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    Just saw NOBODY with Bob Odenkirk from Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. It was enjoyable as a shoot-em-up / fight type film. However, while showing a close-up of a pistol clearly marked 9X19 the voiceover calls it a .45 And a '72 Challenger is said to have a 4.9 Liter V8. There...
  2. Does anyone make good slim ivory grips for a Hi-Power?
  3. I probably already know what most of the responses are going to be, but being the risk taker I am I'm going to pose this question anyway. :) Here is my question; If one of us had to use our pistol for self defense and it was equipped with grips with some image, say with the grim reaper or a...
  4. Does Colt still put a plastic mainspring housing in the combat commanders, government models? Or have they changed back to steel? Any other parts? Who sells Colt factory steel mainspring housing?
  5. Organizing the safe, and thought I'd share this with you all. I looked it up on eBay and get a price range from $50-185. So I assume $100 would be a close appraisal. The box is worn the sheath was never used and the knife was used only once, slicing a Thanksgiving turkey when I first got it. I...
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