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by chrismartin
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Handgun Talk
Topic: New best pistol is - PPQ 9mm.
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Re: New best pistol is - PPQ 9mm.

If I didn't already own and carry a G19, I'd have already bought the PPQ.
It looks like the perfect 9mm compact sized hand gun for CCW and general use and at a great price point too.
by chrismartin
Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: News Stories
Topic: If You Like Being Insulted, Do We Have A Virginia Gun Store
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: If You Like Being Insulted, Do We Have A Virginia Gun St

Yes... The person who sent the original email to the gun shop is an Executive officer of the VCDL (A HUGE grass roots 2nd amendment org that has gotten a TON of pro-gun legislation through Virginia's legislature). So, the source is sound. The reply from the gun shop is just insane. I don't understan...
by chrismartin
Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Handgun Talk
Topic: New best pistol is - PPQ 9mm.
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Re: New best pistol is - PPQ 9mm.

I also wonder about the HK VP9 (striker fired version of the P30).
I think it's cheaper than the P30 and might fix the trigger issues of the P30.
However, it's still not as cheap as the PPQ.
by chrismartin
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Handgun Talk
Topic: New best pistol is - PPQ 9mm.
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Re: New best pistol is - PPQ 9mm.

How is the PPQ size-wise to the G19? (Grip height, conceal-ability, etc)

I've always liked the PPQ when I pick them up at the gun stores. My friend has two P99's and a PPQ, I haven't had a chance to shoot the PPQ yet. He loves it.
by chrismartin
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: 1911Threaded Barrel needed for Springfield Operator
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: 1911Threaded Barrel needed for Springfield Operator

Any and all 1911 barrels need to be fit to the gun. Some barrels will drop right in, some won't. I would not say that there are any particular barrels that are easier than any other, except for the one that are specifically stated to be "Hard fit" or "Gunsmith fit" barrels, which would be much harde...
by chrismartin
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: News Stories
Topic: Dell statement on school’s web blocking suggests low traffic
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Dell statement on school’s web blocking suggests low tra

Low traffic, that's a good one.

AR15.com isn't even in the "Weapons" category (I run the Dell Sonicwall URL/Content filter for my employer).
Neither is Silencertalk, and a bunch of others. Their URL categories are not as up-to-date and proper as competing products.
by chrismartin
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: KAC
Topic: Mod 2 Availability?
Replies: 6
Views: 1617

Re: Mod 2 Availability?

I picked mine up today. This is my first SR15 (have a 25 ER). Just looking at it - pretty good. Really nice trigger (far better than my 25). Keymod is a little different. Part of me says sell this ASAP for a few dollars more and find a new Mod1 upper and call it good. I have an LPR upper showing up...
by chrismartin
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: E-form approved.... But did I mess up?
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Re: E-form approved.... But did I mess up?

E-Form 1 instructions specifically stated that the ATF wants the base caliber, not specific variation. They even used 300 BLK -> 300 as an example. You probably picked 300 from the pull down list (IIRC it was a pull down list). You are fine. From the 9/17/2013 eForms Bulletin (Page 3): Calibers in N...
by chrismartin
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Handgun Talk
Topic: Suppressed 9mm 1911 Thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 4915

Re: Suppressed 9mm 1911 Thoughts

SWEET gun! What weight recoil spring are you using? To clarify; the can does "not" have the booster installed, Right? The can has the booster and spring in it. I've never tried it without it. I think I have an 8 or 9lbs recoil spring in it. If I can remember, I'll bring my fixed barrel spacer with ...
by chrismartin
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Handgun Talk
Topic: Suppressed 9mm 1911 Thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 4915

Re: Suppressed 9mm 1911 Thoughts

Thanks for answering my questions. I guess it's going to be a coin toss. Do I buy a 9mm 1911 and threaded barrel to test? The answer to that question is always YES! :) I love shooting my 2011 in 9mm. I built it up as a race gun and it'll shoot like mad. It's my favorite gun to shoot. https://farm9....
by chrismartin
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Handgun Talk
Topic: Suppressed 9mm 1911 Thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 4915

Re: Suppressed 9mm 1911 Thoughts

Interesting. I have two questions then: 1. Explain this to me, please. Even a Beretta 92's barrel moves. It moves backwards and forwards. Unlike most other semi-autos that have a barrel that tilts to unlock. Right? Correct. However, if you want better reliability, you should still run a booster on ...
by chrismartin
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Handgun Talk
Topic: Suppressed 9mm 1911 Thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 4915

Re: Suppressed 9mm 1911 Thoughts

As a general rule, if the barrel moves, use the spring in the booster. You may be able to get it to cycle, but it would require swapping the recoil spring in the 1911, tuning it to your loads, etc. Then, if you shoot it without the silencer, you would want to put in the normal recoil spring so the g...
by chrismartin
Tue May 27, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: AAC
Topic: AAC poor customer support RESOLVED
Replies: 18
Views: 3285

Re: AAC poor customer support

I would post here and a few other places (Under a different subject line so that people find it) asking if anyone can measure and take pictures of the part. You can probably get enough data you can make your own like you want to anyway. I'm measured a ton of stuff here for other people so they could...
by chrismartin
Mon May 26, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: E-Form related question
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: E-Form related question

eForms are immediately "pending" status. When they are approved, an email is automatically sent to the submitter with the approved form attached (as a PDF). So, you would just get "Pending" if you called. When you do paper forms, it's useful to call so that you know at least you are in the system. H...
by chrismartin
Mon May 26, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: P229 Threaded Barrel
Replies: 16
Views: 2902

Re: P229 Threaded Barrel

Good option unless you have a 40S&W, which I do. Why they don't have one in 40 but do for 9mm and 45 is beyond me! I guess it is back to EFK or BarSto. This was my problem as well and why I ended up with an EFK. The 40 S&W is my favorite round. Apparently the Secret Service thinks so as well. Seems...
by chrismartin
Sat May 10, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Which suppressor for .223, 45, and 9mm?
Replies: 6
Views: 1725

Re: Which suppressor for .223, 45, and 9mm?

Emilio wrote:Yes , no perfect can for all. Get the Octane 45 and save up for a 308 can. 223 is loud anyway.
This is the correct answer.
I'd also recommend getting a good 22lr silencer.
by chrismartin
Tue May 06, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: P229 Threaded Barrel
Replies: 16
Views: 2902

Re: P229 Threaded Barrel

Yeah, You won't find many EFK fans here.

I'd recommend Barsto. They are truly match grade barrels. Mine has been very good. No complaints at all other than the wait.

I have a P229 in 40 and am using a 9mm conversion barrel from Barsto that's threaded.
by chrismartin
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Gemtech
Topic: Cleaning your Gemtech
Replies: 25
Views: 16808

Re: Cleaning your Gemtech

Bendersquint wrote:
Elbow grease and some Hoppes would be what I would recommend.
Hoppes #9 contains ammonia which can damage aluminum. So, if you use it, make sure to clean it all off and don't soak the parts in it, even more-so if the parts are not anodized. Personally, I would not use it on baffles.
by chrismartin
Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Gemtech
Topic: After-market Outback end caps?
Replies: 7
Views: 4877

Re: After-market Outback end caps?

SRI still jail brakes. However, this is not a jail brake. This is just a "custom part" which they do all the time for all sorts of things. I doubt liberty would have it as their re-core service was a mono-core, which the end cap was included and attached to the core. I'd recommend PM'ing bendersquin...
by chrismartin
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Gemtech
Topic: After-market Outback end caps?
Replies: 7
Views: 4877

Re: After-market Outback end caps?

The problem is that "end caps" are silencer parts. To the ATF, Silencer parts == silencer. So, you can't order end caps from a vendor and have them mailed to you. You also cannot make your own or have anyone but a manufacturer (07/02 or whatever) make them. No matter who makes the end cap, you'll ha...
by chrismartin
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Well, it's OFFICIAL.
Replies: 19
Views: 1753

Re: Well, it's OFFICIAL.

Ha! That's awesome! Congratulations and have fun with it.
by chrismartin
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: 9mm 231 load needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: 9mm 231 load needed

I have tested Winchester 231 with 147gr projectiles. Starting load for me was 3.4gr, ending with 3.9 gr. OAL for my truncated cone FMJ bullets (similar in bullet length to hollow points) was 1.12. I typically run 3.8-3.9 gr and it cycles everything I own (ar15 SBR, glocks, P229, STI 2011, etc.) I ha...
by chrismartin
Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Toby (1/5/04-3/19/14)
Replies: 13
Views: 2032

Re: R.I.P. Toby (1/5/04-3/19/14)

Sorry for your loss. It certainly can be tough. We lost one of our girls to congestive heart failure at the end of July. From the initial problem to her passing was just a couple of weeks. We did all we could, but still lost her. Sometimes, there just isn't anything you can do. https://farm6.staticf...
by chrismartin
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Rifle Discussion
Topic: I can't use my Phantom on my 16" midlength
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: I can't use my Phantom on my 16" midlength

With the silencer is recoil and/or carrier speed noticeably increased? If you are over gassed and then add a silencer (increase in back pressure) you can cause the carrier to move too quickly, pulling the bolt back too fast and too early and it'll rip case rims off. A lot of barrels are over gassed ...
by chrismartin
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Octane 45
Replies: 18
Views: 1057

Re: Octane 45

Love my Octane 45, on 44 special it is a serious mouse fart. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O5reSebBZE&list=UUa_zRMk0SvAE4ZSPcYSngdA A friend of mine has a 77/44 with an Octane on the end. Man, what an amazing thing to shoot. Super heavy, huge slugs of lead, subsonic with just a "click" and a thud...