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Gunsmithing / Re: Need 66 loading gate (spoon)
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 04:26:44 PM »
One option is to buy a replacement loading gate and reenforce the tab. Having read about their tendency to break, I used JB Weld to reinforce mine when I first bought the gun. The gun isn't used heavily, but so far it's still working.

Next time you open that beastie up, could you take a picture of the reinforcement. My 66 is on it's way back from the gunsmith and I might as well reinforce that piece before it cause any mischief.
1911 & Wild Bunch Shooting / Re: Recommendations for a better 1911
« Last post by DeaconKC on Today at 04:23:59 PM »
Ruger SR1911, S&W and the Sig 1911s are all excellent guns. They will come with good triggers, excellent sights and magazines. Use grease on the frame rails, especially with a stainless gun. Use good magazines, Actmag, Mec-gar, Chip McCormick, Novak, Ed Brown and Wilson are all VERY good quality. Avoid Promag, Kimber's standard magazines [the Kimpro ones are okay] and "mystery" magazines.
Gunsmithing / Bisley grips
« Last post by Dave Fox on Today at 01:48:17 PM »
Best source for stock Bisley Colt grips?
1911 & Wild Bunch Shooting / Recommendations for a better 1911
« Last post by Doc Holloman on Today at 01:42:29 PM »
OK, I know this is a perineal question but here goes again:

I’m considering treating myself to a higher quality 1911 than what I have been shooting (Springfield Garrison) and am looking for recommendations.  This was actually triggered by a Facebook post by Capt George Baylor, extoling the virtues of the Standard Manufacturing pistol that he has been testing.  Looks like a good gun and will certainly be worth considering.  But, I want to know what my other options might be.

Criteria:  Wild Bunch MODERN legal.  Price limit $2000.  Series 70-type mechanicals. Minimum work to be done out of the box (I would be willing to change out a front sight to make it WB legal.) Fixed high vis sights.  Single stack. 

Must be readily available ( I have been waiting a year for a gun now and don’t want to do that again. )  Would prefer a new gun.
I have no real manufacturer preference.  That being said, I have had bad experiences with Kimber and Desert Eagle.

 :) MTM  ;)

Yes.  C.O.W. is often the short form for Cream of Wheat, however I prefer C-0-W which makes absolutely no difference.  I do however champion the use of C-0-W as my filler of choice when concocting reduced loads.  C-0-W doesn't compress and doesn't suck up a propellents inherent moisture as some others are want to do.  I do suggest caution however, when reducing loads in BIG pistol cases.  Some folks approach an equal weight or volume of filler to the actual propellant.  Not so Bueno.  The filler can actually become part of the "pay load" even though it burns.

If you really want to shoot some reduced loads, I suggest reducing the case volume by using Cowboy 45 Special cases.  Very efficient.  And to really reduce recoil, try the 130Gr Barnstormer bullet.  Light and very accurate.

   I've been interested in this Bullet Mould; looks like a good one! I size all of my .45 Colt / .45 S&W bullets to
.454", and cast them using "Range Scrap", generally 10BHN / no harder than 14BHN.
   Is "C.O.W." cream of wheat? Have You tried .45S&W / .45 Colt Govt length brass? It will allow You to use lighter
charges of BP. So far, I've had very good results ( with Smokeless ) in my A. Uberti Old Model S&W American, .45
5"bbl. and a Colt's New Service.

The Longbranch / Re: Spam warning
« Last post by Abilene on Yesterday at 10:34:35 PM »
There is a special place in hell for those sorts.  But I'd just as soon stuff happen to them before they get there.
The Longbranch / Re: Spam warning
« Last post by Professor Marvel on Yesterday at 09:32:31 PM »
Got a call today from ‘Amazon’ about charges to my account but no legit emails. Crooks gotta crook. That nigerian prince needs a new tiara for his 23rd wife.

The bad news is the crooks are still crooking

Worst news is many of these are terrorists, chinese, north korean, or russian professionals intending
Disruption and funding of  their little endevours.

The good news is that, when properly motivated, the Athorities CAN shut them down.

The best news, is that “them who can do it” are infact taking the worst offenders down, silently and behind the scenes.

On several “special occasions” it was accomplished via physical boots on the ground methodology involving collateral damage, international cooperation, and later quiet court proceedings often in other countries.
Usually has to meet a “certain criteria” .

As a retired whatchacallit I sort of continue to quietly observe from afar and from behind a safe thingamajig.

Yhs prof mumbles
The Darksider's Den / Re: 11.7X51R Danish
« Last post by Professor Marvel on Yesterday at 09:18:44 PM »
Thanks for the info and links.  We can always rely on you for good info.

Ah Joe you are too kind!
As long as I am not typing with a fever I am somewhat reliable  ;)
The Darksider's Den / Re: 11.7X51R Danish
« Last post by Tascosa Joe on Yesterday at 08:31:29 PM »
Thanks for the info and links.  We can always rely on you for good info.
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