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  1. Thread: Safeties.

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    I can carry a DA revolver around all day and feel...

    I can carry a DA revolver around all day and feel perfectly safe with it, yet toting various semiautos without a safety can give me a bad vibe. Some semiautos WITH safeties can also give me a bad...
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    "Can I get a witness? Amen!" A full length grip...

    "Can I get a witness? Amen!" A full length grip 1911 in 9mm is "the bomb" for shooting comfort. I was a naysyer for a long time, but after finally giving the platform in nine an honest try I decided...
  3. Thread: Why BUIS?

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    This seems to be a reasonable response to the...

    This seems to be a reasonable response to the question. I might disagree on small details as they pertain to my own specific situation(s), but "one size fits everything" vis-a-vis BUIS isn't any more...
  4. Thread: Why BUIS?

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    I was one of the first guys in my social circle...

    I was one of the first guys in my social circle to buy a handgun scope, and it went on a Contender barrel that never did have a set of iron sights on it. It was strictly a hunting/recreational rig...
  5. RE: point #2: Circumstances made me a plodding...

    RE: point #2:

    Circumstances made me a plodding shotgunner, one who early on realized that he needed more than a simple, small round bead out on the end of the barrel. Well, that and living in what...
  6. One of the things I have never been able to...

    One of the things I have never been able to quantify is if there is any accuracy difference between the compact and full size versions of the PX4. The subcompacts took me a good deal of time and...
  7. I still have all the low-mileage 12# springs I...

    I still have all the low-mileage 12# springs I was using before replacing them with the 11# springs, so it is truly "cheap insurance" to go back to them.

    Once again, I get to lament that "It...
  8. Good to know! I have not had a problem (yet) with...

    Good to know! I have not had a problem (yet) with the 11#, but I also have not run a wide variety of ammunition through the PX4s compared to the good old days.

    For all the blind leads I went down...
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    The edges are definitely not "melted."

    The edges are definitely not "melted."
  10. Respect. I stopped fooling with removal of PX4...

    Respect.

    I stopped fooling with removal of PX4 factory sights... life was becoming too short and blood pressure too high. The last set I took to a gunsmith was not as bad as it could have been,...
  11. I did briefly go Glock, back when the Gen 3 was...

    I did briefly go Glock, back when the Gen 3 was fresh. From there I went to the PX4. Latterly, I have mostly fooled with 9mm 1911s even though I will never really trust the best of them as defensive...
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    Excellent! IMO, the Dawson FO front sight is...

    Excellent!

    IMO, the Dawson FO front sight is the most cost-effective and painless way to improve the sights on a standard GP-100.
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    My last 3913 was slowly battering itself to...

    My last 3913 was slowly battering itself to death, but I really liked everything else about it.

    I have no interest in an SAO smaller than an "Officer"-sized 1911, so this CSX is not something I...
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    "If this be collusion, then make the most of it!"...

    "If this be collusion, then make the most of it!"

    If this new Smith turns out to actually be a direct 3913 replacement, I will welcome it with an open wallet.
  15. My spouse is sort of a "foodie," and very...

    My spouse is sort of a "foodie," and very particular about her cookware, including the rusty cast iron (new or old). She basically scrubs the crap out of it with plain steel wool to get the rust...
  16. A shotgun that had rusted away in an outbuilding...

    A shotgun that had rusted away in an outbuilding gave me another lesson - as if I needed one - in corrosion being a dandy binding agent. The steel magazine follower in the mag tube had to be...
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    The enthusiasm is con- ta- ...

    The enthusiasm is con-

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    Like some others here, I would have much...

    Like some others here, I would have much preferred an "improved/updated" replacement for the 3913 to this offering, but S&W probably - correctly - feels that TDA is weird and scary to younger people...
  19. Hmmm... That would be a seriously bad move with...

    Hmmm...
    That would be a seriously bad move with regard to interchangeability across various 870 eras.

    WRT the Wilson/Scattergun followers, I have seen some that were getting along in years and...
  20. Oh, I have SO been there. The Esstac velcro/card...

    Oh, I have SO been there. The Esstac velcro/card is the only way I would even consider adding "side storage" to my 870 "UtiliGun."

    If you can pick one up cheap - or borrow one to try - a Vang or...
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    Yes, it is... and that is despite it being among...

    Yes, it is... and that is despite it being among the least obtrusive of USEABLE pistol hammers. I found that substituting a bobbed hammer did not provide me with much measurable improvement WRT...
  22. I think that would be the logical prediction at...

    I think that would be the logical prediction at this point without some extreme paradigm shift. An SOS ("S**t on a Slide") installation generally gets an item halfway to destruction the minute it is...
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    Not a bad idea for a bespoke HD/SD shotgun. One...

    Not a bad idea for a bespoke HD/SD shotgun. One of the advantages is that the typical +1 magazine extension from Wilson or Vang works out beautifully with the short barrels.

    Sadly, I see that the...
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    I had no idea this was anything but apocryphal....

    I had no idea this was anything but apocryphal. Live and learn.
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    To paraphrase Briscoe Darling, "Them boys is...

    To paraphrase Briscoe Darling, "Them boys is gonna be all riled up."

    But it is a valid point to consider. I concluded long ago that the best thing a wheelgun gave to me was the ability to use a...
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