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Old 02-03-2011, 06:21 AM   #31
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Congratulations on the new Kimber Darin.

How's the rifle project coming along?
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Most of the 4" have alloy frames. I am pretty leery of an aluminum frame, should I be?

I've been a pistol shooter for about 50 years. Most of successful shooting with a pistol starts inside your own head. If you are leery of the alloy frames, then the best plan is to stay away from them. Get what you have confidence in and it doesn't matter one bit what someone else thinks.

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My father has an AMT 380 back up. Is there anything that we should be on the look out for?
Arcadia Machine & Tool was a machine shop that decided that at a time when pistols were a big commodity, they were a gun shop, pretty much overnight.

You could literally pick up two "identical" models, one would make noise like a Rattler's tail and the other would be near perfect fit by inspection.

If you have one that shoots & performs, you got one of their quality ones and they are quite good, considering the materials, timeframe of the production and the fact that they were pretty far out on the "copy/clone" branch.

If it commonly misfires, doesn't eject, won't open or close when warm, YES you have something to worry about.
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Congratulations on the new Kimber Darin.

How's the rifle project coming along?
It's going well. I just got the butt pad fitted and I did a final sanding with some 220. I picked up some of the Tru Oil filler and sealer that I'll put on tomorrow and when that sets up, I'll throw on some oil. I'll get some pics posted as it progresses.

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Arcadia Machine & Tool was a machine shop that decided that at a time when pistols were a big commodity, they were a gun shop, pretty much overnight.

You could literally pick up two "identical" models, one would make noise like a Rattler's tail and the other would be near perfect fit by inspection.

If you have one that shoots & performs, you got one of their quality ones and they are quite good, considering the materials, timeframe of the production and the fact that they were pretty far out on the "copy/clone" branch.

If it commonly misfires, doesn't eject, won't open or close when warm, YES you have something to worry about.
OK. This one has never had any problems and it's pretty tight. But it has only had probably 50 rounds run through it.

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