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by Rexster
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social use of the .30-30
Replies: 55
Views: 1480

Re: Social use of the .30-30

My wife and I started our relationship, because of a pre-owned Winchester 94 .30-30 rifle. I was working a security gig at a pawn shop that actually specialized in jewelry, but had an FFL, and would deal in a few firearms. Two sisters walk into the place, with their dad. One of them saw the 94, and ...
by Rexster
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Beautitudes
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: The Beautitudes

Amen!
by Rexster
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POLL ON 357 MAG
Replies: 30
Views: 480

Re: POLL ON 357 MAG

Concealed carry, and social work? I use a Ruger Speed Six, or GP100, for that role. 2.75” and 4” Speed Sixes, and 3” and 4” in the case of the GP100. If smaller is necessary, the SP101 is wonderfully handy. I rarely use revolvers smaller than an SP101. My ultimate comfort gun, as in “comforting, rat...
by Rexster
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you guys carry revolvers for EDC?
Replies: 85
Views: 2498

Re: How many of you guys carry revolvers for EDC?

Rexter, Thank you for your service. Care to mention what department? I was in Houston through most of the 1980s. Same PD as you. Central Patrol. I was a skinny, quiet kid, back then, so you may not remember me, but we passed each other in the hallway a few times, and I would see you around the gym ...
by Rexster
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COLT SAA THAT GETS CARRIED
Replies: 21
Views: 1022

Re: COLT SAA THAT GETS CARRIED

It warms the heart to see such wonderful, older, well-preserved, well-cared-for sixguns being carried.
by Rexster
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I understand that a lot of people are returning...
Replies: 17
Views: 2981

Re: I understand that a lot of people are returning...

I have not visited here for a while, but this iPad remembered my password, so I reckon that it has not been all that long. Good to see you posting, Hobie. :)

As for FB, I was suspicious of that little Zucker’s business model from from the beginning, so never signed onto that little enterprise.
by Rexster
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 959

Re: Prayers Needed

My condolences. Prayers for your family.
by Rexster
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Requesting prayers
Replies: 76
Views: 2879

Re: Requesting prayers

Prayers, for y’all.
by Rexster
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many of you guys carry revolvers for EDC?
Replies: 85
Views: 2498

Re: How many of you guys carry revolvers for EDC?

Long-stroke DA is my least-perishable handgun triggering skill, which mattered all the more when trigger time became rare, as we needed to stay relatively isolated from folks, due to my wife’s increased vulnerability to COVID-19. Plus, my formerly-stronger right hand was starting to get really gimpy...
by Rexster
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Richard Muennick from Hondo Tx
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: RIP Richard Muennick from Hondo Tx

My condolences to his family and friends. Prayers for all concerned.
by Rexster
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JEFF QUINN
Replies: 26
Views: 2211

Re: JEFF QUINN

My condolences to family and friends.
by Rexster
Tue May 19, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 16
Views: 1775

Re: Prayer Request

My condolences.

Prayers.
by Rexster
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 73
Views: 4954

Re: Prayer Request

I am saddened, to read this. My condolences. Prayers will continue.
by Rexster
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The SIG P210 9mm -- Old and New
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: The SIG P210 9mm -- Old and New

I find this one to be quite interesting. Thanks for posting.
by Rexster
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 73
Views: 4954

Re: Prayer Request

Prayers for healing.
by Rexster
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consumer Warning: Do NOT Buy a New Alessi Holster !
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: Consumer Warning: Do NOT Buy a New Alessi Holster !

Two former Alessi employees/apprentices, with the surnames of Ritchie and Ralston, seem to be doing quality work. Mr. Ralston, IIRC, does business as 5Shot Leather, or something like that. I have not personally seen or handled one of these. One of my ankle rigs, used on duty for a while, was a Ritch...
by Rexster
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gunblast will skip the SHOT Show this year
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Gunblast will skip the SHOT Show this year

Prayers, for healing.
by Rexster
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your choice of carry gun?
Replies: 101
Views: 10890

Re: Your choice of carry gun?

My ideal choice can differ a bit from the practical choice. Small and light-weight can be nice for concealment, but my aging right thumb, hand, and wrist cannot tolerate much muzzle flip, and how much is “much” has been changing as I age. Plus, there is much to be said for a weapon that will nicely ...
by Rexster
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I'm on the hill...
Replies: 65
Views: 4493

Re: I think I'm on the hill...

Oh, to be 45 again! At 45, folks still thought I looked to be about 35. Then, at age 47, things started falling apart, and at age 55, someone in his mid-sixties guessed my age to be 65. That hurt! Advice? Well, I wish I had not fired so many big-bore Magnums, from large-frame sixguns, too big for my...
by Rexster
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kick’s Buck Kicker
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Kick’s Buck Kicker

Thanks for testing, and sharing your results. I bought a pre-owned 21” vent-rib barrel for my Benelli M2, and will be seeing how it compares with the 18.5” “tactical” barrel with iron sights, with some new loads, so it is choke-shopping time. I had actually bought my M2 pre-owned, after it had long ...
by Rexster
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Returning home !
Replies: 21
Views: 1586

Re: Returning home !

There is something so very “perfect” about the Ruger No. 1, in my opinion. Not only is the rifle, itself, is a thing of beauty, the No. 1 stock fits me superbly. Being left-eye-dominant, I love the way a No. 1 is beautifully ambidextrous. I will admit that the iconic photo of Frederick Courtenay Sel...
by Rexster
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Returning home !
Replies: 21
Views: 1586

Re: Returning home !

Congratulations! That is one beautiful rifle!
by Rexster
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request — For My Mother <Updated>
Replies: 35
Views: 1912

Re: Prayer Request — For My Mother <Updated>

My condolences.
by Rexster
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: Merry Christmas

Safe and wonderful Christmas wishes, for all.
by Rexster
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you carry your 1911?
Replies: 47
Views: 3666

Re: How do you carry your 1911?

At the moment, I am using what I think is a JM Custom Kydex OWB, but the OP specified “leather,” so that would be a Josh Bulman Forward Drop Scabbard or Milt Sparks VM II, depending upon the trousers and the environment. I have other nice leather holsters, including a Davis Taylor Omega, but my thre...
by Rexster
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?
Replies: 44
Views: 3213

Re: Retirees, what gets you out of bed in the morning?

A nearly-five-month-old, red-colored Rat Terrier keeps me from sleeping-in. Best alarm clock, at least until she gets a bit older, and may want to sleep-in, too. She came from a farm in Brazoria County; my goal being an alert traveling companion.
by Rexster
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "You have cancer"
Replies: 45
Views: 3288

Re: "You have cancer"

I am joining in the prayer effort; just saw this.
by Rexster
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request
Replies: 43
Views: 2859

Re: Prayer Request

Griff, I have not logged into here, in so long I cannot remember the last time, but now I see that there was a reason I felt an urge to check in. I have now joined the prayer effort, for healing and support for your whole family.
by Rexster
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Most famous lawman or outlaw from Texas?
Replies: 63
Views: 7410

Re: OT- Most famous lawman or outlaw from Texas?

JWH and Frank Hamer come to mind, first, at least to my mind.
by Rexster
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So what's on your firearms bucket list?
Replies: 84
Views: 9528

Re: So what's on your firearms bucket list?

I think I have it pretty well covered, except perhaps for a nice BPCR-type of rifle that I may order when I retire. The leading contenders there are Shiloh and Lone Star. With handguns, I have settled on several basic favorites: Ruger GP100, SP101, and Blackhawk Bisley, Les Baer Thunder Ranch Specia...
by Rexster
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: do we have any leverHAMs out here?
Replies: 42
Views: 5568

Re: OT: do we have any leverHAMs out here?

My wife is a ham with a Rossi '92 and a Marlin 1894CSS.

When I am off the clock, the last thing I want to do is mess with radios, as I wear a badge, and my life is ruled by a radio 40+ hours a week. I may get into this ham thing a bit after I retire.
by Rexster
Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your dream six gun, lever gun combo
Replies: 53
Views: 7411

Re: Your dream six gun, lever gun combo

If it has to be the same cartridge in each weapon, I reckon I will settle for my absolute favorite sixgun, my first GP100, early 1990s-era 4" stainless with adjustable sights, and pair it with a Rossi '92 I will borrow from my wife. While a GP100 may be a rather modern weapon, this one was my duty s...
by Rexster
Mon May 02, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayers for the Quinn family.
Replies: 33
Views: 3302

Re: Prayers for the Quinn family.

They have been in my prayers since the night it happened; the sad news was posted on the Sixgunner forum right away.
by Rexster
Mon May 02, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smith&Wesson Model 19-3
Replies: 19
Views: 2620

Re: Smith&Wesson Model 19-3

I appreciate the comments and advice.Keeping it myself is not an option cause I just have no need or want for such. Stan in SC The S&W Model 19 is, to paraphrase some words from General Patton regarding the M1 Garand, the best one-handed fighting implement yet devised. I am totally broke this month...
by Rexster
Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are single-action revolvers still so popular?
Replies: 78
Views: 7636

Re: Why are single-action revolvers still so popular?

I was a latecomer to SA sixguns, late 1990's, in my late 30's, after shooting autoloaders and DA sixguns since 1983, but with my USFA Single Action, something just clicked, no pun intended. It was as if there was no learning curve; I seemed to take naturally to the SA.
by Rexster
Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BARBARA'S HEALTH.. FROM PACO
Replies: 35
Views: 6994

Re: BARBARA'S HEALTH.. FROM PACO

Prayers continue!
by Rexster
Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Replies: 18
Views: 1818

Re: OT MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Good, safe Christmas to all!
by Rexster
Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-prayers needed
Replies: 27
Views: 1950

Re: OT-prayers needed

Done.
by Rexster
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request for Co-worker
Replies: 21
Views: 1333

Re: Prayer Request for Co-worker

Mercy. Prayer sent.
by Rexster
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer request
Replies: 25
Views: 1916

Re: Prayer request

Done!
by Rexster
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roy E. Bjordahl 03/19/39 - 07/03/10 RIP
Replies: 34
Views: 2326

Re: Roy E. Bjordahl 03/19/39 - 07/03/10 RIP

My condolences. Prayer said for your family.
by Rexster
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ot- Lost my Oldest and Dearest friend today..
Replies: 33
Views: 3226

Re: ot- Lost my Oldest and Dearest friend today..

My condolences.

Lost a couple of my furpeople friends recently; Little Friend this past January, and Malcolm a couple of Octobers back. Malcolm was a GREAT dog.
by Rexster
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 357 Levergun vs 30 Carbine vs AR15 - Which for HD?
Replies: 70
Views: 8435

Re: 357 Levergun vs 30 Carbine vs AR15 - Which for HD?

.357 lever rifle is my choice, of the three listed choices. The M1 Carbine is not a good lefty rifle, and the AR15 is just too vertical, with a non-intuitive (for me) safety lever. OTOH, a lever rifle works very well for me, and its slimness is a desirable trait. This does not mean I am stuck on lev...
by Rexster
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT-Colt Mustang Help needed.
Replies: 14
Views: 1968

Re: OT-Colt Mustang Help needed.

Was the group size large, or was the problem with POI being different from POA? As Noah Zark indicated, finger position on the trigger is very important. Making sure your grip is v-e-r-y consistent, try different finger positions. Indeed, a consistent grip is difficult with these little buggers. The...
by Rexster
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prayer Request for Mom= Updated
Replies: 22
Views: 1940

Re: Prayer Request for Mom= Updated

Done!
by Rexster
Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Designing a new modern Lever gun ?
Replies: 89
Views: 7836

Re: Designing a new modern Lever gun ?

I don't think I could improve much on the design of the Browning BLR, except for such details as the finish and the front sight. I like the Savage 99, too, but don't own one, so am not familiar with all its details. It was a Lightning BLR, in 1997, that caught my eye, and turned my attention toward ...
by Rexster
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Kathe -- 4-15-52 / 6-07-2010
Replies: 102
Views: 7464

Re: OT: Kathe -- 4-15-52 / 6-07-2010

My condolences. May Kathe rest in peace.
by Rexster
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TERRY MURBACH !!!!
Replies: 39
Views: 4715

Re: TERRY MURBACH !!!!

CONGRATULATIONS, TERRY!
by Rexster
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT 1911
Replies: 33
Views: 2978

Re: OT 1911

I paid close attention when the .40 S&W was being developed. One very important goal was to be ballistically very close to the 185-grain .45 ACP load, to allow something much like .45 ACP to be chambered in double-stack pistols with short enough chambers to allow folks with normal-sized hands to han...
by Rexster
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any trailer park residents?
Replies: 30
Views: 2837

Re: any trailer park residents?

I could certainly live in a trailer, temporarily, anyway, if I had another place, such as rented storage, to keep some of my things. This second location would be more for security than anything else; not wanting all my eggs in one basket. After all, I do live on the Gulf Coast, as in Gulf of Mexico...