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by 400 Grains
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Ankle holster for a J-frame 442?
Replies: 16
Views: 1752

Re: Ankle holster for a J-frame 442?

Is it just me that don't like the way ankle carry feels...I found myself walking weird...I would suggest wearing an ankle weight for comparison. Might depend on what gun/holster you were carrying, but with an airweight J frame in the Renegade, I often forgot I had it on until getting ready for bed....
by 400 Grains
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Is the Ruger P90 a 1911 replacement?
Replies: 30
Views: 3258

Re: Is the Ruger P90 a 1911 replacement?

No. I have never seen a P-series make it through a class. They break. A lot. I'm sure there have been a couple that have survived, never where I've been. Like all things classic, the modern 1911 from a reputable manufacturer is a solid firearm. With modern ammo, a fine shooter. I have owned lots of...
by 400 Grains
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .40 S&W Ammo performance
Replies: 36
Views: 4010

Re: .40 S&W Ammo performance

Stercutus wrote:
Jeriah wrote:
Doctorr Fabulous wrote:In two identical guns, I find the Sig easier to control.
Than .40, sure. Does it penetrate deeper than 9mm or something?
It should. It sends near exact the same size bullets 20% faster, at more than twice the price.
Faster velocity often results in lower penetration....
by 400 Grains
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Ankle holster for a J-frame 442?
Replies: 16
Views: 1752

Re: Ankle holster for a J-frame 442?

I've been using the Renegade for more than 25 years. Very happy with them.
by 400 Grains
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: SRD; defend this. please.
Replies: 47
Views: 3793

Re: SRD; defend this. please.

Lets ask this: Is there any police dept. in the US that has their officers carry with an empty chamber, and then use racking their handgun as a means of compliance and as a step in force escalation? I doubt it. And I think we can all easily see why, the same logic should apply to shotguns. However,...
by 400 Grains
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How long will ammo last? both exposed and properly sealed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1367

Re: How long will ammo last? both exposed and properly seale

vegasguy wrote:How long? Any ideas?

Could properly stored ammo last say 10,000 years?
I've shot 100 year old ammunition that fired fine. Not sure about 10,000 years...... I'll let you know..... :wink:
by 400 Grains
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: SRD; defend this. please.
Replies: 47
Views: 3793

Re: SRD; defend this. please.

I was under the impression that the shotgun had already been relegated to *special duty*. Breaching and the such. I was under the impression that the North Hollywood shootout was the timer and that 9/11 was the detonation of the removal of the shotgun from a general purpose role. I can quite easily...
by 400 Grains
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: SRD; defend this. please.
Replies: 47
Views: 3793

Re: SRD; defend this. please.

Even in my large department, we checked out shotguns everyday. Potluck. Central armorer? Lucky... sort of. Sometime it's a guy who knows what he's doing, sometimes it's the guy closest to retirement who just hates going out on the street anymore. We had a guy--me--who just did function checks on ev...
by 400 Grains
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: SRD; defend this. please.
Replies: 47
Views: 3793

Re: SRD; defend this. please.

Actually, when people don't follow policy, that is what happens. I was talking about the policy of sharing weapons. This is usually not a good idea. Ah, most smaller departments do simply leave shit in cars since they don't have enough $$ for outfitting each officer with personal issue firearms, ot...
by 400 Grains
Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: SRD; defend this. please.
Replies: 47
Views: 3793

Re: SRD; defend this. please.

Seems a good a guess as any and likely an important qualifier. I think a lot of people will be more inclined to believe a cop will shoot them than just anyone. Unless they just committed strong arm robbery for a box of blunts. There's also the concept that the cop is less likely to shoot because of...
by 400 Grains
Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: SRD; defend this. please.
Replies: 47
Views: 3793

Re: SRD; defend this. please.

So, every officer is required to check the cruiser at the beginning of the shift... there was this officer who did this, walked the car to make sure there were no new dents, but he didn't feel like taking the shotgun out of the rack to check it, so to see if it was staged in condition two, he press...
by 400 Grains
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: SRD; defend this. please.
Replies: 47
Views: 3793

Re: SRD; defend this. please.

Here is my opinion on it. It more or less comes down to two major assumptions/factors. First off. Someone who relies on the SRD, is assuming that they have the "drop" or advantage on someone in a defensive situation. The classic "movie moment", is a homeowner hearing a bump in the night, grabbing h...
by 400 Grains
Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: RECALL NOTICE: Hornady Critical Duty
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

Re: RECALL NOTICE: Hornady Critical Duty

I want to like Hornady but have read bad things in the past, now this... Will be sticking with Speer and Federal for now. Everyone has a recall notice now and then, man. EDIT: I usually stick with HST or Gold Dot anyway, just saying that recalls happen with all large volume manufacturers . Exactly....
by 400 Grains
Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Shrouded hammer J-frame opinions
Replies: 25
Views: 2443

Re: Shrouded hammer J-frame opinions

When they give you all the .38's you can shoot, and then you shoot PPC, and then you teach firearms and shoot all day long, pretty much anyone would end up doing things with a DA revolver that others would find amazing. My main point is that 2" J's are capable of far more than most assume. These gun...
by 400 Grains
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Shrouded hammer J-frame opinions
Replies: 25
Views: 2443

Re: Shrouded hammer J-frame opinions

J-frames are soft spot guns for me. I've owned 5 at one time, 6 in total, 7 if you count a bodyguard 38. Currently I have a BG38 and a 642 which my mom carries. (3x36s, 642, 60 pro series, 317 kit gun. 642 is my favorite) my 642 has probably between 2k and 2500 rnds through it. Its only gotten bett...
by 400 Grains
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Shrouded hammer J-frame opinions
Replies: 25
Views: 2443

Re: Shrouded hammer J-frame opinions

How long have you people's airweight revolvers been holding up? I've heard that these aluminum frame guns don't last very long, but I'm not sure if that's just relative to steel framed revolvers or if they actually are worn out after a couple thousand rounds. I probably won't be shooting much +P th...
by 400 Grains
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office gun?
Replies: 78
Views: 5712

Re: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office g

This is not always true, of course. There are cases like the 1986 FBI shoot out where two men took numerous fatal wounds and kept fighting with very limited impact on their ability to fight because of said fatal wounds. That's actually not the case. Most of their wounds were extremity hits and surv...
by 400 Grains
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office gun?
Replies: 78
Views: 5712

Re: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office g

Doctorr Fabulous wrote:There are lots of cases of people missing with the entire gun, or multiple intruders, etc.
And some of those missing with the entire gun are shooting semi's.

Shooting lots with a handgun rarely makes up for not shooting well. Which is exactly the opposite of what some think.
by 400 Grains
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office gun?
Replies: 78
Views: 5712

Re: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office g

I think that Revolvers were popular police weapons even after the advent of the Semi-auto because a great deal of the early semi-auto weapons available had problems or were unreliable. Departments stayed with revolvers because of budgets, with financial and emotional investment in that weapon syste...
by 400 Grains
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office gun?
Replies: 78
Views: 5712

Re: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office g

That was the point. Both are appeals to popularity that do not take in to account any real facts beyond "lots of people used them back when they were what was issued." For instance, statistics on officer survival or accuracy when revolvers were replaced with semi-autos, shot placement or accuracy f...
by 400 Grains
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office gun?
Replies: 78
Views: 5712

Re: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office g

I can see I'm missing a lot by having that idiot on ignore. However since someone quoted him...in ancient times when the revolver was in its heyday it wasn't giving up much as it's reliable, the .357 most used was powerful and the capacity of most semi's back then were 7-8 rds anyway. Now given the...
by 400 Grains
Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office gun?
Replies: 78
Views: 5712

Re: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office g

Revolvers don't typically do too well even against one person. Good thing thousands of cops like me that used them in gunfights, didn't know that. :roll: :roll: By that logic, a Sharps .45-70 will be plenty of rifle. Think of how many gunfights it was used in! That's a pretty illogical response on ...
by 400 Grains
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office gun?
Replies: 78
Views: 5712

Re: Scary experience, help me pick a revolver as an office g

Browning 35 wrote:Revolvers don't typically do too well even against one person.
Good thing thousands of cops like me that used them in gunfights, didn't know that.

:roll: :roll:
by 400 Grains
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: DPMS GII 308 MSR (game changer)
Replies: 33
Views: 3735

Re: DPMS GII 308 MSR (game changer)

Doctorr Fabulous wrote:Gunbroker LMTs (used to be) $1200-ish. If I'm buying an AR10,
.308's?

Uhhhhhh.... I don't think so.

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