My old brass from the 90s still work fine, but they’re not as reliable as the newer brass.
This is because there’s a little more wear and tear on the brass, which means they’re easier to get busted with.
A new TIJ brass can be a bit more reliable, but there are downsides to both.
First, it’s more expensive.
It’s more likely to break in your hand or your pocket than a used brass, and that can mean it’s less likely to be a good replacement.
Second, the quality is generally lower.
A new brass has a more consistent finish and the threads are usually cleaner and stronger.
Third, brass tends to smell a bit better than used brass.
That means it may be harder to detect.
And fourth, new brass is harder to get into and out of your pocket or hand.
I still use my TIJ Brass on occasion, but I’d like to make sure that I’m using it properly.
I want to know if I’m going to break it in my pocket or pocket, if it’s going to be too tight or loose, if I’ll get busted or be unable to carry my phone.
If I break it, I want to get the brass out of the pocket or my pocket so that I can start over.