Tagged With "LOBSTERCLAW"

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.22LR/.22Mag "fun guns"

LobsterClaw207 ·
I put this here because it pertains to both rifles and pistols...so didn't fully fit anywhere. Except maybe the team room.Looking for ideas for a nice .22LR or .22magnum rifle, with iron sights and can accept a scope. Probably a bolt action for ease...
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ALG Defense handguards

LobsterClaw207 ·
What's the good word? The 20% off sale is still going on, so $80-$116 for one of these is tempting. Anybody used them? Pros/Cons/whatevers?   If they are of the quality we've come to expect from ALG/Geissle, I forsee no problems. Just...
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Aimpoint T1/T2 mounts

LobsterClaw207 ·
So what is the new hotness in Aimpoint T1/T2 "Micro" mounts for carbines? I've always just kinda done the Larue thing, and been done with it. They work just fine, but I haven't bought one in six years. I'm wondering if there are new or different options out there. What's the scoop? Should I not be looking for something different? I've seen a few INTERNET sources talking about things like engagement surfaces and whatnot... beyond my expertise to know if it matters or what.
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Backup Rear Iron Sights

LobsterClaw207 ·
If one was to purchase 50 backup rear iron sights to go on patrol rifles that will be receiving Aimpoint PRO's shortly: What brand would you get, and why? and Who would you order from?  Keeping in mind these will be going on...
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AR Sight Offset / canted weapon question

LobsterClaw207 ·
So, today at training a debate arose: what, if any, effect on accuracy or point of impact does canting a weapon have? Not taking precision bolt guns or anything, but talking about AR's with red dot sights. If cant has negligible effect up close,...
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AAR TEES Mechanical and Ballistic Breacher Instructor Course 2-6 June 2014

LobsterClaw207 ·
AAR TEES Mechanical and Ballistic Breacher Instructor Course June 02 – 06 2014 I attended the TEES (Tactical Energetic Entry Systems) Mechanical and Ballistic Breacher Instructor course from June 2 through June 6th, in Byhalia, Mississippi. The course was described, as the title suggests, as an instructor level course for skills like shotgun breaching, as well as breaching using hand tools like Halligans, sledge hammers, and rams. The first three days were skill development with these tools,...
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AAR - NTOA Advanced SWAT 23 - 27 Feb / Harrisburg, PA

LobsterClaw207 ·
Myself and three teammates attended the NTOA Advanced SWAT course from 23-27 February in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The class was instructed by Steve Mescan of Pittsburgh PD (NTOA Eastern Director) and Dan Murphy of Fort Collins PD (NTOA Western...
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AAR - Pat McNamara 3 day TAPS, Sig Academy, Epping, NH; 8 July – 10 July

LobsterClaw207 ·
Pat McNamara 3 day TAPS, Sig Academy, Epping, NH 8 July – 10 July I, along with at least one other Lightfighter (that I know of, roger up!), attended Pat McNamara’s three day Tactical Application of Practical Shooting (TAPS) class at the Sig Sauer academy range complex in Epping, NH (Map below). We booked this class through Alias Training in March of this year. Tuition was $700 for the course, and 750 rounds of rifle / 750 rounds of pistol ammunition were listed as required. The student to...
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Handcuff/Flashlight belt holder?

LobsterClaw207 ·
I searched but couldn't find what I am looking for. I thought I saw somebody on here post about a combo handcuff/flashlight belt holder, kydex if I recall correctly.   I'm looking for something that can hold a pair of handcuffs and my Surefire...
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Blank ammo

LobsterClaw207 ·
Anyone have a line on where to grab cheap blank .223/5.56mm rounds pretty quickly? It's a dept buy, so I'm looking for the cheapest. The active shooter training is at the end of June, and they want to be able to use blank firing rifle(s) for the...
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DeFoor Proformance 2-day Carbine August 15-16, Bangor, MAINE

LobsterClaw207 ·
Anybody else going?  Hermon is right next to Bangor, which some of you may remember from passing through on military flights. 3 hours north of Portland, which is about 90 minutes north of Boston. Plenty of hotels and other places for supplies in...
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Fixed FSB in 2015 - Why?

LobsterClaw207 ·
I have been wondering for a little while about fixed front sight bases. I was issued a rifle/carbine with one throughout my military career, and most issued LE rifles/carbines I've seen also have fixed FSB's.    I don't know why, but I just...
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Bicep/Upper Arm Armor

LobsterClaw207 ·
Gimme the lowdown. I've heard more than a few different versions of why Bicep/Upper Arm Armor is absolutely 100% needed (you'll get shot through your side if you don't have it), and an equal number of why you shouldn't use it (some rounds may hit it...
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Blown up S&W Shield

LobsterClaw207 ·
This is a newer Shield in .40 S&W. Female was shooting it and apparently didn't notice the reduced recoil and sound of what was more likely than not a squib round.... pulled the trigger again and it blew up on her. Face and hand injuries for her. Coworker took these three photos, unfortunately not more. He said the pistol owner is a "gun guy" and is definitely contacting S&W so they can examine it. Ammo was some "good" Winchester hollowpoints. I'll try to find out...
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NTOA Advanced SWAT - Harrisburg, PA 2/23/15 - 2/27/15

LobsterClaw207 ·
Not really a "course announcement" per se, but I figured I'd see if anybody else is going to this on the off chance.    Title Of Instruction: Advanced SWAT Course Length: 40 Hours/ 5 Days /12 Hours Classroom / 28 Hours Practical  ...
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Poppin' Primers

LobsterClaw207 ·
Up front, I don't intend this to be a "DIAGNOSE MY MALFUNCTION OVER THE INTERNETZ" exercise. I realize the silliness and futility of such a thing.   That being said, I want to learn more about popped primers in the AR-15 system. I've had my...
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Pat McNamara 3 day TAPS July 8-10 @ Epping, NH

LobsterClaw207 ·
http://aliastraining.com/patmcnamara3-daytaps-july8-102014-eppingnewhampshire.aspx     Who else is going? Will be my first trip to Sig Academy and my first "real" instruction since what the military considers training.
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L/E Folder with glass breaker?

LobsterClaw207 ·
What's the consensus on a folder for L/E use that has some sort of glass break tool included in the design? I think I'm wanting a new knife for duty use/pocket clip carry, but recently I've started worrying about my lack of options for busting auto...
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Low-pro gas block installs

LobsterClaw207 ·
Quick question: When installing a low profile gas block on a typical AR-15, how necessary are the "dimples" in the bottom of the barrel?  I've seen them on my BCM barrel, but after working with a couple Aero Precision barrels and a Larue one, none of the others had the dimples for the gas block set screws to go into. Should I be drilling these somehow on those barrels that don't have them? What kind of jig or whatever should be used to ensure the gas block is straight up and down, and...
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IR Rifle Lasers for L/E

LobsterClaw207 ·
In conjunction with my question about PVS-31's, I think I may have broken through the Shell of Stupidity and made those in charge realize we need some way to accurately fire weapons while using them... (yay!).    We've got $3100 sitting...
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Step by step DIY SBR

LobsterClaw207 ·
Question related to another topic I've got going on...Does anyone have a step by step guide to SBRing your lower? As in, a Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, Barney style guide, with the correct and up to date paperwork and where to send it, and in what order to...
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Red dot vs iron sights on carbine; reaction times

LobsterClaw207 ·
Before anybody hits me with the stupid stick, I thought long and hard about asking this in the Optics subforum, and then Crusader Hall afterwards. But here goes:Does anyone have any real world studies (Force Science, etc) or quantifiable data from...
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Semiauto .308 rifles for LE snipers

LobsterClaw207 ·
Hit me. What's the good word? When people ask me, my answer is basically "Larue OBR"... but I don't really know.    Typical L/E sniper, what .308 semiautomatic rifle are you using? 
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Threading a lever-action rifle muzzle?

LobsterClaw207 ·
Looking for info or suggestions on who to go with to thread my Marlin 336SDT trapper .30-30 lever gun. I need to have it threaded so I can attach the brake/adaptor for my Saker. Priorities are equally: quality of work and value. I can't spend a bajillion dollars on it. I'd have to ship it from Maine because I don't know of many places within driving distance.
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Rimfire optics

LobsterClaw207 ·
Not your usual question for the long range face shooters in here, but I digress....I love .22LR. Being a cheap bastard, I find that I can shoot way more with it, and practice a bunch of skillsets before extrapolating them to the larger caliber weapons...
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Where are the lowers?

LobsterClaw207 ·
Gents,Need help finding the lowers. They seem to have gone missing... at least at BCM, Spike's Tactical, etc.Got a couple buddies looking to get a stripped one to SBR, so they are looking for somewhat of a brand name (I know, I know, they are all made...
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Winchester Ranger series rifle and pistol

LobsterClaw207 ·
I hesitate to post this, as I have a strong hunch the info I seek is somewhere on here already. However, after a few days of searching, I'm not finding the data SPECIFIC to these two loads. I'm also not smart enough to know which data is "similar...
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EOTech refund question

LobsterClaw207 ·
The other thread got locked, so this one has a specific question: Did anyone successfully return an EOTech for refund that has spray paint on it? I mean on the housing, not on the glass or anything. Having a hard time removing Aervoe and if L3 doesn't care, then I'm not going to care. Thanks
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Kydex Sheath for EDC knives

LobsterClaw207 ·
I'm in need of a kydex/smaller sheath for the ESSE Izula II than the one that came with it. https://www.eseeknives.com/izula-II.htm Figured this thread could also be a place for discussion of kydex knife sheaths for EDC, since I couldn't find one. Any good options out there?
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Sig Sauer ASP air rifles

LobsterClaw207 ·
Posting this here because I don't know where else to, and am wondering if they have merit as a semi-serious training tool. Are the Sig Sauer ASP line (semi auto air rifles) any good? Anybody have firsthand experience with them?
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Choosing a barrel to run suppressed

LobsterClaw207 ·
Here's a question: When choosing an 11.5" barrel that you know will have a suppressor mounted 75% of the time... what are some guidelines? I ask because I'm coming up on needing to replace my 12.5" BCM upper, and want to drop to the 11.5" length. Since BCM doesn't offer an option for me pre-assembled (I will be putting an ALG Defense handguard on whatever I get, so low profile gas block not fixed FSB) I've been peeking around their barrels, as well as barrels from Aero Precision and...
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Garmin inReach for tactical teams

LobsterClaw207 ·
I'll post some more info on this product/service and what we are using it for later, but first I'm looking to see if anyone has a pouch suggestion that fits this thing? We've got the ones with the small screen, and the little nub antenna has to stick out/see the sky. Thanks!
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Walther PPQ 9mm holsters?

LobsterClaw207 ·
Looking for a recommendation on a holster for a Walther PPQ in 9mm for a friend. He's a lefty, and would prefer kydex or something not-leather, almost exclusively for range use. Outside the waistband, belt mounted. THANKS!
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Glock Gen 5 --- RFI

LobsterClaw207 ·
Hearing bits and pieces of stuff on these. Figured I'd start a thread for info dump if anyone has them, I know there was some chatter in the FBI Selects Glock thread but this seems more organized. Anybody got a stance or some solid info as of this early hour?
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USMC 0351 MOS being phased out

LobsterClaw207 ·
Well this is interesting. I'm never in favor of giving up boots-on-the-ground troops in favor of "cyber warfare" and "air and ground vehicle maintainers", that seems backwards to me. Yes I realize air and cyber are two areas the next war will likely be fought in, I'm SURE there is some less useful MOS that could be cut instead though. The SMAW might be in need of replacement with something better, but I'm not sure this is the best call. I bolded some stuff. Namely, how the commandant claims...
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Barrel Length Considerations: Suppressed, Unsuppressed...an Internal Ballistics Discussion

LobsterClaw207 ·
The thread about the USMC battalion experimenting with suppressors got me thinking. What are the differences, if any, in accuracy between say a 10" barrel 5.56mm AR-15 style rifle with a 6" suppressor on it, and a 16" barrel 5.56mm AR-15 style rifle? I'd always heard that barrel length (and therefore increased velocity?) was the important factor in AR-15 accuracy, but then gone on to have that debunked. . I.E. "they say", don't get a 10.5" barrel and expect it to shoot as far, as accurately...
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6.5CM vs .308 Win

LobsterClaw207 ·
Recently a discussion came up around rifle calibers, specifically "precision" calibers. Specific to terminal ballistics, is there much consideration between a 6.5 or .308 offering? Or are the reasons for one over the other minimal or focused on different factors? I know there is a tonnnnnn of info out there but I've had trouble digesting it. Especially given what appears to be fanboyism surrounding 6.5 and nostalgia for .308, but that could just be a bias on my part. What's up with these two?
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Magpul Eyewear

LobsterClaw207 ·
Didn't see any discussion on this yet. I, like most here, LOVVVVEEEE me some Magpul. However that being said, I'm not a blind fanboy who needs to be wearing their shorts/belt/shirt/gloves whatever just because they make it. They have announced (and released?) a line of sunglasses, that look decent to my untrained/ignorant eye. One of their main selling points is they aren't made by that giant company/factory/whatever that makes most of the world's brands. (I think, I'm just going off some...
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AK-47 RFI - Chinese?

LobsterClaw207 ·
I was contacted by a LE buddy who tried to sell some property room guns to Interstate Arms in Taxachusetts, only to discover that the AK he was trying to sell was full auto, so they wouldn't take it. Anybody have any further info on this thing, or tips on what to do with it? I told him what I thought, that the PD can probably register it in the NFA if they can prove it was pre-1986 and sell it. It was found by a couple of guys in a river way back when, but has a bayonet and cleaning kit and...
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Fluted vs Non-Fluted rifle barrels

LobsterClaw207 ·
Trying to get my learn on, specifically for a semiauto AR pattern .308 or 6.5CM rifle. BUT also interested in info pertaining to bolt guns. Fluted vs non fluted barrels? What mission drives that decision train, or do they not make much of a difference? What I *think* I know: Fluted can be lighter weight for the same length and style barrel. Fluted will heat up faster than a standard barrel of the same outside diameter. Fluted will also cool faster than a standard barrel of the same outside...
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CZ Scorpion Micro

LobsterClaw207 ·
Somebody talk me out of this. Or tell me that you've handled/shot/owned one and like it.... I'm pretty sure I want to buy a Scorpion Micro (with arm brace) as a fun 9mm little shooter. I've shot the larger SBR Scorpion and it is pretty awesome, but haven't handled the Micro yet.
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Re: 6.5CM vs .308 Win

pointblank4445 ·
From Doc Spears off the P&S bookface page " There's nothing to dislike about 6.5 and nothing magic about it either. It will give you wind brackets much closer to 300WM of about 6mph. I just picked up several cases of 140 ELD Match for $197/200 round case, so, about what you can get 175gr FGMM for on a good day. It is as pleasant to shoot as it gets. Don't believe any drivel at either end of the love/hate spectrum about 6.5." I'd say that's fair.
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Re: 6.5CM vs .308 Win

DocGKR ·
Lot's of good info. From a terminal ballistic perspective, .308 generally offers better capability than .260 Rem/6.5C for LE use. At this time, for the vast majority ( like 99.5% ) of LE use, the .308 is likely the better option for all the reasons discussed in the posts above. However if one is in an assignment where shots beyond 500 yds are the norm, then .260 Rem/6.5C are far better choices. Concur that .224 Valkyrie is likely a better long range paper puncher than 6.5G out of an AR15.
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Re: Barrel Length Considerations: Suppressed, Unsuppressed...an Internal Ballistics Discussion

Sinister ·
My experience is running suppressed 11.5 and 12.5 Colt 633 Commandos and 14.5 M4s with Bell and OPSINC suppressors. We shot lots of 55 grain A1 Ball, Remington 55 soft points, Federal 69s, A2 Green Tip Ball, and 77s. The common theme across (for me) was they all tend to make a gas-operated gun filthy. I suppose the HK416 was supposed to fix that -- I don't know. The can was for indoors use. Getting into a structure, then fighting out we needed a weapon effective out to at least 200-300...
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Re: Barrel Length Considerations: Suppressed, Unsuppressed...an Internal Ballistics Discussion

1168 ·
Tiny sample size, and my notes with exact details have since been lost: noonish on a hot Ft Benning summer day ~2007 1 KAC NT4 1 MK 18 1 M4A1 M855 ball sample size was a 5 shot string with each gun, done with the speed you would use shooting groups to zero with approximately 10 minutes between strings chrono placed 10m downrange The Mk 18 gave up approximately 300 fps to the M4, and gained back approximately 45 fps with the suppressor. Group sizes were comparable at 25m, which means...
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Re: Barrel Length Considerations: Suppressed, Unsuppressed...an Internal Ballistics Discussion

SFF ·
John "Shrek" McPhee relates that MK 18s are effective out to 400 meters, in combat.
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Re: Barrel Length Considerations: Suppressed, Unsuppressed...an Internal Ballistics Discussion

MOJONIXON ·
Effective as in lethality effective, or in terms of pinning someone or group down so you can get something heavier on target or both?
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Re: Barrel Length Considerations: Suppressed, Unsuppressed...an Internal Ballistics Discussion

MOJONIXON ·
Thanks. I thought as much but wanted clarification.
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Re: Kydex Sheath for EDC knives

Wing Nut ·
I don't have experience with him but he seems to be well liked on a couple other forums: http://darkstargear (dot)com/kydex-gear/sheaths/ Hope it helps.
 
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