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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    NOW it’s finished… 👍
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,552 Senior Member
    NOW it’s finished… 👍
    We did more dry fire practice with the new sights this evening. 👍🏻
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,552 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    Zee said:
    Oh Hell yeah!!  I love HiViz Sights!
    They don’t teach you these techniques at gunsmith school. This is cutting edge!!

    Needed a third hand to get the pin started. I subbed a foot. 
    Then, moved it to the vice to finish it off like a civilized human. 

    End result. Muuuuuuuch mo betters!


    I'm just glad you shaved your toes before posting 🤣
    The hammer hides the hair. Sorry. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    NOW it’s finished… 👍
    We did more dry fire practice with the new sights this evening. 👍🏻
    I’m sure she appreciated the new sights!
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    If she can see. She can hit. Well worth the extreme effort.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,137 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Spk said:
    Zee said:
    Oh Hell yeah!!  I love HiViz Sights!
    They don’t teach you these techniques at gunsmith school. This is cutting edge!!

    Needed a third hand to get the pin started. I subbed a foot. 
    Then, moved it to the vice to finish it off like a civilized human. 

    End result. Muuuuuuuch mo betters!


    I'm just glad you shaved your toes before posting 🤣
    The hammer hides the hair. Sorry. 
    I knew it....he's a Hobbit!
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,552 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • gunner81gunner81 Member Posts: 624 Senior Member
    I see the pictures but how hard was it to change the sights really for someone who has never done it
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,382 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    I’ll either run the factory ammo I have or the handloads I’ve made. 
    "$Free.99" is one of my favorite price points! :D

     My mother was capable of sending an obscene quantity of H.G. #50 148gr. WC's through her GP-100 when she got going, and the little soup cans are not bad at messing up the water bottles and cans we usually use as targets.  Cast them out of "whatever" soft alloy is laying around and tumble lube them - at about 700 fps, you don't need to bring the NASA engineers along to get them to work.

    Unless you (Mr. Zee) have already done this, I think Science ( ! ) demands I set up a jug bust with those wadcutters out of a snubby and a 6" at some point in the near future.  They are just too popular a low-recoil option - both off the shelf and handload -  for us not to have solidified info on what they're capable of.   (How long is your backlog of things that need to kill a trapped feral pig these days?  The Moms of the World are depending on us!  o:) )

    The conventional wisdom on this is that they tumble.  To confirm this against the similar lore of the 200 grain British .38 S&W Webley load, I sandwiched sheets of soda can between the jugs.  Worked well:



    I'll probably do this with the WC's as well.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,567 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Oh Hell yeah!!  I love HiViz Sights!
    They don’t teach you these techniques at gunsmith school. This is cutting edge!!

    Needed a third hand to get the pin started. I subbed a foot. 
    Then, moved it to the vice to finish it off like a civilized human. 

    End result. Muuuuuuuch mo betters!


    What were you holding the camera with?
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    Zee said:
    Oh Hell yeah!!  I love HiViz Sights!
    They don’t teach you these techniques at gunsmith school. This is cutting edge!!

    Needed a third hand to get the pin started. I subbed a foot. 
    Then, moved it to the vice to finish it off like a civilized human. 

    End result. Muuuuuuuch mo betters!


    What were you holding the camera with?
    He gets “excited” when he works on guns 😁
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,552 Senior Member
    gunner81 said:
    I see the pictures but how hard was it to change the sights really for someone who has never done it
    Easy. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,552 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    Zee said:
    Oh Hell yeah!!  I love HiViz Sights!
    They don’t teach you these techniques at gunsmith school. This is cutting edge!!

    Needed a third hand to get the pin started. I subbed a foot. 
    Then, moved it to the vice to finish it off like a civilized human. 

    End result. Muuuuuuuch mo betters!


    What were you holding the camera with?
    Bench vice and a timer. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,552 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    Zee said:
    I’ll either run the factory ammo I have or the handloads I’ve made. 
    "$Free.99" is one of my favorite price points! :D

     My mother was capable of sending an obscene quantity of H.G. #50 148gr. WC's through her GP-100 when she got going, and the little soup cans are not bad at messing up the water bottles and cans we usually use as targets.  Cast them out of "whatever" soft alloy is laying around and tumble lube them - at about 700 fps, you don't need to bring the NASA engineers along to get them to work.

    Unless you (Mr. Zee) have already done this, I think Science ( ! ) demands I set up a jug bust with those wadcutters out of a snubby and a 6" at some point in the near future.  They are just too popular a low-recoil option - both off the shelf and handload -  for us not to have solidified info on what they're capable of.   (How long is your backlog of things that need to kill a trapped feral pig these days?  The Moms of the World are depending on us!  o:) )

    The conventional wisdom on this is that they tumble.  To confirm this against the similar lore of the 200 grain British .38 S&W Webley load, I sandwiched sheets of soda can between the jugs.  Worked well:



    I'll probably do this with the WC's as well.
    I already put them through jugs on one of my .38 Spl/.357 Mag threads. Can’t remember which. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,886 Senior Member
    I'm just here for snark.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,552 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,886 Senior Member
    Zee said:


    It's better than what this guy did:



    I'm just here for snark.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,552 Senior Member
    Jay said:
    Hey, I have a punch set. Just needed a tap so I could start the pin. Then put it in the vice to use the punch. 😜
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 4,366 Senior Member
    Roll pin starter punches are like having two hands and a foot, but without the foot..  :D  But then, it would be far less comical.. 
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,552 Senior Member
    Jay said:
    Roll pin starter punches are like having two hands and a foot, but without the foot..  :D  But then, it would be far less comical.. 
    Yeah. Need one of those. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 2,040 Senior Member
    Great score! Your mother should be thrilled as well.
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member


    I LOVE TEX!!!!

    My training took over.  I called my parents… BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

     :D 
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,746 Senior Member
    Tex gets the Darwin Survivor Award.
    To dumb to function but still useful enough to learn from. 🎓
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,382 Senior Member
    edited September 2021 #56
    The Internet was not kind to the guy.  FUNNY, but not kind:


    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    I saw the rest of his “instructional” videos.  No reason to be kind, or for him to be instructing anyone…. He was always good for a laugh though.  There was another video, long since gone, in which he showed how to do an after-shoot assessment.  I almost peed myself!  🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,434 Senior Member
    NN said:
    I shot some +P .38 spl once in a LCR and will not again except in an emergency.

    I'm almost 80, personally I would stick to just .38 special in a LCR and do. 
    Have to agree, esp if it was a house gun for the wife and I. I could handle the +p but it's very snappy. Sure beats getting the alternative in gunfight.  

    The Ruger Sp101 in 357 was far easier to shoot with full magnums. 
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
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