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Forum: Revolvers Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 883
Posted By Jim Watson
My Pythons have action jobs by Colt Custom Shop...

My Pythons have action jobs by Colt Custom Shop of the 1970s and Reeves Jungkind in the 1990s.
I would prefer a stock Smith over a stock Python or other V spring Colt.

Be sure that before you...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 615
Posted By Jim Watson
When my house burned in The Incident of 2010,...

When my house burned in The Incident of 2010, none of my guns were hit by flame but those not in the safe were finished damaged by fumes and water. I had most of them refinished - homeowners...
Forum: Springfield Armory 09-17-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By Jim Watson
I forgot the Beretta ad. Lots of Old World...

I forgot the Beretta ad. Lots of Old World gunmakers have boutique divisions.

I thought about revolvers, but don't know where SA could get a good one.
Forum: Springfield Armory 09-17-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By Jim Watson
New Pursuit

Got a teaser for a product introduction September 29th.
"...a new pursuit for Springfield Armory."

Let speculation run amuk for two weeks.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-17-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By Jim Watson
I have a genuine STI Eagle 9mm that holds 17 in a...

I have a genuine STI Eagle 9mm that holds 17 in a standard length magazine and is a treat to shoot but nothing I would want to hump for longer than the duration of a USPSA match.

The Wilson EDC X9...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 09-16-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 357
Posted By Jim Watson
Worth a try. I have a couple night sights with...

Worth a try.
I have a couple night sights with the whole blade painted red around the lamp.
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 09-16-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By Jim Watson
Seems you can't get Rusty Sherrick's Hyde Glide...

Seems you can't get Rusty Sherrick's Hyde Glide any more.
Might try Mitch Rosen's stuff:
https://mitchrosen.com/products/additional-products/

CAVEAT: I have not used it, just read about it.
Forum: Competitive Shooting 09-16-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 357
Posted By Jim Watson
The current craze in night sights is a front...

The current craze in night sights is a front sight with a WIDE orange or green ring around the tritium lamp.

There is also the TFO with a tritium lamp in the middle of a fibre optic illuminated...
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-16-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 933
Posted By Jim Watson
I have what I would call a good even large supply...

I have what I would call a good even large supply in peacetime.
I plan to keep bullets on order until I have accumulated a few more than my stock of primers. That way I can use up the primers on...
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-15-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By Jim Watson
If it didn't you would be S.O.L., no place to put...

If it didn't you would be S.O.L., no place to put a clip.

From what I have seen and read, blue Smiths like my M25-2 are good on chamber depth, large on throat diameter. Stainless guns good...
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-15-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By Jim Watson
On the case mouth, just like an automatic......

On the case mouth, just like an automatic... mostly.
There are some guns out there with deep chambers that require the clip for headspace control, and I am not talking about the first run of Colt...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-15-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 578
Posted By Jim Watson
McCormick has "compact" magazines with metal...

McCormick has "compact" magazines with metal followers and wide plastic floor plates.
I have full size Power Mags, RPMs, Range Pro, and XPs that all work fine. I would expect a short butt magazine...
Forum: Smith & Wesson 09-15-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 332
Posted By Jim Watson
Looks good. Loose plunger tubes are endemic in...

Looks good.
Loose plunger tubes are endemic in Smith 1911 derivatives. They seem not to have the idea of inside countersinking the holes.

I would get it replaced before I depended on the gun...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-15-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By Jim Watson
Seems like all the options have been covered, but...

Seems like all the options have been covered, but I am puzzled by:



So what is different?
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-15-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By Jim Watson
I make no difference in loading .45 ACP for...

I make no difference in loading .45 ACP for automatic or revolver, taper crimp holds.
Caveat: Hottest I have loaded for some time is power factor 155 for IDPA Rev-E.
Forum: Revolvers 09-14-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Jim Watson
Pinnacle says Colt clips but not WHICH Colt. ...

Pinnacle says Colt clips but not WHICH Colt.

Speedloaders seem few.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 09-14-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Jim Watson
Colt will cheerfully take your $100 and tell you...

Colt will cheerfully take your $100 and tell you when and where it was originally shipped. Probably to a distributor or to a dealer. Direct sale to notable people is extremely rare. The "white...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 09-14-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Jim Watson
Interesting, I knew of the top half kits but did...

Interesting, I knew of the top half kits but did not know about the whole gun kits.
Says the slide would just go on part way, was the barrel oversize, too?
Not that anybody who has an unused kit...
Forum: Rimfire! 09-14-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 842
Posted By Jim Watson
I splurged on these for my Citation Military. ...

I splurged on these for my Citation Military. They are not as good as originals but are much better than Triple K. Feed well but don't drop free. ...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 09-13-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By Jim Watson
Model of 1900 .38 Auto "Calibre .38 Rimless...

Model of 1900 .38 Auto "Calibre .38 Rimless Smokeless."
Still has the safety rear sight, something Colt took off of every one they could get their hands on about halfway through the production...
Forum: Reloading Bench 09-13-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Jim Watson
What does the case look like? That is a 37%...

What does the case look like? That is a 37% excess powder charge, pressure was more like double. Or triple.
Forum: Springfield Armory 09-12-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 766
Posted By Jim Watson
Only $125 more than a RO? A Deal if sound, a...

Only $125 more than a RO?
A Deal if sound, a DEAL if NOS.
Forum: Revolvers 09-12-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By Jim Watson
Sorta. You can go back before model numbers and...

Sorta.
You can go back before model numbers and find it cataloged as the .38 Masterpiece.
Before WWII it was simply the Military & Police Target.
But we called them all K38s before the collectors...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 09-12-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,165
Posted By Jim Watson
I have been taking D all along, even pre-C19. ...

I have been taking D all along, even pre-C19.
I ran out of zinc and all I could find was "adult gummies."
Ick.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 09-12-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Jim Watson
At one time, Colt sold barrel and slide kits for...

At one time, Colt sold barrel and slide kits for target pistol builds.
Seems there are a lot more .38 Special kit guns around than .45s.
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