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Old 07-10-2013, 02:31 PM   #41
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IMO there is something really special about revolvers, in particular REALLY big revolvers
To me the best looking revolver of all time is 4" S&W Model 19 Combat Magnum in that beautiful deep blue. All the parts seem to be in perfect proportion with each other, and that see yourself shine is incredible. Throw in some zebrawood grips from Mustang and it is a work of art.

Another one I have a fondness for is the blued Ruger Security Six, also with a 4 inch barrel. In nickle guns my favorite would have to be a 4 inch large frame Smith, preferably the Mod 29. Second place in the nickle guns would be a 6 inch Colt Python. I think it needs the longer barrel to make the ventilated rib look good.

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Like pawjr said, there is a big change in the age group that is in their mid to late thirties. I'm barely over the hill, just starting to roll actually. The change in attitudes in people just a few years younger is astounding. What created that change I would love to know.

Revolvers? Criminals aren't usually that smart, but the one that wasn't that afraid of one certainly falls hard into the idiot category. That big slow .44 sure isn't a 9mm . I carry a j frame, even though I own a plasticgun.

Music? Obviously the 70's music is better than today, but the amount of talented young musicians is mind boggling. It's hard to create music that doesn't sound like someone else's music. To create your own music with your own unique sound is quite the challenge. That's where a lot of the weirdness comes from.

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Doc3402, You been reading my mail? You are soooo correct on the Mdl.19 S&W. My old nickle S&W 29-2 has been my companion for many miles over 3 decades.

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Doc3402, You been reading my mail? You are soooo correct on the Mdl.19 S&W. My old nickle S&W 29-2 has been my companion for many miles over 3 decades.
I know this probably won't make much sense to a lot of people, but to me the nickle 29 is a good looking revolver. Make it in blue steel and the cylinder looks out of proportion to the rest of the gun.
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I totally agree with you. The one that really gets to me is the total disdain for revolvers among many of the younger shooters. Revolvers hold a place in our history from the days of the wild west to as late as the 80's yet they are ridiculed as being worthless in a gunfight.

True, the FBI Miami shootout did point to some problems concerning revolvers, but the problems weren't the fault of the design. The problems stemmed from improper training and an inadequate caliber fired through too short a barrel.
I love my .44mag Ruger Super Redhawk and little Taurus .38 snub nose I'm not a big fan of some models such as a Vaquero or a single six but that's only because I can't shoot them worth a darn. Very pretty though
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Music? Obviously the 70's music is better than today, but the amount of talented young musicians is mind boggling. It's hard to create music that doesn't sound like someone else's music. To create your own music with your own unique sound is quite the challenge. That's where a lot of the weirdness comes from.
A friend of mine who is an accomplished musician once had Eddie Van Halen show up at his studio- when my buddy heard he was coming over he got all excited, figuring he could maybe get some insight as to how Van Halen gets that distinctive sound out of his guitars. He figured some strings, or maybe a few mods to his axe. Something had to do it.

VH walked in, saw my buddy's axe, picked it up, tuned it and started ripping some classic VH riffs with it. It was (and is) 100% the man, not the instrument. Van Halen can sound like Van Halen with a gift shop ukulele.

I don't think that it has anything to do with it "having been done before", it has more to do with the rarity of a true inborn talent. If anything today there is an abundance of "manufactured" stars out of the likes of those TV shows. Those musicians are more of night club cover talent than they are unique and new quite simply because they got to where they are through other people's music. And to be clear, many of the truly talented bands got that way due to a combination of the talent that was brought together in that specific form. There are many, many examples of this over the years.
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Humm? If making music identified a generation? My choice would be the sounds of the "Colts" rocking with "Smith & Wesson" and dancing to the "Brownings".

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Doc3402, This is Blue S&W Pre-29 HE .44 Mag. made in the 2nd quarter of 1956. These were the first .44 Mags made by S&W. Anyway it gives a blue Model for comparison. I like these old "S" frames they were hand made at S&W a life time ago.

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Kids arent kids longer because they choose to be, its because we choose that for them. When I was a kid, 18 years old meant you were an adult, (At 18 I thought I knew everything, every year after I learned I knew less than I thought). In the year 1850, your typical adult was 16 years old, maybe younger if a farm kid. The new age of fruition is now 27 years old, thank you OB Care. The further out we extend that transition, the less quick they will become adults and the more they will be exposed to things they are ill equipped to handle. Its not capability that has changed, its our wish to keep our kids forever young even as we become forever older.

Its a great disservice weve done for our kids and society. They deserve to be made able as soon as they are capable of being whole. Our bodies tell the real story of our ability and responsibility. Their is a reason puberty begins at 11- 13 and not 27, because our bodies and mind have matured to their adult configuration even though we still treat them like puppies. Thousands of generations of this happening cant be all wrong, weve regressed their growth even though biologicaly were the same vessels we were 10,000 years ago. .

Our new age enlightenment isnt real, its contrived. Just because we live longer doesnt mean were developing slower! Were stunting their development by treating them like kids longer, its not their fault were stupid and they dont thrive without us, Were creating Life long dependance when we cant even possibly live long enough to deliver on the false promise weve endowed them with.

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Here's a little gun porn for you Doc3402:

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