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General Discussion / Re: black friday/cyber monday purchases?
« on: November 30, 2021, 04:02:54 PM »
do you have a suggestion which lock picking gun and where to purchase?

I started off with just paper clips and Bobby pin. I could do most small padlocks like the size of your thumb. After I tried a few amazon cheapy ones. Then I got sparrows. And stopped with them. A good snake pick is pretty much all you need and that 90 degree turned thing. I forgot the exact names of these cause I havent used them for atleast a couple years now. I bought these shims from sparrow as well and they made pad locks super easy lol. Its kinda like the soda can trick except they give diff sizes to suit different padlocks.

I also got a 70-90 piece snap-on lock pick set for cars. My old boss use to make me go break into customers cars who locked themselves out. If it wasnt a GM or chevy or ford I tend not to try. Lol.

I know they have sales, so id wait. But since I havent bought in so long they stopped sending me emails for promos and stuff for a long time. Its not like I broke the picks so I didnt have to purchase often lol. Sometimes they have cool designs like zombies and shit. Dunno if they still got that design. Its like limited runs.
General Discussion / Re: black friday/cyber monday purchases?
« on: November 30, 2021, 05:15:15 AM »
bought a bunch of lock picking tools from Imminent threat solutions
For educational purposes only

20% off
free shipping over $75
free sticker
free mini kit if you order over $100

If you enjoy lock picking, in the future invest in the lock picking gun. It makes everything way easier but kinda noisy. I had to buy a new lock picking set plus shims after my ex took mines. Lol. Might I suggest sparrow lock picking sets. They are awesome. No, I dont break into peoples houses, I had to use them for work. And Tbh its actually quite fun if you like puzzles (board puzzles) finding waaldo etc kinda stuff. Its a challenge. :stopjack:
General Discussion / Re: BOLO theft of guns from a store
« on: November 15, 2021, 05:13:14 AM »
Some hi strength fishing line all over the place (like lasers from entrapment) would be cool
General Discussion / Re: Reaction Rod or Vice Blocks?
« on: November 12, 2021, 07:41:04 PM »

You can find this cheaper on other sites

Yup. Primary arms  had it for same price as MI website and both sites have discount codes. Black Friday is coming up real quick so just bolo for alot of discount codes.

You got good detective eyes   :shaka:

You right, there are hexagons on the verticals which is the trademark/logo of realavid.

Probably a new product in the near future.

Thanks.  I was searching all over for this stand.

Np sir. Nah just got lucky. Lol

I'll let ya know if I do ever see it somewhere (in the future) of course lol. It does look like a real space saver if I can fold it like a beach chair or something and hang it from my wall or shelf when not in use lol.
Can anybody identify this rifle cradle? 

I tried to Google this but come up with botchos (zero).

I think real avid makes that vise. If you notice the hexagonal shapes on ther vertical black arms.. Its pretty much their trademark emblem... Isnt it?

I think it might be a prototype or a one off that some engineer that works there made it. The 2 bars that run on the table looks like those tripod / hunting vices tho.

I could be wrong..
General Discussion / Re: Reaction Rod or Vice Blocks?
« on: November 07, 2021, 03:22:17 PM »
Botach sells a 4140 steel reaction rod. I think its calles kleyzion? Its around 50 bucks on eBay. I got 1 several years ago. Its good cause it goes 360 degrees. And it has flat points where it goes into the vice.

I also bought the Midwest URR. this one is better cause it has a extra piece of metal that goes into your charging handle channel. So it in fact has 2 places to prevent twisting.

Barrel blocks can be had for 15 bucks or so off eBay. Or if you have scrap wood like a 2x4 lying around drill a 1/2 - 3/4 inch hole then cut in half. Voila now you got barrel blocks. But I seen gunsmith on yoitube just wrap leather scrap around the barrel and be fine.

Id stay away from aluminum reaction rods. I read enough reviews that people break it. It's surely a hit or miss if your muzzle device will come out easily or not. Depends how much lead/ other crap got in between the threads or how much torque the factory put it at.

My very first muzzle device I removed I uses a plumber wrench , my knees, and a hammer. I had no vice. This was before I was a mechanic. But I already knew its the initial "impact" sort of speak to break anything loose. So I pretty much kneeled , rifle facing forward in between my knees. Put the wrench on and whacked it. Came right off. It was a rra 6.8spc.
Off Topic / Re: Funny pics & videos thread
« on: November 06, 2021, 04:04:10 AM »
General Discussion / Re: PSA to manufacture steel cased ammo
« on: November 02, 2021, 03:31:34 PM »

So boxer primed American steel ammo. Hopefully with cleaner powder as mentioned above.  :thumbsup:

I guess ak lovers wont have to clean as much anymore.

I think this is their footstep into mass production of all calibers (hopefully). Good for them!!

General Discussion / Re: Silver casing vs brass casing?
« on: October 31, 2021, 01:38:59 AM »
Does it really matter which casing your bullets have? Silver is cheaper, but I’ve heard stories of them destroying guns. Is it worth paying for brass casing?

Brass is always gonna be softer. You want the casing to expand to create a tighter seal. Aka more force going forward rather than back.

Are you talking bout pistols or rifles?

Silver casings are nickel plated brass. Or are you talking bout aluminum? Like cci blazer aluminum?

So far i prob got several hundred or so gdhp (which are nickel plated brass) and prob 100 or so hydrashoks in my g19.4. No problems whatsoever. And I'm sure people have put 1000s upon 1000s of gdhp through their guns. Look up sage dynamics. He almost shoots exclusively gdhp for certain reliability and function tests during his burn downs.

General Discussion / Re: 1911 vs Hi Power vs CZ
« on: October 26, 2021, 02:38:18 PM »
Never shot a hi power before. Only shot a couple different 1911s and polymer cz's.

I voted for cz.
Cool tool tho.

I'm cheap. I tape a string with a fishing weight from the ceiling for my vertical line. Learned this from that Alaskan show, meet the Browns... I think that's what it is called. Gravity is free. Ask my tummy :rofl:

And I use magnetic bubble levels on the rifle.

But what I have found out is that as long as the 2 levels match up (one on a pic rail where your scope is being mounted and 1 on the top cap of your elevation turret) it will be leveled. This works as long as both bubble levels are "calibrated" the same from the get go. It doesnt matter if the bubble is not centered or touching the center line with the edge of the bubble. As long as both are in the same place ..then when you turn your rifle to make the bubble go into the 2 marks of the level then the other (rifle or turret) level will follow. I usually make the bubble edge touch 1 of the lines to make it easier.

Forgot to mention. This works with quality scopes. If you plan on using a 20 dollar scope then the qc on the reticle might just be way off. I like to stick to etched reticles instead of wire. More chance to be shittt from the get go

General Discussion / Re: Improvise and adapt
« on: October 19, 2021, 09:00:29 PM »
If its any kine of steel.. Tig or mig weld . if the welder is good he can make a decent- sized blob and that can be your new front sight lol.

Then grind/file til you find your perfect poa/poi preference. Lol. Then you can use any sort of paint and make it whatever color you want.  :thumbsup:
General Discussion / Re: PERMIT TO ACQUIRE Monday OCT 18th 2021
« on: October 19, 2021, 08:22:42 AM »
Pre-COVID, it was 100% walk-in .... First come - First Serve. No appointments -- not online nor handed out in line.

To add on to flapps comment... There was NO limit. So everything was basically luck of the draw. Ahhh i remember always goin bout 1000 hours and it was almost always dead.

Crap. I hope Wednesday is ok. I get to pick up my pta papers (2 pistols) and my renewed long gun permit. Waited 4 months for this and it just happened to land on my day to pick up.  >:(
General Discussion / Re: Scope 100-200 yards out
« on: October 18, 2021, 03:33:35 PM »
I've used a 3-9 accupoint and 1-4 nxs. The 1-4 I was shooting those old deers on the rightside of kokohead. Iirc it was 200-260 yards?

To hit the 430ish yard gong I had to use the accupoint. My friends could use the acog but they all wore glasses so their eyesight is prob better than mine. I may have hit it with a ta31 (their cogs) but I really dont remember. But being a stationary target we knew where to look at. Now if you told me to find a hog or person walking a line in that distance, I need a 9x power scope minimum.

Forget the lpvo. Get a 3x or 4x cog and offset rds. Could be cheaper or more expensive depending what you get in the end. But I can almost guarantee you it may be lightee than a lpvo set up
General Discussion / Re: A "Good Enough" Binocular or Monocular for KHSC
« on: October 17, 2021, 12:28:45 PM »
I got a pair of vortex 10x32. 50 yards is good for 5.56 using shoot n c targets. Hundred yards.. Yeahhhhh nope. Lol.

Edit: there was another thread where we talked bout a tnvc pic mount to mount to your tripod( if you already have one that is...)

Lately I been seeing quite a few vortex scopes on sale. I almost impulse purchased one. I think 4-14 was the zoomies. I forget. But I held back cause black Friday is real close. And I usually only shoot at the 50 cause thats my zero. But I guess it would be nice to see at 100.
General Discussion / Re: HIFICO: Pizzas & Permits night at HPD 10-20-21
« on: October 16, 2021, 05:27:31 PM »
Can we ask the HPD about extending the active hours for visitors to its garage, and the municipal one west of it? No one wants to get a parking ticket after 5:30 PM.

What time does the downstairs garage, the meter parking close?

The latest ive ever been there was 1300 hours lol.
General Discussion / Re: HIFICO: Pizzas & Permits night at HPD 10-20-21
« on: October 16, 2021, 06:41:58 AM »
Congrats!!! And thank you!!!

Is the late night Wednesday pta and registration in place of online registration? Or is hpd still working on an online system?
General Discussion / Re: Register pistol
« on: October 14, 2021, 06:31:58 PM »
Thanks change and zippz

General Discussion / Register pistol
« on: October 14, 2021, 07:10:02 AM »
Quick question...

I know rifles been subject to covid rules, where the 5 day rule to register has been nullified and you can wait for a very generous amount of time (I.e. until the new online system is up)

Does this apply to pistols too?

I only ask this cause I swear I heard someone at a lgs say they had to register it quickly. Idk if it was the law or he just wanted to do it.

I'm pretty sure ive read it somewhere on here before but cant find it. And the search button isnt being friendly.

Thanks in advance
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