Many things to occupy our time, home and family demand our time, Church as well. Just seems to be too little time in the day. While I still spend a fair amount of time with my “toys” it seems I seldom get to shoot them. A shame. But that’s life.
LGS had two Uberti .45 Colt’s, a El Patron and a regular 1873, $90 difference in price, the 1873 followed me home Saturday. Hopefully it shoots as well as its little Brother.
Both are 5.5 inch models and are externally identical.
It got in last week and yesterday I took it out to the Club for some break in, I’d accumulated 350 rounds of assorted ammunition, a box of Remington, a box of Blackhills and a box of Ultramax plus 4 boxes of Reeds Ammo 100 gr XTP loaded to 1280 per the maker. The Reeds Ammo is too hot for many old guns but they’d assured me in full on replica Colt it would be fine. I adopted the load one, skip one , load four of the old timers and it’s simple and leaves an empty chamber under the hammer. Shooting wise this revolver quickly tickled me pink, shooting at 1/2 scale Humanoid steel I was quickly making head shots and upper torso shots at 25 yards. I found cocking the hammer with my left thumb was quick and effective, the sights worked better than I expected. All in all a great shooting replica of a piece of Americana.
Made for a great prelude to the 4th of July, a replica of one of the firearms that tamed this country and a great companion to my Marlin 1894 in .32-20.
Huzzah for America, Happy 4th of July
12,642…that’s the number of Spam attempts stopped on this little blog site in the past six months, that’s how firmly entrenched liars and thieves are in this “internet”…Yeah Al Gore may just have invented this after all.
Traded a non-threaded Ruger SR-22 for a New S&W MP22 Compact Suppressor ready, hey once you go suppressor you never want to go back…and no Dummycrats they’re not SILENT…they’re just not harmfully loud. The Brits consider them an essential health and safety item.
Have a Taylor/Uberti .32-20 coming sometime…they told the LGS it was in stock and they’d get it right out…2 weeks ago, lol.
Life is good, God is Good, all the time.
Thursday I picked up a CZ 452 in .17m2 from my Gunsmith that I’d had shortened and threaded, barrel is cut back to 16.5 inches and threaded 1/2×28 to take my Suppressor. This now gives me a rifle in each of the four common rimfire calibers set up for a suppressor, several .22lrs, and a .22wmr, two .17hmrs and this one. Likely anything I purchase going forward will be threaded, its just so nice to shoot quietly.
I’m so disappointed that while quite anti gun countries elsewhere consider Suppressors good health and safety products, here in the US our retarded Representatives think they’re the tools of criminals. Just proves how ignorant they really are.
It started with a 9mm that wouldn’t need a booster or Neilsen device to run my 9mm suppressor, a really nice Beretta M9A3 fits that bill very nicely, while at the Shop I was shown some as NIB Glock Police trade ins, honestly I don’t believe they’d ever been issued to an Officer (Cops aren’t that easy on their weapons). Took a really nice G21 Gen 4 home with me. I’d owned a very early G21 but sold it long ago. The next day I went back and got an equally nice G22, never owned one before but have a Advantage Arms .22 conversation that fits plus a Keltec Sub 2000 using Glock mags. in .40 cal. Both Glocks were well below what I’m seeing “well used” ones on Gunbroker.
Just realized I’ve not photographed the G22 Gen 4 yet but hey it looks like a Glock…
After 10 months and 11 days they are free at last, well far from free but now in my hands, these are samples so the price was right and I’ve actually gotten to use them. .22lr and 9mm, likely to buy a .30 centerfire to finish off my needs.
I don’t have a lot of Winchesters, though I’ve added some nice ones the last couple of years, M75 Sporter, M72A with Apertures and grooved receiver, a restored 1906. Today I added a 1942 M63 in quite nice condition, I’d owned a Taurus copy several years ago but am delighted to have the “real deal”, not perfect but very nice and a good shooter even at 50 yards which was a test for my old eyes.
Had fun playing around with it at the range today, was able to do some credible shooting even with no Aperture disc, got to fix that.
Something I’ve never tried but Charlie seems to have it down pat.
The best way to judge a product is to try it yourself. Tried a CZ 457 Varmint and its excellent, now a T1x comes home and I’ll see for myself how it does, a gent at Fuquay Guns said he liked his two and owned CZ’s and felt they were very much alike. Not crazy about the Synthetic stocks and the protruding magazines but otherwise seems to be a well done rifle, I’m hoping to give it a trial along side a New CZ 455 Stainless in .17hmr too. I’ll try the same ammo in both.