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post #1891 of 3072
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

I had one of those for awhile back in around 1967. I traded it off because it broke the firing pin a couple of times, although I probably was dry-snapping it too much. Any idea who made the stocks? Looks like it might have been some of Fuzzy Farrant's earlier work.

Thanks JLibourel for the info. I really had no idea about the grips before you mentioned this Fuzzy guy.

After looking into who he was, I'm fairly certain it's a fuzzy grip.

Clues:
1. Gun was owned by my grandfather in law, who was a LA Sheriff. Fuzzy made grips for LAPD/Socal Cops.

2. It has an exaggerated palm swell on the right side.
post #1892 of 3072
I have always wanted a .357. I may end up with a Ruger in the next couple of years. As much as I love firearms, I just can't justify purchasing more until I either have my own land that I'm able to shoot on - or have access to a good outdoor range. Firearms are so much more enjoyable when you're shooting outdoors.
post #1893 of 3072
Does anyone here get much into lever action rifles?

I have fired my father's 45-70 Marlin a handful of times, but I found this 30-30 on Gun Broker. I'm sure the price will go up, but shopping around for a mid-size lever action has been fun for a week or two

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=286486494#PIC
post #1894 of 3072
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Jan, one of my three handguns is a Glock 23. What round that I could easily find at my local gun shop would you suggest for my carry ammo?

FWIW, I would go with a JHP 155gr doing at least 1200fps, or the 165gr Speer Gold Dots or Winchester Rangers. But that's based primarily on ballistics and lab tests, as I don't own a .40 these days.
post #1895 of 3072
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Originally Posted by cahlersmeyer View Post

Does anyone here get much into lever action rifles?
I have fired my father's 45-70 Marlin a handful of times, but I found this 30-30 on Gun Broker. I'm sure the price will go up, but shopping around for a mid-size lever action has been fun for a week or two
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=286486494#PIC

I have always had a fondness for lever actions and have owned one or more for most of my life. Perhaps my favorite rifle of all those I own is a Winchester 9422M (the .22 WMRF version). I also own an early Marlin 336 rifle in .35 Remington and a Marlin 30 AS although I don't shoot the latter two much. My partiality to lever actions probably comes from having grown up during the heyday of Western movies and TV shows.

The "buy it now" price on that Marlin .30-30 looks like a pretty fair value based on Fjestad's Blue Book. Of course, there are an awful of lot of nice vintage .30-30 lever actions around.
post #1896 of 3072

Plinked with a recent Winchester .22 lr lever the other day, as well as a few other 'gallery' type guns. I like a lever, but the ones I really like have full octagon barrels and tang sights. These are not inexpensive, unforunately.

 

Westerns gave me a bit on an affinity for 1887 and 1901 Winchester lever action shotguns more than the rifles, however. I really like those ugly ducklings.

 

~ H

post #1897 of 3072
With this .357 talk I thought I would share my Colt Python

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Edit: If you click on the photos they look much better.
Edited by johnnyrich7 - 5/18/12 at 10:19pm
post #1898 of 3072
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post


Westerns gave me a bit on an affinity for 1887 and 1901 Winchester lever action shotguns more than the rifles, however. I really like those ugly ducklings.

~ H

I don't remember many of them appearing in many Westerns in the days of my youth. I still have my great-grandfather's Winchester 1897 (I think it was made ca. 1898) that he used to take out his buckboard when he went prospecting in the desert. I believe he used it for both foraging and defense. It has a 26-inch barrel and modified choke--a rather sensible choice, actually. However, it is a bit late to be truly "Old West."

On another note, I would rather have the Python pictured above (well, I do have a 4-inch Python with a Hogue rosewood stock) or the Trooper posted a little earlier than any number of these contemporary plastic-framed abominations--the Croc Shoes of defensive sidearms!
post #1899 of 3072

I carry an HK P7M8, had it for >20 years

heavy, but fool proof and very safe

easy manual of arms, especially under duress

 

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post #1900 of 3072

recently trying to switch over to this

thinner and much lighter, overall small

Walther PPS (9mm)

 

post #1901 of 3072

How did it turn out?

post #1902 of 3072
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

How did it turn out?

work in progress

I've put 300 rounds through it, but squeeze cocker to anything else is a big change

I go to a range with some cops I know so I can draw, shoot and double-tap from concealment without getting stink eye from the rangemaster and other shooters

the grip si smaller, so the initial purchase on the weapon must be more deliberate, point/aim is the same, recoil is a bit more, as expected it's lighter

I carry it now, am comfortable with it, and pray I never have to use it

post #1903 of 3072

That's a dramatic change from the HK squeeze cock to Walther P99.  I'd expect it will take some time to complete the transition.  I initially trained with the the Glock and later tried the HK LEM trigger.  It caused some problems.  The longer trigger reset on the HK left me toggling the trigger without any discharges.  I thought it was broken until I realized that I wasn't letting the triggering out enough to reset.

 

If you're shooting with police, just remember that LE firearms training is idiosyncratic.  By that I mean the training is tuned to the department's use of force policy, the specific backgrounds and prejudices of the range training staff, requests from risk management, etc.

 

Good luck, and be safe.

post #1904 of 3072
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

That's a dramatic change from the HK squeeze cock to Walther P99.  I'd expect it will take some time to complete the transition.  I initially trained with the the Glock and later tried the HK LEM trigger.  It caused some problems.  The longer trigger reset on the HK left me toggling the trigger without any discharges.  I thought it was broken until I realized that I wasn't letting the triggering out enough to reset.

 

If you're shooting with police, just remember that LE firearms training is idiosyncratic.  By that I mean the training is tuned to the department's use of force policy, the specific backgrounds and prejudices of the range training staff, requests from risk management, etc.

 

Good luck, and be safe.

 

it's a PPS, but same basic config

I shoot with them, not train with them (although I have shot quals with them for fun)

we have 2 different goal: mine self defense from concealment, theirs, well obvious...offensive and defensive use from open carry

not to mention legal authority/laws/rules/etc.

I've been to several commercial training schools. some better than others

but in reality, if I need to use a gun, it is highly probable that the other guy will have had no training, or perhaps never shot his weapon, so I will have an intrinsic advantage, then again, it is random and involves chance/luck, many Rangers/SeALs/etc. have been killed by inferior trained and equipped forces

post #1905 of 3072

Ah, a PPS, I wasn't paying attention. 

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