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  1. Back about...um, close to forty years I was working at this armored transport company. We had a staff mechanic on site that did all the maintenance. Since he worked outside the "secure area" he carried an 8 3/8" S&W 29 in a Bianchi shoulder holster. I came in off route one afternoon and after unloading inside the vault went around to the shop to drop it off for PM. Charlie was butt-deep under the boss's Chevy Citation cussin' up a storm. "Be right with ya" LOL. After some more cussing, he explained he was doing the plugs and a tune-up and since some engineer at GM decided that A, they wanted to mount the engine crossways, they'd put the plug side of the block up against the firewall. Oh, GM had a special wrench for that but you still hadda unship the tranny from the engine, loosen the rear motor mounts and jack the block away from the firewall so you could USE that special wrench to get to the plugs. LOL. Some people. (not Charlie, he was awesome.) The dudes that designed such a.....cluster LOL
  2. I just read that article Slim, Makes you wonder why the designers don't ask the people who actually use these systems.....LOL.
  3. I would respectfully submit that ploys such as exempting LEO's from these laws are simply an attempt to gain their support. On the front of a very prominent building in Washington D.C.; "Equal Justice Under The Law" The law must be applied fairly and equally to all. There simply is no middle ground. Either all of us matter or none of us do. The Second Amendment is not about hunting. Those fine men who crafted the highest law in our land didn't just finish a sporting competition; they finished a war. One for their liberty. It wasn't an accident that this right was listed second. Considering current events, I fear for our Republic. Many of us are going to have to make hard choices and I pray for us all.
  4. Yes and Yes. Started with a Rossi hammered double, 26". Stupidly sold it LOL for another love. Along the way, amidst all the 97's, I got hooked on Stoegers. Double & single triggers. For a good while I shot a Stoeger Supreme 20ga, single triggers and a few years ago, in the midst of downsizing, it wnded up on the table with all the other 20's....standardization donchaknow LOL. Not too long after, while cleaning my sheds I found a whole buncha 20ga I fergot about....then, the shop I was working at the time took in a pristine Rem 1100 multibarrel trap set. With choke tubes and another barrel with a polychoke. I um....have a weakness for Remingtons, 1100's being one, among others and then the little devels started multiplying in the dark there in the safe. Sigh. LOL, musta been fate, karma whateva.... I never had any trouble taking targets. If anything it was better than some of my 12's. That Stoeger just seemed to fit and balance nicely so yeah, you got you a keeper!
  5. Hey Jake, Yeah 2020 has been....well, I thought 2019 was a little off LOL. Finally re-retired last year and was looking forward to having more time for CAS. Of course then came 2020. Sheesh, what a year. Everything's good as can be expected, Cimarron's been having medical issues which are slowly getting worked out. Between the virus screwing up the appointments and such, everything took months longer than it should have. She has some more to go and we are hopeful she can get back to it by next year.
  6. The match actually runs seven days. Monday-Tuesday Wild Bunch. Wednesday side matches. Long range, Plainsman, speed events, etc. Thu-Fri_Sat main match. Sunday Shootoffs and awards. I didn't see the 2021 schedule up on the website, but this was the schedule they have basically used. Winterrange.com. In theory, you could get into town Wed, shoot the next three days and leave on Fri or Sat, they'll ship any awards to ya. All you gotta do is ask. I will tell you traveling on top of shooting four hours a day, someone already gave ya the schedule, it pretty full. Traveling on top of that....wow. But there it is if you want to use the minimum of your vacation hours. I've shot this match since 2005. Pretty much every year since. I can tell you there is no finer match. The Winter Range staff of volunteers work their butts off every year to bring the very best to CAS.
  7. I was prolly oh.....ten or so. Got me the idea to fix a broken clock. SO I took it apart bit by bit trying to see why when wound it just wouldn't run. Wasn't long before I had me a pile o' parts on the table and no idea what went where. Somehow I got the bright idea that if I took mom's clock off the bedstand and went reeelllllslow, paid attention and maybe took notes I could puzzle out what went where.....didn't pan out. When My mom got home from work there were TWO broken clocks on the table. When I graduated to guns, I made sure I had a book or something to learn from. Helped immensely but didn't quite eliminate lost springs and things LOL. Who knew they put a garage door spring in them there Astra 400 pistols? Shot the bushing clear across the house! Never did fine the pawl spring & plunger out of my Ruger Security Six...didn't even know that sucker was under there! Hadda order a knew one from Ruger. I'd like to say the Ruger guy on the phone in Connecticut didn't chuckle when I told him what I needed because he did. The room at the MP school in Annistion Alabama where they teach people to clean and field strip the M1911A1 pistol had a drop celing peppered with oh, about a thousand holes....the size of a 1911 recoil spring plunfer. Imagine that.
  8. Yes. But it depends on brightness, direction and what type of window treatments you have. Once you go out of the house, you are at a disadvantage because from the "suspect's" perspective, he can see you fine. If he is in the shadows or otherwise using concealment to his advantage.... The red light, such as a flashlight is too bright. Get one of the led keychain lights, just a little dot basically. In darkness, its enough to navigate by. Or, just get you some night vision. Time for a funny story. Providing security for the VP. Rural residential area. Next to a golf course. I hear me something deep, deep, deep into that golf course that ain't sposed to be there LOL. Being in the dark with night adapted eyes wasn't long before I saw something moving. Movement, expecially sudden sharp movements are easier to see. It looked like a.....dot. A blue dot! At this point, I call my partners who verified I wasn't imagining it as it went this way and that way and then, it goess all herky-jerky bouncy bouncy and we can clearly hear some type of crash-bang-bangy-bang and then as they came into the far reaches of the light at the guardhouse..... Two of Secret Service's finest in a lectric golf cart. Both are wearing night vision, single tube which means no depth perception and the blue light was the UV light mounted on the top center. (did I mention it was a moonless night? Which is why he had that little illuminator on otherwise he couldn't have seen crap. Which apparently the little light didn't help with because that crashy-bangy we heard was them running into a decorative rock river LOL.
  9. The rim thickness on the 455 is a bit thinner than the schofield or the LC which are almost but not quite the same. The schofield will probably work. The 45 AR is about double the rim thickness. ACP cases with moon clips are quite a bit bulkier than those others. The 45AR cases were specifically designed for the 1917. On the frame, left side by barrel is a british military proof. Left side gripframe rear, the top one is a british broad arrow, also a british military mark. . The other proofs below the broad arrow look to be standard British nitro proofs but I can't tell, too small LOL. Canadian marks were C or DC, Dominion of Canada sometimes with a crown. If it was RCMP it would have that or just MP.
  10. Well. Aren't you a little ray of sunshine The media has spent a month or so telling "us" the election is going to get stolen by..............(insert either candidate here). Their hope appears to be barring a total blowout for one party or the other, they will be able to "de-legitimize" he-who-shall-not-be-named LOL so if he wins a second term, they can tie the electoral college up until the Congress must act. They could of course declare that other girl....I mean that other guy LOL the winner.....either way, the decision will go to the courts. I cannot envision any decision that would be acceptable to the American people IE; no matter which way they swing the cat, about half of America gonna be upset. Given the circumstances of that, I dare say, that it will be an "S" show of epic proportions. And now, we have another little problem....... If there were to be a legal challenge to the election, the electoral college or Congress using their duly empowered Constitutional powers to decide said election it would ultimately make its way through the state and federal courts to.....oh boy.........you're gonna be shocked......wait for it........oh./...ooh./....oohhh......OOOOOO!!!! The Supreme Court. Their present makeup currently is four conservative justices, three of the other sort and Chief Justice John Roberts. I will say only that any animosity Justice Roberts may or may not feel towards the President was earned. (Sorry Mr President, you had that coming) However, I do not envy CJ Roberts in his capacity as he MUST put his personal beliefs aside and rule according to law. And I believe he will do so. The question is, will the opposition party accept their decision? Will the American people? To add some fuel to that little dumpster fire, every democrat I can think of has already gone on record against appointing anyone to the Supreme Court until AFTER, not just the election but the inauguration. At least two so-called republicans have already done pretty much the same thing. Can you imagine these people exercising their Constitutional powers after a contested election/ Electoral College results? I don't much like people playing games of this magnitude with my Country.
  11. First, a story Some years ago I went into Cabelas. On my way to the Gun Library, I walked through the ammo stacks looking for some of Hornady's which at the time, they were making runs of nearly obsolete ammunition like 6.5 Carcano, 7.7 jap, 455 Eley. They had four boxes of the 455 and haveng several revolvers in that caliber took two, not wanting to be greedy, LOL. In the G-L, my attention was eventually drawn to a S&W Hand Ejector exactly like the one the OP posted. For $199. (even back then those were going for upwards of $400. I asked the guy why it was so cheap, thinking it surely had some internal issues. He says nothing, except its in a caliber you can't get. Uh-huh. On the way out to cash out, I grabbed those other two boxes of 455, LOL. The correct caliber for both of these revolvers is .455 Eley or .455 Webley. Same thing, different names. Bullet diameter was .454. The S&W isn't a 1917, it's a Hand Ejector. Many had the cylinder or breechface shaved to accept the thicker rimmed 45 S&W (Schofield) The original load was a 200 grain bullet @ 700fps. Some also had the cylinders reamed for 45LC and for 45ACP with moon clips. These were also issued in Canada and the OP's has the proper proof on the frame next to the barrel. Nice pistols!
  12. If that disturbed ya Bob, don't even think of tuning in to the Oscars.....LOL
  13. What Pat said Hardpan, Hogdon's site. Universal is one of my go-to powders for most anything like Trailboss LOL. Hogdon's site lists TB, Universal, Clays, titegroup for 200gr bullets in LC. With starting loads the LC cases get a little blowby, a little extra dirty chamber but go a little heavier elminates that. (My normal load uses bullseye with 250RNFP. Its peppy but very accurate and more importantly, the wife likes it LOL. )
  14. The false positive 90 percent story was New York Times dated 08/29/2020 titled "Your coronavirus test is positive. Maybe it shouldn't be." Of course it is the Times..... The other story that referenced they (the CDC) revised their numbers for the week prior (to 08/30) 153,504 because only six percent of those actually died from covid rather than the other issues those folks had was in several places, 247sports still shows on the first page of google but breitbart, gateway pundit and the others do not. The page CDC had that table I had bookmarked and now that's not active. Imagine that. And when you search google you get those "fact-checker sites about this article and NPR, other news sites I have no use for because...you can guess why LOL. I already caught my State (AZ) cooking the books. Of course the states get paid by the feds. Why do you think they test-test-test and code as many patients/deaths they can as covid? Ever wonder why the news only reports total cases and deaths? They report NONE of the other metrics. I certainly don't appreciate my own government, on several levels I might add, fail to provide complete, accurate and timely information. None of this should be political but sadly, it sure seems to be. And you sure can't rely on ANY of the media to pass on accurate information. Bottom line is, you take precautions and hope for the best. Its a respiratory virus, not the krakken from the crab nebula. I'm glad you're taking it seriously Hardpan. I do too as a matter of fact and I have several in my family who are not only "at risk" but some are first responders risking their lives EVERY DAY. So kindly keep your cavalier comments to yourself, my friend. Fair enough?
  15. Oh, the CDC said. Well, well, well I'll get right on it Is this the same CDC that recently revised their death numbers, that something like 90+ percent of the death numbers shouldn't have been covid because those people had co-morbidities and died from that not the other stuff? Only six percent of the reported 130k-something deaths were actually covid..... The same CDC that's also saying our test is too sensitive and up to 90 percent were false positives? That CDC? LOL Right there with ya guys, I do believe we've been played. Some people are bound to have their hind parts chapped because they don't like to look foolish.....so they just keep up the "appearance". Geez.
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