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Old 09-17-2017, 11:49 AM
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by Threerun View Post
Like that one?

I sold the G21 in favor of the smaller version. That 1911 has been in the family a long, long, long time.. Great stories with it too.
That is a very nice 1911! Do you know what year it was made? Looks pre A1.
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:47 AM
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Originally Posted by pilot1 View Post
that is a very nice 1911! Do you know what year it was made? Looks pre a1.


A friend of mine was an armorer at a local base. He respectfully rebuilt it with correct parts (on his own time, of course) about 10 years ago. I have all the original parts though. It garnered quite a bit of attention there, quite a bit..

I run a magazine of ball through it every year.
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:07 PM
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I was always a 357 Magnum guy, at the most. I love my 627 8 shot 357 Performance Center and 586 L-Comp 7 shot.

I never thought I would go beyond it. I'm not a flincher but I didn't want to develop one with the bigger calibers.

Now I already only shoot 357 Magnums in a Snubby but my friend warmed me up to 38 +P, too. So I have alternated, on occasions. My carry is a Kimber K6S with 158 gr JHP as a backup to my Glock 19 MOS.

One day I saw a S&W 629 at a gun show. I told my friend about it and said, "Don't be surprised if I got it." He gave me an offer I couldn't refuse, his 44, a red dot, a reloading press and reloading supplies....it was an offer I couldn't refuse. Particularly for how much he offered it for.

My first big bore was my friend's S&W PC 629 Hunter. Great trigger. Shooting with a red dot is child's play. Problem with high magnification scopes is the accentuated drift with higher power. I prefer 1X. My friend gave me his Dillon 450 progressive, along with supplies, with the 629 and red dot. I took to it very well, and recoil wasn't bad. Not like a 357 Magnum Snubby.

I traded a rifle for my first Ruger Big Bore. It was a SRH 454 Casull. It handles recoil very easily. I only load 454 Casull into it. Some people like to just shoot Colt 45/+P. I then moved up to the Smith 500 Magnum. I love the power and my favorite load is Hornady XTP 350 gr. It has been a learning curve for the 500 since there isn't a lot of data in each book so I bought the Speer, Hornady and Lyman. I've also loaded 500 gr 500 Magnums. Hahahaha. Very spicy. Haven't gotten my hands on a 700+ grain yet, but I want to try it.

Reading about the flatter shooting 460 XVR I decided to acquire that, also. Flat shooter out to 200 yards with a 200 gr bullet.

I started reloading for these guys in a single stage Hornady Lock N Load. I did get three different powder measures for each large bore: 454 Casull, 460 and the 500 Magnum.

Wanting something as a bear defensive gun, too, I was torn between the Alaskan and Toklat, so I got both, in 454 Casull.

Seeing that I can handle the large bores, I wanted a 44 Snubby. Just for fun in the lighter 240 gr loads, but it can handle hot Buffalo Bore 44, too.

So here I am, now....

It all started LAST FALL when he sold me my first 44 Magnum.

If you can handle a 357 Snubby, and you don't flinch. You can handle virtually any other caliber, in my opinion.

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Old 09-27-2017, 08:58 PM
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Well Titanium, you certainly are not a lightweight when it comes to collecting nice wheel guns.
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