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Sunny Morning here on the left coast, headed out to the range with several of my favorite shooters. Then to the shop for a less favorite sport, cleaning. (Damn those wheel guns have a lot of holes!)



Bucket O Glocks

Bottom left Model 24/ 40S&W, Bottom right M24 w/ wolf 9mm barrel, extension, porting, beaver tail, and slide lightning by yours truly,  Top Left Model 34, Top right 17L




Freedom Arms 454 Casull and a Hamilton Bowen custom 44 Mag built on a 50th anniversary  Ruger Flat Top frame, Herrett grips, Turnbull case hardening.




260g Freedom Arms FP bullet out the pointy end at just under 1850 FPS. Enough room in the cylinder for 2100 FPS worth of case and powder but this is plenty brutal enough on the cowboy gun sized frame!





Smith and Wesson 629 Classic 44 Mag built by an old boy for me over in PA and a Rossi Cyclops 357 Mag, hand made grip, new unfluted cylinder, timing and tuning by yours truly.



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It is one of the nicest shooting "out of the box" 45's on the market. I fitted the ambi safety, other then that nothing. Has cycled everything I've thrown at it. Stupid tight offhand groups at 50 yards. The milling inside the top of the slide is really rough looking, I mean really rough. Other then that no criticism. 

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Sweet! Love old Rugers

Besides the Hamilton I have an early 44 Flat Top BH, un converted,  a 44 SBH and a 45 Colt/ ACP BH convertible 3 screw, both lawyered up but have the original parts also. (Also a couple single sixes, 22/ 22mag)  Do you know if they made a .357/ 9mm convertible in a 3 screw? I had a new model 357/9mm convertible but didn't like it, traded it off. 




My hunting sidearm, Ruger 45 Colt 4-5/8" W/ full blow H110 loads 300 gr XTP clocking a little over supersonic. (and the biggest ball of flame you ever did see!)



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Added another pistol: AR-40 S&W build

"Fun at the rockpit" Budget Build

Everything bought on sale/ on the cheap except BCG and buffer, went with a retail Stern Defence BCG and a 7.5 oz KVP pistol buffer. 

Aero Upper

Anderson Lower

TorkMag Magwell blocks for glock mags

KVP 4" barrel and linear comp

Ebay pistol brace and handguard

Sightmark Ultra Shot R-Spec Reflex 

Sightmark Low Pro Mini green laser

Stern Defence BCG- (single most expensive part of the whole build!)

KVP 7.5 OZ buffer

Shoots better then I could have expected. Flings brass like a madman,  30 feet + at 4:00 

Very pleased with the Sightmark R-Spec and KVP barrel, drills the center ring at 50 yards repeatedly, way more accuracy then I was expecting for a $79.00 4 inch barrel and $129.00 red dot sight. 

TorkMag mag well block system fed well except sometimes fumbled the last round, a little adjusting and it has been flawless ever since. No LRBHO, I suppose can live with that if everything else is screaming.

23-1/2 inches of fun. 










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fm products or foxtrot mikes out of idaho. 

purchased a 7" hg from the lgs.. um its 7-5/8" not 7" so it will run but I will find a better fit down the road. loaded 4 33rnd mags and a 50 rnd drum thanks to an uplula mag loader!! sunday fun day!


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