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About Rokkaholik

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    667 - Neighbor Of The Beast
  • Birthday 04/12/1974

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    Cars, Guitars & Rock N' Roll


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    CPU: Intel Core I7 920 w/ 2 Scythe S-Flex Push/Pull
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA X58A-UD3R Memory: 6GB OCZ Gold DDR3 PC1600
    Case: CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced PSU: Corsair HX 650
    OS: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
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    Keyboard: Z-Board Gamer Mouse: Logitech MX1000 Laser
  1. Rokkaholik

    Official OCC 2018 Christmas Contest

    Congratz to the winners and I hope everyone had a safe and festive holiday season.
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    Official OCC 2018 Christmas Contest

    I forgot all about it and then remembered as I was going to bed tonight.... 11:55pm Good luck to everyone and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Holiday Season
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    Firearms - Any Sport Shooting or Collectors Here?

    That depends on which ammunition you are using. You take the cheap ball ammo and use that at the range for practice, and for self defense and Home Defense you reload and use hollow points. They hit what you are aiming at and then they stop there. And once every 6 months or so you fire off the hollow points that have been sitting in the gun and reload your mag with new hollow points just to keep fresh ammo in there
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    Firearms - Any Sport Shooting or Collectors Here?

    Yes... I much prefer to see a hammer. Our H&K's had the decocker lever, but no safety. It was called a Variant 3. We carried one in the chamber and half cocked all the time...lol (yeah, I know that sounds weird) The Sig P226 has a similar decocker that I thought worked nicely I used the range's H&K USP 9mm for my requal 2 weeks ago. I thought it shot the same as the .40 I carried, and possibly even better. A little less snap and I get 2 more rounds as well. Ammo is cheaper and easier to find, so I've already decided I'm going with a 9mm regardless.
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    Firearms - Any Sport Shooting or Collectors Here?

    I've shot a few Glocks in the past and I wasn't too impressed with them to be honest. I know a lot of people swear by the 17s and 19s, but they're just not for me. On top of that, I've always thought they were ugly. Oddly enough, I think the PX4 Storm is also rather ugly but it shot pretty nice. I had a hard time trying to adapt to the grip on it though. I'm pretty used to my blocky shaped pistols like the H&K in the Sig. The Beretta was a little swoopy and comfortable but in a weird way. I think I would have to shoot it a lot more to get used to it. But to be honest, I'm finding the Sig I like as well as H & K's on that gunbroker.com website for under 500 so that is cool.
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    Firearms - Any Sport Shooting or Collectors Here?

    I don't blame you for not listing off all your toys for a reason like that. However, I do like hearing people's opinions on different manufacturers or calibers or what is your favorite type to shoot or what you've maybe had good luck with or bad luck with Etc
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    Firearms - Any Sport Shooting or Collectors Here?

    We are basically getting these for safety reasons on top of the fact I kind of like going to the range anyway. Our neighbor down the street has something going on in his garage and we have many individuals on a daily basis at will park in front of my house and walk all the way down to his garage and come back out within 5 minutes and leave. The local police department hasn't done anything even though they have been called multiple times about this. A friend of mine who is on the police force came right out and told me that is the recipe for a drug house. They parked down the street and walk to not draw attention to the house. My daughter has noticed this as well and she's starting to get a little leery of even walking home after school when she sees these cars parked in front of our house. We literally live one block from an elementary school. These people's park in front of our house and then sit and look around, and you got to wonder what's going through their head. To top that off, we had an incident a couple months ago where we had one of the automated phone calls from the local dispatch. It didn't give any details other than there was police activity in our area, and we needed to make sure all doors and windows were locked and go downstairs into the basement to a safe space and we would receive a phone call when everything was taken care of. I called dispatch back right away and got a real person and they did verify that it was a real threat but they could not give details. Needless to say, I felt pretty stupid sitting in my basement with my family holding a hammer in one hand and a bat in the other. That's when my wife looked at me and gave me the nod and she says we are getting a handgun. The sad thing is, when all was said and done that night, it was some guy that had beat up his ex-girlfriend and had then barricaded himself in the house. So the police knew that he was not out and about in the neighborhood doing anything and they knew exactly where he was. So in my eyes, there was absolutely no need to panic everybody. Aside from that drama, I'm looking forward to getting my card in the mail ASAP, and then going back up to the range and test firing a few more before I make a decision. The cool thing is, I found Black Market eBay. It's a website called gunbroker.com. I can pretty much shot for the stuff that I see in the gun store, but it is half the price. And my local pawn shop does FFL transfers for 30 bucks. My wife is also interested in getting something that will never leave the house so I may end up purchasing 2 anyway. I have bigger hands and I absolutely hate shooting tiny single stack guns. But she has small hands and they fit her perfectly so basically we will be looking for a his and hers set.
  8. First off, the purpose of this thread is just to discuss different types of firearms or rifles or the collecting of such things as well as preferences for sports shooting or target shooting. I have zero intention of this turning into a crap storm of people crying about guns. So please leave your political standpoint out of this. With that said, I worked armed security for many years and carried what I considered a fairly nice handgun. It was an H&K USP 40 cal. Along with that we carried AR-15s with Trijicon scopes. We had a lot of fun shooting these and even turn them into small competitions when we have our training days. Aside from that, I've been shooting a gun since I had my first Daisy BB gun when I was 10 years old. No aluminum can was safe. Now, with the things going on in the world as they are, and a few incidences in my local area and neighborhood with a certain neighbor who has invited a few individuals who I would rather not see in my neighborhood, I have gotten permission from the war department to finally get myself a handgun, even though I've had my concealed carry since 2007. Yes, I know, it's 11 years late. I am very much leaning on getting the same gun I carried for seven and a half years, but when I was at the local gun range a couple weeks ago, I decided to give to other pistols or run on the Range and I was very impressed with them. One was a Sig P226 MK25, and the other was a Beretta PX4 Storm. Both were 9 mm. I thought the Sig shot a lot better and I had a much tighter pattern, but it's also four hundred bucks more than the Beretta. So I'm having a hard time deciding between my comfort and my wallet. Now all's I'm waiting for is my new concealed carry card along with the permit to purchase. So, anyone else here enjoy their range time, and what do you got for toys?
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    Surveillance Systems - Need Some Pointers

    I actually had that picture posted on my Facebook the other day.....lol Sadly, it's pretty tempting.
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    [WTB] RX 470 4Gb or?

    Did you ever find anything?
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    Official OCC 2017 Christmas Contest

    Got my new GTX 1070 video card today. I can't wait to get my computer redone this weekend with the new video card inside. Thank you OCC and all its members for what you do here. The experience and knowledge here on this message board and website are unmatched
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    Surveillance Systems - Need Some Pointers

    I forgot to add that I live in Minnesota, and a lot of times during the winter with wind chill, it gets down to 20 and 30 below zero outside. So I need a camera that can withstand those temperatures
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    Surveillance Systems - Need Some Pointers

    I did end up buying 4 Brinks Home Security stickers to put on my doors....lol
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    Surveillance Systems - Need Some Pointers

    Believe it or not, I live in a small town of 16,000 people. We have the occasional small crimes here, but usually nothing too huge. I'm not too worried if I'm home because I have a few small toys that'll deal with asshats. It's when we're not here I don't like. This guy is just plain shifty. I've been in touch with a few friends on the force and expressed my concerns again. I do know and understand that they can't really discuss police business. My assumption is that this idiot is small time and they are looking for bigger fish. I really don't even care if he's doing whatever he is doing. I just don't want it in front of my damn house.... We are also 1 block from an elementary school too, so you'd think that the police would be upping their game a little bit. Aside from that, some of the "pro" places want north of 2 grand for a system... Apparently they missed the part where I told them I don't want some monthly plan and the cloud thing, because as both places went into detail. monthly plans came up as well as cloud. Both salespeople were baffled when I had to reiterate to them I am just looking for 3-4 cameras that feed wirelessly to some central device that has a connection to send me notifications to my phone. I don't need the 5 alarm foghorn on the house and an army of ninjas waiting in the trees to attack.... just a deterrant for the most part. Guilty people don't like being watched. On top of all this, there have been package thefts increasing in my town in the last few years as well as break-ins... So a visible camera may help deter that as well. On a side note, I used to work with a guy that had bought FAKE cameras and put them outside his house because neighborhood kids were screwing with his cars and lawn decorations, etc... He said that immediately stopped once he had them up.... The ultimate psych-out...lol
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    Surveillance Systems - Need Some Pointers

    Thank you for the responses thus far. We may even look into the more professional installer type places like ADT or Brinks. We just have to see what is in our area and available to us. Needless to say, my wife was not too happy when she got home from work and had heard what happened when I was coming home from work today. The plus side of having a simple system, is that if we move, we can take it with us. We have been considering moving for a little while now, but we have to wait to see where my wife's new degree will take us when she finishes school. Until then, I guess I just need something for a little peace of mind. The thing that really irritates me about this, is the fact that I have called it in numerous times about the suspicious activity, and the police talk to me for a little while to calm me down and then they do nothing. Sure I will see a squad car drive by once or twice in the next 20 minutes, but it is far too late since the suspicious people are already gone. It's hard to explain, but if you saw this neighbor guy in person, I don't think you would trust him either. He just has that look about him. On top of that, the people that stopped in front of my house to go all the way down to his house and come back, have an extremely Shady look about them as well. I'm not usually a paranoid person, but these people in the last year have really made me question that. It's just something about them that I do not like whatsoever. And it ticks me off that all the police will do is tell me to continue calling and if I notice anything suspicious. Isn't that why I've called you several times already about the same type of situation?