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Old 05-23-2012, 10:58 AM
Arthur Dent Arthur Dent is offline
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Just at the range today




Put 100 rounds through the GI Expert this morning. No issues other than operator error which can be cured with some dry firing to get more used to the trigger. The operator error being that there were a few flyer rounds from anticipating recoil.

Found that I need to work on my grip, would also like to get some better (brighter?) sights. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

Just blathering before going to bed since I work mids so have a nice day!
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:20 PM
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Did you have your towel with you?

Not having your towel might explain some of your shooting issues.

Friday May 25th is Towel Day:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towel_Day

At least make sure you carry your towel on Friday.

And if anybody asks you why you are carrying a towel, just say "42."
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:22 PM
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I always know where my towel is.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:45 PM
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Good.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:11 PM
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Where can I get a Pan Galactic GargleBlaster?
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:59 PM
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Where can I get a Pan Galactic GargleBlaster?
At Milliways.
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:35 AM
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So no suggestions for sights?
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:28 PM
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So no suggestions for sights?
What's your goal?

Night sights?

Higher visibility of the day sights?
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:51 PM
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Xs bigdot sights has some for a Para Gi Expert for $120
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:00 AM
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Arthur Dent:

While you're not panicking, the XS "small dot" are better for paper punching, and roughly as useful as the big dot version otherwise.

(I've got both.)

XS is a good outfit to deal with, too.

They come with a nylon pusher (just a dowel, really) and some no-name LocTite, too. Installation may require some fitting - usually the rear sights drop right in, but the front sight's a bear. OTOH, a local smith would probably do it for $50-ish (or less).

If you're going to do it, the gun MAY (I'm not sure about the Expert) have a spring under the rear sight that's part of the drop safety plunger, and if so, you have to be careful not to launch it when removing the old rear sight. Of course, you need to get it back in, too. Nothing to it if you're aware.

Note, too, that the XS sights, while night sights, are not adjustable, if that's your goal.

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Old 05-25-2012, 07:09 AM
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I would highly recomend the Para Pro Shop fiber optic. It's sitting on my GI Expert now and i couldn't be happier with it.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:54 AM
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Para GI Expert and the LTC do not have any springs under the rear sight!!!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:23 PM
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What's your goal?

Night sights?

Higher visibility of the day sights?
Higher visibility, night sights would be cool.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:24 PM
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Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I'll check all those out.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:45 PM
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I cant find my towel. Will a handkerchief be ok?
Bob
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:39 AM
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Para GI Expert and the LTC do not have any springs under the rear sight!!!!
farduino:

Hm....

Does the LTC provide a drop safety? The Expert does, I think....

(The "older" LTC's, do, too, but I think they re-purposed that "name".)

However, the spring's hole may not be drilled through, with the rear sight on top of 'em in some models. Older guns with Novak-style sights, yes....

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Speaking of towels....

Some of you guys may know that I won the M1911.org's yearly raffle. Nice RIA "tactical" 1911. Clone of the Series 70, with rails on the dustcover. Pretty decent gun, overall, as an inexpensive competitor for similar products from Springfield and Para, although the thumb safety is unpleasant. Anyway, the RIA folks included a nice towel! Now I know why ....

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Funny thing: When Adams wrote that series, with the Encyclopedia in a sort of PDA configuration, I don't think they existed yet. Sure do now.... My Droid X has several books stored in it. I may actually read one or two of them....

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Old 05-26-2012, 02:50 AM
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I cant find my towel. Will a handkerchief be ok?
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It'll do
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