Recent content by bandaidman

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    Nazis, Noms de Geurre and the Complex History of the Hi-Power

    I've been looking for a SA35 but my LGS tells me that there was some problems with extractors and they haven't completed the fix. Can anyone collaborate that? I am NOT interested in the FN model at all. I thought that they would have at least made some of the parts interchangeable, but no...
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    A .308 1911? The Springfield S.A.S.S. Pistol

    I suspect ATF. Vertical grips are considered a no-no, makes it a short barreled rifle, in fact the picture with the pistol grip could also be considered a short barreled rifle. That is why the short shotguns have "birds head" type grips instead of pistol grips. Since they change their minds...
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    History of the Failure Drill: Mozambique Revolt Roots

    In today's politicly correct world using the term Mozambique drill isn't safe to say. When you have prosecutors who try to say if you play call of duty makes you an angry person, then the best thing is to say they kept attempting to harm me so I shot him in the head to stop him from harming me...
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    Best Holster for the XD-S Mod.2 OSP?

    I solved the problem since I got an XDs with the yellow insert night sight and the next year they came out with the OSP so I now have a brace of XDs's My problem with the OSP version is I can't find a holster that works with both the CT reddot and an Olight baldr mini light with laser. Love to...
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    Solo Caribou Hunting in Alaska

    Bridget I had wondered where you had disappeared from. I had enjoyed your writing about Utah and am sorry to hear about your accident but glad that you are ok. I am also glad you got your Caribou. What a hunt! You are truly living the dream. Been thinking about getting an XDm in 10mm for black...
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    Review: XD-M 9mm 35-Round Extended Magazine

    I have a slightly different thought on this magazine, Springfield Armory has filled the gap in AR's and M1a's but one of the newish trends are pistol caliber carbines. What better way to make a PCC that the magazine ALSO fits their flagship pistol the XDM elite? The magazine gets some beta...
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    Review: XD-S Mod.2 OSP 3.3″ .45 ACP

    Why didn't you make a 4 inch 45 acp along with the 9mm? I have been searching the used market for a gen 1 4 inch 45 with no success. I have a 3.3 9mm with a crimson trace red dot and I love it, but if I could I'd trade it for a 4 inch. That extra length of barrel helps velocity, and contrary...
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    What Is the Best AR Caliber for Hunting?

    You also left out the 300 hamAR from Wilson.
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    When Is Using Your CCW a Mistake?

    I agree totally with what you said, I would be interested in what options you have as a senior citizen who may be targeted just because of age, gait, or perceived weakness. I don't need a cane yet and I never was a fighter but I would be concerned as to what someone would have to do to avoid...
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    Top 5 Dumbest Movie Guns of All Time

    I sometimes wonder if these types of movies give our politicians their ideas for "safe" guns
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    Three of a Kind: Springfield’s Deep-Cover 9mms

    Especially now that it has a red dot available for it. Plus it holds 1 more round than the 911 with the small magazine and total of 9+1 with the extended magazine. That should make it a 4 of a kind group.
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    Springfield Armory XD-E 3.8″ Review

    I've fired a USP and HK45 while I like H&K guns I really hate paying 50+dollars for a magazine. Besides an XDe with a 4 inch or 3.8 inch barrel is more of a compact gun.
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    Springfield Armory XD-E 3.8″ Review

    I've shot the XDe but not the 92 so what I said above it correct. If you have decocked the gun then put the gun on safe with the safety lever taking it off safety would give you a gun in double action mode.
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    Springfield Armory XD-E 3.8″ Review

    My wish if after the next 4 years we still have a constitution and a free government that they would make a 45 acp with a 3.8 or 4.5 inch barrel. An extended magazine that would hold at least 8 45acp or 10 9mm would be very nice too.
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    Springfield Armory XD-E 3.8″ Review

    The safety works as you said, however you do not need to place the safety up when it is in double action mode. It is optional at that time the feeling being that the long heavier trigger pull of double action isn't going to have a negligent discharge since you have a 11 +- trigger pull to shoot...