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Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense Today, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By markwell
Have ad a PO Box for as long as we've lived here;...

Have ad a PO Box for as long as we've lived here; very secure, and, if we didn't go to the PO how would we get the local news. PO used to be in the local general store just down the road; that was...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 03-22-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By markwell
For big wheel guns we've switched from Tankers...

For big wheel guns we've switched from Tankers (our second choice now) to Chest Rigs; Extremely functional and comfortable; unless you are carrying a load of firewood to the house.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-22-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,420
Posted By markwell
Go to Jackson....They've already screwed the...

Go to Jackson....They've already screwed the locals there.
Forum: Rimfire! 03-22-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By markwell
Only info I could lay my hands on without a...

Only info I could lay my hands on without a serious amount of digging. Ammo is Hornady 17M2 with the then new 15.5 grain NTX bullet. Hope this helps. Will dig some more out later.

...
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 03-21-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,484
Posted By markwell
Living in the sticks has certain obvious...

Living in the sticks has certain obvious advantages; quick 911 response time aint one of 'em. Low ass hole density is a plus though.

You all stay safe.
Forum: Rimfire! 03-21-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By markwell
Have a .17HMR Alexander Arms carbine that we've...

Have a .17HMR Alexander Arms carbine that we've used just a bit on Varmints. Anchors woodchucks well and is hell on Prairie dogs. Haven't shot the .17 HMR on bigger critters or from a handgun....
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 03-20-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By markwell
Living on a dead-end private road has its'...

Living on a dead-end private road has its' advantages. We seldom have anyone we do not know come up our road and if a vehicle we don't recognize should go by we have always just backed our truck out...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-19-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By markwell
RickyT We have the second gun Red built after...

RickyT We have the second gun Red built after leaving Novak's; it has copious hand matting; slide top with French border, rear of slide, bump on grip safety; under-side of the trigger guard. It's...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-19-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By markwell
What a great gun! Novak's hand matting of slide...

What a great gun! Novak's hand matting of slide tops is elegant. The late Red Deem (formerly of Novak's) was pretty good at that treatment also. With the French border, it's one of the most iconic...
Forum: Range Reports 03-18-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By markwell
I have a sample CCO 9mm/.22TCM combo that runs...

I have a sample CCO 9mm/.22TCM combo that runs just fine and shoots really well with the 9mm barrel. The TCM cartridge is more than good enough for groundhog sized targets out to 30 yards or so. The ...
Forum: Revolvers 03-09-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,535
Posted By markwell
Spent several seasons working in the Wyoming...

Spent several seasons working in the Wyoming Range W of Bondurant at a hunting camp in the early part of this century. Took two handguns to Camp; a 3" S&W 8 shot 317-1 .22LR AirLite Kit Gun and a 5"...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 03-08-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,986
Posted By markwell
FYI Our take on the RI CCO in .22TCM/9mm ...

FYI Our take on the RI CCO in .22TCM/9mm

/http://www.thegunmag.com/rock-island-armorys-22tcm-9mm-combo-a-switch-barrel-1911
Forum: Revolvers 03-03-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,039
Posted By markwell
I'd be looking for someone local to load some...

I'd be looking for someone local to load some ammo if I were you. Something like a 180gr.Hornady XTP over 7grains of 231 would make a dandy practice load for the indoor range. For outdoors plinking a...
Forum: Revolvers 03-02-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,039
Posted By markwell
What a great old 29! Congrats.!! Our first...

What a great old 29! Congrats.!!
Our first 6.5" went to Wyoming with our son when he went out there to work as a guide and packer in the Wyoming Range out of Bondurant which is south of...
Forum: Range Reports 03-01-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By markwell
USMM Guy-- We live west of you in the...

USMM Guy-- We live west of you in the Alleghenies and our winter has been so mild that our shooting has hardly taken a hit. Stop by our range several times a week to fire a couple of mags on the way...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-27-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,478
Posted By markwell
Have both a Springfield RO and the new Dan Wesson...

Have both a Springfield RO and the new Dan Wesson Vigil in 9mm; actually have a few DWs.

The DW Vigil pistols are, IMHO, one of the best guns for the money on the market. Build quality and details...
Forum: Rock Island Armory 02-24-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,986
Posted By markwell
Dr. Lou Could you clarify for us why there...

Dr. Lou

Could you clarify for us why there are two different 22TCM loads? The 9R 39gr. load works from 9mm magazines and the 40 gr. load works out of 38 Super mags in the same pistol from our...
Forum: Want to Buy (WTB) 02-19-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By markwell
Still looking!

Still looking!
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 02-17-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,294
Posted By markwell
We hit the Goodwill store for cast off Hawaiian...

We hit the Goodwill store for cast off Hawaiian shirts, at about $3, for summer trips to town. Other than that the Duluth Ts are our daily wear; they are great!
Forum: Want to Buy (WTB) 02-14-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By markwell
Genuine stag grips for Officer's frame

Looking for a THIN set of stag grips for a CCO; .200" or thinner if possible. No ambi. cut, beveled bottom, exposed MH pin (not square bottom). Please PM with photo and price if you have a nice set...
Forum: Dan Wesson 02-10-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By markwell
I was surprised my sample Govt. sized 9mm Vigil...

I was surprised my sample Govt. sized 9mm Vigil had a Commander recoil spring plug. Figured it was just a mistake so I dug around in the parts box and put a long one in. No biggy, even though...
Forum: Ammo Can 02-09-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By markwell
Having switched from my beloved S&W 29s to a...

Having switched from my beloved S&W 29s to a 10mm Guncrafter for use in bear country we find your efforts valuable. The 29s just got to be too much but the 10mm Govt. sized pistol is still pretty...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-01-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By markwell
We started shooting a 9mm quite a few years ago...

We started shooting a 9mm quite a few years ago after many years of shooting major 45; it's kept us shooting much longer than we ever would have thought. Think about trying one.

We still...
Forum: Wilson Combat 01-31-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,185
Posted By markwell
Had to do double take to figure out who many of...

Had to do double take to figure out who many of the folks at Bill's gathering were. Too bad they didn't make this at least a one hour program.

And yes, 73 is not that old.
Forum: Rock Island Armory 01-30-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,986
Posted By markwell
We were told they are making some changes to the...

We were told they are making some changes to the line. It seems a bit confusing but we believe they will still offer the pistol as a 22TCM with the 9mm conversion available separately. Maybe someone...
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