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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: December 15, 2018, 07:16:37 PM »
It's been a very strange day. First of all we had to go to a funeral for a close family friend who died of colon cancer. The doctors gave him up to three years to live. He died 3 weeks later.

After that we stopped at a buddy's house. He recently got an artificial heart valve. The doctors cleared him for most normal activities, but told him his days of stout recoil were over. They told him no more 12-gauge (20 gauge or less), no heavy 30-06 loads, etc. He sent all his 12 gauge rounds home with us for my wife. Just counted it. It's over 1200 rounds.

Then on our way home, we get a call from my wife's best girl friend's husband, who was working out of town this week. She had been "missing" since yesterday. They have custody of their grandson. She was supposed to be taking the boy to his mother's house for the day today and never showed. Her phone was going right to voice mail. No one had heard from her, or seen her.. We told him to call the cops and have them swing by the house for a welfare check. He did so. So did her daughter. And our daughter. And two other family members. Everyone had the same idea at the same time and my wife was freaking out. The cops found the garage door open and were in the house when she pulled up in her car with the grandson. Her cell phone had updated and shut itself off, and she didn't realize it. She had called her daughter to tell her she wouldn't be by with the grandson until tomorrow (Sunday), but the message never arrived at the daughters phone. Then she went Christmas shopping.

After checking to make sure she was okay, the cops told her, there are a lot of people who really like you.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: December 14, 2018, 03:59:04 PM »
Got my Redhawk back. According to the paperwork, they replaced the firing pin and the recoil plate.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: December 14, 2018, 08:38:54 AM »
Stuck at home today. FedEx is supposed to deliver a package from Ruger that I have to sign for. So, until they get here, I'm trapped with a fire burning in the wood stove, a pot of coffee, and a smoker full of bacon and cheese.

On the down side, I likely won't get to have lunch with my wife...

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: December 14, 2018, 07:03:27 AM »
Only if I can get the patrons to pay in guns, ammo, and black powder...

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: December 14, 2018, 04:37:49 AM »
Productive morning so far...

Bacon, cheddar cheese and cheese curds are in the smoker. Coffee is made. Bacon is frying.

Have to wait here today. FedEx is supposed to be delivering my Redhawk back to me, and it requires a signature.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: December 13, 2018, 05:09:06 PM »
Just set a batch of cured maple-pepper bacon to drying to be smoked in the morning. Also smoking a couple kinds of cheddar cheese and some cheese curds.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Gun's too heavy. Or not.
« on: December 07, 2018, 02:52:40 AM »
I like the Bisley for the exact same reason.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Gun's too heavy. Or not.
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:33:26 PM »
I'm wondering how she'd do with a bird's head grip.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Gun's too heavy. Or not.
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:05:58 AM »
You'll learn  EM, you'll learn .  .  .  .  .  Richard is right , actually weighing the revolvers was a wasted effort. Lol!! To make matters worse, your weighing exercise proves me, Richard and your wife correct. (Man card is now in danger of "time out"!!)

  Next time, just apologize to her and ask nicely where she would like to go  for dinner! (We're trying to save your butt here!!!)

You see, THAT, is how you have a happy marriage!!   
 
    Beware if she challenges you to a shooting match, it's a fact that women naturally have better hand/eye coordination. They'll generally make a feller look foolish! My mom taught my dad that very lesson with a Beretta 25acp, a beer can in the lake and the 3 of us in a boat.  My dad missed the can 3 or 4 times .  .  .  mama only needed 1!!     If I .  .  .  .   what's that dear?!!   Sorry EM, gotta go !!

Mike
www.goonsgunworks.com
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We've been married over a decade and we don't play those games. Yes, the jokes are all funny. As far as shooting, my wife is a good shot. She'll be the first to tell you that I'm better - much more practice.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Gun's too heavy. Or not.
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:46:08 PM »
I obviously have a different sort of marriage than you do. My wife and I actually discussed this at lunch today. She agrees that the grip size may be the actual problem.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Gun's too heavy. Or not.
« on: December 05, 2018, 08:15:06 AM »
My wife handled my new Bisley Blackhawk and declared it to be too heavy for her to shoot. That raised some questions in my mind, as she shoots a Flattop Blackhawk in 44 Special with no problems at all. She also says my Vaquero is too heavy for her.

So, I dragged out my digital scale and did some comparisons of some of the Ruger single actions we currently own. I threw in my long barreled Bisley for the heck of it. I got the following -

Bisley Blackhawk 45 Colt/7.5 barrel 47.6 ounces

Flattop Blackhawk 44 Special/5.5 barrel 42.1 ounces

Bisley Blackhawk Convertible 45 Colt/45 ACP/3.75 barrel 43.3 ounces

Large frame Vaquero 45 Colt/3.75 barrel 39.8 ounces


These are the guns...



The center two guns are her Flattop and my new Bisley. Note from my data above, the Bisley which is 'too heavy' is only an ounce heavier than her Flattop. And the Vaquero which is 'too heavy' is actually lighter in weight than her Flattop.

I suspect that we are dealing with a size problem, rather than a weight problem. Let's face it, the Bisley grips are big. That's why I like them. They fit my hand very nicely. My Vaquero is a large frame Vaquero, so the grip is still pretty chunky.

Her Flattop is the New Vaquero frame, with the smaller grip and, in addition, I put on a set of Altamont's slim profile grips for her. That makes the grip noticeably smaller than any of the other revolvers. I'm almost tempted to order a pair of slim profile grips for my large-frame Vaquero and see if she'd shoot it then.

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Leather / Re: I'm gonna need a holster and belt.
« on: December 04, 2018, 03:08:35 PM »
The rig is for this unfired "used" gem from a local gun shop.

Ruger Bisley Blackhawk in 45 Colt with a 45 ACP cylinder.



Probably won't be shopping until after the New Year, though.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: December 03, 2018, 10:59:27 AM »
Err...finish cooking?

No.

It is cured. Then it is cold smoked for two to three hours with heavy smoke. Then it gets vacuum packed until needed on crackers or bagels.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« on: December 02, 2018, 10:15:47 AM »
Started a little over 2 pounds of wild caught Alaskan salmon curing for cold smoking, probably on Tuesday. Decorating the house. Might go make a pot of tea and throw some more wood on the fire.

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Leather / I'm gonna need a holster and belt.
« on: December 01, 2018, 06:51:39 PM »
A buddy who works at a gun shop recently traded in a Ruger model 0475. I ran right down and snapped it up. It is "used" but unfired.



It's 45 Colt, with 45 ACP cylinder, 3.75" barrel. I need to set it up with a belt, holster and holder for the extra cylinder. And maybe cartridge loops.

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