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... and then:



 
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Flaps, you may appreciate this:



I picked it up a couple years ago, old stamped steel slide (note the dual roll pin) and heel magazine release (which is retro-cool but kinda annoying). I got it from our LGS and it came with 6 mags, a cop holster, all in a sketchy looking brown paper bag. :thumbs:



I have since replaced the grips with non-cracked ones, but they are very hard to find - again that heel magazine release.
Very cool. Mine is also the stamped steel slide but has the later "1911 style" mag release. I also have a P6, single stack in 9mm. I got it for dirt and it is fun to have around. When my youngest kid was 14 I handed him the P6 and a couple of boxes of 9mm. I would swear it was about five minutes hovering around asking if I had any more.
 
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Cool, it ejects spent "brass", but what does it SHOOT?
 
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Courtesy of Joe Faso on Facebook(https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?....214315028618561.67081.100001201969435&type=1):

Australian Gun Law Update

Here's a thought to warm some of your hearts....
From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia
Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real
figures from Down Under.
It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to
surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our own
government, a program costing Australia taxpayers
more than $500 million dollars.
The first year results are now in:
Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent,
Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent;
Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!
In the state of Victoria.....
lone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.(Note that
while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not
and criminals still possess their guns!)
While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady
decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins andassaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home.
Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public
safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in 'successfully ridding Australian society of guns....' You won't see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the State Assembly disseminating this information.
The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the
hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note Americans, before it's too late!
Will you be one of the sheep to turn yours in?
WHY? You will need it.
FORWARD TO EVERYONE ON YOUR EMAIL LIST.
DON'T BE A MEMBER OF THE SILENT MAJORITY.
BE ONE OF THE VOCAL MINORITY WHO WON 'T STAND FOR NONSENSE

AUSTRALIA: MORE VIOLENT CRIME DESPITE GUN BAN
I have heard others voice this view. If this is all true, then the evidence is in. America, are we listening?
 
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http://www.snopes.com/crime/statistics/ausguns.asp
I am all for peaceful citizens remaining armed, however Joe Faso should be mindful that distorted facts and outright lies (it hasn't been 12 months, it has been 18 years since the 1997 buy-back program) are just giving ammunition to the gun control side.
 
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A tale of two tens. OK, one costs over twice as much but has roughly half the capacity of the other. :)







A cheap used XD paddle holster fit my EAA great (thanks to LGS for letting me try on several) but fits Uwe's P220 even better. Like it was made for it. Click!
 
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... And then, what's the point of having a 10mm if you can't feed it? Here's my first batch of 10mm reloads. Really load-loads since I used factory new Starline brass:






Even though the press is rated for "550", I can realistically make 200/hr, taking my time. Instead of paying almost 40 cents/round for the cheapest acceptable 10mm, these reloads cost me under 17 cents/round. I'm ignoring the brass cost since I'm in denial. :cool:
 
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A tale of two tens. OK, one costs over twice as much but has roughly half the capacity of the other. :)
Ah, the price some people are willing to pay to have enough of the slide exposed to be able to rack it without much fuss. :cool:

In all seriousness, that Witness is by far the better value. A real (steel!) 10mm at Tupperware price. :thumbs:
 
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Some once fired, then deprimed and wet tumbled 10mm cases:



Could eat off those primer pockets. :thumbs:
 
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