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Old 10-12-2020, 10:28 AM
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Well Iím off from work so called my brother to see if he wanted to go to the local range today. I bought these over the past year except the 19 which has been a safe queen. Life is too short so decided to shoot these all the first time for me at least.
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38/44 from 1930 shipped to my home town police department
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We reloaded a bunch of 158 grain SWC last weekend so we have plenty to play with. Happy range day!
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What could be better , a day off PLUS going to the range ! Lately my range buddy and I have been shooting a lot of 38/357 . What's not to like ? Lower power 38 or step up to 357 .

One of my buddies here scored me a Coonan 357 semi-auto . You want to have fun with 357 , get yourself one of those . Have a fun day and give us a range report , especially on that 38/44 .
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Wow I did better with the snub 66 and that old 38/44.
The 19-5 was all over the place at 50í timed target but I was on paper. My brother is a better shot. I havenít shot since last Winter.
The 15-4 was horrible - these old eyes could not see the front sight at all in the lighting at our range - have to figure something out on those
66-1 I had several in the black also 50í
The 38/44 in double action I did well for the first time
The trigger takes forever to get there and the sights are non existent but had a blast shooting a 90 year old revolver and got three in the black at 50í
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Old 10-12-2020, 02:32 PM
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That really sounds like a lot of fun! I just retired end of March. Luckily, I had all my paperwork, etc., done previous to the cootie virus. Only problem, I've acquired 8, I believe, new to me (2 Brand new) firearms and I was asleep at the wheel, so to speak, with the wave of ammo evaporation. I don't reload, but my main ammo is 9mm and .38 Spl., all readily available all the time. I've heard primers aren't really available that much for reloaders, so whatever. Enjoy your shooting!
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Had a nickle 38/44 when I was a teenager... of course traded it off (we are talking late 1970s.) Same happened to my 4 inch 19-3, factory round butt!! Traded it off. I think I still have a 15 somewhere in the safe.

And I still have my 66-1 snub though I got maybe 35 years ago!!

Yea I bet it was fun shooting those guns. I still practice with my 640 .38 spl I got when CHL first came to Texas.

Yea we all need to get them out now and then and shoot 'em!
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Nice four revolvers collections.
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Excellent! Now I'm tempted to shoot my 1931 .38/44!
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