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The Water Cooler -- General Discussions / Today We Give Thanks
« Last post by ECR on November 25, 2021, 12:11:09 PM »
Good Afternoon Everyone:

I'd just like to acknowledge today as a day we all traditionally give Thanks for everything we have. Our Food, our homes, our modes of transportation, our means of employment, etc. . . . . . . however, we must give thanks first and foremost for our spouses and children, our families, our friends, our health, and to our forefathers who managed to make the last frontier settlement on Earth hundreds of years ago one of the greatest, Our America.

These times are most difficult in so many ways. It is best for us to try and keep a bright outlook on the future. Our future. America’s future. With God’s Blessings, we can achieve this.

With sincere love, I wish you all. . . . . A Very Happy Thanksgiving in this year 2021.

Respectfully Yours,

Eric C. Rohrbaugh and Family


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Classifieds -- For Buying or Selling / Re: For Sale - NIB Seecamp .32 x 2
« Last post by DDGator on November 24, 2021, 07:44:43 AM »

Wow.  That is very, very cool.

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Classifieds -- For Buying or Selling / Re: For Sale - NIB Seecamp .32 x 2
« Last post by sarvdan on November 23, 2021, 09:26:10 PM »
Wow, they are beautiful.  Offered at a very reasonable price too.  They shouldn’t last long.  You don’t happen to have any NIB Milford .380s, do you?
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Classifieds -- For Buying or Selling / For Sale - NIB Seecamp .32 x 2
« Last post by wildmanwill on November 23, 2021, 09:03:54 PM »
I am selling a New In Box Sequential Serial Number Pair of Seecamp LWS 32 Pistols.  They were manufactured in 2000 by LW Seecamp in Milford CT are from the 0362XX Range (Not custom serial numbers).  These guns have never been fired and are as they came from the factory (boxes were opened by FFL upon receipt).  Asking $1400 for the pair plus actual shipping to your FFL.  Additional pictures available upon request for any serious inquiries.  Thank you!
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Other Guns / Re: Renewed facination with revolvers.
« Last post by backupr9 on November 22, 2021, 09:41:22 AM »
Best of luck, Mike!
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Other Guns / Re: Renewed facination with revolvers.
« Last post by MikeInTexas on November 21, 2021, 09:34:05 PM »
That is good to know.  I was hoping that was the case.

Lasers arrive tomorrow for two of the revolvers.  One will have it in time for a 3 day road trip on a lot of back roads in two weeks.  Texas has had a motorist protection act for sometime, any legal person could carry a loaded handgun in their car.  Now with the 'constitutional carry' in effect I think she will have a much better attitude toward carrying it more often.  Did not find a holster today at a local gun show, will probably suck it up and pay full retail for a pocket type sticky one from Academy.  Got a friend that is a seamstress and she will sew a generic holster into a custom one.  Might even ask for a few bullet loops out of elastic in the dead space.

Now the challenge will be getting these women to the range.....................wish me luck  ;D
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Other Guns / Re: Renewed facination with revolvers.
« Last post by DDGator on November 21, 2021, 01:34:06 PM »

There have been a lot of studies on this.  The projected laser dot (at close ranges anyway) is more effective than traditional sights for all the best trained folks.  People under duress have a hard time shifting focus from the thing that wants to kill them to the sights of the gun. 

If you are going to point/react and shoot then it may not matter.  But if you are going to try to take an aimed shot (at short distances), the laser is quite helpful.

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Other Guns / Re: Renewed facination with revolvers.
« Last post by MikeInTexas on November 19, 2021, 10:27:15 AM »
backupr9, if she could have handled it, we'd have kept the Governor.  It's one more shot than the Judge and has the ability to shoot .45 ACP with the included moon clips.  However I am starting to learn that getting old sucks in some regards.  Strength and agility we used take for granted begins to leave us and females don't get a pass on it either.

One thing I did notice was when both of the other ladies (one in her 50s, other in her late 70s) picked up the laser equipped revolver they were able to instinctively able to get it on target before raising it to eye level.  After some practice, we were clearing purse and getting on a spot on the wall and clicking off 2 or 3 rounds pretty fast.  I know that is no substitute for range time, but sometimes you have to take what you can get.  The businesswoman has been working 12 hour days, 7 days a week for most of the past two years.  (fortunately this is beginning to lessen a bit)  Getting her to the range is problematic.  Her skills with a handgun have diminished at a time when she probably needs to be fairly proficient.  Going for simplicity to compensate for lack of practice is the best I can help her with right now.

I have stressed that the type of gun she carries (1911 style in .380) and this new set up are close range defensive weapons, carjacking, breaking into the restaurant after it's closed, home invasion type of tools.  However, I think it will take range time for her to realize that just because the laser can help you aim the gun across the house, you might not be able to hit something across the house with it.  10 yards you suggest will probably be our max range for most of the practice, when we get some.  The older ladies we are just going for getting it on paper at 5-7 yards and hoping for the best.

Wish me luck...................... :o

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Other Guns / Re: Renewed facination with revolvers.
« Last post by backupr9 on November 19, 2021, 09:06:17 AM »
I have revolvers and like them, but shoot them rarely, and not well with two and three inch barrels.  However, snubbies are, like the R9, basically “get off of me” guns, not for target practice.  Why not, you say?  Well they are not intended for target use but can be used so if one develops the eye/hand/trigger control muscle memory for that task.

  If, however, the handgun is intended for self-protection, the “Rule of Threes” takes effect, i.e. most civilian gun battles occur at three yards, three shots in three seconds, and are nearly always point and shoot rather than aimed.  That being the case, I would recommend that, as do I, one practice at 3, 5 and 10 yards with man-size targets, point and shoot, ideally two center mass and one to the head un-aimed.

That begs the next question:  If the pistol is for emergency protection and there is really no time to aim if one wishes to survive, what possible use is there for a laser?  Literature and experts suggests that the time taken to acquire the laser dot is likely to be all the time you have left.  There may be an argument for home protection at night, but a Taurus Judge may be a better choice, particularly if penetration into a nearby structure is possible and frangible ammo is not used.
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Other Guns / Re: Renewed facination with revolvers.
« Last post by MikeInTexas on November 18, 2021, 10:15:42 AM »
Thanks for the advice Duane,

I'm planning on going to the range as soon as I get the second delivery of laser grips and sighting the gun in properly.  I'll put at least a box of target ammo through it before handing it over to her.  Any hiccups and it's back to the factory springs. 

One note I did not mention before, if you do decide to replace your springs on a Taurus, be careful when working on the new trigger return spring assembly.  First, you will probably have to shorten it, and second (most important) that guide rod is fragile.  If it snaps, you are in a tough situation as Taurus does not sell fire control parts to the public.  So that is months your gun will be gone and you will be out at least $50 for the return and min. repair charge.  That is unless you get extremely lucky and find one on ebay that fits.
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