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Old July 18, 2021, 05:00 PM   #1
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Gun Spinning with non-firing replica

Although I would never try it with a real gun, I'm just getting started (strictly for fun) with basic gun spinning using a non-firing Denix replica .45 Colt Peacemaker, 4 3/4" barrel. So far, I've been able to do a tolerable back spin, but can't pull off a front spin to save my soul. Any suggestions?
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Old July 18, 2021, 05:45 PM   #2
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Just takes time and practice. For a forward spin, just practice letting the gun fall forward on its own momentum. Don't worry about finishing the full spin until you get a feel for how it falls. When I gravitated to real guns, I practiced over a mattress so the inevitable drop didn't hurt the gun.
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Old July 18, 2021, 06:51 PM   #3
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I'd be happy to be able to spin a tin cup like Val Kilmer did in his role as Doc Holiday.
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Old July 18, 2021, 08:08 PM   #4
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I would (almost) sell my soul to the devil (not really) to be able to holster a SA revolver like Alan Ladd does in the movie " Shane" after the big shootout with Wilson , Ryker and Ryker's brother ... I just watched it again on wikipedia... Man that is one slick move looks like a forward spin then a back spin right into the holster ...S L I C K !!!
I bought a Ruger Wrangler , tried to do a simple spin ...but man it looks a lot harder than it is ... I need someone to show me basic's ... a little talent wouldn't hurt either .
I tried a simple spin while standing over the bed ... in case it falls , nothing gets hurt . The Wrangler is 4 3/4 " SA almost the size of a Colt .
Good luck Southpaw54 ... it's a challange !
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Old July 19, 2021, 10:32 AM   #5
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Rubber guns are easier to spin? But watch that Sammy Davis Jr. clip of him with a SAA.
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Old July 19, 2021, 12:28 PM   #6
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LOTS of practice

Randy Travis is very good, also
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Old July 20, 2021, 09:42 AM   #7
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holster a SA revolver like Alan Ladd does in the movie " Shane"
He may have learned how to twirl a single action, but when the shooting started, he was yanking and cranking on a double action, as did many other actors.

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We had a guy who could spin holster a Sig Sauer automatic. Impressed his girlfriend no end, but the IPSC range officer promptly disqualified him. Never saw him on the range again.
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Old July 20, 2021, 12:32 PM   #8
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Yep, Shane was a classic for sure. Miss the old Westerns. HOMBRE with Paul Newman was a favorite. Hombre up at the top of the mine shaft with his Winchester pointed down that hill was great.
I have attempted to twirl my Ruger Blackhawk a few times, but decided to quite while I was ahead. A broken finger would not benifit my shooting. I am pretty good with my Smith 642.
If I decide to open carry, think I will get a rig like Wilson. Might make the bad guys think twice.






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Old July 20, 2021, 06:23 PM   #9
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That kid always gave me the creeps
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Old July 21, 2021, 06:56 AM   #10
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I hated that kid. I don't think I've ever seen it all the way through.
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Old July 21, 2021, 07:23 PM   #11
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This guy is pretty amazing, too.

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Old July 21, 2021, 07:44 PM   #12
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Although I would never try it with a real gun, I'm just getting started (strictly for fun) with basic gun spinning using a non-firing Denix replica .45 Colt Peacemaker, 4 3/4" barrel.
If the Denix SAA clone is anything like their 1911 clone, it's a rather poor quality lump of pot metal. I very much doubt that the balance is anywhere near the same as a real Colt SAA.

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I bought a Ruger Wrangler , tried to do a simple spin ...but man it looks a lot harder than it is ... I need someone to show me basic's ... a little talent wouldn't hurt either .
I tried a simple spin while standing over the bed ... in case it falls , nothing gets hurt . The Wrangler is 4 3/4 " SA almost the size of a Colt .
The Wrangler, like the Ruger Single Six, is smaller than a real SAA and balances differently. I can do a decent (not great, but decent) spin with a Single Six. I can't spin a SAA at all.
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That Darby fellow is amazing. 1950-60s movie cowboy quality amazing.
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"That kid always gave me the creeps"


His son made a movie, also.



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