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  1. Wow. That is pretty deep. I miss being a...

    Wow. That is pretty deep.

    I miss being a member of the USNI. I joined for uh work related reasons in 1983. Got a new first edition of this new fictional book by some guy, called The Hunt for...
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    Solid copy. Thanks Mas! Will do.

    Solid copy.



    Thanks Mas! Will do.
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    It was a Springfield Armory TGO-II, fourth...

    It was a Springfield Armory TGO-II, fourth picture down in Mas' article (part 1 of 2) on the Pin Shoot in Armory Life.

    https://www.thearmorylife.com/bowling-with-a-pistol-a-guide-to-pin-shooting/
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    I did want to take a minute and express my...

    I did want to take a minute and express my appreciation for all the suggestions and advice here in the thread. It really does give me some perspective, since I don't have a lot of rounds through...
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    Shooting impressions. 90727 My Glock 34 MOS...

    Shooting impressions.

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    My Glock 34 MOS bottom, RIA 1911 at top. They were very similar in size, albeit the .45 is much thinner.


    The Glock shot, well, like my Glock. I didn't perceive...
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    Continuing the research with a live fire session...

    Continuing the research with a live fire session at a local gun range here in Petoskey MI, where we are RVing.

    The "range" is a converted Connex 53' trailer purchased used from a .mil...
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    Brand question: A Gunbroker search yesterday...

    Brand question:

    A Gunbroker search yesterday for "1911", in the pistol category, .45 ACP, 5" barrel, new or used, between $800 and $1200 surfaced 279 listings.

    The top five listings by...
  8. Top Gun:Maverick Enjoyed it. Not the best...

    Top Gun:Maverick

    Enjoyed it. Not the best movie I've ever seen, but it delivered on what I expected - straightforward plot, ok acting, (somewhat) plausible story line, and pretty hawt action...
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    90602 ...

    90602

    https://springfield-armory.com/1911-series-handguns/1911-ronin-handguns

    ...The steel slide features a beautiful hot salt bluing finish that contrasts nicely against the forged stainless...
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    I found this video about staking the plunger...

    I found this video about staking the plunger tube, makes sense now. Thanks!


    https://youtu.be/FMhPEeEvzFM
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    See above.

    See above.
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    “Stock Gun” includes the words “or a revolver...

    “Stock Gun” includes the words “or a revolver with iron sights and maximum barrel length of 8 3/4" so I don’t see why not.
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    Just a point of order, I erred in the URL of the...

    Just a point of order, I erred in the URL of the Pin Shoot, the correct address is:

    www.pinshoot.com

    Sorry about that.
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    The Pro ULTRA had a decent FO front and two dot...

    The Pro ULTRA had a decent FO front and two dot white adjustable rear. The Rock Standard had fixed two dot rear and a plain blade front.

    At this point shooting the RIA is for research purposes...
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    Just wanted to correct the above web site URL, my...

    Just wanted to correct the above web site URL, my bad.

    The actual pin shoot web site is:

    www.pinshoot.com

    Sorry about that.
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    I can offer a contrast with .45 ACP, but in 9mm,...

    I can offer a contrast with .45 ACP, but in 9mm, not .40.

    For one of the "Events" I entered, I used my P365X carry gun. It has a HS 407k. I had been told that 9mm does not have the power factor...
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    Ok, I went to two local gun shops here in Northern Michigan today to check out 1911s.

    Shop 1 had four or five, one was a used RIA Ultra Match in 10mm at $679. I fiddled with it a bit and was...
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    Is that a model 6736? *checks Ruger web site*...

    Is that a model 6736?

    *checks Ruger web site*

    Faaaaaaaa...$1,229? Woah.

    I hadn’t considered the Target because I assumed it was way outside my price range. Ambi/adjustable sights +...
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    Thanks. For the sake of me and anyone else who...

    Thanks.

    For the sake of me and anyone else who has no clue what this means, can you explain (briefly) why this is important?
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    Oof. Thanks. Slight thread diversion: This...

    Oof. Thanks.

    Slight thread diversion: This S&W experience is reflected in my attempting to purchase a lightweight .38 revolver a few year ago. I tried out numerous examples of J-frames from...
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    Another to add to the list of $1K MSRP 1911's -...

    Another to add to the list of $1K MSRP 1911's - S&W E Series?

    https://www.smith-wesson.com/product/1911-e-series?sku=108482

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    MSRP of $1,037 for sku 108482, so it fits in with my target...
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    Heh. This can be true. 90494

    Heh. This can be true.

    90494
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    Yeah, kinda where my head is at. If we are...

    Yeah, kinda where my head is at. If we are talking a used WC or a used DW, or any other equivalent $3k-$k guns, getting one of those used in (likely) good shape would be great.

    But "for me" we...
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    The Dark Side of Man: Tracing the Origins of Male...

    The Dark Side of Man: Tracing the Origins of Male Violence by Michael Giglieri, 2000, published by Basic Books.

    I have had this book suggested to me numerous times, but never had the chance to...
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    Thanks, I hadn’t thought of a used 1911, as I’m...

    Thanks, I hadn’t thought of a used 1911, as I’m not familiar with “what to look for” in a used one. Having said that, I know many used guns in excellent condition as out there at great prices.
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