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About armydad

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    John Gaffney

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  1. Yep. I just noticed this last week. Nothing on my end changed that I am aware of, but I have to login regardless of the computer I'm on. Once logged in, I can exit my browser and will stay logged in when I open the forum again, but it seems if I power down or logout of a profile, i have to sign back in. This never happened until last week.
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  4. Funny!
  5. Expensive but worth it. It takes a little fussing with to get them to properly drop bullets consistently, but really no more time than you spend dialing-in your loading dies. You can also buy directly from the inventor, Rick Koskela. He is very friendly and helpful.
  6. My experience with fiber has been much different. I have them on several guns that have seen several thousand rounds each. No breakage for normal usage. I broke one once, but it was me being clumsy during a cleaning session. I'm not sure if hotter powders would make the fiber too brittle and subject to breakage. I've heard stories about Titegroup melting sights, but I've no personal experience with it. I've only used N320 for pistol. It will be interesting to hear what the others have to say.
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  9. And the racially insensitive version: What do you call an Asian woman with one leg? Irene Hate the game, not the player...
  10. Welcome to the forums! Tell us your city/area or residence and someone here will likely know of a club nearby. You've got the basic hardware to get started. Once you find a club and attend a match. Once you get a little experience, it should fall into place for you. Best of luck!
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  15. You're correct. 9 mm Lugar/Parabellum is the standard 9 mm case people are referring to when talking 9 mm. It's 9X19 whether you load to minor or major power factor. 9 mm for major is for open guns. There are other 9 mm cases however. I'm no expert on this, but there is 9X18 (Makarov), 9X21, and I think our .380 cases are referred to by some as 9 Kurz - or short. You can neck down other cases I believe, but 9mm Lugar is so prevalent and can't imagine folks would spend the time doing so.