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    leather work and cat wrangling

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  1. As a holster maker, I agree with Widder, Captain Bill, and Assassin. When I started making cowboy leather years ago, I purchased the John Bianchi DVD set on making Western style holsters. I've worked in leather since the 1970's, but I hadn't made "cowboy style" holsters before. Bianchi states in his DVD set that the perfect fit is when you can inverted the holster with an empty gun in it and the revolver will not immediately drop out. A scene from DVDs show him invert the holster and eventually, after a second or two, gravity lets the revolver drop from the holster into his hand. I fit my holsters to this standard, but I have had customers who have asked how to make them a little looser. I tell them how they can do it, but I recommend against it.
  2. Widder, We can do him one better. Deuce also has a nice JM Marlin .38 competition listed for just a little more money. I started with a 92 and it was a reliable gun. It got me in the game for a reasonable price. Later when I became totally "addicted" I moved up Marlins and 73s.
  3. I certainly do wear glasses when doing it. I'm slow and gentle. I've had the misfortune of a tube of primers going off in a Dillon 650 many years ago. That was not a fun experience. I learned a hard lesson on crimped primer military brass.
  4. I've got a full 5 gallon bucket of used .38 brass. When I load on our Dillon 650 I do it slowly enough to feel if there as at least some resistance when I'm seating the primer. If I don't feel some, or any resistance, that piece of brass is "done". I will knock the un-spent primer out of it before I toss it. Some of my brass is so old that I now have to drop spent brass into a chamber checker before I start the reloading process because it was expanding in the chamber and sticking in our 73s. If it doesn't drop in and out without sticking, it goes into a separate box just for practice pistol rounds. A number of good shooters I compete with will only use brass for so many reloads and then sell it to the recycle center. I guess I'm a little to frugal (cheap) to "chuck" brass that still has some life in it.
  5. Just got my motel tell room yesterday. I love Black Gold. I've been told that this is a smaller version with cooler weather.
  6. Persimmon Dan is correct. It is far easier to wet fit a holster before it is dyed and leather finish is applied. You may attempt to wet the lip area with a wet (water) sponge and roll it over, but your results may not be all that you had hoped for. IMHO, I would caution against using alcohol because it can dry and crack the leather
  7. One of my Piettas had problems with cylinder and bolt lock-up. It now has a Colt 2nd gen cylinder in it. The edge of the Colt cylinder is a little sharper than the Pietta cylinder and it was wearing a spot in my holster, if I used it as my left gun. It is now my right hand gun and I have no holster wear issues. I shoot gunfighter and you would think that I would re-holster the same way with each hand, but apparently, that is not the case.
  8. +1 For Black Gold! It kind of spoils you for other shoots. Beer taps in the pavilion and unlimited "Copper Head Juice". It's a 4 day party with a little bit of shooting.
  9. Another vote for the Lansky. I've used one for over 25 years and have found nothing I like better.
  10. Beretta did make a .380 tip-up barrel, the model 86, but I don't think they manufacture them anymore. It is the size of medium sized 9 mm and is soft shooting. I always thought it would be a great house gun for someone with limited hand strength. I owned two Beretta Tomcats in .32 ACP, but neither one of them fed reliably for me.
  11. Yep Widder, I also check for the engraved numbers on the face of the cylinders. The string just helps me remember (kind of like wearing a belt and suspenders). Loophole, many Ruger cylinders will interchange from gun to gun, but I have had pairs where that is not the case. This is especially true if they have had any "after-market" modification like tuning or short-stroking.
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