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Diamondback 2/2

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Kaboom... check the case at the rim for bulges. Comes from a unsupported chamber wall, common in Glocks, but yeah that feed ramp takes away metal that support the chambered round...

Next time start a thread and ask a few questions and somebody way smarter then me will give you good advice...just saying

Glad you didn't get hurt.
 

SpitfireV

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I have been using Ballistol for a while now. I've cleaned my rifle a few times with it. I highly recommend it, and it's good for the environment as well. Bloody great product.

Also, my VZ58 and Yugo ammo is a match made in heaven.
 

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Thought you all would enjoy the rifle museum here at 29. I have a deep admiration for the men who fought the wars these weapons were fielded in, with nothing but cotton shirts and stripper clips on their person. Some even less. Incredible how far we’ve come.
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SpitfireV

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Yes, what ya looking at?
Not a lot without! Nah, I don't know anything about brands or quality, am thinking about some generic shooting glasses type deal. Like Devildoc, I'm getting extracted casings coming at me when I'm doing my intro to firearms days so I'd like to limit that, as well as just safety in general.
 

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I have not, but need to. I have had a few casings get lodged between my glasses frame and my face, so really need something wraparound.
You can get just about anything in prescription now. I still use the same Oakley Flaks I've had with exchangeable clear and tinted lenses.
 

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So I just started reloading two weeks ago, and this happened in my first batch of 100 rounds



I got pretty lucky, all things considered. All that happened is that the magazine blew out, my mag release was destroyed, and my hand hurts a little. However, I had a gunsmith look it over, and he declared that the gun was fine. Just a simple double charge, which I DEFINITELY won't do again.
More powder, even more powder.... Marine QA... looks a little light, gimme more … (I keed, glad you're ok)
 

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Newest space laser: Older 2011 in .38 super, Caspian slide, Tripp Research frame. That big honkin' thing on top is an ancient Tasco scope that I actually kind of dig. Frame to slide fit is a little loose, but that's to be expected from a gun that's probably 15 or so years old. It still shoots incredibly accurate and flat.
 

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Newest space laser: Older 2011 in .38 super, Caspian slide, Tripp Research frame. That big honkin' thing on top is an ancient Tasco scope that I actually kind of dig. Frame to slide fit is a little loose, but that's to be expected from a gun that's probably 15 or so years old. It still shoots incredibly accurate and flat.
Nice blaster.

I've had some loose slides on 1911's, generally found that it has no effect on accuracy or performance (reliability). As long as you have good barrel lock up and swap your recoil spring to schedule (normally every 3.5 to 5k rounds dependent of weight of spring and loads being used) it will last you for ever...

Main take away, keep up with your recoil and magazine springs. Especially in storage, if you are going to let it sit awhile, break them down and let the spring come fully off compression. If using on a regular bases, keep mags unloaded and slide in battery, hammer down. It's pretty important on 1911's especially on those "space guns".😉
 

Salt USMC

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Nice blaster.

I've had some loose slides on 1911's, generally found that it has no effect on accuracy or performance (reliability). As long as you have good barrel lock up and swap your recoil spring to schedule (normally every 3.5 to 5k rounds dependent of weight of spring and loads being used) it will last you for ever...

Main take away, keep up with your recoil and magazine springs. Especially in storage, if you are going to let it sit awhile, break them down and let the spring come fully off compression. If using on a regular bases, keep mags unloaded and slide in battery, hammer down. It's pretty important on 1911's especially on those "space guns".😉
I'm definitely replacing the recoil spring right away. It has some issue ejecting regular velocity 38 super, but no problem with +P. It's probably a bit over-sprung, so I've got some 8, 9, and 11lb springs on the way to experiment. I'll definitely get some new mag springs and followers because these are oooooooold.
 

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Anyone had experience with prescription eye pro?
Yes. I currently wear Smith Optics eye pro with transitions Rx lenses and have previously used Oakley and Revision Rx. With the Smiths and Oakleys, the lens itself was RX. Revision were the wraparound style with an Rx insert and didn't much care for that aspect of it.
 

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Newest space laser: Older 2011 in .38 super, Caspian slide, Tripp Research frame. That big honkin' thing on top is an ancient Tasco scope that I actually kind of dig. Frame to slide fit is a little loose, but that's to be expected from a gun that's probably 15 or so years old. It still shoots incredibly accurate and flat.

Very cool. I actually prefer older 1911's.
 

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I'm getting a couple guns in the next few months. One's gonna be an AR build on some recommendations from one of my cadre who was a Ranger Reg sniper and went to shoot for the AMU because I've never built one before and a CZ 75 D PCR new from the factory for CCW. Fortunately, I've got the best CZ gunsmith in the country, Cajun Gun Works, in my hometown so I want to take full advantage of that. I'm gonna shoot it a few times, and then go get whatever polishing/upgrades and finishes I want done with them. I'm curious if anyone has any experience with a CZ that could identify some things they'd like to be different so that I can look for those same things while I'm testing it out.

I'm tracking the whole buy ammo and training part, but I don't buy guns like ever, and I want the last forever type rather than the sell in a couple years type. So the ones that I do buy, I want to be as high-quality as I can afford.
 
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