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  1. I tried Axil when they were having a sale. Might've been last black friday? Returned them within an hour of opening the box. Full of static.
  2. Are you asking if the dealer collects tax on the price of the gun itself? No. Tax on the xfer fee, yes.
  3. You could also get some steel cable and run that through the trigger guards and pad lock onto lag bolts/screws driven into the framing. I'm a fan of Shotlock products, simple lock boxes which can be bolted to structure. My HD Shotty is secured in one of them with a robe draped over it. My wife & I are the only two people that know what's behind the robe. https://www.shotlock.com/ Depending on how many guns you need to lock up, that may be another option. Then you could place items in front of them to hide them. Or if the linen closet is large enough, maybe even build a false back wall that opened up?
  4. Is your goal just keeping hands of an average person off of them, or are you looking for something that would resist a more determined, prolonged attack? Assuming fire resistance is not a concern: I would probably install a solid door as you thought of. Wood, fiberglass, metal, etc.. would be mostly aesthetics based, if it just looks like a linen closet, it would probably attract less attention. If fire resistance is a concern, that could be dealt with at an increased cost and reduced storage capacity. For a door knob, I'd try to go with one that looks the most like an interior knob, or replace all of them with a more substantial one so it blends in better. If I see four basic interior knobs and one exterior, I'm thinking there's something special behind that one door. Thinking more about that, matching doors in the area might be a good idea also. You could also get fancier with hidden locks and/or electronic ones. Thinking along the lines of the magnetic design or the locking latch kind. Personally, I'd not want to go that route unless it was on a battery backup. You'd also need a way to hide the sensor/switch to release it. You might be able to rig up something that uses a magnet/plunger setup. Spring loaded plunger that acts like a deadbolt, you use a magnet to move the plunger away. I've seen videos of setups like that for smaller designs, like picture frames, bookcases. I image it could be worked up to a larger scale as well. Any chance on moving the safe to a different location and using the linen closest for the main home defense items only? Much easier to hide & secure one to three vs an entire collection.
  5. I have a Heritage Rough Rider chambered in .22LR, I do not have the Magnum cylinder for it. I find it very accurate and pleasing to shoot. If cosmetics are a priority for you, you may want to look at other manufacturers. Mine had some minor chipping in the finish right out of the box. It was the better of the two in stock at the time. All in all, I do not regret the purchase and think it is good value for what I paid.
  6. That would work and in my opinion is more than necessary. I use the fabric zippered cases. Much cheaper, much lighter weight and take up less space. Especially considering how many I need for various rifles and shotguns. I'd consider a hard case if I felt the need to lock them up, but since they are never out of my sight, I do not see the need. Or if I had several thousand dollars invested into the rifle.
  7. kc17

    dash cam

    I use this site and the forum for my dash cam research. https://dashcamtalk.com/ https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/ I've got a Street Guardian in my truck I've been pleased with. Front facing only, the rear wouldn't see too much over the toolbox and tailgate anyway. I bought it from the "official" SG US vendor and was very pleased with the service I've had from them for tech supt and a warranty exchange.
  8. The new trough arrived the other day, I installed it today. The original was deformed, no doubt about it. I loaded up 10 primers in the tray for a test run. One primer seated at an angle and is now garbage. I suspect it was from when the remaining qty was too low to lower feed the primer all the way to the seating area. Lee does say that you need to manually feed the primers down when there are not enough in the trough to send them down. That's due to the lack of weight. I only noticed it when the case did not leave the seating area smoothly. I have not decided yet if I trust it enough to do a full run. I also dislike the tray. My current distrust means productivity rates would be no better than other means of priming.
  9. I appreciate your viewpoint and actual experience. In your experience, was it common for the actor to observe somebody else checking the firearm, as described in the video I linked above?
  10. I would agree all those people should probably be charged, if everything that has been reported is accurate. What charges I wouldn't predict, I'm not familiar enough with the legal definitions, also NM's laws/definitions could be different than NJ. There's been speculation that person(s) used that gun for live fire target practice during lunch, right before the incident. I wonder if anyone will either admit to it or other people will report who did it.
  11. A common statement I see in defense of Baldwin is "actors are not responsible, that's what a prop master, armorer and/or AD are for". Also, "it's the way Hollywood does it, they've always done it that way". That reminds me of the defenses of the casting couch behavior as well, but that's not what this thread is about. Ian Hudson was an actor on Rust and on the same set. Here is what he was quoted as saying: <Hudson says the other, more experienced actors checked their weapons 2 or 3 times after they received them from the armorer, and it didn't matter whether they were told the gun was "cold" or "hot." Baldwin did not check the weapon, but rather relied on the assistant director who assured him the gun was "cold."> So, that contradicts the common defense that actor's do not check the condition of a firearm. I think when he said "other, more experienced actors" he means compared to himself, not the killer, but I could be wrong. Link: https://www.tmz.com/2021/10/26/rust-actor-shooting-camera-protection-alec-baldwin/ Then I came across this video of actor Jeffrey Wright. In this video he states he has never not had someone show him a gun was clear before taking possession of it. I can easily see this video being used as evidence, or Jeffrey Wright and Ian Hudson being called to the stand to refute the whole "the actor is not responsible" BS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkeCK13G1NM I've also seen (didn't copy the link, but it shouldn't be too hard to find) the liability insurance policy was for "only" 6 million. And if there was a clause in the policy regarding negligence, the insurer could refuse to pay out anyway. Some media outlets are making it sound like the New Mexico DA is leaning towards bringing criminal charges against someone. Who is the big question.
  12. I've also read covid is to blame, due to restrictions on the number of people allowed on set or in the armory at one time. They claim that is why the guns were left unsupervised outside of the armory on a cart. This NY Post article is one of the more detailed I've seen. It's also where my question in another thread of what Baldwin would have done if the script called for him to put the gun to his temple and pull the trigger came from. https://nypost.com/2021/10/25/no-denying-alec-baldwins-role-in-shooting-mishap-tragedy/
  13. Apologies for the very late follow-up. I did contact Ruger and they repaired it for a total cost to me of $35 in shipping fees. I can't complain about that. Sadly, they did not tell me what they did to repair it, even though I asked and was told it would be on the repair order paperwork, it wasn't. It was a problem the the gun itself though, not the magazines. It is now functioning perfectly, that's the most important part.
  14. I've seen reports he was cross-drawing from a holster. That and the era the movie was based on seems a valid assumption that it was at least a revolver. I've read much speculation it was a single action only revolver, but I don't think I've seen anything that confirms that. I've seen multiple claims that live fire target practice not related to the actual filming was done with the same guns. I've not seen who authorized that activity. I believe that claim came from some of the union workers that walked off the set that morning.
  15. I was not aware of that, which is why I used the phrase "I think". I was also basing my belief on various documentaries I've seen that discussed how special effects were done in the days prior to CGI.
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