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by 74novaman
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: New SBR: VZ 61
Replies: 3
Views: 5333

New SBR: VZ 61

Something a little different for y’all.

.32 ACP isn’t exactly your typical rifle ammo, but the govt says this is a “rifle” so I’m putting it in this section of the forum. :biggrinjester:

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by 74novaman
Sat May 25, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 70
Views: 3746

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Confession time. There was one more reason I decided to shoot wheel guns this year besides those listed in the original post. Because I can't make good hits with my J frame. It's been that way since I inherited it from my grandfather. In the past I always chalked it up to a heavy trigger, crappy sig...
by 74novaman
Thu May 23, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 70
Views: 3746

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

It sounds like an interesting experiment. Having just read earlier today about an attack by 10-11 reportedly Somali males at a train station in MN. the lack of capacity before reloading of a revolver is a larger concern. Everything is a compromise of course but I think I'm moving back toward a mini...
by 74novaman
Thu May 23, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: CZ P-01
Replies: 22
Views: 6842

Re: CZ P-01

If I could only keep one handgun, it would be a CZ compact of some sort.

Best description i can think of for the P-01 is a slightly heavier G19 with a good trigger.

Outstanding guns.
by 74novaman
Thu May 23, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 70
Views: 3746

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Adding some science to this year's steel challenge season. I'll also be adding in the average time per stage, and keeping track of my fastest runs per stage with each gun. This way I'll be able to tell what stages and what guns I had the most clean runs with, fastest average times, etc. Getting some...
by 74novaman
Sat May 18, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 70
Views: 3746

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Shot a steel challenge match on Thursday night (5/16). It was my first trip to the range since 5/1. Haven't been keeping up with my dry fire either. I knew that was a bad sign, so I'm not shooting steel challenge with the J frame just yet. Going to get back into a practice routine and slowly easy do...
by 74novaman
Wed May 01, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 70
Views: 3746

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 4:54 pm
A. What are those speedloaders?
Safariland Comp 3s.

Unlike comp2s, hks, and most speedloaders, they aren’t twist to release.

Line it up, push into cylinder and the rounds pop free. It’s an innovative (but slightly bulky) design.

But it’s fast. Not moonclip fast, but close.
by 74novaman
Wed May 01, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 70
Views: 3746

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Half marathon done! Less running, more range time coming up for the rest of the year. I knocked 26 minutes off my time from my last half marathon, so the training time was worth it...and this was a much more challenging course than my last one too. But now that it is over, getting a little more rang...
by 74novaman
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 70
Views: 3746

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

On another forum, someone asked if I’d read “no second place winner”. I haven’t, and this is definitely the year to read all the old wheel gun stuff. I ordered it and six guns by Elmer Keith. “Hell I was there” is apparently out of print so if anyone knows of a copy for sale for less than $80, let m...
by 74novaman
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite carry revolver
Replies: 40
Views: 1508

Re: What is your favorite carry revolver

Speed strips and jumbo shrimp.

Both pretty funny names.

It’s faster than loose rounds in a pocket, but I really prefer speedloaders or moonclips for a revolver reload.

When capacity is lower, speed may be more important than with a semi auto, so I prefer faster reloads.
by 74novaman
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 70
Views: 3746

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Are you using lead (non-jacketed) ammo? Yep, 158 gr Federal lead round nose. It's some dirty stuff. ETA: Yeah, if you want to start a real knock down drag out, ask for opinions about how to reload a revolver, because there's a few different ways to do it. I'm working on changing from using a finger...
by 74novaman
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 70
Views: 3746

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COLH1r0akFQ So, let's break it down, starting with the bull excuses first. My 9 month old has had a cold, and so did my wife and I. He's not sleeping well, so neither are we. She wasn't particularly happy with my decision to try and shoot a match with all of us in th...
by 74novaman
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 70
Views: 3746

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

So before I beat myself up criticizing all the things I did wrong in the full match video, a couple positives I took away from that stage I posted yesterday. 1) I'm not prepping the trigger as much. I staged the hell out of the trigger in my first revolver match of the year (IDPA with the M10) in Fe...
by 74novaman
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What is your favorite carry revolver
Replies: 40
Views: 1508

Re: What is your favorite carry revolver

As mentioned in another thread, I'm carrying and competing with nothing but wheel guns this year. I've carried all of these at one point or another this year. https://i.imgur.com/wvKga90.jpg The easiest to carry is of course the J frame. But my favorite to carry so far has been the 586 L Comp. (pict...
by 74novaman
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Switching to wheel guns this year
Replies: 70
Views: 3746

Re: Switching to wheel guns this year

Been a while. Sick kid, training for a half marathon. Lots of other stuff to occupy me. I'll write a longer post with a full match video (hopefully later today), but in the meantime here is one stage. Static steel with a series of three 8 shot arrays, with an 8 shot revolver. Perfect no fail drill. ...

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