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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-06-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 791
Posted By jstert
Defensive ammo in lieu of a bigger caliber?

i would use whatever type ammo in whatever caliber and whatever platform that is most reliable, available, comfortable, accurate and affordable for you, as a civilian. follow your gut instinct when...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 01-01-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,259
Posted By jstert
i have a naa guardian 32acp, which is a near copy...

i have a naa guardian 32acp, which is a near copy of the seecamp, and a keltec p32. i also have, and really like, naa mini 22lr revolvers with cv grips.

get the p32 or a regripped mini.


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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-04-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By jstert
i am a bond arms fan, have several frames and...

i am a bond arms fan, have several frames and multiple barrels (it is my one crazy indulgence in life, so sue me, haha). the bond arms roughneck/rowdy is less polished, less fitted and less smooth. ...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-18-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,008
Posted By jstert
My Top 5 Home Defense Weapons List

if one is serious about protection one first and foremost needs a firearm. anything in 22lr can work, and 22lr may be all one can afford/get/tolerate. get to responsibly know it well, both you and...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-17-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,290
Posted By jstert
i wonder if a bum shoulder will only deteriorate...

i wonder if a bum shoulder will only deteriorate by shooting a centerfire rifle enough to be proficient. what about a 22wmr rifle?


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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-06-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,729
Posted By jstert
Single Caliber for Bugging Out?

22lr, because it is the only ammo that i can carry 500 rounds on my back for awhile with other essentials and is my personal most accurate. as for defense, 22lr isn’t ideal but in a real shtf...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-02-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,300
Posted By jstert
Thoughts on the Ruger SR22?

ruger sr22 is a truly excellent plinker: handy, reliable, easily cleaned. if you are ok with 22lr for protection the sr22 is small enough to be a ccw, and i certainly wouldn’t want 10 of its cci...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By jstert
until the fbi comes clean, and cleans house,...

until the fbi comes clean, and cleans house, regarding its anti trump attempted coup, and goes after the clintons for their corrupt foundation, pay to play and government information violations,...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-02-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,335
Posted By jstert
i suggest adding a rimfire handgun to the mix: ...

i suggest adding a rimfire handgun to the mix: cheap, easy plinking fun for the whole family including kids as they grow. my $250 and under suggestions: used ruger single six or new heritage...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-27-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,375
Posted By jstert
a 22lr offers no recoil, and cheap and soft...

a 22lr offers no recoil, and cheap and soft shooting so that alot of enjoyable practice is very doable. if i had to use a 22lr for protection, i believe that several rapidly aimed double tap string...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-22-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By jstert
ruger single action revolvers deserve a place of...

ruger single action revolvers deserve a place of honor in anyone’s large or small arsenal. blackhawk covertibles in 45lc/acp and 357/38/9mm, plus a single six in 22lr/wmr, will reliably let your...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-22-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,849
Posted By jstert
indeed the ruger lcp in 380acp sells well. as...

indeed the ruger lcp in 380acp sells well. as always ymmv: with or without the hogue grip sleeve many folks find it to be just fine, but others don’t. i’m not suggesting that ruger discontinue its...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-22-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,849
Posted By jstert
imho a ruger lcp in 32acp would sell like hot...

imho a ruger lcp in 32acp would sell like hot cakes. i prefer handling the lcp over a naa guardian 32acp but not shooting the lcp in 380acp. not at all.


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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-08-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,943
Posted By jstert
i guess that the hate for 380acp comes from its...

i guess that the hate for 380acp comes from its higher cost and lower power than its sibling 9mm. i have always believed that whatever handgun/ammo combination of affordability and enjoyment, so...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-24-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,378
Posted By jstert
Personal Advice: Which long gun to take INCH

are you going all the way home on two feet, or by two or four wheels? if on feet as you said, physical ability dictates much of your choice. how much ammo can you carry with your firearm(s) and...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-19-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By jstert
remembering patriot’s day

the correct reply to “common sense gun controls.”

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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 02-06-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,351
Posted By jstert
i stand by my recommendations for shtf, last...

i stand by my recommendations for shtf, last minute, hand-out guns to presumably nongunners. cant short stroke a single shot shotgun. single action revolvers have no mags to fumble with, no actions...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 02-05-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,588
Posted By jstert
LCR .22 WMR First look.

i really wanted to love, but moved on, a lcr 22wmr: too much flashbang, only 6 rounds. on other hand i love both 22wmr out of a 5.5” ruger single six and the 8 round 22lr lcr.


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Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 02-05-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,595
Posted By jstert
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ive got both calibers covered: a russian makarov ij70 that is chambered in 380acp. fab grips make it a topnotch...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 02-05-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,351
Posted By jstert
a used single shot 20ga shotgun and a new...

a used single shot 20ga shotgun and a new heritage roughrider 22wmr/lr single action revolver with some ammo should be under $300 total. simple to learn and use, and effective protection (not...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 02-05-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,125
Posted By jstert
One gun to rule them all

5.5” ruger single eight (replacement 8 shot 22wmr cylinder) with 6 shot 22lr cylinder and 100 rounds each. 22wmr is scarey accurate shooting offhand. any bigger or more tactical firearms can be...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 01-14-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,234
Posted By jstert
Ruger Single Six (.22/.22WMR) Side by side with Heritage Rough Rider.

you really can’t go wrong with either the ruger ss or the heritage rr except not owning one or the other. the only remaining question, besides how much coin is in your pocket, is do you want just...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-03-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,285
Posted By jstert
a ruger blackhawk single action revolver kinda...

a ruger blackhawk single action revolver kinda suits us older guys. both are old school, not looking to get into a battle but can knock down all comers, tried and true, a bit stout, slow to reload...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-18-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,396
Posted By jstert
i suggest that you add some rimfire firearms to...

i suggest that you add some rimfire firearms to your plans for all the usual reasons, especially to include your wife (assuming that she isn’t yet a gun person) and for lots of cheap practice. a...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-16-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,701
Posted By jstert
one 22 firearm, to start? ruger 5.5” single six...

one 22 firearm, to start? ruger 5.5” single six 22wmr/lr.


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Forum: Shotgun Forum 12-11-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,350
Posted By jstert
does the nomad have a manual extractor or...

does the nomad have a manual extractor or autoejector of spent rounds? i got a turkish made khan 410 single, manual ejector, folder awhile ago. comparing a handy but slow khan versus a fast...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 12-11-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,621
Posted By jstert
i like 38 revolvers. my s&w 642 gets points for...

i like 38 revolvers. my s&w 642 gets points for its lightweight and pocketability, but those attributes are its downfall too: i’m recoil averse so i only shoot 38 wadcutters and cbc shorts through...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 12-02-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,415
Posted By jstert
my utilitarian firearm will be one with which i...

my utilitarian firearm will be one with which i practice alot and enjoy handling/using so much that it becomes an extension of me. one that i can reliably hit with. one that i can carry comfortably...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-20-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,760
Posted By jstert
SR22: The best pistol for beginners and small framed women?

ruger sr22 is also simple to fieldstrip and clean, and its mags are easy to load, which are both essential characteristics in an “always gun.” i’ve put 3000+ rounds of various ammo brands through...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-18-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,302
Posted By jstert
only these two 22lr: ruger sr22 or s&w 317. ...

only these two 22lr: ruger sr22 or s&w 317.


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Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-18-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,836
Posted By jstert
1911 yes or no

hello hoplite 59: no moonclips needed for ruger blackhawk single action revolvers shooting 45acp or 9mm. i have both now and both are wonderful. they eat and eject anything, as you can see i shot...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 8,831
Posted By jstert
extend an olive branch to the left? sure, when...

extend an olive branch to the left? sure, when they bend the knee.


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Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-18-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 23,432
Posted By jstert
Why do you prefer the handgun you do?

im a revolver guy so i prefer 38sp taurus or s&w snubbies for ccw. soft shooting with wadcutters. they basically work worry-free all the time. decently fast reloads if you practice with...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-18-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,836
Posted By jstert
if you are a wheelgun guy like me you may not...

if you are a wheelgun guy like me you may not have a 1911 but you can still enjoy a totally awesome 45acp:

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Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-29-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,943
Posted By jstert
heritage rr is a decent value, reliable and fun. ...

heritage rr is a decent value, reliable and fun. i have a couple of 9 shot 22wmr/lr 4.5” models that i got online for $200 each. they go bang every time with any ammo. single action revolvers...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-09-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,717
Posted By jstert
do what guys on active duty who live in barracks...

do what guys on active duty who live in barracks do: rent a small off post storage unit.


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Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-31-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,460
Posted By jstert
ruger blackhawk 357/38/9mm single action...

ruger blackhawk 357/38/9mm single action revolver.


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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-25-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,728
Posted By jstert
"Ultralight" Woods gun?

i prefer a lightweight 22lr and 50-100 rounds, more if i can plink while out there. im either hiking in suburban n.e. or desert s.w. so im not worried about apex predators, but rabid or feral...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,896
Posted By jstert
a picture is worth a thousand words. you know...

a picture is worth a thousand words. you know that you are reaching the edge of western civilization when you need these instructions.

im writing from jakarta, having spent the last month in the...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-17-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,284
Posted By jstert
besides the bond arms derringer and naa 22lr mini...

besides the bond arms derringer and naa 22lr mini two other choices are the naa guardian 32acp and taurus pt25 poly (not wood). the taurus is the best overall compromise for portability, handiness,...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-17-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By jstert
Are Beretta Model 21A & Jetfire 950 .25 mags interchangeable?

i got rid of a beretta 21, which was totally unreliable even after gunsmithing. a taurus pt25 poly has been totally excellent, emphasis on poly, can even rack the slide.


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Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-17-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,718
Posted By jstert
kinda off track but sounds like you need new,...

kinda off track but sounds like you need new, aftermarket grips for your ruger. or trade it for a s&w j frame snubbie or even a taurus model 85: i got rid of both a lcr 38 (tho i kept and love a...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-17-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By jstert
T709s

o.p. may want to keep the ruger [emoji6]
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-17-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By jstert
T709s

any ruger for around $200 is a fine deal, congratulations. i have been happy with taurus revolvers but a couple had to go back for service, which took several months but ok in the end, and a taurus...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 07-14-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,284
Posted By jstert
i have the bond arms derringer and naa...

i have the bond arms derringer and naa minirevolver. i like both: reliable, well built, excellent american manufacturers, lifetime warranty. with practice they are handy for their designed...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,562
Posted By jstert
What's your favorite Coffee

any freeze dried instant coffee served scalding hot with milk and sugar.


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Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By jstert
i was in haiti 1985-87. recent news looks like a...

i was in haiti 1985-87. recent news looks like a rerun of those bad, dangerous, routine days. i carried a taurus 85 38sp daily. shotguns at home and in office. permit? the taurus saved my bacon...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 07-09-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,236
Posted By jstert
Women and guns, LADIES PLEASE REPLY

as i added in an edit, the lawful chain of custody for this firearm remains in your hands and you remain responsible for it. if you are willing to surrender it (and control in your relationship)...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 07-09-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,236
Posted By jstert
Women and guns, LADIES PLEASE REPLY

sorry but i gotta ask, is this post a joke? if your fiancee doesn’t care enough to return a loaned item of sentimental value to you, your marriage is in for a rough ride down a potholed one-way...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-23-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,009
Posted By jstert
Best Budget Guns

heritage roughrider 22lr/wmr single action revolver new for $150. it works.


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