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by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

I replaced the innards and in about an hour I had probably the best trigger I’ve ever handled on a .22. Probably two pounds and it breaks very crisply
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "I'm Gonna...." dedicated to all those who are thinking of hunting with a handgun
Replies: 17
Views: 307

Re: "I'm Gonna...." dedicated to all those who are thinking of hunting with a handgun

Jim, The only way to only hunt with a handgun is only carry a handgun. Riding around with a handy revolver of opportunity, is a great way to start. I totally agree. I carry a good sized revolver whenever I am on the ranch. And I shoot targets of opportunity frequently. But I don’t shoot heavy loads...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picked up a beater
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Picked up a beater

Hey Six, my carbine is #20181 and the custom is #21956. Imagine I've got some work to do as the barrel band feels like it's welded in place. The forend feels floated though. Interesting configuration. I really like the extra rounds if things get exciting. Only the first shot from a cold barrel will...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Stab the liver, ‘lovingly and peacefully...’
Replies: 20
Views: 222

Re: Stab the liver, ‘lovingly and peacefully...’

At some point America is going to wake up one morning without a single police officer. Cannot say I would blame them. I don't think so. As I recall, I was pretty emotionally tied to my job. I would expect other young folks would feel like that too. Besides, if they quit, they throw away their chanc...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Stab the liver, ‘lovingly and peacefully...’
Replies: 20
Views: 222

Re: Stab the liver, ‘lovingly and peacefully...’

I've disarmed people with knives with 26 inches of hickory on several occasions. However, this situation was such (with the aggressive male also involved, and the distances involved) that I would not criticize this officer for using his handgun. She was bought and paid for. Hate to see a young perso...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: It didn’t occur to me that it was probably INTENTIONAL...
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: It didn’t occur to me that it was probably INTENTIONAL...

As a matter of policy, I don't criticize a jury that saw everything I did not see. I hope their decision was not influenced by fear, but unfortunately, the jury is our peaceful defense against government overreach. No doubt that plenty of people were trying to induce as much fear and outrage as they...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

The trigger isn't bad but there is a lot of unnecessary stuff going on in there that makes the trigger a bit spongey.

It will likely be even better when I install this:
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

While I agree the earlier pistols aren't hindered by useless safeties, and are of good quality. They are also too heavy for my taste in a 22 pistol. That is why I used my old Smith 422 for so long. Also why I use a Colt Frontier Scout instead of a Single Six. Agreed. I look at this gun as something...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "I'm Gonna...." dedicated to all those who are thinking of hunting with a handgun
Replies: 17
Views: 307

Re: "I'm Gonna...." dedicated to all those who are thinking of hunting with a handgun

Good tips. Especially to leave the rifle at home. Carry a pistol all the time when you are in the brush and you will have more opportunities.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

I took that loaded chamber indicator out and replaced it with a plug. I replaced the extractor with a Volquartsen. Then I took it completely apart and I am replacing that magazine safety with a different hammer bushing to delete that function. While I am inside, I am replacing the sear and hammer as...
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best AR gas system for different barrel lengths?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Best AR gas system for different barrel lengths?

On my SBR I do not have adjustable gas blocks for either the 5.56 upper (10 inches) or the .300 Blackout upper (7.5 inches). Both run like a sewing machine, suppressor or no suppressor. The 5.56 has a carbine length gas tube and the Blackout has a pistol length gas tube.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I am concerned in Texas (Constitutional Carry)
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: I am concerned in Texas (Constitutional Carry)

They are not bringing it to a vote. That way we don't know how anyone would vote.

I'm burning up the phone lines. It is HB 1927.

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/04/19 ... ry-senate/

Allen West is strongly in support. See the link.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 38
Views: 1813

Re: Hunting From a Canoe

Its a short one man canoe and weighs almost nothing. But it will carry a lot of weight. I have it rigged out for fishing right now. Great little boat.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT- Two year project
Replies: 21
Views: 298

Re: OT- Two year project

That's really cool!
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I am concerned in Texas (Constitutional Carry)
Replies: 5
Views: 97

I am concerned in Texas (Constitutional Carry)

Dan Patrick says that he does not have the votes in the Senate to pass this.

I say, make them vote so we know who we need to throw out of office!
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gifts from the grave
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: Gifts from the grave

I think it is good to have things that remind us of people.
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hunting From a Canoe
Replies: 38
Views: 1813

Re: Hunting From a Canoe

I have an Old Town Pack canoe. Its fun to fish from and I routinely shoot turtles with a Single Six while sitting on the water. If that's illegal, come and get me coppers!!!!!
by Scott Tschirhart
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: defund em
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: defund em

The biggest problem with our federal government is that it takes in so much money that there is no way to hold it accountable. We get milked and they have more than enough money to spend on stupid projects and send a tremendous amount of that money to other countries. But the money continues to come...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick trip to our cabin in PA
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Quick trip to our cabin in PA

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: REMINGTON 870: The rise and fall of an American icon
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: REMINGTON 870: The rise and fall of an American icon

My favorite 870. Runs like a sewing machine, but a lot louder.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA

Another great.44 Special
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: FedEx Murders in Indianapolis
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: FedEx Murders in Indianapolis

Now, even getting the college degree might not get you the job. I'm a big believer in higher education, if it is coupled with the drive to do something with it. I did not pursue my law degree until I was in my 30s. Now I have been practicing over 20 years and it has really paid off. I had a plan an...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gimmicky bullets.....
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Gimmicky bullets.....

They are interesting. I'm a traditional lead bullet guy, but I can appreciate the technology.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA

I've got about 100 acres of prickly pear and brush and I am happy to share. These are the best dang targets out there.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hawes Single Action
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: Hawes Single Action

The Constable in Hallettsville Texas carried one in .357 as his duty gun (I was dating his daughter at the time) in the mid 1980s. It was a pretty good shooter and I could find no fault with it. That is a steal.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a Cimarron 1873 chambered in .44 Spl?
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Does anyone have a Cimarron 1873 chambered in .44 Spl?

Thanks Griff! I'm betting that it will feed my .44 Special handloads with the Keith bullet properly crimped.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA

Now I have a sixgun that cost me about $300 (used with a holster). I don't mind carrying it anywhere becaue I don't particularly care if I get some wear on it. It has been 100 percent reliable, it outshoots my Rugers, Smiths and USFAs. It isn't really authentic, but I like it. Just sharing an update.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA

Not pretty but really useful. It outshoots any other .44 Special or Magnum that I own. (These were shot on different days and at a bit over 25 yards offhand).
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA

I have about a thousand rounds through this gun now and I think it is a much better .44 Special than a .44 Magnum. The bore has become so slick and polished that it doesn’t lead even with loads that should lead. I filed down the front sight with a bastard mill file till the Skeeter load of a 255 gra...
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA

But because of the ivory I don’t carry this gun as much as I would like.

Last year I picked up a Uberti SAA chambered in .44 Magnum. It’s a slick gun and has the 1860 Army grip frame on it which feels so much better in my hand than a standard SAA grip frame.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti.44 Magnum SAA
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Uberti.44 Magnum SAA

I’ve been a fan of Skeeter’s load in the .44 Special for many years. Once upon a time we had USFA make some SAA copies for the Shootists. That gun, slightly modified is one of my favorites. I wore it at our wedding (elephant ivory grips seemed appropriate).
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a Cimarron 1873 chambered in .44 Spl?
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Does anyone have a Cimarron 1873 chambered in .44 Spl?

I was looking at them on the Internet today, and I was wondering if anyone could measure the elevator to see what kind of OAL I could load if I got one.

Thanks in advance.
by Scott Tschirhart
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mulie, the Winchester, and the Wreck
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: The Mulie, the Winchester, and the Wreck

I remember that story Jim. Thanks for sharing again.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Slick Feeding is your Winchester Model 88
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: How Slick Feeding is your Winchester Model 88

Sounds like either the ejector is sticking or the extractor is hanging up on the rim.

Every one I have ever messed with was butter smooth.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

Scott....we must all be bored.....(speaking for myself).......you have a minor gun issue and the world stops.... :D ----006 I'm just happy that folks want to help. I think the bolt is reciprocating properly because it locks open on the last round with every magazine I have. I think it isn't extract...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

Multiple mags or only one. Either way clean your mag. Could be feeding a bit slow. I thought about that and I have about a dozen mags. I'll clean them but I don't think this is mag related because the empty case is not getting out of the gun. The jam is easy to clear becasue the cartridge to be fed...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

When my Ruger .22 auto started doing this, the problem was a worn extractor. It was worn under the hook where you couldn't see it. Once I replaced the extractor it worked properly. Joe Thanks Joe. I ordered one from Midway. Hopefully this will resolve the problem. Thank you all. I appreciate each o...
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

GunnyMack wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:08 am
Try different brands? Does it still do it?
Remington, Federal, CCI......all does the same thing.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

Nate Kiowa Jones wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:49 am
Does it do it every time. If not how often.
Not every time. However, you won't get through 30 rounds (3 magazines) before you see it at least once.
by Scott Tschirhart
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

The bolt appears to not coming back far and hard enough to pop out the empty....Just for the heck of it, spray some Rem Oil or other quality light oil liberally inside it and see what happens. I did exactly that yesterday. It did not resolve the issue. The extractor looks fine, but mine is an untra...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

I never had this issue with a MK-I or a MK-II. But I’m guessing this is an extractor issue. I cleaned out under the extractor yesterday.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

Two more
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Diagnosis Ruger extractor issue?

Guys,

I love my little Ruger .22-45 Lite. It’s very light and quite accurate. But it isn’t what I would call reliable. I’m going to post some photos from this afternoon and ask you what you think. (It does this with all kinds of ammo)
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chiappa triple threat or no
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Chiappa triple threat or no

They look pretty cool ... but for use around the ranch I find the old single barrel shotguns to be about perfect for us. They are cheap, abundant, simple and plentiful. You can buy a half dozen and keep them in places where they are always close to hand. I like the short barrel ones for use on trac...
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Jim Taylor!
Replies: 25
Views: 360

Happy Birthday Jim Taylor!

I'm blessed by knowing you my friend.
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pathogenic Allergen.....
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: A Pathogenic Allergen.....

Now that was entertaining!
by Scott Tschirhart
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Remember, Before the Internet................
Replies: 32
Views: 666

Re: Do You Remember, Before the Internet................

We used to call catching someone in the act "bought and paid for" back when I carried a badge. Probably not politically correct to say something like that these days.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Johnson and Johnson vaccine
Replies: 16
Views: 476

Re: Johnson and Johnson vaccine

GunnyMack wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:53 pm
I saw a quick blurb this morning, the J&J vac is being put on 'hold'...?
Texas has shut down the distribution of the J&J shot.
by Scott Tschirhart
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1895 in .30-40 Krag
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: Browning 1895 in .30-40 Krag

Jim,

That 92 of yours is still pretty slick. I make sure to keep it oiled up and working.