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by 2ndovc
Mon Feb 06, 2023 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El Paso Saddlery comes through, finally.
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: El Paso Saddlery comes through, finally.

I've been buying from SR ever since the El Paso fiasco. Just disappointed to see another good company lose their way.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sat Feb 04, 2023 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El Paso Saddlery comes through, finally.
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: El Paso Saddlery comes through, finally.

I've had great experiences buying holsters and belts from Mike at Skillet Creek. He sells through Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SkilletCreek?ref=hp_recs_shop_module_shop-2 His work is outstanding. The leather is high-quality, thick, and the products made with a lot of attention to detail. And his...
by 2ndovc
Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Target that doesn't lie
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Target that doesn't lie

piller wrote: Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:20 pm I have seen people shooting like that after too much caffeine.
That happens to me more than I'd like to admit. I'll put away half a pot some mornings, it does make a difference.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El Paso Saddlery comes through, finally.
Replies: 14
Views: 922

Re: El Paso Saddlery comes through, finally.

It's disappointing that they are still having problems. I did eventually get a replacement holster from El Paso. It was the cross draw that I had ordered, but made for a New Vaquero and not the .44 Magnum, large frame. :shock: Gave up after that.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Target that doesn't lie
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Target that doesn't lie

Some days.....


Image

:D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice little collection
Replies: 26
Views: 595

Re: Nice little collection

Neat stuff. Big fan of the .250 Savage as well.

Have fun!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1895
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Browning 1895

I have one of the Winchester 100 anniversary 95 carbines great little gun.I wish they would do a Canadian carbine version chambered for 303 brit,they were really popular here in a Canada years ago but most version you find are normally well worn I wish they would make a run of the .303s as well. I'...
by 2ndovc
Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning 1895
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Browning 1895

If you decide that you can live with out that really sharp looking '95. Please let us know so that someone here can give it a good home. :D

Seriously though, that looks like a beauty and if you don't have a '30-40, you're missing out.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of thirty somethings
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: speaking of thirty somethings

Just saw an add the other day that Winchester is adding the 7.62x39 to their "White Box" line. Haven't seen any pricing yet, but it would be nice to have some cleaner 7.62s with reloadable brass. This was the first time out and shooting offhand at 50 yds. with Wolf, 123 gr. FMJs. The trigg...
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recently.....
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Recently.....

I have one marked on my GB watch list. Just haven't "pulled the trigger".
Still think it would be a useful little carbine.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 Cowboy Special loadings
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: .45 Cowboy Special loadings

I made up a couple dozen last summer with my favorite .45AR load: 3.8 grains of Bullseye and a 230 gr LRN. Turns out the Ruger I was shooting them with has some forcing cone issues that need to be resolved so the groups were pretty bad. Along with everything else I've run through it. I shot a hand f...
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Marlin is a keeper.
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: New Marlin is a keeper.

It does, but sit seems as though, no one is paying attention. I don't want a peep sight on this this rifle. I know what I'm going to use it for. I have five other .45-70s to choose from if I need something precise.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Marlin is a keeper.
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: New Marlin is a keeper.

Rats, Jason. I was hoping you would grow quickly disillusioned and decide to try to dump it for pennies on one of your poor Texas comrades ... :lol: You're going to have to try harder than that, Bill! :D i think this one is going to be around for awhile. I don't easily part with .45-70s. Thanks for...
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KIMBER MICRO 9
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: KIMBER MICRO 9

A friend of mine had a pair of the early Kimber 1911s. Not impressed. Constantly back to the factory for feeding issues and were never reliable. I have read and heard that the new ones are far more reliable. May give one a "shot" as the local shop has had some decent sales lately. jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Battle for Narvik" -- WWII, Norway
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: "The Battle for Narvik" -- WWII, Norway

That one is on my list. Haven't watched it yet, I want to be able to see it without any distractions. Hard to do around here lately. :D jb 8) Jason, I think you are being distracted by too many new firearms. You need to send a few of them my way. Just trying to help! :D Ha! Funny guy!! I do need to...
by 2ndovc
Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Marlin is a keeper.
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: New Marlin is a keeper.

Yep , it's kind of cold on the North Coast for range time today Jason. In the low 30's here on the far East side. :D . When loaded with reasonable loads these 1895's are handy to carry all day and won't beat You to death in the process. Just put a Williams Foolproof on it and Be Done! :shock: . For...
by 2ndovc
Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Marlin is a keeper.
Replies: 14
Views: 347

New Marlin is a keeper.

A little cold, snowy and windy for a proper range report, but had a little fun anyway. The Remington-Marlin ran perfectly and seems to prefer a 405 grain bullet. https://i.imgur.com/LKCGQjH.jpg https://i.imgur.com/oi1lC9D.jpg Shooting offhand at 50 yds. First group on the left was a 350 gr. Hornady ...
by 2ndovc
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 vs 30wcf
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: 45-70 vs 30wcf

doesn't sound like he hunted much with 45/70, and he missed the superpower solids at moderate velocities thing entirely. reads like an internet AI product to me . . . I'm with you there! The deer and boar I've shot with a .45-70 and later a .450 Marlin have gone in one side and out the other. None ...
by 2ndovc
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullet impacts at 250,000 frames per second
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Bullet impacts at 250,000 frames per second

The summer of 91 I was part of a crew renovating office space, the new office spaces were for a county prosecutor. The reception area we put 1/2" thick Kevlar sheet behind the drywall and 1&3/8" ' bullet proof ' glass at the desk area. One day im walking out with scraps of both and th...
by 2ndovc
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went to a small show this morning.
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Went to a small show this morning.

Walt, I have a Marlin 94 CST in .357 Magnum. I bought it not long before Remington had it's financial issues. That 94 is very smooth, well put together and a super shooter. It will feed anything I put through it, even .38 Special wad cutters! I'm hoping that Ruger gets around to the Model 94s before...
by 2ndovc
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Battle for Narvik" -- WWII, Norway
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: "The Battle for Narvik" -- WWII, Norway

That one is on my list. Haven't watched it yet, I want to be able to see it without any distractions. Hard to do around here lately. :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went to a small show this morning.
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Went to a small show this morning.

My sincerest apologies for all concerned. :D :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 takes another.
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Winchester 94 takes another.

Way Cool!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went to a small show this morning.
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Went to a small show this morning.

marlinman93 wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:45 pm I never knew they made a Marlin 1895 in .405?
Typo. 405 gr.

I type fast and some days I don't always catch them.
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New acquisition - Winchester 71 - Target results added
Replies: 35
Views: 742

Re: New acquisition - Winchester 71

Very nice. Always thought the bolt peep was cool!

Have fun!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went to a small show this morning.
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Went to a small show this morning.

Jason , Good Score. I bought it's twin new in '09 . I have a Williams Foolproof on it. for Shooters who know how to feed them they are an excellent hunting gun. not strong like an '86 but not needed in Ohio. You got a Great deal!! enjoy. :D . I have an LTD III, not sure when they were made, that I'...
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went to a small show this morning.
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Went to a small show this morning.

Several shows in the area this weekend, but went to a smaller one that I usually find something interesting. Except today. I think some of the regulars may have decided to set up at one of the larger shows. Stopped by my favorite shop on the way home. Still looking for can of 2400. Still have about ...
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?
Replies: 36
Views: 692

Re: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?

Pretty much how I learned as well.

"Anything can happen and we cannot control it all. All we can do is try to be prepared to handle something unexpected and unplanned for."

Exactly!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?
Replies: 36
Views: 692

Re: What if your CCW gun failed to fire 10-20% of the time...?

Interesting thread, Doc. Just this morning and another reminder of why we need to carry everyday. https://www.foxnews.com/us/indiana-walmart-shooting-victim-injured-suspect-neutralized This could have gone far worse if the police weren't there and did what they were supposed to do. We see all the ti...
by 2ndovc
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Range Day is Better Than Work
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Any Range Day is Better Than Work

Gotcha!

Thanks,


jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Range Day is Better Than Work
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Any Range Day is Better Than Work

Griff, Did you have to modify the Marlin to feed the Cby. Spls.? Sounds like a neat little carbine. I keep thinking I need to order a C.S. lifter for my '73, but I don't shoot CAS, so I come back to why? It's shoots the .45 Colts so well, I haven't come up with a reason to get one. :D jb 8) Yes, th...
by 2ndovc
Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any Range Day is Better Than Work
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Any Range Day is Better Than Work

Griff,

Did you have to modify the Marlin to feed the Cby. Spls.? Sounds like a neat little carbine.
I keep thinking I need to order a C.S. lifter for my '73, but I don't shoot CAS, so I come back to why? It's shoots the .45 Colts so well, I haven't come up with a reason to get one. :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recently.....
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Recently.....

I bought one of the new PC9 carbines to replace an original model I'd bought when they came out. I really liked the original, but magazines were sometimes and issue. I have the adapter for using Glock mags in the new one and have had zero reliability issues with it. It's quite accurate as well. May ...
by 2ndovc
Tue Jan 17, 2023 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking at a pup.
Replies: 18
Views: 391

Re: Looking at a pup.

That just makes my day! My Rat Terrier is one of the best dogs I've ever had. I tell people he's my fifteen pound, Evil Genius. Amazingly smart and never backs down, no matter what size animal. When we had our Dane, the squirrels never had a chance. Lucy would break off from the chase and Jackson wo...
by 2ndovc
Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini Range Report -- "1875 Outlaw" (Rem New Army .357)
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Mini Range Report -- "1875 Outlaw" (Rem New Army .357)

Looks like a keeper!

Have fun!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger GP 100, .44 Special
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Ruger GP 100, .44 Special

Jason, Jay, cut it out guys! I run a Bulldog because it is relatively light weight and compact, but the GP100 in .44 Spl has been a temptation for some time. :lol: :lol: :lol: Bill, I imagine that Bulldog is a lot more fun to carry all day long, but the GP-100 is more fun to shoot. For me and my ag...
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 14, 2023 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger GP 100, .44 Special
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Ruger GP 100, .44 Special

:lol: :lol: :lol:

The struggle is real! :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 14, 2023 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger GP 100, .44 Special
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Ruger GP 100, .44 Special

Thanks Jay! They even had an 8 shot for my S&W Model 327. Ordered one of each to try out. jb 8) Jason, let me know what you think! :D I ordered one for the GP and one for my 327 TRR and they arrived about two days later. Very nice product and super service. I'll have to get a few more. Thanks f...
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speaking of camper guns . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: speaking of camper guns . . .

I keep thinking one in .40S&W would be pretty useful. A friend of mine has one and loves it. I've never owned a Kel-tec, but might have to look at them again. Although, I'm having a lot of fun with the little Ruger 5.7 Carbine. It's loud, but stupid accurate. These guys have quite a few upgrades...
by 2ndovc
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: .45 ACP cylinder fitted!
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Re: .45 ACP cylinder fitted!

Cool!

I shoot my Bisley convertible .45 more than any of my other Rugers with the exception of the Bowen SBH. It shoots far more accurately with the .45 Colt cylinder, but it's a lot of fun shooting .45 ACPs.

Image

Have fun!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1875 Outlaw (Remington New Army in .357 Mag)
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Uberti 1875 Outlaw (Remington New Army in .357 Mag)

Nice revolvers!

I've been looking at the 1890s for awhile. Love the lanyard ring!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Jan 10, 2023 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning .....
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: Learning .....

Slick!

I'm really looking forward to trying this out.

Thanks again for "Lessons on How to be Cool"! :D

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning .....
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: Learning .....

Thanks Jim. I went to the site and watched the video on how they are assembled. While looking through the kits I saw he had some cartridge boxes for sale as well. I ordered a kit for my Ruger, figured I can make my own cartridge boxes or use some boxes like you suggested. Thanks for the post and ans...
by 2ndovc
Tue Jan 10, 2023 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning .....
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: Learning .....

Wow, that's really cool! How delicate are they once they are made? I guess my thoughts are, do they have to be set in a cartridge box like the 1800s style boxes we see where they are separated from each other, or packed in a smaller box? Just wondering how one would get them from point A to B withou...
by 2ndovc
Tue Jan 10, 2023 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uberti 1875 Outlaw (Remington New Army in .357 Mag)
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Uberti 1875 Outlaw (Remington New Army in .357 Mag)

Ysabel Kid wrote: Mon Jan 09, 2023 9:14 pm I am really looking forward to the range report on this one!

Congrats!!! :D


Same here!

Way cool!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Uberti "Schofield" Shot Left -- Fixed it.......
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: My Uberti "Schofield" Shot Left -- Fixed it.......

That is just plain cool! The guys making my Schofield must have been paying attention that day.

Cheers!

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Mon Jan 09, 2023 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger GP 100, .44 Special
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Ruger GP 100, .44 Special

Thanks Jay!

They even had an 8 shot for my S&W Model 327. Ordered one of each to try out.

jb 8)
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 08, 2023 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ruger GP 100, .44 Special
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Ruger GP 100, .44 Special

Jason, I replaced the original Ruger grip insert with these fish-scale ones from Altamont. I really like them! :D https://i.ibb.co/3R90bVp/186-Ruger-GP-100-44-Special-02.png I'm going to have to track down a set of the originals. I like to grips that came with it, but they are really big. What real...
by 2ndovc
Sun Jan 08, 2023 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 265 gr Interlock in .44 mag carbine
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: 265 gr Interlock in .44 mag carbine

I get really good accuracy out of my 94P with the Hornady 265 and even better with the Sierra 250 JFP. I haven't tried H110 but I think it's fairly similar to the Win. 296 I've been using.

jb 8) 8)
by 2ndovc
Sat Jan 07, 2023 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From 1961
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: From 1961

Bet that was fun!

During my high school years, a couple of us had Jeep CJ 5s and 7s. We take them out to the farms belonging to family and friends and have a blast. Mine was a '79 CJ7 that I'd give just about anything to have back. 8)


jb 8)