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Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 12-01-2014, 03:04 AM
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Posted By Jay
That, sir, I will agree with.

That, sir, I will agree with.
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 12-01-2014, 01:10 AM
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Posted By Jay
Sir.... I simply stated that many steels are...

Sir.... I simply stated that many steels are tempered at temps in the low 200 Degree range, which is true.

re 4140 .... that's but one of many families of steel, and I believe I indicated an...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 11-30-2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Jay
Respects sir, but your numbers are incorrect....

Respects sir, but your numbers are incorrect. Machinery's 24th edition Handbook (page 478-479) lists no carbon steels that require heat treatment in excess of 1700 degrees, and all the SAE Carbon and...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 11-27-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Jay
I wouldn't say it's un-shootable, but many steels...

I wouldn't say it's un-shootable, but many steels are tempered at temps as low as 210 degrees (F). Not all woods char at the same temperature. Most any machine shop will have a Rc hardness tester...
Firearms Forum: Smith & Wesson Forum 11-22-2014, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Jay
My 1959 vintage Model 41 is serial number 178XX....

My 1959 vintage Model 41 is serial number 178XX. Also, this version incorporates a "cocked indicator", pin, just below the slide, and at the rear of the frame. The finish on mine is a matte finish as...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 11-22-2014, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Jay
As posted, the comb angle on the Henry doesn't...

As posted, the comb angle on the Henry doesn't suit me. I have 9422's, and they're nice rifles, but I tend to lean towards the older Marlins..... and the tang sights are very accurate.
Firearms Forum: The Club House 11-17-2014, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Jay
I donate along with our local Marine Corps League...

I donate along with our local Marine Corps League Detachment, to the Semper Fi fund. Donations benefit all branches of our military, and 94.1 cents of every donated dollar reaches veterans. Last...
Firearms Forum: Training & Safety 10-20-2014, 07:16 PM
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Posted By Jay
Whatever suits you sir.

Whatever suits you sir.
Firearms Forum: Training & Safety 10-20-2014, 06:44 PM
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Posted By Jay
How would the magazine spring"know" when to stop...

How would the magazine spring"know" when to stop this "break-in" process? My view is that a properly designed magazine system that contains a properly heat-treated spring, and is undamaged, should...
Firearms Forum: Training & Safety 10-20-2014, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Jay
American Handgunner May-June, 2003 by John...

American Handgunner
May-June, 2003
by John S. Layman

(C/O American Handgunner Magazine)
The shooting sports are full of some of the most knowledgeable and capable people you'll meet anywhere....
Firearms Forum: Training & Safety 10-17-2014, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Jay
Having been an NRA instructor for some time, I...

Having been an NRA instructor for some time, I don't know of any State course that I can teach and issue certification for, under my NRA certification. The NRA Basic Pistol class is accepted by many...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-01-2014, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Jay
A pair of slip joint piers (Channel Locks) will...

A pair of slip joint piers (Channel Locks) will get the Kroil can open. let the threads soak for an hour or two, and they should come loose. Once you get 'em off, replace 'em with nylon nuts and...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 08-20-2014, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Jay
I've had a RIA 9mm for just over a year, and with...

I've had a RIA 9mm for just over a year, and with just over 1K rounds thru it, I have no complaints at all.... FMJ, or hollow points.
Firearms Forum: Training & Safety 08-19-2014, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Jay
Respects to all.... but.... caliber doesn't...

Respects to all....

but.... caliber doesn't matter until you have the ability to put your shots on target. (My opinion)

I have three Bersas, a .22 for plinking, a 7 round stainless one that my...
Firearms Forum: AR-15 Discussion 08-18-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Jay
I've had an Olight Warrior for a couple of years...

I've had an Olight Warrior for a couple of years now, and I really like it. It has a 1 inch dia body, which makes it weapon-mountable, and it's a 500 lumen light. Here's a link to the Light's specs....
Firearms Forum: Gun Safes 08-16-2014, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Jay
Not often, but occasionally, I'll put a loaded...

Not often, but occasionally, I'll put a loaded handgun in the safe. When that happens, I'll put a red rubber band around the grip... letting me know it's loaded. :)
Firearms Forum: The Club House 08-10-2014, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Jay
Our local bank keeps trerats for the dogs. Rico...

Our local bank keeps trerats for the dogs. Rico and Luka make a treat withdrawl every chance they get...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 08-02-2012, 02:47 AM
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Posted By Jay
The scopes that are on those two rifles happen to...

The scopes that are on those two rifles happen to be Mossberg M4b scopes, with a tube diameter of 3/4". Any scope will do, but finding a 3/4" ring for a 3/8" dovetail receiver is gonna be tougher to...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 04-20-2012, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Jay
Nicely done... hold the target up against your...

Nicely done... hold the target up against your chest, and tell me which hole you want to be shot through.... :rolleyes:

Being as I'm retired, you can pretty much suit yourself on scheduling. :)
Firearms Forum: The Club House 04-20-2012, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Jay
The better handgun is the one you're most...

The better handgun is the one you're most proficient with. My wife carries the Bersa Thunder .380, and does most of her practice with the Bersa Thunder .22. Same frame, same controls, size, and...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 04-16-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Jay
Excellent examples of personal preference. Far...

Excellent examples of personal preference. Far too often fans of a particular platform, or manufacturer tend to think that their opinions of certain firearms translate into fact.... for everyone.......
Firearms Forum: Indiana Gun Forum 03-15-2012, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Jay
Welcome from about 17 miles east of you......

Welcome from about 17 miles east of you......
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 03-15-2012, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Jay
I'd suggest that most bearings rotate at a...

I'd suggest that most bearings rotate at a significantly higher rpm than the pins in the vast majority of firearms.
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 03-14-2012, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Jay
Lubriplate 130A was good enough for the M1, and...

Lubriplate 130A was good enough for the M1, and the M1A, and was supplied for those weapons by the US military. I"ve used it on my 1911 slides since the late 1960's without issue. Kellube, and Weapon...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-14-2012, 12:25 PM
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Views: 1,422
Posted By Jay
I'd bet if you check with your local gun shop,...

I'd bet if you check with your local gun shop, they can put a couple of 1911 lovers in touch with you, to get some hands on time.
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