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Offline Captainkirk

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Random Handling
« on: October 14, 2011, 10:44:34 PM »
I seem to have started a new tradition here in the Captain's house. Every night as I sit here reading & typing on the forums, I choose a different BP pistol and lay it on the desk in front of me. Tonight it's my Baby Dragoon. In between typing, reading and thinking, I pick up the Gun Of The Day, handle, point, and otherwise fiddle with the Gun Of The Day. This allows me better familiarity with all the guns, and a better appreciation for them. That being said, I might mention they are all checked for positive unloaded condition, and I have no kids in the house any longer. Still, it allows me to better connect with these things and keep them from becoming safe queens. {L*
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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 02:35:02 AM »
i do the same thing kirk, but mine are always loaded! {:( 
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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 07:03:47 AM »
I'm much like you, Capt.  Just about every night, I grab a gun or two and clean them even though they've not been used since I last cleaned 'em.  Sometimes I'll just go over 'em with a little oil. Then, wrap 'em up and put 'em back in the safe. A gun can never be too clean

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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 08:45:49 AM »
I do the same thing but like ET mine are loaded. I ordered a deal of prelubed felt wads and they sent me bore butter treated cleaning pads which I now use to wipe down all my pistols.....I like it, it stays better than oil.

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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 08:59:06 AM »
Funny, I do the same thing. Some are loaded, some are not.  ;)
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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 09:03:00 AM »
Well cmon now an unloaded pistol is......a.club!

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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2011, 09:18:46 AM »
Well, I don't keep any of my BP guns loaded. I don't use them for defense (got a bit more modern stuff for that!) and a loaded gun is much more difficult to clean. Plus, I can't just step off the back porch and torch it off, either, so loading is a long-term proposition around here. If I lived in the boonies like some of you, I might.
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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2011, 01:04:11 PM »
Cap, I guess a loaded gun is much harder to clean  (?^ but I do feel sorry for those who cant jest step outside and bang away......city slickers....snicker....

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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2011, 11:27:52 PM »
Guilty as charged. :(
I made myself feel better by watching "Gettysburg" while fondling not one, but TWO Colt revolvers....the 1851 Navy and the 1860 Army. &j(
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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2011, 04:18:27 AM »
I could step out of my back door and shoot, but I don't think the neighbors would like it, and I don't feel like going to jail for doing something stupid,  :) so I shoot mine in my room.  {:( (?^ (?^ ->i
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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2011, 04:36:32 AM »
i usually keep all guns in the house loaded and i can step out back and empty em at just about any time i want , but then id have to clean em! (?^  i dont usually keep the long guns loaded , just revolvers, i do keep the cartridge rifles loaded
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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2011, 05:33:58 AM »
I do feel sorry for those who cant jest step outside and bang away......city slickers....snicker....

Me too.  (y^
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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2011, 06:02:46 AM »
Well cmon now an unloaded pistol is......a.club!

Good point, brushhippie. Something in the house is always loaded  and it ain't me  (?^ (not any more)
But, I don't keep the ALL my guns loaded   &j(

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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2011, 07:58:45 AM »
I could step out of my back door and shoot, but I don't think the neighbors would like it, and I don't feel like going to jail for doing something stupid,  :) so I shoot mine in my room.  {:( (?^ (?^ ->i
Thats funny pustic you some like my old room mate, he actually did single fire a sten in his room while we were building them, I like to shit when I found out!

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Re: Random Handling
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2011, 01:28:52 PM »
I think I'd like your old roomie, brushhippie!