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Forum: General Rifles and Shotguns Today, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By SwampDawg
Marlin 30-30 lever action

Bought it around 1970. It went underwater during Katrina. Gave it and a bunch of other guns to my son who took them to a gunsmith around Memphis to be cleaned. Thoroughly. Got them all back, paid...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 06-16-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,075
Posted By SwampDawg
We are all speaking from the comfort of our...

We are all speaking from the comfort of our homes. We were not there in the situation. A few years ago the pilot of a commercial plane landed it in a river as a result of a bird strike. No one was...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 06-08-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,977
Posted By SwampDawg
I'm not smart enough to post photos, but I am...

I'm not smart enough to post photos, but I am hooked on the Hogue black grips. They are good looking and give me a firm, comfortable grip.
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 06-08-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By SwampDawg
Just bought a UpLula to load my M&P Shield .45...

Just bought a UpLula to load my M&P Shield .45 mags. Had to, my fingers alone just couldn't do it. However, following the advice of S&W plus others on another thread here I have been leaving all my...
Forum: Reloading Bench 06-04-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,147
Posted By SwampDawg
OK men, need some help

For years I have been reloading 45 acp using Lee equipment to load W231. My powder measure has finally given out, so I will be buying a replacement. The most logical one has been reviewed by...
Forum: Smith & Wesson 05-28-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By SwampDawg
OK, this should wrap up this exciting thread. I...

OK, this should wrap up this exciting thread. I emailed S&W about my difficulty in loading the magazines. Got their response today, which was "They will loosen up in time and usage" and they also...
Forum: Smith & Wesson 05-26-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By SwampDawg
OK, took it to the range. Good news/bad news. ...

OK, took it to the range. Good news/bad news. Shot very well, accurate. But, very hard to load magazines. I have lifted weights for years and I have very strong hands, but I really had to...
Forum: Smith & Wesson 05-24-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By SwampDawg
OK, picked it up yesterday. Feels good in my...

OK, picked it up yesterday. Feels good in my hand and looks good. Took it apart and oiled it in the places specified by the manual. Disassembly and assembly wasn't difficult but of course...
Forum: Smith & Wesson 05-15-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By SwampDawg
OK it's not a 1911 but

American Handgunner had an article singing the praises of the S&W Performance Center Shields, in various calibers. I'm interested in the .45 since that's what I shoot and reload. Anybody have any...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-14-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By SwampDawg
A million years ago when I was a kid, the father...

A million years ago when I was a kid, the father of a friend of mine was a plumber. When he was installing something that had to be vented through the roof he would hold his shotgun close to the...
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-11-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,365
Posted By SwampDawg
I know! I know! I know!

I know! I know! I know!
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-07-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,370
Posted By SwampDawg
Well, let me elaborate just a little. I have...

Well, let me elaborate just a little. I have more than enough large brass to satisfy my needs and have no reason to keep the small brass. Plus, I don't know what would happen if I tried to force a...
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-06-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,370
Posted By SwampDawg
Small primers/Large primers

Was at the local range, and walked down to the shooters at the next station. Told them I had some small primer brass I had picked up and did not need.
Told them "I'm not smart enough to have small...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-17-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,527
Posted By SwampDawg
Yup. Ordered 1000 .45 bullets, weighing 32...

Yup. Ordered 1000 .45 bullets, weighing 32 pounds, from Dillon. I could track it to a FedEx facility in the same city, then it disappeared. Called their Customer Svc (yuk, yuk) in the Philipines,...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-14-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By SwampDawg
We have one living child, so he will get all of...

We have one living child, so he will get all of mine. The all time favorite though is a .38 Colt Lightning model revolver. Got it from my dad, who got it second hand. It has all the beautiful wear...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-13-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,959
Posted By SwampDawg
Well, I'm a 80 year old cancer survivor, with...

Well, I'm a 80 year old cancer survivor, with chronic kidney disease and a bad knee. Can't see, can't hear, can't ...well you know the rest of it. With either of my .45 officer models I can put 4...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-10-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,469
Posted By SwampDawg
I have a 3" Kimber and a 3 1/2" Para that are...

I have a 3" Kimber and a 3 1/2" Para that are very reliable.
Forum: Para USA 03-07-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By SwampDawg
Yeah I remember my original magazines

Got two magazines with the pistol. Both had plastic followers. One of the followers chipped and of course canted over in about a year. When I took them apart one of the springs was a full loop...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-06-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,868
Posted By SwampDawg
Maybe you can buy a Kimber Officer Model .45 in...

Maybe you can buy a Kimber Officer Model .45 in stainless steel and by proxy you will kill my fantasy.
Forum: Para USA 03-05-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By SwampDawg
I acquired my pistol from Para back in the '70s...

I acquired my pistol from Para back in the '70s in a swap deal. I had bought a WartHog that was a real POS. After sending it back about three times for various issues I asked they just swap it for...
Forum: Para USA 03-02-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By SwampDawg
Para repair

Hey thanks a lot. Williams and phone number are now in my list of stuff to remember.
Forum: Para USA 03-01-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,760
Posted By SwampDawg
If I ever need parts for my Para am I in trouble?

I have a Para Ops I bought new about 20 years ago. So far it still runs like a sewing machine, no problems whatsoever, but since I do shoot it regularly I know sooner or later something is going to...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-10-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,647
Posted By SwampDawg
Para Warthog. Never got through a magazine...

Para Warthog. Never got through a magazine without a malfunction of some kind. It was better at ejecting the magazine (after firing a round) than it was ejecting brass. Returned it two or three...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-10-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,085
Posted By SwampDawg
I got a Kimber Tac II in a family deal. Small,...

I got a Kimber Tac II in a family deal. Small, thin, flat and with a 3" barrel is amazingly accurate. It is at the top of my list for carry.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 01-14-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,551
Posted By SwampDawg
Out with friends deer hunting on a public...

Out with friends deer hunting on a public reserve. We didn't have stands, so we just had to sit/stand as we could. I was sitting under a tree, legs crossed in the tailor position. Down in the...
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