Only what I consider classic guns interest me. Well, all guns interest me in some way or another, but the classics are what I get enthusiastic about. Sometimes I'm afraid I've offended some of ya'll speaking derisively about the polymer, wonder-nines, hi-cap lightweights etc. I was being facetious and didn't mean offense to any one.
Admittedly, I like the six-shooter, the revolver, and if that looks remotely like a Colt Single Action Army, so much the better. I prefer guns of carbon steel, especially those with forged innards and wood, ivory, or stag grips.
I prefer my guns within a certain size range, large enough to contain six .44 Magnum cartridges, with a power level that allows quick one-hand shots and comfortable holster carry all day long.
I can tolerate the Ruger's investment cast frame, especially when color case hardened and mounted with blued steel or brass grip straps. The Colt Dragoon Models of 1848 were about the most handsome guns ever made, and if a modern gun reminds me of that look, so much the better.
I like my guns to be accurate. Accurate and with enough power to bring down a deer sized animal out to seventy five to one hundred yards.
I like open, accurately adjustable sights, without white dots, stripes or glass.
I've shot many handguns in my time. I've never turned down an opportunity to fire a gun. I've tried to learn everything there is to know about the one-hand gun.
So, if you'll just over look some of my foibles, I'd sure appreciate it.
I couldn't have said it better. I have a friend that says that he never met a gun that he didn't like but I too prefer the classic Steel guns with real wood or Bone grips. Carried in a real leather holster. I prefer a revolver of S&W Hand Ejector Design but usually carry a S&W single stack semi Auto. I like the Traditional double action on my auto loaders. In practice with these I shoot mostly 2 and 3 shot groups starting with the hammer down. With the revolver it is almost all double action shooting.
Nice looking holster and I be it's a really nice gun in it!
Originally Posted by jimg11
Oh that old thing . Pre Model 36 4 screw with 3" barrel probably made in 1955.
Originally Posted by Charlie
Supporting Member - Authorized Forum Dealer
My little Diamondback 38 in the classics but don't expect it will do much at 75-100 yards with the 2" barrel--sure is nice to look at
Your response warms my heart. I was beginning to feel like an old fossil!
You are an old fossil Bob! (grin) (Just could not pass that up)
Originally Posted by Bob Wright
What foibles? You are one of the many reasons this forum is my favorite haunt.
Stay as you are, please...
Well if you're a fossil, so am I.
Blue steel, nice wood and quality leather is about as good as it gets.
How about This one.
Bought in 1978 new and still going strong Colt Phyton. All steel and wood.
Being a man in this day and age is all too often thought of as simply having a pair – the bigger the better. The typical downside is, usually the person is a magnificent a_s_ole. A gentleman, however, is not only a man with an opinion, but one with respect for someone else’s.
Mr. Wright, you are obviously well educated and dare I say from a generation with a lot more class and civility than what we have today. Your good fortune. When I want an opinion, I want it from a straight-shooter, no bs. If you make your point well based on facts and experience, I will adopt your opinion or modify my existing one. Job well done and I thank you now for what I’ll no doubt learn from you in the future.
With regard to revolvers and semi-autos and the camps that adopt one or the other, I have an opinion I’d like to share.
The revolver grew this nation and was unchallenged until the 1911 came to be. You had an option then, but there is a lot to be said for sticking with a long proven, simple design. As time passed and more semis were introduced, its own legacy of quality began, thus newer generations were less likely to have a bias one way or the other. Today, modern culture and Hollywood feed off of each other - bigger is somehow better. Did the Hollywood bad guy with the semi-auto come first or the real street thug with his?… Chicken or the egg. The end result is, Gen X and beyond feel undergunned with anything less than ten rounds, and they have a point. BGs are more likely to have an AK than a revolver. On top of this, crime usually manifests itself in gangs these days, not one guy coming out of a shadow.
Personally, I’m embarrassed to say I don’t own a revolver – yet. I, like my friend with many hats, have a great affection for Colt’s Python and someday, cone hell or high water (quite possibly both if you’re the religious type), I’ll have one.
Hang in there DD your day will come..