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El Muerto Negro

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« on: April 02, 2015, 11:35:02 AM »
I understand some guys carry a mag with 1 round what's the reason?

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Garrison Joe

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 11:57:22 AM »
Common malfunction clearance on a 1911 often means you jack out a live round (or even knock a round off the top of a mag as you pull it or insert it into receiver).

The Barney Fife magazine (from Mayberry fame) gives you a quicker way to shoot one more round than to pull a full mag, shoot the top round, drop the mag and cycle the slide and engage the slide stop.

If you never have malfunctions or loading mistakes, you never need one.   ;D

 
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Re: why
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 12:51:36 PM »
But guaranteed that sometime, somewhere, you are going to reach for a full mag and end up with one in the gun with only one round in it. 

Garrison Joe

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 01:31:40 PM »
(sheepishly) which is why I never use a Barney Fife.
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El Muerto Negro

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Re: why
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2015, 02:46:36 PM »
Ok so what is a Barney fife.

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Re: why
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2015, 03:06:39 PM »
A Barney Fife is a magazine with one round in it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2015, 05:29:01 AM »
If you are too young to know who Barney Fife is just search for "Mayberry RFD" and watch an episode or two.

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Uncle Buck

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Re: why
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2015, 07:35:23 AM »
Also search for the Andy Griffith show. Short explanation. Barney was an inept deputy who was only allowed to have one bullet for his pistol and that he had to keep in his shirt pocket and get Andy's OK to use.

El Muerto Negro

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Re: why
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2015, 05:38:34 AM »
Uncle Buck,

Thank you I know the Andy Griffith show.  It was in reruns when I was a kid never watched it. But now it all makes sense and kinda funny.

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