Walker Range Story


September 5, 2008, 09:15 PM
i have been emailing John Klein
aka "fineredmist" on some issues about loading levers on WALKERS. He shared a pertty good range story with me that he recently had. So after writing back and fourth i agreed to post it for him. Excellent story had me laughing.

This past Sunday there was a young lady about 5' 2", 100 lbs soaking wet at the range to do her live fire for her carry permit. She asked about the WALKER and I offered to let her have a go at it. I had fired a couple of rounds so she was aware of the effect and it didn't seem to be a problem. She picks up the WALKER and lets one fly. She had such a look of delight on her face and I told her to finish of the cylinder which she gladly did. She thanked me and commented that the bark was really worse than the bite. She then left to do her session with a .22 revolver. She returned and said that the WALKER was really more fon that that little 22. Another convert.
THE BARK REALLY IS WORSE THAN THE BITE even with 57 gr charges.

This was my response to him
Oh my gosh thats funny but its true. Wow i wish i was there to see that.

now about an hour goes by and he sends me this. i had a glass of gatoraide and i was about to take a drink when i read this and pretty much almost spit up on my computer. He had me laughing so hard. i did not expect this.

PS, Her husband, all 6' 3" 250 lbs turned my offer down. He probably got a earful for that little misjudgement

Now those of you who dont know John hes an older member closer to around 70. Im telling you John i wish i was there with you. This is one heck of a range story.

Thanks for sharing.

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September 5, 2008, 10:00 PM
Good story. Thanks for sharing.

September 6, 2008, 09:11 AM
Heay Scrat, that’s a great story!

I heard a range story the other day that made me laugh. A shooting mate of mine took his Remmie (Ubertie) 58 to an outdoor range 30 miles or so from where I live. Anyway he sets himself up at the firing point, unpacks his gear, takes out the Remmie. As he puts on the caps to ‘cap off’ he notices a shooter, who had just finished shooting a Lee Enfield 300 No4, watching him with interest.

After my mate had fired the caps the guy wanders over and asks ‘is that a BP Pistol?’
‘Yes,’ replies my mate.
‘Oh came the reply,’ almost disappointed, ‘I thought it would have made a louder noise than that.’
‘Well would you like to have a go?’
‘Yes please’
So this time my mate loads it up with powder, ball and lube and hands it to the guy who eagerly takes aim and pulls the trigger.


The guy almost crapped in his pants and let out a number of expletives!!! … after picking his jaw off the ground he says ‘Wow can I fire the rest!?’
‘Yep no problem’
‘I’ve got to get one of these!’ he continues grinning from ear to ear.

Another BP convert!

September 6, 2008, 09:57 AM
Not to hijack this thread (well not much) I have a question for our UK shooters. With the draconian laws concerning firearms there, how do you transport from home to range and back, armoured car? Or do the weapons remain at the range? This pertains mainly to BP PISTOLS, PISTOLS being treated as the devils own tools by the govment.

Livin in Texas

September 6, 2008, 10:05 AM
Hi oneshooter

You can carry your BP pistol in the UK to the range anyway you like (walk, car, bus, train etc etc) so long as it is cased. I transport mine to the range in my car. At home they must be stored in a gun safe except when you are cleaning or repairing them.

September 6, 2008, 10:07 AM
oneshooter - good question - why not just start a new thread on the subject? You'll get a lot more attention than hiding in a thread on an unrelated topic.

September 6, 2008, 12:48 PM
Calibre 44 wow nice story.

September 6, 2008, 01:07 PM
I have the pleasure of shooting with John sometimes.He's a good guy. He likes his 45-70s as well. Pete

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