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  • Posted in thread: Unknown revolver on 03-25-2015 at 07:55 PM
    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 longer...

  • Posted in thread: My first "serious revolver" on 11-13-2014 at 06:18 PM
    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 ...

  • Posted in thread: My first "serious revolver" on 11-07-2014 at 05:34 PM
    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 ...

  • Posted in thread: My first "serious revolver" on 11-05-2014 at 10:23 PM
    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 a...

  • Posted in thread: New RIA Compact on 06-12-2014 at 04:34 PM
    I just bought an RIA CS. Doesn't say anything about Tac on my box or gun, could someone tell me
    the diff? Have an Ed Brown safety on the way and looking at grips, will probably get CMC mags,
    use them ...

  • Posted in thread: I messed up. Need help on 04-18-2014 at 04:38 AM
    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 slide...

  • Posted in thread: New RIA Compact on 04-18-2014 at 04:22 AM
    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 lar...

  • Posted in thread: Average 1911 owners age? on 04-18-2014 at 04:00 AM
    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

  • Posted in thread: Full length guide rod matter? on 01-31-2014 at 05:31 AM
    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 f...

  • Posted in thread: if the egg is the perfect shape on 01-30-2014 at 05:52 AM
    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 loading)...

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