Friday, October 30, 2015

Finally!

I had hoped I would be able to pick it up in time for the (great fun) blog shoot, but stupid laws kill the immediate gratification buzz.  I bought it in Virginia but I live in West Virginia.  So it had to be shipped to someone in West Virginia who has an FFL.

An aside on this idiot law:  The shop in VA can run exactly the same check as anybody with an FFL makes in any other state.  They do so for VA residents.  As is the usual with idiot gun laws, the only person this law interferes with is someone who abides by the laws.  And it really causes one to think seriously about only buying guns person to person for cash in order to avoid the nuisance factor.  It prevents ZERO crimes.

Anyway, there was miscommunication on miscommunication, but I was finally able to pick it up today.  And I'll give you 3 guesses as to where I went immediately after.


It's a repro, of course, a Uberti Stallion in .38 Special.  Also called a "pocket revolver" - um, no, my pockets ain't that big.   Some things to learn - at one point I had to read the instructions to find out how to eject the spent shells.  Going have to get used to that one by one load and eject thing as well as learning to pull the hammer waaaay back in order to go into full cock.  Shoots nice, though, and it's an interesting feel to compare against my Kahr CW 9.

It's a powerful addiction, isn't it?  While out and about today I saw this:


Heh.  I won't buy pink, but I do love purple.  And it's so darned CUTE.  Yeah, I know...

10 comments:

  1. Very nice indeed. I need to get a single action eventually.

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    1. Learn to fly like Boyington first, and then you can work on being Wyatt Earp.

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    2. It's definately different. There were "Pull the hammer back, dummy" moments.

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    1. Heh. There were a few flyers but oh well.

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  3. Does the gun have a transfer bar like on a Ruger so it is safe to carry with 6 rounds chambered? If it doesn't, only carry 5 rounds in the cylinder with an empty under the hammer when holstered.

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    1. It's a carry with an empty under the hammer gun. Although when holstered the end of the holster peeks out from under my carry shirt so it will probably only be worn at the range while shooting, anyway. At least until it takes me less than 5 minutes to load/unload it.

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    2. It's a carry with an empty under the hammer gun. Although when holstered the end of the holster peeks out from under my carry shirt so it will probably only be worn at the range while shooting, anyway. At least until it takes me less than 5 minutes to load/unload it.

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  4. Welcome to the addiction... :-) And DEFINITELY carry on an empty cylinder. The trick is load one, skip one, then load four.

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    1. Ah! Thanks, that would make for less fiddling.

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