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  1. Greetings, Any good training/instructors in the chicagoland area? My goal is to become more accurate and faster in IDPA (see attached image). I've been to several group sessions, but I don't seem to get the one on one feedback I think I need. Are there any local IDPA/USPSA (grand)masters that offer training locally to me? Location: south chicagoland
  2. I just received some new grips from Spegel. I think these look fantastic! The last thing bothering me is the safety. I'm thinking about installing the smaller (original) safety, to get it out of my way.
  3. I took a chance and had "The Gun Doctor" in Roselle. I had them install some C&S parts, and they did a wonderful job. I would recommend this place to others. They were quick, seemed to know what they're doing, and reasonably priced.
  4. Barry, Thank you for the reply. Which VZ Grips did you go with? What model and color? Have any pictures? After reviewing their web page, the black/grey look ok: https://vzgrips.com/pistol-grips/hi-power/palm-swells/pro-slims/hp-palm-swell-pro-slims-black-gray-g10.
  5. Greetings, Can anyone recommend a good pistol-smith near the Chicagoland area? I've recently purchased a new Hi Power and after a few months of use I have some minor annoyances I'm thinking about changing: Magazine Disconnect - I'm not used to this feature. Searching google, I see lots of recommendations to remove it, which sounds like this may be for me. Trigger - The trigger is not as good as I'd like. Rough take up, and a heavy break. I'd like to smooth it out and lighten it. (~5lbs) Slide Stop - I'm a right handed shooter, and the 1/2 moon on the slide stop hits my left thumb at a weird angle, during recoil. Why is this semi circle there? What is it's purpose? Does someone make a slide stop w/o it? Grips - The original wood grips are quite thick and I hear that Spiegal grips are the way to go? Purpose of pistol: strictly range gun
  6. This is fantastic feedback. Thank you.
  7. Everyone, I have some $$ burning a hole in my pocket and I was thinking about getting a small pocket pistol, for me to maybe to CCW at some point in the future. I would be new to carry and I'm looking for the wisdom of the resources on this board to help give me some insight. Below are my current list I'm trying to decide from. I travel to downtown Chicago about 3 days a week on the train and wear black slacks and a button up long sleeve shirt at all times, with no jacket (even in summer). I really like the lcp II size as I can hopefully carry in pocket or ankle, but I really like the 9mm round. # possible options 1. lcp II(.380) 2. lc9s (9mm) 3. G43 (9mm) # what I currently own (as a comparison) 1. G23 2. G17 3. CZP01
  8. This may be more of a wish list for me.. 1. 870/1187 - 12 ga. 2. 10/22 - .22 3. g17 - 9mm 4. <pocket pistol> - lc9 possibly? - 9mm 5. <semi-auto long gun> - not sure ak74/mini-14? - .223 or 308
  9. Wayne, I hate to give recommendations without knowing the full details, but if you question the hardware (RAID) controller you could just throw in a 3rd drive and "dd" it's contents to it on a weekly basis via cron. This way you can just boot from that 2nd LUN/virtual drive via remote console if this were to happen again. We used to do this at an old place I worked at, and it saved our bacon once. the total outage was the cost of a reboot. I don't know if you're using e2label references in fstab, but you may have issues with double entries when using this method and may need to reference the full device paths (/dev/volgrp01/root for example) not "LABEL=/". Or if you want to throw $$ at the problem, you could purchase more hardware and setup VCS, for clustering.
  10. Interesting, double disk failure? Was it actually a double disk failure or did you not have hardware monitoring setup? Do you mind giving us computer nerds more specs on the hardware and/or O/S if you feel comfortable giving it out? Netcraft shows Debian?
  11. I got the parts in the mail last week, and just installed them yesterday. The first impression was I can't believe I spent $40 on what I received. (maybe I'm becoming a cheap arse in my old age?) After installing the auto bolt release, my mind has been changed. I can't believe Ruger just didn't do this straight from the factory. It's fantastic! Wayne: Thanks for the Threadlocker tip, I've done that as well. I can't wait to hit the rage sometime this week to try it all out!
  12. I just ordered some items from MidwayUSA for the little 10/22. Lets see how this goes.. 1. Volquartsen Extractor 2. Volquartsen bolt release 3. Volquartsen recoil buffer I hope the recoil buffer can help with the scope from coming loose..
  13. Wayne, Looks like you've had the LC9 for a few months now.. are you still fond of it?
  14. Wayne, Looks like a nice buttstock! Do you mind if I ask what you use the shotgun for? Deer hunting? Skeet? Trap?
  15. Greetings Everyone, From a previous post "New Ruger 10/22", you know I have a new .22 long rifle. How often should I clean the thing? I'm seeing all sorts of information on the internet about how often and how to clean these rifles.. I'm used to 12ga shotguns, where you take bristle brush on a rod and push it back and fourth 3 or 4 times after each use. Seems like many people don't like to clean their rifles as often, and they don't like cleaning rods for some reason? What do you guys use to clean your .22 handguns and long rifles? boresnakes every 1000 rounds or so? Eric
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