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  1. Blindfire I wouldn’t recommend trying this with a dremel. I speak from some experience in that regard. It can be done that way but it takes a bunch of sanding wheels and quite some hand sanding to polish things out. Not efficient. Prone to error. Holding the parts and dremel at the same time is a challenge even with a good bench vise. The deburring wheels Toolguy uses are a little spendy but they are great for all sorts of metal working jobs. Even touching up your edged tools for the yard. They are efficient and leave a nice finish. Real time savers. If you have a bench grinder or dedicated buffer the 3m wheels are great. Toolguy is a fantastic machinist and exceptional revolver operator/builder. If he tells you something you can bank on it.
  2. MikeBurgess thanks! Those are the details I needed, especially the grit. I will give the epoxy putty a try. A few few years ago I met a guy named Warren that convinced me it was ok to modify stuff I already owned. So I no longer fear whittling on grips or paying a really talented machinist to improved revolver performance. As a smart guy once told me: buy all the points you can afford and then practice till you can earn the ones you need. I also use thumbs forward in revolvers for the same reason you do. I don’t have huge hands, but my trigger finger does run into the thumbs down grip. Moreso with the j frame EDC than the big N frame.
  3. MikeBurgess please do tell about those grips. It looks like some abrasive applied in an epoxy. Very interesting to me. -John
  4. I know certainly that brake cleaner will remove Aluma Hyde and Krylon in large chunks. Don’t know about the product you mention.
  5. I’ve found nothing wrong with HP-38 in 38 SPL. After trying a bunch of other powders, I stocked up on HP-38 for pistols. Clays is also good. I no longer use it in 12 gauge so there’s none around for pistol use.
  6. Get the adjustable comb. You will probably want it sooner than later. I bought my citori with the plain stock. As I got better, I sent the stock off to Graco to have an adjustable butt pad and comb added. It wasn’t cheap, but it was money well spent to get the gun to hit where I look. ETA: my comb is raised about 1/4”. Not much but it makes a huge difference on the scorecard.
  7. I use imperial sizing wax for rifle rounds. It works great for that. For pistol I use DCL thinned with alcohol. In a pinch I have used imperial sizing wax for pistol too. Lube 1 case in 10 and things run smoothly. Just another alternative
  8. You’ll like those guns. Shooting tip #1. Keep your head on the stock and watch the target. Or as my coach used to say: keep wood on wood!
  9. Your powerlifting background will serve you well in shooting. Front squats are awesome for it. I suggested the bells to learn technique. The one handed kettlebell swing is a great way to add stability by strengthening glutes, improving hip and hamstring flexibility, and maintaining stability against a moving mass (like recoil). Your powerlifting shoes put you in a good posture. Sadly, most suck for running. You might find a similar geometry in a trail running shoe. I just wear regular boots. You can over come the foot problems and maybe beat them back a bit. My plantar fasciitis improved a lot when I started squatting heavy (for me) again and stretching the eccentric chain.
  10. Your stance is dominated by quadricep and hamstring strength. Squats will help with both. Starting with kettlebell or dumbbell goblet squats will help you learn what it feels like to keep your weight forward of midline.
  11. I use 14/40. It works fine. I bought 50# several years ago, gave half away to friends and still have plenty left. Add a little liquid car wax and a used dryer sheet to keep dust down and tumble away. I use the cheap media rotary separator from MidwayUSA to separate media and cases afterward. That works fine, but a little messy, so that must be done in the garage!
  12. Protocol Design .100 wide front and his Rear sight are a great combination. I really appreciate how deep the notch is on his rear sight blade. The deep rear notch really seems to help line things up when I’m trying to shoot at speed.
  13. ^^This a Sharp pocket knife will remove those finger grooves in short order. You will likely expose some of the hard plastic under the rubber. Cover that with a little truck bed liner from you favorite auto parts store. Maybe add a little silicon carbide grip if you feel so inclined. (I didn’t, but might soon) Shape the grip to suit your preference and then order custom set that duplicates that profile.
  14. I have the bushnell 1-4. It isn’t a true 1x at the bottom, if that bothers you. That scope lives on a 22 LR for reasons similar to yours. The eyebox is a bit narrow but very useable for offhand and prone both. Glass is clearer than the Primary Arms 22 scope it replaced. I think i paid about $125 for it on sale from Natchez or MidSouth. It works well for a 22 trainer.
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