Best gun accessories according to redditors

We found 7,266 Reddit comments discussing the best gun accessories. We ranked the 3,117 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Gun Accessories, Maintenance & Storage:

u/siirka · 58 pointsr/videos
u/iamjacksprofile · 47 pointsr/politics

Keeping it unloaded defeats the purpose of having it for safety. Use one of these instead

u/CrossShot · 40 pointsr/guns

Critical Duty?

Screw that crap, get some of these

That shit just paralyzes you...

u/alkemmist · 39 pointsr/gundeals

Ammoland has the MBUS set for 49.99 shipped.

Romeo 5 can be found on amazon for $114.99 shipped:

Total $165 shipped. PSA saves you $6.

Edit for clarity

u/WesbroBaptstBarNGril · 33 pointsr/reloading

He needs, yes. The Lee Challenger kit is around $99 on Amazon, and that has everything he'll need to get started except for: Bullets, Primers, Powder and Brass and DIES for 7.62x54r (another $30-$40)

Now, he'll want a digital scale, a case trimmer, and a tumbler to get his brass clean and pretty. That all can be added on, and most likely, be purchased in addition to the press kit for about $200.

Here's a list of things he'll want:

Lee Challenger Reloading Kit

Hornady Reloading Manual (So he doesn’t blow himself up)

Calipers (So he doesn’t blow his gun up)

7.62x54r Reloading Dies

Frankford Arsenal Quick-n-EZ Case Tumbler (To make clean-shiny brass)

Case Tumbling Media

RCBS Universal Case Loading Block

Hornady One-Shot Case Lube

Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack (Because listening to good music scientifically makes better bullets)

u/LtDrinksAlot · 30 pointsr/MP5

PTR w/ 2 magazines - $1680

Sig Romeo 5 - $118

S&B 124 Gr 1k ammo - $160

Gloves - $20

= $1978


I mean after shipping it'll come closer, but not really a "gotta whip out the credit card now" price.

u/ShadowSlayer007 · 28 pointsr/gundeals

The one you listed could be a scam or a refurb, who knows with only 3 reviews, buy this one instead:

u/unlock0 · 28 pointsr/news

I have a biometric safe. tap a button on the side and it spring opens instantly. It has a code and a physical key backup. Paid $100 for it.

Looks like it went up to $150 though.

u/CoastalSailing · 25 pointsr/guns

Thank you so much!

The reflex sight is a cheapo off Amazon. I figure I'll upgrade it when I have a little more experience with the gun and a better idea of what I want.

u/JihadTape · 25 pointsr/guns

So this is a Smith and Wesson Model 27, made in 1960 (per the serial number), .357 Magnum (also .38 special). I received it as a gift and it is my first gun ever! Super stoked to own it now, and I'll probably join the prolonged slide of gun ownership that I see in this sub time to time. My next purchase is likely a smaller concealed carry weapon.

The giant ammo tin is vintage, I'm guessing vietnam era, but no idea, I could be full of shit. It's stacked with hundreds of .357 FMJs. 1 box of .357 hollow points, and 2 boxes of Shotshell snake charmers.

I'm pleased as punch with this gun. I've just purchased a bunch of accessories on amazon, I'll post them below, maybe you can tell me if these are good products or not for range shooting. (No referral links or any of that bs)

Plano Protector 4 pistol case

MTM 38/357 Cal 100 Round Flip-Top Ammo Box

Remington T-72 Shooting Glasses

3M Peltor Combat Arms Earplugs

Hoppe's Universal Gun Cleaning Accessory Kit

u/0x00000042 · 21 pointsr/Firearms

Get aluminum snap caps and have a friend load them randomly in your magazine. Not worth going out seeking to intentionally blow up your gun or get a squib load just to practice clearance drills.

u/latent_vector · 18 pointsr/AR10



I'm procrastinating so I'll just do the math for you right now:

As of April 16, 2019, a Lee Anniversary single stage reloading kit is $130.71

A set of Lee .308 dies is ~$45.

Let's say you add a few more reloading starter items and you bring your equipment cost to $300 USD. This is on the higher end of what you'd need to start, but who knows.

To load .308 you need brass, powder, primer, and a projectile.

Powder: Ramshot Tac. $160/8 lbs. (These are ballpark prices but I'm searching them on right now which is a search aggregator).

Primer: CCI #200 Large Rifle Primer. $30/1000.

Brass: Mixed once-fired brass. $13/100.

Projectile: Hornady 168 HPBT. $0.24 per projectile

Let's assume 45 grains of powder per charge (note: Fuck no this is high. Don't use this. It's an overestimate).

That brings your total cost per round to: $0.53 per round. And that's assuming you don't use the brass multiple times. If you reload the brass 3x, that brings the total cost per round to $0.44 per round.

At $0.56 of savings per round compared to $1/round match ammo, you'll break even at about 540 rounds. While that may seem a lot, that's <6 months of weekly range trips of 25 rounds. And let's not lie. You'll probably shoot more than that.

u/Dthdlr · 17 pointsr/CCW

This is very secure (bolt to something if concerned about entire thing being stolen).

Also no batteries to fail or need replacing.

u/WontDieIn_A_Hospital · 15 pointsr/ar15

Add a light mount.

A light

A dot.

A sling.

and good ammo.

And you’ve got yourself a good HD setup.

^(better prices found on /r/gundeals)

u/qweltor · 13 pointsr/CCW

> I was shooting today and noticed two things. 1) my groupings aren't the greatest, and 2) my shots drop down and left.

  1. The barrel of your handgun is not pointed at the same place (ie center of the target), each time the bullet leaves the barrel.

  2. This is suggestive of the "NOW syndrome". You've corrected/verified your sight picture, and decide that you must fire the shot right NOW!, before your sights wander off the target. The muscle spasm to fire quickly, 1) causes the trigger to not move straight back to the rear (pushes barrel off target), and 2) causes the muscles in the hand/palm to suddenly clench/move (causing the pistol & muzzle to move). The trick is to keep the pistol steady on the target, while only moving the trigger straight back.

    > Now I know there are charts out there that give you advice on what it means depending on where you hit, in this case bottom left means "tightening grip while pulling trigger".

    Where is the tip of your front sight at (on the target), at the moment the striker/hammer falls (and immediately before the front sight starts to lift in recoil)? Like Adam says,, "If you can't describe it, you probably didn't see it (or focus appropriately)." If you are having problems seeing it, mix some snap caps in with your live rounds at the range (aka do the Ball and Dummy Drill).


    > Are there any drills out there to help make my groups smaller?

    Additional Drills:

u/jsled · 13 pointsr/liberalgunowners

If the threat model is persistent intruder, then you might have an issue even with a safe that's not secured to the location.

If the thread model is "kids/guests", then any sort of lock box is going to be just fine.

As you say, a quick-access safe in discrete concealment might meet the best of both worlds. A GunVault Micro at 8.5" x 11" x 2.5" is going to need a pretty big "book" to conceal. The "Nano" line is only 8.2" x 6" x 1.8", a bit easier.

Also, there's plenty of in-plain-sight furniture (shelving, tables, &c.) along those lines.

u/Jondayz · 11 pointsr/JusticePorn

For sure, because it's dangerous. But you can buy snap caps and do it in your house or find an outdoor range to practice for real.

u/throwawayifyoureugly · 11 pointsr/gundeals

$73.98 out the door. Not able to use the "Free Shipping items" trick to drop down the shipping cost.

edit On Amazon for $69.20 if you have Prime.

u/JRogers251 · 11 pointsr/ar15

Built this rifle about a year ago. I finally got around to posting on here. This build was as budget as I could get without going too bare bones.


u/flymo_stall · 11 pointsr/gundeals
u/tripleryder · 10 pointsr/guns

One thing you can do that helps a lot:

  • Buy some snap caps
  • Have a buddy load them randomly through your mag(s)
  • Take nice, controlled shots at a paper target no more than 5 yards away
  • When the snapcap shots come up, you will be surprised. Pay attention to what the gun/sights do when you are expecting a band, and don't have one

    This is the best way I've ever found with new shooters or new guns to figure out what is happening. If ou are flinching, jerking the trigger, etc.

    EDIT: Just realized that lexor said the same thing.
u/monkeymasher · 10 pointsr/guns

How much are you figuring to spend on everything? I suggest getting an entire Lee kit. I've had mine for the past 3 years or so and it's been great. $130 for a starter kit that includes everything you need except a manual and dies. Considering what other kits cost, this is pretty cheap and by no means low quality.

u/Kasegauner · 10 pointsr/CCW

I have a Fort Knox pistol box. A bit pricey, yes. But it's thick steel and has a great simplex lock for quick access. No key to lose or battery that needs replacing. It has holes on the under side for secure mounting and room for several pistols. I have an apartment and currently only own pistols, so it's perfect if you don't need or can't afford a full-size gun safe.

u/Publix_Deli · 10 pointsr/gundeals

I'm the same way. As a fellow budget optic enthusiast, I feel compelled to tell you that the Field Sport micro red dot is, by far, the best budget optic I've ever used. The dot is crisp and bright, with no noticeable parallax past 25 yards. There are youtube videos of people beating the shit out of them, submerging them in water, freezing them, and putting them in a toaster oven with melted cheese, all without failure or POI shift. It's honestly so good I can't justify spending the money on any more expensive red dots except for a real Aimpoint T1, and only because of the T1's incredible battery life.

u/zxj4k3xz · 10 pointsr/airsoft

If you're in the US, you've got Evike, AirsoftGI, Amped Airsoft, and Airsoft Atlanta. There's probably more, but those are my go-tos.

For guns, I'd recommend CYMA VFC-clone AKs (CM040s, 045s, and 048s), G&G Combat Machines, or Classic Army Skirmish line. It really depends on your budget though. If you can go higher, I'd suggest doing so.

All I'd suggest to start with are a battery/charger, and some extra mags. If you don't like iron sights, get a red dot like a field sport with a riser. A foregrip, like one from PTS might be nice as well. A sling might be nice as well. I'm a big fan of my LBX Sling. I'd definitly recommend trying your gun before buying anything.

u/shadowblade232 · 9 pointsr/guns

I gotchu: Amazon link.

It's amazing value for the price. Good reviews. Works just fine on my plinkers. Make sure you get a cheap riser if you want any sort of co-witness.

u/Oberoni · 9 pointsr/reloading

I would start with the Lyman 49th Edition and The ABCs of Reloading manuals. They give you a detailed break down of the reloading process and talk about different types of equipment. After you've read the manuals I recommend really thinking about if you are a good fit for reloading. While reloading can be a very rewarding hobby, it is a very serious hobby. You can end up severely hurt or even killed if you make a mistake. Being able to concentrate for long periods and be very exacting in the details are important. Not trying to scare you off, just reminding you that bullets are little explosions going off in your hands/near your face. Mistakes can turn a little explosion into a big one.

I also made a post about equipment here, but it isn't a replacement for a good manual.

Why are you interested in reloading? Looking to save money? Increase accuracy? Just because it looks interesting? Either way I recommend you read this post on the economics of reloading.

What are you looking to reload? Rifle? Pistol? Shotgun? What are your time, space, and budget constraints? Knowing this we can help you pick equipment to fit your needs. Overall the basics are:

Dies(Sizing/Decap, Expanding, Seating)
Shell Plate
and probably a chamfer/deburr tool

There are different levels of each of these so knowing what your requirements are will help determine which level you should be looking at.

u/DarthMonkey212313 · 8 pointsr/guns
u/dapperpanda · 8 pointsr/reloading

> American Weigh Digital Scale, 100g [0.01g sensitivity $10.42 Qty: 1

You probably want to go with something that displays in grains, otherwise you'll need to convert all of measurements from grams/oz. I use this one and it is ok.

You're gonna mess up.

You'll probably also want some way to store / carry the rounds you've made.

I'd also recommend a case gauge. I don't remember which one I bought, lyman maybe? ABCs of reloading too, if you haven't read that yet.

u/random157294683 · 8 pointsr/reloading

Frankford Arsenal powder trickler. Compact, nice heavy base for stability, even flow. I also have an RCBS trickler and hate it. It's not as stable and the dispensing arm thingy is a weird two piece design that never seem to flow well for me.
GemPro 250 digital scale. Do not waste your money on cheaper options. I don't have experience with the chargemaster type of scale. I like to do things manually.
Redding Imperial Sizing Die Wax. Best stuff there is. Works amazingly well. I also keep a lanolin/alcohol spray lube around for doing large batch work, but Imperial Sizing Wax does a better job.
Hornady Bullet Comparator set. You don't mention what cartridges you're reloading. THIS KIT DOES NOT INCLUDE 6.5mm. There's a 14 insert kit that includes more, or you can buy just the few inserts you need.
Frankford Arsenal bullet puller. I buy what's cheap. These don't last forever. All the hammering eventually cracks the plastic. I've tried several brands and they all break eventually. I usually keep two on hand.

So that covers what you already know you need. Here are some more recommendations.

Hornady 9th Edition. I use this more than all my other manuals combined. I shoot a lot of Hornady bullets, though. If you already have a favorite bullet brand, you should buy that brand's manual.

Lyman Shooters Check Weights. I use these every single time I reload. I like knowing that my scale isn't lying to me. Digital scales can be finicky sometimes! These are worth every penny.

Hornady Headspace Comparator set. This is a lot like the bullet comparator set, except that it measure to the shoulder of the case instead of the ogive of the bullet. If you're planning on monitoring the amount you're bumping your shoulders during resizing, this is what you need.

Lyman Case Prep Multi-Tool. The chamfer tool that came with your kit will do the job, but this Lyman multi tool is my preferred method. It also comes with primer pocket scrapers that will be useful, and primer pocket reamers you should throw away and never use.

RCBS Uniflow Powder Baffle. This will help your uniflow powder measure throw more consistent charges.

RCBS Advanced Powder Measure Stand. If you're going to do a permanent installation of your powder measure on your bench, you will want this stand. Its price is absurd, but it's a great stand.

RCBS Universal case loading block. Your kit came with one, but you need at least one more.

What is your plan for cleaning brass? Wet tumbling with steel pins is the way to go. I have the Frankford Arsenal unit. It's huge and noisy. If I had it to do over I would purchase the dual drum tumbler from Harbor Freight and buy steel pins from Amazon.

Redding dies don't come with shellholders. Did you remember to get one?

What is your plan for case trimming? You don't mention what you're reloading. The cheapest option, which is actually my preferred method, is the Lee case length gauge and shellholders with their cutter and lock studs.

There are some additional case prep tools, but they would depend on what you're doing. If you are dealing with brass that has military crimps, you'll need tools to deal with that. There are primer pocket brushes, primer pocket uniformers, flash hole deburring tools, and a million other little things.

That's all that's coming to mind right now. I'm sure I missed some stuff.

u/ChadPoland · 8 pointsr/gundeals

Looks a lot like the the budget red dot that got a great review from 704 Tactical on YouTube. Not sure if it's the same one, but this it's worth a look. $22

u/Prizz419 · 8 pointsr/ar15

Holosun, Vortex, and Sig make fantastic budget red dots. Holosun is my personal favorite. Beware of cheaper red dots from NC Star, Sightmark, and TruGlo. They’re all Chinese garbage that will break after a few rounds with a rifle. They are only good for airsoft. You might think you’re saving money with a cheap red dot, but one it breaks you’ll have to spend another $100 for a good dot that actually works. DO NOT BUY THIS RED DOT. it’s very popular in video games but it sucks IRL.

Here are some good budget red dots.

Vortex Optics Crossfire Red Dot Sight - 2 MOA Dot

Sig Sauer SOR52001 Romeo5 1x20mm Compact 2 Moa Red Dot Sight, Black

Holosun HS403B Micro Red Dot Optic (2 MOA)

u/Duckbutt11 · 8 pointsr/airsoft

You can get a decent red dot off amazon for $20-30

Like this one

u/3kakr4 · 8 pointsr/EDC

I have never seen another person use that case! That's the first case I bought for my S7 in April of 2017. I bought some [grip tape]
( designed for gun grips and it made it much more secure feeling. The tape isn't "sticky" but it does provide it with grip. I cut a small strip to put down each side that it wasn't so slippery. It still slipped in and out of pockets just fine.

Nice EDC

edit: link formatting

u/CaptainInsane-o · 8 pointsr/gundeals

You can still order them at that price through amazon you will just have to wait until they restock in order for them to ship.

u/EmC_BRD · 8 pointsr/gundeals

No experience with this particular optic, but there is a thread on arfcom for a similar model from Field sport, which sells on Amazon for ~$20. I'm thinking that one is going to be my go-to range toy/.22/loaner scope.

FieldSport Micro Red Dot Sight, Precision Red Dot Only No Green

u/storelogix · 7 pointsr/300BLK

Obviously the Hellbreaker lower is the centerpiece of this build, but there a few other goodies on here too.

The main sight is an Armasight 4x Nightvision Scope.

The backup sight is a cheap but relatively solid Field Sport Red/Green Dot Holds zero really well after repeated firing, best bang for the buck right now in cheap, sturdy little red dots. It's mounted on a 45 degree angle rail section.

Streamlight SuperTac IR spotlight on the right side.

CMG 4.5lb flat trigger, smooth as ice.

KNS Precision locking trigger/hammer pins in FDE

Obviously a SigTac SB15 pistol brace.

AAC three prong flash hider/suppressor quick disconnect

BCM Gunfighter Charging handle

Weighs about 45lbs it seems like, but once both of my stamps get back I feel this will be an excellent stealth-mode hog rifle.

u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/Advice

In the United States our national average police response time is 11 minutes. That's a long time if someone is armed and breaking down your door. People really shouldn't rely on the the police to keep them safe.

  1. Keep doors and windows locked
  2. Get a good alarm system and use it consistently
  3. Have a place where you can barricade yourself in. I have a bookcase near the door to my master bedroom that I can pull down to block the bedroom door.
  4. Have a weapon for defense and seek regular training. I keep a handgun in a SpeedVault bolted to my nightstand. If they get through the door they'll wish they hadn't.
u/_hester_ · 7 pointsr/ar15

At first, I didn't think I would get more than two rifles, so I opted for the Plano foam-padded case. I bought two so I could lock up both rifles (from the kiddos, not thieves), and not take up a ton of room in my house. They're very good cases, and I would recommend them for traveling (either road trips or flying). If you get one of these, don't trust the built in locks, and buy some decent (long bolt) padlocks. Negative: They're not great for taking to the range. They're bulky, and awkward if you need to set them out of the way while you're shooting.

Of course, I bought a third rifle on an impulse, and it came with something like this for free. I actually ended up using this more than the hard cases for range trips since it's much more compact/maneuverable, and just carries the essentials (a few magazines and a good-sized pouch for tactical Skittles). For a one-rifle person, this is probably the best value, and more practical for most people's needs.

That said, few of us actually stay one-rifle gun owners for long. I just punted and bought a $100 metal gun cabinet from Walmart to control access. The nice Plano cases are now just used for traveling rather than storage.

My favorite, though, is a double carbine bag. Even if you only have one rifle (now), it's a great bag with plenty of extra storage. It will fit two sets of eye and ear protection and a lot of pre-loaded magazines along with two rifles. I didn't think I'd ever use the backpack straps until a few weeks ago when we decided to find a place to shoot in the National Forest that required a little hiking off the road. The bag really saved the day, and made the whole experience a lot more comfortable while packing about 40 pounds of rifles + ammo.

Just my $0.02.

u/ktmrider119z · 7 pointsr/airsoft


But if you want one that just works, the red only Fieldsport on Amazon is great at $20.

Next step up but still budget would be a Bushnell TRS-25. Less glass tint, and all around better quality for $50.

Youll want this riser with either one.

If you eventually want a quality real steel Optic, look for the Vortex Strikefire, Vortex Crossfire red dot, Vortex SPARC AR, or the Sig Romeo 5. All can be had for about 120 if you shop around. Vortex optics have fantastic warranties.

If you want some magnification, i eecommend the monstrum 3x prism sight. Let it be known though, that the sight adjustments work in reverse.

u/mecha-machi · 7 pointsr/shitguncontrollerssay

Dear OP, since it seems you are honestly curious for discussion, I will provide a thorough and honest breakdown as to why Jim's presentation on gun control can be considered, at best, low-blow hyperbole and satire that is not constructive in the discussion of gun control in the USA.

0:00~1:30 - Jim states government mandates on guns have worked in Australia and acknowledges some general cultural differences in the US. Jim dismisses high profile shootings that have happened in Australia post mandate (granted it is not nearly as bad as what happens in the USA)

Pt.1, 1:30-5:00 - Jim states the only argument for having a gun is that one likes guns, that they increase risk of domestic tragedy, and are not a viable solution for home protection. In examining the possible (and very unique) benefits of having a gun, it's more than just simply "I like guns" (and I promise I will elaborate on that later). In regards to suicide, the USA is not a statistical leader; countries with stricter controls such as France, Japan and S.Korea have higher suicide rates. In regards to responsible storage, there are solutions that lock guns away from curious children while allowing quick access should they be required.

Pt.1, 5:00~6:45 - Jim mocks the suggestion that armed staff at schools could reduce the damage from school shooters, describing staff as lacking qualification or incentive. Some school districts have regular police officers to be security at schools, often carrying their duty weapons while fulfilling their regular duties.

Pt.1, 6:45~7:15 Jim reels it all back saying not everyone agrees with him, but this is just a stand-up routine, so don't get all wound up. Well, thanks Jim! It's not like gun control supporters are going to take you seriously and share this link on social media to make their case, compelling me to write a serious response to your admittedly not so serious comedy routine. But you do take this seriously, as the ratings for this video are disabled, and you delete any comments containing thoughtful and honest disagreement.

Pt.1, 7:15-7:45 Jim addresses those who disagree with him, saying they're upset because he has "good points." No you don't, you dishonest hyperbolic gaslighter. If good comedy is about making light about the hard truths of life, please do better with your facts next time.

Pt.2, 0:00~2:15 - Jim is right that the first amendment protects him as he criticizes other amendments, and that they are not sacred as they are amendments, after all. So, here's what it takes to change the constitution, specifically in regards to repealing the 2nd as other amendments have in the past. Easy!

Pt.2, 2:15~3:00 - Slavery strawman. Slavery is antithetical to the ideals of human rights and freedom. Firearms have unique qualities in promoting freedom (again, will get into that, I promise).

Pt.2, 3:00~4:00 - Jim says it's the negligent 1% that screws up what responsible people should be allowed to do. Generally, that is the case. Gun control in the USA, for the most part, has been expanding for the past 100 years, most of it failing due generally to a lack of enforcement.

Pt.2, 4:00~5:00 - Unfunny and unproductive sidestep into Descartes foundational philosophy; moving on.

Pt.2, 5:00~6:15 - Jim says guns are too easy to buy (and that they can be delivered, which is mostly false). Jim jokes at the idea of a black market, saying crazy people won't have as much access to them. This may be true, but like with the prohibition, this incentivizes organized crime. And with enough guns to arm every human in the USA, manufacturing capabilities such as machining and 3D printing, all of which has a better shelf life than moonshine, a black market is a very real possibility.
Muzzle loaded guns can be shipped through the mail

Pt.2, 6:15~7:50 Jim makes fun of the idea that a militia can resist a government force that is technologically superior. Funny enough, this is used as an argument for why either a) the power of the federal government be limited (legally and militaristically) or b) that militias should be allowed to own more than just rifles. Vietnam and Iraq prove that guerrilla militias can exhaust the US military. If the government does become tyrannical, they would need to break significant red tape to deploy the full capabilities of the US military on the homeland (see the Posse Comitatus Act, restricting such deployment). Militias would likely be lead by veterans to fight against what remains of the US military that can be deployed and has not defected over unconstitutional orders. A tyrannical government that would break through this red tape would effectively become delegitimized, fragmenting the US into civil war. As terrifying as this sounds, the 2nd Amendment helps ensure that an emerging dictatorship cannot easily exploit the resources and people of the union. The better armed a populous, the more expensive and exhausting it will be to keep them under the boot.

And before I go, I'd like to cash in on some identity politics because it often seems to be all the rage with those who support gun control. I'm a 2nd Gen immigrant to the USA, and my parents were refugees escaping a tyrannical regime. Their generation had to take up arms to buy time to escape. Those who were not so lucky were imprisoned, forced into labor and worked to death, buried in mass graves. I find it tragically ironic that gun control advocates are quite often the same people who would call Trump the 2nd Hitler, because if that is the case, then get ready to be the 2nd Warsaw Ghetto uprising. I understand there's a preference to more peaceful measures in making a more perfect union, and we should keep it that way. But if limited only to free expression and protest, change might not happen at all. Just ask the thousands of students who participated in the 1989 Tienanmen square protests. Oh wait, you can't.

If you made it this far, thanks for taking the time. If not, hey, I'll save this the next time someone shares this unproductive rambling from Jim as if it carried sound wisdom. **edit: formatting

u/Hirudin · 7 pointsr/guns

Something like this?. It's easily hidden, It has a cable that can be used to keep the safe from being stolen, and it's quickly opened.

Edit: Also consider sticking these on your windows. They're cheaper than a full security system and will give you needed time if you are asleep and something is opened.

u/beebs914 · 7 pointsr/CAguns

You can get a lee bench kit for like $120-140ish and it has just about everything you need to get started. Seen em on midway for $130. Amazon has one for $90 so if you have prime free 2 day shipping i think they even do free prime for college students too

u/InboxZero · 7 pointsr/guns

If you haven't already check out the FAQ on /r/reloading. They've got a ton of resources. This book is usually referenced as a good starting point.

u/Disposable-01 · 7 pointsr/gundeals

If you prefer black Amazon has the Sig Sauer Romeo 5 for $99.99. Pick as the seller (shows as temporarily out of stock but you can order it). If you are eligible for the Amex points offer you can save 20% and get it for $80.

Also: "Includes a M1913 Picatinny low mount riser and a co-witness 1.41in riser mount "

Reposted as the Amazon offer was flagged as an affiliate link. You can find it with a little search engine work, though.

EDIT: Okay, not 15 minutes after I posted it Amazon jumped the price to $125. $100 after the points discount, so not quite as exciting. All I can say is keep an eye on it if you are interested. I've seen it fluctuate a few times before I posted.

u/mcrabb23 · 7 pointsr/gundeals

This is the OEM model that only comes with the high mount. It does not come with the low mount or the slick box. You can get that one on Amazon for a couple bucks more.

u/visibl3ghost · 6 pointsr/canadaguns

And ditch the OEM scale that comes with the kit, go for this or this. A digital scale makes weighing your charges much easier and quicker.

Notice how they're exactly the same thing as the Hornady or Frankford Arsenal, except for fall less $$. Everything nowadays comes out of the same factories in the East, and resellers just slap their label on and charge whatever they think their targets are willing to pay. '

I personally got that Smart Weigh and it works great.

u/Schlitzle · 6 pointsr/CCW

This. I have had one in my car and its very sturdy, i would recommend getting the improved cable with it.

u/Jack_Shid · 6 pointsr/guns

Here's what I use. The cable can be wrapped around the bedframe or something solid. Unlock it when you're home and lock it up when you leave. Not meant to save your gun in a burglary, but it's enough to keep honest people honest.

u/SDKMMC · 6 pointsr/guns

I don't own one, but apparently the Fort Knox ones are amazing. They're pricey and large, but it all depends on your ultimate goal.

  • Are you wanting quick access?
  • Do you just need to deter a child? Or a thief?
  • How much room do you have?
  • Where are you planning on placing/mounting it?
  • What's your budget?

    We can give you better recommendations when we know the answers to these questions.
u/8point2mpg · 6 pointsr/MouseReview

My hands are 18.3cm. I use a claw grip gaming and a fingertip/claw grip in Windows. I use the Mionix Castor on SteelSeries 9HD and really like it. I've tried a lot of mice. I don't own a Deathadder, so I don't know what kind of latency the left and right clicks have. The Mionix Castor has a couple extra ms in left/right click latency. I got used to it and don't really have an issue with it, but other people don't like it. If you think this is going to be an issue, I recommend checking out the Zowie EC2-A. I haven't tried this mouse, but I know the dimensions and shape are just about perfect for our hand size and claw grip usage. It doesn't have that rubber side grip like the deathadder or Castor, but you can use this grip tape on the sides. I put this tape on the Roccat Kone Pure, SteelSeries Sensei, and G303 when I was testing them. It works perfectly.

u/cellyy · 6 pointsr/MouseReview

hiya! I got the gun tape from amazon US. It took like 4-5 days to get to me in Northern Ireland. I ordered it here:

I'm not sure how it got here so fast :P

u/mylolname · 6 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Gun tape

Or just use painter tape.

u/Oregon213 · 6 pointsr/Glocks

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Biometric Gun Safe, Single Gun Capacity, QAP1BE

Awesome little nightstand safe.

The fingerprint has worked so far, but the keypad is as fast the old safe it replaced.

Having the lid open with a gas strut was the clincher for me, just because of how my nightstand is set up.

u/assholefromwork · 6 pointsr/Warmachine

This is my STUPID CHEAP case I got on amazon: linky

It has pluck foam in between egg crate foam. I am using it to transport 35 points and basic equipment (glue, measuring tape, extra bases, file, cards) now and it still has room for more.

I saw some reviews saying it didn't come with pluck foam anymore so I was initially nervous but figured at $12 I could provide my own if it was necessary (it wasn't). Ordered it about a month ago and could not be happier with the purchase.

edit: Here's a picture of what's currently in it to give you an idea of the size:

u/arcsecond · 6 pointsr/CCW

no such thing as a standard glove compartment, but yes there are small vaults What are the dimensions of your glove compartment, you could probably MacGyver something up

u/dead-revel · 5 pointsr/guns

Dude, getcha some snap caps instead of chambering live rounds for practice.

u/AllanonKvothe · 5 pointsr/CCW

This is what I use for my nightstand pistol Amazon - GunVault

Works great, can open it in the dark and no finicky fingerprint scanner (Though they have one with that option). Goes great in a drawer.

This would work good under the bed or on a closet shelf.

As far as what to use for a rifle... something like This under the bed or behind the headboard maybe?

u/riverine17 · 5 pointsr/guns

Is he a Vietnam veteran by chance? I knew an older guy who did something very similar to this, had undiagnosed PTSD from Vietnam and was convinved that one day charlie would be back to finish the job, hence a bolt action in the attic. Anyways, something like this is good for night stand or drawer use because it's quick and small enough to conceal such a place. Obviously someone could just walk away with the safe so you'd have to bolt/screw it to the stand to keep it secured.

u/aannddyy00 · 5 pointsr/guns
u/FrozenRifleman · 5 pointsr/canadaguns

Grab a bullet puller, dump the powder and drip some oil in to saturate the primer to render it inert.

Once you have the puller, you can then slowly accumulate everything you need to get into reloading, so it's a win-win.

u/01001000 · 5 pointsr/reloading

Lyman 49th Edition Reloading Handbook lightning deal goes live at 10:40AM PST.

u/netchemica · 5 pointsr/ar15

Fuck CTD. Don't buy anything from them. They would have to offer one hell of a deal for me to consider supporting their company.

They offer that case for $65 + $22 S&H (varies by zip code). Amazon has that case for cheaper

FWIW, I have that case, bought it from amazon earlier this year. I like it a lot, it's a great case for the money.

u/SpiderRoll · 5 pointsr/reloading

That would be a great gift. You should get a scale that is specifically aimed at reloaders - that is, one that is set up to weigh in grains. It only needs to be precise to 0.1 grains. Anything "lab grade" is overkill for reloading.

You can choose to go with a balance beam scale like these:




There are also digital scales that are cheaper and easier to use, but less durable and lack the character of a balance beam scale:

Frankford Arsenal


u/OhioJeeper · 5 pointsr/CCW

Yes, but this one. They don't offer much security beyond what a locked glovebox does, but they're better than nothing. I have a tether for mine as well.

u/motoman247 · 5 pointsr/CCW

I wouldnt consider it a "safe" but it locks securely enough for my taste when I have to leave my gun in my Jeep, I just have it tethered to the seat frame, or I have it tethered to my rollcage in the back.

u/Shooter123456 · 5 pointsr/ar15

Start by reading the FAQ at /r/reloading. Make sure you have a look see at a reloading manual or two as well.

Bare minimum equipment you will need is:


Dies for your caliber




I started with a Lee Challenger kit which is $116 and has everything you will need, minus a set of calipers for about $25. I also got a digital scale and a tumbler. All in you will be about $200 or so to start pumping out rounds.

u/Seabass18 · 5 pointsr/guns

This. I have a Fort Knox pistol box in the bedroom it will hold 3 mid sized pistols and I welded one of these into my Wrangler it's smaller and will hold one up to full sized pistol (P226 is close but fits).

I had an electronic gun vault but the buttons stopped working and then I saw this video showing how quickly they can be compromised! Simplex locks have their downsides too, with enough time you can try all combos and eventually get in but they are much more reliable than electronic or biometric alternatives usually faster too.

Their larger shotgun box would likely fit your M92 if the pistol box is too small.

u/dangerous_dave · 5 pointsr/flashlight

I haven't run it for extended periods on high yet, but playing around with it, it's gotten pretty hot and no issues yet. It's made for guns so I imagine they took that into account..

u/guzman_hemi · 5 pointsr/NFA

Eh for that price I’ll get a Plano case off amazon for $75 Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch (Previous Generation)

u/MO_plow_boy · 5 pointsr/gundeals

>>On Amazon for $69.20 if you have Prime.

  • tax for those unlucky states like mine

    I'm $64 all in at midway but I can local pick up
u/hanfaedza · 5 pointsr/gundeals

I think this would be a better comparison with the Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch

u/kevintx7 · 5 pointsr/Glocks

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Biometric Gun Safe, Single Gun Capacity, QAP1BE

u/Digital_Kreem · 5 pointsr/GlockMod

I just got safe so far it's not bad. At the end of the day any safe can be broken into. It was a good price and it will keep my kids out lol

u/farkdog · 4 pointsr/reloading

What kind of ammo are you looking to reload? Straight-wall ammo, like most pistol calibers, is slightly easier to reload.

You can get into reloading for about $300-$500.

Here is what you will need:

  1. A reloading manual. This is a book of known good "recipes" for making cartridges for different kinds of powder and bullets. $19.99.
  2. A way to deprime spent brass (remove used primers).
  3. A set of dies. These resize the brass to correct dimensions, seat the bullet, and crimp the cartridge.
  4. Bullets.
  5. Brass.
  6. Primers.
  7. Powder.
  8. A scale for measuring powder $29.57.
  9. A bullet puller. This allows you to rework screwed-up cartridges $12.99.
  10. A press of some kind to run your cartridges through your dies.

    Before you get started, I highly recommend you read the book, "The ABC's of Reloading":

    You can check it out at a library if you want to save money. This book covers all kinds of reloading from pistol to rifle to shotgun cartridges.

    If you are going to reload any kind of necked cartridge, like most rifle cartridges and some pistol cartridges, these cases stretch in length when firing due to the force being applied to the neck along the axis of the cartridge. As such they have to be trimmed back to proper length prior to reloading. This requires a case trimmer. You will generally not need a case trimmer for straight-walled cartridges.

    Reloading basically follows these steps:

  11. Deprime the brass.
  12. Resize external dimensions of brass.
  13. Bell case mouth to accept new bullet.
  14. Press in new primer.
  15. Charge cartridge with powder.
  16. Seat bullet.
  17. Crimp cartridge mouth.

    There is a lot of debate as to whether single-stage, multi-stage, or progressive presses are best for new people.

    A single-stage press has, as you would expect, a single stage. You have to swap out your dies as you move from each operation of reloading. The advantage here is cost and the fact that you can focus exclusively on each step of the process. Disadvantage is speed.

    A multi-stage press has, as you would expect, multiple stages. This press holds all of your dies in one die plate, but you must manually change over from one die to the next. You still focus on each step of the process. Speed is a little faster as you do not have to re-set your dies every time you want to switch to a different die in the process.

    A progressive press holds all your dies but automatically moves the cartridge from one station to the next with each stroke of the handle. The progressive press' advantage is speed. The disadvantage is that the user must keep an eye on multiple things happening simultaneously, most importantly the powder charging step.

    I started off with a Lee Pro 1000, and it is still all I use. It is a bit twitchy in that you have to keep thumping the primer container to make sure the primer feed ramp stays full of primers or else it will start to mis-feed them. Also when the brass feed tubes start to run dry cartridges have a tendency to bounce off of the deck and scoot forward a bit getting caught under the die plate on the up-stroke, jamming the press. You have to push them back out of the way.

    You will probably want to clean your brass before reloading it. It is not absolutely essential that you do so, but it requires a lot more force to ram dirty brass through your dies than clean brass. Also dirty brass can scratch up your dies, which then in turn pass those scratches on to your ammo. To clean your brass, you will want a tumbler and seperator.

    If you are not using carbide dies you will need case lubricant and you will have to lubricate your brass before you run it through your dies. If you do not do this you will get brass stuck in your dies and you may have to send it to the factory to have it removed.

    Note that I used Amazon links for the above but obviously shop around. Also I referenced mostly Lee items but likewise shop around. Lee is usually the cheapest but can be "twitchy" compared to more expensive models.

    Do not randomly buy reloading components (powder, bullets, primer) and then try and find a recipe. It's much easier to find out what kind of powder is available to you locally and then find a recipe that uses that powder and buy bullets to match it. If you randomly buy whatever powder and bullets you can find you may have difficulty finding an existing recipe for that combination and will have to find something "close", which as a newbie I don't recommend. It's much easier to work with a known recipe for a specific powder and bullet and primer.

    Always start with the lowest recommended charge and work up from there if you find it necessary. If you are building precision ammunition for optimal accuracy you will "work up a load" to find exactly how much powder for any given bullet gives the best accuracy for any given firearm. If you are just building plinking ammunition then use the lowest listed charge that reliably cycles the action of your firearm.

    The most critical part of reloading is the powder charging step. If you build ammunition with too much powder in it it can explode and destroy the firearm and injure or even kill you. If you put too little or no powder in it you can make a "squib" where the primer will push the bullet out of the cartridge into the barrel, creating an obstruction, and if you fire the gun again it can explode, again with the risk of destroying the gun and injuring the shooter. It is important to eyeball every cartridge to make sure it is charged properly. And do spot-checks every 10th round or so with your scale to confirm the load.

u/oosickness · 4 pointsr/reloading

well that does make it difficult now doesn't it. I have one of these if you would like it just pm me your address if you feel comfortable and ill mail it out

u/DragonCenturion · 4 pointsr/reloading

All lot of what you're asking for is personal preference. Almost everything on the market can do what you're asking for. The main difference is that the more money you spend, the less time you'll spend, on average.
Some people prefer beam scales, some electronic, some use automatic systems. All can be very accurate and it depends on personal preference. Same for case prep, press selection, etc.
My advice to you: buy an inexpensive Lee set, such as the Breech Lock Challenger kit, and a set of calipers and go from there. That kit has almost everything you need to get started. You'll find out pretty quickly what you need/want to improve. There is no end all/be all to reloading. Even with all the advice and arguments on this forum, almost all of it is personal preference.

u/TheBlindCat · 4 pointsr/guns

Fort Knox pistol box with simplex lock. They make a few sizes and have some with a door on the frong or on the top. Lag screw it into the studs in a closet where it would be difficult to get a pry bar in.

Example A and example B.

u/Florida-Steve · 4 pointsr/Firearms

Yeah, I've thought about that too, it would take me several minutes to access my long guns. I normally have to do the combo 2 or 3 times in very un-stressful times, but now imaging trying to do it under extreme stress. One reason I keep my bedside gun (Glock 41, fully loaded and light attached) in a quick access safe that takes four rapid button presses to unlock. I can do that one in the dark, under stress in just seconds. SVB-500 GunVault. Still secure enough to keep a 5year old away from it, but I can get it when I need it.

u/retardKiwi · 4 pointsr/videos
u/GaussWaffle · 4 pointsr/MouseReview

I use this one my ec2a and it works like a charm

u/CosmonautJizzRocket · 4 pointsr/MouseReview

I haven't used it but this stuff looks good

Look at the reviews to see a few mice that people used it on.

u/CannibalVegan · 4 pointsr/GunAccessoriesForSale

Plano 36" cases like this one are very nice and sturdy. They have gone down to $40s IIRC around the black friday time period.

u/Wtf_breh · 4 pointsr/ar15
u/EL3FUNT_ · 4 pointsr/guns

You can buy snap caps to practice with as well:

This way you can safely practice racking the gun and clearing malfunctions.

Oh, and don't forget the 4 universal rules of gun safety!

  1. The gun is always loaded.

  2. Always keep gun pointed in a safe direction.

  3. Keep finger off trigger until ready to fire.

  4. Know your target and what's behind it.
u/Vjornaxx · 4 pointsr/handguns

There are a lot of components to firing off a good shot and as a new shooter, it can be tough to keep them all in mind: You need to have good trigger control, you need to focus your eyes on your front sight, you need to have a consistent and firm grip, your stance needs to be consistent and steady, you should time your shots to your respiratory pause to maximize accuracy. All of that is what you need to achieve, and as you get more experienced, you'll see how all of these components work together.

Anticipating recoil can be addressed from two angles, both of which involve focusing your mind on something other than anticipating when the trigger will break the shot: Actively thinking about maintaining front sight focus and actively thinking about trigger control. With practice, you'll be able to do both at the same time.

A good exercise that will address both of these is dry firing. The objective is to practice focusing on your front sight while manipulating the trigger in a manner which does not disturb sight alignment. You'll need an unloaded pistol and a featureless wall. Get a good thumbs forward grip on the pistol and aim at the wall. Make sure to pick an area without markings because you don't want anything to pull your focus away. Focus your eyes on the front sight. The rear sight should be blurry and you should be able to make out lots of detail on your front sight. Now place your finger on the trigger and slowly apply straight rearward force... slowly and steadily increase that pressure until the trigger breaks. Don't think about "pulling" the trigger, just think about increasing pressure. While you're thinking about pressure, keep your eyes focused on your front sight. If it moves, stop putting pressure on the trigger and start from the beginning. Do this until you get 10 good clean trigger breaks in a row.

The next time you go to the range, dry fire a few times before you run any live ammo through your pistol. If you find that you're still anticipating recoil, try the ball and dummy drill: You'll need some snap caps and some live ammo. Have your brother load you up a mag with a random distribution of snap caps and live ammo. Shoot at your target and treat it as a dry fire drill. If you manage to keep the pistol still even on snap caps, congratulations! If not, stop the drill, do 10 perfect dry fire reps, and run the ball and dummy again.

I know it's a lot to take in, but trust me that all of this will make sense and get easier the more you do it. It's not a bad idea to keep a personal training log and plan the drills you will run ahead of time. Just be honest with yourself and you will improve.

u/letigre87 · 4 pointsr/news

or buy one of these

u/A_Plinkers_Damn · 4 pointsr/reloading


Lee Challenger 50th Anniversary kit.. Last time I did the math, even with the pieces I don't use, it came out cheaper than the individual components.

I wouldn't bother wasting the weeks of trying to get the included measure to throw properly for pistol rounds and would have gone straight to the Lee Pro Auto-Disk with the Adjustable Charge Bar. That thing throws accurate enough for pistol plinking with a few modifications.

I'd also pop right off the bat for a Universal Decapper so I could decap before wet tumbling.

Oh, and I'd get a chronograph and tripod from the start, too.

For dies, I like Lee. I'd just snag whatever dies I needed. I'd also get the various bits and baubles: Bullet puller, digital scale, digital calipers, etc.

u/TheStuffle · 4 pointsr/Hunting
u/30calmagazineclip · 4 pointsr/Firearms

get one of these off Amazon. Dump the powder in your lawn/garden. drop about a teaspoon of oil in each case to help deactivate the primer. Motor oil or even kitchen oils should do the trick. Or, put on hearing protection and put brass in a vice and pop the primers in a safe direction, or again, put on hearing protection and toss the primed brass in a camp fire with a fire extinguisher on hand and other fire safety equipment on hand in case any embers fly off unexpectedly.

u/langhorn · 4 pointsr/reloading
u/AlmoschFamous · 4 pointsr/mallninjashit

It's a Plano case. I move my lesser guns in there.

u/HPLoveshack · 4 pointsr/guns

Skip the mount combo and just get the UTG high rise mount, it's a bit better anyway and total price is about the same, sometimes cheaper if you go with the UTG.

Consider upgrading to the primary arms advanced red dot or the Romeo5. Going from ~500-1000 hours of battery life to about 20-30x that is nice, basically means you can leave it on.

u/Foobar789 · 3 pointsr/gundeals

Seriously, it's a buyers market right now... Everything gun related is getting discounted. I'm no psychic, but I'd say it's likely to continue at least until we get up closer to the 2018 elections.

Acog's are great, but if you want to save a few bucks, I have a couple of these Sig Sauer Romeo5 sights and I really like them. Very solid... Motion activated, 40k hr battery, weather proof, $150'ish...

u/onken022 · 3 pointsr/gundeals

And the SOR52001 is on Amazon right now for $112.99 + tax and is shipped free same day/next day if you are a prime member. I just picked it up for my 10/22 and couldn’t be happier.

Sig Sauer SOR52001 Romeo5 1x20mm Compact 2 Moa Red Dot Sight, Black

u/Daemos_Magen · 3 pointsr/ar15


704 Tactical $20 Red Dot review

FieldSport Red Dot for sale

I have that site as well. It's on my 10/22 and is wonderful

u/KarbonKevin · 3 pointsr/gundeals

This is for the compact version.

Alternatively, OpticsPlanet
and Amazon offer it for $149.99 with free 2-Day Shipping.

Edit: I just realized that the seller that I linked on Amazon is OpticsPlanet!

Edit2: With Free Prime 1-Day shipping, I guess this could be the better deal for me if I wanna pay another ~$5 over the lowest shipping option at PA. Man, did I underestimate shipping and taxes.

u/SpareiChan · 3 pointsr/reloading

first of all

Secondly, I assume you mean this one, the lee cast iron turret is a great press and it will work for most applications, If you need to do things not involving the turret (like decapping of w/e) you can just pull the index rod out(it just pops out when you take the dies out) and it won't spin anymore.

For tumbler I can say wet tumbling is best but not feasable for everyone and walnut tumbling works fine. The frankfort arsenal kit is good choice.

Lee dies and hand trimmers are cheap and work good too. I wouldn't worry about a trimmer for 40 or 9 but get one for sure for 223 and 30-06. cutter + Insert

there's some more basics like decent case lube and components themselves but it's a step in the right direction.

additional recommended things would be a kinetic bullet puller, digital scale, and calipers.

u/sirJ69 · 3 pointsr/reloading

So this review on Amazon is what my buying guide will consist of. My apologies for formatting, I am on mobile.

I'm new to reloading, but I shoot a lot so instead of doing what every beginner should and buy a single stage press I saved up a little and got the AP press due to the fact I knew I would use it a lot. But after it came I quickly realized it was far more technical than I expected. I found out there were a lot of parts I still needed and a lot more money that still needed to be spent. I was fine with it bet I knew I would have to save up for a little bit to get it all. But after about 100 hours of reloading YouTube videos and four months I was able to actually start reloading. Wishing I had a guide right off the bat to tell me what I need and why I ended up making one for any other new beginner. So here it is.

Disclaimer: Do not follow my advice blindly, do your research on each piece of equipment. The prices I have stated are not set in stone, they were what I spent. I would advise you to shop around to get the best deals
What you still need:

--Hornady Lock N Load Auto-Progressive Reloading Press
Notes: Does not have to be this press

--Hornady Lock N Load Ap & Projector Shell Plate
Notes: Each shell plate is for a different caliber, when you buy make sure you get the correct plate for the caliber you are reloading. Here is the guide

--Hornady Shell Holder
Notes: Each shell holder is for a different caliber, when you buy make sure you get the correct holder for the caliber you are reloading. Although RCBS makes a similar looking holder, it will NOT fit in the Hornady setup. Here is the guide

--Reloading Dies
Notes: All reloading dies from all companies are universal to each other's presses. So you don't have to stick to Hornadys dies (I do because I like them)

--Digital Scale
Notes: Digital scales are a little more expensive bet worth it for the time you save

--Digital Caliper
Notes: Digital calipers are convenient for speed but if money is tight you can go traditional

--Hornady One Shot Gun Cleaner & Dry Lube
Notes: Used when you put the press together and clean all the parts

--Hornady One Shot Spray Case Lube
Notes: This or any case lube is an absolute need or your rounds will get stuck in the die. This one is cool because you don't have to wipe it off after you deprime and resize so if you have an AP bench like mine you can just keep going.

--Case Trimmer
Notes: This will trim the case down to size. Needed because after firing the case expands

--Cartridge Reloading Guide
Notes: Tells you the specifics of each round. There is a different manual for each projectile. So if you use Hornady bullets you will use their guide, RCBS you you'd use theirs, etc.
What you need to clean the brass:

--Case Tumbler
Used to remove the carbon from the rounds. I advise not to deprime before use because the media will get stuck in the primer hole.

--Tumbling Media
The corn cob media is a little more fine grain and less likely to get stuck

--Metal Polish
You would put this in the tumbler with the rounds to give them a nice polish
What I would recommend:

--Bullet Puller
Used when you mess up a round, it pulls the projectile out

--Primer Turning Plate
used to make sure the primers are set the right way before you put them in the primer tube

--Universal Ammo Reloading Tray
Used to hold your rounds for inspection, and helps with precision loading powder

--Case Prep Tool
This is used after depriming and trimming to make sure all the holes are clean and free of debris

--Stuck Case Remover
Used in case you get a round stuck in the die

--Hornady Micrometer Rifle Lock N Load Powder Measure
Used to better measure out the powder in the Hornady Powder Drop for rifle calibers

--Hornady Micrometer Pistol Lock N Load Powder Measure
Used to better measure out the powder in the Hornady Powder Drop for pistol calibers

--Powder Cop
Used to make sure you don't put more powder in than you should

--Hornady Lock N Load Die Bushing 10 Pack
Would recommend if you are reloading multiple calibers, it makes change over much faster.

What you need for precision loading:

--Hornady Lock N Load Ammo Concentricity Gauge
Only needed for precision reloading

--Powder Funnel
Used for more of an exact measurement

--Hornady Microjust Seating Stem
Used to get an exact seating depth with the projectile
I hope this helps! I will be making some tutorial videos soon and will post a link here.

u/djmere · 3 pointsr/CAguns


yes. i also got mine from amazon.

the parts that need improvement are discussed in the customer reviews near the bottom of the page. powder dispenser and scale are the items i remember getting lukewarm reviews. those parts are cheap to upgrade. so no worry.

you need dies for the caliber that you are reloading.

for some reason i have 2 sets of .223 dies. i know i purchased one, i'm not sure if the other came with the kit.

i purchased a 2" bench top cut off saw [$32]

a jig to cut my cases [$13] 300blk

a case length guage [$10] 300blk

ammo loading tray [$7]

dies [$39] for each caliber

digital caliper [$16]

frankford scale [$32]

frankford bullet puller [$16]

tumber kit [$75]

i spent a good month or so on /r/reloading before i actually purchased anything.

i asked questions and made a shopping list.

those guys are very helpful

research what you actually need for the caliber / bullet grain you want to reload before you buy anything.

double and triple check what powder you need as well. it could save your life.

i kinda over did it with supplies

haven't opened half the boxes yet.

u/Turkeyoak · 3 pointsr/Firearms

I keep a GunVault Nano under my truck seat cabled around a seat post.

u/detroitdiesel · 3 pointsr/VEDC

Key only: GunVault Nanovault 200 Nano Pistol Safe NV200

u/NonProphetTacks · 3 pointsr/Firearms

It's actually really easy, I've done it a couple of times now:

  • Get a NanoVault or similar. The gun goes in there, along with the ammo (load the magazines, it's more space-efficient than using ammo boxes)
  • The NanoVault goes in your suitcase. You might use the cable lock to loop through something to make sure it doesn't disappear.
  • Go to the ticket counter and tell them you need to declare a firearm in checked baggage. They'll give you a "firearms unloaded" declaration or some such. They've always placed the sticker on the case inside the bag. I don't fret too much about it, as long as it's not visible from outside the bag.
  • They'll usually escort you to the TSA super plasma pulse-phased radiation detector (or whatever the hell it is). TSA will do their thing and send you on your way.
  • Go get Gate Raped at Security, then go catch your plane.
u/RedBeardMountainMan · 3 pointsr/CCW

I own one of these. With the cable, you can secure it under one of the front seats.
I also like it for air travel, because the cable can secure to the suit case's frame (where the handle is internally), which makes it a lot harder for the TSA to "misplace" it.

u/OrwellHeinleinM · 3 pointsr/reloading

What is the best manual to get started with? I'm planning to reload .308 and was about to buy this kit from either amazon or another dealer. Is this a good place to start? (I live in an apartment and am quite pressed for space)

u/tausciam · 3 pointsr/gundeals

Check this out

But don't start with a progressive press. Start with a single stage press like in this kit.

For less than the price of this progressive, you can get the c4m3ron and everything you need but the die set.

u/noscarstoshow · 3 pointsr/guns

Stop being a pussy and get an optic made for CQB. Or, do you even operate?

u/nsdhanoa · 3 pointsr/photography

All you need is a cheap red dot sight (there's no recoil on a camera so your cheap sight isn't going to lose its zero), a short section of picatinny rail, and a hotshoe to 1/4" tripod adapter. You'll have to drill and tap the rail section to 1/4"x20 and once it's all put together and aligned superglue everything together so it doesn't move. I had the pic rail left over from another project so I saved ten bucks there. You obviously don't need 10" of picatinny rail so just cut off as much as you want. For extra cool points use an Eotech

The lens is a Rokinon 500mm mirror lens.

u/ababel · 3 pointsr/mexico

Seguramente no conoces la V-Line Brute Heavy Duty Safe o la Fort Knox FTK-PB Simplex. Son muy buenas, échales un ojo.

u/AntiUnicornLeapFrog · 3 pointsr/guns

+1 for the Fort Knox. I have the top open pistol box and love it, its worth every penny.

u/ojioni · 3 pointsr/guns

Where in the East Bay? We're damn near neighbors.


The P226 is an excellent pistol, one of my personal favorites. However, the 9mm round is a bit on the hot side so you should use specialty rounds, e.g. hallow point, with less penetration. My home defense pistol is an H&K shooting .45 ACP.


I suggest you also look into a quick open lock box. Something that you can open quickly but is still secure. I have one similar to this,, but you have to remember to change the battery every few months.


I have no opinion of police surplus guns as I've never even looked at them.

u/Grim_Reaper_O7 · 3 pointsr/videos

It's only $155.95 on Amazon, but Gunvault has it for $444.99. That's cheap it if can get such a huge discount on Amazon. Cheap materials with a circuit board made in China.

u/AuggieKC · 3 pointsr/Vive

I do this regularly in holoball because I shift my grip to change the angle of the paddles. After a particularly vicious swipe, the game sometimes pauses because I grip the controller tighter.

On another note, I have very bad RSI, to the point that half my hand will go numb when gripping a hammer, drill, computer mouse or vive controller. I still haven't thrown a controller yet. I'm really not sure how so many are chucking theirs across the room. I did replace the wrist straps, though. Not worth the risk.

I wonder if grip tape would be a good idea. Something like this.

u/DK_Tech · 3 pointsr/MouseReview

Thanks! It's GT5000 gun grip tape found it on Amazon, for me it's too slippery to be used on the sides. I've been thinking to try lizard skins or the Hotline Grips.

u/FrontLeftFender · 3 pointsr/gundeals

This stuff is amazing if you want the rubber feel. You have to cut it yourself, but it's so much cheaper than Talon Grips. I put it on guns, magazines, knives, tools, keys, and just about anything else.

u/AsianHunny · 3 pointsr/MouseReview

You could potentially add gun tape to the worn out part and use it as a back up to your new one.

u/Zwickarr · 3 pointsr/oculus
u/Ziraro · 3 pointsr/MouseReview

Get some grip/gun tape, I'm pretty sure GT-500 grip tape is popular on here.

u/Xtasy1998 · 3 pointsr/MouseReview

This is the tape I used. It was the only one I found that shipped to germany =)

u/spyder256 · 3 pointsr/MouseReview

With this tape vs the stock plastic and this gun tape, I don't have to grip the mouse nearly as hard and it isn't slippery at all. I highly recommend it.

The GT-5000 stuff is okay but... well... yeah, it's just okay. Kinda helps I guess but it's still kind of slippery and the texture is weird. This may just be personal preference though.

u/special_eddd · 3 pointsr/boostedboards

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch

I have this one. It is perfect and is much cheaper. I primarily leave this case in the car/trunk and put the board in there while doing local commuting. This case is likely an oversize item when boarding planes. So check in fee + oversize fee. Haven't tried tho

u/Rohkii · 3 pointsr/ak47

If you dont have a gun case you should probably buy one if thats what you are talking about.

Id suggest a Plano 42in if your a cheap bastid:

or a Pelican 1750 if you like your cases with caviar:

The only gun upgrade you should do right now is a sling, grab a romy sling off k-var, and learn how to use it. Slings are awesome.

u/CypherFox · 3 pointsr/airsoft

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case (42 inches) for $68.67 USD (Prime eligible too!).

I use the 36 inch case for my gun (out of date picture) and I'm able to put in my M4 + 8 magazines, USP Compact + 4 Magazines, Battery box + 2 lipo batteries, sling, and a Stockless M3 trishot shotgun + 7 shells. With the 42 inch case, you'll be able to fit all that and then some.

u/Blaze24250 · 3 pointsr/airsoft

I use Plano Gun Cases for everything. I used to carry my M60 in them fine when I had it

u/Sinister907 · 3 pointsr/guns

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch

-Sig Romeo C4 Optic
-Magpul flip-ups
-SB Tactical brace

u/OlNorthState · 3 pointsr/guns

Try one of these -

Solid enough to get past TSA and cheaper than Pelican.

u/armykidbran · 3 pointsr/guns

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch, it's the poor man's Pelican case

u/spaghettilegslee · 3 pointsr/boostedboards

I use this rifle case. The board fits if you take the bottom foam out and leave the egg crate foam that lines the top.

Impossible to steal when using this case because it will come out at most airports with the oversize baggage: skis, golf clubs, etc. Oversize baggage comes out last; after all bags reach the carousel.

At some airports they take it to the baggage customer service representative where they require ID since they assume it's a firearm and they're not going to just let anyone have it.

u/MichaelVash7886 · 3 pointsr/ar15

Do you know the model of the case? I was thinking about picking up this one

u/psycho944 · 3 pointsr/longrange

Amazon has a very affordable pluck and pull foam case. There’s YouTube videos that show how you can plastidip the foam pieces to extend the life of the case but for $70 as opposed to $250+ I can replace it 3-4 times and get a long life out of them.

u/NeoShader · 3 pointsr/CCW

I use one of these. The fingerprint scanner works great, only takes a second to open. Accepts both mine and my wifes.

u/eskimoexplosion · 3 pointsr/guns

If you're planning on spending more than $150 just save your money and save up for a premium optic like an Aimpoint, EOTech, Leupold, or Trijicon. If you're looking in the 100-150 range, Holosun makes a great solar/battery powered red dot that holds zero well and has a 30-50k hour battery life(when it's actually in battery mode). If you're looking for a more traditional optic, Bushnell and Nikon have good 1-4x optics. If you're looking for more magnification a Leupold
is within your reach. Vortex has strong offerings in both red dots and traditional optics if you're willing to spend a just bit more. If you're looking in the 50-150 range I'd look into a TRS-25 or Primary Arms for a red dot. For a traditional scope i'd stick with a fixed power optic like this Bushnell, you're going to be hard pressed to find a decent magnified optic with good glass in this price range, fixed power scopes are simpler in construction and offer at least better durability but i'd consider sticking to a non magnified optic under the $100 range. If you're trying to spend even less than $50 there is apparently a very well made $20 Fieldsport which is worth a search on youtube. I wouldn't consider anything magnified under $50 but this is a good range for a cool carry handle with elevation adjustment and retro look. Shooting irons can be more fun than using optics sometimes.

u/canadafolyfedawg · 3 pointsr/gundeals

For the look, i say go for it. Remember to pick up a small red dot and its good to go. It feels kind of cheap, but looks pretty good.

I reccomend this red dot, its the best bang for the buck for 22 clones that you dont plan on beating to death.

Normally i reccomend vortex at a minimum, but this is really all you need for the gsg522

u/The_Guardsman · 3 pointsr/ar15

This on a UTG riser. It was gifted to me for Christmas and I figured it fit the bill with the rest of the rifle.

u/Kromulent · 3 pointsr/Firearms

It's very common for new shooters to hit low-left. There is a wonderful drill you can do to detect and solve this problem very easily.

Get a pack of these:

Have a friend load a few at random in a magazine filled with live rounds. They will feed normally and you won't know it's there until you press the trigger and hear a click instead of a bang.

Chances are, when that happens, you'll see the gun dip slightly down and to the left. Now you know what's wrong and you know how to fix it.

With the snap cap still in place, dry fire a few times, being careful not to let the sights move at all. Once you think you've got it, cycle the action to eject the snap cap, and try again. While you are being careful you'll be striking closer to the center of the target. If you remain careful, the next snap cap will reward you by showing that your sights haven't moved.

It's not uncommon for skilled shooters to balance a nickel across the front sight, and dry fire the gun without the nickel falling off. When you can do that consistently you'll be shooting very well.

u/xuerxuer · 3 pointsr/Glocks

A-Zoom 9mm Luger Precision Snap Cap 5 Pack

Better safe than sorry. Or I'm a chump that wasted $15 🤷

u/Hnnsquatch · 3 pointsr/canadaguns

I'm rocking this for range trips.

Holds my 1911, P320 and 3 mags for each with plenty of room to spare.

u/dalesd · 3 pointsr/Astronomy

For cheap/free accessories, here are my recommendations:

Find a local astronomy club and go to a few meetings. Astronomy clubs love new members, and they'll answer every question you have. If they have an open observing event, bring your telescope and you might even get to try a few of the accessories others have mentioned. You may get to see what Saturn looks like in your telescope with a 10mm EP and barlow before you buy.

Also, there are club members with old EPs for sale. Somebody's always upgrading their collection and looking for a new home for their old Plossls.

If you have basic woodworking skills, you can make a Denver Observing Chair for <$30. I think I made mine from these plans, but there are plans and how-to's all over the web. It beats hunching over the eyepiece for hours. Your back will thank you.

An accessory case is nice to have. Keep all your stuff in one place, and you won't accidentally forget something when you go out to observe. I use this 4-pistol case for $20 from Amazon.

If you're learning the night sky, get a planisphere and go out with it for 10 minutes once a week for some naked eye observing. Learn a new constellation each time. I think WV is in the 30-40 degree north range? Or for free you can download and print the map each month from

For getting started finding interesting stuff in the telescope, a book like Turn Left at Orion was a great help for me. Step-by-step instructions for star-hopping to the best and brightest stuff in the sky.

u/WillPukeForFood · 3 pointsr/videos

I think this is a better solution. Mount it under your bed. If the boogeyman comes in the night, reach down, key in the code with your fingertips, and the door springs open, releasing Mr. Sig and Mr. Sauer to go to work.

u/Lampwick · 3 pointsr/IAmA

As a locksmith who'd dealt with numerous fingerprint reading systems, including those cheap Chinese ones on gun safes, I highly recommend something else. Service calls on devices with bad fingerprint readers outnumber service calls on similar devices with mechanical locks by 5 to 1, easy. I'd recommend something like a Gunvault electronic pushbutton, or a mechanical lock box based on the 5-button Simplex lock like this one. For a long gun safe, biometric is OK so long as there's a keypad override.

Basically, I wouldn't trust my life to one of those hinkey fingerprint readers.

u/swingmemallet · 3 pointsr/politics


Most kevlar are pull overs

Also these are nifty

Literally 6 seconds I would be armed and armored

u/firefoxdave · 3 pointsr/CCW

This is what my wife and I both have. We really like them. We bought ours at Cabela's but they're cheaper in Amazon.

u/therocketlawnchair · 3 pointsr/reloading

So looking at buying my first press and noticed that amazon has the lee jeans logo on the lee press. clicking on it takes you over to the jeans. lol

u/DredPRoberts · 3 pointsr/technology
u/tomsayz · 3 pointsr/longrange

I'm still new to shooting at paper targets, I will start shooting in groups of 5 from now on. I've looked into reloading but there's so much info out there that I'm not even sure where to start.

I was looking at the Lee 50yr Anniversary Kit on Amazon, and picking a set of .308 dies. I guess after that my next step would be to grab some powders, bullets, tumblers. I know the initial investment will pay itself off pretty quick, but do you have a reloading for dummies you can recommend?

u/InformationHorder · 3 pointsr/reloading

Opinions will vary wildly, but if you're going to start and really aren't sure if you'll stick with it, get a quality single stage press. Scour Craigslist and keep an eye out for deals on Amazon. If you don't stick with it a quality single stage will be easiest to get most of your money back on. If you like it, a quality single stage will always come in handy when you make special pet loads for accuracy, even if you upgrade to a progressive some day.

If you're fairly certain you're going to stick with it, and plan to load for bulk, a turret/progressive press hybrid like the Lee Classic Turret press where you can take the indexing rod out and use it as a single stage if need be might be a good middle of the road choice. Opinions on progressive presses vary and usually generate a lot of discussion, but for your current situation it's a great way to check off a lot of boxes, and it runs only slightly more than Lee's single stage.

As far as cheapest route without buying crap, not everything that's cheap is crap, but there are a few plces where not skimping gets you way more value. Because of this, you are much better off getting stuff separately to get better value. Buy the dies from whoever you want, .223 and 5.56 are the same set, and quality level is up to you. For most plinking purposes Lee is just fine, but if you're loading for a bolt action the Hornady or Redding dies can get you more accuracy for a lot more (relatively speaking) money. Then buy a good digital scale, a good chamfer and deburring tool (not that shitty Lee abomination. Seriously, fuck that thing. Your hands will thank you), a cutter (plus associated gauge and shell holder for a drill), a powder funnel, a puller for when you dick it up, and a nice set of calipers and you're off to a solid start for under $350.

u/sixcharlie · 3 pointsr/reloading

It does add up quick but it will stabilize. I'm very new to this myself and after getting little things like a kinetic bullet puller you eventually get all the things you need. By the way, I don't bother with the collets that came with it, I just use the appropriate shell plate for the cartridge.

I'm loading three cartridges now (.270 Win, .223 and .45 ACP) and now only need primers, powder and projectiles to reload. To start loading a new cartridge, I'd also need dies, shell plates (if I don't already have it in a kit), and the three Ps.

Other things on my wish list are a powered case prep station (my hands wear out when dealing with crimped primers) and I see why higher end presses have a handle bar instead of the palm ball.

Anyway, sorry to ramble there, it sure feels good to make your first hand load, and feels even better to shoot. Congrats!

u/molrobocop · 3 pointsr/guns - $13 free prime shipping.

Have it in 2 days. Does not damage the bullet.

u/ten24 · 3 pointsr/reloading

> The only glaring omission I see is that you need a bullet puller.

Thanks for the suggestion. I just ordered this

u/SecondaryLawnWreckin · 3 pointsr/guns

Glad to offer some assistance.

I have a Plano All-Weather tactical case I bought at Academy for $65. It has the Pick n' Pluck foam interior. I'll be replacing it with my own foam interior that I'll custom cut out like I do for DeWalt cases.

u/nequinox · 3 pointsr/ar15

this is what i have. room enough for scoped AR15 with mags and a handgun.

Rubber seal and pretty sturdy but i wouldn't drive over it. the worst thing is the locking mechanism feels kind of cheap and takes generic keys. if anyone else you know has a plano case the keys are the same.

u/Mr_Mcshiny · 3 pointsr/guns

Here's my suggestion, two pelican cases locked with padlocks and secured with steel cable via the same padlocks to something sturdy or difficult to move such as a bed frame. Secure the cases with locks and cables and slide them under your bed. You'll need to measure your guns to find the right size case but a standard pelican rifle case can easily fit two long guns and run you $200 seen [here] ( Or use the Plano knockoffs ([here] (, I haven't used them but they are $125 and should fit your needs. You could also go with one big ass pelican case for all four guns, seen [here] ( for $368

They are waterproof, a little fire-resistant and go straight to the range with no repacking. If someone is determined to remove these cases and has enough time and tools they probably will, but these should thwart a smash & grab. A sturdy steel cable and four good locks shouldn't run you more than $150 + cases = well under your budget. You could also use cheaper cases for the same basic solution but you get what you pay for.

Hope this helps.

u/macbooklover91 · 3 pointsr/guns

I don't mean to be one of those guys that suggests exactly what you said you didn't want... but I'm going to anyways.

I assume you've flown before? Ever had a window seat? See how they treat luggage? I assume you have a pretty nice AR. Maybe a handgun and some other gear to go with it? You can get a pelican case for $200. Okay locks will run you $7/piece.

$215. Consider that insurance. Also makes for a nice way to transport your gun to the range from now on.

Pelican 1750 - Amazon

Abus 55/40 - Amazon

Note: You want locks that are KA or keyed alike. I like Abus because they are better than the Chinese made crap (although still nothing compared to abloy) for about the same money.

Also the Plano case is $75 cheaper. If you absolutely must then okay. Just make sure to buy the one that looks like a pelican case and NOT one of the >$100 ones. Those bend and fold and will break.

Plano - Amazon

u/WaltherPPS · 2 pointsr/Walther

assuming you are loading factory 9mm Luger ammo (aka 9x19mm) this should not happen.

things I would check:

make sure it's assembled correctly. not a lot to go wrong here, I don't know if you could even put it back together wrong, but I am sure there are videos to guide you in insuring you got it right.

once loaded, pull the slide all the way back, and let it fly. don't pull it back, wait, and let it go. pull it back all the way and let it go all in one movement. if you are nervous about live rounds, get some snap caps. I use snap caps for dry firing, they are worth it just to have around.

u/roadkill6 · 2 pointsr/guns

A basic cleaning kit, a bottle of Break Free CLP, some disposable ear plugs, and a pair of safety goggles shouldn't run you more than $30 total and will be perfect for what you want. As you get more involved and buy more guns you'll buy more gear, better cleaning stuff (boresnakes and the like), you'll find an oil that you particularly like (personally, I'm partial to Militec and Strike Hold), and some fancy electronic ear-muffs and nice shooting glasses.

As far as a case, unless you're carrying an expensive rifle or custom match-grade pistol or you'll be rock climbing with it, you don't need a Pelican case. A $10 plastic pistol case with egg-crate foam inside will suffice for just about everything you will be doing with your pistol. I know you said you already ordered snap-caps, but I have to recommend the A-Zoom aluminum caps. The plastic ones break too easily.

If I could give you one piece of advice it would be this: I know that it's fun to buy every accessory ever made for your gun, but honestly most of them are more gimmicky than useful. Start simple and cheap and buy things as you need them. Learn from other shooters what works and what doesn't and make friends that will let you try their gear, guns, and accessories so that you aren't buying blindly. Everyone is different and what works for one person may not work well for you.

Good luck and welcome to the club!

u/xxxJakkxxx · 2 pointsr/guns

It's fine to dryfire nearly every firearm without damage. The real exception is older rimfires.

If you want snap caps you can hit up your local sporting goods stores (some wal-marts included) or even Amazon. I'd suggest this style since the primer isn't just a solid material packed into the pocket, it's a material backed by a spring. That means that it won't wear as quickly as ones that are just polymer since it has some give.

You can also use them for clearing drills at the range. Have a friend randomly load them into your magazine with real ammunition. When you run into one that doesn't fire clear it and move on.

u/iCwalzy · 2 pointsr/guns

Snap caps and 50 rounds of .22lr?

Here's the caps:

On second thought you could get a nice little Kershaw knife for $20..

u/JCutter · 2 pointsr/CCW
u/therealjerseytom · 2 pointsr/guns

You'll get better.

I've found that on my striker-fired pistol (a Glock), I'm actually much more accurate and much less likely to flinch if I take quicker, more decisive trigger pulls. Slowly trying to squeeze off aimed shots I would be all over the place, but quicker follow-up shots I'd be much more accurate. Think I came to realize that being too slow with trigger pull I'd feel it budge and creep to right where it was about to break, and that'd telegraph "imminent shot" to my brain and I'd flinch. Taking a slightly quicker and more decisive pull made for a crisper, cleaner break and less movement.

I like the idea of randomly throwing in some snap caps in my magazines. Like take a few mags, load them and randomly throw a snap cap or two in each, and mix them up so you won't know if your next shot will be live or not. Should help in being able to tell what you're doing when the gun goes 'click' and you see where your front sight is pointed.

u/SomeDEGuy · 2 pointsr/news

To add to this, you can buy dummy rounds (typically red or a different color than brass). You can use these to safely practice loading, cocking, reloading, etc... They are also good for dry fire exercises. is an example.

u/Niaso · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

As a ‘Merican, I can tell you the answers is guns. Plano Protector Four Pistol Case is similar in size and will keep your Quest safe.

u/Lucksack · 2 pointsr/glassheads

For smaller stuff like marbles and pendants I got one of these at a local sporting good store, I also cut the third not eggshell section they give you to fit a mini tube, torch and accessories I use to take to friends houses. I haven't purchased cases for my bigger pieces yet, but I'm looking at the Seahorse cases they seem like a decent, cheaper alternative to Pelicans, but then again I'm not super sure this is an area I want to skimp out on.

u/Lucious91 · 2 pointsr/Warmachine

i use this to transport 50+ points of Khador

u/Shufflebuzz · 2 pointsr/childfree

> My wife suggested a divided tea box to keep my eyepieces in; I like that idea.

It seems odd, but a four pistol case works great. It has foam you can cut to customize how you like.

u/Octopus46 · 2 pointsr/oculus

Judging from this, and knowing that the strap is about 1.6 inches high (40mm for standard ski goggle straps); I would confidently wildly guesstimate that the DK2 is about 4.1 inches high.

I wonder if this, this, or this might work as cheap options? Althought they all seem to be cutting it very tight on the depth. I am assuming the DK2 would sit in the case like it would sit on a table (like the first photo above), and not facing upward like they packaged it in the DK1 case, since there are a lot less case options that would fit it that way (without being huge)...

I have one of those ebay metal cases for my photo gear. I'm guessing you would be able to fit two full DK2 kits in it. They look decent and are affordable, but I find mine to be a bit heavy (5.5 pounds empty) and a bit awkward to carry sometimes (if I load it heavy specially). Even though they look decent, there is something about the build quality that feels slightly cheap when you handle it; specially the locking hinges. Nothing terrible in particular, but it just doesn't have that awesome quality feel of expensive cases like an HPRC, a Pelican or a Seahorse would have. But it does get the job done.

We should really know the actual DK2 dimensions (plus the accessories) before choosing a case. The hardest dimensions to accommodate will be the depth, since most small cases are also shallow.

u/paraquatish · 2 pointsr/lampwork

I have a few of THESE cases and they work great. I know there also the brand Pelican which is used throughout the lampwork community as well, but they are more expensive.

No input on the dab tool holder.

u/TheSpecialK6 · 2 pointsr/XWingTMG

I have 3 of these that I got at Walmart for I think $12 each. One for Imperials, one for Rebels and the third for huge ships. I cut the bubble foam to fit the ships and store all of the cards, bases, etc. in more foam in the bottom.
(I have also seen them at sporting goods / hunting stores)


u/22cthulu · 2 pointsr/Warmachine

You'll need to bags, one for your huge based models and one for your normal army. What I did was pick up a Plano 4 pistol gun case for $15 at Wal-Mart, and can fit my Judicator and both Vessels of Judgement(note my VoJ's are converted into hotrods so they're not very tall).

Then I put the rest of my Menoth army into a Battlefoam Go bag. Battlefoam is a bit expensive, but I've owned both Battlefoam and Army Transport bags, and Battlefoam is worth the extra money IMHO. For Battlefoam, I've had both a Go bag and a PP Warmachine Big Bag with wheels, I prefer the Go Bag as the pouch on the front of the Big Bag annoyed me to no end.

u/HedonismBott · 2 pointsr/trees

I had been looking at cases for a while (bag style and hard case) but couldn't find anything for a reasonable price. I was about to buy a tackle box and foam and do something similar to OP's until I found this -->

I bought it at acadamy for $14. It's not heavy duty, but for the price and size it is the best i found for under $30. I can post pic's of mine if anyone wants to see

u/soupcat42 · 2 pointsr/Warhammer

I'm a big fan of these:

In my necron one I got a monolith 3 ghost arks, 2 annihilation barges and a triach stalker. They also fit 2 of the short slot foam GW uses.

u/xXBantamXx · 2 pointsr/Warhammer40k

I use these on the cheap. Gun carrying cases. I can normally fit about 2000 points in one case, or 9 Razorbacks, or a Stormraven and a Dreadknight with several Dreadnougts. The foam is soft and does not chip paint. Also there is no need to cut the foam if do not want to.

u/elmfuzzy · 2 pointsr/Warhammer

I just use a 17 dollar gun case I got on amazon. Works wonders and has tons of room.

u/Jman5 · 2 pointsr/PoliticalHumor
u/cptdino · 2 pointsr/news

Well that we can’t disagree on.

A safe will cost you $85 on Amazon (I use this one and recommend it) and it is your responsibility, the owner, to purchase one. If anybody carries a gun because “you never know”, so I’ll encourage y’all to buy one of these, cause you never know when you might bump into a place where people may ban it, even for political matters.

Truth is politics will always play a role, so if we, gun owners do our shit correctly, I wanna see anybody pointing fingers at our guns.

u/Gun_Defender · 2 pointsr/canadaguns

>so i just want to be able to not have to spend absorbent legal fees defending myself.

For sure, the best solution would be to change the storage requirement laws, like how the storage requirements in Washington DC were recently struck down by our supreme court because they prevented people from legally storing guns accessible for self defense.

I'm just talking about your options for now, without any change to the laws.

>unlock your safe

Is there a requirement of what type of safe? Can you use the rapid unlock handgun safes, like this?

>(mag must not be in the gun during storage)

Do they inspect your storage periodically, and do you have warning of when such inspections will occur? I can't see how that could possibly be enforced in the US with our right against unreasonable searches. If you have a warning of when the inspections will occur you could make sure you were complying with the storage requirement just for the inspections, and if you have to use the gun in necessary self defense just lie and say it was unloaded.

>of course both of those options take time which as you know is very precious in a home invasion

Indeed, which is precisely why I'm suggesting you should break the law and be prepared to lie about it because they will be unable to prove you broke the law. We have a strong spirit of civil disobedience in the USA, and we consider an unconstitutional law to not be a binding law at all, we often simply ignore laws we don't agree with and are prepared to defend ourselves in the court of law from the consequences later if necessary.

u/sjdude · 2 pointsr/wicked_edge

Excellent suggestion. This button operated Microvault can be had on Amazon for under $100.

u/LutherJackson · 2 pointsr/guns

I have two young kids and keep my handguns in Gun Vault handgun safes. Pretty simple safes, not too expensive.
My wife has her gun in hers, and i have my EDC/ home defense gun in mine. They are small and fit perfectly in my night stand drawer.

u/zod201 · 2 pointsr/reloading

I started with the Lee 50th Anniversary kit, and that has everything you need to get going (minus callipers and consumables) The scale is a pain in the ass but it works.


Reloading won't save you much money but you will get more accurate loads with some work.

u/parabox1 · 2 pointsr/Firearms

I use a lee single stage

That a better scale, a die set and a caliper is all you really need.

You do not need a tumbler but if you really want one harbor freight red rock tumbler is 39.00.

u/APEXLLC · 2 pointsr/videos

All you need is this, some molds/casts for the actual projectile and about 20 seconds per round with practice.

u/vey323 · 2 pointsr/reloading

Me and my dad started with this Lee kit, but ended up replacing the stock scale for a digital one. And of course whatever dies you need. We do pistol mainly, but will eventually do .30-06 and .223 rounds.

You'll also want to get a good set of calipers, and a tumbler to clean brass.

u/mrcpu · 2 pointsr/canadaguns

Yep. I have this Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-Ez Impact Bullet Puller

Scarry as fuck the first few times you use it though! :-)

u/alcareru · 2 pointsr/guns

>I don't own a bullet puller

They are pretty cheap if you decide to pick one up. You don't need one, strictly speaking though. You can rip the bullet out with pliers, dump the powder, and then soak the primer.

>What's the proper way to dispose of these

There may be a couple of other options in your area.

u/50calPeephole · 2 pointsr/reloading

I reload 9mm and 5.56, here's my experience:

  1. Lee Breech Lock Challenger Kit: $120 shipped
  2. Electronic scale $30
  3. Reloading trays (2) $5 ea.
  4. Case de-burrer thingy $25
  5. Misc Case length trimming widgets $10
  6. Reloading Manual: I found mine free online in .pdf form, but take your pick.
  7. Bullet puller $12

    Instruction manual Seriously though, this guy is one of the best reloading resources around.
u/natermer · 2 pointsr/guns

> Hard to tell, but initially it looks to be an issue with the ammo. Bullets shouldn't just fall out of the casing.

They do in a lightweight magnum revolver if the crimp isn't very strong.

Same concept as a impact bullet puller

Welcome to one of the many deficiencies of revolvers.

That being said it's due to shitty ammo.

u/wddunlap · 2 pointsr/1911fans

> get a manual

This manual, to be exact. Highly recommended, it's my nightstand book currently

u/alpaca_bowl · 2 pointsr/reloading

I am pretty much in the exact same situation as you. I have been researching moderately as we are hoping to start this winter. I just spent last weekend shooting with a guy who has been reloading for 40+ years.

He told me to first get a handbook. He recommended the two he had; Lyman 49th edition reloading handbook and the Hornady Handbook Of Cartridge Reloading. He said either is a good first choice, but mentioned Lyman's first, so that is the one I am getting.

The auto-progressive is what I have heard is the best setup for producing more ammo in various calibers. Usually more expensive from what I understand but by splitting it 3 ways should allow for you guys to handle it.

As far as everything else goes, I would consult the handbook. The handbook that you all purchase, you all read, and all try to fully understand front to back. Serious business when things go boom. Jokes aside, I am sure you are taking this seriously, but when dealing with explosive materials and things that can kill you, you have to trust your friend in making them as well if you are all splitting costs/liability.

On a side note - things that we have talked about in my group is a buyout option on the gear, you just never know when people end up having to move away, get married and their SO puts their balls in a vice and forces them to start chipping away at their collection/equipment. Or maybe they just don't have the time anymore.

Other things we have discussed is associating labor hours with ammo payout. If someone cant make it a few nights to help out, are they entitled to an equal 1/3^rd ?

Again, I don't reload, just sharing the advice I was given. I am sure utilizing r/reloading is part of your research, it's one of the reasons I subscribed.

Sorry for the length. Hope this helped.

Good luck man, and have fun!

The last thing he told me was "You're not going to save any money at all but going to shoot a lot more!"

TLDR: Get a good handbook.

u/gosse37 · 2 pointsr/canadagunsEE

Plano lockable pluckfoam 42" case:
With an extra 30$ Plano rebate at checkout, dropping it to 72$

u/OdinWolfe · 2 pointsr/ar15


Here is a Plano All weather 42 inch gun case, I bought the 36 incher for my AR Pistol.

Man this thing is tough.

u/phareth · 2 pointsr/reloading

I would think you want a turret for each caliber you are going to reload.

I could be wrong though, I'm not familiar with this press.
You also need a scale. This is what I use:
Digital Scale

You also need some sort of media separator
Less Cheap:
Enclosed Separator
These are just examples, you should shop around for the best price.

u/03V6Premium · 2 pointsr/reloading

Just get a cheap frankford arsenal digital scale for about $30

Frankford Arsenal DS-750 Digital Reloading Scale

u/thatguy3006 · 2 pointsr/ar15

Sig Sauer SOR52001 Romeo5 1x20mm Compact 2 Moa Red Dot Sight, Black

u/Hjjuuy654red · 2 pointsr/ar15
u/Nails_on-chalk-board · 2 pointsr/ar15

I’m just trying to help you out here. Hate to see you realize that you’ve set this thing up like trash before it’s too late.

All you gotta do is swap a light and sight and take a couple things off and you’re fine. If anyone you are the one who’s mad.

Here’s a better sight:

And here’s a better light

It’s okay to setup a rifle wrong, as long as you recognize that something is a bad idea and fix it.

u/Invinciblex · 2 pointsr/gundeals
u/ParaBrutus · 2 pointsr/guns

Holosun micro red dots are very lightweight and have battery lives approaching aim points. Almost all are sub-$200 and some models have solar panels that will work in daylight even without a battery. My brother has been using one on an AR for two or three years with no issues.

I've also heard that the new sig microdots are also a great value at $160:

u/MrAwwesome · 2 pointsr/guns

I have a Yankee Hill rear flip up on one of my builds that I really like. But it was like $75 just for the rear.

Or, I know I'll get crap for this, there's a cheap $20 red dot on Amazon that's actually pretty tough. Nobody's expecting you to spend as much on an optic as you are on the rifle. Yet. My buddy put an ACOG on his M&P15 and I think it's crazy his optic costs twice as much as his rifle. But maybe I'm just jealous.

u/VladStark · 2 pointsr/Firearms

For $200 I recommend this one:

for $20 I recommend this:

I own both, and so far both have been reliable, you'd think the $20 one would be a POS but it is surprisingly well built. And if you aim it at a mirror in dim light the red dot in the scope is almost impossible to see... meanwhile, the Votex one is very obvious, almost like you're pointing a laser towards someone, so for stealth the cheaper one is better. But for build quality and toughness I am guessing the Votex is superior.

u/someomega · 2 pointsr/guns

You could get a caliper and digital scale. The total would put you $0.90 over $50 tho.

I do have and use these. They are not top of the line but are still not bad.

u/Kuric1 · 2 pointsr/reloading

You may want to look into a turret style as it'll make things easier and faster. Like the Redding T7

Also you may want to get a Frankford Arsenal digital scale it's 1/3 the price and has better reviews.

I'd go with the Frankford Arsenal wet tumbler it's easier, holds more and the brass is cleaner. Also no dust.

Also get the Lyman kinetic bullet puller it's got a nice soft handle the collet puller is nice if you have a lot of them to do.

And don't forget a case gauge for each caliber

u/Checkers10160 · 2 pointsr/reloading

+/-.05gr? Shit. My scale only does 10ths :-\ I have a Frankford Arsenal too, which is supposed to be pretty good.

I must be doing something wrong with the powder measure though if I'm getting +/- 2gr

u/mr1337 · 2 pointsr/homedefense

GunVault NV200 NanoVault 200 with Key Lock (Black)

u/neverEverEverPost · 2 pointsr/CCW

Good call on never leaving it in the car when you can avoid it.

When you can't avoid it, we had a local case where one of these was cable locked to the seat frame, and it was left in the vehicle. Everything else was taken, but they couldn't get it open or cut the cable before they bailed.

If someone's in a hurry and not prepared to deal with it, there's a decent chance of retaining your firearm.

u/gstrahan · 2 pointsr/CCW

Oklahoma state law:


""Any person, except a convicted felon, may transport in a motor vehicle a rifle, shotgun or pistol, open and unloaded, at any time. For purposes of this section "open" means the firearm is transported in plain view, in a case designed for carrying firearms, which case is wholly or partially visible, in a gun rack mounted in the vehicle, in an exterior locked compartment or a trunk of a vehicle.""

Must Inform Officer

TITLE 21 § 1290.8. Possession of License Required-Notification to Police of Gun
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to fail or refuse to identify the fact that the person is in actual possession of a concealed handgun pursuant to the authority of the Oklahoma Self-Defense Act when the person first comes into contact with any law enforcement officer of this state or its political subdivisions or a federal law enforcement officer during the course of any arrest, detainment, or routine traffic stop. No person shall be required to identify himself or herself as a concealed handgun licensee when no handgun is in the person’s possession or in any vehicle in which the person is driving or is a passenger.
I would by one of these:

u/idioma · 2 pointsr/guns

The hard case that came with my XD-9 doesn't meet TSA requirements because it can be pried open even with a lock on it. No problem, I just purchased a GunVault Nano for it, but was a little bit bummed out since the XD case was otherwise really nice (I like the foam cut-outs). I'm wondering if Springfield has improved on their cases with the XDM or XDS. Does your case look like it can be pried open even when a lock is in place?

u/kroon · 2 pointsr/EDC

yeah even with both of those you are just putting all of your money in a handy container, one even has a handle to nick it and run away while holding. If the idea is to keep the notes out of sight, it would work.

I was thinking something more like this. Lets you loop the cable around the seat frame so it would be a bit harder to get away.

Though the prices for it on UK amazon are pretty crazy high.

u/dbinkerd · 2 pointsr/guns

I have the Ruger LC9 - I keep it in my truck (inside one of these) when I'm not actually carrying. The trigger pull everyone is complaining about is not such a bad thing. With a pull like that, it will only discharge a round when you're serious, there will be nothing unintentional about it.

It's just me, but I think the last thing an inexperienced shooter needs is a EDC or HD handgun with too light of a trigger pull.

u/Thorforhelvede · 2 pointsr/guns

i JUST got into it, as in, I just got my press this week and get the shell holder tuesday.


and brass, and bullets both of which are cheaper for your gun than mine.

seriously man, it's really really easy, i think you'll enjoy it, message me if you have any questions, or like the guy below said, go to the FAQ there.

u/GeneUnit90 · 2 pointsr/guns

There's also this for a more traditional setup.

u/well_here_I_am · 2 pointsr/guns

You can make it as cheap or as expensive as you like. The little lee loader kits are handy, and I think they can be had for under $50. It's a slow, rather imprecise way to do it, but it works and it's a good way to get the process down. I ended up getting this Lee kit:

Space is the real issue though. I know over on /r/reloading there are guys doing it in their closets, but I think a shop or garage with a concrete floor makes life easier.

u/trentvb · 2 pointsr/reloading

Lee Breech Lock Kit + caliper. Haven't really added anything else (that isn't caliber specific) in a year or so.

u/Aragard · 2 pointsr/guns

Hey guy's,

I won't do a reply for each, but one reply for everyone since you guy's all told me the same thing haha

I looked for a press kit. I saw this one, it is a Challenger one.
For 100$ i think it is a steal.

Does it include the 303 british die ?

Because for only 40CAD more, i can get that full kit !

u/ATrashPandaRound2 · 2 pointsr/Revolvers

Basic press kit:

LEE PRECISION Breech Lock Challenger Kit (Red)

Bullet dies (Lee dies work for .38 and .357):

LEE PRECISION Lee Preciesion 90964, Deluxe 4 Die Carbide Set.38 Special

Brass cleaner:

Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ 110V Vibratory Case Tumbler for Cleaning and Polishing for Reloading

Lead melter:

LEE PRECISION 90021 Melter (Grey)

Lead Dipper:


Bullet mold:

LEE PRECISION 358-125-Rf Double Cavity Mold

Reloading guide (read the intro a few times):

Lyman 50th Edition Reloading Handbook Hardcover



Primers: academy sells cci small pistol primers $4 per 100

Powder: $20 per 1lb at academy do research to find what type you want

Bullets: $30 per 250-300 at academy, I like the horandy frontier lead stuff. Or buy prefluxed lead on the reloading exchange. And melt your own.

u/Rebootkid · 2 pointsr/CAguns


What parts did folks recommend upgrading?

Also, from what I've read, dies are needed too.. What dies? How does one know which dies are the correct ones?

I've watched dozens of videos on Youtube, read the books from the library, and I'm still bloody confused. So, sorry if I'm coming off as ignorant; I'm just trying to learn.

u/NotaClipaMagazine · 2 pointsr/Firearms

I learned on my own with the book that came with my press. It's pretty straightforward but there's lots of videos out there that can help

u/nootay · 2 pointsr/reloading

I was just showing someone today the lee kit. It can be found on amazon for less than $120. Dies are also on amazon

u/psychosoldier63 · 2 pointsr/airsoft

Already got the lexan yesterday, and went ahead and cut out a piece the shape of my RDS lens. It fits very snugly.

Since you know what you're talking about, I have a few questions on the lexan covering. I had to shave the lexan down by hand with a metal file, so there are spots that are kind of lumpy and don't touch the sides of the frame like they should, but it still fits pretty tight in there. Should I be worried about it falling out? Also, should I superglue the sides of it to the frame?

For the next question, you'll have to see my RDS to understand. Here's the link.

As you can see, the right below the lens is a little metal base. Should I cut out a shape of the entire top part of the sight alongside a square base below it, and then glue the lower lexan base to the metal RDS base? The lexan wouldn't be touching the lens, so would this keep it even more protected? Also, if the lexan gets cracked, it seems this way would be much easier to remove and replace the lexan.

u/Mike_Facking_Jones · 2 pointsr/Nerf

I have a holographic sight on my nemesis, feels good. You do need a nerf-to-picatinny adapter though.

Reflex/holo sight
Field Sport Red and Green Reflex Sight with 4 Reticles

u/2_mch_tme_on_reddit · 2 pointsr/airsoft

This is a pretty good sight. Lots of different pictures and the reticle brightness is nicely variable.

However, holy hell don't buy it from Evike. This same optic is rebranded a hundred times over- if it looks identical, it probably is. There's probably like one factory in China making these things, and different companies stamp their name on it. Here it is on Amazon for $22

Edit: I took another look at the sight that /u/Adventurepoop linked to, and I was wrong- that one does appear to be different. It offers a different array of sight pictures, and has fewer options for sight brightness. Otherwise I reckon it's the same thing. Up to you if the extra money is worth it for the different reticles. I wouldn't pay more than $23 though- mine got shot out the first time I played with it. I'd hate to have lost twice the money.

u/BanditMcDougal · 2 pointsr/ruger

The one on my daughters (red/left) is what I'd call an entry-level sight. It is a FieldSport red/green reflex. The one on her buddy's (blue/right) is a C-MORE Systems Railway (not sure which one, exactly). It is definitely not entry-level :-)

u/Luissen · 2 pointsr/airsoft

the guards that screw/clamp onto your rail will either cost 1.5/2x as much as crappy ncstar style red dot and basically never have to be replaced, barring non-bb physical abuse (such as slamming into a wall).

Lasers are usually frowned upon because due to safety reasons (and insurance reasons) you can't use anything above 2m (<5mW) which don't show up too well. A shit-ton of low quality green lasers don't have proper IR filters, so while the green component is 'safe' the IR part that isnt being filtered is incredibly dangerous AND invisible.

u/Typicalsloan · 2 pointsr/guns

I have one of these and I highly recommend it, easily holds 2 full size pistols with room for more (has 2 layers of foam). My brother has one of those $100.00 boxes and 2 kids, it feels like cheap Chinese junk compared to the fort knox, and I worry about his kids getting into it all the time.

u/Gbcue · 2 pointsr/guns
u/Yocemighty · 2 pointsr/Firearms

I got this one and am fairly happy with it.

Fort knox

It fits either my p220 or sp-01 perfectly with 4 magazines, or both guns set yin-yang without extra mags.

u/zmaragdus · 2 pointsr/Firearms

I use this one as a bedside pistol safe.

It is super durable, and I think the lock is a good blend of simple yet secure enough.

u/furluge · 2 pointsr/VAGuns

> post office / federal buildings

Be careful, the parking lot is considered federal land too.

>Seriously people they are like $20 to protect against smash and grabs.

That's probably not going to stop anyone, unfortunately. :/ When I was looking at small quick access lock boxes the best I could find was Fort Knox's pistol box. I know you said smash and grab, so I think anything that box would guard against is probably accomplished just by hiding your gun. IE: Take off that NRA sticker and stop wearing that ask me about my glock t-shirt. :)

u/offshell · 2 pointsr/CCW

I noticed someone else recommend Liberty Safe, and though I'm sure they were recommending the full size options, I was browsing and noticed their pistol boxes. The Liberty biometric smart vault for handguns looks exactly like the Inprint. I've actually had decent luck with the Inprint in terms of it reading the finger print. They are definitely just a box of thin sheet metal though. I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for, but if I couldn't get a small normal gun safe, I'd consider the heaviest jewelry/document/cash style safe I could get, or maybe something like the Fort Knox pistol safe mounted somewhere.

u/jallen2 · 2 pointsr/guns

IMO, forget the biometric safe since they rely on and external power source (or batteries), and also require the biometric reader mechanisms to function. I like to compare them to the biometric guns that were user specific and were a resounding failure when tried a years ago.

I like the simplex gun boxes much better. They require no power and are purely mechanical, and the simplex mechanism has been around for many years. Also you set the combination yourself. An example:
This particular example is one of the more costly, but it has a pneumatic piston that throws the top open once the combination has been entered.

u/AdventuresNorthEast · 2 pointsr/ar15

The barrel casts quite a shadow. I may switch it out for an [Inforce WML] (, which looks like it gets a little bit more out there, but not as much as a dedicated light on a canted mount.

I really have it on there for the HD practicality, but take it off most trips to the range. While it is in the safe, I leave the light mounted with a magazine of 75gr Hornady Tap ready to go. A Glock 21 (with a TLR1S) lives next to the bed in a Fort Knox FTK-PB Pistol Box to help me get to the AR if needed.

u/AvatarGastonGlock · 2 pointsr/Firearms

The fingerprint scanner on a $700 iphone is meh and you want to trust that technology on a $180 quick access safe containing the tool that can save your life?

u/Classl3ssAmerican · 2 pointsr/shittyreactiongifs

It was a flash sale. tis over now:( I’m sorry, friend.

u/mechafishy · 2 pointsr/news

Lots of people have something like this.

u/steve_the_woodsman · 2 pointsr/CCW

I've got 5 (yes five) little girls, all from 1 year to 8 years old. I know the struggle because they see their dad and mom open/concealed carry daily and they're interested.

There are two steps to this, first good storage and second good firearms training for the kids. The firearms training for the kids won't kick in until they are 2-3+ in age, but something to keep in mind.

First for the gun storage: get a Gunvault SpeedVault SVB500 for pistols kept next to the bed. Mount that to your bed frame or night stand and it'll keep little fingers away.

Another option for storage that will be coming available this year (and works for rifle or pistol) is the IdentiLock. They're not cheap and I can't find a review of them, but I'd be willing to throw down $319 to test it.

The second part is child firearm training. This is not meant to be for ideal scenarios but as a last resort. You need to wait until they are intellectually old enough to comprehend this kind of conversation. But when it comes time, explain to them the dangers of guns and how kids die every year from playing with their parents' guns. Tell them that if they ever find a gun while they are alone to come tell you or mommy about it - for which they will receive a huge reward! My kids get 5 bucks and an instant trip to the ice cream store if they ever accidentally find an unattended gun.

We've never accidentally left one out, but one time my wife and I did intentionally leave an unloaded, triple checked airsoft gun out to see if they would follow through on what we told them to do. Within 2 seconds of walking into the room where we put it, my 7 year old daughter came running directly to me to tell me the gun was out. She got instant high fives, $5, and a double scoop ice cream cone. I pray to my higher power that I never accidentally leave it out ever, but I'm somewhat comforted that we've got a backup plan for it as a worst case scenario. But we rely on safe gun storage always.

Stay safe my friend!

u/therealdarkcirc · 2 pointsr/Firearms

Wait for this to go on sale and get it instead.

u/Mkilbride · 2 pointsr/MouseReview

I've heard some recommend this:

And yeah I might look about swapping it out if I end up deciding this is the mouse for me.

u/ShwishyShwa · 2 pointsr/Glocks

It is rubberized. Cheap and really makes a difference. Used on iPhone too because it kept slipping out of my hands.

u/TrantaLocked · 2 pointsr/MouseReview

Just checked the internals; the mod is certainly feasible. Imgur album with extra info for anyone interested.

I'll be using this grip tape from amazon, unless anyone has better suggestions.

The Scimitar really does feel amazing though. I'm also looking forward to it being slightly thinner to grip and even slightly lighter in addition to the extra sense of security of having a sturdy side grip to press on.

u/nutso_muzz · 2 pointsr/Velo

I do this on a set of aero road bars. I do it less for gripping them and more for being able to IAB on them. I also do not use skateboard grip tape, I use this gun grip stuff which isn't as abrasive and lasts forever (

u/bcantana · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I got flamed and downvoted when I tried posting this before, but I will try again.

I got the new Rhinoshield bumper and REALLY like it with the exception that it slips easily out of my hand when trying to pull it out of my pocket.

I found this grip tape on Amazon and applied a thin strip of it along the "grip spots" on the bumper and now it is perfect. You cannot even tell that it is not built into the bumper. They should add one with extra grip.

u/jfgomez86 · 2 pointsr/vita

Buy one of these: GT-5000 (3 strips) Grip Tape for guns, cell phones, cameras, knives, tools - makes anything "Grippy".

Then use masking tape (or painters tape) to make a "mold" of the shape of the Joetsu Grip that you will use to cut the Grip Tape. You'll spend about an hour to make a custom skin for the Joetsu Grip but the result is very satisfying.

I don't have the Joetsu Grip but I do have a RC controller that's made from slippery plastic and I know how frustrating it is to try to hold something like that for long periods. I also have a Vita grip but I'm only using it for the back triggers.

u/cutter89locater · 2 pointsr/MouseReview
u/leveraction1970 · 2 pointsr/Zippo

As a fellow flipper I'm going to recommend fucking around with some grip tape. Something like this. You can do a lot with a Zippo that has great grip in some places and a good slip on others. It's cheap enough to rip it off and try more in a different places.

u/itchikneesan · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Yeah, I get what you mean. The corner of the smallest pad on mine kept peeling back even early on because my ring finger would kinda brush up against it. I can definitely say the adhesive on this stuff is really strong!
Here's the link to the one I got:

u/QXPZ · 2 pointsr/iphone

ORIGINAL POST (plz upvote this comment to send it to the top. SORRY. posted this from Narwhal and couldn't figure out how to correctly add this description with my pictures)

This gun grip tape does an excellent job of adding grip with no bulk. $11 on Amazon for enough material to do 2-3 phones. I personally like the look but realize it's not for everyone. Looks better in person. Just thought I'd share. I did this on an iPhone 6 two years ago and it left no residue after taking it off with the help of a little Goo-Gone. Thought I'd try it on the matte black iPhone 7. Here's a video someone else put up of what it looks like on an iPhone 6 Space Gray: --- I recommended starting at the bottom and cutting a 3 1/8th inch long piece instead of a 3-inch long piece like he suggests for the 4.7-inch iPhone --- Amazon link:

Wanted to add this disclaimer if anyone was wondering why the entire back of the phone isn't covered: I started applying it at the bottom of the phone first. While it does a great job adhering to the curved edge of the iPhone, there's not a good way to apply it to the corners of the phone, so I decided to start at the lowest possible point where it's actually covering the antenna line. Oh, also, an added bonus is that it lays flat much better instead of pivoting off the camera bump.

u/GTFOScience · 2 pointsr/gundeals
u/Robinhoodie5 · 2 pointsr/ruger

Here ya go, I use this Plano case with my RPR and LOVE it. Only $66 too. It fits perfectly with the stock folded.

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch (Previous Generation)

u/rturiak · 2 pointsr/longrange

In this album are pictures of the gun in the case. Very durable.

They have a new generation of the case out but this one was just fine for this rifle, it’s cheaper too for 64$ now

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch (Previous Generation)

u/wizkid1016 · 2 pointsr/ar15

Ordered it from Amazon and just got it in the mail today.

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun...

u/jonnyrocket · 2 pointsr/ClayBusters

That Pelican that leftnose linked is a much nicer case, but I picked this one up when it was on sale for $60. It protected my gun well on the few flights its been on.

I also used these locks with it. 3 locks that can all open with the same key.

u/ski_pow · 2 pointsr/gundeals


I ordered this one, same price about, but better case.

u/RipChordCopter · 2 pointsr/gundeals

Weird. I can still get there by clicking on "other sellers" and selecting the 59.99 prime listing.

u/mtldude1967 · 2 pointsr/canadaguns
u/phpdevster · 2 pointsr/telescopes

This is what I use now. I got a great deal on it when someone at Amazon fucked up and listed it for $32, but even at $65 it's a great deal. Tons of room to expand your collection and hold misc gear. IMO it's more space efficient than a typical eyepiece case (which often has two layers of foam that only get utilized if you stand your eyepieces straight up, or deliberately stack them in two layers).

A rifle case lets you lay all of your eyepieces and equipment out flat without wasting much room, or requiring you to dig into multiple layers of foam to get gear at the bottom.

If the idea of a 36" rifle case isn't your thing, then the next best option is the Plano Extra Large Seal Tight case. I have two of the previous versions of these made by Doskocil that have lasted me 25 years (including the foam). They are the best value of this style of case you can get. The Harbor Freight 4800 is cheaper, but the foam is really fragile and will start pulling apart over time.

u/SHMOOPIEDOOPY · 2 pointsr/ar15
u/JdoesDDR · 2 pointsr/airsoft

Dude this one is great! Don't bother shelling out $300 on a Pelican case or anything fancy. I got this one on Amazon for $60. I'll fetch a link if you're interested...

Plano All-Weather Tactical Gun Case 36in

u/bsutansalt · 2 pointsr/gundeals

I saw them earlier when I was looking for one as well, but I forget the website. The one I saw was pick & pluck foam and listed for $67 and some change. Figure with tax and shipping it'd be about $75.

edit: Saw this just now. Good deal...

u/Gzer0 · 2 pointsr/CCW

I have one of this safe in the truck with a braided steel cable tether. Takes me less than 5 secs to access. Worth checking out.

u/DerpMcStuffins · 2 pointsr/guns

As a carry, sure.

If it's beside your bed in a nightstand or something like that, I'm a big fan of biometric, quick access safes. Lots of them are very quiet and will still provide you with quick access to what you need.


u/rf-engineer · 2 pointsr/news

Quick access pistol safe, sometimes available at Costco for less:

Alternatively, loaded magazine next to the firearm (nothing chambered) would have prevented this particular case, but not others.

I'm a fan of making a Federal tax rebate for the purchase of a gun safe, but with no legal requirement to have one. I think today would be incentive enough to help reduce these types of events.

u/slightrightofcenter · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

There have been a couple of recommendations for tasers or stun guns, and I have to completely disagree with using any implement that requires you to get in close to your attacker to use. Unless you're a 6 ft plus amazon power lifter, you do NOT want to attempt to use these. You want to engage at a distance. If it's a man that enters your apartment and you confront him with one of these items, the chances that he will overpower you and use them on you is significant.

Just ask yourself, would you get into a fist fight with an intruder? No? Then don't try to use anything that requires this.

Based off your responses to firearms, mace or an equivalent might be a good option. You can always call the non-emergency line and ask to talk to a police officer. explain the situation and ask about the legality of mace or another chemical deterrent. If it's legal, ask him/her if they have a recommendation.

If you do consider a firearm, take classes on its use. There are usually resources available to women for just this scenario. Also, you don't necessarily need to buy a safe bolted to the floor. There are pistol safes that slide underneath the bed or in the closet that use biometric (finger print readers) to unlock the safe. Here's an example of one on Amazon

u/kingloghain · 2 pointsr/CCW

Granted this can only hold one or two, I have this biometric pistol safe. It is amazing. I was skeptical about fingerprint access at first but wanted to try it for its accessibility. I have had it for 6 months now and it works flawlessly being used at least twice a day. You would think it would be finicky to get it to read but I have tested swiping my finger just short of as fast as I can and it registers everytime. There's also key pad and key backups. If you want to know anymore, let me know.

u/metalski · 2 pointsr/liberalgunowners

This one.

I can't say it's everything I ever dreamed of but it's worked fine for me going on three years. Admittedly I don't get into it often but hey. I keep a P220 and a 92F in there...bit tight for those two but it works fine, and has room for a roll of cash besides.

u/GoldenGonzo · 2 pointsr/gundeals

Yeah, these safes are shit. /u/ManyInterests is absolutely correct. These are the same safes than can be opened with just a big magnet and a sock, and leave zero evidence of it's security being compromised (or just a magnet if you don't care about leaving marks).

The safe in the OP can be opened in about 5 seconds with a cable tie. Couldn't get the link for the source video, but go to about the 2nd Amazon review down on the 1-star page and the video is there.

u/GiftedMilk · 2 pointsr/EscapefromTarkov

Mine is a cheap amazon knock off, and I was originally going to avoid those, but a gun nut channel on youtube gave it glowing reviews so I dropped the few bucks on it.

I absolutely love it, both the sight and mount I got hold zero quite effectively, and it comes with all you need like variable brightness and zero controls.

It likely won't hold up to rigorous torture tests, but for what I use it for, WELL worth the money.

u/Rgnxsupreme · 2 pointsr/airsoft

I’ve used this cheap ass red dot for about 8 months of play and it has been fantastic.

u/Triactin · 2 pointsr/ar15

FieldSport Micro Red Dot

This is the best, cheap red dot ever. You'll have to buy a riser for co-witness, but even then you are under $40. There's also a video of some dude torture testing this sight and having it work perfectly.

u/afallan · 2 pointsr/airsoft

Get this. FieldSport Micro Red Dot Sight, Precision Red Dot Only No Green

u/HumidNut · 1 pointr/reloading

I like the Lyman manual for the sheer number of bullet styles and, in general quality of information. That's what I typically suggest a "new" reloader. Other than that, I suggest the manual for the bullet mfg that you see yourself shooting a bunch of. If you shoot speer, get the speer, hornady, get the hornady, etc.

As for a digital scale, they go from super cheap to sky's the limit. I got a Gempro250 some three years ago, prior to that, used a PACT. Both are good, but that damn Gempro is $50 more on Amazon than when I got mine (I paid $143 on April 23, 2015, hey forgot to have a birthday for it...). Brownells has the Gempro250 for $130ish, but with the code MDX that knocks $10 off the scale and free shipping to boot. The calibers you list don't seem to strike me as the precision type, so a $130 scale might be a bit excessive.

I've heard decent things about the Frankfort Arsenal Scale, seen a bunch of people use them, but I cannot personally vouch for the product. I have used a bunch of the Caldwell/Frankfort Arsenal/Battenfield products and have found all of them of good quality and value.

u/PeterPriesth00d · 1 pointr/reloading

> The Lee scale is despised...

Yes. I hate that thing. Frankford arsenal has a cheap digital one that works great:

u/schu2470 · 1 pointr/reloading

I'm using this one from Amazon and an old RCBS 505 beam scale.

u/m00nwhaler · 1 pointr/reloading

It's probably not very accurate, but more accurate than guesstimating with a dipper

u/Etatheta · 1 pointr/reloading

I wouldnt say its the best but I use the frankford digital scale. I calibrate it before each batch but its always worked well and been accurate for me

u/SaltoVovka · 1 pointr/reloading

The expander sizing die has a primer punch pin that punches the spent primer out of the primer pocket.

I'm not sure how accurate those powder scoops are (I've never used one), but I do use this electronic scale and it works fine. You should probably get some calipers to measure case length and overall length.

Edit: sizing die not expander die has the primer punch.

u/sammysausage · 1 pointr/guns

Depends on what you want to spend:





You can use scoops instead of a thrower and a scale, but I'd go with the scale and thrower. Dies are dies, but there are cheaper as well as more expensive presses and throwers. Primers and powder aren't too expensive, but a little hard to find these days...

u/j8048188 · 1 pointr/funny

I ordered a scale kind of like that one This one, if you care and all I get is gun-related suggestions. Not that I mind :)

u/Tech_49 · 1 pointr/CCW

Piggybacking on this comment, I recommend the GunVault NV200.

u/Zoshchenko · 1 pointr/CCW

I have something like this. The cable locks inside the box and loops around something bolted down like the actual car seat. No drilling necessary.

u/StuLax18 · 1 pointr/CCW

I bought two of the NV200 Nanovaults yesterday. It is key opened versus combo for the NV300. It's a little cheaper, and some people said it was all metal I think, as opposed to the NV300 having maybe plastic parts in the locking mechanism.

u/amish_IT · 1 pointr/CCW

Here is a link to the item on Amazon . Nice cable that wraps around seat anchor. You may have to get creative.

u/not-a-person-people · 1 pointr/guns

Amazon... nv200 works for my g43 and extra mag.

u/outlaw99775 · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

I dont have kids so I dont worry about it, but maybe look into a small gun safe/case.

My friend has this one for his handgun in his truck, works well and you can cut foam to fit what you have.

The advantage of using a gun case would be most either have a lock or can be locked where as most fishing tackle boxes do not.

u/Ak_Crusader · 1 pointr/guns

Probably the best deal is to start with this. just buy the dies and probably a digital scale. Also pick up a lyman reloading manual (49th edition). best for beginners to get you set on your way to properly reloading.

u/OfficerPewPew · 1 pointr/300BLK

So this is a month old but I have some insight if you haven't already started a certain path.

I just bought a 300blk upper for my pistol. I have a lot of 223 brass I've saved to and decided to reload for 223 to save some money. Well I'm pretty well into reloading for 223 and decided i would start for 300blk as well. The equipment isn't too expensive (relatively) if you get some Cabela's sales and buy some discounted gift cards. Full equipment with necessary parts will run about $250 after everything (can be cheaper if you buy a bundle pack).

This kit

Digital caliper

Initial 300blk dies

Trimming die


Case lube

That's pretty much it for the equipment side. Then you'll need bullets, powders, and primers.

If you're starting out with 223 brass you may want to cut the case before trimming, but you'll need something to cut it with. If you buy some ammo to shoot and collect the casings you can't use them too.

I have everything I need for 300blk except powder pretty much. I just need to find something to use.

So $250 for equipment and 1k round of 223 reloading will cost me about $175. That's $425 for the first 1k round of just 223. Once I buy stuff for 308, 300blk, and 9mm I'll start saving in much higher quantities per round. I think I'll probably actually start saving money through reloading in a couple months if I shoot as regularly as I'd like. I still buy ammo on sales and all, so I typically don't count brass into my cost for a reloaded round. On average it's about $.18/round (for .223) if I don't find good deals.

Edit: so I just went through and did some calculating. .178cpr for 223, .285cpr for 300blk, and .362cpr for 308 of I get good sales and free shipping.

u/Metengineer · 1 pointr/reloading

The kit works, in that you can make quality reloads with it. There are better components but at least you can find out if you enjoy the hobby before sinking too far in. If I were you I would buy the other kit.

With the single stage I found myself working in large batches. I would size and deprime everything that I had in that caliber. Then I would tumble. Next expand the case mouth of everything I had clean. With the hand primer you can sit in a comfortable chair priming and not be at the bench the whole time. I would prime a couple of hundred cases at a time and store them until I was ready to load.

The press is good quality and will last you a long time. If you want to churn out large amounts of ammo you will be upgrading. However, a single stage press is always handy to have around.

The scale is fine. I prefer a digital but that is just me.

The powder measure is the weakest point of the Lee kit. It is stiff and leaks if you are using a fine powder. AA#5 leaked right around the barrel on mine. It did not measure 700X well at all but that was more of a powder size issue. If you are using sphereical powder like CFEpistol or Win231 it meters fine. It was the first part I upgraded. A metal powder dispenser like the hornady is more pleasurable to use and does not leak like the Lee.

The case prep stuff works but if you start loading a lot of rifle rounds you will want to get a better deburring tool quickly.

I'm not sure if this comes with the Lee manual or not. That and the powder funnel are the two parts of my kit I still have. There is a lot of Lee advertising in the manual but there is lots of load data with different powders and projectile types.

If you want to see if you enjoy reloading it is a good place to start.

u/RabidBlackSquirrel · 1 pointr/guns

I was looking at this one, gone up a few bucks since I last looked at it though.

u/woodbr30043 · 1 pointr/airsoft
u/ThrowawayObserver · 1 pointr/airsoft

The sight you also linked appears to be a NC star red dot sight so I wonder why its tagged as an Ultimate arms one. It says NC star on yours correct? any chance you have a picture of the sight with the poly carb shield taped on the front?

also I wonder how this sight compares:

u/Metanfetamine · 1 pointr/airsoft

Does anyone think this would work?

Field Sport Red and Green Sight

u/Ghost_Snare · 1 pointr/guns

Here is a reflex sight from Amazon. I have one of their red dots on my 15-22/AR15. Its a pretty decent little red dot for less than $50 for the red dot and rise. They have a bunch of different options.

EDIT: this site has a few other options including RMR type red dots.

u/ActivelyPassive · 1 pointr/airsoft

I use this on my CM it's $26 right now with free shipping. Its metal, red and green, four different modes, five brightness levels, and in six months I have yet to change the battery. Here It is in black for $22.

u/its-me-really · 1 pointr/airsoftmarket

This is the one.

What's your zip so I can calculate shipping please.

u/cadbane298 · 1 pointr/airsoft
u/LiquidAsylum · 1 pointr/guns

That 10/22 isn't the base model, which variant is that? it looks sweet. My red dot was a Cheapy off Amazon

u/arfarf15 · 1 pointr/Firearms

One thing that is worth considering for your husband is to carry a firearm while in the house. A comfortable OWB holster and a good belt places the loaded firearm in his direct control at all times. The other guns can then go into the safe.

If he's not inclined to do that for comfort reasons or just not wanting to carry in the house, there are numerous "quick access" vaults that can keep curious hands away without necessarily adding too much time for accessing the weapon. I would go for a mechanically actuated vault vs those electronic ones with buttons or fingerprint scanners. You don't want to be fumbling with electronics and sweaty fingers when time is of the essence.

Depending on the level of "readiness" that your husband wants to achieve, storing the firearms with loaded magazines but closed bolts/slides on empty chambers can add another layer of security/complexity towards discharging the firearms. Some may view it as a hindrance or something to forget in times of stress or injury, but it's worth considering all the options.

It's worth discussing with your husband the level of readiness he desires along with the element of risk that you both are willing to accept. Currently, it's pretty much grab-and-go from the closet. Does he move a gun closer to the bed when sleeping? If someone's trying to break in when everyone's around, is it a "honey go grab the gun" sort of situation? You already mentioned having to lock the bedroom door when family/friends are around. How does he feel about security when no one is home? While you live in a low crime neighborhood, most crimes happen during the day when most people are away. Also consider investing in upgraded/reinforced door frames, deadbolts, sliding doors, and windows. Those are elements that can buy you precious time in the hypothetical home intrusion to access the guns however they are stored.

Most importantly, make sure that you and your husband have a plan for such incidents. Make sure you know how to communicate with each other and have a plan for who goes where, does what, calls 911, etc. Might be worth stocking some basic first aid such as tourniquets and gauze as well.

Here are some mechanically actuated safes that seem to be relatively well-received:

Pistol shot-lock

AR-15 shot-lock

Here's an RFID vault

RFID Pistol

Here's some more mechanical vaults

Fort Knox


u/RagingKiltedMars · 1 pointr/CCW

Return your safe and get a Ft. Knox Pistol box. It has a simplex lock that you can open in the dark in a couple of seconds. I have one. Its built like a tank and super easy to use.


Ft Knox Pistol Box

u/hello_josh · 1 pointr/CAguns

Knowing what you know now, make sure to get a good safe. The most important thing is that it can't be picked up and carried off - so bolt it down. And don't go for just the cheapest one you can find. This one is my favorite. Its very heavy duty and will keep anyone from a quick smash and grab. Mechanical combo is good because no battery to worry about dying on you in the worst possible time. The one downside is that this style of combo lock has a small number of combos so someone really dedicated could spend a few hours and brute force the combo.

Also note that most safes are not really "safes" and can easily be cut into with a grinder. If you get a rifle safe try to put it somewhere that people don't see easily, and is in a hard place to access like inside a closet where they can't get good leverage or to the sides of the safe.

EDIT: pointed out that I was sounding like a simple Stack On gun cabinet is not enough. That should be fine. You just need to make sure the gun is secure from the kid and if you leave it at home, would take more than 5 minutes to get at for a burglar. The point I meant to make about the "most safes are not really safes" is that a cheap stackon cabinet is about as secure as any safe you're going to spend a couple grand on. For a safe/cabinet/lockbox that can be picked up you still want it bolted down.

u/JudgeWhoAllowsStuff · 1 pointr/Firearms

Fort Knox makes a nicer looking one for the same price.

u/Maiq-The-Truther · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

I think the safes with buttons right now are much more reliable than biometric safes. This safe pictured is a Gunvault Speedvault SVB500, which is known to sometimes have problems at times. However, there is a manual button version, the standard SV500 which is the vault I have next to my bed every day and is much cheaper.

It's not the most secure, but if you want to keep a bedside gun out of reach of kids or friends who don't know how to properly handle firearms, it works great.

u/Tratopolous · 1 pointr/DeFranco
  1. The swat officers and first responders to a mass shooting would be able to easily identify the teachers with firearms from the shooter because the teachers would be with students. Also the teacher would stand down when the police arrived. Very rarely does a citizen with a firearm who is protecting others from a shooter get seen as the shooter and even more rarely are they caught in the crossfire. One recent example I can think of is Sutherland Springs.

  2. This is my biggest problem but I live in Texas and we already have armed teachers at some campuses. My mom is one such teach. My wife will be when she feels comfortable (she has a concealed carry but doesn't carry to school.) Anyways, I mention this because there have been many many fights and incidents at the school and a gun has never been pulled on a student.

  3. I don't really understand this question, There wouldn't be a reason to identify mental illness unless there was an active shooter and in that case, I think the kid would a gun would make it clear.

  4. and 5. Go hand in hand. The simple answer is, if the teacher wishes to carry, then a finger print safe is required. These were provided for my mom's school to teachers who wished to carry by a private donar in partnership with the school

    Sidenote: I don't ever want any of these firearms to be used at a school, but I would rather have them there in the hands of teachers who would do anything for my daughter than nothing there stopping a shooter.
u/_eL_T_ · 1 pointr/politics

It shouldn't be mandatory, but laws should allow teachers who already have firearm training to keep a secure weapon near their person, under their desk or something, if they want to. Something like this. In my high school I could name at least 5 of my teachers who were competent with firearms and, had the law allowed, would keep something like this in their class. You don't have to tall any kids it's there. It could save a kids life someday.

u/NoKz47 · 1 pointr/CCW

I keep all of my rifles and guns in my big safe in my walk-in closet. I keep my G23 in a Gunvault Speedvault SVB500 attached to the side of my nightstand.

u/Yare_Owns · 1 pointr/politics

People would really leave it just sitting on their nightstand? I grew up in an urban area full of crime and that still sounds completely unnecessary.

Regardless, you can mount this next to your bed and you'll be fine.

u/musaga · 1 pointr/AskTrumpSupporters

> I don't see why we couldn't direct that superfluous military funding to something like reliable smart guns, which would be extremely beneficial to the military and civilians.

This is debatable and it all depends on how we want our tax dollars being used. Granted that normal guns are not banned, then I'm pretty much okay with the idea since it promotes gun ownership and safety. I disagree about it helping the military for a few different reasons, but do agree that it would be a good civilian product.

> Also, you talk about how speed and reliability are the main reasons that smart guns just won't work, but then you say that keeping a Glock in a safe is preferable. But my dad used to have a gun safe, and I guarantee that it would take longer for him to respond to a home invasion by retrieving a gun from a safe and firing than it would for him to unholster a smart gun, go a retina scan or some ridiculously inefficient authentication method, and then fire.

I mean in the context of carrying on your person - reliability being that the gun will fire when the trigger is pulled and you won't have jams, speed being that the safety mechanistic (if there is one) needs to be instantaneous to disengage.

There are safes that are biometric that quickly and automatically present your gun in an easy to grab fashion such as this. Most gun owners keep something like that on their nightstand.

> Leaving a weapon in a safe is basically putting all of the responsibility of being reliable in your own hands, hoping that you will either A) be packing and have it loaded when you need it, or B) be close enough to your safe, and cool enough under pressure, that you will have sufficient time and notice to defend yourself.

You're either sleeping and the gun is at your nightstand (or within reaching distance), or you are carrying, which is whenever I'm not sleeping. When I'm sleeping, I can have my gun ready in about 5 seconds. When I'm out in public, it's always on my person.

> I just don't see how a smart gun, even one with something as time consuming as a retina scan, is less reliable and rapidly available than a gun in a safe.

You're making a general statement about the gun being in a safe and being unreachable when that isn't normally the case. Gun owners keep their gun at their nightstand, or in a biometric safe, or a similar safe that is quickly opened (and it's always within reaching distance).

The problem with a "smart-gun" isn't for when you're sleeping. The problem with a "smart-gun" is when you're pointing the gun at your target and it not firing reliably when you need it to be. In other words, less than a quarter of a second could mean death. Any jam could mean death. This is partly the reason why law enforcement uses Glocks because there is no safety mechanism to disengage (and they're just flat out extremely reliable and always shoot).

> A smart gun would allow you to carry any time, anywhere, with almost no fear of your gun accidentally killing someone or not being available when you need it.

You're advocating a "smart-gun" for the wrong reasons. The advantage to a theoretical "smart-gun" is that it can't be stolen and used by someone else. Guns don't have any issues with accidentally killing someone - the gun is only going to fire if the operator pulls the trigger, that's the way guns work.

> If such a smart gun was made, I can almost guarantee that it would be more reliable under pressure than the average human responding to a true threat.

It wouldn't, but I'm happy to elaborate why you're wrong. A gun is reliable because 1) It is well designed, 2) It is battle-tested and proven, 3) It doesn't jam. A gun's reliablity is purely mechanical and has absolutely nothing to do with performing under pressure.

The problem with "smart-guns" is because creating such a gun would require a complete overhaul of gun design as we know it. Guns include a lot of parts - think of a gun like an old-fashioned watch. There are hundreds of modern guns that aren't reliable, which is the reason the Military and Government only use certain guns. New designs for modern day guns take an average of around 5-10 years to design. Designing a "smart-gun" would require at least twice as much time and would definitely not meet the military's standard of reliability (coincidentally, a civilian's standard for reliability is the same as the military because life is that valuable) because the technology just doesn't exist. It would be the equivalent to colonists with their muskets (the ones where you smolder a wick to the gunpowder) in the 1700s inventing an AR-15.

> The limiting factor in reliability would be the shooter 99.99999% of the time, not the gun. If the shooter is more reliable than the gun... Well that's a scrapped design.

Reliability is always the gun, never the shooter. All the shooter does is pull the trigger. Reliability is a gigantic issue with existing modern firearms because not all firearms meet that standard. My point is that reliable firearms are a challenge as it is already. There are only a few guns that I would recommend as a daily carry.

Not offense, but I can tell that you don't know much about guns, but I'm happy to answer your questions. :)

u/Huntinjunkey · 1 pointr/standupshots

There's ways around all alarm systems and doors. If they want in they'll get in. And there's tons of safes that are mounted under desks, on head boards, or easy and quick to grab places that you can open very quickly with finger print activation or a quick access code.

Gunvault SpeedVault SVB500 gun safe

GunVault SV500 - SpeedVault Handgun Safe

u/mikesxrs · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I prefer this

u/QuadFecta_ · 1 pointr/MouseReview

Will grip tape like this or this stick to a matte model O? I assume it will but with the honeycomb shell thought I'd ask before ordering

u/Rb556 · 1 pointr/Firearms

I like the rubberized texture, and it really does make a difference.

You can get this grip tape tape cheaper though and it works wonderfully -

Only thing with that grip tape is you have to cut the pieces yourself and don't expect the full 100% coverage that a fitted Talon can offer. But a few nicely cut strips in the right spots has worked just as well for me as Talon's do.

u/theseussapphire · 1 pointr/MouseReview

> mouse tape

He's referring to a grip tape which can often be found made for pistols.

I've slapped on both sides of my FK2 since 2015 and now I can't live without it.

u/smayonak · 1 pointr/SteamController

Really nice work!

It's probably a bit easier to use a vinyl wrap or a gun grip. You can find cheap carbon fiber textured vinyl wrap and gun grip on Amazon. I'd recommend gun grip as it's designed to be held with sweaty hands.

u/Doctor-Jelly · 1 pointr/gundeals

I'm going to try some rubberized marine grade grip tape someone told me about. I imagine it's similar to this stuff.

u/Gymnocalycium · 1 pointr/ar15

Don't know the amount of clearance but try some of this:

u/xarge · 1 pointr/MouseReview

The one i use has no problem adhering. But there seem to be alot of different brands of grip tape (prolly just the same in the end).
This is the stuff i use:

u/Emmmmmmmmm · 1 pointr/Glocks

I was thinking of something like this. Supposedly, it's designed for this purpose, though I don't have first-hand experience.

u/JackNipplesonxd · 1 pointr/MouseReview

Sure! I sweat a lot as well, this tape is some pistol grip tape. I tried artisan tape, but it became really moist and clammy after heavy use GT-5000 (3 strips) Grip Tape for...
No residue! its great

u/Addsome · 1 pointr/MouseReview

Honestly the shape of the GPW wasn't the best for me. I really like right hand sided ergonomic mice rather than ambidextrous ones. Is there not a wireless equivalent to the EC2-A? Just ordered some of this:
Is that good for mice? Thanks for your help

u/180secondideas · 1 pointr/SmithAndWesson

Use THIS. Take your time cutting it out in the right shape. It works great and its not permanent.

Good luck.

u/Captain_trollpants · 1 pointr/MouseReview

I ordered mine from, still taking a couple of days to get here... there was no two day shipping option. Cant wait to try these :

u/FulciLives · 1 pointr/kindle

My method is that I just don't hold it. I read using a Tablet stand.

Having said that, there is a type of grip tape you can buy that is designed for firearms. I've heard many stories of people buying that stuff and putting it on the back of their Kindle Oasis 2. The tape comes in sheets that you can cut and place wherever you want.

Here is an example:

I'd also like to mention that in the rare times when I do hold it in order to read that I find holding it in Landscape view (the thick part with buttons on the bottom) seems more comfortable than any other way of holding it. Plus I like big fonts so this makes the line length acceptable whereas I find it too short when holding it the standard/Portrait view way.

u/the_duck17 · 1 pointr/ar15

I use this talon grip like grip tape I found on Amazon for like $12. I have a strip of it on my Appleseed rifle where my support hand goes when I'm shooting standing and all slung up. It's plenty grippy and durable and could be an option.

Triangular handguards are always gonna look good, Brownells has some rifle length in green on sale right now for $26.99...i think I need to build another rifle, haha.

u/2000mc · 1 pointr/iphone

i tried a couple skins and thought they were too slick, made my own out of They make an actual skin for the 5/se which probably looks nicer, but I didn't want it wrapped around the front, and I think it costs more

u/solomute · 1 pointr/CZFirearms

These, plus some adhesive grip tape on the front and back.

u/WindowShoppingMyLife · 1 pointr/Glocks

I've recently started using this stuff.

So far it works great. Good grip, not too thick, no problems with the adhesive. Still waiting to see how long it will hold up before the holster wears it out. But it's cheap.

What I did was just take masking tape and put it over the grip. Then I pressed it flat and traced the area I wanted to grip with a pen. Then I put the masking tape on top of the grip tape and cut it out. Worked very well.

u/mikel81 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Super easy to install it comes with the pry tool to pop the pieces off. And the grips are solid, they should use these for the elite. I have an elite and a controller with the quickshot. And the trigger locks are a nice bonus unless you forget them on in a racing game.

I also used some of this stuff I have. It's easy to cut and stick anywhere you want grip. I have had some on my controller for 2 years and it's not coming off.
It doesn't stay stuck on what it is meant for very well though.

u/pygmyjesus · 1 pointr/MouseReview

For the DA I like to use 2 layers of gun grip rather than lizard skins.

These grips are more robust and will not move or need to be replaced any time soon.

u/PCoverlord · 1 pointr/ar15

Looks like the Plano all weather case . I have one and it's really nice.
Edit: fixing the link

u/IveBeenInThat · 1 pointr/gundeals
u/Inattuhwankat · 1 pointr/boostedboards

It's this one: Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch

It fits ok. Just ok. It bulges a bit when you close it. Still does the job, though.

u/jemiroquai · 1 pointr/boostedboards

Most people tend to suggest this one here
But personally I prefer the rifle cases way more and will be getting this one as soon as I get my V2!

u/Plurilizeverthings · 1 pointr/guns

[Lots of good reviews] (

[Free shipping with code FSA1705] (

Both of these cases have been featured on r/gundeals. They have a lot of great stuff over there.

The bottom link is a surplus case and the one I own personally. It is very tough and sturdy and a great choice if you plan on traveling. The top Plano is a bit more cost effective for storage and trips to and from the range.

u/ItsHisMajesty · 1 pointr/guns

Here's an inexpensive locking case. They drop as low as $50 time to time.

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch

I treated my internals with Frog Lube paste. When it's time to clean it, some paper towels and a bore snake is all I need. Time consuming up front but with it in the long run. One jar goes a really long way.

u/diagela · 1 pointr/gundeals

nearly identical model at amazon for $70 delivered.

This exact mode is $76.46 delivered from amazon, but I am not sure what the difference is, other than one of them having a touch of yellow.

u/RJBligh · 1 pointr/boostedboards

I bought a rifle case to travel with. I thought it would offer more protection than the box or a board bag. This is the one I got:
Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch

It's almost perfectly sized; you need to take out the bottom layer of foam but it still fits and feels well protected.

Regarding cost, I was lucky that bags were included in my ticket cost. However I definitely see how it would suck if you had to pay an extra baggage charge.

u/ArmedOne78 · 1 pointr/gundeals

I have one of these and it's great. I'll be picking up a couple more for other firearms. Just spray the foam with plasti-dip and it will last you a long time.

u/evilblackdog · 1 pointr/videography
u/NEp8ntballer · 1 pointr/bourbon

thank you for this. After that asshole in Florida shot up the airport I've been hesitant to use my normal booze hauler which is a plano 42 inch gun case. It comfortably fits nine bottles though so I'm sad.

u/OllyKloz · 1 pointr/gundeals

Every once in a while these go on sale and different places. Most of the time people will post it if it does. I think I got one for like $52. Pluck the foam and spray with plastidip and it’s awesome

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch

u/d3f1ant · 1 pointr/guns

It's not bad, I came across a fluke deal, as these cases are seasonal for wal-mart and are normally closer to $60 bucks.

Here's the case on amazon for reference

u/ohv_ · 1 pointr/longrange

I've had a case flip out the back of the truck then ran over it. Pretty happy with my purchase.

Plano Molding Company All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch

u/InexpensiveFirearms · 1 pointr/Guitar

Also check out hard rifle cases. As an example,

u/LH99 · 1 pointr/boardgames

I can't find the original photo, but there was someone who used a gun case to store everything. Long enough for the long straights and plenty of room. If you have a harbor freight in the area I think they have cheaper ones than this

u/Nitemare32 · 1 pointr/gundeals

Fuck I’m so glad there’s no rifle cases. I bought this 36’ Plano All-Weather Case yesterday on amazon for $61. Ended up totaling to $47.8 because they offered 20% back if I bought it with my Prime credit card.

Edit: Also if you want to see if this is the historical low price, you can download the browser extension Honey. It’ll tell you if this is the lowest price or if it’s been lower before.

u/MarcusDohrelius · 1 pointr/gundeals

It's free shipping on $100 worth of items before discount. So it's only $50 to get free shipping. Here is the same case on Amazon for $72 shipped.

u/3songshower · 1 pointr/ar15

I flown across the US with firearms. The airlines have never even inspected them. They just checked to see that I had a good locking case. The only thing that seems to vary is that each airline has different rules on ammo.

Declare and check per TSA regs. For just an upper, something like the 36" Plano is reasonable. Add two locks and check. Really no problem.

At the end of the day, what ever causes the least stress and hassle.

u/da_na_na_na_Cat_Man · 1 pointr/ar15

Plano all weather case, it's not a pelican, but it's very cost effective!
Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 36-Inch

u/devacon · 1 pointr/ar15

I wanted a lockable hard case for more protected transport and went with this Plano:

u/Maseworld · 1 pointr/airsoft

I recently bought this on amazon. Things a tank and you can customize the inside. I can fit both of my AEGs inside.

u/ifits2loudyoure2old · 1 pointr/gundeals
u/cbf1232 · 1 pointr/politics

I don't really know either. I've heard of people putting one of these beside their bed.

u/PhDinBroScience · 1 pointr/instant_regret

It can be yours for $129.99

You could use it to store your birth certificate/passport/Social Security card or whatever too.

u/BBorNot · 1 pointr/SeattleWA

OK, but if you require as a bare minimum something like a biometric gun safe wouldn't that be a good idea even if you live alone?

u/hankheals · 1 pointr/guns

SentrySafe QAP1BE Gun Safe with Biometric Lock One Handgun Capacity

I have a VP9 (your gun's prettier sister lol), and here's what I use.

u/KyOatey · 1 pointr/CCW

I have one of these:

It might be a little on the small side for all the items you've listed, but I've been really happy with the performance of it. My local Costco has them on sale right now for $99, so I just picked up a second.

u/kiduncool · 1 pointr/PoliticalHumor

Depends on largely on the size of the safe, obviously, but they're not as expensive as they sound. I recently bought my father one as a birthday gift and I seem to recall about a $125 handgun safe.


u/No_More_Shines_Billy · 1 pointr/videos

I have this one and have always been happy with it. Someone tell me why it's shit.

u/ElseYourself · 1 pointr/airsoft

I have a we gbb m14 and this red dot has held up just fine to the kick.
FieldSport Micro Red Dot Sight

u/Crimtide · 1 pointr/ar15

$20 red dots on Amazon perform like $300 red dots. Much better than a $180 sight for someone on a budget.

Part 1
Part 2

u/BrickOfJustice · 1 pointr/airsoft

Field Sport Red Dot and a riser. As for foregrips, look for M LOK grips. I like the Aim Sports M Lok Grip on my G&G.

u/felcress · 1 pointr/airsoft

Oh cool, I didn't know you could do that. Would this adapter be another good alternative to that? I read reviews on other cheap adapters and they say that the screws inside of them can break, making them wobbly.

Also, would this be a good optic for it? Thanks!

u/mrezzy3 · 1 pointr/airsoft

$22.65 shipped on amazon. Best damn optic for the buck. Works on real steel no problemo. Theres a youtube video of it being tortured and it survives everything.

FieldSport Micro Red Dot Sight, Precision Red Dot Only No Green

u/Jchao510 · 1 pointr/airsoft

Easily this one: FieldSport Micro Red Dot Sight, Precision Red Dot Only No Green

Watch this video of it:

u/DidBoggington · 1 pointr/airsoft


Real steel red dot. No nonsense.
Looks sexy on most guns.

u/SRSix · 1 pointr/guns

Snap cap drills helped me immensely. Subcompact barrels really exaggerate that flinch, which makes your shots go all over the place.

Video of a chick doing them.

You can also do that penny drill with the snap cap by putting the flat side (where the primer is) on your front sight.

u/bluedev25 · 1 pointr/guns

It isn't so much an ammo type as it is a training device.

Snap caps allow you to consistently dry fire without damage to your firearm if it's of an older make. Also allows you to simulate a dud round, or - as OP has discovered - control against flinching to anticipated recoil.

u/sheepdog87 · 1 pointr/CCW

I dont think I saw this recommended in here yet but sorry if it is. When I first started carrying I was too nervous about keeping one in the chamber. Thinking back now Im not sure why I was because I refused to buy a gun with a safety for carry purposes. Anyway, someone recommended me picking up a few Snap Caps to use for dry firing.

Well I decided to load my firearm with the snap cap and then do my normal activities around the home. Surprise surprise, no accidental discharges. I decided to take it a step further and did things I normally wouldnt be doing. Jumping jacks, rolling around on the ground, and anything else that could possibly make it go bang. Nothing. Worked my way up to practicing unholstering, dry firing, racking the slide and reholstering. Never had it unintentionally fire (snap cap.)

So that was it. It gave me the confidence that its never going to go bang unless you stick a finger in there and pull the trigger. Follow the safety rules and you will be good to go.


As for comfort try out a different holster and or position. Also make sure you're using an actual gun belt. Using an actual gun belt made a world of difference for me. Also if you a skinny dude, give appendix carry a try. Check out the G-Code INCOG holster. You can check out the video from Travis Haley here: INCOG Appendix Holster Appendix carry works great for deeper concealment and is perfect for the sitting position. Also allows for extremely fast draw and reholstering. Good luck!

u/jtmoneybags · 1 pointr/vaporents

Well because it is $250 retail does not mean it's worth $250 (think of when you go to a head shop and something has a price tag of $250 and you can easily haggle it down to $100). I could have just used my $50 18mm GonG bong (that is honestly nicer than the hydratubes) with the unit inverted if I really wanted the water filtration. For me the wait ended up not really being worth the hydratube. Like I said, if you have other vaping options that you are happy with and can wait the month+ (if and when they re-drop the item) go for it. I said pretty good deal, not amazing by any means. To me an amazing deal would be money off the actual unit.

Also: VapeXhale charges $125 for their TravelBuddy carrying case. You can buy the same exact thing on amazon for $12. Another example of retail vs. actual value.

u/DarkConSoul · 1 pointr/Warhammer

These are by far the best cases to carry tanks, and those akward shaped models in.

u/Yunocanhazit · 1 pointr/photography

Apparently I cant edit a photo post.

But the case is great for travel, event photography, and just storing. The hard case can sure take a beating and the foam inserts are completely customizable. NO TOOLS REQUIRED!

I currently have in my case:
1 x t3i body
1 x 18-55 kit lens
3 x extra batteries
1 x canon battery charger
1 x a shutter release
1 x small storage box for memory cards, cleaning cloths, and expendables

They come in different sizes if you have more items.

Here are all the Details for the case I used

u/SKWAAAARK · 1 pointr/Warhammer40k

Battlefoam is nice, but it’s more for large armies. If you only have a small number of models to transport, you’d probably be better off with something like this case.

u/Sarthax · 1 pointr/boardgames

I saw those also. Grey, Red, Green for Normal, Berzerkers, and Toxic. Looked really well done. That's a level of mastery of painting I don't have quite yet to get it to look right. Had a very Romero feel to it.

If you don't have a mini storage solution, I'd recommend a 15 dollar Plano pistol case for the minis.
One will securely and safely hold all of season 1 retail, zombie dogs, companion dogs, all season 2 base heroes, and half the zombies from season 2 and toxic city mall. I have 3 of them and 2 should be more than enough for everything that is Season 1 and 2. It will take up a lot more space but if you paint you need to keep them from bouncing around and ruining all that hard work. I love these cases and will probably get more for other mini based games.

u/porkuslime · 1 pointr/boardgames

Depending on where you are located, I know that Walmart and "hunting" shops sell pistol cases by Plano.. they are filled with 3 layers of eggshell and pluck foam and hold a WHOLE lotta models. I currently have 7 Dedadball teams (approx 90 models) in mine.. and it is small, and has a convienient carrying handle.

Amazon also has them.. here is a link

Amazon link

u/d_minus_jedi · 1 pointr/arduino

If I were to guess, this one. $25 seems to be a pretty good deal.

u/Bumblemore · 1 pointr/Autocockers101

Maybe this one? It might be kind of tight with the pump handle, and maybe not enough room for a barrel.

u/schmitty743 · 1 pointr/guns

Couldn't find it on Wally World's website, but Amazon had them for $5 more here

u/Soonermandan · 1 pointr/gaming

At LEAST take the gpu's out and transport them in their original boxes. Personally, I transport mine in a pistol case

u/froomja · 1 pointr/Warhammer

I use several of these . The egg carton style foam layers hold infantry well and the bottom layer (pluck foam if you are lucky) is easily cut for tanks and larger models. Not ideal, but cheap and portable.

u/R1cket · 1 pointr/Multicopter

I have seen recommended "Harbor Freight Tools" in pretty much every case-related thread around Helifreak and maybe here in reddit too. I didn't realize it was an actual brick-and-mortar store until a couple days ago. Search for it on Google Maps and you may find one near you! (obviously I have no idea where in the world you are, so maybe not)

You can also order online:

I'm unclear on which models have the foam insert with the removable squares. If you search around Helifreak you'll see tons of people with Harbor Freight cases but they all use the foam squares, not the crappy dividers that are pictured in all the above search results. Maybe the cases come with both foam and dividers and you pick which one to use?

In any case, I plan to stop by my local Harbor Freight first when I'm ready to make my own.

Also look for gun cases. This is another one I've seen posted a couple times in Helifreak. Though maybe only suited for micro copters.

u/FSMCA · 1 pointr/Multicopter

I use a plano 4 pistol case a little large, but I am sure my DX18 won't get damaged and it has room for other gear too.

u/oO0-__-0Oo · 1 pointr/Firearms

If you think you will ever take more to the range, consider getting something a bit larger than what you currently need.

As GreenTurtle mentioned, the midway bags are popular and decently priced.

I personally got a cheap travel bag from Walmart with roller wheels and a collapsible handle. I keep my handguns and mags in this case:

I put that hard case inside the big travel bag's main compartment. My other assorted items are kept in the few pockets, and some in the main compartment outside the hard case. Keeping smaller cases inside 1 large container keeps it highly adaptable, and having roller wheels is good for the days when I bring a LOT of ammo.

My bigger bag is like this:

u/captain_plan_it · 1 pointr/guns

I picked up one of these.

It has another set of foam beneath this one. I just now need to purchase 3 more handguns.

u/ausglasstin · 1 pointr/PipeTobacco

I got this one.. if you go to more buying options, there is one from amazon for 11 now

u/b0wzy · 1 pointr/canadaguns

I use a black Condor 42" double rifle bag. For my ammo I just chuck it in a four pistol hard case made by Plano.

Looking for other options for the ammo.

u/XSlevinn · 1 pointr/guns

Here's a better area to check out.. Has a list of all of their types of vaults.. Don't pay super close attention to the prices.... they are much cheaper than what's listed on their site.

The Microvault is about a hundred bucks..

u/jonyou · 1 pointr/guns

I have this micro safe. I like it cause the fast access, internal battery, holes on bottom for mounting and it comes with a half decent security tether. Of course some bolt cutters could probably cut it. But it is pretty nice.

But for your case I'd recommend

Fast access and you can bolt it to a stud. I just prefer the fast access for if I'm home during a burglary. There is not going to be a safe that is cheap and portable that is going to prevent a determined burglar So like other users said I'd secure the apartment better as well.

u/CampingGeek21 · 1 pointr/CCW

Gun goes in safe, holster goes somewhere else.

Fort knox makes some awesome pistol safes if those will work. if not you can replace the lock on this one:
with a really awesome lock and be set.

watch this:

u/Deranged40 · 1 pointr/JusticePorn

You don't know much at all about gun safes, do you? Hell no I'm not leaving my gun around where my kids can get it. But, you're right. I do need to access it very quickly.

Here's what any respecting home protector will use. You see, I (AND ONLY I) can access it almost as quickly as if it were just lying around. But, you see. Only I can access it.

It's clear you don't like guns, but I urge you to go take a handgun safety class. You'll really get a lot out of it, and it might demystify some aspects of gun safety for you. Gun safety is not only practiced when guns are in the room or in the hand. Gun safety matters from the time you buy the gun to the time you get rid of it. I'm not even suggesting buying one, nor am I trying to convert you. You just seem really misinformed.

u/man_made_explosion · 1 pointr/WA_guns
  1. I mean, maybe this doesn't carry weight with you, but I would say this is the clearest violation of your 2nd and 14th amendment rights and is a mirror image of poll taxes (see the 14th amendment and Harper v. Virginia State Board of Education) and/or current arguments about Voter ID laws (for reference, a state ID in Indiana, which requires gov't issued ID to vote, costs $13). Notably, debates about voter ID laws are ongoing, but many of the arguments against requiring ID are the same that I would make here: they constitute a burden to exercising your rights, particularly in a way that disparately impacts disenfranchised people.

    To combine 4 and 5 for a second, thinking about someone who has minimal extra budget and is looking to buy a handgun for themselves. Let's say they can only afford a Hi-Point C9. With an MSRP of $150, that is something that someone who has a limited income might be able to afford. Lets say, plus a box of 50 rounds of ammo for $20 so they can practice shooting? thats $170 to protect themselves and/or their family. Now, lets be clear, this is far from what I would recommend to someone who can afford to spend more money, but $170 is a fair amount of money to some people. Now lets say they have to pay the $25 fee, so we are up to $195. And they need to buy a quick access safe because they have kids around the house but need to actually be able to access the firearm in case of an emergency. So that's another $85. We are now at 280, instead of $175; nearly a 50% jump in cost for someone who is already scraping by. and that's assuming they are just buying a pistol. If they want to buy a rifle, which by every measure other than concealability is a better tool to defend yourself with (and which you would prefer in a home defense scenario), your cost would look more like this:
    Rifle Cabinet, non-quick access - $125
    HiPoint Carbine, again, hipoint not recommended, but the cheapest is MSRP of $315
    Admin fee, aka tax - $25
    Training Course, lets assume this concealed carry primer is comparable in scope/cost to what would be required by law? - $40
    Box of ammo - $20
    That nets us out to $520; $190 more than would be otherwise necessitated.

    Anyway, hopefully this was helpful. I want to say, I get that this comes from a perspective of someone who is staunchly pro-gun, but I would like to highlight that at least part of my journey of becoming pro-gun was because as I learned the technical, functional, and legal frameworks around firearms, I realized that much (90%) of the legislation being pushed would do little to impact gun violence, and actually importantly, suicide (raising awareness for mental health issues is one of the things I do when it comes to charity work).

    Happy to answer any further questions and/or continue the discussion; sorry again for the slow response-- as you can tell, lots to cover here :)
u/fortuna_matata · 1 pointr/guns

The one thing I would recommend, is no matter that you only want it for your car, still take it to the range and practice with it. Every gun needs to be broken in, and using something untested for self defense is hit and miss at best, and life threatening at worst. So please, go to the range and put 250-500 rounds through it at least, to make sure that your sight picture is correct with that particular pistol.

Since you're planning on keeping it in your car, check out the GunVault Micro:

That way someone can't just smash a window and get it

They're about $75-$90 so shop around, and I would recommend springing for the biometric model eventually, just to keep everything secure.

u/EnlghtndBirdMan · 1 pointr/guns
u/Edge1597 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

These exist for a reason. If you can afford a gun you can afford a small safe that takes ten seconds to open.

u/bangbang423 · 1 pointr/gundeals

What makes this more worth than something like this?

Lee Precision Anniversary Challenger Kit II

To a rookie it all seems the same.

u/Hartf1jm · 1 pointr/reloading

As /u/IMR800X stated, I'd get away from the spring loaded dies and get a single stage bench mounted press. Buy once, cry once. Any decent single stage press will last you decades of use. So with that being said I'd recommend either the Lee 50th anniversary or Hornady Single Stage kits. Both come with a lot of nice extras that you have on your wish list. The Lee press is about $100 cheaper and the press is solid and reliable, but I like the Hornady bushing system better for quick die changes. The Hornady kit does come with the reloading manual, a digital scale, and a bit of case lube which is a nice upgrade over the Lee. Either way you will still need to buy calipers, a bullet puller, and a set of dies.

u/tedted8888 · 1 pointr/pdxgunnuts

The dies itself will cost about 25 used, to 40 new. Id reccomend saving up for a turret press, ie, or if your strapped for cash, a single stage press. The kits are nice because you dont have to piece meal out every thing else, like powder dump, primer, scale etc. Just avoid the lee single load beam design ie, which I referred to as "lee classic" in a previous post.

I have no idea what the mallet design is, nore can I find it on lee's website. Sounds like a good way to get a stuck case in a die.

Also check out the reloading page on armlist for used equip. I think its under "firearm accessories".

edit: unless you mean this crazy thing:

u/OGIVE · 1 pointr/reloading

Also, get a stuck case remover Sooner or later you will stick a case in a die.

The RCBS case lube pad is a PITA. Hornady one-shot case lube is much faster. You can make spray case lube with lanolin and alcohol (google it) but it smells like sheep.

I load for my Garand with standard RCBS dies, it is not likely that you will need the small base dies.

I have loaded tens of thousands of rounds in 23 calibers without using a case gauge. I have never needed one. I don not agree that a case gauge is required.

You can get the hex key set for less without the branding You need hex keys for the lock rings and other things.

An impact bullet puller is usually enough.

You will need a case trimmer.

That caliper looks good. The $12 digital caliper will also work.

u/rubbinisracin · 1 pointr/reloading ($50 mail-in rebate on this)

= $435, leaving $65 for your first round of components.

When your $50 rebate comes, I'd get this stuff:

  • A load manual from your bullet manufacturer of choice. Since money is an issue, I'd start with Hornady and/or Sierra bullets which are on the affordable side of the spectrum and are good quality. Also, Hodgdon has a lot of free data for their powders (including IMR) on their website.

    This is basically my exact setup and I get great results from it.
u/Notorious_Dave · 1 pointr/reloading

This is my current plan, tell me what you think I should do different.


Bullet puller







Media Seperator

Case Prep Tool

Trimmer And also the needed shell holder

u/sharkd · 1 pointr/guns

[Make your own]( "be sure to remove the primers too.").

I would recommend filling the casings with something to make them bottom heavy.

u/vilsor · 1 pointr/ammo

You'd have to buy a bullet puller. Like this.

u/thebassdude · 1 pointr/reloading

With the arrival of the bushing systems, there is no point to a manually indexed turret press anymore. You either go with a single stage or progressive.

You absolutely can load match grade rifle ammo on a progressive. There are guys here reading this that do it. But you said this is your first press, so a progressive is probably not a good choice.

You mentioned loading a thousand rounds of 9mm on a single stage being a sure as hell is, and I've never even done it. But I've loaded a couple thousand rounds of .38 Special and .357 on a pot metal Lee single stage, and didn't break a thing. Was it quick? Nope. Was I in a hurry? Nope.

I'd suggest you buy this and hold off buying hardware for a while, at least until you've got a better feel for what you want to do.

u/Bathroomdestroyer · 1 pointr/reloading

They must know new ones are coming out. The Lyman 49th is a little over $17

u/ComDet · 1 pointr/gundeals

Amazon just had a sale on the [Plano 42"]( 108421 Gun Guard AW Tactical Case 42-Inch

I ordered one but now see the sale price is gone. Sorry!

u/GJempire11 · 1 pointr/ar15

I picked up the 42" Plano Tactical case on sale a Big5 last weekend. I really like it, but agree that a soft case is good unless you need the protection of a hard case. I like the soft case MidwayUSA has available for about $40 bucks.

Midway Soft Case - MidwayUSA

Plano Hard Case - Amazon

u/Sr1911 · 1 pointr/guns

No love for Plano cases? I use this 42" hard case, and since it's right around $100 delivered, it is quite a bit cheaper than a comparable Pelican case. Of course it does not offer near the protection of a pelican, but for the money I am satisfied.

u/Elderain · 1 pointr/ar15

This case is a Pelican knock off, and only $117. I've seen the Voodoo's just short of that. I don't specifically need/want either, it just seem to be what most people were using based on pictures I saw and some recommendations.

I live with just me my wife and some cats. I'm not really looking to keep someone out (like kids), just keeping it clean, safe, and out of the way, and would preferably double as transportation to and from the range.

u/Baconismyfavoritefru · 1 pointr/ar15

Plano 108421 Gun Guard AW Tactical Case 42-Inch

u/94291 · 1 pointr/ar15

It's a Plano

A step down from the Pelican brand but it's solidly built.

u/Damean1 · 1 pointr/guns

> I plan on actually replacing the barrel with an 18 inch .223 Wylde and it would be a little easier to transport

Yup. I have a 20 inch, and the not handy to transport. I use one of these for it.

Now my AK15 pistol, on the other hand....tiny

u/Wolfsburg · 1 pointr/canadagunsEE

Plano tactical rifle cases have a 30 dollar discount that applied after I added it to my cart. I chose free shipping and the total came to 91 bucks.

u/lord_terrene · 1 pointr/TheBestPony

Not micrograms, but I'll use milligrams. If you took 1000mg (1g) in a day, you'd be feeling pretty sick and it could kill those who have a sensitivity. Another unit that I just invented now is the RB (Red Bull), this would be 12.5 RBs. I'd call that an overdose.

In order to caffeinate 5 gallons of root beer, I use about 6g (6000mg, or 75 RBs), and this amount might fill a teaspoon. I don't know what a pinch would be, but I'd consider that bad if it approached 1/6th of a teaspoon.

For individual drinks, you'll need a precision scale like this. Also you'll look like a drug dealer. Have fun!

u/bbartokk · 1 pointr/reloading

Unless you have a really good kitchen scale I wouldnt go with it. I've had good luck with this Frankford Arsenal scale.

u/uid_0 · 1 pointr/reloading

I have this very same press and I have loaded thousands of rounds of .45 ACP on it. 10/10 would buy it again.

However, do yourself a favor and dump the scale and the auto-disk measure and pick up a micrometer powder measure and a digital scale. Your reloading will be much faster and less frustrating.

u/jefferyphillips · 1 pointr/gundeals

If anyone is looking for an ultra budget red dot the TRS-25 can't really be beat.

But....If you want something ultra cheap I would highly recommend [This Red Dot from Amazon.]

I have put about 500 rounds thru an AR and about 50 Bolts thru my crossbow with this optic and it's been great.

Here is a review and torture test.

u/LongJohnColt · 1 pointr/ar15

Well, it's constantly sold at that price most places I've seen it. But yeah, it's not a bad price, it's just the price.

u/Feral404 · 1 pointr/gundeals

What's the difference between that one and this one?

It also has motion activated illumination. But is the quality still good?

u/Sunder92 · 1 pointr/czscorpion

Here's the link to it.

I have one as well and have no complaints.. But it is just on my Ruger 10/22

u/therlol · 1 pointr/airsoft

this is a budget real steel red dot which is quite good quality, here is a link:

u/Dallas336 · 1 pointr/gundeals

Me personally I’m gonna get the Sig Sauer Romeo5 1x20mm Compact 2 Moa Red Dot Sight off amazon for $125. It’s a decent deal to me plus my buddy has one on the same exact rifle and it’s nice sight for the price.

Sig Sauer SOR52001 Romeo5 1x20mm Compact 2 Moa Red Dot Sight, Black

u/PharaohJoe · 1 pointr/guns

At 500, you're looking at good selection of quality optics.

The aimpoint pro is like $450 and it's typical aimpoint quality.

If you're looking to go cheaper anything that vortex makes as a dot is around $150-$250 and will serve you well with a lifetime warranty.

I just got a Sig Sauer Romeo 5 a month ago and its pretty solid. I can first hand recommend these optics.

u/Saltpork545 · 1 pointr/guns

I've been genuinely impressed by these if you want to go the red dot route.

u/PwnApe · 1 pointr/guns
u/TheRealSumRndmGuy · 1 pointr/guns

If you're wanting a good RDS for the money, the Vortex SPARC or Crossfire are always good and have a really good resale value. Those will run you about $250 though.

For the most part you get what you pay for, but I see a lot of people using a Sig Sauer Romeo5. It's an excellent RDS for the price (about $130).

The Romeo5 is on sale at Amazon right now:

I personally wouldn't recommend anything with an MSRP below $100.

u/Gowingh · 1 pointr/gundeals

Isn’t this model $120 on Amazon w/free shipping via Prime?


u/alexdediu · 1 pointr/airsoft

Since you're new to airsoft I suggest getting a cheaper red dot at first. This red dot is pretty good, only 20 bucks and has great reviews. For the height you should get a rail riser, like this.

Edit: also any normal red dot should fit on your rail system

u/_Riddle · 0 pointsr/reloading

A reloading manual. Buy one. Read it cover to cover at least twice. Then buy another different manual. Read it twice. Reference both for loading data.

Edit: This is the manual I mainly use.

I have tons of other sources for data like magazines and what not, but the manual is always the starting point, especially for safety.

u/SaltedKittyBits · 0 pointsr/buildapc

A while back in /r/pcmasterrace someone posted that they took something like this and cut it to fit their mouse.

Seems like a viable option.

u/-Headway- · -1 pointsr/MouseReview

They who? I found this tape on Amazon and there are no restrictions by shipping. I don't know about laws but it's a tape why there can be any restrictions?

u/KJ6BWB · -2 pointsr/news

> You will have kids finding ways to get the teachers gun when they aren't paying attention

This is why you put the gun in a fingerprint safe like this:

Then it doesn't matter if a kid goes into the teacher's desk and gets the box out, the kid isn't going to get the gun. This isn't rocket science.

u/LocalAmazonBot · -2 pointsr/reloading

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link: Lyman 49th