The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
You don't mention taking a Dremel to the feed ramp... ;)
Mr. Blasty once spent the night in Chicago. I'm sure it was unpleasant for the gun.
"As Tam once put it, I love being in American-occupied America."
Come to Oklahoma. It's nice here.
"This further reinforces my resolve to drive where I need to go if at all possible."
So resolved, long ago. I haven't flown since 2003.
You could drive, but why when a fast single like a Mooney 201 can be had for $80-90K? Almost as fast as the airlines since you don't have to deal with all the TSA and other crap.
That would cut substantially into my firearms budget, and I wouldn't pass a flight physical.
So howd ya' like the Confedricy? 8)
My parents are both from Virginia, I was born in Kentucky and grew up in Florida and North Carolina. It was very familiar territory.
But I'm a desert rat now. It was too humid.
If the magazines are going in your checked luggage, and not in your gun case, they do not need to be unloaded. The only thing that has to be done is that the ends can not be exposed. A magazine holder works fine.
"As I noted below, I made the flight from Atlanta to Phoenix, but my bag didn't. It's an uncomfortable feeling knowing that your luggage - with a lot of expensive stuff in it - might not be showing up as scheduled. This further reinforces my resolve to drive where I need to go if at all possible."
Yeah, just felt that. Had a brand new suit coat stolen between Bangkok and LAX. Apparently I didn't need that $800.
Are you liking the feel of the CDP with the magwell?
With my hands I found that a 1911 that small just doesn't feel right, but the magwell makes it just right.
I can get a fully supported 4 finger grio, which I can't do without the magwell.
The S&A magwell only adds about 1/4" to the length of the grip on the sides and back, and nothing on the front, so I don't really notice that much more gripping area. The arched mainspring housing helped more than anything to make it fit my hand better, actually.
Looks pretty, though!
*cough* That's um... "Cocobolo". One word. Just so you know.
It's a Tropical Hardwood, quite rare, very expensive, and a B*tch to season. You want to be careful if you buy stocks of it (not sure why you'd need to, but I feel like imparting knowledge) and make sure it's from an FSC certified source.
I wondered about that - and I took the spelling DIRECTLY from Hogues's website.
AND-you want to be careful if you decide to work with it. It's notorious for causing allergic reactions.