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Everything posted by wwillson

  1. How many brands of ammo in the US have an origin in Russia?
  2. You can thank me for that mind virus. 😁 Colion did a good review and he likes it. I take back the reference to looking like a Hi-Point
  3. My first impression was that it looks like a Hi-Point. Now I can't get past my first impression.
  4. Ruger started producing the 10/11 in 1964, that's 57 years ago and has produced over 7 million of them in various iterations. I wonder why it's taken Ruger so long to product a lefty?
  5. I wish they would make it with the same beautiful bluing the Python had.
  6. 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 :-)
  7. Brilliant. Be exposed to as much as possible, so when the need should arise, then you're ready.
  8. I would have been home, "Sorry guys, I can't make it tonight". You are dedicated!
  9. 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. :-)
  10. 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 hammerless pocket revolvers.
  11. I was just in Kalispell and drove right past Proof Research. Have you looked into their barrels?
  12. Sounds like a neat gun, if you like wheel guns. Somehow I just never got the bug. I've owned a few, but today I own exactly zero. Maybe if I look enough on Gunbroker, I'll end up with one. Like you, that's how I came to possess several of my firearms today, by making a lowball bid that I just knew I'd never win. Nothing like waking up to an email from Gunbroker saying, "Congratulations!." With that said, can you convince me why wheelguns are a good choice for pocket carry? Oh, maybe I could do that myself. I've carried a Ruger LCP in my pocket for a few years and have come to learn that if it has ANY pocket dirt on it, then it won't fire reliably. Ok - what modern, inexpensive wheelgun do you suggest I look for? I really don't like the reliability of the semi-auto pocket guns.
  13. Congrats! That's awesome. Anything you did different that you can attribute to doing so well?
  14. No it's not and the funny thing is I drove about 5 miles from there a couple weeks ago. I really need to come down and give it a shot. :-)
  15. Barry, This sounds like an immense amount of fun. I learned, like many, on a .22LR and probably shot a .22 exclusively for ten years, before 'graduating' to centerfire. What are the limitations on the firearm? Shoot what you bring, which means someone could bring a tricked out Anshutz and have a great advantage. Scope limitations? This intrigues me.
  16. I didn't even know this pistol existed. The older I get the less I like recoil, so I guess I've been forewarned. Although, it would be a fantastic pocket backup gun, I doubt I will ever own one. Thanks for posting!
  17. I've been next to a S&W .460 and .500 being shot in an indoor range. The percussion is enough to make me leave. I've never shot one and have no desire, I've worked too hard at learning how not to flinch, shooting one of these is a flinch teacher. No thanks
  18. This is sad news. Times change and consumers vote which products sell. So many industries change, driven by price competition.
  19. Welcome - we look forward to hearing about you and your shooting adventures
  20. You've got a very stout piece of machinery there. When I first saw it, it appeared to be for 50BMG.
  21. Is this press new or old? I can't find a manufacturer on Google.
  22. This is a major change in the scope industry. It must be slow sales?
  23. Then you have make-up purchases to do. Post pictures!
  24. So every year, or three years, you'll be buying a CZ on March 1st? :-)
  25. I've never owned a Glock, but have shot them. I just don't like them and much prefer my M&P or XD
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