The experts like Driskill, Blackwell, Frakor, etc. The challenge is still evolving. The site doesn't say it anymore but I thought this was an excellent requirement: Sometime during the match time frame, which is around two weeks or so, you decide this is the day I'm going to shoot, you shoot, and you accept and record whatever score you get that session. This adds a bit of pressure to your session to simulate what you might experience in a sanctioned match. I think it adds to the fun and the challenge.
There are alot of reasons I read this blog. Among them is to learn about airguns that usually work well "out of the box" and the fixes for those that sometimes don't. In the past week I've read about some guns with problems and owners that will never again buy a fill in the blank airgun. There seems to be a common perception that an airgun or car, or boat or?
Some, if you're lucky, but the same model airgun shipped to a different address can have problems. Luck of the draw. I'm no expert but I've owned and shot alot of different airguns springers, pumps and pcp's and have some observations based on my limited experience. There isn't a perfect airgun. They all can, and have had problems from the factory. If you don't like to tinker it becomes paramount to buy an airgun with an above average reputation made by a company with a great track record of standing behind their products and from a reputable dealer with a good return policy.
Still no guarantee of a perfect functioning airgun but increases your odds of ending up with one. I view airguns as kits. Some kits come with all the parts necessary from the factory and work ok.
There are also kits that can be purchased from the factory that require aftermarket parts that can significantly affect the initial investment but the end result is an airgun that can be compared to others costing much more than the total cost now in your airgun. BB, I was interested in the fact that blog comments are still being added to a blog posting long after the blog is written.
I wonder if it would be best for comments made after the first week a blog is posted were redirected to a forum type format with a reference to the log they are addressing. My reasoning is that you are probably the only one who sees those comments whereas, in a forum format, everyone would see them.
Jeremy, I can understand your frustration. I, too, expect my air rifles to be near perfect when they're delivered. This is a charge I don't think I'll get back from, say, PA, for example. I know they'll pay for the shipping but, I don't know, but I suspect, they won't reimburse me the FFL charge. Some day I may test that. Regardless, as Kevin pointed out, I know all mfgrs have quality problems and it's up to us to make sure they do the best they can by us letting them know, like you just did, how we feel.
Yes,that is an adapted BR-V target. Someone has changed the target and started the competition again. Sometimes all the person wants is a quick answer. Those generally start out, "Quick question…" though not always. But we have brought hundreds of new readers into the fold by inviting them to the modern blog page. I wonder if that reinforced rib idea was patented?
I wonder if there was an engineer who's heirs are now filthy rich because of that reinforced rib idea? I wonder where Daisy got the idea? I see that technique used in so many places to day from kitchen utensils to toys. One of those so-simple-take-me-for-granted ideas that are so effective. Chuck, I feel your pain about the Illinois gun laws.
When I went to pick it up I stopped at Cabelas on my way to my brothers. Someone looked at a. I, living in IL, couldn't even receive an air rifle. I was thinking of buying an airsoft pistol to shoot with my seven year old son. I wonder if the gun laws apply the same to them?
I'm off to the winter wonderland for the holidays. I hope and pray that all those that also have to travel this season arrive safely. The state restrictions are nuts. I live in Michigan, and would love to get nice 10 meter air pistol, but everything under 30 inches in overall length except smooth bore BB guns are treaded the same as powderburner pistols, needing registration to purchase.
I've been playing wiht the idea of getting my CPL just to more easily buy an air pistol. Talk about an unnecesary expense! Scott, In Illinois, any air gun in. However, if you want to ship something out yourself the rules are different -worse. I don't know what US Post Office rules are. I suspect tighter than UPS. That's a very good list of states, and thier various restrictions, regarding "weapons". Wow, Michigan laws are really a pain.
Does anyone know what happens if an air gun does not pass police inspection? Do they keep it. Do they make you promise to send it back? Do you get your money back? I have heard that around me the required police check of the "firearm" as MI law clasifies rifled air guns under 30" in length is pretty much waived — but they still have to register it. I imagine it varies by local police department though. At least I can have anything over 30" shipped without the hassle and costs you have, so I guess I can't complain too much.
The target itself is back ordered but I got the extra animals delivered. The directions for the extra animals say not to use the targets closer than 25 yards because pellets could fragment and hit the shooter. You may be leery of answering this so don't feel compelled. Is this lawyer speak or is this a real issue. As you may remember, I have a 10m range and I was hoping to use these for variety. Do you have any first hand experience with these targets in that regard? Although, pyramyd doesn't carry these rifles, Hatsan is trumpeting what looks to be a fairly elegant shock absorbing system that could be one of those "why didn't I think of that!
Or it could be complete marketing gimcrackery. At any rate, I'd sure love to have an unbiased opinion on it from someone trusted by all in the airgun community. Folks on the Yellow forum as well as on airgunone's forum are already talking about it, but they're hindered by having very few actual rifles in hand. The SAS appears to isolate the forearm screws from the powerplant by having the screws pass through a polymer 'tunnel' sort of like a bushing.
The pictures that I've seen so far focus on this bushing, so I'm not sure if the screws actually attach to the powerplant or just to themselves. Anyway, it appears to be something new with possibilities. If it works, I wonder whether it would solve the hold-sensitivity problem with springers for the off-hand anyway.
Sorry for the misinformation in my above comment. The Gamo field targets are too thin to be hit with powerful airguns.
So they stretch the distance out. I'll keep your request in mind but if I were you I would read the internet. Pyramyd Air did sell Hatsans at one time, but the guns went overboard.
Cocking effort of 75 pounds with no more velocity than a Gamo Big Cat. When it's sold as a "finished good" I expect it to be ready-to-use right out of the box, just like my car, my TV, my firearms, and anything else I buy.
If it isn't, it goes right back, even if I could easily fix it myself. We're doing the manufacturers any favors by accepting things that don't work. It's one thing to have lower quality, It's OK to have more plastic, lesser finishes, less robust wearing components, less durability , it's another thing altogether to get something that doesn't work as intended.
First of all the front sight is mounted on the front of the barrel, but I'm not even sure if it is metal. Perhaps someone added one after the original one broke.
The pump seems to be shorter than 4" and yet I can't find no soldered seam on the underside of the barrel. It also has no reinforcement rib on it. I'm not sure what black nickel is, perhaps mine is just painted. After examining it more closely, I cleaned a patch of dirt off the area of the barrel. It's hard to make out. I believe it says or such on it.
It may have been made in NY, but that really seems odd. Hey, wait a minute it really kinda looks like my crosman c air pistol…. Regarding David's point about comments to obscure past posts… I don't know how other folks prefer to follow the blog, but I enjoy using a feed reader — Google Reader in my case. This is one way to catch all of the comments, including the ones that don't go to the latest blog entry. It's easy to use a feed reader to follow B. I subscribe to the comments feed using the URL:.
I was kinda proud of figuring that out, but I bet a bunch of veterans will reply with a much more straightforward way of finding that feed, or otherwise following the comments. How do other folks follow the comments? Hitting the browser's 'refresh' button on the comments page gets old quickly.
BB, For your field target answer can you give me an idea of what you mean by powerful? For instance, I'm using 7. Merry Christmas, and safe travels to that winter wonderland of yours. I hope you get there at a considerably safer speed than mph, as cool as the Pantera-gang image still is in my mind's eye….
Okay, I've decided my next purchase is a chrony. My test was a heavy notebook, taped so it was tightly closed. Quite a spread…yet all seem to be doing the job intended. At 10m the Avanti will place every shot in the 10 barring my inefficiencies , so it is not underpowered…but the other two are definitely hitting much harder.
I also expect expect items sold as "finished goods" to work right out of the box, period. Jan, I always try to comment on every blog at least once plus click the box that sends me emails whenever someone else comments. This way I get all future comments on all the articles I've ever commented on.
Unfortunately, it also gets some pretty stupid comments from me. I also don't know if blogger has a auto drop-off after a certain amount of time. So far I'm covered for the last year which is enough for me providing there is no auto drop-off.
In my very limited experience, shooting pure lead pellets at steel targets like FT targets is Mostly Harmless, even at shorter ranges like 10yds. I should qualify that… I've shot a couple of FT matches using my stock. And I pretty routinely blast steel spinners, paddles, splitters, etc.
I've never noticed anything coming back at me or bouncing off into the woods. It seems to me that the pellets practically liquefy, or at least fragment into tiny pieces, when they impact hard surfaces; they seem to dissipate their energy very nicely on first impact. Sorry, still thinking about Emma Peel Diana Rigg in that black leather jumpsuit with all the zippers…Remember Steed's sword cane?
Uh, you guys are talking about what again? I zoned out for a minute. Nobody combines the facts and a passion for the subject like you do, and these articles are a pure pleasure to read.
I'm sure its not the first time you've heard this, but please consider a comprehensive historical account of "air power" and "air rifle applications". You will answer your own question about the power of your Talon SS. BB, I have a 12 gram CO2 cartridge in my air pistol. I'd love to see the air gun that can shoot a I appreciate the lesson, however, it leaves me with a blond headed feeling.
I see the answer to the calculation as objective — Combining the two together produces the results: So, as long as I stay under Believe it or not the word verify was "menta". Don't know if it was telling me I'm mental or your my mentor, though.
My experiences with one Talon SS include a safety which would trip the sear when disengaged major safety hazard , soft metal fire control parts which quickly wore to a rounded edge that wouldn't hold the sear at all another major safety hazard — and no, I did not disassemble it until after it malfunctioned -, tanks that dump air depending on which way the bolt is locked to the left vs to the right , sights that won't fit the mounting rail, etc….
Its a fun gun when it works, but requires the owner be willing to tinker with it and be able to work on it. I doubt any of them want to purchase a kit. BB; I was looking at Pyramyd's restricted shipping page. The laws on purchase of a handgun have changed in Michigan.
You no longer have to take the gun in for a "Safety Inspection". Once you complete the paperwork, you only need to mail in the State's copies. The safety inspections were always a joke anyway. Unless your firearm was very common, you would have to show them how it worked.
Also now, if one has a CPL, you can complete the paperwork yourself without picking up a purchase permit. That is real handy if you are buying from a private party which does not require an FFL dealer. Regarding the Edge versus the Challenger, the smaller size of the Edge seems better suited for your younger sporter class novices breaking into , as opposed to the Challenger, which may be better suited for those considering a transition to precision class shooting.
Never had a problem, but then again UPS never asks me when I print shipping labels online what's in the package. Until they do that it's pure bs. I could personally care less about a photo posted. I want to know about the person. They have attempted to make it like Tinder and no one you pick ever matches. It's not trans friendly because of this. Straight trans haters select your photo and then find out you are trans and troll you instead of walking away.
Bottom line stay away from this and all match sites unless you have lots of money. Scammers are going to ask you for money multiple times daily.
I subscribed to the OKC platform in June and was recently suspended. I paid for six month A list. I was notified today my account will be deleted and will not receive a refund. I have no idea why, but I did write a seething email to the support desk. My complaint is that I am a straight male and filled out my profile accordingly, but for some reason I would frequently be shown trans and gay male profiles. I live in SF and that's not my thing.
I was pissed that the my rights to not select this lifestyle was being ignored. I'm sure this website could do better. Account closures to paying customers isn't a good business model. For more information about reviews on ConsumerAffairs.
I would agree with another review that the quality of People has declined significantly. I was stood up by one user after I drove two hours to met her in person back in at a restaurant and another user had two accounts and wrote to many guys and jerked me around and jerked other people around. The user who goes by the user id vornamesurname user on OkCupid. Beware of that user! I was so disgusted with the users on OkCupid.
I removed my account after the website. Sadly I feel has taken a turn for worse, as I see the users as nothing, but trash on OkCupid from my experience. They could rev up security and not allow multiple accounts from the same IP. At one time OkCupid was completely free years ago. Now they try to screw you if you want to see who has clicked they liked you.
I made a profile with approx questions answered and in the beginning no photo. Guess what, 2 liked me already, wow that promises something!
I liked some of the profiles but apparently not one of them who liked me in return. Most of the profiles OkCupid did match with me, were completely not according to my wishful partner questions. And every time I logged-in there was a pop-up with a blurred image of somebody who liked me. I made screens of these pop-ups and found out that there was always another photo blurred but my 'liked' button was steady at 3. Therefore it is all fake! I'm so glad I didn't pay for it!
It is all scam. Two days later, I cannot access my account. It is now and I have yet to receive help after sending feedback sometimes as often as more than once a day.
I have sent it directly to their feedback page, to the app developer's email, and even called a phone number that was connected to the charge on my credit card for them. Every single one has been ignored. They will take your money and run with it. I plan on seeing if other people have experienced this and start a class action lawsuit if there are enough of us paying the same lawyer.
I created a profile just for fun, put a brief message and one photo on there, and then forgot to check it again. Suddenly three weeks later, I started getting lots of likes and messages so I checked them. The messages were from women responding to messages I had supposedly sent, and some said "gee thanks for the lecture" so I wonder what the messages were saying in my name.
Here's the kicker, though It also added what looked like computer generated text to my profile while keeping my original text up top.
I have no idea what went on there but I immediately shut my profile down. By the way, there were messages from 12 different women that had the exact same message and the service said I had to pay to see them.
These guys are a total scam. Stole my money, stole my personal info, suspended my account. And they did so without any warning! These internet companies are way too big and powerful. Apparently this company has an automated system that when someone complains, as many people will when they've been rejected, it automatically suspends the account of the person against whom the complaint was lodged.
Then a small team of people use their subjective opinions to determine if the suspension is warranted. In the meantime, no notice or communication is provided to the person against whom the complaint was lodged and no offers to refund their money are made. So there is no reason for the suspension provided, no opportunity to learn from potential mistakes, and who knows whether there ever actually was a policy violation! Likewise, who knows what they wind up doing with all your private information that you trusted them with in your hopes to find that special someone.
Get out while you can!!! I tried this site for several years and initially I met some decent women. But over time it became a bad site; they changed so many features to make it harder to meet people and I then only seemed to meet damaged women. At this point I'm done with online dating, as every other site is either very similar or literally impossible to meet someone, based on limitations of site or pricey memberships.
I have to wonder how legitimate this dating site is. If you're interested in another member, you send them a "Like. I'm a man and have gotten a number of these Likes from women that I would be interested in.
When I send them a Like in return, I don't get a reply. So I have to wonder Is this something fraudulent that's perpetrated by the dating site to induce their members to stay on the site? If not, then why are these women sending me Likes but not any replies?
I've been on OKC for many years. Got a few dates there. But, in recent months since the powers that be decided to "revamp" the way you contact people, More like "Tinder", the site has gone downhill. And it's gone fast. Almost every Friday night the site would be full of people within miles of me.
Tonight there were 14 women on within miles of me. Now, the way they have it set up, a woman will get thousands of likes before she gets one email. She has to like you back before you can message her. With the thousands of "likes" that a woman gets, if you're a guy, you're out of luck. Many women are not interested in going through thousands of likes just looking for one guy to date.
The site has become pretty useless to both men and women. With the thousands that have left because of the current changes, it's a waste of time to even bother with OKC. Just to clarify, You can write a woman, but she will never know you did unless she likes you back. So, if you are on OKC writing messages, you've probably written a bunch of women that will never know.
OKC is a total waste of your time. This site was ridiculous. It should be shut down. How can they seriously take your money with a straight face? I thought you pay for quality. I paid but I guess that is why it is also free. It is not a dating site. It is a scammer site. The only question I have is why? What is the point for deception on both sides? The business and those who have the fake profiles. I have been a member of OKCupid for a long time.
But recently, I have been propagated by their constant messages to write to people. I wrote a few messages in kind asking about hobbies and interests and was involved with a few new friends about life and fun things to do. Then I was suspended. I have not lied about my age or details. Unfortunately, they suspended me for no reason. I have been polite and honest about my nature in my profile and messages. I joined OKCupid to make friends, as I did. But they took away my friends by blocking me.
I deeply feel remorse and discriminated by OKCupid. For no apparent reason they have subjected me to being suspended. It is a wide known fact that many dating sites are affiliated with racism within their comprehensive organizations. I feel OKcupid and some other of these dating sites harvest personal data and promote ethnopluralism within society. I have been constantly writing to them to discuss what the reason is they did that, but have not replied at all.
Nonetheless, they have electronically been asking for my IP address which they are able to furthermore manipulate within society for the propagation of their biased propaganda within society. The quality of men is not there. In fact the scammers are more polite than the men and the scammers are there by the ton. They are pretty obvious and not quite intelligent due to the fact that their stories are all the same.
It obvious as well that their English is poor. Do not send money. Men tend to not read your profile either. Not worth the aggravation. I will stay single. OKC has over the years, "allowed," scientific research sites to scrape data from profiles.
That's been reported on. Why would their site "questions" which they encourage users to answer and multiple choice answers be designed the way they are?
I've used the site for years. I have reached out to them twice and no one will respond to my request for an explanation. This is really a load of crap. Meanwhile, scammers are everywhere on that site. I've been using OkC off and on for over 5 yrs.
A couple weeks ago, I suddenly couldn't log in. I requested to change my password, no response. I contacted customer support, no response. Guess I'm never using OkC again. I hate the new messaging changes. I also would like to receive my messages as soon as I get them. I don't want to scroll through endless profiles to find the ones who reached out! Probably won't use this site much longer which sucks because OkCupid. Please go back to the way the messages worked before!!!
What happened to dating leading into marriage? I had been messaging with two handsome men. Right before meeting them I gave them my phone number. They both looked very different, yet once on the phone sounded identical! They both said their accent was from Australia. I closed my account and blocked both of their numbers. Beware and be careful! Your account and photos have been removed from public view.
We consider this matter resolved. That's all I get from them when I ask OkCupid why they deleted my account that was over 5 years old. I have no idea what they think I did that violated the TOS, and would like to access the thousands of messages I exchanged with users over that period. Even the ironically faceless Facebook has better customer service. I notice on this particular site lots of people complained about not enough people meeting their criteria in their area Alas that is how it goes unfortunately and an app is hardly at fault for certain areas of a country not using the app as much as another city or state province in my case.
I met the man of my dreams on OkCupid. All in all, the apps questions allow very in depth look into someone who answers honestly, great selection so long as you include to look beyond the 4 walls of your city And like all dating apps, come the table with skepticism and SAFE online dating practices and know what you're looking for instead of expecting it to just fall in your lap.
It was the only app I used. I find this site reasonably straightforward. I do not pay money for A list, likes or anything like that. I read the profiles and respond if I think I might like the person or if they seem interesting and they might like me. I am single, live alone, never married. Lots of guys say they live here in their profile but they actually just visit here from time to time and live in New Jersey, Upstate NY or Long Island.
Or they used to live here, were born here or work here. They live or even 3, miles away. So the problem is mainly with the people, not the site itself. Honestly, these are unhealthy men who I would not normally date high blood pressure, diabetic, quite overweight, high cholesterol who will only date younger girls. Also, few of the men I have dated have ever done so much as buy me a drink.
On the 2 occasions this happened the men were all over me like an octopus 1st date and second date. All in all, not yet met any good matches on this site. The other thing I have found a little disturbing is how cheap these so many of the guys who make a lot of money are.
I usually pay for my own drinks and food. After a while they want to get cozy.