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July Smith

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  • Birthday 04/01/1990

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  1. Yes you can sell them. I'm not familiar with FedEx or USPS, but I know from experience you can ship via UPS, but it has to go ground with an ORMD label. It does not cost any more than standard ground shipping just has to have the ORMD label.
  2. I'd politely but firmly request my guns and any funds back. There are other smiths that work on 97s. I sent my 1887 off to a well known and highly recommended 87 smith who quoted me a 30-day turn around time. At the two month mark I requested an update, I received a prompt reply with a list of reasons that all boiled down to "no not yet." I kept up this pattern of touching bases every 30-days until I was told he had retired and the gun would actually be worked on by a smith who had trained under the smith I had originally hired to work on my shotgun. When I contacted the new smith I was told no timeframe could be provided on when my shotgun would be returned. I requested my guns and funds returned when no timeframe could be provided. In the end, my 87 was returned within one week and the action work was done rather than refunding my money. I was satisfied with the work on the shotgun and will recommend this new smith to anybody needing action work on their 87s.
  3. Love the look of the Schofields but my hands and thumbs sure don't. I'm also turned off by the rumors that persist that they won't run with black powder. Though I have yet to talk with anybody that has shot theirs with BP. I do know a guy with a set of the S&W Performance Center Schofields and he has shot matches with APP.
  4. I'm fine with a year wait if that is what I am told up front. One of my favorite smiths does great work, is very busy, and takes a while (as in 12-18months) to return the guns, but I knew all that up front and communicate with him regularly. I will say if the email is your only attempt to communicate with this particular gunsmith I would advise calling and speaking directly with him. Stuff happens and I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. That being said two years is too long and is not a reasonable turn around time. It would be fair to demand them back along with any funds you might have provided up front.
  5. The sound a load makes is pretty subjective. Try Real BP if you can. I prefer to avoid fillers and opt for smaller cases and lighter bullets if less recoil is the goal. In my 45 handguns, I like to use Schofield brass and 230gr bullets.
  6. It was a great match! Hoss, it was fun watching you ring those Cody Dixon targets, some of your rifle groups could have been covered with a playing card.
  7. Talk with the match director beforehand and I am sure they will allow you to stage shells or loan you a shotshell belt.
  8. Looking for a Uberti brand 44cal percussion cylinder for an 1860 Army. Just need the cylinder. Would prefer used not abused. Let me know what you got and how much you want for it.
  9. I'm new to the game, so I don't know how "things used to be." I was under the impression that the game evolved to help many of the aging shooters stay in the game, for example, closer targets with less movement. Or am I missing something? It seems that with all the categories there should be no issue with finding your niche.
  10. Let's see... It is a reproduction of a single action manufactured prior to 1899. It is a centerfire caliber larger than 32. Both five and six shot cylinders are allowed according to the rule book. The only sticking point I can see is the line about, "Must be in a caliber commonly available in revolvers." The 380 is hardly a commonly available revolver caliber by any stretch of the imagination. Personally, though I would see this classy little conversion revolver more in the spirit of the game than a lot of the acceptable guns and modifications out there.
  11. Race horses wear shoes. Shoes help with traction. A lot of them get freshly shod right before a race, sort of like putting fresh tires on a car. Breeding, training, and diet have way more impact on the speed of the horse than the weight of a horseshoe.
  12. You will probably be happy either way, but do you have plans to shoot either Classic Cowboy or B-Western?
  13. I saw a lot of 1100s and 11-87s back when I shot trap, skeet, and sporting clays. As far as I could tell the 11-87 was sort of the cheaper version of the 1100. If kept clean and fed quality shells the 1100s and 87s seemed to do okay for shooting at clay birds, but they were nothing in terms of reliability when compared to the Berettas and Benellis. When I was 16 or 17 I was actually lucky enough to go on a dove hunt sponsored by Academy, they wanted to film a short hunting video to help promote youth hunting. Academy supplied all the gear, clothing, ammo and several brand new Remington 11-87s in both 12ga and 20ga. It was a fun experience, but those 11-87s even after a good cleaning had all sorts of reliability issues. If you really want a semi-auto 20ga for home defense I personally would look at something other than a Remington 11-87. I've been out of the loop on semi-auto shotguns for a few years, but when I shot 4H I saw a lot of kids with the youth model Beretta 390 and 391s in 20ga. Those Berettas could eat the cheap shells all day long without a single hiccup. If you do already have a suitable 12ga pump you might let your wife try some of the low recoil shells popular for SASS. The low recoil 12ga ammo actually has less felt recoil than a lot standard 20ga loads. You could simply let her practice with the low recoil stuff and keep it loaded with the real HD stuff on the slim chance it might be needed.
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