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  1. title says it all - looking for recommendations for a good value OWB practice holster compatible with UBL, caveat is i'm looking to fit a G19 with olight PL2 mini? goto would have been bladetech doesn't look like they support the olight. Only one i've found is from a company called werkz: https://werkz.com/index.php/light-bearing-holsters/m7-holsters-owb-with-standard-attachment-pattern.html?find=glock-g19-gen5-olight-pl-mini-valkyrie-2-29529&sid=XZdEJBFyVz not familiar with them so appreciate any feedback anyone may have on their stuff (or recommendations on alternatives that fit a UBL).
  2. speedcross 5 for the win! i've never owned a more comfortable pair of shoes.soles are plenty aggressive for grass and loose surfaces but are still reasonably comfortable walking on flat surfaces (parking lot, etc.)
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    new shoes

    right foot's been bothering me for a while, chalked it up to getting old... in an unrelated thread, my trusty lowas were finally worn out and soles separating so i (very begrudglingy) spent some $$ on a new pair of Solomon speedcross 5's. Holy cr@p these things are insanely comfortable, all of a sudden the constant ache in the ball of my right foot is not so bad anymore... who would have thought i feel a lot like when i remember to take a .22 to the range - what a great idea, how come i didn't think of this before / do this more often. i'm putting a recurring nag in the calendar to buy a new pair of shoes every year.
  4. inspection camera is such a great idea. i am kicking myself for not thinking about it sooner...
  5. suadero burrito with scrambled eggs for breakfast! Me: "this is the happiest day of my life!" shooting partner: "but don't you have kids, what about when they were bor-" Me: "HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!" 0
  6. man this place is a wellspring of good info, thanks everyone for taking the time to reply, much appreciated
  7. future for me seems clear via Imgflip Meme Generator
  8. dragged out the beat-up parts gun i'd put together a million years ago with a hahn block and a regular blowback 9mm upper. remembered just how much fun this thing could be doing carbine drills at 50 yds and under - way cheaper than 5.56, can shoot on plentiful mild steel targets and can put steel close(r) up without having to worry about centerfire rifle frag. it was sunny days with cottonball clouds and an an impossibly blue sky... then i immediately got home and started making a list of the crap i needed to upgrade on my blaster. near top of the list was a better trigger (after junking the 3 pound YHM quad rail that extends 4" past the 5" barrel for the cool 80's SD look with a suppressor). current setup is standard GI parts kit that feels like 6 miles of bad road. I've read a lot of positive feedback on the forum for the hiperfire 24c (which doesn't appear to be called the 24c anymore on hiperfire's website but is i guess called the hipertouch competition?) maybe just redundant question but i did a legit search before giving up and calling the oracle... 1) LENGTHY INTRO: i've read a lot how 9mm blowback carbines are tough on triggers and in particular trigger pins. some triggers (like the timney ar gold pcc and the mccormick ar pcc triggers) are marketed as built specifically for 9mm blowback carbines. The Hiperfire doesn't appear to make this distinction and the Hipertouch competition appears to be marketed as a general purpose single-stage that can be used on 5.56 DI or 9mm blowback guns. QUESTION: has anyone seen the hipertouch fail under 9mm blowback beatings or does it in fact hold up as well as other triggers marketed specifically for 9mm blowback guns? Is there any truth to the conventional wisdom that 9mm PCC guns need a "different" trigger? I've probably only got 1-2K rounds through this gun but it's held up fine with a generic GI parts kit fire control group (i.e. held up fine meaning it continues to work but the trigger pull is horrendous). thanks for reading
  9. truth. there is a part of me that keeps thinking a primary arms would be "almost as good". And then i think of all the cr@ppy simmons .22 scopes i simply threw out when i finally got tired of bad glass...
  10. pondering a copperhead as my next splurge for no good reason, tagging this to see how the story ends
  11. bummer and thanks for the reply. I was hoping you'd say something like "not bright enough to replace an aimpoint T1 / trijocon MRO so save your $$$ and don't be tempted..."
  12. can anyone running FFP razor HD's share your opinion of red dot brightness on 1x?
  13. long-time recreational shooter but never a diligent competitor, best i ever got was a b class way back when. my eyes are going a bit so borrowed a slide-mounted RMR from a friend, discovered it made life way easier. definitely a learning curve picking up the dot on presentation but motivated for the first time in a long while to keep a regular dry-fire regimen and presentation improved steadily. returned my loaner carry-optics pistol and sent my own off to be milled. in the interim, went back to irons. bummed to find that they were not quite so easy as the dot but prompted me to slow waay down, start over and go back to basics - press out, sight alignment, trigger pull straight to the rear. with the rmr, had gotten used to always keeping a focus on the target (no finding the target, then bringing focus back to front sight). falling back to irons and realizing i'd either lost those fundamentals or really never had them down all that well to begin with maybe. figuring out all over again just how far out the target can be (or how big it needs to be) in order to get good hits with a flash sight picture or a hard target focus (fuzzy front sight) vs. at what point do i need to pick up the target and then bring focus back to front sight for nice crisp front sight and fuzzy target. how close does a target need to be (or how big) to easily get good hits with both eyes open vs. when do i need to close one eye or squint? Starting out target transition drills working for time and gradually just slowing down and paying attention to when I pick up the target, when I pick up the sights, what I’m actually looking at when the shot breaks. did I call that shot, was I actually aiming when I pulled the trigger or just using the force… on the timer, I’m not sure I’ve really improved any but I’m thinking I have developed a better idea of what I’m actually doing, what I should be paying attention to and what I am (or was) missing in my hurry to beat the clock. my milled slide comes back from jagerwerks this week, will be interesting to take it out and compare irons technique (and time/accuracy) vs. carry optics.
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    .380 ACP

    just when you get a good steady pace going reloading 9mm a fricking unwanted, unloved, undersized and generally useless .380 worms its way into the mix like that creepy guy who invites himself over on the weekend when he overhears other folks talking at work on a friday afternoon. best case, (when you realize that resizing operation just got waaaay too easy) everything has to stop while you remove the shell plate tab and pull the case out of station 1. worst case, you figure it out when the unwanted little bastard makes it all the way past the powder drop then gets pulled off the shellplate on the upstroke by the case mouth expansion of the powder drop die. to quote heavy Jake Sullivan: "europeans!" Ok, he was talking about .32 ACP but same thing still applies.
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