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by Stickmaker
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Commercial Ammunition
Topic: .45 Long Colt
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: .45 Long Colt

This is why I handload. :-) Seriously, I love reloading the .45 Colt. It's big enough to be easy to handle, you can custom-tailor loads to your exact need, and there are several propellant powders which work very well in it. Just two things to be careful about: Overcharging is very easy to do, given...
by Stickmaker
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Glock failure
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

Re: Glock failure

You sure that's not an H&K? :-)
by Stickmaker
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:07 pm
Topic: 10 years online!
Replies: 12
Views: 3707

Re: 10 years online!

by Stickmaker
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Can firing pins "wear out"?
Replies: 24
Views: 2777

Re: Can Firing Pins "Wear Out"?

Firing pins can indeed wear blunt at the tip if improperly tempered, but that is very rare these days and even then generally requires thousands of rounds. They can be sharpened but that's a job best left to a gunsmith. A too-sharp tip can cause ruptured primers. If you can acquire a replacement fir...
by Stickmaker
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: What is Your Primary Carry and Why
Replies: 29
Views: 4176

Re: What is Your Primary Carry and Why

H&K P7. It's built like a safe and designed to handle hot military loads. It's very, very reliable. I can hit consistently with it. In a good holster it hugs flat to the body. The manual of arms feels natural to me, but would be unfamiliar to most people. Oh, and my paternal grandmother's maiden...

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