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  • Location:
    Scotch Plains
  • Interests
    ...beer, ...things that go BANG, ...old cars, ....restoring old houses
  • Home Range
    Lake Island Club, Cartaret, N.J. (thanks, John R.I.P.)

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  1. Hey to all you Scotch Plains and Fanwood guys! I'm also S.P. I used to shoot at Heritage Easton, but had the good fortune to hook up with John Fox and became a member at Lake Island in Carteret! BEST THING I EVER DID!! GREATEST THNG SINCE SLICED BREAD! Being retired, I go just about every Monday morning and have the entire range to myself. (did I say 20 - 25 minutes door to door!! ...keypad access!!!...parking lot!!! ....25 yard indoor range!!!!!) Now comes the special thanks to John Fox who sponsored me and walked me through the membership proceedure. You are the best!!! Any of you guys who are like me, not quite a newbie but looking to really improve your shooting skills in a quiet friendly and convenient setting are encouraged to talk to John about becoming a member. Experience the difference between BELONGING to a club, rather than SHOOTING at a range! ($$$$$$$$) My abilities have gotten better exponentially!!! (......that means I get a lot in the actual scoring rings now, ...at 25 yards!) Any other old fogies and young ones also who have free time on Monday mornings are welcome to PM me and be my guest to see what it looks like. John, also, always guests new guys so you can talk to him too.
  2. Talking about Tisas 1911's? I picked mine up Thursday afternoon. I found it used on Gunbroker for $275.00 1911A1 black, and I never would have guessed that it was not factory new!!! Only looked like less than a box of rounds through it, hammer had just a whisper of wear, entire gun looked primo. I'm guessing the reason was that there was a very slight problem with the mag ( ...a wise old range officer at Heritage told me anytime you have a 1911 problem, try a different brand mag FIRST!!) he was right. Tried a colt mag and worked fine; took a close look at the Tisas and found that a hint of adjustment where the mag touched the ejector button did the trick. Friday, put two boxes of reloads through it with only one jam, and I'm sure that that will work itself out in a few hundred rounds. NOW, HERE'S THE KICKER!!! The only reason I hesitated on the TIsas to start with was because I was afraid of a crappy trigger which is all you really hear about. I was very disappointed with a Rock Island 1911 trigger I rented from RTSP and held off buying one. Maybe I just got lucky, but my Tisas trigger was really sweet! Even my FFL who checked it out before transfer couldn't believe how crisp and easy it was! He even told me when he opened the box upon receipt he said to himself, OK, trigger job, but changed his mind on trying it. It shot really nice and the sights were very good also; I'm still getting used to it but I think I found me a winner; ....especially at that price!!! Anyone else with a Tisas update?
  3. Anyone out there still talking about Tisas 1911's? I picked mine up Thursday afternoon. I found it used on Gunbroker for $275.00 1911A1 black, and I never would have guessed that it was not factory new!!! Only looked like less than a box of rounds through it, hammer had just a whisper of wear, entire gun looked primo. I'm guessing the reason was that there was a very slight problem with the mag ( ...a wise old range officer at Heritage told me anytime you have a 1911 problem, try a different brand mag FIRST!!) he was right. Tried a colt mag and worked fine; took a close look at the Tisas and found that a hint of adjustment where the mag touched the ejector button did the trick. Friday, put two boxes of reloads through it with only one jam, and I'm sure that that will work itself out in a few hundred rounds. NOW, HERE'S THE KICKER!!! The only reason I hesitated on the TIsas to start with was because I was afraid of a crappy trigger which is all you really hear about. I was very disappointed with a Rock Island 1911 trigger I rented from RTSP and held off buying one. Maybe I just got lucky, but my Tisas trigger was really sweet! Even my FFL who checked it out before transfer couldn't believe how crisp and easy it was! He even told me when he opened the box upon receipt he said to himself, OK, trigger job, but changed his mind on trying it. It shot really nice and the sights were very good also; I'm still getting used to it but I think I found me a winner; ....especially at that price!!! Anyone else with a Tisas update?
  4. Just got back from my Pa. summer house with four factory fresh one pound jugs of Bullseye. It was actually available from two vendors!! Cost me $25.00 per pound including tax; will be willing to part with two of them if you will drive to Scotch Plains for pickup. No mailing, cash money at pickup. PM me if interested. I will be back there in about two weeks and could pick up more (if still available) as I expect these two will not last long. D
  5. Got the car back, will be there. Looking forward to meeting all.
  6. Hey, all, Car is in the shop for a starter; supposed to be ready early am tomorrow. I will be there tomorrow night also. Dave
  7. Hey, Joe Guns, WELCOME!! Just a note to all, took John Fox up on his invite to shoot at Lake Island Club in Carteret. Had a good time and I will be putting in my application there for membership. Looks like a great deal! Also met a couple of nice guys there, also newbies; a father and son from Scotch Plains. Really great stuff when you can be involved in a activity with your teen age son!!!! GOOD FOR YOU, DAD!!!!!!
  8. HeyJohn, Just a quick thanks for guesting me at Lake Island. Nice facility, even though a bit old, and seems like a nice bunch of guys. I will be completing my application for admission and will get it to you. 10 miles and 22 minutes door to door from my home in Scotch Plains. Dave
  9. Thanks to all; you convinced me to wait until they swat those R-51 bugs. I just got back from Precision Firearms in Edison (home of the $35.00 FFL transfer!!!) with my new, very gently used, Kahr CW-9. I found it on Gunbroker for $275.00 and looks great. The Kahr came through with a 7 round mag and I bought a new 8 round Kahr mag which I seem to be having a problem with when loading all 8 rounds. When I push the last (8th) round in the mag, the 7th seems to have the nose tip down and jam up. Inserting the mag into the gun and racking it chambers the first round but the next with the tipped down nose gets wedged in. Anyone have any experience with this issue?
  10. Hey there Westfield Law, my new best friend (especially, if you guest me at OBRPC!!!) Thanks. I did look into Old Bridge but it was a bit more $$$ than I wanted to give up with the bond. I shoot regularly at Heritage Easton, 45 minutes door to door. All us "local boys" keep hinting about getting together for a social meet one of these days! Looks like quite a few guys around this area.
  11. Hey Glenn, apparently, my last reply got lost. Dan Boslet is in Edison just off Route 1 and Old Post Road. Just picked up my new Ruger Match Champion there Thursday. ($35.00 for an FFL transfer INCLUDING NCIC check!!!) PrecisionFirearms.com Was at the range Monday morning and the new baby shoots great!!!
  12. WOW!! You guys are all the best! I am sitting here reading and visualizing this little bitty slug followed by a BIG RED FLASH. A while back I was at the range and the guy next to me was shooting what sounded and felt like a cannon!! It actually almost physically hurt to be right next to him when he fired, so I would time my vollies to alternate with his. This was actually the first time I actually stopped and watched what was going on; as he fired I could see the muzzle jump; the ENORMOUS flash at the end of the barrel, the slight blowback around the cylindar and then, obviously feel/hear the report. (I believe it was a 52 cal Smith & Wesson?) When you talk about the bullet being in motion before all the powder has ignited and possibly being out the muzzle before combustion is complete it really brings all that home. I also have had one more really great realization about powder burn rate. Also, the horizontal positioning of the charge and primer "blowby" is also something that I never would have even thought about if I didn't read about it here. Thanks to all for their responses, I will continue to monitor this thread and watch for other great responses. As far as , "..the new baby getting factory ammo"; I always like a benchmark; I have a S&W 586 in 6" bbl that reacts completely differently from the 4" bbl 586 that I have rented and fired with white box range ammo you are usually required to buy when renting. I would like to know how the new gun will react/feel with "vanilla" ammo before I drop in a few of my own reloads some probably a bit hotter and some a bit colder. Besides,.......how else do I get cases to reload!! Hey SOF, I will probably be there until around 10:30, would be great to meet you; I've probably seen you there before. Again, thanks to all.
  13. A question for the old timers and experts: I have been reloading successfully (still have all 11 fingers) for about two years now and have purchased, and read many books, topics, and on line articles on the subject. I actually think I am really getting the hang of it. Currently, I only reload 38 specials, 357 magnums, and 9 mm. I shoot and reload around 400 rounds each month and it really is all starting to make sense to me. I reload very cautiously with a single stage press, inspecting each and all cases after cleaning, priming, and charging before placing the projectile in the case. I have always noticed that in some loads there is a gap, sometimes sizeable, between the top of the powder charge and the back of the bullet (most apparent in some 38 special and 357 mag loads) and in others (9mm) the back of the bullet appears to seat right against, or even sometimes appear to be compressing the powder charge. All reloading data is very specific about, cartridge overall length, charge weight, bullet weight (even specific brands), and expected pressure inside the cases, taking it to the extreme of sometimes discussing even different barrel lengths and even make and models. Lets not even get started with crimping and it's impact!!!! My question is, ...is there a specific or approximate relationship to both (powder top and bullet back) and how does that gap change the dynamics of the load. I respect load data tables and would never alter charges based on visual observations, but this scenario just never quite made sense to me. Is there an optimum relationship or does it not make a difference? As an aside, I am relatively new to NJGF but am loving it and think it is a veritable treasure chest of good info on many matters. It is really great to have a local source of good info and expertise. (what is new and great in Montana is not necessarily useful to Garden State residents!!) On a recommendation from a post I started looking at Ruger GP 100's as my next purchase and was lucky enough to bring home a Match Champion today. ...You KNOW I will be at Heritage, Easton Monday morning at 9:00 AM!!!! (the new baby will get new factory ammo, ....to start!!!) THANKS TO ALL
  14. Hey Glenn, and all, Just heard from a dealer in Seattle that he just shipped my brand new Ruger GP 100 357 mag Match Champion!!!! I was bidding them on gunbroker and managed to get this one for $699.00 plus $25.00 shipping. Now all I need is my P2P's to come through from the town!! I am using a new FFL dealer in Edison, Precision Firearms who has a really good price on transfers. ($35.00) He also does Cerakoting and Durakoting from a shop he has set up in his garage. I was over ther to see it last week, pretty impressive results on the Cerakoting.
  15. Hey guys; I found this link to a page that covers solving some problems encountered in casting lead bullets. I am sure that most of the old "MASTER CASTERS" know all this stuff but as a newbie to casting, I found it useful. Have a look and let me know what you think. Sam (..and, yes, that is my actual picture, ......you can see it on the wall in the Post Office) http://www.gunweek.com/2004/feature1201.html