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Trekbike last won the day on October 28 2016

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About Trekbike

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    Mechanical Engineer


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    S&W 642 snub
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    M&P 40

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  1. Trekbike

    Best cleaning tools?

    If I only need a quick cleaning I've gotten quite fond of Hoppe's Boresnake Viper. My collection has grown to cover all my main calibers. http://www.hoppes.com/bore-snakes/boresnake-viper
  2. I used to drive a '96 Volvo 850 (you know back when a Volvo was a real Volvo) and a dash light would illuminate anytime any exterior light was out + the third brake light located inside the car. The other thing they did on that car was it had separate high and low beam headlights, and all four bulbs were fused separately. They tried real hard to give you at least some amount of headlights to drive with at night if something happened. I always carried extra bulbs in the car since I couldn't truthfully say, "sorry officer I didn't know I had a light out".
  3. Trekbike

    9mm subcompact choice

    Good choice.. My dad taught me growing up, "you'll never be satisfied if you don't purchase the one you really want in the first place". Kinda like the "cry once" saying.
  4. Trekbike

    9mm subcompact choice

    Not trying to sell you on the Shield, but if that was your only complaint, check out the post I made on the Samson Mfg solution to the elimination of the magazine spacer for the Shield. As an update to the post, I have now shot it with the magwell and really like it. For me though, if higher cost of the P365 over the Shield doesn't bother you, I'd get the P365 if it were me. https://www.tngunowners.com/forums/topic/109509-mp-shield-magwell-samson-mfg/
  5. Trekbike

    9mm subcompact choice

    Strictly staying to your original list, I would go with the Shield. I've owned one for several years and it's become my main EDC. If I was looking at purchasing a new compact, I'd get the Sig P365. But since the Shield continues to work for me, I'm not looking to spend the money to get one right now just to get the additional round count.
  6. Trekbike

    M&P Shield magwell - Samson Mfg

    I thought I would share a product that others might have an interest in. It's an extended magwell from Samson Mfg for the M&P Shield that replaces the plastic slide on filler that goes on the factory +1 mags. I always run the +1 mags so this was a something I wanted to try since I dislike the S&W plastic fillers since they tended to never stay in place on the spare mag I also carry. The magwell is not permenently attached so it can be removed if needed. It adds no extra length to the grip compared to the factory +1 setup. It's made of aluminum and appears to be good quality with no sharp edges. You'll notice the front of the magwell has a slight "hook" shape and I really like the way it feels in the hand. Additionally, now you can release the mag without having to release your finger off the grip like you had to with the factory setup. The normal price runs $49, but I got it on sale for $39 back in Nov. Overall, I'm pleased with the product at this point, but I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. I don't expect that to change once I do. Link to the product below. https://www.samson-mfg.com/compact-magwell-natural.html
  7. Trekbike

    Venezuelans regret gun ban

    Unfortunately, I think we all know the answer to your question.
  8. I gave up on trying to sound that one out. Can someone help me figure how you can remotely get Noel out of those letters?
  9. Trekbike

    Hulu for 99 cents a month

    Well crap, I missed the offer by just over an hour. Ended at 12:00 central from what I can tell.
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  11. Trekbike

    What kind of car is this?

    Kia has been knocking off styling features from Lexus for several years now, why not go ahead and use basically the same logo but rotate it a little. (I say that assuming that Lexus used the logo first, without doing an internet search as to which logo came first, but my money is on Lexus.)
  12. Trekbike

    The birthday fairy brought me a smoker....

    203F, Spoken with the precision of a true engineer. At first I thought you meant to type 230F, but when you typed it twice, it made me think differently.
  13. Trekbike

    Firearms burnout

    I don't shoot much lately, and haven't reloaded in quite a while. Thinking back on it, I believe the decline for me started back a several years ago when we got into the "ammo supply crisis". Ammo and reloading supplies being scarce, or non-existent (mainly .22LRs), I went into full conservation mode so that I didn't use up what I had on hand in case the supply didn't start flowing again . Once you get in the habit of not doing something, it's hard to get back into it.
  14. Trekbike

    1965 IH Scout 80 Project Truck

    I get what you're saying on hating governmental mandates. Take the new back up camera requirement on new cars as of May 2018, totally unnecessary requirement. With that said, I do think the seatbelt requirement was one of the few that makes sense in my mind.
  15. Trekbike

    Diversity and Inclusion in the 2A Community

    I haven't had a chance to listen to the podcast yet, but wanted to comment specifically on your comment. Being that TGO is an internet gun forum, unless someone specifically revels it in some form, no-one knows what race or gender someone is. We all start out on equal grounds and you are included or excluded by others in the forum by what you say in post comments. So to me, your inclusion into the group is for the most part, up to that individual. Yes, from time to time you meet other members at gun shops, face to face purchases, range meets, etc. but that is going to be very limited. This is kind of like a blind date over the internet, you get to know a little bit about the person first, then maybe at some point you learn what that person looks like. Yes, you can make assumptions and generalizations about someone's race (gun forum = white male), but to me race plays no part in welcoming someone to TGO, because I don't know their race.

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