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T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Aug 27, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
I got a question for you gun guys. Sorry for the slight thread drift but I was hoping someone might be able to tell me why. Toker villain, Ron Anderson, whoever.

short story here I was given roughly 1500 rounds .45 caliber. I have been wanting to exercise my 2nd amendment right as a U.S. citizen for quite some time, so I figured acquiring this ammo was a sign. so I purchased this bitchin 1911 .45 manufactured by Rock Island Armory

Credit: T2


So this weekend I got to a place where I could fire the thing for the first time, it was super fun!!

Credit: T2

But now here is the problem and I ask you guys in the know. in the below pic there are 2 different rounds. They are both .45 caliber rounds right? the one on the right will chamber into my gun no problem the round on the left will not. The gun will not chamber this round for some reason.

Credit: T2

Besides the obvious difference, can you please educate me why?
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:03am PT
That's exactly what is going on Ron.

Thanks for the quick reply.

About 1300 of the rounds I got are the cheap ones. any suggestions? can I sell them get what works? Is .45 ammo as hard to get these day as the .22 you guy talk about here. Man this bums me out!
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:17am PT
T2
Buy a Wilson Combat Magazine.
If that doesn't do it take it to a reliable gunsmith so he can inspect and polish the feed ramp.
A 1911 can typically be fine tuned to eat most ammo...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:24am PT
Message for Healyje.
Rl gd grpng, sn.
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Credit: mouse from merced
Real good grouping, son. But it's a free internet.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2013 - 12:28am PT
First to T2,
OK piece (though I'm not a big fan of ambidextrous safeties on a full size), but those wadcutters and it are a non starter.
And get yourself some extra magazines (but don't listen to Goul since Wilson plastic baseplates crack) and leather and use a better stance and presentation.

I have all the ball ammo you need, but would need a favorable exchange rate since they only work in one of my revolvers.



Now back to tradman;
Cooper may have said it loooooong ago, buttttttttttttt I was referring to a scene in a Stanley Kubrick film that, chronologically, predates him (unless he played the ape with the bone).

Country store is getting $0.55 plus tax/round?
Hell, I'll pay shipping and send you a carton of 550 rounds of Federal 36 gr for less than half that!
That's crazy!
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:49am PT
T2
Gun opinions (especially with the 1911) climbing opinions, people are passionate and insistent that they are right.
The Wilson mag has a real following... So do other mags.

I would suggest finding a 1911 pistol smith near u who can give it a look.

As a ref, mag issues are common
Feed ramp issues are VERY common. Odds are there are tool marks in there that should be polished out. Just have the smith do it... Cost is minimal and he can look it over for other potential causes.

Nice gun... Read up/practice ur form.

Enjoy shooting such a great gun!
treez

Trad climber
99827
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:59am PT
Geez, Riley, i'm sorry you live in such a shithole.
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Aug 28, 2013 - 01:05am PT
thanks GhoulweJ I appreciate it as well as both Rons thanks for the input. That is a first time shooter stance haven't been shooting with anyone that can show me right from wrong yet.

What up with Riley? Is he for real? or is he joking?
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Aug 28, 2013 - 01:09am PT
Riley,
Nobody would enjoy the images you describe. They are all tragic. Surely you have experienced them first hand.

For that matter, I don't like any bad things happening to others, especially children.


There are many tales of woe and loss. Many of which could have been prevented by an armed citizen. I do not expect to change your mind in anyway... You are clearly passionate in your position. I too will not be swayed to your view.

I wish u peace and (assuming ur a doctor?) strength to continue doing what you do.
treez

Trad climber
99827
Aug 28, 2013 - 01:11am PT
But you would be mistaken.

My point was that, yes, I realize it is that way where you are, but it certainly is not right here where I am.

healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Aug 28, 2013 - 01:40am PT
Many of which could have been prevented by an armed citizen.

Delusional.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Aug 28, 2013 - 03:16am PT
Delusional.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Aug 28, 2013 - 06:54am PT
Jeeze i thought we were talking about .22lr here.... Yea Reiley we know the world sucks. some of us live out in the country though and like eat what we shoot.

My bad for bringing up MOH but since we are talking .22lr here perhaps the correct anology would have been min of squirle.
WTF

climber
Aug 28, 2013 - 10:13am PT
Cool a Ron A and H off topic debate again.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Aug 28, 2013 - 10:21am PT


So how many of you GI joes have seen in real life what these rounds do to humans?

Anyone ever killed a man?

Or seen what occurs when a high powered round grazes a nose and exits at the TMJ joint. Or seen one take apart a child's skull. Or blow out a hole in a knee the size of a dinner plate. Or bounce around inside a skull. Or blow a hole in the left ventricle?

Anyone ever hug his kid in the morning while brain matter from the night before still covers his shoes?

Or try to plug the hole in a heart with your finger?

Or carry a dead child into a helicopter, while covered in his blood, and while the blood covered parents scream the makings of a million nightmares and scratch at your skin and pull at your blood covered hair?

Or gently close the eyes of a dead four year old as your stare at the tiny hole between his eyes?

How about getting sprayed with countless gallons of blood as you try to stop a persons life from gushing from them?


Lol
F*#king wannabe Rambo pussies
Stick to your fairy tale, mother goose, soldier of fortune sh#t... Enjoy that you won't have to ever know what these guns are made to do to babies, skin, lives and the joy of a lifetime.
Pretend that you are real men, instead of pathetic children, when you buy up thousands of rounds to hoard in your homes and shoot at paper objects...

Lol

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
I saw my first person shot and dying in '72.
Some people are more traumatized than others by the sight.

I can understand that Riley needs a therapeutic rant from time to time, but this is a thread about market forces and the lowly .22 round.
Perhaps the climbing anti-gun crowd could have their own get together (better make it inside a National Park). They could hold hands around a campfire, and discuss how pathetic gunners are.

Hopliphobiafest!

Better than wasting space here,..
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Huh.
I guess I havent seen what bullets do to a human body 1st hand.

I imagine it,s exactly similar to what they do to other mamals. Elk, deer, rabbits, quail, chukar, squirrels, skunks, snakes, all blown to sh#t by a high-speed hunk of lead. Why would a human body exhibit any different physical characteristics?

Oh, I see. What mr Wyna is talking about would be the emotional impact such violent death carries with it, and the blame that more or less gets placed on the gun, and especially, it seems, upon anyone whosoever might dare to posess such inherently evil devices.

Wannabe rambo paper punchers? Dude, come down off your God-complex for a minute and realize you just can,t save everyone. Do you get just as agro about all the violent deaths from supposedly unpreventable accidents too?

Shot a squirrel with a 30-06 once. Wasn,t much left to eat. Made some pretty horrific gurglhng breaths in its death throes too. Much better to stick with the old 22lr on those.

And as to punching paper, yeah- i like to be as accurate as possible if I,m going to go kill something, so it,s as fast and painless as such a death might possibly be without wasting meat.

Rambo wannabe? With a 22lr? Not so much.

Vegan thing workin out for ya? Cool. That,s commendable. Bitching here? Not so much.

Sure do like the old Colt Woodsman, and the Sears Roebuck version of a lever action Marlim. They will never be olympic grade, nor sub MOA, but they both meet the minimum minute-of-squirrel at 50 yards with big-box ammo.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
Course. at todays pricing and lack of availability i dont shoot much.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
The delusional "libruls" at Harvard have finished a study which totally debunks the gun grabbers views.

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/08/24/harvard-study-proves-gun-grabbers-argument-dead-wrong-82127


Summation:
"...when it comes to gun-grabbers, the whole thing can be summed up in two:

You’re. Wrong."

"The study takes up 45 pages in the spring issue of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy."


Snippit:
"what Harvard’s saying flies in the face of liberal pieties – and misconceptions and lies – about gun ownership, gun violence and gun control in the United States.

Like the recently reported CDC study about gun violence Obama commissioned himself, the message to gun grabbers is clear:

They’re wrong.

A Harvard study released in the spring – to virtually no media attention – focused on the prevalence of gun ownership in the United States versus those strict gun-control countries in Europe the left is so fond of talking about.

It was called, with disarming bluntness, “Would banning firearms reduce murder and suicide?”

Its answer was: “No.”

Looking at historical patterns in the United States from the colonial and post-colonial days, and in Europe going back to the time before guns were even invented, two Harvard researchers came to a clear conclusion:

“Nations with higher gun ownership rates … do not have higher murder or suicide rates than those with lower gun ownership.”

That’s just a fact, even in those European countries the U.S. left is so fond of citing.

Heavily armed Norwegians, where gun ownership is highest in Western Europe, have the continent’s lowest homicide rate, researchers Don Kates and Gary Mauser wrote.

Russia, where the civilian population was virtually disarmed by the communist government for 80 years, has one of the highest homicide rates in Europe – and one four times higher than in the United States."

So the question remains, who would benefit if the public was disarmed? Power hungry politicians for one. But by all means let your lack of facts and emotions continue to guide you.

Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Aug 28, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
^ so are you saying that Amerikans are just a violent people?
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