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Wild Bunch Boards => The Wild Bunch Wire => Topic started by: deputygene on August 16, 2017, 09:37:00 AM

Title: Getting statrted
Post by: deputygene on August 16, 2017, 09:37:00 AM
Been out of SASS for awhile, trying to get back started and came across this Wild Bunch stuff. It appears there is a match within driving distance from me.
I still have my first SASS rifle, a stock Rossi 92 in 44 mag. Not great, still stiff, but should do.
Have several original 97's, and a Norinco. Got the Nori out last night and was surprised that it will just hold 6 rounds and functions. What is this follower and spring mod I read about? Is it necessary?
Picked up an RIA GI 45 last week. So far it has been dead reliable, even shot it while running a guy through qualification course last night. Shoots a touch low past 15 yards, but the stock sights are dead centered. Slide to frame fit is tight, as is barrel bushing. Around 150 rounds through it so far, be interested to see how it holds up.
I have a molded leather pancake holster for the pistol, and leather mag pouch. Will this holster suffice?
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: Boggus Deal on August 16, 2017, 09:45:13 AM
That will certainly get you started.
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: Blackfoot on August 16, 2017, 04:22:07 PM
Sounds like you are good to go with necessary irons.  The "six round follower and spring" are just that, sounds like you already have a shotgun that will hold six in the magazine.  Keep in mind that most shooters bring 5 to 7 magazines for the 1911 to the line.  You may need more magazine pouches.  They may let you stage some magazines until you get fully fixed with leather.

Have Fun
Blackfoot
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: deputygene on August 18, 2017, 04:40:41 PM
Yeah, I have already talked to my leather guy about some pouches, new belt, etc.
Anybody shot one of the RIA for awhile with a lot of rounds? Do the MIM internals hold up?
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: Garrison Joe on August 18, 2017, 10:31:12 PM
Don't know how long the MIM fire control parts hold up.  Mine didn't stay in after the first 5 round function check.   Tool steel replacements installed and fitted immediately.
 ;D



 
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: Griff on August 26, 2017, 06:22:58 AM
I have a RIA that has a coupla thousand rounds thru it, bone stock except a little ramp work.  Seems to be holding up ok.  But, it's really just a back-up to my back-up!  I use a pair of Taylor's Tactical (made in the same place as the RIAs) with several thousand rounds thru each and no broken parts...  yet!  Both have had the stock sights replaced, for operator ease, and an action job with a little attention to the ramp.  No complaints about any of the 3.
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: deputygene on August 29, 2017, 03:27:19 AM
Finally, after a month, got an order of hard cast lead bullets in. Going to load up a bunch and put the Rock Island through it's paces.
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: deputygene on August 30, 2017, 01:21:23 AM
The Rock Island seems to just love 200 gr cast SWC'S. Load was probably a little light, too cloudy to chrono.
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: lostvaquero on August 30, 2017, 07:39:56 PM
Cool!

I am using Trailboss which burns pretty clean.  I am using 230g SNS poly coated.
Reason for 230gr is because I use pretty close to the low end of the load data for Trailboss.  That makes it juzt above the required 150 pf with a bit of cushion.
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: deputygene on September 15, 2017, 11:39:58 AM
Just had to buy another gun for a new sport ;D So a model 12 has come my way serial number is in the 120000 range, if what I looked up is correct, that should be a 1949 year model. Has a plug, was only able to get three rounds in it. Full choke barrel but does seem to cycle ok, after ZI learned the rounds can run into the riser I guess you would call it. Good price, was advertised as refinished, they did a good job, a very good job on the blueing, it looks good.
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: deputygene on September 15, 2017, 11:44:24 AM
lostvaquero, I am using Bullseye just cause I got a couple pounds of it sitting around, good bit of unique also.
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: deputygene on September 21, 2017, 10:14:06 PM
Got the plug out,it was a whittled down broomstick. Shotgun holds 6, kinda got to get used to the feel of this pump gun. It has a very light trigger,  3lb range.
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: VICIOUS on September 22, 2017, 09:46:35 AM
All Winchesters that I have pulled the plug from have broomsticks carved down. Recycled shop floor brooms ;D
Title: Re: Getting statrted
Post by: deputygene on September 25, 2017, 07:17:00 PM
Hmm, recycled floor brooms, that's funny. The mod 12 has made it's way to a gunsmith for a barrel cut, along with a stoeger double.