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Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

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About Garrison Joe, SASS #60708

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    Albuquerque NM
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    shooting, hiking, hunting, fishing, Scouting, building, gun smithing, wood working. NRA Rifle & Shotgun Instructor and RSO. NRA Life-Endowment.

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  1. Wtc

    Page 21 of new SHB says: Still applies. Good luck GJ
  2. Cowboy Loads for Defense?

    "Oh, so you are a competitive action shooter who practices or competes at least 5 hours a week. Were you looking for this person to be a target for more practice?" You can be asked most anything in a court of law. One has to be ready with a clear explanation of how you acted within the law (which you should KNOW) when you or your loved ones lives were threatened with lethal force. Do reasonable things, speak reasonably about it, and trust that 12 reasonable jurors think reasonably. Good luck, GJ
  3. 1873 stock conversion

    Or do you just want the stock to be comfortable and resistant to slipping off your shoulder? That third choice of course, is easiest. GJ
  4. 1873 stock conversion

    Almost any cowboy gunsmith does this conversion all the time. Simplest is to stick on a rubber recoil pad that is thick enough to get back to where you want the final pull length to be. This lets you make a flat cut on the stock that takes out the entire top tang mortise where the crescent butt plate extends out toward the comb. But the fast and easy fix is to just lace on a leather butt cover and forget that there is a crescent under the leather. I'd recommend the one from Kirkpatrick Leather if you want a commercial item made of thick enough leather to "cover up the points" of the steel plate. Good luck, GJ
  5. What is considered a pocket pistol?

    Well, the applicable part of the rules is from page 18 of the Shooter's Handbook: A S&W "Lemon Squeezer" chambered in .32 S&W or .38 S&W is a common pocket pistol for SASS side matches. Last one made was probably in the 1940s. Lots of other manufacturers (Iver Johnson, Harrington & Richardson, etc) made pocket pistols back then too, but they almost all were poorly designed and manufactured and easily shot-loose. Many were built in the Black Powder era - those should still be used only with BP loads. It is quite easy to buy one that has been used enough or abused so that it will either be partly broken or a complete piece of junk. It is VERY hard to find anyone with parts or willingness to fix the old ones because even when one problem is fixed, the same or a different problem often pops up quickly. Good luck, GJ
  6. Short stroked Taylor Smokewagon

    I make it an absolute rule - never take a gun to a match that has not been 1. cleaned 2. wrung out on the range for at least 100 rounds 3. checked at match distance to know where it shoots 4. cleaned again Now, check your base pin. Slip hammering will never be required if a revolver is working properly and ammo is good. Good luck, GJ
  7. Cowboy Loads for Defense?

    It would not take more than a couple of minutes for the police force investigating the shooting to also want to follow the lead of "someone else doing ammo loading" and want to see that fellow's BATF commercial ammunition production license. Yeah, it might get the both of you under the microscope.
  8. Ruger Blackhawk 45LC Cylinder Throat Reaming

    Nope, not all check gauges are built with the same quality and tolerances as revolvers are. Obviously, as the ammo fits into the gauge and one of the revolvers but not your other gun. Most likely something is a little tighter on the gun where you have problems. But whether that is caused by one cylinder being mis-machined or a small percentage of your ammo being borderline out-of-spec, you have not yet proved. Because only a few of your rounds fail to chamber, it's almost certainly at LEAST a problem that your reloads are not being produced consistently or with proper dimensions (one of which might be a fat-nosed RNFP slug being seated so far out that it collides with a tight throat, and another might be a swelled base area on the case). If rounds were all consistent and built to standard specifications, then almost all would work, or almost all would fail to chamber. If you had a really serious firearm problem with the cylinder, then factory ammo would fail to chamber. There's still several possibilities that we can't confirm because we don't see your gun and ammo. That's why we are asking you to do some simple but more detailed inspection. Otherwise, it will have to go to a good pistol smith to let him/her do the troubleshooting (and possible repair) you need done. Then they will be doing almost these same checks and tests we are suggesting you do, but you will have to open the wallet and pay for them to do what you can do simply yourself. Have you dye-marked the ammo and checked where is it actually getting an interference fit yet? And when you find a round that won't chamber in one chamber, does it fit or not fit in the rest of the five? Both of those will be important pieces of info. Why argue over theory or speculate where the problem MIGHT be, when you can check reality in less than 60 seconds? Good luck,GJ
  9. Loading 1911 From The Body.

    I never use a Barney Fife magazine If you are shooting against me, please feel free to do so yourself. Good luck, GJ
  10. Ruger Blackhawk 45LC Cylinder Throat Reaming

    I'd be buying a Slix-scraper to get the cylinders really carbon-free before I would be thinking about a throat reamer. Unless you are seating your slugs way out so the nose is hitting the throat. In which case I'd seat them back where they were designed to be seated before I reamed throats. A great way to find WHERE the cartridge is hanging up - With your rounds that fail to seat in cylinder, take a black marker, mark lines up in about three spots up from rim to case mouth, all the way around the brass at the mouth, and all around the lead slug nose. Chamber the rounds after the marker coloring dries, forcing them slightly with thumb pressure Pop rounds out Examine where the marker has been scraped off by a tight spot. It WILL be your reloads (either case or bullet) that is causing the tight spot. Good luck, GJ
  11. Cowboy Loads for Defense?

    Practice with your cowboy loads, if you want. But carry/defend with commercial ammo with excellent performance. Your life (or your financial future) could depend on it. (A heavy jacket or the lightest available body armor will defeat or impair a lead bullet at low velocity every time.) Good luck, GJ
  12. Ruger Blackhawk 45LC Cylinder Throat Reaming

    Try factory ammo first, but I'll bet ahead of time they all chamber nicely. Since MOST of your reloads fit, but a few don't - try this. On the ones that won't chamber fully, measure the fattest spot on the loaded round starting from the rim up at least half way to the mouth. If you are finding a slightly bulged out spot maybe 1/4 way up, you have some cases that were shot with real hot loads in a large chamber, and it's blown out larger than what will fit your cylinders. WHY? Lots of the .45 Colt sizer dies will NOT go all the way down to the case head (aka, the rim). Especially when you use them in a progressive press. Either discard those pieces of brass, or with a brass hammer and a sizer die from which you have removed all guts, drive an empty, unprimed, lubed case into the die until rim touches the die base. Knock out with a short piece of 3/8" brass rod. Then try loading that case. Bet it will work after having done that. There is no neck sizer die for .45 Colt. You musta been thinking about rifle dies. Good luck, GJ
  13. Loading 1911 From The Body.

    Get out of the habit of carrying loose rounds in a pocket. If you want to, carry a loaded magazine in that pocket. Much more useful. And, asking WB questions on the WB forum is considered a good thing to do. (Yes, I see you tried that) www.sassnet.com/wildbunch/forum/ To get in there, you'll need to answer that SASS#4 is ..... Tex! Good luck, GJ
  14. 20" or 24" Barrel Length

    Again, Try some out at a local match. YOU won't know YOUR preference until you do. The advice you get from the Wire is good stuff. But it will never answer your questions like your own experience will. GJ
  15. 20" or 24" Barrel Length

    With your front hand, PULL HARD to keep the rifle pinned to your body as you lever. If the rifle is bouncing around, you are not pulling hard enough. (Barrel length will never be long enough to solve that problem.) If you still have a crescent-moon steel butt plate, cover it with a leather butt pad or replace with a good recoil pad. That's the best way to get comfortable with the steel butt plate if you don't have it out on the ball of your shoulder joint. Good luck, GJ