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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By TRX302
CIP tries to enforce a standard. SAAMI is...

CIP tries to enforce a standard. SAAMI is probably making allowances for the billions of rounds of ammunition loaded by organizations who viewed CIP "standards" as quaint foreign conceits.

SAAMI...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-30-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By TRX302
Dye penetrant testing would let you know if it...

Dye penetrant testing would let you know if it was a crack, but a test kit with cleaner, penetrant, and developer will cost $65-ish.

With all the cuts and corners in the breech area, I'm not...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-30-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By TRX302
I had heard of the MAT-49, but I guess I'd never...

I had heard of the MAT-49, but I guess I'd never seen a picture of one. That's a-verra-nahss!
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 03-27-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By TRX302
So, they could pay someone to tell them the same...

So, they could pay someone to tell them the same things that are in the owner's manual? I think there's some safety stuff in there between "do not eat" and "may contain lead."
Forum: Para USA 03-23-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By TRX302
Unfortunately, I found my Warthog wouldn't accept...

Unfortunately, I found my Warthog wouldn't accept an RIA mag catch, or the metal "Para" mag catch I got from Sarco. The anti-rotation cutout wasn't quite big enough and the radius at the main hole...
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 03-14-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,377
Posted By TRX302
I have an AR-14 marked lower coming from PSA.

I have an AR-14 marked lower coming from PSA.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-14-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By TRX302
> The .32 caliber TOK might be a good choice for...

> The .32 caliber TOK might be a good choice for a Mother, Wife, or Daughter etc.

Um. 7.62x25 is no joke.

That little 85-grain bullet is running anywhere from 1200 to over 1600fps depending on...
Forum: Other 1911's 03-12-2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,018
Posted By TRX302
> I dislike hammer bite with the spur hammer ...

> I dislike hammer bite with the spur hammer

Love it. My DIY'd 1911s all have spur hammers.


> , the uncomfortable beavertail ,

GI Models don't have beavertails. I never quite understood...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-05-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,178
Posted By TRX302
Plus you can buy new .44 Mag ammo almost any...

Plus you can buy new .44 Mag ammo almost any place that sells ammo, and revolvers don't throw your empty brass away.

If you don't care for revolvers, the Desert Eagle .44 is a sweetie to shoot.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-05-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 943
Posted By TRX302
Skewing off-topic slightly, if you don't like the...

Skewing off-topic slightly, if you don't like the 1911 grip safety and you want to shoot with a sanctioning body that prohibits pinning the safety, you could use a Ballester-Molina frame.

The...
Forum: Para USA 03-03-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By TRX302
I'm desperate enough for 9mm Warthog magazines...

I'm desperate enough for 9mm Warthog magazines that I'd buy 10-rounders without complaining. (much)

The only 9mm magazines I've seen for sale in the last year have been P13(?) mags with plastic...
Forum: Para USA 03-03-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By TRX302
The P12 and P10 have unique mainspring housings,...

The P12 and P10 have unique mainspring housings, grips, and sear springs. The P10 has a unique mainspring cap, mainspring, grip bushings, safety, and hammer strut; I don't know about the P12. I...
Forum: The Armed Citizen 03-03-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By TRX302
That'd be lightning-fast for my local PD. ...

That'd be lightning-fast for my local PD.




To give the local PD credit, I once called 911 to report a car wreck when an idiot drove through a stop sign and totaled my car. I called 911, a...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-03-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By TRX302
I used AL7 before I switched to PB. I don't...

I used AL7 before I switched to PB. I don't remember anything wrong with AL7; I just found PB easy to dip and bulky enough not to invite double-charging with the low-power loads I was playing with...
Forum: Ammo Can 03-03-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By TRX302
Nothing stopping them from adding some bones when...

Nothing stopping them from adding some bones when they cast the block of gel.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-28-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,277
Posted By TRX302
JMB's original, preferred .38 cartridge design...

JMB's original, preferred .38 cartridge design was rimless. However, Hercules had problems ramping up production of the powder they'd sampled to him, and in order to get the performance level to...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-28-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,023
Posted By TRX302
Colt still held many of Browning's patents as...

Colt still held many of Browning's patents as they applied to the 1911; the early Hi Power prototypes were quite different from the 1911 because Colt wasn't interested in sublicensing the patents to...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-28-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,734
Posted By TRX302
Yes. Even my wife can rack my 9mm 1911, and she...

Yes. Even my wife can rack my 9mm 1911, and she can't do a .45 at all. (arthritis and shoulder surgery) It has the standard Commander spring tension.

The spring in my Star Super 9mm is...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-28-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By TRX302
The reason the 1911 came with the smallest...

The reason the 1911 came with the smallest practical port was primarily to reduce the area for possible entry of foreign material, which was something the Army's pistol trials tested for. If Colt...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-22-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,820
Posted By TRX302
Around here they have the firm belief that if...

Around here they have the firm belief that if they stocked powder and primers, they'd neuter their sales of overpriced ammunition.

They don't seem to understand that the people who buy powder and...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-19-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,691
Posted By TRX302
Why not all Browning? Various 1911 copies,...

Why not all Browning?

Various 1911 copies, original design by John Moses Browning.

1914-manufacture Remington Model 8, designed by JMB, who also designed the .30 Remington cartridge. The Model...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-19-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,927
Posted By TRX302
Go ahead and build it. If, at some undetermined...

Go ahead and build it. If, at some undetermined round count, you have frame troubles, replacements are available.

Also note about half of "10mm" is actually loaded to .40S&W ballistics, so if you...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-17-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By TRX302
Old-timers made big fat target grips with thumb...

Old-timers made big fat target grips with thumb rests and called them "stocks."

You can layer some duct tape to the sides to build up the thickness to see if you do better with thicker grips. ...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-15-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By TRX302
Nonte's "Pistolsmithing" book shows some cut-down...

Nonte's "Pistolsmithing" book shows some cut-down 1911s, from DIY Commenders down to what we'd call a Defender now. Depending on where the slides were cut and welded, some of those guns had a gap...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-15-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By TRX302
Yep, typical result of the safety arm being a...

Yep, typical result of the safety arm being a little too long.

Use a felt tip marker and see where it's touching, then remove some metal. Use a very fine file or sandpaper glued to a stick to...
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