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Forum: Handguns July 5th, 2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By Mike OTDP
Yes, the squeeze cock was seen as a major jump. ...

Yes, the squeeze cock was seen as a major jump. Draw the gun, and it was cocked in the process. No DA trigger pull. Bear in mind this was about three years before the Glock became available to the...
Forum: Handguns July 4th, 2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 828
Posted By Mike OTDP
Right now, you can get a Beretta 81 for under...

Right now, you can get a Beretta 81 for under $300. The day the surplus runs out, they'll go to $450. So I'd start there. Otherwise, everybody else has provided a lot of good advice. The .32ACP...
Forum: National 2A Issues July 1st, 2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mike OTDP
I'll believe it when I see it. Thomas is a...

I'll believe it when I see it. Thomas is a possibility...Alito much less so.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II June 26th, 2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,664
Posted By Mike OTDP
Just one piece of advice, guys...make sure you...

Just one piece of advice, guys...make sure you have a place to shoot before buying. Don't ask how I know...if the prices weren't so soft, I might well be tempted to put my Uzi up on the block.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II June 26th, 2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,664
Posted By Mike OTDP
I'd take a close look at the completed GunBroker...

I'd take a close look at the completed GunBroker auctions. See what they are actually selling for. Then consider whether or not you want to sell out - I've heard that there are gun shops in Las...
Forum: Black Powder June 25th, 2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Mike OTDP
No, you just need to sign up for the BB. Not a...

No, you just need to sign up for the BB. Not a problem, we get a lot of non-members. The N-SSA pretty much has the portfolio on Civil War era small arms. There's a Facebook page, too.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 25th, 2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By Mike OTDP
Honestly, I'd just put it in a sealed bag with...

Honestly, I'd just put it in a sealed bag with some dessicant and leave it in the storage unit.
Forum: Black Powder June 25th, 2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Mike OTDP
Try...

Try https://www.n-ssa.net/vbforum/forumdisplay.php/26-N-SSA-New-Prospective-Members-Inquiries

The greater National Capital area has several N-SSA regions - they overlap. A region has about 20...
Forum: Black Powder June 24th, 2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Mike OTDP
Around here, almost all N-SSA competition is held...

Around here, almost all N-SSA competition is held at our main range, Fort Shenandoah, in Winchester, VA. This is a monster-sized range, with a rifle firing line capable of handling 400 shooters per...
Forum: Black Powder June 24th, 2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Mike OTDP
Thanks to COVID, we're on a month-by-month...

Thanks to COVID, we're on a month-by-month cancellation of Skirmishes. Everything through mid-July has been cancelled, but the Fall shooting schedule looks like it might hold.

You can get the...
Forum: National 2A Issues June 23rd, 2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 18,127
Posted By Mike OTDP
I'm starting to wonder if the right approach to...

I'm starting to wonder if the right approach to CCW might be a 14th Amendment Due Process line of attack. Most if not all of these may-issue states have extremely vague standards...if any.
Forum: Gun Shows June 23rd, 2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Mike OTDP
This is where deep concealment comes in handy. ...

This is where deep concealment comes in handy. :-)
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 22nd, 2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 35,165
Posted By Mike OTDP
I remain convinced we have a 14th Amendment Due...

I remain convinced we have a 14th Amendment Due Process case. On the grounds that MSP has no clear, defensible standards for the issue of a Wear & Carry permit. I'll grant that they are better than...
Forum: Gun Shows June 22nd, 2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Mike OTDP
Are they actually going to hold this? ...

Are they actually going to hold this?

OK...July, not June. There's a fighting chance.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II June 19th, 2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6,463
Views: 949,179
Posted By Mike OTDP
Thanks. Still pending...after 51 weeks.

Thanks. Still pending...after 51 weeks.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II June 19th, 2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6,463
Views: 949,179
Posted By Mike OTDP
What's the best way to check on a transfer? I've...

What's the best way to check on a transfer? I've had a Form 4 individual pending for 51 weeks.
Forum: Handguns June 13th, 2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Mike OTDP
Recommendations for arm-braced AR pistol upper, 5.56?

Question...I'm considering doing a braced AR pistol build on a lower I've had for years. This would be a suppressed gun, with the suppressor left on probably 80% of the time. 5.56. Any...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 12th, 2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,278
Posted By Mike OTDP
Back to the OP...You didn't mention where you...

Back to the OP...You didn't mention where you were moving to. Some areas are much better than others. I would recommend getting onto a waiting list for a nearby shooting club ASAP, they are often...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 12th, 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,278
Posted By Mike OTDP
Agree 100%. Drivers from the I-95 Axis regard...

Agree 100%. Drivers from the I-95 Axis regard right-of-way as a magic shield...and are often confused about who really has the right-of-way.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues June 11th, 2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,278
Posted By Mike OTDP
OP: Unloaded in the trunk will do fine. Useful...

OP: Unloaded in the trunk will do fine. Useful to have a copy of your orders with you. Things aren't as bad as California, thankfully...and you can always duck over the border into Civilization.
Forum: Air Guns June 3rd, 2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Mike OTDP
Pilkington Competition Arms. www.pilkguns.com. ...

Pilkington Competition Arms. www.pilkguns.com. Look no further, Scott is the best...good enough to be the Olympic team armorer in 2000.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) May 31st, 2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By Mike OTDP
I got both phone call and e-mail. I know several...

I got both phone call and e-mail. I know several FFLs, they got the same thing.
Forum: Gym Ratz Nutrition May 20th, 2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,961
Posted By Mike OTDP
I bought a suppressor 11 months ago, waiting for...

I bought a suppressor 11 months ago, waiting for the Form 4 to show up.
Forum: Southern Maryland May 18th, 2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,713
Posted By Mike OTDP
Measuring impulse sound, like gunshots, is a...

Measuring impulse sound, like gunshots, is a science in itself. Normal decibel meters don't work very well, you can ask the suppressor community about it.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 12th, 2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,561
Posted By Mike OTDP
Umm...no. It's a 45 minute drive from the base...

Umm...no. It's a 45 minute drive from the base to the 301 bridge, providing there's no traffic. And there is always traffic on a work day. I know people who lived in Dalghren and worked at Pax -...
Forum: Black Powder May 8th, 2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,572
Posted By Mike OTDP
Bring money. A half-decent original will run...

Bring money. A half-decent original will run well over $1K. But they will shoot. My own original Remingtons will comfortably hold ~1 inch at 25 yards.
Forum: Black Powder May 8th, 2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,572
Posted By Mike OTDP
Back to the OP: 1. If you want to do any...

Back to the OP:

1. If you want to do any serious shooting, the Remington 1858 is the gold standard. The Colt 1851 and 1861 Navy models are fun to play with, but not serious shooters at distance....
Forum: Black Powder May 8th, 2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,572
Posted By Mike OTDP
I've got one. They weigh a ton.

I've got one. They weigh a ton.
Forum: National 2A Issues May 4th, 2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 222,257
Posted By Mike OTDP
I would also expect that if cert is given,...

I would also expect that if cert is given, several of the similar cases will be consolidated. There are two clear groupings, one on "may issue" CCW permitting, another on what firearms and...
Forum: National 2A Issues April 30th, 2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,384
Posted By Mike OTDP
It seems to me that they may well consolidate...

It seems to me that they may well consolidate several of the cases. We've got two big questions:

1. Can the state ban broad classes of firearms and accoutrements that are functionally safe for...
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II April 28th, 2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,138
Posted By Mike OTDP
Right now, I'd be looking at a CGS Mod 9. I've...

Right now, I'd be looking at a CGS Mod 9. I've heard good things about the Obsidian 9 and Gemtech Lunar 9, too.
Forum: National 2A Issues April 27th, 2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 222,257
Posted By Mike OTDP
Looking through that list, I see several...

Looking through that list, I see several groupings.

Group 1: Rogers v Grewal, Gould v Lipson, Ciolek v New Jersey, Malpasso v Pallozzi. These all deal with the question of whether or not the...
Forum: National 2A Issues April 15th, 2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By Mike OTDP
HPA may have been a step too far. Requiring...

HPA may have been a step too far. Requiring automatic approval in 90 calendar days would be a Godsend, though.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II April 10th, 2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By Mike OTDP
The way that suppressor technology has changed,...

The way that suppressor technology has changed, I'm not sure I'd be interested in a used can. That being said, you can pick up some dealer samples at very good prices. Sundazes has the process...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 4th, 2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,658
Posted By Mike OTDP
Probably not. What the nature shows don't show...

Probably not. What the nature shows don't show about shooting animals with darts is that it takes time for the drugs to work. They'll dart an animal from a helicopter, wait 5 minutes, then go in. ...
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