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Forum: Reloading Yesterday, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Mark K
Hmmm... No info from anyone? Well, I don't...

Hmmm... No info from anyone?

Well, I don't use Western powder, but I do see they give .380 reloading data for 100-gn RNHB and round-nose bullets -- p. 25 here:
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Forum: Reloading Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Mark K
Well, what I find very interesting is the...

Well, what I find very interesting is the difference between CARTRIDGE, 9 MM, BALL on p. 12-3, and CARTRIDGE, 9 MM, BALL, NATO, M882 starting on p. 12-5.

The former is specified only for the...
Forum: Reloading January 14th, 2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Mark K
Wow, definitely not worth it, since I'm...

Wow, definitely not worth it, since I'm gun-cleaning anyway.

Any other insidious risks to corrosive primers, other than having to clean particularly the bore?
Forum: Reloading January 13th, 2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Mark K
OK... then... this stuff would probably work in...

OK... then... this stuff would probably work in an emergency, however you define that. As long as the gun is cleaned promptly and thoroughly.

Without looking in detail at all the videos in...
Forum: Reloading January 13th, 2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Mark K
OK, so quite-possibly corrosive. I don't have...

OK, so quite-possibly corrosive. I don't have any experience with corrosive primers, or powders for that matter. Just a matter of cleaning the firearm -- particularly bore -- after shooting? Which...
Forum: Reloading January 12th, 2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Mark K
.380 HBRN Bullets

I've generally used Berry's 100-gn Flat Base Round Nose bullets for .380 range loads.

Those are tough to find these days, though I seem to see some Berry's 100-gn Hollow Base Round Nose bullets...
Forum: Reloading January 12th, 2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Mark K
DIY Primers

Anyone ever try this for making primers?

https://sharpshooter-22lr-reloader.myshopify.com/collections/products/products/prime-all-repriming-compound

Seems better than fooling around with toy...
Forum: National 2A Issues January 6th, 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,893
Posted By Mark K
I just wanted to interject by correcting two...

I just wanted to interject by correcting two erroneous assumptions.

First is that Federal employees aren't allowed to conduct any personal activities from their Government account. Not true. ...
Forum: National 2A Issues December 27th, 2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,406
Posted By Mark K
True. But I was asking specifically about the...

True. But I was asking specifically about the PF940C pistol frames, sold or purchased alone.

I think I just answered my own question. I just checked Polymer 80's FAQs again, where they say...
Forum: National 2A Issues December 26th, 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,406
Posted By Mark K
I don't usually post on this sub-forum,...

I don't usually post on this sub-forum, because... well, because. But I do follow it closely.

Everybody talks about how ATF is changing its rules. Regarding "80%" AR lowers, they've been pretty...
Forum: Reloading December 6th, 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Mark K
Well, like I said, I was able to set the new...

Well, like I said, I was able to set the new primers into the crimped pockets well without having to ream or swage. Using the Hornady primer arm that came with my Lock n Load single-stage press. ...
Forum: Reloading December 6th, 2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By Mark K
Well, I ordered just one of the 380 ACP Adapter...

Well, I ordered just one of the 380 ACP Adapter Plates, without the other sorter bowls. Depending on its size I'll jury-rig it to some kind of bowl I've already got, or just put a duct-tape rim...
Forum: Reloading December 5th, 2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By Mark K
You'all are right, of course. I'd quickly...

You'all are right, of course. I'd quickly glanced at something through Google, and it looked like .380 was slightly larger in diameter than 9mm. Which didn't really make sense...

But my Hornady...
Forum: Reloading December 5th, 2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By Mark K
So how does that "Shell Sorter Brass Sorter 380...

So how does that "Shell Sorter Brass Sorter 380 ACP Adapter Plate" work, anyway? Doesn't seem to be by case length, since the holes are long. Case diameter? The .380 is .011" wider at the case...
Forum: Reloading December 4th, 2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By Mark K
Wait... say that again...? What kind of "plastic...

Wait... say that again...? What kind of "plastic 100rd 9mm ammo tray" are you using? All I've got are various brands of multi-caliber 50-rd trays, but I don't think they'd do that because they've...
Forum: Reloading December 4th, 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By Mark K
I use a Lee sizing/decapping die in my...

I use a Lee sizing/decapping die in my single-stage Hornady press. Like I said, I don't particularly notice the difference when I size and decap -- probably because of the resistance of the...
Forum: Reloading December 4th, 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By Mark K
Interesting. But the bowls themselves won't sort...

Interesting. But the bowls themselves won't sort .380 from 9mm; you need the adapter plate for that. So about $65 total, even if in stock. I think I'll stick with visual sorting, which is actually...
Forum: Reloading December 4th, 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By Mark K
Sorting 9mm vs. .380 Brass

How do you-all sort range-pickup handgun brass?

It's easy to sort out .45 ACP (which I do reload), and .40 and revolver ammo (which I don't).

The issue of course is 9mm vs. .380. What I do is...
Forum: Reloading December 4th, 2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Mark K
OK, the crimped 9mm primer pockets were...

OK, the crimped 9mm primer pockets were Winchester military. Whom were they made for? Waht NATO military 9mm SMGs are there these days, other than maybe MP5s for certain units?

Necessary for...
Forum: Reloading December 4th, 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Mark K
Questions About Brass

I was doing some 9mm reloading today, and noticed something about some range-pickup casings that I'd deprimed and cleaned several years ago. This may be common knowledge, but...

First, some of...
Forum: Reloading November 23rd, 2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Mark K
Doh. I must have been looking somewhere else on...

Doh. I must have been looking somewhere else on the poster.

At the gun and holster, of course.

Actually, I was looking at the "366/USA" on the tails, and thought I saw "360." That was in...
Forum: Reloading November 23rd, 2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Mark K
Off on a tangent here, but yup... Head 360's; and...

Off on a tangent here, but yup... Head 360's; and the poster is from about 1972, if I recall. Days of Billy Kidd and like that. God I loved (and love) that poster.

Wife and daughter say it...
Forum: Reloading November 22nd, 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Mark K
I'm really, really disappointed... No one asked...

I'm really, really disappointed... No one asked to see the poster above the reloading bench? It is gun-related... sort of...

Well, I know you wanted a better look...
...
Forum: Reloading November 22nd, 2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Mark K
Here's my reloading bench: ...

Here's my reloading bench:

https://i.imgur.com/FwxjEbW.jpg

I built it from 2x4 Basics components, some 2x4 studs, and some 1" plywood sheets. I had to double-up the plywood sheets on the main...
Forum: Handguns November 21st, 2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By Mark K
Well, problem solved, I think. My wife and I...

Well, problem solved, I think.

My wife and I took the G42 to the gun club today, and had one of their experts shoot it. (Qualifications? He's a USPSA Grand Master, and helped evaluate the G42...
Forum: Handguns November 17th, 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By Mark K
Honest, not trying to bust your chops, but you...

Honest, not trying to bust your chops, but you did write earlier that it's "a small pistol meant for center mass shots." Yeah. Doesn't have to be match-accurate at 7 meters or less. I just want it...
Forum: Handguns November 16th, 2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By Mark K
How come?

How come?
Forum: Handguns November 15th, 2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By Mark K
I've tried to eliminate every possible...

I've tried to eliminate every possible cause/variable variable you guys have brought up.

Grip (and my first assumption of bad trigger pull): Deliberate supported shooting should have eliminated...
Forum: Handguns November 15th, 2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By Mark K
If my reloads were the problem, then I'd be...

If my reloads were the problem, then I'd be having wild shot groups. My reloads were grouping very well. Five-round two-inch groups at five yards supported.



Hard to do shot groups with one...
Forum: Handguns November 15th, 2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By Mark K
Yup, I'm aware of possible grip issues with a...

Yup, I'm aware of possible grip issues with a small, narrow frame/grip like the G42's. It is narrow, but I'm used to that with other single-stack guns. Besides, the solid careful supported shooting...
Forum: Handguns November 15th, 2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By Mark K
OK. Thanks. It's just...weird. Wanted to make...

OK. Thanks. It's just...weird. Wanted to make sure I wasn't missing any possibility...keeping trigger pull in mind...
Forum: Handguns November 15th, 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 738
Posted By Mark K
Glock 42 Sight Adjustment

My wife's got a new Glock 42.

With the non-availability of .380 ACP ammunition, my first challenge was to work up a hand load that would cycle the gun reliably. Turned out it needs to be a...
Forum: Handguns November 7th, 2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Mark K
Thanks. :beer: Though I was just a civilian...

Thanks. :beer: Though I was just a civilian staff puke at NATO/ISAF HQ in Kabul. Had rockets shot in my general direction, but being where they were aimed was probably the safest place to be...
...
Forum: Handguns November 5th, 2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,355
Posted By Mark K
They are light. One reason why I like them. And...

They are light. One reason why I like them. And does seem like the belt is heavier than the pants.

I really do need the gun belt, because last summer I was using a floppy thin web belt. Not...
Forum: Handguns November 5th, 2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Mark K
Thanks. I think that was from someone's...

Thanks. I think that was from someone's Christmas CARE package. You know you always share those...

Note the water bottle with Arabic on the label. Pallets of those were flown in from I think...
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