JonM1911

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  1. JonM1911

    Any Experience with Del Ton?

    I'll preface this with "This is only my opinion, which has been based on research and experience of others." Del-Ton makes a very good budget upper, for plinking. I wouldn't necessarily trust my life to it. The reasoning behind that is that their level of standards are not the same as companies such as BCM, Daniel Defense, Lewis Machine and Tool, etc. What I mean by this is that different companies have different standards for this like gas key staking on the BCG, etc. These can affect the function of your rifle, as something like an improperly staked gas key can make your rifle not go bang. Given a choice of the 2 above, I would go with the RRA, but I would just buy the base upper and purchase another BCG (bolt carrier group), from say BCM or DD. Personally I would go with the RRA A4, flattop, as you can put a rear iron sight on it, and later if you want a red dot (they are very nice) you can add one with ease. The A2 upper, with the carry handle, is obsolete IMO. You aren't going to have any movement on an A4 with a rear iron sight if you tighten and loctite it properly. I'm not a huge fan of the 1:9 twist barrel, the lower the twist, the heavier grain round you can use, so I prefer 1:7 or 1:8, but 1:9 isn't horrible. On a side note, here is a BCM, made by Lewis Machine and Tool. Its just the stripped upper, so you can add plastic handguards for cheap or a rail if you want, and you can add a good quality BCG for $145 I think. This would be an upper I would trust my life to. Very high quality. Just something to think about. http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-BFH-16-Mid-Length-Upper-Receiver-Group-p/bcm-urg-mid-16%20bfh.htm Just as a reference I run a custom AR. - 14.5" 1:7 twist DD barrel w a pinned Vortex flashhider (16" OAL is the legal length without AFT paperwork) - Daniel Defense 14.0 rail - Troy folding backup iron sights - Surefire 6PX Pro in a Gear Sector mount - Magpul AFG - Gear Sector 2pt sling - EoTech 511 red dot sight - Magpul CTR stock - Magpul MIAD grip with enhanced trigger guard - Magpul BAD lever - BCM Gunfighter charging handle I just ran my first carbine course in Sept with Ken Hackathorn, it was awesome and this thing ran like a beast. Accurate and no flaws at all. Actually I had cleaned it the weekend prior and not seated the firing pin fully when reassembling the BCG, so my first drill it didn't go bang. After racking a few new rounds and getting the same result, I swapped out for my extra BCG and off I went. I later found the issue, but I was glad I listened to some other more experienced guys who had told me to take an extra BCG. Lesson learned I guess, anyways hope this helps a bit. Overall though, if you're looking to keep costs down and don't want to go over those prices, go with the RRA.
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    Ron Paul

    Yea, I've seen it before and it really didn't change my mind, you know why, b/c it only gives ONE side of the story. The boohoo pity party for the extremists. Do I think we should be in everyone's business, no, but there comes a time when enough is enough. I'm not going to go through the whole history of who started what, but here's one thing I've had a RP supporter tell me. "For example: Very few know anything about the 1986 bombing of Libya, which resulted in the killing of Gaddafi's stepdaughter, which led to the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland two years later." Well, not only has there been findings that disprove there ever was a stepdaughter to begin with, but the bombing in Libya was retaliation for the 1986 Berlin discotheque bombing, in which 2 US service men and a Turkish civilian were killed and 229 wounded. I can't see how any rational person can try to justify the attack of our allies (Kuwait and Israel), the bombing of our Marine barracks, the USS Cole, the WTC in '93, on and on. You people act like the extremists are all innocent in this and they did nothing to warrant our intervention over there. Sure you can go back half a century and find some obscure thing, that someone did, that might have caused things down the road, but when do you say enough is enough, get over it. You can trace this fight all the way back to the Crusades all the way back to the Bible. It all boils down to this. They had a problem, you say its one thing, I say its another. Instead of being rational human beings about it, they decided to kill 3,000 American civilians including women and children...not that they value women to begin with. They brought this upon themselves, maybe they should have picked someone who couldn't fight back. Too bad, so sad, OBL is fish food. Pack it up, come home, secure the border, tell the rest of the world where to go and be done with it. My personal foreign policy, bring all our troops home, except for strategic bases on ally soil. Stop all foreign aid except to allies (proven allies) which really need it. Secure the border. Leave the UN, or at the very least take a VERY small role in it and tell them to go build their headquarters elsewhere, we're taking our land back. Tell the rest of the world to handle their own affairs, but if they so much as harm one hair on one American's head, there will be hell to pay. And I don't mean a long drawn out campaign, bomb em, wipe em out, and leave. No nation building, no humanitarian aid, no nothing. You kill our civilians, we wreck you and go home. That's the way war is, our military is not a nation building team, they are professional soldiers, not school builders or peacekeepers.
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    Glock Talk

    I've looked at some, mostly Sigs, but a few Glocks. At least around here, they're not that much cheaper, maybe $100 or so. And for the amount of time the average cop spend on the range, at least from what I've heard from some cops I know, they are beat to hell and back. I mean it looks like they dragged them for a few miles behind the cruiser. YMMV though, so check them out, it can't hurt. Overall, if you don't care about looks, I can't see why they wouldn't work. Maybe you might have to replace a spring here or there, but those are cheap and its highly unlikely anyways.
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    Ron Paul

    Yea and if they'd have wiped them out then, we wouldn't be dealing with them now. Oh yea, Muslims are just a peace loving, non-violent people, who just want their side heard. Kinda hard to hear over the sounds of explosions and innocent women and children dying. I know that might be inconvenient for those Ron Paul supporters without the capacity to fathom the fact that a group of people could hate others for not following the same religion, but its true.
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    Ron Paul

    I agree with a lot of what he says, the problem that Paul supporters have is they think he can do everything he says. In theory ending the Fed Reserve and cutting everything he wants is great and the right thing to do, as most of it is way over the bounds of the Federal Government, however unless we get Paul Clones in Congress, most of that will never happen. His foreign policy is my big hangup and quite frankly a little scary. I agree we shouldn't be the world police, and minus a few strategic bases, I believe we should the majority of our troops home. But this idea that the terrorist issue facing the world will just go away overnight if we leave them alone, is idiocy. This idea that Iran, whether they are close to the bomb or not, will just go away if we leave them alone is crazy. I agree with alot of what he says, some of it is crazy though. As for the others, Newt and Romney are nothing but moderates, nothing near what we need. Bachman, I mean really, can we find a semi-competent Conservative woman?!?!?! First Palin now this ditz...REALLY!!! I like Santorum, but he won't get the nomination and I really like Perry. I'll vote Perry or Paul in the Primary and ABO in the election. Though I fear that Romney or Newt as president will only bring about a repeat of the last election, with people sick of the "Conservatives" when neither one is. We need a TRUE Conservative, but that will probably never happen.
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    Some Humor

    I would love to put that on my taxes...lol
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    Glock Talk

    Also, if you like the Glocks but not the grip, look into grip reductions. They can do some pretty awesome things to the those grips to customize them how you want.
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    Glock Talk

    I absolutely love my 226. I got the Enhanced Elite version, has a beavertail grip, which I love. Funny though, I actually have gotten slightly better with my 229E2 (non=beavertail) since I got my 226, or maybe its just me. This. I'm a huge fan of the 19/26 combo. Interchangeable mags from the 19 to the 26, though I prefer to use the 26 mags with the pinky extension, just enough to get a full grip but keeps it small enough for great concealment. I didn't think I'd like the 26 but I shot a friends and its great. Definitely on my buy list.
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    Going Shooting this weekend with the lady

    I think it depends on the woman. When I taught my ex-gf to shoot, I started her with a G19. She was all of 5'1" and like 98lbs. She didn't like the Glock b/c she could't fit her hands around it. That was when she decided she wanted to shoot my 1911...which she liked. I told her, its got more power than the Glock, but the kick isn't extremely bad, b/c its a heavier gun, so she went into it expecting more than what she got. Talked to her the other day and she's got a little S&W .380 and her CCL.
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    Glock Talk

    Yep, I shoulda never sold my G19, but oh well. I've got a Sig 229 and 226 and a Kimber 1911. Eventually I'd like to pickup another Glock though.
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    Firearm problem for felon

    I don't know how legit this site is, but I have heard about non-violent offenders petitioning to get their right reinstated. http://www.lawqa.com/qa/can-nonviolent-felon-own-firearm2 On a side note, this is a big problem I have. The 2A does not stipulate rights for everyone except felons. If a 'felon' is deemed safe enough to be out on the streets, whether released or never locked up to begin with, then they should be able to own a firearm. If they are still considered dangerous enough to not own a firearm, they shouldn't be out on the streets. Once again the government has totally circumvented the law...big surprise. Best of luck to you.
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    Bug-out ammo question

    That's nice, if you have the luxury of a stocked BOL, however I myself dont, so humping it is unavoidable. My plan for now is to bug out to rural areas, find a vacant home off the beaten path, and move in. Then if the situation allows, go back for everything I couldnt carry the first time.
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    went gun shopping.

    Hahaha, the age thing made me chuckle. I joke with people about that since I'm the youngest at my work and its fun to mess with clients, they all think I'm late 20s and when I tell them I'm 22 they can't believe it. Anyways, I really liked the 3.5", but I can't seem to find any, at least in my quick searches, seems like they were prolly made in limited quantities, since its an off length. I had some battles over spending $1400 on my Kimber, but I'm glad I did...wouldn't spend any more than that though. Wilson Combats and all that are nice, but when the gun can out shoot me, its good enough. I've got the plain Warrior and haven't had any issues with rust at all. Though it stays mostly in the safe now, it was my EDC gun for several months so it was exposed to water, sweat, etc and unfortunately I'm horrible about cleaning my carry gun, usually just gets cleaned when I shoot it, which is usually 1-2 times a month, so I guess its not as bad as I thought...Sucks he's having issues with it, they're great guns.
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    went gun shopping.

    Well if we're talking 1911s, I own a Kimber Warrior. Just went to the store today and fondled some Colts. I'm thinking about picking up a Colt Commander or Officer in a 4in and also getting their New Agent. That little bugger is sick. Its a 3in that's been cut down, I mean there's no sights on it, just a sight groove. Its meant for a backup gun and supposedly its very popular with undercover federal officers. I didn't think I'd like it, but I do. So now I start saving. I figure $200/wk for 3 months will get me to where I need to be to buy both, so it'll be a happy 23rd bday present to myself...damn I'm getting old.
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    went gun shopping.

    I know quite a few guys, well I know them through a gun forum, not in person, that own that gun or their wives do, and I have heard nothing but positives about it. Two of the guns I carry are 9mm and I have no qualms about it providing enough stopping power. I would suggest getting to a local range and seeing if they have one to test fire...also test fire some others if you can. If you want to stay in that size range, the Glock 26 is a VERY nice gun, as well as the Sig 239 (depending on your price range). The main thing is finding a gun that you like, that fits well, and then training with it.
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    this may suprise you.

    Yea, I've seen it, pure BS. Not only are they pitting trained SRT members against people with no prior firearms training, they place restrictive, unreasonable clothing on individuals placed in the CENTER OF THE FRONT ROW, where the "shooters" already know they are, and expect them to end the situation. I hate cops like this, do your job, keep your nose out of my business and my rights.
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    What emergency scenario are you prepping for?!?

    This...which is why I hate living in the city, but can't do much about it now. Prepare for the most likely scenario in your area, prepare to the best of your abilities, limits, etc, and pray for the best is really all you can do. Would I love to have 100 acres with a well or 2, some personal crops, stockpiles of food and ammo, gas, etc, sure who wouldn't, but I have to realistic. Of course I've got time, assuming everything doesn't collapse tomorrow, but I'm also not going to lose sleep over worrying about tomorrow.
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    Bug-out ammo question

    An added advantage to spreading things out, such as with a vest, is that should you need to make a quick exit, you can stash or just drop, depending on urgency, your pack and split. That way I'm still going to have ammo, IFAK, cleaning supplies, water, and some survival supplies.
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    Bug-out ammo question

    Weapons: Sig 226 on hip AR15 slung Remington 700 in Eberlestock scabbard pack Sig 229 or Kimber 1911 (Leaning towards 229 since I could use my 226 mags in it) Ammo/mags Vest: (8) 30rnd AR mags (240rnds) (2) 15rnd Sig mags (30rnds) Bag: In mags - 600rnds of 9mm and 5.56 For the 700, not sure, don't have any .308 yet lol. I'd say at least 500 I've done a few Crossfit workouts with my vest, loaded, and its not bad, though its slightly large, with is fine once I get something heavier than a tshirt under it. Wore it, my rifle, and my pistol for a 10hr gun course that ranged from cold to warm, so I know I can handle it fine. I've got an Eberlestock Terminator pack with their rifle scabbard. Packed upwards of 50lbs in it just to test, its really not that bad, though I have not trekked through rough terrain with it yet. As I've said before, I'm only bugging out if things go south bad, and I mean total collapse of everything. Anything else and I'm hunkering down at home. We have 3 good shooters and enough supplies to last a couple months, though there are a few things that need to be added to our supply list.
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    Ammo question

    Someone on the gun forum I frequent said they or one of their friends found, some old WW2 .45 ammo that all fired fine...still in the original box.
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    Ammo question

    Just did a small inventory last night. I picked up a new ammo box at the range yesterday, pretty nice actually. Its plastic, holds up to 30lbs, has a rubber seal, and is made in the USA...and added plus. Anyways I've got just south of 50 loaded AR mags and much more loose ammo in reserve lol. I still need more handgun ammo though, especially .45, as I only have 50 rounds left....still.
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    Post your best on-line deals for ammo

    http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/ Picked up 1,000 rounds of American Eagle 9mm for $234 shipped. They have awesome deals.
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    Get Home Bags

    So I didn't see a thread on these, I figured I'd start one. I work in IT and I travel a lot. Most of it is within 40 miles of home, so its not too bad, however on certain occasions I'm 100 or more miles away. While I've never been stranded, AAA is a lifesaver for the 2 times I've had some sort of trouble, but that's still a long way if there's ever some sort of trouble. On my person all the time: Leatherman, phone, wallet, paracord bracelet, Surefire light, CCW (when legal). Right now, here is where I stand: BDS Tactical 3 day pack LMF II Infantry Combat Knife w sheath SOL's Emergency bivvy Cochlan's Fire Starters (Basically a match and tinder in one) Waterproof matches 100 rounds of ammo for my carry weapon Backup Surefire light Change of clothes (changed from summer to winter wear) Extra gloves and hat (now getting to winter) Shemgah What I know I need: IFAK High calorie food (beef jerky, bars, nuts, etc) Local maps Compass Spare batteries Extra knife (folder) Paracord Pen and Pencil Small pad Headlamp? (I can get them cheap so why not) Sm. roll of ductape At this point, I can't think of much else. Trying to cover the most likely scenarios, but have enough to get by if I need to 'hoof it' over half the state. If there's anything major, its escaping me. I wear dress shoes for work, so an extra pair of shoes is a must. Easy enough for spring, summer, and fall, but we get a lot of snow in the winter, so I've been thinking of picking up another pair of boots so I can keep one in the car at all times. I've also considered starting a smaller EDC bag/pack or something, maybe even a pouch that could be attached to the MOLLE/PALLES webbing, but I'm not too concerned about that at the moment.
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    Interesting idea....house in a hill

    Yea, no way I could live in that year round
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    Interesting idea....house in a hill

    Yep, that's exactly right. By no means is it perfect, just neat. As far as aerial surveillance yea, I don't think it would block enough heat to completely shield you.