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  1. There's an art to writing a bid. If you know the...

    There's an art to writing a bid. If you know the system really, really well you can have some ideas of the weaknesses and you can exploit the bureaucratic process to make it look like your option is...
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    Alpha and beta testers found that they could put...

    Alpha and beta testers found that they could put enough force on the trigger to bend trigger bars and break trigger shoes without the striker being released when thumb pressure was applied to the SCD...
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    That would mean that the Glock's design choices...

    That would mean that the Glock's design choices make it less safe than, say, a Beretta 92 in one of the primary vectors for unintentional discharge of a firearm. It is less safe because an error...
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    The more you handle guns, the more likely you are...

    The more you handle guns, the more likely you are to experience those kinds of issues.

    Safety with a firearm has nothing to do with your background, education, training resume, status in society,...
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    If your thumb is on the SCD any movement of the...

    If your thumb is on the SCD any movement of the trigger will apply pressure into your thumb because the striker is moving rearward. To continue you have to press the gun into the holster harder,...
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    The problem is that all these guns will be...

    The problem is that all these guns will be handled ultimately by human beings and some design decisions have less room for error than others when it comes to human beings acting as human beings do. ...
  7. I figured that would happen. At the very...

    I figured that would happen.

    At the very least, your quest prompted me to find those midget wrenches and they work a lot better than the cycle spoke wrench I was using before.
  8. Thread: Colt Boa

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    Colt collectors are their own little universe. ...

    Colt collectors are their own little universe.

    Don't expect reason in that universe.

    It's a "limited run" Colt, which means they will forcibly remove kidneys to get it.
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    It's a valid concern.

    It's a valid concern.
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    From a safety standpoint I'd have zero concerns...

    From a safety standpoint I'd have zero concerns buying one of those pistols and carrying it daily. They are a fundamentally good, proven design that has offered excellent service over a very long...
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    Actually, we did. Quite a lot. Pistol-Forum is...

    Actually, we did. Quite a lot. Pistol-Forum is one of the only places on the web where there has been a nexus of intelligent people constantly warning that short, light trigger pulls have...
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    I've beeb using the Aimpoint plate on my carry...

    I've beeb using the Aimpoint plate on my carry gun since I got the optic. With tens of thousands of rounds on the gun with the optic mounted there have been zero issues.

    Glock's MOS plates are...
  13. The requirement to press the trigger before...

    The requirement to press the trigger before disassembling one of the most popular options on the market didn't help that any.
  14. There is no trigger that is operator proof. ...

    There is no trigger that is operator proof.

    There are just trigger arrangements that offer a greater margin for error than others.

    The Sigs I've handled lately are flat out disturbing. Their...
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    67427 The Streamlight 870 mount combined with...

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    The Streamlight 870 mount combined with an X300 works great on the 1301.
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    They are far enough forward on the longer barrels...

    They are far enough forward on the longer barrels that none of your digits end up in the kind of proximity that nipped my thumb.

    I'm still not a huge fan because it seems to make the barrel...
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    I thought it would probably be fine. I was...

    I thought it would probably be fine.

    I was running a demo for some private instruction and in the midst of a string of fire (shot as rapidly as possible...because it's what I do) I had to stop...
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    I sent my two guns to Vang immediately after they...

    I sent my two guns to Vang immediately after they came in to my FFL. I had them re-armor the guns and refinish them in Cerakote Burnt Bronze with NP3 coating on the working parts. The only thing I...
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    Vang Comp makes an improved ejector housing that...

    Vang Comp makes an improved ejector housing that is designed to help keep a loose magazine cap/magazine tube from destroying the ejector housing in the gun. It looks like this: The nose on the...
  20. I got the GearDrive midget set today and they...

    I got the GearDrive midget set today and they appear to be ideal for this application:
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    The shell latch/bolt release might need to be...

    The shell latch/bolt release might need to be re-adjusted. It should go back to home base for that, though.
  22. That's kind of the idea I'd like, except that...

    That's kind of the idea I'd like, except that wrench shows a width of about .3"...which should be familiar to us gun people because that's about 7.62mm. The wrench set I linked to earlier claims to...
  23. I'd love it if Wera or some other quality tool...

    I'd love it if Wera or some other quality tool maker would come up with a thin ratcheting box-ended wrench. I'd happily pay $100 for it. Alas, that won't happen.
  24. I originally used a 5.5 meant for bycicle spokes...

    I originally used a 5.5 meant for bycicle spokes and it was somewhat sub-optimal. I ended up finding out my dad had a box-ended tool for adjusting some of the fixtures on one of his woodworking...
  25. Thread: Fudd Tactical

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    I would love for there to be a good quality...

    I would love for there to be a good quality double barrel with ejectors, decent wood, and a 12.5" LOP out there with express style sights aimed at defensive use.
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