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McCandless last won the day on May 18 2018

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    Nawth Ca'lina
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  1. There are a lot of Ruger Old Army revolvers used in SASS, just most of them are the fixed sight models, so they can be used in all categories. These are mine, I shoot them without the loading lever. Ruger Old Armies have been discontinued, although now and again they will make a special run of the stainless, fixed sight version. Adjustable sight revolvers are not legal for black powder categories and folks who want an accurate adjustable sight Ruger usually buy Blackhawks, still in production and plentiful. Good luck with your sale.
  2. Not much interest among CAS shooters for adjustable sight 7-1/2" ROAs. Do an advanced search on Gunbroker for Completed Auctions and see what similar guns have actually sold for.
  3. Trail Boss is an excellent powder, especially for someone new to reloading. It has saved a lot of people from accidentally double-charging the case, which on the whole, is a pretty good reason to use it. My load is 12.5gr Load just a few and see how it does with your rifle, you can adjust the load up or down to suit. Black MZ is a citrus-based BP substitute, and Trail Boss is smokeless, so two completely different loading techniques Black MZ load as you would BP, I do 55gr by volume. For greatest consistency, you can weigh that 55gr (vol), [if I remember right it came to about 49gr by wt. but check it yourself to be sure]. Clean it once you get the rifle home, as the salts do capture moisture and corrode. (Nowhere near as bad as Pyrodex!)
  4. I know this was dorky as I read it... I'm going to have to go back to the Acknowledgements and see who the "firearms expert" was that helped the authors with the details of this book. I love the tv shows set in "modern day" where each shot of a revolver results in the tinkle of brass hitting the floor...
  5. This IS the rule change. There was ample time to debate it and let your feelings known to your TG. If you did not, then you have no room to complain. If your TG didn't bring the issue up before the club to find out how you wanted him/her to vote, then perhaps it is time for a different TG. If your TG voted a different way than the majority of the club wanted him/her to vote, then perhaps it is time for a different TG.
  6. If it's a Third Model, that would put it from 1909-1937, would definitely need to go to some kind of FFL. There is overlap of serial numbers, second model from numbers 91,418 - 170,000... Third model numbers are 163,082 - 242,981 Second models had a pinned front sight and a T-shaped latch, third model had a forged front sight. But, things weren't always "written in stone" features overlapped as well as numbers. Nice! And would definitely make a nice pocket pistol side match gun. BTT!
  7. I really hate it when there are obvious errors in a story, takes you right out of what could've been a good read.
  8. I don't have a Glock, have never fired one... I am familiar with the Glock Trigger Safety. Two questions I'm reading a book, and this NYC uniformed sergeant draws his issue Glock 9mm from his issued holster and has to rack the slide. I read so much about always carrying with one in the chamber and was wondering if that goes for officers on duty too. Second, this is a running gun battle and after a while he pulls the magazine and "As he ran, he popped the clip from the gun, peering at it in the dim light. Empty. That left him with only two shots in the chamber... thirteen rounds wasted." Huh? Does the Glock have a mechanism that allows two rounds to remain in the gun when the magazine is dropped? In the preface of the book the authors thank a gentleman for his firearms expertise and help with the story...
  9. That appears to be Smith & Wesson New Departure (Safety Hammerless "Lemon Squeezer") Second Model with pinned front sight. Mfg'd from 1902-1909. So it would have to go to an FFL 03 (C&R) or your local FFL 01, 02, 07 etc.
  10. Typically, we don't use Round Nose bullets in a magazine tube. Folks will tell you that we use low recoil loads and they've done it hundreds of times and on and on... But, occasionally the stars align and that round nose will pop a primer in the tube. I watched a '73 detonate and shred the mag tube and forearm recently. Not a fun thing.
  11. We put in a tankless gas water heater 11 yrs ago. We had routine maintenance done on it this morning. It needed a filter replacement and one new O-ring. That's it. We had it installed on an outside wall of the house, so everything is easy to get to and service if needed. The controls are in the pantry, so we can change the water temperature at the push of a button, should we ever desire to do so. Quite a nifty system, no more leaking tanks.
  12. Was just watching this TV show, and this police officer is getting her loaded service weapon out of the safe...
  13. Yes, I have one set up on a bench with an adjustable bar. I've had it set for 1.5gr for .32 S&W loads.
  14. For the mental aspects of any shooting game: Practical Shooting by Brian Enos https://brianenos.com/shop/shoppractical-shooting-beyond-fundamentals/ As a new shooter, I'd recommend 'Breaking the Shot' by Joel "Doc" Shapiro http://www.laststand.org/index.html Meanwhile, you need to practice the non-shooting aspects, Transitions, Shotgun Shell Manipulation, Shotgun loading and shucking, moving whichever way you are less comfortable with... (right to left?) First shot drills. The more comfortable you are with the required actions, the less the buzzer causes brain freeze.
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