Reader Comments of the Week — October 8, 2016

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

Remington 870: The Big Gun

I am fan of the Remington 870 shotgun. It is one of the best firearms ever made.

The action is very smooth, especially if you polish action bars.

There are some problems with extraction of cheap ammo but that can be fixed polishing a chamber or changing extractor.

Also, there are so many upgrades and accesories for the 870. You can build tactical, home defense or hunting shotgun.


Range Report: Model 783 — Remington’s Budget Tackdriver

I seem to be the only person on the planet who bought this fantastic rifle in caliber .223…that being said..i love this gun. Its the first non military bolt gun i have ever bought..and ill never look back. The only thing i found fault with was the fact i cannot mount a a bipod due to the sling mounting set up. Any suggestions anyone? Go easy on me…im an old man on a very fixed income.

~jim ed

NRA: Is There a War on Terror or a War on Guns?

Make no mistake, the feds are trying to use the war on terror as an excuse to take away a bunch of our rights, including gun rights. We must be ever vigilant about what some of those sleazeballs in DC and elsewhere are up to…vote wisely.


NSSF Praises Bipartisan Introduction of Export Control Reform Act in House; Companion Bill in Senate

The article reads, “The only remaining items yet to be transferred are sporting and commercial firearms and related products.”

I think it quite important to point out why the Obama administration is clinging to that last bit rather than transfer it over to the Commerce Department along with everything else. It is because Obama needs it to continue his proactive harassment to put mom-n-pop gun stores out of business.

Dave Dolbee has already pointed that out in a previous article which can be read at the following link:


The Fast and the Furious: the Law on Road Rage in Texas

I would say that Matt faced no imminent threat, so displaying his handgun was unwarranted. Staging his gun, that is confirming its location and status (bullet in chamber or not) would appear to be things Matt could do, without revealing his handgun.

Should the other driver exit his car, with or without some kind of weapon, and approach Matt’s car, there is time to access and use his firearm defensively, but only if the driver attempts to enter the car by breaking a window or pulling on the door handle.

If the other driver exited his vehicle with a gun drawn and firing, then having the gun on the dashboard gives Matt no additional advantage. It may be a disadvantage, if he needs to take cover behind the dash with the firearm still on top.

One question I have is what if the other driver approached Matt’s car with a tire iron and started breaking things, but did not attempt to enter the car? Could Matt use deadly force in that case.

~Jim in Conroe

9mm Beretta Nano Review

@Bill….yeah….that’s very odd. I’ve put at least 800 rounds, maybe more through my Nano since changing my guide rod and spring without a single FTE. Do you know what year your Nano was manufactured? I read on a Blog awhile back that the first two manufacturer years, those Nano’s had an issue with the extractors, and that Beretta changed them after that second year. Mine was manufactured in 2013, which I believe is the third year they were made…..I think….not a 100% on that. If yours was made prior to ’13, then it may just be a matter of Beretta changing the extractor. I no longer shoot 115 grain in mine at all. I stick with 124 & 135 mostly. I hope Beretta can fix the issues with your gun…I love mine and wouldn’t give it up for anything else for my EDC. I recently purchased the FDE color shell and switched it out a few weeks ago. With the black Laser unit and black Talon grips, it looks really sharp with the FDE shell.


Range Report: Canik’s Affordable High Tech 9mm

For just $299.95 I bought one of the earlier Canik 55 TP9s in a desert tan last year (Father’s Day). The tan color is perfectly contrasted against various black elements all over the gun which nicely offset the two tones to make this a very attractive firearm.

Bar none, this is an incredible value with lots of extras usually only seen for double this price in higher-end guns. It also comes in a really nice hard case with 2 magazines. In addition to the (author mentioned) well-made belt and paddle Serpa style holster, it also included a speed-loader, a second (smaller) backstrap, a bore brush, a decent user manual, and a rubberized lock with the Canik emblem emblazoned on the side.

Manufactured in Turkey, these weapons are of exceptionally high grade for issue in military and police use. They are built in an ISO 9000 certified facility to ensure they maintain NATO required standards. I only have 50 practice rounds through mine, but so far not a single malfunction. I concur with the author’s finding as I am seeing the same 2-inch groups at 25 yards.

I think I like my first gen version better as it has molded finger wells in the pistol grip and a really heavy duty right side spring loaded set screw for easy rear sight adjustment in the field. I don’t see that adjustment screw on this newer one, though it may have it. My gun also comes in 5 colors: Black, Chrome (w/Blk lower), Desert Tan, OD Green, and Titanium. However, I’m not sure if they will offer the same for this newer version.

The bottom line, you simply can’t beat this price per feature ratio on such a combat-durable, yet nice looking handgun.


Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes

The late gunners’ guru Jeff Cooper, promulgated a four level color coded system of situational awareness that I have found pretty useful. The code is as follows: White – Unaware & Oblivious Yellow – Watchful of Surroundings Orange – Potential Threat Detected Red – Attack Likely. When I am out and about I routinely am in Code Yellow, and I am amazed that so many people routinely operate in Code White…..with their attention on their smartphone or tablet or focused on something they might be reading as they move about, completely ignoring what is going on around them.


Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes

A few years ago I was over security at a mega church. At one point the ‘management’ had poured whiskey over a deacon after dressing the man in old clothes to see how my guards treated bums or the homeless. Our IT guy loved to play with doors and unlock doors and blame it on my staff. I told him that if he wanted to see the deacon cold cocked just send him to me. The foolishness stopped.
In sc some moron dressed in white range when running through a mall throwing white flour and yelling ANTHRAX. He was arrested and probably did not get the time he deserved.

As always, good read Dave!

~Bob Campbell

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