California Says One Gun a Month, So...

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Gunner Joe

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    *sigh*

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  2. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    K-Frame owners unite! I'm jealous of your sights, but I prefer my barrel.
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  3. Paladin

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    They have a 4.2" barrel version as well, but I have this crazy idea I might get to carry it someday.

    So, I've got an X-frame (500), two N-frames (629 and R8), an L-frame (686 7X), and, now, a K-frame (66). All that remains is a J-frame, and I've got my eye on the scandium-framed 360, but it's not available in California yet.

    I was also eyeballin' the Les Baer Thunder Ranch this morning. Maybe once my bank account recovers from my vacation...
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    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    *looks down at belt* :?:
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  5. Paladin

    Paladin Gunner Joe

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    Yeah, you put that damned idea in my head.
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    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    It's the finest 1911 I've ever owned. You won't regret it.
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    ^I really have to sing the praises of the Rock Island 1911. I've got about 700 rounds through it now without any issues, its as accurate as any other pistol I shoot. Fit and finish are better than the Para I used to have. My only issue I have is a bit of vertical play in the trigger, but it's never had any effect on my shooting.
  8. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    Para, the Chinese knock-offs, and the South American knock-offs are the only companies I've ever heard really bad things about. You don't have to spend half of your life's savings buying a quality 1911. That said, there are things that I personally prefer and look for from a manufacturer.

    I want to know what metals they're using. It needs to be high quality carbon or stainless steel throughout. If you can turn the barrel bushing with your fingers without the aid of a bushing wrench the weapon is either old and worn out or, if new, poorly fitted. If the extractor isn't flush with the back of the slide, the piece was poorly fitted. That's the big three off the top of my head. If a weapon fails those three tests, I'm not willing to bet my life on it. But, that's just me and my personal tastes.
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  9. Paladin

    Paladin Gunner Joe

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    Alas, the Thunder Ranch is going to have to wait one more month.

    I was in the shop to pick up my Smith & Wesson 66 (and, BTW, I have the 69 on layaway also; can't start the paperwork until 11/20), and they had one of these...

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    Couldn't help myself. Always wanted a Benelli, and the M4s--especially the H2Os--are sometimes hard to get out here. This means everybody's getting a card for Christmas this year. :diacanu:
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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    Try the image again. Nothing's showing up.
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  11. Paladin

    Paladin Gunner Joe

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    Weird. It shows up for me even inside your quote!

    But here it is...

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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    The board is weird sometimes, especially when you try to upload or link to a hosting site from a phone.

    Nice scattergun. :techman:
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    It's got a pistol grip. And parts of it are black. That makes it too scary to be legal. Banned!
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  14. Paladin

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    That's partly why I got it sooner rather than later. I have no doubt it will eventually be banned in California
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    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    I'm surprised it isn't, what with the pistol grip and the extended, high cap banana clipizine. Not to mention that "assault" charging handle, no one needs to be able to rack a round that quickly.
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