Discussion in 'Knives, Gear, Guns And Other Tools' started by JAD, Nov 19, 2016.
Love the Ruger Black Powder revolver! .44?
Indeed it is, using a .457 round ball.
Thanks. Interesting to note the caliber projectile is bigger than a Remington .44 which is .429.
Agreed, there was talk in certain groups that it should have been classed as a .45 instead of .44.
New to me...Blackhawk 45 Colt
.45 Colt, a favorite.
I really like that!
Thats beautiful!!!!! The original concealed carry gun.
I really like revolvers, but they will only be awkward toys for me (left handed).
I wouldn’t carry one for defense, as reloading under duress would be slow at best.
How do you like it so far?
Nope, it is just a different technique. When possible I can do a video if I can find some speed loaders.
- the cylinder latch is activated with the left index finger.
- the right thumb pushes the cylinder out as the left hand retrieves ammo from belt.
- the right index presses the cylinder rod to eject empties
- the fright hand turns the gun barrel down.
- the left hand loads the cylinder
The above is for double action. Many consider the single action more suitable for lefties.
BTW in medieval times left handlers were thought to be children of the devil. However recent DNA scientific advances bear this out as actual fact.
Great post as usual! I always seem to learn something from a lot of your posts.
Man that last bit explains a lot about my life lmao! I figured out I was left eye dominant around 12 years old when I got into shooting sports. Over the years I’ve found as a left hand shooter I prefer using right hand firearms lefty. I use my left index finger for the mag release on semiauto pistols, the safety and bolt release on AR rifles. I use my right thumb for the mag release on AR’s and for safety manipulation on my Browning Auto-5. With the Auto-5 I typically use the speed load feature for closing the bolt when it’s locked back unloaded.
All that stuff should be checked as it is slowly fading. I did not get a gun out to check the procedure. I believe that is the way we taught lefties on the M-4.
Eye dominance can be tricky. Many have equal or similar dominance. Very common in females but many males also have it. I used an ocluder later when I took skeet seriously and hunting birds.
Eye dominance can change when one gets fatigued.
I remember using either eye on the barricade with a pistol in PPC and later whichever eye focused best on the front sight. It is just not that important with a handgun.
I have one of those shopkeepers and the transfer bar tended to catch on the firing pin. I need to find it and fix it.
Cheap scissors are the devil.
I do have a Model 10-5 passed down from my grandpa.
First pistol I ever shot.
I'm usually in the minority but a Ruger wheel gun is probably my favorite pistol.
I have a New Model Blackhawk in 41 mag. It's a horse and not cheap to shoot but it's steady and packs a wallop!
I really want a SP101 for outdoors general carry though. Maybe eventually!
Lucked out in the panic buying and got 60rnds of grizzly .45 colt +p 335 grain hard cast flat nose for my 4 inch Redhawk, planning to shoot a few cylinders to get it sighted in and feel the recoil and then that is going to be my hunting/heavy duty outdoors load, hopefully get a chance to test it on some hogs soon. Should be 1000+ ft lbs of energy!