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Old April 7, 2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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They do this to torture me...

In a country that does seem that fond of revolvers (and perhaps because of that) I keep seeing wheel-guns I'd like to buy. Why do I never learn to just leave the used ads well alone?

Only today I say a 4" .357 S&W for sale and.... wait for it... a Ruger Blackhawk in .44 Mag....

That last one was a beast I never expected to see over here. Quite curious how it even got here.

For a moment I found myself wondering if a 7.5" Blackhawk would make a better woods gun than my 4" Redhawk.

Only for a moment, though... I like my RH too much to part with it!
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Old April 7, 2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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how are the gun laws across the Baltic?

Are you finnish or Estonian I forgot?

and btw I get your nick, Sega Megadrive forever
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Old April 7, 2013, 01:56 PM   #3
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Neither!!
But I live in Estonia

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how are the gun laws across the Baltic?
OK, by most standards, I guess.

I can buy what I want, under .50 cal (rifles: DE .50 are OK) just no hollow points, no fully autos, no night-vision scopes, and funnily, no tazers...

But semi autos are fine, high-cap (ie standard cap) mags are fine, silencers and lasers are fine (if you are a sports shooter).

I can also carry concealed. The buying/selling side is pretty tightly controlled, but aside from that... not so bad in the grand scheme of things!!

On another point, I hate to admit this, but I don't know much about Segas apart from the fact my parents wouldn't buy me one... where's the connection?
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Old April 7, 2013, 02:20 PM   #4
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Another revolver fan in Europe? Surely not!
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Old April 7, 2013, 02:25 PM   #5
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Guilty as charged!!
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Old April 7, 2013, 02:29 PM   #6
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Well, worse things to be guilty of. So, what do you carry as a woods gun? Problems in Estonia with Cranky Boars & Bears?

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Old April 7, 2013, 03:56 PM   #7
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Ruger Redhawk 44 Mag.

Probably a waste of time, but there are bears/elk etc here and if my dogs did decide to antagonise one, I'd rather have it as a last resort...
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Old April 7, 2013, 05:41 PM   #8
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The Red Hawk sounds fine for your stated needs. No need to look elsewhere in my opinion.
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Old April 7, 2013, 05:42 PM   #9
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I like your tag lines. And Estonian gun laws, compared to some European countries.
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Old April 7, 2013, 11:09 PM   #10
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Well Pond..from across the pond....How do ya like this one?
Ruger Bisley Vaquero..4 5/8 in barrel..44 mag....
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Old April 8, 2013, 09:54 AM   #11
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I thought your nick was refering the old videogame character
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Pond
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Old April 8, 2013, 12:37 PM   #12
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Well, I think you should grab that S&W as a special treat for your self and it would make a nice back up gun to the red hawk. Come to think of it that black hawk would make an excellent stay at home/always available gun. Just saying
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Old April 8, 2013, 01:07 PM   #13
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Now that you mention it, we do look remarkably alike!!

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Yeah... for when I am made to sleep in the shed for buying yet more guns!!
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Old April 8, 2013, 01:12 PM   #14
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"for when I am made to sleep in the shed for buying yet more guns!!"

But the privations make them all the more special!
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Old April 8, 2013, 02:55 PM   #15
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The Czech Republic has similar handgun laws: not too nasty, hollowpoints are banned, carry is very possible ("shall issue" permit same as most US states).

I guess I'd carry full wadcutters loaded balls-out...
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Old April 9, 2013, 01:49 AM   #16
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Interesting how a lot of the former eastern bloc countries seem to have a more "liberal" (as in free) set of gun legislation than a lot of EU countries huh?

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Old April 10, 2013, 01:16 AM   #17
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It is odd that you are banned from hollow-points, as I was taught that HP bullets statistically have a lower mortality rate and less collateral damage than solid rounds, albeit a higher "stopping power". (Solid rounds caused a faster bleed out 'cause they made two holes.)

That's awesome that you can have silencers though!

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