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Forum: Reloading Bench 05-01-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Yes, for my purposes, which is punching paper at...

Yes, for my purposes, which is punching paper at 50 ft by myself, the diff is very small. And hard to say if the scores on a given day are due to me or the handloads.
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-01-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Bullet weight uniformity

No surprise in this, but I had time to measure it.

I shoot a lot of Zero 185 gr JHP and Everglades plated 200 gr RN (these seem a lot like Xtreme 200 gr RN). Was in the reloading room prepping...
Forum: Reloading Bench 04-12-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Ebay is your friend ... if it's one of the common...

Ebay is your friend ... if it's one of the common brands.
Forum: Colt 04-07-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,644
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Excellent, I have one just like yours. Every...

Excellent, I have one just like yours. Every friend I let try it gives it back to me with a smile - even the polymer crowd.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-03-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Any idea if this safety will be offered as an...

Any idea if this safety will be offered as an ambi version?
Forum: Colt 04-01-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,877
Posted By DesmoAndrew
if it floats your boat, perfect! Reminds me...

if it floats your boat, perfect!

Reminds me of a "rat rod" job posted here (https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=782682&highlight=rat+rod)a while ago.
Forum: Reloading Bench 04-01-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,656
Views: 296,280
Posted By DesmoAndrew
I'm not sure that 470 Nitro and plinking can be...

I'm not sure that 470 Nitro and plinking can be used in the same post!!

[QUOTE=Tom Freeman;13105894]I now have a lifetimes supply of 470 Nitro hunting and practice ammo. Hunting ammo for sure. ...
Forum: Reloading Bench 04-01-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,483
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Ha! about two and half weeks ago I was at my LGS...

Ha! about two and half weeks ago I was at my LGS just before they shut down. Everyone else was buying ammo. They looked at me quizzically ... I told them that the 2k of LPP's in my hands was in...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-30-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,996
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Nothing special here, just some home gamer tools....

Nothing special here, just some home gamer tools. Made the hammer/sear block to GI specs ... a useful starting point to look at engagement fits. The small saddle fits in a slide bushing area to...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-24-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Nice to hear of a company working with its...

Nice to hear of a company working with its customers. Be sure to show us your project when it's done.
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-18-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,656
Views: 296,280
Posted By DesmoAndrew
The past few days of working at home have given...

The past few days of working at home have given me back my commute time which I've used on the bench. 500 rds 45 ACP loaded. Now, on to case prep.
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-18-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,177
Posted By DesmoAndrew
As of last Friday my local supply store was well...

As of last Friday my local supply store was well stocked with components. I picked up 2k primers as I figured I'd have a bit of time on my hands. Plenty of brass to process, decent supply of...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-17-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By DesmoAndrew
I use a couple of Frankford Arsenal #6 loading...

I use a couple of Frankford Arsenal #6 loading blocks. They leave about 1/4 of an inch proud of the block surface.
Forum: Ammo Can 03-16-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,721
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Blazer and Federal. I've found it to reload as...

Blazer and Federal. I've found it to reload as well as anything else.

One interesting thing I've noticed. I wet tumble all my brass and for some reason the Blazer/Federal brass retains it's...
Forum: ARs ONLY 03-13-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,382
Posted By DesmoAndrew
yeah, builds r fun ... a retro build ...

yeah, builds r fun ... a retro build ...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-13-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By DesmoAndrew
that S&W rear sight looks really good ...

that S&W rear sight looks really good ...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-10-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By DesmoAndrew
you can buy gauge pins from mcmaster carr for...

you can buy gauge pins from mcmaster carr for about $4 each that will allow you to inspect the engagement on the pistol, like the Brownell items

https://www.mcmaster.com/pin-gauges
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-08-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,348
Posted By DesmoAndrew
I primarily shoot at 50 ft indoors at a bullseye...

I primarily shoot at 50 ft indoors at a bullseye B3 target. I usually shoot 200 gr RN plated bullets from Xtreme or Everglades on top of 4.4 BE. I've also use 185 gr JHP from Zero. I'd give the...
Forum: Colt 02-28-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By DesmoAndrew
you know, having a good shooter grade Colt 1911...

you know, having a good shooter grade Colt 1911 is a real pleasure ... it takes all the worries about scratches and dings, and tosses them out the window. You are left with the fine pleasure of...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-26-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By DesmoAndrew
oh, and I suppose given the vintage, it wont take...

oh, and I suppose given the vintage, it wont take much for a "vintage build?" :-)
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-26-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By DesmoAndrew
Tres Cool ... and darn good shooting Greg ... I...

Tres Cool ... and darn good shooting Greg ... I recently ran across an article of yours on the encyclopedia of bullseye shooting
...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-25-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By DesmoAndrew
mickeyd has it right ... ^^^

mickeyd has it right ... ^^^
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-25-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By DesmoAndrew
gotta say, I do love your abbreviated grip safety...

gotta say, I do love your abbreviated grip safety ...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-25-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By DesmoAndrew
I'm for the black ...

I'm for the black ...
Forum: Colt 02-22-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By DesmoAndrew
thanks for the link ... interesting that in final...

thanks for the link ... interesting that in final assembly the grips are on while she was installed all the fire control bits .. I always put the grips on dead last.
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