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Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By RickB
How is it different from the old definition? ...

How is it different from the old definition?

The quote, alone, seems to mean you can't make a pistol out of what was a rifle, which is already the case with ARs at the federal level.
Forum: Range Reports Yesterday, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By RickB
I'm still wondering if a little gun can be a real...

I'm still wondering if a little gun can be a real gun?
I put 1000 trouble-free rounds through my P938, decided it was the best gun in the world, then had two instances of hammer follow and two...
Forum: New Member Introductions Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By RickB
House-hunting in Boise, hope to "see you"...

House-hunting in Boise, hope to "see you" soon.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-11-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By RickB
And they made at least one hi-cap 10mm model,...

And they made at least one hi-cap 10mm model, though it was on the Caspian hi-cap frame.
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 08-11-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,699
Posted By RickB
Facing a 40% pay cut, the chief resigned. ...

Facing a 40% pay cut, the chief resigned.
Something about throwing your black, female police chief under the bus that leaves me wondering if black lives matter in Seattle?

The vote in the City...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 08-07-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By RickB
Check-Mate was one of the last suppliers of mags...

Check-Mate was one of the last suppliers of mags to Uncle Sam, and they're one of the only makers of mags with G.I. followers and tapered feedlips.
Forum: Competitive Shooting 08-06-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,071
Posted By RickB
3-gun had some trouble getting traction, early in...

3-gun had some trouble getting traction, early in the century, because there were no standardized rules.
USPSA tried to be the great standardizer, their rules evolved over a few years, and even if...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-05-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By RickB
I've been shooting black bullets from Precision...

I've been shooting black bullets from Precision and Bear Creek for almost twenty years, and have been very satisfied.

Don't know what's in the coating, but it works.

Cleaning the bore usually...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 08-05-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By RickB
Only if the shooter has the use of a single arm,...

Only if the shooter has the use of a single arm, is an attached light allowed.

I bought a Surefire, 15+ years ago, I'm sure it's old-tech now, but it works fine. It has the then-standard on/off...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 08-03-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,071
Posted By RickB
I suspect no more than 10% of the membership...

I suspect no more than 10% of the membership shoot major matches, and minor can win at the local level.
Forum: Sig Sauer 08-02-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By RickB
I had two instances, yesterday, of the hammer...

I had two instances, yesterday, of the hammer dropping but the gun not firing.
Inspecting the ejected rounds showed no firing pin strike, but some evidence of lead build-up near the case mouth...
Forum: Reloading Bench 08-02-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By RickB
I liked the old RNF, but had a bit of trouble...

I liked the old RNF, but had a bit of trouble with it; not until I loaded it at 1.2", did I get consistent velocities.
Never any problem with feeding, but at an OAL that took into account only the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-02-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 798
Posted By RickB
For an out-of-the-box, production 1911, that's a...

For an out-of-the-box, production 1911, that's a typical pull weight.

For any kind of precision, I prefer 3.25-3.5, which, unlike a lot of light trigger jobs, will last forever.

It's important,...
Forum: Sig Sauer 07-30-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By RickB
Very little. I have to angle mine to the light...

Very little.
I have to angle mine to the light to see that it's protruding at all.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-30-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,889
Posted By RickB
No matter how expensive a gun is, if it's built...

No matter how expensive a gun is, if it's built to the manufacturer's specs, it's not custom.

A Rock Island with night sights added is more custom than a $5000 gun out of the Wilson Combat...
Forum: Sig Sauer 07-27-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By RickB
I haven't had that problem. Even though the...

I haven't had that problem.
Even though the round count is low, you should remove the firing pin (like a 1911), and clean the tunnel.
I was surprised how many flecks of brass were in there when I...
Forum: Colt 07-27-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By RickB
Wouldn't be a fan of that white-on-white combo,...

Wouldn't be a fan of that white-on-white combo, but I don't shoot at black bullseyes.
The one set of Milletts I've had were perfectly functional, but unless you get the taller "Marksman Speed"...
Forum: Colt 07-26-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By RickB
I've had one issue, in tens of thousands of...

I've had one issue, in tens of thousands of rounds through Power 10s; the tube spreads, forward of the feedlips, preventing the mag from cleanly ejecting.
In limited use, no issues with Check-Mate...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-26-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By RickB
Use of a non-S80 extractor effectively blocks the...

Use of a non-S80 extractor effectively blocks the plunger bore as an access point for gunk.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-25-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By RickB
Just leave the S80 parts out of the slide. If...

Just leave the S80 parts out of the slide. If it's not a S80 frame, there's nothing else to be concerned about.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-24-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By RickB
Would be true for EMP.

Would be true for EMP.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 07-24-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By RickB
I toyed with getting one, maybe fifteen years...

I toyed with getting one, maybe fifteen years ago.
It seems like such a compromise, functionally, with the high bore axis and "backwards" safety, that I wanted only IPSC commemorative version, so...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-24-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By RickB
Colt used to - '60s? '70s? - make different...

Colt used to - '60s? '70s? - make different breechfaces for each cartridge, and I suspect they've combined at least 9mm and .38 Super, but I think some companies use the same breechface for 9mm,...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 07-23-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By RickB
Get some similarly worn double-diamond grips on...

Get some similarly worn double-diamond grips on it, and you're all set.
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 07-23-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By RickB
Actually, where I was going, is some friends had...

Actually, where I was going, is some friends had issues after screwing-on basepads; the screws were interfering with the spring or follower.
Try disassembling and reassembling.
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