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by guido4198
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this the last of Scouting in America?
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: Is this the last of Scouting in America?

I don’t know how this will play out. Oddly enough It looks a lot like the same tactics that were used against the KKK of all things. Accuse, accuse, accuse... then Sue, Sue, Sue until the target organization is essentially driven out of existence by the mountains of legal debt and “ settlements” the...
by guido4198
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling A Little Homesick for Africa Tonight
Replies: 15
Views: 545

Re: Feeling A Little Homesick for Africa Tonight

Jim, It’s just an opinion of mine so please take it for what it’s worth.. It’s long been my belief that the secret to eternal life lies in what we leave behind with people we cared for while we were here. Your Twyla left part of herself with so many people in Mozambique that surely she lives on in t...
by guido4198
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the Contender fans here
Replies: 22
Views: 1011

Re: For the Contender fans here

This is interesting to me. In 1980 I read a magazine article about J.D.’s SSK Contender barrels. I contacted him, and wound up going to his home to pick up a 14” bbl’d Contender in his .375JDJ caliber. Iron sights. LOVED IT. Worked up some great shooting loads and a year later took it to Africa for ...
by guido4198
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9mm V. Ballistic Gel
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: 9mm V. Ballistic Gel

Ok.... GOT ME..!!! :D :D
Just goes to show, sometimes you gotta get in close and just stomp the s**t out of’em with a size10 Danner.
Ain’t no gel block gonna survive that..!!
by guido4198
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GLOCK 43X ...
Replies: 24
Views: 780

Re: GLOCK 43X ...

I spent a little time recently looking at what I'm calling the "mid-size" carry guns..not the extremely small ones. It's a category I have created in my own mind to describe handguns that I could use to engage targets beyond 5-7 yds with confidence, without going to a full-size Duty weapon. I did a...
by guido4198
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GLOCK 43X ...
Replies: 24
Views: 780

Re: GLOCK 43X ...

I spent a little time recently looking at what I'm calling the "mid-size" carry guns..not the extremely small ones. It's a category I have created in my own mind to describe handguns that I could use to engage targets beyond 5-7 yds with confidence, without going to a full-size Duty weapon. I did a ...
by guido4198
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tape in scope rings ?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Tape in scope rings ?

Pretty common. Doesn't hurt anything, may help prevent slipping in heavy recoiling guns.
by guido4198
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off Topic....Harley Street Glide ???
Replies: 51
Views: 1089

Re: Off Topic....Harley Street Glide ???

That's a LOT of miles! How many did you get on each engine before opening them up? Great question. Here ya go. I bought her brand new in 1985. Original motor: Top end rebuild @ 125,000. At 185,000 we found case damage happening. At that time, I could buy a new ‘99 crate motor and just swap out the ...
by guido4198
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off Topic....Harley Street Glide ???
Replies: 51
Views: 1089

Re: Off Topic....Harley Street Glide ???

Here's The Moonraker...loaded up and getting back on the road on a recent road trip. Just rolled her out of the motel room (she sleeps in the room with me and we're BOTH much happier for it in the morning..!! 1985 FXRS w/1999 motor. I've ridden her 295,000 mi. and counting. Canada to Key West, Atlan...
by guido4198
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off Topic....Harley Street Glide ???
Replies: 51
Views: 1089

Re: Off Topic....Harley Street Glide ???

For some reason or other, I feel compelled to get in on this one. First I'll tell you I have no personal experience with the 08 models. Fact is, I bought my HD in 1985. 34 years and 295,000 mi. later I haven't found anything I like better, and the belt drive is one of the best things the Motor Compa...
by guido4198
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another look at "stopping power" in a defensive handgun
Replies: 11
Views: 565

Re: Another look at "stopping power" in a defensive handgun

An older gentleman I know was confronted by 3 individuals demanding his wallet. They weren't brandishing any weapons...just depending upon their number (and size) to be sufficiently intimidating to make him hand it over. He pulled out a little North American 22 LR revolver and asked "which one of yo...
by guido4198
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)
Replies: 15
Views: 1050

Re: Range report: Vintage 38-55 (photos)

OUTSTANDING...!!!
Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy seeing such excellent results with home-brewed cast rounds from a fine classic rifle.
by guido4198
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 740
Replies: 21
Views: 777

Re: Remington 740

I still have the Rem 740 30/06 Dad brought home, newly purchased sometime back in 1960 (or thereabouts). He put a Lyman target-style peep on it for a rear sight, and left the front alone. In the intervening 60 yrs. that rifle has gotten what I'll call "hunting use" but not year around shooting. It h...
by guido4198
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do I need a 41mag
Replies: 20
Views: 691

Re: do I need a 41mag

Old Savage wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:10 pm
No, better off with 357, 44 or 45 but if you have one and reload you do not need the others.
Like he said. :D
by guido4198
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Taking TUMERIC as a Daily Supplement?
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: Anyone Taking TUMERIC as a Daily Supplement?

I started taking a combination of Turmeric/Curcumin/Biopirene several months ago. After beginning the current regimen it sort of "dawned on me" that while I haven't changed my activity level... it's been that long since I felt the need to grab any NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs i.e.: ...
by guido4198
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Bore......
Replies: 41
Views: 2797

Re: Big Bore......

38 Sp. is sufficiently "Big Bore" for my concealed carry needs. I've found a Smith & Wesson 642 loaded with good quality +P ammo to be just about a perfect choice. Slipped in a pocket, or carried in a Don Hume JIT it's the ONE that's on me all the time. I have lots of other choices, and if my state ...
by guido4198
Sun May 19, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hiking without a handgun.....
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: Hiking without a handgun.....

Here you go...directly from the National Park website: "Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws. The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are vi...
by guido4198
Mon May 13, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Frame lock
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: S&W Frame lock

"Desirability" seems to be increased among some revolver shooters for non-locking models. Can't say how much increase in actual $$ value that translates into as I'm not in that market enough to tell. Over on the S&W forum...there are some folks who make a big deal about finding revolvers without the...
by guido4198
Fri May 10, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?
Replies: 22
Views: 623

Re: For you older guys, what type of shooting glasses do you wear?

I've been wearing Decot HyWyd shooting glasses for 39 years. As my vision deteriorated with age...they recommended adjusting the power in the strong side lens to better see the sights. Leave the weak side lens power alone for seeing the target, and keep both eyes open. Works GREAT and allows me to s...
by guido4198
Thu May 09, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Frame lock
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: S&W Frame lock

I went into my 642 and removed the part that does the "locking". Can't see any difference from the outside, but when I insert the little key, the lock no longer functions.
by guido4198
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 70 .375 H & H........
Replies: 23
Views: 831

Re: Model 70 .375 H & H........

Good for you..!! Sounds like you're already on your way to getting the most out of your new rifle. The versatility of the 375 H&H makes it my favorite rifle and the ONE I will always have. Mine is a "nothing special" old Mauser I've taken around the country, and to Africa and it's never let me down....
by guido4198
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lubrisizer Day
Replies: 21
Views: 541

Re: Lubrisizer Day

What's the big deal using a slower lubrisizer like the RCBS or Lyman? OK....once or twice a month it takes a couple of hours of your time...we all spend that much everyday on mindless entertainment such as TV or posting on Leverguns.--6 Exactly. I've found it works best for me to do my lubesizing c...
by guido4198
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've been using strips for my revolvers for years .....
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: I've been using strips for my revolvers for years .....

Interesting product. Thanks for posting the link. I can "see" $30.00 in it, when compared to other quality accessories involved in the concealed carry matrix, but then I can also "see" high priced magazines if they actually deliver the 100 % bet-your-life reliability they claim. I've been evolving b...
by guido4198
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 12 Gauge Flare Guns As SD In Gun-Prohibited Areas
Replies: 20
Views: 676

Re: 12 Gauge Flare Guns As SD In Gun-Prohibited Areas

Has anyone researched the use of the flare cartridge in a legal flare gun as a way to defend yourself in an emergency situation..?? It seems to me that catching a flare in the chest at close range wouldn't be a good choice and presented with that option might be sufficient to send a bad guy off look...
by guido4198
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Put your coffee (or beer) down.....
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Put your coffee (or beer) down.....

jkbrea wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:01 am
Thousands of white guys in Chicago and he picked two Nigerians?!? :roll:
Must be one of those jobs we hear about that "No American will do", so he outsourced it to a couple of Nigerians.
by guido4198
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you ever do have to shoot in self-defense...
Replies: 35
Views: 2272

Re: If you ever do have to shoot in self-defense...

Coupla things come to mind on this topic. Some have already been posted, some not, so here goes: 1. NEVER lie to the investigating officers. If you feel like you need to lie to the cops after you've shot someone... it most likely wasn't an appropriate use of deadly force . The best response is NO re...
by guido4198
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was Shot Show a little subdued this year?
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Was Shot Show a little subdued this year?

Perhaps the ubiquitous nature of the internet has made the concept of doing "BIG REVEALS" at an annual trade show obsolete ????
by guido4198
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

Super what...when...????
And who is the gay-looking guy in the "Puss-in-Boots" outfit..???
All of my Sunday's are Super.
by guido4198
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Article "The Little Savage: .250-3000"
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: NRA Article "The Little Savage: .250-3000"

One additional comment to make. I was disappointed with the results posted in the Rifleman article for the Savage 99 rifle they used for testing. Perhaps it was the sight they were using, perhaps the loads... I don't know. As I posted above, my 1941 vintage 99 has a scope and I know that makes a dif...
by guido4198
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You MAY Be An Extreme Rednick, IF:
Replies: 14
Views: 803

Re: You MAY Be An Extreme Rednick, IF:

Well Old Win, I see you're in Maine. It's not too surprising then that you might not "get it". :D You might try spending more time in New Hampshire....that's about as close as you can get without actually having to travel to Dixie. I'm another one who is close on a few, but haven't crossed the lines...
by guido4198
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NRA Article "The Little Savage: .250-3000"
Replies: 22
Views: 1157

Re: NRA Article "The Little Savage: .250-3000"

I have had a lifelong love affair with my Savage 99 250/3000. Inherited when my Dad passed away. As such, it's a "family gun" and will never see the market, built in 1941. Schnabel fore-end, brass rotor, all the great features. My Father, who was an avid Deer hunter back in those days bought it to b...
by guido4198
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: weak side carry
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: weak side carry

I can't help you much with making the change to Left-handed shooting. I'm a natural born Lefty and shoot that way. I can tell you however that back when I had to use a Smith&Wesson M-19 for law enforcement qualification I had never seen Ayoob's video, but worked out a manual of arms on my own that i...
by guido4198
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sis Was The LAST Person In The World I Thought Would Buy One
Replies: 20
Views: 1068

Re: Sis Was The LAST Person In The World I Thought Would Buy One

Thanks for the recommendation. I read the review of that handgun in American rifleman and thought about some of my mature lady friends who have had hand strength issues with the general run of small handguns on the market. Good to get a "hands on" (literally)testimony. At the same time I'm saddened ...
by guido4198
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting of "Vietnam Veterans Memorial"
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: Painting of "Vietnam Veterans Memorial"

I'm one of the guys who is in DC every Memorial Day weekend for the "Run to the Wall". Me and something like a half million of my closest friends ride through the streets of the Capital from the Pentagon to the Wall. That in itself is a very moving experience. I don't go for the speeches or the musi...
by guido4198
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Story of "The Mayflower Gun" -- A Wheellock
Replies: 15
Views: 1122

Re: The Story of "The Mayflower Gun" -- A Wheellock

Thank you for the clarification Bill.
by guido4198
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Story of "The Mayflower Gun" -- A Wheellock
Replies: 15
Views: 1122

Re: The Story of "The Mayflower Gun" -- A Wheellock

Thanks for sharing that. I was unaware that any firearm with a documented provenance to the Mayflower existed.
I'm disappointed to read Bill in Oregon's comment that the NRA curators felt the need to keep anything about this weapon "proprietary"...WTF..?????
Is there more to that story..??
by guido4198
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAA Mini Revolver Accuracy..................
Replies: 25
Views: 1346

Re: NAA Mini Revolver Accuracy..................

Some of ya'll might disagree with this which is OK, but I thought I'd share my own thoughts on the topic since I've had one of those small 5-shot NAA revolvers in .22 LR for a very long time and carry it a lot down here in Florida. I don't carry it to shoot through car doors. It doesn't have to pass...
by guido4198
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you carry your 1911?
Replies: 47
Views: 2160

Re: How do you carry your 1911?

Jackass shoulder rig with 2 spare magazines works for me.
by guido4198
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammo and 2 world's meeting
Replies: 18
Views: 1030

Re: Ammo and 2 world's meeting

Thanks for taking the time to post that.
I've seen a lot of Kynoch ammo over the years...mostly overseas.
I doubt most folks would recognize ammo for their good old "thirty-thirty" if you offered 7.62 x 51R to them..!!
by guido4198
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Yam Speechless
Replies: 21
Views: 1099

Re: I Yam Speechless

OUTSTANDING..!!!!!
Thanks for sharing.
by guido4198
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: last chance
Replies: 14
Views: 1140

Re: last chance

Like he said:
Also everyone please take a moment to summon your deepest prayer-energy for this election to continue what started two years ago.
All Hands On Deck....!!!!!!
Do NOT allow the progress made since January 2017 to be just a footnote in the history books.
by guido4198
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It hurts a bit. But its all good
Replies: 14
Views: 1128

Re: It hurts a bit. But its all good

You did a good thing Pard.
Proud to share the trail with you, anytime.
by guido4198
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wyatt Earp's Colt SAA up for auction
Replies: 18
Views: 1379

Re: Wyatt Earp's Colt SAA up for auction

I'd be a LOT MORE INTERESTED in one of Doc Holiday's guns.
Just sayin'.
by guido4198
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remington 700 triggers
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Remington 700 triggers

Interesting. I have 3 M700's that I purchased in the late-70's, early 80's. Guess I'll have to dig them out and see if the serial numbers are included in this. Wonder how long my rifles will be gone if I do choose to have them retrofitted, and whether or not the "new" trigger will be any good..?? Ju...
by guido4198
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: South Dakota pheasants
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: South Dakota pheasants

Looks like a GREAT Day..Congratulations. Y'all got REALLY lucky weather-wise to be out there in T-shirts, the 3rd weekend in October...!!!! When I was up that way, this time of year...a foot of snow on the ground, temps. in the 20-30 degree range and a 30 mph wind was an average day. That was OK tho...
by guido4198
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flintlock Long rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 1421

Re: Flintlock Long rifle

I have 2 rifles with Jim Chambers locks that folks are constantly commenting to me how "Fast" they are. That is to say...there's no perceptible delay between the ignition of the priming powder and the explosion of the main charge. As to dryballing....there's 2 types of muzzleloading rifle shooters:...
by guido4198
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flintlock Long rifle
Replies: 18
Views: 1421

Re: Flintlock Long rifle

Congratulations and welcome to the world of flintlock shooting..!!!! In recent years, it's been my favorite obsession for some time. You've worked out some of the inherent issues with that lock already. "Rock maintenance" is a skill set you will develop over time and find your flints lasting longer ...
by guido4198
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lest we forget
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Lest we forget

Thanks Gunny.
My Father's brother was a 21 yr old Marine pilot. He flew an F4U Corsair in the Pacific theater. Still out there.
When I was born, they named me after him. I try to remember that and make sure I don't do anything that would bring dishonor on his name.
Semper Fi.
by guido4198
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory New 32 Winchester Special
Replies: 16
Views: 1805

Re: Factory New 32 Winchester Special

Thanks for taking time to share your experiences.
by guido4198
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unexpected find, old 99 Savage
Replies: 17
Views: 1441

Re: Unexpected find, old 99 Savage

Congratulations on a great find..!!!!