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  1. A great many people, including myself, routinely...

    A great many people, including myself, routinely carry .38 Special snubbies as EDC for concealed carry. Many common so-called defense loads do not expand from the S&W J-frames with 1-7/8" barrels,...
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    Strasbourg tests never happened. What was...

    Strasbourg tests never happened. What was published was a hoax created in a pot smoke stupor. Thoroughly debunked.

    But goat vs. pig comparisons on instrumented animals on treadmills did occur at...
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    Too bad we can't follow the CCP model and just...

    Too bad we can't follow the CCP model and just test on condemned prisoners. With the difficulty experienced getting the drugs used for lethal injection it would be a useful and less costly expedient....
  4. When I worked in DC and rode the Metro I carried...

    When I worked in DC and rode the Metro I carried an EMT belt holster holster with sturdy flashhlight, pen, forceps and shears. Only time I had to use it when a lowlife tried to snatch a lady's purse...
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    Groups fired DA off sandbags checking point of...

    Groups fired DA off sandbags checking point of impact after barrel adjustment.
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    Sentry Solutions Tuff Glide

    Sentry Solutions Tuff Glide
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    Some eye candy showing what the Winchester X38SPD...

    Some eye candy showing what the Winchester X38SPD "FBI" Load does in an old school (1929) Colt Official Police:

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    And also in a 1985 Ruger Speed Six DAO:

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    Agree. That is why an old gun that works is worth...

    Agree. That is why an old gun that works is worth more than a new one which doesn't.
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    Excessive head clearance and end shake over...

    Excessive head clearance and end shake over 0.002" reduces striker indent also. On a new revolver it is worthwhile to thoroughly clean interior of frame, lightly deburr and flat stone hammer and...
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    Back in the day when wheelguns were still the...

    Back in the day when wheelguns were still the primary duty guns, the manufacturers paid more attention to striker indent centrality, driven protrusion and strength of firing pin indent. Many...
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    A very common front sight mod for the day. If...

    A very common front sight mod for the day. If unfamiliar with S&W disassembly, apply 1 drop of penetrating oil to each side plate screw if they don't break loose easily using a properly fitting...
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    Using the Hogue stud to install a lanyard ring...

    Using the Hogue stud to install a lanyard ring works well without altering the frame.
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    You might be able to, but my tax bill is lots...

    You might be able to, but my tax bill is lots less than yours. 8-)
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    I moved out of Fairfax ten years ago. Could not...

    I moved out of Fairfax ten years ago. Could not afford to live there on my government and military retirement income. Moved to West Virginia where I can shoot in my yard and pee off my deck.
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    There are no factory +P loads in .38 S&W. The...

    There are no factory +P loads in .38 S&W. The machine loading limit is 13,700 psi. While the swing - out cylinder, solid frame revolvers such as the S&W Victory Model are stronger than the Webley...
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    British Army Revolver Instruction WW1

    Prior to WW1 service pistol practice in the British Army was one-handed, single-action slow fire. Shooting was conducted at 30 paces on 8-inch bullseye targets. Two-handed or double-action shooting...
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    The .38 Smith & Wesson revolver cartridge dates...

    The .38 Smith & Wesson revolver cartridge dates from 1877. It was originally chambered in small, top-break pocket and home defense revolvers, epitomized by Smith & Wessonís Safety Hammerless. The...
  18. Wayne gave the right answer. Caveat is that the...

    Wayne gave the right answer. Caveat is that the charge holes may not be consistently round and uniform in diameter. Using gage pins will give you the nominal dimension, but tells you nothing about...
  19. Smart GPS already exists but driver's need to...

    Smart GPS already exists but driver's need to maintain situational awareness and exercise caution.

    On the portion of I81 in West Virginia there are lighted programmable billboards which can flash...
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    Not sure if they still are, but Smithsonian...

    Not sure if they still are, but Smithsonian guards in the 1980s were GSA Federal Protective Service uniformed personnel.
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    With conventionally lubed bullets and subsonic...

    With conventionally lubed bullets and subsonic loads I expect inch groups at 25 yards with iron sights firing off bags using soft bullets which fit properly.
    Most small game loads in .30 cal. deer...
  22. The good thing about cataract surgery and...

    The good thing about cataract surgery and interoccular lens implants in both eyes is that at age 72 I see iron sights like a 20-year-old again. Before that I used big dot XS sights. Red dots didn't...
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    Same here. Colt D-frames are better "fit" for me...

    Same here. Colt D-frames are better "fit" for me and I have "several" in 2", 3" and 4" for strong side hip pocket in Mika holster. barn coat or vest pocket, and Get Home aka travel bag. X38SPD in...
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    Dacron fill should be tucked loosely into the...

    Dacron fill should be tucked loosely into the case neck to reduce free air space, but not pushed down against the powder, otherwise the filler behaves like a projectile and the bullet base as a bore...
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    Degrunge INTERNALS

    No, the interior lockworrk!
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