Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by countertop, Jan 24, 2005.
I blame Slateman for all of this!
Darn, if I'd had known earlier I probably wouldn't have cursed at and slammed my door on all those "beggers"!
1: Drop the gloves
2: up with the shirt
You know the rest...
Actually, there is hope. You have the uber-cheap speed loader from HKS. Safariland makes ones that are faster; loading by a pressure released spring action. It holds the shells until you push them into the cylinder, and then they drop (free) into the chambers, at which time you dump the speed loader, close the cylinder and return the gun to firing position as time allows. I've seen these in operation and they're not_quite as fast as moonclips, but they're close. I have a couple for the 629...
Now for the grips. One more nice thing about revolvers, you can change the grips out entirely. Our good friend John who bought my 669 Taurus has a Pachmyr Decelerator on it; much thinner than the Hogue. There are lots of options out there, just be sure you're not having a problem with that one round hanging up due to operator error. I had the same issue when I got my first wheel gun.... And remember that rod is called an "ejector" rod, not a "gentle pursuader" rod
S&W 586 with 8 3/8" barrel in VA ...
It seems as if I have to hold the gun upside down as I push that rod thingie or that one round hangs up on the grip.
Being able to change out the grips got me to thinking (a dangerous thing I know) ... the wood grips that came with it seem simple enough. I would think one would be able to make one's own easily enough?
Enough Is Enough
Ok Kony, lets stop spending my money.
Reached a deal in WV on the S&W model 17-3.
It should be here in about 10 days.
I picked up the K-22 and model 61 this morning but I had to work this afternoon so now it is to the subterranean level two play. I sure hope no holloweeners show up.
Ah, that would be cool. I am no genius when it comes to crafts but I think someone with a little shop know-how could probably make a decent set. Lots of folks report making their own holsters too. I would think the pride of ownership would increase by doing this kind of stuff.
Sure better than spending my own money! I'll collect "my fee" next Magnum Night!
Higgins .22 bolt action rifle fixer-upper in Herndon ... just $20!
Oh sure, blame the white guy . . . .
So Dave, did your catapult catch anyone's house on fire?
SUUuuuuuuure.... Blame the pyro...
I did manage to trip 3 or 4 trick or treaters by completely enveloping the neighborhood in faux fog. Also, my Jack-o-lantern was charred and crispy by 2100...
Notes for next year: cyalume sticks don't work in extreme cold ( like ice, used to chill the faux fog to make it settle to the ground ).
Less expensive source of fire; probably lamp oil.
TOWMBO suggested a pumpkin guillotine... I think that idea has promise...
Sounds a lil' too French to me.
damn... tough crowd. Next thing you know somebody's going to jump on me because pumpkins are orange, which is awful close to....
I'm officially less frenchy now. I had my "gaul"bladder removed.
Thank you thank you, I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitstaff...
Sorry, a friend used that line on me and I just had to recycle it...
LoL ... that one was so bad, it was actually funny!
Does this mean you will be there (Nov. 18-20)?
When I lived in the Midwest, I went to gun shows all the time. Then there was a drought while I lived in Seattle.
Now I MUST go, Dulles or no!
Whether you go to the Dulles Show or not, we'd love to have you join us at one of our weekly shoots at the NRA (Fridays @ ~6pm).
I couldn't wait to get out to the range on Friday so I packed up my gear and went to Black Lung Arsenal to get some range time with the PT111 Millenium Pro. If you recall, I traded away my 24/7 for it straight-up. Man, I really like this little pistol! With the extended grip from the magazine, I can get a full-grip on it. Ergonomically, its way better than the P11 I bought a couple weeks ago so the P11 is on the way out (I have a potential trade in the works). The P11 was 100% reliable in the 100 rounds I've put through it (Winchester FMJs and Remington JHPs) but I think its a little crude compared to the MP, which has a way better trigger.
Anyhow, I've been dry-firing the MP a bit this week and this got me wanting to head to the range. Recall, I've been having trouble shooting 9mm's but today was actually pretty good! I started about about 3 yards, moved out to 7 yards and was able to get some respectable accuracy (for me, at least) out of this lil' sucker. So far, this ones a keeper and a candidate to be an EDC.
As for the 24/7, I am going to give it another shot when Taurus rolls out the SA version, which will have a few improvements over the current generation. While I used to be skeptical of Taurus pistol quality, I have yet to have 1 failure between the 24/7 and MP. Well-regulated also confirmed that his 24/7 never failed as well. Being that reliability is vital in a carry piece, it looks like Taurus is doing ok. However, I do know that Smurf has had issues with a MP PT145 so its not a "clean sweep". Oh well, enough rambling.
Walther P99 AS in Woodbridge ... I got to shoot this same model this past spring and it is a sweet pistol! ...
Springfield XD40 in VA ...
WHEW!! That was close!! A little bit less and I'd be trying to talk myself into not buying it!!
Guys - as most can see this thread has in a sense long since ceased to be ''on topic'' shall we say!!! Certainly not re it's starting and prime purpose.
More it has become a general chat sub-forum and because it keeps surfacing it is actually over-riding more recent threads dealing with much more current events. Those are therefore getting less attention than they might deserve.
No harm no foul but - really think it is time to close this one, as there have been some requests to do just that - in order to help other threads not get ''buried''.
Hey - any specifics being discussed - do please find an appropriate forum and go post to start a new thread.
Had not realized just how long this had gone on! Best to all.
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