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  1. CountryGent

    Uberti 1873?

    One I keep bouncing back to from time to time is a Uberti 1873 in .357 Magnum or, most preferably, .44 Magnum. Of the variants, this one in particular: I see decent reviews online, but don't know much about them. (The only 1873 I have, albeit quite limited, experience was an original in...
  2. CountryGent

    Ruger 77/44

    There is no secret that I find pistol caliber carbines and submachine-guns ever so neat-o. We don't have single bolt-action in the battery, being the rifles and carbines are all semi-auto (or select-fire, once ATF approves our latest antics) or lever-action. The Ruger 77/44 looks neat. It...
  3. CountryGent

    .44 Magnum Defense Loads?

    So, I am finding this has become more and more the "do everything" cartridge at our home. We live in the sticks, so defense could be against two-legged varmints and most species of animals that live in this state, including black bear and wolves. We have a lever-action carbine, a double-action...
  4. CountryGent

    Revolver Competition to Hone Skill?

    So, something we did a couple summers ago was decided on one handgun and one long gun that would be the "primaries" for preparedness purposes that we would do a lot of regular practice with. I went with a SBRed/suppressed AR for the long gun and a Model 29 for the handgun. The revolver just...
  5. CountryGent

    Going .500 S&W Magnum?

    All this delightful wackiness this evening, including pics of the magnums, has me thinking of something .500 S&W. Oh, I need to finish the SBR lever-gun first, but only the Creator might know when the first part will be done at the gunsmith (thread and slick) and our federal friends will...
  6. CountryGent

    Silent Destroyer: Reimagining the DeLisle Commando Carbine

    Kind of a neat-o setup. But I like all things .44 Magnum and suppressed, so "together at last" :s0110:, and therefore not surprising. Anyway, just passing it along for the grins.
  7. CountryGent

    Aftermarket Wood Stocks for Deerfield?

    So, I can't help but dig the Ruger Deerfield: semi-auto, 4+1 capacity detachable magazine, .44 Magnum, and made by Ruger. (The latter, say what you will, I've never owned any Ruger that was truly bad, and their aftermarket support has been always helpful.) But I just can't get into the...
  8. CountryGent

    .44 Magnum Loads for a Carbine?

    So, I've been liking the .44 Magnum in various incarnations this year. The last acquisition is a lever-action carbine, with a 20" barrel, in said. Which brings me to my question: considering the difference in platforms, what factory loads would recommend? I'm thinking heavier loads would be...
  9. CountryGent

    SilencerCo Hybrid 46

    So, as mentioned, I can't get the suppressed levergun idea out of my noggin. One in the .38 Special / .357 Magnum makes sense logistically as we already have a 9㎜ silencer. But I went back and forth between that and the .44 Magnum and finally decided on said in the form of a stainless Rossi...
  10. CountryGent

    Stainless Steel Provider

    Sorry for the silly title, amigos, it is from an old Revco song. Now that the little people in this household have stopped interrupting me with the noise and paper airplanes, I can perhaps ruminate on the latest project. On that point, a NIB, stainless steel, .44 Magnum, Winchester 92-based...
  11. CountryGent

    Cartridge you wish you got into much earlier?

    The .44 Magnum has inspired this thought. I got into said earlier in the year and wondered why I had not earlier. I can, and have, run everything from delightfully light .44 Specials to hot loaded, wrist-cracking heavy .44 Magnum loads. I've found the factory-loaded 240-grain loads seem like...
  12. CountryGent

    LAR Grizzly vs Desert Eagle

    So, if there was an individual who was found himself liking the .44 Magnum cartridge very much, but kept thinking an automatic would be quite corking, what would be the better choice? LAR Grizzly It is basically a well-made, M1911 on a larger scale, that is recoil operated, and has a 7+1...
  13. CountryGent

    S&W Revolver Reference Book(s)

    So I have been on something of a revolver kick this year. And I recently acquired a S&W Model 29, which is the first Smith I've ever owned. I am curious to read about revolvers produced by S&W over the decades. I'm mainly interested in those post-1900 production and just wheelguns. Can...
  14. CountryGent

    Defensive Loads for the .44 Special / .44 Magnum

    So, I recently acquired a Model 29. It was not added for a defensive piece, but rather because I just like them. Also, maybe, it would be good for bowling pin shooting, and most certainly for target shooting. That said, it is a solid, nicely built wheelgun, that fits my hand well, so there is...
  15. CountryGent

    .44 Magnum Autoloaders circa 2018?

    So, I recently acquired a revolver in .44 Magnum and like it very much thus far. Alas, trigger time has been hampered by real life, but I look forward to more times on the home range. I'm also reading an old book (circa 1995) entitled Hand Cannons: The World's Most Powerful Handguns. In...
  16. CountryGent

    Aftermarket sights for a Model 29?

    So, I recently acquired a S&W Model 29 "Classic". I really couldn't be more please with said. The factory sights are good, though, I believe there are better target sights available. That and my aging eyes aren't getting younger. On that score: anyone care to recommend good, adjustable...
  17. CountryGent

    Current Production Model 29s?

    I have been looking for a Model 29 with a 6½" (or thereabouts) barrel for a while. And I have one authorized in writing. I found a NIB, S&W Model 29 "Classic"* on Gunbroker and am tempted. Question: Does anyone know the quality of current production Model 29s? I know the older guns were...
  18. CountryGent

    Post pics of your revolvers!

    What about a picture thread devoted to the traditional "equalizers"? You know, wheelguns. I'll get us started: Cimarron Lightning in .38 Special Rossi 972 and Taurus 605, both in .357 Magnum. Enfield No. 2 in .38/200. Any pics you care to share? :)
  19. CountryGent

    LAR Grizzly: A 1911 on .45 Winchester Magnum Steroids

    Back in the day, I remember thinking the Grizzly looked like a fanastic piece. Particularly the later .50AE variant. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. Regardless, Forgotten Weapons has a neat-o video on the earlier .45 Win Mag version, along with some equally ginchy conversion kits. Just passing...
  20. CountryGent

    Ruger Deerfield?

    Has anyone owned and/or had experience with the newer Ruger .44 Magnum auto-loader? I'm referencing the one produced from 2000-2006 and has a 4-round rotary magazine, rather than the older carbine that fed from a tube magazine. So, what is the verdict? Good, bad, or ugly? What is the parts...
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