Butler Ford

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  1. Snake, wad columns and over shot cards have been my nemesis for decades. I'll buy the coffee sometime if you'd teach me how to build a proper column. BF
  2. Snake, the United Stats has a war driven economy and the REALLY BIG money understands that fact and are using small parts of that really big money to buy support and create a need for weapons and weapon systems. Project overruns are built into the system. The lawmakers get rich by approving the overruns. The war machine MUST have conflict somewhere to create demand for their product. Simple solution, create law that FORBIDS our representation from accepting ANY funding beyond their salary and donations from THEIR CERTIFIED CONSTITUANTS. The only problem with that is that hell will have glaciers before that would ever pass. BF
  3. Thank you. While I hate the appearance of the H&G 68, I've never met a 45 that didn't love'em. This is the mold that I have settled on, all of my 45's love it. My alloy, checked and lubed weight out at about 250gr. (mine is an older mold) along with a healthy dose of 231, I haven't been able to improve on it at all. BF
  4. Most accurate description I've heard BF
  5. Have you ever compared thinking to walking? Sometimes you need knee high rubber boots to wade through the mental mud and sometimes its a down hill stroll? "Oh, hey, look - that one on the top is cocked & locked. " More about this, please. I don't remember anything about Sigs without decockers. BF
  6. LMFAO!!! Love it! I can hear it now. BF
  7. Drew, I keep an inventory sheet for powder and primer, it helps reduce the "OH CRAP! I've got 20,000 Large pistol primers but NO LP magnum!" days. So counting takes about 10 seconds. BF
  8. LOL@Sig220 My daughter-in-law totes a 220 in her purse, She's named it Madea. Love my Sig's, 228 & 226, always wanted a 220 but funds and availability were never at the same time. Yeah, I know, I could have ordered one when funds were available but with the desire for instant gratification, something else always won out. Nice pieces Drew! BF
  9. Nothing to be sorry for snake. I had been looking for a used Rock Island just to play with and learn how to smith them. My neighbor has a gun & pawn shop, called one Sunday afternoon and told me he had found one. It had a red cast to the exterior but the insides looked pretty good so I brought it home. Took it apart, cleaned it and put it back together. The gun cleaned up really well, obviously low round count just not the best taken care of. I replaced all of the springs and put an arched mainspring housing on it. Next was to break out my old and falling apart "HALLOCK'S .45 AUTO HANDBOOK" and tore it down again and followed through the book. After this trip through it, it has a 3 1/2~4 pound trigger that breaks cleanly. It makes nice piles of expended brass 3' at my 4 o'clock. With my home rolled 250g wide meplat cast bullet @ +800 fps, will stack'em in the black at 25 yards just as long as I am willing to reload magazines. I've only got a couple thousand rounds though it but it has had (so far) zero malfunctions. I have come to believe that a 1911 doesn't need bells and whistles, just someone willing to take the time and do the work to make the individual parts do what John Moses designed them to do. BF
  10. I can't help it, I'm new here and still catching up on what's here already. I am going to be a "4" on your scale. I have, on numerous occasions, gone to the range just to empty some brass to have something to reload. BF
  11. Joking aside, I have 35 different powders on hand. I enjoy load development. If I had to, I could make do with 3 with out any problem: Greendot, 4064 and either unique or 2400 (preference toward 2400 but not by much). BF
  12. Naked 1911
  13. I use both types...Black and Smokeless BF
  14. Not sure I put a lot of faith in the "Global Warming" premise as much as just the earths natural changes; however, the creek I learned to swim in 60 years ago now runs about 10-12 inches. Since matter can neither be created nor destroyed, I've often wondered about the changes that have caused the decrease. BF
  15. They did a great job of depicting what happened without any hint of political blame. I wasn't sure how they were going to do that but they succeeded. BF