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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. 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 . . .
  6. "The Man Who Never Was" - 1956 World War II drama that is a true story.
  7. Does anyone here have a resource, website, manual, etc. that suggests prices for used handguns? Thank you -
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. Browning SA-22 - I have one it is just the most fun 'lil gun . . .
  11. Absolutely. Excellent observation, Raoul. Thank you.
  12. Also the African American community has such a high incidence of Sickle Cell Anemia.
  13. EXACTLY! It took the insurance companies about 3 weeks to finally cover telehealth for mental health therapists and I was able to move my work home. In the meantime when COVID-19 was cranking up, though we were asking people to self-monitor and cancel their appointment if running a fever or coughing, you wouldn't believe (then again, you would) how many showed up anyway as sick as can be . . .
  14. We gave to Second Harvest this week and my wife was in communication with their Director of Philanthropy, J. Renee Thompson, who said that food donations were down 43% from grocery stores. With everyone buying so much in the grocery stores, there is little left over to give to Second Harvest, so yes, their need is REAL. I have found Second Harvest to be a reputable charity in their use of funds, and at the end of the day, the most basic human need is food. We plan to give again,
  15. I finally found a mask when I go out.
  16. Amen . . . we could live for weeks on neck bones, pinto beans, cornbread, and sweet tea.
  17. My next door neighbor went to Home Depot to get parts to repair a leaking toilet. He said the garden center was swamped with people buying plants, etc.
  18. While none of us want to be at home right now, it does give a good opportunity to catch up on our favorite movies. What is everyone watching? So far, my favorites: Rudy Destination Tokyo Glory Seven Days in May Patton Silverado Quigley Down Under Key Largo The Maltese Falcon Dances With Wolves Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Mildred Pierce
  19. My wife is working from home; her "office" is the kitchen table. I am seeing patients from my office providing mental health therapy, so other than to get groceries (once a week) we are staying home.
  20. I've decided to sit out the entire COVID-19 pandemic by going for a three hour tour . . .
  21. Someone should buy this rifle. You don't see many Pre 64's out there. (And I don't know the owner; just expressing an opinion!)

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