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The other day, out of the blue, the wife starts talking about guns.  
At the end of the conversation, she TELLS ME to go buy a nice hand gun.

okie dokie

So, what I pick out is a .357 single action revolver.  Ruger.  Six hundred bucks.

No, I’m not crazy.  It is exactly what I wanted.
This piece will fire two different loads  > .357 mag or .38 special… and I’ve got a box of each.
Sweet

I couldn’t be happier, and I haven’t even fired it yet.
Can’t wait to warm that thing up.

I’ve named her ‘Jennifer’


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$600 for a Blackhawk?

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Actually it's a Vaquero

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Mines similar, only S&W.

The .38s make for more cleaning.
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Ah... That make sense.  Vaqueros are very fine shooters.

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I've had the opportunity to fire a couple while on range officer duty. They are fun!

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I never understand why people keep harping about gun ownership!  Guns do not kill.  People do.  And just as in Red Dog's case -- the issue is not the gun -- but the wife!!  That $600 could have gotten Red Dog a lovely, lovely Hilleberg tent or winter sleeping bag!!!  Sheesh...



























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Sweet!  I had two Blachawks and two Redhawks, all in 44mag.  They were all fun.

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The other day, out of the blue, the wife starts talking about guns.  
At the end of the conversation, she TELLS ME to go buy a nice hand gun.

okie dokie

So, what I pick out is a .357 single action revolver.  Ruger.  Six hundred bucks.

No, I’m not crazy.  It is exactly what I wanted.
This piece will fire two different loads  > .357 mag or .38 special… and I’ve got a box of each.
Sweet

I couldn’t be happier, and I haven’t even fired it yet.
Can’t wait to warm that thing up.

I’ve named her ‘Jennifer’

Until you find out why she wants a gun, you better sleep with the trigger lock keys in your pajama pocket.

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This is Jennifer

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The other day, out of the blue, the wife starts talking about guns.  
At the end of the conversation, she TELLS ME to go buy a nice hand gun.

okie dokie

So, what I pick out is a .357 single action revolver.  Ruger.  Six hundred bucks.

No, I’m not crazy.  It is exactly what I wanted.
This piece will fire two different loads  > .357 mag or .38 special… and I’ve got a box of each.
Sweet

I couldn’t be happier, and I haven’t even fired it yet.
Can’t wait to warm that thing up.

I’ve named her ‘Jennifer’

Sweet shooter there Red dog

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Very nice. I'm down to 2 Ruger SA revolvers, a Single-six and a .45lc Blackhawk Bisley. I had A Super in .44 and another in .41 but neither got shot much so both got sold.

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So, what I pick out is a .357 single action revolver.  Ruger.  Six hundred bucks.

Good choice. That is a nice gun.

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You got one...did she get one?

I'd be a bit suspicious if I were you....
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Ah. I'm behind the times, and automatically pictured the Vaquero as a Bislely until I saw the hammer on the pic.
Now you can get to fannin'! :D
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Nice piece!  .....Funny, I bought a used Vaquero in .44 mag a couple of weeks ago.....western rig with it....I'm thinking a nice set of Sambar Stag or American Elk grips will dress mine up a bit.

I've also got a single six with no telling how many rounds through it....10's of thousands...bought it new in 1980 and still take it every time I go to the range.

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Good thing you did that before Tucson secedes from AZ.

Some guys around here get little shotgun shells for bears as conventional ammo generally just !@##es them off.


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For packing out bloody elk meat I pack a 357 Ruger Security Six (4") stoked with 180 hardcast LBT's.

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You can buy a revolver anytime.  Should have gotten on of these....while you still can...(Ingram Mac 10)

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No, gaping holes in peoples bodies from bullets fired from guns owned by people kill people.

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No, gaping holes in peoples bodies from bullets fired from guns owned by people kill people.

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No, gaping holes in peoples bodies from bullets fired from guns owned by people kill people.

Gee, thanks a lot for editing and turning my purposely silly comment into a political rant...


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Raz can't help himself...

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I think Raz is pretty cool most of the time.  He does have hot buttons though.  As do I (umm, I think).  :D

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To late now...good luck finding one....

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You mean "herself"...
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You mean "herself"...

It all makes sense... sort of.

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