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  1. I size the same way. I use fired cases and bump back accordingly.
  2. Scarce around my area. If they do have them in stock they will only sell by the hundred or the prices are stupid.
  3. The wife and I picked up a new 4.25" Python a few weeks ago and today I had a minute to take it out and look it over some more. Incredible gun. Fit and finish, lock up, looks...all spot on. The gun has good weight to it and should make it a great shooter. But..... I have never been a fan of full underlugs on any barrel over three inches. Too much forward weight "feel" for my liking. This gun has that full underlug. Add in the vent rib and there is some weight out front to tame recoil. The grips are beautiful in style and finish. They feel good in the hand except for the back strap area where they have a squared off flat ridge on both sides. This ridge is felt in the hand and does not feel natural. Otherwise I love the grips. While in the safe I picked up my old trusty 1957 Ruger Blackhawk 357 with 6" barrel. This is a well worn, finely custom tuned piece of firearm history that just feels right in my hand. Nice balance, nice feel to the grip, not forward heavy, and just a workhorse with the best custom trigger job I own. Once I shoot the Python my preference may change but right now that old workhorse has got to be the best handgun I own, hands down. It shoots perfectly, rolls in the hand and soaks up all the recoil, and is just "right" for me. I was actually looking for a SAA when I decided to get the Python as it was in stock. I really need to get my hands on a SAA and just see how they feel in my hand. I want to see if one of those feels like my old Ruger. If I could only keep one of my handguns that Blackhawk would be it, without hesitation. I need to go out and shoot the Python when the weather gets good enough to hit the range and really get to know the gun. I have loads from mild to wild I want to shoot in it to see how it compares and what it likes. I expect it to be a very accurate firearm and expect to love the way it shoots. But, can it top that old single action beast that has won my heart for so long?
  4. Proof of existence....Got it Tuesday and have not had time to even look at it until today. Really have not messed with it at all. I did pull the trigger a bit and while it is very smooth with no over travel it is a bit too heavy for my liking. Don't get me wrong, it's nice but I did expect a lighter single action pull than it has. Double action pull feels about the same weight as single action....not bad for double action pull. The fitment of all the seams and joints is the best I have ever seen on a firearm. The side plate seams are almost invisible. The front of the crane to the frame seam is tight and even. Cylinder lock up with trigger held back is solid as a rock on all six holes. I have high hopes this gun will be a great shooter.
  5. That chart shows me at a medium…… I can’t get my hand in most gloves unless they are a large to xtra large. The sizing must be different than most. you have seen the custom grips on my revolvers ( big as a log). i wear a mechanics glove at work that fits pretty good but I have never tried shooting with them….. seems foreign.
  6. I have a hard time finding gloves that fit. I have large skinny hands and most all gloves don’t work well for shooting. I can see a benefit if you get a pair that fits right.
  7. Once I am caught up on remodeling and horse projects I am going to have a mountain of ammo to reload. Lots of 38, 357, and 45 piling up waiting for the handle puller to get freed up. With the new revolver coming that is going to eat up more ammo.......I am in much need of some recoil therapy!
  8. Never owned one but did shoot one twice. First time shooting one I hated it. Was handling other guns that day and hated the grip angle. Second time shouting one it was the only gun I shot that day and the grip angle did not bother me. Plus I shot it very very well. I don’t own anyTupperware guns but if you’re interested I say go for it.
  9. .......the wife walked out a new owner of a Colt Python! This feed store is near my house and I had never realized they sold guns. Up high on the wall was a Python. I struck up a conversation about not knowing they sold guns and the owner was telling me who his clientele was and why he had the guns he had in the store. The Python was an odd man out in mostly lower end to mid range guns. All the revolvers he had were the cheap Heritage guns. His semi auto's were mid range and lots of colored one's for the ladies. These are the guns he sells most. I asked if he had any SAA's and he said no, as nobody buys that type of gun. I pointed to the Python and asked "then how did that get here?"......he told me his rep called him, when three guys were in the store looking at guns, and wanted to sell him the Python. The store owner asked the three guys if any of them wanted a Python and one said "yes". When the gun arrived and it became time to buy it the guy backed out so there it sat on the wall. The wife and I leave the store and made it about 200 yards away when she asked me about the Colt. I told her I had been wanting to buy a new gun and told her how nice it would be for her to shoot. Well, we went back and made the store owners day when I told him " my wife wants to see your Python". She picks it up in ten days.
  10. I have been using Winchester small rifle primers in place of small pistol magnums for a while in the multiple 357's I shoot. No issues so far. The Winchesters seem to be the softer of all my SRP's. We have a small local shop near me that is still selling bricks of primers for $125.......I just cannot bring myself to spend that much.
  11. That's a whole lot of carnage there!
  12. I watched just up until the officer that got pepper sprayed got back into the fight. I did not need to see any more. There was ample time, opportunity, and personnel to put one set of cuffs on the guy before Mr I got sprayed came back into the fight. Total lack of training or willful disregard for any training they may have had.
  13. I grew up in farming and logging country. Worked on many farms and have lots of stories involving hay, beer, tall barns, and getting too drunk to climb down. we raised chickens, ducks, rabbits, and other critters. Butchered them all and knew how to do it all from lopping their heads of to burning the hair off the bare naked chicken carcasses. I wouldn’t trade any of it, so much life experience to be had.
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