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Posted in thread: S & W Terminology Inquiry on 12-09-2013 at 05:31 AM
The 'pinned barrel' was the way Smith & Wesson made their revolvers prior to 1982 or so. Since
that time, the barrels have been 'crush fit' or simply made a trifle oversize and forced to
fit. Along wi...
Posted in thread: And why not carry smaller calibers? on 12-09-2013 at 03:56 AM
What an informative thread. So far, I have learned:No Government Model (aka 1911 design pistol)
will reliably feed anything but FMJ ammunition. Ever.No person will actually carry a Government
Posted in thread: Are Rifles always better than Handguns? on 12-09-2013 at 02:20 AM
The question is too vague. Better for what?Rifles typically have greater power, but that
depends on caliber of the rifle and barrel length. F'rinstance, a .22 Hornet - and I have one
in my arsenal - i...
Posted in thread: Spanish FR-8 Mauser on 12-06-2013 at 08:54 PM
They were chambered for the 7.62 mm NATO round. Which is a 'bit' lighter than commercial .308
Winchester and 147 grain bullets. Mine seems to shoot best with the 147 (150) grain bullets and
Posted in thread: Open Minded Thoughts on 11-25-2013 at 12:57 AM
"Open Minded" works both ways.
Posted in thread: .44 Mag combo on 11-24-2013 at 09:23 PM
If I just set my LOA at the bench to the Lyman recommendation for the rifle, that should cover
me, right?However, sometimes one must seat a lighter bullet 'out' further to get the proper
length. That ...
Posted in thread: Usp da trigger on 11-24-2013 at 09:09 PM
To answer the question you ask first; No. I know of no gunsmith who does such things. Wolfe's
website (gunsprings.com) lists 'reduced' hammer springs, but I've never tried them.But I've
worked with th...
Posted in thread: dry fire a semi-auto safely? on 11-24-2013 at 08:29 PM
I was a "Small Arms Repairman" in the Marine Corps. From that training, I can relate an M16
rifle is NOT to be dry fired with the bolt not in place. The problem with the M16 is (at least,
was) not the...
Posted in thread: Long range pistol on 11-24-2013 at 08:16 PM
What are you trying to do at those ranges? Are you just trying to hit steel plates or are to
harvest game? There's a big difference.Would like to do a little of both.If hunting is desired,
Posted in thread: Teaxs Highway Patrol! Way To Go! on 11-24-2013 at 07:27 PM
If Texas has a Navy - which it obviously does - then Texas needs men trained to operate in
combat situations - anti-drug-runner units - from those vessels.In other words, TEXAS MARINE