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    A8E188BC-ACD6-4AE3-8115-291AA0BC616C.jpeg _I will improve on this since the weather cooled. I was pretty good 30 years ago.

    Do anyone else like shooting head plates?
    I am shooting 148 grn wadcutters with a S&W model 14 I bought in 1992. Starting at ready pistol. The six plates are 8” and the distance is 10 yards.
     
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    There’s a GSSF that looks like your setup. Highly addictive! I run it at home as a modified El presidente
     
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    ahhhhhhh a Mod14.....what a sweet revolver !!!!!
     
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    Glock the plates is the stage. I don’t have reset targets. I’m using quality targets 8” plates on a cross tie that’s on cinder blocks. Yes. My neck is a little red. The only issue is retrieving the plates. Especially when shooting a 10mm or 44 mag.
     
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    The S&W blued K frame has no equal in DA revolvers. The Python was a want I had years ago. My gunsmith threatened my life.
     
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    Agreed !!!!!!! I had a Python that was a dream to shoot till it shot right on out of time. I went to L Frame S&Ws after that. One of my very first handguns was a 4inch Mod10. They are a true classic. Growing up and earning a living an assortment of 3inch Mod10s took good care of me for a number of years.
     
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    I carried an L frame for many years, starting in 87. I also shot PPC, the K frame reigned supreme in that discipline. I will dig the few out fRom the safe and post pics tomorrow.
     
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    My pre model 10. IT was carried by a security guard at an oil refinery in Houston. It is in excellent shape. CB4B9A01-56DA-425C-9EF4-D2419A15A37F.jpeg
     
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    The line of the K Frames are just what a revolver is SUPPOSED to look like !!!
     
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    Revolvers!? They shoot black powder, right?
     
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    Sounds like some sort of shooting competition is in order.

    I pity the youngsters that did not have the luxury of wasting away a sunny afternoon with the lovely mild 148 grn wadcutters of yesteryear with some sort of rotational bang device of which the S&W K or L reigned supreme. The wondernines seemed to lack, the venerable 1911 produced premature fatigue with its pummeling after a few hundred rounds. Those were the days.
     
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    ...... yes this...... 1K of .38 neatly fills a .30cal ammunition can, my lazy weekends were defined in terms of "one can or two".
     
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    We took the wheel guns for some training
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    yes, a fellow sophisticate, I preferred the boxes in order to load two at a time as if from loops.

    This thread makes me want to get a nice leather pancake holster for one of my K frames. It would make me feel more genteel as I sallied forth amongst the masked peasants of today.
     
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    Funny I still have the pancake holsters I was issued for the K Frame all those years ago (one plain one basketweave). It was honestly a gentlemanly way to go about your business, miscreants and ruffians beware !
     
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    We need a “Revolvers, Trebuchets, and Other Smithsonian Weapons” forum.

    Back when Uncle Sam first recruited me to go out into the 3rd world and find the undesirables, he made me train for months on a Ruger GP100 and a 2 x 2 pouch.

    “Load, Look, and Live” was our repetitive mantra.

    As soon as Uncle Sam turned his back, I instantly started carrying a reasonable weapon: the HK P7M13
     
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    And that HKP7 would now increase your net worth by a million.
     
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    I turned down $2500 for it. Don’t really know what it’s worth but the sentimental value is a lot to me.
     
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    I loved the squeeze cocker. Admittedly it was a fast gun to get on target. We were allowed to carry it but due to the expense, they were pretty rare. I almost bought the European model once.

    To each his own, but I never liked the Ruger Double actions. I owned a couple 40 years ago and appreciated the perceived durability. I carried a gov security 6 for a few years with the worse trigger imaginable. When someone retired I got a 686 and kept it on my property card for 25 years only scraping the cone and cylinder front when it bound up. The cylinder flutes were almost full of carbon. I also had issued GP 100s and Security Sixes for demonstration as we were issuing all of them. I would never teach a class with a different gun than the students were issued. There was no discernible difference in breakage between them.
    I never bonded with the Rugers.
     
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