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by Griff
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: Anyone still shoot handgun silhouette?

Jim, I... like your system. :lol: +1!!! But back to your original question... No. I didn't even shoot it back in the day! Laying down in the dirt on my back with a kevlar shield on my calf, propping my head up with splayed fingers... didn't interest me then, nor does it now. Creedmoor-position-300x...
by Griff
Thu Apr 18, 2024 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt, 135 grain bullet
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: 45 Colt, 135 grain bullet

I wonder if your rifling twist would be off for this light a bullet and this velocity? I’ve been thinking about twist rates lately because I’ve been working with a Q Mini Fix that has a 1/3 inch twist. It was designed to shoot 220 gr bullets more accurately but I think it’s just great for all coppe...
by Griff
Thu Apr 18, 2024 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 in Need of A Tune Up
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Winchester 94 in Need of A Tune Up

Midwest Gun Works. Be sure to communicate in advance with them and ensure they understand the problem. Just because it will hold one cartridge in the magazine doesn't mean it will hold seven (carbine) or 10, (rifle).
by Griff
Wed Apr 17, 2024 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday
Replies: 30
Views: 458

Re: Tornado Hit Us Wednesday

OldWin wrote: Sat Apr 13, 2024 1:22 pmWow! Glad you are all ok.
+1!
by Griff
Sun Apr 14, 2024 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP SIXGUN
Replies: 27
Views: 595

Re: 45 ACP SIXGUN

Wth Adirondack Jack's Cowboy 45 Special cartridge, I can stuff the performance and size of the 45ACP in my 45 Colt cylinder. Yeah, it has a bit of bullet jump to the forcing cone, but at handgun distances, I haven't noticed any decrease in accuracy. A big plus is the ability to download the powder c...
by Griff
Sun Apr 14, 2024 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 19
Views: 269

Re: New member

Image and Welcome to THE Forum.
by Griff
Sun Apr 14, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 Colt, 135 grain bullet
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: 45 Colt, 135 grain bullet

IME, there is a definite point at which bearing surface is reduced due to less bullet weight that impacts flight stability. Lighter bullets in my 45 Colt rifles have been prone to tumbling. Mind you, almost all of my shooting less than 200 grain bullets have been lead alloy, from about 10-12 Bhn to ...
by Griff
Wed Apr 10, 2024 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdy from Georgia!
Replies: 22
Views: 571

Re: Howdy from Georgia!

Image and Welcome to THE Forum!

I think you'll find the general population here to enjoy most types of firearms, early, modern, those in-between! Some are even adore a pistol or two, or three, or... more!
by Griff
Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 minutes of work
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: 30 minutes of work

gamekeeper wrote: Mon Apr 08, 2024 4:37 pmLegalised vandalism.... :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Griff
Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery solved or I’m not that bright
Replies: 21
Views: 651

Re: Mystery solved or I’m not that bright

All of the above demonstrate why I don't shoot over, under or out of my car/truck... Not because I'm all that bright... just cognizant that Murphy was an optimist! Although as part of our firearms training we had to demonstrate that we could do so from a squad car... shotgun & handguns.
by Griff
Mon Apr 08, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lack of light
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Lack of light

Just because the sun quits shining for a bit, doesn't mean you can quit working!
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by Griff
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puppy cam is up!
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Puppy cam is up!

Love it!
by Griff
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just one Blackhawk
Replies: 51
Views: 1310

Re: Just one Blackhawk

If y'all could have just one, what would you choose? I think I know how some will answer. 8) I suppose I would opt for the 4-5/8" .357 3-screw I had at one time. Traded it off for a .30-30 Marlin, which I gifted my dad, who in turn traded that off to my cousin in exchange for Ruger 10-22, whic...
by Griff
Sun Apr 07, 2024 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I was talking with some friends about the S&W Model 10
Replies: 32
Views: 1049

Re: I was talking with some friends about the S&W Model 10

My first revolver as a deputy was a mdl 10. I then got the loan of a nickel mdl 19 and carried it for a number of years until the owner wanted it back... didn't need it until she got a new job and needed a .357 revolver. I replaced it with a new mdl 65 about 1986 and carried it with two departments....
by Griff
Sat Apr 06, 2024 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a girl!
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: It's a girl!

Bronco wrote: Sat Apr 06, 2024 12:08 pmLooking forward to living vicariously through pictures :D Puppy life is a high light of my day!
+1
by Griff
Sat Apr 06, 2024 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Johnny Hopper and His War Against The Germans
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Johnny Hopper and His War Against The Germans

Thank you, that was a good read/
by Griff
Sun Mar 31, 2024 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAPPY EASTER
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: HAPPY EASTER

Happy Easter!
by Griff
Sat Mar 30, 2024 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best pickup truck toolbox ever ...
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Best pickup truck toolbox ever ...

... Never understood why people follow one car length when going 60 mph. :roll: 'Cause if ya leave space for two, some jerk'll get in between ya. I find a nice big sloppy wet wad of chewing tobacco leaves a impression... and a huge mess when they turn on the wipers to rid their windshield of it. :P...
by Griff
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blued steel and walnut
Replies: 15
Views: 576

Re: Blued steel and walnut

Some of my favorites don't include walnut...
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And after being "refreshed:
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One of very few that doesn't have blued steel
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most do:
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some extra bling is also nice
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by Griff
Sat Mar 30, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Walking past the muzzle anyone....???
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Walking past the muzzle anyone....???

I would say the female used an inadequate technique. Where she was pulling against an already tensioned line, he gave a quick jerk on a slightly slack line.
by Griff
Fri Mar 29, 2024 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fast gun?
Replies: 25
Views: 670

Re: Fast gun?

I'd load up a cylinder full of alternating between the factory stuff and your handloads. If the velocity of that factory ammo is to be believed, you should have a very appreciable difference in felt recoil. Not as scientific, but...
by Griff
Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reloading Setups
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Reloading Setups

This is my reloading bench right after I rebuilt it in 2013: https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/d197/sass93/Reloading%20Bench/DSCN0423_zps5d2c7a31.jpg Nice & neat... that lasted all of about a month! Maybe, one day, I'll straighten it back up and take all the stuff off the bench that needn't...
by Griff
Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonder what the ATF was after this guy for ...
Replies: 27
Views: 1138

Re: Wonder what the ATF was after this guy for ...

He may have been friends with Bill and Killary and was coaxed by the left to exploit gun laws so that they could justify closing the "Loop Hole" as they like to call it. Now that's some real conspiracy stuff right there! And they certainly don't have to worry about him rattin' out their p...
by Griff
Sat Mar 23, 2024 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cimarron AZ Ranger
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Cimarron AZ Ranger

Congrats!
by Griff
Fri Mar 22, 2024 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: one shot with a 44 or 45 lever, whats you load
Replies: 30
Views: 958

Re: one shot with a 44 or 45 lever, whats you load

I doubt that I'll ever meet Ursus arctos horribilis in even the wildest parts of Texas, so I stick to what I feel is sufficient for Ursus americanus. I have 4: 1 - 375 Win, 220 JFN @ approx 2250fps from the 22" Marlin 375; 2 - 45 Colt, 250 JFN w/24 grains of H4227 for ~1775 fps from the 20"...
by Griff
Tue Mar 19, 2024 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For all you mule skinners.......
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: For all you mule skinners.......

Grizz, the last time I was there was over 40 years ago... There were more wild n' wooly events back then... such as a two man wild mule packin' contest, and the chuck wagon races were also using barely broke mules... as it often turned into a wild chase for the drivers & partners racing on foot ...
by Griff
Mon Mar 18, 2024 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For all you mule skinners.......
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: For all you mule skinners.......

The few times the wife & I went we tent camped up in the mountains, frosty mornings and chilly evenings. It's some distance to drive into Bishop, but the nights were cold for us then Southern California residents. This year during the week scheduled the forecast shows daytime temps in the low 80...
by Griff
Sun Mar 17, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For all you mule skinners.......
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: For all you mule skinners.......

After I got out of the service I learned horseshoeing at La Puente Adult High School in CA. One rancher kept a stable of mules and would bring in several to be shod at a time (usually 4). None of the other senior students would volunteer to shoe 'em. I did, and never had a lick of trouble from them....
by Griff
Sun Mar 17, 2024 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Term "pistol" ....
Replies: 19
Views: 632

Re: The Term "pistol" ....

I used to say all revolvers are pistols but not all pistols are revolvers but with revolving rifles and shotguns that's not strictly correct but I hate being told by some newbie that only a semi auto is a pistol.... :roll: +1. Doesn't even have to be a newbie... Maybe, especially when it's not a ne...
by Griff
Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baseball fans here?
Replies: 22
Views: 654

Re: Baseball fans here?

I loved playing baseball, hardball in school until I threw out my elbow trying tp please a pitching coach to improve my repertoire by getting a fast ball... like my sinker and curve weren't enough! (Lefty sidearm hurler). Then softball in the service and as an adult it city leagues. And although a g...
by Griff
Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .44 Special Loads Over The Years - All With bullet #429421
Replies: 28
Views: 1201

Re: .44 Special Loads Over The Years - All With bullet #429421

In the two years I was blessed to own a Winchester 94 in 44 Mag, I shot a lot of 44 spl. Most of it handloaded with the RCBS 200 grain FN bullet. I bought my first sixgun used, a Colt SAA in 45 Colt and have never looked back. I suppose that if that 94 hadn't been stolen, I've had looked for a match...
by Griff
Sat Mar 16, 2024 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why isnt there more variety?
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

Re: Why isnt there more variety?

Because then the brass would be different lengths and we would complain about it. Walt is talking about me.;-) But the real reason is that the .45 Colt doesn’t need to be improved. And ME! The 45ACP doesn't need improved either... in my loading of 500+ rounds yesterday, I found 4 case in my brass c...
by Griff
Fri Mar 15, 2024 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP Loads
Replies: 16
Views: 624

Re: 45 ACP Loads

Well... reading this post and looking at my stash of 45 ACP, I got inspired... loaded up a new unopened box of that 200 grain cowboy bullet from Missouri bullet, took well over 500 primers to do it! You can't see it in that photo of the GI can, but it was pretty corroded, so I emptied it out, sanded...
by Griff
Fri Mar 15, 2024 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45 ACP Loads
Replies: 16
Views: 624

Re: 45 ACP Loads

While I started my handloading with the 44Mag & .30-30, it wasn't very long before I was loading for the 45ACP. Mainly for my Combat Commander. I started with the Speer "Flying Ashtray" (200 grain JHP), 6 grains of Unique and never felt underpowered. QuickLoad calculates that load to r...
by Griff
Fri Mar 08, 2024 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Last Outlaw movie review
Replies: 21
Views: 1705

Re: The Last Outlaw movie review

Bill in Oregon wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2024 10:03 amScott, it sounds like they needed to hire Mike Venturino to coach them on shooting single shots. He worked with Tom Selleck on "Quigley Down Under." 8)
ISTR that Mike told me it was Steve Garbe who coached Tom Selleck.
by Griff
Mon Mar 04, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bluebonnets
Replies: 9
Views: 451

Re: Bluebonnets

I look forward to the bluebonnets every year! :D :D
by Griff
Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most accurate Blackhawk caliber?
Replies: 27
Views: 1937

Re: Most accurate Blackhawk caliber?

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Sun Mar 03, 2024 8:30 pmI suspect that some Blackhawks are accidentally more accurate than others regardless of the chambering.
+1.
by Griff
Sun Mar 03, 2024 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dont fall out of your semi.....
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: Dont fall out of your semi.....

The hitch pin is a chunk of steel about 3" in diameter, the floor plate of the trailer is actually the weak link. Since that tractor was only a 6 wheel day cab it probably weighs between 12-13,000 lbs, whereas my road tractor weight 19,600 empty, and more like 23,000 with fuel & my stuff......
by Griff
Sun Mar 03, 2024 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking at a Kimber 1911
Replies: 31
Views: 2553

Re: Looking at a Kimber 1911

My son carries a Kimber Pro Carry II in 45 ACP. Been flawless in the 7 years he's carried it. Luckily, only used on the range...
by Griff
Sun Mar 03, 2024 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dont fall out of your semi.....
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: Dont fall out of your semi.....

AJMD429 wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 1:39 pm
Griff wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:29 pm Gettin' truck & trailer back:
I didn't see how/if they actually rescued the trailer and tractor.

I would guess it would take a rather huge crane or winch.
3. they so a time-lapse sequence starting about 1:01 in.
by Griff
Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3.5 inch .357
Replies: 16
Views: 987

Re: 3.5 inch .357

JimT wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:20 pm
Griff wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:58 am
Scott Tschirhart wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 10:21 amThe old guns are almost always [strikethru]sometimes[/strikethru] better.
Fixed that for ya! :D

Why can't I do a strikethru? :?
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tried several...
by Griff
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3.5 inch .357
Replies: 16
Views: 987

Re: 3.5 inch .357

Scott Tschirhart wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 10:21 amThe old guns are almost always [striketru]sometimes[/strikethru] better.
Fixed that for ya! :D

Why can't I do a strikethru? :?
by Griff
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nickel brass
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Nickel brass

While it's not been my experience, many folks say that nickel cases are more brittle than brass and crack sooner. I still have many nickel .38 Spl cases from the 60s, 70s & 80s that have been reloaded dozens of time without any hint of cracking... many have been resized so many times that the ni...
by Griff
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pig Hunting In Texas With A 50-100-450
Replies: 16
Views: 941

Re: Pig Hunting In Texas With A 50-100-450

Good shootin'! Gorgeous rifle!
by Griff
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New To Me Winchesters
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: New To Me Winchesters

Very nice Shrapnel, love the wood on that .32-40! I should probably spread my wings and trade a few of my .30-30s for other chamberings, but can't quite actually do it yet! :o Nice finds! But don't you think 32-40 a bit overkill for gophers? :lol: Some days you simply use the tool in hand! Can you t...
by Griff
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most accurate Blackhawk caliber?
Replies: 27
Views: 1937

Re: Most accurate Blackhawk caliber?

I've only owned one Blackhawk, a 4.625" old model in .357. I wasn't the handgunner I probably thought I was, but as I really only plinked at rocks & such out in the desert during my off-road forays exploring the CA desert, I can say it was minute of 3-4" rock at whatever distance I tho...
by Griff
Sat Mar 02, 2024 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Independence Day!
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: Texas Independence Day!

Can't say I'm from here, and while I learned to walk on a ship, I've decided that standing on Texas soil is home! Mom always told me I entered the US via Dallas' only airport in 1953. Happy Birthday Texas!
by Griff
Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting question for black powder shooters
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Interesting question for black powder shooters

When firing black powder cartridge revolvers ,does the cylinder still get the burn rings around chamber mouths? By "burn ring", do you mean the circle of different coloring that coincides with the diameter of the back end of the barrel? Which I would debate as not so much a result of firi...
by Griff
Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back From South Africa
Replies: 12
Views: 1328

Re: Back From South Africa

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: