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- Oct 15, 2017
Well then , that's a wonderful outcome!
I shudder to think if they had made uninformed comments about bacon. They probably would have self-immolated.I overheard a funny conversation from two clowns in the gun shop the other day. We'll call them "JimBob" and "Darryl".
JimBob: "I don't think these guns are for sale. They look like rental guns" (Big sign on the wall here with 8" tall letters which reads "Rental Guns")
Darryl (asks an employee): "is that an American Ay Kay?"
Employee: "well, that's a WASR-10 imported by Century Arms, with a lot of parts made in the United States, so I guess you could say that it's American"
JimBob: "That's a stamped receiver. You want a milled receiver. Stamped receivers are junk. You only get 3,000 rounds out of them and they're wore out"
Darryl: "Yeah, I want a milled receiver. Those stamped ones are junk."
JimBob (asks the employee): "How many rounds have been through that?"
Employee asks me if I know...
To wit, I reply: "Well, that gun was used when we put it on the rental wall in 2015. We have never replaced any parts since then and it gets shot more than any other gun here, except the Glock 19, which has had every part replaced at least once. I would say that conservatively speaking, the WASR gets shot nearly every day for an average of 100 rounds. Let's say that's over 2,000 rental days, so about 200,000 rounds and I only clean it about once a year when it stops working because of all the carbon buildup."
You could hear a pin drop.
At the range last weekend I decided to shoot some jacketed hollowpoint ammo (LE Ammo) instead of my usual full metal jacketed round nose 'range' ammo in my Gen 2 Glock 19. My New York State approved Glock 10 round magazines continually produced a fail-to-feed malfunction on the last round with the slide locking open & the FTF bullet rolling out of the ejection port. This occurred with several mags. According to the interweb, Glock mags with follower 2183-2 (which mine are) is the culprit & to call Glock who will replace them.
I did call & Glock Customer Service & they mailed out replacement followers to me today.
PS: Waiting for the Smithsonian to call & ask me to donate my gen2 to their museum
Well I replaced the followers and now the last round feeds, fires, & ejects however, the slide will not remain open after the last round is fired. either using low power (range) ammo or high power (LE) ammo. Took the mags apart & stretched the springs to no avail. This was a temporary move anyway. My next move is to replace the mag springs with Wolff springs. These are Glock 10-round mags 3 years old with approx. 2K rounds thru them. They're only used for matches, practice, etc.
My four 15 round everyday carry mags have no issues. 2 are original issue (1995) with springs replaced in 2015; the other 2 are 3 years old.
Ok so I figured it out. New Slide Stop Lever + new Wolff Magazine Springs, + old 2183-2 Followers! Now all 10 mags feed, & stay open after the last round is fired. I'm thinking a weak Slide Stop Lever spring (was original) with weak mag springs although I can't figure out why the replacement followers from Glock wouldn't keep the slide open on an empty mag.No luck with the mag springs replacements; on to a new slide stop lever....as per the tech at Brownells.
Probably where I should've started...
Nice to know I'm consistent...
I've made these before and was pretty disappointed. There is a good chance it was error on my part but the manicotti shell was very tough in the places that it was not covered by bacon. If I were to make this again, I would either parboil the shell before stuffing or do a better job of ensuring complete bacon coverage.Cross-posting from The Bacon Thread:
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Poorly maintained pistol. Not that it matters anymore. I had to use a hammer (like I was driving railroad spikes) to get the slide off.
The guy apparently fired a squib round which stopped in the barrel. He then decided to shoot another one. The second shot made both projectiles exit the barrel, but only after bulging and splitting the barrel so much that it cannot be removed from the slide.