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Postby punisher538 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:37 pm

I recently bought the BDE .40 cal, I have not had a chance to fire this pistol yet but when i got it home i noticed that the trigger has a kind of grinding sound and feel when i squeeze the trigger. Is this normal for a BDE? I also noticed that if you shake the gun the slide rattles. I bought this gun because of the reviews on here and it feels very nice in my hand and i liked the double action feature. I may have made a mistake by buying a gun that was out for display, i'm not sure. Any info would be greatly apreciated.
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Postby Toeman » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:55 pm

punisher, I do not think that is normal. My trigger isn't as smooth as other weapons that I own, but the slide is solid - no movement at all. You may want the gunsmith at the shop you purchased it from to look at it. Certainly break it down for a cleaning and visual prior to firing.
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Postby Buszzbait » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:41 am

punisher, As Toeman stated it is not normal. I cleaned and held my BDE for about 3 weeks until I finally went to shoot some rounds threw it. Never felt what your talking about. My first thought was how solid the gun fills. I put the BDE on layaway for about 2 weeks and requested them to find me fresh one, which they did. I would take yours back if possible.
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Postby brosupermatt » Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:55 pm

friends, I am a one (good) armed lefty, this is why i bought the bDE, I'm sitting here with the gun apart wondering if there is any way to reverse the mag release? I desire good advice prior to preforming surgery on my favorite carry gun
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Postby beltbuckle » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:28 pm

For starters how about the model and caliber BDE? You can veiw an exploded veiw of the 9mm here;



http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/sho ... hp?t=45164



fifth post down, a pdf.
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Postby brosupermatt » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:33 pm

9mm steel semi CPT
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Postby rugerfan » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:15 pm

My question is why is there no rifling in the barrel of my grilfreinds bde .45?
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Postby roofus702 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:25 pm

do you think that this gun would be good for a law enforsment office.
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Postby brosupermatt » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:58 am

Israeli Armed Forced obviously think so-standard issue weapon
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Postby SafeP » Mon May 05, 2008 10:34 pm

I am looking for a good conceal holster for a BDE compact (all steel) any suggestions???
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