Well… they asked.
Put the 12 lb hammer spring and the 10 lb trigger spring into the GP100 last night, as I took the whole thing apart and put it back together again. Seems to still work. Unfortunately, it’s looking like a 95% chance of “Working this weekend,” so the true function test probably isn’t going to happen. Going down to my Uncle’s big Mardi Gras party–with food cooked by his friend from Louisiana–also probably isn’t going to happen.
Life gets in the way of life.
Ok, you know how speed strip reloaders come in packs of 2, right? I’ve been carrying one around with me every day for two years. I know where that one is. The other one was in my desk drawer at the old house. I saw it twice a week. Now I’ve moved, and it’s no longer with the desk drawer stuff. I’ve looked in every. single. box. I can find around here.
…and it’s nowhere to be found.
The only thing keeping me from buying more is the knowledge that as soon as I do it will be sitting in my desk drawer like nothing ever happened.
And anyone else who loves to drop the beet:
I really am not sure about what genre I’d call this:
But I dig it.
You have a cup half full of a mixture consisting of two types of rum, some vanilla-y liqueur, two flavors of bitters, a squeeze of lime, and a handful of ice. Do you:
Crack open a coke?
Do your homemade tonic to fill the cup all the way?
And I don’t want to hear “why not,” because I don’t own a 30-06, my dad never owned one, and I don’t even know anybody with one, yet, going through the stash reveals an unopened box of these:
I mean, I guess I’m ok with having a random box of nice hunting ammo in a caliber I don’t own, but…
I guess it just goes to show that you really ought to keep things organized.
A hearty recommendation for these Altamont Grips I bought for my new GP100. No finger grips, and pretty wood inserts instead of that disgusting toady looking lump of a Hogue grip!
Nice checkered backstrap, too. The best part is that without the stupid hump on the back of the Hogues, THE GUN NOW POINTS WHERE I THINK IT OUGHT TO, which, in the grand scheme of things, is kind of important.
A few criticisms, though–the checkering was initially very, for lack of a better word, gooey. I think I got most of it with a pass of Hoppe’s, but at first it actually was leaving black checkering marks on my hand, just like tire tracks in a Looney Tunes cartoon. Another big complaint I have is that, though it came packaged with three screws of various sizes (though I can’t figure out why–aren’t all GP100 frames the same size, or at least close enough that one size would work?), one was obviously too small, one was barely too small, and one was so long that when you tightened it up it stuck an 1/8″ out the other side, right into your palm. I filed the long one off to get it to work, but I’m thinking I need to head down to the hardware store. Lastly, the scallop thumb cutout has a rather drastic edge that I think I’m going to whittle down so it doesn’t dig into my thumb as much. It gets dangerously close to precipitating another finger groove rant from me.
All in all, I like these new grips a lot. From my initial impressions, they’re a vast improvement over the idiotic Hogues. Hopefully sometime soon I can get out and shoot the darn thing.