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Instructor is pretty cool! What ranges do you instruct at? The owner of this site and a few staff are local guys, we might have to come see you one of these days.
I have a few guns with rmrs, and fast fires but all of them are cowitnessed so it's an easy transition. I don't have any experience with the holosun but I have heard good things. I have heard the holosun works with the rmr cut too but I'm not sure on that. Does it need a base plate?
A couple Holosuns share the RMR pattern. When I was going over the options for my polymer 80 I found that at least the 407C and 507C have the same footprint. Might be a few others. I went with the RMR anyway.
 

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There's a guy 3D printing me some 10x2 9mm trays for my new pistol safes. :)

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Got this one out today to admire. One of the limited custom carry combat runs. Always burnt me up that the special combats didn’t have front strap checkering and didn’t spent much or any time in the colt custom shop. Well, colt fixed that, at least for this limited run of 100 special combats. I had to have it when I noticed a little custom shop tlc and the checkering.

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My newest acquisition. It's a 1988 Smith & Wesson Model 64-5 .38 Special in stainless steel. This is the last of the K-frame models with all forged internal parts. It's a 6-shot police trade-in gun and is covered in light wear marks from being carried in a holster daily for many years. I could polish it up and put on a fancy grip. But this is going to be my "rough gun" for work when I need to be carrying. This is about as reliable and low-maintenance as it gets.

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I've gotten in the habit of wearing a yellow reflective vest when doing environmental assessments and surveys on vacant commercial property. It makes me look like I am supposed to be there and stops a lot of questions from neighbors and passers-by. I plan to carry this in a shoulder holster under the yellow vest. That will keep it out of the way and relatively hidden. I don't really like the idea of having to carry like this. But the world has become too dangerous and I have come to wonder, a few times recently, if I was going to make it back to the truck.
 
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My newest acquisition. It's a 1988 Smith & Wesson Model 64-5 .38 Special in stainless steel. This is the last of the K-frame models with all forged internal parts. It's a 6-shot police trade-in gun and is covered in light wear marks from being carried in a holster daily for many years. I could polish it up and put on a fancy grip. But this is going to be my "rough gun" for work when I need to be carrying. This is about as reliable and low-maintenance as it gets.

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I've gotten in the habit of wearing a yellow reflective vest when doing environmental assessments and surveys on vacant commercial property. It makes me look like I am supposed to be there and stops a lot of questions from neighbors and passer-bys. I plan to carry this in a shoulder holster under the yellow vest. That will keep it out of the way and relatively hidden. I don't really like the idea of having to carry like this. But the world has become too dangerous and I have come to wonder, a few times recently, if I was going to make it back to the truck.

Nice! Love the classic smith 3/4 underlug look. Can’t beat timeless and reliable.

Be a good candidate for a chest rig too.
 

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My newest acquisition. It's a 1988 Smith & Wesson Model 64-5 .38 Special in stainless steel. This is the last of the K-frame models with all forged internal parts. It's a 6-shot police trade-in gun and is covered in light wear marks from being carried in a holster daily for many years. I could polish it up and put on a fancy grip. But this is going to be my "rough gun" for work when I need to be carrying. This is about as reliable and low-maintenance as it gets.

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I've gotten in the habit of wearing a yellow reflective vest when doing environmental assessments and surveys on vacant commercial property. It makes me look like I am supposed to be there and stops a lot of questions from neighbors and passer-bys. I plan to carry this in a shoulder holster under the yellow vest. That will keep it out of the way and relatively hidden. I don't really like the idea of having to carry like this. But the world has become too dangerous and I have come to wonder, a few times recently, if I was going to make it back to the truck.


I have a tree farm and it used to be fairly remote. I always pack when I'm up there. I used to have trouble with meth labs as it is extremely remote but still close to a bad section of town. Meth heads will shoot or cut you as soon as look at you. Now, all the rich people are building houses up there so the meth is gone but now I have neighbors that think they own the woods my family has owned for nearly a Century. I've been told to leave my property more than once by armed individuals. The last pair got 6 months for Brandishing.

I prefer revolvers as they don't jam unless you're really bad about maintenance. I've owned semi automatic pistols, but never have really trusted them. I've never had a jam, but I prefer reliability to rate of fire.
 

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I am about to buy a used gun safe. It's a Liberty Washington 50. Dimensions are:

Width x Height x Depth
40-1/2" 72-1/2" 28"

Overall Depth of 29-1/2"

Volume in Cubic Feet of 48 CF

Approximate Weight of 1,250 lbs

Factory direct price was $3,699 in 2001.

Very similar in finish, artwork and protection to the current Liberty Presidential 50 which has a factory direct price of $9,499 in 2022.

Price is $1,500 for the safe and $600 to have it retrieved from a basement and carried to my home about 25 miles away.

I've already laid hands on it and it is beautiful on the outside. Inside the shelves are either missing or broken. It had been completely full of Civil War era rifles along with several other safes in a collector's basement.

The down side is fire rating. While a top-end Liberty safe for the 1990s and early 2000s, it only has a 30 minute fire rating. The current Presidential model lasts 2.5 hours.

Wish me luck. I hate buying something like this used. But I cannot justify spending $10,000 for a new safe this large and this nice.

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I almost forgot.. I purchased a new used gun back in April just before the Canadian laws changed again. It's a Remington model 760 .270 win. So far have only had a bit of target time with it but wow I love it. Just realized have no pic of it but do have some pics of the open pit where we where target shooting. Also a great time for my boys to shoot their great grandfather's 1943 Coey .22 single shoot bolt long barrel. My middle son has nothing but high praise for that gun and it shows he's a real crack shoot with it.
 

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Finally! Success on the gun safe buy. The safe company I and another guy hired to remove our safes from a basement turned out not to have the equipment we imagined they would have. Instead, they brought five guys with a pallet jack and a bunch of steel plates to roll the pallet jack on. Ultimately, it took the five guys, me, the other safe buyer, and the guy selling the safes to man-handle two giant safes out of the basement and up the hill over roots to the road. But eventually and a torn shirt later, we got her done. :cool:

The safe is dark blue, but looks black in the photos. And it is exactly what I wanted. Total cost including the "safe moving service" was $2,157 USD.

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Time for an upgrade for the wife. It's all the little cutesy things that say "I love you" the most. The electronic lock is much faster to open. Helps her draw speed. Plus, I snuck up on a deal on eBay. Maybe she will let me "lock'er down" to show her gratitude. :sneaky:

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