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Old 06-29-2020, 03:45 PM
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Finally got to shoot the Perfected I got at auction last month. I was very happy with it even though I'll probably never get really good with it- more like adequate. The handle is so small it is difficult for me to hold in a consistent and confident manner but I was pleasantly surprised with my accuracy firing double action. Not sure why but considering I haven't shot anything in months and trying a very unfamiliar gun for the 1st time I 'm pretty satisfied. The target was at about 25 feet and I kept in the black for the most part.

It fits in this Victory shoulder holster very well. I had fit it for a Ruger SP101 with 4.2" barrel but the Perfected slips right in and the loops are for a 38- Perfect!

The Perfected worked great. Nice trigger pull in both single and double action. The grip is just so tiny! I also brought my 1917 Government 45 acp which is a totally different animal and my hand fits those grips nicely. The grips are checkered cherry on the 1917. I have the originals but like these a lot. Tried out the Ranch Full Moon clips also for the 1st time and they worked very well. Like them much better than the half moons.

I took some videos that are about 30 sec each and not sure how to make them available if any body cares.
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:11 PM
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Well done James. It looks like a fun little gun to shoot.
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I think you killed him, James.

Nicely done!
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:20 PM
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It’s definitely a beautiful blued example. After messing with the double action on a few of these old guns the other day I feel like the trigger on them is far and away better than most modern revolvers. The shoulder holster is a nice look too, gives a real old west vibe.
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