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by Hollis
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Why You Should Not Use Reloads in a Defense Gun
Replies: 60
Views: 3266

Re: Why You Should Not Use Reloads in a Defense Gun

Another point in the article, if you carry, carry in the home. Husband was lucky he was close to a hidden firearm. Completely agree. I heard it said once: "If it's not in your hands or on your person when the emergency happens, it might as well be on the moon." Probably one of the biggest challenge...
by Hollis
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Why You Should Not Use Reloads in a Defense Gun
Replies: 60
Views: 3266

Re: Why You Should Not Use Reloads in a Defense Gun

I think you meant to type "you should not use shitty reloads in a defensive gun." I'll put my handloads against Hornady in terms of trusting them to go boom every time. Someone else's handloads, get fucked no way. Inspect your ammo, pay attention when reloading, and never buy reloads from anyone wh...
by Hollis
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 115331

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Without seeing what you are doing. My guess is that you are not shouldering the 870 correctly. If you are right handed. Grab the the waist of the stock. Elbow down, stock about 90% to the ground, rotate the butt into your shoulder socket and your elbow up. Pull the stock into your shoulder. You shou...
by Hollis
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Why You Should Not Use Reloads in a Defense Gun
Replies: 60
Views: 3266

Re: Why You Should Not Use Reloads in a Defense Gun

Paladin1 wrote:I know I seen one to many jams, squibs, and screwed up primers to ever use them in a defensive situation unless I was out of premium SD factory loads.

But that's just me.

Among reloaders, Never ever trust someone else's reloads. :)
by Hollis
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Why You Should Not Use Reloads in a Defense Gun
Replies: 60
Views: 3266

Re: Why You Should Not Use Reloads in a Defense Gun

Not sure on blasting reloads. The only issue that I heard was someone creating a really nasty slice and dice round. The family of the deceases sued on that. Reloads open another door on the wealth redistribution agents. IIRC, it is a good idea to know what you local DA thinks about such things. I ha...
by Hollis
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 115331

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Man-Shot-in-Huntington-296689091.html This is what we're talking about in my city right now. Serious thinking material. One can do everything right, yet it goes all wrong. Probably the most famous shooting in self defense was the Martin/Zimmerman shooting. Zimmerm...
by Hollis
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: A Man's Rifle: .308 Battle Rifle Only
Replies: 20
Views: 4020

Re: A Man's Rifle: .308 Battle Rifle Only

In .308 http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q639/HollisHBM/DSCN0052_zps9edmtmo0.jpg http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q639/HollisHBM/DSCN0059_zpselclcqdi.jpg http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q639/HollisHBM/SOCOM_zpsgtx8atpk.jpg http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q639/HollisHBM/SVT40-2_zpseqear...
by Hollis
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 115331

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

.357 are fun, the really neat thing is a person can fire .38s in them as you said. GP100 is a very nice revolver.

Again too many nice choices out there in firearms.
by Hollis
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Back again
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Back again

Well gents (and ladies) it has been about two years since I logged in last, but I ran into another ZS'er on a flashlight forum I am a part of and it reminded me of what a great community we had/have here. So, I'm back! Hi. WB, I sort of fell by the way side too. I see your at Ft. Campbell. I had a ...
by Hollis
Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparedness Success Stories
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Preparedness Success Stories

Thanks for the post. For me, preparedness is like using seat belts. When you need it and they save your life it goes unnoticed.
by Hollis
Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: What is your faviorite Defensive Pistol Caliber
Replies: 70
Views: 11589

Re: What is your faviorite Defensive Pistol Caliber

The guy at Guns and Ammo appears to be a media type, and is therefore likely wrong.( :) ) Last time I looked at the ATF definition, a pistol had a single fixed chamber behind a rifled barrel. This would include mare's legs and break action single shots, but not revolvers. Of course, if you use both...
by Hollis
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR-15 vs AR-10?
Replies: 34
Views: 3526

Re: AR-15 vs AR-10?

For precisely the reasons outlined. Reliability in most models is spotty, unless you spend quite a bit. There are reliable .308/7.62NATO rifles that are durable, have favorable shooting characteristics, long/proven military histories, and are more cost effective (for now) than a trustworthy "AR-10....
by Hollis
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 115331

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Give the scope a try out before dumping it. It could fit your needs.
by Hollis
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR-15 vs AR-10?
Replies: 34
Views: 3526

Re: AR-15 vs AR-10?

Yes, I am aware, I guess I wrote that oddly. What I meant is that since he's doing an 80% lower, its best in my opinion to go AR15 since it is more common and standard. Trying to use jigs and templates on a nonstandard AR10 lower may cause issues. But I have no experience, just a wild guess IMHO, t...
by Hollis
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR-15 vs AR-10?
Replies: 34
Views: 3526

Re: AR-15 vs AR-10?

I was sort of thinking those would come up... My first concern is that I think 7.62x51 loses a lot when the barrel is less than 16". Second, I'd be concerned that it seemed I was trying to compensate for something. :clownshoes: Thanks for the chuckle (on compensaters--SP?). My thoughts are, no one ...
by Hollis
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need some thoughts on a pack...
Replies: 32
Views: 1637

Re: Need some thoughts on a pack...

A lighter load is better. In that you are traveling with others, split the load on group items. Let say 3 people, A gets the body of the tent, B gets the poles, C gets the fly. During the trip the load can be adjust per person so one person does not carry it all. Same with cooking items. Pre-plannin...
by Hollis
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR-15 vs AR-10?
Replies: 34
Views: 3526

Re: AR-15 vs AR-10?

80% Lower??? Standard AR15. It's more standardized and less room for error. There's also better templates and jigs I'm sure. There are plenty other options in 15 flavor than 5.56... you got 6.8, 300BLK, 450, 458, 50, etc etc etc 80% is a home brew kit, no paper work. There are even more, 7.62 x 39,...
by Hollis
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense
Replies: 98
Views: 4780

Re: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense

I'm still certain I'd rather have a shotgun for outside of my front door, but then again, my front and back yards are typical St. Louis yards. That "back shed" is 20 feet off of the back porch. The driveway is a stone's throw from the front door. At those distances, a shotgun is still a viable, eff...
by Hollis
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Thumb-break vs. Military closed top holsters
Replies: 17
Views: 1987

Re: Thumb-break vs. Military closed top holsters

Well, when I'm out on the lawn tractor or bush hog, I use a Wilderness Safepacker......just to keep from having eight layers of dust & dirt building-up on my pistol. :rofl: http://www.thewilderness.com/safepacker-concealment-holster/ On recommendation from a friend, I bought a safepacker. He used i...
by Hollis
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Thumb-break vs. Military closed top holsters
Replies: 17
Views: 1987

Re: Thumb-break vs. Military closed top holsters

Always heard good things about Safariland. This is not the answer that is asked for, when I hunt with rifle or bow, I use a shoulder rig (a alternative suggestion?). I am not a big fan of the flap holsters except for memorabilia. When I am riding my quad, I prefer a cross draw. There was a big debat...
by Hollis
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mosin vs. Enfield vs. Mauser--which and why?
Replies: 73
Views: 5739

Re: Mosin vs. Enfield vs. Mauser--which and why?

Yeah, after reading some of the ".308 vs 7.62NATO" stuff, I checked the headspace on my 2A right after I got it.....then had it double-checked by a 'smith, just to be sure. :ooh: Wise choice. I would love to know the history of my old shooters. Imagine the story they could tell. Good reason to have...
by Hollis
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mosin vs. Enfield vs. Mauser--which and why?
Replies: 73
Views: 5739

Re: Mosin vs. Enfield vs. Mauser--which and why?

Oppps, I forgot how to post from photobucket.

Sorry
by Hollis
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense
Replies: 98
Views: 4780

Re: Pump Shotgun vs pistol for Home Defense

Dude, what you said is air, if you go outside the house with a firearm to investigate noises. I know the laws, I enforced them for a long time. Pissing matches I don't get into on the internet, If you want to have a talk about it all, come take a MilCopp class and well have a beer after. https://ww...

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