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    Product Availability

    Armory members, This thread will be the place to inform your fellow Armory members of product availability updates. Following are some guidelines for this thread: 1) If you're looking for a product, ask. 2) If you find a product, post and include a link. 3) Do not link to questionable dealers and/or questionable products (quality, price, etc). 4) Once the product goes OOS (out of stock), edit your original post to reflect so. DO NOT WASTE A POST TO SAY OOS! 5) If you have no experience with a product, say so. 6) This is a reference thread, not a discussion thread. We need to eliminate the noise and focus on the signal. 7) If any of the aforementioned guidelines do not answer a question, contact a staff member or admin. Let's keep this thread going in an efficient manner so we can help those in need. Cheers, Dan
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    15K......And It Only Took 11 Years

    I felt it was my duty to make your morning memorable.
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    15K......And It Only Took 11 Years

    By the time I left SGC I was kinda tired of gun talk 24/7. Got into the photography game, primarily film photography. That hobby is just as expensive as the gun hobby, and I ain't rich, so I dipped from the scene for a minute. How have you been? Much of the old crew still around?
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    15K......And It Only Took 11 Years

    Well, I mean, compared to others....
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    Helpful 1911 Links

    Hey Guys! I thought I would list a compilation of helpful links in regards to the 1911 platform. 1911 Builds- Foster Industries (Discounted Caspian Frames with Cosmetic Blemishes) Fusion Firearms Caspian Arms Blindhogg Gunsmithing The 1911 Project Blog Building a 1911 Part I Part II - Slide to Frame Fitting Part III - Barrel and Bushing Fitting Part IV - Installing Sights and Machining the Slide Part V - Trigger and Hammer Fitting Part VI - Fitting a Beavertail Grip Safety 1911 Schematics- 1911 Commander, L/W Commander, Combat Commander 1911 Delta Elite 1911 Gold Cup, 10mm Gold Cup, Combat Target 1911 Government Models 1911 Officers ACP 1991 A1 Commander, Compact Various Para-Ordnance Models Excellent Collection of 1911 Blueprints 1911 Schematic Cutaway 1911 Slide Cycle Cutaway Differences between a M1911 and a M1911A1 1911 Information, Reviews, and Miscellaneous- M1911 Pistols Organization The Sight M1911-A1 Technical Library Series 80 Disassembly and Assembly Proof House - Use to Verify Serial Numbers and Codes Manufacturers of 1911s- Auto-Ordnance Les Baer Ed Brown Colt Iver Johnson Kimber Nighthawk Olympic Arms Para-Ordnance Sig-Sauer Smith and Wesson Springfield Armory STI Taurus Dan Wesson Wilson Combat Custom Gunsmiths and Parts- 10-8 Performance Bar-Sto Barrels Berryhill Custom Briley Manufacturing Cylinder and Slide Inc Dawson Precision Evolution Gun Works (EGW) Garthwaite Customs Gemini Customs Harrison Custom Heinie Specialty Products Heirloom Precision Jardine Custom Mars Armament Marvel Customs MD Custom (Matt Davis) Miller Custom Morris Custom Pistols Robar Schuemann Barrels SVI/Infinity Tripp Research I will be adding on to this thread as other ideas and thoughts surface. Enjoy!
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    Cherokee Hills Grips Review

    *FYI Staff - This review has been approved per the bossman. For those of you who know me, you are likely aware that I have a penchant to prefer rugged firearm accessories. This preference is undoubtedly a side effect of spending ten years in the military, along with my frequent excursions into the wilderness of Arizona; both of which require durability over attractiveness. Enter Cherokee Hills grips. Jake, who works with Cherokee Hills (who assumedly took notice of my affliction for 1911's in the 1911 Photo Thread) approached me a few months back and asked for me to review a pair of his grips. Given my tendency towards robust and aggressive textured 1911 grips (i.e. G10 grips), I would be lying if I didn't say I was initially hesitant. I had seen Cherokee Hills grips, and while they were attractive, they weren't on my radar because they didn't appeal to my hard-use attitude. After discussing my position, Jake felt that he could accommodate my needs. He advised me that he had a perfect set of grips that would retain an aggressive composition, while being visually appealing. Jake sent the grips to me and my initial response was nothing short of satisfaction. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I doubt many would find these grips to be anything but attractive. As you can see, the wood is finished superbly, the grain looks flawless, and the stippling is absolutely functional. While shooting the TRP with these grips, I retained positive control on par with the stock G10 grips offered by Springfield Armory, all while having many inquisitive looks and questions from other shooters. Now while these grips are not intended for hard-usage in a foreign combat zone, I have no qualms recommending these grips to LEO's or avid shooters who want to replace rugged, yet unattractive grips on their 1911's. The Cherokee Hills grips I have received have earned their place on my TRP, and won't be removed anytime soon. Please feel free to add any comments or questions, and I sincerely hope my review was substantial for your 1911 interest. You can view Cherokee Hill's website at http://cherokeehills.biz/ S/F, Dan
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    Hey jtrain

    Happy birthday Devil.
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    Congratulations Pepper

    Definitely the right man for the job. Congrats!
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    Mexico: Violent protests hit Acapulco's tourism

    Never been, just to Oahu and the Big Island. I have heard that island is awesome though.
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    Mexico: Violent protests hit Acapulco's tourism

    Probably because there are cops every five feet in Oahu, and even then, I still would rather be in Cancun than Waianae at night.
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    Joseph Smith had about 40 wives

    So I get a little defensive of my LDS brethren from time to time, and the reason? Every one I have met in the military has been dedicated, focused, considerate, team-players, and well-behaved. I have yet to meet a shatbird LDS Soldier or Marine. Also, keep in mind that members of the LDS faith are required to perform missionary work. This isn't weekend volunteering. This means two years of their life dedicated to spreading their faith. That's a rare quality in other Christian denominations, especially in the age it is required (around 20 years old). Meet any Mormon missionary and they will ask you, unsolicited, if there is anything they can help you with in your home. Moving? Check, they have you covered. Need some help cleaning up? Check, they have you covered. All free of charge. That, my friends, is genuine kindness.
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    Mexico: Violent protests hit Acapulco's tourism

    Last time I went was to Playa del Carmen in the summer of 2009. Had a blast. The newspapers were full of cartel casualties, but I never felt threatened for a minute. A ton of Arizona people still go to Rocky Point on the regular. We have a local dive group that probably goes 10 times a year.
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    Joseph Smith had about 40 wives

    Well, to be fair Zephyr, the Bible has some pretty bizarre stories itself. For example, do you believe in talking donkeys?
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    Good Morning!

    Good morning gents!
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    Vehicle Picture Thread

    Wrangler is the last direction I'd take w/that criteria. The Cherokee is great for truly gnarly trails, IE rock crawling (with the right lift, tread, and lockers), but for the long run it's hard to beat a Yota. Mine has the tow package, but I don't even know the rating given that I don't tow.
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    Vehicle Picture Thread

    It's a 2003 w/4.0 V6. What are you looking for? Something to hit the trails with or a SUV for the roads?
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    What's for Saturday supper?

    Chinese delivery. Beef and broccoli.
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    LGS score

    That is a damn good score. Lancers are legit.
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    Hey Gmountain

    Happy birthday G!
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    Hey pleaforwar!

    Thanks Gmor!
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    Hey pleaforwar!

    I reenlisted, so yea, it was pretty special! Thanks!
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    Hey pleaforwar!

    Great news James! Glad to hear things are going well. And btw, yes, I'm still jealous of your G18. That is all.
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    Hey pleaforwar!

    Glad to see my AZ friends still here (Noneya, Scratchy). I hope GLShooter is doing well. And thank you James! I hope all is well with work and family brother.