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Forum: Maryland 2A Issues Today, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Biggfoot44
My usual observations on this topic : ...

My usual observations on this topic :

This is not One Discussion , but Five Discussions

What Actual Federal Law says
What Actual State Law say
What Gov't/ LE Agencies recommend in...
Forum: The Depot Today, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Biggfoot44
At Gun Shows it's common to find used copies of...

At Gun Shows it's common to find used copies of previous editions of both the Blue Book , and Book of Modern Gun Values , or Gun Traders Guide .

They are useful general references , as what was...
Forum: Outdoor Sports Today, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Biggfoot44
Yes , "pure" Venison is * different * from beef ....

Yes , "pure" Venison is * different * from beef . More protein , very low fat , more muscular . If you try to treat 100% ground venison just like ground beef , you run the risk of being dried out and...
Forum: Gun Shows Today, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Biggfoot44
Is this an indirect hint that there will be a Gun...

Is this an indirect hint that there will be a Gun Show at the large venue around the corner from them this weekend ? ( Yes , it's a decent GS )
Forum: Virginia Yesterday, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Biggfoot44
Nah . Intrest groups and big corporations give $...

Nah . Intrest groups and big corporations give $ to both sides / any candidate with vaguely possible chance of attaining office .

Cheap insurance to ensure having an in / or more cynically avoid...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues Yesterday, 11:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Biggfoot44
Are you ( Jim12) discussing Intrastate within...

Are you ( Jim12) discussing Intrastate within Maryland , or Interstate invoking FOPA ? The answers are very different .
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By Biggfoot44
There is Maryland Law , and Federal Law under...

There is Maryland Law , and Federal Law under FOPA .

Federal law is stricter about * How* firearms are transported.

Maryland law is stricter about * When / to what destination * that...
Forum: Capital Region October 18th, 2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Biggfoot44
For straight out selling to a dealer ( stand up ,...

For straight out selling to a dealer ( stand up , reasonably honest dealer ) , the typical rule of thumb is to buy for 2/3 of their expected asking price on their shelf as a used gun , with failsafe...
Forum: The Depot October 18th, 2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By Biggfoot44
I'm going on a limb , but France ?

I'm going on a limb , but France ?
Forum: Capital Region October 18th, 2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Biggfoot44
Meanwhile back @ post #5 , depending upon the...

Meanwhile back @ post #5 , depending upon the parameters , the answer could include :

1. Sell outright to Local Gun Store.
2. Consignment w/ LGS
3. Private Individual thru MDS , your gun club,...
Forum: Handguns October 17th, 2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,280
Posted By Biggfoot44
A major reason to always have at least one spare...

A major reason to always have at least one spare mag is NOT particularly the round count . It IS a bout malfunction clearance .

A Good Belt , and a reasonably suitable holster is important , in...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 16th, 2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,493
Posted By Biggfoot44
And Scout brings up a relevant point . ...

And Scout brings up a relevant point .

With minimum two visits , the proximity and travel expenses are a factor to not be ignored . Driving. 100 miles each way . Twice . Isn't objectively worth...
Forum: Gunsmithing October 16th, 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,098
Posted By Biggfoot44
Well ...... Probably not as functional and...

Well ...... Probably not as functional and durable for a $500 Double . But you could for $12-1500 , and functional for occasional use for $500 .

But the big picture , is that that skill set to...
Forum: Gun Shows October 16th, 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,347
Posted By Biggfoot44
The Timonium shows are up & down for individual...

The Timonium shows are up & down for individual shows .
Forum: Gun Shows October 16th, 2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,347
Posted By Biggfoot44
Could hold 600-ish if fully packed . A quick...

Could hold 600-ish if fully packed . A quick eyeballing looks more 400- ish , with generous aisleways with plenty of elbow room


( No , haven't yet wandered the aisles .)
Forum: Gunsmithing October 16th, 2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,098
Posted By Biggfoot44
Doco thinks he's joking . but ....... It's...

Doco thinks he's joking . but .......

It's only slightly joking with the old joke -

Q: What's the best way tp because a gunsmith ( or custom knifemaker) ?

A: Become a sucuessful...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 16th, 2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 21,491
Posted By Biggfoot44
The overall quality of Polytech M14 is irrelevant...

The overall quality of Polytech M14 is irrelevant .

Their only virtue is being Maryland Legal , and the only Maryland Legal option ( for more or less original caliber and configuration ) .
Forum: Gunsmithing October 16th, 2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,098
Posted By Biggfoot44
Another traditional route is to join LE , get...

Another traditional route is to join LE , get assigned to the Armory , and get sent to the various factory LE only Armorers classes .

There are distinctions between Parts Changers , Armorers ,...
Forum: Outdoor Sports October 16th, 2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By Biggfoot44
Greatly simplified : Virtually every "...

Greatly simplified :

Virtually every " Metropolitan Area" is required by EPA to have an Air Polution Abatement Plan . The relevant part to this discussion is the mandated use of Reformulated...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 15th, 2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 21,491
Posted By Biggfoot44
Yup , Norinco M14 must be sourced from the used...

Yup , Norinco M14 must be sourced from the used market .
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 15th, 2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,493
Posted By Biggfoot44
Tl,DR - Maryland sucks , you were better off...

Tl,DR - Maryland sucks , you were better off back in Texas .


This comes up periodically , and every couple of years becomes a mega thread .

The hassles , exposure , and upfront costs of...
Forum: Recreational Shooting October 13th, 2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,983
Posted By Biggfoot44
Back in my youth , I liked cleaning guns . Even...

Back in my youth , I liked cleaning guns . Even now , it's not bad , I'm just expressing more realism about how much and how often is necessary , along the lines of more guns prematurely worn from...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 13th, 2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,513
Posted By Biggfoot44
Cynically , if something I thought was a good...

Cynically , if something I thought was a good idea suddenly becomes Promoted by ( fill in blanks ) , I make a careful reexamination to make sure if I'm overlooking something , or they're overlooking...
Forum: Recreational Shooting October 13th, 2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,983
Posted By Biggfoot44
Are these investment pieces to shoot once just to...

Are these investment pieces to shoot once just to say you did , then store to hand down to grandchildren in 30 yrs , or guns that actually get used ?
Forum: Outdoor Sports October 13th, 2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By Biggfoot44
If somebody doesn't jump in with all the details...

If somebody doesn't jump in with all the details , I'll come back with the oversimplified version .
Forum: Recreational Shooting October 13th, 2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,983
Posted By Biggfoot44
Revolvers are hell ? For any vaguely normal...

Revolvers are hell ? For any vaguely normal cleaning , no need to go beyond removing grips and removing cylinder .
Forum: Recreational Shooting October 13th, 2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,983
Posted By Biggfoot44
The OP has 2.75 options : 1. Enjoy the...

The OP has 2.75 options :

1. Enjoy the process of cleaning , as just another intregal part of the overall experience

2. Clean them when they actually need cleaning .

2.5. Readjust your...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 13th, 2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,513
Posted By Biggfoot44
Independently good ideas don't need to be...

Independently good ideas don't need to be compelled .
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 13th, 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Biggfoot44
When that came about , I downgraded my X to a T ,...

When that came about , I downgraded my X to a T , since if I ever had offer of a side gig needing an X , I could convert back with just the written test ( ok , computer these days , but same thing ).
Forum: Outdoor Sports October 13th, 2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,799
Posted By Biggfoot44
Do/ did people hunt with wrist rockets ? Of...

Do/ did people hunt with wrist rockets ? Of course . But to harvest small game in pure survival situiation , snares and traps would be more effective .
Forum: Handguns October 13th, 2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Biggfoot44
Oversimplified - It's a striker fired...

Oversimplified -

It's a striker fired semiauto , doing what striker fired semiautos do . ie fairly long, moderately heavy trigger pull . On Purpose , to be reasonably safe to carry in pocket,...
Forum: Handguns October 12th, 2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Biggfoot44
Some quick searching , and the concensus among...

Some quick searching , and the concensus among Taurus Fans seems to be along the line of " After 300 rounds the trigger pull will smooth out , and lighten somewhat " .

Gallway Precision does...
Forum: Rifles October 12th, 2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Biggfoot44
Hi Point carbines are Very affordable , great...

Hi Point carbines are Very affordable , great value PCC * despite * their looks .

But the two choices offered are at least three different things .

Do you want a 9mm rifle on purpose ? An...
Forum: Introductions October 12th, 2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By Biggfoot44
Welcome ! Or Welcome Again ! Back in the...

Welcome ! Or Welcome Again !

Back in the day , introductions were slightly optional , but in the current era are pretty much necessary .

Yes , Md is a long way from where it should be on 2A...
Forum: Central Maryland October 11th, 2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,775
Posted By Biggfoot44
Good cover story for a meth lab .

Good cover story for a meth lab .
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