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About billt

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  1. I found these 2. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Standard-RIG-VERTICAL-DOUBLE-Dual-Shoulder-Holster-BERETTA-92FS-USA-/200600249788 https://www.craftholsters.com/double-vertical-roto-shoulder-holster
  2. I think this is where the James Bond guitar music kicks in.
  3. I found a really good supplier of fully prepped .223 / 5.56 MM rifle brass. This stuff is priced good. And is delivered, (free shipping), via. USPS Priority Mail in just a few days. And it comes ready to load. Fully cleaned inside and out, by wet tumbling in Stainless Steel pins. Fully trimmed, resized, with the primer pockets swaged. All that's left is to run it through the Dillon. All I did additional was to chamfer the case mouths with a VLD Chamfer Tool on my RCBS Case Prep Center to allow easier bullet seating. The primers seat beautifully in these cases, with just the right amount of pressure. All to the proper depth. And none stand proud. You can't beat the price. I bought 2,500 rounds for just $179.00. (It's $10.00 more now, and they're showing, "out of stock" at the moment. But they resupply fast. I'm going to order more as soon as they get more in. I load this stuff by the 30 pound bowl full, with the bulk 6,000 round boxed, Hornady 55 Gr. FMJ Boat Tail. With Hogdon CFE 223 Powder. That stuff burns clean and accurate. But more importantly, it flows through a Dillon powder measure like water. From there it goes into .50 Cal ammo cans. This ammo runs perfectly in all of my AR's. And it delivers MOA groups in calm conditions, in both my CZ-527 and Marlin X-7 bolt guns. For this price it just doesn't pay to buy non prepped brass any more. Resizing and prepping brass is the biggest PITA in reloading. This stuff makes your time at the reloading bench much more productive. All of the loaded rounds gage properly in my Dillon Case Gauge. And they chamber effortlessly. https://msprocessedbrass.com/product-category/rifle-brass
  4. Yikes! I paid $89.00 each for both of these hex receiver Tula's a few years back. And both came with bayonets and all of the accessories. In all but perfect condition.
  5. That's not a bad idea.... If I could find one.
  6. The Mark IV's are really nice guns. I purchased both the Hunter, as well as the Bill Ruger Limited Edition Competition Model that came with the matching knife.
  7. I found a good deal on a Beretta 92-FS Compact from Gunprime, so I ordered a pair of them. They shipped out quickly, and my FFL got them in just a couple of days. I've been looking for a 92 Compact for a while. But most of the places around here were either out of stock, or else they flat out wanted too much. I got these for $428.99 each, brand new in the box. A hell of a deal. They shipped with 2, 13 round magazines, and are Italian made guns. I replaced the plastic grips with the factory Beretta Walnut grips that I picked up from Gnarly Gorilla. The Walnut grips really richen up the looks of these Beretta's. I also got a few of the X-Grip Magazine Adapters from Greg Cote. They allow the use of the full size 15 and 17 round magazines in the compact's without sticking out of the bottom of the gun. And they're not much longer than the 13 round magazines supplied with the pinky rest. Now both my wife and I will each have our own. So all in all it was a good day. These are some pictures of them as they came from the factory. And with the Walnut grips and magazine adapters installed. https://gunprime.com/product/beretta-92fs-compact-92-fs-js92f850m/ https://gnarlygorilla.com/beretta-factory-replacement-part-beretta-92-96-compact-wood-grips-drop-in-replacement-walnut/ http://gregcotellc.com/cart/xgrip-adapter-by-fdi-c-142/xgrip-beretta-92fs-compact-xgrip-xgbr92c-p-1555.html
  8. billt

    Ruger Wrangler

    Boy have you got that right! I never thought Ruger, (one of the most financially successful gun companies in this country), would stoop to producing what amounts to dirt cheap, Aluminum frame, painted revolvers. All part of the, "Build em' cheap, and stack em' deep", philosophy. I wonder when they'll start selling them in disposable 3-Packs, like throw away razors?
  9. Everything that I've read said to be sure to spend the extra money on the Stainless / plated version, because the black models are very prone to rusting issues. https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=D3GXXM_tGs-d-gTf_5q4AQ&q=remington+tac+14+rusting+issues&btnK=Google+Search&oq=remington+tac+14+rusting+issues&gs_l=psy-ab.3...3229.10590..12249...0.0..0.173.3022.27j5......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..35i39j0i131j0j0i22i30j0i13j33i160j33i22i29i30.6DqqElwla18
  10. It wasn't Glock who did the torture test. It was a private individual. He did an unbelievable amount of things to a Glock 21 and it survived.... Including throwing it out of an airplane, shooting at it, and dragging it behind a car. It is one of the more famous of the Glock torture tests ever done. http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/glock-21-torture-test/
  11. billt

    Thompson contender

    Yes, they make several scope rail systems for it. The rear sight comes off exposing the screws for the base. I haven't scoped mine yet, but at some point I'm going to. Be sure to use a steel base and rings of good quality. SSK Industries make some of the best, but they're expensive. I've heard some Aluminum bases won't hold up to the recoil of this gun in .308. They also make a .30-06 barrel for it as well. I got mine from a local dealer through Davidson's Gallery Of Guns. Just go to www.galleryofguns.com and punch in your zip code. Dealers will show up within a 25 mile radius of your house, and you can purchase from any one of them.
  12. billt

    Thompson contender

    The .308 Pro Hunter is a beast. Much more recoil then either of my 2 BFR's. One in .45-70, and the other in .500 S&W Magnum. And I've put hundreds of rounds downrange with all three.
  13. If you want to decrease the reliability of any Glock, put a bunch of aftermarket parts in it.
  14. billt

    Thompson contender

    My Encore Pro Hunter in .308. It handles the pressure just fine.
  15. I don't normally buy on impulse, especially when it comes to guns. But the other night I made a rare exception. I took a quick trip to Sportsman's Warehouse near me to pick up some patches and other gun cleaning supplies I was running low on. As I was browsing the gun rack I saw this beautiful Remington Model 7600 Pump Action 200th Anniversary Edition in .30-06 sitting there. I asked to see it. The nice young kid behind the counter handed it to me, and the rifle was absolutely gorgeous! The Walnut was some of the best I've ever seen on ANY rifle at any cost. Both the butt stock, as well as the forend had what seemed to be endless figure and contrast, coupled with a beautiful high gloss finish. The bluing was very well done, with a very high luster and polish throughout. The gold inlays showed very nice detail on both sides of the receiver, as well as on the pistol grip cap. There is a nice gold inlayed barrel band at the muzzle. The fit and finish of all the wood and metal was as good as it could be. I had seen several of these 200th Anniversary Edition Remington's at Cabela's over the last year and a half. And I almost sprung for a 7600 they had. But I just couldn't justify the price, ($1,595.00), they were asking. It's not that the gun wasn't worth it. It was. But it's a lot for a gun that's a safe queen, and you're basically buying to admire, and not to run up a high round count on. So when I asked this kid how much, I just about fell over when he told me $899.00! I said are you sure? He double checked, and came back with the manager and said yes, they were on a special clearance. I couldn't say, "I'll TAKE IT", fast enough! For that price there is just no way I was going to leave without it. When my wife saw it, she was impressed as well. It's just a beautiful rifle. Remington sure did a nice job on it, I'll say that. This is just a quick and dirty phone pic.

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