Revolver show and tell (Read 63241 times)

Inspector

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #420 on: July 17, 2018, 06:47:22 AM »
Great new vid from Hickok:

drck1000

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #421 on: July 17, 2018, 12:17:47 PM »
Great new vid from Hickok:

SNIP
Watched about half.  Interesting gun.  SWAT requested a revolver?  Made some sense on his reasoning, but still. 

Looks like it would be a pricey gun though. 

stangzilla

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #422 on: July 18, 2018, 06:07:22 AM »
Watched about half.  Interesting gun.  SWAT requested a revolver?  Made some sense on his reasoning, but still. 

Looks like it would be a pricey gun though.

SWAT knows revolvers are better  ;)

Inspector

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #423 on: July 18, 2018, 06:09:35 AM »

drck1000

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #424 on: July 18, 2018, 07:59:39 AM »
SWAT knows revolvers are better  ;)
Of course!  Who doesn't know that?   :P

 ;D

stangzilla

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #425 on: August 06, 2018, 09:44:42 AM »
changed the grips on my GP100 for the 3rd time
the wood ones I had on didn't work quite how I would like them to.  ejecting the brass and using a speed loader was very difficult bc the wood grips were too wide.  also bc they were a bit bigger, it was a stretch to shoot double action.
so I got these ones from Altamont.  has snakeskin checkering front and back of the rubber grips.  fits better in my hand, and works well with the speedloader and ejecting the brass.
Altamont shipped really fast.  I got the grips in 3-4 days



stangzilla

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #426 on: August 06, 2018, 01:14:22 PM »

drck1000

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #427 on: August 06, 2018, 01:19:22 PM »
changed the grips on my GP100 for the 3rd time
the wood ones I had on didn't work quite how I would like them to.  ejecting the brass and using a speed loader was very difficult bc the wood grips were too wide.  also bc they were a bit bigger, it was a stretch to shoot double action.
so I got these ones from Altamont.  has snakeskin checkering front and back of the rubber grips.  fits better in my hand, and works well with the speedloader and ejecting the brass.
Altamont shipped really fast.  I got the grips in 3-4 days

Like the look of those Altamont grips with the SS finish! 

You mentioned checking front and back, but seems like the sides are smooth.  How is the overall grip compared to the original wood grips?  Since the wood grips looks like they have some decent texturing on the sides of the grip. 

stangzilla

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #428 on: August 06, 2018, 03:54:58 PM »
Like the look of those Altamont grips with the SS finish! 

You mentioned checking front and back, but seems like the sides are smooth.  How is the overall grip compared to the original wood grips?  Since the wood grips looks like they have some decent texturing on the sides of the grip.

the checkering and finger grooves on the wood grips help to keep hold of the revolver better, but on this GP100 bc its the 6" barrel and is pretty heavy, recoil isn't really a problem with the Altamont grips

stangzilla

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #429 on: August 09, 2018, 06:31:48 PM »
Very unique firearm

Inspector

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #430 on: August 09, 2018, 07:53:40 PM »
Very unique firearm


Mine shoots pretty good. But about 2’ high! LOL

Loading the ammo for it takes a lot of work. But it is extremely cool. Trigger is heavy and gritty. And it is so easy to clean as only the barrel gets dirty. The cylinder stays clean. Mine was Made in 1914 and in pretty good condition. They can be found online but the ammo is tough to find.  WGS used to have some but admitted to me they ordered it by accident. So once they run out you would have to load your own.

https://2ahawaii.com/index.php?topic=18314.msg166936#msg166936

stangzilla

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #431 on: August 09, 2018, 08:33:19 PM »
Mine shoots pretty good. But about 2’ high! LOL

Loading the ammo for it takes a lot of work. But it is extremely cool. Trigger is heavy and gritty. And it is so easy to clean as only the barrel gets dirty. The cylinder stays clean. Mine was Made in 1914 and in pretty good condition. They can be found online but the ammo is tough to find.  WGS used to have some but admitted to me they ordered it by accident. So once they run out you would have to load your own.

https://2ahawaii.com/index.php?topic=18314.msg166936#msg166936

Very cool you have one!

stangzilla

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #432 on: August 17, 2018, 05:41:22 AM »
Thought this was interesting to me bc I have 2 357's with 3" barrel (GP100 and Vaquero) and 1 with 2.75" barrel (Security Six), like this test gun. I also reload with Hornady, although I use xtp projectiles

stangzilla

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #433 on: October 01, 2018, 12:56:45 PM »
if you want to compare the big dogs
pretty good, this guy can fire the these hand cannons 1-handed

Inspector

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #434 on: October 01, 2018, 01:19:17 PM »
if you want to compare the big dogs
pretty good, this guy can fire the these hand cannons 1-handed


Interesting comparison. Considering the 500 S&W is a relatively new cartridge and the 450 Marlin is much older. And the 45-70 is originally a black powder cartridge, I would say the 45-70 held it’s own. Though both the 45-70 and 450 Marlin are rifle cartridges. So they will lose a little velocity from 10” barrel compared to the tradition rifle barrel. They should be loaded with a slower burning rifle powder which should perform better in a longer barrel. I would love to see the same cartridge comparison using them in rifles. Thanks Stang!!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

eyeeatingfish

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #435 on: October 03, 2018, 09:08:07 PM »
Just picked up this Ruger LCRX in .22 WMR. Feels good, light weight. Look forward to shooting it.

The double action is smooth but heavy. I hear there is an aftermarket spring to make it lighter but I'll think about that later. The single action trigger has a nice clean break.

stangzilla

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #436 on: October 17, 2018, 03:56:41 PM »

Inspector

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #437 on: October 17, 2018, 05:05:27 PM »

stangzilla

Re: Revolver show and tell
« Reply #438 on: October 24, 2018, 09:41:53 AM »