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  1. Practice certainly helps, but it needs to be practice that matches what you are going to be doing. Pumping the gun while standing still is sufficiently different then doing it on the move, doing it while mounting or dismounting the gun, doing it while handling recoil, while your hands are sweaty, etc.
  2. Err .. hold on. One, I've never seen this border police you are speaking of, but maybe it exists. Secondly, did you ask them what was the probable cause for searching your vehicle? I'm not sure they can do that unless they have a cause or you have granted them permission, so what was the cause they told you they had?
  3. How so? Mine surely does, what doesn't fit?
  4. It can indeed be a problem, barrels whip around a lot. The other issue is that if you put any pressure on the hand-guard it my deflect a bit and contact with it. Heat and expansion can make that worse.
  5. I would say the most common one is Invictus Practical, that's what I use. You also see a lot of the Carbon Arms and more recently Safari land. Taccom's aren't bad, but I definitely prefer the Invictus myself, I can go prone in top of them and the shells will still be there when I get up.
  6. Its always a long game, the other side always plays and we should too. It does however make it a lot more likely that SCOTUS will have to take the next case that comes to them. That doesn't guarantee a win btw.
  7. It is friking genius, hey are playing a much smarter game then most people realize. They read the tea leafs, and know that congress wants to do "something". By doing what they are doing, they take the wind out of "evil NRA is pro bump-stock", they point out it was the Obama era ATF that approved them and they are urging the ATF to look at them. That means that if the ATF reclassifies them, it takes the wind out of legislative actions that could be broader and dumber and could later be undone again with just and administrative change Before people are ready to burn their NRA cards like 70's bra's, consider that they have some pretty smart people working there, they are not the most powerful lobby for nothing.
  8. Most of the published manufacturers ammo velocities will based on 20" barrels, and sometimes as long as 24". Few publish velocities for shorter barrels. M193 is nominally 3,260 fps from a 20" barrel but you are using a 16" barrel you are going to see significantly lower velocities. Depending on individual barrel, powder, etc you may be as low as 3,000 fps which will make a significant difference as the range gets longer and will throw all the math into disarray, and a high sight over bore only makes those errors larger. If you really want to know your trajectory you must know how fast the bullets are leaving YOUR gun, not even one like it.
  9. I dunno if Ballistic is available on Android, I use it on an iphone. Strelok should be available on both, and both work equally well with Strelok having more reticle information. I think that getting used to these sort of apps is really important specially if you want to make calculations on the range. I often do my maths on the range with chrono out to measure the velocity and paper targets to verify the results. Once you have it figured out once, you dont have to worry about unless you change ammo.
  10. Use a ballistic calculator on your phone. Plug in your scope line over bore height, your bullet and bullet velocity, and start playing with different zero's in the app and look at the resulting trajectories. Keep in mind that different bullets at different velocities will behave very differently, so pick your bullet wisely. There are a few apps you can choose from, Strelok and Ballistic first come to mind. One you find a trajectory that matches your preference, look at its zero distance and use that or look at the offset at 100 and zero at 100 so you have the same offset. Then verify at different distances that the trajectory matches what was calculated.
  11. I suggest a simple experiment you may want to conduct. Obtain a broom stick or something equivalent, about 4-5 long to exaggerate the physics a bit.Shoulder it, place your two hands on it in various locations, while trying to turn on and off a light switch with the far end (or a similarly small item, like a screw or something). You will quickly notice that the further forward your support hand is touching the stick the easier it is to touch the target. The closer to the muzzle end that you can hold a rifle the better control you are going to have, assuming you are not overextending your support arm or locking your elbow.
  12. How much time are these guys spending behind those scopes vs how much time have you spend behind your RDS. In my experience, all training and skill being equal there is simply no comparison beyond 100-150 yards, and closer in the difference is not huge either with a quality scope. At close range the biggest issue with magnified optics is that people over aim, gun up head up keep your eyes open red on target press it. Too many people are trying to see perfect sight pictures for no good reason
  13. Vlad G

    Gen 5 Glock!

    Oh the trigger is DEFINITELY different then the previous gens, just from the pictures.
  14. Vlad G

    Gen 5 Glock!

    How was the trigger vs a gen4?
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