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  1. Thread: IDPA Sights

    by Jim Watson
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    Yup. Different brands, but my regular match guns...

    Yup. Different brands, but my regular match guns all have fibre optic front, black rear. I am sending a blade out today to have it converted, nobody makes fibre optic for Pythons and I like to get...
  2. It has been somewhere for something, I doubt US&S...

    It has been somewhere for something, I doubt US&S put that A9 84 stamp on it.


    I am seeing posts on the various boards, people are getting the plain vanilla refurb mixmasters, perfectly authentic...
  3. I just didn't think to look for off brand ammo, I...

    I just didn't think to look for off brand ammo, I was just going on the very usual recommendation of midrange wadcutters.

    Back when BSRs were just Redundant Revolvers instead of Significant...
  4. I was thinking of butchering a Terrier by reaming...

    I was thinking of butchering a Terrier by reaming it for .38 Special wadcutters. At midrange pressure, it isn't going to bulge or split brass like we worry about BSRs.
    But while it is a small gun,...
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    I thought they had done that several months ago.

    I thought they had done that several months ago.
  6. A No. 54 drill bit is .055". Might be close...

    A No. 54 drill bit is .055". Might be close enough to Loctite a quarter inch of the shank. Or sand down a No 53.

    There is .058" spring wire but I don't know where you would find a small piece.
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    Jet Song When the field is clear, the reports...

    Jet Song

    When the field is clear, the reports all seen,
    When the lock sighs shut, when the lights wink green,
    When the check-off's done, when it's time to pray,
    When the Captain nods, when she...
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    Nominally, yes, but I haven't seen measurements...

    Nominally, yes, but I haven't seen measurements to be sure.
    But if the surplus brokers didn't care about 5 thou in the chambers, what would make them consider 3 thou in the barrel?
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    Sawing off the barrel, even so short as to lose...

    Sawing off the barrel, even so short as to lose the front latch, and nickel plating were common modifications to British Service Revolvers to make them more salable in the Colonies during the private...
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    I didn't have Skeeter's books because I read most...

    I didn't have Skeeter's books because I read most of the pieces as they came out in Shooting Times.
    When they were selling off his guns after he died, I got the list but did not get off the dime and...
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    I have a pair in black without a Rogers or...

    I have a pair in black without a Rogers or Safariland trademark. The checkering is pretty soft. I wonder if they are copies, see below.

    They also made 1911 grips out of the same material with...
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    I have been present for one of those Unload and...

    I have been present for one of those Unload and Show Clear discharges.
    At the first IDPA Nationals, I heard a strange report and looked around to see a guy coming off the range with a bloody hand. ...
  13. What happened to the first two?

    What happened to the first two?
  14. Thread: Benelli

    by Jim Watson
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    I see the situation. Maybe bac1023 would reveal...

    I see the situation.
    Maybe bac1023 would reveal his source for such exotics.

    The Sig P240 started out in .38 Wadcutter but changed over to .32 SWL wadcutter. There are more of them changing...
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    There was a period book 'Advice to the Young...

    There was a period book 'Advice to the Young Gentleman' covering every possible occasion. Including a chapter on dueling. With all the social and technical stuff covered, it concluded: "If you are...
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    1901 Sears & Roebuck catalog .32 hammerless...

    1901 Sears & Roebuck catalog
    .32 hammerless revolvers, blue 3".
    S&W. $11.75
    H&R. $4.00
    IJ. $4.00
    F&W $4.00
    Sears $3.40

    Colt New Pocket $11.00.
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    With all the dinky guns on the market, and Teddy...

    With all the dinky guns on the market, and Teddy Roosevelt buying .32 Colts for NYPD, what was the challenge?
    Halt or I'll give you peritonitis!
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    Once upon a time there was a grip that held one...

    Once upon a time there was a grip that held one of the old Hunt rubber speed loaders in the butt. It didn't sell well, either.
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    I agree with Trooper, up to date load data is...

    I agree with Trooper, up to date load data is available free on www.

    But somebody new at the game needs the book(s) for the process, not the big numbers.
    Too many beginners are trying to learn...
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    What, nobody favoring 200 grain bullets? I shot...

    What, nobody favoring 200 grain bullets?
    I shot 200 gr SWCs at IPSC for so long that it feels natural to me.
  21. 17x24. Really not much better than random.

    17x24. Really not much better than random.
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    Sample of one, but an eccentric club member here...

    Sample of one, but an eccentric club member here had a PT99 that he used almost exclusively because he didn't want to put the wear on his Berettas, Sigs, etc. On the rare occasion that he took out a...
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    My then girlfriend aka The Woman Who Tried To...

    My then girlfriend aka The Woman Who Tried To Drown Me was a dedicated open boater. "Rafts are for tourists and kayakers are crazy."
    She paddled a Royalex OCA.
  24. For a fleaweight revolver I think I would search...

    For a fleaweight revolver I think I would search the world over for a 342; six .32s trumps five .38 wadcutters in my book.
    Although what I have is a .38 fiveshooter bought before the advent of the...
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    Not quite the same thing but there was some work...

    Not quite the same thing but there was some work in Belgium and Italy on what I lump as .32 Super.
    The 7mm Penna showed up at SHOT in a hideout gun but they were also talking to STI. How many .28s...
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