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  • Reply to: Need a little help   6 years 9 months ago

    Dang, I didn't realize that the moon clips were $6 each. That is just way too expensive.

  • Reply to: Charlies gun yesterday?   6 years 9 months ago

    Mark, unfortunately, your link isn't working.

     

    EDIT: Ty fixed it!

  • Reply to: Charlies gun yesterday?   6 years 9 months ago

    Bobbing Hammers is Easy!

    Here is a short video from Larry Potterfield on How to Bob a Hammer.  When I did mine on a S&W 625, I took off quite a bit more thickness off the back of the hammer, than this MidwayUSA video shows.

    Check it out:

     

    Mark

  • Reply to: Need a little help   6 years 9 months ago

    Cutting for moons will be more expensive than 50 dollars worth of loaders. Here is a cost analysis.

  • Reply to: Need a little help   6 years 9 months ago

    Well, maybe I will look into having the revolver modified for the moon clips. If I have to by any of the loaders at around 8 bucks each, it won't take much more to get the cylinder done. Now, that brings up the question if I have the cylinder done, can I find clips that will fit it or do I have to special order them? I know nothing about moon clips.

    And of course the next question is where can I get the work done? Has anyone got a gunsmith recommendation?

  • Reply to: Need a little help   6 years 9 months ago

    OK, Can you Say DADE.  

    They made them years ago and are now discontinued. Oh... Look... Theres some on Ebay.  I have heard that they are fast. You might want to check them out. There is also Maxfire Not as fast but better than HKS IMO. If all else Cut it for moons, load it up and run limited.

  • Reply to: Covert carry vs Concealed carry   6 years 9 months ago

    First off, as to starting topics, I say do it. It is a bit slow and starting topics is a way to liven it up a bit. As you see, I'm going to respond and start a few myself.

    On to the topic at hand. I see now what you are talking about and fully agree. I much prefer the "covert" type of carry myself. However, that said, sometimes a cover garment will be necessary and it may look like a cover garment to anyone thinking that way. I have tried to remedy that by picking up a LCP that I can easily carry in the hip pocket even with Bermuda shorts. By the way, If I were really to wear Bermuda shorts, it would just scare folks away, so I try not to do that. Ha Ha

  • Reply to: Covert carry vs Concealed carry   6 years 9 months ago

    I was reading a discussion regarding this on another website and thought it very interesting.
    Let's say you see a guy wearing khaiki shorts, flip flops, and an oversized Hawaiian shirt.
    Then you see a second guy wearing a 5.11 ball cap, a Smith & Wesson baggy t-shirt & black tactical boots.
    Both guys are carrying well concealed pistols. But which one is covert?

    If a guy with a gun walked into a McDonalds where both of these guys were having lunch with their families, which one of these guys might be the first target because his clothing choice screamed that "I possibly have a hidden gun".

    Instead of just concealing a pistol, it was discussed that it might be a good idea to do it covertly, blending in, looking and dressing like everyone else. This would give a person a defensive edge and the element of surprise.

    Hope you guys don't mind me trying to start topics on the Forums, they seemed a little quiet.

  • Reply to: Charlies gun yesterday?   6 years 9 months ago

    I've been thinking about my last response, and it's not quite right...

    Short stroking the trigger (pulling part way, and releasing without firing) usually happens when you are shooting very fast.  That was not the case on stage #1 when Charlie had trouble with the first array (distant targets, required moderate speed).

    I suspect he simply had a light strike on #2 and it did go bang the 2nd time it was struck.  Solutions here are much simpler:

    1). Tighten the mainspring screw in the grip 1/2 turn.

         - if it's all the way tight, buy a new screw from Midway USA. Some people trim 'em too short

    2)  Use Federal Primers seated FLAT.  I seat mine once, turn it and seat again.

    3)  I you do not want to tighten the screw (which makes the double action pull heavier), then bob the hammer. The lighter     hammer accelerates faster and hits harder for a given spring tension.

         - I did my Dad's with a dremel tool and a belt sander... turned out great.  Be sure to take the hammer out of the gun)

    4)  Buy a cylinder and slide extended firing pin (makes a slight difference).

     

    Just my 2 cents worth.  Good luck.

     

     

  • Reply to: Charlies gun yesterday?   6 years 9 months ago

    I watched the videos of Charlie (on stg 1) and I'm puzzled too.  It looks to me like he might have shot #1, short stroked, shot #3, #4, #5, and #6, then ended up on #1 (which was already shot) and finished on #2...

    either that, or he secretly switched to an 8 shot gun...

    Nice gun, Charlie.  You'll be much happier from here on in...

    Mark

  • Reply to: Covert carry vs Concealed carry   6 years 9 months ago

    I think they are really one and the same. If you are carrying concealed, you sure don't want anyone to know. So isn't that what you are talking about?

  • Reply to: Please tell me what is working or needs repair.   6 years 9 months ago

    I didn't take your comment negatively. I appreciate the input.

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