Reader Comments of the Week — August 12, 2017

By Dave Dolbee published on in General

Even regular readers of The Shooter’s Log can’t read or respond to all of the comments, so we have started a new weekly feature that will recap a sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected comments from the previous weeks. Feel free to respond with your two cents at the bottom of this article or by clicking the story link and adding it directly to the discussion.

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Reader Comments From Previous Weeks

Range Report: Canik TP9SF Elite-S 9mm

I’ve been doing the GUN THANG for over 35 years now.
I purchased a Canik TP9SF Elite and couldn’t be more happier with it. I liked it so much that I purchased a TP9SF and again I’m very happy with it. I carried the Glock 19 Gen 4 and was very happy with it also. But after shooting the two, the Elite and Glock. I found I really like the Elite much better. The trigger is better, the feel in the hand is better and the accuracy is better than the Glock.

~Thomas Barton

Range Report: Canik TP9SF Elite-S 9mm

Bought the TP9 SF Elite because of the great reviews and price. I find it to be very accurate and soft shooting. I own an HK VP9, Walther PPQ and CZ P-10, all of which have been argued to have the best striker triggers. They are all great shooters – almost like they shoot themselves, and I would absolutely include the TP9 SF Ellte in that company. It also has a great feel in the hand and points very well. I had some early problems with FTE on 115 grain but found a few videos on YouTube explaining that it was designed for 124 grain NATO rounds. Saw that CANIK would send a replacement spring to cycle 115 grain. I sent an email with purchase info and they were responsive and I had another spring in just a few weeks. It has eaten everything since. This is a great gun period and a phenomenal gun for the low price. I do not have the S version with the trigger switch as it seemed a bit too different from other safeties I’ve used.


NSSF: Safely Loading and Unloading the AR-15

my AR15 is new and I have not fired it yet. I thought this video was well done and very helpful.

Thank you


Review: Bushnell 3-12x44mm LTRSi — A Scope to Shine at Long-Range

Interesting review – leaving the parallax adjustment at infinity for all ranges and still getting consistant hits at those ranges should not happen. It would mean that you manage to keep your eye position perfect using only cheek weld- you could I suppose mount the scope far enough forward so that you can see the vignetting (dark ring around the perimeter of the field of view) and center the cross hairs that way. If this scope doesn’t need parallax adjustment then it’s not only a nice scope, it’s a magical one.


Video: Bullseye Camera Systems AmmoCan Sight-In Edition

The camera looks to be pretty bad ass. My only worry would be shooting it. When commissioning a new rifle sometimes you never know where the shot will be. I have shot a lot of dirt trying to hit paper.
As far as CA is concerned after the end of the war between states, the federal government passed laws making secession illegal. Not sure how they can even get a petition started.


Video: Bullseye Camera Systems AmmoCan Sight-In Edition

As noted in the article, for a few dollars more, the warranty covers bullet holes… ~Dave Dolbee

~Dave Dolbee

NSSF: Safely Loading and Unloading the AR-15

Great video, I have used an M-16 and own a AR-15 and this was a nice refresher video for me, except two things, you are wearing a black shirt, and the AR-15 is black, and with low light could not see very clear when you did close ups on the bolt release/catch. Knowing the weapon like I do I understood what you were doing. Good job!


Video: Bullseye Camera Systems AmmoCan Sight-In Edition

Many public ranges today allow both pistol and rifle on the same range. Even considerate shooters will have pistol shots at 25 yards aimed downward, which can hit the ground and ricochet, with impacts on targets set at 100 yards. Nearly every time I go out to my local outdoor range, I suffer damage to my targets, target frames, target stands, and/or the sandbags used to hold the whole unit upright in the wind. Even with a warranty that covers bullet holes, there will be time without the camera while a replacement is sent. I will continue to use my spotting scope with the angled eyepiece rotated down so I can see it without leaving the bench or the firing position. With today’s competitive market, an adequate spotting scope can be had for nearly the same price as this camera unit.


Range Report: Canik TP9SF Elite-S 9mm

The trigger is great, but remember this is a single action trigger not a safe action. The trigger releases the trigger only, it does not bring the striker back against spring pressure. So the Canik should always be carried safety on in this SA version.


Into the Mind: Lone Wolf Attacks

Not to belie any aspect of this article, but it somewhat conflates information that would better serve different interests were it separated accordingly. The categorical separation of such information is defined by the differences between civilian citizens versus law enforcement.

My point is that information towards understanding the “why” one becomes radicalized is more applicable to law enforcement as a preventative tool. However, such information does very little to assist the civilian when bullets start flying.

So whether it be a disgruntled employee, a domestic homicide at your workplace, desperate criminals taking hostages, or a radicalized terrorist(s) – the properly prepared civilian will respond to all of these threats in the same exact manner, and without regard to “how and why” the actors are doing what they are doing.

That is not to say we wouldn’t benefit if more civilians took an active interest in learning the preventative side of the fight; because doing so would allow them to better detect and report potential threats. But as I’ve stated, just knowing the “how and why” does nothing to prepare you for the unexpected actual event when it goes down.

Nothing will serve to protect you and your family better than consistent training and constant vigilance.


Previous Reader Comments of the Week Editions


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Comments (3)

  • Elton P. Green


    Gman has it right. They’re all LoneWolf attacks for a civilian. We don’t have access to any of the intelligence any of the law enforcement groups have, so any attack of ANY kind is out of the blue, and motivation doesn’t matter.
    As to California seceediing, let it. No federal welfare, no federal funds of any kind, no importation of food, water, fuel, power or anything else that the California Government is unwilling to allow its citizens to produce on its own. Passports and non-citizen status for all Hollywood actors, and the loss of 42 or more liberal electoral votes. What’s the downside?


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