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Old August 30, 2014, 09:13 PM   #1
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Pythons.

A 6" and a 4".





6" group.





4" group.





Whatta ya know? Longer is better after all.
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Old August 30, 2014, 09:48 PM   #2
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Nice. I suppose one of the biggest sales I regret was the Python I bought for $190 and sold for a small profit; that was some time ago, though.
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Old August 30, 2014, 09:50 PM   #3
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I got a Python 357 when they came out. I loaded ammo and shot with my buddy who had a Ruger Blackhawk 44 Mag.

I could not shoot the 6" barrel Python well. It was too muzzle heavy for me. I even got fancy Herrets grips for it. Made the recoil to my hand even worse

My buddy with the Ruger 44 outshot me in every way. I am a better rifle shot but not with that gun.

Then the forcing cone split open on the Python. Colt replaced the barrel however I got rid of it.

I bought a Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt. I still have that. That's a good gun.
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Old August 30, 2014, 09:58 PM   #4
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Longer is better. I also prefer some girth too.



Ruger GP100 6" bbl. Chunky. Skunky. Munky.
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Old August 30, 2014, 10:10 PM   #5
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For my hand the SAA or Colt SA type grip that the Blackhawk has rolls the gun up and back and not into my hand. It's a much for comfortable grip for a heavy kicking gun.

My favorite pistol remains the old Colt Woodsman!

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Old August 30, 2014, 10:25 PM   #6
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A DA Ruger? Now I have to go wash my eyes.
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Old August 31, 2014, 04:00 AM   #7
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A DA Ruger? Now I have to go wash my eyes.
Yeah a pig must need to do that often.
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Old August 31, 2014, 07:33 AM   #8
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Don't get personal, jacko. Calling me pig is insulting and unless you are willing to do it to my face I would politely ask you to not do it.

I have never cared for DA Rugers. Being investment castings rather than forgings, the frames are unnecessarily thick and bulky to my eye. Some people think they are stronger because the frames are thick, but not really. They have to be bigger to equal a thinner forged unit. But Ruger owners love them and that's all that matters. I prefer the Pythons.

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Old August 31, 2014, 11:05 AM   #9
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This thread was about the ops pythons, and you insulted the guys gun alittle bit before the pig statement. Have a 6" gp myself, it is a fine piece and I find it very attractive in appearance. the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But very nice pythons, too bad I wasn't a buying age at any time those were going for reasonable prices. Missed out on that.
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Old August 31, 2014, 01:03 PM   #10
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Yeah, with 20/20 hindsight a guy should've stocked up on Pythons years ago...now, although I would consider them and the Model 27 Smith just about the top of the .357 heap the price (for me) is just unacceptable.

SaxonPig...there's a couple threads around about gun photos, you've posted lots of photos and they're very nice. What do you use for photography equipment?
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Old August 31, 2014, 02:31 PM   #11
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A Pentax K20 and sheer luck. I get one decent photo out every 10-12 attempts. One trick I learned is to use a longer lens and back up. Lessens the problems with hot spots from the flash.

Tried a light box and got horrible results. No idea what I was doing wrong. Tried multiple strobes from different angles and that didn't work out either.
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Old August 31, 2014, 07:16 PM   #12
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One trick I learned is to use a longer lens and back up. Lessens the problems with hot spots from the flash.
I do the back up, long lens, too, and also can't make the flash work. I've settled on a mid-day shot from a spot in front of a northern-exposed window with a sheet across it. I also gave up light background material a now use a thick dark blue (or green) solid material. The "thick" minimizes wrinkles and the "dark" prevents the lens sensor from being confused and trying to average the light across the whole photo. Finally, I always use a tripod or a rest of some kind. I wouldn't call my shots "good" - more like "improved" from when I started.

ETA: I also find a remote IR shutter release helpful for when I need to hold the backdrop in place behind.
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Old August 31, 2014, 07:26 PM   #13
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I was only referencing your screen name. No I would not call you a big to your face because you own two Colt Pythons and those can cause great pain/death.
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Old August 31, 2014, 08:29 PM   #14
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Longer is better after all.
One of mine:



BTW, pretty nice groups.
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Old August 31, 2014, 09:33 PM   #15
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I have never fired any handgun that shoots as well as my 6" Python.
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Old September 1, 2014, 07:13 AM   #16
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Model12Win- Fair enough. Been through this before on other forums. User name is SaxonPig (notice no space). Saxon is OK. SP is fine. Sax will do. But Pig is unsettling. I have allowed that Dr. Pig is acceptable (proving that not all college professors are anti-gun liberals).

PS: My wife's late grandfather left behind a nice M12 that he hunted with for many decades (he died at 92) but so far nobody in the family has offered it to me and it just sets in the closet looking sad. I think it misses the old man.
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