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    They SAID 9mm in "first quarter."

    They SAID 9mm in "first quarter."
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    Not Intuitively Obvious

    Local range had a "free rental" day for "members." Had to buy their ammo to shoot in their guns, but it was not terribly expensive.
    So I picked a Kimber 9mm with a slide mounted red dot sight. ...
  3. Not unless you have been shooting black powder.

    Not unless you have been shooting black powder.
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    And drawn brass, too. I haven't seen a double...

    And drawn brass, too.

    I haven't seen a double in .577-.450 and don't even recall a picture. Even John Taylor's .577-.450 was a Martini and he was a staunch double rifle shooter. Standard in the...
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    I sure hope so, I have three pints left from last...

    I sure hope so, I have three pints left from last Thanksgiving that I plan to serve to the Build Team for this year's production.
    The 2017 was great in 2018.
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    Going on memory, 15 and Henning.

    Going on memory, 15 and Henning.
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    Opening paragraph "As I left the Kenya...

    Opening paragraph
    "As I left the Kenya Beanstalk capsule he was right on my heels. He followed me through the door leading to Customs, Health, and Immigration. As the door contracted behind him I...
  8. Quit the solitary vice, shoot in company,...

    Quit the solitary vice, shoot in company, preferably in competition.

    Do what is difficult, not what is easy. If you are happy with your draw and fire, there might not be a lot to gain from the...
  9. "Procurement officials have expensive tastes." ...

    "Procurement officials have expensive tastes."
    Great line.
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    Mantraps are illegal. I don't know whether glue,...

    Mantraps are illegal.
    I don't know whether glue, grease, stain, skunk etc would count as being harmful enough to comprise a mantrap but I would not want to test it if I had the only sign for one...
  11. I don't KNOW but doubt they had a chop saw in a...

    I don't KNOW but doubt they had a chop saw in a Dick's stockroom somewhere.
    There are companies that contract demil of guns either confiscated or surplused and too dangerous to allow "back on the...
  12. I'd contact USPSA, SCSA, and IDPA and ask for...

    I'd contact USPSA, SCSA, and IDPA and ask for match development support.
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    Can't hurt. My neighbor the gunsmith kept a...

    Can't hurt.
    My neighbor the gunsmith kept a paint roller pan of kerosine or even diesel as a soak for gunked parts. Covered of course, except when scrubbing.
  14. Stainless or nickel plate? If plated, clean...

    Stainless or nickel plate? If plated, clean gently but thoroughly and see what it looks like.

    DON'T DRY FIRE. A broken firing pin in a Mk III is a risk and it is a major outage, factory repair...
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    I don't think I have ever heard a good word said...

    I don't think I have ever heard a good word said about that modification.
    I think the worst possible choice would be to buy an unaltered Old Model for the purpose of having it converted. (Note that...
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    Get a New Model with the Iver Johnson "Hammer the...

    Get a New Model with the Iver Johnson "Hammer the Hammer" transfer bar allowing safe carry with six. Or seven, or ten.
    An Old Model only safely carried with an empty chamber under the hammer is...
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    Yup. I have one gun I bought because I thought I...

    Yup.
    I have one gun I bought because I thought I was smarter than the seller and could deal with its flaws. Wrong. It is fine now, $145 down the road.
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    I am one of those codgers downloading my .45s to...

    I am one of those codgers downloading my .45s to be able to keep shooting them comfortably alongside the 9mms.
    My carry load when I get out the old Commander is the Hornady 200 gr XTP at 900 fps. ...
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    There was a legend some years ago that one PD,...

    There was a legend some years ago that one PD, Miami, maybe, had Glock barrels made with artifacts in the bore to impart distinctive engraving.
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    What are ATF accuracy requirements? Do you mean...

    What are ATF accuracy requirements? Do you mean a standard for arming their own agents? I never heard of any sort of government requirement for sale or even for importation.
  21. As long as the fine and "community service"...

    As long as the fine and "community service" comprise a felony record, I see no reason to tie up a cell for this or other white collar crime.
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    I had an old gunzine with cover showing a then...

    I had an old gunzine with cover showing a then IPSCer in mid air after going over a wall. He is in a semi-crouched position to cushion the landing, but the gun is level and coming up toward the next...
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    Indoor range here takes the usual wall and baffle...

    Indoor range here takes the usual wall and baffle hits, but if they notice you shooting the bench or partition, you will be billed for repairs.
    I don't know about the overhead CCTV cameras that have...
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    Yeah, those European battery catches are...

    Yeah, those European battery catches are aggravating.
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    Nope. That is what Penalty In Lieu Of...

    Nope.
    That is what Penalty In Lieu Of Performance is for. I will bypass the Cooper Tunnel (if I ever see one, which I have not so far.) and motor on. Slowly but safely.

    I have been on Medicare...
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