The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. McNeal

    McNeal Long timer

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    I've read some of that history and fully understand the myth of the gun fight in the street. I could just picture Val Kilmer or Dennis Quaid screaming like girls if Bob walked onto the movie set.

    Bob's reflexes and eye sight are unbelievable. If I shot as much as he does I would be better than I am today, but somehow I suspect I'd still fall short.

    Two things I never seen mentioned on any of the shows that I've seen him on. 1) Does he do his own reloads or does Remington/Winchester or some other company provide his ammo? 2) Is Bob his own gunsmith?
  2. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Damn, ya beat me to it!

    I hope I can do a better job!

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  3. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    +1 on the Edit/PS.

    If I didn't hand load, the only thing I could afford to shoot would be .22 LR or maybe the .17 HMR.
  4. KSJEEPER

    KSJEEPER Long timer

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    He was on that Stan Lee Superhuman show last season. They measure him using various sensors, and his measured reaction time was faster than a rattlesnake strike.

    Sure, he's shot truckloads of ammo to get where he is, but he started out with hand / eye coordination and reflexes that the rest of could only dream of :clap
  5. Mike at Tank Vest

    Mike at Tank Vest Been here awhile

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    Bob Munden is not his own gunsmith. I know he has had work done by a few different guys. Years ago, he had a piece in at Jerry Kuhnhausens place. He may do some gun smithing work but I think he has someone do the work for him.

    I can't answer your question about his loads beyond that some are blanks. I've seen Bob Munden shoot live and he's incredible. I got a chance to talk with him for a few minutes and though he can be a bit rough around the edges, he's decent folk. He's also fast as hell with live ammo as he is with blanks and "cowboy" loads.

    There are two men I would not get into a handgun fight with in the world today. One is Bob Munden, the other is Jerry Michulek (forgive any spelling errors). Jerry and Bob in a gunfight against one another would be like dividing by zero. Not a pretty thing in any case. Jerry is one of the nicest people I've ever met. I'm a lefty and he took a few minutes to show me how to speed load a revolver left handed.

    Mike
  6. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Anyone ever shot one of these? Beretta PX4 Storm in 9mm. I saw one local for around $500. It fits my hand good but hows it hold up long term?



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  7. lewismedlock

    lewismedlock Also available in sober.

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    If it wasn't for the white hands, I would have thought it was Stevie Wonder.
  8. xring04

    xring04 Been here awhile

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    I have two Rough Riders and they both have been excellent shooters.

    Sure, they are not finished as nice as a Single Six, but for around half the cost, they don't have to be.

    10 yard target 24 rounds.

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    My other one is a shorter barreled birds head, .22lr mag combo, sadly I don't have any pictures.
  9. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    I bought a couple of the PX4, one full-size 45ACP and one baby in 9mm. To be honest I didn't care for either after shooting them. The baby had a terrible barrel lock up, with like 0.5mm of side to side movement, and the full-size only held 9+1 unless you added an extended floor plate. Plus they pinched the shit out of my palm when recharging. Like getting stapled.

    And for some reason they were both fairly unforgiving to shoot. I mean, had to concentrate a lot to avoid flyers. After using a bore laser I found out why, as they both had far too much overtravel on their triggers. That's my pet peeve, especially on double action.

    Oh also, I found them spectacularly difficult to rack the slide. The slide profile and the little decocker ears left very little to grab onto.

    They get great reviews online though.
  10. MightyChosen1

    MightyChosen1 I wanna be sedated

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    Thanks,
    I wasnt really looking for a plastic gun anyway. I think I will hold out and keep looking for a 92F or something like it.
  11. S.t.t.G.

    S.t.t.G. Mind over metal...

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    I think I'd go with one of these....with a can:deal
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    M1895 Nagant. It too has a "quirk"......:ear
  12. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    Besides my earlier post, what's nice about hand loading is you can load "lighter", for range/fun shooting. You don't need "max" loads to enjoy these big bore calibers. Easier on the gun and just as fun. Even with less than "max loads", they can still pack a pretty darn good "wallop". :D

    The Schofield is on my short list. One cool revolver (on many levels), IMO.
  13. monkeyfez

    monkeyfez Enabler....

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    can anyone tell me about arisaka actions? I found a really groovy little rifle over the weekend and it's got me thinking. It's a 300 savage.
  14. S.t.t.G.

    S.t.t.G. Mind over metal...

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    P.O. Ackley tested them after the 2nd world war and found them to be as strong as if not stronger than any other made.
  15. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    That's not my video gawddammit! :lol3
  16. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    1911fan i assume that was a response to my post if so thanks :D

    we cant go hunting with them here so its only a "target" shooting toy i kind of like the 9" barrel and adjustable sights :D

    and as they are only $300 AUD i'm all for one
  17. MZcountryboy

    MZcountryboy Long timer

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    I'm shopping for a .223 varmint rifle - any suggestions? - fire away.
  18. Mike at Tank Vest

    Mike at Tank Vest Been here awhile

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    Ruger M77 .223 is not a bad gun. I've actually got one in inventory that is for sale. Solid little rifles and decent accuracy for what they are. The one here has had some trigger work done on it. If I didn't have enough guns in my collection, it'd be going there. LOL
  19. FPGT72

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    I got to see him last summer here in Kansas City, I have also seen Tom Knapp. Knapp fired live ammo...the coolest shot he did was with a golf ball and a .22....sometimes I hook the ball....sometimes I slice the ball....sometimes I drive it right down the fairway.....he was tossing the golf ball then shooting it in the air.

    Munden had not done a show in two years and was pretty rusty....well this was his second show IIRC. He had been off because of diabetes, and had lost all of the toes on both of his feet. His wife was actually faster then he was that day, but wow what a guy...both of them are the most real down to earth people in "show business" that I have ever met....and I have come across a few.
  20. FPGT72

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    I do know you can send your single action to bob and get a trigger job done for (IIRC) ~$300. If you want a fast draw gun done up by him you have to contact him directly. At the show I was at he had several examples of his work and would even take the people that where at the show (it was at a SASS event) and then ship the gun back to the owner saving the owner shipping one way. The actions where like glass, he and his wife are sitting at the table and a line of people where up looking at his different single actions...some colt others by different makers, he would do work on all of them....even black powder guns for the SASS people that liked old smokey....It made me want to buy a single action just to send to him to have him work on....he wax tossing Randy Travis's name out quite a bit saying if you ever see him ask to see some of his guns that bob had worked on.

    One guy did ask if he did his own reloads and he said he reloads some of his ammo, others is factory it just depends on what he is doing that day...but on average he says he shoots about 2000 rounds per day when he is not out on tour at the show I was at he said he did not like "cowboy loads" calling them phony. If he was not shooting was bullets he shot "full power" loads in all his show and for all his trick shots.