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  1. Yes, on the old site, you clicked on unread posts, and then clicking somewhere (I forget where exactly, it was second nature), it took you to the oldest of the unread posts, if there were several of them. That's what I'm trying to figure out again. A thread has several posts that I haven't read. It makes sense to read them in chronological order, starting with the oldest (least recent) of them. On the new forum, I haven't figured out a way to go directly to that oldest unread post. I can either go to the start of the thread, sometimes from years ago, or I can go to the most recent
  2. What do you click on to get to the oldest of several unread posts? After I go to "Unread Content", if I click on the main thread title it takes me to page no. 1, and if I click on the time stamp (e.g. 16 hrs), it takes me to the most recent post.
  3. Is that the PMC kit? Looks much like the one I have, now invisible thanks to photobucket and my laziness.
  4. There's also a whole bunch of about writing essays and such posted on the news page. It's over 24 hrs and I'm surprised it hasn't been taken down.
  5. What tool did you use to create the impressions? The dimples look (a) too close together and ( too shallow.
  6. Also: I found that I could install a bunch of RS parts/accessories that I sourced from Fulton Armory, starting with the plasticky cover that goes over the forearm.
  7. The Veteran I got years ago was the most accurate AEG out of the box that I've ever had. And I've had a few AEGs over the years...
  8. Mod 0 is the coolest ever, in my humble opinion. But the Classic Army metal front end weighs a ton...
  9. The search engine on this site only recognizes search words of 4 characters or more. Therefore all searches for 3-character terms return zero results. Really helpful, as so many makes and models are precisely 3 characters.
  10. Certainly the force of the hammer spring (and its design, as again explored in that video review) has an effect. But my point is this. The plate behind the BBU is vertical. The hammer does not sit vertically, but rather slightly angled back from the vertical. Therefore, when you go to rack the slide, the part of the hammer that the plate engages with is only 1 mm or so above the pivot point of the hammer. The basic physics of "moments" applies. If the plate engaged with the top of the hammer (several mm higher) it would be easier to push back--this is what it feels like if you take off t
  11. I'm referring to the hunk of silvery metal referred to here as 03-21. Much bigger than the equivalent piece on, say, Glocks. When uncocked, the front face of 03-21 sits at an angle slightly back from perpendicular. So when you rack the slide, the plate 01-21 (on the back of the BBU) engages first with the lowest part of the face, which is closest to its axis point. This is why the slide has a lot of resistance in battery when you first go to rack it. Also, when the slide is returning to battery, the plate 01-21 is spring-loaded to flap upwards to allow it to pass over 03-21 on its way bac
  12. If you're serious about it, it's definitely worth watching the review linked in post #54 all the way through. You may dismiss some of his criticisms, but he gives a good description of the strange design of the striker and how it interacts with the plate (that flaps) which cocks it when racking the slide.
  13. Many thanks! Googling that precise name brings up 8 results, all sites that end in .cz Perhaps GG is waiting for the 100th anniv. version to sell out in other countries before they distribute there.
  14. Any mileage in the Dawson magwell insert?
  15. Thanks. That explains it. It looks more like the Inokatsu than the 100th anniv. edition. But I've been googling around, and don't find it for sale anywhere, really. Must be a slow rollout.
  16. Very nice. Is that actually engraved, rather than white-printed? I'm not finding this model anywhere. Is it brand new?
  17. I don't think the alignment/angle is so much the problem, as the tiny spring that connects the outer barrel to the inner barrel+hop-up chamber. The spring has the effect of pulling the hop-up chamber forward, which then blocks the rotation of the cam controlled by the take-down lever. Pushing the inner barrel back with your pinky finger while rotating the lever resolves the problem.
  18. According to the just-posted video, they're now quoting 12 shots per charge.
  19. These are out too.
  20. https://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/finishes/?tab=coatings&cat=HSERIES&color=cgbrown%2Ccgbrnz%2Ccgtan Desert sand? Macmillan tan? FDE? Coyote? Without being able to hold the frame against a swatch, it's hard to tell. BTW, if memory serves, the TM frame and the Guarder frame are pretty much identical in color.
  21. See posts ## 768 and 771. I wasn't going for a perfect match, rather a mild contrast.
  22. P.S. I finally watched all the way through the video linked in post #54, which is very illuminating. Among other things, he addresses the strange design of the striker/hammer, the plate that it engages with (which in fact flaps, needing to flap up as the slide returns to battery to allow the topmost part of the striker to pass underneath it). At another point he also shows the internal design of the mechanism that controls the striker, and how stiff it is. However, for him, this apparently results in a heavy trigger pull, rather than impacting the racking. Definitely worth a view for its
  23. Perhaps I made my last post overly complicated. Also, the two issues are entirely unrelated. To recap: if the take-down lever won't return to the locked position when reinstalling the slide on the frame, push the tip of the inner barrel in with your finger or another suitable object. And on the VP9 grey model that I got, the hammer/striker has a very stiff spring installed as standard, which makes the initial part of the racking motion more effortful than you find with almost all GBB pistols (unless ferocious after-market springs have been installed). Question: yes, the hammer/str
  24. Getting the slide back on the frame. (With some comments on the stiff racking motion.) I risked taking the slide off, and this time I could not--initially--get it back on for love nor money. While it was off, I looked at the striker (hammer) again. It's larger than on most striker-fired pistols, and engages with a vertical place inserted in the slide just to the rear of the BBU. But what is most remarkable is that it's fitted with an extremely stiff spring (at least mine is), so that you really notice it when pushing the striker down with your thumb. When you push it down by pullin
  25. It's the large silver hammer/striker unit that's putting up a good deal of resistance. If you do a second rack without firing, there's minimal resistance. When you rack after firing, there's a good deal of stubbornness to get it to move from battery; once the striker is in the "down" position, the rest of the rack travel/movement is perfectly smooth.
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