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NGIB 04-22-2010 03:03 PM

Old fashioned?
Dropped by my local range the other day as I needed a bit of trigger time. I decided it was "revolver day", so I had my 686+, 4 inch Trooper, and my 617 with me. I had been shooting maybe 10 minutes or so when 3 young fellas came in and took the lane one removed from me. They were shooting rental Glocks - both 19s and 23s.

I could here some of their conversation and they were giving me odd glances quite often. Finally I heard one of them say "wonder why he likes to shoot the old fashioned guns" and he didn't even use the term revolver. These kids were ripping off rounds as fast as they could and their targets looked like shotgun patterns (at 5-7 yards). I think maybe I understand the mindset of some of our youthful shooters a bit better now...

CA357 04-22-2010 03:07 PM

There's just something about a good wheel gun that makes them great. Maybe it's a sense of history or something.

DrumJunkie 04-22-2010 03:16 PM

Well, some people will always look for the latest weapons thinking that newer will always mean better. I always heard that my weapons were out of date and had too low a capacity. I'm pretty sure a day will come with these youngins' that they will love to know half of what they thought they knew then. Happens to a lot of us.:o

NGIB 04-22-2010 03:30 PM

I was actually just thinking that of all the different guns I've owned - I've never owned or even shot a big bore single action revolver. May have to trade off one of my semi's to get a Vaquero and give them a go...

GeauxTigersGuy 04-22-2010 03:31 PM

I'm speechless on account of how much these kids suck.

Missileman 04-22-2010 03:42 PM

Although I don't shoot it very oftern, my Ruger Bisley Blackhawk .41 Magnum with a 7.5 inch barrel always draws looks at the range. I've done nothing more than put a lighter trigger spring on it, and it has the best trigger pull of any pistol I've ever had, and will out-shoot me any day. It also puts out quite a blast when loaded with my silhouette loads of H110, and that ususally creates quite a reaction from the younger crowd...

robocop10mm 04-22-2010 04:14 PM

When I go to public ranges I generally shoot wheel guns only because I can retrieve my brass. I like to mess with people at indoor ranges and shoot the .41 Mag full house loads. There is just something about a 170gr bullet going 1600 fps out of a 6" barrel that messes up everyone else, but me.

CA357 04-22-2010 04:17 PM

My favorite revolver for the range was a Blackhawk in .30 carbine. Lots of flash and noise. :D

danf_fl 04-22-2010 05:52 PM

I would have asked them "what is better? Hit with 6 or miss with 14?"

Gojubrian 04-22-2010 06:23 PM

Sadly, Dave, I'm getting to the age of actually knowing how you feel. :D

Did you ask them to ahoot your old fashioned guns? I'd certainly like to!!

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