Springfield Armory, the repair portion, has answered my request for help with a quick reply and warranty replacement. The parts aren't here yet, but I think it will be exactly what I need. You have no idea how frightening it is go out without something to conceal. I was thinking of getting the regular size Colt 1911 out, but didn't. When I went to get my new improved prescriptions I stopped and dropped off two of my carry knives. There is an old guy there (yeah, he is probably younger than I) sharpening most knives at three dollars a blade. He has a pretty nice set up, will engrave your name on your knife, but I figure that NCIS & Abby could find your DNA on you knife without your name. Doesn't everyone cut themselves when they sharpen the blades?
I picked up "That Used to be US" by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, hoping to see if they had the solution to the disappearance of America. They don't and they are sure, more tax money and lower debt will work... if I didn't know better I would lump them with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News, hoping the Federal government would fix Detroit. I laugh every time I think about that. It is like common sense Gun Control - which is only well aimed shots, not banning firearms (that doesn't work in Europe, really). I have always held that if you wanted a most perfect Earth the planet, you must get rid of humankind.
I will read on, they may have something I really haven't noticed, and I like stirring the blood by basking in stupidity. If I were in charge, there would be lessons in Correct behavior and manners in schools, there would be lots of children left behind until they caught up to the level they were to be at. My first college class on children was that they don't LEARN or GROW at the same rate. I also think it is very important that the conflict between control of the sexual attitudes of the people stop. One man and one woman committed to each other for their lives to have a family and live responsibly is a winner. anything less than that is an adventure into possible failures. Now, I think you have to have your chance to fail -- really. But this media foolishness about zombies and werewolves and vampires and lustful love? It goes right along with the government's protection of the single parent not being able to make it without monthly checks, counseling and cuddling by agencies of pity. If you really believe in the science of Evolution, all forms of human dynamics should be tried, the ones that don't work -- die. Half of all marriages don't end in divorce, although more divorces happen if encouraged by custom and culture, fewer might happen if two adults were committed to making it work, kind of a life goal. But then that isn't taught in schools anymore is it?