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bandaidman
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Posted - July 19 2018 :  11:02:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My problem is that I had binge reading and think I have covered all the articles written in just a couple of day/nights. Withdrawl is terrible. . Wish we had a modern day Elmer Keith, or maybe just some stories about Elmer. John Taffin is probably the last of the old revolver guys.

ďIf for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.
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Ten Driver
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Posted - July 21 2018 :  12:24:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Indeed! That's why we're trying to grow some new ones.
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Chris Christian
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Posted - July 21 2018 :  12:38:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ten Driver

Indeed! That's why we're trying to grow some new ones.



Well said! I think many of us here grew up with Skelton, Keith, Jordan, Taffin, Cooper, etc... and they looked old when we were young.

Chris Christian
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jle3030
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Posted - July 21 2018 :  3:14:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chris Christian

quote:
Originally posted by Ten Driver

Indeed! That's why we're trying to grow some new ones.



Well said! I think many of us here grew up with Skelton, Keith, Jordan, Taffin, Cooper, etc... and they looked old when we were young.

And now some of us look older than they did at the time.

Jeff

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Chris Christian
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Posted - July 21 2018 :  4:18:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jle3030

quote:
Originally posted by Chris Christian

quote:
Originally posted by Ten Driver

Indeed! That's why we're trying to grow some new ones.



Well said! I think many of us here grew up with Skelton, Keith, Jordan, Taffin, Cooper, etc... and they looked old when we were young.

And now some of us look older than they did at the time.

Jeff



Both Ten Driver's and Jeff's points are very much on the mark. Revolvers seem to have fallen by the wayside in "general gun media".

Not that they're useless, out dated, old fashioned, or no longer serious personal defense options. Just that they aren't as Cool" as the latest 'whiz bang' pint-sized semi-auto pocket pistol... that is about as small... holds a few more rounds... but sometimes (Big Oops!) fails to go BANG more often than a revolver.

I'm as guilty as the next guy. My strong side gun is a 16-shot 9mm.
But, being an 'Old Fart'.. I often have a five-shot snubby on my offside.

But, that's not really "COOL" anymore... so I don't say it a lot.

Chris Christian
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Edited by - Chris Christian on July 21 2018 4:21:08 PM
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Chris Christian
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Posted - July 21 2018 :  4:25:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As an afterthought... the first time your currently 'COOL" pint-sized .380 or 9mm goes 'click' instead of 'bang' in a Code Red situation... you might wish you had one of those "old fangling wheelie guns instead of what the 'gun rags' told you to buy.

Just my thoughts. They're free... so they're worth every penny you paid for them

Chris Christian
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Edited by - Chris Christian on July 21 2018 5:18:27 PM
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LittleBill
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Posted - July 21 2018 :  6:02:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If Kimberís success with the K6S is any indication, revolvers ainít dead yet....


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Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast

Edited by - LittleBill on July 21 2018 6:03:20 PM
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Ace
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Posted - July 21 2018 :  9:02:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've mentioned a few times in conversations about the new Kimber wheelie that I'm not sure what it does better than a S&W or Ruger; response is usually something like 'Yeah, but it's a Kimber!'

I just hope they don't spend as much time back at the factory as a lot of their 1911-styles I've seen. Ace

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jle3030
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Posted - July 21 2018 :  9:02:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gun owners are enamored and gun banners are horrified that a semiautomatic pistol fires a shot with every pull of the trigger. Aside from the mechanical means by which that is accomplished I'm hard pressed to see the effective difference between a single stack autopistol and a 6-7-8 shot double action revolver.

Jeff

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Ace
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Posted - July 21 2018 :  10:40:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, the revolver is rounder, the semi is flatter.... Ace

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Ten Driver
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Posted - July 22 2018 :  12:42:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the thoughts Chris, I think you're onto something.

What I'm finding with this RevolverGuy thing is that there's a surprising number of . . . ahem . . . younger shooters who are attracted to revolvers too. These folks grew up with all the plastic fantastic, and some of them are bored with it and looking for something new (at least to them) and interesting. Revolvers are so inherently fun that they're attractive to just about everybody.

My partner-in-crime at RG is on the back end of the Gen X spectrum and I'm on the front end, so that puts both of us somewhere in the middle of the pack. Our readers run the gamut from Millenials to Boomers. All of us are united in our love for these great guns, which are far from being dead or obsolete, as Chris ably noted!

Long live the round gun!

Mike
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Ten Driver
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Posted - July 22 2018 :  12:50:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ace

I've mentioned a few times in conversations about the new Kimber wheelie that I'm not sure what it does better than a S&W or Ruger; response is usually something like 'Yeah, but it's a Kimber!'



Having worked with one extensively, I'd say the biggies are:

1. 6 rounds, in the same size;
2. MUCH better sights;
3. Better trigger, out of the box.

They're too young to declare anything about long term durability yet, but my impression is that these guns are well made--better than some of the 1911s bearing the same marque, in fact.

I love the S&W and Ruger products too. They all offer their own set of advantages, but the Kimber guns are worth serious consideration.

Mike
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LittleBill
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Posted - July 22 2018 :  09:09:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Iím guessing it must have required quite an investment on Kimberís part to tool up for making the K6; so they must have come to the conclusion that thereís still an ongoing market for wheelguns.

I wonder how theyíre selling..... ?


"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point"--- C.S. Lewis

"There are some ideas so foolish, that only an intellectual could believe them"--- George Orwell

Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast

Edited by - LittleBill on July 22 2018 09:10:27 AM
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