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About Radtekk

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  • Birthday 06/14/1963

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    Lady Radtekk, 2A, Motorcycles (all, but I ride a Harley), home shopping for now, reading.
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    CT Technologist


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    xD45 mod.2
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    e-Series 1911

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  1. I'm buying a house in Jefferson City, closing is July 29, move-in is late September after renovations and youngest daughter goes off to college. Suggestions for something in the Jefferson City area would be appreciated, gonna take me a year or so to clear out 100 yards on my property. Lady Radtekk is all for a home range, but there are a couple of other more immediate needs to attend to first.
  2. Well, I'm not a felon nor have I ever committed an act that would cause the police to have reason to enter my home. Therefore, should someone invade my home claiming to be LE it would NOT be a good life choice.
  3. Radtekk


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  4. Radtekk

    1911 for carry

    I have a full-size e-Series in 45. Great gun, reliable, never an issue. I carried it for a year or so in a Crossbreed SuperTuck. Love the gun, a blast to shoot, and who doesn't like a 1911? At 6'4" and 285, carrying at 4 o'clock the gun just disappears on me. But that's a LOT of weight dragging the jeans down, so in the house and on the bike it rides in a Gould shoulder rig, a pair of spare magazines strong side and another in my weak side pocket. A while ago I switched over to a Springfield xD mod.2 in 45, once we were finally graced with their purchase here in MA. Good little gun, light, accurate enough for close-in, but plastic guns just have no soul. But they're light, and good for carry, and if one drops, wgaf? But that's another topic... Anyway, LOVE my 1911's, have a Para as well. Lady Radtekk's first purchase when we get down there and we don't have to worry about crazy people calling the po-po cuz "OMG gun!" will likely be a 9mm 1911 Commander size. So I'll be watching this thread
  5. I didn't see them mentioned, but Freedom Munitions in Idaho is pretty decent. They make their own, use quality components as far as I can tell, and their prices WERE competitive. I never had a problem with their ammo, not terribly dirty. I say "were" because they stopped shipping to MA a couple of years ago because our AG is insane, but that's a WHOLE 'nother story. Google "Maura Healey AWB" if you dare. Anyway, they were good for a couple of years and then stopped shipping here. They also have a brass return program where they'll give you credit for used brass. Dunno how it works, never used it. Might be worth looking at, although since they make their own they probably don't have anything exotic.
  6. Greetings from the cold socialist north! My wife (Hereinafter referred to as Lady Radtekk) and I are moving to Tennessee in a few months. We have entered in to a contract on a house in Jefferson City (actually about 2 miles out of town) and pending a satisfactory inspection Monday 4/12 we plan to close in late July. Moving will be in late September/early October depending on a few things. Sooner is impossible as my youngest daughter starts college in September and I told her I'd hang out for a couple of weeks after:) So, as I said, inspection in a few days, hopefully all goes well or can be inexpensively resolved. What I *DO* need is help with some minor renovations. The linoleum floor in the kitchen is completely worn through. The sub-floor is still there, but the linoleum is going to need to be removed (most likely) and replaced. The bathroom also needs work. We are keeping the tub, sink, and toilet (Lady Radtekk likes the color, a pale lavender) so we need to do pretty much everything else. Paint, shower tile, probably floor, vanity, etc. We are making a trip down in June, originally a house-hunting trip, but that is already done. So now it's a "meet contractors and get estimates" trip. Per the contract we have access prior to close, although obviously no work can be done until after that date. I'm looking for recommendations for contractors who do the above work, in the area, willing to work with an out-of-state client. We don't want anything fancy or exotic, it's a 50 year old house in need of updating, not a mansion in need of remodeling and decorating. So if there's a member here with that kind of company, or someone knows a good contractor in the area, we'd like to talk, and set up a meeting in June. Maybe I'm a little early, but better than being a little late:) The work would need to be done any time between close in late July and occupancy in late September. Thanks in advance!
  7. Hey:) I'm moving down in September, a fellow Masshole escapee will ALWAYS be welcome in my home:)
  8. A little update... The realtor we were working with recommended Sweet P's, which turned out to be pretty good. We got out official welcome to Tennessee when we were there. Gazing at the menu when a woman walked in behind us. Since we knew it would take a few minutes my wife and I encouraged her to order, telling her "It's our first time here, we're on a house hunting trip, moving down here soon." she welcomed us, thanked us, ordered her food, and moved on. We ordered ours, went to pay, and the kid at the register said "The lady in front of you took care of your dinner, she said to welcome you to Tennessee." Could have knocked me over with a feather. And she was already gone since her order was to go, so I couldn't even properly thank her. Some friendly folks down there, can't wait to be one of them. We'll be back for a week in June, guess where we'll be eating again... So, after we got back (not home, my heart is already moved) we did a little back and forth, and bought a house. Needs a little work (kitchen floor and bathroom renovation) but a heck of a piece of land and damn good price. We're going to be in Jefferson City, a couple of miles out of town. We close in July. When we're back in June we plan to meet with contractors for the needed repairs. If anybody has a recommendation for people for the work I mentioned, I'd love to hear them. Once we move in late September it'll be time to dig out a 50 yard range to start, pics will be posted and invites sent
  9. Well, flight leaves 7am tomorrow. Packed, bags in the trunk, ready to go. Set up with the realtor to look at 4 properties in 2 1/2 days, should be fun! More looking since my original post, found a few more. The lead contender is 30+ acres 40 minutes outside town, appointment set for 10am Monday, can't wait! We're stating at Comfort Inn Suites across from the airport. Where's the best barbecue near there?
  10. Depends on yer paws:) Lady Radtekk went from a Mustang 380 (, single stack, first carry) to the G26 to a Shield 9 to her current xDs. She prefers the single stack for hand fit, although she also likes my full size xD45 more than my e-Series 1911. Lol... If you like the G26 I'd try the double stacks in any brand first. What I know about Sig firearms is "S-I-G". Never fired or even fondled one. Probably should. But grip size and angle and a few other things are very much "Just because I like it doesn't mean you will" kinda stuff. And then there's the whole striker vs hammer and pistol vs revolver and 9mm vs 45 set of debates... Best answer? Bigger safe, more guns
  11. Ok... I'm a Jersey boy born and raised to a Baltimore father and a Raleigh North Carolina mother. I currently live in MA with my wife who traces her family on her father's side back to 1640's Scottish immigrants. I refuse to believe chivalry and manners are dead or superfluous. I hold the door for my wife, pull out her chair, call people Sir and Ma'am, say please and thank you, and have taught my daughters to behave that way and to expect the same from their boyfriends. We can't wait to move south. I thought the video was hysterical, and I hereby promise to NOT channel that poor soul.
  12. Well, I'm 6'4" and 280, so I figure I'm close in size. My first handgun was an xD45 purchased 12-13 years ago while doing a LOT of motorcycle riding in Arizona. Carried in an OWB CQB (I think) retention holster. Since moving to MA (10 years ago, escaping to TN in 6 months) I have purchased and carried several guns. I first carried a Kahr k40, then an S&W Chief Special 45, then an e-Series 1911, followed by my current EDC, an xD45 mod.2 which I carry at about 3 o'clock IWB in a Crossbreed SuperTuck. There was also briefly a Shield in 9mm but I didn't like it much, even though it concealed well IWB at 4 o'colck. Big fan of Crossbreeds, have several for several firearms. OP, I think you'd like the double-stack the Springfield provides, and the "Grip Zone" does allow a more confident draw. I carry mine 9+1 with multiple spares. One nice thing is that like Glock, pretty much all Springfields break down the same way and have the same controls. they're actually easier to disassemble. I have 4 between Lady Radtekk and I, and she has a G26, so I have plenty of practice with both. I don't have a problem with Glock, just found I liked Springfields and stayed with them. Also, the standard size xD45 13 round magazine fits in the Mod.2 although since it's longer it does look weird. I wouldn't carry that way, but it is nice. If I was down there I'd invite you to try them out and see, but house-hunting trip is this weekend and that's a few too many to travel with, TSA gets weird when you have a suitcase full of handguns. Just my .02 for what it's worth.
  13. Note made:) Coming from Massachusetts (we have MANY unflattering nicknames for our state) one thing you learn fairly early on is "Never ask the police about gun laws and what's legal, they either don't know or lie, or both." So I may have a bit of training to undo. Lady Radtekk and I will be there Sunday to look at a couple of houses, I'm looking forward to breathing free air!
  14. Little bit of necro thread resurrection... Looking hard at a property in Northern Knox County, definitely OUTSIDE city limits. Having a hard time finding the relevant law on shooting on what may well be my property. The size and configuration would make my "range" well within the borders, 300ft plus from the edge, 500ft plus from a structure including my own and I'd be shooting towards a ridge the property runs up against, I'd build a 20 foot high berm on my side of the property line so unless I decided to shoot at planes there's no way I'd loft a round too high. So, can I?
  15. Appreciate all the info to date:) We are making a trip down in 10 days (3/31-4/2) to look at a property and probably put in an offer. 20+ acres, NOT in Metro-Knoxville, almost completely wooded, probably less than an acre of "not trees". I don't want to shovel, sure as #### I don't want to mow either:) The short term plan is "off the deck" shooting, slowly cut a longer swath. I'm dead nutz on at 100 yards with a few rifles, my 55 year old eyes require good glass though. My guess is I'd probably cut 50 yards the 1st year, then add 50 a year until I'm out to 300. Just so long as I can get M.O.B.H. at 100+ I'm happy:) IDGAF if somebody wants to walk, hike, or bike across my land, my ONLY issue is if I'm out shooting and somebody appears downrange just as I squeeze. So wondering what signage is appropriate. If a neighbor happens to take a deer 50 feet inside my line, so long as they don't leave a steaming pile behind all I want is a steak or two when they dress it:) As to the neighbors, if they hear gunfire, they're welcome to bring guns, pizza and soda. Beer and steaks after shooting are on me:) And by neighbors I mean pretty much anybody that appreciates the moldy old document the Founders came up with a few years back Liberals and snowflakes need not apply.

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