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by jkbrea
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kimberized
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Kimberized

Kmbers are great guns. After convinving our dept to allow 1911's I went out and purchased a Kimber 1911 Stainless TLR for work. I put thousands of rounds through it with no issues other than replacing the spring. My son also purchased one. and.......my G-daughter name is Kimber!
by jkbrea
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood
Replies: 56
Views: 743

Re: took my new EDC knife on a walk through the wood

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Benchmade Adamas Folder. I've had this for several years. Heavy duty. I've used it on elk a couple times and everyday use. I know Benchmade has had a few issues in the PR department but they sure make nice knives.
by jkbrea
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got sunshine?
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Got sunshine?

it was pushing 40° here Sunday...now at 10:30 am it's 3° :shock:
by jkbrea
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Guy In AK
Replies: 22
Views: 686

Re: New Guy In AK

Welcome! Ha, You need that Big Horn model up there!
by jkbrea
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 20
Views: 793

Re: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)

Jkbrea, Think you are really going to enjoy that one. I have the same gun which is currently dedicated to 45 ACPs. However, I've shot it with everything from 200gr SWCs to the Lee 320gr FNGC DC using the 45 Colt cyl. A lot of versatility, not to mention a lot of fun in a small package. https://phot...
by jkbrea
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 20
Views: 793

Re: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)

Jkbrea, how did you like the toilet paper holder in the men's room at Freedom showroom? I have the same pistol sans the acp wheel. Bought my high ride strong side holster right there in their store. I bought mine about the same timeframe as when you bought the Colt SAA from me. Mine is black micart...
by jkbrea
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 20
Views: 793

Re: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)

Now to find a holster. I really like this gun. It's my new elk packing and hiking gun. Heck...I'll use it for EDC. no bulkier than my S&W Mod 66.
by jkbrea
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 20
Views: 793

Re: SHOTShow and F.A.

I was awarded this Model 97 15 years ago. 45 Colt with 45 ACP cylinder. I shoot the ACP 99% of the time. I had my friend Gary Reeder turn the rear of both cylinders off so I could see the cartridge rims. The FA's are the best built single actions in the world, but I didn't want the cartridge rims r...
by jkbrea
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)
Replies: 20
Views: 793

SHOTShow and F.A. (pics added)

I just got back from SHOTShow in Las Vegas. It was amazing and overwhelming. I walked several miles and still didn't see all the exhibits. 60,000 attendees and 3 levels of exhibits! Met several good contacts for what I needed. It's not a gun show where you can make purchases but....I found the Freed...
by jkbrea
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great Lakes
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Great Lakes

My son lives in Alpena, Michigan. There is a small museum of shipwrecks from Lake Huron. They have all types of items recovered from several shipwrecks. They keep some of them displayed in ice cold water to preserve them. There is also a glass bottom ship tour that takes you to several old shipwrecks.
by jkbrea
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Pics
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Winter Pics

...and of course elk are everywhere since hunting units closed.
by jkbrea
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Pics
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Winter Pics

Working at a gun club is awesome but shooting everyday can get pricey. I gotta start reloading. I'm determined not to get cabin fever. I've been hiking several groomed paths with my dog and scouting areas to hunt next fall. There are lots of critters out and about. This week, there was a mountain li...
by jkbrea
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW Colt Python
Replies: 33
Views: 1220

Re: NEW Colt Python

I wish they would make it in blued steel. Colt blueing always seemed better than most
by jkbrea
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone making a good fixed 6x scope anymore?
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: Anyone making a good fixed 6x scope anymore?

Leupold has a FX II 6x36 on their website. It's also on optics planet.
by jkbrea
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marshall Dillon's Colt
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Marshall Dillon's Colt

I also read his first gun on the series was a Great Western. From True West Magazine: Gunsmoke and firearms aficionados may also remember Dillon using a Great Western revolver. That was true, in the early part of the series. After contacting Colt and finding out the company had no plans to resurrect...
by jkbrea
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrific experience buying a gun rig
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Re: Horrific experience buying a gun rig

That is totally unacceptable. I know you're hesitant to name them but I would. Maybe an email campaign from bunch of Levergunners and any other sites you frequent might put them in check. I recently had to send back a $300+ set of hearing protection to the company that made them because they quit wo...
by jkbrea
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice request
Replies: 21
Views: 594

Re: Advice request

At the gun club where I work I have seen about three Glocks attached to a CAA micro Roni. The Glock pistol fits inside making it a carbine size 9 mm. It has an arm brace. I got to shoot one a few times and it is easy to hit a hundred yard target consistently. It uses your existing Glock pistol and ...
by jkbrea
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice request
Replies: 21
Views: 594

Re: Advice request

At the gun club where I work I have seen about three Glocks attached to a CAA micro Roni. The Glock pistol fits inside making it a carbine size 9 mm. It has an arm brace. I got to shoot one a few times and it is easy to hit a hundred yard target consistently. It uses your existing Glock pistol and m...
by jkbrea
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HQL in Md.
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: HQL in Md.

Glad you're getting a new gun and I hope you enjoy it!. But it sure is a shame you have to go through all that to exercise your second amendment rights. Maybe they should do the same classes for First Amendment rights. And watch people go crazy when it affects them personally. Even California is mor...
by jkbrea
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article on clam shell holsters from the 1970s
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Interesting article on clam shell holsters from the 1970s

When I was a rookie, I remember talking to a veteran LAPD officer. He said most everyone wore a clamshell but when walking around the station, other cops would reach over and pop other cops holsters open. It made them guard their sidearms more!
by jkbrea
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wyoming Speed Goat
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Wyoming Speed Goat

I went on a antelope hunt yesterday morning near Pinedale, Wyoming. Turned out to be the easiest hunt of my life. If you could call it that. I was on the way to get permission from a landowner and I saw a buck bedded down. I went about 3 miles to get permission and the landowner was not home. On the...
by jkbrea
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: Gotta Get a 6.5 Creedmoor

As a range master I see the variety of different guns every day. I also get to shoot other people's guns quite frequently :D . I ended up buying a Ruger long-range Precision in 6.5 Creedmoor. It is a very comfortable shooting round. I hunt elk with a 30-06, but I think I will take this Ruger on an a...
by jkbrea
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got to meet a levergunner.
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Got to meet a levergunner.

Great meeting you and your family! You sure got a lot done in a short time! I'm glad you didn't have to use the bear spray.

If any member here ever wants to stop by, I'm at the gun club between Jackson and Hoback.
by jkbrea
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Chainsaws
Replies: 32
Views: 771

Re: Electric Chainsaws

I bought a Ryobi battery powered chainsaw for $10 at a second hand store because I had a couple Ryobi power tools. I've used it a few times and it works pretty good. It has a much slower speed but works. I used to have a Poulen electric chainsaw that I got free. It also worked great and no messing w...
by jkbrea
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Do These Phrases Come From?
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: Where Do These Phrases Come From?

My dad used to say someone "doesn't know sh*# from Shinola".
by jkbrea
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LOL.....some funny gun-related cartoons and memes
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: LOL.....some funny gun-related cartoons and memes

The Led Zeppelin song on page 6 was great!
by jkbrea
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scout style scope on Rossi 92
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Scout style scope on Rossi 92

The sights started to get slightly blurry the last couple years for me. I put Scout scopes on two of my lever guns. A Marlin 45-70 XLR and a Marlin TK 3030. I love the Scout scopes. Out to about 300 yards they are awesome. In thick timber I can take them off with the quick-release rings. When I put ...
by jkbrea
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off Topic....Harley Street Glide ???
Replies: 51
Views: 997

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

I have an 08 Street Glide. I bought it used in 2011 and have put a lot of miles it with no issues. I took a long ride through Ca, Az, and Co where temps hit over 110 and it rode great. All I've done to it is replace the air cleaner, handlebars, tires, battery and speakers. If you get it...have fun a...
by jkbrea
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday jkbrea.
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Happy Birthday jkbrea.

Thank you! Going to shoot some Dan Wesson 1911's with CZ reps later today.
by jkbrea
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting Tags
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Hunting Tags

Anyone draw hunting tags yet? Now that I fled Ca to Wyoming, I pay resident prices! My 1st non-res elk tag in 1991 was $254. Last year...$707 for a elk :( . I just drew a cow/calf tag, an antelope tag, and can get a general elk tag (any elk) over the counter all for less than $150! Life is good. Hop...
by jkbrea
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posting pictures.
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Posting pictures.

You can also post pictures on here directly. Click the attachment tab down under the box where you type your text, then click "Add files". Browse to your picture, select it, click "Place inline". I tried imgur. I guess it works....but I am definately computer challenged. I tried this way and it was...
by jkbrea
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......
Replies: 48
Views: 1867

Re: Local gun shops. And greed. grrrrrrrr......

I like the way my local gun shop does it. It's $30 but they waive it if you spend $30 on merchandise instead. Ammo or anything qualifies.
by jkbrea
Sat May 18, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just got emailed a flyer from Gander Mountain ......
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: I just got emailed a flyer from Gander Mountain ......

Guns have gotten cheap lately. I just picked up a Smith & Wesson Shield 9mm 2.0 for $339. And with a $40 rebate it's only costing me to $299.
by jkbrea
Sat May 18, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is Terrible!
Replies: 5
Views: 450

This is Terrible!

No offense to anyone's dog out there! :lol:
https://youtu.be/H3VLqLLWxbQ
by jkbrea
Fri May 17, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hero
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Hero

What a story! That is a true hero. He's lucky that one soldier came back to pick up communication wires. Otherwise he would have died there and none of this would have been known.
by jkbrea
Thu May 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sold One...Bought One
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Sold One...Bought One

Another reason I sold it off was it was too dang pretty to be taking out in the woods and beat up. Having a Colt in a box tucked away in a safe wasn't for me. This Vaquero is slightly used and is a tank, Plus with the money I made off of it I'm also getting a Smith & Wesson shield for concealed carr...
by jkbrea
Thu May 16, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sold One...Bought One
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Sold One...Bought One

I'm not an expert on them but I know the older Vaqueros are built on the Blackhawk frames. I know it fits my hand a lot better than the Colt did. Maybe the grips are just fatter.
by jkbrea
Wed May 15, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sold One...Bought One
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Sold One...Bought One

When I retired I bought a new 3rd gen .45 Colt SAA because I had always wanted one. Only thing is, it felt too small for may hands and ended up a safe queen. I didn't like my pinky under the grip and if I moved my hand up, the hammer dug into the web of my hand. Shooting it was not comfortable. So.....
by jkbrea
Wed May 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you
Replies: 29
Views: 1047

Re: How many of you

Before retiring I was our department rangemaster and pretty much got to shoot whenever I wanted. I got kind of spoiled. After retiring I didn't shoot much but now that I moved to Wyoming and live on a gun range, I can shoot whenever I want. Somedays days I do long range shooting and others I just go...
by jkbrea
Tue May 14, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dremel tool?
Replies: 19
Views: 748

Re: Dremel tool?

Sixgun wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Battery powered dremels are as powerful as Steven Hawkings neck muscles...
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by jkbrea
Thu May 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old cast iron
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Old cast iron

Mine was really bad with rust and stains. I put it in the oven on the cleaning mode. Gets much hotter. When I was done all the crud and rust was on the bottom of the stove. It came out like it was brand new and all I had to do was season it.
by jkbrea
Wed May 08, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&W Frame lock
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: S&W Frame lock

I didn't even know which one of my Smith's had the lock. I checked and only have 1 that has the lock. I have no idea what ever happened to the key but I don't worry about it " locking up". I shot plenty of Magnum loads and never had a problem. To me it's kind of like the silly writing on my Ruger Va...
by jkbrea
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Planning trip to MT,WY. Need suggestions.
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Planning trip to MT,WY. Need suggestions.

If you're in Jackson you can always come visit Jackson Hole Gun Club. About 3 miles south of town. I live there and you're welcome to come shoot. Lots of fishing all around. Right now its between skiing and tourist season so its not crowded.
by jkbrea
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Almost Over
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Winter Almost Over

I'm curious...how does one find a gun club he can live at? I practically "live" at the Atglen Gun Club but I really would like to live at the gun club.....well, not really, I like our home but it sounds cool living at a gun club. Nice pictures! Along with the beautiful scenery you have probably the...
by jkbrea
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Almost Over
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Winter Almost Over

It's like moving to a different country! I'm just south of Jackson. I know the politics here, (Teton County)are split, but nothing close to what I left. That 2nd pic a coyote. They're much healthier than the zombie looking yotes in Ca.
by jkbrea
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Almost Over
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Winter Almost Over

Moved here over a year ago from So Cal and loving it. Snow was pretty brutal in Feb but melting off quick. It was -15 when I got my elk in December! I love Wyoming! And working/living at a gun club ain't half bad! Here are a few pic I took last month. The elk was through a spotting scope on a rifle ...
by jkbrea
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another one !
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Another one !

😂🤣😅
Comments are funny. Guess some didn't realize todays date.
by jkbrea
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A ? for you phobia x-spurts ...
Replies: 19
Views: 616

Re: A ? for you phobia x-spurts ...

I don't mind dressing out animals, I just hate the smell sometimes. Some recommend the gloves to avoid coming in contact with CWD. Personally, this year I was glad I wasn't wearing gloves. It was minus 15 when I got my elk and those innards kept my hands warm!
by jkbrea
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dogs & CBD Oil
Replies: 23
Views: 606

Re: Dogs & CBD Oil

Hey Six, I have a 12 year old Shepherd that is starting to limp a lot after walks. She's a sweetheart and always wants to go with my 3 year old mini Aussie. But after a long walk she limps for a couple days. I tried some joint pain medication but it doesn't seem to work. Can you PM me the brand of o...
by jkbrea
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which has more nitrites/nitrates
Replies: 11
Views: 481

Re: Which has more nitrites/nitrates

Jack Daniels is gluten free! 8)