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Forum: Handguns October 14th, 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,104
Posted By Mike OTDP
Exactly. If you look at the sights on an...

Exactly. If you look at the sights on an Olympic-grade target pistol, they are great, big things. Wide front sight. Rear sight notch also wide (and usually adjustable for width as well as...
Forum: Ammo Jon October 14th, 2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 39,782
Posted By Mike OTDP
I am now officially flabbergasted. I just...

I am now officially flabbergasted. I just checked the CMP E-store. They're out of 9mm. But they do have .22LR.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II October 13th, 2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,135
Posted By Mike OTDP
The issues with MGs as an investment are: 1....

The issues with MGs as an investment are:

1. Much of the value depends on them remaining legal, but in very short supply. Change that in either direction, and the price will shift dramatically....
Forum: Handguns October 12th, 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,104
Posted By Mike OTDP
WRT shooting, a lot depends on what you want to...

WRT shooting, a lot depends on what you want to do. For the precision disciplines, I have a lens for my shooting eye that puts the focus precisely on the front sight. Sight alignment is critical. ...
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II October 9th, 2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,135
Posted By Mike OTDP
NFA may appreciate, but given the legal issues...

NFA may appreciate, but given the legal issues and time/trouble/cost involved in selling, I would not recommend it as an investment.

Antique guns, maybe...if you knew what you were buying and...
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II October 8th, 2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,135
Posted By Mike OTDP
If anything, MGs have declined in value. Prices...

If anything, MGs have declined in value. Prices a year ago were a good 10% higher.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II October 8th, 2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,135
Posted By Mike OTDP
Thinking about selling the Uzi...

About four years ago, I picked up a Group Industries Uzi for a "reasonable" price. But it's been a total safe queen...I live in Deep Southern Maryland, there's no place to shoot the blasted thing. ...
Forum: National 2A Issues October 3rd, 2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,143
Posted By Mike OTDP
Roberts could try to write the ruling...but I...

Roberts could try to write the ruling...but I think Justice Thomas might break his writing hand. Thomas clearly wants to write it - and by doing so, carve his name into the rock of American history....
Forum: Black Powder October 2nd, 2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Mike OTDP
I think I may have known the gentleman who owned...

I think I may have known the gentleman who owned that carbine.
Forum: Introductions September 27th, 2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,976
Posted By Mike OTDP
Not practical. You'd be facing a minimum of 1...

Not practical. You'd be facing a minimum of 1 hour commute, probably longer, each way. And Northern Virginia is even more expensive than Maryland.

WRT shooting, I'd be looking at joining one of...
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II September 24th, 2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,631
Posted By Mike OTDP
Yup. Form 4s are random, but you have to assume...

Yup. Form 4s are random, but you have to assume 8-12 months. I would not call until the one-year mark.
Forum: Rifles September 23rd, 2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 27,362
Posted By Mike OTDP
I don't expect to need 10K rounds of social ammo....

I don't expect to need 10K rounds of social ammo. I doubt I have that much in all calibers combined. Now, .22LR...that I buy by the 5K round case.
Forum: Gun Shows September 19th, 2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,478
Posted By Mike OTDP
Alas, it's not. Especially if you live outside...

Alas, it's not. Especially if you live outside of the I-95 Axis. You wind up having to drive so far as to make it not worth the bother.
Forum: Black Powder September 16th, 2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mike OTDP
Buy a replacement rear sight leaf. Store the...

Buy a replacement rear sight leaf. Store the original rear sight. Modify the replacement as required.
Forum: Rifles September 14th, 2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Mike OTDP
The way I look at it, my stock of 7N6 is a "war...

The way I look at it, my stock of 7N6 is a "war reserve". At least one case of it is...I'll expend the contents of a can on training (if I don't sell it). But in general, the commercial ammo is...
Forum: Gym Ratz Nutrition September 8th, 2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 188,197
Posted By Mike OTDP
I have to agree with BigRick. Down here in Deep...

I have to agree with BigRick. Down here in Deep Southern Maryland, there are spot shortages...but not empty shelves. ARs, AKs, and Glocks are either scarce or spendy. Everything else, particularly...
Forum: Recreational Shooting September 5th, 2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,020
Posted By Mike OTDP
Back to the OP... If you're a serious...

Back to the OP...

If you're a serious competitor in the shooting sports, you wind up with at least one firearm per event. Usually two (to have a backup). Sometimes three (primary, backup, and...
Forum: National 2A Issues September 3rd, 2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,113
Posted By Mike OTDP
This fact needs more emphasis. There's money in...

This fact needs more emphasis. There's money in revolving-door justice. And much less money when violent criminals are locked away.
Forum: National 2A Issues September 3rd, 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,113
Posted By Mike OTDP
Hmph. Let's face it, people have been stocking...

Hmph. Let's face it, people have been stocking up on 80% kits for years. You want to control them? Stop blathering on about "Ban this, ban that!"

You can pick up a complete Glock for less than...
Forum: Black Powder September 2nd, 2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By Mike OTDP
Yes. Though all guns are different, that's a...

Yes. Though all guns are different, that's a good starting point.
Forum: Gym Ratz Nutrition September 1st, 2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 188,197
Posted By Mike OTDP
I'd give it two months, then talk to an attorney....

I'd give it two months, then talk to an attorney. You paid your money up front, you expect a can when the first Form 4 clears. Not after they cancel the first Form 4, Form 3 the can to another...
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II September 1st, 2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By Mike OTDP
Don't. Just don't. Gwchem has given you good...

Don't. Just don't. Gwchem has given you good advice. Any compromise can will do everything...poorly, and weigh a ton in the bargain. Buy a good rimfire can, a good centerfire pistol can, and a...
Forum: Black Powder August 31st, 2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By Mike OTDP
There's a bit of experimentation required. ...

There's a bit of experimentation required. However, a good rule of thumb is to measure the land diameter. The bullet diameter plus one thickness of patch should match that. Then experiment from...
Forum: Rifles August 30th, 2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 936
Posted By Mike OTDP
Well, the SGL31-68 just went up on GunBroker. ...

Well, the SGL31-68 just went up on GunBroker. Bring money :-)
Forum: Handguns August 29th, 2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Mike OTDP
There's a couple on GunBroker, but pickings do...

There's a couple on GunBroker, but pickings do seem slim.
Forum: Gym Ratz Nutrition August 29th, 2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,383
Views: 188,197
Posted By Mike OTDP
At this point, I'm just happy that my suppressor...

At this point, I'm just happy that my suppressor transfer went through before all this went sour.
Forum: Rifles August 28th, 2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 936
Posted By Mike OTDP
Which AK-74 to put up for sale?

I'd like some input here...I'm considering selling one of my three AK-74s. But which one? I have:

1. Arsenal SGL31-68. New in box. I looked at prices on GunBroker and they are sky-high.
2. Krebs...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 28th, 2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,986
Posted By Mike OTDP
This is why I think we need to push ATF to change...

This is why I think we need to push ATF to change the regulations. No change to law is needed, merely a ruling that C&R firearms are inherently "sporting use" due to age.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 27th, 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,986
Posted By Mike OTDP
The First Golden Age of MILSURP was around...

The First Golden Age of MILSURP was around 1950-1968. Truckloads of stuff, and you could order by mail. It sucked out a lot of the wartime arms stocks.

The Second Golden Age was 1987-~2010. It...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 27th, 2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,986
Posted By Mike OTDP
The problem will be that anything more modern...

The problem will be that anything more modern than an M-1 Garand or FN-49 will be unimportable. Otherwise, we'd be sitting on a ton of FALs. And I believe that most of the pre-1950 hardware has...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 27th, 2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,986
Posted By Mike OTDP
I think Europe has been pretty well emptied of...

I think Europe has been pretty well emptied of pre-1950 MILSURP rifles. We're now talking about Africa, possibly Asia and South America. And South America has already been picked over.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues August 22nd, 2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,697
Posted By Mike OTDP
I'm up for the Sunday afternoon shift.

I'm up for the Sunday afternoon shift.
Forum: Gun Shows August 22nd, 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,369
Posted By Mike OTDP
Which is why I'm working the Sunday afternoon...

Which is why I'm working the Sunday afternoon shift. :-)
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 21st, 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,986
Posted By Mike OTDP
As a pistol collector, what I'd like to see is a...

As a pistol collector, what I'd like to see is a move to exempt C&R firearms from the ATF's import point system. Which would allow a truckload of wartime .32 pocket pistols to be imported. Somehow,...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) August 20th, 2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,986
Posted By Mike OTDP
Oh, it's still worthwhile. But you have to...

Oh, it's still worthwhile. But you have to really know how to read proof dates...and hope the seller will deal with a C&R holder. That "automatically C&R after 50 years" means that a lot of postwar...
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