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    .45 Colt had a small following among Houston PD...

    .45 Colt had a small following among Houston PD officers. The 6” sixguns were popular among those choosing to carry Magnum ammo and/or the big bores. I never met a colleague toting a .45 Colt...
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    Colt’s own custom shop bobbed some of those...

    Colt’s own custom shop bobbed some of those final-model DS hammers, so, no, not “blasphemy” to de-horn or bob it, IMHO. I’d go with a highly-skilled ‘smith, who understands DS functioning; Cylinder &...
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    Houston PD had a policy on social media behavior,...

    Houston PD had a policy on social media behavior, which I took to include forums such as this one. Even though I am retired, I plan to maintain the word “honorably” as part of “retired,” so I still...
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    Enjoy! I really should not have clicked on the...

    Enjoy!

    I really should not have clicked on the seller’s other items. I have a lifetime supply of firearms.
  5. Thread: Snub interview

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    This. I faced a grand jury ready to hang me...

    This.

    I faced a grand jury ready to hang me for shooting a disturbed, physically smaller individual armed with two contact weapons; namely, a small blade, and an SL20 snatched from another...
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    I am not tech-ie. I was relatively late to get a...

    I am not tech-ie. I was relatively late to get a mobile phone, and relatively late to adopt the “smart” phone concept. It was the first-generation iPad that won me over to the i-stuff. Not needing to...
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    Sticky: DB, it is so very good to be you regularly...

    DB, it is so very good to be you regularly posting here again, and being the Mod for this section. This place is looking really nice. :)

    DB, heal well!
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    Yes, computer bag, or, serious camera bag, most...

    Yes, computer bag, or, serious camera bag, most of which, depending upon size, have a laptop or tablet sleeve. A serious-looking, but compact camera slung cross-body can help complete the image.
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    For a collectible, I reckoned that handedness...

    For a collectible, I reckoned that handedness would not matter. :)

    I am a schizo-lefty/righty, being left-handed but right-armed, and actually stumbled upon the D’Agostino holster while searching...
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    Leica Store Miami dot com is a dealer for...

    Leica Store Miami dot com is a dealer for Oberwerth bags, hand-made in Germany, and a bag designed by US photographer/artist Adam Marelli, that is made in the UK by Chapman. Several of the Oberwerth...
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    Safepacker, from The Wilderness dot com,...

    Safepacker, from The Wilderness dot com, hand-carried to eliminate bounce, perhaps?

    Once upon a time, when my knees and feet still allowed me to run as much as I wanted, I use a Michael’s of...
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    I have a couple of those old Eagle Industries...

    I have a couple of those old Eagle Industries holsters, one for larger-frames, one for small-frames; nice for AIWB. Of course, they collapse when there is no gun inside them.

    There is a D’Agostino...
  13. Thread: Snub interview

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    Well, .40 Snap & Whip, with that high,...

    Well, .40 Snap & Whip, with that high, classic-SIG bore axis, is no fun, especially as one ages. As soon as the chief OK’ed 9mm as an alternative primary duty cartridge, I switched to 9mm, and as I...
  14. Thread: Snub interview

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    This thread almost has me wanting to shoot my...

    This thread almost has me wanting to shoot my next LEOSA retiree qual with just a revolving pistol. Who needs those reciprocating-slide pistols, anyway. ;) I am not completely kidding. Short barrels...
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    Re: Hammer Spurs; Ruger and S&W

    Regarding external hammers, and hammer spurs, from a couple of pages back, in this thread topic, I have found that an SP101 hammer spur never seems to get in the way, or snag, or poke, whereas...
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    Best? I have no idea. Workable: Ceramic rod, from...

    Best? I have no idea. Workable: Ceramic rod, from a knife-sharpener, or a sharpening stone. IIRC, I have used both. This does, of course, require removing the trigger from the frame.

    Edited to...
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    DB, thanks, so very much.

    DB, thanks, so very much.
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    According to at least one source, a spokesman...

    According to at least one source, a spokesman stated that the firearms were legally purchased in 2016 and 2018, and the employment status of the murderer was not “former.” He was still employed.
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    This. The solid plastic knuckle covering is protective. The Oakley gloves actually protect an opponent, too, became my skinny, boney hands have very sharp, prominent knuckles.
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    Be safe and well. We will keep the light on, for...

    Be safe and well. We will keep the light on, for you.

    I have taken occasional, very long long breaks from forums. It is a good thing to do.
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    The officer did an excellent job. To...

    The officer did an excellent job.

    To nit-pick, well, as BBI observed, if one is driving, drive. I saw some teetering-on-edge-of-disaster handling of that steering wheel and long gun. If one...
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    I do, indeed, remember. I owned one, but never...

    I do, indeed, remember. I owned one, but never shot it. I traded it, not long after I bought it.
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    I passed the quals, back in the day, with a...

    I passed the quals, back in the day, with a Seecamp LWS-32, when the back-up gun qual was fired at not more than 7 or 10 yards. I do not remember trying this, when all quals had to be fired out to 15...
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    I carried my fixed-sight Model 58 M&P...

    I carried my fixed-sight Model 58 M&P voluntarily, on and off the clock, from 1984, until it its action became too loose for me to feel OK shooting it, about 1991. Yes, “M&P” meant a fixed-sight...
  25. Thread: Lever Guns

    by Rex G
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    Deep metal box magazines allow one to stay in a...

    Deep metal box magazines allow one to stay in a fight longer, but, IMHO, that is largely irrelevant within most of the USA, if not all of the USA, where the first one to three shots will probably...
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