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by mtheis
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Roll Call. Who's still here?
Replies: 42
Views: 1678

Re: Roll Call. Who's still here?

Still here!
by mtheis
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: When 5 gears just aren't enough
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: When 5 gears just aren't enough

The clutch was light, kinda like what you'd expect in a passenger vehicle. It engages near the top of its travel and has to be let out slower than you would in a car, or else the truck will lurch forward (1500 ft-lbs torque). You have to do no-gas starts in a truck with that much torque or else you ...
by mtheis
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: When 5 gears just aren't enough
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: When 5 gears just aren't enough

Floating the gears is surprisingly easy once you get used to the lack of spring tension in the shifter. It's way too easy to miss a gear by hitting the wrong gate (you can see it happen in the video). What I found interesting was that floating was easier than double clutching. Not looking for a care...
by mtheis
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: When 5 gears just aren't enough
Replies: 8
Views: 875

When 5 gears just aren't enough

Welcome to my latest adventure...

by mtheis
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What happened to this place?
Replies: 67
Views: 11072

Re: What happened to this place?

I'm still around, but mostly on the IRC channel. Daily driver is an automatic Corolla and weekend beast is the old 5-spd Celica.
by mtheis
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54887
Views: 1215904

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

AHTOXA wrote:
mtheis wrote:Hello.
Another old time lurker!

You and I need to drink a few beers again and go do some shooting. Well, maybe not in that order, but yeah.
Definitely! We could try the new indoor range.
by mtheis
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54887
Views: 1215904

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Hello.
by mtheis
Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Who here shoots? (Gun related)
Replies: 554
Views: 45374

Re: Who here shoots? (Gun related)

AHTOXA wrote:A friend of mine just submitted his, too. They are saying no more than 6 weeks, I believe.
12 weeks for me. Just got mine in the mail today!
by mtheis
Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Who here shoots? (Gun related)
Replies: 554
Views: 45374

Re: Who here shoots? (Gun related)

I took my CHL (LTC?) class on Sunday and it was pretty cold outside (for Texas). Had fingerprints done today and now the wait begins!
by mtheis
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Who here shoots? (Gun related)
Replies: 554
Views: 45374

Re: Who here shoots? (Gun related)

Lol Rob, I was totally expecting that response.

I picked up some Hornady Critical Defense at Academy today and haven't had the problem. Looks like I found my new defense ammo!
by mtheis
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Who here shoots? (Gun related)
Replies: 554
Views: 45374

Re: Who here shoots? (Gun related)

Tony, have you ever had failure to feed issues with hollow points in your Shield? When chambering the first round from a full magazine, it nosedives and gets caught on the bottom of the feed ramp. It works flawlessly after dropping the mag and removing the first round. I didn't see anything visually...
by mtheis
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Who here shoots? (Gun related)
Replies: 554
Views: 45374

Re: Who here shoots? (Gun related)

Things to expect: - you will have major holster wear on the gun, mostly from where the gun's finish rubs on the kydex side of the holster. The leather side of the holster will also wear the finish off the corners of the slide, but at a lesser rate. This, of course, doesn't affect the performance of...
by mtheis
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Who here shoots? (Gun related)
Replies: 554
Views: 45374

Re: Who here shoots? (Gun related)

I am looking to trade my Shield for a Glock 26, A Springfield XD or perhaps a Glock 19. I looked at the G26, G43, and XDS before buying the Shield. The single stack G43 didn't impress me as much as I thought it would and I had my doubts about being able to conceal any of the double stacks. The XDS ...
by mtheis
Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Who here shoots? (Gun related)
Replies: 554
Views: 45374

Re: Who here shoots? (Gun related)

I sold some leftover engine parts from my Celica and bought an M&P Shield 9mm. Also ordered a speed loader and a Theis EZ-Clip holster. CHL class is in January. Can't wait to try this thing out at the range!
by mtheis
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Project Christine slo Hackensteinberg
Replies: 1009
Views: 62112

Re: Project Christine slo Hackensteinberg

theholycow wrote:I think I broke through the top of the buttress.
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