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About Luckyforward

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    "If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking."
  • Birthday 08/29/1955

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    Fishing, skeet and target shooting
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    Doctoral Level Mental Health Therapist - Licensed Professional Counselor


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  • Carry Weapon #1
    Sig Sauer P365XL
  • Carry Weapon #2
    Smith and Wesson Model 38

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  1. Glad to comment. Yes, I bought the SA-22. It is extremely accurate, easy and fun to shoot. The rifle is light and the sights are excellent. It is the smallest rifle I have ever shot (the receiver is almost tiny compared to other .22s I own) but absolutely the most fun. I have fewer misfires with the SA-22 as compared to my Winchester Models 62 and 63. And to be completely honest, there is nothing more fun than rapid firing just for the heck of it . . . The takedown function is easy and fast. They used to sell it with a carry bag, but mine did not come with one. I'd like to find one. The rifle I purchased came in the original box and was sold in a Firestone store in 1966. Are those days gone forever! Buy a rifle and new tires (which came cheaper if you had a recappable tire from your car.) Only old guys like me will know the meaning of that last statement! It's the best rifle purchase I've made! Here's a good deal if you just want a shooter. https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/browning-rifles/browning-sa-22-sa-22-belgium-made-1969.cfm?gun_id=101491566
  2. I have had some "hummers" every year in varied numbers. This year I have been more diligent in cleaning the feeder weekly and keeping fresh nectar in it and there has been a great increase in hummingbirds! Watched two duel each other for over 45 minutes last night as each wanted the feeder for themselves!
  3. Very well said, hipower . . . Buford's mode of teaching was confrontational and funny, but never belittling. There was "method in his madness" as in his provocation he always reminded people that getting angry is one thing, but pulling out a gun is another and it was our responsibility to keep anger and firearms separate. He did a great job of teaching the liability that comes with carrying a firearm.
  4. https://fox17.com/news/local/buford-tune-tfa-member-former-metro-police-officer-dies I liked Buford and did my handgun permit training with him years ago as well as a few classes with him. He was original and one of a kind. A good man . . .
  5. Thank you all for the excellent feedback; Talked with my wife; she used to carry an SP 101 w/.38 +P but hated recoil. Have ordered Remington 148 g wadcutters for her to try. She likes the 101; wadcutters may be the answer. Will let you know after she shoots! Thanks to all!
  6. First, let me thank you for all your feedback. A LOT for my wife and I to digest. To clarify: I am NOT trying to choose a gun for my wife. The purpose of my question was to gather ideas for her. No, I would never try to choose a gun for her - or anyone! As for the comments about .38 wadcutters, pardon my ignorance but is there a good .38 wadcutter round for self-defense? I've shot them for years as a practice round but never for carry. I appreciate you all very much!
  7. Hi all - I need your collective wisdom. My wife is a good shot with a handgun (good enough that I won't give her a reason to ever shoot at me :), but we have yet to find the perfect handgun for her for concealed carry. The major issue is recoil. She carried an SP-101 for a time, but it proved too heavy for her carry purse though recoil was a bit manageable. The recoil of my S&W Model 38 is too much for her to be accurate. She tried my Sig P365 but it is a light gun with heavy recoil that in a dangerous situation she (and I ) fear she would be unable to control. On the other hand, I wonder about the .380; is it heavy enough to be a safe carry caliber? I've read opinions all over the place about the .380 and have no opinion. I would rather her carry a 9mm, but an uncontrollable 9 vs. something with lesser recoil could make all the difference in a challenging situation. Any feedback out there about guns and calibers for safe carry for my wife that will enable her to be able to shoot with confidence would be greatly appreciated. As always to my wonderful TGO friends, thank you in advance for the wisdom you always impart!
  8. As I grow older, I love .22s more than ever. I have a Winchester Model 63 automatic that was my Dad's. I have been wanting to add either a lever action or a pump to my collection. I used to own a Marlin 39a which I liked, but I decided to pursue a pump. I shot a Henry pump that was really nice, but I remembered the .22 pump that I shot at the Hamilton County Fair as a kid: a Winchester 62a. After a lot of searching, I found a 1958 model in VA that is near mint and I picked it up today. Haven't shot it yet, but I can hardly wait! Just wanted to share a look with you!
  9. I still believe there are more good folks out there than bad, and more that care than do not. Unfortunately, the numbnuts in our society get top billing . . .
  10. "The Man Who Never Was" - 1956 World War II drama that is a true story.
  11. Does anyone here have a resource, website, manual, etc. that suggests prices for used handguns? Thank you -
  12. Yes, this goes in this thread. A few weeks there was a discussion here about working from home and I stated that between telehealth patients I was refinishing a Model 63 Winchester .22 rifle. Not a great picture, but here is the finished work. This rifle was created in 1952 (3 years before me!) and purchased by my Dad. I shot it all my life and it is a great rifle! Over time the forearm cracked and could not be repaired, and of course, original parts for a 1952 Winchester are long gone. A few months ago I started looking on the internet and found a walnut forend for this gun on eBay for $45!. I ordered it and a friend worked the forearm down to fitting more closely. Jeff Walle did the final fit and put a new spring that drives the action in the gun. (It only lasted 68 years!) The last task was to get the forearm color to match the stock. Despite trying different stains, nothing worked. Then I found that linseed oil darkened the forearm to the same color as the stock. By the time I finished all with TruOil you see the result. I'm pleased with the stock/forearm color match. Finally I touched up the bluing (originally done by my Dad) with Brownell's Oxpho Blue and you see the final result. A good use of my "work from home" time!
  13. I also have a Winchester Model 63 that loads the same way. Mine was passed down to me from my Dad and was made in 1952.

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