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    07-23-2014, 06:24 PM
    Any small gun will be harder to shoot well. Any light gun will be small. The 709 is 19 ounces (empty) and you won't find a pistol much lighter than...
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    07-17-2014, 01:06 PM
    Scott8mm replied to a thread Steel Casing Ammunition in The 700's
    Two related (but different) factors are primers and bullet jackets. Military primers are harder than US civilian primers so more likely to dud with...
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    07-16-2014, 09:13 PM
    Scott8mm replied to a thread Steel Casing Ammunition in The 700's
    Steel cases don't expand to seal against the chamber as well as brass. So more combustion products leak past and foul the chamber faster than with...
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    07-14-2014, 05:48 PM
    Since the only way to get into he so-called "DA" mode is by a failure of he primer or the sear (or doing something totally screwy like the OP insists...
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    07-13-2014, 08:29 PM
    On a 709 (mine anyway) there is a gap between the bottom of the grip and magazine floor plate. When the slide cycles and strips the next cartridge...
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    07-13-2014, 06:27 PM
    Compare the distance the slide travels (more than the length of a cartridge ) to the short distance that the striker can move (in the slide) and you...
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    07-10-2014, 01:04 PM
    I agree in principle, but how realistic is it to expect a new owner to know enough to rigorously inspect a type of gun he/she has never...
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    07-10-2014, 12:44 PM
    The lateral tab, on the trigger bar, which cocks and releases the striker/firing-pin in restrike (aka DA) mode, must release the striker before it...
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    07-08-2014, 10:42 PM
    Or you could just get an American-made S&W shield which comes stock with a 7-round mag and an 8-round mag. Currently $335 (delivered) from Bud's...
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