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Doug Wojtowicz

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Re: Afternoon Delight with an Older Woman
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2011, 10:49:55 am »
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You don't need rails all the way around, or all along the length. However, I mention the DD Omega as an off the shelf solution that gives me rails, free float, light weight, and it doesn't require me to have an ordie pull the barrel.

AH.

I dunno.  I feel all old-fashioned now, actually wanting for furniture that I can grasp.

Meh... I'll go find a .45-70 lever-action. ;)
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    Re: Afternoon Delight with an Older Woman
    « Reply #26 on: July 28, 2011, 02:49:21 pm »
    Rail covers?

    In truth, I like rails. If I was retrofitting an old rifle (like an FAL), I'd probably just add a rail section where I want it. If I'm building (or buying) from scratch, I'd go with rails, because it keeps your options open. Just because you want a flashlight in position x today doesn't mean that, in ten years, you won't want it in position y. Or, that you won't end up buying a new gizmo. Rails are pretty future-proof.

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    Re: Afternoon Delight with an Older Woman
    « Reply #27 on: August 10, 2011, 09:35:08 pm »
    Cool story Coronach.

    Those are exactly what I was thinking about.  People pay good $$$ for guns like that.  Besides, why the hell even bother with an old gun like that as a duty tool?

    Well lets see, the 1911 was a duty gun for 74 years so who would you believe, the thousands of soldiers that loved them or the chest thumping interwebs?

    Sure it needs more maintenance than a Glock or Sig but if you treat it right, it will treat you right.
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    Re: Afternoon Delight with an Older Woman
    « Reply #28 on: August 13, 2011, 12:54:27 pm »
    I'd just rather have such an old gun as a collectible/range toy and let something modern take the abuse of being a duty gun, you know?
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    Re: Afternoon Delight with an Older Woman
    « Reply #29 on: August 13, 2011, 04:55:37 pm »
    Well, if we're talking of old guns themselves, yes, I agree. However, the design is perfectly viable today, arguably still ideal.

    Here's a question: One of the best things about the 1911 is the trigger. Why has no one else done a 1911 trigger in a more modern design? I'm not talking a trigger that approximates a 1911 trigger...I'm talking about a 1911 trigger placed in an otherwise modern pistol, with minimal changes to form and function. Any ideas?

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    Re: Afternoon Delight with an Older Woman
    « Reply #30 on: August 13, 2011, 06:12:02 pm »
    Well, if we're talking of old guns themselves, yes, I agree. However, the design is perfectly viable today, arguably still ideal.

    Here's a question: One of the best things about the 1911 is the trigger. Why has no one else done a 1911 trigger in a more modern design? I'm not talking a trigger that approximates a 1911 trigger...I'm talking about a 1911 trigger placed in an otherwise modern pistol, with minimal changes to form and function. Any ideas?

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    But maybe it's because modern guns have high capacity (Which means a fatter mag) and the 1911 trigger runs out of room?  That's just my wild guess.  Or maybe it's because the biggest purchasers of weapons don't have that much demand for single action service pistols?  ???
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    Re: Afternoon Delight with an Older Woman
    « Reply #31 on: August 14, 2011, 01:11:32 am »
    I thought about the first idea, but STI and P-O seem to make doublestack mags work with the trigger. Not sure if they had to modify the trigger mechanism or not.

    I suspect it is expensive and requires a lot of fitting, so reason #2 may be it.

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