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  1. In another thread, I had a list of 4 guns I have wanted for a while that I think of first when thinking of pistols I want. S&W Model 41, FN Five-seveN, Sig P220, or Glock 20. Since I still live in NJ, the Five-seveN seems pointless since it was designed as a 20rd gun with a 30rd extended mag...so that might be a first free-state purchase. Would hate to see it neutered to 10 rounds. Somewhat in the same light, some of the appeal of the Glock 20 was its 15 rounds of 10mm. While I'm sure I'd still enjoy 10 rounds of 10mm, I have a G23 in .40 which most 10mm loads are fairly close to. Since I'm probably too cheap to constantly buy full strength 10mm, I think I'll cross that off the list for the moment. Leaving P220 and S&W 41. I am 100% a .22 caliber guy. I have a bunch of .22s, more guns I bought were in .22 than anything else. I already own a S&W 22A. 22A is a great target gun, and the 41 is simply legendary. I've never shot one, but I remember liking the 41 since before I was even legally old enough to buy a handgun. But, I am also a Sig guy. Half my handguns are Sigs. I thought the P226 was the best handgun ever. Until I held and shot a P220. I love the slimmer grip, despite having larger hands. I love the idea of having a true companion to the P226, and some of the older Elite models are just some of the best looking pistols out there. So I'm gonna have to go with P220, probably an elite dark, platinum elite, or one of the two tones with rosewood grips. I think if I'm spending in excess of $1000 on a .22, it will be on a rifle, either Anschutz 54 match-based or Vudoo Apparition in an AI AT chassis.
  2. Not sure I am buying another pistol while in Jersey. But if that weren't the case, and I had money to spend, there are 4 pistols which I have had on my mind most often when wanting something new. S&W model 41 FN Five-seveN SIG P220 Elite Glock 20 Gen 4 There are others I would like too - but after obtaining those.
  3. Malice4you

    Henry Axe

    If you can afford the shells to feed it, the $1k price is nothing.
  4. There will always be buyers if the price is right. However, what is right to you vs what is right to the buyer will likely be different numbers. Sellers seem to want 99% of new value, while buyers want to get it for 1%. Do some research and see if real world selling prices are what you can live with. Then remember in NJ there will be at least a $30-50 transfer fee, and lack of mags will decrease value some. Things like holsters may not have much value (though if switching to 9mm glocks, a 22 holster should fit a 17, 23 a 19, etc, though not sure on generational changes) You might be able to sell standard cap mags on gunbroker if you cant find LE buyer in NJ There is a market, ammo will probably be easiest to sell, but you sound like youve got the right ideas.
  5. 90% chance that is the fast color changes overloading the bandwidth available on the TV channel, and/or the compression method of transmitting the live signal (believe that is a cause of some of the green you see), and/or the compression of the signal from the cable provider. If you own a blu-ray of a movie and see the same movie on cable TV, you'll be amazed how much of a difference there really can be (and that is on something created under near-perfect conditions, almost the polar opposite of LivePD). You will likely see compression effects (blockiness) most in highly detailed areas, especially with motion, like looking at lots of leaves/grass or at slightly choppy water. The broadcast has a set, finite amount of bandwidth while the bluray tends to have a much higher bitrate. You might also see less color banding in large expanses of sky on the bluray. So really, don't think it is likely to be your TV as much as the content being displayed. If you have a computer monitor with an hdmi input that you can try, maybe see if it acts exactly the same. I expect it will. Unless you are trying to convince the wife you need a new TV, in which case, you absolutely need a new TV. And a new gun to go with it.
  6. I don't have anything specific I can recommend. I have hardware to do color calibration on my computer monitors, and could theoretically do the same for my TV, but I have not. The basic settings might or might not be OK for you (my TV has about 6 presets i can change PER INPUT (so like 24 total presets I can mess with)). For me, I went in and tweaked each preset (things like contrast, brightness, color saturation, tint, sharpening, motion compensation, etc). Even if you don't tweak the settings to your preference, at least I would see what picture modes the TV has and see if you prefer one over the default. For example, during season 8 of Game of Thrones, one of the episodes was very dark. A LOT of people complained about it. People with a properly set up TV saw things just fine without washing out the darkness. Yeah nighttime is dark, but you could still see what was going on. You also might want one setting for a bluray player vs cable TV with different settings, or different settings for a TV you might watch during a bright day vs nighttime viewing where you don't need it to be super bright. My suggestion is watch something you would typically watch, and pause it here and there (a still image allows you to compare a lot easier than a constantly changing screen), at least a bright scene, a dark scene, and something with a lot of colors. Go into picture settings and play with the settings, and don't be afraid to go back in again later if you change your mind. (Maybe write down what you were at before you mess with things). Find a nice balance between not being too bright, too dark, too saturated, and the other settings the TV may have. I would go back through the settings multiple times, as each one may affect the other settings more than you'd think. Once you have things set up how you like, you'll probably never have to mess with em again, so the extra time spent on getting it right makes it worth it. But again, do write down your finalized settings somewhere (tape to back of TV?) so if you have to do a firmware update or reset to defaults you can get your preferences back.
  7. LCD, LED LCD, local dimming LED LCD, QLED, then OLED from "worst" to best as a general rule. Do some research if possible, cheap TVs may have a TN panel vs an IPS panel. TN is good for fast motion at the expense of viewing angle, IPS tends to be better image quality but may not be as responsive to lots of motion, if my memory serves me right. I would at least do some research on TN vs IPS if looking at anything below QLED. Also look into refresh or motion rate. 60hz might be OK for some things and not others. I have a 60hz tv, i do wish it were higher but it works well enough for everything I do. OLED may have some longevity issues (some colors fade faster than others) depending on how heavily used they are, though probably not a huge issue. I see zero reason not to get 4k now, unless there is some specific reason (say 1080P OLED at super discounted price vs 4k LED LCD). Even if you don't have any 4k stuff yet, you might sometime soon. If you are a 1 device kind of person, see if the TV has smart features you care about, 90% probably do. I prefer different devices for specific things, so big big big deal for me was appropriate number of inputs - my tv has 4 hdmi inputs, and i woulda been even happier if it had 5+. Whatever TV you get, spend some time setting it up. I can't tell you the number of TVs i have looked at in someones house that looked terrible because the factory settings were just....wrong... A cheap TV set up right can look much better than you'd think.
  8. Same reason i am most likely out too. Snow or rain i would deal with. Ice is no good, and every possible way to get home is hills and curves. If i do go, the people i invited are all out.
  9. I have lights that take 18650 or 17670 batteries, and they have impressive runtimes over 123 based or AA based lights. A decent charger (i have a nitecore i4 4 channel charger iirc) and a couple spare batteries should be under $20-40, depending on how good quality you get. Take a caliper and measure the diameter of the battery, that is the 18 (mm) in 18650, the 65 is the length, and 0 is apparently that is a cylinder. Don't get a battery larger than what is in the light unless you know it will fit. I have some 17670 lights which are about .1mm too small to fit an 18650.
  10. Expect to be in, and at least +1 weather permitting
  11. I also never understood it, makes zero sense to me. I have a spinner target and three AR500 gongs (2", and two 4") which I really want to just use at 100yd. For the time being, I just use blocks of wood hanging off my target stand and golf balls at 100. Not that a single person has ever actually followed all the rules there, but I do attempt to even as I watch everyone around me ignore em.
  12. "The shooting stations will consist of covered firing line bench rests and baffles " It would really be nice if they had individual benches so one guy 20 feet away getting up and shifting around every 30 seconds wouldn't wildly affect my shooting...and it sounds like that could be the case. I suppose it wouldn't hurt if the benches were designed for normal humans and not pro basketball players, too. I'm 6'2" and those old benches were way too tall for me, let alone a number of guests I have brought who are 6+" shorter than I am. Considering that you can be what, 12? and get a hunting license and should be able to use the WMA ranges, I'm still curious what drove the decision to make the benches comfortable only for people over 7 feet tall. I know asking for more than 100yd or centerfire is asking way too much, but it would be nice too...
  13. Don't own the FV-SR but do own a Mark II BRJ and have been very pleased with it. Most mark II models are the same, or similar, just with different Boyds stocks on em. Factory trigger is IMO significantly better than XT22 trigger at same pricepoint. Fit and finish is below that of a friend's CZ 457, but not talking same pricepoint either. For what a Mark II sells for, they are hard to beat. The Mark II may be torque sensitive on action screws, so if you are tinkering inside, might wanna have a torque wrench that will go down to 15in-lb (spec iirc is 16 or 18 in-lb, experiment for best results) Mine is quite accurate and I expect golf-ball accuracy at 100 yards with decent ammo. Mine does have DIP bottom metal and an Apachee trigger mod, which i added and cost about $100, but i also shoot more benchrest style and never hunt, and were nice upgrades from stock.
  14. I have always removed the serial number via photoshop if I publicly post a photo, but I also really only post to my own website and link from there. This makes me think I should add a step of adding random strings of text and numbers (maybe hax0r speak style) to any images I do post anywhere in the future. I always wondered why people would harrass posters for removing the serial number from their picture, as if it were crazy to do so. (Admittedly, the MS paint scribble variety is atrocious looking when used on an otherwise nice photo) Someone commented about this somewhere else about putting text strings which would break databases as the serial numbers. I don't know how well it would work, but I love their thought process...
  15. Ask 100 gun owners and you will get 1500 answers. Some products work great, some work better than others, some are average, some are expensive snake oil, some are downright bad. Some people never clean the original protective (not designed for lubrication, but corrosion protection) grease from their gun and wonder why it doesn't run right. You can go down a rabbit hole for cleaning/lubrication products research on google or youtube. There have been a few decent compsrisons of motor oil and atf to products specifically designed for guns, and i am sure no matter what your opinion is, you will find something that supports your view. I tend to use shooters choice grease or hoppes oils on moving parts for my guns. If i had to use motor oil, i would in a pinch, but its not my first choice. I forget what i use for cleaning because there are a few products in rotation, but they all generally work ok.
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