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by 2ndovc
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New/used Browning 1885
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: New/used Browning 1885

I was actually looking at a Low Wall in .22 Magnum when I came across the .45 Colt. Love to have an original in .32-20! One of my all time favorite cartridges. I bought my first '92 at an auction while I was still in college and that $432 was every last penny I had in my checking account. I can stil...
by 2ndovc
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New/used Browning 1885
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: New/used Browning 1885

Monday is looking good for some range time. I have a pretty good assortment of .45 Colt handloads to start with. I have several boxes of LWSC 255s loaded for my Uberti Schofield.
I'll post some pictures sometime Monday.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dive gear opinions please
Replies: 17
Views: 205

Re: dive gear opinions please

:twisted: A dive shop is where you want to peruse the products....I would add a length of rope to tether yourself to the boat. Very good advice! I got my diver's certification when I was 16. Some things have changed a bit, but back then when I was pretty active with it you had to show your certifica...
by 2ndovc
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wipe Your Guns Down Before Putting Them Away
Replies: 17
Views: 404

Re: Wipe Your Guns Down Before Putting Them Away

That's enough to make someone cry!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New/used Browning 1885
Replies: 12
Views: 310

New/used Browning 1885

I've been wanting one of these for some time, just never in the right place at the right time. I always loved the looks of the Low Walls and thought one in .45 Colt would be fun. This one was something of a safe queen, not fired more than a box or two but banged around in the safe a bit. There's som...
by 2ndovc
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Friend’s Widowed NOT available. See OP
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Friend’s Widowed aunt for sale maybe???

Tycer,

I'd be interested in the S&W 66-2. You can shoot me a PM with a $ if you like.

Thanks,

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: No cashiers at Lowes, Home Depot

I'm in these stores 2-3 times a week minimum. If you know what you need, call it in to the Pro/ Contractor (even if your not a contractor) desk a day or two ahead and pay for it over the phone. Lowes will even bring it out to your vehicle. It can't also be done online for instore pick up. Lowe's is ...
by 2ndovc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Red dots and sixguns: just how far?

Everyone is different. I've had a couple, EOTech and a Vortex and both were fine in low light conditions and shorter range. I had the Vortex on my Sig MPX when I took it to FL. In that bright Florida sunshine I couldn't snot with either red or green on any brightness setting at only 50 yds. I yanked...
by 2ndovc
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iPhones....?
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: iPhones....?

Doc, We upgraded to the iPhone 11X Pro Max about 8-9 months ago. We've had no problems so far. The camera and video capabilities are fantastic and it is water resistant up to one meter. I rarely drop my phone and have never broken one but the one time I dropped the 11X was right into a 5 gal bucket ...
by 2ndovc
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question / POLL
Replies: 106
Views: 1412

Re: Question / POLL

I'll be 53 in November. My dad gave me my first .22 when I was 5 and two cases (not bricks) of Remington ammo too go with it. Started reloading around 13-14 or so when I got my first Enfield and .303s were pretty hard to find.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Virginia residents
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Question for Virginia residents

Thanks Guys!

The lack of useful information out there is frustrating, especially when it comes to the Dreaded AR-15!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question for Virginia residents
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Question for Virginia residents

I can't seem to find a good source online that I trust.
Is it still legal to buy/ own AR-15s in VA?

Thanks,

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10mm revisited.
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: 10mm revisited.

I had a little fun on Gunbroker yesterday, I'll have a new ( or almost new) Browning Low Wall on the way this week. :D jb 8) Don’t suppose it’s one of the Low Walls in 260 REM they’re a bit on the rare ish side ! That would be cool but this one is a .45 Colt and still in the box. I've been chasing ...
by 2ndovc
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello again folks! Kinda starting over
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Hello again folks! Kinda starting over

The crazy ones are hard to avoid sometimes. With some of them, it takes awhile for the crazy to show its face. I got divorced in my late 30s and it was tough for awhile but then this wild thing started to happen, all these pretty women started asking me out. After a couple years I kept the prettiest...
by 2ndovc
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need prayer for my Dad!
Replies: 26
Views: 410

Re: Need prayer for my Dad!

Hoping everything turns out ok!!

Jason
by 2ndovc
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10mm revisited.
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: 10mm revisited.

Nice! was recently at the fun store and saw a GP-100 in 10mm that piqued my curiosity as revolvers are my first love. Wound up putting a deposit down and getting on the waiting list for the new production 6" Python though instead. Production currently at 3000 or so with another 15,000 on a waiting ...
by 2ndovc
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El Paso Saddlery 1917 N frame flap holster
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: El Paso Saddlery 1917 N frame flap holster

El Paso is not your average holster maker and your revolver Might fit in their flap holster. The El Paso holsters I have had made for fixed sighted revolvers will not fit anything with adjustable sights.

Let us know how it goes. :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This place has kept me sane
Replies: 13
Views: 366

Re: This place has kept me sane

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!

jason 8)
by 2ndovc
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High Walls
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: High Walls

The 1885s have always been a favorite of mine. I was looking at a new .22 Magnum Low Wall yesterday. Might go back for it, haven't decided yet.

Here's my Uberti in 30-40, it's a tack driver and a ton of fun to shoot!

Image

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10mm revisited.
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: 10mm revisited.

Quick question for you. What is the cylinder length on the Ruger. I shoot a Contender in 10mm mag and would like a revolver in the same. The overall cartridge length is 1.632 (case length is 1.240) . http://www.sixguns.com/tests/tt10mag.htm Thanks The cylinder measured 1.71 with my calipers. Hope t...
by 2ndovc
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10mm revisited.
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: 10mm revisited.

GunnyMack wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:28 pm
Now that gives me the bug for one of those! Moon clips?
I agree it probably wont break anytime soon!
No clips. Works just like a.45 convertible and headspaces on the case mouth. Came with a.40 S&W cyl. Too but I doubt I’ll use that one.

jb
by 2ndovc
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10mm revisited.
Replies: 19
Views: 952

10mm revisited.

Last summer I bought one of the new S&W 610s that was a complete disappointment. First time out it completely failed on the eighth round. I sent it back to S&W and they blamed the cylinder falling out on "User Error"! What a load of BS! I sold it to a guy that said he could fix it so off it went. I ...
by 2ndovc
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another trip to the range
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Another trip to the range

Is that 300 blackout? Nice knife. No, just a plain old 5.56. I tried a .300 BO but I didn't care for it. Too many cartridges to reload for already. The knife is an older Cold Steel that I've had for years. Sheath fell apart just after I got it and it spent a couple of decades in the box until last ...
by 2ndovc
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another trip to the range
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Another trip to the range

I put this AR together a few months ago, function tested it and put it back in the rack until I had time to finish tweaking it. Mounted a Bushnell scope I had on it and off to the range this morning. I was only shooting at 25 yds today, wasn't feeling all that great this morning so I just hung out w...
by 2ndovc
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Considering a shot gun
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: Considering a shot gun

Joe, If you have local dealer that will do inexpensive transfers ($25-$35) for you, hop on Gun Broker and look through the used pump shotguns. There's always some police trade 870s and Mossbergs in decent shape for $250-$350. Some even have rifle or Ghost Ring sights. I almost picked up another one ...
by 2ndovc
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice morning at the range.
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Nice morning at the range.

:o having those 2 together is sacrilege unless you shot the revolver 1st! :mrgreen: i have yet to shoot any factory ammo in my AR. But i did buy a ammo can of 62gr green tips. I like how the grips contrast with the stainless. Todd/3leg What knife you bring with them? I did actually, that was a quic...
by 2ndovc
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice morning at the range.
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Nice morning at the range.

Between all the hospital stays and really wet weather, I finally got some shooting in. I'd picked up a Canadian made Colt AR-15 last winter. Century Arms got a few in and a dealer friend let me know as soon as he got the email. I wanted to get the sights on paper and see what bullets the 1/9 heavy b...
by 2ndovc
Wed May 27, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The .450 Adams
Replies: 20
Views: 562

Re: The .450 Adams

Very cool!!!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun May 17, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two of my favorite 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: Two of my favorite 1911s

Nice stuff guys!! 1911s have always been my favorites. Fortunately I still have my WWI Colt and a couple others. Looks like the Rock Island pistols are pretty popular with some of you. I bought one of the Tisas, Turkish import a few months ago and have been pretty impressed with how it shoots. They ...
by 2ndovc
Sat May 16, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two of my favorite 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: Two of my favorite 1911s

Jeepnick,

Those are pretty cool. My dad has all four that he lucked into at auction about ten years ago. Pretty much stole them.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sat May 16, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two of my favorite 1911s
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Two of my favorite 1911s

I haven't picked up any lever actions, or anything else lately, but since I'm stuck in the house after another round of stomach ulcers and anemia I started looking through some of my pictures. The 1911A1 on the right belongs to my dad. Back when you could buy directly from the DCM my grandfather bou...
by 2ndovc
Fri May 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W M&Ps
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: S&W M&Ps

I prefer a 1911 as well but in a worst case scenario and I have to use it, I don't want a custom Colt 1911 sitting in a police property room.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Fri May 08, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W M&Ps
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: S&W M&Ps

jeepnik wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 4:44 pm
And here I was hoping to find a thread on "real" M&P's. You know the kind with cylinders.
I have those too, but not for carry guns.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Fri May 08, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W M&Ps
Replies: 14
Views: 547

Re: S&W M&Ps

I've put Hyper Fire triggers in all of my ARs except my Windham that came with a great trigger from the factory.
I was looking at the M&P ARs but came across another Colt at a really good price. Still may end up with one, but I'm up to seven ARs already..

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Fri May 08, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W M&Ps
Replies: 14
Views: 547

S&W M&Ps

I've really become a fan of the M&P and find myself carrying my 9mm Shield and full size 9mm much more often. I find that I shoot them better than my Glocks and really like the manual thumb safety. The full size 9mm, obviously bigger than my G26 but it's a bit thinner and conceals better, at least f...
by 2ndovc
Mon May 04, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keystone mini mosin
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: Keystone mini mosin

I've been waiting for them to hit the streets. So far there's only one on Gunbroker, I thought I'd wait for a few more to bee listed, maybe for a little less $ but plan on getting one.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun May 03, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppies eyes are starting to open
Replies: 19
Views: 553

Re: Puppies eyes are starting to open

:D :D :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sat May 02, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new gun?
Replies: 18
Views: 777

Re: new gun?

I only have a couple of .45 Colts right now, but my favorite of all of them is the Bisley convertible on the right.

Image

If you want something a little different the Uberti Schofield is a lot of fun.

Image

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PrayersUP please
Replies: 31
Views: 839

Re: PrayersUP please

Best wishes for your brother and hoping for a miracle!

jb
by 2ndovc
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington R51
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Remington R51

I have one of the new ones. It's a great shooter but a little bigger than my S&w Shield so I don't carry it much. It's become one of my "Stash" guns around the house.
jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bunch of fairy`s moved into the neighborhood
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: A bunch of fairy`s moved into the neighborhood

Too cute!

I'd show that to Bubbles if I didn't think she would make me make her one! :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woohan red death rant
Replies: 26
Views: 826

Re: Woohan red death rant

Thanks Guys, Since I was laid off I've been doing a few light carpentry jobs. Not too physically demanding but keeps me up and around. I send Kid Number 1 out for supplies or groceries. Don't what we would do without that kid! :D Bubbles has been keeping me busy with her " Can you make this for me?"...
by 2ndovc
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woohan red death rant
Replies: 26
Views: 826

Re: Woohan red death rant

Ten years ago I would have been out and about without worry. Five years ago, Acute Reparatory Distress Syndrome almost killed me, throw a recent onset of diabetes on top of that and I have two strikes already. I still have work to do, but I don't go in any building without a mask and latex gloves. C...
by 2ndovc
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those of you that appreciate vintage military arms
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: For those of you that appreciate vintage military arms

Doc, I could never do that. :D He did lose four 1911s, a British proofed Lugar and a Tokarev. The Tokarev is the only one that's been recovered. The bone head went on FB looking for ammo and they busted him. The detective is trying to get him to turn on his buddies, My dad got paid very well from hi...
by 2ndovc
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those of you that appreciate vintage military arms
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: For those of you that appreciate vintage military arms

Jason, I had a beater C96 years ago. The story was that they came in from China on a large ring through the trigger guards, welded shut. There might be 50 on one ring. They were auctioned that way. Mine was in 7.63, and the bore was shot, so I sent it to Redman to be rebored to 9mm. I managed to sh...
by 2ndovc
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those of you that appreciate vintage military arms
Replies: 17
Views: 623

Re: For those of you that appreciate vintage military arms

I'd bring you a 1000 rounds if i could just shoot on "clip load".... todd/3leg Anytime! I don't think he's ever fired it. He bought it at the Ohio Gun Collectors show probably 20 years ago along with a British RAF 1911 in .455 If I remember right, he paid about $1500 for the pair. :shock: I need to...
by 2ndovc
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppies are being born.
Replies: 38
Views: 739

Re: Puppies are being born.

:D :D :D :D :D :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those of you that appreciate vintage military arms
Replies: 17
Views: 623

For those of you that appreciate vintage military arms

My dad's place was broken into back in December while they were in FL. The local PD, who were great by the way, asked me to get the rest of the stuff out of the house because it would now be a target. Not an easy undertaking with 300 Endfields , Springfields and Mosins. Yesterday he said he was miss...
by 2ndovc
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how much is to much
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: how much is to much

fordwannabe wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:31 am
If I was down to 500 primers I would have a severe case of the heebie jeebies. I usually keep 10-20 thousand on hand. Am older guy who is getting out of reloading just sold me another 5000 and 14 pounds of powder.
Same here! That would freak me out. :shock:

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snowflake Tears
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Snowflake Tears

Great article!

What a sissy!

jb 8)