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what's the last thing you bought?

Started by billy rubin, November 01, 2019, 09:49:47 PM

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Dark Lightning

I wouldn't even try CC with my pistol. It's a Model 28 Smith & Wesson .357 revolver with a 6 inch barrel. Nicknamed the "Highway Patrolman" because it is an unpolished version of the Model 27, thus less expensive. I only get ~4" groups at 25 feet using a Weaver stance. Benchrest shooting yields ~2" groups. I wouldn't use it even for personal protection in the house, though.

Last thing I bought? Some wood for a chest that I'm building. I'm calling that design "Last", because it's going to be the last chest I build for my carving tools. I hope. Chests I have built over the last several years have evolved as I bought tools, but I'm expecting not to add more to this set.

jumbojak

Quote from: billy rubin on February 27, 2023, 12:39:57 AMthe double stack is the 84. not so common, as you say. but with a spare magazine the 85 has 17 shots.

i really like the old 70 series berettas. an automatic point, at least for me. but its been gone 50 years, and collectors have bid up the price.

the only problem i have with the 85 is that it has an ambidextrous safety, normally a plus. but in this crossdraw holster, ordinary movement standing up and sitting down causes the leather under the lever to flip the safety off. it still cant fire without almost a full double action triggrr pull, but i like the safety. not sure whether thered a workaround or not

The fix for that is a proper holster. I know that a lot of people prefer leather for comfort but kydex is a vastly superior material and custom holster makers abound. A holster that can manipulate a control is nearly as bad as one that doesn't protect the trigger.

 

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billy rubin

Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 27, 2023, 02:19:00 AMI wouldn't even try CC with my pistol. It's a Model 28 Smith & Wesson .357 revolver with a 6 inch barrel. Nicknamed the "Highway Patrolman" because it is an unpolished version of the Model 27, thus less expensive. I only get ~4" groups at 25 feet using a Weaver stance. Benchrest shooting yields ~2" groups. I wouldn't use it even for personal protection in the house, though.


four inches at 25 feet is all you need. i used to have a ruger security six 357 with a six inch barrel for hunting pigs. just about that same siz as your S&W and also too big to carry concealed, but i lived in arizona where open carry was common and unremarkable. couldnt shoot it as accurately as a beretta tho. was a nice simple gun.


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billy rubin

Quote from: jumbojak on February 27, 2023, 03:03:02 AMThe fix for that is a proper holster. I know that a lot of people prefer leather for comfort but kydex is a vastly superior material and custom holster makers abound. A holster that can manipulate a control is nearly as bad as one that doesn't protect the trigger.

 

i know what youre saying, but a holster that can acrry a gun comfortably while sitting for long periods is not as common as id like. the czech cross draw holster is reasonably comfortable, and a big part of that is tat it isnt as stiff as kydex. and its getting looser with wear. the issue with the safety isnt a big deal. i carried a little ruger in essentailly the same double action cocked position for a long time. i cant manipulate the trigger on this one while the gun is holstered, and so thats pretty safe. if its so safe i cant shoot it then ive misplaced my priorities


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The Magic Pudding.

I bought a smart watch.
I don't like wearing watches, and it's fat.
It'd be good to look at a map with lines on it to show where I've been, but it doesn't like water...
It measures my steps OK, it seems my heart isn't working though.

billy rubin



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MarcusA

Quote from: billy rubin on May 31, 2023, 04:07:39 PMwhat exactly is a smart watch?

A smart watch is like calculus for dummies, not so smart.
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billy rubin



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MarcusA

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The Magic Pudding.

I bought a trolling motor.
No it isn't a device to help me catch MarcusA's post count.
It's a small electric outboard boat motor.

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B006T1SN76?th=1
I got it for 137 Pacific Pesos. 
Battery, charger, waterproof case, fitting thingies, don't have any of those.

Dark Lightning

A used motorhome. Just got back from 4 days and 3 nights in the "wilderness".

MarcusA

I bought a barbecued chook but it was really a quail.
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Tom62

I bought the latest album of Sparks on CD and the complete Stargate SG-01 series on DVD. Last one was on special offer (61 DVDs for 58 EUR), so I couldn't resist.
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billy rubin

i bought one of those dongels that lets a spotify account play through the amplifier my daughter used for her bsse guitar

now i can finally crank the music up until the building rattles

you cannot appreciate igor stravinsky at less than full volume


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hermes2015

Quote from: billy rubin on June 03, 2023, 07:14:29 PMi bought one of those dongels that lets a spotify account play through the amplifier my daughter used for her bsse guitar

now i can finally crank the music up until the building rattles

you cannot appreciate igor stravinsky at less than full volume

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