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    I plan to see the movie, but I have known the...

    I plan to see the movie, but I have known the drawbacks of lasers in a shield based system since 1963.
  2. The white on black expert genius threw it all...

    The white on black expert genius threw it all away when he illustrated an engraved cap and ball Colt as THE GUN.

    Same as any other gun or other technical field I see depicted wrongly, one bad...
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    People are talking like they never saw an...

    People are talking like they never saw an ornithopter before.
  4. Yes, when you consider the huge numbers of...

    Yes, when you consider the huge numbers of western, war, and cop movies, casualties are rare.
    Big studio safety measures are extensive.

    But this was a low budget production with marginal crew,...
  5. As usual, the English press is on top of a US...

    As usual, the English press is on top of a US news item.
    Lots of information some of which might even be right.
    ...
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    I have used W231 or HP38 ever since my old CH...

    I have used W231 or HP38 ever since my old CH proved unable to reliably deliver a light load of the 700X I was buying by the keg for trap loads.
  7. But there might be a law. I was pretty regular...

    But there might be a law.
    I was pretty regular with Tom Baker as The Doctor.
    One season concluded with the authoritarians armed with Steyr AUGs. The red and blue canisters clamped on to look...
  8. Note, "misfire" is media speak for accidental or...

    Note, "misfire" is media speak for accidental or negligent discharge; just the opposite of We Enthusasts using the term only for a failure to fire when wanted.
  9. Maybe at Landing There level of reporting from...

    Maybe at Landing There level of reporting from the Board That Everybody Likes to Make Fun Of (Norton, Standing There, Landing There, Rumor Range), but it was said that this low budget <$6 MM film...
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    If you have read the constantly degenerating...

    If you have read the constantly degenerating sequels - I expected Abbott and Costello Meet the Sandworm - or the truly awful Herbert Jr. prequels, you will know that computers are prohibited ever...
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    That pretty well covers it but " Need more...

    That pretty well covers it but

    " Need more ammo than purchased in a year? Pull the extra out of the reserves. Didn稚 use all the ammo that year? Put the extra in storage."

    is not the way the...
  12. Thread: Brass Goat

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    It wouldn't work for me because my Good AR that...

    It wouldn't work for me because my Good AR that throws match prepped brass in the weeds is always shot as a "self ejecting single shot" with a single loading sled over the magazine follower. So I...
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    Ouch. I had an ill-fitting trap gun stock wear...

    Ouch. I had an ill-fitting trap gun stock wear out my cheekbone, not to the point of blistering, but sore enough to interrupt my shooting for a while.
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    Prop Gun

    A woman has been killed and a man injured Thursday after they were shot by a prop firearm at a movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said.
    ...
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    Applied to what, you or the gun? A friend...

    Applied to what, you or the gun?

    A friend wanted more traction on a Glock and got Talon grit instead of the rubber that I use.
    That generated a hotspot in short order. Lacking tools at the...
  16. Thread: Brass Goat

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    They are trying so hard to be cute, it is not...

    They are trying so hard to be cute, it is not apparent what part of the gun the chute attaches to. The AR I would use it for is not the usual GI configuration or a common dresser.
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    A friend got me one in the depths of the...

    A friend got me one in the depths of the panicdemic.
    Her husband was running scary low with no other symptoms.

    I am a prospect for an Apple Watch with fall alarm but don't know if I need...
  18. I saw a video of a longbowman shooting at a...

    I saw a video of a longbowman shooting at a curiass with a 160 lb bow and bodkin points.
    He said he could shoot a 200 lb bow but would be knackered after six arrows.
  19. The leading suspect on other boards is for SA to...

    The leading suspect on other boards is for SA to do as they did with 1911 and XD, relabel a minor make.
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    Georgia Woman Shot Dead by Her Own Gun During Robbery Attempt

    Oh, wait, she was the robber.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/georgia-woman-shot-dead-by-her-own-gun-during-robbery-attempt用olice/ar-AAPvVHm?li=BBnb7Kz
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    There is a lot of territory between .38 +P and...

    There is a lot of territory between .38 +P and .357 if all you want is a 110 at 1200.
    Might take a few loads to get that in a real revolver.
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    Interesting. Colt seems to be the least careful...

    Interesting. Colt seems to be the least careful gunmaker on markings, there are a lot of odd stamps and roll marks out there.
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    And we tell guys to take their wives to a rental...

    And we tell guys to take their wives to a rental range so they can make an informed decision.

    That's a lot higher end selection than either of the rental ranges in my reach.
  24. My Dad said a long time ago, the dealer expects...

    My Dad said a long time ago, the dealer expects you to give him your car and buy his.
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    There were a lot of SW 1911s that had to have...

    There were a lot of SW 1911s that had to have their firing pin obstructions corrected. Getting away from that in the E series and Pro guns was a great improvement.

    Kimbers with the Swartz type...
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