A quick look at a recent acquisition, the venerable S&W Model 29 .44 Magnum. I’ve always wanted to own one and finally got a special deal with someone locally. It shoots well, although the sights were off for the magnum loads. Has to sight it in on the fly.
The 29-2 model features the Pinned barrel and Recessed Cylinders which is the hallmark of the older, higher quality Model 29s which are more sought after by collectors.
Here are some pics :
Barrel looks great.
Was pretty dirty inside, I can imagine that it hasn’t been clean for 10 years or so.
And the video of me shooting it with .44 special and .44 magnum loads:
When I took apart my Ruger 10/22 Takedown that I showed in the last post, and looked at the internals, not only were they filthy, the bolt and receiver was not polished and had a very rough metal finish.
So I took my polishing stone to the bolt, firing pin and receiver to make them shiny and smooth. Seen here, the bolt on an india stone.
forgot to take pics of the polished receiver but here are the bolt and firing pin.
Should make the action much smoother now.
Just got my new Ruger 10/22 Takedown threaded so I can mount my AAC Prodigy Suppressor. The threading is done by a local Northwest gunsmith called JD. He did an excellent job moving the front sight back to accommodate the threads. If you’re interested, you can contact JD at http://www.highspeedshootingsystems.com
I took it to the range today to sight in the UTG 3-9×32 compact scope. I love the scope as it’s small enough to fit into the provided rifle case.
After missing a number of matches, I got to take my Open gun out for a spin finally. It was freakishly cold and wet but I didn’t care. Came in 3rd overall because I screwed up two stages royally with 2 mikes each. Anyway, till next match!
HS-6 powder provided by Hodgdon. http://data.hodgdon.com
My match performance :
and a side by side with TimR, Master class :
I’ve been asked by many people, through my blog and YouTube, about how I train for USPSA or IDPA. I don’t use 2/3 sized targets that most people do, I’m blessed with having a large screen HP Touchsmart PC in my room that I use as a target surface. In order to make the scenarios more dynamic, I cobbled together a Powerpoint deck that was originally created by T.Ron, a local influential NWPPA Safety Officer and Stats meister. I modified it mainly to use as a USPSA dry-fire program (changed targets to USPSA Metric style) and added swingers, plates, texas stars and others.
If you’re interested in doing the same, I’ve made the Powerpoint deck available for download here : https://gunbot.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/gunaim_v2-4.ppt
Hope you find it useful, and if you do, let me know, send me a mail or something. I’d love to know how you’ve used it. Better yet, record a video!