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by JimT
Sat May 28, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Always carry a gun.
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Always carry a gun.

by JimT
Sat May 28, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Down in Uvalde
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Down in Uvalde

Dang Scott! That ole boy in the first photo must be 7 foot! He make you look short!
by JimT
Fri May 27, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 92, 357magnum
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Browning 92, 357magnum

You can make a bore protector by cutting the end off a 30-30 empty case.
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by JimT
Wed May 25, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mr. Taylor's post about 1911s; haven't had mine out in awhile
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Mr. Taylor's post about 1911s; haven't had mine out in awhile

Nice.

BUT .. "Mr. Taylor" is my Dad. I am just "Jim" .. or on here "JimT" ...
:lol:
by JimT
Wed May 25, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The British Are Coming"
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: "The British Are Coming"

Grizz wrote:
Wed May 25, 2022 8:20 am
lots of skullduggery been going on since the first murder
Yep. The first city was founded by a murderer ... and they have not gotten better in all the years since.
by JimT
Tue May 24, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyman Cast Bullet Manual, 4th Ed. [2010]
Replies: 11
Views: 197

HERE YA GO

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by JimT
Tue May 24, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The British Are Coming"
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: "The British Are Coming"

wvfarrier wrote:
Tue May 24, 2022 7:35 am
Could be worse......could be the French 🤷‍♂️
It IS worse. It's Americans!
by JimT
Sun May 22, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travelling with firearms in the U.S. isn't that easy...
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Travelling with firearms in the U.S. isn't that easy...

In 1961 I was 15 years old. I got on a Greyhound bus in Phoenix, Arizona and traveled to Seattle, Washington. I had a small suitcase with clothes that I checked and a briefcase that I kept with me. In the briefcase was a Colt 1911 .45 ACP and 200 rounds of ammo ... plus a Ruger Blackhawk .357 Magnum...
by JimT
Sat May 21, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Revolver Seal'.....
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: 'Revolver Seal'.....

Gonna have a hard time making it work on high pressure revolvers ...
by JimT
Sat May 21, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wyoming Sight Drifter
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: Wyoming Sight Drifter

Only issue I saw was a friend's High Wall. He brought out his new WSD tool and pulled the plunger back to drift the sight to the right, and first hit sent the sight flying. Luckily we saw where it went, so found the sight. But it was pretty funny. HA! I nearly did the same thing on the Rossi I was ...
by JimT
Sat May 21, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Re: Range Time with the 1911

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sat May 21, 2022 7:39 am
Vall, I had not seen the two-tone grips before. Very handsome! But then I have always liked saddle shoes as well. :lol:
Yes... They are quite unique. I bet they feel good in the hand.
by JimT
Sat May 21, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wyoming Sight Drifter
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: Wyoming Sight Drifter

This thing is on my list. Bill .. I was surprised the first time I used it. I was installing the front sight on the Rossi 92 that I cut down. Using the tool it did not feel like much .. not like whacking a brass rod with a hammer. I pulled it and let it fly a couple times fairly fast and it moved t...
by JimT
Fri May 20, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wyoming Sight Drifter
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: Wyoming Sight Drifter

I have one. It works very well. Much easier than using a drift punch and a hammer.
by JimT
Thu May 19, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Re: Range Time with the 1911

The closeup of the grip showing the detail is nice. I suppose those feel much better than poly-ivory! I am not sure. Never had the poly variety. Normally I like wood grips but I have ivory on a few of my special guns. This is the only use-it-every-day gun of mine with ivory .. and that was because ...
by JimT
Thu May 19, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Re: Range Time with the 1911

I have to hand it to you, if you're shooting that great with the factory sights... my hat's off! The only thing I changed on the 1911 is to install a flat mainspring housing. The sights that are on the gun are wider than the old military "blade" sights and work ok for me. IMG_3425.JPG The grips wer...
by JimT
Wed May 18, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Re: Range Time with the 1911

marlinman93 wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 10:59 am
That 1911 you have appears to be extremely accurate!
Thanks. With some loads it is. With some loads it is just average. That's the fun of handloading.
by JimT
Tue May 17, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Re: Range Time with the 1911

Sarge .. I've heard nothing but good things about Rock Island.
My 1911 was made by S.A.M. Inc. and imported by ATI. It was a gift to me from a good friend when I moved back from Africa after my wife passed. It has held up well and works just fine for what I need it to do.
by JimT
Tue May 17, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopping a really, really FAST baseball...
Replies: 12
Views: 830

Re: Stopping a really, really FAST baseball...

AJMD429 wrote:
Tue May 17, 2022 1:45 pm
Then the next project would be time-travelling so I could go after a T-rex... :D
Maybe you should answer this ad:
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by JimT
Tue May 17, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Range Time with the 1911
Replies: 30
Views: 523

Range Time with the 1911

I headed to the Range this AM to run a couple hundred rounds through my carry 1911. It's one of those Filipino guns ... been carrying it for 6 years or so. It has proven reliable and fairly accurate. newgrips1.jpg My goal at the range was to practice pulling the gun and putting shots on multiple tar...
by JimT
Tue May 17, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopping a really, really FAST baseball...
Replies: 12
Views: 830

Re: Stopping a really, really FAST baseball...

Mach 1.5 is 1674 fps .... that's moving along!
by JimT
Mon May 16, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An interesting video on 38 Super
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: An interesting video on 38 Super

In 1986 Ed Sanow performed a test using various .38 Super ammo on two different .357 Magnum revolvers, SW and Colt (different twist rates). Since the .38 Super has about twice the pressure of the .38 Special he did not recommend using it in .38 Special firearms. The longer freebore due to the supers...
by JimT
Mon May 16, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An interesting video on 38 Super
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: An interesting video on 38 Super

wvfarrier wrote:
Mon May 16, 2022 4:18 pm
Its literally never occurred to me to do it 🤷‍♂️. Is there a performance advantage over 38 +p?
I have never chronographed them. I started shooting them as a kid because I could find them really cheap.
by JimT
Mon May 16, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 757

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!

Contact Dave Manson
Dave Manson Precision Reamers
https://mansonreamers.com/
david@mansonreamers.com

If he doesn't have the Taylor Throat reamers I bet he has Reeder's Maxi-Throat which is the same thing except it's longer than the Taylor Throat and works very well with longer heavier bullets.
by JimT
Mon May 16, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An interesting video on 38 Super
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: An interesting video on 38 Super

I have been shooting .38 Super in my .357 single actions since back in the 1960's. You will have some guns with tight chambers that they won't work in, but mostly they are fine.
by JimT
Mon May 16, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lunar Eclipse
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Lunar Eclipse

I was wishing I had a decent camera! Thanks Paul. One thing I enjoy about these events are all the apocalyptic predictions that some preachers come up with. When the predictions don't happen they continue on without apologizing for missing it. Sorta like weather forecasters. In fact, I think some of...
by JimT
Mon May 16, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lunar Eclipse
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Lunar Eclipse

I enjoyed watching the lunar eclipse last night. Don't always get a chance to see one of these when it happens and last night here was calm and clear. I do not have a good camera and my pictures are poor but they show the progression of the shadow of the earth on to the moon. 1.JPG IMG_3372.JPG IMG_...
by JimT
Sat May 14, 2022 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to post a PDF file? How to convert it?
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: How to post a PDF file? How to convert it?

Thanks Paul. I did not know that feature was available.
by JimT
Sat May 14, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: More wasted $$$
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: More wasted $$$

America is catching up to the "Developing World!" We are becoming pretty much like Uganda, the Congo, and other places that enjoy Socialism.
by JimT
Sat May 14, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dangerous Situation
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: Dangerous Situation

The squib means it has gone off. Just push the bullet that is stuck in the bore back into the cylinder and then you will be able to roll the cylinder around and push out the entire cartridge. It should not take much. I have used a section of cleaning rod and a small hammer to tap the bullet back.
by JimT
Fri May 13, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough steel!
Replies: 33
Views: 757

Re: This dang Ruger cylinder is made of tough stee!

I cut the top off 2 chambers on one once ... took me a few hours and 3 or 4 really good fine-tooth blades.
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by JimT
Fri May 13, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Randy Weaver has passed
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Randy Weaver has passed

Some years ago ... not long after Randy Weaver's trial .. I spent time talking with his daughter Sara. I could tell her wounds were not healed .. spiritual, emotional wounds. She was very gracious then, just a young lady. I was happy to read this article about her and see she has found some peace in...
by JimT
Thu May 12, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to post a PDF file? How to convert it?
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: How to post a PDF file? How to convert it?

If you have pdf software, just open the file, right-click on the page and choose Select All .. then copy and paste it here in the Forum.

WARNING ... Preview it before you save it. Sometimes the formatting does not transfer and there will be no paragraphs .. etc.
by JimT
Thu May 12, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longmire fans
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Longmire fans

I enjoyed the show and sometimes watch old episodes. I REALLY enjoy the books. I have 14 or 15 of them ... all but the latest 2 or 3. Some great writing and stories. The short stories are good also. I would rather sit down with one of the books than watch the videos .. but that's me. I enjoy reading.
by JimT
Wed May 11, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIY Barrel Chop- IJ Cattleman 44 Mag (pic heavy)
Replies: 32
Views: 1262

Re: DIY Barrel Chop- IJ Cattleman 44 Mag (pic heavy)

I bet that sight shows up well against dark targets! Nice work Sarge.
by JimT
Sun May 08, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot
Replies: 41
Views: 977

300 Blackout fired in 5.56

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by JimT
Sun May 08, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm an idiot
Replies: 41
Views: 977

Re: I'm an idiot

I've done it on purpose ... just to show people it will work. They would stay on a combat silhouette target at 20 - 25 yards. Back in the 1980's we were up at Freedom, WY shooting long distance and one of the then-old Shootists was having problems hitting stuff out past 500 yards. Turned out he had ...
by JimT
Sat May 07, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: #4buck.
Replies: 33
Views: 910

Re: #4buck.

When I worked for the Dept. of Corrections we were issued 2 3/4" 12 ga. Number 4 buckshot as our carry load in the Remington 870's. It worked quite well and the prison population were quite respectful of it.
by JimT
Tue May 03, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hornady Brass?
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: Hornady Brass?

I am sure most of the folks on this site know this but I will post it anyway ..... If your loading dies and the chamber you fire the cartridge have close tolerances most any brass cartridge will give you excellent service with loads that do not develop excessive pressure. Years ago the "common wisdo...
by JimT
Sun May 01, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Book by John Taffin
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: New Book by John Taffin

Old Savage wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 7:25 pm
Where can I buy it?
It will be announced in HANDLOADER and RIFLE magazines when ready.
by JimT
Sun May 01, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Book by John Taffin
Replies: 5
Views: 236

New Book by John Taffin

CLASSIC DOUBLE ACTION SIXGUNS: AN AMERICAN INSTITUTION by John Taffin For those interested it is going through final proofing and will be available soon. It will be announced in HANDLOADER and RIFLE magazines when ready. Dedication Foreword Introduction Table of Contents 1: The First Double Action S...
by JimT
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mom has gone home to our Lord
Replies: 45
Views: 772

Re: Mom has gone home to our Lord

I know what it is like. My Mom's been gone 13 years. There's still a hole in my life. Dad has been gone 11 years. Twyla 6 years. Lots of friends. I sometimes lean on Anne Lamott who said, "You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you ...
by JimT
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elmer's Bullets
Replies: 8
Views: 382

Elmer's Bullets

I was 15 years old that summer .... the time sticks in my mind even though it was nearly 40 years ago.... Dad had gotten me my first 'big bore' revolver, a Ruger .357 Magnum 6 1/2" Blackhawk.  He had also picked up a couple bullet molds for me, one of which was Elmer Keith's 173 gr. Semi-Wad Cutter ...
by JimT
Sat Apr 23, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reeder Custom Guns
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Reeder Custom Guns

Isn’t Gary Reeder the guy who makes those tacky looking custom jobs with fuzzy dice and junk like that engraved on them? Lol There’s some interesting reviews of him on the internet… Gary's been a personal friend for more than 25 years. He will engrave pretty much whatever a person wants on their gu...
by JimT
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ANOTHER American Bulldog ......
Replies: 5
Views: 228

ANOTHER American Bulldog ......

It began life as a 6 1/2" barreled .357 Magnum, brought out of the Ruger plant in the last century. Somewhere along the way it had suffered abuse. Not by neglect, but by someone trying to "customize" it apparently. When I picked it up the hammer had been butchered, it had a home-made trigger and cyl...
by JimT
Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Communication if Times get Bad
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: Communication if Times get Bad

For years I ran a Single Sideband on 11 meters ... in and out of the CB band. During the 80's it was easy to talk to Alaska, South America, Europe on 5 watts. I had a home built 3 element beam antenna 55 feet in the air. Our house was close to 5000 feet elevation. On a clear night I could talk to Ph...
by JimT
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A TALE OF TWO BULLETS
Replies: 8
Views: 380

A TALE OF TWO BULLETS

457191b.jpg Lyman #457191 The Lyman #457191 bullet was introduced by the old Ideal Corporation for use in the .45-90 Winchester. I used this bullet in an 1886 Winchester .45-70 for quite some time. It is an old-timer and a good one. It also makes an interesting sixgun bullet for heavy loads in the ...
by JimT
Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good old green dot.
Replies: 19
Views: 685

Re: Good old green dot.

I use Green Dot in the 9mm .. the 38 Special ... .357 Magnum ... .44 Special ... .45 ACP and .45 Colt. It works well in all those calibers.
by JimT
Sun Apr 17, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Resurrection Day
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Happy Resurrection Day

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by JimT
Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Silvertip .357 145gr on Deer???
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: Silvertip .357 145gr on Deer???

I was with my friend Mike when he shot a nice size Whitetail buck with his .357 Marlin. He used 140 gr. factory .. I think Winchester but it's been long enough I am not sure. Whatever it was, it worked just fine, giving more than enough penetration. The deer was down rapidly. Deer are not hard to sh...