Recent content by John Travis

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    Safety on a glock

    I was referring to your claim of false correlation between a hunting rifle/shotgun and a carried sidearm. Assuming that all is good mechanically, guns don't become unsafe until we have them in our hands. That's when the fun starts. Everybody who carries one "feels" safe with them, else they...
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    Safety on a glock

    Yep. A loaded, holstered pistol should remain in the holster unless it's needed or to clear it on returning home. So, stop touching it. No, really. Leave it alone. Nor do I, and in a perfect world... You missed the point. The two most likely times to have the day go sideways is when...
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    Safety on a glock

    It looks like this one is windin' down. For the record, I don't trust any manual safety device completely. Never have. They're not fool-proof an they're not fail safe, and they're not a guarantee. There are no guarantees in life save death and taxes. What they do is increase the chances...
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    Safety on a glock

    And you'd be surprised at the people I've seen do just that. Funny thing, stress. It causes all sorts of short circuits in the wiring. Well, they're not there to let us get away with being stupid. They're there for that inadvertent "brainfart" moment where we forget to do the right thing...
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    Safety on a glock

    We know, but that isn't the only thing that presents a problem. There have been incidences of shirt tails and wind breaker draw strings getting tangled up with the guns and firing them as they were holstered, most often when the piece is being holstered in a hurry, hence the standing advice to...
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    Safety on a glock

    So do I...and it is a poor design. And Glock knows it. I think that the reason for their refusal to remedy it is that adding a safety would be a de facto admission that their pistol as designed is dangrerous, which would leave them open to ruinous lawsuits from all the Glock Legged victims...
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    Safety on a glock

    Please explain how your shirttail gets into the trigger guard after your weapon is holstered. Did you even read my post, or did you just home in on the part that triggered yours? (No pun intended) To wit: Once the (1911) is safely snuggled into the holster, you can disengage the safety. The...
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    Safety on a glock

    The two times that we're at most risk for an unintentional discharge are when drawing and holstering. The reason that the US Cavalry requested the manual safety on the 1911 was for hasty reholstering with a cocked, loaded pistol...not for carrying cocked and locked "like JMB intended." Once...
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    Scratch Built Single Shot

    Depends on what the radius is. There may not be a standard end mill that works, and a one-off custom end mill is an expensive proposition. I very much like this little project, and I've always thought that the .22 Hornet is a neat little cartridge. Enough for most uses within its range...
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    Magazine problem

    No, you're actually doin' pretty good. If making the slot deeper also takes the bottom of the slot out of contact with the case rim, you'll need to reduce the front pad to put it back into contact. I generally hesitate to take that much out of the slot, but from what I can see in the photos...
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    Magazine problem

    I'd get a new one, even though a short claw usually releases early and causes the slide to bat the case backward...but anything is possible with these chopped-down variants. As sure as you think you've got one figured, it'll make a fool out of ya. The only problem with new extractors is that...
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    9mm fired out of battery, that woke me up

    I don't think that this was due to firing out of battery because it blew out in the case head, where the case web is thickest and strongest. Out of battery firing is rare and almost always due to a malfunction of the gun. When it does happen, the blowout is farther forward in the section just...
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    Magazine problem

    I just realized that I forgot to include the quick way to remove the follower. Haste will be my undoing. After the cartridges are removed, rap the rear top portion of the magazine on a wooden bench or a piece of 2X4 to dislodge the follower from the spring. I'll go back and add it to the post.
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    Magazine problem

    I remembered this question and thought I'd give you a quick and easy method. With just a little practice, you can take one apart in about 10 seconds and reassemble it in 15. This only works with the standard 7-round magazines and the 6-round Officer's Model magazines. With the Shooting Stars...
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    Magazine problem

    It's usually somethin' simple. Wonky ejection is a study unto itself, and when you get into the short, fast-moving slides and extended ejectors, it can get downright maddening. First, extractor tension alone is rarely the problem as long as it will hold the case on the breechface. There's...
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