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  1. Obiwan

    Video Of The Day

    Something on the lighter side:
  2. If the slide is like that of a CZ75, you don't even need to drill. When I installed F/O sights on my 75, I used a triangular jewelers file to file a groove into the underside of the front sight (in the appropriate spot after inserting and marking it). Filing a groove seemed much more ... uhm.... controlled .... to me and my clumsy hands than drilling with a drill bit. The groove works just as well and holds the sight tight. Just to be clear. Punch out the pin. Remove the old sight. Insert new sight. Mark the spot to be drilled/filed (I think I used a needle to scratch the location on the sight through the hole on both sides). Remove front sight, file a groove into it. Re-insert front sight, then punch the pin back in. Make sure you go easy on the filing and try occasionally. Don't remove too much or the sight will be loose.
  3. Obiwan

    How have I overlooked the CZ?

    Careful though. CZ's can be very addictive. Might as well make room in your safe now. In order of appearance: CZ 75B matte stainless, 2075 RAMI, 75 PCR, Scorpion Evo, vz.58, 805 Bren, and last years Christmas present, the CZ/Huglu Hammer Coach.
  4. Obiwan

    Video Of The Day

    Prince Rupert drops are molten glass droppings that carry a lot of internal stress and can be broken rather easily by breaking the tail. However, the head seems rather sturdy, seeing how it survived point blank shots from a 22mag and 38spcl. Nice high speed footage. (I love high-speed bullet impact videos... lol). Enjoy!
  5. Obiwan

    Best 9mm pistol, full size and compact

    For a really small pistol, and if you allow the 9mm to be a bit... uhm... short, the P238 is a great gun. In fact, it has grown on me so much, that will likely change from dual-stack 9mm to single-stack (mostly for carry comfort reason). I haven't fully compared yet, but the Springfield Range Officer Compact (i9mm) is currently on the top of my wish list. There is indeed something awesome about the 1911 platform, and since you can get it in 9mm, I think it should definitely be on the list.
  6. Obiwan

    Best 9mm pistol, full size and compact

    You didn't specify what type of action you prefer, and if metal or plastic. If you just want a poll, then I'll throw the C75B PCR into the mix. Some say it's the best carry gun ever created. And it handily pulls double-duty as a range gun. I really wish CZ would release a stainless-steel compact....
  7. Obiwan

    Update on my best friend Kasey

    25 years... wow. Of course that's only the physical age, for I'm sure her love is eternal. My sincere condolences. Maybe the memories of good times with her fill the hole in your heart soon.
  8. Obiwan

    Do you tip your barber?

    I usually give my barber a kiss. Or a pat on the butt. Or both.
  9. Obiwan

    NMO HAM Radio Antenna Installation in Nashville

    Didn't you have a Yaesu in the jeep?
  10. Obiwan

    Las Vegas Shooting

    You don't think that's possible? It appears there was 10 minutes between the report of the security guard being shot and LEOs starting to clear floors. An hour between SG being shot and entry into the room. (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/04/las-vegas-shooting-timeline-events.html). Did the SG at the elevator remain in line of fire? Or did he retreat to safety, losing sight of the room? Again, we need to wait on facts to rule that out. If the SG was shot from the room and retained visual contact on the room (or rooms, not sure if that was a double with two doors) then we can rule that out.
  11. Obiwan

    Las Vegas Shooting

    David, The problem is that Occam's Razor in this case may actually point to an "alternate theory". Granted, while we don't have all facts, something does not look right here. If you were a mad man trying to kill as many people, you'd bring several guns, some for backup, and lots of ammo. The amount of guns here seems excessive. (Unless he wasn't aware that you can reload firearms). The way they are laid out in the pictures also looks odd to me, almost as if they were "sprinkled" around the room for effect, not stacked up. You know, to make a statement. I think he was making his statement by shooting as many people as he could. I don't think his statement was "look how many guns I can have". I have to admit that I only did cursory research/reading about this case yesterday, and have not, and don't intent to, do any further research at this point. But after reading that he doesn't seem to fit the typical profile, my first thought was he may have just been a pawn. It's pretty convenient to just have a body with a "self-inflicted" gun shot wound in a room full of guns. It is possible that he was just picked up an hour earlier, lured to that room, shot, and then whoever did the shooting and managed to disappear. Now, I'm not a conspiracy nut, and don't point to shadow government agents, etc, but this case just has some odd things about it. Occam's Razor might actually lead us away from the truth. I'd like to see some evidence (like hotel video footage) of him hauling "bags" to his room, or engaged in the act of shooting or whatever. At this point we got a mystery man in a room full of guns. And that just looks too much like a familiar movie plot to me. I'm curious though. Will we try to gather evidence and come to a conclusion, or will he have a conclusion that we'll be gathering evidence for?
  12. Obiwan

    Video Of The Day

    If you ever wanted to see what goes on inside a suppressor, here's some interesting slow-mo footage of suppressors with a clear casing. Short version: There's also an Extended Version of this session. One of the cans has an interesting baffle design, and while it seems quite effective on retaining gas flow, it makes me wonder how much that increases back pressure.
  13. Obiwan

    Dust off a Darwin Award

    I think GGG is referring to shooting at police officers being a crime that invalidates the life insurance policy. Based on casual googling, it seems that most insurance companies will actually pay out after a suicide, but only after the policy has been in effect for a while (with 2 years being referenced the most). This was put in place to discourage desperate people from obtaining a policy and then taking their own life to get their family out of financial problems. So it seems if you get a policy, and the day after it is active you kill yourself, your beneficiaries will get nothing. If your policy is of certain age (using those 2 years as example), and you kill yourself, the policy will pay out. But if you play suicide-by-cop, that action being considered a crime, the policy won't pay out. Which means there's no benefit of suicide-by-cop. It takes guts to take your own life. But it also takes guts to shoot at others with the expectation to be shot and killed in return. Those being equal, and there being no benefit of the suicide-by-cop route, I just can't comprehend why people would take that route. Then again, crazy people do crazy stuff I guess.
  14. Obiwan

    Dust off a Darwin Award

    Yeah, my first thought was if you want to leave this world, stick a shotgun barrel into your own mouth and be done with it. Don't involve others. However, in that case there would probably be no life-insurance payout. I wonder if the suicide-by-cop route would allow for any life-insurance payments to the family/beneficiaries. Not that it justifies involving officers, but it might explain this phenomenon.
  15. Obiwan

    Why Gun Stocks Plunged in August

    That's normal. They are collapsible stocks.

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