Search found 7020 matches

by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been having some great luck with Rugers lately.
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Been having some great luck with Rugers lately.

Thanks guys. Arizona Grips on ebay. Not a fan of ebay but they only sell them through their sight. Need a couple more sets. Fit is better than the factory grips.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been having some great luck with Rugers lately.
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Been having some great luck with Rugers lately.

I have a customer with a little farm and he lets me go and shoot a bit when I'm out there. Set up an impromptu target from some furnace work and shot the new/ used Vaquero .44 Magnum. It was only about thirty five feet, nasty weather but I had a blast! I think I need a pair of these and a black cart...
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tree Stand Hunting
Replies: 8
Views: 60

Re: Tree Stand Hunting

Great story. I've known too many guys getting hurt from falling from those things. I'll never go up in one.

jason 8)
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After Fire Progress Report
Replies: 17
Views: 629

Re: After Fire Progress Report

Nice looking place! Be patient with your contractor, but keep in constant contact. I've been building homes for 30+ years. The people that treat me well get done more quickly and get much better service that those that don't.. Most of what I do is insurance losses. On the large ones, I have a weekly...
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: SHOTShow and F.A.

I have a Ruger with the same 2 calibers. I hope you enjoy your FA as much as I enjoy my Ruger. I find the .45 ACP cylinder to be more accurate in mine. No big deal. The .45 Colt cylinder is still plenty accurate. It is fun at the range when someone who doesn't know about the .45 ACP cylinder watche...
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New book !
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: New book !

Cool! I'll have to get a copy..


jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drifter Day
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: Drifter Day

He looks good! Thank you for giving him a home!

I inherited my mom's dog when she passed a couple of years ago. He's a Dox/Chihuahua mix and the cutest little guy. He loves everybody and has become my little shadow. Follows me everywhere. :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Anyone here shoot a military irons-only rifle match?

I've been to Camp Perry several times for the National Matches with my M1. Really had a blast! They have a new shoot for Vintage "As Issued, manually operated" Service Rifles. I've been trying to get up there for that one but something always comes up and I can't make it. I really want to shoot my F...
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: SHOTShow and F.A.

That's cool!!

I keep having the same debate in my head, I would love to have one, but I have so many great single actions.

Hope to see some pictures soon. :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too

I'm really picky with my guns and rarely buy any cheap stuff, but I was really taken with the fit and finish on these pistols. Only complaint is the safety is a little loose. Looks like it needs a new safety plunger and or spring. Other than that, I feel like I've been toting my old Ithaca around. I...
by 2ndovc
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Re: Dimpled Balls

Don't they change shape when the powder goes off? I would think that the dimples would have to remain consistent around the ball to make a difference in flight like a golf ball.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

A person with that type of disability can get all the help she needs with a Service Dog if she so wishes. It doesn't have to be a Labrador.

When I went through my health scare I was offered to have one of my dogs registered as a support animal.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too

These are guns you can afford to buy .. shoot a lot ... use for concealed carry or a car gun ... and if you are forced to use it to defend yourself or your loved ones, it ain't like a $900 gun going into some Police locker to rust for a while. Well said Sir! My dad's CCW has been a Chinese Tokarev ...
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?

I'm in the big, well trained dog camp. Maybe one of the .410 revolvers as a back up, but a Tazer, Mace, Pepper spray would be a better option. Last thing anyone wants to do is shoot an innocent. Tough situation. Like others have said, any guy that beats a woman needs to be medicated, removed from so...
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to resize a bullet ...
Replies: 26
Views: 540

Re: How NOT to resize a bullet ...

Stuff happens. Years ago my dad and I were out at the family farm for a woodchuck run. He'd dropped my box of .275 Roberts and his box of .250 Savage. He wasn't paying attention when eh put the rounds back in the boxes and didn't tell me what had happened. I ended up with a .25o-3000 and didn't noti...
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too
Replies: 14
Views: 466

A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too

Took a chance and bought a Tisas, Turkish made 1911A1. For $350 the fit and finish are really good and shoots pretty darned well too. https://i.imgur.com/DjflurW.jpg Ran through several magazines without issue. It's needs a few hundred rounds through it, it's really stiff but I'm thrilled with it. M...
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1917
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: 1917

Between my dad's collection and mine, of about 75 No.1 MKIIIs, No. 4s, No.5s and a couple of No.7s, most have brass plates. The No.5s all had stamped steel cups with a really nasty rubber "pad".

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1917
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: 1917

My review is under the WW1 thread. Other than the cinematography, which was excellent, I found the movie sophomoric, at best. The simplistic and utterly implausible story, the rank inaccuracies, the anhistorical "inclusion" to placate snowflakes, and the ridiculous discontinuities, like the field h...
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1917
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: 1917

6pt-sika wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:46 pm
Did you see any of those big German Anti Tank Guns ? They were Mauser but looked as if in steroids !
I didn't spot any. There's not a lot of heavy weaponry, mostly infantry type stuff. Lots of Enfields and Mausers. Those really get me going. :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1917
Replies: 17
Views: 503

Re: 1917

I went with our oldest boy yesterday. I really enjoyed it. It's a pretty decent look into life in the Trenches. No movie is perfect and there were some things I just couldn't hear, but that's me. Thirty plus years of power tools have done a number on my hearing. It's not a complicated story and didn...
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1371

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

Try to look at it from another perspective. If you’re judging people sitting behind a keyboard it is just pathetic.

You can never know what it like to be in someone else’s shoes.
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 1371

Re: I`ve had enough, laugh laugh

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:41 pm
I guess I am fortunate never to have set foot in that thread. I come here to relax, laugh and be amazed -- and often at Pitchy's wonderfully inventive projects.
Y'all have a good day.
Same here.
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Changed My Mind On The Sig 938
Replies: 40
Views: 615

Re: I Changed My Mind On The Sig 938

Cool. Interesting rear sight.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found.....
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Found.....

A few years ago I was digging through my closet and found a couple of Colt Police Positives that I thought I'd sold at a show. :shock: Bonus! :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why i like the ruger single-six
Replies: 29
Views: 751

Re: why i like the ruger single-six

I've had a couple of them. One was terribly inaccurate and the other I just couldn't warm up to. The first pistol I ever bought was a '59 vintage S&W K17 and the best shooting .22 I've ever had. It's as accurate as my dad's Colt Match Target. Still have that one and a couple of Ruger MKIIs that I re...
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 33
Views: 1074

Re: NEW Colt Python

I was about to get one of the King Cobras. Gonna wait until the production catches up with the demand for the Pythons. I had a 4" blued one years ago but sold it for a huge $ when they started getting pricey. REALLY hoping for a new Anaconda! I like the .357 but I'm a .44 guy. :D I've been a Colt gu...
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruined Rifle
Replies: 23
Views: 809

Re: Ruined Rifle

You never know, a new barrel may just snap right in. I did that with an H&R. Their website said that new barrels had to be "fitted" to an action. The .22 Hornet barrel that I came across at a show locked up tight and was really accurate.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Pistol on market ....... Model 57 Ruger 5.7X28 mm
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: New Ruger Pistol on market ....... Model 57 Ruger 5.7X28 mm

Interesting. I read somewhere that the intention of the 5.7 pistols and carbines from FN were for embassy type personnel that may have the need to put a lot of projectiles in the air in a very short amount of time and for people that weren't military or security. I've fired an FN PS90 and it's a lot...
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old time prices, now forgotten
Replies: 12
Views: 487

Re: Old time prices, now forgotten

My great grand father bought one of those Trapdoors for $ 2.75, it was .50 extra for the bayonet. Some years later my grandfather bought another for $12.00 with the bayonet. We still have both of them. :D About 15 years ago my dad bought a Trapdoor SRC for $800. The old single shots were a big influ...
by 2ndovc
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Opinions On Sig Saur
Replies: 38
Views: 653

Re: Your Opinions On Sig Saur

WM, I have a Walther PPX that was also a pistol the evolved into the Creed. It was my mom's and she picked it out. It's a full sized 9mm but it was the only one in the shop that she could pull the slide back every time. It's surprisingly accurate as well and as big as a G17. Shoots better groups tha...
by 2ndovc
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Opinions On Sig Saur
Replies: 38
Views: 653

Re: Your Opinions On Sig Saur

I have a Sig 238 in .380 (like the old Colt Mustang) and carry it a lot. It's accurate and much more pleasant to shoot than any of the other .380s I've had ( Browning, Walther, and a couple of others). I keep looking at the slightly larger version in 9mm, but haven't bought one yet. I've always want...
by 2ndovc
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just made a deal on this
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: Just made a deal on this

Very Cool!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter wonderland
Replies: 25
Views: 530

Re: Winter wonderland

Great pictures! We've been getting blasted by high winds and it's snowing today. It won't add up to much but the wind is really doing some damage. Number one son and I were out at 5am yesterday fixing the fence, some siding and chasing Christmas decorations. Neighbor's front awning was in my drivewa...
by 2ndovc
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Webley question
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Webley question

I think he may be confusing them with the old Belgian and Spanish top breaks. They made a lot of them in .44-40 and other calibers. There are a few still around that have British proof marks, since they were so short on arms at the outbreak of WWII. They look a bit Weblyish but weren't up to heavy u...
by 2ndovc
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 32
Views: 786

Re: 7x57

Very nice! Love the 7mm, accurate and pleasant to shoot.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A pair of Winchester Model 12s
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: A pair of Winchester Model 12s

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:27 pm
"Enfields and Nagants," he says. ... 8)
:lol: :lol:

We bought this stuff back when they were going for $50-$100 a piece. Wish we'd kept the crate of SVT-40s!! :D
I'm keeping the Finn Marked C-96 and the RAF 1911 & 1917 Smith. :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A pair of Winchester Model 12s
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: A pair of Winchester Model 12s

Thanks Guys! They are hard to beat, I have a couple of other shotguns, a '97, 870 and a Remington Model 11R but they are all short barreled Riot type guns. The Model 12 has always been my go to for small game. Like you guys have said; it's fast and light. Points like a laser and has never failed to ...
by 2ndovc
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A pair of Winchester Model 12s
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: A pair of Winchester Model 12s

It was. My grandfather was all about utility. He was very serious about things that were working tools. His carry piece was a surplus 1911A1, hunting rifles were sporterized 03's and Arisakas. Most he ever spent on himself was on his Winchesters. Model 70s, a 63 and the Model 12s. He left my grandmo...
by 2ndovc
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver
Replies: 26
Views: 965

Re: Standard Mfg. Double Barreled Revolver

JimT wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:02 pm
ugly gun.JPG
What Mr. T Said!!!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A pair of Winchester Model 12s
Replies: 14
Views: 469

A pair of Winchester Model 12s

Sorting through my dad's stuff after the break in a couple of weeks ago. Came across my grandfather's Model 12 and made me sit and reflect a bit. The one in the top of the picture is the one my dad gave when I was about twelve. He had started taking me rabbit hunting a year or two earlier to the fam...
by 2ndovc
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 863

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

That's really nice! I've always wanted one but wondered if they were worth it. Spending that much on something that doesn't go bang has always made me hesitate. jb 8) Whether you're the sort to just brag about something or actually uses them like I do, they are worth it. It's more than the sum of i...
by 2ndovc
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 863

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

That's really nice! I've always wanted one but wondered if they were worth it. Spending that much on something that doesn't go bang has always made me hesitate.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 863

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

Very cool!!

I have a CZ 452 in .22 Magnum that is amazingly accurate. It likes the heavier bullets and will put 5 rounds into a little ragged hole at 100 yds.

Have fun!!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Peaches
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Christmas Peaches

Thanks Grizz and Six :) Building a fold down wall table today, More snow coming for the weekend, 8-12 of wet stuff eerrrr Wow! it was 63 here today! I'd love a little snow but Bubbles hates it. She wants to go South and I want to go North. She always wins though, she's much more fun to look at. :D ...
by 2ndovc
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmmm.....to shoot, or not to shoot....?
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: Hmmmm.....to shoot, or not to shoot....?

Those things would be So Done around here! We have several target shooters and a couple of ranges close by, we're loving some moving targets!!! :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 863

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

We cooked a prime rib of pork and scalloped potatoes in the oven, weather here was crazy for Christmas (50*) so I put the spiral ham on the grill for 90 min to get hot. Son and Daughter came over with the four lunatic Grandkids.. :shock: .. food was great Kids had a blast opening gifts. after havin...
by 2ndovc
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well?!?! Who got something good?
Replies: 44
Views: 863

Re: Well?!?! Who got something good?

I got some new clothes. Apparently Bubbles is tired of the baggy look after all the weight I've lost. One shirt was a real surprise though. Western style with rhinestone snaps. I've been walking around the place with one sixgun or another sticking out of a belt or pocket. Guess she's paying more att...
by 2ndovc
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Peaches
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Christmas Peaches

Great pictures Lenn! Merry Christmas to you both!


Jason 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New holster for the Bisley.Should have known.
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: New holster for the Bisley.Should have known.

Cool!!
My dad has a set of the WWI comm.1911s. Really nice pistols!
Fortunately they weren't taken in the recent break in.

Jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New pup.
Replies: 15
Views: 326

Re: New pup.

piller wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:26 am
Howdy there little fella!

I would bet that my little ChiWeenie would have a lot of fun getting into mischief with him. Puppies are a lot of fun and a lot of exasperation wrapped in a bunch of love.
That's a great description! Not much better in this world that a new puppy!

jb 8)