finally made it out.....

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by mountainman13, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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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.
     

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  2. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    Nice looking wheelgun
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    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
     
  4. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    Nice. I like surprise range trips...... blows off some steam
     
  5. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Nice gun. Congrats on getting to shoot it.
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yeah Aside from the rain it was Nice.
     
  7. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    That's a great looking Colt,glad to hear you were finally able to give it a workout!
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    It sure is a beautiful revolver. I wouldn't mind owning a Colt Detective Special.
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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
     
  10. Mongo

    Mongo Active Member Supporter

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    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.