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LawMan Mark, SASS #57095L

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  1. Not all cops are "gun guys".  In fact, the vast majority of cops don't shoot their duty guns more than the departmentally mandated number of rounds per year.  Not a few don't even "own" a gun, as their department issues them their carry weapon.  


    But some, like me, are.  And some, like some of my cop friends, like to shoot only what's relevant to them (duty style firearms).   


    Keep asking.  Sooner or later, some of them might show up and learn that there's enjoyment in shooting the cowboy stuff.

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  2. Bought some 22 ammo and some spring kits on line.  Bought a tire inflator to keep in the camper, also on line.


    Napped most of the morning while the wife put the tree up.


    Going out for burgers and groceries about 6 pm.    

  3. 25 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    I am trying to use monofilament (.3mm) to tie up a folded sheet to the back of my swivel chair to make a lumbar support. The idea is to thread the mono through holes in the back of the chair, around the sheet, repeat maybe four loops and tie it off. I think do this at least five times.the stickler is what knot do I use? I have enough monofilament that that I can waste a few tries.

    I think a square knot would work.  

  4. Compulsion had made me buy a few thousand at prices that set my neck hair on end.  I've pretty much decided to put a thousand of five flavors I stock (large pistol, small pistol, large rifle, small rifle, and shotgun)  and a couple of tins of Remington #10 percussion caps back in the dark corners of the cabinet.  Other than those, I'm gonna shoot until I'm out.  That should take a while, with the current level of matches going on around me.  


    I'm shorter on #7.5 shot than I like to be, but I can find it at twice what I paid for the last bag.  

  5. Sentimental value:  My dad passed in 2015.  I have his Ithaca 37 16 gauge and his Ruger Single Six 22 magnum.  Mom passed in 2006.  I have the Ruger Bearcat I gave to her.  Middle brother passed in 2017.  I have his Ithaca M66 410, and his Ruger LCP 9mm.  Youngest brother passed in 2006.  His only gun was a 30-30 given to him by my father, and I bought it from him as he was headed to the pawn shop to sell it. My brother's guns will go to their children.  The others will go to my grand children.  


    Personal favorites:  Colt SAAs.  My pair of 1983 CCA Frontier Six Shooters.  Uberti 1873 in 357 magnum.  Colt Delta Elite 10mm that was my duty gun for years.  Springfield Armory TRP Stainless 45 ACP.  

  6. My cooking knives don't go in the sink or dish washer.  I had wash them, and put them up immediately after use.  They're not expensive ones, but I've gotten over 10 years out of them by taking care of them.  And my mechanics tools have to go back in the proper place after use.  

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  7. What frustrates me is several websites, Brownells and Midway in particular, send me emails urging me to go ahead and buy things I looked at and didn't purchase.  I've got to where I delete them without opening them up if I can determine from the title that is what they are.

  8. I notice the revolver is strategically placed to conceal the lock.  


    I've got a couple of S&W and Colt dealer posters from the 70s.  My wife keeps finding other items to hang in their place.  The only one I get to keep up is my "Real Cowboys Shoot Colts" poster I had professionally framed.  It's in the living room, along with my Buck Taylor watercolor of Matt Dillon.  I pitched a fit that a six year old girl would have been proud of when she mentioned taking them down.  

    colt poster.jpg

    buck taylor Matt.jpg

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  9. Chili is an all year round food in my house.  I am a heathen, and use not one but three different beans in my chili.  Usually pinto, kidney and black beans.  Pork sausage and beef.  The beef can be ground beef, or cubed up roast.  Venison is also sometimes used.  Peppers, onions, lots of tomato sauce and paste, and either crushed or petite dice tomatoes.  A couple of cans of Rotel with chipotle, and a healthy dose of spices.  My recipe makes a couple of gallons at a time.  


    It ain't spicy enough if your nose don't run a little while eating.

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  10. Both of my J frames have replacement springs in them.  But I shot them stock for about a year or so before doing anything.  I then polished the internals, and replaced the factory springs with a Wilson Combat set (made by Wolff to Wilson's specs).  As to grips, if I'm going with a belt holster, I use a set of Rogers grips on them.  If they're going on an ankle or in a pocket, they get either the factory boot grip or a set of Uncle Mike's boot grips.  Add a pair of Safariland Comp I speed loaders and I'm good to go.  


    I've did my police qualification with both of them.  Did the full duty gun course, starting at 25 yards, instead of the backup gun course, which has only 5 rounds at 15 yards and everything else from the 7.  


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  11. 37 minutes ago, Ezra Hawthorne said:

    Could somebody recommend/rank your top 5 choices for .357 and perhaps least favorite/ones to avoid?

    1.  S&W 586/686 

    2. Colt Python

    3. Ruger Security/Service/Speed Six

    4. S&W 19/66

    5.  Ruger GP100


    Unless you're going to shoot low power shells, avoid polymer framed and/or small framed 357 magnums.  I have a S&W 640-1 357 magnum, and punishing is an understatement when shooting full house loads.  Also, quality comes at a price.  Cheap revolvers don't hold up like quality ones do.

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