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  • Birthday 10/30/1985

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  1. We all know it will be gone by the end of this year!
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    Duggan Sighting

    You know it! I sold it to a friend a few months back ... uncleaned (only lubed) for the better part of a decade! I may get one of the fancy new titanium cerakote H2O versions in the future, if I feel the need.
  3. Duggan

    Duggan Sighting

    Don't mind me, just passing through. 4 year check in accomplished. Hope all is well guys. Duggan
  4. Duggan

    Duggan Sighting

    Ah yes, my contribution to the Benelli world. Does anyone make a true rail for the M4 these days? I don't see it on Carriercomp's site.
  5. Duggan

    Duggan Sighting

    Some of you may remember me. Most probably do not. It's been a long, long time since I frequented this forum (or any gun forum for that matter), but I enjoyed my time here. I just wanted to say hi and wish everyone the best ... I'm glad this forum is still active and people still love their Benelli's! -Duggan
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    Smell a rat?

    Time will tell the true consequences of this event.
  7. Funny, I stopped coming here due to the mods being overzealous. Deleting posts + threads is unacceptable.
  8. Absolutely no practical reason to buy a 1014 when cheaper, superior alternatives exist (aka 11707).
  9. Do you have any advice on what oil affects the acoustics of the bolt carrier group the most? I'm looking for the loudest racking sound I can get, so I can scare away criminals with the most ease. I'd have to imagine different lubricants have different sound dampening or amplifying properties, and I feel this is a very important issue that deserves some proper scientific testing.
  10. Well since my previous post was deleted for some unknown reason by the overzealous moderation team that apparently has taken command of this forum, allow me to restate my views in a much more concise manner. 1) - If you lose an arm, you have no way to activate your laser ... unless you're leaving it "clicked on" and then lose your arm, in which case you are sending a tracking beacon to everyone around as to your current location. 2) - Using a green laser for "intimidation" to avoid a shoot is the same philosophy that "racking a shotgun sends them running" or "warning shots let them know I'm not fooling around" or "using birdshot lets me hurt them without the liability of killing them". In all cases, flawed logic and junk science are the culprits, yet all three have strong proponents that actually think it's a good idea. 3) - A light is infinitely more useful than a laser on a shotgun. Proper usage and light discipline are key. You don't just "click" the light on and then go roving ... that makes you a lighthouse and thus a target. Short bursts of light to illuminate areas, followed by movement away from that position as lights have a way of attracting bullets from bad guys. 4) - I'm not sold on the idea of any optic being needed for a shotgun for HD, let alone a green laser with a visible beam. I'm not speaking out of inexperience, I spent $800 or so and bought the surefire green laser back in the day and used it for a bit with a LMT AR ... and I promptly sold it. It was a toy / novelty / gimmick at best, at worst it was a bullet magnet / unnecessary weight / unnecessary opportunity cost. Now, that being said ... lasers certainly have their use in warfare and in self defense. IR lasers are a game changer when paired with night vision and air support, and red lasers on CCW guns can greatly increase your chances of getting rounds on target. I just don't think they are appropriate or necessary for a HD shotgun at point blank range ... and if you're using your shotgun at 100 yards, you're doing it wrong.
  11. A worthy thread to announce my return in.
  12. Utterly fantastic news.
  13. It's not the picture, she's just not shooting properly at all. It's extremely common among new shooters, women especially. The M4 is a heavy weapon ... a 10 lb gun is intimidating to your average woman newbie shooter. Those that don't know any better ... lean back to balance out the heavy gun pulling them forward. It's a natural reaction, similar to leaning to your left side if you're holding a heavy bucket in your right hand at your waist. I've found it's best not to be a stance nazi at first ... let them shoot how they want for a bit with minor coaching, then when they're having difficulty suggest that they do things differently in order to improve results ... they follow your advise, shooting improves, and they then will listen to what you say. Eventually, if they stick with shooting, they learn that the best way to absorb recoil and shoot well is to lean into the weapon, not lean away from it.
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