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Old 07-23-2013, 09:05 PM   #851
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I will believe you if you tell me these are all the same basic pistol with mods though you couldn't prove it by me. I assume the black superstructure is a sight. Then there's the extension on the front and the knurled knob near the back. New trigger, slide, etc. New finish. Lots of holes. Please take a minute to explain the changes.
The parts I used off the original are the slide, frame and guide rod (which you can't see). Everything else is different.
That extended piece is a compensator (or muzzle brake) to reduce recoil. And yes, that's a red dot optic. And because of the optic the knob goes where the rear sight used to be to pull the slide back more easily because you can't really grab the slide anymore. And the holes/porting are put in to lighten it back up, plus they look cool I've got a friend with a machine shop in his basement that did that. I polished the slide just to give it more of a two-tone look.
Google or youtube "race gun" and you'll see some crazy stuff. They are built to shoot fast in competition. I just wanted a plinker. Plus it kept me out of trouble for a few weeks
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:36 AM   #852
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We hiked in here this past week. Algonquin Provincial Park. One hour walk through the bush. It is a great little rapid with a few rock pools, warm water which runs between two lakes. Cool little flat rock that you can slide down from one pool to another. I would do it again, but my daughter said no way. Lots of dear flies....
That looks like a fabulous place to hike
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:37 AM   #853
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My favorite hunt'n spot.

That is a lovely shot
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:41 AM   #854
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Can you folks sit on the ground when you hunt or are the ticks and chiggers too bad? Ever since I saw that one Survivorman where he had to burn the ground before he laid down to sleep (in GA) I always wondered about that.
I hunt from the ground. I take precautions for biting insects but some still make it thru. I use a Thermacell unit for mosquitos and biting flies. Thermacell is the best invention for the hunter, since the metallic cartridge was invented.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:59 AM   #855
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I hunt from the ground. I take precautions for biting insects but some still make it thru. I use a Thermacell unit for mosquitos and biting flies. Thermacell is the best invention for the hunter, since the metallic cartridge was invented.
Mine will be here Friday
Thanks for the product endorsement. I didn't know these existed and the mosquitoes have been pretty bad out back all year, even during the day. This will be a godsend.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:28 AM   #856
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Thanks for the product endorsement. I didn't know these existed and the mosquitoes have been pretty bad out back all year, even during the day. This will be a godsend.
You will find the Thermacell as an indispensable part of your outdoor equipment. I left mine at home on a short bowhunting trip. I discovered it missing as I was putting on my gear at the parking spot. I left there and went home to retrieve it. I knew better than try to suffer the consequences.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:37 AM   #857
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I hate to say this but, I can't wait to try it out.
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I hate to say this but, I can't wait to try it out.
Just make sure you don't qualify for any vids like this
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Ah! Not me. I did get scope bit once however!
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:48 PM   #860
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I don't swat bugs when I shoot, but I want to.
Hopefully that bug repellant will let me shoot in peace. And even brush hog. I imagine shortly the deer flies will be getting bad. They don't care if you are moving or not to land on the back of your neck.
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