The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    You are by no means a candy ass. I've long thought that about most Kimbers that I've owned. I understood it on the Solo, but it made the gun unusable for my wife, who was both in the Army and a very avid shooter. I noticed that it caused me to slightly miss the chambering on several occasions. The firearm must be usable under all conditions to be effective, and this characteristic of Kimbers takes it out of that category for a whole lot of people.
  2. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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  3. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    I have a Big Boy too. It's the same frame as the 44 mag so you can load the 45's to Ruger Only pressures.
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  4. 1 wheel peel

    1 wheel peel Been here awhile

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    Report back if you do it....
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  5. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    I have tried to find some potent 45LC off the shelf and it doesn't seem there is anything. Sad since you look at a .44 mag case and they are almost the same dimensions.
  6. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    Buffalo Bore.



    That's me and my Blackhawk. Went through 9 water jugs and kept going.
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  7. 1 wheel peel

    1 wheel peel Been here awhile

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    Also check BlackHills, & Double Tap.
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  8. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Bad Hombre

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    I learned to reload.
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  9. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    I know but I don't have the space for the equipment yet. Was doing some .460 SW at my buddy's but have stopped for the time being.
  10. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Bad Hombre

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    I have a lee hand loader. I put the handpress and the dies and tools in an old briefcase.
  11. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    I'll be doing it too.
  12. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    Check this out.
    https://inlinefabrication.com/products/quick-change-system-top-plates

    I put their base plate on my work bench in the garage and in the house. I can move my presses in and out with two wing nuts. Very nice set up and saves a lot of space.

    I countersunk the base on my work bench so when the press isn't there it's a smooth level surface.
  13. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    I have one of those and it works if you aren't in any kind of hurry. Great for working up loads at the range.
  14. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    I have a couple (.357 and .243) from 45 years ago. I quickly gave up on hammering the brass over the primer and got a hand tool for that purpose. I still use the old Lee hand primer for small lots and wish that I had more shell holders that fit it as they were specific to that tool unlike the snap in ones that fit all the presses.

    Bruce
  15. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Bad Hombre

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    I don't shoot that much, maybe 150 a session every 8 weeks if i am lucky. I do only one step of loading at a time. Easy peasy.
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  16. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    For when someone's hiding behind the refrigerator.

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  17. pilot815

    pilot815 Long timer

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    I have an alert set with one of the online stores for when they come into stock. The video I saw said they're already shipping to distributors so it shouldn't be long. Might hold off to see what SHOT brings before ordering the 365.

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  18. Import

    Import Been here awhile

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    hey,
    Need a little help...
    Anyone handled or shot a ‘Para Target Elite .45’ ..been offered one in a trade deal..no idea what it’s worth..here’s hoping..
    Cheers
  19. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    $450-650, depending. NIB? Extras? Shot 10,000 times?


    1911fan
  20. Import

    Import Been here awhile

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    Hey,
    As new condition in orig box with everything it came with..round count between 3-400 total..looks very clean...