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Forum: Virginia September 24th, 2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I read up on this and would like to see where its...

I read up on this and would like to see where its headed. You need all of the protection that you can get in Petersburg and it has now been taken away. Therefore I will restrict my business in that...
Forum: Handguns July 22nd, 2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,097
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I have both 380 and 9mm pistols. I love them...

I have both 380 and 9mm pistols. I love them both and use them for different purposes. I personally feel that my Sig P238 can do anything that any of my 9mm will. There are a couple of draw backs...
Forum: Jobs Board July 15th, 2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I would get the longest concrete drill bit that I...

I would get the longest concrete drill bit that I could find and hopefully bolt that thing back to proper vertical.
Forum: Reloading June 22nd, 2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,055
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Favorite Caliber to reload is 9mm. I am in...

Favorite Caliber to reload is 9mm.

I am in for the win.
Forum: Reloading June 10th, 2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
The 45ACP is a forgiving round to load for.

The 45ACP is a forgiving round to load for.
Forum: Reloading May 28th, 2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Chamfer when you deburr. Easy and quick. ...

Chamfer when you deburr. Easy and quick. Reloading needs no shortcuts.
Forum: Reloading April 15th, 2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,087
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
In my case I find wet tumbling extremely useful....

In my case I find wet tumbling extremely useful. Biggest purpose is to get the dirt off the cases. I don't see a reason to use the pins as they still remain in the bag serving as a door stop.

2.5...
Forum: Wanted to Buy April 15th, 2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,575
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I have been very impressed with the effort Ruger...

I have been very impressed with the effort Ruger put into designing their revolvers and ease of disassembly.
Forum: Wanted to Buy March 26th, 2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,180
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Take a small portion of that budget and pay a...

Take a small portion of that budget and pay a reputable mechanic to look the potential car over before you buy.
Forum: Handguns March 3rd, 2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,654
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I'd say go for it. I have its cousin the speed...

I'd say go for it. I have its cousin the speed six 357 Magnum its a good gun to shoot.
Forum: Recreational Shooting March 1st, 2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,150
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Bertfish I can understand your frustration. The...

Bertfish I can understand your frustration. The behavior of some at the range can be over the top. I for one advocate a high quality gun safety program and if I had the choice I would enforce one. ...
Forum: Recreational Shooting March 1st, 2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,316
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Allow the natural forces to work. I am happy when...

Allow the natural forces to work. I am happy when I see ammunition in the MDS classifieds. Fill that classified section up. When there is enough people selling ammunition the price will crest and...
Forum: Handguns February 26th, 2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Oh yes the familiar quest for a nicer 1911. Good...

Oh yes the familiar quest for a nicer 1911. Good looking gun.
Forum: Handguns February 26th, 2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,963
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
On top of the picture is a Smith and Wesson Model...

On top of the picture is a Smith and Wesson Model 27. Not as utilitarian and looks too nice to carrying around in a holster.
In the middle is a Smith and Wesson model 66-1 Combat Magnum. This...
Forum: Handguns February 22nd, 2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,079
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Me consolidating? More like streamlining calibers...

Me consolidating? More like streamlining calibers to my purposefulness like 9mm and 22LR. the other calibers like 45ACP, 380, 38 Special and 357 Magnum take a back seat to on occasional shooting....
Forum: Handguns February 22nd, 2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,222
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Seems to be an awesome handgun. I have never...

Seems to be an awesome handgun. I have never owned a Walther.
Forum: Handguns February 22nd, 2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Latch onto those Smith and Wessons, that K-22 is...

Latch onto those Smith and Wessons, that K-22 is a keeper!
Forum: Recreational Shooting February 17th, 2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
My brother bought a new I believe a Smith and...

My brother bought a new I believe a Smith and Wesson AR-10 and suffered this kind of problem. HE sent the rifle back for repair. I am happening to notice that there is a frequent problem with the...
Forum: Handguns February 14th, 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,788
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I find that loading a magazine proficiently is a...

I find that loading a magazine proficiently is a skill and if you have trouble doing that then get a Maglula.
Forum: Reloading February 10th, 2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 315,345
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I have a Smith and Wesson model 52-2 that I...

I have a Smith and Wesson model 52-2 that I created some snap caps for. I am also reloading 150 38 Special mid load wad cutters.
Forum: Reloading February 10th, 2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Classes of material of bullets when reloading. I...

Classes of material of bullets when reloading. I treat Hitek and plated as lead.
1. Lead = Hitek. Plated
2. Full Metal Jacket
3. Jacketed Hollow Point
Forum: Reloading February 10th, 2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,175
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
When decapping a live primer wear safety glasses...

When decapping a live primer wear safety glasses and go slow you should not have a problem. Where I made the mistake was I decapped that one too fast and it went off.
Forum: Reloading February 7th, 2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Maryland shooters is a premier Internet forum for...

Maryland shooters is a premier Internet forum for certain. There is a wealth of experience to be tapped into here.
Forum: Reloading February 7th, 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,020
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I have those two very indispensable books and...

I have those two very indispensable books and refer to them from time to time.
Forum: Reloading February 7th, 2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,760
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Squaregrouper you called it out on using Milliard...

Squaregrouper you called it out on using Milliard citric acid. A one pound bag will last the average reloader years.
Forum: Reloading February 7th, 2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
775 viewing the Reloading Forum

I am sure some of you know but did you know that 775 people are viewing the Reloading forum as I type this?
Most people that I am talking to want to reload in this day and age. The more the...
Forum: Training and Safety February 7th, 2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,743
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I would take a close look at my signature and...

I would take a close look at my signature and memorize those four rules of gun safety. That being said make sure that your holster covers the trigger when the gun is holstered. Treat that firearm...
Forum: Wanted to Buy February 7th, 2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,924
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Just my two cents. Please be careful when...

Just my two cents.
Please be careful when buying an M1 Garand for Pete's sake. The majority of the M1 Garands that you see at the gun shows have been cherry picked for parts and you are looking at...
Forum: Reloading February 7th, 2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,310
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I would think about your retail seller's...

I would think about your retail seller's replacement cost to sell to you.
If they initially buy at wholesale 1K primers for 28.00 and sell normally @36.00 thats an 8.00 profit minus overhead, labor...
Forum: Handguns February 3rd, 2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,332
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I have never been disappointed with K or N frame...

I have never been disappointed with K or N frame Smith and Wesson revolvers for accuracy. Spend a bit more for those with target triggers, sights and grips. One of the best shooting revolvers that I...
Forum: Handguns February 3rd, 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,166
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
Regardless on which snubbie that you would choose...

Regardless on which snubbie that you would choose I would ask you to consider saving up a bit more money and get a quality revolver and be done with it. My line of thinking is you always get what you...
Forum: Gunsmithing January 31st, 2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,462
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I took this image off of google maps. I used...

I took this image off of google maps.

I used to drive by Olympic Arms when I lived there in Washington State. It really didn't look too healthy as a business then. I rememberr speaking to a guy...
Forum: Admin News and Announcements January 30th, 2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,525
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
One of the biggest reasons why I stuck around...

One of the biggest reasons why I stuck around MDS. Besides you are proof that not all yanks are nuts.
Forum: Reloading January 30th, 2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 32,176
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I am impressed on this writeup. It is geared for...

I am impressed on this writeup. It is geared for beginners through reloading experience.
Forum: Reloading January 26th, 2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 315,345
Posted By U.S.SFC_RET
I picked up some scab rounds. These are discarded...

I picked up some scab rounds. These are discarded due to light primer strikes. I pull the bullet and gently remove the primer and reinstall. Nice little bullet. So thats what I did recently
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