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Pizza Bob last won the day on November 17 2019

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About Pizza Bob

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    S&W Revolver Fanboy
  • Birthday 03/23/1951

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    Central/West NJ - Mercer County
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    Cars, pool, Southwestern pottery
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    EFGA or wherever someone will guest me in

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  1. I understand about the Culina's...


    But I also have a thing for CCH S&W's, so if you decide to pass would you let me know where it is? I guess I should really ask what model it is - I have a 24-5, a 22-4 and 60-10 CCH revolvers. Thanks for any consideration



    1. shufly


      One of my buddies has this for sale 


  2. You would be more likely to be able to sell the stocks than find somebody willing to part with their round-butt K/L-frame. If that's an option post a picture and a price in the appropriate forum. Adios, Pizza Bob
  3. I know that Hornady's "Critical Defense" offerings pass muster as not hollow points as did Federal's Expanding Full Metal Jacket (no longer made) and Corbon PowR ball (availability unknown). These three offerings were cited by name in a 2009 NJSP memo. That was almost 15 years ago and while ammunition has advanced I'm not sure the ruling has kept up. The ATFE (Association of firearm and toolmark examiners) supplied the NJSP the definition of a hollow point bullet as, quite simply as: A bullet with a cavity in the nose to facilitate expansion. It was based on this definition that the three offerings above were blessed for NJ use. How much of a cavity does there need to be? Hornady pretty much owns this market right now with the original Critical Defense and Critical Duty (the latter not specifically named but in essence identical to CD except for bullet weight). I ask this in light of Winchester's new offering: USA Ready Defense ammunition which follows Hornady's lead by using a polymer insert in the bullet nose. However, the insert is set back slightly in the nose cavity and is not a solid piece, but rather has petals that work with the skived bullet jacket to insure expansion. Does this pass muster as not a hollow point? Will it take a court case to decide that? [/IMG] Part 2 Given that I post here so infrequently, I need to get as much said in each post as I can. Recently I e-mailed the following to every member of both NJ Senate and NJ House Law & Public Safety Committees... NEW JERSEY FIREARMS LAW ENDANGERS CITIZENS Like it or not, with the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Bruen case, the number of legally armed civilians in New Jersey has increased exponentially. With that in mind, there is currently a law on the books with which all New Jersey residents should be concerned. It has to do with prohibited types of ammunition. New Jersey is the only state in the union that has a law which prohibits hollow point ammunition. This law is patently misguided and a danger to all, even more so now that there are more guns among us. The problem arose when someone conflated hollow point bullets with the infamous Teflon-coated, KTW bullets, improperly dubbed “cop-killer bullets”. The two bullet types are diametrically opposed in their purpose and performance. The KTW bullets were invented for penetration of hard targets like automotive glass or doors and were to be used by the police in the case of barricaded subjects. The purpose of hollow point ammunition is to limit penetration by expansion of the projectile. This facilitates the total transfer of energy within the target. This effectively eliminates whatever threat existed, while negating any collateral damage caused by over penetration. With the increase of civilian arms on the street, which are most likely loaded with high penetration, full metal jacketed ammunition, due to the prohibition of hollow points, the potential for over penetration and collateral damage is greatly increased. Most police departments are issued hollow point ammunition for this very reason. This situation is easily remedied. The terms “hollow nose” and “dum-dum” need to be removed from the verbiage of statute 2C:39-3(f) thus allowing use of hollow point ammunition. This should be a bipartisan issue that will protect all NJ residents from the chance of harm brought about from this misinformation. I didn't receive even an acknowledgement, let alone a form letter or constructive reply from any of them. Kind of tells you where we stand in their list of priorities. This should be a no-brainer (perfect for politicians), non-partisan issue, but....crickets. That's all for now. Adios, Pizza Bob
  4. That was an option not standard. Standard, it came with chamber inserts that allowed the use of .22 LR. The hammer had a switch that changed the firing pin for use with either centerfire (.22 Jet) or rimfire (.22 LR). Here's mine... [/IMG] All the boxes had the cutout for the extra cylinder and for the chamber inserts. Current going rate for the Model 53 would be appx $1800 - $2800 dependent on barrel length, condition and completeness. As much as I love S&W, I think that if I had $200K to spend on something I like, it would probably have four wheels. Adios, Pizza Bob
  5. The OP didn't ask about an AOW or pistol - actually was not specific enough with the question. I did not want people thinking that adding a vertical foregrip to their AR long gun was illegal. That is all
  6. This topic seemed apropos for National Women's History Month, and one I deemed worthy for my one-post return. This forum used to be a hotbed of competition information and interest. Even the forum's owner was heavily into competition, until he became a father. Kind of sad to see that the interest no longer seems to be there, save for a few hearty souls. What prompted me to make this one-time post is an experience I had yesterday and would love to see repeated often, in the future. I shot in a small IDPA match yesterday at Blue Ridge Cherry Valley in Sciota, PA (froze my ass off, but had a good time). As I said, it was a small match - total of 35 participants shooting 7 stages. What was unique was that slightly more than 25% of the shooters were women - I have never experienced that large a turnout (at a tier 1 match) of female shooters, and it was heartening. This sport - not just competition, but firearms in general - needs more female participation at all levels. I have been shooting competition for more than a decade and while we always had one or two women come out to shoot, I had never seen that large a turnout (percentagewise). I don't know how many female participants there are on this forum, but I would encourage them to get out there and participate in some form of structured shooting. Likewise to the spouses and significant others of the male participants of this board. We need factions from across the spectrum of the general population if we are to survive the liberal full-court press to, literally, do away with the 2A. Adios, Pizza Bob
  7. I have a friend who is a new gun owner / shooter and he has just discovered that he is right-handed but left eye dominant. Which leads me to ask these questions. I know that theoretically, with iron sights on a handgun, you are supposed to sight with both eyes open (I've never been able to do that - but let's assume that he can). If both eyes are open, does it matter which eye is dominant regardless of which hand is dominant. With an optic, long gun or handgun, does it matter if you are sighting with your dominant eye if the optic was sighted in using your non-dominant eye. IOW - right handed bolt-action rifle with a scope that was sighted using the non-dominant eye (right in this case). Never had to deal with these issues as I'm right/right. When I shot IPSC in the 80's, the club president was right handed, left eye dominant and was a double A shooter. Thanks for any input from those in the know. Adios, Pizza Bob
  8. What is this "printing" that is referred to? These are e-permits, there is no printing until one is executed at an FFL, at which point they print out the transaction for your records. There is no paper back-up at the local PD that I know of. Once you pay for the permits at your local PD they become executable. I would imagine that it is little more than a keystroke to indicate to the NJSP that permits have been paid for. I can see your point if your local PD tends to "drag their feet" on all things firearm related, but mine does not, so I return to my original premise. Adios, Pizza Bob PS: Have since applied for four more permits and a Multiple Purchase Exemption - it'll be interesting to see if the inclusion of the MPE mucks up the works as badly as it did when they were all hard copy.
  9. There are some good things that happened in 2020 - this purchase being one of them. My S&W Revolver collection is all post war, but this is the oldest S&W revolver I own... It is a 1949 S&W .38/44 Outdoorsman. The .38 refers to the caliber - .38 S&W Special - and the 44 to the frame size. These were the precursors to the .357 Magnum although they kept these in the line long after the .357 came out (ca 1936). It is a hot-loaded .38 Special very much akin to today's .38 +P. This one has some special touches. It is equipped with King Gun Sight Company front and rear sights and the hammer has been reconfigured. The stocks are Keith Brown target stocks checkered in the Roper pattern. Not sure that they'll stay on this gun, but maybe. Keith Brown is not even taking orders any more and the only way to buy his stocks is through a broker. There are about three iconic grip makers still alive and Keith Brown is at the top of that list. The other two are the Culinas and Craig Spegel - I just talked to Craig yesterday and got on his wait list - he is currently back-logged for three years. Glad for the year to go out on a high note. Adios, Pizza Bob
  10. I know where there is a fine one at a good price. Interested? PM me. Adios, Pizza Bob
  11. I saw that - just slightly out of reach financially. I'm afraid that this is about as close as I'll come to owning one of Elmer's guns... Model 29-3 Elmer Keith Commemorative Deluxe Edition (one of the first 100). Beyond the standard model this has further gold embellishments and real ivory stocks. But thanks for thinking of me. Adios, Pizza Bob
  12. The point is that if it is legal to possess in the home (it is), it is legal to use it for defensive purposes in the home.
  13. Last time I was there they were just limiting the number of people in the store at any one time.
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