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StrengthDawg
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pushharder wrote:

M-4 on full auto

Slow motion video 18,000 fps


Neat stuff... Stoner would be proud.

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theuofh
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StrengthDawg wrote:
^^ DAAAAMN!! that's awesome. I want one of those Dillons. Please post an AAR. I'm sure it will be great report because the Dillons are almost "idiot proof" from what I've read so far.


I wouldn't necessarily go as far as idiot proof, but setup was easy. The instructions are close to a tutorial and everything is close to step by step. Some things are a bit more difficult, like changing out the powder bars in the dispenser or switching between large and small primer rods in the feeder, but once you figure out how to take it apart once, it's easy to put back together and there's enough tutorials out there on youtube that figuring out how to do something is a mouseclick away.

There's a lot of parts, but not that many. Now that everything is out of boxes and together, its easy to keep track of it all, and everything not currently installed fits in a little ziplock back.

Switching between cartridges is easy, and you have a cartridge holder, powder funnel, and we'll call them retaining pins. These are pins that you can remove to pull the cartridge out if you have a problem at a certain station. You can get lost in the weeds here and I'm glad I ordered from Enos because I wanted to load 9mm,40, and 223. The 9 and 40 use the same shellplate and the 9 and 223 use the same pins, so I saved $30 by not having to get the 9mm conversion kit, which I had no clue on but he told me.

The tricky thing is when you get into your die selection. Dillon says not to use a simultaneous seater/crimper die. The powder dispenser also works to bell the case necks for straight walled cartridges, so you don't need a belling die.

I ignored this advice because my dies are the Hornady carbine ones with the 2 in 1 seater/crimper. If I could buy dies over again, I would probably just get the Dillon ones. Regardless, I had no issues with my choice of dies and the thing ran well.

The upgrades are worth it. The mount especially; if you have the shell plate right at elbow height, your hand naturally rests on the bullet tray and shell plate. This makes the seat bullet, index, and add new cartridge cycle comfortable and easy. The roller handle is the only thing I would pass on to keep costs down.

I ended up drilling 4 holes in my study and bolting it to my backup desk. The nice thing is, I can just unbolt it and set it in the closet when I'm not using it. The strong mount lifts it up high enough that the bottom of the ram clears the floor. This is great.

The only other thing I'd add, which I've seen on Ebay is an LED light that goes in the center of the toolhead, which illuminates the workspace and makes it easy to verify powder charges and if there were any seating/crimp malfunctions.

If you were thinking about getting one, I'd say just order it and get it setup. The longer you use it, the sooner it pays itself off, and the thing really is a dream to use.

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StrengthDawg
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Thanks for the info man and I appreciate your time in writing all that. I'm really weighing buying a set up. I like the idea of being able to roll my own and the engineer in me loves machines and such.

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theuofh
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http://modernserviceweapons.co...

This is the FBI marksmanship drill. I'm going to run it the weekend after this one. A target is available for download.

This is a simple one I think everybody can get in on. If you want to shoot it, post a pic of your target, score, and weapon used.

It's been a long Winter, so unless you have been shooting inside, it can be a baseline to see how you improve over the warmer months.

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countingbeans wrote:
Hell-Billy wrote:
Hopefully Smith & Wesson will follow suit and expand into Free America before long.


Fuck and no, well at least until I move out of MA. Being based in MA they will continue to make models that are legal here. Please god don't let them leave so we are left with damn near nothing.


They will be gone before long as I don't see anything but more anti-gun policies rolling through most northern states in the future unless people wake up.

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Maiden3.16
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theuofh wrote:
http://modernserviceweapons.co...

This is the FBI marksmanship drill. I'm going to run it the weekend after this one. A target is available for download.

This is a simple one I think everybody can get in on. If you want to shoot it, post a pic of your target, score, and weapon used.

It's been a long Winter, so unless you have been shooting inside, it can be a baseline to see how you improve over the warmer months.


Sounds cool im in. I may be able to do it this weekend.

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Maiden3.16
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268/300 Glock 21 w/XS big dot sights. More of a rough estimate as I didn't score until the very end. Should have scored between each stage to be more accurate. If it was slightly touching the line, I gave it the higher score the way it was done in the military. I only managed to count 29 rounds so left the last one off target.

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theuofh
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Nice work! That's passing and I'm not sure how many we are going to see.

How's the sight picture with your big dots at 25 yards? I have a Shield I need sights for and I was considering them, but I want to be able to shoot for the eyebox at 25 yards at least. I'm not saying I can hit it, I just want the capability.

If it warms up, I'll get out there this weekend. I managed to get out a couple times when it was cold and my fingers were so numb I was doubling. I quit before I sent one over the berm. I'll be happy to shoot above 200.

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Maiden3.16
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theuofh wrote:
Nice work! That's passing and I'm not sure how many we are going to see.

How's the sight picture with your big dots at 25 yards? I have a Shield I need sights for and I was considering them, but I want to be able to shoot for the eyebox at 25 yards at least. I'm not saying I can hit it, I just want the capability.

If it warms up, I'll get out there this weekend. I managed to get out a couple times when it was cold and my fingers were so numb I was doubling. I quit before I sent one over the berm. I'll be happy to shoot above 200.


Thanks man did better than I thought I would. I like the big dots, but precision isn't their strength obviously. I have gotten better with them with practice though. At 25 yds I have the very tip of the front sight slightly covering the very bottom of the black circle. At 15-10 yds I have the whole front sight in the six -hole. 10 yds and in I have the front sight center mass. You could hit the eyebox at 25 yds for sure, but to do it with consistency when the tip of the front sight is aiming at chin level? A little tougher. I think they would be great sights for a shield for ccw or a home defense handgun.

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countingbeans
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Boy wants an MP15-22 rather than an Xbox One, and I need a place to store the Mossberg 500 I am going to get for the house.

http://www.barska.com/..._by_Barska.html

Thinking about this safe, what say ye?

This is just to tide us over until we move out fo the PEople's Republic of Mass.

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theuofh
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countingbeans wrote:
Boy wants an MP15-22 rather than an Xbox One, and I need a place to store the Mossberg 500 I am going to get for the house.

http://www.barska.com/..._by_Barska.html

Thinking about this safe, what say ye?

This is just to tide us over until we move out fo the PEople's Republic of Mass.


Cheap gun safes are notoriously easy to break into, and provide literally no security against robbery. They are effective lock boxes to keep kids, friends, and family out of your stuff. I have a cheap one from harbor freight for that purpose. It's like the one you posted, but a little bigger, and you can find a 20% coupon at least somewhere.

This is an option I would consider for easy access: http://tacticalwalls.com/

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countingbeans
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theuofh wrote:
They are effective lock boxes to keep kids, friends, and family out of your stuff.


This is mainly the goal here. My house is located in a busy area, so I don't expect anyone to be wanting to spend and significant amount of time in the house breaking into this.



This is an option I would consider for easy access: http://tacticalwalls.com/



Thanks

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Doubledown
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countingbeans wrote:
Boy wants an MP15-22 rather than an Xbox One, and I need a place to store the Mossberg 500 I am going to get for the house.

http://www.barska.com/..._by_Barska.html

Thinking about this safe, what say ye?

This is just to tide us over until we move out fo the PEople's Republic of Mass.


I have heard that biometric safes are unreliable. I personally would stick to combinations and/or keys.

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countingbeans
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Doubledown wrote:
countingbeans wrote:
Boy wants an MP15-22 rather than an Xbox One, and I need a place to store the Mossberg 500 I am going to get for the house.

http://www.barska.com/..._by_Barska.html

Thinking about this safe, what say ye?

This is just to tide us over until we move out fo the PEople's Republic of Mass.


I have heard that biometric safes are unreliable. I personally would stick to combinations and/or keys.


Oh, yeah, I'm using the key lol.

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Maiden3.16 wrote:
268/300 Glock 21 w/XS big dot sights. More of a rough estimate as I didn't score until the very end. Should have scored between each stage to be more accurate. If it was slightly touching the line, I gave it the higher score the way it was done in the military. I only managed to count 29 rounds so left the last one off target.

Dat .45acp... Glocks are so cool

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Derek542
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Okay who has suggestions on where to get the Glock 41?

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theuofh
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I shot the bullseye challenge today and it was just plain embarrassing. 3 of 10 scoring from 25 yards, and not much better at 15. The gun was a Glock 35, which I generally can shoot well. My goal by the end of this season is a passing score.

I started right away at the 25 yard line with no warmup, but I think that's how it should be shot.

I kept shooting and things improved a bit, but I didn't shoot it again for score.

Also, finally had a chance to put that rifle together last week and tuned in the gas system today as well. Trying to figure out if I want a 1-6 or 2.5-10 scope on it. Sold my last one which had a heavy 18" barrel on it, which made it way too heavy and a pain in the ass. This one makes me like ARs again.

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theuofh
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Derek542 wrote:
Okay who has suggestions on where to get the Glock 41?


http://www.slickguns.com/...9-free-shipping

...Usually if you search on slickguns and find one, it will bring up a comparison price to show you who has something, and if it is in stock.

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Derek542 wrote:
Okay who has suggestions on where to get the Glock 41?


Some of the best gun prices I have ever seen.

Independance firearms
6360 FM 50
Brenham, TX 77833


Edit: Store closed only online now :(

http://www.independencefirearm...

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doublelung84
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I need some help from my bullet brothers.

We touched on concealed carry before and a belly band came up as an alternative. Anyone have one and if they do, please shed some light on the pros and cons? They look hot and not very breathable. FYI, it's for a Ruger SR9c(sub-compact)

How's this one look?
http://www.amazon.com/...ly+band+holster

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doublelung84
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Derek542 wrote:
Okay who has suggestions on where to get the Glock 41?


Bro,
Do you have an Army Navy store down there? I went to my local "Crap"bela's to find the gun I liked and then ordered it on line at the Army Navy website.

http://www.buy-guns.com/
If you don't see it, call them.

I literally did the paperwork over the gun case that had my ordered gun in it for $85 more.

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doublelung84 wrote:
I need some help from my bullet brothers.

We touched on concealed carry before and a belly band came up as an alternative. Anyone have one and if they do, please shed some light on the pros and cons? They look hot and not very breathable. FYI, it's for a Ruger SR9c(sub-compact)

How's this one look?
http://www.amazon.com/...ly+band+holster



I own one and use it when cycling. It is fairly "stuffy" but it gets the job done. I carry a G19 with it and have no real complaints about it other than drawing my weapon is cumbersome and takes longer than I'd like it too, but that's just the design of these type holsters. This holster works well for when wearing gym clothes and clothes of that nature, where one cannot wear a belt.
You didn't ask, but I would recommend an OIld Faithful holster or a crossbreed. I've worn this for the last several years. All day comfort carying a G17 or 19 wearing cargo shorts and a tee shirt. No big deal.

EDIT - get a gun holster or a good "rigger belt" for carying a gun. You can have a top of the line holster on a shitty belt and that alone will make your whole system suck.

get a great belt here.... http://www.originalsoegear.com/...llections/belts

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theuofh
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StrengthDawg wrote:

get a great belt here.... http://www.originalsoegear.com/...llections/belts


LOL

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doublelung84
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[quote]theuofh wrote:
[quote]StrengthDawg wrote:

get a great belt here.... http://www.originalsoegear.com/...llections/belts [/quote]

LOL



You just wasted 3.23 min of my life! I didn't know you loved cock that much. :)

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