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Offline Hrfunk

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Black Powder Revolvers for Self Defense
« on: May 11, 2020, 08:09:39 AM »
Something to consider if the local gun store is closed.

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Re: Black Powder Revolvers for Self Defense
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 11:02:34 AM »
Ha :D
Black powder always smells good to me, but I'd like to see one with a red dot sight.
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Re: Black Powder Revolvers for Self Defense
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 11:41:12 AM »
Ha, now that would be a sight (pun intended!)

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Re: Black Powder Revolvers for Self Defense
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 12:06:52 PM »
When I shoot my muzzleloader, if I miss the target, I could escape in the smokescreen!
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Offline Jim E

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Re: Black Powder Revolvers for Self Defense
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 01:20:55 PM »
Smoke screen ;D my 44 shoots large smoke rings. Slow to load...yes. It will put a hole in your target for sure.
While not mentioned, they do have cartridge conversions for several makes and models using cowboy rounds.

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Re: Black Powder Revolvers for Self Defense
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 03:25:14 PM »
When I shoot my muzzleloader, if I miss the target, I could escape in the smokescreen!

First thing I thought of when reading the headline. Either have to hit them with first shot of be ready to disappear in the smokescreen.
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Re: Black Powder Revolvers for Self Defense
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 08:52:40 PM »
Worked pretty good for Josie Wales.  Of course he carried several, not just one.
I stopped carrying the SIG 556R.  SIG changed models and couple/three times and stopped supporting it with parts.  So, I stopped supporting SIG.  Back to the tried/true AR15 Carbine.

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Re: Black Powder Revolvers for Self Defense
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 07:16:14 AM »
I've still got to learn to chew tobacco and spit like he did!

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Re: Black Powder Revolvers for Self Defense
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 08:12:27 AM »
I've still got to learn to chew tobacco and spit like he did!

Howard
He could aim the tobacco just like a gun.

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Re: Black Powder Revolvers for Self Defense
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2020, 10:33:41 PM »
When I shoot my muzzleloader, if I miss the target, I could escape in the smokescreen!

Ha!   ;D

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Re: Black Powder Revolvers for Self Defense
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2020, 10:36:31 PM »
Good video! 

Just fyi: JW Rawles -- owner of survivalblog.com started an antique gun business recently.

Some of his offerings have been rechambered to modern cartridges...  And all are direct-ship/no FFL.

All of this is completely out of my wheelhouse, so look forward to others thoughts on whether such is good/bad/ugly/etc.

 

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