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Recon Racoon last won the day on October 3 2016

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  1. Been sick since Wednesday and today I had a little more pep in my step. So I hit the town, and the local fun show. Since I'm finishing up a 300 black pistol build, I wanted to add to my historical collection this time around. So I went hunting. And I scored a pretty decent piece. Grabbed a Carcano in 6.5mm. Not sure of the model, but its not the carbine. Was a toss up between that and an ishapore enfield, but 450 was a little out of the budget today. Spent 250 out the door on it. And for the price and condition I'm pretty happy with it. I know it wont be an accurate shooter, but as long as it gets it to the paper, I'm happy. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  2. Fair point. This is only the second time I'm flying with fire arms, so o just want to make sure I have all my bases covered. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  3. So it looks like I'm going to Arizona in October if my time off gets approved. I'm going to fly out with my 1911, but I'll have a layover in texas for an hour or two on the way. Itll be checked in my luggage, in its locked case (is the manufacturer case ok to fly with or do I need a new one?). Are there any concerns with the lay over? Anything I should know or do to make my flight easier? I'll be flying out of Ft Myers Florida, so it's a friendly airport. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  4. I don't like the 3.5 It holds the gun tight, and it fits on my belt tight, but it just doesn't feel right. There's something about it that I don't like. I've using my t-rex arms Nomad. That thing kicks ass, and I can't be happier with it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  5. This is how I'm leaving right now. The SPR build I want to do is going to run me close to if not over 1k, and that's just the base rifle, that's not including glass. I can do a .300 bo build for half that plus stamp. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  6. I'm torn bro. I really like the idea of an 8.5 inch 300 black. And it is a two stamp project, one for the SBR, one for the can. But it would be a lot of fun at 100 yards or less. And I love the idea of 6.5 grendel at range. Maintains velocity better than 5.56 at ranges greater than 500, and if I ever wanted to hunt with it, it has the legs for deer and yotes. As far as bolt guns go, I have my ww2 collection, and I'm looking at another mosin to butcher into a brush gun. 18 inch barrel, either pistol scope on a scout mount or figure out a way to get like a ghost ring sight going. Chop the fore end down, and rework the butt and grip. Maybe thread the muzzle and throw a flash suppressor on it or a good .308 comp. Just absolutely bubba the hell out of it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  7. I'm going to start a new build soon(ish). I'm stuck between an SBR in .300 black or an SPR. SPR would probably be 5.56, but I really want to do an 18 inch 6.5 grendel or 6.8 SPC II if budget allows. Both would be range toys. I already have a 16 inch AR in 5.56 set up for SD/HD. If you were going to build, what would it be? What would your dream SBR be? Same for your SPR? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  8. Update! Got my 9C! And my CCL in the mail the same day! Less than 2 weeks from the time I applied to the time I got it. Feels great with the pinky extension. Palm swell is a little proud, but it comes with an extra backstrap for a flatter grip. Ended up trying a generic IWB holster and it's terrible. It adds like an inch to the gun. Prints like a mofo. Ended up ordering a Nomad from t.rex arms and a cloak tuck 3.5 from alien gear. The Nomad will be here Monday, the cloak tuck should be here in a week or two. Definitely going to try both out and do a small review on both. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  9. I ended up getting a FNS 9C yesterday. I can pick it up Thursday. Finally decided on what I was doing after hours of YouTube and testing my full size guns at home. While i probably could have concealed my XD, it was just to thick for me to be comfortable with. The 9 C is small enough and slim enough, I won't have to many concerns about printing. And it comes with 2 extra mags. On sale for 449, I traded in a gun and ended up paying 85 after tax. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  10. I think I found a solid replacement for the 1911 or xd carry option. Fingered a VP9, and a couple FN's today and fell in love with the vp9. So I'm going to look for a vp9sk. If I can't get the 9sk, the FNS9 or FNS9C is on my radar. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  11. Would crossbreed holsters give me the same issue? Or are they a little better in quality and size? For reference, I'm a big guy. 5'10, 285 (trying to work on it). When I carry around the house it's usually a G-code for the xd, or a 1776 leather holster for the 1911. The weight doesn't bother me. But the bulk of the holster does. Edit to add: I love the G-code for its retention, and thumb release hood. I don't like how far it comes off my waist. I like the 1776 for its weight, and snug it fits to my body, but I don't like how far it brings the beaver tail up and into my side when I sit down. That's what fascinates me with the adjustable IWB hook depth. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  12. Just applied for my CCL (Florida is pretty cool guys, trust me) a couple days ago. I'm looking at the alien gear shape shifter 4.0, but they don't have a clear answer on if it can take a full size range officer. Has anyone tried it? Does anyone have any time with a shape shifter 4.0? Thoughts and opinions are appreciated. Also, I'm not married to the idea of carrying my 1911, I also thought about my xd-9. I'm still 50/50 on both. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  13. So I'm going to be coming back to Jersey for a few days in Feb. When I leave, I'm bringing four rifles back to Florida. I know I need to check them like luggage, bolt out, no ammo in the gun. But is there a limit of firearms I can check? They'll be in two double gun cases, locked down. Would the TSA give me crap about bringing that many? I'll be flying into and out of Philly if that helps. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  14. I'm right in the track to get bent over by Sunday night. Sustained winds of 60 to 70 mph, gusts up to 150, peaking around 160. I've got enough food to last a bit. 2.5 cases of MRE's, 3 cases water, water filter, alcohol stove. Stuff like that. Most people around me were getting supplies today and yesterday. Publix was cleaned out of most canned goods, and water. Hardly any gas in the area. Luckily I'm going into work around 12:30 (Saturday Sept 9.) And I'll be in a solid hospital. I'm just worried about my family. Sure they'll be in a shelter, but that only does so much good. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  15. Tomorrow may be to late for a lot of stuff, I'm down here in Lee county and theres no water in the city. Lots of places are expecting shipments tomorrow, but they may not last long. All the sports drinks were starting to run low too. Luckily I'm kinda set on some stuff, so I didn't need much. Just had to finish a kit for work. If this ends of making land fall, I'll be on call with the hospital I'm at until its done.