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Old 05-01-2014, 01:49 PM   #11
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Just don't try to do anything to fast. You can't be John Wayne in a week.
Heh heh. Clint is my favorite. I want to get to the "Get three coffins ready..." skill level.

Speaking of which, what were his revolvers in the dollars trilogy? There is nothing like the look of the old western revolvers.
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The man with no name carried Colt SAA. Single Action Army.

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Heh heh. Clint is my favorite. I want to get to the "Get three coffins ready..." skill level.

Speaking of which, what were his revolvers in the dollars trilogy? There is nothing like the look of the old western revolvers.
I think we all wish to be that good one day. My grandfather fought in the war with Duke, and they became good friends. My dad has the letters they wrote back and forth during the war. Just an interesting piece of information.
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I think we all wish to be that good one day. My grandfather fought in the war with Duke, and they became good friends. My dad has the letters they wrote back and forth during the war. Just an interesting piece of information.
Your Dad fought in the War with the Duke? Which one? The Duke fought in all major wars from the Allegheny Uprising thru Viet Nam, all on Hollywood sets.

One of the bones of contention when Wayne performed before the real troops was that he never served in any field of combat. Wasn't real popular on the USO circuit.

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Your Dad fought in the War with the Duke? Which one? The Duke fought in all major wars from the Allegheny Uprising thru Viet Nam, all on Hollywood sets.

One of the bones of contention when Wayne performed before the real troops was that he never served in any field of combat. Wasn't real popular on the USO circuit.

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No, not my father. My grandfather knew john Wayne. I said they fought in the war together because the letters between my grandfather and the Duke were always about the war. So I guess I assumed wrong.
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One of the bones of contention when Wayne performed before the real troops was that he never served in any field of combat. Wasn't real popular on the USO circuit.
In fairness to Mr. Wayne, from all accounts he didn't try to avoid serving. Like my grandfather, he was born in 1907 which put him in his mid-30's by the time the war started. My grandfather at 37 was drafted as a clerk. I don't think they were desperate for mid-30's grunts but mostly used men that age to fill clerical and support positions. You want John Wayne fulfilling orders for mess kits, or making patriotic movies during the war? If Jimmy Stewart didn't already have a pilot's license when WWII began, I'm not sure if he would have served as he did.
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First of all the advice about getting a table or bench and using a sandbag for support will assist in finding where the correct hold is on the sights. Keep in mind the Colt Revolver you are speaking about is no target gun. It was designed for just shooting and having a good time plinking, and shooting at other targets. If you want a precise pistol I would recommend in the future getting a semi auto like a Ruger 22 Target Model, S&W Target Model or Browning Buckmark type pistol. Honestly it would be a better pistol for your son to learn to shoot. Keeping in mind as you if he is not accurate with his shots and confident in the pistol he may lose interest very quickly like most kids do with anything they are not accomplishing what they want or having fun. So use caution. I personally find the western style pistols harder to shoot due to the action and the the grip angle and feel. But that is not true with everyone. But if that were to be the case it might be harder for him to learn with this particular weapon? However the Colt you have is a nice revolver! And you should have a lot of fun with it!

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Don't underestimate the accuracy of those little Colt Frontier Scouts. I had one when they were first introduced, one of the dual-tone guns. It was deadly accurate and accounted for its share of squirrels.

For the record, I prefer to start a novice on a Single Action since once the shot is fired, another shot is not readily fired without thumb cocking that hammer. So if the shooter does something dumb, there is less chance of a negligent discharge.

As to Single Action accuracy, my first target revolver was a Ruger Blackhawk Flat Top .357 Magnum, loaded with .38 Specials. Earned a Sharpshooter rating with it in bulls eye competition.

Even today, some fifty six years and 17,000 rounds later, it still works for me:



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I hunted squirrels in TN for years with the Ruger Single Six. Damned accurate. Got some good eating.

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These guys have pretty much covered everything. You've got a sweet gun and I'm sure you'll get used too it. Once you do, it'll end up being your favorite and you'll want another.... and another.
Care to post a picture of that iron?

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