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  1. Listening right now! Thanks for sharing Brian.
  2. Did Les say why he thought the 9mm was more reliable?
  3. Just so I'm understanding this correctly, are you saying there are "toy" tourniquet replicas used in airsoft role play?
  4. Did I read this right? There are actually counterfeit tourniquets being sold? I'm not sure I'm following you on the "airsoft replicas" comment.
  5. The Generation 7 CAT Tourniquet is Dr. Valliere's third recommendation. You will be fine with this one. My two initial thoughts on all of this are: 1)will the tourniquet work and 2)how easy is it to use? If you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to quickly use a device like this, how successful will you be at getting the bleeding stopped? The SWAT is reportedly very easy to use. It comes with very straightforward instructions, however, I did start to wonder if the SWAT would be difficult to handle if your hands are bloody. In other words will you or someone else have trouble getting a good grip on it with wet/bloody hands. I don't have an answer to that question yet, but I am looking into this.
  6. I'm posting this for anyone looking to buy a tourniquet for themselves or for the range. As some of you know, I am a surgeon with an extensive background in trauma. I am a member of the teaching faculty at Iowa Methodist in Des Moines, Iowa (also known as Unity Point). One of our Chief Residents, Dr. Mike Valliere, has done extensive research on tourniquets. Recently, he won a National Championship for his research. ( https://www.journalacs.org/article/S1072-7515(18)30434-4/abstract ). I have spoken with Mike at length about his recommendations. Basically, there are two tourniquets that he recommends. The easiest tourniquet (also the cheapest) for people to use is called the SWAT tourniquet (https://www.buyemp.com/product/swat-tourniquet/3442-EACH?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvtrasdPD4gIVFLbACh3qsQGkEAQYASABEgIREfD_BwE). It's only about 12 dollars and is very easy for the lay person to use. It is also reusable. The second tourniquet he personally carries and recommends is called the Tactical RMT tourniquet (https://www.chinookmed.com/item/05182/m2-inc.-tactical-ratcheting-medical-tourniquet-rmt/1.html?source=froogle&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlpH62dPD4gIVBtbACh2jbwYDEAQYASABEgIVMvD_BwE). It's around 40 bucks. It is reuseable as well, however, he recommends that if the tourniquet becomes soiled with blood, it should not be reused. His research focused mainly on the straps and buckles, and he discovered that not all tourniquets generate enough force to stop an arterial bleed. Some of the buckles are not smooth and therefore generate a lot of friction on the strap preventing enough force from being able to be applied to stop an arterial bleed. Be careful what you buy. Not all of the tourniquets on the market will get the job done. Thanks! Chris Martin
  7. Share your Challenge Coins and the story behind them. I just finished the Citizen's Police Academy and was given this coin by the Chief of Police.
  8. Yes, the barrel bushing absolutely affects accuracy. I agree with bigboy69 and use EGW bushings on my builds. Fitting it properly is an entirely new topic. The inside diameter, outside diameter and amount of barrel contact are all factors I address when building a pistol.
  9. You've made some valid points and have me thinking..... The issue I had at an airport was flying with my ammo in the blue plastic containers. The airline staff didn't want to let me through, but when I showed them their regulations, they conceded.
  10. Amerflyer48, Thank you for typing this all up. What a great idea! I've saved it for future reference.
  11. I'm not sure I would trust the hotel to not loose my ammo. Of the three options available, sending ammo the the MD seems like the best solution. If you decide to fly with ammo/firearms, print off the TSA and individual airlines regulations to take with you. The people at the ticket counter won't always know their own rules. Having a printed copy has helped me in the past.
  12. If you show up to major matches with one gun, eventually you'll be a spectator. Sooner or later you will wish you had backup gun.
  13. I think all of the shooting sports need to address this issue. At a local match yesterday, the MD held a safety briefing and let everyone know where medical supplies were located. Then he asked if there was anyone in the crowd with first aid training. There was a first responder and an ER doctor there. Aside from the safety meeting, there didn't appear to be any type of plan in the event of a major accident. I spent the rest of the day thinking about this and came to the conclusion that some kind of a plan would be smart. How far away is an ambulance? Where is the closest hospital? What are the capabilities of that hospital? Do they have a surgeon there? How far away is the next "best" hospital? Should a helicopter be called? I agree that tourniquets, quick clot bandages, chest seal, and AED, etc. are all a good idea, but then what?
  14. About ten years ago at the Michigan State IDPA Championship, the MD checked everyone's equipment at registration. He found two loaded guns.
  15. That's why I bought carbide too, but using case lube makes the process so much smoother.
  16. I see a lot of guys making this mistake. For me, when the stage is over, it's over. I don't dwell on it. I don't think about it. I just move on. This will make sense when you win a major by less than a second. When the match is over, then you can dwell on your mistakes and try to learn something from it. Don't do it during the match. Nothing good can come of it.
  17. Sean Gaines started a really nice thread about exactly 8 years ago. One of the many things he talks about is creating a check list.
  18. Jamison is a solid guy.  I bought a G34 from him in May 2019.  He shipped it right away, and the gun arrived exactly as described. This transaction was very smooth.  Jamison is an honest guy you can trust.

    1. JamisonMcCollister


      Thank you sir!! Very glad you are happy with the G34!!

  19. I agree. I wouldn't want that guy at my range, and I wouldn't feel bad sending him home.
  20. It's us, not the guns was the quote I was referencing. The gun absolutely plays a factor in accuracy. Let's say your sights happen to be lined up on the edge of the plate, will the round hit? An accurate gun will still hit the plate. I'm not convinced a production gun would hit the target in my made up scenario.
  21. How do you make it? I agree with Jack on this one. I have a box that I use for this purpose. Make sure to lay the cases on their side, spray down your brass and start loading. I've never waited to start loading after spraying my brass with 1 shot. I've never had a squib. I'm curious about the 1 shot that may have caused squibs. Is there gun powder present or evidence that the case was charged with powder?
  22. Every indoor range I’ve been to has its ceiling shot to hell.
  23. Tell that to the ransom rest. I'm with Jack on this.
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