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Forum: Maryland 2A Issues Today, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Biggfoot44
There is Maryland Law , and Federal Law under...

There is Maryland Law , and Federal Law under FOPA .

Federal law is stricter about * How* firearms are transported.

Maryland law is stricter about * When / to what destination * that...
Forum: Capital Region Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Biggfoot44
For straight out selling to a dealer ( stand up ,...

For straight out selling to a dealer ( stand up , reasonably honest dealer ) , the typical rule of thumb is to buy for 2/3 of their expected asking price on their shelf as a used gun , with failsafe...
Forum: The Depot Yesterday, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Biggfoot44
I'm going on a limb , but France ?

I'm going on a limb , but France ?
Forum: Capital Region Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By Biggfoot44
Meanwhile back @ post #5 , depending upon the...

Meanwhile back @ post #5 , depending upon the parameters , the answer could include :

1. Sell outright to Local Gun Store.
2. Consignment w/ LGS
3. Private Individual thru MDS , your gun club,...
Forum: Handguns October 17th, 2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,256
Posted By Biggfoot44
A major reason to always have at least one spare...

A major reason to always have at least one spare mag is NOT particularly the round count . It IS a bout malfunction clearance .

A Good Belt , and a reasonably suitable holster is important , in...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 16th, 2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,428
Posted By Biggfoot44
And Scout brings up a relevant point . ...

And Scout brings up a relevant point .

With minimum two visits , the proximity and travel expenses are a factor to not be ignored . Driving. 100 miles each way . Twice . Isn't objectively worth...
Forum: Gunsmithing October 16th, 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
Posted By Biggfoot44
Well ...... Probably not as functional and...

Well ...... Probably not as functional and durable for a $500 Double . But you could for $12-1500 , and functional for occasional use for $500 .

But the big picture , is that that skill set to...
Forum: Gun Shows October 16th, 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,336
Posted By Biggfoot44
The Timonium shows are up & down for individual...

The Timonium shows are up & down for individual shows .
Forum: Gun Shows October 16th, 2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,336
Posted By Biggfoot44
Could hold 600-ish if fully packed . A quick...

Could hold 600-ish if fully packed . A quick eyeballing looks more 400- ish , with generous aisleways with plenty of elbow room


( No , haven't yet wandered the aisles .)
Forum: Gunsmithing October 16th, 2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
Posted By Biggfoot44
Doco thinks he's joking . but ....... It's...

Doco thinks he's joking . but .......

It's only slightly joking with the old joke -

Q: What's the best way tp because a gunsmith ( or custom knifemaker) ?

A: Become a sucuessful...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 16th, 2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 21,477
Posted By Biggfoot44
The overall quality of Polytech M14 is irrelevant...

The overall quality of Polytech M14 is irrelevant .

Their only virtue is being Maryland Legal , and the only Maryland Legal option ( for more or less original caliber and configuration ) .
Forum: Gunsmithing October 16th, 2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,086
Posted By Biggfoot44
Another traditional route is to join LE , get...

Another traditional route is to join LE , get assigned to the Armory , and get sent to the various factory LE only Armorers classes .

There are distinctions between Parts Changers , Armorers ,...
Forum: Outdoor Sports October 16th, 2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Biggfoot44
Greatly simplified : Virtually every "...

Greatly simplified :

Virtually every " Metropolitan Area" is required by EPA to have an Air Polution Abatement Plan . The relevant part to this discussion is the mandated use of Reformulated...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 15th, 2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 21,477
Posted By Biggfoot44
Yup , Norinco M14 must be sourced from the used...

Yup , Norinco M14 must be sourced from the used market .
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 15th, 2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,428
Posted By Biggfoot44
Tl,DR - Maryland sucks , you were better off...

Tl,DR - Maryland sucks , you were better off back in Texas .


This comes up periodically , and every couple of years becomes a mega thread .

The hassles , exposure , and upfront costs of...
Forum: Recreational Shooting October 13th, 2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,976
Posted By Biggfoot44
Back in my youth , I liked cleaning guns . Even...

Back in my youth , I liked cleaning guns . Even now , it's not bad , I'm just expressing more realism about how much and how often is necessary , along the lines of more guns prematurely worn from...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 13th, 2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,497
Posted By Biggfoot44
Cynically , if something I thought was a good...

Cynically , if something I thought was a good idea suddenly becomes Promoted by ( fill in blanks ) , I make a careful reexamination to make sure if I'm overlooking something , or they're overlooking...
Forum: Recreational Shooting October 13th, 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,976
Posted By Biggfoot44
Are these investment pieces to shoot once just to...

Are these investment pieces to shoot once just to say you did , then store to hand down to grandchildren in 30 yrs , or guns that actually get used ?
Forum: Outdoor Sports October 13th, 2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By Biggfoot44
If somebody doesn't jump in with all the details...

If somebody doesn't jump in with all the details , I'll come back with the oversimplified version .
Forum: Recreational Shooting October 13th, 2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,976
Posted By Biggfoot44
Revolvers are hell ? For any vaguely normal...

Revolvers are hell ? For any vaguely normal cleaning , no need to go beyond removing grips and removing cylinder .
Forum: Recreational Shooting October 13th, 2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,976
Posted By Biggfoot44
The OP has 2.75 options : 1. Enjoy the...

The OP has 2.75 options :

1. Enjoy the process of cleaning , as just another intregal part of the overall experience

2. Clean them when they actually need cleaning .

2.5. Readjust your...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 13th, 2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,497
Posted By Biggfoot44
Independently good ideas don't need to be...

Independently good ideas don't need to be compelled .
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 13th, 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Biggfoot44
When that came about , I downgraded my X to a T ,...

When that came about , I downgraded my X to a T , since if I ever had offer of a side gig needing an X , I could convert back with just the written test ( ok , computer these days , but same thing ).
Forum: Outdoor Sports October 13th, 2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,782
Posted By Biggfoot44
Do/ did people hunt with wrist rockets ? Of...

Do/ did people hunt with wrist rockets ? Of course . But to harvest small game in pure survival situiation , snares and traps would be more effective .
Forum: Handguns October 13th, 2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Biggfoot44
Oversimplified - It's a striker fired...

Oversimplified -

It's a striker fired semiauto , doing what striker fired semiautos do . ie fairly long, moderately heavy trigger pull . On Purpose , to be reasonably safe to carry in pocket,...
Forum: Handguns October 12th, 2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Biggfoot44
Some quick searching , and the concensus among...

Some quick searching , and the concensus among Taurus Fans seems to be along the line of " After 300 rounds the trigger pull will smooth out , and lighten somewhat " .

Gallway Precision does...
Forum: Rifles October 12th, 2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By Biggfoot44
Hi Point carbines are Very affordable , great...

Hi Point carbines are Very affordable , great value PCC * despite * their looks .

But the two choices offered are at least three different things .

Do you want a 9mm rifle on purpose ? An...
Forum: Introductions October 12th, 2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Biggfoot44
Welcome ! Or Welcome Again ! Back in the...

Welcome ! Or Welcome Again !

Back in the day , introductions were slightly optional , but in the current era are pretty much necessary .

Yes , Md is a long way from where it should be on 2A...
Forum: Central Maryland October 11th, 2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,771
Posted By Biggfoot44
Good cover story for a meth lab .

Good cover story for a meth lab .
Forum: Central Maryland October 10th, 2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,771
Posted By Biggfoot44
Meth lab ?

Meth lab ?
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 10th, 2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Biggfoot44
If the Clubs you frequent have metal detectors ,...

If the Clubs you frequent have metal detectors , that's a clue you need to go to classier nightclubs , or drink at home .

Metal detecting at bars/ clubs is an old thing . But thru basic...
Forum: Outdoor Sports October 10th, 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,782
Posted By Biggfoot44
I'm not sure if it's what Brickman used , but...

I'm not sure if it's what Brickman used , but Rossi did offer an accessory scope mount for those . A cantilever taking place of the rear open sight .
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 9th, 2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Biggfoot44
Because the State says so . Except for ,W&C...

Because the State says so .

Except for ,W&C Renewals no longer require re fingerprinting ,per statute .
Forum: Gun Shows October 9th, 2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Biggfoot44
Didn't have chance to look around , but the venue...

Didn't have chance to look around , but the venue was packed full of sellers .
Forum: Gun Shows October 9th, 2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Biggfoot44
Today until 5:00 , tomorrow 9- 3 .

Today until 5:00 , tomorrow 9- 3 .
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