Monday, October 23, 2006

To help out a couple of Google searchers:

To the guy in Northridge, CA, who wondered about a "1911 without the gay grip safety": Blasphemy will get you nowhere, son. For what it's worth, the grip safety is also the hole that provides access for inserting the trigger & lockwork into the frame. You can pin it so it's immobile if it gets your Gaston Glock Underoos all in a twist, I suppose.

To the reader in Morristown, NJ who queried Google with "has anybody shot smokeless powder in encore": Don't do it, okay? Just don't. Stick with one of the black powder substitutes; if you don't, you will turn your expensive muzzle loader into an expensive pipe bomb. If you just have to shoot smokeless powder out of your Encore, buy a .30-'06 barrel for it and do it that way...

6 comments:

Zach said...

Awhile back Xavier posted about Novak making a one piece backstrap
http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2006/01/no-more-grip-safety.html

Billy Beck said...

I've shot black powder in an encore before.

Pile it up in gavlanized steel electrical boxes wired in parallel with switched 120 VAC, with .009-gauge guitar strings for a fuse. Works great: you get these lovely flame towers behind the band, right on cue.

The stuff is made for encores. Audiences love it.

triticale said...

Uh, Billy, I do hope you checked out the ceiling tile first. Or was Great White one of yours...

Billy Beck said...

I didn't know them well at all, but I ran across that crew a couple of times here and there.

I was better than that when I was a rank punk, nearly thirty years ago.

DirtCrashr said...

Isn't the Astra or Ballester-Molina (and Llama) a 1911 without the gay grip safety? Heheheeehee. He can get it in 9mm Largo.

Anonymous said...

The Ballester-Molina actually uses the Star trigger system - no trigger bow, trigger pinned in the frame above it, so it doesn't have to come out the rear. Thus no need for a hole in the frame to take it out. Nice design, the top half is essentially identical to the 1911, the barrel, bushing, spring, guide plug, all interchange.