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About Arkie_Lefty

  • Birthday 09/29/1954

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  1. Our Niece and her sons came by our home Sunday and my Wife suggested I take them out into the back yard (eat yer hearts out boys) and let our Niece shoot the Wife's Officers 45 Light Weight. An offer the Niece was quick to accept. Naturally I couldn't stop at letting her try only one gun, so I also carried out my old Remington-Rand early 70's competition gun (quite an entertaining story itself), and my pride and joy bobtail, lightweight, coned bbl, NP3 coated, 38Super. She and her son (18) ended up shooting probably 300 rounds out of the three guns with both amazed that the little Officers 45 was no more punishing than it is. The grand-nephew was in awe of the old gvt mdl Rem-Ran, I think just because of the Crimson Trace grips (yea, I got em for after dark armadillo extermination, but still pretty neat)! The Niece fell in love with the Super, Gal's got GOOD taste! But while no one's favorite the little Officers was well liked, just overshadowed by awesomeness from the other two. The younger son (8) isn't quite into the big boomers yet. Next time they're up I'll try to get him hooked up with a variety of 22 revolvers and autos. Bob
  2. Not a Starbuck within a hundred miles of me so I sent em an Email in support of their stance. This was their reply; Thank you for contacting Starbucks Coffee Company. Thank you for your feedback regarding Starbucks' policy on open carry laws. At Starbucks, we deeply respect the views of our customers and recognize that there is significant and genuine passion surrounding the issue of open carry weapons laws. We comply with local laws and statutes in the communities we serve. Our long-standing approach to this issue remains unchanged and we abide by the laws that permit open carry in 43 U.S. states. Where these laws don't exist, openly carrying weapons in our stores is prohibited. As the public debate around this issue continues, we encourage customers and advocacy groups from both sides to share their input with their public officials. We are extremely sensitive to the issue of gun violence in our society and believe that supporting local laws is the right way for us to ensure a safe environment for both partners and customers. If you have any further questions or concerns that I was unable to address, please feel free to let me know. Warm Regards, Kelsey F Customer Relations Following the law in their respective states is good enough for me! Bob
  3. We got my wife a "new to her" bolt action custom Mauser conversion in 6.5X55 Swede a few weeks ago, but it was equipped with an old Lyman American scope in 4X. Really classy old gun, engraving, smallish birdseye maple wood, done right. She wanted more magnification and field of view. In other words, a more modern scope. So we looked about and realized it's d@mned near impossible to find quality glass in a bright blued (anodized) finish! Leupold's about the only game in town. Until we stumbled upon a 10 year old Sheppherd at a gun show a couple weeks ago. I've been using one on my '06 A-Bolt for several years now and love it. We picked up this one for $300, These are now approx $800 new-in-box and Sheppherd says they'll take care of any defects at no cost. Happier than a pig-in-shizzle over this one! Bob
  4. Now. You need one of these for another shiggles&ghits conversation piece! http://www.mossberg.com/images/Mossberg_Guns/930/New/41026.gif Bob
  5. Here she is fresh back from Metaloy with a hard chrome plating and black trim.
  6. Just checked "Proof House". Serial number puts this one built in 1977, next to last year of Dic Spec production. Bob
  7. Litle fellows do have some bounce. Quite noticable in the alloy framed versions Agent, etc. easy to carry though. Bob
  8. Wayne, it's 38 spl. Recoil noticeably lighter than in a Agent lightweight frame. I'll probably never shoot this one, not because of fear of wear, or damage. Just because I'm too lazy to ever get it this clean ever again! Bob
  9. They have a double/captive spring with a "reverse spring bushing". With the captive spring setup, it's basically held together by the slide lock pin. Much better system than the old Officers bushing with the little pin that's been known to break. Bob
  10. Ocasionally one of the shiny ones catches my attention and I just can't live without it. Case in point; Not new. Has a couple very minor blemishes and a turn line. No box or papers. I'm guessing what I paid to be a bargain in approx 2014, since you only buy Colts too early instead of paying too much! Bob
  11. Bought this Defender used a couple months back and really like the way it shoots (other than a bit picky about some hollow points, going to replace the springs and see if that makes a difference) Excellent trigger and accuracy. Other threads showing pics of Defenders, there never seem to be two alike from the factory, what's been changed on this one, and what's original? Any information appreciated, Thanks Bob
  12. Cylinder has a interior stop to limit case mouth insertion. Bob
  13. Haven't seen a "Colt" yet, but I'm betting it's just another brand name on the same gun. The GSG is also supposed to be built by Walther as well. Bob
  14. Recently found this old Colt M1917 revolver. My guess would be; smuggled home, then stuck in less than ideal storage conditions for decades. When someone noticed heavy surface rust a buddy blew it off in his sand-blast cabinet, then right back into storage. She's solid as a brick, amazingly un-buggered screws, perfect lockup and timing, and shoots like a house-on-fire! Unfortunately, they even sandblasted the grips! Next week she's headed to Berryvile AR to Metaloy Industries for hard chrome with black ejector rod, cyl release, hammer, and trigger. Having a buddy who is in Berryville monthly and can pick up and deliver without outrageous shipping is quite a bit of incentive to send her there. Bob
  15. Also, take a look at the bottom edge of your firing pin retainers. Different mfgrs cut them with different angles and or rounded radius. Which gives totally different feel as pulling the slide back over rides the mainspring. Bob
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