Concerning the problem of deleting private messages, I just created a brand new forum on one of my domains and the error wasn't present. Over the weekend, I will try something, but it will require me to shut down the forum. I will try to do this at a less problematic time for you guys. I'll keep you posted but if the forum isn't available, it is because I am working on it.

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by rug357
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Shotguns
Topic: Recommendation for Trap and Sporting Clays
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: Recommendation for Trap and Sporting Clays

Most Turkish O/U are good quality for the money. I've never seen any Turkish shotgun not function correctly except a Stevens 555 which I think is made in Turkey.
by rug357
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The little .40 Caliber Pistol that could...
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: The little .40 Caliber Pistol that could...

Unlike 1st and some 2nd generations Smith auto pistols, 3rd generation were great pistols...as good or even better than many European Wonder 9's pistols the period. I had a 3913 compact and 3903 service size pistols from that era and they were both worked perfectly. The 3913 I had was one of the mos...
by rug357
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Handguns - Auto Loaders
Topic: Got A Perfect New Beretta 92FS For Me
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Got A Perfect New Beretta 92FS For Me

I always loved Beretta 92F series pistol since the first Lethal Weapon movie came out in late 80's. I purchased my first Beretta 92F pistol in 1990 and loved that pistol but I couldn't hit anything with it in DA due to the long trigger reach, large grip and heavy DA trigger pull. I ended up selling ...
by rug357
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Lowly Pump Shotgun isn't so Lowly anymore. They are in hot demand & here's the Gunbroker sales.
Replies: 32
Views: 3844

Re: The Lowly Pump Shotgun isn't so Lowly anymore. They are in hot demand & here's the Gunbroker sales.

I know I'm in the minority because everybody prefers AR these days but my one and only home defense long gun out of the safe for past 20+ years is a simple 870 with 18" barrel. Only upgrade is a mounted light and side saddle. Kept loaded with 3 rounds of #4 Federal Tactical Buckshot plus 4 rounds of...
by rug357
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Battle of the American .45 ACP Pistols, late 80s to early 90s edition.
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: The Battle of the American .45 ACP Pistols, late 80s to early 90s edition.

Around 1986 I purchased a used 645 from a friend. It was a huge pistol and had terrible ergonomics for my hands. It shot okay but it never felt good in my hand so I sold it off. 4506 felt better in my hand but by then I discovered Sig 220 and it was my preferred SA/DA 45 ACP pistol. I picked up a Co...
by rug357
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Steel Targets
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Steel Targets

I got most of my AR500 targets from Amazon. They occasionally have sale on 6 piece sets with free shipping for about $50.
Get the 1/2" so you can hang them to swing and you can shoot them with most rifle calibers.
by rug357
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do you like Miami Vice and Guns? Then step right in!
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Do you like Miami Vice and Guns? Then step right in!

I had the 645 for a while but sold it off as it had all the ergonomics of a 2x4 in my hand...same with their 59 series 9mm pistols.
I liked the 3rd gen 4506 a little more but still didn't like it enough to buy one as the Sig 220 and 1911 felt much better in my hand.
by rug357
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Handguns - Auto Loaders
Topic: >Reliable< 380 pocket pistol
Replies: 33
Views: 3732

Re: >Reliable< 380 pocket pistol

I currently have a Ruger LCP II that has been 100% reliable with about 500 rounds of various factory ball and JHP ammo...not one failure of any kind. I also have a Bersa Thunder in 380 ACP that has been 100% reliable with about 700 rounds of various factory ball and JHP ammo. In past I had a FEG PMK...
by rug357
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Captiva or St Pete
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: Captiva or St Pete

I'm in same situation as you right now.
I'm taking my family to Pine Island for a week.
Kids and I can fish everyday.
by rug357
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: The Carry Forum
Topic: Was there legal way to carry weapon before state license?
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Was there legal way to carry weapon before state license?

Prior to Florida state started issuing CWL back in the 1980's was there a legal way for civilians to carry a gun concealed?
Could a person get a permit from the county sheriff or from the city police chief before state CWL was available?