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Old 12-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #27676
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On the subject of the Browning HP:


I'm on my 3rd HP. Favorite handgun, hands down. Slim given the size of its magazine. Accurate & not at all finicky about ammo in my experience. Like everyone else says...fits my hand perfect, although I'll admit to installing a set of Hogue grips on my current HP (this one isn't going anywhere, either). I am not a big fan of the factory sights, so I had a set of AO Sight Sytems Big Dot tritium sights installed. Rear V notch sight, from post with a big arse dot. In low lght, these are the fastest, most natural sights I have ever shot with. AWESOME. My XD has them now, and my Millenium Pro will have something very similar soon.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #27677
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safer way,

Be kinda funny to let someone touch off several .45-70's and then, without telling them, give them the .17 and watch them flinch.
Good point, no need to be mean. Put a red dot on one and a blue dot on the other and give'em Neo's choice....

And tell 'em to hold on.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:40 AM   #27678
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My full auto Colt M4 slung over my back while welding on the international boundary.
So, did you get a class III and a SOT to be a welder?

If you want to post or PM me details I would appretiate it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:01 AM   #27679
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Thanks for the DIY answers regarding home reblueing folks. Took a scothcbrite pad and knocked down the surface rust. Gun has no value to me (it was free....came with the wife) so I'll just keep it oiled.

Perhaps a bit too late now. If you use 0000 steel wool AND oil, you can usually polish off the rust and keep whatever blueing was still there. It can be surprising how much original finish remains on something that looks 'all rusted'.


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Old 12-06-2012, 09:17 AM   #27680
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So, did you get a class III and a SOT to be a welder?

If you want to post or PM me details I would appretiate it.

No tax stamp/class iii SOT needed, its an issued duty weapon.
But I have plenty of tax stamps for suppressors and SBRs

I'm one of the only certified welders available so they have me fix stuff all the time.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #27681
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No tax stamp/class iii SOT needed, its an issued duty weapon.
But I have plenty of tax stamps for suppressors and SBRs

I'm one of the only certified welders available so they have me fix stuff all the time.
Something I wish I could do....weld....I can stick two bits of metal together and the will not fall apart....but that does not make me a welder.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:36 PM   #27682
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Picked this up yesterday from a coworker... He was going to try and build one, then bought a house and decided he didn't need this anymore.

I already have another stripped lower I am building up. This set is so damn good looking I may just leave it as it is and never finish it. It will probably cost close to $2k to build this into a respectable rifle since you can't throw DPMS/Bushmaster stuff on a billet lower and have any self respect. This will be the 7th AR sitting in my safe... I may have a problem.



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Old 12-06-2012, 12:44 PM   #27683
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Something I wish I could do....weld....I can stick two bits of metal together and the will not fall apart....but that does not make me a welder.

Take an intro class at the local college. I started out with mechanical engineering and taking 1 welding class a semester just to learn. Then 3 years later I realized that engineering wasn't gonna be my career choice so I switched to the business college and still continued my welding classes.

After 6 years of being a professional student the reality set in that I needed a career, not a job. So my career got kick started, and I had to drop out of college. Luckily 4 years later I got a small window of opportunity to work whatever schedule I wanted so I took summer classes, worked all night and finished my degree, in welding. Only took 10 years.

Welding is a great skill to have (especially TIG welding) and can make some good $$$.

back to the firearms:

Supressed Walther P22
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:56 PM   #27684
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While we're on the topic of guns and welding... I had the unfortunate problem of running out of room in my safe (refrigerator size) so I decided to build my own with some scrap I had laying around. Its mainly for storing cheaper firearms and bulk ammo.

6"x6"x1/4" tubing

Squared up the frame

Put in the shelves and expanded metal siding

Some hangers for a Mossburg 500 and AK-47

Then fabbed up a door, weld on hinges and some paint


Sorry if its a little off-topic, but hopefully the mods will forgive me since there are some pictures with a motorcycle wheel in the back and a few firearms.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:06 PM   #27685
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Sorry if its a little off-topic, but hopefully the mods will forgive me since there are some pictures with a motorcycle wheel in the back and a few firearms.
Nice. Back when I was working as a QA inspector I did a lot of work in weld shops. They would sell me scrap cheap and I bought some 1/4 inch sheet to make a safe out of. It now sits in the garage as a tool safe. My recent welding hobby was to make shooting targets.

It's a skill I taught myself since the company I was working for was too cheap to have me trained in. So I felt real stupid telling guys with 20 years experience their weld was unacceptable when I couldn't even weld.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:14 PM   #27686
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Perhaps a bit too late now. If you use 0000 steel wool AND oil, you can usually polish off the rust and keep whatever blueing was still there. It can be surprising how much original finish remains on something that looks 'all rusted'.


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Thanks Bruce but yea, a bit to late. No worries tho. I own a KLR650. I may just use a black magic marker on the Ruger
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:15 AM   #27687
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Question Hicock45

WTF happened to UTube yesterday? Or was it something I did?
Someone posted a link to Hickok45 a while back, I have been working my way through the 700+ videos over the last couple of months. As of yesterday morning I could go to his 'channel' work my way back through the list (to where I left off) then watch an episode or three. There would be a 'filmstrip' of episodes, either above or below the actual video (it moved after you selected your second vid), and I could just go along and check them out sequentially. As of last evening I can't find that anymore. Now the vid ends and I get the screen with a dozen or so choices of other vids (many having NO apparent connection to what I was watching) but I have no way to know what the next one posted would be without going back to his channel and paging my way back to where I was, selecting the next and starting over.
Yes, I should get a life. I HAD been enjoying the various firearms that they put through their paces on the home range, not sure that I will spend 5 minutes to locate each one so that I can see them all now.

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Old 12-07-2012, 09:20 AM   #27688
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Thanks Bruce but yea, a bit to late. No worries tho. I own a KLR650. I may just use a black magic marker on the Ruger
Cold blue is neither expensive, nor difficult to apply as well.

Not that there is anything wrong with a sharpie repair - heck coat it with bed-liner.....that's a real KLR job.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:40 AM   #27689
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WTF happened to UTube yesterday? Or was it something I did?
Someone posted a link to Hickok45 a while back, I have been working my way through the 700+ videos over the last couple of months. As of yesterday morning I could go to his 'channel' work my way back through the list (to where I left off) then watch an episode or three. There would be a 'filmstrip' of episodes, either above or below the actual video (it moved after you selected your second vid), and I could just go along and check them out sequentially. As of last evening I can't find that anymore. Now the vid ends and I get the screen with a dozen or so choices of other vids (many having NO apparent connection to what I was watching) but I have no way to know what the next one posted would be without going back to his channel and paging my way back to where I was, selecting the next and starting over.
Yes, I should get a life. I HAD been enjoying the various firearms that they put through their paces on the home range, not sure that I will spend 5 minutes to locate each one so that I can see them all now.

Bruce
Go to his channel and at the top left below his screenname click "browse videos" on the next page below that same tab click "playlists".

I don't think there's one of all of his videos, but they're on there. Just pick a subject and skim through.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:40 PM   #27690
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I want a little pistol mostly for home defense/some play time at the range, something with some good power but in a very small concealable package, no revolvers. What would you guys recommend ?
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