• .22 SAA

    From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to ALL on Fri Mar 6 01:58:00 2020
    Gun show in Memphis tomorrow - I'm in the market for a replacement for
    my Ruger Convertible Single Six that was stolen a few years ago...

    I've been looking at the Heritage, because of the price (I can't justify
    the price of a NEW Ruger Single-Six right now, just for a fun plinker),
    and I'm considering the Ruger Wrangler - but it doesn't have a Magnum
    cylinder option...

    I've been looking online, becoming familiar with other brands and options
    that are out there, so if I run across something at the show I'll know
    a little more about it...



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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Sat Mar 7 01:03:00 2020
    I've got a Single Six as well as a couple of Heritage Arms Rought Riders.
    He Heritage is a good arm for the money. It'll never be confused with a Ruger, but it's decently made and will do the job. I'll tell you this right off, the sights are terrible on them...


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    Gun show in Memphis tomorrow - I'm in the market for a replacement for
    my Ruger Convertible Single Six that was stolen a few years ago...

    I've been looking at the Heritage, because of the price (I can't
    justify the price of a NEW Ruger Single-Six right now, just for a fun plinker), and I'm considering the Ruger Wrangler - but it doesn't have
    a Magnum cylinder option...

    I've been looking online, becoming familiar with other brands and
    options that are out there, so if I run across something at the show
    I'll know a little more about it...



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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Sat Mar 7 23:22:00 2020
    Re: .22 SAA
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to ALL on Fri Mar 06 2020 01:58 am

    Gun show in Memphis tomorrow - I'm in the market for a replacement for
    my Ruger Convertible Single Six that was stolen a few years ago...

    I've been looking at the Heritage, because of the price (I can't justify
    the price of a NEW Ruger Single-Six right now, just for a fun plinker),
    and I'm considering the Ruger Wrangler - but it doesn't have a Magnum cylinder option...

    I've been looking online, becoming familiar with other brands and options that are out there, so if I run across something at the show I'll know
    a little more about it...



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    I'm a bit leery onthe quality of heritage revolvers. IRC they're part of the Taurus /Rossi group and I have several friends who have had trouble with Taurus' wheelguns

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to WEATHERMAN on Tue Mar 10 10:12:00 2020
    WEATHERMAN wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I've got a Single Six as well as a couple of Heritage Arms Rought
    Riders. He Heritage is a good arm for the money. It'll never be
    confused with a Ruger, but it's decently made and will do the job.
    I'll tell you this right off, the sights are terrible on them...

    Well - I ended up NOT going to the show, but I did have to go to Jackson,
    so I went to Acadamy Sports, just because I knew they sold guns and I've
    never been in there. They had a couple of Heritage and one (Silver)
    Ruger Wrangler.

    Holding one, and then the other? The Ruger has a better feeling 'grip'
    to me than the Heritage. The Rugar is $199 (I've made some calls and
    that seems to be the street price in my area) and there's a store in
    Dyersburg that has two Heritage in stock for $199 with the magnum
    cylinder included.

    So - if I wind up buying new, I think I'm going to go with the
    Wrangler for now and maybe get a Single Six down the road... I've
    already picked out some Imitation Mother of Pearl grips for it -
    LOL - and a nice side holster.

    One more thing - the Wrangler is ONLY available in the 4-5/8"
    barrel length, and I do like the 6" barrel of the Single Six
    or the Heritage better, but I think I'll be happier in the
    long run with the Wrangler...




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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MOONDOG on Tue Mar 10 10:14:00 2020
    MOONDOG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I'm a bit leery onthe quality of heritage revolvers. IRC they're part
    of the Taurus /Rossi group and I have several friends who have had
    trouble with Taurus' wheelguns

    I think it's like anything else, you get what you pay for, and if you're
    buying a low end plinker, it's never gonna be the quality of a high
    end gun.

    BUT - that being said - I think there's something to be said for any gun
    can be taken care of and have some good use and life!





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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Thu Mar 12 23:58:00 2020
    JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to WEATHERMAN <=-

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    I've got a Single Six as well as a couple of Heritage Arms Rought
    Riders. He Heritage is a good arm for the money. It'll never be
    confused with a Ruger, but it's decently made and will do the job.
    I'll tell you this right off, the sights are terrible on them...

    Well - I ended up NOT going to the show, but I did have to go to
    Jackson, so I went to Acadamy Sports, just because I knew they sold
    guns and I've never been in there. They had a couple of Heritage and
    one (Silver) Ruger Wrangler.

    Holding one, and then the other? The Ruger has a better feeling 'grip'
    to me than the Heritage. The Rugar is $199 (I've made some calls and
    that seems to be the street price in my area) and there's a store in Dyersburg that has two Heritage in stock for $199 with the magnum
    cylinder included.

    So - if I wind up buying new, I think I'm going to go with the
    Wrangler for now and maybe get a Single Six down the road... I've
    already picked out some Imitation Mother of Pearl grips for it -
    LOL - and a nice side holster.

    One more thing - the Wrangler is ONLY available in the 4-5/8"
    barrel length, and I do like the 6" barrel of the Single Six
    or the Heritage better, but I think I'll be happier in the
    long run with the Wrangler...

    Have an old model Single Six (three screw model), and I fully agree that the Ruger is better feeling gun. Of course, for the price of one it sure as hell better be. I also have a couple of Rough Riders and for what it's worth, if I'm out in the field and need something for taking care of snakes and critters while I'm mending fences, I'd sure as hell feel a lot better about the Rough Rider falling into the mud and being run over than I would the Single Six!

    Cheers!

    Weatherman


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  • From Thumper@VERT/THEWASTE to Weatherman on Fri Mar 13 08:23:00 2020
    Weatherman wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-



    Have an old model Single Six (three screw model), and I fully agree
    that the Ruger is better feeling gun. Of course, for the price of one
    it sure as hell better be. I also have a couple of Rough Riders and
    for what it's worth, if I'm out in the field and need something for
    taking care of snakes and critters while I'm mending fences, I'd sure
    as hell feel a lot better about the Rough Rider falling into the mud
    and being run over than I would the Single Six!

    I've got an old Double-Nine that I've had for about 30+ years. I love it. Very accurate and dependable. I use shot shells in it for our Rattlers and it does a great job.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Fri Mar 13 22:41:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to MOONDOG on Tue Mar 10 2020 10:14 am

    MOONDOG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I'm a bit leery onthe quality of heritage revolvers. IRC they're part of the Taurus /Rossi group and I have several friends who have had trouble with Taurus' wheelguns

    I think it's like anything else, you get what you pay for, and if you're buying a low end plinker, it's never gonna be the quality of a high
    end gun.

    BUT - that being said - I think there's something to be said for any gun
    can be taken care of and have some good use and life!





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    Nothing wrong with having recreational "fun" guns. It's when you begin to defensive carry or compete it's better to have a firearm you know you can depend on. A couple of years ago I parted together my first AR-15, and contracted what they call the BRD (black rifle disease.) Due to the
    modularity of design and variety of barrel lengths, calibers, and other
    items, you end up with the equivalent of a bag full of gold clubs rather than
    a single do-everything driver. My first build was a bull barreled beast that was too heavy to use other than take from the trunk to the bench rest, so i
    did some research, waited for sales, and made a few good for hunting, competi tion, and defensive carbine roles.

    I even got my sister's boyfriend pulled in, and he assembled a really nice precision woodchuck dropper.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Thumper on Fri Mar 13 22:42:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Thumper to Weatherman on Fri Mar 13 2020 08:23 am

    Weatherman wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-



    Have an old model Single Six (three screw model), and I fully agree that the Ruger is better feeling gun. Of course, for the price of one it sure as hell better be. I also have a couple of Rough Riders and for what it's worth, if I'm out in the field and need something for taking care of snakes and critters while I'm mending fences, I'd sure as hell feel a lot better about the Rough Rider falling into the mud and being run over than I would the Single Six!

    I've got an old Double-Nine that I've had for about 30+ years. I love it. V accurate and dependable. I use shot shells in it for our Rattlers and it doe a great job.


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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to Thumper on Sat Mar 14 02:42:00 2020
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    Have an old model Single Six (three screw model), and I fully agree
    that the Ruger is better feeling gun. Of course, for the price of one
    it sure as hell better be. I also have a couple of Rough Riders and
    for what it's worth, if I'm out in the field and need something for
    taking care of snakes and critters while I'm mending fences, I'd sure
    as hell feel a lot better about the Rough Rider falling into the mud
    and being run over than I would the Single Six!

    I've got an old Double-Nine that I've had for about 30+ years. I love
    it. Very accurate and dependable. I use shot shells in it for our
    Rattlers and it does a great job.


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    At the price those things are selling for, I'd miss one of those almost as much as my Single Six! For working around the property, I don't think I could beat the Rough Rider. Of course, Sportsman's Warehouse IS having a sale on the Ruger Wrangler so who knows, maybe I'll be picking up another "working 'round the property" gun...

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to WEATHERMAN on Sat Mar 14 09:57:00 2020
    WEATHERMAN wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I've got a Single Six as well as a couple of Heritage Arms Rought
    Riders. He Heritage is a good arm for the money. It'll never be
    confused with a Ruger, but it's decently made and will do the job.
    I'll tell you this right off, the sights are terrible on them...

    My father in law gave me his Heritage Rough Rider for a late
    birthday present! So instead of buying one at all, I have that
    one. LOL

    Took it home that day and ran 18 rounds through it. I thought the
    sights were fine! That 'rear groove' cut into the top strap was
    a new thing for me, but I adopted quickly!

    Have an old model Single Six (three screw model), and I fully agree
    that the Ruger is better feeling gun. Of course, for the price of one
    it sure as hell better be.

    LOL - yeah, and that's part of it... I can't justify $500 plus for a
    'fun' gun to shoot... Not when I can get a Heritage or a Wrangler
    for $199. LOL And now that I have this one, I'm fine to dress it up
    with pearl grips and a nice 'yard' holster and if money ever becomes
    a non-issue I can get a Single Six again. LOL Or if I find a good one
    used or something...

    I also have a couple of Rough Riders and
    for what it's worth, if I'm out in the field and need something for
    taking care of snakes and critters while I'm mending fences, I'd sure
    as hell feel a lot better about the Rough Rider falling into the mud
    and being run over than I would the Single Six!

    LOL - good point! :-)




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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Mon Mar 23 09:08:00 2020
    JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to WEATHERMAN <=-

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    WEATHERMAN wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    I've got a Single Six as well as a couple of Heritage Arms Rought
    Riders. He Heritage is a good arm for the money. It'll never be
    confused with a Ruger, but it's decently made and will do the job.
    I'll tell you this right off, the sights are terrible on them...

    My father in law gave me his Heritage Rough Rider for a late
    birthday present! So instead of buying one at all, I have that
    one. LOL

    Took it home that day and ran 18 rounds through it. I thought the
    sights were fine! That 'rear groove' cut into the top strap was
    a new thing for me, but I adopted quickly!

    Groove and front blade are too narrow for decent sighting. I've got a Rough Rider and a Single Six (soon to be a Wrangler as well, once it's delivered) and can say that by the sights on the Single Six are vastly superior. Wider front blade, wider groove with enough light to sight easily and accurately. Of course the Single Six was much more expensive. That being said, I like to plink with them both, just that the Rough Rider makes it a little more like work.

    Cheers...

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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to All on Fri Apr 3 10:15:18 2020
    So I finally got my Ruger Wrangler from Sportsman's Warehouse a few days back. Initial impressions are, the burnt bronze finish (or whatever they call it) actually didn't look that bad. The sights are somewhere between my Heritage Arms Rough Rider and my Ruger Single Six in quality and all in all fit and finish isn't all that bad - considering the price. The action felt a little rough and it hung up a few times while cycling the hammer at first, but eventually it smoothed out and while it's not as silky smooth (yet) as my Single Six, it is getting better and I'm sure that as I put some rounds through it it'll "get there."

    When all is said and done, I'd have to say that between the Ruger Wrangler at $179 (or so on sale) and the Rough Rider at $129 (or so on sale), the money is better spent on the Wrangler. I'd still drive across the county to get a Rough Rider at that price, but if they were both at the same place at the prices described and if I could only get one, it'd be the Ruger.

    Well, thanks for listening...
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to WEATHERMAN on Sat Apr 4 09:01:00 2020
    When all is said and done, I'd have to say that between the Ruger Wrangler at >$179 (or so on sale) and the Rough Rider at $129 (or so on sale), the money is >better spent on the Wrangler. I'd still drive across the county to get a Rough
    Rider at that price, but if they were both at the same place at the prices >described and if I could only get one, it'd be the Ruger.

    Thanks for sharing!


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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to WEATHERMAN on Thu Apr 2 09:25:00 2020
    WEATHERMAN wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Groove and front blade are too narrow for decent sighting. I've got a Rough Rider and a Single Six (soon to be a Wrangler as well, once it's delivered) and can say that by the sights on the Single Six are vastly superior. Wider front blade, wider groove with enough light to sight easily and accurately. Of course the Single Six was much more
    expensive. That being said, I like to plink with them both, just that
    the Rough Rider makes it a little more like work.

    Yeah, I shot another 40 or so rounds through it today, and I'm still having
    to get used to it. I'll get there, and would like to get where I can
    point shoot it - "cowboy style" - and not actually have to sight down it
    like a rifle - that's what my rifle is for. LOL

    I'd like to know your opinion on the Wrangler when you get it! I still
    may get one down the road to have another one to plink around with. I
    like the Cerakote finishes, even though it's not 'authentic' as far
    as old west style, and having an option for the shorter barral would
    be nice as well...




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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to WEATHERMAN on Sat Apr 18 02:01:00 2020
    WEATHERMAN wrote to ALL <=-

    So I finally got my Ruger Wrangler from Sportsman's Warehouse a few
    days back. Initial impressions are, the burnt bronze finish (or

    Interesting! I didn't intend to buy one, but I was at Rural King
    Saturday getting some other stuff and they had the silver and the
    black. I walked out of there with the black one. :-)

    whatever they call it) actually didn't look that bad. The sights are somewhere between my Heritage Arms Rough Rider and my Ruger Single Six
    in quality and all in all fit and finish isn't all that bad -
    considering the price. The action felt a little rough and it hung up a few times while cycling the hammer at first, but eventually it smoothed out and while it's not as silky smooth (yet) as my Single Six, it is getting better and I'm sure that as I put some rounds through it it'll "get there."

    Mine was very tight - not rought at all, but very tight and super smooth!
    Much smoother than my Heritage RR. Also much LOUDER! Man! That first shot sounded like a .22 Magnum! :-)

    When all is said and done, I'd have to say that between the Ruger
    Wrangler at $179 (or so on sale) and the Rough Rider at $129 (or so on sale), the money is better spent on the Wrangler. I'd still drive
    across the county to get a Rough Rider at that price, but if they were both at the same place at the prices described and if I could only get one, it'd be the Ruger.

    My RR has the magnum cylinder as well, so that's worth something, and the
    blue finish and longer barral is more 'traditional' SAA, but the Ruger is,
    IMO, a better overall gun. Maybe not like the Single Six I used to own,
    but for $199 (wasn't on sale), a HECK of a deal!!!



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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Tue Apr 28 02:19:00 2020
    JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to WEATHERMAN <=-

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    WEATHERMAN wrote to ALL <=-

    So I finally got my Ruger Wrangler from Sportsman's Warehouse a few
    days back. Initial impressions are, the burnt bronze finish (or

    Interesting! I didn't intend to buy one, but I was at Rural King
    Saturday getting some other stuff and they had the silver and the
    black. I walked out of there with the black one. :-)

    I've heard of Rural King, but we don't have any around here. I think the closest we get is Murdoch's. The one here in sell firearms, they're right next door to Sportsmans' Warehouse so that's understandable, but the one in Laramie does. Murdoch's in Laramie is where I've been buying most of my Heritage guns. It's a bit of a guilty pleasure for me, I'll admit. I'm a sucker for cheap guns. Just to prove it, I'll even admit to owning a couple of Hi-Points. Then again, I also have a pair of 1944 vintage M1's (one Garand and one carbine) do I'm not JUST a cheap gun buyer. ;)

    I'd actually have preferred the black one, but I had to order online and (believe it or don't) the only one available on the Sportsman's Warehouse website when I ordered was the burnt bronze one.

    whatever they call it) actually didn't look that bad. The sights are somewhere between my Heritage Arms Rough Rider and my Ruger Single Six
    in quality and all in all fit and finish isn't all that bad -
    considering the price. The action felt a little rough and it hung up a few times while cycling the hammer at first, but eventually it smoothed out and while it's not as silky smooth (yet) as my Single Six, it is getting better and I'm sure that as I put some rounds through it it'll "get there."

    Mine was very tight - not rought at all, but very tight and super
    smooth! Much smoother than my Heritage RR. Also much LOUDER! Man! That first shot sounded like a .22 Magnum! :-)

    Mine actually binded up a couple of times, but I only had to cycle the action a few times to get it to be smooth. I always expect a newly machined mechanism to be a little rough at first so I wasn't disappointed at all. Can't expect an arm at THAT price point to be smooth and polished EVERY time!

    When all is said and done, I'd have to say that between the Ruger
    Wrangler at $179 (or so on sale) and the Rough Rider at $129 (or so on sale), the money is better spent on the Wrangler. I'd still drive
    across the county to get a Rough Rider at that price, but if they were both at the same place at the prices described and if I could only get one, it'd be the Ruger.

    My RR has the magnum cylinder as well, so that's worth something, and
    the blue finish and longer barral is more 'traditional' SAA, but the
    Ruger is, IMO, a better overall gun. Maybe not like the Single Six I
    used to own, but for $199 (wasn't on sale), a HECK of a deal!!!

    I am in 100% agreement with you. I'm tempted to send my Single Six back to be fitted with a magnum cylinder but mine is a three-screw model and all original.
    That would result in me receiving an altered firearm (albeit with the original parts as well) and a $100 charge for services rendered. I already have a magnum cylinder for the RR. My Single Six is nickle finished with Mother-Of-Pearl gripes. Four clicks on the hammer and a heavy barrel. She's a damned tack driver for sure. I like them all for different purposes. For just going out into the back yard and plinking the Wrangler is awesome. If I want someone to "ohhh" over a gun, I break out the all original three screw Single Six. And for heading out to the back of the property where a gun might be dropped in the mud and the shit or fall off the ATV.... well that's Rough Rider territory.

    Jimmy, if you ever make your way out to Wyoming, look me up. We'll do some shooting together.

    Regards,

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to WEATHERMAN on Wed Apr 29 16:12:00 2020
    Hi-Points. Then again, I also have a pair of 1944 vintage M1's (one Garand an
    one carbine) do I'm not JUST a cheap gun buyer. ;)

    <drools> :D


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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to WEATHERMAN on Thu May 7 17:16:13 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Dumas Walker to WEATHERMAN on Wed Apr 29 2020 04:12 pm

    Hi-Points. Then again, I also have a pair of 1944 vintage M1's (one Garan one carbine) do I'm not JUST a cheap gun buyer. ;)

    <drools> :D


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    Ahhh... Hi Points... My brother has one. Bought it new for $80.
    9mm.

    It's like the modern day Lorcin .380... probably very popular at crime scenes.

    BTW I have a 1967 M1 Carbine.
    What a nice looking little rifle. I have the side-by-side short clip and a larger side-by-side banana clip. Never fired it though...

    I have to admit tho I like the cheap guns AND the nice ones.
    For example, I have a Ruger LC9 and a Glock 42 (both decent) but then I have a Bryco .22 Chrome Semi Auto (junk) and a Cobra Arms .380 (on par with Hi
    Point),

    And I'm kicking around the idea of a Walther PP /S.

    Thanks,
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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Zombie Mambo on Fri May 8 09:22:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Zombie Mambo to WEATHERMAN on Thu May 07 2020 05:16 pm

    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Dumas Walker to WEATHERMAN on Wed Apr 29 2020 04:12 pm

    Hi-Points. Then again, I also have a pair of 1944 vintage M1's (one Ga one carbine) do I'm not JUST a cheap gun buyer. ;)

    <drools> :D


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    Ahhh... Hi Points... My brother has one. Bought it new for $80.
    9mm.

    It's like the modern day Lorcin .380... probably very popular at crime scene

    BTW I have a 1967 M1 Carbine.
    What a nice looking little rifle. I have the side-by-side short clip and a larger side-by-side banana clip. Never fired it though...

    I have to admit tho I like the cheap guns AND the nice ones.
    For example, I have a Ruger LC9 and a Glock 42 (both decent) but then I have Bryco .22 Chrome Semi Auto (junk) and a Cobra Arms .380 (on par with Hi Point),

    And I'm kicking around the idea of a Walther PP /S.

    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

    Walthers have made a comeback in the last ten years. I kind of wonder if
    some of the SR series Ruger pistols are made under license from Walther. Some look very similar.



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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to Zombie Mambo on Sun May 10 02:05:00 2020
    Ahhh... Hi Points... My brother has one. Bought it new for $80.
    9mm.

    It's like the modern day Lorcin .380... probably very popular at crime scenes.

    I find that most people who hate Hi-Points have never actually owned one. I've got a pistol and a carbine, both in .45 ACP. I wouldn't enjoy carrying the pistol, it's too damned heavy, but with a fixed barrel it's a hell of a lot more accurate than the locked breech .45's I own. The carbine is also damned handy at putting rounds right where I want them and it doesn't look so bad either. Both are damned reasonable pricewise and you sure as hell can't beat the warranty.

    BTW I have a 1967 M1 Carbine.
    What a nice looking little rifle. I have the side-by-side short clip
    and a larger side-by-side banana clip. Never fired it though...

    All my guns are shooters. I wouldn't own a gun that I haven't or don't intend to shoot at least once.

    I have to admit tho I like the cheap guns AND the nice ones.
    For example, I have a Ruger LC9 and a Glock 42 (both decent) but then I have a Bryco .22 Chrome Semi Auto (junk) and a Cobra Arms .380 (on par with Hi Point),

    I've spent as little as $75 (for a Sundance A-25) to as much as $1500 (Uzi Pro) for pistols, bought rifles for anywhere from $50 (A $100 deal on a Marlin 25N and a Savage 954 LS) to $1250 on a M1 Garand and the same on an M1 Carbine. I pretty much am at the point now where my want list is getting pretty short. I'm interested in the C.O.P. 357, have wanted one ever since I first saw one back in the 80's. Have some oddballs to be sure. Like I said, the list is short, but that's the list. Opportunistic purchases are always a possibility!

    Cheers!
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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Weatherman on Sun May 10 15:46:49 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Weatherman to Zombie Mambo on Sun May 10 2020 02:05 am

    Ahhh... Hi Points... My brother has one. Bought it new for $80.
    9mm.

    It's like the modern day Lorcin .380... probably very popular at crime scenes.

    I find that most people who hate Hi-Points have never actually owned one. I got a pistol and a carbine, both in .45 ACP. I wouldn't enjoy carrying the pistol, it's too damned heavy, but with a fixed barrel it's a hell of a lot more accurate than the locked breech .45's I own. The carbine is also damne handy at putting rounds right where I want them and it doesn't look so bad either. Both are damned reasonable pricewise and you sure as hell can't bea the warranty.

    BTW I have a 1967 M1 Carbine.
    What a nice looking little rifle. I have the side-by-side short clip and a larger side-by-side banana clip. Never fired it though...

    All my guns are shooters. I wouldn't own a gun that I haven't or don't inte to shoot at least once.

    I have to admit tho I like the cheap guns AND the nice ones.
    For example, I have a Ruger LC9 and a Glock 42 (both decent) but then I have a Bryco .22 Chrome Semi Auto (junk) and a Cobra Arms .380 (on par with Hi Point),

    I've spent as little as $75 (for a Sundance A-25) to as much as $1500 (Uzi P for pistols, bought rifles for anywhere from $50 (A $100 deal on a Marlin 25 and a Savage 954 LS) to $1250 on a M1 Garand and the same on an M1 Carbine. pretty much am at the point now where my want list is getting pretty short. I'm interested in the C.O.P. 357, have wanted one ever since I first saw one back in the 80's. Have some oddballs to be sure. Like I said, the list is short, but that's the list. Opportunistic purchases are always a possibilit

    Cheers!
    -==*>Weatherman<*==-

    ... He does the work of 3 Men...Moe, Larry & Curly

    You are correct that I do not own a hi point.
    However my brother does.
    It's junk.
    Price alone usually is a great indicator on what you're buying.

    I'd carry it as backup if i was hunting, maybe as a finisher.

    I would not trust my life with it as my choice for CCW.

    But like ANY firearm, I'd rather have one that not have anything.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Zombie Mambo on Mon May 11 15:14:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Zombie Mambo to Weatherman on Sun May 10 2020 03:46 pm


    You are correct that I do not own a hi point.
    However my brother does.
    It's junk.
    Price alone usually is a great indicator on what you're buying.

    I'd carry it as backup if i was hunting, maybe as a finisher.

    I would not trust my life with it as my choice for CCW.

    But like ANY firearm, I'd rather have one that not have anything.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

    I think it's a natural response to assume inexpensive means junk, however there's only so much workmanship and material quality put into inexpensive firearms. I'd consider a Hi-Point to be a fun shooter, however I doubt I'd shot a match or depend on one for concealed carry.

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to WEATHERMAN on Sat May 16 03:51:00 2020
    WEATHERMAN wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    So I finally got my Ruger Wrangler from Sportsman's Warehouse a few
    days back. Initial impressions are, the burnt bronze finish (or

    Interesting! I didn't intend to buy one, but I was at Rural King
    Saturday getting some other stuff and they had the silver and the
    black. I walked out of there with the black one. :-)

    I've heard of Rural King, but we don't have any around here. I think
    the closest we get is Murdoch's. The one here in sell firearms,
    they're right next door to Sportsmans' Warehouse so that's
    understandable, but the one in Laramie does.

    We really like the atmosphere and the store as a whole! They have good,
    GLASS bottle root beer, good peanut butter filled pretzel bites for
    snacks - LOL - and of course a good selection of guns, ammo and other accesories.

    Murdoch's in Laramie is
    where I've been buying most of my Heritage guns. It's a bit of a
    guilty pleasure for me, I'll admit. I'm a sucker for cheap guns. Just
    to prove it, I'll even admit to owning a couple of Hi-Points. Then

    LOL - I've never owned a hi-point, but I don't have an aversion to them
    either. I've been a musician for YEARS (I'm 53, so started playing guitar
    40 years ago) and though there *IS* a distinct quality difference, the
    COST of the guitar is not what makes it good or 'better' or not, it's
    how it's built and the material, etc. And a good musician can make a
    cheap guitar sound 'good enough to get the job done' and a better (read
    that as EXPENSIVE) guitar will NOT make a novice sound better. Might
    make it easier for them, but they are still limited by their skill.

    I think guns are VERY very similar...

    again, I also have a pair of 1944 vintage M1's (one Garand and one carbine) do I'm not JUST a cheap gun buyer. ;)

    LOL

    I'd actually have preferred the black one, but I had to order online
    and (believe it or don't) the only one available on the Sportsman's Warehouse website when I ordered was the burnt bronze one.

    Well I walked in and they had the 'silver' one and the black one - and
    the black was the ONLY one they had - the one in the case I mean, none
    in the back.

    whatever they call it) actually didn't look that bad. The sights are somewhere between my Heritage Arms Rough Rider and my Ruger Single Six
    in quality and all in all fit and finish isn't all that bad -
    considering the price. The action felt a little rough and it hung up a few times while cycling the hammer at first, but eventually it smoothed out and while it's not as silky smooth (yet) as my Single Six, it is getting better and I'm sure that as I put some rounds through it it'll "get there."

    Yeah I can tell it is not as worn and smooth as my old Single Six was, but
    I'm happy with mine! It's a little "tight" but also feels VERY very solid!

    Mine actually binded up a couple of times, but I only had to cycle the action a few times to get it to be smooth. I always expect a newly machined mechanism to be a little rough at first so I wasn't
    disappointed at all. Can't expect an arm at THAT price point to be
    smooth and polished EVERY time!

    That's a good point, but I will say after owning and shooting both, I
    prefer the Ruger, but that doesn't mean I don't like the Heritage - don't
    mean that at all!

    When all is said and done, I'd have to say that between the Ruger
    Wrangler at $179 (or so on sale) and the Rough Rider at $129 (or so on sale), the money is better spent on the Wrangler. I'd still drive
    across the county to get a Rough Rider at that price, but if they were both at the same place at the prices described and if I could only get one, it'd be the Ruger.

    Yeah - I paid $199 for my Ruger. I don't know what my father in law paid for the Heritage when he bought it several years ago, but now they are running $179 -
    $189 with the magnum cylinder (mine has both).

    My RR has the magnum cylinder as well, so that's worth something, and
    the blue finish and longer barral is more 'traditional' SAA, but the
    Ruger is, IMO, a better overall gun. Maybe not like the Single Six I
    used to own, but for $199 (wasn't on sale), a HECK of a deal!!!

    I am in 100% agreement with you. I'm tempted to send my Single Six
    back to be fitted with a magnum cylinder but mine is a three-screw
    model and all original.
    That would result in me receiving an altered firearm (albeit with the original parts as well) and a $100 charge for services rendered. I already have a magnum cylinder for the RR. My Single Six is nickle finished with Mother-Of-Pearl gripes. Four clicks on the hammer and a heavy barrel. She's a damned tack driver for sure. I like them all
    for different purposes. For just going out into the back yard and plinking the Wrangler is awesome. If I want someone to "ohhh" over a
    gun, I break out the all original three screw Single Six. And for
    heading out to the back of the property where a gun might be dropped in the mud and the shit or fall off the ATV.... well that's Rough Rider territory.

    LOL - I totally get that! And if I had an original 3 screw I'd probably
    want to keep it that way as well. :)

    Jimmy, if you ever make your way out to Wyoming, look me up. We'll do some shooting together.

    You got a deal!!!




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  • From Race Man@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Dumas Walker on Mon May 25 23:37:47 2020
    Hi-Points. Then again, I also have a pair of 1944 vintage M1's (one Garand an
    one carbine) do I'm not JUST a cheap gun buyer. ;)

    <drools> :D


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to RACE MAN on Tue May 26 15:04:00 2020
    @MSGID: <5ECC8F0B.1758.dove-gun@capitolcityonline.net>
    @REPLY: <5EA9E08E.1738.dove-gun@capitolcityonline.net>
    Hi-Points. Then again, I also have a pair of 1944 vintage M1's (one Garand an
    one carbine) do I'm not JUST a cheap gun buyer. ;)

    <drools> :D
    are thay new

    No an M1 is a World War II vintage rifle.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Dumas Walker on Wed May 27 09:53:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Dumas Walker to RACE MAN on Tue May 26 2020 03:04 pm

    @MSGID: <5ECC8F0B.1758.dove-gun@capitolcityonline.net>
    @REPLY: <5EA9E08E.1738.dove-gun@capitolcityonline.net>
    Hi-Points. Then again, I also have a pair of 1944 vintage M1's (one Garand an
    one carbine) do I'm not JUST a cheap gun buyer. ;)

    <drools> :D
    are thay new

    No an M1 is a World War II vintage rifle.


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    Fulton Armory and Inland Manufacturing build new production M1 carbines

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to ZOMBIE MAMBO on Sun May 17 03:39:00 2020
    ZOMBIE MAMBO wrote to WEATHERMAN <=-

    Ahhh... Hi Points... My brother has one. Bought it new for $80.
    9mm.

    How does it shoot?

    And speaking of cheap guns, any thougts from ya'll on SCCY? I've seen them
    in the stores and dismissed them as 'cheap' guns, but I've heard advertisements on podcasts where they talk about the lifetime warrenty - that DOES transfer
    to anyone else that owns it!

    Not that I'm planning to trade my S&W M&P Shield .40 in on one, but it
    got me to thinking maybe I've been dismissing them too easily...

    I have to admit tho I like the cheap guns AND the nice ones.
    For example, I have a Ruger LC9 and a Glock 42 (both decent) but then I have a Bryco .22 Chrome Semi Auto (junk) and a Cobra Arms .380 (on par with Hi Point),

    I think the Cobra is basically the same as Davis was? My wife's first
    pistol was a .380 Davis. We had to send it back to the factory - they
    replaced it - she sold it and went to a 9mm Keltec, and now carries a
    .40 that matches mine, only hers has a laser as well.




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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to WEATHERMAN on Sun May 17 03:47:00 2020
    WEATHERMAN wrote to ZOMBIE MAMBO <=-

    I find that most people who hate Hi-Points have never actually owned
    one.

    I don't doubt it! I always hear them being 'run down' in gun talk,
    but NO ONE I have heard say anything negative has ever owned one and
    I don't think they've even shot them...

    My guitar I gig with is a Takimine made in 1991 that I bought brand
    new. Is a GREAT axe that has aged well and has GREAT electronics to
    boot.

    My 'bluegrass jamming' guitar is a Yamaha made in 1968 or so (a fire
    destroyed a lot of the records, so the company couldn't tell me
    for sure). I bought it used for a STEAL and when I carry it to
    jams people assume it's a Martin (internally, it's a copy of a D-18),
    then they look at the headstock and see Yamaha and give it a dismissive
    'oh.' What I want to tell them is ignore the name and enjoy it for
    what it is - a great guitar!

    I think guns hit people the same way...

    I've got a pistol and a carbine, both in .45 ACP. I wouldn't
    enjoy carrying the pistol, it's too damned heavy, but with a fixed
    barrel it's a hell of a lot more accurate than the locked breech .45's
    I own. The carbine is also damned handy at putting rounds right where
    I want them and it doesn't look so bad either. Both are damned
    reasonable pricewise and you sure as hell can't beat the warranty.

    I assume lifetime? Bought my Ruger Wrangler brand new and my wife bught
    a Ruger 5.56 pistol brand new and they don't even have that...

    All my guns are shooters. I wouldn't own a gun that I haven't or don't intend to shoot at least once.

    Same here! My dad, when he was alive, had several long guns that he bought strictly for collection/investment and would brag that they hadn't been
    shot, but to me it's the USE that makes it fun to own, but to each his own.
    :-)

    I've spent as little as $75 (for a Sundance A-25) to as much as $1500
    (Uzi Pro) for pistols, bought rifles for anywhere from $50 (A $100 deal
    on a Marlin 25N and a Savage 954 LS) to $1250 on a M1 Garand and the
    same on an M1 Carbine. I pretty much am at the point now where my want list is getting pretty short. I'm interested in the C.O.P. 357, have wanted one ever since I first saw one back in the 80's. Have some oddballs to be sure. Like I said, the list is short, but that's the
    list. Opportunistic purchases are always a possibility!

    I have a gun on my want list, but also have a "if money were no issue"
    want - the former is an SKS with character, the latter is a Ruger 57. :-)




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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Moondog on Wed May 27 21:42:00 2020
    Moondog wrote to Dumas Walker <=-

    > > Then again, I also have a pair of 1944 vintage M1's (one
    > > Garand and one carbine) do I'm not JUST a cheap gun buyer.
    > > ;)

    are thay new

    No an M1 is a World War II vintage rifle.

    Fulton Armory and Inland Manufacturing build new production M1
    carbines

    Well, they might build *clones* of an M1... Not the same thing.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Thu May 28 00:57:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to ZOMBIE MAMBO on Sun May 17 2020 03:39 am

    ZOMBIE MAMBO wrote to WEATHERMAN <=-

    Ahhh... Hi Points... My brother has one. Bought it new for $80.
    9mm.

    How does it shoot?

    And speaking of cheap guns, any thougts from ya'll on SCCY? I've seen them in the stores and dismissed them as 'cheap' guns, but I've heard advertiseme on podcasts where they talk about the lifetime warrenty - that DOES transfer to anyone else that owns it!

    Not that I'm planning to trade my S&W M&P Shield .40 in on one, but it
    got me to thinking maybe I've been dismissing them too easily...

    I have to admit tho I like the cheap guns AND the nice ones.
    For example, I have a Ruger LC9 and a Glock 42 (both decent) but then I have a Bryco .22 Chrome Semi Auto (junk) and a Cobra Arms .380 (on par with Hi Point),

    I think the Cobra is basically the same as Davis was? My wife's first
    pistol was a .380 Davis. We had to send it back to the factory - they replaced it - she sold it and went to a 9mm Keltec, and now carries a
    .40 that matches mine, only hers has a laser as well.




    ... "Why do those dots follow me around?" <paranoid tagline>

    The SCCy's are decent for an inexpensive gun. Trigger pull suitable for a defensive gun. Sort of the on the heavy and long pull side.

    A friend at the range had an early model with a problem, and when hecalled cus tomer support, they siad they would pay for ti to be sent back for service.
    He otld them he didn't expect a call back so soon, and he had planned to go
    on vacation to Florida. The customer service rep asked him where he was
    going, because SCCY is based in Florida. He stopped by the office and a tech came up to pick up the gun. They offered to give him a tour of the facility, and by time the tour was finished the tech replaced the defective parts and upgraded other parts to improve reliability.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Thu May 28 01:36:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to WEATHERMAN on Sun May 17 2020 03:47 am

    WEATHERMAN wrote to ZOMBIE MAMBO <=-

    I find that most people who hate Hi-Points have never actually owned one.

    I don't doubt it! I always hear them being 'run down' in gun talk,
    but NO ONE I have heard say anything negative has ever owned one and
    I don't think they've even shot them...


    In any hobby there will be some snobbery regards to brand recognition,
    however some brands or specific models earn their reputation, good or bad.

    Materials and treatment processes determine cost as well as manufacturing techniques. Quality control and manufacturing tolerances also affect price.

    Even between variants of the same model you will see differences
    that will garner preference. For example, a Remington 870 Wingmaster costs more than an Express model because the Wingmaster uses machined or hammer forged
    parts over MiM parts, and metal over plastic pieces in the fire control
    group. Choices of wood and quality of checking lines per inch also exist, however those along with metal finish are more aesthetic than function
    related.

    A casual shooter may never notice the unctional difference between the two models, however a competition shooter that shoots more in one year than a casu al shooter shoots in a lifetime will definitely wear out an Express model before they do a Wingmaster.

    I was watching an interview with the owner of Cimmaron Arms, and his company m akes replicas of Old West era revolvers. If you were a SASS competition shooter, you'd want a replica over a real Colt Single Action Army because of the modern materials and construction methods. A vintage SAA's lifespan may have been 500 rounds before requiring parts service, while 500 rounds is a couple weeks' practice for a modern replica.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Gamgee on Thu May 28 14:27:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Gamgee to Moondog on Wed May 27 2020 09:42 pm

    Moondog wrote to Dumas Walker <=-

    > > Then again, I also have a pair of 1944 vintage M1's (one
    > > Garand and one carbine) do I'm not JUST a cheap gun buyer.
    > > ;)

    are thay new

    No an M1 is a World War II vintage rifle.

    Fulton Armory and Inland Manufacturing build new production M1
    carbines

    Well, they might build *clones* of an M1... Not the same thing.


    ... A Smith & Wesson *ALWAYS* beats 4 Aces.

    According to the blueprints it's an M1. If you want to get real choosy on
    what an M1 is, there's a buttload of Iver Johson "paratrooper" carbines made during the late 1950's people believe are authentic. The anomaly in this market is the Karh Arms /Auto Ordnance Thompsons. Auto Ordnance made so many spare parts during WWII, new rifles are made of mostly "new old stock" parts left over from WWII.

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  • From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Thu May 28 11:57:39 2020
    WEATHERMAN wrote to ZOMBIE MAMBO <=-

    I find that most people who hate Hi-Points have never actually owned one.

    I don't doubt it! I always hear them being 'run down' in gun talk,
    but NO ONE I have heard say anything negative has ever owned one and
    I don't think they've even shot them...

    My guitar I gig with is a Takimine made in 1991 that I bought brand
    new. Is a GREAT axe that has aged well and has GREAT electronics to
    boot.

    My 'bluegrass jamming' guitar is a Yamaha made in 1968 or so (a fire destroyed a lot of the records, so the company couldn't tell me
    for sure). I bought it used for a STEAL and when I carry it to
    jams people assume it's a Martin (internally, it's a copy of a D-18),
    then they look at the headstock and see Yamaha and give it a dismissive 'oh.' What I want to tell them is ignore the name and enjoy it for
    what it is - a great guitar!

    I think guns hit people the same way...

    Snobs exist in every hobby. In the amateur radio community snobbery exists among all different types of factions of the hobby. QRP users sneer at those who run full legal power. Kenwood owners stick their noses up at Yaeseu
    owners and the other way around. Those who do morse hate doing SSB, those who use straight keys feel superior to those who use paddles and so on and so on. Everyone has to have a reason to make themselves feel superior, I guess.

    Personally I don't care what kind of gun a person owns, likes or carries. The important thing is that they own a firearm, knows how to use it properly and supports others in their choice of firearm ownership...


    I've got a pistol and a carbine, both in .45 ACP. I wouldn't enjoy carrying the pistol, it's too damned heavy, but with a fixed barrel it's a hell of a lot more accurate than the locked breech .45's I own. The carbine is also damned handy at putting rounds right where I want them and it doesn't look so bad either. Both are damned reasonable pricewise and you sure as hell can't beat the warranty.

    I assume lifetime? Bought my Ruger Wrangler brand new and my wife bught
    a Ruger 5.56 pistol brand new and they don't even have that...

    Yeah the Hi-Point warranty is lifetime no questions asked. I caused some damage to one of mine (awkward balance caused the gun to drop off a shelf, broke the rear sight) and the company sent parts with just an email request.
    No receipt copies, no RMA numbers, no sending the broken part back first. I emailed them asking how much a rear sight would cost, they emailed back saying give us your mailing address and we'll send the replacement out today. Which they did. Can't get any better customer service than that!

    Enjoy!
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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Moondog on Thu May 28 21:41:00 2020
    Moondog wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Fulton Armory and Inland Manufacturing build new production M1
    carbines

    Well, they might build *clones* of an M1... Not the same thing.

    According to the blueprints it's an M1. If you want to get real
    choosy on what an M1 is, there's a buttload of Iver Johson
    "paratrooper" carbines made during the late 1950's people believe
    are authentic. The anomaly in this market is the Karh Arms /Auto
    Ordnance Thompsons. Auto Ordnance made so many spare parts
    during WWII, new rifles are made of mostly "new old stock" parts
    left over from WWII.

    In this particular case, I am indeed "real choosy". To me such
    things are not authentic M1s (or carbines). You said it yourself
    right there - "mostly" new old stock parts. "Mostly" is not good
    enough here (for me at least). :-)



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  • From ryan@VERT/MONTEREY to Gamgee on Fri May 29 02:01:00 2020
    In this particular case, I am indeed "real choosy". To me such
    things are not authentic M1s (or carbines). You said it yourself
    right there - "mostly" new old stock parts. "Mostly" is not good
    enough here (for me at least). :-)

    In spite of any differences you and I have had in the past...I guess we have one thing in common. I want an M1 badly. I served in the 82nd Airborne
    Division and really engrossed myself with the unit's history, and even walked some of the 82nd's WW2 battlefields in Europe.

    Here's a kind of bizarre story, not really related, but I suspect folks here may appreciate it. We did a raid in east Baghdad in 2007 and recovered a 1911 with a colt stamp in the side and a serial number. We traced the serial
    number back to a lieutenant who was killed in action I think in Italy or
    North Africa or something in WW2. It's now in the 82nd's museum.

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MOONDOG on Fri May 29 01:59:00 2020
    MOONDOG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    The SCCy's are decent for an inexpensive gun. Trigger pull suitable
    for a defensive gun. Sort of the on the heavy and long pull side.

    I haven't held one, but they look similar to otherr brands of the same
    style... I carried a 9mm Kel-Tec for a while, and it looks similar, if
    not more bulky than that...

    A friend at the range had an early model with a problem, and when
    hecalled cus tomer support, they siad they would pay for ti to be sent back for service. He otld them he didn't expect a call back so soon,
    and he had planned to go on vacation to Florida. The customer service
    rep asked him where he was going, because SCCY is based in Florida. He stopped by the office and a tech came up to pick up the gun. They
    offered to give him a tour of the facility, and by time the tour was finished the tech replaced the defective parts and upgraded other parts
    to improve reliability.

    That is awesome! Just the tour of the facility would be enough to make me
    want to stop in!



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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MOONDOG on Fri May 29 02:01:00 2020
    MOONDOG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    In any hobby there will be some snobbery regards to brand recognition, however some brands or specific models earn their reputation, good or
    bad.

    Materials and treatment processes determine cost as well as
    manufacturing techniques. Quality control and manufacturing tolerances also affect price.

    Agreed! In another post, I mentioned doing a polishing of the internal
    parts on my M&P Shield. I don't think it's BAD that I need to do this,
    because if S&W did it themselves on every gun... Well, I wouldn't have
    been able to get it for what I paid for it. :-)

    I was watching an interview with the owner of Cimmaron Arms, and his company m akes replicas of Old West era revolvers. If you were a SASS competition shooter, you'd want a replica over a real Colt Single
    Action Army because of the modern materials and construction methods.
    A vintage SAA's lifespan may have been 500 rounds before requiring
    parts service, while 500 rounds is a couple weeks' practice for a
    modern replica.

    LOL - yeah, I can see that. :-)




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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to WEATHERMAN on Fri May 29 02:06:00 2020
    WEATHERMAN wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    <snipped Hi-Point talk>

    <snipped guitar talk :) >

    I think guns hit people the same way...

    Snobs exist in every hobby. In the amateur radio community snobbery exists among all different types of factions of the hobby. QRP users sneer at those who run full legal power. Kenwood owners stick their
    noses up at Yaeseu owners and the other way around. Those who do morse hate doing SSB, those who use straight keys feel superior to those who
    use paddles and so on and so on. Everyone has to have a reason to make themselves feel superior, I guess.

    Yep... And our radios are TYT - both the HT's and the mobile units. One
    of the departments my wife works on for volunteer fire recommended them
    as a more cost efficient radio instead of a Motorola, so we bought the
    HT's. A few years later I got interested in HAM, so we both got our tickets, and I bought TYT-7800's for both pickups. People assume they are junk
    because they are "Japanese knock offs of Yaeseu" but really what they are
    are great radios for the money and which I have NO problems out of at all!

    Yeah the Hi-Point warranty is lifetime no questions asked. I caused
    some damage to one of mine (awkward balance caused the gun to drop off
    a shelf, broke the rear sight) and the company sent parts with just an email request. No receipt copies, no RMA numbers, no sending the broken part back first. I emailed them asking how much a rear sight would
    cost, they emailed back saying give us your mailing address and we'll
    send the replacement out today. Which they did. Can't get any better customer service than that!

    That's cool!




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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Gamgee on Fri May 29 15:57:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Gamgee to Moondog on Thu May 28 2020 09:41 pm

    Moondog wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Fulton Armory and Inland Manufacturing build new production M1 carbines

    Well, they might build *clones* of an M1... Not the same thing.

    According to the blueprints it's an M1. If you want to get real
    choosy on what an M1 is, there's a buttload of Iver Johson "paratrooper" carbines made during the late 1950's people believe
    are authentic. The anomaly in this market is the Karh Arms /Auto Ordnance Thompsons. Auto Ordnance made so many spare parts
    during WWII, new rifles are made of mostly "new old stock" parts
    left over from WWII.

    In this particular case, I am indeed "real choosy". To me such
    things are not authentic M1s (or carbines). You said it yourself
    right there - "mostly" new old stock parts. "Mostly" is not good
    enough here (for me at least). :-)



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    In the case of Thompsons, they were produced as open bolt full auto's. A new federally compliant reciever and trigger group are required. Plus parts made of better materials wear better.

    A couple of years ago I saw an article in American Rifleman that pissed off se veral "vintage" collectors. Several collectors brag about their WWII era
    guns will all matching serial numbers on all the parts. It turns out very
    few from the European theatre may be true "all stock" firearms. Right after the war the US gov't cut a deal with FN Herstal to "arsenal refinish" nearly every firearm either staying or coming home from Europe. The workers at FN tore down everything down to the spring and pin level, sorted out all the
    worn and broken bits, then reassembled and hand-fitted random parts into good rifles and pistols. Parts which required serial numbers had new numbers etched to match, and FN didn't place any of their own proof marks that indicated an arsenal rebuild.

    Having an "all original" firearm that seen action isn't realistic. Pins go
    bad or fall out, springs get worn, barrels get shot out, and receivers and stocks sometimes crack.

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to ryan on Fri May 29 15:23:00 2020
    ryan wrote to Gamgee <=-

    In this particular case, I am indeed "real choosy". To me such
    things are not authentic M1s (or carbines). You said it yourself
    right there - "mostly" new old stock parts. "Mostly" is not good
    enough here (for me at least). :-)

    In spite of any differences you and I have had in the past...I
    guess we have one thing in common. I want an M1 badly. I served
    in the 82nd Airborne Division and really engrossed myself with
    the unit's history, and even walked some of the 82nd's WW2
    battlefields in Europe.

    Yes.... the M1 is legendary. I have one that I got from the CMP,
    it's not an "original" from WW2, but as close as I could get (for
    now). It is from that era, although with a new barrel. The
    stock and receiver/action are original (Harrington and
    Richardson). Also have an orignal bayonet for it. I have fired
    it quite a bit, mostly using surplus Greek ammo (HXP) that the CMP
    sells. It's a real joy to shoot.

    Lot of history there in the 82nd, and very cool that you got to
    walk some of those battlefields. Thanks for your service. I'm
    retired Navy myself, and had a pretty fair amount of firearm usage
    while I was in.

    I'll assume you've watched the mini-series "Band of Brothers"...
    which of course is about the 101st, but pretty close to what the
    82nd did/does. If you haven't seen it you need to binge watch it
    this weekend. Fantastic.

    Here's a kind of bizarre story, not really related, but I suspect
    folks here may appreciate it. We did a raid in east Baghdad in
    2007 and recovered a 1911 with a colt stamp in the side and a
    serial number. We traced the serial number back to a lieutenant
    who was killed in action I think in Italy or North Africa or
    something in WW2. It's now in the 82nd's museum.

    Now that's cool.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Fri May 29 22:00:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to MOONDOG on Fri May 29 2020 02:01 am

    MOONDOG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    In any hobby there will be some snobbery regards to brand recognition, however some brands or specific models earn their reputation, good or bad.

    Materials and treatment processes determine cost as well as manufacturing techniques. Quality control and manufacturing tolerances also affect price.

    Agreed! In another post, I mentioned doing a polishing of the internal
    parts on my M&P Shield. I don't think it's BAD that I need to do this, because if S&W did it themselves on every gun... Well, I wouldn't have
    been able to get it for what I paid for it. :-)

    I was watching an interview with the owner of Cimmaron Arms, and his company m akes replicas of Old West era revolvers. If you were a SASS competition shooter, you'd want a replica over a real Colt Single Action Army because of the modern materials and construction methods.
    A vintage SAA's lifespan may have been 500 rounds before requiring parts service, while 500 rounds is a couple weeks' practice for a modern replica.

    LOL - yeah, I can see that. :-)




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    My Performance Center M&P C.O.R.E. shoots fine out of the box.

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  • From ryan@VERT/MONTEREY to Gamgee on Sat May 30 02:45:00 2020
    Yes.... the M1 is legendary. I have one that I got from the CMP,
    it's not an "original" from WW2, but as close as I could get (for
    now). It is from that era, although with a new barrel. The
    stock and receiver/action are original (Harrington and
    Richardson). Also have an orignal bayonet for it. I have fired
    it quite a bit, mostly using surplus Greek ammo (HXP) that the CMP
    sells. It's a real joy to shoot.

    I bet. I'm jealous. My girlfriend is terrified of guns after some bad experiences growing up, so I keep my weapon out of site and maintain it when she's not around, for home defense. I doubt I'll ever need it but I feel more comfortable with it around.

    I'd be inclined to get an M1 to actually shoot, so an all original may not be ideal. Those belong in museums, probably. I think a remanufactured M1 that functions well that I can take out in the desert or mountains and shoot beer cans sounds like a blast.

    Lot of history there in the 82nd, and very cool that you got to
    walk some of those battlefields. Thanks for your service. I'm
    retired Navy myself, and had a pretty fair amount of firearm usage
    while I was in.

    Thanks, likewise.

    I'll assume you've watched the mini-series "Band of Brothers"...
    which of course is about the 101st, but pretty close to what the
    82nd did/does. If you haven't seen it you need to binge watch it
    this weekend. Fantastic.

    Oh, dude, I watch that series at least once a year :P I've been to the site
    of the battle of Brecourt Manor, from the second episode. It's just some
    little rinky dink farm. Crazy.

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to RYAN on Fri May 29 05:48:00 2020
    RYAN wrote to GAMGEE <=-

    Here's a kind of bizarre story, not really related, but I suspect folks here may appreciate it. We did a raid in east Baghdad in 2007 and recovered a 1911 with a colt stamp in the side and a serial number. We traced the serial number back to a lieutenant who was killed in action
    I think in Italy or North Africa or something in WW2. It's now in the 82nd's museum.

    Yes! Cool story!



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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MOONDOG on Mon Jun 1 12:34:00 2020
    MOONDOG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Agreed! In another post, I mentioned doing a polishing of the internal
    parts on my M&P Shield. I don't think it's BAD that I need to do this, because if S&W did it themselves on every gun... Well, I wouldn't have
    been able to get it for what I paid for it. :-)


    My Performance Center M&P C.O.R.E. shoots fine out of the box.

    Oh mine shoots PERFECTLY fine! No problems at all, I just want to learn
    more about it and for less than $40 with shipping I'll be able to hand
    polish the internals and 'do a trigger job' too. I figure it can't hurt,
    and will be fun to do.

    Didn't mean to make it sound like it NEEDS it - not at all! :-)




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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to JIMMY ANDERSON on Tue Jun 2 11:21:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to MOONDOG on Mon Jun 01 2020 12:34 pm

    MOONDOG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Agreed! In another post, I mentioned doing a polishing of the internal parts on my M&P Shield. I don't think it's BAD that I need to do this, because if S&W did it themselves on every gun... Well, I wouldn't have been able to get it for what I paid for it. :-)


    My Performance Center M&P C.O.R.E. shoots fine out of the box.

    Oh mine shoots PERFECTLY fine! No problems at all, I just want to learn
    more about it and for less than $40 with shipping I'll be able to hand polish the internals and 'do a trigger job' too. I figure it can't hurt,
    and will be fun to do.

    Didn't mean to make it sound like it NEEDS it - not at all! :-)




    ... It beeped and said "Countdown initiated". Is that bad?

    Improvement is a personal preference. Several years ago at an NRAAM I got to speak with the president of Apex triggers, and try out a bunch of varous trigger kits ranign from improved defensive carry to match grade triggers. Some were so new they had no model number, and had been pulled from the CNC machine and placed in his personal carry pistols the night before they went
    to the convention. I'd recommend their triggers to anyone with an S&W.

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Moondog on Tue Jun 2 16:25:00 2020
    Moondog wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Improvement is a personal preference. Several years ago at an
    NRAAM I got to speak with the president of Apex triggers, and try
    out a bunch of varous trigger kits ranign from improved defensive
    carry to match grade triggers. Some were so new they had no model
    number, and had been pulled from the CNC machine and placed in
    his personal carry pistols the night before they went to the
    convention. I'd recommend their triggers to anyone with an S&W.

    I'll second the nod to Apex. Have one in my carry Shield, and
    it's a HUGE improvement over the stock trigger. Did it myself,
    quite an easy process.



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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MOONDOG on Tue Jun 2 07:42:00 2020
    MOONDOG wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    Didn't mean to make it sound like it NEEDS it - not at all! :-)


    Improvement is a personal preference. Several years ago at an NRAAM I
    got to speak with the president of Apex triggers, and try out a bunch
    of varous trigger kits ranign from improved defensive carry to match
    grade triggers. Some were so new they had no model number, and had been pulled from the CNC machine and placed in his personal carry pistols
    the night before they went to the convention. I'd recommend their triggers to anyone with an S&W.

    Interesting! Will add that to the 'to read about' list!

    Thx!




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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to GAMGEE on Tue Jun 2 09:21:00 2020
    GAMGEE wrote to MOONDOG <=-


    I'll second the nod to Apex. Have one in my carry Shield, and
    it's a HUGE improvement over the stock trigger. Did it myself,
    quite an easy process.

    Awesome - thx for the input!




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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Moondog on Tue Jun 16 18:57:42 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Moondog to Zombie Mambo on Mon May 11 2020 03:14 pm

    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Zombie Mambo to Weatherman on Sun May 10 2020 03:46 pm


    You are correct that I do not own a hi point.
    However my brother does.
    It's junk.
    Price alone usually is a great indicator on what you're buying.

    I'd carry it as backup if i was hunting, maybe as a finisher.

    I would not trust my life with it as my choice for CCW.

    But like ANY firearm, I'd rather have one that not have anything.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

    I think it's a natural response to assume inexpensive means junk, however there's only so much workmanship and material quality put into inexpensive firearms. I'd consider a Hi-Point to be a fun shooter, however I doubt I'd shot a match or depend on one for concealed carry.


    Yes, agreed. However I think there are some well made cheapos out there. Kel-Tec for example seems to be affordable, and reliable.

    At least my experience with them has been.

    In other news, Saturday I got to hold and inspect a WWI Army Issued Colt .45 . It was my Great Uncle's Father (my great grandpa). It was issued to him and he carried it in WWI. I believe they were in service between 1898 and 1940 probably when new style was issued for WWII. Anyways, it is in EXCELLENT condition, heavy as hell, and big. I can't imagine carrying it.

    He also had a LLama Arms .380 Micromax, which is a replica of a 1911 model pistol. I was amazed at how well built and comfortable this spanish firearm is. They went belly up in 2000 but still fetch 300+ used.

    I love coming across new things and unexpected charms in the firearms world.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to JIMMY ANDERSON on Tue Jun 16 19:02:25 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to ZOMBIE MAMBO on Sun May 17 2020 03:39 am

    And speaking of cheap guns, any thougts from ya'll on SCCY? I've seen them in the stores and dismissed them as 'cheap' guns, but I've heard advertiseme on podcasts where they talk about the lifetime warrenty - that DOES transfer to anyone else that owns it!

    Not that I'm planning to trade my S&W M&P Shield .40 in on one, but it
    got me to thinking maybe I've been dismissing them too easily...

    I have to admit tho I like the cheap guns AND the nice ones.

    I haven't had any experience with SCCY so couldn't comment on that.
    Regarding the high point, my brother says it shoots fine. Which to me doesn't carry much weight. :)

    I am guessing like my old Lorcin .380 ($89 new) it probably is mechanically sound, a bit heavy, not very asthetic, and gets the job done which is all you really want in something like that.

    Basically the cobra .380 i have is in the same category, same price range.
    I debated over the 9mm S&W Shield, and the 9mm Nano for my first CCW arm.
    I opted for the Ruger LC9 because it was handgun of the year like two years earlier, and i liked its specs. I have a red dot on it, and got the camo NRA edition. It's nice. But honestly i like to carry my Glock .42 (.380) better.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Zombie Mambo on Wed Jun 17 08:41:40 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Zombie Mambo to Moondog on Tue Jun 16 2020 06:57 pm

    He also had a LLama Arms .380 Micromax, which is a replica of a 1911 model pistol.
    was amazed at how well built and comfortable this spanish firearm is. They went bel
    up in 2000 but still fetch 300+ used.

    I have a Llama .38. I got it for 200 EUR and it is quite of a great thing for the
    price. It even has the security bar for preventing the gun from going off if dropped,
    but no safety, and the way the drum is mounted does not inspire much confidence.

    The guy that sold it to me told me: "you are not going to score great points in the
    shooting range, but this thing is guaranteed aganist rustlers." gopher://gopher.operationalsecurity.es

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Zombie Mambo on Wed Jun 17 12:18:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Zombie Mambo to Moondog on Tue Jun 16 2020 06:57 pm

    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Moondog to Zombie Mambo on Mon May 11 2020 03:14 pm

    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Zombie Mambo to Weatherman on Sun May 10 2020 03:46 pm


    You are correct that I do not own a hi point.
    However my brother does.
    It's junk.
    Price alone usually is a great indicator on what you're buying.

    I'd carry it as backup if i was hunting, maybe as a finisher.

    I would not trust my life with it as my choice for CCW.

    But like ANY firearm, I'd rather have one that not have anything.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

    I think it's a natural response to assume inexpensive means junk, however there's only so much workmanship and material quality put into inexpensiv firearms. I'd consider a Hi-Point to be a fun shooter, however I doubt I shot a match or depend on one for concealed carry.


    Yes, agreed. However I think there are some well made cheapos out there. Kel-Tec for example seems to be affordable, and reliable.

    At least my experience with them has been.

    In other news, Saturday I got to hold and inspect a WWI Army Issued Colt .45 It was my Great Uncle's Father (my great grandpa). It was issued to him and carried it in WWI. I believe they were in service between 1898 and 1940 probably when new style was issued for WWII. Anyways, it is in EXCELLENT condition, heavy as hell, and big. I can't imagine carrying it.

    He also had a LLama Arms .380 Micromax, which is a replica of a 1911 model pistol. I was amazed at how well built and comfortable this spanish firearm They went belly up in 2000 but still fetch 300+ used.

    I love coming across new things and unexpected charms in the firearms world.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo


    Wow. Llama is a name I haven't heard in awhile. I recall seeing them in magazines back in the 1980's and 90's

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Zombie Mambo on Wed Jun 17 12:24:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Zombie Mambo to JIMMY ANDERSON on Tue Jun 16 2020 07:02 pm

    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to ZOMBIE MAMBO on Sun May 17 2020 03:39 am

    And speaking of cheap guns, any thougts from ya'll on SCCY? I've seen the in the stores and dismissed them as 'cheap' guns, but I've heard advertis on podcasts where they talk about the lifetime warrenty - that DOES trans to anyone else that owns it!

    Not that I'm planning to trade my S&W M&P Shield .40 in on one, but it got me to thinking maybe I've been dismissing them too easily...

    I have to admit tho I like the cheap guns AND the nice ones.

    I haven't had any experience with SCCY so couldn't comment on that. Regarding the high point, my brother says it shoots fine. Which to me doesn' carry much weight. :)

    I am guessing like my old Lorcin .380 ($89 new) it probably is mechanically sound, a bit heavy, not very asthetic, and gets the job done which is all yo really want in something like that.

    Basically the cobra .380 i have is in the same category, same price range.
    I debated over the 9mm S&W Shield, and the 9mm Nano for my first CCW arm.
    I opted for the Ruger LC9 because it was handgun of the year like two years earlier, and i liked its specs. I have a red dot on it, and got the camo NRA edition. It's nice. But honestly i like to carry my Glock .42 (.380) better.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

    The Nano is very bare bones in design. What freaked me out was it didn't have
    a lever to lock the slide back. SCCY's have a good warranty and customer service. I think I mentioned before where a friend took his with him to Florida, and was passing by their company HQ. While they worked on his
    pistol, he got a tour of the plant.


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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Arelor on Wed Jun 17 20:52:37 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Arelor to Zombie Mambo on Wed Jun 17 2020 08:41 am

    I have a Llama .38. I got it for 200 EUR and it is quite of a great thing fo price. It even has the security bar for preventing the gun from going off if but no safety, and the way the drum is mounted does not inspire much confide

    The guy that sold it to me told me: "you are not going to score great points shooting range, but this thing is guaranteed aganist rustlers."

    The .380 which is a replica of the 1911 is really nice. I couldn't speak for your .38 but i would vouch for the micromax .380 any day. To me, it is akin to the quality of a Kel-Tec. Economy priced, but with quality.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Moondog on Wed Jun 17 20:54:57 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Moondog to Zombie Mambo on Wed Jun 17 2020 12:24 pm

    The Nano is very bare bones in design. What freaked me out was it didn't hav a lever to lock the slide back. SCCY's have a good warranty and customer service. I think I mentioned before where a friend took his with him to Florida, and was passing by their company HQ. While they worked on his pistol, he got a tour of the plant.

    I don't recall that, but that is cool they gave him a tour.
    I will tell you, if you're not a conceal carry purist (0 safeties) and want some common sense saftey, its hard to beat the ruger lc9.

    Look it up, its a great 1st time conceal weapon with safety features that make the weary confident.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Zombie Mambo on Sun Jun 21 11:11:00 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Zombie Mambo to Moondog on Wed Jun 17 2020 08:54 pm

    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Moondog to Zombie Mambo on Wed Jun 17 2020 12:24 pm

    The Nano is very bare bones in design. What freaked me out was it didn't a lever to lock the slide back. SCCY's have a good warranty and customer service. I think I mentioned before where a friend took his with him to Florida, and was passing by their company HQ. While they worked on his pistol, he got a tour of the plant.

    I don't recall that, but that is cool they gave him a tour.
    I will tell you, if you're not a conceal carry purist (0 safeties) and want some common sense saftey, its hard to beat the ruger lc9.

    Look it up, its a great 1st time conceal weapon with safety features that ma the weary confident.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

    A buddy has an lc9. Nice pistol. If you ever have a chance to handle one,
    the HK P7 is a cool pistol. It's an older model from the 70's and 80's, but
    it has a grip cocking safety on the front of the grip instead of the back of the grip. Bad thing about handling a gun like it is you'd want to buy one. I 've seen them run as high as $3600usd for certain models. I know a police oficer who has several in his collection, and he bought them years ago when
    the market for them wasn't so salty.

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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Moondog on Sun Jun 28 15:53:15 2020
    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Moondog to Zombie Mambo on Sun Jun 21 2020 11:11 am

    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Zombie Mambo to Moondog on Wed Jun 17 2020 08:54 pm

    Re: Re: .22 SAA
    By: Moondog to Zombie Mambo on Wed Jun 17 2020 12:24 pm

    The Nano is very bare bones in design. What freaked me out was it didn a lever to lock the slide back. SCCY's have a good warranty and custo service. I think I mentioned before where a friend took his with him Florida, and was passing by their company HQ. While they worked on hi pistol, he got a tour of the plant.

    I don't recall that, but that is cool they gave him a tour.
    I will tell you, if you're not a conceal carry purist (0 safeties) and wa some common sense saftey, its hard to beat the ruger lc9.

    Look it up, its a great 1st time conceal weapon with safety features that the weary confident.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

    A buddy has an lc9. Nice pistol. If you ever have a chance to handle one, the HK P7 is a cool pistol. It's an older model from the 70's and 80's, but it has a grip cocking safety on the front of the grip instead of the back of the grip. Bad thing about handling a gun like it is you'd want to buy one. 've seen them run as high as $3600usd for certain models. I know a police oficer who has several in his collection, and he bought them years ago when the market for them wasn't so salty.


    Never handled an HK of any style. My buddy had an HK assault rifle, I can't remember the model. Very lightweight. It was cool but he "downsized" to a 357 magnum.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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