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Old 10-25-2007, 07:55 PM
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Always wanted on of these. Got it today.

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:32 PM
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Next it gets sent off for some smithing so it will match its big brother.



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Old 10-26-2007, 06:02 AM
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I have a couple of those... My favorite is the Gov't model, same controls as all of my 1911's....... I did send mine to Scott and McDugall for a little "slicking" a few years ago. The biggest improvement they made was the thumb safety, pitiful from the factory, GREAT after they got through......
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:06 AM
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That's a nice piece.


I just bought a Ruger P89 9mm. Not quite as pretty to look at, but a real workhorse.

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My 'matched set' is an old AMT longslide Hardballer, and a late model detetonics 'combatmaster' both in SS, and both smithed to match- locked out grip safeties, target triggers, throated and ramped and matching tritium sights (low mount tactical carry) from Brownels.

I just got the combat master back in Jan, got it setup to match the Hardballer, and the company promptly went out of bussiness...
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:12 AM
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Nice looking pocket auto, have you shot it yet? Wondering about the function. What sort of smithing do you have planned for it? I'd lean towards a carry bevel treatment and maybe some improved visibility sights. My latest is a Colt 1911 XSE. I like everything about it except that full length guide rod, and the grip safety is a little low on the hand. Oh yeah, the plastic backstrap has gotta go...Enjoy your new gun!
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:28 AM
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Nice lookin piece, very attractive pistola.... I am just not fond of that 380 round, 9mm in the minimum for me.
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That's a nice piece.


I just bought a Ruger P89 9mm. Not quite as pretty to look at, but a real workhorse.
I have the P95DC...9mm, isin't this similar to yours...I LOVE mine...POW! POW! POW!
 
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You evil conservative!
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:24 PM
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Hey A FEW $$ I would look into changing the rear site and having the whole gun gone over removing all the catch points externally on the gun. Several competent gunsmiths can remove any high points on the gun so as not to catch your clothing if you intend to use as a carry gun. I think you can still get novak low profile sites for that model.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:40 PM
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Note #24...

USMC Rules for Gunfighting

1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Your life is expensive.

3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.

4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.

5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)

6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.

7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.

8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.

9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.

9.5 Use a gun that works EVERY TIME.

10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.

12. Have a plan.

13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.

14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.

15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.

16. Don't drop your guard.

17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.

18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).

19. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.

20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.

23. Your number one Option for Personal Security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.

24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a ".4"

Navy Rules to Gunfighting

1. Go to Sea

2. Send the Marines

3. Drink Coffee
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:38 PM
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mjkten - 10/27/2007 8:12 AM

Nice looking pocket auto, have you shot it yet? Wondering about the function. What sort of smithing do you have planned for it? I'd lean towards a carry bevel treatment and maybe some improved visibility sights. My latest is a Colt 1911 XSE. I like everything about it except that full length guide rod, and the grip safety is a little low on the hand. Oh yeah, the plastic backstrap has gotta go...Enjoy your new gun!
Dehorn & remove all sharp edges
Throat and polish feed ramp
Adjust extractor
Bevel magazine well
Heavy duty mag catch spring
Wolff Full Length Steel Guide Rod with Recoil Spring
Trigger job
11° Crown
Weld Slide Stop
NovaK 3 dot sights
2 tone refinish
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mjkten - 10/27/2007 8:12 AM

Nice looking pocket auto, have you shot it yet? Wondering about the function. What sort of smithing do you have planned for it? I'd lean towards a carry bevel treatment and maybe some improved visibility sights. My latest is a Colt 1911 XSE. I like everything about it except that full length guide rod, and the grip safety is a little low on the hand. Oh yeah, the plastic backstrap has gotta go...Enjoy your new gun!
Dehorn & remove all sharp edges
Throat and polish feed ramp
Adjust extractor
Bevel magazine well
Heavy duty mag catch spring
Wolff Full Length Steel Guide Rod with Recoil Spring
Trigger job
11° Crown
Weld Slide Stop
NovaK 3 dot sights
2 tone refinish


There ya go. Whos doing the work?Cylinder & Slide?
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That's my first choice but it's like an 8 month waiting list.
Probabally Crews.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:12 AM
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A Few Dollars - 10/25/2007 10:55 PM

Always wanted on of these. Got it today.

Colt Pony Pocketlite 380



I have a Colt Pocketlite, but it's not a Pony. I love it as it's just a scaled down Government Model.

I'm really not into handguns, but I notice that one doesn't have a hammer or at least it doesn't look like it does. Is that the difference between a Pony and a regular Pocketlite?
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:06 AM
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Bird, his is a DAO model and the hammer has been bobbed. For what their intended to do its probably the best treatment. Like you, I have the Gov't model, scaled down 1911...... Love it !!!!!!
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I personally don't care for DAO models but kinda figured that's what it had to be with no hammer. No doubt that's a whole different animal than a scaled down 1911 and would probably suffer a bit in reliability as a result.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:16 AM
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I don't like DAO semi auto's but do love the small J frame S&W revolvers...... I think I have 4 of various models, all in .38, some +P and others regular.38 special, great little BUG's.........
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:24 AM
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Bailey Boat - 11/5/2007 1:16 PM

I don't like DAO semi auto's but do love the small J frame S&W revolvers...... I think I have 4 of various models, all in .38, some +P and others regular.38 special, great little BUG's.........
Here is a new defense load for the J frame that looks kind of like the old Federal 125 gr Nyclad. Looks very interesting.

http://www.buffalobore.com/ammunitio...htm#standard38
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:35 AM
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Bailey Boat - 11/5/2007 1:16 PM

I don't like DAO semi auto's but do love the small J frame S&W revolvers...... I think I have 4 of various models, all in .38, some +P and others regular.38 special, great little BUG's.........
+P is not a caliber variation but a load designation for a hot loaded .38 special. It's been a long time since I was in the gun business, but I recall that +P loads were not recommended for the J frame Smiths especially the lighter alloy framed pocket jobs.
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