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by fd57
15 Jan 2015, 20:22
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: All Black FiveseveN
Replies: 64
Views: 37175

Re: All Black FiveseveN

since its been about 2 years now since you painted those lil puppies, how is the paint holding up now? and did you treat the plastic parts with something to ensure the primer & paint got a good bond to the plastic? thanks! I did apply a primer, but I will have to dig around to jog that little nugge...
by fd57
18 Mar 2014, 06:29
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Hello, questions on detailed takedown & night sights
Replies: 4
Views: 4634

Re: Hello, questions on detailed takedown & night sights

I uploaded some PDFs to DropBox. Stripping lever: http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/103476154/FSN_StripLever.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Safety levers: http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/103476154/FSN_SafetyLevers.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Magazine re...
by fd57
20 Feb 2014, 19:42
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Convince me to not sell my Fiveseven...
Replies: 14
Views: 9429

Re: Convince me to not sell my Fiveseven...

Is this the same FSN that you had problems with 3 years back?
by fd57
09 Feb 2014, 18:33
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Five seven model help please
Replies: 12
Views: 9188

Re: Five seven model help please

If you like the OD color then buy it, or buy MkII and get it colored. Those are your two options. There is another topic that covers the MkII and it's "improvements". Although for some, such as myself, I don't believe in any of these improvements as necessary. Have run multiple FSNs thousands upon t...
by fd57
21 Jan 2014, 13:44
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Intro and advice
Replies: 18
Views: 10954

Re: Intro and advice

Not from FNH, only from my and others' observations/measurements: Slide: USG was made from 2 welded pieces (3 if you count the end plate). MkII is one piece and is much thicker - so much so that the slides are not interchangeable between the two models. Frame: strengthened/thickened around accessor...
by fd57
21 Jan 2014, 09:39
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Intro and advice
Replies: 18
Views: 10954

Re: Intro and advice

jgreenberg01 wrote:1) The MkII is definitely a more robust gun. FNH has addressed several potential failure points and strengthened it even further than the USG.
Can you elaborate or point to FnH information that details these several potential failure points?
by fd57
20 Jan 2014, 20:41
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Intro and advice
Replies: 18
Views: 10954

Re: Intro and advice

Not that I know of but I have heard of frame cracking rumors. Nice collection btw. :thumb: Frame cracking? Hmm ... haven't heard too much of this. Do you have an online source you can reference? Many multiples of thousands of rounds and no cracks here. Not saying the obvious (a fault) can't (or has...
by fd57
20 Jan 2014, 19:32
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Intro and advice
Replies: 18
Views: 10954

Re: Intro and advice

Is there a real or perceived issue with your FSN that you know or believe the MKII addresses? If not then unless you just want the new model consider staying with your current pistol. It's a workhorse and a fantastic shooter! http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac131/fd57/FSN%20stuff/fsns_zps88be5ecd...
by fd57
18 Jan 2014, 17:52
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Lone Survivor?
Replies: 5
Views: 7509

Re: Lone Survivor?

There was a short special on HBO or another premium cable channel a couple weeks back. A making of this film special. Was interesting and if you've read the book and/or seen the film you might look up this special to view it.
by fd57
13 Jan 2014, 19:22
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 337094

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Stitches1974 wrote:SS197 for $24.99 a box. http://www.butchsreloading.com/shop/amm ... llets.html
The potential gotcha here is one box per order. If you're getting only one box of SS197, with shipping, probably not worth it.
by fd57
01 Jan 2014, 17:05
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: EA Hydro Dipped FsN Slide Covers
Replies: 17
Views: 13466

Re: EA Hydro Dipped FsN Slide Covers

All 4 are sweet.
by fd57
01 Jan 2014, 17:00
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interest in a replacement metal magazine body
Replies: 5
Views: 5080

Re: Interest in a replacement metal magazine body

Price is important, but so is quality and function.

Always interested. Keep us posted.
by fd57
19 Dec 2013, 20:21
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Any Incidents in Range Stories
Replies: 13
Views: 9636

Re: Any Incidents in Range Stories

Indoor range, weekday morning (when the morons with firearms are not sweeping and playing fast trigger), all was normal and then heard a very much louder than usual noise as well as the sound of steel hitting concrete, leaned back and looked down a couple of lanes to see a shooter staggering back an...
by fd57
15 Nov 2013, 18:47
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: It has gotten to that point.......
Replies: 1
Views: 3209

Re: It has gotten to that point.......

In my experience, a signature means nothing. Anyone can sign, rarely do drivers ask for the recipient to sign, or identification of the person signing. With this and the chicken scratch signatures how will requiring a signature stop the missing packages problem?
by fd57
10 Nov 2013, 19:01
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: Woodland Digital FsN Covers.
Replies: 16
Views: 11708

Re: Woodland Digital FsN Covers.

Sweet.
by fd57
19 Oct 2013, 04:30
Forum: FN Tactical Rifles
Topic: scar dissembly left over small plastic part??!!!?!?!!
Replies: 14
Views: 15921

Re: scar dissembly left over small plastic part??!!!?!?!!

That part is not in the schematic diagram for either 16S or 17S. As you've learned by now.

Someone put that in. Perhaps contact a gunsmith specializing in barrels and stocks to get an answer as to what that part is and why someone may have inserted it.
by fd57
17 Oct 2013, 17:47
Forum: FN Tactical Rifles
Topic: scar dissembly left over small plastic part??!!!?!?!!
Replies: 14
Views: 15921

Re: scar dissembly left over small plastic part??!!!?!?!!

Never seen that on the 16.

Where did that part fall from, or what did you disassemble?

Right now am thinking it's after market.
by fd57
01 Oct 2013, 12:21
Forum: Politics & Activism
Topic: WWII Vets storm "Closed" DC Memorial
Replies: 2
Views: 4347

Re: WWII Vets storm "Closed" DC Memorial

It's WE THE PEOPLE, not WE THE GOVERNMENT.

The monuments and the parks are, um, what's that? Oh yes, funded BY WE THE PEOPLE.

Good on these folks for pushing aside the retarded stoppage and enjoying THEIR MONUMENT.

When will the majority of the sheople wake up?
by fd57
29 Sep 2013, 18:04
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Mountain Men TV show
Replies: 13
Views: 8683

Re: Mountain Men TV show

The one that was fully encapsulated in a .41magnum or larger cartridge.

:)
by fd57
29 Sep 2013, 05:34
Forum: FN Tactical Rifles
Topic: Looking for Rifle Scopes...
Replies: 3
Views: 15003

Re: Looking for Rifle Scopes...

Consider the Nikon M-308.

If you find the right price and a coupon or savings they can be had for $400ish.
by fd57
24 Sep 2013, 08:49
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Home Grown SS 190
Replies: 90
Views: 51184

Re: Home Grown SS 190

Speculation: Some departments don't want to sell SS190 to the civilian market. They may agree to sell the SS190 to a third party with a condition that the rounds be broken down and components can be sold, but not the loaded SS190 ammunition. Pure speculation, but makes sense. Using this approach the...
by fd57
13 Sep 2013, 11:03
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: EFK vs Jarvis Updated 11.7.2019
Replies: 38
Views: 55684

Re: EFK vs Jarvis

Jay -

Can you post a photo with the areas highlighted where you found issues in the 2 month old Jarvis barrel?

Thanks!
by fd57
13 Sep 2013, 04:46
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

These are Winchester's Platinum Tip Hollow Point bullets. Shown here in .454 Casull. You can almost always link the sharp petals back to Winchester, and then the horseshoe shape of the petals back to the PTHP in large bore. Any guesses? http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac131/fd57/FloweredBullets/f...
by fd57
13 Sep 2013, 04:44
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Mister Freeze wrote:Ranger SXT ;)
No dice on the Ranger SXT. Answer soon to follow.
by fd57
12 Sep 2013, 12:48
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Mister Freeze wrote:Black Talon
No dice on the Black Talon but thanks for playing :)

I will provide a tip - these are Winchester ...
by fd57
12 Sep 2013, 08:13
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Any guesses?

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by fd57
11 Sep 2013, 12:41
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: EFK vs Jarvis Updated 11.7.2019
Replies: 38
Views: 55684

Re: EFK vs Jarvis

In the shoulder area where this round has failed the chambers on the Jarvis over sized causing the neck and shoulder to move even more then normal. It stresses an already stressed area. Plus the finish on the chamber up by the shoulder has large amounts of cutting chatter. Jay - Which Jarvis barrel...
by fd57
11 Sep 2013, 11:43
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Yea, I'm a big fan of the MRX, just not a fan of the price tag associated with them :) The Silvex core was a tungsten based material if I remember right, making it heavier than lead. I only have a couple of boxes left of them, so I've been using them even more sparingly than before. Thanks for putt...
by fd57
11 Sep 2013, 05:06
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Barnes TSX Close, but no cigar. These aren't Barnes TSX. Now that said, the answer should come quick enough :) How about the MRX? Though they don't make them anymore, the bottom looks similar as does the fact that the copper stops at a metplat of sorts. The LRX is another one that is possible. Bing...
by fd57
10 Sep 2013, 15:54
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

panzermk2 wrote:Barnes TSX
Close, but no cigar. These aren't Barnes TSX.

Now that said, the answer should come quick enough :)
by fd57
10 Sep 2013, 05:28
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Here's one:

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by fd57
10 Sep 2013, 04:05
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: T6 Black
Replies: 51
Views: 29922

Re: T6 Black

Buffman wrote:I hope my post wasn't considered nasty.
Oh it was considered to be awfully nasty, Buffman. Just like all yer subliminal messages throughout your videos! ;)

j/k!
by fd57
09 Sep 2013, 19:30
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: T6 Black
Replies: 51
Views: 29922

Re: T6 Black

For those who rearranged their days and struck out, you can still buy a box, on GunBroker:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =364342016" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by fd57
09 Sep 2013, 19:29
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Another new 32gr .224 round designed for the 5.7
Replies: 7
Views: 5606

Re: Another new 32gr .224 round designed for the 5.7

Yes, True Blue was used. Never pushed the envelope just wanting to get them dialed in.
by fd57
09 Sep 2013, 18:08
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: T6 Black
Replies: 51
Views: 29922

Re: T6 Black

I rearrange my whole day so I can buy a box of ammo...check out, then excited the rest of the night. Get an email this morning that says my order has been cancelled. bunch of crap Dude - WHY? For a single box of ammo? It's not magic fairy dust. It's just a primer, powder, a case, and a bullet. Noth...
by fd57
09 Sep 2013, 18:04
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Another new 32gr .224 round designed for the 5.7
Replies: 7
Views: 5606

Re: Another new 32gr .224 round designed for the 5.7

Agreed. I cycled about 100 rounds through 3 FSNs with most around ~1900fps with a range between 1800-1990fps.
by fd57
02 Sep 2013, 16:43
Forum: Looking To Buy
Topic: WTB: 5.7x28 once fired brass
Replies: 17
Views: 14479

Re: WTB: 5.7x28 once fired brass

Just look at GB to see how outrageous some asking prices are.

Worse, look at the completed auctions on GB and see what fools paid for their brass!

Would have had more fun buying SS197SR, shooting it, collecting the brass, and loading using their own brass! :)
by fd57
02 Sep 2013, 09:55
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is your weapon collection complete?
Replies: 32
Views: 19976

Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Excellent wrist strengthening ...

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by fd57
02 Sep 2013, 04:45
Forum: Looking To Buy
Topic: WTB: 5.7x28 once fired brass
Replies: 17
Views: 14479

Re: WTB: 5.7x28 once fired brass

If you can't find a buy price consider sourcing from your local range or scrap yard.

You might be amazed at how much brass you can acquire at your scrap yard.
by fd57
01 Sep 2013, 19:20
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Case width issue with Lee dies
Replies: 33
Views: 51539

Re: Case width issue with Lee dies

Couple Hornady and couple Lee dies for 5.7x28mm. Both Hornady are better than both Lee :( With respect to shoulder formation attempting to mimic original case.
by fd57
30 Aug 2013, 05:20
Forum: Looking To Buy
Topic: WTB: 5.7x28 once fired brass
Replies: 17
Views: 14479

Re: WTB: 5.7x28 once fired brass

Going rate is really whatever someone will pay. :)

That said, been paying up to $.15 per case, averaging $.10 per case.
by fd57
27 Aug 2013, 08:29
Forum: Lounge
Topic: gun safes: am I missing something?
Replies: 5
Views: 4267

Re: gun safes: am I missing something?

Hide in plain sight - a consideration. Similar to steganography. If you own your own there's quite a bit of area you have available to hide your firearms.
by fd57
25 Aug 2013, 07:43
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Adjustable Rear Sight Help
Replies: 10
Views: 5644

Re: Adjustable Rear Sight Help

Take the slide cover off and look at the slide as well as the front and rear sights. By doing this you will at least learn if the front sight can be drifted and the cover shaved. But if you think you're going to send it in to FnH then do nothing and ring them up and send it in ASAP. Expect a turn ar...
by fd57
24 Aug 2013, 18:42
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Adjustable Rear Sight Help
Replies: 10
Views: 5644

Re: Adjustable Rear Sight Help

Can you pop the slide cover and take another photo so we can see where it sits? You might be able to drift it, and then file some slide cover away to have it fit over the front sight's new position.
by fd57
24 Aug 2013, 05:43
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Adjustable Rear Sight Help
Replies: 10
Views: 5644

Re: Adjustable Rear Sight Help

Haven't seen the new Mk II in person - is the front blade adjustable?

Can you take a photo of the front blade top down so that it looks like the photo you took of the rear sight? Maybe the front blade needs to be drifted left.
by fd57
22 Aug 2013, 13:25
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Buffman wrote:AE 5.7 TMJ
DING DING DING We've got a winner! Buffman strikes again!

Maybe we should have prizes ...

These are Federal American Eagle 5.7x28 bullets fished from the pond.
by fd57
22 Aug 2013, 07:58
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

These should be a quick ID:

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by fd57
20 Aug 2013, 05:31
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Okay, to give up the goose, these are the C.O.P. bullets in 9mm. The Copper Only Projectiles bullet. The lines and the trough like petals are fairly unique to C.O.P. bullets.
fd57 wrote:Anyone? Bueller? :)

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by fd57
20 Aug 2013, 05:27
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

500SWfan wrote: That's not a Cutting Edge bullet, is it? :D
:)

Nah, not a Cutting Edge bullet. Those look very different than these.
by fd57
19 Aug 2013, 10:41
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

HINT: Newer bullet (IE, has only been around for a short while).
fd57 wrote:Anyone? Bueller? :)

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by fd57
19 Aug 2013, 10:38
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

flyingirish04 wrote:Corbon Powerball or DPX?
Negative. But appreciate the interest and post.
by fd57
19 Aug 2013, 08:26
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Yes these most recent ones are not Barnes. Two unique characteristics of these are the lines as Buffman pointed out as well as the "lips" (trough) at the petal end. The petals almost look like a scoop.
by fd57
18 Aug 2013, 18:39
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Anyone? Bueller? :)

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by fd57
18 Aug 2013, 06:16
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

fd57 wrote:To help with this one, it is a .308 round:

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This is Federal's Tactical TRU in 165gr. You can expect this fragmentation as per its design to penetrate but not over penetrate.
by fd57
16 Aug 2013, 07:58
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

To help with this one, it is a .308 round:

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by fd57
16 Aug 2013, 07:50
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Well I thought these would be a quick ID given that they are the SS192, SS195, and SS198 bullets. Where are the (re)loaders?!?! :) I don't waste good ammo to make new ammo. :p The only good ammo is ammo that spirals out from a barrel :) Test everything here. Into water (a lot of the spent bullets b...
by fd57
15 Aug 2013, 20:17
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

500SWfan wrote:I knew they were .224 cal. I didn't recognize the open base though, 'cause I haven't pulled the bullets on any of those rounds (yet).
These were SS192 shot in the pond.
by fd57
15 Aug 2013, 19:29
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

fd57 wrote:A new one. Let's see how long it takes for someone to quickly ID these:

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Well I thought these would be a quick ID given that they are the SS192, SS195, and SS198 bullets. Where are the (re)loaders?!?! :)
by fd57
15 Aug 2013, 19:24
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Front Sights for Five-Seven
Replies: 7
Views: 5160

Re: Front Sights for Five-Seven

The adjustable sights are taller than the fixed sights on the FSN.

You can invest in adjustable sights from Fn parts direct, or over at Midwest Gun Works:

http://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgw ... F864550400" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by fd57
14 Aug 2013, 20:28
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: When do you stop reusing your brass? Cleaning ultrasonic
Replies: 10
Views: 6782

Re: When do you stop reusing your brass? Cleaning ultrasonic

I forgot about this one.

http://www.permalac.com/technicalfacts.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by fd57
14 Aug 2013, 12:33
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

A new one. Let's see how long it takes for someone to quickly ID these:

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by fd57
14 Aug 2013, 12:32
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

fd57 wrote:Another one:

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Okay this one is Hornady's XTP bullet (210gr .41magnum). You can identify XTP bullets by the blob, and how often the blob looks like an old bandage in the "x" shape (overlapping).
by fd57
13 Aug 2013, 04:50
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: When do you stop reusing your brass? Cleaning ultrasonic
Replies: 10
Views: 6782

Re: When do you stop reusing your brass? Cleaning ultrasonic

grimmond -

A different brand, but perhaps of interest?

http://www.amazon.com/Behlen-Brass-Lacq ... s=incralac" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by fd57
12 Aug 2013, 04:47
Forum: Firearms For Sale
Topic: SOLD Five-seveN USG
Replies: 3
Views: 6309

Re: WTS Five-seveN USG w/X5L and 3 boxes EA

Big Dog Outfitters & Charles rock!
by fd57
11 Aug 2013, 17:27
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 337094

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Still cycling rounds ... thanks Elite!

From left to right; ProtecTOR II, ProtecTOR III, ProtecTOR IV, VarminaTOR
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by fd57
09 Aug 2013, 05:48
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Another one:

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by fd57
09 Aug 2013, 05:40
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ApccR7P9Bys/UgQNo3IZb6I/AAAAAAAABSs/rj_eWJLttAk/s800/PicsArt_1375997073498.jpg Some easy, some hard :-) So we said the second was Hornady. The first is PMC Starfire? The third is Speer? The fourth is Winchester? Bingo. PMC Starfire, Hornady Critical Duty, Speer Go...
by fd57
08 Aug 2013, 19:39
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Hobknob wrote:Image

Some easy, some hard :-)
So we said the second was Hornady.

The first is PMC Starfire?

The third is Speer?

The fourth is Winchester?
by fd57
08 Aug 2013, 17:30
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Hobknob wrote:Image

Some easy, some hard :-)
You have larger photos to help view the bullets?

The second from the left appears to be a Hornady bullet (red plug).
by fd57
08 Aug 2013, 05:40
Forum: Firearms For Sale
Topic: WTS Five Seven MKII FDE Adjustable sites NIB $1200 shipped
Replies: 15
Views: 18062

Re: WTS Five Seven MKII FDE Adjustable sites NIB $1200 shipp

Here's a snap on this very forum:

http://www.fivesevenforum.com/viewtopic ... 15&t=14758" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by fd57
07 Aug 2013, 19:33
Forum: Accessories For Sale
Topic: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me
Replies: 11
Views: 10216

Re: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me

Beecher Tool - GLWT!

Someone out there has a cache of 9MM plinker.

Never invested in plinking ammo, only in SD, match, and hunting ammo. All of which gets cycled through. :)

Back on your topic - maybe ARMSLIST ad?
by fd57
07 Aug 2013, 19:18
Forum: Accessories For Sale
Topic: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me
Replies: 11
Views: 10216

Re: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me

Well consider not using Gun Broker as a source for proper valuation. It isn't referred to as "Gouge Raper" and "Dream Breaker" for no reason ... ;) Proper valuation of SS192 is $35-40/box of 50 rounds. Anyone paying more than $50/box is either desperate, uninformed, or careless with money. LOL Actua...
by fd57
07 Aug 2013, 18:55
Forum: Accessories For Sale
Topic: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me
Replies: 11
Views: 10216

Re: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me

Where is SS192 selling for $150-200/box? Holy Toledo whoever sold you that at that price made a killing!!!

You can buy it all day long at $55-65/box, and if you shop around, $35-40/box.
by fd57
07 Aug 2013, 12:04
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Not a T series variant of Ranger or PDX1.

They are Winchester's 240gr platinum tip hollow point (PTHP) bullets. They sport a notched reversed tapered jacket with a 2-part hollow point cavity. Great for black bear, boar, mule deer, etc..
by fd57
07 Aug 2013, 07:16
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Buffman wrote:Ranger T, SXT?
Nah. But you're in the right family (Winchester).
by fd57
07 Aug 2013, 05:12
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Another go around:

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by fd57
07 Aug 2013, 05:00
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Buffman wrote:golden saber?
ARGH Buffman! These are your Winchester Silvertips! Thought I'd throw 'em up since you guessed them earlier :)
by fd57
06 Aug 2013, 19:07
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Anyone?

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by fd57
06 Aug 2013, 19:05
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

The "T" on the base of the bullet reminded me of the Trophy Bonded Tip, and I knew they were nickel plated. I haven't run across the Tactical Bonded Tip. Yeah the "T" is a unique identifier for sure. Putting the projectiles though auto glass while keeping centered is easy. These really stay true. I...
by fd57
06 Aug 2013, 18:43
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Federal Trophy Bonded Tip? Wow - very close! Not Federal TROPHY Bonded Tip, but it is Federal TACTICAL Bonded Tip. But I will give it to you because the bullet is almost identical, the only differences are the tips and the weight (Trophy is 165gr and Tactical is 168gr). Of course in a court of law ...
by fd57
06 Aug 2013, 15:29
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Buffman wrote:Winchester Silvertip?
Negative.

As a hint: the caliber is .308 and pay attention to the bottom of the bullet in the one snap as there is a very unique mark.
by fd57
06 Aug 2013, 12:16
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Switching gears ... anyone recognize this one:

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by fd57
06 Aug 2013, 05:30
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Buffman wrote:TAC-XPD .380, 9mm, .40, .45
I think the difference is the TAC-XPD vs. VOR-TX ammo. Their personal defense ammo has the black coating applied while the handgun hunting ammo does not.
by fd57
06 Aug 2013, 05:20
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

The three on the left half already been ID'd, but how about the the two on the right :) They will be an immediate ID if you've ever stumbled across them before: http://cdn.firearmstalk.com/forums/attachments/f56/73399d1354826027-glock-30sf-wow-hst-1.jpg Those four petal bullets are from Lehigh Defe...
by fd57
05 Aug 2013, 18:59
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Barnes TAC-XP bullet. Could be from DoubleTap, Corbon, or the likes. It would not be from Barnes, as their own loadings have a black coating on the bullet I haven't seen the black coating on their 180gr .41magnum bullets, Buffman. I'll upload some snaps soon to show you. What caliber or which calib...
by fd57
05 Aug 2013, 18:54
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Hobknob wrote:Barnes TAC XP
Yup - Barnes XPB 180gr in .41magnum. Loaded by Cor-Bon in their DPX line.
by fd57
05 Aug 2013, 18:50
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

flyingirish04 wrote:Missing the best though.

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A solid performer, Federal Tactical HST.
by fd57
05 Aug 2013, 05:25
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Another one:

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by fd57
05 Aug 2013, 05:23
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Re: Flower identification

Buffman wrote:speer gold dots.
Bingo!

Anything stand out as unique for the SGD bullet, Buffman?
by fd57
04 Aug 2013, 17:43
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: Flower identification
Replies: 97
Views: 63247

Flower identification

Anyone up for "Name That Bullet!"?

Don't really care about the caliber, looking for bullet name/manufacturer. Understanding that more than one company may use "Bullet B".

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by fd57
30 Jul 2013, 18:45
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is your weapon collection complete?
Replies: 32
Views: 19976

Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

I've heard that 10mm ammo loaded to its potential is very similar to .41 mag. I've heard that I'm 6'2", 210lbs, and blonde hair. ;) ha ha So that is said in jest because that is a common source of discussion - 10mm and .41magnum. They are similar in as much as a 1971 LT-1 engine is very similar to ...
by fd57
30 Jul 2013, 13:22
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is your weapon collection complete?
Replies: 32
Views: 19976

Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

If you notice by my past purchases, practicality is not a prerequisite for me buying a firearm. I am kind of weird. I prefer to buy things that are unusual. The kind of guy that would choose a FiveseveN as his carry piece is not a practical man. lol I would buy a 500 because it is unusual, one of t...
by fd57
29 Jul 2013, 18:31
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is your weapon collection complete?
Replies: 32
Views: 19976

Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

Highly reliable, but for some reason I just have no desire to own them. My dad has a bunch of wheel guns. I always tell him to trade them in for something "cooler". I will say this, if you want a S&W 500, there is only one type of gun that can handle that round. I think if I were to buy a wheel gun...
by fd57
29 Jul 2013, 18:00
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is your weapon collection complete?
Replies: 32
Views: 19976

Re: Is your weapon collection complete?

No wheel guns?

Missing out.

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by fd57
28 Jul 2013, 11:23
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 337094

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

OMB most likely has a relationship with FnH. Part of that contract specifically states that sales of SS198 are restricted to LEO/MIL. You will find this often if you look. OMB does not want to jeopardize their relationship with FnH so it appears from your experience OMB is adhering to their terms.
by fd57
28 Jul 2013, 11:21
Forum: Looking To Buy
Topic: WTB: Looking for Elite Ammunition self-defense rounds.
Replies: 9
Views: 8006

Re: WTB: Looking for Elite Ammunition self-defense rounds.

Another issue is paying $200 on gunbroker and then seeing Elite make more ammo available for a fraction of the price shortly after winning my bid. Welcome to a free market where capitalism reigns. :) So you've to decide what you want and need and what it means to you. That way if you invest at $250...
by fd57
25 Jul 2013, 05:35
Forum: Looking To Buy
Topic: WTB: Looking for Elite Ammunition self-defense rounds.
Replies: 9
Views: 8006

Re: WTB: Looking for Elite Ammunition self-defense rounds.

The thing is expect to pay for what you want. Highly unlikely anyone is going to part with their Elite Ammo at the price they paid for it.

While the prices aren't commanding what they were back in January of this year they are still significantly more than the price Elite sells their loads at.
by fd57
24 Jul 2013, 16:25
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Five seven optics or sight ????s
Replies: 6
Views: 4719

Re: Five seven optics or sight ????s

Here is a snap showing 3 different sights on the FSN: ODG has stock adjustable sights, black has Robert's fiber optic sights, and FDE has the factory night sights built into the old style slide cover.

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by fd57
23 Jul 2013, 20:20
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Five seven optics or sight ????s
Replies: 6
Views: 4719

Re: Five seven optics or sight ????s

In addition to the two companies mentioned already, Dawson Precision also offers sights for the FSN:

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