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Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 03-25-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By OldEagleEars
These revolvers were quite common in Europe in...

These revolvers were quite common in Europe in the latter half of the 19th Century as the Mosin-pattern was adopted by many military and police organizations. Of course the Russians used it far...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 11-13-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By OldEagleEars
As an update; I've moved the Pitbull into my...

As an update; I've moved the Pitbull into my carry-rotation to join the S&W .380 Bodyguard and the RIA .45 Compact 1911 as EDC pieces. While some may question my choice to have more than one size and...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 11-07-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By OldEagleEars
I took the new Pitbull out for some exercise...

I took the new Pitbull out for some exercise yesterday. As I said, I'm mostly a 1911-guy with only a couple of .22 revolvers in my safe and a session with a friends S&W .357 magnum a while back so it...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 11-05-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By OldEagleEars
My first "serious revolver"

While I've been heavily invested in the 1911 community for several years, the idea of having a reasonably powerful, snub-nosed revolver in my carry rotation has always appealed to me. When I learned...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 06-12-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By OldEagleEars
With those Novak-style sights and skeletonized...

With those Novak-style sights and skeletonized trigger, it is the Tactical series gun. The GI-series also have the beavertail and commander hammer but carry the little "thumbnail" sights, staked in...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 04-18-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,656
Posted By OldEagleEars
What you have is a Rock Island 2011-Tactical...

What you have is a Rock Island 2011-Tactical single-stack Night, a new model for 2014 that comes with Mepro night sights and no forward serrations on the slide. The small logo on the left of the...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 04-18-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By OldEagleEars
I've had my Rock Compact-Tactical .45 for over a...

I've had my Rock Compact-Tactical .45 for over a year now and it's my primary CCW. The standard ACT-Mags are NOT cheap and crappy magazines as some would have you believe! They are one of Europe's...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 04-18-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,012
Posted By OldEagleEars
Shot my first one in Vietnam at age 24 (thing bit...

Shot my first one in Vietnam at age 24 (thing bit my hand bad!), but bought my first 1911 when I was 67. Now I have three; a big 'un (.45 ACP 5"), a little 'un (.45 ACP 3.5"), and a fat 'un...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 01-31-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,818
Posted By OldEagleEars
I have three 1911-type pistols and each has a...

I have three 1911-type pistols and each has a different guide rod; a one-piece FLGR, a GI-style and a reverse-plug in an officers-sized pistol. Though two of them take down easier with a tool (a pin...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 01-30-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,186
Posted By OldEagleEars
Both the Single Action Army and the 1911 are...

Both the Single Action Army and the 1911 are Classics (with a capital "C") and rightly so. In practice, the S&W Model 3 in .44 had advantages over the SAA in operation (quicker extraction and...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 11-21-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By OldEagleEars
I have three Rocks (FS-Tac and CS-Tac in .45,...

I have three Rocks (FS-Tac and CS-Tac in .45, .22TCM/9mm); and each has a different recoil spring system. They all seem to work very well and since I have two or three bushing wrenches the take-down...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 10-05-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By OldEagleEars
And a Holy-Stone refers to the abrasive blocks...

And a Holy-Stone refers to the abrasive blocks used to scrub the teak decks of sailing ships. It's name comes from the kneeling position one had to assume to use one properly (no handles on these...
Firearms Forum: Training & Safety 09-17-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,443
Posted By OldEagleEars
There is a distinction between nomenclature and...

There is a distinction between nomenclature and jargon that comes into this discussion. Jargon is understood slang between members of a group that serves to differentiate them from outsiders. Calling...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 09-17-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By OldEagleEars
Weaver-mount Red-Dot to 1911; I need a mount

I've decided to put a little reflex red-dot sight on my Rock Island .22TCM 1911. After some shopping around online I ended up at Walmart to look at a Weaver-brand sight but ended up paying a bit more...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 09-17-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By OldEagleEars
I went to Walmart today to look at the Weaver...

I went to Walmart today to look at the Weaver since it's on sale but decided to spend the extra on the Bushnell First Strike. It just struck me as being better made and I like the auto-adjusting...
Firearms Forum: Optics & Mounts 09-17-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By OldEagleEars
Howdy, Jarhead; I have Nitesiters on three 1911's...

Howdy, Jarhead; I have Nitesiters on three 1911's and a little-bitty S&W Bodyguard and I'm very satisfied. I did discover that the glue they include is very thin in viscosity which makes it easily...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 09-11-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By OldEagleEars
I have had my 15-22 for a bit over a year and...

I have had my 15-22 for a bit over a year and yes, it really is a very slick rifle! It's big advantage over some of the other .22 Caliber AR-style guns is that it's operation and controls are almost...
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 08-09-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,564
Posted By OldEagleEars
Okay, just got a SR22 today for my Granddaughter...

Okay, just got a SR22 today for my Granddaughter to replace the pink Whitney Wolverine I gave her for Christmas last year. The Wolverine was unique and certainly a pleasure to hold but the extreme...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-31-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 157,473
Posted By OldEagleEars
A bunch of us got together in Jefferson City,...

A bunch of us got together in Jefferson City, Missouri last weekend for little shooting. This was part of the menu on our picnic table!...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 07-26-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,268
Posted By OldEagleEars
I live in Kansas (no "Oz" jokes, please!) and...

I live in Kansas (no "Oz" jokes, please!) and while we experience "interesting" weather now and then, some of our gun laws are among the most free in the nation. While there are writhing pockets of...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 07-26-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,676
Posted By OldEagleEars
My primary is a 5" 1911A1 full of .45 ACP Hornady...

My primary is a 5" 1911A1 full of .45 ACP Hornady Critical Defense and it is in the nightstand drawer in the steel case I lock whenever I'm out of town (which isn't often) next to a high-powered...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 07-16-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,288
Posted By OldEagleEars
I originally picked a .380 as a carry-gun (S&W...

I originally picked a .380 as a carry-gun (S&W Bodyguard) because of it's size and superior concealability. While I don't totally regret the decision, I have taken to carrying a larger caliber for...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 07-15-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,494
Posted By OldEagleEars
griffin81 - I'm doing a restoration of the...

griffin81 - I'm doing a restoration of the Springfield 87A that was my Grandfather's gun and the one he used when he taught me to shoot. I was fascinated with your customized Springer and really...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 07-15-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By OldEagleEars
Sir, I would politely suggest you reconsider your...

Sir, I would politely suggest you reconsider your advice concerning high velocity rounds being halted by dwelling walls. High velocity hollow points go through drywall (the primary building material...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-14-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By OldEagleEars
Those look very nice and you should be proud of...

Those look very nice and you should be proud of your work. For a finish you should probably decide on the intended use of the pistol with them mounted. An Danish-oil finish can sometimes break-down...
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