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Reader Comments of the Week — October 15, 2016

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Reader Comments From Previous Weeks

Meprolight FT Bullseye — A New Concept in Aiming Below is the link to the latest video featuring the FT Bullseye. It shows the sight picture from the shooters perspective and head shots at 50ft. Hopefully Dave has received his FT Bullseye and will have time to run several mags using it.

~Mark


Range Report: Charter Arms Pitbull in .45 ACP I have owned several Charter Arms revolvers. They fit a niche and that is what is important. I am as happy with the new Charter Arms as Robert is, and also with my older guns. However– small frames take a beating from big cartridges. No way around that. 500 rounds a year with a .38 frame size revolver and the assembly pins get loose. Tighten them. Clean the beast and it will remain safe and reliable. With this much momentum the small parts take a beating. The frame doesn’t crack. You could load Elmer Keith memorial loads and have a real problem! That being said after reading this article I think that beyond question the .45 ACP revolver is the better choice in the Charter Arms. This is a revolver to be carried a lot and fired seldom. Combat isn’t about making a nice 50 round group on the target. It is about yanking the gun out and getting a hit quickly. That hit should be hard. The Charter Arms revolver is among the great all around defensive revolvers.

~Bob Campbell


Your First Shotgun – The Remington Model 870 Good advice! Remington 870 Express is a good starting point. You can build a setup that you like and change accessories from time to time. Don’t forget to test all new upgrades on a shooting range.

~Rem870


Range Report: Canik’s Affordable High Tech 9mm I just bought the TP9SF for no other reason than to see if it could live up to the hype. I read hundreds of reviews watched countless YouTube videos and all raved about this pistol. I had to see for myself.

Out of the box the fit and finish was as good as any of my Glocks or S&W I have. Dry firing the trigger it was easy to see why everyone loved it. First trip to the range I put 200 rds through it and I did have a few malfunctions. In the first 36 rds I had 5 FTE but after that the gun ran the next 164 rds flawlessly. In fairness to the gun all rounds fired were my reloads which tend to be on the lite side.

The gun was well worth taking a chance on and I would recommend it if as a good choice for target shooting or home defense. It’s a little big for conceal carry, at least for me. You can’t go wrong with a Canik from what I have seen so far.

~Dan


The Fast and the Furious: the Law on Road Rage in Texas Once Mr. Rager gets out of the car, it’s time for me to leave. By the time the guy gets back in his car to follow, you’re in Amarillo or wherever people go in Texas (Personally, I’d choose Corpus Christi or Galveston). Mr. Rager’s just standing there in the parking lot with a WTF? kook on his face. It seems the major problem here was the guy’s decision to stop his car and not immediately flee to a place of public safety. Even the most daft moron is unlikely to talk into a room full of people and start shooting people up. Although I would have driven to a police station, not a gas station.

I sure as hell wouldn’t bring a firearm to Mr. Rager’s attention and provoke him to act more stupidly than he already has. Beside, showing off your pistol will just get you in trouble.

If a firearm in a motor vehicle in Texas has to be concealed at all times, then how do you get it in and out of the car? It’s going to be in plain site when you are placing it in or removing it from the vehicle. It seems just act of putting it in or taking it out of a car makes you a criminal.

~Fake Niceto Alcala Zamora y Torre


Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes Thanks for making us aware of this silly fad. It might just keep someone from being injured or killed over a misunderstanding. Thats why we have to stay aware when we carry…good article, thanks again.

Dan


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