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Old 08-01-2014, 06:48 AM   #1
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I had to take pics of the ft sight for another forum . The bottom pic shows the gap I like on a speed shoot gun . It works good on target work also







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Old 08-01-2014, 06:55 AM   #2
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That is a great looking pistol and a great shooter too in your hands.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:53 AM   #3
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Good heaven's, TGR, that is some awesome shooting.

Been working with my Bill to do more offhand shooting with the 1911s, but we've discovered that his bad back makes it very difficult for him to steady a gun. It's all he can do to stand up straight without some support, let alone do it and steady a pistol. Never realized how important a strong back and good posture could be for offhand shooting. Looks like all his pistol shooting is going to be limited to a rest.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:42 AM   #4
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Offhand is really one hand , supported is 2 handed and not benched or resting on anything and bench is benched is like a sand bag or tree . I really shot that target with 2 hands . If I put support everyone think I bench it so I put offhand .I use the push with one hand and pull with the other one and I lock elbows and wrist both me . It helps to be short and fat too . Jerry video is the way I shoot . You tube is the best for learning tool to shoot correctly . In my early year I had to go to matches and watch the pro's and learn that way .....

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"over three million rounds in 40 years" I need to buy more ammo.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:51 AM   #6
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I like how he keeps his head flat and brings his weapon to his eye.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:06 PM   #7
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Have watched him shoot on videos many times and, oh yeah, he's the one to watch.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:49 AM   #8
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Very nice...anything "44" is my favorite.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:39 PM   #9
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TGR, every time I read about a Ruger SA that is being used to shoot lead bullets, the owner had to redo the forcing cone, sometimes redo the cylinder throats, change barrels and so on, all to get the proper dimensions. Have you ever had a Ruger SA that didn't work to shoot cast/lead bullets the way it should? Is it worth the headache to try a Ruger or should I just get a Uberti?

The reason I ask, is that I am thinking hard about getting a 44-40, partly because of the old cartridge's history, but also because it looks like a fun round to shoot and load.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:35 PM   #10
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Getting a 44-40 in a Ruger SA you need to know when it was built and if the factory repaired it . The paste is 100% correct on the Ruger Vaquero in 44-40 in my opinion . I've owned a ton of Ruger SA and I think Cimarron / Uberti made in the last 5 yrs with the new factory spring mods is top of the food chain and a better shooter and don't break like the old Colts . For A hunting gun the Ruger have the edge because you can HOT ROD your ammo and adj sights on the SBH .

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Good heaven's, TGR, that is some awesome shooting.

Been working with my Bill to do more offhand shooting with the 1911s, but we've discovered that his bad back makes it very difficult for him to steady a gun. It's all he can do to stand up straight without some support, let alone do it and steady a pistol. Never realized how important a strong back and good posture could be for offhand shooting. Looks like all his pistol shooting is going to be limited to a rest.
If he's shooting one handed. Can he steady himself with a cane ? I've shot that way before. It helps unless the weight out at the end of his arm is to much to handle

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Old 04-27-2017, 05:46 AM   #12
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I'm walking with a cane more and more . A walking stick is a super aid for shooting rifle or pistol . I will post a thing about cane later . I got this Ten Shin below works great as cane , walking stick , gun support and weapon . I carry 2 guns and a fighting cane at 74 with COPD . I have never back down in my life from a fight and I will never will .

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Old 04-27-2017, 07:23 AM   #13
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At this point, he can still shoot without the use of a cane. In fact, he's doing, better, thanks to being more physically active and riding the bike on a daily basis. Will keep the cane tip, in mind, though. Thanks.
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I'm new to bore snakes and am wondering how well hey perform on black powder Pietta 1873 revolvers ?
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I had a pair of Pietta 1873 revolvers too . They are not legal in big SASS & CAS matches They are super shooter . I shot them at a SASS match and won the black powder match with them . I never shot them on paper . I sold them at that match the day I won . Personally I think the 1858 Remy made by Uberti in 44 is the best target gun at good cheap price . If I remember correctly 18 to 20 grs of instant cream of wheat on top of 22 grs of 3F will shoot as good as the 36 Remy I posted .



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