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by Hand and Steel
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: 1911 Talk
Topic: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 2598

Re: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s

I have an Auto Ordnance WWII parkerized mil spec 1911 that I'm quite happy with. I've heard that Auto Ordnance 1911s can have difficulty with hollow points. What is your experience with this? Also, anyone know what the current word on Springfield's titanium firing pins is? Of course a firing pin ta...
by Hand and Steel
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: 1911 Talk
Topic: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 2598

Re: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s

It would be left stock, except perhaps for grips or a mainspring housing without the lock in the case of a Springfield. Almost certainly in stainless.
by Hand and Steel
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: 1911 Talk
Topic: Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 2598

Most Reliable "GI"-type 1911s

Share your thoughts on which 1911 A1/WWII/GI type 1911s are most reliable, and explain your experience with them. Springfield Mil-Spec vs Colt "Series 70", etc.
by Hand and Steel
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Optics & Sights
Topic: Magnification range for yardage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: Magnification range for yardage?

I prefer more magnification, but I tend to side with jnic on using what feels right for the specific time and place. The reason I would go with more magnification is simply that my long distance eyesight is not the best at times, and it only gets worse when fatigue is present. Since most defensive s...
by Hand and Steel
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Carry / 2nd Amendment
Topic: "Members of Congress to reload gun rights caucus"
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: "Members of Congress to reload gun rights caucus"

Nathan wrote:President Trump; did you ever imagine?


Yeah, unfortunately I did. I was fairly certain far out in advance of the election that he was the picked man. Not that it makes much difference which puppet is dancing on the strings that TV news edits out of the broadcasts.
by Hand and Steel
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: A2 style AR recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: A2 style AR recommendations

Thanks for the ideas, gents.
by Hand and Steel
Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: A2 style AR recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 761

A2 style AR recommendations

Looking to purchase a pair of AR-15s with 20" barrels and full length gas systems in the next few months. No need for rails on the foregrip since all I'll be mounting is a bipod. Fixed stock preferred. Would like one with the traditional carrying handle with integral rear sight, the other "...
by Hand and Steel
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Carry / 2nd Amendment
Topic: Classic gun ads
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: Classic gun ads

Loving the anti-tank gun.
by Hand and Steel
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Commercial Ammunition
Topic: If you didn't buy before...
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: If you didn't buy before...

Precisely... I was very confident that Trump would be elected as the dominant flavor of evil for the week, and decided to take a pass on the panic buying.
by Hand and Steel
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: News@ConcealedCarryForum.com
Topic: Facebook plug-in?
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Re: Facebook plug-in?

Nope.
by Hand and Steel
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Ladies of CCF
Topic: How women carry
Replies: 8
Views: 1981

Re: How women carry

Most of the women I know who carry use purse carry (sub-optimal). I've also known a few biker chicks to use small of back carry for subcompact pistols. Only a few of the women I know use IWB, which would seem to be the best overall option.
by Hand and Steel
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Scatterguns, Rifles & Non-carry Handguns
Topic: Triangular ammunition
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Triangular ammunition

I remember seeing this in the American Rifleman a few years ago. It seems to me that the YouTube user "LifeSizePotato" also did a video featuring the Dardick's unique "trounds". The bore axis on that pistol is simply nauseating.
by Hand and Steel
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Chasing the holy grail of carry
Replies: 23
Views: 1793

Re: Chasing the holy grail of carry

To offer my own opinion, there is no perfect handgun for any purpose . There are many handguns which are good enough , and I think you own more than several of them. Perfection is ultimately unattainable in life, and constantly seeking it instead of settling for something which is good enough for th...
by Hand and Steel
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Your Gun Bucket List?
Replies: 8
Views: 850

Re: Your Gun Bucket List?

My tastes are somewhat simpler.

Polished chrome Makarov
CZ 82
Browning Hi Power .40/.357/9mm (multiple barrels and recoil assembles on the .40 model)
Ruger Speed Six
PT 92 AFS (pre-lock, no rail)
by Hand and Steel
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: CCW Tech
Topic: Cowboy loads and cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1322

Re: Cowboy loads and cover

It's just like the news. Completely fictional.
by Hand and Steel
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Nighthawk Hi Power
Replies: 13
Views: 1884

Re: Nighthawk Hi Power

I doubt the beavertail would be much of an issue. It's only slightly longer than the tangs on the Arcus pistols I'm used to (they are otherwise ergonomically the same as the traditional Hi Power), and they've never given me any trouble, whether in hand or in holster. I wouldn't worry about it.
by Hand and Steel
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Single Action Shooting
Topic: '94 in .44
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: '94 in .44

I once thought I might be alone in rejecting the rebounding hammers but it turns out that a large number of cowboy action shooters and those who are passionate about single action shooting feel the exact same way and have taken it a step farther in doing these conversions and teaching others how. I...
by Hand and Steel
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Informed Opinions on Taurus Revolvers Please
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Informed Opinions on Taurus Revolvers Please

All in all, I think there is value to be had in Taurus revolvers, but you are more likely to be certain with the quality of a S&W or Ruger. Thanks for the detailed examples. This seems to be the resounding answer. There's an upside and a downside to Taurus' erratic QC - the upside is you might ...
by Hand and Steel
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Nighthawk Hi Power
Replies: 13
Views: 1884

Re: Nighthawk Hi Power

Why the objection to the beavertail?
by Hand and Steel
Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Nighthawk Hi Power
Replies: 13
Views: 1884

Re: Nighthawk Hi Power

I recently ran across this while researching various rare versions of Hi Power. Apparently a now defunct company called Florida Arms manufactured Hi-Power frames in stainless steel and aluminum alloy, both of which were available with beavertails from the factory. https://forums.1911forum.com/showth...
by Hand and Steel
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Optics & Sights
Topic: Illuminated reticle 1 - (×) scopes
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Illuminated reticle 1 - (×) scopes

While it's not the Strike Eagle, I've got a 3-9 power Vortex with illuminated reticle on my AK and I'm quite pleased with it. For only $200 or so it's been more than worth it.
by Hand and Steel
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Single Action Shooting
Topic: SAA
Replies: 19
Views: 1991

Re: SAA

A conversion cylinder that would enable shooting .45 ACP in this gun would make it so much more enjoyable just due to ammunition cost, availability and massive selection. I've been having similar thoughts about a Blackhawk with both the .357 and 9mm cylinders. I've been meaning to add a revolver to...
by Hand and Steel
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Heed my warning now...
Replies: 29
Views: 2549

Re: Heed my warning now...

Stock up on everything, not just the guns and ammo. $80 for each member of a household should be invested in 100 gallons of distilled water to have on hand for emergencies... as a minimum. Stock up on food that will last a few years at the least. I think a 3 month supply should represent a bare mini...
by Hand and Steel
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Defensive Incidents
Topic: Footage of mall mass-stabber being shot by off duty cop
Replies: 13
Views: 1976

Re: Footage of mall mass-stabber being shot by off duty cop

LWP wrote:Did you know the many National Forrest offices around the country prohibit guns?


I have seen the signs while exploring various locations. I'm sure it makes everyone much safer. :roll:
by Hand and Steel
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Carry Guns
Topic: Informed Opinions on Taurus Revolvers Please
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Informed Opinions on Taurus Revolvers Please

Barrel separation, cylinder failure or forcing cone explosion?

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