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  1. I don't know what is going to show up on an...

    I don't know what is going to show up on an indoor range. Firing line lighting is usually too dim to illuminate fibre optic but too bright to let tritium stand out. I guess the combo front sight...
  2. I don't watch movies or TV series fiction on my...

    I don't watch movies or TV series fiction on my own any more.
    All I see is what a friend offers up at "Dinner and a Movie" and am nearly always disappointed by film versions of novels.
    The last...
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    Do you think it would be helpful to specify the...

    Do you think it would be helpful to specify the same manual of arms for the sidearm as the infantry rifle?

    The 1911 et seq are a good start with a safety convenient to the right thumb. You would...
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    Agree, the 8 shot cylinder and the 8 shot array...

    Agree, the 8 shot cylinder and the 8 shot array have obsoleted the sixshooter even at Major.
    But it is a great way to develop your double action shooting and have fun. Not to mention lording it...
  5. I notice that a lot of people dealing with BHSS...

    I notice that a lot of people dealing with BHSS fall for the SFS lockwork.
    What does it do for you in, say, that IDPA match?
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    Not that exact combination, but I went a while...

    Not that exact combination, but I went a while shooting USPSA Revolver, back when major was power factor 175.

    I did some experimenting with loads and while I could tell a difference in felt recoil...
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    The Spanish Star's thumb safety rocks the hammer...

    The Spanish Star's thumb safety rocks the hammer back off the sear and blocks it in place, a more secure condition than Colt's.
    Colt and makers of copies thought it was simpler to add a firing pin...
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    One does not carry the 1911 type with the hammer...

    One does not carry the 1911 type with the hammer on half cock. Even Condition 2 lets the hammer down all the way against the firing pin and firing pin stop. But the firing pin is the inertia or...
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    Anecdote Alert: Back a few decades, the local...

    Anecdote Alert:

    Back a few decades, the local FFL carried a Commander Condition 2. I did, too, for a while until I realized he was a southpaw and going C2 because he had learned before...
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    I have not before heard of anybody claiming a...

    I have not before heard of anybody claiming a fear of the gun firing off the slide stop.
    Many sources say the standard 1911 will fire if dropped. Mine didn't.

    There are a lot of titanium firing...
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    No, look at the picture. The 9mm Fed rim is the...

    No, look at the picture. The 9mm Fed rim is the same as .38 S&W or Special while the .45 Auto Rim's rim is about half again as thick so as to fill the space left for a clip.

    I did not get a lot...
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    To paraphrase Jeff Cooper, a tool steel S&W...

    To paraphrase Jeff Cooper, a tool steel S&W Terrier, Regulation Police or Colt Police Positive would be a natural home for 9mm Federal.

    But those frame sizes, made of high strength materials,...
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    Lebron James is a basketball player, is he not?...

    Lebron James is a basketball player, is he not?
    I refer you to Heinlein on the subject:

    [T]here seems to have been an actual decline in rational thinking. The United States had become a place...
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    Mas says: I have been on the other side of...

    Mas says:

    I have been on the other side of that. When I collapsed on the range, as mentioned in the thread on range injuries, I distinctly remember one EMT holding my left wrist saying "I don't...
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    BTDT I don't know what was said on the phone...

    BTDT

    I don't know what was said on the phone or what prior arrangements had been made, but when I collapsed - not wounded - at a match at Brock's Gap, Hoover, Alabama, response was fast and...
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    I can handle that. I would not be on the jury...

    I can handle that. I would not be on the jury for a political case.
    I was once severely chastised by a civil court judge because I would not lie and say my prior knowledge of a coworker's case...
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    The only thing I see for it in home market...

    The only thing I see for it in home market competition is IPSC Standard (approximately USPSA Limited).
    I don't know if the heavy gun fad has penetrated there yet.
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    Medicine or policing... I'll put it here. Seen...

    Medicine or policing... I'll put it here.

    Seen on The High Road discussion of vaccination:
    "We could have signed up for the Pfizer shot, but our other med facility doing covid shots is in...
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    SOME of those guns have two piece barrels...

    SOME of those guns have two piece barrels tightened with a wrench that engages the rifling.
    I just don't know if THAT gun is one of them.
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    Now we are up to 3:30-4:00. In time for early...

    Now we are up to 3:30-4:00.
    In time for early evening news.
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    Verdict at 5:00 PM

    Verdict at 5:00 PM
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    Amazing concentration of the business. Time for...

    Amazing concentration of the business. Time for a trust buster?
    Reminiscent of the old SF story where about everything was managed by an offshoot of Blue Cross.
    Insure your car with Blue Wheel,...
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    Looks like another old fool in government past...

    Looks like another old fool in government past her shelf life.
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    Yes, I know. I don't know why they drag it out...

    Yes, I know. I don't know why they drag it out with sentencing investigations and hearings but it won't affect the end result.
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    I think they will sit on it a while to give the...

    I think they will sit on it a while to give the impression of thoughtful consideration of a verdict already given them.

    Likewise the judge will have to look like he is thinking hard to pick the...
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