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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 6th, 2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 75,693
Posted By bpm32
I donít think youíll have to wait that longóitís...

I donít think youíll have to wait that longóitís looking like there are only around 13k orders for 20k pistols.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 31st, 2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By bpm32
That actually isnít a bad price for these.

That actually isnít a bad price for these.
Forum: Reloading March 29th, 2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By bpm32
The zip spindle is just the long rod sticking out...

The zip spindle is just the long rod sticking out the top of the die, which is tightened down by a nut. It controls the depth of the decapping pin. You use it to lower the decapping pin. Itís made to...
Forum: Gunsmithing March 18th, 2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By bpm32
I use AM-8 Boride Engineered stones. They make...

I use AM-8 Boride Engineered stones. They make them down to 120 grit (doesn’t correspond to sand paper grit) and up to 1000 grit, which are good for things like sear surfaces. The only problem is you...
Forum: The Depot March 17th, 2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,954
Posted By bpm32
I more or less gave up on humidity control and...

I more or less gave up on humidity control and got these:

https://www.zerustproducts.com/products/firearms-ammo-weapons/vci-gun-storage-bags/
Forum: Reloading March 7th, 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,390
Posted By bpm32
Thatís right, and individual shooters on the team...

Thatís right, and individual shooters on the team are welcome to try their hands at reloading.

Every great competition gunsmith has one bizarre conspiracy theory/pet peeve/quirky voodoo gun...
Forum: Recreational Shooting February 20th, 2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,915
Posted By bpm32
People tend to conflate panic pricing with...

People tend to conflate panic pricing with scarcity pricing. I suspect if the current Administration let things be (which they wonít), we would see the panic quickly subside, but not the scarcity....
Forum: Reloading February 9th, 2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,154
Posted By bpm32
This. It would be a good idea to get rid of the...

This. It would be a good idea to get rid of the powder since the NOXes itís forming are toxic as hell. Might want to open it outside as well. The cans would still be salvageable for display.
...
Forum: Handguns February 9th, 2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,522
Posted By bpm32
Banned from purchasing from CMP ďfor an...

Banned from purchasing from CMP ďfor an indefinite periodĒ.

https://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=243759
Forum: Handguns February 7th, 2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,522
Posted By bpm32
Isnít the ban for all CMP products? Unlike with...

Isnít the ban for all CMP products? Unlike with the rifles, CMP actually seems serious about the ďdonít resell theseĒ provision. I think theyíre worried about the political implications if one turns...
Forum: Handguns February 7th, 2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,522
Posted By bpm32
That probably would hurt collectibility, yes. If...

That probably would hurt collectibility, yes. If that would worry you, you could stone a spare hammer down to 0.018Ē, drop in a match sear, and polish up a spare sear spring without changing...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 2nd, 2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,454
Posted By bpm32
You can still get them for MG prices basically....

You can still get them for MG prices basically. Other than shooting 57s in Switzerland, this is the closest I ever got to owning one:
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 1st, 2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,454
Posted By bpm32
According to the Swiss guys they got fined really...

According to the Swiss guys they got fined really bad if they mistreated their gear (to the point of buying duplicates with their own money so they could keep issued items nice for inspections), so...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 1st, 2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,454
Posted By bpm32
Great photo! But now you need three Stgw57s to go...

Great photo! But now you need three Stgw57s to go with that M71 helmet.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) January 15th, 2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By bpm32
Havenít been lately, but you can check CMP Forum...

Havenít been lately, but you can check CMP Forum for updates on what they have for sale in the stores currently. Locals and visitors are usually pretty good about keeping threads going on that.

I...
Forum: Reloading January 1st, 2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,494
Posted By bpm32
Oh, I should also point out that 45 Auto is very...

Oh, I should also point out that 45 Auto is very forgiving. An example: Bullseye shooters shoot powderpuff loads, so at Camp Perry during Nationals you could actually see the bullets splashing down...
Forum: Reloading January 1st, 2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,494
Posted By bpm32
You bring up a good point. There were also the...

You bring up a good point. There were also the Star Bullets 185GR LSWC-HPs that preserved the same profile as the standard 200GR, but had a hollow point to make them, well, 15GR lighter I guess. Zero...
Forum: Reloading December 30th, 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,494
Posted By bpm32
Usually not with modern chambers, but they are...

Usually not with modern chambers, but they are still 1911s. I mean, I love Ďem and all, but they are the King of the Three Point Jam.

Itís kind of incredible, but Bullseye guns will usually have a...
Forum: Reloading December 30th, 2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,494
Posted By bpm32
The standard Bullseye Pistol accuracy load is...

The standard Bullseye Pistol accuracy load is 185GR lead semiwadcutters with 3.7-4.4GR Bullseye, but 231 also works great. 200GR wadcutters, use a bit less powderósame accuracy.

The standard...
Forum: Rifles December 25th, 2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,092
Posted By bpm32
Thanks! I had seen the guide one of the members...

Thanks! I had seen the guide one of the members at NM Forum was putting together a couple years ago and I see itís expanded nowóstill no consensus. I was kind of hoping there was something nearly...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 24th, 2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By bpm32
Nice! Three weeks from Europe, through Customs,...

Nice! Three weeks from Europe, through Customs, and through USPS is great right now. I have a few things on the way and itís been a couple months. Unless you use DHLófor whatever reason theyíre...
Forum: Rifles December 24th, 2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,092
Posted By bpm32
I havenít paid attention to Service Rifle optics...

I havenít paid attention to Service Rifle optics for a while, but Iím in the market for one. Have the SR guys settled on a good standard scope (other than a $2k Nightforce)?
Forum: Rifles December 12th, 2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,721
Posted By bpm32
Isnít it incredible? There was a CMP Service...

Isnít it incredible? There was a CMP Service Grade at Simpsons the other day for $1200Ėsnapped up same day it appeared. You can buy the same thing from the CMP for $750.
Forum: Rifles December 12th, 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,721
Posted By bpm32
The prices fluctuate based on the last time CMP...

The prices fluctuate based on the last time CMP released carbines. They did release some around 2016 (I think?) for something like $675 and prices on mixmasters dipped to around $800 for a year or...
Forum: Central Maryland December 2nd, 2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,583
Posted By bpm32
Thereís definitely cronyism within private ranges...

Thereís definitely cronyism within private ranges to varying degrees. Some of these clubs are like going to prison: you have to join one of the gangs to look out for you, like ďwe trapshooters offer...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 7th, 2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By bpm32
Renewal took 3 weeks last week

Renewal took 3 weeks last week
Forum: Reloading October 6th, 2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By bpm32
Wasnít Alliant bought by Northrop in the Orbital...

Wasnít Alliant bought by Northrop in the Orbital ATK sale? I have a hard time keeping all this straight.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 6th, 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By bpm32
They do excellent work, but I assume they have a...

They do excellent work, but I assume they have a long backlog. Rebarreling either of those rifles is easy if youíve got the tools, so I wouldnít worry too much about having someone else do it.
Forum: Industry Partners October 3rd, 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By bpm32
óAll C&R guns have to go through a non-03FFL now...

óAll C&R guns have to go through a non-03FFL now in CA. There is no waiting period if the individual has an 03FFL and a CA COE. Sales tax is collected if the gun came from an out-of-state dealer.
...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues September 28th, 2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,953
Posted By bpm32
In the past, usually the "No Maryland" guys are...

In the past, usually the "No Maryland" guys are low-volume sellers who were slightly "off" or companies large enough to have received threatening letters from the MD AG's office.

I wonder if the...
Forum: Handguns September 28th, 2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,446
Posted By bpm32
Rare, but it does happen, like with this famous...

Rare, but it does happen, like with this famous case:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/austin-cops-sure-shot-stopped-crazed-gunman

Not self-defense exactly, but in defense of innocent lives.
Forum: Handguns September 27th, 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,446
Posted By bpm32
I think youíre taking his comment out of context....

I think youíre taking his comment out of context. This guy was ambushed and wounded in an assassination where his partner was murdered. He goes around as a public speaker trying to motivate people....
Forum: Gunsmithing September 25th, 2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,491
Posted By bpm32
I donít know, man. If it were me I would just buy...

I donít know, man. If it were me I would just buy a Service Grade from CMP, which will be in military spec and perfectly safe to shoot. Charlie is probably referring to worn out CMP Rack Grades. Even...
Forum: Recreational Shooting September 25th, 2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,651
Posted By bpm32
Yeah, and I suspect eye dominance isnít as innate...

Yeah, and I suspect eye dominance isnít as innate as handedness. I remember reading something by Grant Cunningham, the Colt revolver gunsmith. He claimed that his eye dominance had changed from years...
Forum: Recreational Shooting September 24th, 2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,651
Posted By bpm32
Eye dominance is not an absolute thing: people...

Eye dominance is not an absolute thing: people with a very strong dominance in one eye typically don’t even need to close or occlude their non-dominant eye. Those people would be ill-served by...
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