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Forum: General Gun Discussion 11-29-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 13,856
Posted By Chieftain
"United States Rifle, cal .30, Model of 1917",...

"United States Rifle, cal .30, Model of 1917", Springfield 03-A3 1943. M1 Carbine 1943. M1 Garand 1943, Navy conversion to NATO 7.62. Victory S&W 38Spl 1944.

Thats my old ordnance.

Merry...
Forum: Wilson Combat 11-10-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,913
Posted By Chieftain
I have always advised replacing parts and springs...

I have always advised replacing parts and springs before they wore out or broke. We used to call it preventive maintenance. Particularly in my fighting/carry weapons. Better “to early vs to late”....
Forum: Springfield Armory 09-07-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,533
Posted By Chieftain
Used my Pro with a DOB of 2002 for about ten...

Used my Pro with a DOB of 2002 for about ten years. Now, for health reasons, I carry a Colt LtWgt Commander, Wiley Clapp with some extra custom stuff done. Sorry no pix.

Good luck.

Fred
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Forum: Springfield Armory 08-17-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,975
Posted By Chieftain
When I carried my Pro every day (CCW/EDC) I fit...

When I carried my Pro every day (CCW/EDC) I fit an Ed Brown single side to it. I do not like ambi safeties on my CCW/EDC pistols. No risk of my safety inadvertanly being brushed off to the fire...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 06-20-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,498
Posted By Chieftain
Interesting. I worked for the Brevard County...

Interesting. I worked for the Brevard County Sheriff about 25 years ago. I am from Melbourne, my home town.

The Sheriff back then told folks to get a gun because of the size of the county and...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-18-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,996
Posted By Chieftain
Rock185, hit it on the head. I run a small...

Rock185, hit it on the head. I run a small radius firing pin stop and 23# mainspring in all my center fire 1911's.

Recoil spring weight depends on the mission. Military combat I ran 18.5#...
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 12-20-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,773
Posted By Chieftain
I carry a 1911 because i have used them to defend...

I carry a 1911 because i have used them to defend myself 7 times. As i am still here to bore folkes with the stories, i was successful. I have used a 'k' frame three times too. All actions were in...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 11-25-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,489
Posted By Chieftain
My Garand is a US Navy 7.62 NATO conversion. I...

My Garand is a US Navy 7.62 NATO conversion. I stick with 150 gr. My favorite is PMC.

GOOD LUCK.

Frec.
Forum: Dan Wesson 09-26-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,366
Posted By Chieftain
Colt has been selling brand new 9mm guns as the...

Colt has been selling brand new 9mm guns as the Commander model (today called a LgtWgt Commander) since 1951, 65 years. Not a new varient.

Enjoy what ever you own.

Good luck.

Fred
Forum: Revolvers 09-17-2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,665
Posted By Chieftain
Been carrying a model 38 'J' frame starting just...

Been carrying a model 38 'J' frame starting just before going to Vietnam. It was my tertiary weapon behind my M14 and 1911A1. It fit the inside pocket of my leg pocket in my jungle utility...
Forum: Springfield Armory 07-14-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,233
Posted By Chieftain
My Pro was born in 2002. No problems, I run...

My Pro was born in 2002. No problems, I run Cobra II mags and store the custom fit Metalform mags that came with the gun.

When I used to carry the Pro for CCW/EDC I ran a non-ambi safety. (Ed...
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 07-07-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,570
Posted By Chieftain
Although here in Arizona a permit is not required...

Although here in Arizona a permit is not required to carry concealed and informing is not required, I still maintain my Arizona CCW permit.

Here in Arizona I do not inform unless I expect to be...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 06-12-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,328
Posted By Chieftain
I apologize folks, age and late nights caused me...

I apologize folks, age and late nights caused me to screw up. As stated, the forged frames in 40 failed. FN went to cast frames not alloy. Sorry.

Go figure.

Fred
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 06-08-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,328
Posted By Chieftain
I only have three of my HP's, a full custom Jim...

I only have three of my HP's, a full custom Jim Garthwaite, a lightly custom Novak Chromed, and a rather new (around 12 years ago), FNH not Browning model, stock. (Of course they all have the mag...
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 05-05-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,987
Posted By Chieftain
If you will not vote until you have a perfect...

If you will not vote until you have a perfect candidate, you are part of the problem, not even close to a solution.

If you think Comrade Clinton will chose a pro 2nd Amendment Justice you are at...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 01-28-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,269
Posted By Chieftain
"Me, I'd spend the 300 on a case of ammo and go...

"Me, I'd spend the 300 on a case of ammo and go practice at 7yds and under drawing and mozambiquing a target from multiple no sight positions."

And each year you will need more and more ammo to...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 01-28-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,269
Posted By Chieftain
Red dots are or will be a superior targeting...

Red dots are or will be a superior targeting system, that is absolute.

Now unlike many of you out there, I am pretty new at this stuff. Only been shooting since 1954, competing since 1958,...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 12-01-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,965
Posted By Chieftain
Children settle down. If the safety is going...

Children settle down.

If the safety is going to get you killed, how did any troops in any country's military ever survive? Come on guys, virtually every military long arm I know of has a safety,...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 11-13-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 25,649
Posted By Chieftain
This may seem an extreme statement. The...

This may seem an extreme statement.

The XM16E1. More American troops wounded and killed by direct cause of, than any other small arm.

Please don't try revisionist history on me, I was there....
Forum: General Gun Discussion 10-23-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,340
Posted By Chieftain
Ask me again why I will not possess a NFA item. ...

Ask me again why I will not possess a NFA item.

"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances as though they were realities and are often more influenced by things that seem...
Forum: Colt 10-19-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,742
Posted By Chieftain
I have been in many firefights, 10 of them I went...

I have been in many firefights, 10 of them I went to my side arms, 7 times it was an issued 1911A1 with 7 round magazines, and three times it was with a Victory model S&W 38Spl with govt 130gr FMJ.
...
Forum: Wilson Combat 10-14-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,631
Posted By Chieftain
I guess I am a radical. I am pretty new to...

I guess I am a radical. I am pretty new to 1911's, didn't start carrying them for business until 1966, and used it in a firefight for the first time in 1967.

Although I went through boot camp in...
Forum: Wilson Combat 10-14-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,631
Posted By Chieftain
I guess I am a radical. I am pretty new to...

I guess I am a radical. I am pretty new to 1911's, didn't start carrying them for business until 1966, and used it in a firefight for the first time in 1967.

Although I went through boot camp in...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-12-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,625
Posted By Chieftain
....foreign and domestic. Go figure. ...

....foreign and domestic.

Go figure.

Fred
Forum: Springfield Armory 09-03-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,258
Posted By Chieftain
My Pro was made in 2002. I bought it for $2,200...

My Pro was made in 2002. I bought it for $2,200 in 2004 IIRC. Carried for CCW/EDC shot USPSA, IDPA, Steel Challenge, and many local and club matches. Never a FTF. EST about 18,000 rounds. I have...
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