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    So, I was at Wade's this evening after work, trying out a few different guns, mainly trying to decide what my next purchase will be. At the time, I was firing their Springfield "Loaded" 1911 .45ACP: I aimed at the target, pulled the trigger, and was promptly showered by shards of broken glass. :shock: The ejected shell casing had flown nearly straight up, and smashed one of the two lightbulbs above my head.

    The guys at Wade's were pretty cool about it, though - they didn't even charge me for the lightbulb. :P

    As a side note, Springfield's "Loaded" 1911-A1 is a thing of unbelievable grace and beauty. I haven't been shooting for very long, but with that gun in my hands I was able to put every single round right near the center of the target at 30 feet. It truly felt almost effortless. If I could only spare the $1100 or so, I would buy one in a heartbeat. (I'm definitely leaning towards one of Springfield's more economical 1911s right now though.)

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    Stealth Potato wrote:
    So, I was at Wade's this evening after work, trying out a few different guns, mainly trying to decide what my next purchase will be. At the time, I was firing their Springfield "Loaded" 1911 .45ACP: I aimed at the target, pulled the trigger, and was promptly showered by shards of broken glass. :shock: The ejected shell casing had flown nearly straight up, and smashed one of the two lightbulbs above my head.

    The guys at Wade's were pretty cool about it, though - they didn't even charge me for the lightbulb. :P

    As a side note, Springfield's "Loaded" 1911-A1 is a thing of unbelievable grace and beauty. I haven't been shooting for very long, but with that gun in my hands I was able to put every single round right near the center of the target at 30 feet. It truly felt almost effortless. If I could only spare the $1100 or so, I would buy one in a heartbeat. (I'm definitely leaning towards one of Springfield's more economical 1911s right now though.)
    That reminds me ofa time a few years back thatI watched a guytry and rapid firea 44 mag. and the third shot ricocheted off the guard that protects the target holder and cut the cable. The target and cable promptly fell to the floor and he boot scooted out the door.
    "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."

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    Well, we're getting closer to the day when an "evil gun" actually shoots somebody by itself. Apparently this one broke a light bulb by itself.

    Save the light bulbs! Ban extractors and ejectors!!


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    Good yarn, LMAO!

    Makes a change from the stories about hot brass landing in the cleavages of gals wearing revealing tank tops, and their consequent erotic gyrations!

    TrueBrit(in his Nasty Old Man mode!)

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    TrueBrit wrote:
    Good yarn, LMAO!

    Makes a change from the stories about hot brass landing in the cleavages of gals wearing revealing tank tops, and their consequent erotic gyrations!

    TrueBrit(in his Nasty Old Man mode!)
    Erotic gyration = good

    Erotic gyration with loaded pistol in hand = bad



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    You must have been on the high numbered end, my son and I were on lane 14 in the dark (@1500). Check out gunsamerica.com and gunbroker.com for some deals.

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    TrueBrit wrote:
    Good yarn, LMAO!

    Makes a change from the stories about hot brass landing in the cleavages of gals wearing revealing tank tops, and their consequent erotic gyrations!

    TrueBrit(in his Nasty Old Man mode!)
    Erotic gyration = good

    Erotic gyration with loaded pistol in hand = bad

    Too right, mate,disarm 'em before they start performing!

    TrueBrit.

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    Ya know, I have experienced something comparable with Springfields XD .45 Compact. When the slide locks back on my gun after firing the final round, the case almost every time comes back and hits me in the side of the head. It doesn't hurt, and it's a neat little indicator that the gun is empty, but I wonder if it's supposed to do that... lol

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    vmathis12019 wrote:
    Ya know, I have experienced something comparable with Springfields XD .45 Compact. When the slide locks back on my gun after firing the final round, the case almost every time comes back and hits me in the side of the head. It doesn't hurt, and it's a neat little indicator that the gun is empty, but I wonder if it's supposed to do that... lol
    They're catering to the ManassasPD-type market. Sometimes you gotta hit them in the head to get them to understand even simple things.

    (Sorry, couldn't help myself, folks )
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Citizen,with your warped sense of humour and cynicism, you could almost pass for a Brit, and I mean that in a complimentary way, Sir! Yours is a severe but pithy observation!

    True Brit.

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    High praise, indeed.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    vmathis12019 wrote:
    Ya know, I have experienced something comparable with Springfields XD .45 Compact. When the slide locks back on my gun after firing the final round, the case almost every time comes back and hits me in the side of the head. It doesn't hurt, and it's a neat little indicator that the gun is empty, but I wonder if it's supposed to do that... lol
    Heh, actually in my case it was the first round out of the magazine, not the last. A bit surprising, since before that, it seemed that all the casings would just eject to the side, bounce off the wall, and hit me in the hands. :P


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    You must have been on the high numbered end, my son and I were on lane 14 in the dark (@1500). Check out gunsamerica.com and gunbroker.com for some deals.
    I was on lane 6, actually - I worked an evening shift, so I was there from around 8:00 until closing time. Thanks for the links - I'll definitely look through those before getting out my checkbook!

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    You might want to check out auctionarms.com as well. All three sites offer something a little different to perspective buyers.
    "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."

    "though I walk through the valley in the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for I know that you are by my side" Glock 23:40

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