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I enjoy Shooting, Hunting, Collecting.



I pretty much only Dove hunt anymore.



I have been shooting a shotgun since I was a kid. Won many events.


I do a lot of shotgun sports shooting such as Trap Skeet and Sporting Clays.



I have a Golf cart now and will be bringing it to the shooting range permanently.


Sporting Clays is like Golf with a Shotgun , What a Blast.



I also like to shoot pistols and rifles.



I particularly like to shoot 22's , I collect 22's for some weird reason.
 

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I envy all of you people in 2nd amendment states! I live in the most restrictive state in the nation and it just got even more so in the last election, 100% totally democrats now. Welcome to NJ. Never even think of bringing your carry weapon here!!! I have my share of guns but just going to the range here is a nightmare. If you get stopped you basically have to tell the police that you do not give them permission to search the vehicle and then you call your US Lawshield lawyer because anything they find they will confiscate, legal or otherwise. I hate it because I have always been one to be straight up with the police but I have even been told by some former officers that with todays new crop of young officers that at least in NJ that is NOT what you want to do. It IS legal to transport weapons to the range in cases, locked and unloaded and separate from the ammo. BUT, They will make it a big deal for you if they think they can. So never, ever ride through NJ with your weapon.

LOL so there is another state like Illinois? LOL



I thought Illinois was the worst .

This story will curl your hair https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-aa-shooting-20181105-story.html

Az and Texas is more than likley the best gun friendly states . But there might be more.
 

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Oklahoma is Open Carry and has been for several years...
 

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I don't know if I have a favorite, it's like a fast food menu, hard to decide which one to take out.
 
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I enjoy Shooting, Hunting, Collecting.



I pretty much only Dove hunt anymore.



I have been shooting a shotgun since I was a kid. Won many events.


I do a lot of shotgun sports shooting such as Trap Skeet and Sporting Clays.



I have a Golf cart now and will be bringing it to the shooting range permanently.


Sporting Clays is like Golf with a Shotgun , What a Blast.



I also like to shoot pistols and rifles.



I particularly like to shoot 22's , I collect 22's for some weird reason.
I have also gotten back into 22's. They are fun, cheap and a challenge at long ranges. Anybody can hit targets at long range with a scoped hunting rifle but I absolutely love shooting my old Springfield 03A3 with iron sights at 300 yards and putting down a 3-4" pattern. I also have the 22 Mossberg bolt action I learned on in 1956 with peep sights that shoots as good today as it did then. Dead accurate at 200 yards!
My favorite pistols are my 1911 (seems to be a perennial favorite), My Colt model 29 in 44 mag. (which I had BEFORE the Dirty Harry movie!), My S&W 454 rechambered in 45ACP and last but not least the Ruger Blackhawk chambered in 30 carbine with a black chrome finish. THAT gun gets attention at the range!!! I also have a Glock 19 that I just can't seem to get a feel for. I can drive tacks with the 1911 at 50 yards but I have trouble with the Glock at 25.
 

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What a welcome change of pace for the off riding season. A lot of these posts wouldn't have been seen on the old forum. I've been around firearms for better than 55 years. Hunting, target shooting, and a little "Bullseye" competition. Now it's just paper punching.


Penn. used to be very gun friendly. We've recently had more than our fair share of New Yorkers and Jersyites move into the commonwealth and start to miss the restraints of their home states, and are now trying to control our freedoms.


Don't mean to get political, but it did make national t.v. and it irks me.


I've only made it to five of our NASSIR/NASR events and I carried to all but D-Rods in New York. SBinSC's Edgefield was iffy but do-able because of family/friends in the community. My little friend did stay in the motel until my departure. Lack of reciprocity sucks in our nation when you're trying to be a good guy.
 

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I have also gotten back into 22's. They are fun, cheap and a challenge at long ranges. Anybody can hit targets at long range with a scoped hunting rifle but I absolutely love shooting my old Springfield 03A3 with iron sights at 300 yards and putting down a 3-4" pattern. I also have the 22 Mossberg bolt action I learned on in 1956 with peep sights that shoots as good today as it did then. Dead accurate at 200 yards!
My favorite pistols are my 1911 (seems to be a perennial favorite), My Colt model 29 in 44 mag. (which I had BEFORE the Dirty Harry movie!), My S&W 454 rechambered in 45ACP and last but not least the Ruger Blackhawk chambered in 30 carbine with a black chrome finish. THAT gun gets attention at the range!!! I also have a Glock 19 that I just can't seem to get a feel for. I can drive tacks with the 1911 at 50 yards but I have trouble with the Glock at 25.
I like 22s also, have a mossberg bolt action that is probably the most accurate gun I have, including my customized 10/22. 1911 fan also, have 2 of them, a colt govt mark 4 series 70 and a rock island. I think you mean a S&W model 29, what dirty Harry had, not colt.
 

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I like 22s also, have a mossberg bolt action that is probably the most accurate gun I have, including my customized 10/22. 1911 fan also, have 2 of them, a colt govt mark 4 series 70 and a rock island. I think you mean a S&W model 29, what dirty Harry had, not colt.
You are right Dave, I was thinking about a Colt Government 38 special I have when I typed that. Yes, it is the S&W 29 in 6". And the S&W 454 is chambered in 45 long colt, I have a S&W government "DA 45" chambered in 45 ACP. I have not been shooting the wheel guns for a while and I am getting the chambering mixed up. The long colt is expensive so I don't shoot that much. I have all the reloading equipment from my dad but I have never set it up here since ammo has been cheap enough that the savings are not that great for most ammo. The long Colt and 30-30 and 30-06 would be worth reloading I guess. I haven't priced all the bits and pieces.
 

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Wow, it looks like I opened the wrong forum. You guys are all fired including the moderators.
I love it. I have a few stories to tell Meantime I'm going kayaking 80 F here tomorrow. The bike is to ride between launch site and retrieve.


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Still have my old squirrel gun, my Ruger 10/22 carbine with variable scoop... Still shoots well and is fun and economical to shoot...
 
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And the S&W 454 is chambered in 45 long colt,
45 LC works in a 454 without modification, it's just a shorter case. Like firing 38 special in a 357.
 

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It was pointed out to me that the cylinders were machined out to accept the 45 long colt . Apparently the long colt cartridge has a larger head on it? This was all done long before my time when my dad had the gun. I didn't even realize it until after he passed and I was left the gun and I had it at the range and someone there pointed it out to me. And by the way, I have my calibers screwed up again,:baffled:, It is a 455 Webley that was converted to 45 long colt. I got out of shooting for almost 30 years due to work and no place to shoot and now that I am retired I am getting back into it. You can tell I am more than a bit rusty at it and the old wheel guns were never my forte. I am a long range shooter. Long range trained by dad at a very early age and right into sniper school in the military once they saw my rifle scores.
 

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I don't have many weapons. I have a Remington Nylon 12 I got for Christmas when I was 12, a JC Higgins 22 semi-auto pistol my Mom ordered from Sears in the early 60's for my Dad's birthday, a Ruger 9MM P89, a Makarov 380, a Ruger Single Six 22, a Mossberg 20 ga pump, a pre-64 Model 70 30-06, and a Winchester 94 30-30. I do some target shooting and deer and rabbit hunting. I don't have a CC, but have considered it.
 

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It was pointed out to me that the cylinders were machined out to accept the 45 long colt .

If the pistol is in deed a Webley, I don't believe the .45 Colt will fit, as it's a much longer cartridge. Many of the old MK V and VI's were machined to accept the .45ACP with a half moon clip, but even the .45acp operates at nearly 200 psi higher pressure than the old .455 lead round.


A steady diet of the newer round won't do you or the revolver any good. Might be a good idea to have a reliable gunsmith take a look at it.
 

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If the pistol is in deed a Webley, I don't believe the .45 Colt will fit, as it's a much longer cartridge. Many of the old MK V and VI's were machined to accept the .45ACP with a half moon clip, but even the .45acp operates at nearly 200 psi higher pressure than the old .455 lead round.


A steady diet of the newer round won't do you or the revolver any good. Might be a good idea to have a reliable gunsmith take a look at it.
I believe he has a S&W, not a Webley so it should be fine with factory rounds which are loaded pretty mild for old revolvers.
I have a S&W model 625 in 45 long colt. It is a special edition, only 1500 were made and I paid a dear price for it 25 or so years ago.
 

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Here's 2 of my favorite handguns. Ruger super blackhawk 44 mag and S&W model 25 45 LC. Just ordered a new scope for the blackhawk.
 

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If the pistol is in deed a Webley, I don't believe the .45 Colt will fit, as it's a much longer cartridge. Many of the old MK V and VI's were machined to accept the .45ACP with a half moon clip, but even the .45acp operates at nearly 200 psi higher pressure than the old .455 lead round.


A steady diet of the newer round won't do you or the revolver any good. Might be a good idea to have a reliable gunsmith take a look at it.

Ok, I took some pictures of it so you guys can decide. You will have to excuse the condition of the finish of the gun since it was dads home defense gun and spent most of it's life under a bed or in a closet. I will probably reblue it soon. Can't really ruin the value considering what it looks like now. You can see in the cylinder where it was machined for the long colt round and you can see the long Colt next to the 45 ACP.
 

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I am a paper shooter. No real interest in hunting but do like to shoot! Carry a Springfield XDs in 45acp in the truck with me, also have a 1911 with a few modifications. Picked up a Sig Sauer P250 sub-compact last year in 9mm & got the to make it a full size. In long guns I have an AR 223 (home built), a Savage Axis in 308 & a Savage Model in 223 all lefty. My others are a Ruger 10/22 & my pride & joy a Springfield M1A.
 
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