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October 23, 2009, 05:51 PM
What are 1; Postalmatches, and how to participate &
2/ A "barney"magazine?:eek:


October 24, 2009, 10:50 AM
'Postal Matches' are competitions in which competitors fire the course of fire then send the results to a central collecting point. The scores are then collated to determine a winner. This allows people to shoot at their home range against others from around the state, the country or the world. The U.S.R.A.[United States Revolver Assoc.] is one group that offers a variety of courses of fire that the participant can shoot at their leisure. One score must be submitted each week for ten weeks. Regular updates are posted. At the end awards are given to class winners. It's a great way to compare you skill with others without the need to travel.
barney magazine? That's one I haven't heard of. Someone else will have to fill that one in.

October 24, 2009, 01:38 PM
The "barney mag" is used to load a gun to full mag + 1 round in the chamber capacity. Usually, the procedure is to insert a loaded mag in the gun, rack a round into the chamber, pocket that mag, then load a full mag for max capacity. The name "barney" comes from the Barney Fife character on the old Andy Griffith TV show. Sheriff Andy didn't trust Deputy Barney with more than one round for his service revolver, so the mag that has one round in it, or which is used to load just one round is the "barney mag". :)

October 26, 2009, 01:59 PM
Thanks gentlemen for your answers.

Barney mags, whoda thunk it?