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  1. I've had lots of 1911's including a bunch of Colts that I sold to make $$$. Have finally settled on a Ruger SR1911 with a Wilson extended slide release. It has the usual upgrades already included at a reasonable price. Shot a WB match today at Thurmont Sportsman's Club in MD. Five stages with a total of 146 pistol rounds. A really fine match. Enjoyed it immensely with the only pistol issue being a self-inflicted reloaded ammo problem; Duh! As mentioned above, Tripp mags solve the majority of 1911 issues that are not ammo related. Budget an extra $200 and you will forget mag problems. Then you can worry about shotgun matters.
  2. One would think that after 75 years of turn signal development, BMW would consider them as proven enough to install in their vehicles.
  3. Matthew - Went through a situation where I've been a Jr. forever, including social security, except on my birth certificate. In my state (WV) was $200 for court + $50 for the paper ad. Went through the paperwork for a passport + $125. Worked out fine + I have a passport.
  4. Agree with the mini-swiss. I also always carry a small Sebenza. It was a retirement gift from me to myself. Pricy, but worth it.
  5. I've shot stainless Ruger Vaquero's for 20+ years and have never noticed a glare problem. I use the front sight looking through the rear notch and the barrel is not visible for me at all.
  6. I'll take them. PM me w/details. Hope you take PayPal. PS: pic only shows 5.
  7. My little buddy is Sparky, a 70lb Airdale/Pit Bull. Most people friendly critter I've ever had. Also the fastest kid on the block.
  8. Been there, done that, it hurts. Worth the pain.
  9. COSTCO sells a Panasonic package with five phones that has a feature you can turn on that requires callers not in your phone book to press 1 to leave a message on voice mail (no rings); stops robocalls. Also has a call block button that keeps any call you want from ever causing a ring. Works great for about $99.
  10. I worked for the US AEC in the 70's at their Germantown, MD Headquarters, a 1.5 million sq. foot building laid out like a 4-story VA hospital with dozens of wings, each with rest rooms. Was working late one evening when the PA announced "All Guards report to the A Wing Command Center." Oh, oh, thought perhaps the SHTF. Anyhow flagged down a guard who was scurrying around and asked what's going on? He laughed and replied that Jones left his gun belt in a crapper and could not remember which one. The whole building was painted institutional green and every wing looked the same. I guess they eventually found it. Jones is probably still being reminded about it.
  11. I'm a Power Pistol person myself. That said, I prefer .40 S&W, even in my G-20's. Not sure why; just do. At some point the 10 mm's cycles so fast for me, they become unreliable. The Underwood boomers are the worst.
  12. Son of my next store neighbor in Germantown, MD killed a fellow high school student with a baseball bat. Dummy is serving 25 years for it.
  13. Bruce - Spare yourself the grief and go down to the Ace Hardware in Stephens City, VA (just below Winchester). They sell once-fired .45 ACP from the Quantico FBI range for $45 per K that is even cleaned. Last batch I saw was by Norma.
  14. I was originally using Blazer Brass, then Remington green box. The 30 rounders jammed with both. Tried the S&B's, same thing. I'm thinking that I'll just rent a Ruger at the indoor range where I shoot ASI. If it works OK, might buy one, or most likely just spend $15 extra per match for a rental. They only have one match a month.
  15. Trigger Mike - The Chiappa M1-9 worked fine with the OEM 10 rd magazines and with Beretta 92 - 15 & 20 rounders. It choked on Beretta 30 rounders. My guess is the springs in these magazines are so stiff that they push the next round so strongly under the round being chambered that it pops up over the chamber = jamsville. I tried S&B ammo which is more powerful than the Remington I was using; still failed. I was using the Chiappa in both ASI & Kahr carbine matches. The last ASI match was a bummer as had 3 jams in 7 rounds. The club earlier had stages with a max of 18 rounds before a reload, no problems. This time they went with 24 rounds. Was a disaster. Life is too short to be frustrated. I'm getting a Ruger PC 9 which uses Glock magazines. Will get rid of the Chiappa, either as a trade or sell it cheaply with a warning to the new owner. It was extremely accurate with excellent iron sights. I like it, except for the jamming issues.
  16. Used these a few times with a Chiappa M1-9 carbine. Decided the M1-9 is a POS and am parting out the magazines. They are OEM 3-15's, 2-20's, and 2-30's in excellent condition. Will ship via USPS flat rate insured for $110. First "I'll take them" gets them. Accept PayPal, check, and USPS MO.
  17. I was on a special tour of the USS Constellation in Baltimore with a history class from Sheppard U when they fired their signal gun. It used 1/4 lb of BP. They originally used 1/2 lb, but we're causing cracked windows plus just scaring tourists.
  18. A minor piece of trivia: Red Wing engraves a unique number on each screw knife. Suggest noting it somewhere in case it disappears.
  19. I usually don't comment further on a post that I originate, but I'd like to add a couple of clarifications, based on some responses. A 3X5 card is handed out with each door prize and a request made then to thank the donator. Pens are available and a jar provided to drop the cards into. These are then sent to each contributor right after the match. The note sent by the jerk to the gun shop was written on a 3X5 card and mailed to them in a business envelope. We shoot on Sundays when the shop is closed, so it's doubtful the shop owners have a clue who the SASS or club members are as we are never in there wearing our shooting duds. I go in there a lot, but they know me as an IDPA shooter as several of their employees also shoot IDPA. The club POC went into the shop to request contributions 7 months after the match. That's when he got the bad news. The shop just never contacted the club before then.
  20. I belonged to an Izaac Walton Chapter with a fellow Ike who was a Navy Corpsmen in Vietnam. He managed to get seven rifle holes in a leg while somehow still managing to keep the leg. He did limp a bit. He was awarded the Silver Star for his adventure. If you really wanted to piss him off, just address him as a former Medic instead a Corpsman. He would quickly correct that matter.
  21. This is a brief tutorial on how a SASS member being a complete jerk can screw things up for a club they don't even belong to, and how to create some long-term negative consequences for the club. As background: I belong to a club that has run a state match for many years. One thing they attempt to do is have really nice door prizes for all participants. A whole lot of membership efforts are tied up in soliciting prizes from vendors. These include really super gifts from companies such as Dillon and Rugged Gear, plus many local businesses, primarily gun shops. One local shop (a very successful father/son operation) annually donates several hundred dollars in gift certificates. They have done this for many (10+) years. Anyhow, an out-of-state SASS participant wins a $60 gift certificate as a door prize. He returns home and attempts to order something on-line. This shop does not have an internet presence as they do a good face-to-face business in a fairly rural area. Apparently the SASS guy has harsh words with the shop about being in the 19th century, etc. and then sends them the certificate with a very caustic note to basically stuff it. The club was never contacted by the SASS participant and knew nothing of the issue, until a member went to solicit the shops assistance for the 2019 state match to be held this fall. They were informed by the gun shop that their extremely nasty experience with the SASS member is causing them to cease supporting the club/SASS. The club is sending a thank you note to the gun shop for their past service, and then just forgetting about the matter, as it is, in the overall scheme of things, a petty issue. I guess the real lesson here is: “No good deed goes unpunished.”
  22. Bumped into him in 1977 when he and I were working at ERDA at 20 Mass Ave in DC. He asked where the head was; told him, he thanked me and went there. He was next to God there. Head of Naval Reactors. Visited his grave at Arlington near the Kennedy Memorial. Had a space next to him for a deceased wife, and a second one for a living wife; unusual.
  23. Lawman - For some unknown reason, the Wire stated that you cannot receive messages. Please try to PM me.


    Church Key

    1. Wasatch Lawman
    2. Wasatch Lawman

      Wasatch Lawman

      Sorry, I am out of town and just read this.  My address is

      Mike Gerhardt

      4458 W  1500 N

      Plain City, Ut.  84404


      what is your PayPal account?

    3. Church Key, SASS # 33713

      Church Key, SASS # 33713

      Lawman - It's:  petergrahn@aol.com


      I'll mail the package tomorrow and let you know the tracking #.


      Church Key

  24. Widowmaker - I tested out four different types of new commercial ammo with my stock Glock 20 and again with a Lone Wolf 6" barrel. This was an attempt to get the Underwood ammo to work for me. The results are as follows: Glock 20 Ammo Test 1/25/17 Manufacturer Load Average FPS Extreme Spread FPS Standard Deviation Barrel Armscor 10mm 180gr. 1117 41 15 Glock 4.6” HPR 10mm 165gr. 1223 29 11 Same Remington .40 180gr. 899 32 12 Same Underwood 10mm 180gr. 1269 67 28 Same Armscor 10mm 180gr. 1166 19 19 Lone Wolf 6” HPR 10mm 165gr. 1298 9 9 Same Remington .40 180gr. 942 20 20 Same Underwood 10mm 180gr. 1304 23 23 Same I could not get the Underwood to stop jamming, even with switching out the stock RSA to a 24lb Wolf spring. The hot rod HPR 165gr. ammo was pleasant to shoot, the 180gr. Underwood, not so. I decided to order a Lone Wolf .40 S&W barrel and a bunch of Freedom Munitions .40 ammo with a 165gr. bullet to try in IDPA. I normally shoot a Ruger GP100 Match Champion with .38 spl., but thought I'd give the Glock a try for giggles. It's something I put together a while back with an old 2nd gen lower and a new 3rd gen upper. Just something to fiddle with. Anyhow, the 10mm can really scream and is fun. Blackey - Still looking.
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