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by AndyC
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gun-handling - Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson go off
Replies: 41
Views: 10940

Re: Gun-handling - Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson go off

Bitter Clinger wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:26 am
flechero wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:49 pm
They were laughing at him, not with him. No one in attendance had a cheap gun, except the idiot that threw his. And the reality is that if it had hit right, it could have easily been rendered useless.
Sounds like you were there? Did you grab a picture with your film camera? Perhaps you could fax that to us?
I'm going to play the odds and guess that few people going to Gunsite will be taking a cheap 1911 (although I would, because I'm ornery that way).
by AndyC
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gun-handling - Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson go off
Replies: 41
Views: 10940

Re: Gun-handling - Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson go off

Rob72 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:35 pm
All that to say, some platforms are demonstrably more tolerant of abuse than others. :cheers2:
Nonsense. That example proves just as much as me taking a Hi-Point and throwing it at rocks while you might have a Glock with $1,000 worth of custom work done to it. Still want to throw to make some kind of point?
by AndyC
Fri May 24, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gun-handling - Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson go off
Replies: 41
Views: 10940

Re: Gun-handling - Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson go off

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:17 am
..revolver reloads require that I actually transfer the gun to my off hand, push the cylinder open with that hand, reload the cylinder with my shooting hand, close the cylinder with my shooting hand, transfer the gun back to my shooting hand, and resume firing. It’s ridiculous and takes too long, and it’s the primary reason that I don’t EDC a revolver as a primary weapon. Im not complaining, that’s just the way things are if you’re left-handed, but most of you guys have it way too easy and don’t seem to appreciate the convenience you enjoy.
Well, Ayoob's StressFire reload-method does things in a similar method for right-handers (not literally step-by-tep as you do, but also involves transferring the revolver to the off-hand) - and it's still pretty quick, assuming you have speedloaders:



It's one reason I had that Couger built; I used to be pretty quick with that method but had atrophied over the years due to having zero revolvers around.
by AndyC
Fri May 24, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gun-handling - Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson go off
Replies: 41
Views: 10940

Re: Gun-handling - Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson go off

G.A. Heath wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:22 pm
Malawler wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:00 pm
Simple question.....If YOU think that it is a 'bad thing' to drop the slide with the supplied lever, then why is said lever shaped in such a manner to facilitate doing so? Simple solution.....Make YOUR gun without such a specifically shaped lever to do so. :roll:
It's dropping slide without feeding a round from the magazine that causes a problem, not using the slide lever.
Bingo.

I use the slide-stop 99% of the time to drop the slide - with a loaded magazine in the chute. Amazing how people misquote things, but I remain amused by all the butt-hurt. As for Hackathorn - yeah, he can be a tad holier-than-thou but 1) he knows his stuff and 2) I'm secure enough that it doesn't ruffle my feathers.
by AndyC
Thu May 23, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gun-handling - Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson go off
Replies: 41
Views: 10940

Re: Gun-handling - Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson go off

Bitter Clinger wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Then don't take your 1911's to a gun show and openly display them.
The point is about people mishandling firearms through ignorance, whether at a gun show or elsewhere. They're simply recounting their recent experience which happened to be at a gun show.
Bitter Clinger wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:37 pm
And while I also do not use the slide release, I doubt it would damage the Glock. As Hackathorn pointed out, the Glock is a different type of mechanism and nowhere near as precise as that on a custom 1911.
Well, as Wilson said around 5:40 "It's not good on a Glock either"; I think I'll listen to a gunsmith of his stature.

I'm getting the distinct impression that you just have a beef with these two men, for some reason.
by AndyC
Thu May 23, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gun-handling - Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson go off
Replies: 41
Views: 10940

Re: Gun-handling - Ken Hackathorn and Bill Wilson go off

I'd be upset if someone mishandled my inexpensive 1911 RIA; I don't see this as elitist in the slightest.

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