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mountainman13 09-10-2013 05:00 PM

finally made it out.....
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To shoot the colt. Gun functions flawlessly and I was impressed with accuracy. Although it hits about 6" high at 25 yards I was still able to kill clay pigeons. I'm more than happy with my detective special. The Polish job I did on it worked out wonderfully if I don't say so myself. I definitely won't be using it as carry gun with the holster I have now. It has no trigger guard coverage. Not a holster I would ever buy but it came with the gun.

rurak 09-10-2013 05:10 PM

Nice looking wheelgun

mountainman13 09-10-2013 05:14 PM

Thanks. Damn things been sitting in the safe since I got it. I happened to be in ayer so I hit blue northern and they had 2 boxes of ammo. Lol

rurak 09-10-2013 05:29 PM

Nice. I like surprise range trips...... blows off some steam

JW357 09-10-2013 05:33 PM

Nice gun. Congrats on getting to shoot it.

mountainman13 09-10-2013 05:36 PM

Yeah Aside from the rain it was Nice.

MOshooter 09-13-2013 06:40 PM

That's a great looking Colt,glad to hear you were finally able to give it a workout!

winds-of-change 09-13-2013 06:54 PM

It sure is a beautiful revolver. I wouldn't mind owning a Colt Detective Special.

robocop10mm 09-14-2013 02:09 AM

Many revolvers shoot high with low velocity, heavy bullet loads. Try it with a light fast load and you will likely see a difference.

The other issue is back in the day, a 6 o'clock hold was normal. The gun may well have been set up with this technique in mind

Mongo 09-14-2013 02:18 AM

There is an ammunition that is loaded for the 38 special with the short barrel. I shot all of mine and haven't found any more of it. I will check with my sister who bought 500 Rounds for her lady smith. She may have some left and give me the brand and item number.

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