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Firearms For Sale / Re: A note to FFL's and dealers.
« Last post by SgtatArms on March 05, 2018, 09:18:25 am »
Hello everyone I am new to the group and I am an ffl dealer if at anytime you purchase anything from me paperwork is required. I have no plans to exploit or take advantage of anyone. As gun owners we should police ourselves and prevent firearms from being obtained by individuals that would ordinarily not be able to purchase a firearm. The segregation of ffl dealers will only encourage those type of individuals to puchace from this group. If anyone who's is in the group ever requires a background check for a transfer to an individual you don't feel comfortable with please feel free to give me a shout
Gun Shops & Ranges / Re: Sad news Orr reloading
« Last post by Spider on February 26, 2018, 09:44:14 pm »
Hate to hear that.  Bought a lot of stuff from them.  Always had a good visit.
Show and Tell / Charter Arms Pitbull 40
« Last post by 10mm Shooter on February 21, 2018, 02:45:25 pm »
I picked this one up yesterday - Charter Arms Pitbull 40 S&W. I have a thing for revolvers chambered in an auto pistol round and since I already have the 45 ACP version, this was just the next in line. I reload 40 S&W and 10MM so this fits into my program.

I gave it a good cleaning and added the Altamont grips and took it to the range. I shot 150 rounds of handloads through it. 180 gr lead FP, 180gr Berry's FP, and 180gr Hornady XTP and it shot all without any problems. It was more accurate with my bunny fart lead reloads.

Firearm Reviews by Users / Re: Charter Arms Pitbull 45acp
« Last post by lurker on February 20, 2018, 07:24:37 pm »
Firearm Reviews by Users / Ruger Blackhawk 10MM
« Last post by 10mm Shooter on January 22, 2018, 05:18:58 pm »

I picked this up from my FFL a couple of days ago. I brought is home and gave it a good cleaning and took it to the range and ran 100 rounds of my 10MM 180gr XTP / Blue Dot reloads through it. It shot my reloads extremely well and was very accurate at 3, 5, and 7 yards. I hope to change the front sight to improve my accuracy – it shoots better than I can see… I am very pleased with how it shoots. I did not shoot and 40 S&W, I just really do not see the point. I might try some at a later date, but that is not high on my list of things to do.

The trigger could use a little work, but it was not bad at all. I will change out the springs in the near future and perform a little trigger work to correct that issue. I will also add a SBH hammer while I am working on the trigger. I added one to my NM Blackhawk 357 convertible and really like it. It should be a standard feature from the factory…

The finish on this one is not the best in the world. You can see some very minor tool marks on the frame, but that does not bother me as it is a shooter. The fitting of the grips was poor in my opinion. Ruger dropped the ball on that. The grips in the picture are some aftermarket grips that I had lying around, They fir a little better than the originals, but not by much. Over all, I would rate it a 4 out of 5 – losing a point for the finish and the grips.

In my opinion the 10MM Blackhawk is what it is. It is a small bore (non magnum) pistol and cannot compete with its large bore and magnum brothers.  It could be a woods gun, but I feel that there are better options for that. If you do not reload, the 10MM is probably not for you. The cost of ammo would prevent most from shooting it on a regular basis. Since I do reload, it is perfect for me. Other than the brass, it uses common components and dies that I already have on hand for reloading other pistol calibers.

This is not my only 10MM pistol, but it is a great addition to the family… I do not have to worry about picking up my brass that has been scattered all over by a semi auto and I do not have to mess with loading and unloading moon clips as I have to do with my other 10MM revolver. I am a 10MM fan for my own reasons and it works for me…
Show and Tell / Re: Ruger new Vaquero 45 acp
« Last post by 10mm Shooter on December 26, 2017, 09:28:41 am »
Great looking revolver - I love the grips. These are great little revolvers, I have a Birds Head Shopkeeper that I would not part with. Add a Super Blackhawk hammer and they are perfect... The only issue I have with Ruger SA's chambered in 45 ACP is the cylinder throats - they are very tight and not true for every tube. It really affects those that shoot reloaded ammo. Most owners will ream the cylinder and it will increase the accuracy tremendously... I had a 45 LC/45 ACP convertible Blackhawk that I reamed the 45 ACP cylinder and it made a night and day difference...
Show and Tell / Ruger new Vaquero 45 acp
« Last post by Lono122 on December 23, 2017, 07:18:37 pm »
Saw a post about someone else with a 45 acp wheelgun that doesn't use moon-clips. I picked this up about a year ago, and absolutely love it. Trigger breaks clean and crisp. It feels good in the hand. Sights feel natural. If you can get your hands on one I would suggest it. 
Firearm Reviews by Users / Re: Charter Arms Pitbull 45acp
« Last post by Lono122 on December 23, 2017, 07:04:04 pm »
I have a Ruger New Vaquero chambered in 45 acp- i like it.

Have you discovered you can carry a 1911 mag in your pocket for faster reloads? it makes loading quite a bit faster - even though I have to empty and load through a gate. But being able to just push and drop a round quickly is nice.
Show and Tell / Re: Ruger Blackhawk
« Last post by Lano on December 23, 2017, 08:33:29 am »
Looks like you did a fine job on that holster!  It holds a great gun also.
Firearm Reviews by Users / Charter Arms Pitbull 45acp
« Last post by 10mm Shooter on December 18, 2017, 07:29:41 am »
The idea of a 2.5" revolver chambered in 45acp just appeals to me. This one has been on my radar for a while and I finally "pulled the trigger" on it. The finish is rough with some very sharp edges - it is definitely not a S&W or a Ruger, but its function is spot on. I have fired around 200 rounds through it and I am very pleased with the results. I shot 200gr LSWC, 230gr ball, 200 gr Hornady XTP, and 185gr Berry's FP through it and all shot well.

The CA Pitbull does not use moon clips. It has a mechanism that locks the round in the cylinder. It takes some practice to load and a fast reload is out of the question. Ejecting the fired rounds is the same as any other revolver - no problems there. The single action trigger was very good, but the double action trigger needs a little improvement - not bad, but not great.

I would rate it a 4 out of 5 - deducting 1 point for the finish. It would make a great CCW if you wanted to carry a large bore revolver. It is lightweight (20 oz - empty) and shoots the 45acp...

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