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Radtekk

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About Radtekk

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  • Birthday 06/14/1963

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

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    Yes
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  • Carry Weapon #1
    xD45 mod.2
  • Carry Weapon #2
    e-Series 1911

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  1. I already have the beginning of my backyard range picked out. Three small trees and I'll have a gently up-sloping 30-40 foot wide by 50 yard range at the edge of a pasture-like area, parallel to the property line of the adjoining undeveloped 10 acres, basically shooting longways into a gully with steep sloping sides. Once I get that cleared out I'll have at least 100+ yards. Gonna take some time, and chainsaw, and winch, and a few campfires One of my first missions will be introductions and invitations. Of course the cows that live in the 114 acre pasture across the road will probably turn me down... Everybody up here I tell is stupid jealous. I just smile and tell Lady Radtekk that I love her. And buy her another gun:) As to guns, I'm mostly a handgun guy, assorted pistols and revolvers also from 22 to 44mag, but I seem to be developing a fondness for Henry levers. I've purchased 2 (38/357 carbine and 44mag rifle) in the last few months and if we weren't planning and saving for the move I'd probably have added at least 2 more:)
  2. Well, fireworks (pathetically all the way down to sparklers) are against the law in MA, so I admit to being a tad surprised at setting them off during the day especially since they're prettier at night. But I can appreciate having them an dbeing impatient also:) Personally I'd rather shoot during the day and launch 'works at night, but I'm easy to please
  3. There have actually been several cases (no, I'm not good enough to find the cites) that I've read (newspaper reports of trial results) where folks who have been "invaded" by the cops in error and shot the "invaders" have been acquitted. But my guess is that for every one who survived such an encounter there's a José Guarena or three as well. Point being that while it MAY be fatal to shoot at intruders, it's much more likely to be fatal to NOT shoot if there's no reason for them to be there at 3am. Being the law-abiding citizen I am, I have a higher suspicion that I'll be "invaded" by someone with felonious intent (hence deserving to be shot) than by a cop who "just got the address wrong, oopsie".
  4. When we were there last month meeting contractors we heard what could only have been gunshots. Irregular, sounded like fireworks, but who shoots off fireworks at noon on Saturday? Sounded like freedom to me Since the property is outside city limits I think we'll be fine, just have to have some sweet tea waiting in case the Deputies show up
  5. Well, time passed... We made an offer during the April trip, came down in June and met with contractors, and close on July 29th. The house in Jefferson City, OUTSIDE actual city limits. So from what I've seen so far I'll be as legal as can be, property is 21 acres with an unimproved 10 acre parcel on the long Axis (1400 feet road to survey post) on the "range side". So if I shoot along that line aiming away from the road I'll have a minimum of 1000 feet of fishing land covered in untouched forest as a berm:) 1500 feet of road frontage means 10 unimproved (not even electric service) to my right, a hill in front, and minimum 1500 feet to my property line to the left. Across the road is 100+ acres of pasture, looks to hilly to build on. I think I'll be good;)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Radtekk

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  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. Hey:) I'm moving down in September, a fellow Masshole escapee will ALWAYS be welcome in my home:)
  13. 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
  14. 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?
  15. 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

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