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by JimT
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Working to Reduce Friendly-Fire Incidents
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: Working to Reduce Friendly-Fire Incidents

wm wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:48 am
There is a video out there of Russian security doing something similar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI01qKAqYts
Wm
I've seen that before. The Russian drill is much more intense in my opinion.
by JimT
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attn Veterans
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: Attn Veterans

Thank you!
I am happy that times have changed. I remember coming home and being told not to wear my uniform as I traveled.
U.S. Army 1966 - 1969

God Bless all you vets.
And God Bless those who support them!
by JimT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Differences
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Differences

Be interesting to hear the comments if they opened up someone who had been shot and found one of these in them.
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by JimT
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Differences
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Differences

http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201911071408455dc4256d623bf.jpg http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201911071409015dc4257ddb018.jpg There's not a lot of difference between the .41 .. .44 .. and .45 ... and on the working end the .41 and .44 are almost identic...
by JimT
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a Fitz Special?
Replies: 18
Views: 326

Re: Does anyone have a Fitz Special?

They are fairly easy to do ...
Neat looking ...
Totally impractical for regular use. All it takes is a hard bump to bend what's left of the trigger guard so that the gun cannot be fired.
Not what you want in a self-defense gun.
by JimT
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 41
Views: 753

Re: My Opinion

piller wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:44 pm
I have heard people tell me that the 1911 is not accurate. I have never found it to be anything other than accurate.
Most firearms are more accurate than the person holding them.
This is not a thing most persons care to admit.
It's easier to blame the machine.
by JimT
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming
Replies: 26
Views: 435

Re: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming

crs wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:34 am
The Cosmos remains a great mystery to Earthbound humanity and the night sky is still fascinating when away from population centers.
I loved the night skies when in the bush in Africa! There is nothing like being where there is no man-made light pollution!
by JimT
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming
Replies: 26
Views: 435

The Cosmos ... distances so vast they are overwhelming

http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201911021330365dbd84fcb26ae.jpg Earth .. from "out there" .. . . http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201911021331035dbd8517a5150.jpg Earth and the moon. . . http://www.reedercustomguns.net/forum/images/uploaded/201911021331305d...
by JimT
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting to Feel Old ? ? ?
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Starting to Feel Old ? ? ?

Unfortunately, I connect with all! In fact, as I was borne in the 40's, I've seen 13 Presidents come and go in my lifetime starting with Truman. I connect with all those, having been born in 1946. I feel rather blessed to have experienced a United States that was quite different than it is today. A...
by JimT
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 41
Views: 753

Re: My Opinion

Great thread, Jim. Thanks for starting it. Who can improve on John Browning's masterpiece, the 1911? I see yours is made in the Philippines. These seem to get very good marks. You can buy a brand new ATI .45 1911 for just a little over $300 and it will work great right out of the box. There are a n...
by JimT
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 41
Views: 753

Re: My Opinion

M.M. Wright .. these are the ivories Persinger did for me some years ago ..
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by JimT
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 41
Views: 753

Re: My Opinion

Jim, what material are the grips on the SAA 45? Buffalo horn? Who made them? I have some walrus ivory that I'd like to put on one of mine is why I ask. They are Bighorn Sheep by Paul Persinger in El Paso. You can reach him at 1-918-821-7541 He doesn't do internet. I have one-piece walnut stocks by ...
by JimT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slaving away in the Office today
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Slaving away in the Office today

Think I have found the 41 mould I want! Jim....you make em too nice/pretty to shoot. On your NEI mould............ I have maybe 8 of those NEI moulds and as you know, you pay and they cut the mould and send it to ya. What ever happened to them....Walt died and his SIL took over, and both of them ma...
by JimT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slaving away in the Office today
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Slaving away in the Office today

piller wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:25 pm
That should take any wild game that you would want. Nice group for 50 yards. I assume open sights.
Yessir. Same old gun I have had for decades ...
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by JimT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slaving away in the Office today
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Slaving away in the Office today

GunnyMack wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:06 pm
41 eh? 230 grains eh? I like the sound of that!
It's a fairly accurate bullet in my sixgun.
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by JimT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better For Black Bear
Replies: 21
Views: 436

Re: Better For Black Bear

Yep. Either will work. Years ago I was corresponding with an old cowboy up in Idaho by the name of Keith. Mr. Keith told me of 7 black bear taken with .44 Magnum sixgun using the 250 gr. SWC cast bullet. All were one shot kills. All gave complete penetration. If the sixgun will do it either of those...
by JimT
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slaving away in the Office today
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Slaving away in the Office today

Since it is cold and rainy outside ....
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RCBS .44 250 gr. Keith SWC
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NEI .41 230 gr. FP
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by JimT
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny Story Writer
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Funny Story Writer

M. M. Wright wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:24 pm
Great stuff for reading your 10 year old to sleep. Or yourself.
I found if I read him in bed at night while the wife was trying to sleep I got yelled at a lot ... because I was laughing and sniggering the whole time ... making too much noise.
by JimT
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for recommendations for 20 gauge adapters
Replies: 12
Views: 305

Re: Looking for recommendations for 20 gauge adapters

I would be happy to adopt any 20 ga. you wish to send me. Single shots. Doubles. Pumps. Whatever.
by JimT
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 41
Views: 753

Re: My Opinion

GunnyMack wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:43 pm
Yep I'm in agreement with 1 exception, the Ruger single action, my choice over a Colt. Be it rimfire or center fire they are much stronger, adjustable sights. Otherwise I agree wholeheartedly!
I like the Ruger single actions also!
by JimT
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 41
Views: 753

Re: My Opinion

wm wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:13 am
...reloading for the 30 WCF is a hobby.
Wm
Ha! That's what I am doing today. Great quote!
by JimT
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 41
Views: 753

My Opinion

Being an Old Fart of questionable mind and beat-up body I set forth by my hand this day my personal opinion on the subject of handguns. No one in their right mind has to agree with my opinion or accept it as valid. It's mine. Not yours. If your opinion happens to be similar then we might both inhabi...
by JimT
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New gun on market -- Kel Tec p17 22lr
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: New gun on market -- Kel Tec p17 22lr

I don't have those problems with my Ruger Single Six .22 .... :D
by JimT
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new pocket pistol.....
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: new pocket pistol.....

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by JimT
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Waylon, Willie, and the Boys were'nt there ..
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Waylon, Willie, and the Boys were'nt there ..

but we were ... along with a lot of other folks. Good music. Good food. Grand to be with family.

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by JimT
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi small
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi sma

Ammo loaded awhile back and forgotten .. then discovered is like finding treasure!

I went hunting with some 41 Magnum stuff I found in my stuff ... loaded in 1996. Worked just fine.
by JimT
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi small
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi sma

In a close range interpersonal conflict, the best bullet is the one that does serious anatomically damage first and stops the opponent from doing the same to you. Caliber does not enter into the equation. Nor does bullet type. There are too many examples of an 'inferior' cartridge being used by some...
by JimT
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi small
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi sma

Sixgun Sr wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Old time records said this load was supposedly as good as a 45 acp in close range combat.----6
A .22 is as good as a .45 if someone is shooting at me. :D
by JimT
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi small
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi sma

I’m a dinosaur. I still use HBWC loaded backwards in my and my wife’s 2” .38’s. Recoil is fairly mild and terminal effect is substantial. I’ve used/tested these on critters up to the size of coyotes. A quick necropsy revealed significant tissue damage. If it hit bone secondary projectiles where qui...
by JimT
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi small
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi sma

I load a flat tip 200 grain soft swaged bullet to 625 fps in my snubby 38 Spls. I never (hopefully) have tried it out but the English sure liked it in WW1. https://i.postimg.cc/rsnBCYZb/IMG-6059.jpg Years ago I shot the 200 gr. factory loads out of 2" .38 Special. The bullet would not stabilize and...
by JimT
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi small
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: The great (ok not great but ongoing distraction) search for the best self defense ammo for the 4" barreled Rossi sma

I second the use of the FMJ trunicated cone bullet. I shoot the 125 gr. Speer's. Same POA as the Speer 125 gr. JHP.
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This is what it looks like in the dark. 20 gr. of WC820 with the 125 gr. Speer.
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by JimT
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got some spots frozen off today. Updated.
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Got some spots frozen off today.

THAT IS A GOOD ONE WM!!

I may have to try that.
by JimT
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News From My Friends In Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 502

Sad News From My Friends In Africa

Some of you are aware of my friend Catarina in Africa, and that Ie have been helping her. During the cyclone that hit Mozambique she became very ill. I had some friends search for her and finally found her, got her into a clinic and she was beginning to recover. I was helping her with food etc. and ...
by JimT
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got some spots frozen off today. Updated.
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Got some spots frozen off today.

Grizz wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:28 am
JimT wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:57 am
I do my own.
Sharp knife to remove.
Apply red hot iron.

Also stings a little.

:lol:
branding iron ? ?
Sort of. The scars fade in time. Kinda.
Did this one 30 or 35 years ago.
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by JimT
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got some spots frozen off today. Updated.
Replies: 19
Views: 389

Re: Got some spots frozen off today.

I do my own.
Sharp knife to remove.
Apply red hot iron.

Also stings a little.

:lol:
by JimT
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Single Action Revolver Maker
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: New Single Action Revolver Maker

jdad wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:49 am
I read a review that stated the Standard product was as high a quality firearm as the now defunct USFA made.
That's what my friend said. I know the USFA was built right. This is my .44 Special. I carry it and shoot it. No safe queens for me.
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by JimT
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Single Action Revolver Maker
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: New Single Action Revolver Maker

A friend who has one by Standard Mfg. says it is THE BEST single action he has ever had .. and he collects some really nice stuff. I have yet to handle one and honestly, don't foresee one in my future. But they do look good.
by JimT
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lonesome Dove.
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Lonesome Dove.

Jim I was born and raised out there and have a rather love/hate relationship where the desert is concerned. While beautiful, there is a lot of bad hard country out there that will put the hurt on the unwary in a hurry. Mescalero used to refer to it as the badlands. I understand. I was raised in Ari...
by JimT
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lonesome Dove.
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Lonesome Dove.

AJMD429 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Sounds like the book might be even more reflective of the real-world.... :|
It may be. Personally I got the impression (after reading all 4 books) that he just didn't like West Texas.
by JimT
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure

I had misremembered that it was Hoot who was shooting Murph's revolver and loads..... No problem Ray. The older I get the more I misremember things! It's good that I wrote a lot of stuff down when it happened. I go back and read those old notes and think, "That ain't the way I remember it!" Murph w...
by JimT
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lonesome Dove.
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Lonesome Dove.

The book is different from the movie in several ways. Lots of the same flavor and same characters. But McMurtry writes in what is called a "literary realism" style and can be quite dark and even sometimes depressing. During his writing of some of the series of books he did suffer from depression and...
by JimT
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Words
Replies: 54
Views: 673

Re: Words

Booger Bill wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:42 am
Huckleberry, daisy, whats the diff?
https://i.postimg.cc/KjM1Xhyb/Oct-2012-016.jpg
Well .. the problem is ... they quit using "huckleberry" also!
by JimT
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Words
Replies: 54
Views: 673

Re: Words

What really upset me was when they quit using "daisy" and in "You're a daisy if you do."
by JimT
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took the Trapper Hog Hunting
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Took the Trapper Hog Hunting

piller wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:20 am
Huge chunks of lead at moderate velocity was what wiped out vast herds of bison. It has always worked.
Absolutely!! Good point.
by JimT
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: Cimmarron MP415 Model P .45 Colt SAA Failure

I've seen all kinds blow up ... 1911's .. Colt's & reproductions of Colt .. Ruger's ... S&W .. in over 60 years of shooting. Never blew one up myself for which I thank the Good Lord. I was at Clarksville when the S&W .44 Magnum blew up. I was standing between the shooter (who was not injured) and th...
by JimT
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Channel on Being Prepared
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Interesting Channel on Being Prepared

I like the "get home bag" ... I am not interested in 'buggin' out' so I don't have a "bug out bag" .. but I do have a "get home bag" ..... :D
by JimT
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Words
Replies: 54
Views: 673

Re: Words

When it comes to gun stuff I have an intense dislike when people write "boolit". I ain't the best when it comes to spelling but deliberately distorting some as sacred as "bullet" is just wrong. I also dislike "wheelgun" ... "bottom feeder" ... "bang stick" and .... oh nevermind ... it just gets depr...
by JimT
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Took the Trapper Hog Hunting
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Took the Trapper Hog Hunting

AJMD429 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:07 am
I don't hot-rod mine though - I just like lobbing huge-meplat chunks of lead around 1,500-1,800 fps... :mrgreen:
That's my friend's philosophy also. I like it!