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  1. Widows Son

    Widows Son Feb 23, 2020

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    Looks like your P38 may be a commercial model??? I have an all matching AC41. I believe the P38 was the first DA/SA military pistol produced. Well known for a horrendous DA trigger pull. Single action was OK.
     
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  2. Texans93

    Texans93 Feb 23, 2020

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    Great looking holster! Where could I find one?
     
  3. noelekal

    noelekal Feb 27, 2020

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    Whew Mtek!

    That Commander-sized one with the rich figured stocks is eye-popping!
     
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  4. High Hope

    High Hope Feb 27, 2020

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    Shotguns for me. Pheasant, sporting clays, grouse. I was shooting a classic side-by-side Beretta until I swapped with a friend for a couple of rounds. “This thing kicks like a mule!” He said. I was shooting his Belgian Browning and replied, I’m keeping this O/U! Now I’m going O/U, and the gauges keep decreasing. I am now looking for a .410, little peashooter that it is, but smooth as silk.
     
  5. Professor

    Professor Feb 27, 2020

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    Many years ago I fitted a replacement stock to a old 16 gauge side by side bird gun.
    It had very thin barrels, I had to figure out how to remove a dent from one, and lightweight walnut stock. The whole gun weighed little more than 5 lb.
    The balance was perfect.
    I had a few 16 ga shells left over from a Winchester Model 12 takedown I'd owned many years earlier. Took the little bird gun out for test firing and was amazed that felt recoil was negligible.
    I'm not much into shotguns but one day I may pick up one much like that old bird gun.
     
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  6. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Feb 28, 2020

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    Only shotgun I own is an old Winchester 97.
     
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  7. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Feb 29, 2020

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    I own several shotguns from time to time I shoot trap, skeet, sporting clays bird and small game hunting. My favorite shotguns is the Winchester model 21 and Remington 1100. I have shotguns from other makers. The Winchester and Remington are my go-to shotguns
     
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  8. Wryfox

    Wryfox Feb 29, 2020

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    When I was younger I started out on a 410 single shot.

    Eventually spent 20yrs shooting competitively w/OU Browning & Rem101, then semi auto remington..all 12 gauge, then stepped down to 20ga and used a Beretta Technys...absolutely wonderful shotgun.

    Now after 40yrs of shooting(and ~50,000 rds on my creaky shoulder) I'm ready to step back to a single shot 410.....


    (pic of my 20ga Beretta Technys Gold Sporting below)
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  9. noelekal

    noelekal Mar 3, 2020

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    Enlarging the 1911-gun tribe with the arrival of a Colt in .38 Super on Texas Independence Day yesterday. A couple of boxes of blastin' ammo were picked up from the dealer for until a reloading die set, brass, bullets, and some high-performance "boutique" .38 Super loads come in.

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    The two-tone proved to be a "deal" over the blued ones I would prefer and have been pricing online for months. Make the decision to buy one and the blued ones had all risen in price. May be too flamboyant for stodgy ol' me, but will view it as a nice change and a unique addition to the 1911-guns on hand. It's a Talo edition which means diddly-squat to me., one of 250 of this configuration which amounts to nothing special except the two-tone finish. I've long wanted to play with hand loading the .38 Super and so will shoot the hooey out of it.

    Hmmm ... I'm not much in to mod'ing 1911s but the short trigger and flat main spring housing is a combination I've not used before. Initial handling of the pistol leaves me skeptical. 1911s with "short and arched" and "long and flat" live here and I can deal with both, but may have to swap out main spring housings on this one and go with arched main spring housing.

    Hoping to go to the range and shoot it after lunch if I can finish with business/family obligations this morning and the "young flood" that is forecast to arrive here this afternoon is delayed.
     
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  10. Wryfox

    Wryfox Mar 3, 2020

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    An interesting point, so I had to look at the stable of 1911s...19 are flat mainspring housing, only 2 are curved. The 19 w/flat housings have long triggers, and the 2 with curved housings have short triggers. ::book::
     
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  11. Mtek

    Mtek Mar 3, 2020

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    @noelekal congrats. Def give us a range report. 38 Super is my fav 1911. Very accurate, and my experience reliable feeding round. The ammo selection and cost isn’t very good, but if you roll your own it’s fantastic.
     
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  12. Mtek

    Mtek Mar 4, 2020

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    Guys, wanted to share these Honduran Rosewood grips I had made. 1911 grips are like watch straps for me, I’m always changing them up. These are almost too nice to use, but I couldn’t help it when I saw the figure. I got some more of the wood with even more burl that I’ll have made and installed on a custom 10mm I have coming up.

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  13. noelekal

    noelekal Mar 4, 2020

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    Whew! Those are nice! Just look at that bottom edge. Clean and sharp as the lugs on a new, unpolished Speedmaster.

    I love looking at fancy figured wood. Could trace its intricacies for hours. Furniture, cabinetry, gun stocks; it's all so very fine.
     
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  14. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Mar 4, 2020

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    That's because the flat mainspring and longer trigger is the original 1911 style the arched mainspring and shorter trigger is the 1911A1 style. I prefer the original flat mainspring and long trigger.
     
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  15. noelekal

    noelekal Mar 4, 2020

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    I've probably shot considerably more rounds through a 1911 variant with the flat mainspring housing and long trigger than I have one with arched mainspring housing and short trigger. In fact, I know I have. I've about decided though that I slightly prefer the 1911A1 configuration of arched mainspring housing with short trigger.

    I know I felt a little hoo-doodled at the range yesterday shooting this newest one here with its flat mainspring housing and short trigger. I'm wondering though if I sort of talked myself into thinking it was a wonky combination before even going to the range with it.
     
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  16. roman9662

    roman9662 Mar 4, 2020

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    Very nice grips. I especially like the matte/padded finish.
    If you want to spend some time drooling over other looks, check out Grips by Esmeralda https://esmeralda.cc
    Go to the catalog section and you can sort her inventory by gun type, wood type, or finish such as smooth or various checkering.
    All my 1911s have her grips. It's amazing how different they look with different woods. Just like watch straps!

    Be Well
     
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  17. Wryfox

    Wryfox Mar 5, 2020

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  18. Mtek

    Mtek Mar 5, 2020

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    Glocks, like Apple watches, do everything well. I like them. However, unlike a fine vintage Omega or a 1911, you’ll never feel the need to pass one down to your son.

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  19. Professor

    Professor Mar 5, 2020

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    The explanation I've read was that before WW1 the average professional soldier, especially calvarymen, had larger hands than the average recruit or draftee during wartime.
    The British for example lowered the height requirement for enlistees during WW1 resulting in what they came to call the Bantam rifle companies.
    The 1911 grip was originally designed for a man with large hands and long fingers most often wearing officers riding gloves or calvary gauntlets in combat.
    The 1911A1 grip was designed for average to smaller than average hands without gloves.
     
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  20. Radiozoop

    Radiozoop Mar 5, 2020

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    Replace 1911 with P210 and I agree with you ::bleh::