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Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 199
Posted By Jim Watson
In the long runup to the HK, it was rumored that...

In the long runup to the HK, it was rumored that USP stood for United States Pistol.
Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 271
Posted By Jim Watson
That is not a gun limitation unless you are...

That is not a gun limitation unless you are hampered by recoil.

In order of what I think will seem of least to most interest to you:
Technique; train, study, practice.
Ammo; do you buy or load...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 199
Posted By Jim Watson
I had a USP .45, a good solid gun, but too big...

I had a USP .45, a good solid gun, but too big for my hands.
If yours wasn't grab it back.
As said, everybody is making a 1911 and you can add one later.
Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By Jim Watson
There would have been a demand for SOMETHING. ...

There would have been a demand for SOMETHING.
If the Old Indian Fighters had not insisted on a return to the .45, there was still the international move to the automatic pistol. And Mr Browning was...
Forum: Colt Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Jim Watson
Yeah, it costs more than an adjustable. Can't...

Yeah, it costs more than an adjustable. Can't see the point if I am not bound for the trenches.

I set up a single stack comp gun in the early 90s. We knew the AWB was coming and figured that...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 288
Posted By Jim Watson
On the other hand there was one car chase movie...

On the other hand there was one car chase movie that used up 7 or 8 cars of the same make, model, and color.
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 288
Posted By Jim Watson
Did the Broomhandles appear to function on...

Did the Broomhandles appear to function on blanks?

It seems Internet Consensus that it is difficult to get a 1911 to work on blanks, hence American troops armed with Spanish Stars.

I have...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-24-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,030
Posted By Jim Watson
Agree with Bob and Steve. Much is made of the...

Agree with Bob and Steve. Much is made of the eka-double action but I would not bet against a striker falling off its at rest position setting off a round.

Gunsmith John Lawson described a...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-23-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,096
Posted By Jim Watson
Reminds me of Knob Creek machine gun videos, just...

Reminds me of Knob Creek machine gun videos, just dumping rounds in the terrain.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-23-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 673
Posted By Jim Watson
A Lady in our club had trouble WHO with mild...

A Lady in our club had trouble WHO with mild power factor loads in a Glock 34.
One explanation of the need for a good grip and arm, one practice session, no more "limp wrist" malfunctions. One of...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-23-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Jim Watson
A lot. I have a holster and magazine pouch with...

A lot.
I have a holster and magazine pouch with magazines that went to Iwo.
The gun was stolen some years ago. It had been worn by that vet's Father in WWI, too.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-22-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 673
Posted By Jim Watson
Wonder what bullet. Tell him to try factory...

Wonder what bullet.
Tell him to try factory loads.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-22-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,514
Posted By Jim Watson
I have two guns with actual Glock springs done...

I have two guns with actual Glock springs done before the idea caught on, based on a gunzine picture of a stripped short STI.
One was my IPSC Modified gun with shortened GM slide and therefore less...
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-22-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 537
Posted By Jim Watson
If you buy the TRP, what will you do with the...

If you buy the TRP, what will you do with the Mil?
Sell it or shelve it?
Forum: Rimfire! 05-22-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By Jim Watson
You rascal you. I have .22 conversions for 1911...

You rascal you.
I have .22 conversions for 1911 and CZ75 and would love to have one for P210.

As Jeff Cooper, "Mr .45" said: "You can learn about 80% of what you need to know with a .22."
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-21-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Jim Watson
I would take it apart and look at all the bits,...

I would take it apart and look at all the bits, then put it back together clean and oiled.

I would particularly look at
The hammer. It may not have a half cock so as to not interfere with a...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 05-21-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,202
Posted By Jim Watson
The Primer is good. I don't know if the latest...

The Primer is good. I don't know if the latest edition still recommends magnum primers but few of the shooters I knew used them any more. Won't hurt much in a hunting type rifle, might help in the...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 05-21-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,202
Posted By Jim Watson
The only trick is getting black powder. Few...

The only trick is getting black powder. Few places stock it and Hazmat will eat you up on small orders.

A drop tube, a compression die, some card wads, and black powder compatible bullet lube are...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-21-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By Jim Watson
I have seen several of these lately. Agree, a...

I have seen several of these lately.
Agree, a Turnbull restoration with all the lines trued up and markings refreshed and a sincere refinish would cost as much as a pretty good original.

My idea...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-21-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Jim Watson
Agree. I have seen several posts lately about...

Agree.
I have seen several posts lately about making 1911s "correct", even CMP Sales pieces with certificates as to their authenticity. They are not factory fresh originals, but they are true US...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-21-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,962
Posted By Jim Watson
I expect my most expensive guns to shoot the...

I expect my most expensive guns to shoot the best.
They are configured for competition, IDPA, USPSA, SCSA.

We see a lot of guns of top quality but pretty close to stock layout that would not...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 05-21-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,202
Posted By Jim Watson
.40-70 SS is a known caliber in rifles made by...

.40-70 SS is a known caliber in rifles made by the Brownings before Winchester got in the act.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-20-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Jim Watson
Looks like a Remington Rand slide on a 1913...

Looks like a Remington Rand slide on a 1913 vintage Colt receiver.
Put together and Parkerized as part of the Augusta Arsenal overhaul process.
Forum: Wilson Combat 05-20-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 589
Posted By Jim Watson
They must really be hurting for orders.

They must really be hurting for orders.
Forum: Kimber 05-20-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By Jim Watson
Why don't they call the ones without firing pin...

Why don't they call the ones without firing pin obstructions "Series 70?"
Everybody else does.
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