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    That was a great review, thanks!

    That was a great review, thanks!
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    Didn't work for pre WWII Japan either...

    Didn't work for pre WWII Japan either...
  3. This is the general rule... in the vertical...

    This is the general rule... in the vertical plane.

    https://i0.wp.com/www.tactical-life.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2016/08/gwjj16-glass-graphic.jpg?zoom=2&resize=150%2C150&ssl=1
  4. For recoil operated pistols it is (mostly) not...

    For recoil operated pistols it is (mostly) not about chamber pressure, but recoil impulse...

    This.30 Super round was designed to have a recoil impulse very similar to that of the 9 mm Para, thus...
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    Back when I lived in south africa in the early...

    Back when I lived in south africa in the early '90s, the THV bullets (made of bronze, don't know if they were originals or clones) were available for reloading and many people experimented with them,...
  6. It depends... When someone cannot hold a group...

    It depends...

    When someone cannot hold a group smaller than 6" at 10 yds, then the main issue is the shooter... usually by far.

    When someone is struggling to improve on 4" groups at 25 yds,...
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    If you put someone in this stressful position it...

    If you put someone in this stressful position it probably makes you lose perfect sense of time, distance and movement... withinf a reasonable margin, you cannot hold the defending homeowner to the...
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    I'm not up to date in the latest LPVOs... please...

    I'm not up to date in the latest LPVOs... please excuse my questions:

    Is there a trade off in exit pupil, FOV and eye box forgiveness between the 1-6Xs and the 1-8Xs?

    Is visual quality at 1X...
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    That 1-6X is nominal magnification... the 4.5 mm...

    That 1-6X is nominal magnification... the 4.5 mm exit pupil at max magnification with a 24 mm objective indicates a true 5.33X.

    Same with the other models, the zoom ratio is nominal.
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    THIS...
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    IIRC the swiss and chilean found the same when...

    IIRC the swiss and chilean found the same when testing the then new M855/SS109 bullet with slower twist barrels than the US/NATO standard 1:7"
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    Excellent information and analysis, thanks. ...

    Excellent information and analysis, thanks.

    One thing, the gel test you referenced is with a reduced velocity load to approximate the impact velocity at X range. Unfortunately, in real life the...
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    Yeah, how uncommon... :rolleyes: BTW, I first...

    Yeah, how uncommon... :rolleyes:

    BTW, I first shot a 1911 about 39 years ago, and really started getting into the intricacies of the design in the early 90s.
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    The joys of buying a 1911... :D And people...

    The joys of buying a 1911... :D

    And people keep doing it. No other design would be tolerated 1/10th of this work and sweat to make it run properly.

    I'm not a hater BTW, I've had a few and still...
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    My experience is with filled tires, but the...

    My experience is with filled tires, but the fillings degrade/fall off with time and this likely causes/increases the bounce backs.
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    In my experience (ranges 10-50 m) pistol bullets...

    In my experience (ranges 10-50 m) pistol bullets sometimes bounce back... specially large subsonic calibers. At longer ranges or with high velocity rifle bullets I don't remember them making it back...
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    In my experience (ranges 10-50 m) pistol bullets...

    In my experience (ranges 10-50 m) pistol bullets sometimes bounce back... specially large subsonic calibers. At longer ranges or with high velocity rifle bullets I don't remember them making it back...
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    Oh my... it's a piggy!

    Oh my... it's a piggy!
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    Those Novaks with Pete Single front strap...

    Those Novaks with Pete Single front strap checkering... yummy!
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    AFAIK with the Taliban, not Al Qaeda... ...

    AFAIK with the Taliban, not Al Qaeda...

    Although the two seem to be getting closer lately in Afghanistan.
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    California drop tests are for a one meter height...

    California drop tests are for a one meter height (that's 39.37" for recalcitrants :D ) on concrete

    Check this:

    http://dave2.freeshell.org/1911/drop1/drop1.htm
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    My Bad... STI made mags and replacement mag...

    My Bad...

    STI made mags and replacement mag tubes for the Paras and everyone used them , but the Para tubes did not work in the STIs.

    It was during the mag capacity ban years, so you had to...
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    Around here in south america back in the day...

    Around here in south america back in the day everybody was running mix-and-match, even with some custom mag makers. Perhaps the memory is failing and they run with some adjustments?
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    I've seen plenty of Para-Ordnance pattern guns...

    I've seen plenty of Para-Ordnance pattern guns and mags from the original Ontario firm. Their mags were compatible with most double stack 1911s made with a STI frame, but I don't know if this is...
  25. The 2011 could be redesigned to take "normal" 9...

    The 2011 could be redesigned to take "normal" 9 mm mags that are very reliable, but this would take altering every dimension of the original gun... The resulting gun would be svelte and lighter.
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