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    This puts me in mind of an old article about the...

    This puts me in mind of an old article about the .410 being useful for two kinds of people: those with very low recoil tolerance and those who are genuine experts with the shotgun.

    Someone I shoot...
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    The shorter case should in theory lessen the odds...

    The shorter case should in theory lessen the odds of something hanging up. Over the years, a little bit of extra case length has screwed up enough reloads for me that it is a factor to be considered.
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    I can't speak for Mr. Kelley and don't know about...

    I can't speak for Mr. Kelley and don't know about the provenance of the front sight. What I can say is that all the shotgun work I have seen from RAS was done right, including the aforementioned...
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    Glad to hear I am not the only one. When I was...

    Glad to hear I am not the only one. When I was searching for my Holy Grail 870P utility gun setup, ghost ring rear on the receiver and trad Remington adjustable rear halfway up the barrel were both...
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    S&W? I had to look, and you are correct. Maybe...

    S&W? I had to look, and you are correct.

    Maybe I'm the only guy who thought that a .45 ACP or .45 Auto Rim N-frame was one of the few revolvers that was a pleasure to shoot all day, yet something...
  6. We had a DD M4v9LW here that was purchased partly...

    We had a DD M4v9LW here that was purchased partly because that 15" rail would allow a BUIS front sight to be WA-A-A-A-AY out there, not for the normal reason of increased sight radius for "accuracy,"...
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    The only reason I don't get a new 9mm SP101 to...

    The only reason I don't get a new 9mm SP101 to replace The Rattler is because Ruger doesn't make one in DAO... but if they did, I'd get out the wallet.

    (A bit grudgingly because I am too blasted...
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    Gotta add rudder when shooting these rotaries!

    Gotta add rudder when shooting these rotaries!
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    So as I understand it, in aeronautical terms you...

    So as I understand it, in aeronautical terms you are having trouble with "yaw." I get that naturally with the Beretta PX4, and the "fix" was training myself to index it differently than what came...
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    "It is better to cover a target with the bright...

    "It is better to cover a target with the bright grapes than it is to cover a target with the mere suggestion of a front blade."

    (I also suffer from the Big A... one of many vision issues.)

    The...
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    Ecclesiastes 1:9 never goes out of style. ...

    Ecclesiastes 1:9 never goes out of style.

    Based on empirical use by my handful of now-elderly flyover country cranks, I consider 3" to be the point below which .357 Magnum stops returning...
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    Every time I visit their site, I want to get one...

    Every time I visit their site, I want to get one really good bringback Wehrmacht pistol to represent all the ones I had temporary custody of in my salad days.
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    That is one of the benefits of old-school, single...

    That is one of the benefits of old-school, single stack magazines, innit? I was late in getting around to actually firing full auto weapons from Der Krieg, but when the time arrived I found out PDQ...
  14. And empty cans. Lots of empty cans. What you...

    And empty cans. Lots of empty cans.

    What you say about mastering what you have should have been written on a card and tied to my tail a long time ago (the wife nods vigorously in the background)....
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    Well, the later standard wartime German 9mm load...

    Well, the later standard wartime German 9mm load was a 90-odd grain, steel jacketed bullet which I never worried about emulating, though pre- and early-war military issue 9mm was (IIRC) 124 or 125...
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    My favorite uncle had passed away before I picked...

    My favorite uncle had passed away before I picked up a copy of "Ordnance Went Up Front," but a good deal of what Roy wrote fit reasonably well with what he had said to me. He did, however, think that...
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    I like the one I have, and still consider it the...

    I like the one I have, and still consider it the best option at that price point.
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    I can understand Mrs. RJ's objection! Gata...

    I can understand Mrs. RJ's objection! Gata naranja feels similarly. Just don't leave it in the ziploc bag too long, as you don't want any moisture inside condensing and mildewing it. This old leather...
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    (James Earl Jones voice) "I find the lack of...

    (James Earl Jones voice) "I find the lack of Micarta and G10 grip inserts for the GP100 disturbing."

    If you want a synthetic, the Altamont bonded ivory or pearl inserts are not too expensive.

    I...
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    IIRC, the three digit numbers on major components...

    IIRC, the three digit numbers on major components were generally the last three digits of the firearm's serial number.
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    That's a typical P-08 hardshell holster. Some of...

    That's a typical P-08 hardshell holster. Some of the older German holsters will have makers' names stamped on the back (such as "Karl Akva, AG" or some such thing), but as time went on German leather...
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    They are a pain in the butt to strip, and the top...

    They are a pain in the butt to strip, and the top ejection complicates the sight/mount situation. But that being said...

    I still miss my pet 92 trapper clone in .357 Mag. Being a Rossi, it took a...
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    I used to haunt BF back when I was researching ES...

    I used to haunt BF back when I was researching ES gear for the org I was in at the time, and I vaguely remember that saga. In those days I was so preoccupied with Mini-Griptilians that I was not too...
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    I gotta savor that a while. Once I hit middle...

    I gotta savor that a while.

    Once I hit middle age, putting any riflescope much over 9 or 10 power on one of my rifles was essentially just putting a sub-par spotting scope with a reticle on my...
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    I dug out a FFG Delica 4 and compared them....

    I dug out a FFG Delica 4 and compared them. Interestingly (to me, anyway), the very tip of the Wharncliffe is not that much lower than the tip of the regular FFG blade... though it is a bit lower.
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