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"The Unremembered Guns"
« on: May 16, 2017, 07:01:37 PM »
One of my favorite Clint Smith short videos:

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    « Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 10:04:45 PM »
    He states what many of us on WTA have been preaching for years.  Good content, but he has very poor video presence. :-\
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    « Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 01:50:12 AM »
    Well, I grew up in an era where the term "video presence" had no meaning  so I guess I can overlook it.   :coffee
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    « Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 09:03:54 AM »
    Interesting. I've always enjoyed Clint's delivery.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 11:41:32 AM »
    I live in a rural Texas County. There are still plenty of lever action 30-30's in patrol cars here.

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    « Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 02:47:10 PM »
    I live in a rural Texas County. There are still plenty of lever action 30-30's in patrol cars here.

    Amazing amount of bolt actions in patrol cars here in OK as well.
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    « Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 05:29:27 PM »
    one of my previous Sheriff's carried a 357 lever gun to go with his 357 revolver.  and was very pissed that one shot he fired from it stopped in the B pillar instead of penetrating and hitting the suspect.


     

    I live in a rural Texas County. There are still plenty of lever action 30-30's in patrol cars here.
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    « Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 06:04:43 PM »
    Interesting. I've always enjoyed Clint's delivery.
    He could get to his points more efficiently, without losing any value, and if he were to hold something in his right hand he might not wave it around needlessly.
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    « Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 08:22:57 PM »
    He could get to his points more efficiently, without losing any value, and if he were to hold something in his right hand he might not wave it around needlessly.

    Now I feel your just nitpicking  :facepalm. If anyone were to make a criticism it might be his colourful language in other videos, but that has never bothered me either.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    « Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 11:11:19 PM »
    Now I feel your just nitpicking  :facepalm. If anyone were to make a criticism it might be his colourful language in other videos, but that has never bothered me either.
    Sure I am.  I spend a very limited amount of time watching online videos.  I'll listen to his insight, but it needs to be in condensed form.  A four minute video should be four minutes of quality information.  I don't watch nutnfancy... :coffee
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    « Reply #10 on: May 17, 2017, 11:21:19 PM »
    Sure I am.  I spend a very limited amount of time watching online videos.  I'll listen to his insight, but it needs to be in condensed form.  A four minute video should be four minutes of quality information.  I don't watch nutnfancy... :coffee

    Now that's just low  :neener. I really like nutnfancy :hide .

    Although I get the point.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    « Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 08:51:46 AM »
    I love his videos. I get more out of his than most others and I love his wry attitude. Reminds me of my pops. "A pistol puts holes in people, a rifle puts holes through people...a shotgun puts a chunk of meat on the wall."

    I'm a fan of the older guns. They are just as effective in the right hands as anything put out by Daniel Defense, FN, etc. I was inspired by Jesse Lambert to carry my Blackhawk as an off-duty sidearm. It was my first handgun and I wear it around the work shop and yard and I often jump in the truck to go to the hardware store without changing weapons. As a wiser man than I said, "They've been killing to good effect with revolvers since the 1840's and physics ain't changed." Yes, its a slower reload and cocking every time takes longer but man o' man can I hit with it.

    I also carry my FR-8 as a truck gun from time to time and do not feel "under armed" in the least.

    If I'm not mistaken the Texas Rangers carried .30-30 lever guns up until around 2000 or 2001 and still may have the option.
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    « Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 11:48:32 PM »
    You are right about being able to hit with a Blackhawk.  My first one was a 4 5/8" in .45 Colt.  It was just a straight up natural pointer for me and would have been the gun I chose if the bet had been $100.00 if you can hit a running rabbit. 

    Since then I have tried the 5 1/2" barrel and found it even more to my liking with the standard grip frame.    :thumbup1

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    « Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 08:23:03 AM »
    He could get to his points more efficiently, without losing any value, and if he were to hold something in his right hand he might not wave it around needlessly.

    Hey, some of us talk with our hands. If you tied mine behind my back I probably couldn't say anything at all.  :rotfl

    I do like Clint's take on a lot of things. He has some unusual insights, even if I don't always agree with him. But it seems like every gun with Thunder Ranch in the name is a gun I'd love to have, even the Maverick over-under with the rails. I dream about a S&W 21-4 and 22-4, and both of those are his babies.

    And--is anybody else jealous that he can practice his self defense shooting inside his own house? The end of the video was funny.

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    « Reply #14 on: May 21, 2017, 02:11:06 PM »
    I have lusted after one of those Thunder Ranch N frame .45's ever since I first handled on at the NRA show a few years back.  That and the "Nightguard" shorty in the same caliber.   :thumbup1
     
    You could practice inside you house .  .  .  once.   :cool
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