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Equanimous Phil

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  1. Minimum power factor is fine if you have wrist issues. It doesn't sound very logical at first but there's a certain amount of recoil needed to be fast. With a little search, you'll find several posts on the Wire about this topic, especially by Doc Shapiro (or referenced to him) who did a lot of reasarch in the past! Equanimous
  2. Yes, real hammers If the gun isn't stock at your shop you might wait some time, ...or you just get luckier than me, I have my second one on order for a couple of month now Equanimous
  3. Just some thoughts and ideas, not knowledge: I suppose Beretta/Uberti is a much bigger company than Pietta. So first, they are more likely to get sued (because one can get more money out of a legal case) and second, there is more budget for new innovations. I am not a lawyer, but the former (and still used by Pietta) base pin lock system seems to me quite contestable as a "safety" in a court case. It's not the usual one-handed operable switch like on other firearms. It's obvious, that (almost) nobody would use that feature on purpose. And when engaged it's not safe to have a round under the lowered hammer. I know it's a 150 year old design and I personally wouldn't want it to be changed, but if a customer buys a revolver nowadays (s)he can claim that safely load all the chambers is simply state-of-the-art. In the other thread, @El Hombre Sin Nombre posted that "we aren’t the biggest market. Not even close." That's plausible and so, the attempt to a design change with a modern, "no-brainer" trigger safety for all users is understandable. One goal of the new design was obviously to make it not visible from the outside to keep the looks original which might be the most important aspect to most buyers (because if they were looking for authenticity they would buy a Colt). Unfortunately, this new safety design seems to be a bit fragile and lacking of reliability (yet). Equanimous (who was lucky enough to find older long-base-pin Cattlemen )
  4. +1 and also if you are considering to shoot Wild Bunch a big bore rifle ( > .40 ) is required Equanimous
  5. If you want to keep it stock you should handle, cycle and choose the rifle in a shop. I have two Uberti 1873, both in .45 Colt. One ran already quite satisfying out of the box, the other noticeably stiffer and needed more work.
  6. Yeah, switch sides and just be one of the good guys!
  7. ^^^^ THIS! Most are talking about beeing focused at the loading table where taking your time isn't a (big) issue. But grabing the proper cartridge for a reload on the stage on the clock is a different story. For me it could cause a problem two have different calibers as I use the same hand to reload pistol and rifle (through loading gate). Equanimous
  8. Well, one little difference without the curve beeing flattened is that a lot more will die due to lack of capacitiy of medical treatment. And the ones who needed the treatment the most will be denied because of their lower probability of survival. And it's not only medical professionals that are overwhelmed, also crematories and undertakers as you currently see in Spain and Italy, which leads us to this: As prices are a matter of supply and demand, at some places in Spain (and probably Italy) you pay twice as usual for a funeral, but don't expect to have a ceremony to have a dignified farewell... But if it gets worse, you have to wait quite a while until someone picks up your beloved deceased at home.
  9. Thank you Snakebite for your very interesting comment about the old days. It seems that we over here in Switzerland are way "behind" and old-fashioned, imho fortunately I am glad that the few people here doing CAS are almost all still of that "original" attitude with dressing up and seeing CAS not just as only shooting the guns of the old west, but "beeing kind of old west". We are not reenacting and it's the shooting game that is important. But it's called Cowboy Action Shooting and not Cowboy Guns Action Shooting. Yeah, some clothing worn back then may slow you down, but so do also the guns themselves! I mean, I would definitely shoot faster with 10 rounds in my semi-auto (but still slower than Deuce) and my SIG 550 as rifle (and also the better choice for long range ). As a new shooter reading the SHB, I don't get it how Wranglers and a non-traditional Rodeo shirt comply with "all clothes must be typical of the late 19th century, a B-Western movie, or Western television series" (but I am not into Western TV series...) Maybe a lot of people are just focusing on the outlawed items? If it's not outlawed then it must me legal? And probably it was just a gradually process and "everybody was doing it" more and more.
  10. Thankfully, the part on firearms is way better described in the SHB than something like "all guns must be typical of the late 19th century, a B-Western movie, or Western television series" But would be some fun to discuss
  11. Just ordered those two on DVD to expand my movie collection. Thanks for the suggestions!
  12. I am living in Switzerland which is a direct neighbour to Italy. COVID19 is omnipresent and also here we have several restrictions in daily life. So, I share some thoughts. As many of you stated the declared numbers of infected people are way lower than in reality as it depends on testing. Also in Switzerland a lot of testing is done and therefore we have a high official ratio of infections but the situation is quite under control so far. In many cases testing is not necessary as the most cases COVID19 are mild; calling the doctor, discussing your health condition with him and if you might are infected staying at home as long it's not getting worse is far the better solution than getting to a hospital to be tested. Tests do make sense if you're feeling good but you had contact with someone who is infected. But I think while the total number of infections may be important for the analysis of the spread, it is not the main factor for the seriousness of the situation. It's the number of severe cases compared to the hospital capacity in the affected regions. BTW, you should always look at regions instead of countries (northern Italy, Alsace FR, New York). The death rate of the virus may be low and COVID19 may not be that much worse than a other influenzas. But in some highly civilized areas in this world, if you are 80+ or you are just an older adult with serious underlying health issues you won't get medical treatment due the lack of capacity at this moment. You get painkiller for conveniant dying. That's reality. One could say let's move patients to other regions. "Yeah, bring your COVID19 patients to us" noone said ever. In Spain some people got wind of such a transport and attacked the ambulances. Reminds of Middle Ages... Hospitals aren't empty during normal days. It doesn't need that much severe COVID19 cases compared to the population to cause a collapse of the health service. Of course, they are trying to create more capacity for such cases. I know several people who had their planned "not essential" surgery cancelled. But it's a drop in the bucket when the virus spreads exponentially. If you're living in an area that is not that much or not at all affected this whole topic maybe feels palpable and unreal for you and you perhaps call it a hype. That's the ideal soil for a virus to grow and spread if it arrives at your place... what I certainly do not hope! I wish all pards and their families and friends all over the world good health and all the best! Equanimous Phil
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