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  1. Portland's a great place to live. They vote stupidly though, which is why downtown has lost most of the business to beaverton, which instituded even worse policies, and the business moved to vancouver, etc. If I had to live in a big city, it would be my top pick. It's just more laid back and less hassle. All the benefits of a big city with far less of the downsides. Interesting art and food, and stuff to do, but not outrageously expensive to do it. you can go just about anywhere in town in 15-30 minutes from anywhere else, once you learn how the traffic behaves. Just about anywhere in town you are within a block or three of actual forest. Fuel price is reasonable, food prices are low. Rent and property taxes SUUUCK. Freeway speeds are stupid slow, but all the street speeds are distinctly fast, and flow well. Don't bash on the whole place for one dumb thing that happens there. Portland isn't antifa. It's just a big enough place that of course some of the wackoes from any group are going to be there. Mostly, people leave you alone and let you do what you want if they aren't into what you're into. If they do like what you like, they will probably good naturedly give you the nod, or join you, or invite you along with their next thing. It's sort of anti snobbery, libertarian living on a personal level. Friendly, but not in your business, and not hurt if you want privacy. They vote for people who want to get in your business and control you, but that's just cognitive dissonance. Any time I go to a big city, I have the following experience: Phase one: This place is pretty neat. Oh yeah, I 've been wanting to go to (interesting thing to do/see/eat ) for years. Maybe next time I come back. Phase 2: I can't afford to do any of the things I wanted to do here, even if I could get to them. Phase 3: Stuck in traffic moving at a painful pace, within sight of 5 interesting things that would take hours to get to. Phase 4: I never want to come here again, and am considering whether I could get away with destroying the city in some kind of mass atrocity. Many cities skip the first two phases. Portland usually skips #3. Even if you get stuck in freeway traffic, the aggressive hostile vibe just isn't in the traffic. A turn signal is not a sign of weakness telling the chick in her mercedes SUV to cut you off. There are plenty of places and things that are out of my price range, but there is always something pleasant to do for free to medium, enough that an individual or group can have a good time regardless of their means. I always leave portland wanting to come back soon, and that was even true while I lived there. It's like you take all the best parts of the way movies try to make NYC look exciting, and Mayberry comfortable.
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    Rotary Barrel Systems: Yay or Nay?

    I think that statement is overly broad. There may be some types of jams which require gunsmith tools and methods, but that's true of every short recoil locked pistol system. It wouldn't be true of all jams, so I don't know which particular type of malfunction he might mean. I suppose debris completely clogging the camming groove would render the gun very hard to force open, but I think most of them seal that area, so that no objects big enough to cause that could get in there. Thus if it were a lot of fine dirt, the cure would be flushing a lot of water through it. With most pistols, their locking block, or vertically moving locking surface can be blocked by stuff, but usually either flushing fluid or by rattling the debris out of the way, or simply by applying force to the slide can bash it out of the way. (possibly damaging things if the debris is stone or metal.)
  3. gunfun

    Rotary Barrel Systems: Yay or Nay?

    The gut though is that rotary pistols have been around since semi auto was a thing. There was basically a mexican rotary 1911 as early as the 20s, and a few european examples. If there were a real advantage, I think they would be more popular. I think any advantage is probably mostly perceived. And hey, if you placebo yourself into shooting better, I guess you are still shooting better. Half the stuff the precision guys do is on that principle.
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    Rotary Barrel Systems: Yay or Nay?

    A few guys here are really big fans of an Eastern European gun that is rotary. Grand Power. Beretta has sold the PX4 series which are rotary except for the smallest model. I have no personal experience, with either, but I would like to try them.
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    Door buster

    No, old friend, our orange commander and NRA and BATFE declared by fiat that we can't have the bumpy toys. If you have yours, it is supposedly a felony. I think they would have the burden of proving that their administrative action redefining the enacted statutory language is in fact legal, but I ain't interested in being the test case on that. Breaching rounds are usually sintered lead powder. I have seen them at places like SGAMMO if you want some.
  6. There are 2 oz slugs, but they need slow powder and comparatively low velocities to break your shoulder without breaking your barrel.
  7. It is also interesting in OR that by statute, the state is expressly traditional open carry. (Which put them way ahead of texas for a long time.) However, it also excludes 6 places by name from that, and 4 of them are where I have family and regularly travel. Huge nuisance.
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    vepr12 ammo

    Also what targets? Are you wanting birdshot for clays, at __ distance, slugs for knocking down plates?
  9. gunfun

    vepr12 ammo

    Find the lowest Dr Eq number that will run in your gun and buy over that. In the green box ought to run. Veprs will generally run 3 1/4 or hotter. Some will run 3 +... Tuning can lower the opening of that window of function.
  10. You might want to look into the Svarog molds, or have NOE make you something to order.
  11. Ditto for WA, and OR, though I think more of OR is purple.
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    AK-style front sights?

    Obviously send it across the country diagonally to live with me.
  13. It is relevant though. Didja watch the smartereveryday about it?
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    SGM competition magwell...what mags?

    It has been so long that I don't remember having any trouble with the spring. I think it is a good idea to fit your mags on the tight side, and run them for a bit. As the mags wear in, you will see shiny impact/rubbing spots, and they will become looser and drop free. I wanted drop free with a tilt or a shake, but not loose and rattly. I actually plastic welded a bit of extra material on the back of mine after a while. Now they have a little more support, and are very solid, but still very fast. I would rather have a very secure and reliable reload with minimal motor skill required than shave a fraction of a second and have a rattly mag that is barely locked in on the mag catch to have a looser drop.
  15. Basically the same idea as switching roller locked to roller delayed, but with rotating bolt head.
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