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  2. My first Long Range .22 match of the year is Wednesday. They had one already, but I couldn’t go. The weather has this one in doubt already, though. Believe it or not, four bricks of my favored ammo came maybe ten days ago. I got an In-Stock notice, ordered, and after two weeks or so, there it was. I couldn’t find any early last year before things went nuts.
  3. Colt once made a finely crafted gun...is that still the case? I had to hand fit the safety on my latest Colt, it wasn't right from the factory. Shoots great now, but I was disappointed. .38 Super Competition model.
  4. do you still have this press lyman spar t never mind i read the comments dates sorry to bother you. my ram is worn and doesn't always line up to the dies.
  5. I wish they would make it with the same beautiful bluing the Python had.
  6. https://www.ammoland.com/2021/03/colt-reintroduces-the-44-magnum-anaconda-revolver/#axzz6q0ZRgDBE
  7. It’s been nearly three years since I’ve given an AUG update. Nothing new to report. The pace of use has slowed down quite a bit. I’ve gotten sloppy with my round count notebook, but in pretty sure it’s at almost 12,000. I used it last weekend in a carbine class, tromping around in the snow. No malfunctions, bobbles, or errors. I had one magazine change that looked like a was missing all my fingers, but that wasn’t the rifle’s fault.
  8. I never thought about that. I did all my trap shooting in the summer months. I bet with the importance of pull length, that is an issue. And if I know trap shooters, some have stocks for summer, stocks for winter, and stocks for spring and fall. And all are adjustable within the confines of their intended season. The class went pretty well. It was a first-time experiment for the instructor, having changed the lesson plan from a two-day class to single day after getting beat up by people saying a two-day class was too hard to commit to. Naturally, he caught grie
  9. Same with trap shooting, extra clothes make the whole process more difficult. I've learned the importance of the outer layer of clothing to have a non-grabby texture so it's easier to get the stock in the correct position. Pictures are a must :-)
  10. Carbine class Saturday. Forecast high is 30, low of 16. Plenty of snow on the ground. I’ve learned before that a couple more layers of clothing repositions the vests/chest rigs/belts enough to create some fumbling. It looks like an AUG day for me.
  11. I need the adjustment cap and the turret for a Scopechief VI on a 243 rifle. If anyone knows where I can get them PLEASE e-mail me at Tracker478@aol.com Bushnell DOES NOT have them any more and, they are permanently out of stock. So much for a Lifetime Warrenty. In fact they not only told me (when I sent it in with my $10.00 as required by Bushnell) that there is no replacement AND they said it was Impact damage. That was an out and out lie. My scope has never been anything near an impact. They offered to sell me a $160.00 scope foe $112.00 with no BDC. Not even a close replacement that I wou
  12. I've shot it a couple of times now. More magazines should be here Tuesday; holster on Saturday.
  13. Brilliant. Be exposed to as much as possible, so when the need should arise, then you're ready.
  14. I grumble about the date every year, thinking a month earlier would be appreciably warmer yet still allow it to get dark early enough. Then we get there and start fumbling in the winter clothes we just started wearing again. That's when I remember it's a dual learning experience- the dark and the cold. Would I be out there in that cold for a regular class? Nope. That's the trick John the instructor figured out long ago. The valuable opportunity of a night shoot lures us out there to find and sort out cold hand and winter clothing problems.
  15. I would have been home, "Sorry guys, I can't make it tonight". You are dedicated!
  16. Right, no sun beating down. That hasn't been a problem yet. One year we had sideways blowing snow. That was one condition where lasers were truly awful. Back scatter is probably the right term! Pistol mounted lights worked against the shooter, too!
  17. The whole concept of scenario shooting at night seems like fun and a challenge. To not have the sun beating down on you is also a bonus. Another plus is how many self defense shooting situations happen in well lit conditions vs. low light or dark situation? I have zero practice shooting in low light conditions. I too have old eyes and focus on anything less than 24" away has become impossible. There is no way I could do a night shoot with my iron sights, without guessing at the aim point. You have made me rethink my training again. You have a way of doing that. Thanks. :-)
  18. Saturday night was this year’s annual night shoot class. I’ve been taking this same class since around 2010, and have missed one, maybe two in that time. There is a core group of us that attend each year or close to every year, and we have a discussion before and after each class over what we’ve learned and what we’ve changed because of it. Being the same people taking the same class over the years, it has been interesting to watch the changes as we learn what works and what doesn’t. It’s funny that we mostly come to the same conclusions, though we do so independent of each other.
  19. I need a cap for my bushnell 3/9 banner also. Frustrating trying to find one. If anyone knows where i can order one....you can email me wig_gler@yahoo.com thx
  20. I recently found a new resource online to buy ammo. Here is the link: https://www.bulkcheapammo.com Does anyone have any experience with this directory?
  21. Ijust bought a Concept III .45 ACP. I sure hope it runs good, first Les Baer but I don't know 1911 number. I've owned many and Colt is always top list. Can't wait to see Les Baer pistol. over 2 g for 1911 I'm excite!
  22. Does anyone have another. I also have one broke. 7068308400
  23. Greetings, Any good training/instructors in the chicagoland area? My goal is to become more accurate and faster in IDPA (see attached image). I've been to several group sessions, but I don't seem to get the one on one feedback I think I need. Are there any local IDPA/USPSA (grand)masters that offer training locally to me? Location: south chicagoland
  24. .410- Yes! Same deal. .357 Mag in a small gun is just awful. Even in a K-frame, in the rare times I carry one, it’s usually with .38 +P. On the the other hand, sometimes when I carry a revolver it’s because I want the greater power of magnums. I’ll deal with it in a K frame then, but not smaller. I’ve shot magnums in my Kimber K6s, which is more Detective Special size, and it wasn’t much different t from a K. There are some mild magnums like Remington .357 Golden Saber, that’s more of an in-between 38 and 357, that aren’t so terrible. When ammo supplies l
  25. You do bring up some really great points. The pocket crude fouling an auto is my biggest concern and my biggest problem. Like I said, my Ruger LCP will not be reliable after a week or two in the pocket without cleaning. I think I would get a dedicated .38 and not bother with a .357. I've fired snubby .357s and frankly I don't like the muzzle blast, as it teaches flinch. I'm with you on the idiocy of snubbies as a beginner gun, no they are for experts. It's similar to teaching a new trap shooter with a .410, just no. A .410 is an expert's gun. I'll go check out some hammerle
  26. I started with revolvers and had a bias that way for a few years, but have been an auto guy for a long time. I know a lot of people say they shoot revolvers better, but I’m not one of them. I have to look for reasons and places to justify choosing a revolver in most cases, so I may not be the best one to sell you on them. I readily admit the nostalgia is one big attraction to me. I’ve been addicted to Adam-12 since old reruns have been showing this year, so maybe that’s it! I do prefer them for places like pocket and ankle carry. I think they resist pocket crud a lot be
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