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  1. I think a moderate melt would be a great save on...

    I think a moderate melt would be a great save on a "little rough" BHP.
    The Clark version is a very heavy melt and not attractive to MY eye.
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    Two cycles of Indoor GSSF, I have a range bag and...

    Two cycles of Indoor GSSF, I have a range bag and a cap for prizes. Nothing for score, a Glock is a lot harder for me to shoot than other pistols.
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    And, The other "gateway drug" to competition is...

    And,
    The other "gateway drug" to competition is Steel Challenge.
    Uncomplicated but challenging with divisions for all USPSA guns plus .22 pistol and rifle.
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    Read the rules, read the other threads here. ...

    Read the rules, read the other threads here.

    But for a quick point, there is an Unlimited Division where your optic can compete.

    I don't know about your mixed number gun, you could probably...
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    This is known as "Don't come up." and is usually...

    This is known as "Don't come up." and is usually dealt with by a new hand.
    I don't know if S&W is still working on these "old" guns but it wouldn't hurt to ask. Otherwise a good independent...
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    We had the Huntsville Stars for a while, being...

    We had the Huntsville Stars for a while, being replaced by the Trash Pandas.
    I've seen some college games.
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    I am a baseball watcher, don't get into...

    I am a baseball watcher, don't get into statistics and bios.
    More correctly, I am a Braves watcher. I went to Georgia Tech in the 1960s and saw the first Atlanta Braves game, and more those early...
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    Yup. Known in the trade as "Ringers." ...

    Yup.
    Known in the trade as "Ringers." Commercial reloading machines have Ringer Detectors to keep such cases from hanging up the system or popping primers.

    I have some purchased "once fired"...
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    Not on the drawing. That is really some sloppy...

    Not on the drawing. That is really some sloppy brass, though. I'd send some to WW and see what they said.
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    Yes. You can see that ammo usually has only a...

    Yes.
    You can see that ammo usually has only a minus tolerance, the spec is for a maximum dimension.
    Chambers have only a plus tolerance, the spec is for a minimum chamber.
    This ensures that a...
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    How are you liking the Wrangler? It looks much...

    How are you liking the Wrangler?
    It looks much better in black than the mud color that is getting most of the ink.
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    Fifty plus years ago when I was attending Georgia...

    Fifty plus years ago when I was attending Georgia Tech, the class act was Dean's.
    They had a wide selection and a real gunsmithing shop; I was amazed to see the showcase of bolt actions in the...
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    I like the Bayou 124 coated. It has a distinct...

    I like the Bayou 124 coated. It has a distinct shoulder so you can load it like a SWC with that shoulder at or just short of the rifling. Avoids a lot of the short throat syndrome.

    There are...
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    Sticky: Trivia: The S&W Texas Ranger commemorative M19...

    Trivia: The S&W Texas Ranger commemorative M19 had the trigger guard narrowed a la Jordan.
  15. A friend's wife was shooting over like that. He...

    A friend's wife was shooting over like that.
    He said she had had eye surgery and I am not sure that fully restored normal vision.
    If I can get her to the range again, I will let her try a pistol...
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    E. Langdon, who sometimes appears here, once said...

    E. Langdon, who sometimes appears here, once said of Beretta maintenance:

    "I put in a spring pack (LTT package: recoil spring, trigger spring, trigger bar spring, cost $5) every 5,000 rounds. This...
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    Sticky: Assuming the "out of time" is a "doesn't come...

    Assuming the "out of time" is a "doesn't come up", you will get normal shooting if you pull the trigger like you mean it.

    Paul Weston seemed to favor "two staging" the DA; sweep the trigger back...
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    My Father was a streetcar conductor and operator,...

    My Father was a streetcar conductor and operator, then bus driver 1940-1976. Most of that time with a well stocked changebox until they went exact fare/token policy to leave nothing accessible to...
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    I have seen the hazards of Dog Envy mentioned...

    I have seen the hazards of Dog Envy mentioned elsewhere.
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    My friend Clyde, past president of the clan...

    My friend Clyde, past president of the clan Campbell in the colonies, was a staunch Glenmorangie man.
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    I saw the guy at Batteries Plus with a tool...

    I saw the guy at Batteries Plus with a tool battery pack opened up and replacing the cells, so it is possible. But I didn't ask the cost, it might not be economic for your drill for which...
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    John Gallagher, Jasper, Alabama is pretty sharp...

    John Gallagher, Jasper, Alabama is pretty sharp on Rugers. I don't know if he would care to do parts swapping as in OP, but it wouldn't hurt to ask. Or he could fix up one gun to suit you. His www...
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    H. Bowen used to put a fixed but visible rear...

    H. Bowen used to put a fixed but visible rear sight on the SP101 but I do not see it on his current list.
    T. Yost has similar for hog wallow Smiths, but I don't know if he would put one on a Ruger. ...
  24. Come to think of it, my Pathfinder .22, inherited...

    Come to think of it, my Pathfinder .22, inherited from my Uncle, throws left, too. Fortunately it has an adjustable rear sight which I have cranked way right.

    I wonder what a barrel change will...
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    Logistics. Day one of Operation Rock em, Sock...

    Logistics.
    Day one of Operation Rock em, Sock em.
    "Look at us, grunts, we're Elite and we've got the New Guns and Better Bullets."

    Day ten.
    "Feed me, feed me; hasn't ANYBODY got any 6.5?"...
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