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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-25-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By pat_jones
CeraKote is just a paint. Virtually all other...

CeraKote is just a paint. Virtually all other firearm coatings wear better. Parkerizing, DLC, hard chrome, electroless nickel, these are all significantly more durable. But it takes less specialized...
Forum: Revolvers 05-23-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 877
Posted By pat_jones
45 Colt has more muzzle energy than a 410 slug....

45 Colt has more muzzle energy than a 410 slug. Shot patterns poorly out of a rifled barrel. Unless you need a short range snake gun, I fail to see the appeal of the 410 revolvers.

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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-21-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By pat_jones
Is it 5 groove rifling? Do you have a V block to...

Is it 5 groove rifling? Do you have a V block to measure the diameter of the slug when done?

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Pat Jones
Firestone CO
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-21-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By pat_jones
Really? I prefer parkerizing because it holds up...

Really? I prefer parkerizing because it holds up to wear better.

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Pat Jones
Firestone CO
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-19-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By pat_jones
The paint thicknesses you quote are best case...

The paint thicknesses you quote are best case scenarios, a lot depends on how experienced the painter is. Black does cover faster so it usually applies thinner than other colors.

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Pat Jones...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-16-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By pat_jones
Novak rear sights can be fit, and in many cases...

Novak rear sights can be fit, and in many cases will be a good option. They will be a bit oversized, and require fitting.

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Pat Jones
Firestone CO
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-15-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By pat_jones
I've not had good luck with the Trijicon sight...

I've not had good luck with the Trijicon sight sets zeroing for elevation. I do prefer the Dawson front sights because they are available in nearly any height you need, and they will make custom...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 05-09-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By pat_jones
I don't shoot open, but the 155 mags seem a nice...

I don't shoot open, but the 155 mags seem a nice compromise for open when you don't need a big stick.

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Pat Jones
Firestone CO
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-02-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By pat_jones
Q tip -- Pat Jones Firestone CO

Q tip

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Pat Jones
Firestone CO
Forum: Revolvers 04-17-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,060
Posted By pat_jones
How does any of this apply to revolvers? -- ...

How does any of this apply to revolvers?

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Pat Jones
Firestone CO
Forum: Revolvers 04-17-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By pat_jones
If you buy the 41 mag, it it a plus that it is...

If you buy the 41 mag, it it a plus that it is chambered in a cartridge you already have around the house? Would you rather have something completely different?

My 454 is a 5 shot conversion of a...
Forum: Revolvers 04-15-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,060
Posted By pat_jones
My 627 match gun has over 40k rounds thru it with...

My 627 match gun has over 40k rounds thru it with the lock still installed, no failures yet.

The current generation of Smith revolvers are on average, better timed than any built in the past.
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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-15-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,181
Posted By pat_jones
I watched the front of a slide fall off an STI at...

I watched the front of a slide fall off an STI at a match. Failed in exactly the same spot as this one, but the front of the slide completely fell off the gun while shooting. The slide did not hit...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 04-11-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By pat_jones
I'm using a Red Hill on a CR Speed CBax hangar....

I'm using a Red Hill on a CR Speed CBax hangar. I've replaced all of my BOSS hangars with the CR Speeds, it allows for rotational adjustment without a stack of washers.

I do like the Double Alpha...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 03-17-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,699
Posted By pat_jones
That's the best part about shooting revolvers,...

That's the best part about shooting revolvers, it's kinda like turning the knife.

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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-11-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,615
Posted By pat_jones
Were you using grease or oil on the rails? If...

Were you using grease or oil on the rails? If oil, was it applied immediately before shooting?

With a high quality grease a thousand rounds or more between cleanings shouldn't be a problem. Oil...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-09-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By pat_jones
First, have someone else you trust shoot the gun...

First, have someone else you trust shoot the gun and see what their results are.

With fixed rear sights you simply install a different height front sight. Dawson Precision has a sight height...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-04-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By pat_jones
I use 0000 steel wool lubricated with a little...

I use 0000 steel wool lubricated with a little oil. You'd need to scrub for a long time with this to do any damage to the blueing.

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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-02-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,084
Posted By pat_jones
I put a 1/8 inch roll pin into the grip safety...

I put a 1/8 inch roll pin into the grip safety just above the ledge that holds it underneath the mainspring housing. The pin just fills the space between the compressed grip safety and the mainspring...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 02-29-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,483
Posted By pat_jones
You shoot open or limited? For open division, the...

You shoot open or limited? For open division, the reduced capacity of a 40 can be a handicap on some courses of fire.

I think the 38 super comp guns may run a little better, but I see an awful lot...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-26-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By pat_jones
If you have a vise and soft jaws, fine...

If you have a vise and soft jaws, fine adjustments are easier with a small hammer and punch. By the time you load up a press, the sight moves further.

I measure the sights to the middle of the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-26-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By pat_jones
You could add serrations to the rear, but to...

You could add serrations to the rear, but to remove them from the front you would need to fit a new slide.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-25-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By pat_jones
I have a bottle of Locktite 290, the wicking...

I have a bottle of Locktite 290, the wicking grade stuff. It's very useful to have around and does not require heat for removal.

The previous poster was probably referring to the green 648...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-24-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 999
Posted By pat_jones
If it ain't broke.... Sent from my Pixel 2...

If it ain't broke....

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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-19-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By pat_jones
A hammer and punch, combined with a proper bench...

A hammer and punch, combined with a proper bench vise are "pro tools."

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