are many handguns which are good enough , and I think you own more than several of them. Perfection is ultimately unattainable in life, and constantly seeking it instead of settling for something which is good enough for th...
by Hand and Steel
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Your Gun Bucket List?
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: Your Gun Bucket List?

My tastes are somewhat simpler.

Polished chrome Makarov
CZ 82
Browning Hi Power .40/.357/9mm (multiple barrels and recoil assembles on the .40 model)
Ruger Speed Six
PT 92 AFS (pre-lock, no rail)
by Hand and Steel
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: CCW Tech
Topic: Cowboy loads and cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

Re: Cowboy loads and cover

It's just like the news. Completely fictional.
by Hand and Steel
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Nighthawk Hi Power
Replies: 13
Views: 2146

Re: Nighthawk Hi Power

I doubt the beavertail would be much of an issue. It's only slightly longer than the tangs on the Arcus pistols I'm used to (they are otherwise ergonomically the same as the traditional Hi Power), and they've never given me any trouble, whether in hand or in holster. I wouldn't worry about it.

Go to advanced search