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Sidecarist last won the day on June 14 2017

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About Sidecarist

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  • Birthday September 17

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    Eastern, TN
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    Shooting, Gunsmithing, Holster Making, Bee Keeping
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    Fountain of useless Information


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  1. Sidecarist

    Coming to Tennessee.

    Welcome I made the move several years ago and love it. Everyone here at TGO has been great. It soooooo much better to live in a placs where we can preserve our rights rather than fight to recover them.
  2. Sidecarist

    LCPII : Is it a high mileage gun ?

    Buy some extra recoil springs and go for it. The fastest wearing part on it is going to be that spring. Replace it every 1-2k rnds and shoot all you can stand. Report back on your milage as it progresses.
  3. Sidecarist

    Innovative new sights you can make at home ..

    6 hours to print in PLA supports were a bit of a pain, but supports always are. The PLA isnt the most durable or heat resistant material, but as a novelty its interesting....
  4. Sidecarist

    Colt 1911 help??? ASAP!

    I'd put 800 on it and be a little flexable....
  5. Sidecarist

    Innovative new sights you can make at home ..

    I may give it a try. It wouldnt be too bad with an SLA printer, or with soluble supports. I have neither, but may try it anyway whwn i have time to try it. If i have success ill post it here.
  6. Sidecarist

    Tired of being tired.....

    I'm lucky now, but there was a time when I was burned out and miserable. I had to learn that I MUST set limits and look after my own health and wellbeing. Turning off the electronics even for a short time every day is critical to my mental health. I'm involved in non electronic hobbies etc. Constant contact, emails, texts, etc. will wear you down. Peejman offered good advise. I hope it all works out for the best.
  7. I've seen Buddy Guy many times and he does this sort of thing frequently. It's great to see artists that give kids like this the opportunity of a lifetime. This made my day. Thanks
  8. I had to order it. The HST is in LE boxes. I think it was SGammo.com
  9. 124gr HST in the 9mm, 230gr Critical Duty in the 45acp, Critical Defense in the 380. This is based on research i did two years ago. I also bought a three year suply at the time. If possible buy 50rnd boxes it saves a surprising amount of money. I'm not a fan of boutique ammo. I prefer something that LE might choose.
  10. Sidecarist

    Rifles... 22 caliber Whatcha got?

    I used to have a bunch but sadly I lost them all in a boating accident. I miss them!
  11. Sidecarist

    Need some advice

    Try this... when dropping the slide on an EMPTY chamber WITHOUT a magazine in the gun. NO ammo around etc...... Pin the trigger back then release the slide with the slide stop. This keeps the disconnector down as the slide slams home, and eliminates the bounce of the trigger & disconnector. If the hammer falls there are issues hammer/sear engagement. If the hammer stays back release the trigger and listen. There should be a click as the disconnector moves up. If you have a trigger scale measure the pull after this test. Compare the pull to when the hammer is thumb clocked on an EMPTY chamber. If there is a difference in pull weight then the hammer/sear geometry is wrong. I learned this from an old bullseye shooter with a box full of Jim Clark guns. Dropping tge slide on an empty chamber it much tougher on a gun than when its dropped on an empty chamber.
  12. Sidecarist

    What was your very first firearm?

    Remington 581 22lr. Christmas gift when I was 10. Just passed it on to my son as a house warming gift. He loves it and it's good squirrel medicine for his new home.
  13. Sidecarist

    holster for an ostimate

    Good luck with your search. Another option is to use your suspenders to support a belt that is a bit more loosely fastened. The stiffer the belt the better if you try this. Something else might be a paddle holster worn without a belt. Not ideal but with your suspenders it might work.
  14. Sidecarist

    Ruger LCP

    I've just picked one up. Nice little gun, disappears in a pocket. Not fun to put 100rnds through at one sitting, but it was 100% reliable. I can keep a full mag (6rnds) on a paper plate at 7yds without any difficulty. The only change I made was some yellow paint on the front sight. I'd recommend it.
  15. They want to avoid this going to SCOTUS. This will be as far as this one goes.

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