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Questions for a possible FAQ thread

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 9mmepiphany, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. larryh1108

    larryh1108 Well-Known Member

    It is? I must have missed that thread.
  2. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

    Something that explains (or displays) the different ways used to get a barrel to lock/unlock.

    I've seen the STI 1911 video, which is pretty cool, and I'd like to see others if they are available.

    I understand the Sig/Glock style lock up are pretty similar to the 1911, just without a link, but a Beretta 92, or PX4, or the way the Ruger P345 or P95 lock/unlock, would be interesting.
  3. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

  4. RedAlert

    RedAlert Well-Known Member

    We often see people asking for recommendations on what handgun/ ammo is best for them. There also seems to responses asking clarification questions.

    How about a sticky containing a list of questions that need to be answered (to the best of their ability). Size of the person, intended uses, preferences for caliber or action, CCL or duty guy, level of experience, etc.
  5. Sapper771

    Sapper771 Well-Known Member

    An in depth article on bullet weight vs. Its point of impact and why this occurs. I know a lot of people who dont understand this.

    I liked the idea of posting photos of different carry and competition sights, and maybe photos of what the sight picture looks like from each sight.
  6. gpwelding1

    gpwelding1 Well-Known Member

    how about cleaning.many newbys,and some not so newbys,would benefit and most likely appreciate advice on helping make there weapons function properly and last longer.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  7. GunnerShotz

    GunnerShotz Well-Known Member

    Cleaning, that's a good one gp!

    How about dry firing? Do or don't? Dry fire excercises?
  8. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    On night sights, how about a picture looking down the sights of a gun, in the dark, with a flashlight shining in front of the gun? You really can't see the night sights. Had I known that ahead of time, I might not have gotten them (although I still plan on getting them, so maybe I still would have).

    Maybe a warning about which questions tend to get threads locked (i.e. caliber wars).
  9. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    I'm working on an animation with different levels of lighting and light coming from various directions to illustrate this point.

    Nightsights have a very narrow window fo validity
    1. twilight...where you can identify your target, but can't quite see the sights
  10. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    And finding the gun in the dark, prior to activating your flashlight (especially if weapon mounted).
    And looking totally bravo alpha...

    But you're right. Had I discovered this before I bought night sights, I probably wouldn't have gotten them. However, for the second reason I mentioned, I always get them ;)

    I look forward to your animation.
  11. BADUNAME57

    BADUNAME57 New Member

    Would someone please tell me why we have double action in auto-loading handguns today? Some years ago, I was shooting borrowed Colt 1911s with friends, when some one handed me a double action, I can't remember what now, only that it was nichol finished, hell I can't remember, might've been stainless, but anyway it was double-action. Why do we need this feature? Hard to pull the trigger/easy to pull the shot. I was used to double action service revolvers, and long bbl Model 28 Highway Patrolman, my 7 1/2" SuperBlackhawk, and Contender, and enjoyed handloading/hunting, but always in single action mode. Nowadays I'm very interested in auto loaders,military and assault type rifles, yet for years my only experience other than 740/742 deer rifles, a few Marlin/Winchester .22s, a High Standard HD Military, a Colt 1911 in .45acp, and one in .38 Super, my experience has been single action as it applys to serious hunting and casual target shooting/plinking. I'm sorry guys,somebody explain it to me,what pur pose doe double action serve in auto loading pistol? I carry a Colt Agent, and was very interested in this Colt New Agent, the one Parkerized w/cut-down bbl and no sights, then I read where it's double action. If the 1911 was single action all along, why?
  12. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    How about excluding derogatory or racist remarks and making arguments out of those.
  13. MarstudIII

    MarstudIII Member

    1911 Series 80 Transfer Bar vs. Series 70 One Piece Firing pin.

    As a compliment to my previous question on Colt 1911s, which Series is the best. I've owned two pistols with transfer bars, and not experienced any problems.

    I know some traditionalists say the Series 70 is better, and frown upon the transfer bar. Has anyone had any problems with pistols with the transfer bar's operation?
  14. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Well-Known Member

    They're also useful when you're using indirect lighting to illuminate a target.

    In some of the low-light shooting I've done, I found that a bright light shining through the haze of the discharge smoke was distracting--like using highbeams in the fox.

    It was possible to shine the light on the ground in front of the target, illuminating the target with indirect lighting. Because the light isn't shining in the direction you're looking, it cuts out the glare that comes back, but then there isn't enough light on the target to clearly silhouette the sights. Night sights allowed accurate hits in that situation.
  15. winfried

    winfried Well-Known Member

    We often hear the term 'short recoil' if we know what is a short recoil weapon, what then is a 'long recoil'?

    On springs I would like to see engineering facts and not opinions please.

    I know that few people have an idea of kinetic energy and momentum. Why not assemble a questionnaire?

    Many pistols have problems and guesswork engineering is applied to figure out the problem. A spread sheet attachment to calculate the impulse generated compared to impulse required to operate a pistol. Then from the initial spring force, final spring force and the slide travel to determine slide velocity at its end. This will indicate why failures to eject happen.
    Why not finally introduce system to determine how much force x trigger travel is required for a DA shot for a subsequent SA shot. The higher the number the less likely an AD


  16. Dr_2_B

    Dr_2_B Well-Known Member

    I suppose you may say this doesn't belong in the autoloader subforum, but basic guidelines about trading arms to prevent one from inadvertently/unknowingly breaking a law might be helpful. I realize THR can't get into giving legal advice, but it might be great to list those things that are illegal and that the average Joe may not know (i.e. state lines, etc.).
  17. wileybelch

    wileybelch New Member

    Is this thread still active?

    If it is, I would like to see a thread that lists (by caliber) members experiences with different brass (by headstamp). I am finding huge amounts or foreign brass entering the handloaders world with little or no background information on origin or conformity to SAAMI specs. Lots of foreign headstamp 9mm brass fail to headspace properly (cases too short) causing failure to fire problems. NATO headstamps aren't a guarantee, either. I know there are junk brass sellers out there preying on new handloaders with cheap foreign brass (maybe some domestic, too). A list of known quality would be good.
    Don't know how you would include anecdotal discussion of brass quality when an entry was made to the list.
  18. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    This last question really belongs in the Reloading subforum

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