3 New Guns


May 17, 2007, 10:28 PM
After recently completing USAF basic training and technical school, I rewarded myself with the purchase of 3 guns: Custom Ruger GP100 6", custom Smith & Wesson 686 4", and a homely Smith & Wesson 642.

I had the GP100 and 686 customized by Matt Almeda at RevolverArmorer.com. The following work was done on both guns: bead blasted finish, polished triggers and hammers, polished and chamfered cylinders, and lightened triggers.

As of now I only have a pic of the 642, but I'll post more pics when I have time :-)


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May 17, 2007, 10:32 PM
Your calling that gun homely?:P Congrats on the new guns. If your 642 is too ugly for you, feel free to send it my way:)

May 17, 2007, 10:40 PM
Good choices all. Sure just bring out the ugly one and leave the good looking ones for yourself.
Hey by the way what do you mean calling a 642-2 ugly, oh you mean the ILS.

By the way you now qualify to join the High Road 642 Club, come on over and say hello please.

May 17, 2007, 10:43 PM
It's not as ugly as the 649 or the other "hunchback" J-Frames, but I prefer the look of an exposed hammer. Nevertheless, I see beauty in the practicality of the 642 :-)

May 17, 2007, 11:06 PM
Just curious as to the action on your 642? Is it heavy or medium? I found a new 442 non +P sometime ago and snatched her up as she was slick as a babys bottom. I traded her recentely for a like nib 4"hb model 64 that is wonderful. We chronographed the 4" with Buffalo Bore 125+P and 158+P. The 125 was going 1287fps and the 158 was almost 1200fps. Not bad for a .38. Please tell me you're not carrying silvertips in your 642.

May 17, 2007, 11:35 PM
Congrats...I have the 686 4" and a 642. love them both.

May 18, 2007, 08:03 AM
The action on my 642 is heavy. I don't carry anything yet as I'm waiting on CCW paperwork to be processed.

What's wrong with Silvertips? They're 125 gr. by the way.

May 19, 2007, 02:43 PM
As promised, here's the 686. My 686 wears Goncalo Alves grips from Hogue.

Matt did an excellent job on the bead blasted finish, rounded and polished trigger, and lightening and smoothing the trigger on this 686. It has the best trigger I've ever felt on a double action revolver and I'm sure this gun will be my favorite on the range.




May 31, 2007, 03:18 PM
The GP100. I went with the factory Ruger grips instead of custom grips. They're comfortable and don't look bad either.

The polished trigger, hammer, and hammer pivot pin turned out nice.



May 31, 2007, 04:39 PM
That's a couple of nice revolvers,thanks for
the pics.:)

Old 112
June 1, 2007, 12:22 AM
Very Very Nice Reward(s). Evidently the pay has improved since I went through Lackland back in '67. Congratulations on your accomplishments, and Thank You for your service. Old 112

June 1, 2007, 12:43 AM
For a single guy the pay isn't bad. I live on base so I don't pay a mortgage, electric bill, water bill, gas bill, cable bill, and so on.

My biggest expense is food and gas. DoD pays $279.88 per month for BAS and I eat around $400 to $500 worth of food and pay $100 to $150 in gas. The chow hall is cheap, but it gets old, and I can only eat there once per day because of the shift I work.

A married guy with a kid makes about $140 more than I do and I don't even want to think about how much it costs him to feed 3 people and 2 vehicles.

Thank you for your sevice as well sir.

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