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  1. 7 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

     

    Oh?  They don't try convince you that they're better than their competitors?  Maybe exaggerating their strengths,  downplaying their weaknesses?   

     

    I was in business for many years myself, and played no cons.

     

    To me a con man lies and cheats to fraudulently deceive others out of their money.

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  2. 5 hours ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    that's not how Hollywierd works. Even though he IS responsible as the Producer, I'll still bet he gets nothing more than Probation, if that.  

     Same judge is presiding over his case. Same charge as against the armorer.

     

    If the jury finds him guilty (hardly a forgone conclusion) I expect she would give him the same sentence. That would be my bet.

  3. Apart from the specific facts of the case, this lady seems just completely vacuous somehow. Drugging on the set, oblivious to responsibility, and equally oblivious when she's denouncing the jury and the judge in recorded telephone calls before sentencing. Totally clueless. 

     

    There just seems to be no there, there....

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    “You were the armorer, the one that stood between a safe weapon and a weapon that could kill someone,” the judge told Gutierrez-Reed. “You alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon. But for you, Ms. Hutchins would be alive, a husband would have his partner and a little boy would have his mother.”

     

    Ms. Reed likely did herself no good by forgetting that phone calls from jail are recorded; calling the jurors idiots, the judge 'paid', and generally expressing self-pity. All before her sentencing....

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  5. You do a double take the first time you see wholly masculine men in Italy who are old friends, walking down the street hand in hand.

     

    And if you look at personal correspondence between friends in the 19th  century you may be surprised at the expressions of emotion and affection. 

     

    Only in our unfortunate time do folks now tend to read a sexual aspect into it, which in fact was completely absent.

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  6. His service record was pretty well-known. At least as time went by.

     

    In the years and decades immediately after the war, there was not a lot of discussion of the service records of actors who, along with millions of others, had served. Everybody just wanted to get on with life, and why extol a record of a sort shared by a great many others?

     

    This changed, of course, eventually, and as Pat points out, 20 or 30 years ago Arnold's fine record was publicized.

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  7. On 4/9/2024 at 4:54 AM, Sixgun Seamus said:

    I stand corrected. The next total is in 2444 for us. The article said that unless there are great advances in science, we'll be dead by then. So keep your fingers crossed for those advances and keep those eclipse glasses handy.

    Those would have to be some medical advances!

  8. 2 hours ago, DeaconKC said:

    Look at the S&W 69 as well. Lightweight .44 Magnum that is brutal with full power Magnums, nut really nice with Specials.

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    This is good, and doubtless a fine revolver. And I have a Ruger Redhawk that I like to shoot Specials mostly in, too. 

     

    But while it may be 'light' for a .44 magnum, at 37.5 oz it's not a 'lightweight .44 special'!

     

    The Bulldog is a genuine lightweight. At 19.5 oz, it's just 6 oz more than a Ruger LCR .38. When I hike with a pack, which has a hip belt, it's in my pocket. I don't even notice it's there....

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  9. To me the selling point on the .44 Bulldog is the light weight, given the appealing caliber. It makes for very easy carry. 

     

    That 696 S&W is very cool, but twice the weight of the Bulldog. The GP100 even more so (as I recall).

     

    Light weight in a big bore. It's a niche for sure; maybe why it's the only one.

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  10. 3 hours ago, Dantankerous said:

    Been thinking of adding another .44 Special to the mix and the Charter Arms Bulldog is priced right and gets pretty decent online reviews.

     

    Any of y'all have experience with one? Pros and cons? Quality? Thoughts on this revolver?

     

    Yup, just for fun (not SASS fun) and plinking and to say I have another .44 Special. ;)

     

    I'd add that if you are, as seems obvious, a .44 Special aficionado, then the Bulldog needs to be in the collection.

     

    The quality is good, but it's not a Smith or a Colt, though it will last as long as one, I figure. Sharper edges....

    Not really a plinker, maybe, because it's light and kicks. I will shoot about 10 rounds just to keep in practice as a carry gun.

     

    .44 Special ammo is hard to find. I lucked into beaucoup boxes about 5 years ago, so I have quit a bit. I keep my eyes open, but almost never see it. I saw a single box of .44 spl cowboy loads at Bass a few weeks ago, for about 69 bucks....didn't buy it.

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  11. 1 hour ago, Tell Sackett SASS 18436 said:

    Well, it was the gun used by “Son of Sam”!!

    How can you go wrong?

     

    You hear this. But for some reason, you never hear about criminals who used .38 spls back then. Probably orders of magnitude more of them.

     

    I suppose because it was and still is a somewhat rare, or at least unusual, gun. In fact, I think it's the only one in its class: lightweight snub nosed .44 spl-only revolver. Over the years, I've found that if I tell gun guys I have such a gun, and ask them if they know who made it, they always say Charter Arms.

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  12. I've had one for about 5 years and I like it a lot. The great thing about the Bulldog .44 spl is that it is light; 19.5 oz. I'm pretty sure there's no .44 spl or other 'big bore' revolver out there that is that light. So it makes a great big bore carry gun.

     

    I use it pocket carry in the woods. Being light, it doesn't need a holster, which would interfere with the backpack belt.

     

    I shoot a couple of cylinders most times I go to the range to keep in shape with it. It kicks a bit as a lightweight, but I find it quite accurate.

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