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    I own two, both 5Ē .45s. Iíve got them running...

    I own two, both 5Ē .45s. Iíve got them running fine, but it took some work, especially tuning the Swartz safety in both of them. Itís a bit of a pain, really, especially if youíre also tuning the...
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    Coming up on a year carrying an Ed Brown in JMCK...

    Coming up on a year carrying an Ed Brown in JMCK kydex, and couldnít be happier. Yes, I have thoroughly marred that beautiful Brown stainless finish.

    Whoops.
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    Springboarding off of what TC said, I'm really...

    Springboarding off of what TC said, I'm really glad this is a thing, even though I don't see myself owning any Glocks any time soon. Like most here I get pretty frequent questions like "what pistol...
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    Recently got back into playing guitar and writing...

    Recently got back into playing guitar and writing music. It was my main hobby in high school and I studied composition in college without bothering to get a music degree. I mostly dropped it after...
  5. This. Iíve had holsters where I used the big...

    This. Iíve had holsters where I used the big attachment, used the small one, used neither to just have the wing attachment by itself, and even sanded down an attachment for a Goldilocks in between...
  6. Not the only place Iíve mentioned it but Iíll...

    Not the only place Iíve mentioned it but Iíll throw out my yoga block recommendation for the pad (I got the idea from Scott Jedlinski). Using a yoga block allows you to cut the shape and size of...
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    Canít remember ever having problems with the ETMs...

    Canít remember ever having problems with the ETMs I have, and Iíve recently done the same mod with my two 47Ds. Everything works great so far. Iím thinking all my future .45 mag purchases will be...
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    I donít know if youíre an Apple user, but could...

    I donít know if youíre an Apple user, but could you use an old iPod touch just for that purpose, assuming you have one lying around or can find one cheap? Or do you have an old phone you could do the...
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    Iíve found oil paint markers to hold up better...

    Iíve found oil paint markers to hold up better than the silver sharpie I was using, and they work pretty well even on the side or back of a metal mag. I have a system of marking carry mags with...
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    Glad you got the holster and that it's working...

    Glad you got the holster and that it's working for you!

    No advice on the scratching issue though.
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    Itís been forever since I was shopping for pipes...

    Itís been forever since I was shopping for pipes or keeping up with market offerings, but in addition to Rossi and Chacom, Savinelli and Stanwell come to mind. Stanwell is the only one of the four I...
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    Definitely not the Zippo. Metal. Late 19th/early...

    Definitely not the Zippo. Metal. Late 19th/early 20th Century tech. Requires multiple forms of maintenance. Has a soul. Served in WWII. Itís much more like a 1911.
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    It definitely is. With the pipe insert inside. I...

    It definitely is. With the pipe insert inside. I know, Zippo fluid has a flavor to it. I still prefer using a Zippo for multiple reasons, one of them being convenience and another being that itís a...
  14. Thread: First 1911

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    Having been down exactly this road recently as...

    Having been down exactly this road recently as far as grips, Herrettís, as recommended by others here. They are excellent and theyíre available as full checker, no diamonds, which is hard to find....
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    Have a pic from todayís break finishing the...

    Have a pic from todayís break finishing the second half. This time itís celebratory because the case that was making work hell just settled.

    This little pipe has probably been smoked more than...
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    That works too. My Stanwell is a favorite and it...

    That works too. My Stanwell is a favorite and it was an eBay find.
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    Work is hell lately so I decided I deserved half...

    Work is hell lately so I decided I deserved half a bowl of 965 out of my little travel sized vintage Grabow while I went out for coffee over lunch. Too busy to post a pic but Iím sure Iíll get it...
  18. WTS/WTT: Die Sets - .40/10mm, .30 Carbine, and .22 TCM

    Three die sets for .40S&W/10mm, .30 Carbine, and .22 TCM. All are lightly used.

    Prices include shipping, and payment preference is PP F&F. I would also consider working out trades for Magpul...
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    WTS/WTT: Small Rifle Primers - 1500

    I have 1500 Remington No.7 1/2 Small Rifle Bench Rest Primers (one full box of 1000 and one half box containing 500). Obviously, only interested in selling/trading local, which is the Iowa City/Cedar...
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    Thanks to both of you, thatís exactly what I was...

    Thanks to both of you, thatís exactly what I was looking for! I knew of the Harrisons but donít know they were basically the same design as the 10-8.
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    Does anyone have recommendations for a long...

    Does anyone have recommendations for a long trigger that doesnít have a hole in the front of it for the over travel screw? Switching to full power .45 loads has made that a finger-blistering issue...
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    Cross post while I have the image handy. My EVO...

    Cross post while I have the image handy. My EVO KV9 and the Executive Carry II my dad just got himself to replace it. I like both of these guns a lot, specifically compared to other 1911s.

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    Did a day trip over the river to shoot with my...

    Did a day trip over the river to shoot with my dad. He had very generously gifted me the Ed Brown EVO I carry (top) because it just didnít agree with him. Heís since replaced it with a Executive...
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    I stippled my P99s and the PPS, and if our PPQ...

    I stippled my P99s and the PPS, and if our PPQ was mine Iíd take a wood burner to it too. I understand why thatís not an option for everyone, and I agree the factory texture should be better on...
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    For cheap cigars I had really good luck with...

    For cheap cigars I had really good luck with rebranded ďseconds,Ē specifically ďLa Flor Dominicana,Ē which I believe is rebranded/second/budget line Olivas. I also really like Perdomoís Fresco line...
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