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Rick_a
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"Form 1" is simply the application to create an NFA firearm. In my case it'll save one or two hundred dollars, cut down the wait time by nearly a year, and make for an interesting project.

Rifle cans need more volume to be effective and must be a lot sturdier...though are simpler. Pistol cans can be almost entirely aluminum alloy with a single steel or titanium blast baffle and usually a steel booster assembly. Rifle cans need to be all steel, titanium, or a combination. I've seen a 9mm can used on a 5.56mm and it wasn't pretty. That it held together was amazing...but the whole thing was ballooned out.

My G19 with a can...a quick test fire. The circled groups are suppressed with four shots each.
20190710_134217 by Slick_Rick77, on Flickr
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Rick_a
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 02:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I find myself annoyed at all the fudds in certain gun forums. Just because someone may be better equipped, prepared, and/or trained does not put such individuals beneath them. The excuses for their choices in suboptimal gear, tactics, and preparation are numerous and often wrong.
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Ned
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 08:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



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Rick_a
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeah. Australia is all fixed up, right?

The entire nation effectively gave up their rights for nothing gained.

No amount of bans are going to end gang activity, lessen suicide rates, or stop violent crime.

That meme is stupid and isn't remotely humorous. Typical liberal nonsense. You can't meme!

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Thumper74
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Rick, have you Form 1'd a suppressor, or anything before? The E-file has been back up for a while and the turn around times are pretty quick, usually under two weeks.

I'm assuming you have some sort of machinist background to make your own can, or were you thinking about one of the solvent trap its out there with a basic baffle setup?
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Rick_a
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019 - 10:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've never done one...but have been researching it a bit. I'm probably going to do a D cell Maglite freeze plug type device. Unfortunately the options are rolling the dice with companies of dubious standing or spend as much money as a decent direct thread suppressor.
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Rick_a
Posted on Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 12:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I re-zeroed my PSL yesterday. Like everything else (it seems) it was shooting left. While I was at it I changed the zero from a 100 to 200 yard zero. I was shooting at only 25 yards, so most shots were touching...or nearly so.

It's not quite as smooth feeling as it was with the original spring loaded buttstock, but the blast, noise, and concussion is down with the new combo muzzle device and it also shoots flatter with the straight line stock. It used to be a bit bouncy. I'm happy with it. It is definitely more transportable and still shoots quite nicely. It still sucks to clean after shooting surplus ammo...Bulgarian light ball, in this instance.
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Thumper74
Posted on Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 09:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Rick, I also see that you're running a P80 receiver on the not-a-Glock in that picture.

How do you like it? Did you do the drilling yourself? Any problems? Is there a reason you went with the stock slide vs. aftermarket?
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Rick_a
Posted on Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I like it a lot. It's actually all Glock save for the frame and sights (and threaded barrel when used). The one thing I don't like about Glock is the grip angle, and this fixes that.

I used this guys "hack" to build it:
https://www.full30.com/watch/MDE2NjM5/fastest-poly mer-80-build-speed-hack

There was a minor problem which was a bit of a hassle. The trigger bar dragged the slide with the trigger pulled fully to the rear. I had to tweak the bar and the connector tension. There was an extremely narrow range where the gun would function properly, yet not drag. My hand was sore for weeks from tweaking slight bends in the very stiff trigger bar. Despite the hassle, it's one of my favorite guns to shoot. It's just accurate yet challenging enough to be fun.

Finding holsters for it is a little tough, though I modified the trigger guard to work in leather Glock holsters.
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Rick_a
Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 03:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My 1954 S&W 357 sold again at auction. I lost $159 from the first listing (guy stiffed me), but still more than doubled my investment.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 03:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

speaking of...what's a good value reference guide for firearms? Curious about a '51 Colt .38 4" OP, matching numbers, good/very good bluing, custom grips (monogrammed/hand carved ivory)...not so much for sale purposes but more for insurance.
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Rick_a
Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 03:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There is a "Blue Book of Gun Values," but the market can be fickle. Original grips in good condition are generally desired, though a set of ivories in good shape from a known source could add to it.

I like to use recent sold auction prices for items in like condition...primarily from places like Gunbroker.

My ex probably thinks I have a small fortune in guns. Unfortunately, most are modified or used to the extent that they're not nearly worth what I've got in 'em. I just sold my only collectible gun.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 09:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Original box...





And probably not what you mean by "known source", but...I know where dad had 'em made when he was serving in Korea:



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Rick_a
Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 04:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My fancy N frame 357 shipped out today. I more than doubled my money on it. Half the proceeds are going to bills. The rest I already spent.
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