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  1. I once made a forend wrench out of scrap aluminum...

    I once made a forend wrench out of scrap aluminum by turning a cylinder in the vicinity of 1-1/4" long and 1" diameter that that just slipped inside the nut/tube as a pilot/guide, then I made a flat...
  2. Some of those magazine "nuts" are cinched down...

    Some of those magazine "nuts" are cinched down "tighter than Dick's hatband" (bonus points for knowing what book that is from) or rusted in place.

    The heaviest-duty yet simple to use forend wrench...
  3. Heck, I'm glad you seconded things! This old cat...

    Heck, I'm glad you seconded things! This old cat still has family ties to the area - more CR than IC - and I visit all the shops when I am in the area... I just don't buy much anymore!
  4. You could try Midwest Shooting not too far north...

    You could try Midwest Shooting not too far north of you in Hiawatha for range/rental/sales, and Cedar Valley Outfittters in Marion for sales; well worth making the trip (though inventory is low right...
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    I can't say I don't miss that (insert "A" word)...

    I can't say I don't miss that (insert "A" word) lock, but here at Casa del Gato, we dropped Benchmade for good and moved on. We just have a few Mini Griptilians left, but have moved to Spyderco.
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    My impulse buy 9mm Springfield RO turned out to...

    My impulse buy 9mm Springfield RO turned out to be accurate (dumb luck), and since it has run reliably with the "Springfield/Leatham" Metalforms, that is what I actually buy. But so far, it also runs...
  7. That spade intrigues me... which is dangerous for...

    That spade intrigues me... which is dangerous for my finances, as I used to buy "intriguing" stuff from Ben back before I put the brakes on all things outdoor. How do you like it so far? It seems...
  8. A fascinating digging utensil. What is it? I...

    A fascinating digging utensil. What is it?

    I also noticed the puukko in earlier pics... a Kellam, maybe?
  9. Knowledge increases with each generation, but...

    Knowledge increases with each generation, but wisdom dies off.

    I do believe that most current gunwriting is more marketing and salespitching than it used to be, but that is what the present world...
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    This sort of Taurii talk reminds me of Herb...

    This sort of Taurii talk reminds me of Herb Tarlek talking about Smilin' Al ripping off WKRP: "Oh, Andy, he did that to me twenty times... then I got smart."

    And don't even get me started on...
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    They are a great combination of size, performance...

    They are a great combination of size, performance and price. I initially thought they were "meh," but over time, they displaced all my other folders for everyday tasks.
  12. I experienced this on two Springfield ROs... one...

    I experienced this on two Springfield ROs... one had the problem to a small degree, the other more serious. The cure was, as you say, getting the pertinent part of the sear spring to travel smoothly...
  13. I came to an appreciation of Elmer Keith rather...

    I came to an appreciation of Elmer Keith rather late in his career, so I had to read the bulk of his work in sort of the past tense. Even so, he was more useful to a guy like me than the scribes that...
  14. We just got done finalizing the setup after a...

    We just got done finalizing the setup after a test run to make sure things were going to be copacetic when using an attached TLR-1, so I took a quick shot with a crap camera before I clean it up and...
  15. I still have not finalized the M-Lok pic rail on...

    I still have not finalized the M-Lok pic rail on the forend. I had thought that I would need a cantilevered section, but that may not be the case. The TLR-1 appears to be far enough forward on a...
  16. I have not seen any LCR mounts for an MRDS, but...

    I have not seen any LCR mounts for an MRDS, but Raptor once made a mount for the SP101 and I believe Allchin still does; if you were willing to go up in size, there are more GP-100 mounting options....
  17. My 870P is now "Magpul-ized" with an SGA stock...

    My 870P is now "Magpul-ized" with an SGA stock and MOE M-Lok forend. The easily-removable TLR-1 light will stay at 3:00 but sit a bit further forward as well as a tad higher. The Wilson/Scattergun...
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    I would be too. it has been a long gestation...

    I would be too. it has been a long gestation period, but the PX4 has gotten to the stage where it ought to be a serious contender by any reasonable criteria.

    The grip frame still wants...
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    Your father was probably correct about that for...

    Your father was probably correct about that for the majority of the population. I was guilty of it not because my parents were deficient in common sense, but because I was overly influenced by my...
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    The majority of the H&R/IJ guns I had experience...

    The majority of the H&R/IJ guns I had experience with had been rode hard and put away wet, and were sort of fiddly to work on if an enthusiastic amateur went too deep. To be honest, a lot of firearms...
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    You brought up the 500 lb gorilla no longer in...

    You brought up the 500 lb gorilla no longer in the room: the H&R/IJ line of "popularly priced" DA revolvers. They were the gateway to handgun shooting for an awful lot of people. Mostly utilitarian...
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    I am one of those people who tends towards...

    I am one of those people who tends towards buyer's remorse, yet I still dig my PST 1-6X Gen II. The weight of the scope and mount is a bit more than I'd like, but over the years I have hauled around...
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    Not to negate anything I said earlier, but I...

    Not to negate anything I said earlier, but I probably should note that Ms. gata naranja's Ruger SR22 is only fed CCI Mini-Mags, and it is enviably reliable... right up to the point where firing...
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    If the knife is being used hard in a commercial...

    If the knife is being used hard in a commercial situation, I'd pick the ESEE 3 over the Izula too... a bigger blade AND handle. I just found that for my general purpose fixed blade needs, the Izula...
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    Indeed. I have been slowly paring down (!) the...

    Indeed.

    I have been slowly paring down (!) the edged goodies here at Casa del Gato, and recently gifted the last ESEE 3 to a kid who will use it more than I do... not because the 3 isn't useful,...
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