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Elk creekElk creek Senior MemberPosts: 6,450 Senior Member
So yesterday I took a hundred fifty rounds and the 44 special flattop to the range. I get set up with a five bull square target and run it out. I started to shoot and a couple take the booth next to me. I shoot six and reload, shoot six reload. The female half of the couple peers around the wall and looks at the revolver on the table and looks confused at me. "That is a great group on the target what are you shooting?" Just the 44 special Ruger, I answered. "That cowboy pistol." I smile and say " yep that cowboy gun." I finish shooting and was packing up and she said that she had never seen anyone shoot a gun like that and didn't think they could be accurate, "because of the curved handle." I politely said there are others that make my target look just sad with these old guns. But I hold my own:tooth: The indoor range out here is a strange place......
Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.

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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    I've had people check out my S.A. revolvers at the range too.

    They're timeless.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,999 Senior Member
    Failure for not posting pics of the .44 Special.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    You can thank all those old westerns where the heroes wear their holsters low and shoot from the hip, and instruct the new kid to "point -don't aim." That's a good plan for 2-3 yards, but not so much, past that, for normal humans.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,923 Senior Member
    The single actions always draw notice at the range...but when I take out the Sharps, for some reason, they always draw a crowd....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,395 Senior Member
    My first .44 Special was a 3rd Generation Colt SAA with a 7.5 inch barrel. The very first time I shot it, I set up the target and leaned over the table at 20 yards coz that was the max distance on our impromptu range. The ammo was factory round nose lead. The fist shot, I couldn't see a hit. So I walked up to the target and that old round nose lead stuff just pushed through the paper without making a nice round hole. It was more of a tear, but it was centered in the bull. 4 more shots followed and I couldn't see any of them distinctly, but the center of the bull was starting to get lighter. I walked back and the 5 shots were all within a 2" circle - tears and all! I mean, you could have drawn a 2" circle, and all the bullets would have fit inside! Lord, that was a shooter!
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Had some guy wanted to take pictures of my Vaqueros to show his dad.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,714 Senior Member
    Had a guy ask to shoot the GP-100 .327 because I had been having a good day----problem was I had shot up all the ammo by then.
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Failure for not posting pics of the .44 Special.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,999 Senior Member
    Nice!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    Thanks bud.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    VERY nice! never saw one with a lanyard ring before. :love:

    “When guns are outlawed, only patriots will have guns.”
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    wizard78 wrote: »
    VERY nice! never saw one with a lanyard ring before. :love:
    Thanks, that is my idea Ruger didn't do that.:tooth:
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    Maybe shush will chime in with some Webley-envy comments.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Wait, HE doesn't get any crap for the lanyard loop?
    Mine is round....:tooth:
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 838 Senior Member
    Elk creek wrote: »
    Mine is round....:tooth:

    As all lanyard rings should be, says so in the Scriptures........somewhere.....:jester:
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,491 Senior Member
    Always good to have a verbal pat on the back-Good for you!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Elk creek wrote: »
    So yesterday I took a hundred fifty rounds and the 44 special flattop to the range. I get set up with a five bull square target and run it out. I started to shoot and a couple take the booth next to me. I shoot six and reload, shoot six reload. The female half of the couple peers around the wall and looks at the revolver on the table and looks confused at me. "That is a great group on the target what are you shooting?" Just the 44 special Ruger, I answered. "That cowboy pistol." I smile and say " yep that cowboy gun." I finish shooting and was packing up and she said that she had never seen anyone shoot a gun like that and didn't think they could be accurate, "because of the curved handle." I politely said there are others that make my target look just sad with these old guns. But I hold my own:tooth: The indoor range out here is a strange place......

    Perhaps she was not so much interested in your gun.....
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    I doubt it.....
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    Maybe shush will chime in with some Webley-envy comments.

    Agitator!!!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    Perhaps she was not so much interested in your gun.....


    Which G ... oh never mind.............
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Back in the day, I wasn't very interested in Single Action Revolvers. But now I really really really want a SBH in 44 Mag. Another revolver I want before I assume room temperature is a Model 57 S&W. I shot one a friend owned years ago and loved the thing. But that's a double action, so it doesn't belong here but I just got to thinking about it because the first time I shot a 44 mag was the same day I shot that guys 41 Mag. Loved em both.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Elk creek wrote: »

    Might as well have the best :up:
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    Might as well have the best :up:
    Caught that one did ya?
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,206 Senior Member
    I like it!

    Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk
    "The .30-06 is never a mistake." Townsend Whelen :iwo:
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