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Old April 13, 2021, 04:59 PM   #26
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Old April 13, 2021, 05:21 PM   #27
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Free advice, not an imperative.
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Old April 13, 2021, 05:47 PM   #28
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Just try to stop me.
Is that a request?
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Old April 14, 2021, 04:39 PM   #29
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A plea? A challenge?

You don't know what you'd be up against. I'm a poster child for stupid mistakes.

A couple of years ago, I took the latch out of an AR charge handle so I could easily operate it with my right hand. Yes, I know that springs under pressure yearn to be free, but I wasn't thinking about that when the roll pin cleared the latch and the spring flew into another room, lost forever. I bought a couple of extras, but used all but one in other applications. That's fine, I only need one.

Last week, I decided to return the latch to that handle. I position the latch to accept the roll pin. Did I do it under some cling wrap or in a plastic bag? Nope. The latch slipped and I heard the spring bounce off a wall to enter the dimension in which odd sock mates and the word you can't quite remember live...and the first spring

John Wayne was right. Life is harder if you're stupid.

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