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  1. Grip upgrade on the EDC. The P365 XL grip was pretty much perfect for me as it is but, I like the Wilson Combat P320 model so much more than the OEM. I figured it would be worth the 65 dollars to try it on the P365 too. First impressions, this thing points great and the front and back strap texture is more aggressive (more positive). Holster fit is still just as positive for me which is a plus.
    3 points
  2. I mean, I’ve got one. Don’t use it much. What little radio traffic there is generally amounts to folks hopping on when there’s a backup and cussing at each other or the same person asking what’s going on a million times. I really don’t know of any truckers using ham radios in the cab. The reality is that folks are using alerts from Waze and Google maps to figure out traffic snarls. Nobody talks on the CB anymore because we are now on the phone using a Bluetooth headset with friends all over the country instead of the drivers in a 2 mile radius.
    3 points
  3. I HAVE A GOOD CONDITION 1987 WINCHESTER 94 ANGLED EJECT TRAPPER 45 COLT WITH 16" BARREL, SADDLE RING LEFT SIDE, PRE CROSS BOLT SAFETY. STOCK AND FOREARM REFINISHED WITH 6 COATS OF TRUOIL AND BUFFED WITH 0000 STEEL WOOL BETWEEN COATS. LOOKS TO HAVE BEEN SHOT VERY LITTLE. SHINY BORE WITH SHARP RIFLING. NO RUST AND WOOD IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. $950 BUYER MUST BE LEGAL TO OWN A FIREARM AND HAVE TN DRIVER'S LICENSE AND/OR TN HCP PREFERRED. MEET CLOSE TO MORRISON, TN CLOSE TO i24 EXIT. PM ME IF INTERESTED.
    3 points
  4. I am passing along some information that might be pertinent to some of our Nashville-area members, particularly those in the Franklin, Spring Hill, southern Williamson County areas. Charlie Haffner Memorial Range's pricing and hours have changed substantially as of January 2022, so please be advised and prepared rather than surprised when you go to renew this year. I will line-item the changes as they were relayed to me, below. There are no longer pay-by-the-day options for shooting at CHMR. Shooting there requires an annual membership or being the guest of someone who is an annual member. The basic annual membership costs $100.00 and now runs 12-months regardless of which month you purchase within (previously it was Jan 1 – Dec 31). At this tier, you still pay another $10.00 each time you go to the range. Adult guests at this tier pay $20.00 per day and minor children at this tier pay $10.00 per day. The next tier of annual membership costs $200.00 and allows unlimited visits for no additional cost. This membership is for you as an individual and does not cover your spouse or minor children. Adult guests at this tier pay $20.00 per day and minor children at this tier pay $10.00 per day. The next tier of annual membership costs $250.00 and allows unlimited visits for your spouse and minor children for no additional cost. Other adult guests still pay $20.00 per day at this tier. I presume that children outside your immediate household will still be $10.00 per day, but I did not ask. The range hours have also changed. The range is still closed the first full weekend of each month. The range is also now closed only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, unless one of those days happens to be a holiday. The range will also be closed on any day where the HIGH temperature will not be above 32-degrees Fahrenheit. The range hours are now 9:00AM – 4:00PM all year round. (Previously the hours ran later during the warmer months). Lastly, every time you visit the range you must visit the Range Officers shack and sign-in on the guest book. The scheduling changes can be confirmed by visiting https://williamsonshooting.com . None of the pricing changes are listed there, from what I’ve seen. Charlie and the other gentleman that I spoke with today said that these changes are meant to help keep the peace with neighboring residents to hopefully postpone the inevitability of the day when encroaching development might shut them down. The cost increases just reflect what the range needs to fund its operation and pay Charlie for his time and effort.
    2 points
  5. Wattage has has very little to do with distance in line of sight communication until you get to the margins of that line of sight. Frequencies below 2MHz are reflected off the atmosphere. They can follow the Earth's curvature traveling much further than the horizon. CB (26.965-27.405 MHz), VHF 130-174MHz), and UHF (400-520MHz) are well above that and are almost strictly line of sight. Signal propagation is dependent on height of the signal source (antenna), wavelength of the signal, atmospheric conditions, and topography interference (natural or man made). Many HAM operators trying to do long range do so with ultra low wattage transceivers as a challenge. They can hit the other side of the country or the world with 1 watt if they find the right atmospheric conditions and frequency window. That is called QRP operation and is a very popular subset of the HAM community. Now in these internet driven days, as Chucktshoes mentioned, most are relying in GPS based traffic updates through a stand alone GPS unit, their smart phone, or a tablet running a GPS app like Waze. CB is still used but it is nothing like it was 30 to 50 years ago. If there is a significant back up on a major road there will be more CB chatter. 10 or 15 years ago I was still hearing drivers call out to others when trying to overtake a slower truck or just to call a Swift driver an idiot. I do know OTR drivers with HAM but they are running UHF/VHF not the lower frequency long distance communication we traditionally think of, i.e. the old guy in the dusty basement with a headset, mic, and a rack full of radio gear. UHF/VHF is the go to in mobile units and handhelds. Most of your emergency communication is done across the UHF and VHF bands. There are some pretty extensive networks of repeaters that allow you to stretch the ~26ish mile line of sight radio horizon limit across several hundred miles.
    2 points
  6. Thanks for the info David. I agree that the hours and price will probably dissuade the occasional shooter, which could be good or bad. I long ago stopped going on the weekends, as it seemed like they didn’t have enough staff to keep up with the crowd. I never saw anyone being intentionally unsafe or negligent, but there was way to much flagging and such up and down the line for my comfort. I always prefer going on a weekday morning when it’s just the old diehards out there. I do think it’s a good thing that he is letting the 12month year start whenever you pay, as I know several people that were wanting to sign up mid year that didn’t because he wouldn’t roll the year or prorate.
    2 points
  7. Gentleman has been found and contacted me. Thank you all!
    2 points
  8. Now to offer some opinions. It sounds like 2020 was a hard year for the range. I am sure that the drought of ammunition and the rising prices when it could be found both steered away shooters. I am just guessing, but I have noticed that a lot of folks historically paid-by-the-day, so the lack of activity last year probably put a huge dent in their operating budget. The stiff increase in pricing did make me wince a little as I wrote my check, but it is still proximally the closest range to me which makes it very convenient. I just worry that they may now be priced into competition with other ranges within a 30-minute drive that offer better hours, various amenities, and even indoor shooting. The change in operating hours is also something that I think will impact a lot of patrons. Previously the range stayed open until 6:00PM during warmer months. They also opened at 8:00AM previously. These two changes will cut into their clientele that work Monday - Friday jobs, especially if they commute for work. Unless you can make it to the range by 3:00PM, you probably won't bother trying to go during the week now. I hope the hours change. If enough people let Charlie know their concerns, maybe he would consider adjusting that part of the new changes. I signed up for another year at the unlimited tier. I think that I will get enough use out of it to warrant not just paying $100 base and $10 per visit. Time will tell.
    2 points
  9. I feel lower than dirt even commenting in this thread. I have not served in any capacity in our military, and many, many times have felt lesser for not having done so. I was declared basically unfit for service. No need to go into it. I just want to thank All of you who have posted here for sharing your experiences and feelings. If I haven't said it before, I'll say it now..I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service to our nation. I pray for each and every man, woman, and service animal that has done their part in serving. May God Bless and Keep you all in His arms.
    2 points
  10. Thanks for the info. I'm not surprised that they are making changes. I'll re-up anyway- they are close by, and Charlie is a good guy. I want to help them stay open as long as possible.
    1 point
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  12. I would like to buy a snub nose 38 special or .357 revolver in LIKE NEW condition. S&W, Taurus or Ruger. Close to Lenoir City. Not interested in hammerless or polymer models. I am trying to avoid carrying and scratching my two S&W Model 38's in satin nickel (pictured) that I have had for 35 years. Budget of $300 to $650 depending on model. I have a handgun permit and have no problem with signing a bill of sale if that is important to you.
    1 point
  13. No, for the most part CB is dead. Many truckers have gone to HAM and some have gone to GMRS (or run both). Even most of the off-road trail riding groups have gone to GMRS or HAM. Last time I had a CB hooked up in my truck (a couple years ago) there was almost zero traffic on the air from mid KY down through mid Alabama. I was running 600~800 or so miles a week for work and would often make an entire days drive without hearing anyone when scanning the CB frequencies.
    1 point
  14. I have a 7.5" KS47 and she has no problem ringing steel at 200yds....the 7.62x39 is finally being made in subsonic too...always wondered why they didnt do that to begin with instead of coming out with the 300blk....
    1 point
  15. CMC Triggers AR-15 Drop-In Single Stage 9mm PCC Trigger - Flat - 3.5lbs. Lubed and dry fired only. $125 8X CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 9mm 30-Round Windowed Magazines. Some lightly used some are new. $200. Sig P320 Compact 3.9 slide with suppressor height sights. $185. 4X Springer Precision 170mm Magazine Extension for Sig Sauer P320 9/40 21 Rd Magazine. $185. 5.11 CAMS 3.0 190L, like new, just got it, but need something a bit smaller. $250. https://www.511tactical.com/cams-3-0.html. Mosin Nagant Crate $80. Located in Waverly, can meet also in Dickson and Nashville.
    1 point
  16. They been selling and shipping pistols for over a year now. https://www.all4shooters.com/en/shooting/pistols/auto-mag-44-magnum/
    1 point
  17. The second half of the 112th iteration of the Tennessee General Assembly has begun. Of note is the Redistricting plan recently released, showing a drastic concentration of population in Middle TN, and a reduction in the Rural West. Few bills relative to the Right to keep, bear and wear arms have been filed as of this date, but there are several of note that are being worked on. With a House filing deadline of the first week of February, things will have to move fast if substantive ground is to be gained. I do anticipate that there will be moves to change the age for permits to 18 from 21, and, have heard rumors that GOA is desiring to see a change to the criminal aspect of carrying past a posting. Griffey has filed "Kyle's Bill" relative to forcing the state to pay legal fees in a spurious prosecution of a self defense nature, I do not think it will get a Senate Sponsor, but we will see. I will be reaching out to the NRA Lobbyist to see if they are attempting to push any specific legislation. The Senate is our obstacle with respect to passage of good restorative legislation, however, I do have hope after a few initial conversations that some members who are not seeking re-election are somewhat more willing to stand on principal and less under pressure from the Establishment to not run "big 'ol bad gun bills" in an election year. The coming week will be pivotal, I have a couple of meetings on the hill this next week that will be of note with respect to the possibility of gain on these issues. I have begun a series of podcast that are interviews with House Members and am planning to do the same with members of the Senate. I have done a few so far with true supporters of the 2nd amendment, and am being asked by others now that they have heard the first series and see that is not a bushwhack, rather an opportunity to get their thoughts in front of the public, said officials able to hear and approve the edited versions prior to release. The offer has been made to all members, and I am getting a fair number of request, as it is election year after all... Stay tuned as the whirligig has just begun to spin for 2022!
    1 point
  18. Welcome. Newly relocated to Chattanooga just last week but I'm liking the place so far. The mountains are tough to beat. Cheers, Whisper
    1 point
  19. It's not stupid making your own choices with the short lives we are given. The Vaccines do seem to help short term but nothing is accurate that we've been told about Covid and the lies, mistakes and treatment omissions and suppression is making people lose trust. Don't want to crap on this tribute to Meatloaf but he may or may not have vaxxed based on information or misinformation from ALL sources INCLUDING the CDC and our trusty Government, MSM or Joe Rogan and others he trusts. I have promoted not pushed the Vaccine for the vulnerable in my family. The risk of Covid is greater than any unknown risk from the rushed Vaccines in my opinion. I am truly sorry for the people in your life that you have lost to Covid. Their Vaxx choice need not be written on their headstones.
    1 point
  20. Ammunition plant to open near Texarkana (texarkanagazette.com) Great news.
    1 point
  21. Not as much as you would think. That round actually does pretty good all the way down to about 8 inches.
    1 point
  22. I like it the more I see about it but the reality is bullpups just don’t rev my engine. They are incredibly awkward and require an entirely different train of thought when operating. And at $2,000 that’s a big no.
    1 point
  23. Well I watch Yellowstone and 1883 but I had my levers awhile before either of these shows debut- I have over a grand into each one and that didn't cover the scopes-
    1 point
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  25. Remington 700 short action chambered in 300 blkout. Blueprinted by GA precision. Bolt handle timed and welded, end threaded and new bolt knob installed. Barrel setback and chamber recut. Timney trigger installed. Barrel and action cericoted. Manners carbon fiber stock bedded to action with American Precision arms bottom metal used. Very quick handling gun with barrel short enough to use suppressor with no conflict. Extremely quiet with subsonic. Or shoot supers and send 110 grain bullets across the pasture. Gun price is 2000$ Scope and rings are brand new and are additional 1500$ Nightforce SHV 4-14 mil This is a very unique weapon with huge capabilities
    0 points
  26. That looks good. Now, if it was only a P365XL…..
    0 points
  27. January 24, 2022 Officially one week since the gun was logged into the RMA system. Twelve days since it arrived at S&W. No news. No updates.
    0 points
  28. This is my new Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Optics Ready handgun. I ordered it right after Christmas and picked it up on Thursday, January 7th, 2022. Any day that you get a new firearm is a good day! Or so we've always thought. The trigger on the new model is honestly pretty great. It resolves many of the gripes that people have had about the M&P trigger in the past. They have done away with the hinged design and moved to a flat-faced polymer trigger with an integral safety "blade" much like a Glock has. I supposed that Glock's patent on this has expired since everyone else is producing clones of the Glock based on the Gen 3 and Gen 4 designs. So, it was nice to see that Smith & Wesson has done away with the goofy hinged trigger. Trigger reset is pretty good, also. It still is not quite as crisp and snappy as that of a Glock but, honestly, I don't get wrapped around the axle about trigger reset. As long as it's there and does its job, that is what matters. If you are shooting the gun in a class setting or, God forbid, in an active situation where someone's life is on the line, you really aren't going to notice the tactile reset anyway. Just my opinion, perhaps, but I obsess over minutia and cannot find a single recorded case of a police officer or other stating that they remember how the trigger reset felt in that kind of situation. Most folks don't even accurately remember how many rounds they fired, so expecting them to wax poetically about how the trigger felt under stress is just stupid. But I digress. The point of this post is not to write a love poem about triggers. No, the point is darker and less happy than that. This is my brand-new M&P a few seconds after I attempted to remove the Allen screws that hold the factory polymer blanking plate from the optics cradle on the slide. As you can see, the screw on the ejection-port side of the slide has stripped completely out. This was with moderate torque and using a quality Wiha-brand Allen key to remove it. The screw felt as if it were either coated with thread-locking compound or, worse, cross threaded and then driven home by some ape at the Smith & Wesson assembly line. I was furious. Immensely so. But not as furious as I was after calling Smith & Wesson and asking them how I could return it to them for some help. This is my reaction after calling Smith & Wesson and learning that they would require SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS to service it. You read that right. It will ship this back to them via FedEx 2-Day Air after which time it will take approximately two months for it to sit in their service queue, after which time they will look at it, do something about the problem, and then return it to me. And hopefully in the condition it should have been from the beginning. I understand that manufacturing problems happen, but service after the sale is where the rubber really meets the road and Smith & Wesson need to step up their game. I would recommend that they start by reducing the wait time for service. A target of 1-2 weeks round-trip seems like a reasonable target to me. This isn't a $600 television or some other consumer good that could be returned to the store where it was purchased for an exchange or a refund. The only option is to send it back to the manufacturer and, ideally, receive it back quickly with all problems resolved. I am lucky. I have other guns to carry. But can you imagine being someone who doesn't have those options and who can't afford to roll the dice on a $600 gamble that their new gun is going to function properly? That person would be screwed. Anyway, being mechanically inclined I asked Smith & Wesson if I could have a local gunsmith remove the screw, or do it myself, without voiding the warranty. They said YES! So, off I went in search of an appropriately small screw extractor. A few harrowing moments later, the screw was successfully removed! Success!!! Rejoicing!!! But... not so fast. This is my brand-new M&P with the new screw sheared off into the slide. Yep. As I began to thread it into the slide, using barely any torque or force at all, it met resistance. I stopped immediately and began to slowly reverse direction. And it snapped. Right where the head of the screw met the slide. I am not sure how I resisted the urge to just throw the whole damned thing through the nearest wall but, somehow, I did. I suppose it was the rapidly shrinking rational portion of my brain that somehow managed to squeak out the thought, "Hey... don't throw it through the wall. If you do that, you can't return it to the factory." Actually, my response was one of complete numbness. Disbelief. It short-circuited my brain. I could only stare at it in silent rage. So, all of this being said, I am very confident that the original screw was cross threaded during initial assembly at Smith & Wesson This is now their problem to fix. I am returning the whole gun to them and suppose that I might see it sometime in March or April. And that thought infuriates me like no other. Would I recommend an M&P to anyone at this point? Not on your life. Check back with me in two months and I'll let you know if my opinion has changed any. History of Updates 1. January 12, 2022 -- Smith & Wesson received the gun for repair. 2. January 18, 2022 -- Smith & Wesson emailed to provide an RMA case number. 3. January 24, 2022 -- Officially one week since the gun was logged into the RMA system. Twelve Days since it arrived at S&W. No news. No updates.
    0 points
  29. The other end of the state. Every damned time there's something I like, its at the other end of the state.
    0 points
  30. Don’t guess you want $1500 for your two would ya?
    0 points
  31. AK owners, have you often thought 7.62x39 just wasn't cutting it? Wanted a bit more Hp, like a true American? Gents, do I have THE gun for you!!!!!!! Introducing the G3-47 in 8mm Mauser! No more getting ridiculed by the .308 guys at the 400 yard line! Heck, you may even have more range than they do now? Don't let this one slip you by!
    0 points
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