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  1. NY Members?

    I've been here for a few years, (I live in the Mid-Hudson Valley) but I really don't spend much time here. It's primarily a New England board, with few New Yorker's or threads dealing with same. I haven't really found a decent New York board.
  2. ruger security six .357 magnum

    I have a 4" Security Six I carried when I worked as an armored car guard 20 years ago. Back then, I had it Mag-na-ported to enhance controlability. Now, I've toyed with the idea of using it for IDPA competition, but the porting renders it non-acceptable. I picked up another barrel on one of...
  3. 10mm????

    I'm sort of leisurely looking for a G20. I'm completely happy with my 40 cal G35 as a self-defense gun, but when I retire in 5 or 6 years and move west, I'm going to need a sidearm for bear country. So I figure either a G20 or a 44 magnum, and I'm leaning towards the Glock. Doubt if I'll...
  4. Question about "safeties"

    I didn't say "Never carry a gun with a safety." I said that I never carry a gun with a safety. Why? Because I carried a double action wheelgun from 1972 until around 2000, when I finally decided that these new-fangled flat guns maybe weren't just a passing fad after all, and it would take a...
  5. Question about "safeties"

    The one thing I noticed througout this thread is that everyone keeps refering to MANUALLY MANIPULATED SAFETIES. Of course, many of these guns have INTERNAL safeties whose purpose is to render the guns DROP SAFE. The first centerfire revolver, the 1873 Colt "Peacemaker", could go off - even...
  6. Anyone know where I can get metal shoulder strap hardware?

    For the hardware, I'd try a tack shop, or someplace similar that deals with stuff for horses. Farm supply place is another possibility. Regards John
  7. Smith & Wesson Custom Shop ?

    That's the style, yes, but I was hoping to put together one on the lighter alloy frame, 638 I think it is. The barrell from the 649 on the 638 would be just dandy. Regards John
  8. Smith & Wesson Custom Shop ?

    Does Smith & Wesson still have a Custom Shop? I've poked around on their web site, and I see they have a Performance Center, where they apparently build small runs of semi-custom guns, but I'm looking to see if I can have a SINGLE gun built EXACTLY the way I want it. Specifically, I've...
  9. carrying someone else's gun

    The issue of whether a college student is a permanent resident in his college town has some interesting voting implications. Here in NY, all of the local communities insist that he/she is NOT a resident - and not entitled to vote in local elections - because they are afraid the generally...
  10. Anybody interested in a cannon shoot?

    I was at a cannon shoot about 15 years ago here in NY. Several teams of re-enactors in uniforms - mostly Civil War, but one team showed up as a Mexican War Mexican army team, wearing the same kind of uniforms you saw in all the Alamo movies. Not sure what's up with that. Anyway, they set a...
  11. Colt Python sadness... UPDATE 05/15/09

    Too bad there isn't a puzzled smilie, I could use it now. A CT non-resident ccw isn't hard to get at all. Regards John
  12. Is it legal to own and fire a functional cannon in NH?

    I live about six miles outside the village of Rhinebeck, NY; which was founded back in 1688. About a decade or so ago, there was a project to go through all the old records and find old and obscure laws no one remembered. They actually discovered a town ordinance from around 1815 or so that...
  13. Frustration..

    Put up a paper plate. Start at a real close distance - say 4 yards. Shoot for the center of the plate. After the first shot, aim at the bullet hole in the plate. Shoot slowly, concentrate on sight picture and smooth trigger pull. Once you can shoot an acceptably tight group on demand, move...
  14. Shipping Co Requests Arming Vessels

    There was a time when it was official Navy policy to use high pressure STEAM hoses (as ONE part of the strategy) to repel boarders. This was portrayed in the movie The Sand Pebbles. Regards John
  15. NP3?

    Has anyone here had a pistol or revolver refinished with Robar's NP3? And if so, what do you think of it? I've had one pistolsmith warn me that it is so slick that it will make malfunction drills harder. Looking for some more real-world input here. Thanks. Regards John
  16. Found a Luger in the ceiling.

    Everybody keeps saying "What a dumbass!" What we are really seeing here is just how succesfull society can be in PROGRAMING it's members via constant repetition through the schools, the media, etc. Guns are dangerous. You need the government's permission to have one. If you find one and...
  17. is it ok i am deaf and i have a LTC?

    The question no one else has asked is, "Do you sign?" Most everyone has seen signing in the movies or on tv. I don't see how ANY cop could fail to make the connection if you stand still and make obvious (and non-threatening) signing gestures with your hands. Even if you don't, you could...
  18. Scopes - Expensive or cheap?

    European scopes are very expensive, Zeiss, Swarovski, etc. A big part of that is the labor and their socialist policies like govt mandated lengthy vacations and so on. Leupold scopes are built in America. Oriental scopes are often cheaper because the cost of labor is cheaper. Korea...
  19. thoughts on Glock mods

    Ahem. Getting back to the original question: When Clint Smith closed his TX facility to move to OR, he did an article on the "lessons learned" during the ten years he was in TX. The only Glocks he ever saw fail in his courses were the ones that had been "improved" with aftermarket parts...
  20. Taurus Revolver or S & W

    I've been considering a little Taurus in lieu of a S&W J frame. I talked to my gunsmith about it. He tells me Taurus's QC is up and down - some guns run great, some have problems. You're never sure which you're going to get. But they do have a lifetime warranty, and they are said to be good...
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