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    Sheesh i'm old

    Happy Birthday, youngsters. In 2023, average life expectancy in the U.S. is 76. In a few months I will pass that milestone and be on borrowed time from then on.
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    When Japanese Balloon Bombs Struck America

    Don't forget about the Japanese submarine that fired on Battery Russell, Fort Stevens, Oregon, at the mouth of the Columbia River. Where a Japanese Sub Fired on Oregon
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    Does This Gun Prove That John Moses Browning Got the 1911 Wrong?

    Using a big honking 1911 to shoot little 9mm cartridges never made a lot of sense to me. The built to scale EMP makes sense. Now, the question is will Springfield design a 1911 from the ground up for the new 30 Super Carry cartridge ? An SEMP if you will. Now that would be interesting.
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    Top off magazine?

    Think back. When has your pistol ever jammed? Usually after firing the one in the chamber over a topped off magazine, right. Why then? Here is my theory. A full magazine presses hard against the underside of the slide. This drag can slow down the slide enough to cause a jam. In my opinion...
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    How to Use a BDC Reticle

    If the scope manufacturer prescribes using the maximum power setting for their BDC reticle it would be because lower power settings subtend a larger dimension. Which in turn means that it is an SFP scope. That being the case, for a desired range chosen in advance, why not index the power...
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    Single Shot 1911 Hush Puppy

    The suppressed Smith and Wesson Model 39 had an extra slide-lock switch to prevent the slide from operating making it very stealthy. https://www.americanrifleman.org/content/smith-wesson-s-model-39-hush-puppy-a-sidearm-for-the-seals/ If the thumb safety blocking lug on a 1911 were ground off so...
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    How to Use a BDC Reticle

    BDC scopes are supposed to be used at maximum power. However if bullets are striking lower than subtended, at 400 yards for example, couldn't the power be gradually decreased until the 400 yard hash mark subtends the point of impact? In essence, "indexing" the reticle by adjusting the power...