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  1. The erosion started when I was using Federal primers. I switched to Winchester and CCI and the problem has continued. I have heard that the steel Les Baer uses is soft. I contacted an excellent welder I know, and he told me the same thing. Might be hard to get in there to weld it up. The cases look like all the brass I've ever shot. I'm not seeing anything out of the ordinary. I've e-mailed Clark Custom and asked about having this repaired. Thank you everyone.
  2. This is a Les Baer Premier II that was machined for a 45 firing pin several years ago because of erosion around the firing pin hole. Now I am seeing more prominent erosion of the breech. Should this be repaired? I e-mailed Brenda at Les Baer yesterday and haven't heard back. Can it be welded up? Ignore it and keep shooting? I have sentimental attachment to this gun, and I want to make this problem go away. The gun's name is Larry. He is very special to me. Please help! Thank you.
  3. Thank you rustychev for posting all of this.
  4. I work at a county hospital. It’s a matter of time before someone starts shooting the place up. I’m looking for something light and concealable. Something that will stop a pistol round and/or a rifle round. Knife resistant would be a plus. I’ve had three credible threats in the past 5 years. Hospitals are targets now, and people hate me.
  5. I guess I had assumed that if it would stop a .50 CAL, it would stop a pistol round. I apparently have some learning to do which is why I started this thread. Thank you for that observation.
  6. Take a look at this company. They're called Veteran's Manufacturing https://vetsmfg.com/. I've never seen anything stop a .50 CAL. I'll also bet you'd have a hell of a time punching a knife through it.
  7. TK Custom is a great company. Eli has been very good to me.
  8. Who is making the best body armor these days? I see a lot of different companies out there, but I have no idea how to choose the right one.
  9. I don't distinguish between local or major matches. If the round doesn't pass the case gauge, it goes in the practice ammo bin.
  10. My son is allergic to bee and wasp stings. He carries two epi pens. One of them recently saved his life. He was stung at work and immediately self-administered epinephrine. He went to the Emergency Department and hung out there for several hours before being admitted for overnight observation. It scared the s#!t out of me. This may be a bit of a thread drift, but the most common mistake people with allergies make is not taking their epinephrine soon enough.
  11. This thread is dead to me now.
  12. I really like that!
  13. I don't understand how your instructor didn't hear this squib.
  14. I’m gracefully bowing out of this discussion.
  15. Time for me to remove myself from this discussion.
  16. Wait...what? Did I just read that right? You’re being serious?
  17. Thanks for this post. I've been looking for an IDPA legal cylinder release, and now I've found it.
  18. The RO is responsible for maintaining the safety of the range. Your annoyance, or mine for that matter, doesn't factor into that equation. Some people need to be babysat because some peoples brain flies off after the timer goes off. BTW, you can still have a round in the chamber and still not go bang when the hammer is dropped. Multiple fail safes is a good idea on a gun range with 100+ competitors chasing targets for speed.
  19. Years ago I was at a local match hosted by a club run by guys I knew very well. After the match was over, I was standing by the safe area when a competitor removed his gun from his holster. He racked the slide and a round popped out. If he had just finished a stage, he certainly would have had to unload and show clear. So how could this have happened? I don't know the answer to this question, but clearly something happened that should not have. As the RO it is their responsibility to make sure the range is really clear before everyone heads downrange to paste targets and set steel. If the RO isn't comfortable with what he/she just saw, stop the shooter and make them go through it again.
  20. I can't disagree with this statement, but I personally prefer to eliminate speed at the unload and show clear command. I see no reason to unload and holster a firearm quickly.
  21. The pistol is in my right hand. I just extend my index and middle fingers outwards. Ring finger, pinky finger and thumb are holding the gun. This may not work for those with smaller hands.
  22. I open my right hand to the side of the ejection port and use my left hand on the front cocking serrations to carefully pull the slide back. The round gently drops right in my hand.
  23. Of the two choices you listed, I'd go with Slip 2000.
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