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Forum: Recreational Shooting February 20th, 2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,433
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 won’t), we would see the panic quickly subside, but not the scarcity....
Forum: Reloading February 9th, 2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 995
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 it’s 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, 02:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By bpm32
Banned from purchasing from CMP “for an...

Banned from purchasing from CMP “for an indefinite period”.

https://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=243759
Forum: Handguns February 7th, 2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By bpm32
Isn’t the ban for all CMP products? Unlike with...

Isn’t the ban for all CMP products? Unlike with the rifles, CMP actually seems serious about the “don’t resell these” provision. I think they’re worried about the political implications if one turns...
Forum: Handguns February 7th, 2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
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 0.018”, drop in a match sear, and polish up a spare sear spring without changing...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) February 2nd, 2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,994
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, 04:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,994
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, 04:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,994
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, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By bpm32
Haven’t been lately, but you can check CMP Forum...

Haven’t 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, 01:28 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,998
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, 01:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,998
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, 11:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,998
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 ‘em and all, but they are the King of the Three Point Jam.

It’s kind of incredible, but Bullseye guns will usually have a...
Forum: Reloading December 30th, 2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,998
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 powder—same accuracy.

The standard...
Forum: Rifles December 25th, 2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
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 it’s expanded now—still no consensus. I was kind of hoping there was something nearly...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) December 24th, 2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
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 it’s been a couple months. Unless you use DHL—for whatever reason they’re...
Forum: Rifles December 24th, 2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By bpm32
I haven’t paid attention to Service Rifle optics...

I haven’t paid attention to Service Rifle optics for a while, but I’m 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, 03:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,323
Posted By bpm32
Isn’t it incredible? There was a CMP Service...

Isn’t it incredible? There was a CMP Service Grade at Simpsons the other day for $1200–snapped up same day it appeared. You can buy the same thing from the CMP for $750.
Forum: Rifles December 12th, 2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,323
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, 03:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,363
Posted By bpm32
There’s definitely cronyism within private ranges...

There’s 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 “we trapshooters offer...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 7th, 2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By bpm32
Renewal took 3 weeks last week

Renewal took 3 weeks last week
Forum: Reloading October 6th, 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By bpm32
Wasn’t Alliant bought by Northrop in the Orbital...

Wasn’t 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, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
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 you’ve got the tools, so I wouldn’t worry too much about having someone else do it.
Forum: Industry Partners October 3rd, 2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By bpm32
—All C&R guns have to go through a non-03FFL now...

—All 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, 03:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,593
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, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,307
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, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,307
Posted By bpm32
I think you’re taking his comment out of context....

I think you’re 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, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,323
Posted By bpm32
I don’t know, man. If it were me I would just buy...

I don’t 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, 03:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,318
Posted By bpm32
Yeah, and I suspect eye dominance isn’t as innate...

Yeah, and I suspect eye dominance isn’t 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, 08:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,318
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...
Forum: Recreational Shooting September 24th, 2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,318
Posted By bpm32
The issue is that the non-dominant eye will...

The issue is that the non-dominant eye will fatigue faster than the dominant eye.

ETA—closing one eye will cause the pupil in the open eye to dilate, which supposedly fatigues that eye even...
Forum: Wanted to Buy September 21st, 2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,194
Posted By bpm32
I wouldn’t necessarily broadcast the resale...

I wouldn’t necessarily broadcast the resale thing—it’s perfectly okay, but it’s kind of a sore subject and the reason CMP put the annual Garand limit in place.
Forum: National 2A Issues August 12th, 2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By bpm32
The extra paperwork an MD FFL would have to do to...

The extra paperwork an MD FFL would have to do to ship to CA is to add themselves to the California Firearms Licensee Check (CFLC) system, which is irritating, but not onerous. That’ll spit out some...
Forum: Gunsmithing August 12th, 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,849
Posted By bpm32
Weirdly enough recent Rock Islands are claimed to...

Weirdly enough recent Rock Islands are claimed to be acceptable base guns by California Bullseye smiths. Their roster prohibits frames, so that’s what they do. My eyes just about bugged out of my...
Forum: Gunsmithing August 12th, 2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,574
Posted By bpm32
It’s been awhile, but I believe the hooks on the...

It’s been awhile, but I believe the hooks on the inside of the hammer (top hooks in your picture orientation) and the hooks on the trigger. Be careful as the parts fly apart spectacularly.

Edit to...
Forum: Gunsmithing August 12th, 2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,574
Posted By bpm32
There’s a trick to that too. You wedge a flathead...

There’s a trick to that too. You wedge a flathead screwdriver in there, give it a little twist, and they’ll pop apart. Takes 5 seconds. CMP armorers teach it in their class.
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