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by gman68w
October 16th, 2018, 11:55 pm
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Alternative to safes?
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Alternative to safes?

Not that kind of shelter. I had to leave my house for flooding, and stay with someone else. I just want something I can keep chained to a wall at the place I'm staying.
by gman68w
October 14th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Alternative to safes?
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Alternative to safes?

That sounds.....functional. But I'm looking for something that LLE won't raise an eyebrow at, should they have a need to stop by.
by gman68w
October 11th, 2018, 8:54 pm
Forum: Carry Gear, Holsters, etc.
Topic: Alternative to safes?
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Alternative to safes?

This past month's weather has raised the issue of what is, and what is not, easily transportable from home to shelter and back again. Among them are safes. I need a multi-gun case that's lockable with a padlock, and has a hitch or something that I can chain to a wall or something. (reference: Jeff F...
by gman68w
September 26th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Are rear sights on all Mak's standardized?
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: Are rear sights on all Mak's standardized?

Nope, I got the military model. And unfortunately, searches for "P-83 civilian model replacement sights" don't turn up much.
by gman68w
September 25th, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: Are rear sights on all Mak's standardized?
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Are rear sights on all Mak's standardized?

I want to replace the rear sight on a p-83 with something I can actually pick up on. I just can't find any aftermarket stuff. I can find plenty though for the Bulgie's and Russian Makarovs. Are the dove notches on the P-83 the same size as the ones on the Maks? I mean, standardizing certain parts of...
by gman68w
June 28th, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P83 Firing pin and decocker issues
Replies: 14
Views: 3928

Re: P83 Firing pin and decocker issues

I was pretty sure what the problem was to begin with, I just didn't want to take the whole thing apart, because now I have to put it back together. :P
by gman68w
June 28th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P83 Firing pin and decocker issues
Replies: 14
Views: 3928

Re: P83 Firing pin and decocker issues

To satisfy your curiousity, here's a photo of what I found inside. The pin spring did snap and had collapsed on itself. I'm pointing to it with the intact firing pin. I'm concerned about there being only one detent. I could've sworn there's supposed to be two.
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by gman68w
June 28th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P83 Firing pin and decocker issues
Replies: 14
Views: 3928

Re: P83 Firing pin and decocker issues

When I say "rattle", I just mean the pin is loose inside. The spring isn't uncompressing all the way.
by gman68w
June 28th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P83 Firing pin and decocker issues
Replies: 14
Views: 3928

Re: P83 Firing pin and decocker issues

I don't think so. I can't push one end out without pushing the other back in. And if I press the back of the pin in and shake, nothing rattles. The spring, what's left of it, pushes back a little bit, so I think it's just weak. I'm gonna order a spring rehab kit from milsurp.com and just switch out ...
by gman68w
June 26th, 2018, 3:41 pm
Forum: Other 9x18's
Topic: P83 Firing pin and decocker issues
Replies: 14
Views: 3928

Re: P83 Firing pin and decocker issues

I'm having this issue now. The pin rattles around inside the slide, and prevents the safety from engaging or disengaging, unless i'm pointing the muzzle straight up or straight down. I think the spring is borked. I'm gonna write J&G and see if they won't send me one. I paid extra for hand select, af...
by gman68w
May 30th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Long guns
Topic: Armscor M5 not ejecting high brass hulls
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Re: Armscor M5 not ejecting high brass hulls

It's the same RIO buckshot that worked just fine when I started shooting. It's even the same batch no.
by gman68w
May 27th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Long guns
Topic: Armscor M5 not ejecting high brass hulls
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Armscor M5 not ejecting high brass hulls

When I first got this thing, I started off shooting RIO buckshot (white hull, roll crimp, high brass). Then I switched to Estate 7 1/2 because it was on sale locally for extra cheap. Recently I put on a KAK extended mag tube on, and went to see how much more of the RIO I could fit in, since the roll...
by gman68w
March 21st, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Other firearms...
Topic: What is the future of 7.62x25 Tok?
Replies: 2
Views: 529

What is the future of 7.62x25 Tok?

I've been looking a long time at a PPs-43C, and I've also been watching the prices of Tokarev ammo. $17~$25 for 50rnds isn't appetising for what I'd wanted to be a plinker. Is there any reason to think demand will pick up, and production levels will mean cheaper boxes of the stuff?
by gman68w
March 18th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Long guns
Topic: 7.62x39: Advantage of bolt-action over semiauto?
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: 7.62x39: Advantage of bolt-action over semiauto?

To be fair, the 7.62x39 American Ranch does accept Mini-30 magazines.
by gman68w
March 18th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Long guns
Topic: 7.62x39: Advantage of bolt-action over semiauto?
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: 7.62x39: Advantage of bolt-action over semiauto?

This isn't the Mini-14 Ranch Rifle, I've already got one of those. It's one of these. https://ruger.com/products/americanRifl ... 16976.html

Unless you mean the bolt action is an update of a semi-auto?