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Old 05-31-2016, 05:44 PM   #1
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A "What have you done this week" thread

One oft-encountered theme on a lot of forums is one of "what have you done this week?", so, why not try it here..?

Basically, anything you've done gun-related, survival-related, training-related, workout-related, etc. Most of those could actually be correctly grouped under "survival-related", which is why I figured I'd start it in the "survival" forum.
 
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Old 05-31-2016, 05:50 PM   #2
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to be more realistic around here, you need to ask "what have you done in your entire life"? :-) Have you EVER tossed up a couple of soda cans and hit them both in the air, with a rifle? Have you EVER tossed up a can, drawn from concealment with the same tossing hand, and hit the can in midair? why not? it's pretty easy, actually.
 
Old 05-31-2016, 05:55 PM   #3
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"Gun related", I shot a 2 day (10 stage) Cowboy Action match on Sat & Sunday, coming in at 1st in my category with 9 of the 10 stages shot clean (no misses). Spend the day today cleaning the 17 guns that my wife and I are taking to shoot the North Dakota SASS State Championships in a couple of weeks.
 
 
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I frankly haven't done a lot. Been working on the minutia of selling our house, getting guns & gear ready for a carbine class this weekend, and had the final survey done on our rural property. (Which I'm totally stoked about. Only forty acres, but literally the second-to-last property on the gravel road; extremely rural. Just barely have room for a 300-yard rifle range, but will probably only go to 200 or so. The only property past us is an old chicken-growing operation, owned and run by a family that (almost inevitably, in this area) are my wife's second-cousins.

Gun-related stuff, did order some ammo online, but not tons; four bricks of .22's and less than a thousand .223's.

{edit - actually forgot one gun thing. I ordered a crossbreed mini-tuck for a CM9. Not sure if it will replace the K-Rounds holster I'm currently using, but the one crossbreed I already have is phenomenal, so possibly may.}

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Old 05-31-2016, 06:01 PM   #5
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to be more realistic around here, you need to ask "what have you done in your entire life"? :-)
Awesome, why not start that thread.
 
Old 05-31-2016, 06:12 PM   #6
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I made a novel, and fairly scalable in terms of scope, fixture and powered test rig which allows me to very closely simulate and measure all forms of wear and all reciprocation dynamics affecting a certain firearm's bearing surfaces when used with different coatings. Lifetime savings are huge because I don't need to burn 6,000 rounds to get 6,000 cycles to study a particular set of things which aren't particularly heat sensitive in application, it does it all by itself.

No making firearms go bang this week, actually. This coming week isn't looking so shooty either. More important projects at hand.
 
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and what is the value of this fixture? is this a gun that can't be or hasn't been shot that much, rendering empirical testing not practical?
 
Old 06-01-2016, 07:40 AM   #8
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So Melvin, your comments indicate that you have done nothing this week, is that correct? If so why did you even bother posting?
 
Old 06-01-2016, 09:33 AM   #9
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Actually fished with my Son for three day's. Hiked for four day's, but it rained on my head one of those day's when I was 2 1/2 Miles from the car. Only plinked with an assortment of .22's while hiking. I don't like shooting the bigger stuff by my Dog unless I'm hunting. (I caught a 4lb. 12oz. Largemouth Bass, I had to brag.) Oh, and I got back into jerky making. Dehydrator and jerky shooter, spices, etc. about $150.00 . Made up 2lbs. Venison, that was GONE after the fishing/hiking.

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Old 06-01-2016, 01:58 PM   #10
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Well today it was back out to the range. This wasn't a trip I was really looking forward to as I spent almost 2 1/2 months working up a load for my 1906 Winchester M94 in .38-55. By the time I was finished in October I had a load that would give. me 2 1/2" at 100 yds. It was exceptionally time consuming.

Over the winter I sent the rifle for some internal work as I was having feeding problems. The A$$HOLE gunsmith replaced the front sight! WTF!!. I spent 2 hours on the range today getting it zeroed for 100. If the wind dies down tomorrow I'll see what it will do at 200.
 
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and what is the value of this fixture? is this a gun that can't be or hasn't been shot that much, rendering empirical testing not practical?
The value is testing a lot of the new alloys and PVD coatings in conjunction with one another in firearms related applications. With EPA regulations, yet alone beneficial and cost effective concerns, this is perhaps surprisingly a huge thing.

It has a lot of value outside of firearms as well. The test rig could be for any reciprocating mechanism up to a certain force, and any bearing surface or axis of force application. Any time you're studying bearing surfaces in such a way, you have the ability to monetize.

Ironically, I grew up to be a rocket surgeon as they say. I'm an engineer in (overwhelmingly predominately) aero and small arms with a lot of contract work and my own machine shop. All AS / ISO / NADCAP errythang so I can and do consult on some interesting projects.

As an update for things I did this week, I got a 22/45 for the younger members of my family to ditz with in conjunction with my spare Warlock II. RMR also ordered.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:51 PM   #12
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Short week, loaded 450 9mm today, cleaned a dew guns. Tomorrow is a road trip to BPS an Grafs for reloading supplies. will also hit 3 or 4 other gun shops an pawn shops, not buying any guns unless, who knows. Don't need anymore , but a 6" model 19 would be nice or a model 18. Seen a REAL WORTHLESS Model 61 last week NIB, left a bid on it. Those were about the worst thing Smith ever built. NIB, might make a buck or so on it.
Hopefully Friday will be nice so can take a couple ARs out.
9mm that has impressed me is a detective size Hi Power, Flawless an groups fantastic from 7 to 25 yds. Light an easy to carry IWB or in concealment undershirt Just feels a lot better than the fullsize.
 
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To add to this week, got a bunch of Scorpion Evos coming in for 450 each. Buyers all pre-arranged and keeping one for personal.

Facebook groups for the win. It has been an exceptional evening for me.
 
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factory browning is now a compact? hadn't heard about that, but the custom ones. wilson had a VERY low opinion of austin Behlert! :-) I saw one of the 6" barreled competition high powers, at the St Louis show. the muzzle weight was split, clamped onto the barrel with capscrews.
 
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did smith call the escort the m61, and also a .22 mag variant of the kitgun by the same model number? seem to remember that
 
Old 06-01-2016, 08:27 PM   #16
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the escort let to the Model 2214, which is a fine little pistol. very accurate good sights, wonderful trigger pull rigid barrel, pocket size, 18 ozs, but the safety is like a luger, work it with the left thumb. :-)
 
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apparently the kit gun I was thinking of was the M63. The 2214 is the most accurate pocket 22 available. I never thought you could silence it, but I've seen a youtube vid where you can. Looked to me like the barrel could not be removed from the frame, but apparently I was wrong about that. I never got to take it apart, it was gwen's gun.

 
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this is the threaded barrel and adapter.
 
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he can't really shoot, but it does show what a handicap a DA revolver is.
 
Old 06-02-2016, 05:32 AM   #20
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...9mm that has impressed me is a detective size Hi Power, Flawless an groups fantastic from 7 to 25 yds. Light an easy to carry IWB or in concealment undershirt Just feels a lot better than the fullsize.
Is this an actual Browning, or one of the Argentine "FM" versions? I briefly had a full-size FM 'Hi-Power' 20+ years ago, and while it was functional, I never liked the trigger. Friend had a Belgium Browning, and its trigger was pretty awful too, for that matter.

As much as I dislike glock triggers, both of those were worse.
 
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