Author Archives: Mulligan


1. of or pertaining or appropriate to the sabbath.
2. of or pertaining to a sabbatical year.
3. bringing a period of rest.
4. sabbatical year.
5. any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.

Mag change drills

Warm n breezy :)
15 meters


Still some feed problems
And my grip ain’t what it should be yet

More practice

dear S&W

why are there vise grip marks on my firing pin ?

things that go click

I need a 1911 tech guru

I recently swapped out the mainspring housing on my 1911 S&W… added an arch to make it more user friendly

finally got around to the range to do some more shooting a couple days ago and made an interesting discovery, well 2 actually.

my 10 round magazines have decided to not feed properly so now there are a couple shiny pieces of debris out in the corn field. … they were cheap when I got ’em, so not a huge surprise or loss.

the significant discovery is that while the stock mags feed just fine, the first hammer drop after a mag swap has no earth shattering kaboom. After about 6 or 7 of those, I gathered up the rounds with scuffed primers and refilled a magazine. First round click, with all the rest feeding and firing perfectly.

I can’t see any reason for the hammer to have less force on the first drop than it does on all the others.

Any ideas?

status report

I’d like to thank all the people that stopped by to offer thoughts this last couple weeks. It’s much appreciated. I’ve had a rather long year and am thankful for all the wonderful people in my life that let me call them friends.

New joints

Hip replacement F150 edition



my best friend

20101013-125144.jpgsnowbear11 100_1677 100_1699 Picture 016 IMG_0114My best friend died in his sleep this morning

R.I.P Bear
April 1, 2001 – July 31, 2013

He kept me sane & gave me purpose through the most difficult decade of my life. May I someday be worthy of his dedication.
I miss him already



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