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Everything posted by DaveR

  1. Send S&W an email last week, still waiting on a response. It is odd that large firearm sellers, even places like Bass Pro and Cabela's are not listed as dealers, but many pawn shops are? How do all these other stores get their inventory if they are not dealers? Probably, you pay us $$$ we list you as a dealer.
  2. You got me, i typed in my zip, expecting to see the LGS I buy from regularly and it only shows 2 pawn shops. Guess I picked up my Shield Plus from an unauthorized dealer.
  3. Website shows 2 weeks for mail ins after received. https://www.fdacs.gov/Consumer-Resources/Concealed-Weapon-License/Renew-Your-Concealed-Weapon-License Both the Wife and myself (residents) renewed online ( a couple of months apart ) during this time and turnaround was under 2 weeks. Trying to renew in person at the local tax collectors office was impossible as the 1st opening was over 5 months out. If you want to track progress, it seems you have to call when it is a renewal. If you use the tracking info from the renewal notice you will only see the info from when you first applied.
  4. Biggest problem I see is that Biden will ban imports first because he could do that. Just about all the ammo I see on the shelf is from brands I never heard of coming from out of the country.
  5. What gets me is that if primers is the problem. Why can't i find powder? Why has bullets used for reloading spiked as well? The bullets I use are not used for anything other then reloading. It all must be going somewhere, just not to the consumer level?
  6. For the millionaires out there, a dozen plus brands of 9mm at $1 a round. seriously, every brand at the same price? I used Remington range once, in 2019 when the range had a sale for $8 a box ( limit 3 ) , was like watching the pistol cycle in slow motion saying I think I can, I think I can.... https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/category.cfm/sportsman/9mm-luger-9X19-parabellum-ammunition-for-sale
  7. Kinda sounds like getting concert tickets, 50k tix go on sale at 9am, at 9am all sold out and then the sales start on the ticket brokers. at 5x the price.
  8. Guess its no so much if it will be available, its what will the pricing be? Did much stocking up prior to the 2020 election and Covid, between the rebates and sales never paid more then 30 cent a round for brass cased, quite a bit at .24. Right now at the $1 plus, not interested.
  9. About 3/4 of what I reload is polymer coated lead, pretty colored bullets tend to stand out. I also tend to follow rules. So I honor their policy by not using their range much. They have gone even crazier with their no reloads stance over the last year. There used to be just 1 large range rules sign, now there are little signs over pretty much everything. They have added several new lines to their ammo policy pretty much just repeating the same things. Alamo Range Ammunition Policy: Use only correct and well-maintained ammunition in your firearms THE ALAMO RANGE REQUIRES THE USE OF NEWLY MANUFACTURED COMMERCIAL AMMUNITION ON THE RANGE THE USE OF ARMOR-PIERCING, TRACER OR STEEL-CORE AMMUNITION IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED THE USE OF RELOADED AMMUNITION IS PROHIBITED The Alamo reserves the right to inspect all ammunition brought onto the range. Any projectiles with high steel content or ammunition that causes sparks on the backstop is prohibited Shotgun: #4 buckshot and larger is allowed on the Presidential Range only. Steel shot is strictly prohibited. Shooters agree to confirm that they are always using the correct ammunition Shooters renting firearms must use only newly manufactured ammunition purchased at the Alamo They have also become a bit stingy, they used to give a week of free range time with a firearm purchase, but no more. Along with getting rid of their M-F day of the week range specials.
  10. Stopped by the LGS today, Blazer Brass $35 a box and it was sold out. Getting tired of only using .22's at the range, no range here allows reloads and I'm not about to dip into my factory rounds at this time. The sheriffs range I normally go to has been shut down for 11 months now. The next free outdoor range I can go to is an hour or so away and you have to schedule the range time ahead, heard there is weeks backlog so haven't bothered. I guess its not as bad as a 5 month wait if you want to renew or get new your carry permit in person in my area of Fla, that's the wait just to get a appointment at the tax collectors office to do the application. Renewing online was about a < 14 day turnaround
  11. On the lighter side, I thought I had a safe full of lead. Turns out it is gold.
  12. Stopped by the LGS / Range the other day and there was actually a couple of dozen boxes of Blaser Brass on the shelf for $25 a box, not sure how that price is, don't have a .40.
  13. I'd add a caliper to the list. And a notebook, makes it so much easier when you log the various bullet type / weight, powder used, charge weight, powder disk size, seating depth, etc... I only load for handguns. Been using the Lee 1000 for over 30 years, had a connecting link break after 20 something years, and Lee replaced with a newer version of the part for no charge. So that's one heck of a 2 year warrantee. Older part was a cast metal, newer was solid metal. I'd guess the newer version of the press would have many of the kinks corrected by now, I don't deprime on the press, spent primers had nowhere to go. I don't use the auto prime, it was never 100% reliable, too many wound up crushed in, or even backwards on occasion. I guess that's why they only specified CCI or Remington primers, less likely to go off on ya when something goes wrong. Some of the shell plate assemblies I have don't have the ability to detect if a case is in place and would feed a primer regardless and that was always a pain. Also stopped using the case feeder tubes, I just manually place each case, the nuts holding the case feeder on the press would always seem to loosen up causing problems with feeding. I also went with shell plate carrier assemblies and turrets with the dies installed for each caliber I load. Changing just a shell plate was a pain with having to always adjust the indexing. An no way was I going to use one turret with multiple dies, it takes too long to adjust all the dies each time.
  14. Glad I scored a great deal on SP primers last year. Primers were on sale for 26, local reloading supplier gives a 5% discount if you pick up, they offer 1 day a week for a few hours for local pickup. other then that its mail order only. Plus Winchester had a 25% on primers rebate for another -50. Should have gone for 16 boxes for the rebate max of 100, but I always worry about rebates. So 8 boxes of 1000 for $150. Last I checked they showing for 35 but were out of stock, CCI was the same but at 40. What a difference an election year + Covid + peaceful protests makes. Winchester - WSP Small Pistol Primers Winchester_WSP_Primers-1000 $26.00 8 $208.00 Subtotal $208.00 Discount (EGFD619) -$20.28 Tax $13.16 Estimated Total $200.88
  15. Went to the LGS/range, no 9's in sight, pretty much all the ammo and gun shelves were bare. Range was dead as well, guess the lack of ammo and high prices are keeping people away. They did have a nice looking Trump Thompson .45 that they just got in, but at $2400 guess it will hang around for a while. Not worth the $1000+ premium for the engraving, at least to me that is. Asked what 9's have been going for when they do get them in and they said 17-18 a box. Really can't stand that the place I regularly go to, the outdoor sheriffs range, has been closed to the public over 4 months now.
  16. Been using ibejiheads for years, only 'complaint' is the lack of .44, think last time I got those from bayou bullets. One ibejiheads oddity is that ordering 2x 500 is cheaper then 1x 1000. Jacketed I usually get from Xtreme bullets, I just wait for a sale / free shipping combo and order bulk. Deals were much better prior to new ownership, but quality remains. This Covid has messed things up a bit, my local reloading supplier went mail order only a couple of years ago, but had one day a week for local pickup with a 5% discount for pickup. Worked out great for powder and primers where the hazardous shipping + regular shipping makes everything unaffordable. Just glad I majorly stocked up last November when prices were good and rebates plentiful. Gotta stop by the LGS/range to see if the have any 9's and what the going rate is. Don't need em, just curious because they sent an email saying they had some stock. In the recent past it's been OOS or limit of 1 box only with range time or firearm purchase. They do not gouge ( so far ), gotten UMC range ammo for 8.50 on sale there, but find it kinda weak, Typical prices are store prices, not NJ range prices.
  17. A little late to be thinking of getting into reloading, powder and primers are as scare as unicorns. I don't see this correcting until Trump gets re elected. Don't even want to think about the alternative. I've cut back on range time, instead of throwing lead and copper it feels more like gold.
  18. Checked my area ( in FL ), ranges from $20 - $45 + $5 NICS.
  19. No personal knowledge of the business. I see a few nunbers of phone: 732-269-5922 fax: 732-269-5922 cellular: 732-674-5031 FFL check shows License Number: 8-22-XXX-XX-XX-34974 Expiration Date: 01/01/2023 License Name: MOREY, GERARD J SR Trade Name: GJ ARMS Premise Address: 102 E SERPENTINE DR BAYVILLE NJ - 087210000 Mailing Address: 102 E SERPENTINE DR BAYVILLE NJ - 087210000
  20. I am not a safe expert, nor am I going to recommend anything. Personally I would not consider anything sold by a big box store a safe. Everything I've seen is more of a storage locker. Look at the weight and how they get it ( good safes use steel and/or other metals, cheap ones use concrete and something like sheetrock for some fire protection), check if the door flexes, check the gaps from the door to the walls ( prying protection ), check the fire rating for time and temp. Does the safe have a fire seal? Something to protect the insides form smoke and water damage, fairly important. Are you bolting it to the floor? A must. Don't go by how thick a door or how big the bolts look. These are quite deceiving. Cheap safe, the door is pry able. A better safe is attacked through the side or back. The hinges on the door are not be part of the protection, if these were removed, is your safe still secured on that side?. Are the bolts all around the door? Corners? Compare to a 'real' safe. Think of the value of what you are storing in it, all ( most ) your eggs are going into this basket. Is it worth the 'savings'? No personal safe is impenetrable, or fire resistant forever. The better the safe the more time you buy.
  21. Curious on progress. Bailed on Jersey a couple years ago making it hard to stop by.
  22. If ya move before renewal time its just a simple change of address. https://licensing.freshfromflorida.com/license/ChangeAddress.aspx?TYPE=790 Florida is such a different world, renewed car reg in just a few min. in person. Got jokingly called a big spender for renewing for 2 yrs instead of 1. Said I hope the car lasts that long, she said no problem, if it dies you can just transfer the reg to a new one. So unlike the Jersey scam of requiring 4 year registration on a 3 year lease.
  23. Having moved from Jersey to Florida, no OGAM or permission slip to buy anything. 0 waiting period with a CWP. 3 day without. Kinda hard on the wallet making all those impulse buys when I see something on sale, also nice to pick up non neutered rifles. just wish that Hearing Protection Act would get going to get rid of that $200 tax stamp and hassle of getting it. It would quiet down most of the northerners who move into the rural arras that cry about it sounding like a war zone from all the backyard ranges. Also wish they would check their politics at the border.
  24. According to their own web page, it would not be a problem. https://www.cabelas.com/assets/product_files/pdf/federal_state_firearms_regs_online.pdf New Jersey: Residents of the state of New Jersey can purchase long guns in any state provided they posses a valid NJ F.I.D. (Firearms Identification Card) Non-residents must posses a valid NJ F.I.D. card to purchase a long gun in the state of NJ. (NJ Code 2C:58-3)
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