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    There was once a tear gas burglar repellent....

    There was once a tear gas burglar repellent.
    Meant for buildings out of reach of response to a burglar alarm, like a hunting or fishing cabin.
    So you could head out for a vacation in the country,...
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    A friend described an old building with a vault...

    A friend described an old building with a vault door prominently labeled "War Gas."
    No indication of what it really was and I don't know how they disposed of it when the demolished the place, but it...
  3. Thread: 3D targets

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    There was a steel target on a ratchet, you did...

    There was a steel target on a ratchet, you did not know how many notches it was set in, keep shooting until it falls.
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    Shot Spotter in Action

    https://news.yahoo.com/fatal-double-shooting-under-investigation-231407797.html

    "All new at 6:00 tonight, about 80 shots were fired in a fatal double-shooting last night. Miami-Dade Police say two...
  5. I think it would be best to take it up with...

    I think it would be best to take it up with Beretta and the ammo brand soon.
    If it deteriorates or you get dissatisfied with it down the road, "I bulged my barrel in the Blizzard of Nought 21."...
  6. I did the same to my ACE with Thunderbolts in...

    I did the same to my ACE with Thunderbolts in 1994. But they were cheap.
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    I agree, there has to be some real sharp pencil...

    I agree, there has to be some real sharp pencil thinking at Ruger to keep them from making a "MCR." Don't want to compete with their own iron guns, I assume.

    As far as new intermediate...
  8. Sure looks ring-bulged. I don't know what...

    Sure looks ring-bulged.
    I don't know what Beretta will do but the gun remains usable.
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    I am like Stephanie, I am pretty much a...

    I am like Stephanie, I am pretty much a sixshooter type. If it only holds five, it should fit a pocket.

    While I do have .44 dies and brass, I had rather have a .45 for which I have a dedicated...
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    There are some compromises with clarity and night...

    There are some compromises with clarity and night vision with the trick all-range lenses.
    And they are expensive.
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    I wear monovision shooting glasses but don't...

    I wear monovision shooting glasses but don't think I would be comfortable with it all the time.
    If and when I develop cataracts, I guess I could have a pair of monovision bifocals made up to test...
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    Same thing I'm doing here.

    Same thing I'm doing here.
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    .450-400 was a major medium in the double and...

    .450-400 was a major medium in the double and single era, never completely outmoded by .375 Holland's.
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    Interesting. It is now a blank on my iPad.

    Interesting. It is now a blank on my iPad.
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    Digital Glock Device

    There is a sidebar advertisement on Glocktalk for a phone app to turn your Glock off.
    https://machine.tech

    "Lightning fast lock and unlock" from phone or watch do not meet my standards for a fast...
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    I always thought of "grub screw" as a British...

    I always thought of "grub screw" as a British English term.
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    Trivia: The managing director of Rigby's had an...

    Trivia:
    The managing director of Rigby's had an 8mm 'round the head under the scalp wound in WW I.
    He considered this in his company's offerings and would not sell a Spitzer bullet.
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    Teddy Jacobsen had a strain screw with the tip...

    Teddy Jacobsen had a strain screw with the tip ground into a pyramid to click stop in the "power rib" of a Wolff spring.
  19. Interesting. What base gun would you pick now,...

    Interesting.
    What base gun would you pick now, 15 years downtime?
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    Did Roundhill get the tooling and plans for the...

    Did Roundhill get the tooling and plans for the 1911/PO pistols out of the Huntsville plant?
    Or somebody else, or the machines sold off and the specific tooling scrapped?
  21. Pardini GT9 and the extinct Benelli B76. Those...

    Pardini GT9 and the extinct Benelli B76.
    Those may have too much rake, into Luger territory but worth a look if they are in your budget or search range.
  22. Thread: Vibra-Tite

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    I put Vibra Tite on my Nelson Conversion's guide...

    I put Vibra Tite on my Nelson Conversion's guide rod threads because it was claimed to be cycled five times before needing another dose.
    Nelson Conversion is a fine shooter on my least used 1911's...
  23. For what infringement? You might have to back up...

    For what infringement? You might have to back up a few generations to get to expired patents and you might have to fudge the appearance to avoid "trade dress" complaints, but just build them. There...
  24. An inadvertent pistol discharge into the leg...

    An inadvertent pistol discharge into the leg usually involves a holster.

    And I guess I have to revise my vocabulary, I always thought a "misfire" was a failure to fire, not an inadvertent...
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    A friend has hunted deer and pheasant in the area...

    A friend has hunted deer and pheasant in the area but I don't think you could get much done in a day and a half.
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