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by gatorman
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I went to the range today and put 100 rounds through the LCP, 50 rounds of Precision One 90 gr. JHPs and 50 rounds of Winchester 95 gr. FMJ. Again, no FTFs, FTEs or ignition problems. Also, I'm finding the pistol to be quite accurate at normal defensive ranges, inside of 25 feet. I'm switching over ...
by gatorman
Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

There were issues with the CXP-1, the CXP-2 is a much better gun. This pistol is not designed for +P rounds, the OP didn't say he was shooting SP or +P but if it was +P I doubt he'd admit he made a near fatal mistake. It is an interesting discussion and I have read tons of these Ford vs Chevy or Si...
by gatorman
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Zaplunken- I think in .380 pocket pistols, ammunition choice is critical. Pick the wrong ammo and the result will be an under-penetrating round (many JHPs) or an over-penetrating round (all FMJs and JHPs which fail to expand). There are a few rounds which met the FBI criteria for penetration both in...
by gatorman
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

So I took the LCP to the range and shot a box of ammo through it. I was pleasantly surprised, recoil is pretty mild and the pistol is quite controllable. Accuracy is so-so thus far. But I'm not really accustomed to the pistol, and it is not broken in. I shot 50 rounds of 95 gr. Winchester white box ...
by gatorman
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Newer washing machine freaks out dog
Replies: 44
Views: 4509

Re: Newer washing machine freaks out dog

Get the dog some earmuffs:
https://www.amazon.com/Mutt-Muffs-DDR33 ... mutt+muffs
Much cheaper than a new washing machine.
by gatorman
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

FBI just announced they are switching back to Glock 9mm, after ditching them for the 10mm, then 40S&W years ago.. The ammo has changed a lot, as has what we know about ballistics, etc.. Lots of good info on 9mm ammo here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgNSGOEQko_M90AMdRCDMgd-w4Yozc27i
by gatorman
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can this roast beef be saved?
Replies: 22
Views: 1677

Re: Can this roast beef be saved?

You might try wrapping it tightly in aluminum foil with about a cup of beef broth. Put it in a large roaster and roast at 275F until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 205F. If it is ever going to get tender, that should do it. You have to convert the collagen to get it tender, and that usu...
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

The LCP is so small, I can't use the same grip I use on my FNS-9C. I think I'll need to put some skateboard tape on the trigger guard so I can wrap the index finger on my left hand around the front of the trigger guard and use it to better control muzzle flip. Time will tell.
gatorman
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Did you put Hogue handall grips on it? My reading says they're pretty effective in reducing felt recoil. gatorman I did not but will look into that. Anything to make practicing less painful would be welcome! $8.75 here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007LUT4BS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=U...
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I saw this: http://www.kygunco.com/Product/View?ItemNo=95665#.V2wz6vkrKUk which is a pretty good deal on a Ruger .380 LCP Custom. $226.59 with free shipping, so I thought I'd bring it to your attention. Of course, it has to go to an FFL holder That's an excellent price based on how much I paid for ...
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I agree that a 9mm loaded with the right ammo is undoubtedly a more effective stopper than a .380 What do you recommend as a reliable self defense ammo for a 9mm? What pistol are you shooting and what is the barrel length? I shoot a compact, an FNH FNS 9C, which has a barrel length of 3.6" and...
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

So, I picked up the LCP Custom from my local pawn shop/FFL holder this morning. My first impression is that exterior fit and finish seem to be quite good, especially for a pistol at this price point. The pistol came to me somewhat dirty, but even dirty the operation of the slide was pretty smooth. I...
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

spitty wrote:My wife carries a Ruger LCR. It's a .38 and hammerless so slips in and out of her pocket easily. It's only 5 shot but extremely unlikely to fail like a 9mm clip could.

Nothing wrong with the LCR, my wife carries one also.
by gatorman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

For me, "pocket pistol" isn't really looking for flash or finish. It will in fact (hopefully) get full of lint, dirt and grime, because you will carry it in your pocket every day for years. It will continue to work.... Probably a good idea to take it out of the holster and clean it period...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Below are some links on defensive ammo choice for the .380 pistol. In selecting ammo for your pistol, you should look for test results which used a barrel length the same as your pistol's barrel length. One might think that if a particular jhp worked well in a 2.75" barrel, well it ought to be...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

An earlier poster mentioned another good option is a 5-shot J-frame revolver. Light, easily concealable, and just about foolproof. It's what one of our CCW instructors uses personally. (He's also a criminal defense attorney, reserve deputy sheriff, and owner of a pistol range, so he looks at this s...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

An earlier poster mentioned another good option is a 5-shot J-frame revolver. Light, easily concealable, and just about foolproof. It's what one of our CCW instructors uses personally. (He's also a criminal defense attorney, reserve deputy sheriff, and owner of a pistol range, so he looks at this s...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Links to spec sheets I found online for some of the .380 pistols mentioned in this thread (unverified): Beretta Nano: https://www.google.com/search?q=.380+dimensions&biw=1600&bih=691&tbm=isch&imgil=yQ4QnLQsK6VHGM%253A%253Bbqhh5tuNN27irM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.mnguntalk.com%...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Below are some links on defensive ammo choice for the .380 pistol. In selecting ammo for your pistol, you should look for test results which used a barrel length the same as your pistol's barrel length. One might think that if a particular jhp worked well in a 2.75" barrel, well it ought to be ...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I saw this: http://www.kygunco.com/Product/View?ItemNo=95665#.V2wz6vkrKUk which is a pretty good deal on a Ruger .380 LCP Custom. $226.59 with free shipping, so I thought I'd bring it to your attention. Of course, it has to go to an FFL holder (unless you live in Kentucky and can drive to the store...
by gatorman
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Good info, I was considering a Glock 43 but no safety--so would have to get proficient with sliding round in chamber. Had a friend who shot himself in back of leg with 380 glock pulling it out of his pocket (don't have round in chamber of non-safety pistol)--not a good thing- just missed an artery....
by gatorman
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

If you're REALLY looking for a pocket pistol, check out the Seecamp. It's a stainless steel work of art. I've had one for years and it has never not fired and fed quality ammunition reliably every single time. Being all steel it is heavy for it's size but boy is it small. I have one in my pocket no...
by gatorman
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

You might want to consider S&W J-Frame 5 shot revolvers in 38 special or 357. The Sig Sauer P-938 Equinox in 9mm is small and has a manual safety. This is what the wife carries. My everyday CCW is a G-26. For pocket carry Raven makes a trigger guard that I use. But I rarely pocket carry my G-26...
by gatorman
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

sco wrote:The Sub-2000 carbine and Keltec shotgun designs are aweseome (and cheap), but they are really screwing up by not making enough of them to even find one to purchase...

Try gunbroker.com
by gatorman
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I carried and used both Ruger LCP and the M&P BG380 S&W. All the 9mm weapons currently available, are for me too heavy and difficult to carry concealed. Someone over 6 foot and 200lbs may be able to better manage carrying a pocket sized 9mm. The S&W BG380 is the .380 I prefer and what I...
by gatorman
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I agree that a 9mm loaded with the right ammo is undoubtedly a more effective stopper than a .380 What do you recommend as a reliable self defense ammo for a 9mm? What pistol are you shooting and what is the barrel length? I shoot a compact, an FNH FNS 9C, which has a barrel length of 3.6" and...
by gatorman
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

The LCP is a marvelously small and light pocket pistol. Wolff makes a set of heavier slide springs - install the heaviest one (13 pounds I think?) and it takes a lot of snap out of shooting it. The Crimson Trace laser made for it is very user friendly and excellent for a point-shooting gun like thi...
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

EnjoyIt wrote:I hate my ruger lcp9

I hate the very tough trigger, the long pull, and the long reset. This is not a good gun for me. I much prefer the glock 43 or the M&P shield.


You might like the LCP9s. Here's a review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opx_IFm0iQU
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I own several Ruger LCP pistols (it's a long story...). Very reliable, very practical for the pistol's intended purpose; easily concealed personal protection. This pistol is practical and task related. I suggest you consider purchasing a pocket holster as that is the most practical way to carry thi...
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I saw this: http://www.kygunco.com/Product/View?ItemNo=95665#.V2wz6vkrKUk which is a pretty good deal on a Ruger .380 LCP Custom. $226.59 with free shipping, so I thought I'd bring it to your attention. Thanks. I'm not so familiar with it. Given that toddlers are involved in pulling the trigger in ...
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

The LCP is a marvelously small and light pocket pistol. Wolff makes a set of heavier slide springs - install the heaviest one (13 pounds I think?) and it takes a lot of snap out of shooting it. The Crimson Trace laser made for it is very user friendly and excellent for a point-shooting gun like thi...
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

You may want to look at a Kahr 380, a little more expensive very solid dependable weapon with the right ammunition. It's a very good pocket gun for up close encounters. The Kahrs are nice pistols. There's two models (and some variations), the high end P380 and the more utilitarian C380. The C380 is...
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Atlshaun wrote:I would recommend the Glock 43 as well


The Glock 43 appears to be a very nice pistol, although somewhat larger than the LCP. Review here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pHdg4F15aQ

gatorman
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Re: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

Why not get an LC9 or LC9s though? If it's for CCP, I'd rather have a more powerful round than .380 I agree that a 9mm loaded with the right ammo is undoubtedly a more effective stopper than a .380, and my winter carry pistol is an fns 9c, which I like a lot. But sometimes it's impossible to effect...
by gatorman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol
Replies: 124
Views: 10221

Good Deal on a Pocket Pistol

I saw this: http://www.kygunco.com/Product/View?ItemNo=95665#.V2wz6vkrKUk which is a pretty good deal on a Ruger .380 LCP Custom. $226.59 with free shipping, so I thought I'd bring it to your attention. Of course, it has to go to an FFL holder (unless you live in Kentucky and can drive to the store)...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reasonably Priced White & Rose Wines?
Replies: 14
Views: 895

Re: Reasonably Priced White & Rose Wines?

Check out the Reverse Wine Snob:
http://www.reversewinesnob.com/
Here's an example of one of their lists:
http://www.reversewinesnob.com/best-whi ... er-20-2015
No shortage of ideas there.
gatorman
by gatorman
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free CAD program with good documentation
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Free CAD program with good documentation

I'm looking for a good free 3-D CAD program which is well documented . There's no shortage of free programs, I can find plenty of lists of programs, but when I look at the programs, the documentation for many appears to be rudimentary at best. I'm not an experienced CAD user and I don't want to have...
by gatorman
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anybody successfully start writing fiction for pay as a side income?
Replies: 25
Views: 2704

Re: Anybody successfully start writing fiction for pay as a side income?

I used to have a blog and have always wanted to write about my weight loss. I also have a severe stuttering problem and it held me back in life until I hit rock bottom. I stutter still, but I was 423lbs, now I weigh 196lbs. I'd be interested in writing about the challenges, but don't think it would...
by gatorman
Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gotham Steel Ceramic fry pan
Replies: 17
Views: 1840

Re: Gotham Steel Ceramic fry pan

I bought these : http://www.samsclub.com/sams/3pk-ceramic-teal-in-club-720248/prod18600300.ip at Sam's. So far, no complaints and I've used them almost every day for the past 4 months. I have not used them in the oven (advertised as being oven safe to 350 F) and on the stovetop have not turned the h...
by gatorman
Sun May 29, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Saw Blade to Purchase for this DIY
Replies: 32
Views: 1691

Re: Best Saw Blade to Purchase for this DIY

If you decide to go with the router, and are not familiar with using one, here is a good reference: https://www.amazon.com/Router-Book-Pat-Warner-ebook/dp/B003TXSR3M?ie=UTF8&keywords=the%20router%20book&qid=1464523071&ref_=sr_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1 If you don't have a router, this is...
by gatorman
Sun May 29, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Saw Blade to Purchase for this DIY
Replies: 32
Views: 1691

Re: Best Saw Blade to Purchase for this DIY

"Craftsman" may not have been the right description. The existing post is a 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" plain newel with a ball on top. The posts are high enough that I can cut off the top and still have the rails at code height. I simply want to cut off the ball, then chamfer the top to lo...
by gatorman
Sat May 28, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Saw Blade to Purchase for this DIY
Replies: 32
Views: 1691

Re: Best Saw Blade to Purchase for this DIY

I think I wouldn't try to cut the posts off too precisely. I'd tend to cut them off a little long (Say 1/4-3/8") and then I'd make a jig to hold my belt sander and sand them flat and square. It is going to be hard to do using a skill saw, and if you screw it up, impossible to recover. If you us...
by gatorman
Tue May 24, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to stop MS loading Windows 10?
Replies: 70
Views: 6607

Re: How to stop MS loading Windows 10?

Any experienced people who can explain how I can block MS from loading Windows 10 on to my Windows 7 desk top machine? My understanding is that they are now forcing it on people. Is GWX Control Panel the best answer? Thanks. They will want you to agree to their terms and conditions. Don't do it, de...
by gatorman
Sun May 15, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Explanation for High PEs?
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Explanation for High PEs?

Interesting theory on why PEs have been above the long term average for such a prolonged period:

https://www.thefelderreport.com/2015/03 ... s-for-now/

If correct, could have some worrisome implications.
gatorman
by gatorman
Sun May 15, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Friend owed money by now deceased person
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Re: Friend owed money by now deceased person

celia wrote:I would think the deceased DID have some liquid assets if he was able to make a cash loan to your friend.


I think you may have it backwards. My reading of the OP's post is that the decedent was the borrower, not the lender.
by gatorman
Sun May 15, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice from a Nobel Prize Winner
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Advice from a Nobel Prize Winner

Good advice for the younger set:

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002936117

I especially like his Rule #5.
gatorman
by gatorman
Sun May 15, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Friend owed money by now deceased person
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Re: Friend owed money by now deceased person

There may be no probate if all the assets were joint. If that is the case, sending a copy of the note to the decedent's wife, together with a polite letter requesting payment, might be the best bet. She might feel a moral obligation to pay off the loan. One can, in most states, file a document calle...
by gatorman
Thu May 12, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Military retirement upcoming; suggested retirement location?
Replies: 19
Views: 3029

Re: Military retirement upcoming; suggested retirement location?

St.Pete/ Clearwater, FL
-Warm
-Good location for sailing
-Good location for tennis
-Nearby military base (MacDill)
-No state income tax
-Lots of townhomes/condos
-Reasonably walkable

-gatorman
by gatorman
Mon May 02, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best drill/driver for home use
Replies: 67
Views: 4851

Re: Best drill/driver for home use

I have an 18v Milwaukee drill/driver and an 18v Milwaukee drill/hammer drill/driver. The drill will handle almost anything, but if I need to drill into masonry, the hammer drill is far superior. I'd say look for something that has the hammer drill feature in addition to being a regular drill/driver....
by gatorman
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Off to Australia - need advice
Replies: 49
Views: 3402

Re: Off to Australia - need advice

Thanks for the replies, Carl53, gatorman and silentfaith. gatorman: I am still confused as to what transportation is covered by which pass. Is the Sydney water taxi you are referring to covered by the Opal card? Yes, we will definitely have (layers of) warm clothes with us. Still undecided between ...

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