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About MichaelDiggs

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  1. Is that X9 really worth the price? I was checking out the 365. Since I don't have a small one. I like the fact it has 10 rounds and the size. Plus the price is good.
  2. It's that time of year I treat myself. I usually get a handgun or rifle type firearm. My signature shows all that I have now. I've looked all around at all the new stuff and just can't find anything that peaks my interest. I would love to get a 9mm Wilson Combat but for $4000 I can't justify that on any measure. I'm sure there are guns out there just as good and reliable that cost $400 to $1000. Anyway, maybe someone can give me some recommendations for something that I can take to the range, shoot and just be happy with it. I've shot hundreds and hundreds of rounds through all my guns and I love shooting them all, except for the 1911. Not saying I don't like it, just a little bulky and heavy. I'm also a left handed person and would love to get something that has the capability for ambi. I think I went to Buds online and just went page after page just looking to see if anything visually would pop out. Help me spend my money!
  3. If you change your mind and want an regular AR, then I would always go for Bravo Company ( BCM ). I used the very good people JT Customs, Jack to get my Bravo rifle. Can't buy them at dealers since they do not ship to NJ at all. Jack was able to obtain a NJ legal version which I have been very happy with and will rely on that weapon with my life if I ever had to. It just always works and every part on that rifle is made to last.
  4. Yes, that is the bag I have. Right now it seems to be a perfect bag. Where can you find a bag with 20 magazine holders, room for 2 full size pistols, room for ammo, some tools, ear protection, eye protection, etc. Even though I feel it is the perfect bag, I still chase the dragon for a better one. It is an obsession.
  5. I have a small obsession with range bags. I have a few but all of them are not perfect. One is almost. It is the Osage River range bag. The larger of the two they make. That bag comes close to a perfect range bag. When I visit the range I carry my bullets in snap cap containers. Tops can't fall off. They are see thru kitchen type containers. They are very light and come in different sizes. Been doing it that way for a long time. Since all my ammunition at home is in all 50 CAL cans I just grab and fill my containers and stick them in my range bag. Seems to be very efficient. I can get setup and ready to shoot at the range in a couple of minutes. I also have one of those 556 autoloaders. Where you put all the bullets in a bin at the top, secure a magazine to it and pump away. Magazine fills up in a matter of seconds. I see lots of people looking at me and most come up and ask what the hell is that? I just tell them I don't want to spend time filling up magazines while in the range. Well worth it.
  6. The pin is under the adjustment lever. I own a rebel arms AR myself. Very solid rifle and can take a beating. They aren't MIL-SPEC persay but an example would be try removing the ejector door flap. You can't because the way they installed it. Little stupid things like that, but the main parts of the rifle are legit and of high quality.
  7. First off, all my mags that have not been pinned to 10 rounds are at my Dad's place who just moved to Delaware. Not too far from me either. I was actually jealous when he moved!! Since I only use the mags down at my dad's house the 15's and 10's really do get the same usage and bullets through them. I checked the followers on all of them and did not notice any exceptional wear and tear. I actually wish I did find something out of the ordinary. I can always send it to H&K from my Dad's place so there's no issues on sending or receiving. Just so they can take a look at it and make sure it is operating the way it should be. Never made any modifications or anything and it is usually a higher priced pistol since I heard H&K makes really good stuff. I guess I'll figure out what I'm gonna do. Thanks for all the responses. Sorry for the crappy video.
  8. I have a VP9 that's about 2 years old. I've shot hundreds and hundreds through it and clean it every time after I come home from the range, as I do all my guns. Funny thing started to happen with my VP9. All my 15 round mags ( which right now stay in my home and have to get pinned ) do not catch to hold the slide back. All my 10 round magazine's work just fine. These are all OEM, made by H&K. Visually all of the magazine's look the same and have no damage, but it just happens on the 15 round ones which is odd. I did make a video and will put the link in the post so you can see what I mean. Remember, the gun is always clean, lubed just a little, and fires great. Any ideas? The site won't let me embed the video, so I can only post the URL. http://www.diggsnet.com/vp9magissue.mp4 Sorry, I fell asleep before I could upload the video. The link should work now.
  9. This is a weird response but it would be easier for you to move to a pro carry state, get your address changed and then apply. It is almost impossible to get a carry permit in NJ even with sensible reasons on why you feel you need to carry. This is why there are so many unregistered fire arms on the streets illegally being carried. The more the state tries to take away, the more people take bigger risks to satisfy their needs. The state would rather see you dead with your head blown open then trying to protect yourself, even with a professional behind the trigger. Heck, when I drive through Camden to grab my pickles ( I get them at a wholesale place ) I really feel the need to bring a small handgun or something. I've seen people sitting at red lights get robbed right in front of me at gun point. In that case I would comply with the offender regardless if I had a gun or not. I would only fire if I was in full control and sitting in my car behind a steering wheel trying to pull a gun while one is already pointing at your head it is just better to comply and hope the offender doesn't shoot. Sticky situation, since some people would try to defend right away...but the offender has the upper hand. Sorry, got a little carried away.
  10. Where did you buy it? I have been looking at possibly throwing one of these in my collection too. I never thought a SCAR would be possible in NJ. Does Tier 1 have a website? And was there a particular model you bought? I see the MSRP of SCAR 17 is over $3000.
  11. Took apart my bolts for a good cleaning and noticed my BCM bolt does not have the rubber o-ring on the extractor ring. I know I see this as a selling point when viewing upgrade kits and such, but is it really needed? I know BCM BCG's are really rated one of the best and I've been eye balling their bronze colored ION plated one but the price is really up there. I have about 2000 rounds through each of my AR-15's. One is a Bravo Company BCM 4 and the other a Rebel Arms MOD 3. I haven't been able to get to Rebel Arms website the last two days so who knows if they are even still in business. They are small manufacture in PA. Very well made rifle, tough as nails as I beat the hell out of it. Anyway, is it worth to buy a bolt extractor upgrade/renew kit when you are at 2000 rounds +. A close inspection of all the parts indicates no abnormal wear and tear. When clean, everything looks new. Here is what BCM has for sale on their bolt extractor kit. For how cheap it is, I may as well get a couple. https://www.bravocompanyusa.com/BCM-Extractor-Spring-Uprade-Kit-p/bcm-exspring-1.htm I see other companies selling just the extractor for like $20. Crazy. I think I'd rather just grab a couple of the BCM kits for $4.95 each. Also does anyone know if it is hard to remove and then reinstall the gas o-rings on the bolt? Is there a tool for this or just needs to be done by hand?
  12. Just jealous I have nice soft hands. Trust me, I still have hard spots all over from doing that hard labor when I worked as a landscaper for several years. Never wore gloves then and my hands were like leather. Grew up a little bit, got a nice cozy job and took a few years to get my hands back to normal human hands instead of leather face ones. I have those MechanixWear gloves myself. I use them or rubber gloves when working on my car, changing the oil, etc.
  13. Thanks. I was thinking the same lines here with trying the Talon rubber grips.
  14. Not at all. I just happen to work in the IT field and use Gold Bond hand cream to keep my baby hands nice and soft. They are easily affected by aggressive grip textures, and the FN 509 Tactical is one of the most aggressive I have. I can tolerate all my others very easily. Don't want to use shooting gloves, I want to keep the feel of the gun still. Just found out my Dad closed on a large house/property in Delaware. Finally I'll be able to maybe enjoy my firearms the way they should be. Surrounded by woods, silencers being legal, he has the motivation to create a nice shooting range in his back yard for us. Just had to spew that out there.
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