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Forum: Recreational Shooting Yesterday, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By trickg
I specifically asked them about that because I...

I specifically asked them about that because I reload, and they assured me that it wouldn’t be an issue.
Forum: Handguns January 26th, 2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 821
Posted By trickg
There are also the classic S&W Models - the 19...

There are also the classic S&W Models - the 19 and 27, or the 28 Highway Patrolman. Harder to find, but equal, if not better, than the 586/686.
Forum: Shotguns January 23rd, 2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By trickg
When you're talking about Winchesters, it's...

When you're talking about Winchesters, it's actually a major point of distinction with the date of manufacture and whether it's 1898 or before, or 1899 and after. What sucks is that the 1898/99 date...
Forum: Shotguns January 23rd, 2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By trickg
I wanted to get to the bottom of the date of...

I wanted to get to the bottom of the date of manufacture for this shotgun. I have the George Matis Winchester book, and George Matis was considered THE expert on all things Winchester.

This is...
Forum: Shotguns January 23rd, 2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By trickg
I've got 1899 as the manufactur year on that...

I've got 1899 as the manufactur year on that according to this site:

http://oldguns.net/sn_php/winmods.htm

That's an important distinction too because all other things being equal, a Winchester...
Forum: Reloading January 21st, 2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,816
Posted By trickg
Ok then, here it is, straight from the Lee...

Ok then, here it is, straight from the Lee Reloading manual.
Forum: Reloading January 21st, 2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,816
Posted By trickg
When I first started reloading I started with a...

When I first started reloading I started with a Lee Challenger press kit, which came with the Lee hand priming tool - similar to the RCBS.

The Lee manual specifically said to not use Federal...
Forum: Gunsmithing January 21st, 2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By trickg
I've seen that happen at an 80% party one day,...

I've seen that happen at an 80% party one day, although they managed to get it done.

I think you'd have to go really slow and use a very slow milling speed to prevent that.
Forum: Reloading January 21st, 2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,175
Posted By trickg
I tend to agree, but there are people with more...

I tend to agree, but there are people with more money than sense. Recently a guy started a thread talking about how he'd just gotten into reloading, was only 20 rounds in, and had invested in a...
Forum: Gun Shows January 20th, 2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By trickg
No they aren't. I've already warned the missus...

No they aren't. I've already warned the missus that I'll be spending a fair amount of money on guns, ammo and reloading stuff for as long as I'm able. I've got a few guns on my list I'd like to...
Forum: Gun Shows January 20th, 2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By trickg
I think it's going to be harder this time going...

I think it's going to be harder this time going in with a pocket full of cash. Typically I'll drop a C-note or so at the Chantilly show. This time I'm looking at dropping a fair bit more than that,...
Forum: Gun Shows January 20th, 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By trickg
That's what I'm hoping. I have already started...

That's what I'm hoping. I have already started packing my pennies away and I have a whole list of stuff I'm looking for when I get down there, although I don't know if I'll be able to find it all. ...
Forum: Reloading January 20th, 2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,175
Posted By trickg
I don't think I'd ever want to load rifle on...

I don't think I'd ever want to load rifle on anything but a single stage press, with maybe the exception of 223 - if I ever really get into shooting my ARs, I'm going to want the additional speed of...
Forum: Gun Shows January 20th, 2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By trickg
My wife has been so Covid scared that we...

My wife has been so Covid scared that we literally haven't done much of anything since Covid 19 hit the US last March. She's had some health issues in the past, and I think she was absolutely...
Forum: Gun Shows January 20th, 2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By trickg
Nations Gun Show (Chantilly, VA); February 12, 13 & 14, 2021

February 12, 13 & 14, 2021

LOCATION:
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20153​​

HOURS:

New Hours Open:
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues January 20th, 2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,266
Posted By trickg
If it gets extended to reloading components like...

If it gets extended to reloading components like bullets, I'll be screwed, but typically I pick up my powder and primers out of state at gun shows.
Forum: Reloading January 19th, 2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,175
Posted By trickg
I'll jump on and repeat about the shortage of...

I'll jump on and repeat about the shortage of primers - they are very hard to find right now and they are expensive when you can.

With that said, election years like this one are always bad on...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues January 19th, 2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,266
Posted By trickg
I can count on one hand the number of times I've...

I can count on one hand the number of times I've bought ammo in Maryland.
Forum: The Depot January 19th, 2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,921
Posted By trickg
I've only ever had very good experiences with...

I've only ever had very good experiences with Midway USA.

When I first got my guns from my Dad's estate, I needed a bunch of stuff to start reloading, along with some other basics - Hoppes, gun...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues January 19th, 2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,681
Posted By trickg
This reminds me of the time I was hanging out...

This reminds me of the time I was hanging out with a friend in my early teens and he asked his Dad about being a door gunner on a helicopter in Vietnam.

"I only shot at their feet to scare them."...
Forum: Reloading January 19th, 2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,242
Posted By trickg
That was hard to watch knowing what was going to...

That was hard to watch knowing what was going to happen.
Forum: Reloading January 19th, 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,242
Posted By trickg
I'd probably pull a few to verify them, then...

I'd probably pull a few to verify them, then shoot them.

I've got a ton of my Dad's reloads - some of which date back into the late 70s and early 80s. I have no qualms shooting any of them -...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues January 18th, 2021, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By trickg
That is absolutely 100% correct legally speaking....

That is absolutely 100% correct legally speaking.

The truth is, literally no one is checking. Legally speaking the only way it would even be detected/discovered would be if said person committed...
Forum: Reloading January 18th, 2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 202,189
Posted By trickg
A double charge of almost anything typically used...

A double charge of almost anything typically used for 45 ACP - Bullseye, W231/HP38, Unique, Clays, etc - would make for a bad day at the range, especially if the reloader was looking for top end of...
Forum: Rifles January 17th, 2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,179
Posted By trickg
I've read A LOT of posts and reviews about poly...

I've read A LOT of posts and reviews about poly lowers for ARs cracking or failing in one way or another. I'll do a poly 80 pistol, but I'm not so sure about an AR - the physics are different - the...
Forum: Rifles January 17th, 2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,179
Posted By trickg
I thought I'd update this for the folks thinking...

I thought I'd update this for the folks thinking about doing an 80 lower with my Easy Jig in the basement.

As of today the illness I've been working through for the last few days is officially the...
Forum: Rifles January 16th, 2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,179
Posted By trickg
Couple of places: https://www.80-lower.com/...

Couple of places:

https://www.80-lower.com/ (this is what I've used)

https://www.5dtactical.com/ar-15-80-lower-receivers-s/109.htm
Forum: Rifles January 16th, 2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,179
Posted By trickg
As of today, I'm not actually officially positive...

As of today, I'm not actually officially positive for the Rona. However, my wife and I both got tested on Tuesday - hers was positive, mine was still negative. With that said, I feel like ass today,...
Forum: Rifles January 15th, 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,179
Posted By trickg
If you wanted to cut to the chase, these are the...

If you wanted to cut to the chase, these are the basics:

Drill
Trim Router
Bench Vise
Easy Jig or 5D Tactical - both are good, and very similar
Shop Vac (optional, but not if you don't want...
Forum: Rifles January 15th, 2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,179
Posted By trickg
I have: Easy Jig Gen 2 Makita Trim Router ...

I have:

Easy Jig Gen 2
Makita Trim Router
Drill + drill bits in various sizes - I'm literally using my Ryobi cordless drill - There's no need for anything more because you don't do much...
Forum: Rifles January 15th, 2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,179
Posted By trickg
If you live anywhere close to central Maryland,...

If you live anywhere close to central Maryland, get an 80% and we can finish it in my basement with my Easy Jig Gen 2 - mine does not do AR10 lowers, only AR15 - but it's almost idiot proof, and only...
Forum: Handguns January 15th, 2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,626
Posted By trickg
I guess I'm luck enough to finally be at a place...

I guess I'm luck enough to finally be at a place where financially I can indulge my hobbies a little bit. I maybe indulged a bit too much last year, but I certainly have plans on a few things this...
Forum: Jobs Board January 15th, 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,152
Posted By trickg
For the dive that it is, it's amazing how busy it...

For the dive that it is, it's amazing how busy it stays.

I've never been a bar guy - it's just not my scene and I prefer to drink at home, which is why Frank's Den is my liquor store, but not...
Forum: Rifles January 15th, 2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,179
Posted By trickg
That's fair - but with that said, building an AR...

That's fair - but with that said, building an AR is actually not difficult. You're already on the hook for this stripped lower so go ahead and get it, but if you want to do more, go 80% next time.
Forum: Recreational Shooting January 14th, 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,087
Posted By trickg
It looks like a good time was had by all, and...

It looks like a good time was had by all, and that you wound up making a solid second purchase.

I wonder what you'll get for #3...or 4....or 5....:D

It's gonna happen - just you wait. :D
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