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    I have fired other peoples' Ruger lightweight...

    I have fired other peoples' Ruger lightweight Commanders and thought they were fine pistols. I wish that I had one. Unlike many, I never had problems making a 1911 run. Enjoy!
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    Like you I decided to maintain the license. I...

    Like you I decided to maintain the license. I think that folks who carry weapons must use common sense when encountering police officers. This statement has been valid for at least 300 years. Now...
  3. I have the coyote version and really like it. Two...

    I have the coyote version and really like it. Two points: Charge time is 4 hours. There's no indication that recharging is needed except light becomes dimmer. The Amazon price is a super deal. The...
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    There's risk to using a wooden dowel. If it...

    There's risk to using a wooden dowel. If it spits, part of it can be driven between bullet and barrel. This complicates removal. Using wood dowels in rifle barrels is more risky than handgun barrels....
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    Most unfortunate all the way around. Before I got...

    Most unfortunate all the way around. Before I got a license to carry a handgun, I never declared the weapon if asked I were armed. Saying yes would been a ticket to jail depending on the officer....
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    Can you set up a bench now? If so, I have a press...

    Can you set up a bench now? If so, I have a press to give you.
  7. Thread: I Suck

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    When I was taught double action shooting, the...

    When I was taught double action shooting, the coach warned against "praying over" the shot--taking too long to pull the trigger. Also, he/they taught me to use area aiming instead of trying to pull...
  8. Thread: Gaol Delivery

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    I worked for the Texas Prison System and two...

    I worked for the Texas Prison System and two sheriff's departments. I saw this behavior several times.
  9. Thread: I Suck

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    Dry firing before a mirror at 7 yards is helpful....

    Dry firing before a mirror at 7 yards is helpful. When I taught shooting, I discouraged long practice sessions. They cause fatigue and can frustrate new shooters. Overthinking your hand is...
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    I was never pleased with it. I should have said...

    I was never pleased with it. I should have said that Clark's gunsmith might have had the same reasoning as S&W did with mine. Dan Lehr on this forum used to repair Smith revolvers. Dan Lehr
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    In 1971 I bought a new Model 25 in .45 ACP....

    In 1971 I bought a new Model 25 in .45 ACP. Firing pin hit primer on the very edge of primer. I sent it back to Smith who said that as long as if fired, it was within spec. Two other Smith mechanics...
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    Hey, blues, let me hold your money for you.:cool:

    Hey, blues, let me hold your money for you.:cool:
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    If Granny is senile, she might lift it herself if...

    If Granny is senile, she might lift it herself if she knows how. After I discovered that my father was giving away money by writing checks, I changed the account to Pop and Willie which then required...
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    I urge the op to consult Sig. Then share that...

    I urge the op to consult Sig. Then share that conversation.
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    I have had various Colt 9mm 1911's, and all ran...

    I have had various Colt 9mm 1911's, and all ran without issue except one had a soft ejector. The lightweight Commander makes a nifty field companion. Magazine choice matters.
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    In traditional turret presses the turret revolves...

    In traditional turret presses the turret revolves around a central rod which is a threaded bolt capped with a big nut. When a case is pushed into a die, the turret will flex slightly. Flexing is...
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    No. My sample is not large enough to make a...

    No.

    My sample is not large enough to make a valid generalization from it to the universe of post WW2 chambers. One can only generalize that Willie's revolver chambers posed no problems. Also, the...
  18. I have the ability to short shuck pump guns on...

    I have the ability to short shuck pump guns on demand but can't make a pistol malfunction by limp wristing. I think something else is taking place in many so-called events termed limp wristing. I'm...
  19. Thread: Chauvin trial

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    I had not thought of this aspect. The only thing...

    I had not thought of this aspect. The only thing this man deserves is a fair trial. I want to go on record as not condoning his actions.
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    Many folks would not be aware that moderating a...

    Many folks would not be aware that moderating a forum becomes stressful and produces fatigue and burnout. Adults can act like children. Some pout, display extreme sensitivity, carry grudges, and seek...
  21. Thread: Chauvin trial

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    Why don't we donate to his cause? Yes. I think he...

    Why don't we donate to his cause? Yes. I think he screwed up, but he but does not deserve being railroaded. Society bends over backwards to pay for defense of child molesters, rapists, and wife...
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    1948. I began shooting handguns and studying in...

    1948. I began shooting handguns and studying in the area at an early age. I seldom heard WW2 veterans say anything good about 1911's. They usually deemed them heavy and inaccurate. Bullseye shooters...
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    Yes indeed! Also this business is a mom and pop...

    Yes indeed! Also this business is a mom and pop affair.

    You can't beat the Lee Cast Turret press. I suggest the Lee automatic powder measure. With it you can expand and drop powder at the same...
  24. Thread: Pre model 10.

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    I remember that Mr. Tyler's ads were sprinkled...

    I remember that Mr. Tyler's ads were sprinkled with bible verses. Back in the day, Pachmayr also made a grip adaptor. I recently gave the last ones I owned away.
  25. Thread: Pre model 10.

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    You guys are correct. The base fooled me.

    You guys are correct. The base fooled me.
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