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Old December 15, 2018, 08:54 AM   #26
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He flew the very first Phantoms, F-4H1...last trap was in one on USS Midway..I have about 260 traps aboard Midway-Maru..
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Awesome! Thanks so much for this enjoyable flash-back. Did one of your Air Force exchanges include work as a "wild weasel?" Another good friend of mine's father Billy "Sparky" Sparks wrote a great book about his experiences in Takhli Tales.
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Old December 15, 2018, 09:12 AM   #27
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Awesome! Thanks so much for this enjoyable flash-back. Did one of your Air Force exchanges include work as a "wild weasel?" Another good friend of mine's father Billy "Sparky" Sparks wrote a great book about his experiences in Takhli Tales.
No. Unfortunately I was in a RTU, squadron who trained USAF coneheads how to fly the Phantom so most of my time was in the trunk as an IP(Instructor Pilot)..not operational. When I first got my orders, to 61st TFS(Tactical Fighter Squadron)..thought it was operational but not so fast. Also in the lowly 'D' model as all the 'E' models were sent to Egypt..(1978)..But still great jet. Very reliable, easy to fly.
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Old December 15, 2018, 09:35 AM   #28
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No. Unfortunately I was in a RTU, squadron who trained USAF coneheads how to fly the Phantom so most of my time was in the trunk as an IP(Instructor Pilot)..not operational. When I first got my orders, to 61st TFS(Tactical Fighter Squadron)..thought it was operational but not so fast. Also in the lowly 'D' model as all the 'E' models were sent to Egypt..(1978)..But still great jet. Very reliable, easy to fly.
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Well, thanks so much again--I guess I better knock this off for veering too far off the thread. To partially redeem myself--here's a pic of my 10mm AR build--very lightweight and quite accurate even with a reddot to 100. I would prefer a locking lug BCG to the blowback--though with the carbon fibre tube changing the barrel is a simple twist-on and off since there is no gas tube or piston to worry about.

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Old December 15, 2018, 11:12 PM   #29
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Back to 9mm rifles- I always thought a Winchester 92 in 9mm would be a hoot, and it would hold a lot of bullets, too.
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Old December 15, 2018, 11:15 PM   #30
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"Mid priced($600 or so?,less used), easy to carry and shoot, 9mm auto..like the Ruger PC-9-ish.
Just gonna use it mostly outdoors to shoot targets and melons and stuff..fun gun.."


Why not look at the obvious choice, the Ruger PC Carbine.

https://ruger.com/products/pcCarbine/models.html
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Old December 21, 2018, 08:12 AM   #31
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I have a Hi-Point 995TS and a Kel-Tec Sub-200 Gen2(b), the (b) has a polymer receiver collar nut.

The 995 is a heavy gun, the S2K feels like a feather. Both shoot very well, so far I've had no problems.

I probably got 1000 rounds thru each gun at this point, my favorite to shoot is the S2K, just looks cool and I have no problems with sighting.

I spray painted my 995 in gray, currently have only the iron sights attached. I've taken the foregrip off the 995 and put it on the S2K, added a piece of clear tubing to the charging handle, and added an ATI recoil pad. There's no real recoil, but that plastic butt stock left a 2" bruise on my shoulder, the recoil pad took care of it.

I tried to attach some photos but they're too large, sorry.
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Old December 24, 2018, 07:53 AM   #32
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I have a Hi-Point 995TS and a Kel-Tec Sub-200 Gen2(b), the (b) has a polymer receiver collar nut.

The 995 is a heavy gun, the S2K feels like a feather. Both shoot very well, so far I've had no problems.

I probably got 1000 rounds thru each gun at this point, my favorite to shoot is the S2K, just looks cool and I have no problems with sighting.

I spray painted my 995 in gray, currently have only the iron sights attached. I've taken the foregrip off the 995 and put it on the S2K, added a piece of clear tubing to the charging handle, and added an ATI recoil pad. There's no real recoil, but that plastic butt stock left a 2" bruise on my shoulder, the recoil pad took care of it.

I tried to attach some photos but they're too large, sorry.
Pretty much settled on the KelTec..seems to fill all the squares for me. $, reliable(sounds like), 9mm, Glock mags..light..sounds fun, why I'm looking at it. I'll use my shotgun or G-17 for HD type stuff..the KelTec for the zombies...
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Old December 25, 2018, 01:24 PM   #33
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I have a Just Right 9mm Carbine. Expandable stock, reversible charging handle, Glock Mags. LOVE mine
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Old December 27, 2018, 05:28 PM   #34
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Stagpanther... try some different brand mags.. Glock brand mags are quirky in how the round feeds.. the bullet "pops" out differently then other Glock mags ( ETS, Magpul )
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Old December 27, 2018, 05:39 PM   #35
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Stagpanther... try some different brand mags.. Glock brand mags are quirky in how the round feeds.. the bullet "pops" out differently then other Glock mags ( problem is that the mags were designedETS, Magpul )
It works most of the time with most bullets. The biggest problem is that the feed angle of Glock mags was designed for pistol barrel shroud ramps--not semi-automatic rifles.That means in any design that cartridge is entering the chamber at an angle as it gets "slammed home" and can only help induce inaccuracy. That's my opinion anyways.
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