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    South Carolina
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    USPSA and IDPA. Trap, and Sporting Clays. Hunting and fishing.

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  1. I like Nu Finish and mineral spirits too
  2. JD45

    Easy AR trigger job

    Thank you all!
  3. I've never owned an Ar until I got this M&P Sport II. I want to lighten the heavy stock trigger. Anything under 4.5lbs would be fine. The two stage feel is ok too. But I want a decent break. Can i do it myself with stock parts? I did my own 1911 and other trigger jobs , so I figure it may be easier.
  4. How much will ammo cost to get good enough to win the Nationals? Have you heard how many rounds the Army team shoots per day? The cost of a gun is nothing in comparision.
  5. JD45

    Shock buff or ney

    When I shot a .45, CP buffs would last thousands of rds. and never caused a problem.
  6. I totally agree. The SDB is perfect for you. But what is your time worth? Factory ammo is a smart choice if you don't need a ton of it.
  7. JD45

    How can I post more pictures?

    You need a simple tool on your computer or phone to cut down the pixel count. Years ago about 100dpi was all you needed for a computer monitor. Most pics should look great on here even under 200MB. This pic is 133kb
  8. JD45

    How Many Points Down?

    Stupid rule in my opinion. Defensive shooting sport?? Currently, if you drop a point on anything but a swinger I think its a losing plan.
  9. JD45

    Low vs high velocity shot patterns

    Yep that's usually the way it works. Read Bob Bristers book, Shotgunning, the Art and the Science. It's all there.
  10. Buy ammo right now and go shoot. Talk to people and enjoy yourself, Your G19 is fine for now. You may choose a different road after meeting people and seeing all the cool guns at matches.
  11. JD45

    Pen foster smithing coarse

    If you have a good local library, look for books. My small town has lots of gunsmithing books. A video or two about trigger jobs and fitting a safety is a good start. If it's not for a business you can learn on your own. Lots on the internet. But if you have the cash, a fast course on building a gun would be great too.
  12. JD45

    Looking to get into shotshell reloading

    It depends on how many shells you need, and what your time is worth. I started reloaded them in 1984, for fun. But when I needed 300 shells for a monthly trap shoot I bought them. If you get serious, buy Remington STS, or Federal papers, or reload the equivalent. A MEC 9000g or H is great for speed. And a Spolar is the best. You just gotta figure the economics of it. Reloading a few for hunting or a round or two is cheap. But the time you spend doing it for competition is a different ballgame.
  13. JD45

    Reloading Bench Table Top

    This is 5/8". I wish it were thicker.
  14. JD45

    Reloading Bench Table Top

    Not my reloading bench, but it's stronger. Double 7/16" plywood.
  15. JD45

    Reloading Bench Table Top

    Spar Urethane is great for bare wood( 3 coats). Double up or get any solid scrap wood or door over 1 inch thick. One of my benches is thinner, and too springy.