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Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) November 28th, 2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By bpm32
Rutlischiessen is one of the historical matches,...

Rutlischiessen is one of the historical matches, which are very different from the usual 300m prone shooting that Swiss shooters do. They’re interesting as hell, with more of a festival atmosphere—a...
Forum: Preppers November 17th, 2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,662
Posted By bpm32
To be fair, Steve got botulism once.:D

To be fair, Steve got botulism once.:D
Forum: Rimfire September 10th, 2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,280
Posted By bpm32
You can just go straight to the source and choose...

You can just go straight to the source and choose your velocity and lot:
...
Forum: National 2A Issues August 29th, 2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By bpm32
CA CCWs are issued by a CLEO (usually a sheriff,...

CA CCWs are issued by a CLEO (usually a sheriff, but not always), and are good for the entire state, including extremely anti-gun places like San Francisco County.

The psychological evaluation is...
Forum: Rifles August 26th, 2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By bpm32
You should definitely try out the CMP carbine...

You should definitely try out the CMP carbine match if you ever get a chance—they’re a lot of fun and the Fulton carbines are ideal for it.
Forum: Reloading August 12th, 2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,998
Posted By bpm32
I was religious about emptying out my hopper, but...

I was religious about emptying out my hopper, but just to test this I left smokeless powder out in 65 degree/65% humidity for three months…no change in weight. Mind you, this was single base, so a...
Forum: Reloading June 17th, 2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,272
Posted By bpm32
Typically a double base vs. single base issue,...

Typically a double base vs. single base issue, especially with the older formulations. If fouling is an issue, I’d go with a modern single base powder.
Forum: Handguns June 7th, 2021, 02:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,070
Posted By bpm32
To anyone interested in building a 1911 I’d...

To anyone interested in building a 1911 I’d suggest Oldham and Kuleck’s “The M1911 Complete Assembly Guide, Volume 2”. Ignore the stupid name—it’s actually a modern build guide. Also ignore Volume 1,...
Forum: Handguns May 6th, 2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,812
Posted By bpm32
As mentioned above the CZ85B is great for...

As mentioned above the CZ85B is great for lefthanded shooting, as are the Gen5 Glocks.

The Walther P88 and HK P7 are completely ambi, but are expensive.

Some guns are not made for lefthanded...
Forum: Capital Region April 22nd, 2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,717
Posted By bpm32
Another vote for Oegadgib. It might seem weird,...

Another vote for Oegadgib. It might seem weird, but “Mother-in-law” has the opposite connotation in Korea than the US.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) April 6th, 2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 95,236
Posted By bpm32
I don’t think you’ll have to wait that long—it’s...

I don’t think you’ll have to wait that long—it’s looking like there are only around 13k orders for 20k pistols.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) March 31st, 2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,486
Posted By bpm32
That actually isn’t a bad price for these.

That actually isn’t a bad price for these.
Forum: Reloading March 29th, 2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
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. It’s made to...
Forum: Gunsmithing March 18th, 2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,486
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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,805
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, 01:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,033
Posted By bpm32
That’s right, and individual shooters on the team...

That’s 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, 01:46 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,136
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: 1,668
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: 33
Views: 3,198
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: 33
Views: 3,198
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: 33
Views: 3,198
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: 18,100
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: 18,100
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: 18,100
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: 931
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: 6,285
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: 6,285
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: 6,285
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: 6,285
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: 38
Views: 4,004
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: 838
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: 38
Views: 4,004
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: 4,935
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: 4,935
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: 4,477
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...
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