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Carmoney

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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. Thi
  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. Ye
  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 artic
  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!
  15. The evil swinger killed my match! I finished 8th Limited, and if that stage were tossed out, I would have been 2nd Limited, and by a fairly close margin. I shot the whole dang match in 260 seconds, and 112 of those seconds were burned up on that one crazy stage. Aaarrgh!! Still, I have to admit it was a fun challenge, and I look forward to shooting it again next year. I think I know how to do it now! (I strongly recommend new shooters to the Mesquite match watch videos of people shooting the swinger in advance--pretty sure I would have done better if I had done
  16. Am I the only one here who resents the outright thievery of Bob's design?
  17. No. The design was shamelessly stolen from the original North Mountain product, without even so much as a word of attribution. ☹
  18. You can roll down to Columbia with me, Ronnie, as long as you don't mind me firing up my cigars along the way!
  19. I'm of the opinion that ICORE should allow any factory ammo at sanctioned matches, regardless of whether it makes the 120 P.F. or not. However, I am also of the opinion that falling steel targets should be calibrated to always fall with a good 120 P.F. hit. It's not really practicable to try to set steel any lighter--especially when conditions are windy.
  20. What? Not toothpaste? Normally this sort of post involves a recommendation to fill the action with toothpaste.
  21. I always had the best luck with CCI rimfire ammo (Mini-Mags or Blazers). I never had luck with the old Apex 617 hammer--makes me wonder if that might be why it was re-designed? I do know that you don't want to take any weight off the hammer with a 617 if you want good ignition reliability (unlike the center-fire guns). I will not abide clickers. After experimenting with a variety of options, I went with a stock hammer on my 617. You can reduce the DA pull some on rimfire revos, but not a whole lot. Of course, you can hone the internals and improve the smoothness of the action a good deal
  22. Avoiding 180 DQs is one very important reason for choosing the weak-hand reload. Keeping the gun firmly in the strong hand helps the shooter stay in control of things. It's pretty easy to stay away from the 180 line, even when moving hard to the left. I would think something pretty wild would have to happen to sweep your weak arm/hand with the muzzle.
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