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Old 12-07-2012, 04:30 PM   #21
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People who have no idea what the parts are called are great gun repair people? These prople know enough math and specs to set up a milling machine or lathe? They can cut thread and rechamber etc. and understand specs? The fellow who does my gun work is stupid because he reads? That post is very strange?

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People who have no idea what the parts are called are great gun repair people? These prople know enough math and specs to set up a milling machine or lathe? They can cut thread and rechamber etc. and understand specs? The fellow who does my gun work is stupid because he reads? That post is very strange?
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Am I the only one to notice that AK "handle"? LOL...!!!
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Jhon Deere I am not offended it is a very strange post. How can a gun smith not know how to use machine tools? I have no idea what can be repaired by a gun smith with out a lathe or milling machines? It would be like a farmer without a plow? There are gun tinkers who can clean guns for shooters who can not remove their owns bolts. Maybe that is what you are using?

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When grips start being referred to as "thingies" I think I will flip out! Lol

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In my younger days I often heard of a cowboy as having a "pearl handled six shooter." And many writers even described the grip of a Colt Single Action as having a "plow handle grip." And gunfighters who "notched the handles of their six shooters."

Later, from a veterans hospital in Memphis I heard of many men in therapy making plastic "grips" for revolvers.

I believe it was the late Steve Herrett who insisted they proper term was "stocks." Cloyce and Roper made handgun grips, Herrett's made handgun stocks.

In fact, I believe that as a boy, I was impressed by a cowboy who had a "red-handled six shooter."

Me? I'll just go with the flow on that one.

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In my younger days I often heard of a cowboy as having a "pearl handled six shooter." And many writers even described the grip of a Colt Single Action as having a "plow handle grip." And gunfighters who "notched the handles of their six shooters."

Later, from a veterans hospital in Memphis I heard of many men in therapy making plastic "grips" for revolvers.

I believe it was the late Steve Herrett who insisted they proper term was "stocks." Cloyce and Roper made handgun grips, Herrett's made handgun stocks.

In fact, I believe that as a boy, I was impressed by a cowboy who had a "red-handled six shooter."

Me? I'll just go with the flow on that one.

Bob Wright
Well put Bob.
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I honestly don't think it matters as long as you know what they're talking about. As long as they don't say handle referring to the slide or something ridiculous. But I also prefer to know the proper terminology. Here's some pics I looked up

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Broomhandle Mauser? Just sayin'



What about the great lanyard/leash controversy? That gets way too little discussion IMHO.

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AR/ M16 has a carrying handle (very few of us ever used it as such)! Tomato/ tomato, it dont matter that much as long as the dangerous end is pointed downrange! Nomenclature can be an issue but not such a problem with the right App! I would get nervous if the person shooting next to me called the crosshairs, "Wobulator, fluctuator indicators" but otherwise, keep an eye on the front of the weapon more than the back...

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