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  1. Omega-Q

    Omega-Q Apr 2, 2019

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    I have Glock G26 Gen 5 and a Polymer 80 G19 built. :)
     
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  2. Wryfox

    Wryfox Apr 3, 2019

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    So many people collect perfect examples, but I'm the guy who looks for things like this...well worn, well used...just dripping with history. 1858 Remington New Model circa 1860s. All there, all functional.

    Can you imagine the story it could tell?
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  3. Wryfox

    Wryfox Apr 3, 2019

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    Since I was digging in the safe this morning, I figured I'd profile these fine soldiers....

    First is a US Marine Corps match conditioned M1A competition rifle. Built by a USMC Armorer for NRA matches. All done right by a bonafide Devil Dog. This is my 3rd and current NRA High Power rifle. Got me NRA High Master rating.

    Second is my 2nd NRA High Power Rifle(1st was an Army match prepped Garand). This one I built 20yrs ago starting with a Polytech M1A and changing to bedded USGI stock, Match FH, Match Sights and TRW Bolt. Got me to Master rating, and looked good doin' it with an immortal Les Tam sling that he made personally for me when I visited him in Hawaii many years ago.

    Third is a very cool one. Used this Armscorp M1A for 1000yd 'free' Matches a few times, because shooting 1000 with a bolt gun got boring (oh sheesh...cue eye roll). Shot an honest 1MOA(10") at 1000. Not good enough to win, but certainly was fun getting the stink eye from other shooters until they realized it was no joke, then I had to give them a run down of the build. A semi-auto, at 1000? HA!

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  4. jankymutt

    jankymutt Apr 3, 2019

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    Here is an incomplete, but recent family photo:
     
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  5. noelekal

    noelekal Apr 4, 2019

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    "Not good enough to win, but certainly was fun getting the stink eye from other shooters until they realized it was no joke, then I had to give them a run down of the build. A semi-auto, at 1000? HA!"

    This is great!
     
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  6. Waltesefalcon

    Waltesefalcon Apr 4, 2019

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    Wry,
    That is a really great Remington you have. I sometimes look for an original Remington or Colt, would love to own one someday.
     
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  7. noelekal

    noelekal Apr 4, 2019

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    Oh yeah Waltesefalcon. I'd love one too.
     
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  8. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Apr 5, 2019

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    The other day I went through this model 66-2 cleaned her up. Installed a yoke bearing to tighten up the frame to yoke lock up. Upon inspection of the revolver. I noticed the extractor rod was lose, tightened that up. I went though a couple of parts drawers and fished out the Pacmayer grips clean them up and installed the on the revolver.

    Now for the bizarre part. My brother in law stops by. He is a real piece of work and to top that off he’s a moron. The model 66-2 was sitting on one of my work benches. He looked at the 66-2 then said to me you could not kick my ass or knock me out with that gun It’s too small and the barrel is too short.

    I just looked at him and told him one day I may show you what a flash knockout is all about. He does not like firearms I mentioned one good smack with that revolver upside your head. Will drop you like a sack of dirt. The guy can really wear on my last nerve. After listening to my BIL for about 10 minutes ranting about the 66-2. I told him you are better off just keeping your comments to yourself.
     
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  9. 10mmauto

    10mmauto Apr 5, 2019

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    Nice. I always liked the 2-1/2" model 66's. I carried one for a while. But I like these 3" better. I carried the 66 for 10 years:

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  10. The Father

    The Father Apr 5, 2019

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    Nice handguns. Wish I was more of a wheelgun guy.
     
  11. noelekal

    noelekal Apr 5, 2019

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    Will add the Model 66 that lives here (top). Shown with a 2-inch Model 10, likely one of the last Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers with 2-inch barrel to be produced.

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    Regarding your brother-in-law voere; I have a law enforcement friend who was chief deputy for a mid-sized sheriff's office down here in Texas. He was relating a tale about an "ol' crook," as he called 'em, that had done something really stupid and I commented: "Well Sam, I guess I guess it takes all kinds to make the world go 'round." He tiredly replied: "No Bryan, it doesn't take all kinds. There just are all kinds."
     
  12. 10mmauto

    10mmauto Apr 5, 2019

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    Love those basket weave holsters, noelekal. I have never been an IWB guy.
     
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  13. Professor

    Professor Apr 6, 2019

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    The head of a slapjack weighs a fraction of the weight of even an airweight snubnose.
     
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  14. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Apr 10, 2019

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    Bryan

    The holsters you posted are VERY Nice.



    Speaking for myself I like OWB and IWB holsters. It all depends on the type of handgun. Pistols I tend to go with IWB holsters Revolvers I tend to go with OWB holsters. Good holster designs are getting hard to find. I always keep an eye out for certain vintage holsters.

    When it comes down to good holsters for carry gear. Many people overlook. The importance of a good holster. We all like various designs in holsters. I tend to go with holsters that work well for my needs.

    This M&P is the only revolver that most of the time does not sport a holster. The snub rides so well in the rear pocket of my Levi’s. That is how it is carried. Through the decades the M&P has made an imprint on my butt
     
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  15. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Apr 10, 2019

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    I'm sure a good whack from the 66-2 upside my BILs head would result in a fatal blow. He can wear my last nerve. However if I'm in a good mood to listen to his BS it can be interesting.
     
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  16. Wryfox

    Wryfox Apr 24, 2019

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    Shooting steel plates is becoming so popular today with the growth of Precision Shooting matches.

    If you shoot at steel plates, please heed this warning....

    This is what happens when you put steel too close (50yards), and fixed in place (not hanging)

    Toolbox was next to me on the shooting bench. Bullet jacket ricocheted straight back punching through the front of toolbox, hitting the back wall cracking it, then coming to rest at bottom. Tool box slid back several inches. What adds to this is it happened after several rounds, during which I heard a wizzing sound and thinking 'hey that's a weird sound'. Obviously now I learned the sound was the prior shots bullet jackets wizzing past my head, close enough to hear with earmuffs on. Comfort to all to note that this was 20yrs ago and using steel targets for the first time. This is one of the 8 1/2 lives lost, so to speak, of my life. All good stories, too. Glad to be here.

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  17. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Apr 25, 2019

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    I tend to feel the same way about IWB and OWB, but with my S&W 360PD Scandium .357 I usually carry it in my pocket with a Desantis Nemesis or a Remora #3BA pocket holster. Recently I decided to try it in my back pocket and it fits really well in there, or at least it does in my Duluth Trading Co cargo pants.

    I have only one IWB holster that fits me well with the 360PD, and its a thin kydex model (brand forgotten). However, the Remora pocket holster works IWB well too, even without the clip like the index model. My OWB and ankle holsters for J-frame are both leather.

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    I carry my Kahr PM9 in either my front pocket in a Remora #3BA (for small auto's with trigger guard laser but it fits my 360PD perfectly), or sometimes IWB with a kydex/leather hybrid that I had someone make for me.

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    I haven't started to carry my Sig P365 yet (Dec 12 2018 build), as I only have 200 rounds through it and I need to finish breaking it in first. But I have a Remora for it, as well as a Sig convertible IWB/OWB Kydex, and an Amazon CF print Kydex IWB with room for a trigger guard laser.
     
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  18. Mtek

    Mtek Apr 25, 2019

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    Think I showed this in the past, but here’s my ‘73 Python passed down to me.

    I’m looking at Gunbroker for a 686 2.5” 6 rounder for my house gun. Looking at used ones. I much prefer shooting revolvers, and I don’t carry, so it’s what I’m staying with.

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  19. noelekal

    noelekal Apr 26, 2019

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    I tend to gravitate to medium-framed all-steel handguns for personal defense carry, mostly in the form of K-Frame Smith & Wesson revolvers or the full-sized Colt Government Model .45. I appreciate their weight and balance and a quality gun belt makes totin' them a breeze. Both inside-the-waistband and outside-the-waistband holsters are available to conceal them depending on circumstances, apparel, and of course in Texas, the weather.

    Smith & Wesson Model 10 Heavy Barrel .38 Special 4-inch with a Bell Charter Oak Mae West IWB holster.
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    The ol' faithful Model 10 with a Bucheimer Federal Man "high-ride" OWB holster.
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    Colt Government Model .45 with a custom IWB holster.
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    The Government Model also with a Beucheimer Federal Man for OWB wear. I liked that holster design in its day so use it still.
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    For the infrequent times I also carry a back-up, or when I can't contrive to hide anything larger, I most frequently carry this Smith & Wesson Model 649 .38 Special, in a De Santis Nemesis holster. Before retirement I was totin' a Colt Detective Special, also in a Nemesis. The adption of casual dress in the lobby at the last bank for which I worked compelled me to shed my much preferred larger side arms.

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    The Colt Detective Special, without its Nemesis holster. I like the Detective Special for its 6-shot capacity while still being effectively as compact as a J-Frame Smith & Wesson. The Detective Special handles more like a service revolver and it is more accurate for me than the stunted Smith & Wesson J-Frames. I just came to regret putting wear on the vintage Colt's blue finish so adopted the stainless steel Smith & Wesson Model 649 Bodyguard after I retired.
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    Those ricochets can be dangerous Wryfox. I think I already related the story here about how a .30-06 ricochet came straight back and struck me in the head. Some of the bullet jacket is behind my left eye yet.
     
  20. Wryfox

    Wryfox Apr 26, 2019

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    Yeah, didn't know what the noise was as they whizzed by. There was a metal building behind me and I heard clangs as well, but I thought it was acorns from the near oak tree being knocked off by muzzle blast and dropping on the roof.

    I'm pretty sure if it had hit me it would have been a bad scene.

    To be honest, being young and stupid as I was I shouldn't have made it this far.:confused:
     
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