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Pizza Bob

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. I know where there is a fine one at a good price. Interested? PM me. Adios, Pizza Bob
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Last time I was there they were just limiting the number of people in the store at any one time.
  8. Unfortunately, this is happening in CA. ANJRPC and or CNJFO need to institute a similar suit in NJ or, at the least, file an amicus curiae in the CA case. Adios, Pizza Bob
  9. No disrespect to the Cobalt, but it isn't even close to the SS. Thanks to Stu, I'll write this off to Hanlon's Razor. LOL.
  10. I e-mailed the NJSP / FIU about this "glitch". It'll be interesting to see if they respond and what they say.
  11. How about a Weaver Fixed Power T-series scope? That's a T36 with a fine crosshair with a dot on my Cooper .17 HMR. Adios, Pizza Bob
  12. Granted, the situation I'm about to describe is not the norm for most handgun purchasers, but it could be. Last time I applied for some purchase permits I noted that on the on-line FARS application it asked if you wanted to apply for a Multiple Purchase Exemption (MPE). I was really happy to see this, in the hope that it would speed up the process of receiving a MPE approval. My most recent (hardcopy application) took almost three months. I am in need for another MPE for six guns. I am two permits short also, so I decided to apply today for some more permits and a new MPE. Started the FARS process and got to the MPE question - to which I answered "yes". Initially there are only enough fields to enter two guns, but a button to click to add more fields. Make my first two entries, click the button and it opens one more set of fields. Enter the third gun and click again. Another set of fields appears and I enter the fourth gun. I click again and it tells me that I can only make four entries. The old hard copy applications had many, many lines to enter your multiple purchases. What gives? Seems like a little backdoor gun control. Are they trying to further limit what we can buy? I am a collector with the need to purchase collectible guns when I find them. Sometimes there can be months between finds, sometimes, like now, it is an embarrassment of riches. I know, definitely a "First World Problem" and probably something that most will never have to concern themselves with - but it does concern me, and probably should you too. Adios, Pizza Bob
  13. I should know better than to post a serious question on this board. My point was that there are multiple sources for the acquisition of firearms and to let the plethora of new gun owners/shooters know that just because their LGS has no inventory it doesn't have to mean the end of your new Firearm adventure. Instead all I get is a bunch of tired cliches that we've all heard a thousand times before. I purposely couched my question so that nobody has to give-up how many or what type of firearms they have. What a waste of bandwidth. Moderators, please lock this thread. Adios, Pizza Bob
  14. There is no doubt that the Internet has changed the lives of collectors of anything, by placing at their fingertips items that they may have otherwise never encountered. The sheer volume of available objects allows collectors to be more selective and have more focused collections. I know that some people are wary of purchasing firearms via the Internet, but they are denying themselves the benefits listed above. You do have to be careful and not let your enthusiasm override your good judgement - I let that happen once and it was an $800 lesson in being more circumspect - but it has only happened once out of many, many Internet transactions. How many? I started to look at my spread sheet to determine the origin of my total collection - both handguns and longarms. I divided sources into three categories: 1) Inherited 2) Purchased Face-to-Face 3) Purchased over the Internet. It was interesting to see that Internet purchases barely eeked out a win over FTF. Here are the stats... 18.3% of my collection was inherited (my father was a shooter, but not quite as prolific a collector - he never owned a computer and he was disabled for the last 20 years of his life) 40.4% of my collection was purchased FTF 41.3% of my collection was purchased via the Internet I hope to widen that gap a little further this weekend. Where did the majority of your guns come from? Adios, Pizza Bob
  15. Pizza Bob

    Finally !

    Numrich arms has reproductions manufactured by Colt.
  16. Both the gun in the movie and the gun I just purchased are "real" things. The gun in the movie is a long barreled Colt New Service revolver in .45 Colt and mine, of course, is a S&W 29-3 Silhouette made from 1983 - 1991 - this specific one dates from 1988. Adios, Pizza Bob
  17. I shot in the first match in the east, up in MA. The winner of that match was shooting an AMU accurized 1911 with King sights. He was using military match hardball. I remember standing behind him on the line, when he was firing at the 200m rams. There was an easily discernable pause between the bang and the clang. You could literally see the bullet in a rainbow trajectory and it was interesting to see him make several full turns of the elevation screw on the rear sight when adjusting for the next bank of targets. I would hazard to say that he was more undergunned than you were. LOL Adios, Pizza Bob
  18. CMJeepster - you may not remember this, but when you were examining the 686 that you bought, there was a fellow down the counter , purchasing one of these Model 29 Silhouette revolvers. It had a lasting impression on me. I shot silhouette from 1977 thru 1985. Adios, Pizza Bob
  19. NJRulz - I'm well aware of the Pontiac GXP. The car that I traded on the SS was a 2009 Pontiac G8 GT. Before retirement I was a General Motors Pontiac Product Trainer. When I bought my G8 the GXP was not yet in the line-up. Besides the automatic trans was good when having to get to my dealers in urban areas. The G8 is definitely cooler looking. But the SS is a real sleeper. I have a set of four 18"x8" / 5 on 120mm G8 wheels that I'd love to get rid of - if you know anybody that is interested, have them get in touch. Rarer than your G8 GXP were the Solstice GXP Coupes - <800, would love to have one of them squirreled away in my garage. Adios, Pizza Bob
  20. It's against federal law to use the NICS database for any other purpose, I.e. Ammo sales. I believe that CA had to populate their own database. Of course that would be at taxpayer expense. Adios, Pizza Bob
  21. Pizza Bob

    Finally !

    It's a Model of 1917 and is chambered for .45 ACP. These were produced by both Colt and S&W (this one being a S&W). 1911 production couldn't keep up with demand during WWI so the government approached Smith and Colt to build .45 ACP revolvers on their large revolver frames. The problem clambering a revolver for a rimless cartridge was solved by the invention of half-moon clips that held three cartridges and a pair would fit ina belt mounted ammo pouch. well after the war the .45 Auto Rim cartridge was developed. These had a rim equal in thickness to an ACP cartridge head plus the half moon clip.These precluded the use of the half moon clips, which were a PITA (in wartime the clips and the empty brass were just discarded). Much later, full moon clips were developed. These hold six rounds. Half Moon Clips vs. Full Moon Clips In 1937 Smith produced essentially identical revolvers for the Brazilian military. There were also civilian versions of the 1917. When S&W went to model numbers in 1957, these became the Model 22. Sorry you asked, aren't you? Adios, Pizza Bob S&W has a "Classic Line" of revolvers that pay homage to discontinued guns of the past. The civilian version of the Model of 1917, the Model 22, is part of that line. It was made in blue, nickel or color case hardened finish. These are mine in nickel and CCH
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