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  1. I first would advise you not to swap out springs.  The main function of the recoil spring is to return the slide.  Springs are timed to one another.  You go to a lighter recoil spring and you may create feeding issues. A lighter spring will also beat the slide as it goes back.  A heavier spring will beat the frame.  Last I looked Colt listed the same part number for all full size 45 1911s.  Doesn't make a difference if it's a service pistol or a Gold Cup which is designed to shoot lower powered semiwadcutters.  I know I don't know more than the engineers who designed the gun.

    I've only been shooting 1911s for over 50 years.  I've always stayed with stock springs with any semiautomatic.

    Instead of holding the grip still with your dominant hand try pushing it forward while you're pulling the slide back.  It makes it easier.  

    Another solution is build more muscle.  Many new shooters avoid DA revolvers because they have a "long and heavy" DA pull.  Those who say get an action job and lighter springs for a revolver or only looking for instant success.


  2. On 2/21/2020 at 3:06 PM, High Exposure said:

    It’s actually Spartina (commonly referred to as Cord Grass) that is open  to the air at low tide and decomposing to make that lovely “low tide” smell.

    Personally, I love that smell.

    Spartina grows along the shore along the entire East Coast.  The smell in NJ is nothing like Coastal Georgia.  I spent a week or so with some friends on Sea Island, GA last year.  Their 4 bedroom house, no garage was worth about $4,000,000.  It was one of the least expensive houses on Sea Island.  You are surrounded by many square miles of Spartina there.

  3. @robpm Jack will not sell you anything that is not compliant!  He also does compliance work if required.  You'll be surprised at what Jack charges for a transfer.

    I know you like the guy you've dealt with in the past. Sometimes you have to make things easy on yourself though.

    I've only been dealing with NJ firearms laws for over 50 years  (with a few years exception when I lived in other states).

    Jack is one of the best people I've dealt with.

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  4. On 2/17/2020 at 12:08 PM, maintenanceguy said:

    Google the rules for inheriting firearms in NJ before you fill out the Form of Voluntary Registration.  If the firearm wasn't listed in the will, it's not as simple as it should be.  I don't want you to get the answers wrong and end up with problems.

    I think the voluntary form of registration is just for handguns.

    49 minutes ago, Oakridgefirearms said:

    I believe you will need to file paperwork with the ATF to export them out of the country. I'm not sure how easy that is to do. I also think they will ask if the export is temporary or permanent.

    I've been away from this for about 15 years but it may be as simple as getting a registration form from CBP.  With the form, they don't keep a copy, it becomes returned US goods.  I'll see if I can get more info for you.

  5. 13 hours ago, High Exposure said:

    My post was absolutely a broad generalization and of course everyone has specific experiences and abilities that makes their learning “type” unique to them. There will always be exceptions to the rule.

    My post also had nothing to do with physical abilities, reflexes, strength, or startle/flinch responses on either gender-side.

    Basically, what I have learned/observed being a guy and instructing both male and female shooters over the last 18 years is this:

    (Almost) every guy (I was the same in the beginning) thinks he innately knows how to do four things perfectly:

    • Drive
    • Fight
    • Fuck (pardon my vulgarity)
    • Shoot 

    And anyone telling him otherwise is “attacking” his masculinity and they will not relinquish control of “this is how I do it” without a fight. This makes teaching them difficult - until the realization dawns on them that they are not God’s gift to macho and there are people out there that can make them better at their chosen task. This realization can be quick (as it was for me) or painfully slow (and this is where the rule of 100 comes into play).

    The method for teaching men and women is exactly the same for the very simple reason that the three pillars of firearms instruction:

    • Marksmanship
    • Mindset
    • Manipulations

    Know neither male or female - they just are.

    No instructor worth their salt should/would change their syllabus based on the gender of the student. They just understand that (most) women students of shooting are typically more efficient learners and make greater initial strides.


    11 hours ago, Smokin .50 said:


    And when God doled-out cross-eyed dominance, almost every woman saw a red Target "SALE" rack & jumped at the chance to buy a $50 blouse for $10!  Meaning women have a higher likelihood of having to overcome this dreaded condition than their male counterparts.  Good Instructors always check for this, especially if a woman complains "they tried shooting and can't hit the broad side of a barn"!   Women aren't afraid to say they have troubles they need to overcome.  It's part of why they do so well when the light bulb "gets lit".  Macho guys ON THE OTHER HAND will blame the gun, THE SIGHTS, the ammo, the lighting, EVERYTHING except THEMSELVES.

    And just for the record, my bride of almost 37 years can go to Kohl's with a 30% discount coupon & her Kohl's charge card, hit those SALE racks and come home with $300 bucks' worth of new wardrobe for under $50!  She can SHOOT too....

    Both so true!!!

    I've been a "certified" firearms instructor for almost 45 years.  I'm not relating this to brag.  I'm relating this to reinforce what @High Exposure and @Smokin .50 have said.  All of it is true.  It hasn't changed.

    I've mentioned before the 4'9, 85 lb agent in my office.  She is one tough woman.  In addition to her shooting ability she went through Jump School at Ft Benning.  Any kind of auto, shotgun, revolver, or M16 she maxed or was only a couple points from max on quals.   She preferred the M16 over the M4 

    Another woman I worked with (acutally more than one) wanted to learn the MP5.  After 5 or 6 magazines they demonstrated they could shoot it, they just needed the repetitions to really learn the gun.  That's 300-500 to learn the skill and 3000-5000 to become muscle memory.

    Oh yes, @Mrs. Peel, when she was searching for a centerfire handgun we had a range session and she did remarkably well with handguns she never shot before.  That includes a 4" Taurus K frame that is now 35 year's old with a bazillion 357s through it.  She asked to shoot it again.  She also did a respectable showing with my WWI 1911.

    I love taking women to the range.

    Just my experience.





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  6. 15 minutes ago, CageFighter said:

    he just got his permit that morning and went to buy is FIRST gun that night.   he was absolutely clueless when walking in.  he listened to the sales guy and then got surprised when he got home.  unfort, I was in so jersey and he didnt want to wait until i got back up north.

    He didn't look in the box?

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  7. Although there's not many of them, some people will flinch with a 22.

    The solution is one has to be mentally convinced recoil is going to happen and just let it happen.

    A consistent 3" low with a group could also be:

    Sight Alignment.  Dots on the sights?  Many mistakes align them.

    Trigger Control.  Mashing the trigger will create a shooting low condition.

    @High Exposure brought out a very valid point.  Using a DA revolver with a smooth pull.  Smooth is more important than light.

    @Zeke if this doesn't work out let me know. I'll show up for your next session with the tools.

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  8. 5 hours ago, Zeke said:

    That’s a very interesting mindset trick.  I’m not sure what I think of this. When we die , we die. When we fail, we fail. Why not pack to win?

    You’ve obviously never eaten dog food as a kid. It’s actually not bad

    Can't say I've ever eaten dog food but I have eaten Milk Bones after seeing Arthur Godfrey do it on tv.

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  9. 3 hours ago, Babyface Finster said:

    Back when I used to be into off-roading, the common suggestion was to keep a few cans of dog food in your truck in addition to whatever else you packed.  The idea was that if you got stranded, foods you enjoy like energy bars will be eaten quickly as much out of boredom and anxiety as anything else.  Dog food?  You won't eat that until you absolutely need to. 

    You would eat all your survival rations out of boredom due to lack of discipline. One needs to be disciplined to survive.

    No matter how hungry you may be dogfood might make you vomit.  Creates a extra concern for dehydration.

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  10. I have an 89 and a 95.  They and the 85 take the same magazines.  Mecgar makes 10s at a reasonable price.  I bought some from Midway on sale.  Search around.  You can get them for less than the Mecgar website charges.

  11. 1 hour ago, 1LtCAP said:

    i'm not sure.....but many towns down here near me all do share services. they seem to be on the same freqs and will regularly back each other up.

    Mutual assistance agreements for public services have existed from at least the mid 1970s to my personal knowledge.  The legislature passed a law (1977?)  which gave municipal police full police powers and immunities responding to crimes committed in their presence anywhere in the state.

  12. @Mrs. Peel smaller towns often share radio frequencies with am adjacent town or towns. There are also county wide and state wide police frequencies.

    I didn't look at the bordering towns but the town this happened in has a patrol division of 27 officers for its 10 square miles.  They probably only have 3-5 of those officers on the streets at the time of the incident.

    The incident appears to have been called in as taking a report of suspicious activity that had occurred.  Most likely one officer responded to the call.  The suspect car went by as he was taking the report.  I looked at a map and the distance from where the chase started to the Route 46 exit from I80 is about 2 miles.  At 60 mph that takes 2 minutes.  I'm sure that speed was exceeded.

    The short answer to your question is many police departments have fewer people on the street during late hours. That plus the fact they had maybe 2 minutes to coordinate "heading them off at the pass".  A combination of officers available, officers close enough to get involved, and time.

    Hope this answers your question.

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