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Forum: Revolvers 04-13-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,087
Posted By Twanger
My experience is a sample of one but my 4" 629 44...

My experience is a sample of one but my 4" 629 44 mag purchased new a decade back has been a great shooter. All it needed was some trigger work. It's straight, fit and finish is excellent, locks up...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 12-24-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,460
Posted By Twanger
Duct Tape, WD-40 and, of course, FLEX SEAL...

Duct Tape, WD-40 and, of course, FLEX SEAL (yeeeeaa...doggies).

I still have a small bottle of C Rusty Sherrick's Hyde Glide that seems to work well and does not soften leather. I would think...
Forum: Want to Sell/Trade (WTS/WTT) 12-04-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Twanger
C Rusty Sherrick dress belt

For Sale: C Rusty Sherrick dress belt waist size 36 and 1.5 inches wide. This belt is unused. I test fit it when new and put it away as I used my nylon for normal gun belt use. It's a C Rusty...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness 10-06-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,950
Posted By Twanger
I gave up trying to find ethanol free high octane...

I gave up trying to find ethanol free high octane fuel at service stations. Seems only 87 or rarely 89 octane is available. So I resorted to canned fuel from Lowes or HD and it has solved my run...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-22-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By Twanger
I have a Dan Wesson Heritage 45 ACP that has the...

I have a Dan Wesson Heritage 45 ACP that has the same j cut step. I emailed DW with pics and their reply was that it's a common thing and does not affect function or reliability. That was two years...
Forum: Revolvers 07-07-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,842
Posted By Twanger
I've always been a S&W fan with a number of Smith...

I've always been a S&W fan with a number of Smith 40+ year old pinned/recessed guns that are classic jewels. Several years ago got a 5" GP100. It really needed a trigger job and added the old style...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-17-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Twanger
Welcome from beautiful downtown Carson City.

Welcome from beautiful downtown Carson City.
Forum: Revolvers 03-18-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By Twanger
I had two 7.5" 45 Colt Blackhawks back in the...

I had two 7.5" 45 Colt Blackhawks back in the 90's. Cylinder throats were undersized and not uniform so I bought the Manson reamer with pilots. That really improved them. Recently purchased a 5.5"...
Forum: Range Reports 03-18-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By Twanger
I bought a new Expert when they first hit the gun...

I bought a new Expert when they first hit the gun stores. Mine came with the 3 hole aluminum trigger instead of the plastic trigger. It was reliable and decently accurate but I decided to upgrade...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-07-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By Twanger
I enjoy a 240/250 SWC over 7.0 grs Unique or H...

I enjoy a 240/250 SWC over 7.0 grs Unique or H Universal. It has mild recoil, is very accurate and allows pretty fast double action shooting in my 4 inch 629. Hodgdon Load Data shows 44 Mag...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-02-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,580
Posted By Twanger
My experience is that nickel cases develop case...

My experience is that nickel cases develop case mouth splits long before plain brass.
Seems that I remember reading something about the nickel plating process can make brass more brittle. If there...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-09-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,860
Posted By Twanger
I've lived in the Reno/Sparks area since 1960 and...

I've lived in the Reno/Sparks area since 1960 and now live just east of Carson City about a mile from Terry Tussey's shop and the Moonlight Bunny Ranch. Nevada politics is being controlled by...
Forum: Revolvers 02-02-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,617
Posted By Twanger
I always liked the K frame 2 1/2 or 3 inch barrel...

I always liked the K frame 2 1/2 or 3 inch barrel but grabbed a 3" model 60-10 adj sight years ago. I really like this gun and it is much easier to shoot accurately than its small frame and short...
Forum: Reloading Bench 12-26-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,769
Posted By Twanger
I recently bought a new Blackhawk 5.5 inch 45...

I recently bought a new Blackhawk 5.5 inch 45 Colt/ACP convertible. The 45 Colt throats were undersize and would not pass a .451 jacketed bullet without beating on it. With the 45 ACP throats a...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 10-14-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By Twanger
Haven't used mine much for gun cleaning but my 30...

Haven't used mine much for gun cleaning but my 30 year old Ingersoll Rand runs the brad nailer, air ratchet & drill, die grinder, spray gun, blows out RV water lines and inflates tires. Couldn't...
Forum: Dan Wesson 09-19-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By Twanger
Heritage gets refinish

I have a Heritage 45ACP that I like very much and is a great shooter. But the original bead blasted finish shows off every rub & scratch and wears very quickly. I've had good results using grey...
Forum: Revolvers 09-17-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By Twanger
Nice pick. I've had the 5 incher for a couple of...

Nice pick. I've had the 5 incher for a couple of years and really like it. Replaced the grips with the old school Lett wood insert rubbers, did a trigger job and added a fiber optic & red insert...
Forum: Springfield Armory 07-22-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,320
Posted By Twanger
Agree with Joe. Just change the internal parts. ...

Agree with Joe. Just change the internal parts. Brownells has a mainspring kit for about $9 bucks. The small ILS switch is hardly noticed and you avoid possible fit issues with a replacement...
Forum: Reloading Bench 06-20-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,874
Posted By Twanger
I live right across the highway from a nice...

I live right across the highway from a nice public free outdoor range. If I get to a shooting lane before the non-shooting brass scroungers arrive I find .556, 9mm, .40 and 45ACP. Only found 38/357...
Forum: Revolvers 01-01-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,005
Posted By Twanger
I have a 5" GP100, a prelock 3" S&W mod 60 and a...

I have a 5" GP100, a prelock 3" S&W mod 60 and a old S&W mod 27 but the Ruger SP101 with 4" barrel and adj sights is the perfect compact 357 revolver. It needed a trigger job and spring change but...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 01-01-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 25,662
Posted By Twanger
My SA RO .45 has been perfect thru 1,500 rounds. ...

My SA RO .45 has been perfect thru 1,500 rounds. It's been fed 200 LSWC's, 200/230 LRN's and plated RN's thru an assortment of 7 & 8 round mags. Can't get better than that especially for a 700...
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 10-08-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Twanger
Nevada Prop 1, background check initiative, just...

Nevada Prop 1, background check initiative, just took a crazy turn. Local news reported the ballot pro/con argument narrative omitted the con side. Wha?? So the con supporters filed a lawsuit. ...
Forum: Revolvers 08-24-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,002
Posted By Twanger
I have two. A LCRx 38 snub that I bought right...

I have two. A LCRx 38 snub that I bought right after they became available. Wanted SA capability and have no issues with the exposed hammer. Really like it. Just picked up the LCRx 3 inch adj...
Forum: Para USA 08-15-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,739
Posted By Twanger
I have an earlier blue steel 5" Expert that came...

I have an earlier blue steel 5" Expert that came with the aluminum 3 hole trigger.
It has the right side "Expert" roll mark as you described mid way between the muzzle and the ejection port front. ...
Forum: Revolvers 07-26-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,034
Posted By Twanger
I have the 4.2" SP101 and really like it. Did...

I have the 4.2" SP101 and really like it. Did the trigger work with hard arkansas stones and replaced stock springs with a 10 lb. hammer and 8 lb. trigger return. It made a big difference in the DA...
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