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Forum: Wilson Combat Today, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 488
Posted By Jim Watson
Seems strange. With 9mm in the catalog, a .38...

Seems strange. With 9mm in the catalog, a .38 Super on special order would not be a lot of extra work. Likewise .460 vs .45. I can see not wanting to keep .40 slides around.
Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 772
Posted By Jim Watson
Lots of gun to gun variation. A friend's new...

Lots of gun to gun variation. A friend's new Tisas is much harder than my old Colt. Hit the stores and feel a lot of guns.

You can go to the 14 lb 1911 spring.
You can cock the hammer first....
Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Jim Watson
The Houze book strongly emphasizes how much work...

The Houze book strongly emphasizes how much work was done by Winchester employees to "productionize" Browning designs. But Mr Browning - and his brothers - could build finished guns for sale. They...
Forum: Springfield Armory Yesterday, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By Jim Watson
When you get it back, take the slide off and...

When you get it back, take the slide off and insert a magazine.
First empty, look for contact between magazine and ejector with the mag held all the way in.
Then loaded, look for contact between...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By Jim Watson
I find Mr Browning's designs to be rather...

I find Mr Browning's designs to be rather complex. Disassembly and reassembly of his sporting arms can be tricky. My neighbor the gunsmith was regularly putting A5 shotguns back together from cigar...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-26-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Jim Watson
Good shooting with a good shooter. I don't...

Good shooting with a good shooter.

I don't understand retro to what, though. 1970?
And it's going to be tough to change a tritium sight's height.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 02-25-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Jim Watson
Agree a no 2 Colt slide stop is for a Service...

Agree a no 2 Colt slide stop is for a Service Model ACE or .22 Conversion Unit.
Desirable, they tend to get separated from the Conversions.
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 02-25-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By Jim Watson
In addition to the added thickness, I do not...

In addition to the added thickness, I do not think moleskin would stick tight enough or wear well enough for a holster liner.

My Kydex holsters only contact the gun(s) in small areas. This...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-24-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Jim Watson
Around here, we say "drop-in parts" mean "Drop in...

Around here, we say "drop-in parts" mean "Drop in on your gunsmith and get them installed right."
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-24-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By Jim Watson
A pimped out 750 is less than $1400, an 1100 is...

A pimped out 750 is less than $1400, an 1100 is $2000.
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-24-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By Jim Watson
Back of the envelope calculation, you can reload...

Back of the envelope calculation, you can reload for about $100 a thousand LESS than the cheapest brass cased .45 ACP at Target Sports.
That means that you would be saving $100 - $200 a month at...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 02-23-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Jim Watson
Buffalo Bore and Underwood sell +P+ that closely...

Buffalo Bore and Underwood sell +P+ that closely approaches Major.
Lots of discussion of overloads for USPSA Open guns on Benos.
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-23-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By Jim Watson
I do not have large hands and access to a SDB is...

I do not have large hands and access to a SDB is not a problem.
What IS a problem is low leverage at the top of the stroke; 9mm loaded OK, .45 was rife with high primers.

I went from small primer...
Forum: Colt 02-23-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Jim Watson
I see a Bomar rib and long trigger. Is there...

I see a Bomar rib and long trigger.
Is there other gunsmithing?
Does it still have the collet bushing/barrel (BB, get it?) or a tight fit solid bushing?
Are there any markings on the...
Forum: Ammo Can 02-22-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Jim Watson
I know, but that is about 90fps fast. Just as...

I know, but that is about 90fps fast. Just as well shoot XTPs. Ouch, my recoil tolerance is way down.
Forum: Ammo Can 02-22-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Jim Watson
Midrange .45 Hollowpoint

Asym loads a 185 gr JHP to 775 fps instead of the traditional midrange SWC.
Does anybody else?
Atlanta Arms AMU is doing 920 fps, way more than I want.

I can of course handload to suit and have...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 02-22-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Jim Watson
I looked at UPL rules. I see no place for 9mm...

I looked at UPL rules. I see no place for 9mm Major. Do you expect a change?

USPSA allows 9mm Major only in Open; normally guns with scopes and comps. A gun without would be at a great...
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 02-22-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,459
Posted By Jim Watson
I can't read his mind or psychoanalyze him,...

I can't read his mind or psychoanalyze him, but...
He may not be in the Gun Culture, brandishing a gun full of blanks is just a part to play.
He SHOULD know, as a successful actor, that Mr...
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-22-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 982
Posted By Jim Watson
If you haven't already jumped in... The...

If you haven't already jumped in...

The Strong Mount is not a convenience item. For most installations it is the difference between sitting or standing to load. I sit at the 550, stand at the...
Forum: Nighthawk 02-20-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Jim Watson
The 2011 makes up into a bulky pistol. If you...

The 2011 makes up into a bulky pistol. If you get one of the currently popular iron grips, it is a heavy pistol. Not my first choice for CCW. Get a big one for fun, they are so expensive a Glock...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 02-19-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,793
Posted By Jim Watson
And they are agreeable with that?

And they are agreeable with that?
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-17-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Jim Watson
Interesting the Grand Browning got a thumb safety...

Interesting the Grand Browning got a thumb safety even though said to be related to the 1910 Colt which did not.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-17-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Jim Watson
I have a blue Gov't Model .380. It has some...

I have a blue Gov't Model .380.
It has some oddities and is magazine sensitive. It is my IDPA BUG but I carry plastic or a bigger Colt.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-17-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Jim Watson
Lots of the Way Tough Tier One Operator types use...

Lots of the Way Tough Tier One Operator types use B8s for drills and tests.

Yet center of mass is not considered good practice by some of those guys, the quickly vital areas are higher in the...
Forum: Reloading Bench 02-16-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Jim Watson
Good point, I plan to try some of these as...

Good point, I plan to try some of these as alternative to HAP.
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