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The linked article about "reliability" in a handgun was very good. I experience no end of frustration when I read articles and "reviews" of firearms that praise or condemn based on what is really a very limited test; often, in the case of non-professional reviews, a session or two at the local range.It would be nice if there was some industry-wide standard for evaluation: so many hundreds of rounds fired under controlled conditions, perhaps with one "standard" load for a given caliber or perhaps some standard mixture of loads.
Yup ... the new pravda for the forest service is that all fires are now caused by shooters.Apparently the thunderstorms that have been rolling through the area weekly have nothing to do with fires anymore.There are a whole slew of Clinton appointed District Rangers that need to be forcibly retired. Every one of which came out of the recreation office ( home of the posy sniffer brigade ).
How many thousands of rounds does it take to get a S&W revolver to jam up?
The fire that's 8 or so miles from my house is still being investigated. This one is suspected to be arson since we've had 20 or so arson fires in the county since last Wednesday.
There are a handful of people alive because;1. Witnesses.2. Too heavy to move alone.3. Not enough gas in the chipper.
Eric: Yea, the smoke from your neighbor's auto-da-fe keeps blowing through Cheyenne and past my house.If it's a pyromaniac, he needs to go into the scorpion pit with the Californians ...
Good links and all three are well thought out.
RE Fires in CO: We have an arsonist up here. 21 fires in 8 days. They have suspects, according to the scanner. If someone is actually starting all the fires and gets caught, they'd better hope law enforcement does it. Anyone else is just in the mood for SSS.
Eric,Agreed. With the sudden fires in Elbert County, by Fountain Creek, on Co. 67, and now on Gold Camp Road, on top of the Waldo Canyon fire; I think he is spreading out of Teller County. I have family in Manitou. Shooting is too quick, and there are a lot of old mine shafts few people know about.Subotai Bahadur
On Michael Bane's post:I complain a lot, a lot of the time, about having to live in soggy Southern FL, with the rain, the mosquitoes, the damyankees, the golfers, and the hurricanes. At least most of the time, it's too damp for widespread fires here. Sometimes it's not. A few years back, we went through a very dry dry season, and one could smell the fumes from the dried-out Everglades going up in smoke, and see the Black Helicopters carrying sling loads of dump-bags full of water.I was a Boy Scout here when I was a kid. They always told us to be very careful about campfires in the Everglades, the soil having so much organic matter in it that the ground itself will burn if one is not careful to totally and excessively drench his campfire with lots and lots of water.
"How do you define "reliability" in a pistol?"Obviously, that depends on how often you shoot the thing.I have often thought that, if one is going to keep a handgun, and can afford to do so, he should have three identical pieces; one to exercise with and wear out, one to carry and just shoot occasionally to verify function, and one that no-one else knows about, hidden in a secret place.
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