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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by LT2108, Jun 11, 2013.
As Frasier would say, "Go ahead, I'm listening!"
We had a nice little snow here today.
Originally called for 5 to 8 inches.
But we ended up with maybe three inches.
Supposed to get down in single digits the next couple of evenings.
That is just a might too cold for me.
Got the fireplace going tonight.
We've had threats of snow for the last 2 weeks, but it never materializes in a meaningful way. Thank goodness lol.
Good to hear from you guys. I have been hanging on the Glock Forum.
Just found out yesterday that I'm gonna be a grandpa for the first time. ABOUT TIME. Daughter and her mate made the announcement.
Hey, congratulations Pancho!
All this talk about guns is giving me the bug again.
See what you guys are doing to me?
Single shot rifle?
I do have some open boxes on my checklist.
I tell my wife and she will say "Well, go check off a box!"
I will say "You don't mind me buying a gun?"
She will say "I did not say that. I said go check off a box!"
You guys see what I am getting at?
I've been watching some of the SHOT Show videos this week and am really liking the new Taurus 856 with a 3" barrel. Looks like they have several variations and finishes to choose from. I just wish they would come out with a 357 version of the 856 2".
Is the 856 a 5 or 6 shot revolver? Sounds like a good one, Reynaldo.
Well PPP, did ya check off a box?
I was sp bored, I took the magazine plug ouutta my newest 870 Remmy shotgun cause the gun was limited to only one round in the mag with the plug in. Probably will cut the plug down later to where the mag will take 2 rounds like the others for hunting season.
The 856's are 6 shot revolvers in a 5 shot sized package. It's a slightly larger cylinder in their 85 sized 38spl frame. I've read in articles/reviews that it's their take on the Colt Cobra, but I'm going to say it's their version of the Colt Detective Special, maybe released to compete with the new runs of Colt Cobras. Sadly, I compared the 856 and the Night Cobra at a gun counter and found the 856 actually looked and felt better than the revered Cobra, at of course a fraction of the price.
Mine is an Ultra-Lite, and I think weighs about the same as my S&W 442, maybe an ounce or 2 more, but negligible. It fits some of the 442's holsters too, but that larger cylinder keeps it out of some.
The new ones from SHOT are 856 Defenders, which are the same but have a larger 3 finger grip and a 3" barrel. Right now they're also all stainless, regardless of the finish. I think they'd be a good kit gun, and I think they're a direct answer to all the posts I've read on gun forums of people lamenting there aren't any 3" Jframes anymore. I think in a year or so we'll see these going for $280-300, if not less. I was surprised to be able to buy my 856 for $224, not including the $25 rebate. So if these eventually end up at around $250 I wouldn't be surprised.
Gotta go get gas for the mower and chain saw. Lotta rain from hurricane Hanna. Gonna mow the grass out to my rifle backstop again. Also have too many mesquite branches in rhe line of fire again.
Good evening my ole Bersa buddies. Just had to post, cause it's been way way too long. Thank God, I'm still here in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, doing just fine. Don't go out much unless I have too, food shopping and whatnot. Yes, I still shoot groundhogs out my backyard and that seems to be the extent of my shooting/FA training these days. But it's still fun! I hope all you good people are doing well and maintaining "Social Distancing as well as wearing a mask".
Stay well my ole friends, and I'll jaw with you next time.
Good morning Dutch!!
Great to hear from you!
I have not been out shooting much due to all going on here in Pennsylvania.
But with the down time comes relax time.
So, am enjoying it some.
Glad to hear all is well with you.
We still need to schedule a bus to take us all down to Pancho's Grill in Southern Texas!
Have not heard from any of the great Bersa family that went MIA several years ago.
Have you any word on how any of them are doing?
God bless you brother!!
Michael et al, I'm back and will keep an eye out for new messages. Wife and I have avoided the virus and are starting to eat out occasionally at a couple trusted, local restaurants. I hope you all are doing OK.
A couple/few guns have floated by under the bridge since I last reported activity. But I won't bore you all here. I'll post a couple reports in the right thread.
So good to hear from you Tom!
Glad to hear all is well with you.
We have also started eating out at some local places.
This is especially big for my mother.
My father passed away on April 7th and so she is up home alone.
My wife enjoys cooking and I prefer staying home and taking advantage of her enjoyment!
But we try to get out once a weekend for Mom.
With the help and direction of Ralph III we have also purchased two new handguns.
I want to get some pics to place on the forum of them.
So great to hear from you again!
Very Sorry to hear about your Father.
Here’s some wisdom I just found on Facebook. Hopefully it will lift your spirits as it did mine:
I hope there are days when your coffee tastes like magic, your playlist makes you dance, strangers make you smile, and the night sky touches your soul. I hope you fall in love with being alive again.
We bought a medium size camper last November.
Hoping to start camping and use the camper at various shows our ministry attends to reduce the cost of hotels or the cost of gas in driving back and forth.
We had our first camping trip to get used to it this past early June.
That trip my wife started with extreme pain in her leg.
She was laid up all weekend.
Turned out she had two ruptured discs in her back.
So, after her surgery and healing time we are taking the camper back on the road this weekend.
Our second time out.
Hoping it is much, much better for her.
Pennsylvania's Little Pine State Park!
Michael and Karen
Muy bueno compadre.