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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. A Bisley got me into SASS/CAS in about 2003. I'd never been a handgun guy; rifles and shotguns. My dad had a couple of .38 and .357 Smiths at the time of his death, and I took a .38 model 12 in the divvy with my brothers. Got me interested in revolvers, at at the gun store I saw an Uberti .45 SAA clone with Bisley grip.

     

    I thought it looked great, bought it, found SASS. I like not only the grip, but the hammer and trigger.

     

    I really like Ruger Bisleys, but their grip is really pretty different than the Colt Bisley. The Ruger Biz is great for big hands.

  2. 3 hours ago, WOLFY said:

     

    Mine was a Big 5 special Winchester .44magnum for @ $150 out the door (down from $169 MSRP) in the late 80s.

     

    Bought a Big 5 Marlin 1894 in .44 mag for $325 in 2005.

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  3. I bought 38spl at Bass last week for $23.99 per box of 50. It was Herters, which is now their house brand. First .38 I'd seen on their shelves in a long time. This time they had a large number of boxes. Very happy with the price.

     

    They also had a lot of .44 mag; Winchester. I hadn't seen .44 mag for a long time. $53.99 per box of 50; steep. But .44 mag hasn't been cheap for a long time anyway.

  4. 4 hours ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

    One of my guilty pleasures, daylight shining through bullet holes and all.  
     

      There's a good one of those in the Buster Scruggs cantina shootout scene, too.

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  5. Many years back, I wandered all over the city following up calls about our flyer about a lost cat. The descriptions over the phone were always right on, but in fact were not only never the cat, but not even close.

     

    Eventually I quit. Neither I nor my wife could ever believe I'd devote such effort over a lost cat. I surprised myself.

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  6. 51 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

     

    Some of the comments are loaded with self righteous ignorance and malice. 

     

    This is true of a high percentage of 'comments' to articles in general, from all points of the spectrum. Newspapers require letters to the editor to come with names and addresses, but they allow anonymous comments, and all the vitriol that comes with that. Anonymous posting is the bane of the entire internet, at least in non-moderated places.

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  7. The frustration arises in mysteries, police procedurals, and such because the people who write them shoud get firearms stuff right, inasmuch they are such an integral part of the genre.

     

    In movies, it always seems all bets are off....

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  8. A very good British mystery writer lost me toward the end when the inexperienced gunman held the heroine at gunpoint for about a half hour. He had a revolver, which he got from the manor house. She was terrified. 

     

    In the meantime, the hero (a great character by the way), had time to find her and break in to save the day. Whereupon the miscreant pulled the trigger- click, click-- the revolver was empty.

     

    Problem is, you can just barely get away with this with a semi-auto pistol. But a revolver? Even a tyro will check the cylinder. And the damsel in distress, after a full half-hour at gunpoint, would notice that there are no rounds in the cylinder.

  9. We assume it was a six-shooter, but in fact it was just a high-capacity cylinder. They never were too common back then, because the average guy couldn't afford much ammo. But the movie proves that they existed.

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