Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum


Territorial Governors
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Posts posted by Hoss

  1. 7 hours ago, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:

    These are my pocket pistols.  I have used them all at one point or another...



    The upper right is an Iver Johnson.  Here's a closeup of it.



    When I was getting ready to go out to EoT a few year ago, I wanted to use this gun because it's "newer" than the others and safe for smokeless.  (.38 S&W)  I was worried about the big target grips, so I posted this pic here on the wire and and asked if it was still okay for use as a pocket pistol.   I believe it was Palewolf, who said that this pistol was okay as is.

    Something like this can usually be found for a fairly reasonable price.   (Everything else in the collection pic is a BP pistol.)  If you don't like the big target grips.  They can be replaced by standard ones, or just find an example of this gun itself with regular grips.

    I have found it to be rugged, reliable, and a fairly fast shooter when it needs to be.   For precision work, if such an event exists, it has a good crisp SA trigger as well.  (So does the Merwin & Hulbert)

    If I wanted another pocket, I'd get another one of these.

    The Lightening likely has a 4 1/4”  barrel, which makes it too long for PP side matches. When I bought mine I figured it was 4” but it 4 1/4. They did make some shorter, some longer but the majority are 4 1/4

  2. I have 13. I don’t know that the IJ cadet would be legal. I saw a guy shooting some sort of recent vintage IJ, had adjustable sights. I pointed out that adjustable sights weren’t legal for PP, he said they had been shooting it with no questions asked. While I don’t think the adjustable sights make a difference, thems the rules!  And for want it’s worth, it wasn’t a very fast pistol. 


    The best are the S&W. Just better made. I do have an Iver Johnson that’s ok. H&R, American, several other off brands. I even have a Merwin Hulbert. Neat pistol, but not fast. I always scout pocket pistols at gun shows. 
    Bond derringers are the way to go for derringer side matches. I have a 85 Remington, hammer spring came from a 58 Buick.  Plus it’s a pain to load 41 rimfire. I changed out hammer sping on my Bond, put in a Sp 101 spring. Cut off a couple of coils, added washers until it would reliably light off primers. 

    1/2 the fun of PP us finding one that will work! 

  3. 3 minutes ago, Billy the Avenger said:

    Good luck, can't wait to see who runs that group haha


    Billy The Avenger 

    I’ve heard he was the best PM ever! 

    looking forward to meeting you and the   rest of the cowpokes on #17!

    • Thanks 1
  4. 20 minutes ago, Nichols Creek, SASS #77627 said:

    I'm on 19 so maybe we will see each other. I'll make a point of it in fact. 

    I ain’t hard to find! Look forward to seeing you! 

  5. Got my posse assignment, #17. I only know 3 other shooters on the posse, so going to make some new friends. Can’t hardly wait. Gonna be doing some pre-packing this weekend, headed out Tuesday. 

    • Like 2
  6. I have  a Uberti 76 in 45-60. I enjoy shooting it. I have brass cut down from 45-70 as well as some real 45-60. It feeds both, no issues. I did have trigger worked on a bit. I have a nice set of Kelley sights on it, does well out to 300 yds. After that it’s a challenge. I shoot a 305 grn Bear Creek bullet over 12.0 Unique. 

    if you are going to cut down 45-70 brass, harbor freight has a handy little Mimi chop saw. Works well. A Pard printed a 3D jig. Easy-peasy to make brass 

  7. I had the pleasure of shooting with Oklahoma Dee at Comancheria Days last week. For those of you that don’t know Dee he is a very accomplished shooter and is a always a favorite for not only catagory but overall at any match he goes to.  

    Last Friday, 1st stage, first gun, he missed his holster. Dropped gun, SDQ. He cleared his guns, brought then to his cart, came back to line ready to resume posse chores. Never a sour look, a pout, or anything but smiles and helpful for the rest of the match, even though he knew he was out of the running for any awards. I hope if I ever have a similar misfortune I can handle it with as much grace and class as Oklahoma Dee did. 

    I’d ride the river any day with Oklahoma Dee!  Way to “Cowboy up”!

    • Like 27
    • Thanks 3
  8. I asked Charles Goodnight lots of CD questions over the years as he was one of the original CD shooters at THSS that basically wrote the rules. He told me they really wanted single shots to be Sharps, Trapdoors, HiWalls in rifle caliber.  I asked about 44-40 as it was originally a rifle caliber and he said no. He also said no H&R Handi Rifles, as they would obviously be a gamer gun. His opinion. And I tend to agree, is that a Trapdoor Carbine (in 45-70) probably the best Single Shot rifle. Allthough the short-barreled HiWalls that are self-cockers are also pretty good. 


    for lever guns I think a Marlin in 38-55 is the way to go. 

    Cody Dixon is a great category, lots of fun to shoot rifles that require more aiming than  just pointing! I be wish more clubs offered it. 


    • Like 3
  9. Who actually “certifies” or licenses gunsmiths? If I wanted to put up a shingle


    who could say no?  I understand I could not ship pistols anywhere, or long guns out of state, but other than that, what are the rules? 

  10. 11 hours ago, PaleWolf Brunelle, #2495L said:


    Only if worn in pairs (the item pictured is a single)

    SHB p.9 - B-Western regs

    But if you get one side of the horse going, the other side is naturally going to go too! 

    • Haha 1
  11. I rarely used Spurs with rowels larger than a dime. 

    I did, in many occasions, loosen the straps to “the sidewalk notch”, so they would drag and make noise. 

    I used to go to barn early before school, feed and maybe ride one. On more than one occasion I showed up at school with Spurs still on boots. Nowadays if probably be expelled for carrying a dangerous weapon on campus! 

    • Haha 2
  12. On 3/29/2021 at 7:43 PM, Bailey Creek,5759 said:

    5744 is a good powder for 45-70 . Fills the case. 

    You could take some J B Weld build up the sight that way .

    I like 5744 for my Sharps rifle with a535 grn Bullet. But 25 grns does not come close to filling the case. 

    for my H&R trapdoor I use 14.2 Unique with a 305 grn Bullet. For my original trapdoor I use a full case of APP or BP with a 405 grn Bullet. 

  13. 4 hours ago, Hashknife Cowboy said:

    Real spurs for riding are rarely bigger than 1 1/4 inch in diameter.  Remember spurs are not for hurting the horse they are for pushing and rolling up the side of the horse.  Kind of like running your finger up someone's ribs, they will move.  If a rider miss uses the spurs they deserve to get thrown.  Find something classy and you won't trip over.  Remember don't squat with yer spurs on and take them off before driving, they are hard on your car or truck...…


    Spurs 101 - saddleupcolorado

    My mother used to fuss if I wore them at the table as they marked up the chairs. 

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.