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Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns Yesterday, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 87
Posted By MemphisJim1
I, too, have nice collection of Sigs and decided...

I, too, have nice collection of Sigs and decided to broaden my choices by adding some S&W revolvers. Luckily I started with a 686 (4-in. barrel). Since then I've added a 617 (10-rd., 4-in. barrel) as...
Firearms Forum: Competition Shooting 02-08-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 184
Posted By MemphisJim1
Slim, go for the Hammerli. A few years ago...

Slim, go for the Hammerli. A few years ago Hammerli had a production deal with Sig and made the Trailside. Then Walther bought Hammerli and that was the end of Trailside production. I looked into...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 02-06-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By MemphisJim1
I read your post title and just knew for sure you...

I read your post title and just knew for sure you had turned up an old box of Winchester or Western Spat-R-Prufs. As a kid (late '40s, early 50s) they were something like $.99 a brick. I never came...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 02-06-2016, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 357
Posted By MemphisJim1
I had both but ended up selling off the .17HMR...

I had both but ended up selling off the .17HMR because (at the time) the round was rated only for bolt and lever action rifles. (Yes, I know Volquartsen has a semi in the caliber but Ruger had...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 02-04-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,012
Posted By MemphisJim1
Methinks the a** could use a visit from the...

Methinks the a** could use a visit from the animal welfare crew or even (God forbid) the Humane Society. Shame the S-O-B himself doesn't break out and play among traffic; he's going to be a long-term...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 02-03-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 981
Posted By MemphisJim1
The metal on all my bore snakes is bronze.

The metal on all my bore snakes is bronze.
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 02-03-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By MemphisJim1
I bought my MkII 22/45 at a Pawn Shop about 10...

I bought my MkII 22/45 at a Pawn Shop about 10 years ago. It was near-new, priced right and had my name engraved with a "take me home" on it. It shot flawlessly at the first range session. As is my...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 02-03-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 981
Posted By MemphisJim1
My current 10/22 is the Target model with heavy...

My current 10/22 is the Target model with heavy barrel and, now, an aftermarket Boyd's thumbhole stock. It has some aftermarket trigger parts and other minor modifications and shoots almost as...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 02-03-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,742
Posted By MemphisJim1
Until about a year ago I had two Remington 597s;...

Until about a year ago I had two Remington 597s; one started life as a heavy barreled .22WMR the other was born as a .17HMR and went through the conversion process to .22WMR after the recall. Early...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 02-02-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By MemphisJim1
Many thanks for the reply ... and directions. You...

Many thanks for the reply ... and directions. You folks are shooting exactly the kinds of matches I wish I could find around these parts. As soon as I can, I'll participate.
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 02-01-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By MemphisJim1
Where's Crooked Oak? I'm over in Olive Branch and...

Where's Crooked Oak? I'm over in Olive Branch and NW Alabama isn't that far away on US 78 (Corridor X; someday I-22). I've got a heavy barrel 10/22 and a MkIII Hunter, both with optics and set up for...
Firearms Forum: History 07-04-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,756
Posted By MemphisJim1
My father flew the P-47 in the Pacific throughout...

My father flew the P-47 in the Pacific throughout WWII. To his dying day (end of 2012 at just short of 92), he swore it was the "best." During his 5th Air Force time he also flew P-38s, P-40s, and a...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 05-29-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,463
Posted By MemphisJim1
I use a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 EFR with precision...

I use a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 EFR with precision reticle on my Kimber 82G for 50 yard benchrest. I'm a happy camper.
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 05-29-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By MemphisJim1
The SR22 should be the better choice in this...

The SR22 should be the better choice in this instance. The Mosquito can be finicky, if one isn't accustomed to maintaining a firearm. I've had several over the years (and still have my first 'Sport'...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 05-04-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 57,785
Posted By MemphisJim1
From where I sit, it appears to be a case of...

From where I sit, it appears to be a case of being told there's a shortage so panic buying ensues and the beneficiaries are the scalpers and the gougers. For my part, I just sit on the sidelines and...
Firearms Forum: Ruger Handgun Forum 05-04-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By MemphisJim1
The unmentioned major factor for me was the...

The unmentioned major factor for me was the magazine release. I ended up with a MkII 22/45...and love it. I held off on a Mark until the MkIIIs were out. I bought a fluted barrel MkIII instead of the...
Firearms Forum: General Shotgun Discussion 02-24-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 30,864
Posted By MemphisJim1
Liked on Facebook.

Liked on Facebook.
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 11-07-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By MemphisJim1
'Tis a pity you're only being offered one. I have...

'Tis a pity you're only being offered one. I have a 9422M that I dearly love. I've tried a few times to get a .22LR but came up short each time, so I had to settle for a Henry H001T. My wife,...
Firearms Forum: .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 06-13-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,958
Posted By MemphisJim1
According to what I've read, American...

According to what I've read, American manufacturers typically produce somewhere between 2-1/2 and 3-billion rounds of .22LR a year. Perhaps as much as another billion rounds is imported from...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 06-13-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By MemphisJim1
Season 5 is a major improvement over the past. As...

Season 5 is a major improvement over the past. As has been cited, elimination of the personality by-play and clubhouse drama is the most noticeable improvement. Still, it strikes me that too much...
Firearms Forum: In Stock 04-05-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,358
Posted By MemphisJim1
I had an interesting call today from a friend who...

I had an interesting call today from a friend who has regular contact with Winchester's ammunition plant in North Mississippi. According to him, Winchester has been making .22LR in copious quantities...
Firearms Forum: History 05-19-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,859
Posted By MemphisJim1
On my mother's side, military participation has...

On my mother's side, military participation has been traced as far back as the Revolution and virtually every major "live fire" exercise, at least through my maternal grandfather's participation as...
Firearms Forum: Mississippi Gun Forum 05-19-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,630
Posted By MemphisJim1
I can now report the modular (read mobile...

I can now report the modular (read mobile home-type) unit is in place, electricity, air and water are hooked up. The long distance rifle pits are under construction and probably should be completed...
Firearms Forum: Mississippi Gun Forum 03-13-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,630
Posted By MemphisJim1
Jimmy: All comers will be welcome when we put the...

Jimmy: All comers will be welcome when we put the deal together. In the very near future we plan to put a leased construction office modular unit (read: mobile home variant) at the range to use as an...
Firearms Forum: Mississippi Gun Forum 02-18-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,630
Posted By MemphisJim1
Yes, Downsouth

Yes, Downsouth
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