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by skipper
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock 26 suitable for carry??
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Glock 26 suitable for carry??

I got to go to Hot Wells Outdoor Shooting Range today to give the Glock 26 a thorough evaluation. There have been many safety related changes at Hot Wells since the shooting incident last year. I like the changes and hope they stand the test of time. Safety always seems to wane over time. First new ...
by skipper
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock 26 suitable for carry??
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Glock 26 suitable for carry??

So, I'm afraid I have to confess. My Glock 26 is thinner than my Kimber Ultra Carry II when measured with my calipers. I wouldn't have believed it unless I measured myself. The first picture I took to show the difference in sights between the standard Glock sights and the aftermarket tritium sights ...
by skipper
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock 26 suitable for carry??
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Glock 26 suitable for carry??

I didn't get to the range Thursday as I had planned. I broke a tooth and ended up at the dentist's office. I did take a picture of the sights and magazine to post so you could see the differences between this Glock and other pistols I've been reviewing. The gun comes with a good set of sights which ...
by skipper
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock 26 suitable for carry??
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Glock 26 suitable for carry??

As one of my sons is a LE Mgr for Glock, and being very familiar with it since it came to us in the 1980's, I'd only bring one thing to your attention...and that is the legacy of "Glock Leg" or variations thereof. Re-holstering a Glock has inherent dangers. Also, this weapon must be disassembled by...
by skipper
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock 26 suitable for carry??
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Glock 26 suitable for carry??

This Thursday I intend to take my Glock 26 to the range for review and consideration for carry duty. I've owned this pistol for a couple of months and want to do a detailed evaluation as a carry weapon. Even though I am of that group that thinks the Glock is as ugly as a pistol can get, I am open mi...
by skipper
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Kimber Revolvers, anyone have one?
Replies: 23
Views: 372

Re: Kimber Revolvers, anyone have one?

If Kimber, S&W, Colt, Browning, etc. introduced a trigger safety that was a true internal mechanism, completely unnoticeable to the eye. Wouldn't you support that design modification??
by skipper
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Kimber Revolvers, anyone have one?
Replies: 23
Views: 372

Re: Kimber Revolvers, anyone have one?

I'm not suggesting another safety on my either of my Kimbers or any other perfectly fine automatic. Just substituting a trigger safety for the slide safety. Something I don't have to remember to toggle while under stress. There has to be some happy medium between a slide safety and a trigger safety....
by skipper
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: Steel Cased Ammo, is it safe?
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Steel Cased Ammo, is it safe?

I intentionally brought the cheaper steel ammo this trip because of their rule about not picking up brass. I don't reload steel casings. I'm not saying you cannot reload steel, but it's not my cup of tea. Anyhow, the range I normally go to is back open after that tragic accident so I'll probably go ...
by skipper
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Kimber Revolvers, anyone have one?
Replies: 23
Views: 372

Re: Kimber Revolvers, anyone have one?

Now that I've owned the Smith & Wesson 686 Plus for about a month there are some observations I have made. 1) This revolver is well thought out and machined. All the parts fit well, are finished to perfection and I'm sure this is a revolver I will pass along to my son one day. 2) I'm not a double ac...
by skipper
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Kimber Revolvers, anyone have one?
Replies: 23
Views: 372

Re: Kimber Revolvers, anyone have one?

I'm shooting 38 Specials. They don't allow magnum loads at this range.
by skipper
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Kimber Revolvers, anyone have one?
Replies: 23
Views: 372

Re: Kimber Revolvers, anyone have one?

I had better results today than the last couple of trips. I may move the sights a click to the right even though the very first shot was in the ten ring. If I can't hold them there I'm better off moving the whole group. You can see that as I start rushing things the shots start going wild. fullsizeo...
by skipper
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Reloading
Topic: Steel Cased Ammo, is it safe?
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Steel Cased Ammo, is it safe?

I went to my local indoor range this afternoon and was told that I couldn't shoot steel cased ammunition because two people there had been hurt shooting it. What??? :huh: I'm not going to express my opinion just yet, even though you can probably guess, but I would like to hear your thoughts about sh...
by skipper
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: CCI BR4 Primers and Sierra 39 Grain Bullet
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: CCI BR4 Primers and Sierra 39 Grain Bullet

I've been using the BR 4 primers for quite a while. My favorite load is fully prepped (neck turned for a tight neck chamber) WW or Nosler brass, CCI BR4 primers, *26.4 gr. Benchmark, and 35 gr. Bergers. I use a K&M arbor press with Wilson seating dies. The flat based bullets seem to group better for...
by skipper
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Reloading the .204 Ruger
Topic: CCI BR4 Primers and Sierra 39 Grain Bullet
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: CCI BR4 Primers and Sierra 39 Grain Bullet

Nice report! I hope you stick around 'cause you are an excellent wordsmith. I look forward to reading more of your posts. AND WELCOME TO THE 204UM!
by skipper
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Bird Hunting
Topic: Anybody tell me honestly about a 1300 winchester?
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Anybody tell me honestly about a 1300 winchester?

I would grab it if I were you. $300 for a decent 20 gauge is a no brainer. You could turn around and dump it if you don't like it.