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Forum: The Venerable 1911 07-25-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By gt40doc
Congrats on your "new" 1911. It looks to be a...

Congrats on your "new" 1911. It looks to be a nice piece, and it obviously functions 100%. What's not to like?? Enjoy!!
Forum: The Hi Power Forum 07-02-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By gt40doc
I could definitely find space in my safe for that...

I could definitely find space in my safe for that HP......very nice!!
Forum: Reloading 03-18-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By gt40doc
If you just load your brass at low-mid powder...

If you just load your brass at low-mid powder levels(taken from reloading manual for your bullet weight), and seat your bullets to where the case mouth is roll crimped into the cannalure, you will be...
Forum: Reloading 03-09-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By gt40doc
The powders that you have, and are using, do NOT...

The powders that you have, and are using, do NOT require mag primers for loading 357Mag rounds. Just take your loaded rounds to the range and shoot them. Many handloading manuals suggest mag primers...
Forum: The Hi Power Forum 03-03-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By gt40doc
If you modify it in any way, it is no longer...

If you modify it in any way, it is no longer brand new NOS. On the other hand, it you want to make it a shooter for you and yours to enjoy, and use it for years to come, then modify it to please...
Forum: Revolvers 02-13-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By gt40doc
No!! Just purchase some Birchwood-Casey lead...

No!! Just purchase some Birchwood-Casey lead remover and polish cloth. This will remove the powder rings.....just do NOT use it on a blued revolver, for it will remove the bluing.
Forum: Reloading 01-01-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By gt40doc
Do a roll crimp into the bullet crimp...

Do a roll crimp into the bullet crimp grove/cannalure, and you will be good to go.
Forum: Reloading 12-26-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By gt40doc
KKM, and BarSto barrels are right at the top of...

KKM, and BarSto barrels are right at the top of the list.....they are not a cheap barrel, and one can buy a less expensive example......just be sure it is not polygonal(sp) rifled.. I own a couple of...
Forum: Reloading 12-24-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By gt40doc
I do not load plain lead bullets much...

I do not load plain lead bullets much anymore......except for 38-40, 7.65 Para, and a couple of other calibers. I loaded a lot of lead bullets in the past, but have moved away from them for a number...
Forum: Reloading 12-23-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By gt40doc
The Glock barrel has a different type of rifling...

The Glock barrel has a different type of rifling than many other handguns, and does not play well with LEAD bullets. If one loads with FMJ or plated bullets, you will have zero problems with...
Forum: Reloading 12-22-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By gt40doc
Just use your regular reloading data for 38...

Just use your regular reloading data for 38 Special with the bullet weight that you plan to use. I own and shoot some J frame, and lightweight framed 357 Mag handguns, and don't enjoy the hard recoil...
Forum: Reloading 12-21-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By gt40doc
If you would like to shoot/practice with 38...

If you would like to shoot/practice with 38 Special powdered ammo, but not have to contend with the short powder ring in the cylinder, compared to the 357 Mag. powder ring, then load 357 Mag brass to...
Forum: The Hi Power Forum 12-06-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By gt40doc
To me, the "T" and "C" series HP are the best of...

To me, the "T" and "C" series HP are the best of the lot. That looks like a real keeper!!
Forum: The Venerable 1911 12-06-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By gt40doc
A man can never have too many WWl and WWll 1911...

A man can never have too many WWl and WWll 1911 handguns. I love shooting mine and wishing that they could talk. Congrats, and enjoy!!
Forum: Reloading 12-03-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By gt40doc
I agree that the soot on the cases is because the...

I agree that the soot on the cases is because the case did not expand adequately to seal off in the chamber.....thus, blowback. I am a handloader, and see this often in my "soft" loads for old...
Forum: Reloading 12-02-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By gt40doc
I agree 100% with the two posters above......be...

I agree 100% with the two posters above......be safe, and enjoy!!
Forum: The Hi Power Forum 11-22-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By gt40doc
Yes, I do. Try BHSpring Solutions. They are a...

Yes, I do. Try BHSpring Solutions. They are a fairly new company that is run by a couple of nice guys. They are supplying parts that FN/Browning will likely phase out, now that the BHP is out of...
Forum: The Hi Power Forum 11-16-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By gt40doc
To me, the OP has a perfect excuse to purchase...

To me, the OP has a perfect excuse to purchase another HP pistol!! You have grips that you like, so purchase a HP that they fit......problem solved!! I have used less of an excuse to purchase...
Forum: The Hi Power Forum 11-08-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By gt40doc
That is a nice "gift" from your buddy. If it...

That is a nice "gift" from your buddy. If it works correctly, it should make for you a good shooter. As mentioned, it has been buffed hard(likely rust pitting), and reblued, but that should not...
Forum: The Hi Power Forum 09-01-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By gt40doc
Bob, Hard to argue with the accuracy of your...

Bob,

Hard to argue with the accuracy of your new HP......good shooting!! I guess that you will just have to locate another HP to customize.......it's a tough job, but someone has to do it!!...
Forum: Pistol, Revolver & Long Gun Smithing 08-27-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By gt40doc
If it is o.k. to paint over a blued surface then,...

If it is o.k. to paint over a blued surface then, if it were my pistol and I was going to Duracote it, I would parkerize it first rather than using a cold bluing technique. I believe that the "paint"...
Forum: Pistol, Revolver & Long Gun Smithing 08-24-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By gt40doc
I would be prone to ask the folks that...

I would be prone to ask the folks that manufacture Duracoat and get their recommendations. They SHOULD know all there is to know about Duracoat. Just saying!!
Forum: The Hi Power Forum 08-24-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By gt40doc
Glad to hear that the OP was successful on...

Glad to hear that the OP was successful on correcting his HP. I, for one, have learned something new concerning this "lever" mechanism.
Forum: The Hi Power Forum 08-09-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By gt40doc
Boy, that is a new one on me!! I have never seen...

Boy, that is a new one on me!! I have never seen a HP mod like that one. What does it look like on the inside of the frame? What does that lever do when rotated?
Forum: Reloading 07-30-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By gt40doc
In response to the OP questions(some of them, at...

In response to the OP questions(some of them, at least). If you think that you want to start handloading ammo.....a great hobby, and a money saving one also, the FIRST thing you should do is purchase...
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