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Gave Myself An Early Christmas Gift

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Confederate, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. flightsimmer

    flightsimmer Member

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    We'll I'm not the OP but my rifle/pistol safe is not big enough for all of my collection so their stuffed all over the house and sometimes I have to consult my picture/inventory sheet to remember all of them.

    Sometimes I turn on the computer and go through the pictures just for fun and to remeniss.
     
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  2. doubleh

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    You have just given me inspiration. I have a gold cup and think a set of grips like yours would be a fine addition. I'm quite capable of making grips and already have some fancy walnut that could be turned into something very close to yours. It's winter and I need a project and your post has just given me one.
     
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  3. ApacheCoTodd

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    I dig the added added *furniture* art of thumb rests even while I acknowledge that they are sometimes goofy and counter-productive.
    https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/thumbrests.838038/#post-10859138

    This one is as though the fella made it just for me even though he built the gun years before I was born.

    Todd.
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  4. doubleh

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    Those old bulls eye shooters knew something about getting a good and also repeatable grip on your gun.
     
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  5. bannockburn

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    Todd

    Nice thumbrest grips! Finally found a pair that are similar to yours (though not quite as wide), for my Ruger Mk.II that I really like and feel comfortable with.

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  6. OrangePwrx9

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    Love those Ruger revolvers. Wish they still made them. I'd be sick if I lost track of any of mine.
     
  7. OrangePwrx9

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    I keep waiting for the day Ruger sees the error of its ways and brings back the Security Six Classic or some such. Doubt they'd be as inexpensive as they used to be though. My first cost $239 brandy new in stainless.

    The Law Enforcement market drove the demand for luggable .357 revolvers. Now that the police have gone SA, Ruger sees revolvers as range toys and night stand guns where weight has no penalty.
     
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  8. Confederate

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    Yes, shooters have to be creative when they want pistols for self protection in the wilderness. Most are happy with autos and tend to prefer fire power over six-shot .357s. I have enough .357 revolvers to last me the rest of my life, so I don't care what Ruger or S&W does. I just wonder who makes the decisions. The S&W 65/13 was one of the sweetest revolvers ever made. The new Combat Masterpiece (well, mostly new) are ugly, two-tone guns that lack all the class and beauty of the old guns.

    I still have one of the original 686s with the wood grips, stamped sideplate and plated hammer and trigger. I've never fired it as I'm more of a collector and live in an anti-gun state. It is a beauty, though.
     
  9. SwampWolf

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    The day I forget I had/have a gun, let alone several of them, is the day you can put me in a rubber room where I can't hurt myself. I have a lot of firearms and, like whughett, am pushing 80 but just because I can recall having each and every one of them, along with their distinguishing features and particular characteristics, is no reason to suspect that I am being "anal" about it.
    I do lose a sock now and again...:oops:
     
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  10. Thibaut

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    I am still very much a novice but a somewhat shocked novice at how quickly I acquired the taste for ownership. All different. My Beretta 70 Puma - 32.acp - bought in the very early 70's - is still my favorite. Maybe because it was my dad's or maybe because it is beautiful to me.

    My brother took so much stuff. Silly me had no interest then. Had I only known.

    But, no. I never forget any of them.
     
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  11. Stevie-Ray

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    It's never happened to me, and I doubt I could rattle off all the guns I own from recollection. It's why I now have to be very careful and meticulous about choosing new guns I feel I need, rather than running full-on into all my silly wants. At my age, I should really consider selling off at least my safe queens.
     
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