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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    The 4006 is just a slight variation on the 5906,...

    The 4006 is just a slight variation on the 5906, basically a caliber conversion of a gun designed for 9x19 to allow it to shoot .40S&W. And the G22 beat it to market, which was probably the opening...
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    Hey, I liked my Border Marshal, although I only...

    Hey, I liked my Border Marshal, although I only owned it briefly, and I used a 96 as a bedside gun for probably six years. In retrospect, I didn't shoot them at a volume the me of today would...
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    The 229 was developed for the .40/.357 by...

    The 229 was developed for the .40/.357 by revamping the P228, to include a new slide, and slapping a new model number on it at the marketing department.



    A Glock 22 slide is an ounce heavier...
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    True. The USP was the first service pistol...

    True. The USP was the first service pistol specifically designed with .40 in mind. But the G22, 4006, and 226/229 all made reasonably successful transitions to the chambering, while the 96 was a...
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    They had LAPD, Border Patrol, several state...

    They had LAPD, Border Patrol, several state police departments...but the stampede away from 9x19mm and the fact that the 96 had the life expectancy of a mayfly with AIDS ended all that.
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    They had a very strong presence in the LE market...

    They had a very strong presence in the LE market in the Eighties and Nineties, but US LE's decade-and-a-half-plus flirtation with the .40S&W cartridge and Beretta's lag in making a gun specifically...
  8. It must suck to go through life like that.

    It must suck to go through life like that.
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    That's a 228 breech block.

    That's a 228 breech block.
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    And here's what happens when a gun goes too long...

    And here's what happens when a gun goes too long between roll pin changes... :eek:

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    The extreme spread from the last ten-shot string...

    The extreme spread from the last ten-shot string of standard pressure RA45B I tested was 73.88 fps. If you can see almost seventy-five feet per second variation between two rounds in the same box,...
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    Touche! :D

    Touche! :D
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    All my chrono testing is done at one of two...

    All my chrono testing is done at one of two locations, either 860' or 740' ASL.
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    But I don't need to look at Lucky Gunner's...

    But I don't need to look at Lucky Gunner's results*. :) Like I said, over the last several years my own chronograph results show that the difference between std. pressure and +P from both...
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    I realize you just joined up this month, but that...

    I realize you just joined up this month, but that fact is not really all that "little-known" around here. If you do a forum search here on "RA45T DocGKR", you will probably find out lots of...
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    re: 230gr .45ACP +P In both HST and Ranger-T,...

    re: 230gr .45ACP +P

    In both HST and Ranger-T, the only ones with which I've really done a reasonable amount of chrono testing over a variety of guns, I've found that the velocity difference...
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    Gun companies are always looking for ways to make...

    Gun companies are always looking for ways to make money, because that's what they're in business to do.

    Look, I love Smith & Wesson with the sort of irrational attachment most people have for...
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    My point was that Beretta cheapens things up,...

    My point was that Beretta cheapens things up, too. Thus far they appear to have done it to less detriment, but they're not immune to cost-cutting either.
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    Resuscitation from near-death states is rarely...

    Resuscitation from near-death states is rarely painless. I've had to eat a ton of Ron Cohen crow, and I'm not happy about, but I have to grudgingly give all those "rainbow-TiNi Gadsden Flag" and...
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    Er, when did the "Cohen era" end? I mean, dude's...

    Er, when did the "Cohen era" end? I mean, dude's still HMFIC last I checked.
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    NIB prices I'm seeing at local shops and shows is...

    NIB prices I'm seeing at local shops and shows is in the mid/high eight bills range, FWIW.
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    The latter is highly unlikely, and the former...

    The latter is highly unlikely, and the former doesn't make ammo, just licenses their brand name. If enough ballistic illiterati gobble it up to make it look crazy profitable, maybe they will. After...
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    I know they have. Plastic parts weren't...

    I know they have. Plastic parts weren't substituted because they were awesome.
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    I have bad news... ;)

    I have bad news... ;)
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    I don't think it would be speculating too wildly...

    I don't think it would be speculating too wildly to say that the 320 is receiving the lion's share of attention at the Mother Ship in Exeter right now.

    On the upside, I've got a reasonable amount...
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