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by wm
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 magunum 3" barrel
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: 357 magunum 3" barrel

The 3" barrel just works for me. No 3" SP-101 yet? A spring kit and some time with a polishing wheel in Dremel can make the action decent. It'll never match a good K frame, but it's not bad. I like the SP100 series but too heavy in 38 spl. Not bad in 357 mag. That extra weight in 357 serves the sho...
by wm
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 21
Views: 674

Re: Dimpled Balls

Years ago I got my balls dimpled …… a baseball hit me down there and my wife noted that she could make out the stitching from the baseball on the bruise on me.

CUPS ARE NOT OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT!!!!!

Wm
by wm
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have stopped carrying guns. Instead I carry this Device.
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: I have stopped carrying guns. Instead I carry this Device.

Long Distance Hole Punch …… I forget who first called firearms that but I always liked that description. It is not a talisman against evil, there is not mythical about their function. Just a tool to do something that needs doing.

Wm
by wm
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery .....
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery .....

I believe the Canick TP series is a licensed copy of the Walther & Walther/S&W model 99. The likewise have a reputation as being a cut above the rest in terms of accuracy.

Wm.
by wm
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 1098

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

This has sort of gone sideways because of my comment about her legal blindness and that after a several feet things get seriously blurry. To put this into context Beth can count the hairs in your mustache at 5 feet, tell you what color your shirt is at 20 feet, and at 30 or more …… its just light an...
by wm
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Logging Camp Cemetary
Replies: 11
Views: 535

Re: Old Logging Camp Cemetary

I bet we would be surprised at home many of these are scattered around the country side.

Wm
by wm
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump investigating biden
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Trump investigating biden

Trump should have listed his reasons & tasked the DOJ to investigate Hunter Biden under the Foreign Corrupt Practices act of 1977. He did not do that and still has not.

Wm
by wm
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery .....
Replies: 10
Views: 366

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery .....

then Gaston Glock must be blushing like no one else.

I see all sorts of 'Glock esque' pistol making their debut at Shot Show. Palmetto State Arms, Patriot Ordnance Factory, Culpepper Arms, Chiappa, and a bunch of 80% kit offerings.

Wm
by wm
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 21
Views: 674

Re: Dimpled Balls

RIfling twist and dimples do not work together? Just a thought.

Wm
by wm
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Senator Collins
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Senator Collins

I think you mean jury tampering and if you applied that standard to this proceeding we would have to build a complete new prison system to accommodate everyone on the right and the left who have expressed an opinion on this.

Wm
by wm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 magunum 3" barrel
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: 357 magunum 3" barrel

:lol: ... 3" model 36, 3" model 60 (357 mag) and 3" Charter Arms 44 special. You were doing great until you pointed to that 3" LCRx. I know looks aren't everything, but those 3" LCRx are truly ugly. The 3" 36: Now that's a looker, and the prices of nice ones on GunBroker suggest others think so as w...
by wm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oops!
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Oops!

Just because its a Federal Holiday does not mean its not a Monday.

:D

Wm
by wm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 1098

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

I suggested the dog. She was non committal about it. Her son and daughter have finally gotten out on their own and husband has moved out and her mother recently passed so for the first time in a long time she is not committed to taking care of someone else. I pointed out that the dog could 'hang out...
by wm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got a tough question to answer ..... can you help?
Replies: 41
Views: 1098

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

Friend of my wife has come to me for advice about self defense firearm. She owns and runs several classes at a cross fit gym. She is a past competitor in Miss Fitness pageants. She is about to get divorced from a husband who has gone through a mid life crisis and developed a seriously bizarre contro...
by wm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 magunum 3" barrel
Replies: 16
Views: 656

357 magunum 3" barrel

I am a BEEEG fan and advocate for 3" barreled revolvers for self defense and concealed carry. My personal carry revolvers alternate based on circumstance (and whim) between 3" model 36, 3" model 60 (357 mag) and 3" Charter Arms 44 special. Better ballistics, points more naturally, longer sight radiu...
by wm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In recognition of MLKjr day tomorrow I offer this reading material ......
Replies: 3
Views: 281

In recognition of MLKjr day tomorrow I offer this reading material ......

https://reason.com/2014/07/22/how-crazy ... h-guns-he/

You can't imagine how many people, particularly with a liberal & progressive mindset, I have opened their minds to being accepting of firearms with this book.


Wm
by wm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too

Looks Good Jason , 8) . Who would of thought of buying Guns made in Turkey a generation ago ? about a year and a half ago after reading every thing and watching a bunch of videos I got a Tristar Viper g2 28 gauge shotgun. $480.00 . very well done and a pleasure to own . nothing cheap about it. Hope...
by wm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: A good shooting 1911A1 and inexpensive too

Turkish arms industry is definitely exerting itself.

They make a CZ-75 copy called the Canik Shark that intrigues me.

Wm
by wm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LOP for home defense gun
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: LOP for home defense gun

Yeah ….. 520 - that's old school! The 520-30 and 620A were made as trench guns for the US military during WW2. My Uncle carried one as a boat captain (or whatever their title was) on Higgins boat during WW2. Fun story - Uncle had one with a rudimentary shark carved in the butt stock. I asked him as ...
by wm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s
Replies: 19
Views: 525

Re: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s

I hear good things about Sportsmans Warehouse. It's not too far from me being in Lansing, Michigan. A buddy wants to go over there and look at a Ruger SR45 (he likes mine & likes their price). https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting-gear-gun-supplies/handguns/ruger-sr45-45-auto-acp-45in-stainless-pistol...
by wm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LOP for home defense gun
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: LOP for home defense gun

Not exactly on point but I have a Mossberg 500 I put a M4 style adjustable stock on it. Originally this was to facilitate hunting with my sons so I could youth size the shot gun for a 10 year old and a 13 year old. However I found it worked well for me as well in the home defense role. In the course...
by wm
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The muddled 38
Replies: 25
Views: 1211

Re: The muddled 38

The more i reload for, and shoot with the 38 Special in pistols and rifles, the more it ranks up there with the 45 Colt and 30/30! Jack of all trades but master of none. It probably isn't the best for any one specific application but it is darn versatile (especially if you handload) that it is pass...
by wm
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For a litte pocket money ...
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: For a litte pocket money ...

You can find anything on the internet!

Poached Garlic Python Steaks

http://wildlifetrapper.com/python-recipes/
by wm
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For a litte pocket money ...
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: For a litte pocket money ...

If I was in Florida …… I'd give a try.

But with pistol not a hook. Seems like the ideal use for a Taurus Judge.

Wm

P.S. Is there a market for snake skin? I assume there is but how do you sell it? And what is a good recipe for Python?
by wm
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s
Replies: 19
Views: 525

Re: Caring for "lightweight" 1911s

If it is a full size 1911 with 5" barrel as I think it is then I think I would add one of the buffer pads to the recoil rod. A good one. https://shopwilsoncombat.com/Shok-Buff-Recoil-Buffers-1911-Package-of-6/productinfo/2B Otherwise keep it well lubricated. Light weight alloy are more prone to gall...
by wm
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 WCF full length vs neck size
Replies: 15
Views: 482

30 WCF full length vs neck size

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTYfQoW ... r8xQMafBsU

Interesting. Always good to question assumptions and test what we know to be true.

Wm
by wm
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopped by to say hello...
Replies: 14
Views: 832

Re: Stopped by to say hello...

Even the best of friends can rankle each other.

The trick is honestly knowing the difference between making a point and making things personal. Some call it tact. Some call it wisdom. And some do not know what I am talking about.

Wm
by wm
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7x57
Replies: 38
Views: 1313

Re: 7x57

kaschi wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:58 pm
A most perfectly balanced cartridge for deer.
+1

deer and most anything else found in the lower 48.

Wm

P.S. Posts like this only continue to fan the flames of desire I have for a 7-30 Waters.
by wm
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: Prayer request

Check that I have two of my former players headed over. Brownie is going over as a security specialist to assist with border security.

Wm
by wm
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Prayer request

Another one of the boys I coached is headed into harms way …… Patrick is a Marine officer and is headed to Iraq as part of a special detail that protects embassy staff as they move about the country …… close protection detail, kind of like secret service.

Wm
by wm
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a Kahr"P9 Covert"
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Making a Kahr"P9 Covert"

I've bid on a couple of Kahr 9mm the last year or so on GB. They do not receive the appreciation that they deserve IMO. They get over looked in the niche dominated by S&W Shield, Glock 42, Sig 938/365, SA Hellcat, etc. but the Kahrs are right there in terms of accuracy and reliability. Ditto the cur...
by wm
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request .......
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Prayer request .......

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:45 am
Wm: Any updates on this fine young American?
He failed to get medically cleared. More physical therapy ahead. He has accepted his lot for now.

Looking into a pre Ranger school to get him ready for selection process.

Wm
by wm
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FYI Cabelas Bargain Cave ..... Marlin 336 for $400
Replies: 2
Views: 252

FYI Cabelas Bargain Cave ..... Marlin 336 for $400

IMO I'd rather buy used for $400 then new but that's just me. But I'm kind of 336 heavy anyway these days (375 Win, 30 WCF, 35 Rem) …… on the other hand a trapper 30 WCF or a 20" barreled 7-30 Waters or a 32 WS would get me attention ...… :wink: well you know …… gun collections are like Irish famili...
by wm
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why i like the ruger single-six
Replies: 29
Views: 815

Re: why i like the ruger single-six

My FIL has an old flat gate that he asked me to clean while I was visiting over the holidays. For the life of me I could not get the base pin pulled forward to remove the cylinder. I don't think it's be moved since the 60's. What's the preferred method to coax it out? Vice grips with a bit of leath...
by wm
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why i like the ruger single-six
Replies: 29
Views: 815

Re: why i like the ruger single-six

Just saw my first used Ruger Wrangler in a shop. $300 Guy behind the counter said it is because its a first year production collectible. "Highly sought after by collectors. A bargain at that price because in a couple years it will be worth twice that much." I guess I look like I was born yesterday. ...
by wm
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruined Rifle
Replies: 23
Views: 879

Re: Ruined Rifle

From the looks of the 17HMR barrel I found, it appears to have the chamber bored below centerline, so a center fire firing pin will strike in the correct place on the rimfire round. They offer switch barrel combos with center fire, and rimfire barrels from the factory. Like I said I am not an exper...
by wm
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruined Rifle
Replies: 23
Views: 879

Re: Ruined Rifle

There might be another possibility …… but I can't believe it would be inexpensive. You could have a gunsmith take the barrel and cut it off and bore out the chamber enough so that another barrel could be set inside the Rossi shank. This would only make fiscal sense to me if you wanted some rifle cha...
by wm
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruined Rifle
Replies: 23
Views: 879

Re: Ruined Rifle

I don't think a rimfire barrel will work with the centerfire receiver. I think they are two different sizes and the firing pin placement is different. I see Rossi barrels on GunBroker regularly for $70 or so. You could also get a shotgun barrel. I'm no expert but I think all 12 gauge shotgun barrels...
by wm
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rebarreling a 94AE?
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Rebarreling a 94AE?

Or go the other way and rebarrel to 7-30 Waters? I only say that because I have already scratched the 38-55 & 375 Win itches and want to try a 7-30 waters some day. I would say if you can't find what you want and you have the resources to remake what you have into what you lust for …… go for it. But...
by wm
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why i like the ruger single-six
Replies: 29
Views: 815

Re: why i like the ruger single-six

Nothing beats a good 22, a brick of ammo, and a unhurried day of shooting.

Wm
by wm
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Federal Self defense shot gun slugs ...... frangible by any other name is still frangible?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: New Federal Self defense shot gun slugs ...... frangible by any other name is still frangible?

Pisgah wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:55 pm
Frangible buckshot, not slugs.

You're right …… I kind of skimmed through the article. Sorry about that.

Wm
by wm
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Opinions On Sig Saur
Replies: 38
Views: 800

Re: Your Opinions On Sig Saur

https://www.atlanticfirearms.com/produc ... 999-pistol

CZ999 …… Zastva CZ not the BRNO CZ

Not a direct copy of the SIg. Kind of like it …… the way the Ruger Blackhawk is kind of like the Colt SAA

Wm
by wm
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Pistol on market ....... Model 57 Ruger 5.7X28 mm
Replies: 6
Views: 278

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

wvfarrier wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:21 pm
Man alive thats FUGLY
That's all part of the theft proof security technology kel tec seeks to incorporate into its products.

:lol:

Wm
by wm
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Federal Self defense shot gun slugs ...... frangible by any other name is still frangible?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

New Federal Self defense shot gun slugs ...... frangible by any other name is still frangible?

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/01/02/federal-force-x2-shotgun-ammo-00-buckshot-that-splits-in-half/ Seriously, I can see where this makes sense for situations where over penetration is a concern. Like law enforcement …… you don't want to have a slug punch through and through a bad guy and ...
by wm
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger LCP in 22lr
Replies: 20
Views: 795

Ruger LCP in 22lr

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/12/30/tfb-review-ruger-lcp-ii-22-lr/ Uninspiring review but I think they missed the point …… as a understudy, inexpensive practice pistol it makes a lot of sense. Also as a lightweight, unobtrusive woodsloafing/hiking/around the farm or ranch pistol it would ...
by wm
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Savage has intorduced a new semi auto shotgun
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Savage has intorduced a new semi auto shotgun

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/202 ... renegauge/

Meh …… good for them but I'm not a scattergun guy. Hope they sell a bunch to other folks who decide to sell their old shot guns & flood the market with inexpensively priced Remington 870s and Mossberg 500s.

Wm
by wm
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Pistol on market ....... Model 57 Ruger 5.7X28 mm
Replies: 6
Views: 278

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

Old No7 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:52 pm
I'll pass...

Looks like Kel-Tec designed it anyhow!

Oh wait -- that's not the first time that Ruger has openly copied Kel-Tec's design features, is it? (See Ruger's "LCP"...)

Old No7
Kel Tecs 22 mag pistol called the PMR30

https://www.keltecweapons.com/firearms/pistols/pmr30/

Wm
by wm
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shooting Times article on Uberti single action revolvers
Replies: 17
Views: 637

Shooting Times article on Uberti single action revolvers

https://www.shootingtimes.com/editorial/uberti-revolvers-outlaws-and-lawmen-series/370286 Thought this might interest some of you folks. I have never had a Remington single action. I have read that some think it a superior pistol to the Colt SAA which is quite a claim to make. One of these days I ne...
by wm
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ruger Pistol on market ....... Model 57 Ruger 5.7X28 mm
Replies: 6
Views: 278

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

https://ruger.com/micros/57/ Never been sold on the 5.7X28 mm cartridge. IMO it is more appealing in a light weight rifle. If they offered a scaled up Ruger 10/22 in 5.7mm that might be something. The second iteration of the Deerstalker that was offered in 44mag could be used. Or maybe the more obvi...