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    Looks like another old fool in government past...

    Looks like another old fool in government past her shelf life.
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    Yes, I know. I don't know why they drag it out...

    Yes, I know. I don't know why they drag it out with sentencing investigations and hearings but it won't affect the end result.
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    I think they will sit on it a while to give the...

    I think they will sit on it a while to give the impression of thoughtful consideration of a verdict already given them.

    Likewise the judge will have to look like he is thinking hard to pick the...
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    Dean Grennell once showed a Smith & Wesson with...

    Dean Grennell once showed a Smith & Wesson with Dan Wesson barrel and shroud.
    Work done by a gunsmith named Smith, so Grennell, always on the lookout for a pun called it the Smith & Smith & Wesson &...
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    I like the rubber Talon grip, it is very good on...

    I like the rubber Talon grip, it is very good on my small guns but when I put it on my Plastic M&P 1.0, it bulked the grip up from medium to large. I think I will see if I can get it off except for...
  6. As an R&D engineer, I did not have to do rotating...

    As an R&D engineer, I did not have to do rotating shifts very often but when we had an extended project, it got old very fast.

    I knew one guy who volunteered to work straight midnights, he...
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    To quote a usually reliable source (Me!) ...if he...

    To quote a usually reliable source (Me!) ...if he thought it would be the best available Production gun.

    Yes, I know the CZ mutants currently rule Production. Maybe because you can't buy a series...
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    That would be a reasonable price to a match...

    That would be a reasonable price to a match shooter if he thought it would be the best available Production gun. (It is IPSC Production but not USPSA.)

    Speaking of which, Bac, I know you are not...
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    The defense had not called a medical consultant...

    The defense had not called a medical consultant the last time I looked, they were kicking around use of force policy. Maybe something this afternoon.
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    Known as "lesser included offenses," see accounts...

    Known as "lesser included offenses," see accounts of the Chauvin trial.
    If they charge you on a single crime, up or down, without that provision, and then can't prove it; that is their problem. I...
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    Hardware solution Baton shaped Taser, grip...

    Hardware solution
    Baton shaped Taser, grip safeties spaced apart nothing like pistol grasp.
    And if the zap didn't work, you could hit him with it.
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    Right. I have two IDPA vests - one with my...

    Right. I have two IDPA vests - one with my personal emblazon 'Team Mediocre' - and an inexpensive utility vest. It and my Cabela's safari jacket are getting worn and Cabela's has gotten too fruity...
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    I have read them. The later books get a bit far...

    I have read them. The later books get a bit far out even relative to the concept of a world line shifter powered by a potato.
    But then Steven Baxter is always far out.
    I don't recall any...
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    Alleged (If he didn't say them, he should have.)...

    Alleged (If he didn't say them, he should have.) pithy quotes:

    If it has got four legs and it is not a chair, if it has got two wings and it flies but is not an aeroplane, and if it swims and it...
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    Which must make the .38 Special impossible, with...

    Which must make the .38 Special impossible, with an 18.75 twist for 158 grain lead at not better than 850 fps.

    Randy Lee explained why he went to a faster twist in the Apex MP barrels and it was...
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    Well, you can cinch down the strain screw if...

    Well, you can cinch down the strain screw if backed out, replace it if shortened, replace a limber mainspring with standard, whatever it takes to pop them. The action will still be smooth, which the...
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    Beats me, it had some sort of artsy squiggle...

    Beats me, it had some sort of artsy squiggle logo. I could make out Arizona.
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    A friend showed up the other day with a brand...

    A friend showed up the other day with a brand spanking new AR "custom built" by somebody I never heard of - which isn't hard in this era of assemblers - and his Pmags were tight in the well, having...
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    I think the reason it is priced so low is that it...

    I think the reason it is priced so low is that it is a very specialized instrument, smooth and accurate but very heavy and lightly sprung demanding Federal primers. You aren't going to tuck this one...
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    Hilarious. The Peacekeeper was reportedly one...

    Hilarious.
    The Peacekeeper was reportedly one of those strike guns, Parkerized because union workers weren't coming in to the bluing shop.
    How appropriate a retirement gift to one of the asset...
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    If the picture I saw a while ago is of him, Mr...

    If the picture I saw a while ago is of him, Mr Green is not green. Or white.
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    Who? Reminds me of my friends whose main...

    Who?

    Reminds me of my friends whose main discussion of a movie is what previous parts the actors played.
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    Original 9mm P was a 124, soon replaced by a 115....

    Original 9mm P was a 124, soon replaced by a 115. Not particularly hot. I wouldn't consider anything like the iron core ersatz bullet.

    I would test the decocker once at most. It locks the firing...
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    An interesting book for sure. Ol' Roy was...

    An interesting book for sure. Ol' Roy was certainly opinionated. He was in Ordnance early enough to see the teething troubles of the Garand and was then of the opinion that the infantry would have...
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    Anecdote Alert: I am NOT an archer but a...

    Anecdote Alert:

    I am NOT an archer but a friend is, or was while his shoulders were healthy.
    He likes the traditional bow like Lester's.
    His best hunting story was shooting a genuine European...
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