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by AllGator
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: M&P 15-22 Failure to fire
Replies: 4
Views: 2303

What is the Latin phrase the lawyers use..."Mea Culpa?" Yes...I'm guilty. When I sat down at my bench and really, really looked at the parts I realized that I had inadvertly installed an AR15 bolt hold-back in the 15-22. Putting the correct part back in solved the problem. When will I learn to not w...
by AllGator
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: M&P 15-22 Failure to fire
Replies: 4
Views: 2303

Thanks for responding. That's not the problem: I'm kinda' OCD about cleaning weapons. The failure is confined only...and only...to the last round of every mag. I believe the problem is caused somehow by the bolt hold open mechanism...but for the life of me I don't see the problem. I've learned to ex...
by AllGator
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: M&P 15-22 Failure to fire
Replies: 4
Views: 2303

M&P 15-22 Failure to fire

The last round in my mags (six OEM 25-rounders) will chamber, but will not fire. The firing pin is not hitting the round though the hammer is released and down. When the charging handle is pulled back, the un-fired round will extract and the bolt will hold back. Again, after 24 rounds of perfect cha...
by AllGator
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: new IDPA rules
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

IDPA rules

Greener, There was a total revision of the IDPA rule book, so there are quite a few. A couple of examples: The shooter can no longer dry-fire, practice draws, or practice reloads in the safe area. The shooter can reload only while standing flat-footed. Several mandatory restrictions on where and how...
by AllGator
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Gun Talk Community Forum
Topic: new IDPA rules
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

new IDPA rules

I've shot USPSA for over 25 years and IDPA for about seven years. I've never concerned myself about the different philosophies, different approaches, and different rules. Participation in IDPA was just another day to enjoy shooting, competition, and good company. Recently the IDPA rules were changed...
by AllGator
Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Sling Shot Conversion 22/45
Replies: 31
Views: 10054

Big gun

OM

The Ruger is a pistol set up for my 9-year old granddaughter to participate. My pistol of choice is normally a CZ97...which is a 45ACP.

Boy, this thread has wandered.

Whatever...good shooting.

A-G
by AllGator
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Sling Shot Conversion 22/45
Replies: 31
Views: 10054

categories

OM SuperSenior class starts at 62 years old...just whippersnappers. OM you're never too old. When I was in my 50's, I could win; when I was in my 60's, I was a contender; when I got to my 70's, I became a pretender; now, I'm a survivor. But, still running (well...maybe walking fast) and gunning. Mos...
by AllGator
Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Sling Shot Conversion 22/45
Replies: 31
Views: 10054

slingshot mod

Many thanks to Bullseye for helping this computer illiterate to post the pictures in my previous message. You can cut the tail of the "G" somewhat shorter and let it rest behind the hump on the lever. Thus avoiding cutting the notch in the lever. Before I made this one out of a scavenged piece of a...
by AllGator
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Sling Shot Conversion 22/45
Replies: 31
Views: 10054

bounce back

Just one example: Approaching the edge of a wall from the left; Three targets with several no-shoots partially shielding them; First target engaged with a center mass double-tap; Second target lower and required crouching while "slicing the pie" toward the left...double-tap center mass again; Third ...
by AllGator
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Sling Shot Conversion 22/45
Replies: 31
Views: 10054

Gangsta/homeboy

OM, The 22/45 Lite that my 9-year old granddaughter uses to participate in the local IDPA and steel matches is the pistol with which I set up for her. So, my experience with rimfire is limited to it. Junior competitors are allowed to compete with equipment that is outside adult requirements. Of cour...
by AllGator
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Sling Shot Conversion 22/45
Replies: 31
Views: 10054

Gangsta' style

Gansta' style.

No OM...just participate in IPSC, USPSA, IDPA, or some action steel events. Just saying.

A-G
by AllGator
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Sling Shot Conversion 22/45
Replies: 31
Views: 10054

slingshot mod

True enough...if you are standing still and holding the pistol vertically (eg, Bullseye, steel challenge, plinking.) Bu t, begin with a rapid draw from a holstered weapon; start running around; perform a rapid reload; get in some awkward shooting positions; have the pistol in other than vertical pos...
by AllGator
Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Rimfire Handguns
Topic: Sling Shot Conversion 22/45
Replies: 31
Views: 10054

slingshot fix

Gotta' a feeling that I may be providing some information on how to reinvent the wheel: This is too simple not to have been done before. Sorry about the absence of pix...don't know how and too lazy to learn. Old dog and all that. Hope the description will suffice. After removing the detent and sprin...
by AllGator
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Firing pin question
Replies: 8
Views: 3588

Stork BTW, thought I might amplify the comment about cleaning the chamber and bolt/chamber interface. After each match or practice session I field strip the pistols (yeah, now I have two) and use a 6mm bronze brush chucked in a hand drill dipped in Hoppe's. Run it only in the chamber at moderate spe...
by AllGator
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Firing pin question
Replies: 8
Views: 3588

Right...no problem: Holding the bolt, let it close about 1/2 to 2/3's of the way; pull the trigger to release the hammer; then, slowly let the bolt close. The hammer will follow the bolt down without the firing pin hitting the breech face.

Or you could just use a snapcap or dry-wall anchor.

A-G