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Old 12-26-2013, 08:21 PM
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Practicing Gun Spinning

A fun hobby to practice that doesn't waste precious ammo.
I'm still practicing. Can't catch good with my left hand yet.
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It's pretty fun to explode milk jugs, fruit, vegetables, and birds with my Super Blackhawk 10.5 barrel .44 magnum. Much more exciting to shoot than a .22.
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I don't even buy .22 pistols. This Single action btw is a .357 magnum
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I shoot guns. Not play with them


And that's how bad things happen.
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I shoot guns. Not play with them


And that's how bad things happen.
I prefer my single action army in .45LC as a carry gun. I don't need more than 5 shots for personal defense. I prefer it because it is the most natural point for my shooting style and I am far more accurate with it than any other pistol I own.

Yes I said 5 Rounds...when I use it for carry I carry it with the hammer down on an empty cylinder.
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I prefer my single action army in .45LC as a carry gun. I don't need more than 5 shots for personal defense. You base this on what? Divine guidance?I prefer it because it is the most natural point for my shooting style and I am far more accurate with it than any other pistol I own.so practice more with other, more practical firearms.

Yes I said 5 Rounds...when I use it for carry I carry it with the hammer down on an empty cylinder.
IIRC I believe the new ones have a cross bar safety.

And this has WHAT to do with people being unsafe and "playing" with deadly weapons?
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And twirling my gun is a skill that will come in useful when?
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And twirling my gun is a skill that will come in useful when?

Fast forward to 1m36sec .
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I saw a guy in a bar I worked at in the early 70s , in a confrontation with another guy holler HAi Karate' !!! or something and start whirling his hands around,, we were all pretty impressed with his moves,, until the other guy ended the demonstration by hollering Chair !!! and bringing a barstool down on his head

back on topic,, no doubt a single action imposes a certain discipline on the shooter and saves some ammo


that said,, I think a DA is best S/D gun for a wife or a shooter who does not practice a whole lot ,and maybe for nearly any one,, but I defer to more expert opinions here,, which would be nearly everyone,.
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I would have no problem using one as a HD choice, with a shotgun or rifle nearby. CC maybe not so much, but for car carry it would be ok too.
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Yall youngins probably never saw him, but this guy was one of the best..................... at anything!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6aNzFYHyz8
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Michael Biehn did his own pistol twirling in Tombstone movie....
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Yall youngins probably never saw him, but this guy was one of the best..................... at anything!
Without hijacking the thread I totally forgot about the skills the "Candyman" had! Thanks for the video.
I actually like carrying my Ruger New Vaquero when up at the cabin as I have I carry the first 2 rounds as hand loaded snakeshot capsules (#12 shot) and the next 2 with heavy lead "cowboy" loads with the 5th being a solid FMJ. The latter 3 are primarily for coyote, meth-heads or the random bear if need be.
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That was a joke right?
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[QUOTE=Nomad, 2nd;6174366]IIRC I believe the new ones have a cross bar safety.QUOTE]

Some do and some don't. Rugers do. It's called a transfer bar. Colt and Colt clones (Uberti, etc.) do not and should be carried as Lone Star suggests: Hammer down on an empty chamber.
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And twirling my gun is a skill that will come in useful when?
I think Joshohoho's point was to share his hobby. I don't think his intent was to imply that gun twirling was going to save his life. Everyone has to have a hobby. I am guessing gun twirling is a better use of time then watching sports or sitcoms on TV.
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I would like to own one and have it in my pistol collection and would shoot it, but in the double action/most semi auto world, I would put in the safe.
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I prefer my single action army in .45LC as a carry gun. I don't need more than 5 shots for personal defense. I prefer it because it is the most natural point for my shooting style and I am far more accurate with it than any other pistol I own.

Yes I said 5 Rounds...when I use it for carry I carry it with the hammer down on an empty cylinder.
This is a Ruger, is is safe to load and carry with 6 rounds. it has a transfer bar some call it a cross bar.
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I think Joshohoho's point was to share his hobby. I don't think his intent was to imply that gun twirling was going to save his life. Everyone has to have a hobby. I am guessing gun twirling is a better use of time then watching sports or sitcoms on TV.
Exactly. i'm making it a hobby. I don't know why everyone thought this was used for self defense.
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