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Blake
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - 11:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thumper,

Did you have co-witness iron sites on the pistol too? That would seem to help facilitate the transition to red dot on a pistol.
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Joel9
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - 10:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Never Again...no matter how much I abuse it, it always works.

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Rick_a
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 02:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

They're okay. The reliability, though, a little over rated from what I've observed...especially when used with com bloc type ammunition.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX73uXs3xGU
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Thumper74
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Blake, yes. I had cowitness height sights on it. I've got suppressor height sights on the p80 above and they are comparable in height to the pistol that had the red dot on it and I run it fine.

Not a big deal, but there's just so much out there touting these as the biggest revolution to defensive shooting... when zeroed, it puts them where I was aiming, but getting it up and on target was challenging.
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Rick_a
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 04:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Finally got my holster. I like it. I had to shorten the posts for the tension adjustment screws, but it's otherwise good to go.
20200506_162620 by Slick_Rick77, on Flickr

It's nice to have a smaller option for a light bearing concealed carry.
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Rick_a
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 07:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The new light on the CZ
20200506_173328 by Slick_Rick77, on Flickr
20200506_173411 by Slick_Rick77, on Flickr

It also has a new recoil spring. I'm not sure if it actually works

That gun has only a moderate amount of rounds through it, but looks haggard compared to my other firearms that generally have more rounds through them. The power of the fowty.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 09:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So, a bit of an adventure here tonight. My dogs (50 lb husky mix; 50 lb border collie mix; 18 lb, 15 year old pug) were in the back yard. Fenced. Ten feet from the house. All of a sudden, all hell breaks loose. I go out and find my husky in a smaller fenced garden (4' tall fencing), fighting with....something. My border is barking like crazy at it, and my poor pug (who can barely walk) is trying like hell to get away from the ruckus but can't stand up because she's so old, and freaked out.

I thought it was a groundhog. I grabbed the first thing that came to hand - a shovel (I put my EDC in the safe when I get home each day) - and whatever it was hopped out of the fence and scurried across the driveway. It was charcoal gray or black, probably 25-35 lbs, and in the open it looked like it might have been a cat - arched back and fur standing straight up, in a fight pose, even in retreat.

I got my dog cleaned up - his muzzle is shredded and he cut one rear paw pad, but other than that he's OK - and I started thinking about this. My safe (with my EDC, and my rifle) is in the living room - close, but takes time to get into it. My tactical 12ga is upstairs in the bedroom - OK in case of retreating from a home invader (human) to hunker down in a defensive position and call LEOs...but for something like this, both were pretty damned useless.

Any suggestions for something to have on hand for situations like this? I live on 4 acres backing up to a couple hundred acres of woodland. Nearest neighbor's house is 300 yards away. What would the group recommend to have, for critter-scattering? Another shotgun? Some sort of .22 pistol? AR? Or should I just keep my 9mm EDC on my hip at home, too, and swap the Guard Dog JHPs for some plain ol' FMJs when I get home instead of just putting the gun in the safe? The .308 rifle seems like overkill for something like this...although with the Leupold set for 500M I'm sure I could catch whatever it is, as it retreats. But...that may or may not be too late for protecting my 'family'. My husky did an awesome job tonight, protecting his elderly big-sister pug, but until I went after this thing with the shovel, it was showing no signs of wanting to leave. Arrogant little bastard.
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Court
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 09:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you start firing a weapon. . . .in response to a cat . . . Id visit with a lawyer first.

:-)
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 10:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I already know none of the neighbors have pet cats, and a couple report random animals matching this description/size tripping their Ring's late at night.

Whatever it is, it's not domesticated.

There's a winery right down the road (I know...right? I love my neighborhood!) that has reported bobcats, and when I have the windows open at night I can hear the caterwauling from the forest behind me.

On my property...that's one thing.

INSIDE my fence, brawling with my 50 lb husky? That's something else.

And out here...it'll be in the ground before anyone knows about it anyway.

My neighbors come join me whenever I practice shooting in the yard...

I live 5 miles from Camp David (we had some Important Guests last weekend, and I did pass three armored Tahoes with DC tags on the way home from work on Saturday), so I'm in a no-fly zone. The only time we get aircraft, is helicopters. Either medivac (they land on the parade grounds at Fort Ritchie, to fly out injured), or searches. The last search, I hit all my floodlights, strapped on my sidearm, did a perimeter check, and met my next door neighbors in their driveway - also with floodlights blazing. Kevin, wearing his pistol; Kelly, leaning nonchalantly on her shotgun. We chatted for a bit, and a Sheriff pulled up. "Seen anything?" he asks. "nope". "Will you let us know if you do?"

"Sure we will. Before...or after?"

Sheriff laughed, said thanks...and got back in his cruiser.

That's...my neighborhood.
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Rick_a
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 11:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

We get the neighbors random dogs over here (they're always running off or end up given away and such). The general rule is that if they aren't killing our animals, we don't kill them.
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Rick_a
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 11:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

And the CZ works reliably again, and the new light stays put and stays on under recoil. It's a pretty bright light. Can't beat it for $50, and the gun is much more manageable in recoil re-sprung.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2020 - 11:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeah, and if it was a neighbors pet...they'd get a phone call.

This...is not a pet. It went over a 4' fence, INTO an area with two 50#, LOUD dogs. To get....what? Food? My elderly pug (an easy target since she's old and decrepit)?

This was feral. Arrogant. Predatory. It was engaged with my 50# husky until it saw a human coming at it with a shovel, then it beat feet out of there.

I know the neighbors pets, and they know mine. This...wasn't that.
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Ducbsa
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 08:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ratbuell, you sure live in a different part of MD than my buddy in Bethesda!
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Oh yeah.

I'm in the "four state" area - I can drive ten minutes and be in either VA, WV, or PA. I can sit on my front porch and see the free world of PA.

Personally...I'd like to see WV annex all of western MD, and leave Baltimore and Montgomery County and the rest of the urban sprawl, to the lefties.
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Pwnzor
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 02:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Varmints get a .22 pellet from the Beeman P11
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Ocbueller
Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 06:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm thinking a game camera and a pellet gun, until you identify this thing. Just bought a house in a rural area and am enjoying my motion sensing security cameras and the wildlife they are picking up.
SteveH
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Blake
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 - 08:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It's not anything I want to see or encourage, quite the opposite. The risks to Darrell are significant. That I know of we've had three feral cats venture onto our humble abode here that were discovered by Darrell. I witnessed all three. The dog is a born cat killer. He shoots in zero hesitation and slams a front paw down onto the cat's back as his jaws clamp onto the rear as he then commences shaking it apart. Eviceration. The absolute viciousness is freaking alarming.

He has one tiny scar on the tip of his nose.

None of them were 25 lbs though, 15 maybe. That was a LARGE cat.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 - 09:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeah, I should get some game cams set up...
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Ducbsa
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 - 09:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A friend had a story about their Lab or similar dog that was as mild as could be, until one day it grabbed a ground hog like lightning and shook it like it did it every day.

(Message edited by ducbsa on May 08, 2020)
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Rick_a
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 - 10:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There's a story about a local dog that's gone on a goat killing rampage around here

A cat that big is something else. Aside from killing small critters, most domestic cats don't have a lot fight against larger animals...even the feral ones. A big cat of the wild variety will not be killed easily by a dog...and they're cunning enough to escape and evade packs of dogs.

My cat as a child would fight a large raccoon that made a mess of our trash. One day it almost lost an eye, but the raccoons never came back.

We get deer and wild turkeys all over the place around here.

A suitable pellet gun or pistol would be fine for little critters...for a cat of any variety you'd want at least a .22 rimfire.
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Akbuell
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 - 10:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Perhaps the local animal control folks have an appropriate sized live trap to loan. Put it in a place where the dogs can't get at it, leave it baited but not 'cocked and locked' for a few days, then 'arm' it and see what you get.

Plus, if it works, the county gets to deal with the resultant capture.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 - 11:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

...but...but...then I lose an excuse to buy another gun...
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Akbuell
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Given the ranges involved, if you DON"T have a nice 20ga O/U shotgun, bored Imp Cyl and Modified, with goose or turkey loads, well . . . .
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Court
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 - 12:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I always see Claymores as the easy solution . . . But, the pellet gun or .22 snake shot would probably be better
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Ratbuell
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 - 01:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My dogs take care of each other...but they're not the brightest. Training them to walk around claymores would be...messy.
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Court
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 - 02:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


quote:

Training them to walk around claymores would be...messy.




Intuitively... you may think that. But .....I have good news. Claymores have clear instructions in them. Its as simple as the dogs reading the instructions .... no need for you to worry.


clear instructions
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Ratbuell
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 - 03:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You give my dogs (and me, actually....) entirely too much credit.

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Ocbueller
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 - 06:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

There are some awesome game camera vids on youtube. I'd love to see what would show up in your neck of the woods, Joe.
SteveH
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Rick_a
Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 12:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Having some newer high powered weapon lights makes my older ones seem rather inadequate, particularly my 80 lumen TLR-2. The LED emitter can apparently be upgraded for just a few bucks. Some soldering is required. I just might give it a shot. The output can be tripled while maintaining the same run time.

I finally got my factory twenty round "stendo clip" for my H&K. It sure looks goofy, but higher capacity is always more better.
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Slaughter
Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 07:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What does running a sprinkler line have to do with a 1911?
So yesterday Sunny and I are cursing our misfortune. We are a single 45 PVC fitting away from completing a complex sprinkler run.
Two days later I was supposed to go to Lowes to get the 45 degree PVC fitting.
Texted her to say I was going to have to pick up the 45 on my way home.
Took her a while to realize that I was discussing plumbing, she was thinking another 1911.
We are both shooters, she 9 mm and 223, me 45 and 308.
No harm, no foul! Good For a laugh on both our parts. Gotta take humor where are you find it in these crazy times.

(Message edited by Slaughter on May 12, 2020)
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