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Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 05:15 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,750
Posted By Bowdrie
Absolutely,, all us old guys know from watching...

Absolutely,, all us old guys know from watching "Dragnet" and "77 Sunset Strip" that for CCW the good guys always carried a J-frame or a Colt Detective Special.
The mean nasty miscreant bad guys...
Forum: Dan Wesson Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bowdrie
Pretty much. Quoting myself from another...

Pretty much. Quoting myself from another forum/post;

"The issue was not with the mating surfaces, it was the sharp edges of the rails on the frame and slide left from the machining operations....
Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Bowdrie
Sure ain't ivory, looks like cheap plastic "faux...

Sure ain't ivory, looks like cheap plastic "faux pearl".
Forum: Dan Wesson 08-12-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bowdrie
Thank you for the info.

Thank you for the info.
Forum: Dan Wesson 08-12-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bowdrie
^ I can understand that. Perhaps not germane to...

^ I can understand that.
Perhaps not germane to the discussion, but one of most common effects of stainless galling is in the area of fasteners, where it's sometimes quite easy for a nut to just...
Forum: Dan Wesson 08-11-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bowdrie
Yes, over time their has been many posts about DW...

Yes, over time their has been many posts about DW galling.


Many before 2015.

Not so,,.
Before I got a 1st year production, an ANIB 2009 Heritage, I went back thru this forum and read every...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-10-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By Bowdrie
Long ago I read some article that was explaining...

Long ago I read some article that was explaining how the "impulse" of the ignited powder acted on the bullet,, actually to a faint degree trying to compress, (swedge?,) the bullet, irrespective of...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 08-10-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,966
Posted By Bowdrie
Meanwhile, the mayor says the solution is more...

Meanwhile, the mayor says the solution is more "gun control".
Me thinks she needs a little more "gum control"....
Forum: General Gun Discussion 08-08-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,361
Posted By Bowdrie
In a simple perusal of the Springfield website,...

In a simple perusal of the Springfield website, they state that their 1911 Mil-spec models are, and I quote; "Built on a forged frame and slide".
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-08-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By Bowdrie
Single-action revolvers can be a lot of fun, I'm...

Single-action revolvers can be a lot of fun, I'm considering loading up some black powder, (well, the fake stuff).
Lots of Triple 7 around, and a well compressed load of it gives some impressive...
Forum: ARs ONLY 08-07-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 802
Posted By Bowdrie
I'm quite satisfied with my basic Windham M4 HB,...

I'm quite satisfied with my basic Windham M4 HB, no plans to ever use any optics, the A2 front with the carry handle rear are all I need.
The old SP-1 certainly didn't do any better when my eyes...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 08-07-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,750
Posted By Bowdrie
Yeah,, wasn't their some old saying, (I'll have...

Yeah,, wasn't their some old saying, (I'll have to paraphrase,);
"Beware the man with one gun, he probably knows how to use it".
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 08-04-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,555
Posted By Bowdrie
Yeah,, I lean that way too. Even though I have my...

Yeah,, I lean that way too. Even though I have my eye on a 590A1, I really like the 37s.
Maybe it's because of prior usage overseas in the late '60s, but I always felt confident with one.
The new...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 08-02-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,238
Posted By Bowdrie
It's true that stainless guns cannot be fitted as...

It's true that stainless guns cannot be fitted as tightly as a carbon gun.
One of my older stainless Colts is one that many here would call "loose as a goose", you could probably lube it with peanut...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 08-02-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Bowdrie
Jeepers, you did good, what a beautiful example. ...

Jeepers, you did good, what a beautiful example.
Didn't the ones marked as "marine" models use a synthetic stock?.
I thought that was the diff between "Stainless" and "Stainless Marine".
Were...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 08-01-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Bowdrie
Should the U.S. become the country that they,...

Should the U.S. become the country that they, (anarchists/rioters/looters, those unwilling to work,) purportedly wish it to be,, they, along with the "intellectuals", (collage professors,) who...
Forum: Reloading Bench 07-31-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Bowdrie
I used thousands of them in CAS, both in carbon...

I used thousands of them in CAS, both in carbon and stainless rifles, and in the stainless Ruger's, never had any problems at all.
No data, but I suspect they may fly a "little" bit faster for equal...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-31-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Bowdrie
Not so, springs are simple devices, and the...

Not so, springs are simple devices, and the engineering behind them is well known.
Now, this article doesn't pertain to "guns", but the engineering is the same;

...
Forum: Colt 07-28-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By Bowdrie
No beef at all with the 80s, the mechanism has...

No beef at all with the 80s, the mechanism has never given any concerns whatsoever over thousands of rounds.
The GCNM and the OACP have had pro trigger jobs/tuning, and they run flawless with...
Forum: Colt 07-28-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Bowdrie
Yep, they certainly are Millett sights. A more...

Yep, they certainly are Millett sights.
A more common combo used the white outline rear sight pictured, paired with an orange(ish)/red front.
For shooters with long experience using Smith & Wesson...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-25-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,361
Posted By Bowdrie
I think that for the scenarios that probably...

I think that for the scenarios that probably 99.999% of us use a 1911 for, a Dan Wesson is the best bang for the buck, they're a fairly tight and quite well fitted for their price point.
However, if...
Forum: Dan Wesson 07-25-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bowdrie
Well, I have been successful at overcoming the...

Well, I have been successful at overcoming the difficulties of getting the slide to lock-back on the DW.
The original problem was that the slide would not lock after the last shot while using Wilson...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-24-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 855
Posted By Bowdrie
Always have used the 10-30, but have considered...

Always have used the 10-30, but have considered trying out the 20-50 they make for motorcycle transmissions.
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 07-20-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 7,541
Posted By Bowdrie
This from Fox; ...

This from Fox;
https://www.foxnews.com/us/missouri-ag-moves-to-dismiss-charges-against-couple-who-pointed-guns-at-crowd?fbclid=IwAR2Porzqr9cRoH2JdrEvaJljYjbTVqJ-iQemUacaP-ZCqfdmbqJzbU5dW7g
Forum: Revolvers 07-15-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Bowdrie
I loaded either Black or a synthetic in...

I loaded either Black or a synthetic in cartridges and shot shells for a long time in CAS.
My favorite concoction consists of equal amounts of Hydrogen Peroxide, Murphy's Oil Soap, and Isopropyl...
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