Gun Gear (the cream and the crap)

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    These have been my cleaning mainstays for years but I think I'm ready to bail on Rem Oil. I swear their new formula is different, I had the same handful of old ass bottles forever and finally had to try a new one and the stuff mostly dries out overnight! Yes things will be clean and it's better than nothing but I feel like it's just WD-40 now, you can feel the "water displacement" but it's not an active oil type of lubrication.

    I know this industry is as close to "snake oil" as you can get with the hype around different lubricants. Every time the autists get involve and do testing, most of these products are just regular motor or vegetables oils diluted down some.

    My car uses 0W-20 synthetic and I love the stuff on tools, I think I'm going to transition over to it on my guns for a while and see how it goes.

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    THR has a 10 year old topic about it which I just found while making this thread, classic stuff! https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/mobil-1-synthetic.291494/

    My main issue is avoiding greasy stuff that leaves residue, hate that especially on carry guns. Rem Oil used to be the answer because it semi-dries but the new formula is just too dry in general ... I'll probably continue to use it for blasting nooks and crannies since I have a big can of it but for basic oil-on-patch duties, I'm jumping over!
     
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    I use high temp grease(the kind that comes in the syringe type applicator) for my guns. It's the kind that goes from sub freezing to a few hundred degrees so I never have to worry about it. Used to use the hoppes lube but it drips everywhere.
     
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    Any thoughts on Birchwood Gun Scrubber? I'm stubborn and don't like trying new things I don't know about. Normally I use Hoppes #9 and Hoppes Oil and Gun Grease to clean and lube my firearms.
     
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    Aftermarket pistol sight discussion time!

    My old Trijicons in the SIG still work great but the orange front sights sure are nice. There are so many options now! I'll probably upgrade the "fill in the box" Glock sights soon.

    Are the fully shrouded fiber optic sights even worth it? I would never want an exposed sides one but the more protected versions (Tru Glo I guess) have good reviews.

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    Safariland is the best hands down. I've owned a good deal of Galco products. Galco's upper end holsters are good. Their lower end stuff is much lower quality and over priced. You can get a comperable DeSantis at higher quality at a cheaper price in comparison to Galco's cheaper products.

    But Safariland... You can't beat it. I have yet to find a better quality holster maker (I've owned a few Safariland holsters too) and they aren't much more costly than any high end Galco (less than 10 bucks on average) but twice as better quality than a high end Galco.

    I got a Safariland leather thump break OWB belt holster for my Smith & Wesson 629 stainless 6 inch and holy shit this was very high quality. I paid less than 10 bucks for that than I did a comparable 1911 Galco holster. The quality in leather craft and workmanship wasn't even close (the Galco was good) but Safariland left Galco in the dust in a side by side comparison.

    Where Galco shines in the market is its readily available upper end quality products. You can find their good shit on the shelves at most gun stores readily available for purchase.

    Galco is good. Safariland is much better.
     
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    Put rail ladder covers on the Sub 2000 and it made a world of difference, the rifle is grippier now and feels more solid, doesn't snag when pushing it into a laptop bag and doesn't have dumb looking rails exposed.
     
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    A shooting glove without awkward seams all over the place would be ideal, almost like a tough rubber glove that's breathable.

    Gimmicks for full auto fire are retarded, enjoy having a bunch of crap laying around your house that you never use because it's garbage in practice and you can't afford to shoot it regularly that way to begin with.

    You could load up 25+ mags and completely derust your rifle skills for the same price.
     
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    What is that bullshit... Lol!
     
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    I definitely need to de-rust my rifle skills. Went out two weeks ago and could barely hit a pie plate at 100 yards with iron sights. In my defense the target was in the shade under a tree in the woods and i was out in the field. The target was VERY hard to see.
     
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    Consistently hitting a target like that at 100 yards with irons puts you ahead of most. When I go to the local organized range with 10, 25, 50 and 100 yard lanes the bulk of the AR guys hang out at 50 yards using heavily magnified optics, sandbags, etc.
     
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    I'm a terrible shot with a rifle, now, used to be decent. Too shaky and it's hard to keep up good form. I could def hit a person or a deer or whatever, I just won't get good groups or anything. Really need to get some bricks of .22 out of the ammo stash, get my Winchester 52, and go find a range that isn't retarded and go build up my fundamentals again like I've had to with handguns
     
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    You've got to be shitting me... 50 yards and sandbags? You should be standing or prone. Only time you should have an AR at a bench rest is if you are finding precise zero.

    Not gonna lie. I can't be tough on civilians for lower skilled levels of rifle marksmanship or handgun for that matter. Only reason I am as good as I am is because of the Marine Corps marksmanship training. If it wasn't for that I would be above average. Hell, police academy is how I learned to shoot a pistol. That with Marine Corps pistol course, and some Jeff Cooper videos.
     
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    You need to take an Appleseed course.
     
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    What would be best is me going out without people bugging me, to set up the way I want, somewhere without dumb rules. Like the national forest by the hunting club I'm a part of
     
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    Appleseed course isn't going to help his nerve damage. I suspect he probably already has good fundamentals based off the targets he's shown me.
     
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    bruh I ain't shown you any targets. I used to be a pretty good shot with a handgun, but only so-so with a rifle because I have pretty bad eyesight that was uncorrected until I was like 16 (after I'd stopped going to the rifle range frequently)
     
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    You've shown me targets. I have detailed files
     
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    okay then
     

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