NOBODY RELOADS FOR 44 HUH?
Lessee, 2500 lbs X 7000 grains / 250 gr bullets = 70,000 bullets!I had exactly one ton of pure lead pipe and another 500 pounds of tin and antimony in the form of linotype in my garage. I cast all of it and shot it in about four months. Every tire shop in four counties knew me because I'd make the rounds every month and get all their old wheel weights to make bullets.
I get those mini-lectures at the range quite frequently. "scuse me sir, but did you know your pistol is cocked?" Especially if I'm wearing that crossdraw holster. That holster is very intimidating to people, even gunfolk. Gotta remember that quote from Bill, its a good one. I read that book years ago when my dad had a copy, No second place winner.He told Bill it was "DANGEROUS" to carry a 45 auto cocked and locked. Jordan looked at him with those steeley gray eyes of his that looked right through you and said real slow, " Damn right it is and I intend for it to be. It ain't worth a damn if it ain't dangeruous."
Thats the one I meant, couldnt recall the name of it. Did you all shoot lead or GC'd bullets in it?I did have a 44 mag Ruger auto carbine once but gave it to my nephew.
I did this once to my dads old beat up series 70 45. I put a primed empty case in the chamber, cocked & un-locked and rolled / tumbled it across the carpeted living room floor to see if I could induce a bang. Crashed into the wall a few times. Never did bang or drop to halfcock or anything bad. Then I went out and bought a series 80 which I carry to this day.The Glock boys droped a Colt 45 auto cocked and locked for an hour and it never did fire.
That was one in a million. Bet he couldnt do that again if he tried.He raised his arms to do something on a top shelf and the vest snaged on the commander hammer (we guess) and pulled it back just far enough so that when it slipped off and let go, the hammer fired the round in the chamber.
All the how to books ever did for me was to point me in the right direction on somestuff to look for. That was helpful but since they never really say why something works, or that it worked for them but may or may not work for me cause I aint them, all it they are is a general pointer book. You & BP's writings are in the same catagory for me cause I read it and have yet to go do it thru work & snow. Every little bit helps if you pay attention. I get so much more out of less shooting lately that I know I'm on the right track. Jus gotta get out & practice more.Interesting! I never read books on how to do stuff, because they never work. I've found that I may screw up a lot more, initially, but if I just "figure it out myself," the process gets me a lot more involved in what's going on, and I notice stuff I'd never notice if I were just following directions
Me either. Good thing shooting is easier than playin guitar.Only the guitar takes a LOT of finger dexterity that I apparently just don't have.
Thats cause you wrote / are writing the book, friend. When people are really good, they pick up where others left off and add some more chapters to the world archives. Thats you & BP. Guys like me with a will to do better, read your guys stuff and get a glean of what works, a little from each author, and keep what works for us and stop there, or get really good and take it further enough to write a couple chapters later on. Dunno where I'll wind up but I figure one thing, if I set my goal at an 'A', I'll get to C or B- maybe. (life just works that way). If I set out to be better than A class, world master, I may get to 'A'. With a little luck, I'll go zen with it and notice something no one else noticed before and tip myself into the awe inspiring class like you guys. Then maybe I can write a chapter or three.Interesting! I never read books on how to do stuff, because they never work. I've found that I may screw up a lot more, initially,
Sometimes I think I'm almost to this point. It aint like riding a bike though. Compressed (time) suprise break.4. "... but when you get to the point where your sear breaks when you think fire, you have arrived where all good pistol shooters must get to in order to be able to shoot well."
This is interesting. All my guns have factory triggers and springs. Dunno if I could appreciate a fine trigger or not as I've never shot one. Well, I shot a guys rifle once that had a fine trigger. It seemed too light to me and I was happy to return to my factory trigger. But a pistol it wasn't so I really don't know bout that. I'm at the top of the ladder amongst the shooters I know personally so probably wont get the chance to experiance a good trigger to any degree unless I take the plunge and buy it myself. And what if I dont like it? Money down the crapper. I need a good weekend shooting a good trigger to be able to digest the potential gain for myself if I wanted to go to the next level with it or not. I likely would since good triggers on pistols are heavier than good triggers on rifles. IIRC, that guys rifle trigger was 1-1/2 lbs. I just barely started to think bout the press and bang. it was so barely that I think it was really a unintentional discharge...For fine, precise shooting, that means it has to be light, and maybe even more important than how light it is, within reason, it has to break EVERY TIME at the same exact pressure