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About Dennis1209

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    Glock 19

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  1. I feel ya! Just got the Vortex Venom and the wind-age / elevation adjustment screws just float around and could not adjust. Pressed hard on the screws to try to adjust and it worked and was able to sight it in. Hopefully it holds with no further adjustments [the adjustment screws still rotate the way they want to go under recoil. Going Trijicon or Sig Romeo next time.
  2. Sounds like you're most interested in the Sig P320 series? I have two of them, Sig P320 subcompact & P320 X-carry; love them both with never even a hiccup. Some of the Sigs come optic ready, as my X-carry, but you have to be careful selecting which optic you select for it [even in the Romeo optics] for fit and screw alignment. I also have the Canik SFX in 9mm, great Turkish made gun overall. There's a problem with some of them like mine, mine will cycle 115 gr. all day long. Anything heavier and have ftf, fte issues but can be fixed with different Glock springs. The Canik is the best buy for the money and has every base plate you need to mount almost any reflex / red dot on the market. It's considered a fully size but I don't have any problems making it concealed. Good luck
  3. They're beautiful revolvers, had one in the early 1980's and unfortunately sold it. Everyone needs to own at least one nice revolver. I now have only a S&W 686 plus, 4" barrel. I don't want a pricey safe queen. With my age came a little more practicality in owning handguns. If I were younger I'd have a different outlook on investment or passing it down. These days, what practicality is there with a six shot revolver compared to a semi-auto with 10-15-17 rounds or more? For home or CCW defense, one doesn't know how many assailants or the situation faced. I'm old and slow, and can reload a magazine much faster than speed clips when necessary. The only practical use I've found with my S&W revolver; is the occasional rotation if I want to win my division in USPSA steel challenge [being the only one shooting a revolver ]. The handgun used in a self defense situation is going to be confiscated for evidence. I've heard horror stories about the treatment of their expensive handguns when confiscated, if they were ever even returned at all without hiring a lawyer.
  4. For the second time in ten years, I had another attempted break-in at 2:00 A.M. We stayed up late watching a movie and just settled into bed, when the wife and I both heard a series of louder unusual mechanical noises for lack of a better descriptive. Someone and not something was causing them. Living in the country it's very dark outside and last time someone tried to break in, it took the sheriff's deputy 45 minutes to find my house and get here. Had no idea from where this noise was coming from? If someone is out there they can see in, but I can't see out with the living room light on. What to do? Well, naturally I had my bedside gun in hand and went down stairs. Should I call the sheriff and request a deputy? I'm not absolutely positive it's someone trying to break in, it just sounded like it. I really want to go outside and have a look-see, but if my suspicions are correct, and I make an encounter, most likely in this state it would be considered "hunting". Besides, I want to avoid any legal criminal / civil potentials at all costs. I have my burglar alarm on and I best wait for daylight, go back to bed and sleep lite. Next morning sure enough; the basement door / frame was all messed up from working and prying the dead bolt and door lock. If broken into they or he had access to the upstairs house. No sense calling the sheriff's office and reporting it, what good would it do other than a report and waste my time. The following day I installed heavy duty chicken wire over every window in the basement and garage. Glass will have to be broken and the wire cut to enter through there. I installed a 2 x 4" with brackets on the basement and garage doors. As additional backup, I went to Lowe's and bought a few of those door stop bars you put under the door knob to floor that prevent the door from opening. I installed motion detector lighting outside for one side of the house. Here in Tennessee I suppose it's better to be passive and reactive, rather than proactive and on the offense, for legal justification reasons. It seems to me, someone trying to break into your home [home invasion], knowing someone is inside and you're home... They have to be dangerous, desperate and not rational with their intentions. The criminal has the upper hand of where, when and how he strikes. The criminal is on the offensive with their intent unknown, while the victim [even under the Castle law] for a better defense, best retreat and avoid confrontation, especially outside of the dwelling.
  5. Still legal, I'm sure I would have heard of any changes. Just make sure you retain a signed copy of the sale with model, serial, D.O.B., address, telephone, cal., date, drivers licence, etc. for your records. You just never know?
  6. Again we have a lot in common. I was going to upgrade my G26 gen 3 to the gen 5. Looking through the glass counter I spied a Sig 320 sub-compact and asked to see it. Long story short, I walked out with the new Sig and kept my G26. BAD, BAD sales counter gun guy! There should be another liberal law against impulse buying
  7. Apparently he didn't watch any American cowboy movies with the 12 ga. shotgun blowing a person back 15 yards
  8. I was in the same thought process. My primary CCW is also a G19 Gen 3, and I also have a baby Glock 9mm Gen 3. I also had a Ruger LCP, small great dependable gun. I was inventorying my ammunition one day during the last ammo crunch, to see how many rounds I had for each caliber or gun I had. To see if I was getting close to having to cut back on my shooting matches and practice, as all popular ammo was difficult to get at reasonable prices. Then the thought hit me... Why am I stocking so many calibers, I don't carry a back up gun, and about the only time a use the LCP is to walk the 200 yards down to the mail box or trash, and I slipped it into my pocket. I've since standardized my handgun collection to 9mm, with the exception of my .357 revolver. Now a short trip to town or the mail box, I slip a small 9mm into my belt with a sticky holster appendix position and good to go. Being an old man with diminishing eye sight and not wearing my glasses; not long ago running late to a pistol match, I reached into the safe and grabbed a few boxes of 9mm for my G19 I was going to use. Long story short, arrived at the match and began to load the first magazine and the round wouldn't fit. I grabbed .45 caliber by mistake. Do you know the feeling that came over me? But anyway, the LCP is a great little gun and has its place. I find since I consolidated ammo it's much easier grabbing what I need, how much I have and need to keep on hand, etc. Just a matter of personal preference I suppose.
  9. I've bought a number of holsters from Tulster, I give them 5 stars. The latest being one for my recent purchase of a Sig 320 sub-compact (left-handed). As you're probably aware, you can't get a holster for the P320 just everywhere. I'm happy with every Tulster I've bought for my other pistols too. Just have to make sure the plastic belt hook is snug under the belt. I ordered and installed their snap loops for better more secure retention of the holster. But, hard as I try, I can't get those snaps to wear in so I can unsnap them to take off the holster, so I switched back. This quality holster has attention to detail, is well made and no snagging or sharp areas. The cant is adjustable and depending on my activity that day, I comfortably wear it appendix or at 8 O'clock. CAUTION: Think twice about securing your holster screws with blue Loctite. It's a bugger trying to get an offset screw driver on the backside to make any changes. I ended up using needle nose vice grips to remove the screw from the thread end.
  10. I like and use Talon Grips myself on all my Glocks. Really like the aggressive texture one for competition, but tears up my t-shirts and creates a lot of dust bunnies in the gun if I CCW with it. Been there done that... I use skateboard tape on the slide so my fingers don't slip off.
  11. Say hey everyone, [1] My Glock 19 generation three is getting pretty worn and scuffed and thinking about getting a new G19 fifth generation. Will my spare parts for my G19 3rd gen. fit the 5th generation? [2] Ordered a new Wilson match grade barrel for the G19 and read some reviews that some minor filing might be required to make it fit? Filing what and where? The new barrel or inside the slide somewhere? Yeah I know, if I'm that stupid I don't need to be doing my own gunsmithing! Thanks!
  12. I will be, the 'wired' camera's from Harbor Freight and hook it all up to a computer monitor. For some reason, satellite Internet will not work sending to mobile devices. They did not explain to me why? Out on the main country road a couple of miles from here they are installing underground high speed internet. But they are not going to branch off and run it to us recluses. Discriminating against us protected classes of recluses I tell ya
  13. Yeah that's what I wanted also through ADT and had a guy come out to give me an estimate for full house video surveillance. The only Internet service I can get here is satellite and ADT system will not work off wifi and satellite. So, guess I'll order a 'wired' system from Harbor Freight?
  14. Yeah I live in the sticks also. Motion detectors got to be too much of a hassle for me, especially indoors. A few years ago my basement motion detector went off at 2:00 A.M. while we were sleeping and the indoor siren sounded. Talk about startled and not being able to hear anything (too long a story)! Has to be a spider / bug cross the face of the sensor or something shifted to trigger it. Windy days, birds and wildlife makes outdoor motion sensors a hassle too.
  15. We installed a six camera 'wired' system a couple of months ago at our church. Seems to be working very well, just need to get familiar with the software operation. It was a lot of work installing and running all the wires. The Pastor got them from Harbor Freight for under $300.00. Today I'm going to check and see what if anything ADT has to offer for video surveillance. I'm too old to be crawling around running cables.

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