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  1. Thread: Car Shopping

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    The funny thing about the study is that brands...

    The funny thing about the study is that brands that are traditionally luxury brands have customers who tend to complain about issues because they spent enough money to "have the right" for...
  2. Thread: Car Shopping

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    That study is the JD Power "Initial Quality...

    That study is the JD Power "Initial Quality Study" which covers the first ninety days of ownership of a new vehicle. It uses units of issues/complaints per 100 vehicles. Both of these are...
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    I assume the watch crystal material is synthetic...

    I assume the watch crystal material is synthetic sapphire. If so, I would suggest something like Corning's Gorilla Glass. The synthetic sapphire is very scratch resistant, but it is brittle. It...
  4. Do we have a list of acceptable base guns, either...

    Do we have a list of acceptable base guns, either in production or not, that we agree are a good starting point for a carry 1911 on a budget? By good starting point, I mean that the end product...
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    The story went national due to the "What?"...

    The story went national due to the "What?" factor. Just what we need is more bad publicity.
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    I live in Limestone County, AL, and my wife's FB...

    I live in Limestone County, AL, and my wife's FB feed is full of riffs on this squirrel. I was pleased to learn I am not related to the suspect; knowing the extended family, it was quite possible.
  7. Thread: Glock 46?

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    Since the barrel has no feed ramp, the feed ramp...

    Since the barrel has no feed ramp, the feed ramp is in the frame. It appears to be the same "locking block" part that has the cam path for the barrel. It is an interesting looking part as my first...
  8. Thread: PF Wordsmiths

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    How about "humbled" as in "lowered in dignity...

    How about "humbled" as in "lowered in dignity and/or importance" or to be "decisively defeated"? It is from Middle English, which is from Old French, which is from Latin humilis ‘low, lowly’,...
  9. Thread: Ammo deals!

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    Sticky: Target Sports USA has Geco .22 LR "Bolt Action"...

    Target Sports USA has Geco .22 LR "Bolt Action" Ammo 40-grain LRN for $208 a case delivered. This ammo is made by RWS and is as good as CCI SV for about one-third less expense. It works just fine...
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    I am a huge fan of the Ruger Standard-pattern...

    I am a huge fan of the Ruger Standard-pattern pistols. I have several, dating from 1951 to 2018. I also know of your work from your time on rimfirecentral.com. I am very glad to see you here.
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    Not sure the German government is "broke" as...

    Not sure the German government is "broke" as their 2-year, 5-year, and 10-year notes have a negative yield. In other words, people pay the German government for the opportunity to loan the German...
  12. Thread: Wow, Amazon

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    Someone at Amazon is going to have a very bad day...

    Someone at Amazon is going to have a very bad day when BATFE shows up with a request for a discussion.

    On the other hand, look how inexpensive these can be.
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    If the Chinese-owned company is producing printed...

    If the Chinese-owned company is producing printed circuit boards (PCB) that is one issue. If the company is producing printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA), that is another issue. The former is...
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    Can you expound on why Germany needs HK and...

    Can you expound on why Germany needs HK and cannot afford an outside rifle? What is the issue that stops Germany from buying something from FNH, Steyr, or even Colt? Germany is not exactly poor, so...
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    Try Jim Milks at Innovative Custom Guns; he was...

    Try Jim Milks at Innovative Custom Guns; he was the smith at EGW before he opened his own shop. Excellent work and offers a "melt package". Cursor about 75% down this page to find the Hi-Power...
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    I shot nothing but a G17.4 with an Advantage Arms...

    I shot nothing but a G17.4 with an Advantage Arms conversion kit on it as I have started pushing second shots downward on the timer with my G17. I hoped the lack of recoil would allow me to see what...
  17. Thread: Baseball 2019

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    From ESPN: ...

    From ESPN: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26989244/frazier-surprised-sent-yankees
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    Those pics bring back memories. When the Sphinx...

    Those pics bring back memories. When the Sphinx AT-2000S was released, I was living in metro Detroit and the price put them out of my league. I remember lusting over them, especially the...
  19. Thread: Baseball 2019

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    The Yankees sure have a surfeit of outfielders,...

    The Yankees sure have a surfeit of outfielders, once everyone is off the IL. I wonder if a team looking to rebuild will get one of those young outfielders, perhaps Clint Frazier, in exchange for...
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    I have detailed stripped the pistol. The only...

    I have detailed stripped the pistol. The only non-SA marking is the "B" on the extractor. Where it is marked suggests to me it may have been a fitted spare. The serial number dates the pistol to...
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    If you are dry firing, you are well ahead of me...

    If you are dry firing, you are well ahead of me when I was a newbie shooter. I came of age in the time when dry firing was supposed to be a surefire way of destroying a gun. By the time I learned...
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    I am going to differ a bit from my fellow forum...

    I am going to differ a bit from my fellow forum members and suggest you sell neither pistol. At least right now. The current pistol market is very much a buyer's market, and the FN 509 is not...
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    Not sure if the mismatched parts are deliberate...

    Not sure if the mismatched parts are deliberate or just available parts being used to build a pistol. The stainless parts (thumb safety, grip safety, grip screws, and magwell) are either ones that...
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    Thanks for the kind words. I traded with a FFL...

    Thanks for the kind words. I traded with a FFL friend of mine. I sent him a STI Tactical 5.0 SS for it.

    It is full of little details that suggest the maker is a master, but the only mark I can...
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    I am trying to determine who built this pistol. ...

    I am trying to determine who built this pistol. The only clues are the quality of the word and a capital "B" stamped into the extractor so it is visible when the hammer is cocked. The base pistol...
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