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The history is a little more complex. The Christian Filipinos had been fighting for independence from Spain before the Spanish-American War broke out. The Americans enlisted the help of the Filipino insurgents, then after the fighting with Spain ended, double-crossed them, and fighting broke out between the Filipinos and the Americans. This lasted for several years, and Ordnance's appraisal of the .38 revolver was that it had performed in a satisfactory manner in the...
As a bit of history, the original .45 ACP ammo used a 200-grain bullet at 900 fps (as I recall). This was for the first, primitive Colt .45 auto, the Model 1905. Army Ordnance devised a special cartridge for the 1906-7 trials that used a somewhat longer case than the commercial one and used a 234-grain bullet. The final cartridge used for the Government Model was a compromise, using the shorter, commercial-length case and a 230-grain bullet. I have never heard of a...
Does anybody make a 250-grain .45 ACP factory load? I was never aware of any while I was still in the business. I think this would have to be handloading proposition. Velocity would, of necessity, be quite low. With so many good loads out there in the 185 to 230-grain range, I don't see the need for an extra-heavy bullet in this caliber.
I'd just point out that Para-Ordnance (actually "Para" these days) is under totally different ownership and manufactured in a different facility than when they won the G&A awards. What their quality is like these days, I have no idea. Para's quality control was always a bit spotty. When they did everything right, they made some of the best out-of-the-box auto pistols I've ever tried. However, they did turn out the occasional lemon. Most of the Para pistols I tried were...
Could you be more specific? Do you want it as a "static" home defense gun, or do you want it for some sort of competition--Bullseye, IDPA, IPSC--or what?
I have the Ultra Carry (not the Ultra Carry II). My judgement on it and all 1911 types with barrels shorter than 3.5 inches is that it is going to be an uphill struggle to get true stake-your-life-on-it reliability with any of that lot.I am pretty sure I reviewed the Pro Carry back when it first came out. I don't recall anything egregious about it. There is a school of thought among some pistolsmiths that the 4-inch barrel used in the Pro Carry and some other mid-sized...
In my experience, shipping costs are the only added expense.
Since this delectable thread has just been resuscitated, I thought I would mention an interesting and entertaining book I just purchased,Abominable Science by Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero. This book was originally published in hardcover in 2013, but the paperback, which I discovered at the local B&N, only came out this year. This book is a witty and entertaining critique of the "science" of cryptozoology. I might mention that I was an early member of the...
Great to see this thread revived. Isn't this supposed to be an "enhanced" version of the PGF to prove that "Patty" is walking like a normal man? On another note, since Dr. Brian Sykes of Oxford was often mentioned in this thread, I was surprised to discover that he was the author of a book I had acquired and read some year back entitled Seven Daughters of Eve. It was about seven women in prehistory who left their genetic imprint on many contemporary humans, with...
I think there is too much racial and class stereotyping going on in this thread: A lot of young Mexican girls and women (late teens and early 20s) are just gorgeous...and I do see many where I live. Fifteen years later an awful lot of them have morphed into fat mamacitas with a brood of ninos. Likewise a lot of lower class white girls can be very beautiful: I doubt if many high-dollar hookers/escorts, strippers and porn actresses ever went to cotillion or debuted in...
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