Recent content by straightshooterjake

  1. My Dan Wesson 357 is toast. Sucks.

    I think it is unlikely that you, or anyone else who has read this thread, will ever again have a tolerant attitude about a barrel that shows improper wear or erosion after only a few hundred rounds. So I think that if there are any issues with the new gun, your quick response to early warnings...
  2. Instructional info/ videos on handgun types

    It is good for beginners to learn as much as possible, but the really hard part about choosing first handguns is understanding the compromises that are involved in selecting handguns for different purposes. These compromises include: size vs concealable, power vs controllable, and general...
  3. Training aids with accurate-feeling action?

    I am not sure what problem you are trying to solve, and I say this as an instructor. Nothing has a more realistic trigger feel than dry firing a real gun. I realize there are some issues about where and when it is safe to handle and dry fire real guns. But usually these issues can be easily...
  4. My Dan Wesson 357 is toast. Sucks.

    I am a serious revolver fan. Though I only have a little bit of experience with Dan Wessons, I have followed forums for S&W and Ruger revolvers for a long time. In that time, I have seen a lot of photos of bulged barrels, and quite a few of blown cylinders and frames. But I have never seen...
  5. I never trained for this...

    I've lost track of what the thread is about, but I'll still respond to this. First, nice avatar. I usually state the rule as: fast, cheap, or done right, pick two. But I always warn people that when it comes to large scale project planning, you're lucky if you get one. When choosing hardware...
  6. Full Auto Glock P80 With Happy Stick / Marsha Stick: Springfield police release video of pursuit where officer fired on suspect

    I have to say, when I opened this thread, I was pretty surprised to see something that might actually be a functional firearm with a giggle switch. Usually, when there is a "machine gun" in the news, that really means a revolver, or a bolt action, or a bright orange airsoft, or at worst a...
  7. Active shooter Lee NH market basket

    Not sure if serious, but since my humor detector is weak, I'll give a serious answer. That crack you have observed is actually where the removable sideplate meets the frame. So the just slightly visible line is actually a mark of quality. In fact, on this particular example, the part of join...
  8. Wrentham Man charged and firearms seized

    I certainly do not think what you described would be accepted. However, imagine that person A bought a bunch of complete lowers years ago, and put them in his safe. Assume that the 4473 was done, and the FA10 was not, since no steps had been taken to make these lowers into rifles. For the...
  9. First revolver..what to look for

    I am with @EJFudd on this one. I would buy a new S&W revolver right now if I liked the model and the price was right, but they are having some problems with quality control. And if you need warranty service, they are backlogged. With that said, your warranty issues will eventually get...
  10. Nuisance Hunting in MA

    I have no specific knowledge of this case. But I suspect the rule is designed to remove any possible incentives for people to falsely claim they were doing depredation.
  11. Can anyone identify this pistol?

    Great job @graphite for identifying this one. I was pretty confident that it was a prop because of the ridiculously long and pointy beavertail. It looks like it was intentionally designed to poke the user. I felt sure it was a fake designed by someone who didn't know anything about real...
  12. Stupid Problem

    I will take the time to give a serious answer, even though this thread seems like it might be a parody of previous threads. There are two main ways to get professional results. Either become a professional, or hire one. Ok, you don't really need to become a professional, but you need to put a...
  13. Referendum Question 1. November 3.

    The underlying issue here is that software has changed the meaning of ownership, or at least some parties want it that way. Auto manufacturers would like to sell you a car, but keep certain aspects locked, and under their control. So you "own" the car, but the manufacturer can still dictate...
  14. Boston University lecturer, 38, 'was crushed to death by elevator when she overloaded it with a package

    Many years ago I worked in a 10 story building where we used elevators every day. One day an elevator repair man saw me hold the elevator by blocking one of the doors. He said, "You should never do that. Never trust those things." As he said this, he pointed to a carpenter's hammer on his...
  15. what is a barrel?

    I am not an expert, but I think you are OK. Here is an example of a 10/22 barrel which has a permanently attached shroud, so that a suppressor can be attached without increasing overall length. The length of the rifling here is 12", but the overall length is over 16", so it is a normal rifle...
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