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Pat Riot

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  1. I think these guns are great. I don’t want one, but guns like these introduce younger people to the joys of single action revolvers. 

    I have encountered a few younger guys in their early 20’s that bought one or two of these “atrocious” single action revolvers or tacti-cool lever guns. After buying those they went on to buy more traditional SA revolvers or lever guns. 


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  2. I won’t do Self-Checkout. 

    A few months back a lady at the Walmart Service counter told me they didn’t have enough people there to run the cash registers when I asked where all the cashiers were. 
     “Just use Self Checkout.” She said in an exasperated tone.

    I asked her who did I need to see for my 10% discount for doing their jobs for them. Then I left with my cart of groceries sitting there. 

    I have a feeling that I am not the only one. There have been plenty of cashiers since. 

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  3. 4 minutes ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    My first cruise the sailors gave us a "demo" of what the Old Chiefs could do with M14s. They hit the water every time.

    They gave a Chief a weapon? That’s Nuts! Their trigger fingers will not work properly. They have coffee cup hooks, not trigger fingers. :lol:

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  4. Just now, Eyesa Horg said:

    At least on mine Pat, if you hit the three bars, click on activity, then "unread" content, the condensed/expanded shows just a little bit down, right above "past hour". Probably other ways to get there, but when I open the forum I'm bookmarked to go to "Unread Posts"

    I was actually looking at that when you posted. Here is a screenshot of it:


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  5. 14 minutes 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.


    I overheard a couple of guys talking at my LGS / indoor range. We were in the revolver display section. One of them commented that he’d like a .44 Mag. The other said “I have a model 69 Smith & Wesson”

    Guy 2 perked up: “Really? I didn’t know that. How do you like it?”

    Guy 1: “That thing is a nightmare with .44 Magnum. It’s pretty nice with .44 Special, but I don’t reload and finding Special is a real PITA!”

    Guy 2: “You want to sell it?”

    Guy 1: “Not to you.”

    Guy 2 gave him a dirty look and started to say something but Guy 1 cut him off.

    ”Look. You and I are friends. I wouldn’t want our friendship to be messed up over a gun I know you’ll regret buying as soon as you shoot magnums.”

    (I thought that was very nice of Guy 1)

    I have to rein myself in regarding harder recoiling hand guns now. Just like my comments above regarding the light .45 Colt guns. 
    A while back one of the guys at the gun store remembered that I was curious about a 10mm Glock. He said a used one came in and he was sure the guy put 100 rounds through it, at the most. He said he’d make me a deal. 
    I had to pass. 9mm is my limit in semiautos. It’s not the recoil so much as it is the slide action. 
    Last Friday I took my Glocks 43 & 48 to the range. I discovered my G43 liked Federal 147 gr. HST ammo, which was nice. The recoil wasn’t bad, but later on my wrist ached. Probably because I was also shooting 115 grain loads. It’s one of the reasons I am switching to 147 grain bullets in my Glocks. 


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  6. 6 hours ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    There are a bunch of .45ACP versions on Gunbroker for under $500 right now, but yeah, if your wrist is bad, the recoil would NOT be fun. My wrists are fine and it's not fun for me. My usage will primarily be for CCW and not a range gun. 

    Now the Taurus 450 wasn't bad. It had a steel frame and those rubber Ribber grips on it. A friend of mine had one and it was HIS CCW. But since Taurus doesn't make them anymore, good luck finding one for any reasonable price. 

    I take that back, there's one on Gunbroker right now for $499. It's also ported to help with the recoil. If I had the extra funds, I might go for it. Since I can't, you should go for it.

    Thanks very much. I kind of figured the CA to be a handful. 
    I wish I could go for the Taurus. I just paid $4500 in taxes :angry: so expendable income is rather short now. Damnit!

    My wife would probably shoot me if I put it on a credit card. 

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  7. 24 minutes ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    I think that it'll be easier find one in .45ACP.

    You are probably right. I haven’t encountered a .45 ACP or .45 Colt in CA revolvers. I always see .38 and .357. 
    Taurus also had a .45 Colt revolver. I believe the model was / is the 405. Everyone I have asked about those wished me luck. 
    In truth I probably shouldn’t bother. My right wrist probably wouldn’t do well firing .45 Colt or ACP from a gun that weighs just a few ounces over a pound. ^_^



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