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  1. My Second Chance gun is an 8-3/8" 7-shot Baumannize Model 27 that I bought from....coincidentally enough, Brian Enos.
  2. I give guns to my old friends. You're my young friend. You're just gonna hafta wait.
  3. This is pretty good advice, boys.
  4. I say forget it. I used to shoot my .45 wheelguns all the time. But mine hadn't seen the light of day for so long, I finally gave one away to an old friend. The others just sit there in the safe. The dark old safe.
  5. I do agree with Mike4045 that the fitting of the beavertail is crap. But, to be honest, it's a cosmetic thing--you really can't feel it when you're handling the gun. I thought about re-contouring mine, but I really don't want to cut through that nice black finish. I'm just going to leave it.
  6. I shot mine this past week and was pleasantly surprised at how well everything worked and how well it shot. I had a few premature lockbacks at first (probably due to my long-loaded Limited gun ammo), but about 5-6 file strokes on the slide stop took that away completely. My gun seems quite accurate--I was dinging my plate easily at 35 yards. Trigger is not half bad! I have the Series 80 delete kit on the way from Brownells, and will probably just tune the sear spring a bit when I have the gun apart. Otherwise, the only thing this needs is a magwell and it's ready to go. This is a really nice gun for the money. In fact, I'll just say this is a really nice gun, period.
  7. Not to be a Negative Nelly, but for your sake I really hope Taurus has improved the metallurgy on their revolvers. They were good sponsors of competitive shooting about 25 years ago, and we all really wanted to like them, but unfortunately the guns did not hold up. The earlier 8-shot guns were notorious for going out of time very, very quickly. If you ever see Tom Drazy at a match, he can tell you plenty about his experiences with Taurus wheels. For those seeking to save a few dollars by trying to make a Taurus into a match revolver, I would suggest that you tread carefully. Yes, Smith & Wesson revolvers do need some work to be competition-ready, but once they are set up properly, they tend to run trouble-free for an extremely long time.
  8. OK, gotta ask.....other than "because it's there".....why bother putting all this effort into the Ruger platform when it appears far easier to simply stick with your S&Ws?
  9. Let me be crystal clear on this: Handguns can only be shipped through USPS if both sender and recipient are licensees. That means FFLs on both ends. I am an attorney and FFL-holder, and I am telling you the law is plenty clear on this subject. Don't mess around with this stuff.
  10. Figured it is worth reviving this old thread to mention that there are great deals available on this gun right now. I just picked up a new one for $549 on GB from a place called Tanner's Sports. It will make a nice backup to my backup!
  11. Either you misunderstood them, or you received terribly bad advice from somebody who answered the phone at the Indiana State Police. This is absolutely a federal criminal matter. 18 U.S. Code § 1715.Firearms as nonmailable; regulations U.S. Code Notes prev | next Pistols, revolvers, and other firearms capable of being concealed on the person are nonmailable and shall not be deposited in or carried by the mails or delivered by any officer or employee of the Postal Service. Such articles may be conveyed in the mails, under such regulations as the Postal Service shall prescribe, for use in connection with their official duty, to officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Organized Reserve Corps; to officers of the National Guard or Militia of a State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District; to officers of the United States or of a State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District whose official duty is to serve warrants of arrest or commitments; to employees of the Postal Service; to officers and employees of enforcement agencies of the United States; and to watchmen engaged in guarding the property of the United States, a State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District. Such articles also may be conveyed in the mails to manufacturers of firearms or bona fide dealers therein in customary trade shipments, including such articles for repairs or replacement of parts, from one to the other, under such regulations as the Postal Service shall prescribe. Whoever knowingly deposits for mailing or delivery, or knowingly causes to be delivered by mail according to the direction thereon, or at any place to which it is directed to be delivered by the person to whom it is addressed, any pistol, revolver, or firearm declared nonmailable by this section, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 781; May 24, 1949, ch. 139, § 40, 63 Stat. 95; Pub. L. 91–375, § 6(j)(24), Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 779; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L. 104–294, title VI, § 607(f), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3511.)
  12. Naw, George, the Baumann 7-shots came before anybody made an 8-shot.
  13. Aim at something really small, like a light switch on the other side of the room, and dry-fire DA until the sights stay where they are supposed to be when the hammer drops. Only dry-fire with a hard grip using full muscle tension, or you will be grooving in bad habits. Doing it correctly will be difficult and fatiguing.
  14. I recently watched a couple fairly good revolver shooters slap their cylinders in place with so much force that you could hear the cylinder stop buzzing against the rotating cylinder with every speed reload. Slap...bzzzzzzz...bang. Made me cringe!
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