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Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by countertop, Jan 24, 2005.

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  1. hightech

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    617 with 4 inch

    Kony, I saw a S&W 617 with 4 inch barrel on Guns America. :cool:
    Number is GA# 976509389.
    Take a look. :uhoh:
     
  2. mtnbkr

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    Speaking of new guns...

    Did you guys catch the M10 in the Buy/Sell/Trade Handguns area?

    It's mine, it's mine!

    Now I just need to find some good grips for it. I hate rubber grips. I'm debating on whether or not I want to buy a set of Nill grips. They'll cost more than half the price of the gun. :eek:

    Chris
     
  3. KONY

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    Not sure how to look by number like you said. Is it in VA?:confused:

    Good pick-up!;)
     
  4. KONY

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    What Would Jerry Do? Had to say this before Smurf did. :D
     
  5. KONY

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    Some of yall missed a good night of shooting. The 640-1 was taken out for the first time since coming back from S&W and it performed spectacular! Now, the trigger on this bad boy is no classic Smith but I've been dry-firing it a bit since it came back on Monday. At 22", it was grouping quite nicely for me as opposed to my first night out where I was all over the place. And best of all, no more spitting! Thank you Smith & Wesson!

    Also, I really like the new grips I slapped on. Although they increase the size of the grip making it less compact, it gives me a better grip. Interestingly, unlike bigger wheelguns, this sucker disappears in my hand and it feel like I'm shooting a pistol with a low bore axis. Really quite cool actually.
     
  6. mtnbkr

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    What's the difference? :neener:

    Jus' kidding. I'm in a smarta$$ mood right now.

    Yeah, I really wanted to be there, even had my stuff packed and ready to go. Unfortunately, my wife and daughter innoculated me with the mess they've had this week. I didn't want to send any projectiles down the range other than lead. :barf: :what:

    Chris
     
  7. KONY

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    My definition of a "group" is very loose. ;) Really though, once I get some more dry-firig practice, I think this will be my EDC. Now I just need to get a nice holster for it. My current one is too basic. Don Hume, RafterS and K&D are at the top of my list as all offer good value.

    Yikes! One of the many pleasantries of family life.:uhoh:
     
  8. mtnbkr

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    Kony,

    Your gun is a 2" J-frame, correct? If so, I've got a Don Hume JIT belt slide you can have. It's well used, but still sturdy.

    Chris
     
  9. KONY

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    Yes! But its a J-magnum (not an airweight). Will it fit? If so, I'll take it! :cool:
     
  10. mtnbkr

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    I used it for my M36, which is a 38special. Dunno if it'll fit a magnum or not. You could always try it and go from there. I'm not using it anymore since I gave the gun to my brother. He's left handed, and a right handed holster was useless to him.

    Chris
     
  11. KONY

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    Well, I'll give it a whirl then. :cool:
     
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  13. Smurfslayer

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    No excuses!

    Just lettin' you guys know that Virginia Arms has several snubs all less than 4 bills. a couple were under 3 bills. You won't be doing as good as Mr. Sinsaba, but you'll be doing well ... While there, I spied the new PX4 and the FiveSeven. Both were ok, but not worth going into hock for.

    Kony, you might be interested to know I just did a swap on the trigger return spring on 2 of my N-frames and the results were positive :cool: Probably about 1 pound reduction in pull, maybe 1.5, reset is still excellent and it should not affect reliability in the least. You can get the springs from Wolff...

    Chris, here's what you need: http://www.bang-inc.com/products.htm
    I couldn't believe it in class, when I was covering the grip, I asked the students "What does W.W.J.D. stand for?"
    <awkward silence>
    "None of you dumbasses knows?"
    <pause>
    "uh... not sure what that J stands for ..."
    <another one interjects>
    "he was that guy who shot kennedy from that book suppository"...

    HAHA. J stands for JERRY! ...

    It just got worse from there. Not one person knew who Jerry was. we need a DVD player for class I tell you.
     
  14. KONY

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    Well, the trigger isn't unmanageable. Although I never did take to the idea of swapping springs, I'll take it into consideration. We'll see how the next few shoots go. Its already bada$$ as is! :evil:

    Hope each one was thorougly slapped then informed. :D
     
  15. hightech

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    S&w 617

    Kony, go to guns america and search on S&W model 617. There are only three of them right now and only one 4 inch. The gun is located in Denver CO.
     
  16. mtnbkr

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    I dunno. They really didn't do much for me when I shot your gun. I'd have to try it again though. To be honest, I'm leaning heavily towards something more traditional for this gun.

    Chris
     
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    They don't lend themselves as well to standing in a lane and taking shots. What they do lend themselves well to is drawing and getting up on target fast. Jerry explained this in a TV show a month or so back, that you need not have the perfect grip when your hand meets the gun, and that he often does not, and that he corrects it as the gun is coming up out of the holster and going to target. When I first looked at them, I scoffed. When I first tried them, they were... OK, but most of the ICORE shooters have them. The really good ICORE shooters use them. So I tried them and lo and BEHOLD --

    They work. I should have the videos up from ICORE today...
     
  18. mtnbkr

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    Oh, I don't doubt they work well for their intended purpose. However, this gun isn't going to be a high volume or competition gun. It's going to get some range time here and there, but I plan on babying it so I'll have a nice revolver to give to my daughter when she's old enough. It's practically new. I want something with a more traditional flair.

    Chris
     
  19. Smurfslayer

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    more videos at bighammer.net

    ICORE videos are up:
    http://www.bighammer.net/pages/10/index.htm

    videos from August have been corrected so they're now smaller, and don't have any "non shooting" time. Vids from October are with the video camera, not from the 'still' camera.

    Also, buried deep in the Super Secret Squirrel Admin area are some videos of the Mac10...

    Enjoy!
     
  20. KONY

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    I'd try Ahrend's then. A guy here on THR (DHart) with a serious revolver collection has many nice examples. If you run a search, you'll get some serious eye candy.
     
  21. Sinsaba

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    I'm puzzled

    Why the applause at the end of the third clip? Because you finally knocked them down? :neener:
     
  22. mtnbkr

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    I've seen them. They're hard to get though. Brownells currently lists them as unavailable.

    Chris
     
  23. countertop

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    She's certainly a sweet enough little girl to deserve daddy's nice heirloom revolver. Heck, she has my son's stamp of playworthy approval.

    As far as Ahrends goes - I think they are a pretty small outfit. There was a thread here in THR about them earlier in the year (Kim actually posted on it and said they were no longer supplying Brownells).

    Here's his contact info.

    Kim Ahrends, Custom Firearms Inc.,
    Dept. PS, Box 203, Clarion, IA 50525,
    telephone (515) 532-3449.
    [email protected]
     
  24. Smurfslayer

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    His tacticalness baits:

    Shyeah. I should clarify, the penalty for a low shot which knocked down the remaining birds was a disqualification for that round. There were quite a few DQ's from my understanding and one just before I shot :eek:
     
  25. Smurfslayer

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    Reply number 1400 !

    Free post!
     
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