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  1. K frame spring kit?

    The flat leaf mainsprings in all S&W revolvers except J-frames are, for practical purposes, a fitted part. Actually, it is the strain screws, not the springs, that are fitted. But the result is the same. The leaf mainsprings cannot just be swapped between frames with consistent or usable...
  2. Target Sports Delivering Again - Megathread

    .22 pistols are often picky, and if a gun has issues, then you should certainly try different ammo. But with that said, I have found 40 grain CCI Mini-Mags to be the most reliable ammo in a variety of different pistols. In fact, I have "fixed" a number of guns for people by letting them shoot...
  3. Ruger® MKIV™ 22/45™ #WAS: SMITH AND WESSON SW22 VICTORY - which model to start with?

    As far as I know, all prism optics have eye relief within a limited range. This is very much unlike 1x red dot sights, which generally have truly unlimited eye relief. I am not aware of any prism sights which have appropriate eye relief for a pistol, but if there are any, I would be interested...
  4. Your New Knife!

    That is called a front flipper. There are a few knives being made with this type of design. I am not a fan, but some people like them. The advantage is that you can have a much sleeker profile, as shown in the knife above. It also avoids having the flipper sticking out the back, which some...
  5. Your New Knife!

    Nice knife. When I saw it, I thought it looked familiar, and then I realized it is the same model favored by the LockPickingLawyer on youtube. I am really surprised that I recognized it, but it came to me almost immediately. Is there some connection where sharp thinking lawyers favor this...
  6. Taurus TX 22 Review

    10K rounds is really not that much for a .22 semi-auto pistol. At 5 bricks a year, you get 10K in less than 5 years. Back in the days of cheap bulk pack .22, 5 bricks of ammo could be considered cheap entertainment for 10 summer afternoons. And I'm still talking about just a few afternoons...
  7. Your most HATED handgun to fully disassemble ?

    Do not do this! The Ruger pistols are not difficult once someone shows you how to do it. And now that we have good demos on youtube, there are lots of quality demos available. But, on the Ruger Mark pistols, the hammer and sear pins are retained by the grips. So if you take the grips off...
  8. What's the best accuracy/distance I can expect with 22 Short?

    There are a few posts here that are talking about .22 shorts as though they were CB shorts. This is not really right. Regular .22 short rounds are pretty close to .22 LR standard velocity, while CB rounds are far less powerful. A normal .22 short round is 29 grains at approximately 1050 feet...
  9. Vision issues

    This thread has lots of good advice, which is nice, but does make me wonder if I am still on NES. Like lots of people here, I have been dealing with vision issues for quite a while, and I want to talk a bit about "just focus on the blurry sights." There are actually a number of different ways...
  10. Caspian or Colt, or both?

    I would shoot that gun a fair bit just as it is before spending money on it. Finger grooved pistol grips are always a very individual thing. I am not against finger grooves, but they need to fit, or the gun just won't feel right. I personally like the rubber Hogue grips with finger grooves on...
  11. Taurus TX 22 Review

    If a .22 barrel keyholes with bullets less than 40 grains, I would suspect it is defective. At best, it is on the bleeding edge of passable tolerances. There are a variety of .22 rounds, like CCI Stingers, that are 32 grains, and even some that are 29 grain. These ultra-velocity lightweight...
  12. Eye & ear protection for indoors?

    The discussion about how NRR works has been very interesting. But I don't think anyone has mentioned the piece of advice that I think is most important, which is to get the highest NRR hearing protection that you can. When I buy foam earplugs, I look for ones that are 33 NRR, and they really...
  13. Optic for lever action Henry .22

    There is lots of good advice in this thread about traditional looking optics, and if you want some magnification, and a traditional reticle, then that may be the way to go. But I will offer an alternative idea which works well for plinking with a fast shooting .22 like the Henry. I like a red...
  14. Which model do you prefer more?

    Another vote for the S&W. If you ever need parts, or a gunsmith who can work on the gun, then the S&W will be much easier to keep in service. Back when revolvers ruled, S&W came to dominate law enforcement and competition by supporting armorers. They trained lots of armorers at the factory...
  15. Fine. A Spyderco Knife Thread...

    Least surprising story ever. My daily use knife is a Delica, which is the ugliest knife that I have ever loved. But a little secret among those of us who like slightly larger knives is that most everyday tasks are done with the tip 1" of the blade, or even 1/2". I end up sharpening my knife...
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