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Old 01-06-2009, 10:02 PM   #841
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This post isn't really to sing the praises of a gun, but rather an accessory for said gun... although, I do really like my buckmark - shoot it all day long for a couple bucks.

I wanted a holster for my .22 pistol - but I'm an indecisive, cheap SOB, so I never pulled the trigger on one - so to speak. :p

I recently got the crazy notion that maybe I could make one myself, then it'd be more or less how I wanted it. Well, I went shopping and got some stuff to work with leather and a healthy chunk of cowhide. A bunch of hours later, and this is what I came up with:







I'll probably change a few things if I make another - and definately do some things differently, but overall, I'm pretty happy with it.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:57 PM   #842
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Nice looking holster
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:21 PM   #843
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These days I prefer pistols. Here are a couple of mine.

I used to shoot a lot, compete some, and reload too. But not much anymore. Even my given Indian name of Neus Hush is that of the first Northwest Coastal Indian to ever own a firearm.

Both these have been 'smithed. The Airweight has a bobbed hammer that can still be cocked. The 629 has been ported and I worked the Zebrawood grips to fit my fingers.

Known today mainly as Mark H.

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Old 01-06-2009, 11:38 PM   #844
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These days I prefer pistols. Here are a couple of mine.

I used to shoot a lot, compete some, and reload too. But not much anymore. Even my given Indian name of Neus Hush is that of the first Northwest Coastal Indian to ever own a firearm.

Both these have been 'smithed. The Airweight has a bobbed hammer that can still be cocked. The 629 has been ported and I worked the Zebrawood grips to fit my fingers.

Known today mainly as Mark H.


Those are revolvers, not pistols.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:41 PM   #845
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:43 AM   #846
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Is that a Wee Gee on the left? I had one when I was 5. I had in the car and my mom busted me with it. She threw it out the window.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:52 AM   #847
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Nice looking holster
Thanks Allan - I'm hoping to have another show and tell in this weekend.

Need to get out of the city to some quarry or something so I can try out having my iron on my side.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:33 AM   #848
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These days I prefer pistols. Here are a couple of mine.

I used to shoot a lot, compete some, and reload too. But not much anymore. Even my given Indian name of Neus Hush is that of the first Northwest Coastal Indian to ever own a firearm.

Both these have been 'smithed. The Airweight has a bobbed hammer that can still be cocked. The 629 has been ported and I worked the Zebrawood grips to fit my fingers.

Known today mainly as Mark H.
Nice looking revolver pistols there Mark H.

Sounds like you have (or have had) a lot of handguns so I'm curious to know how you chose to post pictures of those particular ones.

Are you partial to revolvers (vs semi-auto's) and if so, why?
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:24 AM   #849
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Those are revolvers, not pistols.
re·volv·er
[
ri vólvər] (plural re·volv·ers) noun

pistol with revolving chambers: a handgun with a revolving cylinder of chambers, allowing several shots to be fired without reloading

pis·tol
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píst’l] noun (plural pis·tols)

small gun: a small short-barreled gun designed to be held in one hand


They look like pistols to me.


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Old 01-07-2009, 09:29 AM   #850
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Are you partial to revolvers (vs semi-auto's) and if so, why?
I carried wheel-guns for years (on duty) and would not hesitate to do so again. I never felt inferior to autos when I had a good 4", 357 with the right ammo. The balance/ergonomics/firepower of my S&W M19 was just right.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:46 AM   #851
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..and for those of you who's neighbors are ANTI GUN...

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Old 01-07-2009, 12:58 PM   #852
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I carried wheel-guns for years (on duty) and would not hesitate to do so again. I never felt inferior to autos when I had a good 4", 357 with the right ammo. The balance/ergonomics/firepower of my S&W M19 was just right.
I don't doubt that a shooter could be as accurate with a revolver/pistol/weapon/gun/object as they could with a semi-auto/pistol/weapon/gun/thing.

AKDuke put some time into those pistols though. They appear to be his pride and joy, and I was just wondering how it is that those two are his (apparent) favorites.

I, personally, haven't been able to shoot a revolver as accurately as a semi-auto, but my guess is, in my case, it comes down to experience, coupled with the difference btw. single and double-action.

I just like to hear what people like about ther stuff.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:18 PM   #853
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I don't doubt that a shooter could be as accurate with a revolver/pistol/weapon/gun/object as they could with a semi-auto/pistol/weapon/gun/thing.

AKDuke put some time into those pistols though. They appear to be his pride and joy, and I was just wondering how it is that those two are his (apparent) favorites.

I, personally, haven't been able to shoot a revolver as accurately as a semi-auto, but my guess is, in my case, it comes down to experience, coupled with the difference btw. single and double-action.

I just like to hear what people like about ther stuff.
Understood. A well tuned wheel-gun is a pleasure to shoot. With a smooth/consistent trigger pull on every shot it makes them a joy to master. My all time favorites are the early Colt Pythons that where basically hand assembled to perfection from the start. Then again older S&W's where also much better. The early run K38's, M27's and M29's come to mind.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:55 PM   #854
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A well tuned wheel-gun is a pleasure to shoot.
I think that's the experience I need to better appreciate the revolver.

Thanks for the list of recommendations.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:19 PM   #855
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I think that's the experience I need to better appreciate the revolver.

Thanks for the list of recommendations.
My pleasure.
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