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Date Joined Feb 2008
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| Posted Today 6:12 PM (GMT -8) |
|This has been sitting in the safe for a while. It was almost too pretty too shoot.....almost....I took it out today and put some holes in paper....|
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Date Joined Mar 2003
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| Posted 12/25/2011 12:06 PM (GMT -8) |
The way I look at it is the Colt Python is better with a glossy black rather then so many of them were chromed to the maximum.
Also since S&W has taken over the revolver sections with J, K, & L frames the Python is not that much in demand.
Though when you look at most police departments to the military the side-arm is a semi-auto. Proof of the Colt 1911 45ACP to all the other makers.
I tought so many how to shoot with a S&W M17 .22LR rifle, for the safety, but slowly the Ruger of the Mk i, II or III have taken over even for beginners.
I noted in a sort of fun thing of using a .22 cal h/gun I was the only one with a Revolver while all the rest of the Range Officers had Ruger MK I, II or MK III, It was only in my corner were they offered either the revolver or semi-auto. So many seemed to want to pick up the S&W M 14 & do the cowboy single action of Drawing back the hammer with thier strong hand. I had to teach & remind them that best to use the weak hand when drawing back the hammer or one could go Double Action though only one chap did the latter.
I must have turned down a 13 year old kid & his Mother saying "you are a bit to small" finally I gave in & thoight he would use the Ruger MkII, but he went for the S&W Model 17 with target hammer, target trigger, to targget sights though with 6" bbl it was to much for him. But I spent time guiding him & my gosh that kid shot darn well. To where my signature, to also AMAZING SHOOTING.
That kid really impressed me for amongst 13 year teeners he was small. Though I was overly impressed & would like to have spent more time to help him in his shooting even if it wa my revolver, my ammo & would have also been my targets.
Remember all the others on the road are crazy & out to kill you.
Post Edited (Smitty) : 1/5/2012 6:47:00 PM GMT
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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 1080
| Posted 12/28/2011 7:51 PM (GMT -8) |
|That gun has a special place in my heart.|
Prior to becoming a firefighter, I spent a year as a police officer. Our department was in the process of getting in an order of S&W 3906's (detectives) & 5906's (patrolmen), so they told the new guys they didn't need to buy their own weapon, as had happened in the past. Several of us didn't own weapons, myself included, so some of the older officers on the department agreed to let us borrow their weapons and duty leather. The other guys grabbed the semiautos and all that was left in the box was a nice, shiny black revolver, which I snagged. Nice black finish with black Pachmyer grips.
The night before graduation was the only time they allowed us to have weapons in the barracks, so that we could clean our weapons for the ceremony. I never could understand why guys kept stopping by and asking "they let you carry THAT on duty?" I didn't see the big deal, so I just shrugged it off. Not too long after I was out on the street doing training, we had a possible shooting downtown. We were closest, so when we stopped the vehicle, my partner took the driver out at gunpoint and instructed me to do the same with the passenger. I started pulling it out of the holster and it felt like the barrel kept going and going. Being a new guy fresh on the street, it felt like I was pulling a shotgun out of a holster....lol.
When the barrel came free of the holster and I drew down on the passenger and instructed him to get out slowly, all I could see was the whites of his eyes. Lol.
As much as I love semiautos, I'll never forget the few months I had with a Python at my hip.
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