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Forum: Browning Hi-Power Today, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 423
Posted By RickB
That's a really nice gun. If it shoots half as...

That's a really nice gun. If it shoots half as well as it looks, well, for $100 you got a steal, regardless.
Forum: Colt Yesterday, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By RickB
A 5" gun with stock guide rod does leave about...

A 5" gun with stock guide rod does leave about 5/8" of the spring supported by neither the guide rod nor the slide, but it has never in 100+ years, been an issue.
If the gun got a Commander guide...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By RickB
Assemble it without grip safety, and see what's...

Assemble it without grip safety, and see what's going on when you cock it; something is rubbing on something.
Forum: Para USA Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,233
Posted By RickB
I had four Canadian-made P14 mags for my...

I had four Canadian-made P14 mags for my Springfield hi-cap.
I added custom-cut springs and Dawson basepads, for a "reloadable" 18 rounds capacity (mags would lock in with reasonable force with...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 06-04-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By RickB
It won't work with a concealment holster that...

It won't work with a concealment holster that requires lifting the gun five inches to clear leather.
Forum: Competitive Shooting 06-04-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By RickB
Tell me about the "escalator" draw

I've always used a five-step draw, with the last step pushing the gun straight out, from just below the sternum, toward the target as the last step.

I've read about competition shooters using a...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 06-03-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By RickB
HP is my off-body, out-of-town gun, where the...

HP is my off-body, out-of-town gun, where the capacity is a comfort, and I don't have to be concerned with weight.
I generally have bought into the theory that guns are comforting but not...
Forum: Colt 06-01-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By RickB
Surprised the original owner didn't go for the...

Surprised the original owner didn't go for the Wilson sight specifically for the Gold Cup?
Forum: Competitive Shooting 06-01-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 606
Posted By RickB
I like to cut any rear notch deep enough so the...

I like to cut any rear notch deep enough so the entire front sight is visible, if possible; most rear notches are wider than they are deep, so the front sight looks more like a box than a post.

If...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 06-01-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By RickB
Someone posted on the custom HP facebook page...

Someone posted on the custom HP facebook page that Spegel grips were no longer available, and someone else was asking $150 a pair for used?

An exaggeration, apparently.
Forum: Dan Wesson 06-01-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By RickB
Yeah, heavier mainspring and proportionately...

Yeah, heavier mainspring and proportionately lighter recoil spring.
10mm 1911s eject a long way. I've run a 25# main and 23# recoil spring, and even without smoking hot loads, ejection distance is...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-01-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By RickB
What it's going to say, is along the lines of...

What it's going to say, is along the lines of your gun was one of a shipment of 500 sent to Springfield Armory on such-and-such date.

The reason to letter a commercial gun might be to determine if...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 06-01-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By RickB
Apparently, the disarmer was security for a local...

Apparently, the disarmer was security for a local news team, a local news team that repeatedly has run "nobody needs an AR" news stories . . .
Since so much of what passes for news is actually...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 06-01-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 469
Posted By RickB
I think it's a "why the hell would you shoot...

I think it's a "why the hell would you shoot cartridges other than the one the gun's chambered for" thing?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-01-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By RickB
I got a ten-lifetimes supply of O-rings by buying...

I got a ten-lifetimes supply of O-rings by buying a short length of fishtank air hose; slice off as thick a piece as you need.
Even if you don't really need it to keep the screws tight, you can use...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-31-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 846
Posted By RickB
They should arrest the guys who took the guns for...

They should arrest the guys who took the guns for having "transferred" them without the services of a FFL.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-30-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By RickB
Looking at the shipping document for my M1...

Looking at the shipping document for my M1 Carbine, there are two dates, the "selected" date of 4029, and the "date shipped" of "5 FEB 64", suggesting that 4029 is January 29, 1964.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-30-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By RickB
Mine also says the "cost" is $17.00; $12.50 for...

Mine also says the "cost" is $17.00; $12.50 for the gun, and $4.50 postage and handling, but the total amount paid for the gun was $54.70; no explanation or itemization of the difference..
The...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-30-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By RickB
$54.70, circa 1960. Check out the thread about...

$54.70, circa 1960.
Check out the thread about shipping forms from Benicia Arsenal.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-29-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By RickB
The black color is a mixed bag. I applied cold...

The black color is a mixed bag.
I applied cold blue inside the magwell of a hard chromed gun, to see just how well the chrome had held up through 50k rounds' worth of reloads, and there is virtually...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-29-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By RickB
You can buy brand-new .45 Lugers from...

You can buy brand-new .45 Lugers from Lugerman.com.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-29-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By RickB
If the angle between A and B were wrong, the...

If the angle between A and B were wrong, the safety could start to bind on the trigger between those two points.
Forum: Range Reports 05-28-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By RickB
My IDPA club used to have two or three night...

My IDPA club used to have two or three night matches each Winter, but the "weather permitting" nature of it meant few people were willing to commit.
I enjoyed it a lot, as we'd set up a few...
Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns 05-28-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By RickB
There were Chinese import 97s that cowboy action...

There were Chinese import 97s that cowboy action specialists could slick-up and make very functional.
I think there may have even been a trench version, though newly-made handguard/bayonet lugs are...
Forum: Kimber 05-28-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By RickB
One possible advantage of the FLGR, while at the...

One possible advantage of the FLGR, while at the same time removing an option in another way, is the full-length rod preventing the gun from being pushed out of battery from the muzzle end; you could...
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