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About brizbane

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    New Jersey
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    The Outdoors, shooting, handcrafting hiking staffs
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    Cherry Ridge
  1. I think it has to do with the fact that the optic is all the way out at arms length, and if the handgun is torqued even slightly, then you won't be able to pick up the red dot inside the optic very quickly. Using the sights momentarily helps to get them aligned with the red dot, then the dot is placed on the target. This is called co witnessing and with practice can be done very quickly. I hope this explanation helps, it is easier to actually just do it.
  2. Last year I ordered a complete TSD slide with suppressor sights, Trij RMR optics, and a TSD barrel for my new G19/G4. These items came as a package deal from One Source Tactical and it is not cheap. I sold two nice handguns in order to afford this setup but it was well worth it. This is very high quality stuff. BTW, you need the suppressor sights in order to co witness with the optic. Without them, it would be difficult to quickly get on target with only the optic. Forgot to add: I believe that TSD will machine your stock Glock slide to accept the optic, and also add the supp sights.
  3. brizbane

    Favorite 1911??

    W O W, that 1911 is A W E S O ME ! ! As much as I love my Wilson and Baer, and they are fine guns, your 1911 is in a whole nother league.
  4. I have been carrying a nice .45 1911 for the past 6 years. Lately, I became interested in trying a couple plastic handguns to see if they measured up to their hype. I decided to get my first Glock19 Gen4 9mm earlier this year and have just recently added a G21 Gen4 45acp. I have been putting them through their paces and both have been flawless. I have come to like the Glocks so much that they will soon relegate my 1911 to the safe. No bells and whistles but they point great, are light in weight, high capacity, have no safeties to worry about, and require no embellishments. My point being: for a pure fighting handgun, Glock is an excellent choice, and it is as good, or better than, other handguns, even ones that cost a lot more.
  5. Thanks all for your contributions. I ended up ordering a G21Gen4 today and should be at Jim Flynn's early next week for pick-up.
  6. Some good input so far. I did not know that most have safeties, which will disqualify them from my selection. So down to Glock and M&P...............got to go Glock - 13+1 rounds is hard to beat.
  7. Nice of you to offer but still in the dark here, typing on generator. Maybe later though.
  8. I have a couple 1911s and absolutely love 'em. Been my primary carry exclusively for a number of years,too. But, lately have decided that hi capacity and no safety are important. Safety is one less thing to worry about should problem arise and quicker into action, even if fractional.
  9. This topic was likely discussed a lot already, but I have some parameters that are important. I recently got a Glock19 Gen4 that I really like and, by the way, this was my very first plastic gun in 30 years. I am very impressed by the lack of asthetics, no frills, just a plain working piece of machinery. So, now that I have the 9mm Glock it is logical that I need one in .45 too. But as I was getting ready to order the Glock from Davidson's, I paused and decided to check into some of the other plastic .45s. Of the top makers, (FNH, SW, XDM, Ruger,etc) does anyone have strong likes or dislikes about these? Comparisons to Glocks? Triggers? Reliability? Any and all feedback, even if minor points, will be appreciated. Thanks.
  10. rightisright, Have you thought about getting a small dedicated genny just to run the sump pump? I have seen some small Honda and Yamaha generators that would use a lot less fuel than running the big unit.
  11. NJKen recommended earlier a NorthStar generator by Northern Tool, and I concur. I have the 10K watt model, the gen head is made in Italy and it is powered by a 2 cylinder Honda Engine. Runs real nice. Before this new one I had an older slightly smaller NorthStar that served me well for 12 years. I have learnt some things along the way, but I ain't no expert. 1) Though it is a 10K watt model, that is the surge watts. The actually running watts is 8k. (that is with using a 50Amp box and cord) 2)If you use the more common 30Amp box and cord then the surge and running watts drops to 8k / 6.5k respectively. So I will need to upgrade my inlet box and cord set to 50Amps in order to get the full advantage of this generator. It took me some investigating to get this straight as this information was a little hidden. It is important regarding the amount of appliances you wish to run and averting a costly accident. So, be sure to add up your running watts and surge watts carefully. Also determine if the specs for the particular generator is for a 30Amp or 50 Amp inlet box/cord. 3) Good idea to buy a little more in terms of the watts needed, so the generator runs easier. For instance, if you need to run 6500 total watts get a generator rated for 7500 running watts. 4)These portable units are really job site generators and not made to be run continuously for long periods, good reason to run for only several hours at a time, as needed. 5) Best to have a professional wire-in a load handler that ties into the main service panel. This makes it easy to select the circuits to be used without the risk of back feeding the grid, and also no need then, to run extension cords to appliances. 6)Regarding these portable types, Honda generators are the BEST, but they cost about twice the amount of similar units by other makers. They have an auto idle, so they power down when the load lessens;other brands run at full speed whether under load or not. They are more efficient, quieter, lower total harmonics, and not as affected by surge. I wish I could have afforded one, but am happy with the NorthStar.
  12. Good idea to make a plan and slowly build toward your goal. Being you are young, that is an advantage some of us don't have. I am older, with some health problems, but I keep plugging along slowly toward our goal. We have been doing it for several years and I think that a short term disruption won't be all that bad for us, I hope. Something that would go on for an indefinite period would not be good, and would separate the men from the boys, so to speak. And yes, winters would be difficult, but our ancestors were able to survive, but they had the knowledge to do so. Unfortunately, after several generations of a more modern life style, a lot of that knowledge has been lost, and now somehow must be relearned.
  13. I make walking sticks so I am always interested in new ideas. I do like that one, but is the blade properly fitted into the shaft? I would be afraid of it breaking off and then loosing the blade. I have made several sticks with a Veritas Brass Cane and Staff Tip from Lee Valley. The machined tip is fitted, then attached to the end of the shaft, and then you have the option of screwing on a rubber tip or a very pointy steel tip. The steel tip is an excellent defensive tool for 2 or 4 legged predators and will not draw unnecessary attention. If you would like more info, PM me.
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