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  • Birthday 02/23/1963

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    Martin Spencer

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  1. Another one of my faves along the fingerstyle lines:
  2. Just added her on to my youtube faves. Brilliant guitarist. Thanks for that.
  3. https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/general-gunsmith-tools/punches/hammer-punch-set-sku539703129-7996-20250.aspx
  4. I only remember it because I bought one new and it was trouble from day one. That car was the reason we now have "Lemon Laws".
  5. Alright, screw it. My thoughts on this tired subject: I know I have stated this here before, (and a dozen other forums, fb groups, etc.) but here goes again: What brand of oil you use is less important as getting the proper viscosity for YOUR pistol. What I use in mine may be HORRIBLE in yours. Allow me to explain; Some guns are tighter than others. Some guns have rougher rail contact than others (that gritty feel like dragging a whetstone across another. The tighter and smoother your gun is the lower viscosity oil you need. If you have something like a Les Baer that's as tight as a gnat's arse and smooth as greased glass, using a higher viscosity (thicker) oil is going to slow your slide action when you fire. This is because the oil is too thick to move in the tight confines of those close tolerance rails. In some cases (and I have experienced this on my own guns) the slide will hydraulic and stop before it goes back far enough to extract the spent case. And I have had pistols so loose that 90 wt. gear lube would have been a good idea. You may have a gun that is not a rattle trap but not so tight a fit. A little heavier (higher viscosity) oil is going to serve you better as the oil is essentially "floating" the slide on the frame rails. In other words you don't want the metal touching any more than it has to. A lighter oil in this case is going to run out of the gap or not provide enough "bouyancy", for lack of a better word, to float the slide properly. By the same token, a slide/frame fit that is fairly tight but a little gritty (because of machining marks left unpolished) will need a heavier oil to keep those micro-burrs from hitting each other. It's much the same in car engines. Most of your basic production car engines are fine with 10W40. (10W30 or 5W40 in winter for easier starts) when you get into more precisely made engines, Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes, etc they recommend lower viscosity oil. My '06 Lincoln LS, engine by Jaguar, uses 5W20. ANd I can tell you for a fact that putting 10W30 in it is a bad idea. (don't ask me how I know.) On the other hand, if you have a 1980 Chevy Citation with 300,000 miles on it (you deserve an award) you prob'ly need at least a 5W50-10W50 or a bottle or two of motor honey to stop it from smoking. Same is true of auto-pistols. That slide is operating in very similar conditions as the pistons in your engine. So, here is where you NEED to be TOTALLY HONEST. Not with me or anyone else, but with yourself. IS your pistol that tight? IS it really that smooth? If it is Remoil might be perfect. It's what I used for years til they changed it. But if it is even a LITTLE loose, you might want to experiment with some heavier oils. Lately I been trying Brian's Slide Glide BECAUSE it comes in three different viscosities. My 1911s have been even better with the "Light" Slide Glide, while my CZ and Berettas tend to like the "Medium" better. But you are going to have to find what works best in YOUR guns. All the more reason to go shooting more often.
  6. Great idea. But let's make it a real challenge. Do it weak hand, while cradling your phone on your shoulder, eating a Big Mac and fixing your hair all while driving 90 MPH in rush hour traffic. Get it on video showing you survived and I give you a new home rent free.
  7. EDIT: Sorry. Should have actually read the OP instead of assuming it was another debate on which was the best oil before I posted.
  8. Mine hasn't moved in 8 yrs. I put it in a parts drawer on my bench and it hasn't moved since.
  9. And we laugh because it's funny, and we laugh because it's true. I'd bet $20 to a donut, if he ever found himself in a situation he is practicing there, he'd soil his panties before he ever got his pistol out of the holster.
  10. I been saying for a week: Get a small spray bottle and fill it with 90% Isopropyl alcohol. Before you touch something, spray it. if someone coughs or sneezes near you, spray around you. Spray it on your hands. Spray your hands and rub your face before it dries. What kills the virus in all the hand sanitizers is alcohol. You don't need all the other crap like aloe (skin softener). And if you think you got it, get a bottle of your favorite liquor and drink up.
  11. Good on Jack. I don't need to explode a tennis ball. I just want my butt clean. 40 grit it doing fine.
  12. Yeah, I tried that too but it doesn't really get into those tight crevices very good. Just not flexible enough.
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