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  1. Tain't made no more so nobody gives a rodent's rectum 'bout this pistol.
  2. Just over ten years ago, I wanted a compact 45 for concealed carry. I bought a Taurus Millennium Pro PT145. I know, I know... there are a lot of people who would criticize that choice. I called Taurus earlier this year to see if I could get a new magazine follower. Their customer service rep wouldn't even talk to me because my pistol is included in the class action lawsuit. My response, "What are you talking about?" She directed me to, https://www.tauruscartersettlement.com. Again it involves an accidental discharge when dropped. I registered with the court appointed trustee and awaited my prepaid shipping label. But while I was waiting I did some Googling on this matter. The PT145 is a SA/DA pistol. With a round in the chamber the the striker spring is compressed and the striker is on the SA sear. Some brave soul took the entire pistol apart and completely removed the single action parts. It still fires in DAO mode. I got in contact with him and did the same to my PT145. The firing pin block still functions and if dropped the inertia has to move move the block and compress the striker spring. The trigger feels like an ordinary revolver. Since it's not a target pistol I'm really happy with the outcome. I'm comfortable that it's about as drop safe as any pistol. It's not going back to Taurus.
  3. I tried to set up a new account. The confirmation email didn't go through and it gave an error code. I have NEVER been able to log in without resetting my password. Can a guy get a little help here?
  4. I have an LR-308 and I installed a ALG Defense Advanced Combat Trigger. I am very satisfied.
  5. Oh, and I forgot to mention i replaced the handguard with a Leapers UTG PRO 13in. Super Slim Free Float Rail. On an unrelated note, everytime I try to login the site won't accept my password. I have to reset each time. Any suggestions? Oh, I've got a Lyman Orange Crush press. Any suggestions on 308 dies?
  6. I wanted to build a high value / low cost 308. I picked up a new DPMS Oracle for under $750. I got a Nikon P-308 scope for under $200. Put in an ALG trigger and a Surefire ProComp 762 Muzzle Brake on it. Added a LimbSaver recoil pad and a high value bipod. Just got back from an indoor 25yd range session. The last two shoots were touching each other and just above the bullseye (Based in Nikon's Spot On, that puts me zeroed at 200yds with the Hornady 168 BTHP). I couldn't be happier. Next stop, 200yd outdoor range.
  7. I recently purchased a combination AR-15 / LR-308 wrench. It easily removed the barrel nut on the DPMS LR-308.
  8. I'm sure everyone knows this by now, but if you want a genuine M1 Garand, keep an eye on the CMP website. *********** The Civilian Marksmanship Program has received word that the Philippine government could be shipping 86,000 M1 Garand rifles back to the United States for distribution to American civilian shooters. Mark Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of the CMP, commented on the possible upcoming delivery to The Firearm Blog: This would be one of the largest shipments of M1 Garand rifles back to the US in recent years, and since the CMP only has to pay the cost to ship the rifles back to America (as the guns are already owned by the US government), it’s likely that these would come in at a very affordable cost relative to the wider M1 Garand market. In other words, this shipment may be your big chance to pick up one of General George S. Patton’s “most deadly rifle in the world” for yourself! If you are interested in buying one of these CMP M1 Garands when (or if) they hit the CMP store and haven’t gone through the process of CMP approval before, be sure to check out my two-part article on how to qualify and get your very own M1 rifle. It’s a very special feeling to have a rifle shipped directly to your door, courtesy of the US government (via the CMP), and I highly recommend to everyone that can to try it at least once! *************
  9. Reminds me of song lyrics from Sting's "Russians" released on his "The Dream of the Blue Turtles" album in 1985. "Believe me when I say to you,I hope the Russians love their children tooWe share the same biology, regardless of ideology.But what might save us, me and you,Is if the Russians love their children too." Let's hope the North Koreans love their children too.
  10. I'm guessing Mech Armor's "Tac-Ops Sniper for AR10" will fit a DPMS LR-308 upper, right? Anyone have first hand experience using this charging handle in a non Gen 2 DPMS upper? How many flavors of 308 charging handles are there? Thanks.
  11. I mounted my scope and now that i've set my eye relief, the eyepiece is sitting right over the end of the charging handle. I'm missing the fingers on my left hand, so the latch would have to be operated with my right hand. Any recommendations?
  12. Okay, let me take a stab at answering my own question. When you tighten the cord it pulls the two sides of the bag together and raises its total height. When loosened, the bag is able to belly out and have a lower height. How my doin' so far?
  13. I got a "high value" rear shooting bag. It has a carrying strap on its side, but it has a cord that loops through the center of the bag. Is there a "special purpose" (apologies to the movie "The Jerk) to this cord? Thanks. In a few days I should finish my "high value" 308 build. I'll post a pic when complete.